Bag Trends I love Part 1

 One of my way to update a look for a new season is getting the right accessories and if you know me well you know my obsession with bags and shoes but let’s talk only about bags today.

1. PVC

The good news is the PVC trend is making a come back and if you guys followed my style in 2016 you know how much I loved those PVC shoes but well you guys we have them in bags, jackets, shirts what not and I am jumping around to experiment it all! What I love about these bags are that of those things you carry inside the see-through even makes a statement. I kind of indulged in quite a few shapes even after this post, yes yes GUILTY!

Styled them in few various ways!

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2. STRAW BAG

This one has to be my best steal, well guys this bag belongs to my Mother she bought quite a few shapes from a lady who makes hand-made straw bags in Manipur my hometown back in 2010 which obviously tells how stylish my momma is and one fine visit home I just got this one without even telling her! She obviously caught me on Instagram and I can’t wait to go home again and get the rest too.

I styled it differently hope you guys enjoy it!

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3. The Hoop Handle

This one comes in different sizes but I personally love it small as it looks super cute and easy to carry! It adds so much to an outfit, instantly upgrades a look. I picked a checked one from F21 which I totally dig for its chic appeal.

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I have few other bag trends which I love but I wanted to share ways to style so will focus on these 2 for this post. Hope you guys enjoy it!

Photo Credits – Lekha Rathnam

 

MY GO TO MID SPRING LOOK

The weather speaks 32 degrees in the day and most of us are stuck racking up our brain to come up with something that looks chic yet that works for not so spring but spring climate!

While I love to don a lot of androgynous style throughout the year, spring always makes me think more feminine than most times from silhouettes to pretty pastels.

Where I stay is a bit warm for the mid-spring season so I have to keep comfort and easy to breathe sort of outfits in mind, but what I enjoy the most is mixing patterns and prints and that’s the best part while styling spring looks.

Well, guys I always do well-thought looks and blog post but this look was very impromptu just while was getting ready for work I reached out to certain things which were not very usual for me and that’s when I realized, I have to share this look as I feel its super easy and go-to.

I picked up this ballon sleeves printed shirt from a thrift store long back and I have not styled it for quite a long time but it was the right time, I paired it up with my almost forgotten pencil pink linen pants from Marks and Spencer, I don’t know why I never gave this girl attention but never too late to realise the importance ( so comfortable ). Also, I had to pull out my favorite pair of white mules cause it was just blending just too good. For an extra adorn, I carried my Perspex basket bag oh well got this one year back and my fav pink squared glasses to complete it all.

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                  Photograhed By –  Lekha Rathnam

 

GREEN WIDE LEG – How To Style

My obsession with wide legs and bell bottoms is something most people are aware of and on days when  I face “I don’t know what to wear” syndrome my wide legs are my best friends.

I am a girl who is never compromising with comfort and never too keen on pulling up my skinny jeans mostly because of my thunder thighs which also I LOVE and I am not complaining of but the comfort level is a bit low as compared to my wide legs.

If you want to be comfortable and be looking chic and on-trend wide-leg pants are a staple.

When it comes to color like Green it could be a bit tricky and honestly green color is something which is not much my first choice but since I did experiment I am sharing it with you guys.

LOOK 1

 Green Ankle length thigh-high split wide-leg – I decided to go for a mix of bit sexy yet power suit kind of look hence I paired it with a TURTLENECK again my staple with a satin fabric blazer it comes with a belt that clinches my waist and gives off a very defined waistline. Paired with a black mule and an orange bag to adorn the entire outfit. I monotone both blazer and pants with similar shades of green and added white and orange to break the monotony with some fun.

 

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LOOK 2

These pants are more of bellbottoms and I love them even more as I find them very flattering, they highlight the narrowest part of your waist. Paired with a striped tube top, a P cap, and a Mercer. You could also totally wear a plain white shirt off-the-shoulder etc. Just how you like it but make sure to go for a subtle color as we wear a green down below.

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Love Sonia

Image Credits – Chandana Rathnam

                     Lekha Rathnam

 

 

 

 

 

YES! I GOT MY EYEBROWS MICRO BLADED AT Kosmoderma

 

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YES YES, you guys! I have been longing to express how happy I am ever since I have got my eyebrows MICRO BLADED.

I always have had this wish to have at least some brows since I was not born with even countable numbers of it, and when I say this I am not JOKING I was literally blessed with just NO BROWS and have planned on to get them done on many occasions but was terror-stricken of those bizarre fails.

One fine day KOSMODERMA Skin and Hair Clinics here in Bangalore inquired me if I want to get it done, and of course, without a second thought, I was beyond down to get it done. The reason, of course, the clinic is very well reputed and I wanted the micro blading to be done by a Doctor only!

I met Doctor Annapurna who was super kind and soft-spoken, well I started bombarding her with an immense amount of queries as I was still a bit nervous. Let me put down few notes that I did consider to know and I think you did be keen on knowing about it-

  • How long will it take? About 2 hours or so anything under that could be a rush job, I personally have very low pain endurance so I had to take 2 sittings and split the time.
  • You can tell the Doctor the shape you anticipate and get it done like so, but personally went ahead with the natural shape of my eyebrows and Dr. Arnapurna also prefers if I may say so ( natural looking brows are always better )
  • Once you are done with the procedure your brows might look extra dark but it takes a week or so for the pigments to scale and post that the results will be lit.
  • You might want to apply antiseptic post the procedure which doctor will obviously prescribe.
  • A little bit of swelling and pain if you have low pain endurance but totally worth it.

WHAT IS MICROBLADDING?

It’s basically a semi-permanent tattooing of your brows but a permanent solution for flawless brows. Using a micro blading blade, pigments are deposited under your epidermis above your dermis. Its done in strokes that mimics your real eyebrow hairs.

STEP 1- Topical anesthesia

STEP 2- Drawing on your anticipated dream brows

STEP 3- Ink application and micro blading takes up to 2 hours

STEP 4-  Reveal of your dream brows.

 THE RESULT :

A lot of people asked me if I am happy with the result the answer is loud YES, YES, I believe in self-love and I believe embracing in whatever God’s provided and I was ready to live with no brows and to just draw them whenever needed but I am so glad this happened because I can embrace myself even more with flawless looking natural brows all I need to do is slap on some moisturiser and rock my day!

It also has saved SO much time even though I use eyebrow products when needed I don’t need to use half as much, it serves as a template all I need to do is add definition just when some intense look is happening but just a matter of half a minute.

If you have negligible brows or thin brows or even looking to fill them in I definitely recommend getting it done. I recommend KOSMODERMA as they give thorough consultation with amazing Doctors and they provide very good service.

 

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The link below is their website you can call for inquires –  https://www.kosmoderma.com/promotion/skin-clinic/?utm_device=c&utm_source=Adwords&utm_campaign=Brand_13%2F12%2F2016&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=%2Bkosmoderma&gclid=Cj0KCQjwv73VBRCdARIsAOnG8u0W_gg1pSl04QXsmUqwGryG0wzebu9EPkTPkvcXWuGg-CXW2Qn1JhQaAiUvEALw_wcB

Also, they have a lot of other services which are amazing and out of all the services I tried the oxy brite facial, it exfoliates, cleanses and rejuvenate your skin.

Love Sonia xx

 

How to style 1- BLAZER

We all know its almost springtime but blazers can still be our outfit buddies provided the right texture and material cause you don’t to be boiling underneath. Fall-Winter was all about the blazer, power suits, oversized jackets, and shoulder pads. Personally, I feel its season less and it can be styled most season with the right amount of layering and styling.

Lets reimagined this preppy traditional pieces, it holds a very strong place in the fashion especially very famous during the 60s among the men and rolled around 80s with women adopting the very conservative men’s corporate style of which I am forever thankful for.

I am bigger the better kind of person when it comes to fashion and I end up borrowing pretty much all I can from menswear, from slouchy oversized silhouettes to 80s cut big bold frumpy coats.

LOOK 1- RED AND WHITE ( POWER SUIT  )

I styled my 7 years old blazer from MANGO with a red long wide pants  ZARA added a bit of white and peach as a contrast.

Red could be a super tricky shade to style if you are a minimal person like me that why I included those fair shades. It subtle down an extra vibe which for me could be louder than I anticipated. I kept the styling super simple as the outfit itself is super fierce and powerful. The white mules are my got pairs, I put them on with almost all my outfit and its kind of dying now 😉

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LOOK 2 – ALL GRAY

This blazer for sure is familiar, right? I did a look on this already but I had to do one more or even more. Lekha is so kind of lending me her dad’s blazer whenever I did ask.OH hey, I also did a look with the green turtleneck and also with the pants, the obsession is real. I paired all of my favs for this look.

This look is very very ME it’s very simple yet very different, to be different is normal. You could even wear a formal men’s pants for this look with a collared shirt too.

 

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Thanks for reading

Love Sonia

Image Credits – RED OUTFIT ( PRACHI SHUKLA )

GREY OUTFITS ( LEKHA RATHNAM )

Happy Blog Anniversary ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUE SELF​

 Hello, 2018! My first post of this year got to be a personal one and something I always wanted to express my heart out.

Well, most people know that I constantly work on #selflove and I try to embrace my best version, its a process of finding my true self every single day but most importantly sticking by my #trueself.

“Find Myself”  this particular phase apparently gets over 5 million searches month in google and this totally signifies how disconnected people are from true self but the good part of it that of people wanting to find their true self.

In my case every single day I am learning and finding myself and my goal is to just stick my true root self! Even if I feel somewhat in touch with my true nature, the barrage of truly crafted ads, paired with the pressure of external influence makes it difficult at times to have core connection.

Reminder to myself –

1. Self-honesty implies to internal harmony when I lay on my bed before sleeping I ask myself several questions and I get a good night sleep only on those days I am answerable to myself and the day I am not able to I might have done something that is definitely not me.

2.Personal value, identifying own value is very mandatory and once you win this you will stop compromising with your self-respect.

3. Balance and Embrace pain and pleasure, life ain’t so easy.

4. Choose your passion with love and care like your own child making sure it aligns with my true-self.

And when it comes to my blog and fashion the reminder is constant = stick to yourself and evolve within you and your style.

A lot of people like the way I perceive fashion and my style but there are also few majorities that dislike but they aren’t to blame it is again their selves and their tastes.

My Journey as a blogger and as a fashion curator tagged along with lots of ups and downs that being ME as the problem, you know why? Cause I refuse to be mainstream and I refuse to be among the sheep flocks, which led to gradual growth in my reach but I don’t at all complain, my art of work should be just loved by the ones that can actually relate to it.

I have worked with handful amount of brands in this 2 years of blogging journey and trust me not all had the best memories, there were times I wanted to break everything I could reach to and the reason was that of them asking me to change my aesthetic and my work and do how everyone else is doing but I am never ever settling into that.

A lot of my content would come disapproved reason being the lack of connection between me and my clients but I don’t give up I make sure the connection connects but if that fails, I assured that it wasn’t for me.

My motive never the less to write this post was to tell you my loves to never settle for less or never settle for things that make you unhappy and that does not relate to your true-self, I am still learning to live by it and stick to my core connection of being my #trueself.

 

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I am wearing an outfit that speaks me and that makes me happy, I believe me wearing me and you believe in wearing you #wearyou.

Adding a bit of hue subtly with the oversized sweater paired with Corduroy wide legs from my designer dear friend ZAMANI and a belt bag with pastel tone. I feel nothing but confident and just nice about this outfit and that’s why I say wearing yourself is key to a god #ootd.

Sweater- Zara

Wide Legs – Harsha Zambani

Block Heels – Koovs

Earings – ShamooSana

Image Courtesy – Lekha Rathnam

 

 

New Year but No New Me

With the title, I might have already disappointed many of you guys but honestly, as much as I love to celebrate New Year’s Eve and I love the idea of a fresh start of new seasons, I also hate the fact that the world turns its attention toward the idea of New Year’s resolution. I to have suckered on to this idea but I have set my self-free from all the boundaries, I finally have understood that “New Year New You” is nothing but a fancy way to remind people that they aren’t good enough.

I believe that it is just the calendar and the seasons that change and we shouldn’t let the folklore dictate that “I should change only this NEW YEAR” instead of it let us set goals every step in our life and let try to be that “better person” you decide to become from 1st of January every single day, why to confine to that particular date ?  The answer to this is “EXCUSES”.

Besides everything else, I have had an amazing 2017 starting from work opportunities,  meeting some amazing souls, playing around with my babies and endless amount of amazing moments with my loved ones and my  supporters but as they say, good things come along with bad things I also went through lows, encountered and entertained people that hardly cared about feelings, let alone mine but in human ground.

But again every single day in the life is a learning process and I have learned my lessons and I choose not to entertain anymore to these sort of scavengers that portrays a different personality superficially, provided I am still going to be nice and
I will be just replying with love and that is how I deal with things now. ( well definitely not pleasing them in any form )

My point on NEW YEAR BUT NO NEW ME is that of being Ok if you don’t want to change and you choose to be happy with who you are and how you are going  because it is slightly easy to fill things we should be better at and let your head spin on what you still haven’t achieved while on the thought of creating resolutions so why pile and exhaust yourself with a certain aspect of life.

There is nothing wrong with setting goals, to feel motivated but we can choose to have a fresh start any time we want without chiming and that is my whole point. Let’s leave room for more important things such as the days of just joy, the moments I am proud of myself, the people that bring a smile to my face and just think about my fur babies.

Well instead of ending 2017 with the thought of what I should change, I choose to embrace all the good things that occurred and also choose to embrace what is to come.

And this is how I choose to start 2018 as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turtle Neck – Zara

Bell Bottoms – Koovs

Kitten Mule – Zara

Fanny –  Thrifted

Image – Lekha Rathnam

PS: All the images are unedited except the featured image.

I AM GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING LIFE HAVE OFFERED ME BE IT BAD OR GOOD, THANKFUL TO MY SUPPORTERS, READERS, FOLLOWERS and I EMBRACE IT ALL ❤