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short cropped jacket

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Since the weather in Mumbai doesn’t allow much of layering, I am very happy to have found this light weight short cropped jacket. The other day while cleaning my closet I also found my Michael Kors boots that I had completely forgotten about. I am so bummed that you cannot get a lot of usage out of boots in Mumbai and if you keep them for long they start withering. It has happened to all my faux leather outfits too and I have hardly worn them. Do you guys face this problem? Anyone knows how to take care of these items.

Anyway right now for the weather outside, you can totally switch up your basic LBD by adding a smart jacket and a pair of booties. My kind of Winter dressing for Tropical places :-)

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What I am wearing
Corduroy Jacket : Zara currently available here
Dress : Zara (old)
Booties : Michael Kors (old)
Sunnies : Quay

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Shonima Kaul

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Think Big!!!

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The current mood in Fashion – The bigger the better!!
The Oversized trend seems to be getting more and more exaggerated and Hulkier. Across the runways we saw ginormous silhouettes being paraded in the name of fashion. TBH some looked absolutely comical but I guess that’s just an artistic creation. When it gets transformed to lesser mortals like us on the high street, its upto us to work it in our wardrobes. Right?
It actually got me thinking that how it completely defies the logic of fitness industry growing by leaps and bounds when the fashion industry is promoting this anti – fit trend!! However there are quite a lot of benefits to this trend for one it is more roomier and a lot more comfortable. That they are completely forgiving towards our bulges is a virtue that we can all get on board with. So embrace this trend with a whole lot of sartorial confidence.

I have mentioned it before too that I am into oversized clothes. For quite sometime I have been raiding my husband’s closet and believe you me that is like really oversized :-) I love white shirts so this time I flicked this one from his wardrobe and styled it with this beautiful choker that I got from one of the random shops in Lokhandwala market.
I liked the way this whole look turned out.
Its always fun styling oversized clothes. You can play with the silhouette and add belts or accessories to make them look stylised.

PS: I know my comment section on the blog is not working but you can always comment on my social media and lemme know if you like my looks. It is always good to hear from you guys.

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COLLAGE CHOKER

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Shonima Kaul

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From Runway to StreetStyle – Fanny Packs

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Once considered a big fashion faux pas is now currently the IT Accessory of the season. If in early 90s you would see anyone carry a fanny pack it would only be for a utilitarian reason like keeping your keys or some money while jogging on the streets/parks. Hardly one could imagine carrying a fanny pack as a fashion accessory well with the exception of Carrie Bradshaw.. She could make anything look trendy.
Cut to 2018, fanny packs were there on the runway from chunky leather ones to sophisticated bright and sporty ones and are now being seen on the streets where the IT girls are surely making it the most trendy piece of item currently.
If you are someone like me who would want to go handsfree this 90s staple is making a huge trendy revival this season. Get one for yourself too

I saw a couple of these in Zara, Aldo, Steve Madden and H&M so they are pretty accessible

fanny collage

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Shirt dress : H&M , Fanny bag : Zara

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Shonima Kaul

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Oversized!! Black Friday SALE ON SHEIN

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I am digging the current oversized trend, mainly because it allows me to hide all the imperfections under that gigantic size and also it makes the whole look so effortless. I am into that phase where I steal my husband’s clothes and wear them as dresses – sweats, blazers, Ts anything.. Especially on lazy days when you are not feeling it, the best thing is to throw on a big giant blazer, wear a pair of boots and call it Style :-)

I recently got this giant blazer from Shein. You can get your hands on this or any other item on Shein cos they have big discounts on Black Friday and is committed to giving you best shopping services.

Do visit their site and shop till you drop

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Wedding fever!!

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Ever Since DeepVeer dropped their fairytale wedding pics, I have been drooling over them as is the rest of the nation.Truly makes me wanna re – marry just for the way the whole wedding game has changed. The locales, the decor, the clothes, the jewelery, the makeup…. It’s just phenomenal. I don’t think any bride can look bad in today’s time & age. It’s the best time to be a bride cos I truly believe that with so much inspiration around and the kind of clothes and stuff available anyone can look as pretty as Deepika.. What happens after the marriage.. Well, thats a whole different debate ;-) but atleast you get to look like a million bucks and won’t cringe looking at your pics 20 years hence haha.

I loved this easy outfit put together for Ritu Seksaria. I love love love pairing a shirt with lehengas skirt. Its easy and pretty trendy. What do you think??

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Outfit : Ritu Seksaria

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Shonima Kaul

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Cookie Cutter!!

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What is Styling?? It is just an art of putting an outfit together. It gets depressing when fashion breeds an army of clones but that is what will happen when high street brands bring out designs that are trendy, off beat , rip offs and most importantly affordable. No longer is there any intrigue factor of where did this so and so piece of clothing come from? Well I am definitely a part of this clone army and am constantly wondering How do you make the normal cookie cutter H&Ms and Zaras look slightly different from the rest of the breed. The only way we can cut away is by adding a little spunk of your own.

It seems like I have re discovered belts all over again in last 1 and a half year. I like to belt up everything. No seriously. I am always looking out for ways in which I can add a belt to my look. I just feel that it gives a new dimension to styling. I feel accessories are the way to break from that cookie cutter slot so next time you are dressing up just sit back and think – what one thing can I add that will give this outfit a whole new dimension & voila you would have re invented the mundane.

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collage skirt

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Top : F21, Skirt : H&M, Belt Marks and Spencer, Shoes : Steve Madden

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Shonima Kaul

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Subtle Elegance !!!

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We are in November already!!! Its been such a fast paced year. I am so excited about the festivities coming up. Diwali is upon us once again and its such a great time of the year. I can already feel the buzz. Its the time to take out your fineries, attend parties, have fun with friends and dress to the nines.

I am so happy to collaborate with Ritu Seksaria and showcase her lehengas that are so regal and beautiful and can be worn during festivities or even for the upcoming wedding season. If subtle and elegant is your style, Do check out her stuff at Ritu Seksaria Instagram page

PS : These lehengas have pockets.. How cool is that!!

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collage lehnga 1 edits

Lehnga skirt – Ritu Seksaria, Jewellery – The JEWEL Gallery

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Metamorphose!!

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Its been 7 years with this Blog of mine. Its been my baby. I have always endevoured to show my true self to all of you. There are posts where I have bared my soul and there are some which are just blah. So much has changed in these 7 years. I have evolved , my style has evolved , my blog has evolved.
Sometimes I like taking a trip down the memory lane to see how much I have changed. My first tryst with showcasing my personal style started with Style Shots on 5th June 2012. I was absolutely unsure of what I wanted to do. I was just experimenting back then. Should I show my face, should I not was a debate going on in my head for the longest possible time but I remember I got so much encouragement for that post of mine that from then on it became a regular feature on my blog.Since then there have been many a hits and misses, successes and failures but all taken in a stride cos that has made me the person I am.
Today some 350 odd looks later (wow!!) here I am writing yet another post but there is so much difference in the woman you see now and the woman you saw then. This one is so much more confident , so much at ease with herself , still unsure of a lot of things but so much more self assured.

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Shot by : Dimple Rana

Love
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Shonima

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The Ugly Truth !!!

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When I shot this look and saw the pics on the camera I was quite happy with the results mainly because of the lighting. Also the background was meshing quite well with my outfit. I came home pretty satisfied till I sat on my big comp to sift through the pics and shortlist the ones I wanted to edit. Mind you the results that you see on camera and then on the actual screen can be very different. A lesson I learnt long time ago.

My happiness didn’t last for very long because the romper was super ill fitting and was just NOT at all flattering for my body shape. I immediately thought of scrapping the shoot cos uh -Oh not happening at all. I must have gone atleast 20 times through 250 pics we clicked because I was just not willing to scrap another shoot (I have done a whole lot of scrapping shrapping in past few days) BASICALLY because believe it or not it takes a lot of effort to get ready, find a location , avoid all the psycho glare on the roads and brave up the insane mumbai humidity, look up directly into the sun so that you get a glowing picture, put up a straight face even when you are sweating profusely in your panties and hoping you can get 5 decent pics for your blog. Crash- Burn- Repeat the same process another day was something I wasn’t willing to do. So what do I do. I decided to work smartly around the situation and carefully selected a few that I thought could be resurrected with a little bit of cropping and corrections and voila I got about 6 – 7 decent pics for putting up on my blog and amongst those 6 – 7 I will choose the best one that goes on the social media (Insta / FB etc etc) and for which I will also get a decent amount of comments saying romper is looking great & so are you :-)

What is the point of this story. The point I want to share is that while I was working on my pics I suddenly realised that this is what happens on Social media. Not that I didn’t know THIS before but it was just a thought that hit me very hard. We are always trying to project the best version of ourselves out there. The best selfie, the best pic of an outfit , the best family pic, the best vacation pic, the best social life, the best glam life but how much of it is actually the truth. I bet not even 10% of it. I am sharing (albeit a trivial) issue   openly like I wasn’t happy about this outfit. The romper is just not for my body type but I bet no one can make it out in these pics because I decided to only show what I wish to show to you and hide the NOT SO GOOD part of these pictures. Why?? because I am afraid that me being a fashion blogger cannot afford to go wrong with my fashion choices!! It is the truth. In today’s times when social media is one of the biggest boons, it is also a curse because no longer are we taking a carefree pic, no longer are we giving that honest smile and no longer are we comfortable in our skin. There is this mad need to project a rosy image and picture perfect life. This is the Ugly truth of social media. We get so fascinated by what we see and then start comparing our lives to theirs (I am absolutely guilty of doing that too) but we are forgetting that it is just a facade and the truth behind a pic can sometimes be so shockingly different. The age old adage that a picture speaks a thousand words is so not true in today’s day and time. Infact a picture hides if not thousands but a few lies too :-)

I know we are all smart and we know this but sometimes you know we seem to forget it. So just as a gentle reminder Do NOT believe everything you see and always take things with a grain of salt.

Do you have any comments about this??? what is your opinion??

Love Always

Shonima Kaul

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