Chic Work Skirt!

Chic Work Skirt!

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I have reached the point in time where I am finally comfortable in the skin I am in but that wasn’t always the case. This not only resulted in a low self-esteem but also kept me away from discovering my style as well. For a very long time in my life, I did not wear skirts. Sometimes due to social obstructions, sometimes due to my own mental inhibitions. But I have always admired long, flared skirts that trail behind your legs, especially the low high maxi skirts.      

Well, I couldn’t understand the attraction, but I realized this is one part of my personality I need to embrace. So one fine day, I decided to get over my mental obstruction just got one for myself. I am a huge fan of Pinterest, and learning cello has been on my bucket list. So one day I was googling about cellos, and I came accidentally landed on a page with very beautiful styling pins for cellists. I funnily was reminded of Master Oogway’s statement from “Kungfu Panda” that said: There are no accidents. I believe the man was right!
I came across a beautiful ensemble of a plain white tucked in shirt and a wide belted high-waisted floor-length skirt. The collar was tastefully lifted just right, and the lights were perfect in the picture.
That’s when it hit me, I got my inspiration for an outfit. All I needed was a designer who’d do the same for me. Lucky for me, I learned about CurvesOnStyle on Instagram. Kritika is a fashion designer based out of NCR (Faridabad) and boy is she amazing! I called her up and we had a long discussion on how I wanted my designs to be. She was very patient and great at visualizing my ideas. We had a detailed discussion about what would suit my body type, what materials should I wear that would be comfortable and look chic at the same time. She also designed the shirt, which is lined, so I don’t have to worry about it to go see through.
I absolutely loved what I received, I had a lot of fun at the shoot as well. I wore the outfit to work one day and people loved it. The location chosen for this shoot is this beautiful cafe called Cafe lazy Beans. The place has hand-painted pictures of characters of pandas. I am a fan of the wall with all the beautiful frames.
Dress: Curves On Style
Location: Cafe Lazy Beans
Shoes: Street Style Store
Clutch: Espelho

Fashion for the curvy is a bit more complicated than the normal sizes as each one of us have our own problem areas. CurvesOnStyle not only designed this beautiful ensemble but also helped me learn more about my body type, and what would look better on me. Her Instagram page displays her couture work and the designs are so chic.
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Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

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How to Dress Up for Business Meetings?

How to Dress Up for Business Meetings?

Hello Divas!
How are my favourite ladies doing?
So a lot of You have ask me quick tips on how to dress up on business meetings and other formal work events, where you can look chic, get effortless and business ready at the same time. So I am here to talk about it.

I recently had to attend this event which was super formal. I was on a clock that day,  it was a very busy day and I wanted to look my best because there was a very important business meeting just after that and since I was running short on time, on occasions like these, I usually prefer to wear something I don’t have to put in a lot of effort mixing and matching. So a formal maxi dress was my first preference. I narrowed down to this gorgeous cotton gown I got designed from Samshek. Not only it was super comfortable it was chic light and very, very easy to carry. It was a hot day and that’s when the material that was cotton came in very handy. The design is very simple and that somehow made the entire look very polished and that’s what I loved about this business formal maxi dress.

Samshek gives you the freedom to actually tweak the basic design on the website as per your needs. So if you are someone like me who doesn’t like to wear stuff off the rack, this is actually a very good opportunity for you to tweak the basic design on the website, choose from the many, many things you can change in your outfit and make a whole new one. I was surprised to see how simple changes like sleeve length, length of the dress, shape of the neck and back etc can transfer the entire dress. You may check this blog post for a whole new look to this very design. Not just this, Samshek gives you the liberty to choose from their list of materials too. #Wow

I chose this design as such, with a minor increase in length. I loved the subtle grey, hence I kept the details as such in the website. The dress comes with a side zipper to give your curves a better shape  I take the dress with the Turquoise blazer I got from stalkbuylove started off very sophisticated touch to my entire outfit. The shoes I chose word basic Clark’s stilletos (Clifton Bridge) they have never failed me.

 

No talking about the meeting it went well it was a sunny day like I said but since I chose since I choose the right fabric to wear it helped me focus on my work endless on the discomfort of the day. Also I kept the jewellery minimal it was this Emerald set my father got from me from USA. The lipstick I am wearing is from Maybelline,  the eyeliner is NYX, the mascara is again Maybelline, the blush is from the Body Shop.

When you are dressed right, you develop a sense of confidence in you that adds to your work without you realising it. I read it somewhere “nobody really has confidence this is all a game of projecting it at the right time and at the right place”. A lot of people ask me how I keep up my confidence I believe I just answered your question. And of course I like to dress well.

Photography for this blog was done by Ravish Nagori. The editing was done by me.

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Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

 

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Work in Style: Summer Work Wardrobe Editon (In collaboration with Samshek.com)

Work in Style: Summer Work Wardrobe Editon (In collaboration with Samshek.com)
CurvyDivaChic For Samshek

There is nothing classier than a well fitted dress, and I am glad to have found an online solution in Samshek.com  that not only gives me a huge variety of well fashioned designs to choose from, but also gives me the liberty to customize my dress according to my needs. Not only this, I even get o choose the material of the dress, from the list of mentioned materials for the available design, which is really, really cool!

Summer is all set and so is the time for loose, subtle clothing that makes it easy to beat the heat yet make you look chic and elegant. Did you know that the level of comfort directly affects the work efficiency?  So we may start with the clothing.  Choosing a comfortable yet elegant work wardrobe in this scorching heat can be a task. As they say, fashion may change, but style remains. A bit of this and that may help you look smart, office ready without compromising with your comfort, yet keep your style. A few things to make sure your work wardrobe are all about comfort, yet chic to make necks turn, wherever you go.

Outfit Details

The Design: I was in love with the corporate collection, where you can find oh-so trendy professional clothes, and get to tweak the design and customize your own dress. Now my curvy diva chic out there know how difficult it can be for us to find our right sizes off the shelf, so it can be really,  really beneficial for you to make your own dress. Like here I have chosen the following details for the dress:

  • Front Puritan Neck
  • Back slit neck
  • Basic 3/4 sleeves
  • Inverted Box pleads on skirt
  • Conceal side zip
  • Relaxed Fit
  • Color: Cool Pink

The material: This summer, make comfort your mantra. Now comfort doesn’t mean you cannot look stylish. Choose an outfit that is made out of summer friendly material, preferably cotton or Crepe that lets your skin breathe. Here I have chosen woven cotton for this dress that is oh-so-soft and oh-so-chic in the color “cool pink”, which lives up to its name. The quality of the material is very light weight, breathable and extremely comfortable. This summer I am all about skirts and dresses for work, and Samshek surely does have a very fine list of smart dresses to pick from.

Styling Tips: There are a couple of ways to style the outfit. I wore this dress to work in the morning and was complimented on the way I looked. I paired it up with a scarf and let my hair loose. I also wore a tan belt and my classic Clark’s Clifton Bridge shoes which happen to be my all time favorite too.

In the evening I was supposed to attend a party. Since I was running late, I went to the party directly. All I did was retouched my make-up (on the go), put on my favorite Voylla Ear Loops, and Voila! I was good to go. I got so many compliments for my look and this is how I turned my work wear to party wear.

Bag: StalkBuyLove
Jewellery: Voylla
Watch: Fossil
Photography: Aman Bhandari and Vaibhav Dadheech

So divas, do try Samshek.com and share your experience with me in the comment box below. Also, if you have any queries about shopping from Samshek.com, do not hesitate to ask. Lastly, do not forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog!

 

Until Next Time
-X0X0-
A.L. 🙂

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