GETAWAY with Shangri-La

Leading a strenuous life is no joke, from professional work to creating content every now and then and of course personal life.

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But a weekend of rightful jollity can calm that exhaustion to bits and I couldn’t have asked for more! With open arms, the staff of Shangri-La BANGALORE welcomed us and I can’t begin to explain the greatness of their hospitality right from entering the hotel to serving us with just joy and love to the last day saying goodbye!

We checked in on Saturday evening and started off with a nice relaxing spa at CHI SPA and the Doctor at CHI SPA hailed from Manipur and we bonded instantly, she promised to give the best they could offer and I have to admit it was one of the best 60 minutes of my life! Such a soothing and relaxing vibe, when I reminisce about it all I want to is go back and have another session!

Followed by the Spa for dinner we indulge the best of Japanese Delight at YATAI, I have to say the sushis in Yatai keeps me dreaming till date, no I am not exaggerating but you will believe me when your taste buds get to devour them.

Every one fantasy a “GOOD MORNING” breakfast in bed and I shall admit I lived that fantasy with the wide spread of the best breakfast!

 

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As the saying “There’s nothing more romantic than Italian Food”  Caprese gave us all the food romance we could ever have from the freshest pasta, salmon, and prawns oh! I have to say it was the best food romance.

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No staycation is complete without a pool side relaxing session, accumulated so many thoughts and within these many thoughts, I too realized how blessed I am to be able to do what I love with so much passion, thanks to everyone for all the love.

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If you guys know me I am a sucker for any type of Asian food and to end my staycation Shang Palace offered us the best from their menus and we filled our GIT until it signaled us to stop! Hungry much.

We called it a night with some amazing cocktails at HYPE in addition to some grooves and moves, oh we had to!

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Thank you to all the staffs and chefs at Shangri-La for the amazing food and hospitality,

for the amazing food and hospitality, until next time ❤

Location – Shangri-La Bangalore

Image Courtesy – Lekha Rathnam

   SHEER VANITY BY SONIA

 

 

 

 

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THRIFT TRIUMPH part 1

A series that I have been hankering to set forth and transcribe with all of you , to highlight and address my affordable finds .

As much as I love and fancy all things luxury I equally love to find different approach to fashion each time and that ” includes thrifting and buying during sale ” I HAVE NO SHAME ON THIS ADMISSION ! There is no harm in thinking a bit outside way and in working with what we’ve got .  I feel extremely blessed to have so many people find inspiration from what I wear and how I express !

IDEA OF THRIFTING  :

Don’t do it for the sake of trend rather find pleasure in discovering some thing different and  to create something disparate .

Have the ability to create your own style , play around and create .

Love the idea of spending less money and still looking on point .

I am no believer of trend or whatsoever but I believe that each trend has to do from the past and there are many instances to that  and the fun part while thrifting is to find the treasures from the past long gone while they wait for a fresh eye and creativity .

TIPS :

Lot of patient ! Dig till you Dip 

( WONT come easy )

Be committed to find the treasure and keep your eyes open .

Bit of luck and lots of hard work !

Takes years to find perfection (Not there yet) 

I love thrifting because it gives me immense pleasure to do or to create something from scratch by my self with a bit of inspiration from here and there and when I style and wear them it becomes my shield that I am so proud off and gives me more confidence !

 Blue Shirt : Thrifted From Koramangala Rs 80 INR

White and yellow shirt same place Rs 150 INR

Striped Pants Old one from Boyfriend’s wardrobe

Black flared pants KOOVS

You can always pair expensive and inexpensive together , blended well creates an amazing LOOK !

Bag : Louis Vuitton

 

 

 

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To be continued ….

Image Courtesy – Lekha Rathnam

DOSE OF BLUSH Feat Tfnclondon

Frills , sexy back , slit , long dress , maxi , rosé and all that drama typically not very me ! Well today I am exhibiting a bit of unexpected love affair as I got out of my REALM to experiment what I have not done so far .

“I am always your typical all grey , black , basic and don’t bother me kind” and my most intriguing part while creating this look was to keep that attitude intact alongside the drama , as they say anything is possible with right amount of balance and I must concede of loving to create  the  balance !

Who knew the Oscar de la Renta Maxi dress for Elizabeth Arden would still be gracing the ankles of all fashionable people all around the world up to date ? The epidemic that was spread during the 70s is still very much on air uphill 2017 .

Talking of the hue “blush” it has been a long part of statement making fashion with its ubiquitous influence I had no choice but to adore .

This very dress from TFNCLONDON  will remain my absolute love to have start this affair which is unusual and unexpected . I kept the monotony intact by pairing the dress with lighter blush colour pair of  heels and a Burgundy handbag just a hint of the upcoming falls season 😉

I gave my best shot on something new yet with #WEARME

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IMAGE COURTESY – Lekha Rathnam

DRESS – Tfnclondon

                                                                      SHOE –  Asos

BAG – H&M

POWER DRESSING feat SHIRT DRESS

Today lets establish our authority  not only amongst men but within oneself, lets not confine Power Dressing to a fashion style of business and politics . While power dressing was all about the above mentioned during the 70s , today lets enclose this on and about self-esteem and confidence cause why not ?

I personally never categorise or classify fashion and style with gender cause I firmly believe in wearing ME  referring to my style in all ways , I love some good sneak in to my brother’s and my dad’s wardrobe and that sneak in eventually turns to stealing (fun way) hence gender specification in fashion is not my scene !

Button down shirt is a one best example of androgyny , and androgyny is sexy! Typically cut without a seam at the waist ,having the loose fit ” i rely on a belt just as depicted over the images here to define my waist ” . Button fronts and a forgiving fit makes a flattering look for most body types and off course leads to upheave of ones self-confidence and self -reliance.

When I styled this cutesy button down shirt dress with over sized pocket from RHESON contrive to an off-the-shoulder just for some extra verve and brio – clinch up with a waist belt and a bright green block heel mule for a striking polarity ,I foregathered confidence and exhibited complete poise and panache   at least I think so ) . And  believed I could rule the street without any kind of funk or concern !

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SHIRT DRESS – RHESON

BELT – F21

MULES – KOOVS

JEWELLERY – SAKŪRA

IMAGE COURTESY – LEKHA RATHNAM

DOT TO DOT

Why DOT TO DOT ? Today i felt like conjuring the past and get a bit nostalgic , if you ask me how well lets join the DOTS !

For  many people POLKA DOTS may seem completely a juvenile trend , possibly that fear of looking like a life – size Minnie Mouse ,but I like to take challenge or many people rather did love to take challenge to make it real world wearable .

Lets filter polka through a fresh fashion lens far from its so called CLICHÉ background  let’s revive VINTAGE rockabilly !  Polka dots are inherently and automatically feminine if we recall deeply  , icons like Marilyn Monroe was famously captured in POLKA DOTS bikini and to name a few Elizabeth Taylor , Lucille Ball were some of the chief exponents. And coming from INDIA my most crisp evocation is that of Dimple Kapadia’s BOBBY because my mom would never stop talking about that infamous “bobby top” and tons of old images of my mom wearing her own stitched polkas . When scrolled through internet on this topic I came across Christian Dior’ s New Look collection of hour glass dresses where he sought  “to make women extravagantly ,romantically ,eyelash-battingly female”.

My way to make POLKA more classic yet playful is to keep my match basic like a simple basic high waisted pants with an adorn of bow tie waist . I amour this hugely printed dots with ballon sleeves which adds so much of 80s and retro Drama which I totally second for . To adjoin the drama I wore my very loved bow pastel mules , i must say I totally luxuriate this look and hope you guys take delight while scrolling through the blog .

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Top – Zara

Pants – Koovs

Mules – Zara

       Bracelet – Pipa & Bella

                                                      Image Courtesy – Lekha Rathnam

SERENITY “the white shirt “

NOTE : Delving into minimalism and just basic !

I am a firm believer of Less Being More , I desire plain things more there is some flair in them and they make my living a breeze .

Minimalism never means being tedious and monotonous rather Minimalism is crisp , refined and arrays SERENITY . My assimilation of it is subtlety yet with a hint of sophistication meaning  “with a simple white shirt we could totally walk in a room and demand tons of attention if dared to”.

MY WHITE SHIRT EDIT : My must have , a perfect choice for this transitional time of year . This white shirt of mine with large appliqué hoops adds an interesting detailing , an obi-like sash for sure exhibit drama to my waist and and the slouchy and semi-fitted silhouette .

Paired with cascading flared – ruffle pants in deep earthy brown colour untucked ,for sure evince opposite spectrum but a definite conversation starter !

Add that Mules : A current craving and splurge. This block heel pair of mules can’t be turned down , hence a perfect compliment to my EASE and SERENITY disposition .

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Image Courtesy – PRACHI SHUKLA

OUTFIT COURTESY

Shirt – ZARA

Pants- SAKŪRA

Mules -KOOVS

Watch – MICHAEL KORS

With Love

Thiyam Sonia

SELF LOVE x NA-KD

Today let’s make an investment and give commitment to own self , lets take time to make one’s self better and let us take time to self – love !

Self – love sounds really simple or for some a big task ? It can’t possibly be that hard, from my experience it had been one hell of a journey and a journey that is still on…             During this very journey I discovered self-love could come from all perspective be it accepting your all of your flaws or in my case I learnt to accept how I am more blessed with almost no eye brows ,  my very “Mongolian” eye amongst the beautiful main land Indians , my very uneven , saggy cellulite and dents and the moment I decided i am going to stop criticising myself , self doubting and finally kept my wistful thought behind I felt so free and bodacious in all way !

Saying says that “the longest relationship is with your self” and hence self- love is one damn criteria to protect it ,this very word taught me not to typically stalk what others are upto and just keep doing what i have to and I realised the results are in terms of being content and self secure !

I am seeking to commit to my own self , my own goals and my own life purpose even more , i still am learning and there are times that I am defeated and my love of dressing up ,writing blogs ,posing and all things fashion and make up related that I love comes nifty and utilitarian to boost up and triumph the self defeat !

I TOOK CHALLENGE TO WEAR THINGS THAT I DID LOVE BUT WOULD HESITATE TO WEAR BECAUSE OF INSECURITIES ,I CHOOSE TO POSE MY VERY WAY AND I FEEL SO GOOD AND POWERFUL SHOWING MY FLAWS !

Here I am wearing outfits from NA-KD that are so spiffing and gave me more courage to love myself ,and feel more jim-dandy ! I wore them my way to seize my style , the unique  wide and broad range of products with an engaging manner took my attention and couldn’t stop scrolling down the bars and explore the grandeur fashion choices !

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Styled the mesh top and the panel ankle jeans casually with some hint of verve and edge, this gave me so much of robust vibe which I absolutely love !The mesh top could be styled both ways with a body suit in or a tee out like how I did , i like it both ways . The high waisted panel jeans got me back to some denim love which I was not to doting of because of my hip and dent !

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Sinking in a lot of positive and fresh energy in a beautiful long black dress is very possible ,this one from na-kd was the perfect fit for a ME time with HIGH TEA .

 

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Summer calls for some peppy and jazzy ecstasy and what better than a siena orange culotte for a perfect day out !

I AM SHARING A PART OF MY SELF – LOVE JOURNEY WITH EVERY ONE ,lets keep negatives and insecurity behind and lets take challenge with own self to speak ,wear what ever makes us feel good !It is really OK to love you and be in relationship with you before doing so with others !

You could also get some discount when you shop from https://na-kd.com by using thiyam20 🙂

Image Courtesy : Lekha Rathnam

Outfit Courtesy : Na-kd.com

COLOUR SPELL x Summation

One of the intervening gap season “SPRING” is officially on , but when defined within this manner it can vary its start dates in different regions . As to where I reside  I feel the equinox is moving lot more ahead and drifted than usual because the temperature is way to high and I almost feel the vibe of “INDIAN SUMMER” as they say !

Rarest form of me would be wearing CHROMATICS ,but if that gives you “mirrorlike”  colossal appearance and kicks up your style rage tall than it calls for at least one time trial right ?

Hence , I did settle on to endeavour one look and I hand picked the shade between red and yellow which is much associated with warmth and fire ! They say it is the colour of Season
“FALL” which I don’t disagree but I took challenge to colour it Spring / Summer by gradient combination from BRIGHT VIBRANT PURE ORANGE to TITIAN ORANGE and AMBER .

The wide legs from SUMMATION didn’t only gave me feel of what I wanted to create or achieve but gave me the actual vibe of it as it gave way to breeze and made me feel ease on the very Indian Summer Day , here I am talking about comfort in terms of fabric and the cut , fit of the wide leg  pants . The ballon sleeve top is my very old one I still remember how  Momma dear got for me when I was in 8th grade before I left for hostel ! “OLD IS GOLD” old saying but so appropriate . Clinched  the look with my best-loved waist belt and my prized wooden danling earring  !

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SPRING CLEANING COMING SOON….

IMAGE COURTESY : LEKHA RATHNAM

WIDE LEG PANTS :  

http://wearesummation.com/ 

SKIRT STORY X redsisterblue

5 days to Spring still clothed in grey raiment , lets not constraint spring to luminosity rather lets take plunge and commence gradually with the color of ‘truth’ GREY which is my best-loved hue of all time .This post ain’t only about tint and tone but  more of a        ‘SKIRT STORY’ .

Flowy long panel ,less accordion skirt with plush from redsisterblue is my square one to the ‘incoming spring’.When talking about skirt we all think of Skyllar,femenine and delicate style which is not so wrong but I decided to give my look a bit more of an urban twist.

Long flown bell arm top color coordinated with the with the panel skirt slightly loose ,big and roughly tugged gives that vibe of devil-may-care attitude which is my favourite type of attitude 😉

The mint blue heeled mules with bow is the definite hint of ‘vernal season’.

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IMAGE COURTESY – LEKHA RATHNAM

Visit – http://www.redsisterblue.com