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Palam Silks ~ ‘Swatantra’ – There is something for everyone

Our connection with an outfit starts right from our childhood. From those cute little diaper showing skirts to wearing oversized t-shirt dresses, we somewhere grew up. A childhood memory that all of us can resonate with is holding the pallu of our mom’s saree and following her everywhere. Do you remember draping dupatte like a saree and trying on her jewellery used to be our favourite pastime?

From wanting to drape a saree to growing up hating to wear one, we have lost the true meaning and the beauty of this elegant piece of attire. We think of saree as an outfit that is backward, traditional and unappealing. While designers and brands have made constant effort reinvent the saree and make it acceptable as a preferred choice of attire by the millennials, there are still some of us who think saree is just for women who are homemakers and extremely traditional.

I cannot deny my love for sarees, especially silk and cotton sarees. Being born and brought up in Tamil Nadu, I have a special liking towards silk sarees. The elegance and poise that comes with the fabric is irreplaceable. It is great to see that Palam Silks has taken an effort into inducing kanjeevaram saree into the daily lives of the modern society. Their new collection ‘SWATANTRA’ is for the modern women who decide to be and do whatever they wish to. Their ideology was reflected in their work.

They recently launched four new range of sarees which was distinctive in their own way. The sarees are made with light-weight fabric, designer motifs and modern colour pallet. I would like to specially mention the well-styled show. The sarees were not only modern, but the wide-sleeved, cut-out blouses were a cherry on the cake. It just made me want to buy a saree for myself!

 
The Vista Collection:

This is fine art you can wear. Stunning landscapes and scenes from nature are woven with magical skill into the borders of authentic Kanchivarams. Paintings are not always made with a paint brush. Price ranges from 10,000 to 22,000

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The Magna Collection:

With big, bold bhuttas, these Kanchivarams make a beautifully loud and clear statement, with magnified motifs and vibrant colors that burst on to the scene. Because women choose not to blend with the background. The price ranges from 15,000 to 24,000.

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The Corporate Collection:

Made of lightweight, wrinkle-free, subtly shaded silk, these Kanchivarams are as much at home in a boardroom as a wedding reception. Because women wish to choose not just their careers, but also the way they dress for them. The price ranges from 7,000 to 25,000.

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The Spectra Collection:

Pure Kanchivaram silk, intricately interwoven with silk yarn that is dipped in brilliantly colorful dyes. Each saree is a masterpiece, with dozens of hours of painstaking, expert craft needed to achieve the dreamlike, shimmering colors. It’s what women wear when they decide to look stunning. Price ranges from 12,000 to 20,000.

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These 4 collections are available in all the 3 stores of Palam Silks in Chennai at Pondy bazaar, Luz church road (Mylapore) and Anna nagar 2nd Avenue.

From the ‘Baraat’ to the ‘Boardroom’, Palam silks has it all!

Do let me know what you think of the collection and which one is your favourite!

 

Love,

Sindhu

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Is it ever a good time?

Honestly, is it ever a good time to do or not do something? I don’t know! I am the queen of procrastination. I avoid things. I do not act upon situations. I overreact and say the wrong things at the wrong time. I am a mess! And every one of us in a way is, right? There are a few people who get everything right. They follow the rules, timetables, and pretty much are perfect. But for people like us, perfection is a far candy! I avoid doing a lot of things waiting for the right time do it. The perfect moment. The perfect place. Well, reality check; there is no such thing as the perfect time! It is always now or never. Well except when you have to take your tablets at the prescribed time!

Have you ever bought something that looked absolutely perfect on the clothing aisle but is actually a size smaller and then you have that stupid thought bubble in your head saying, “Buy it! You are anyway going to join the gym and then you can wear it!”? You have, haven’t you? Let’s have a reality check again. That’s never going to happen! So can we just stop fooling ourselves? Just buy what fits you at this moment and then buy new clothes when you actually lose weight! But that doesn’t mean you should deprive yourselves from looking good and feeling confident. I really hate dislike people when they say they will buy nice clothes and dress up after they lose weight. My question is, “why?”! Why can’t you buy good clothes and look good now?!

I like you all struggle with body image issues. It doesn’t matter you are fat or thin, short or tall. Each one of us is insecure about our bodies. I have low self-esteem, I feel insecure, lose confidence a lot of times. I get intimidated easily. But have I learnt to cope-up with it? Yes! I do breakdowns every now and then. But, I can very confidently say that I have learnt to rise above all my insecurities and be confident. There is one thing that helped me boost my confidence. DRESSING UP!

Yes! Not many people realise the power of dressing up. You don’t know the amount of confidence dressing up well gives you. The moment you realise you are wearing something good and you are looking good, there is a change in your posture, your attitude, your behaviour. You look and sound more confident. Lately, I realised that the day I am comfortable in my clothes, I am the most confident. I remember the time when I used to wear something just because it was trendy. It might have looked good on someone else, but it looked like trash on me, because I wasn’t comfortable in it.

Dress up for your body and wear what suits you. Don’t be lazy and give yourself stupid excuses not to dress up. By dressing up I don’t mean you have be prim and proper all the time. I simply mean that you should feel happy about what you are wearing. You are wearing a simple t-shirt and jeans? Wear a nice lipstick or add a simple accessory to take the outfit up a notch. It’s that simple! You are good enough now to wear whatever you like. Don’t wait for the perfect weight, height or a time to look good. I am in no way preaching or saying that you shouldn’t tare about your body or should stop working towards it. All I am saying is that be comfortable in your skin. Look good NOW and work towards your goal to look better!

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A FEW TIPS TO KEEP IN MIND:

  • Kimono is a very versatile coverup and can be paired with multiple outfits. Wear it with shorts to give a casual look.
  • If you have a curvy body like mine i.e, if your waist is the best part of your body, make belts your best friends! I cinch my waist in almost every outfit I wear.
  • Wear solid colours inside. It is the best way to camouflage those extra kilos!
  • Swap the heels with comfortable thing sandals and swap the neckpiece with a simple long chain to look minimalist.
  • And as I always say, rock the outfit with oodles of confidence and a big smile!

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Strut in confidence with your heads held high and don’t forget to flip your hair!

 

If you found this post helpful and relate to it, please do let me know and share your views with me. If you want any help with regards to your body, how to wear what and about anything at all, please do write to me. I will definitely help you. You can email me at itsnotjustfashion@gmail.com

 

Love,

Sindhu

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Dark Paradise

This year has been incredibly eventful for me both personally and professionally. I started working, shifted jobs, had a very twisted personal life. Like every year, this year wasn’t very great either. But this year  will be remembered forever! I learnt a lot this year, went through transitions and changed as a person. A better person? I shall judge that with time.

Last year around this time, I moved from blogspot to my very own website. It definitely wouldn’t have been possible without my dear friend Deepak. He encouraged me and did everything, from registering my domain to designing my blog. I can’t thank him enough for supporting me and doing so much for me. Secondly, I would like to thank my photographer Abhijith for helping me with my blog, waking up early in the morning, coming to my place, shooting and then go to work. Lastly, i’m extremely grateful to my friends who have encouraged me so much. They not only helped me with my personal life, but believed in me and encouraged me to do things i’m fond of. I know this sounds like an award acceptance speech, but I am very bad at expressing my feelings directly hence chose my blog to do it.

Enough with the drama, can we discuss the outfit already!?(Trust me, I had this thought on my mind)

Olive green is the colour of the season and I love this shade of green!  It screams autumn/winter. Streetstyle blogs are flooded with olive jackets, camouflage prints, military trend and the like. It is a classy colour and can be paired with any other shade. I chose this studded shirt from Zara. Paired it up with black denims and black heels.

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I decided to add some more studs to my look and wore these very comfortable studded heels. When it comes to accessories, I like to keep it minimal. I wore a layered golden chain and a subtle bracelet.img_6830

To finish the look, I chose to wear oxblood lips. It’s not winter until you wore berry lips! They are also my favorite shade for lipstick at the moment. It suits every complexion. If you are from medium to dark toned, you must definitely buy a maroon lipstick. A dab of highlighter on my face, flowing hair and i’m done!

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This outfit is perfect for dinners. Swap your shoes with flats or wedges and it would be perfect for lunches as well!

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Yes I have put on a massive amount of weight. I told you, this year wasn’t all that great! And yes, my new year resolution is to lose weight and do many more things. May this year be the ‘it’ year!

Thank you all of you for reading this and being so kind.

Let’s bid adieu to 2016 and welcome 2017 with a hair flip!

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Diwali Look: The Forum Vijaya Mall

Hello ladies and gentlemen. I am  writing  blogging after ages. Its been a long time but and I am on a hiatus which is completely unintentional. But I have been very active on my social media channels and have been posting lot of stuff there. You can follow me on instagram- HERE and catch my super crazy side on snapchat, username- sindhugupta17. Since Diwali is almost here I thought I should get back to blogging.

As we speak of Diwali, what completes Diwali? Sweets? Crackers? Diyas? House cleaning? Well ya! But what is the most important thing? You got that! DIWALI SHOPPING *I’m screaming that in a very shreaky voice* . And as usual I wanted something ethnic for the festive season. You may think Im all cray-cray for shopping, but I actually hate going to a lot of stores. Did I mention I’m a mall person? Not the kind who go to malls just to watch a movie and eat at the food court! I love shopping there and so I went to The Forum Vijaya Mall, Chennai at Vadapalani. You can know more about the mall HERE. I head straight to my favorite store- LIFESTYLE. I have been shopping there since I was a kid and I haven’t found a better multi-branded store yet!

The men’s collection was a fun one. I could spot festive colors like maroon and beige to casual colors like blue and orange. I loved their casual collection. It was perfect spread of variety of clothing. If you are planning for a trip during the new year’s, Diwali could be the perfect excuse to shop for it and Lifestyle will get you covered!

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And then I head to my favorite section, the ladies section. I obviously went to check out the shoes first. I am into metallics these days and festive season is incomplete without the bling. I also liked the metallic bag. I think this would go with every outfit and can be easily carried from day to night. Any ethnic wear is incomplete without the box clutch or the potli. But I loved this one and what I loved about it is it could easily hold my lipstick, phone and money!

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Moving on to clothes, I found lovely stuff from Biba, Melange and Global Desi and a couple of other brands too. The best part was there were clothes that would fit any occasion. A heavy look for Diwali, a classy look for a Diwali party and a easy ethnic look for cards party, you could shop it all at Lifestyle!

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All in all I would say the collection was absolutely gorgeous at the Lifestyle at Forum mall, Chennai. They had collection that covered all the major trends of the season like, bold jewellery, cape kurtis, metallic accessories and boho fashion. It was a fruitful visit and it turned out to be me saviour as I have no time to shop because of my work and busy schedule.

If you are waiting to shop for Diwali, trust my words and go to Forum Mall if you are in Chennai. While you’re at it, do visit Palazzo cinema. What a theatre! Lovely interiors.

Have a lovely and colourful Diwali.

 

Love, Sindhu

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Editorial and street fashion

Blogging has emerged and has come a long way. We have heard this statement uncountable times by bloggers and brands and the audience too. And I being an Indian blogger who started reading blogs and blogging way before it was the ‘it’ thing, couldn’t agree more. I started blogging as a way of expressing my love for clothes and style and writing. I have never been a frequent blogger. I write only when I feel like writing and do not post unless and until I am sure of what I post is something I would love to read myself.

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