You know that mismatched outfit that just seems so right, and you feel really good about it when it’s the OOTD! well on the day of the shoot I was wondering what had gotten into me to wear this pairing? I guess I was missing the right attitude to get the wrong outfit work for today! P.S. I originally wore the outfit to a seminar being hosted on a Sunday.

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Photography by Susheel Sanketh Rai | Styling by Nita Dsouza

 

Top: gifted | BF JEans: Forever 21 | Shoes : Forever 21 | earrings : Aldo | clutch bag : accessorize |

With love

Nita

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A trend that makes me feel like a starry-eyed kid again

Yes! I feel like a kid! Because when I was really small and my mom used to stitch my frocks she used to attach little patchwork pieces to my dresses, But of course the were more age appropriate, things like grapes, flowers, birds etc… Now I feel like a kid wearing an adult trend. Non the less my favorite form of art is Pop art and this trend makes me very happy.

It took me some time to pick out this one from everything I saw in the market, Mostly because everything else felt too kiddish to be worn out of the house. However, When I ordered it I was expecting an orange But I was awfully surprised to find something mustard looking in the package. Have you ever had clothes that change colour? this one does. It looks a lot more orange in sunlight. Try it the shirt is still very comfortable. It’s a little disappointing to see some of the younger bloggers style the shirt like a picnic outfit and kill it with their saturated editing!

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Because hands in the pocket will make the pant slip downwards! Bad habits!

Photography by Susheel Sanketh Rai | Styling by Nita Dsouza

Top : missa more clothing (shop here) | Pants: fame forever @lifestylestores |  shoes: forever21 | Earings: Jiva foundation |Bag: brigade road |  watch : Tommy Hilfiger (Shop gold here)

With love.

Nita

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Sometimes you just have to escape.

Most of the times I love to be in the city but sometimes it’s just nice to get away from it. No! really this isn’t much of a getaway and we are still withing Bangalore city limits! In spite of the EXTRA large population, the city itself is still very small. This is a little of Sarjapur road, the city is still filled with farmlands. Sometimes you don’t have to go too far to find quite spaces. Just a car and a pointless direction. I’m never much for the boho trend but the softness of the suede just made it the perfect relaxed outfit I’ve worn in a while. Plus the oxidised silver necklace makes it an easy pairing with a lot of clothes.

Have a great week ahead!

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Photography by Susheel Sanketh Rai | Styling by Nita Dsouza

faux suede tunic, BF Jeans and necklace: Forever 21 |  shoes: ginger by lifestyle |

Alway ready to escape

With love.

Nita

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Have a great Sunday!

So after my small line up (Click here ), I will continue the styling of my BF jeans for a bit longer Until I can convince myself to get rid of those jeans. Mostly after 5 years of working in uniforms, formals and bare essentials it feels good to style the casuals into something more stylish for everyday errands and work.

The outfit I’m wearing in today’s post is a plain tee mostly. I wear that tee mostly for the colour, full sleeves and the feeling of being snuggled inside blankets. Yes! I don’t need blankets to feel cosy in everyday dressing. I have this tee in 4 different colours. This one’s always my favourite. The pairing of necklaces was an absolute delight. I heard it somewhere pain is a path to just more pleasure! And so the Skull and heart together. Simple ways to create your own layered necklace.

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Photography by Susheel Sanketh Rai | Styling by Nita Dsouza

Tee, belt & BF JEans: Forever 21 |  Bag : Max | Necklace: Heart locket by F21 and skull pendent by Mawi for Koovs | shoes: street style store | Earrings : accessorize  |

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With love.

Nita

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Oh k! let’s go through the last 5 posts about boyfriend jeans and do a line up.

The boyfriend jeans I chose was just a small bit distressed and patch dyed (random Ombre affect I guess). None the less I have to say I’ve been in loose clothes mostly because I’ve grown fat! Every time I start to loose weight I seem to fall sick n grow fat again. But I still prefer looser fits to the skin hugging clothes ( Is there any term for skin suffocation?!! ) I’m not a big fan of skinny jeans except when I was skinny.

I’m going to do this line up in a reverse order from the one I love to my all time favourite. Honestly, I love them all but based on feedback I changed my mind to and fro about the outfits 😛

5. #2 The choice

Dematrix 2scription: Black overlap asymmetric pullover with a black cami and kitten heels.

Category: Basic casual

This is something I’d wear to go on a walk down the street. I wore it for a weekend lunch at a neighbours house. I wore it to post office, grocery store and to the doctor’s appointment. The outfit is one of those everyday wearables that will still have you stand out in the crowd.  So It’s not a big deal and takes the bottom spot.

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4. #5 love is not a battlefield

IMG_1282Description: Military jacket with peach tee and layered chains and boots

Category: Road trip casuals

I was watching the song CLOSE by Nick Jonas feat Tove Lo on loop when I decided to pull out my military jacket. Off late, road trips a few kilometers out of the city have become a thing with my weekends. It is a perfect travel outfit with the boots to protect your feet and the jacket to keep you warm. I’ve owned that jacket for almost 10 years. It spent most of its life sitting in the back seat of my car because Bangalore has unpredictable weather and very prone to rains. It is my car buddy jacket especially when I drove home late nights from work.

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3. #3 Let’s adult up a bit

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Category: Semi Formal

As A fashion consultant, I’ve spent a lot of time dealing with perceptions and altering them. But the jacket is a classic And I’ve worn it a few times on social must attend with friends excuse to have a good time. Like the lunch at The Catholic club on independence day and the jacket was complimented by everyone around, young and old alike. If I were to list my favourite based on the image alone this would be my #1. The jacket is a perfect add on for work and social wears

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2. #4 Feels like an evil queen

warrior princess 4Description: spear head necklace with Bardot top, oxblood clutch, and golden zipper boots.

Category: occasion specific

I have to say when I posted the outfit at the beginning of last month. It did end up getting the most number of responses and the only reason it made me very happy. For an average person, the necklace would be a massive statement the to make. Typically I would call this a perfect outfit for a night out but since I’m not a night out kind of person, I would say It’s perfect for any gathering when you want to stand out in the crowd. Every time I look at it I feel like a rebel princess or evil queen about to punch you in the face and sometimes it feels like an in between Rihanna and Taylor Swift.

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1. #1 The perfect find

meghan trainor no 1Description: White jacket, yellow tee, white sneakers and a big ring

Category: Everyday work wear casual

Yes! I know this is not typical work wear to Office but it is for me. Truth is I grew up in Bangalore and the city was very known for the jeans culture (It is appropriate to wear jeans everywhere and anywhere! ) The large working class population makes denims the perfect weekend outfit.This works for me because when I’m not at my desk, I’m shuffling meetings and random shopping rounds the Jacket gives a feel good effect and the sneakers give my feet the required comfort, Because walking in the city of gardens is still a delight in Bangalore and the city’s new and improved footpaths just made my walk easier.

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So which one did you like the best? Let me know in a comment below

XOXO,

Nita

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I’m not under any obligation to wear a kurta for the way in which I was raised by my parents. I grew up wearing some very pretty dresses. But it wasn’t until college I started to wear Kurtas, only because it was the dress code! P.s. the dupatta was always rolled and thrown into my bag. Special occasions always qualified for an excuse to wear a saree, especially weddings. I was facinated because my mom has thousands of them in her wardrobe. Still I never really wanted to wear the kurtha. I always had those few in the drakest corner of my closet but I never really cared.

I’m amused though urban Indians don’t find kurta appropriate attire outside of culture or traditional gatherings. Lets take a few minitues and admire those arab women in thier long tunics. If you think they are beutiful then the Indian kurtha is not much diffrent. I the age of travel to explore the world, We have spent too much time in awe of foreign cultures. We forget that no matter where we go or what we achive in the world we live in, we will always be tagged as Indian by one or another person.

Indian or not, I find long kurta’s a very good type of power dressing. It exaggerates your body length and has just the right amount of poise to retain the feminine characteristics of the outfit. A definite thumbs up to the outfit  for all you corporate office going women. Also for those who think it won’t suit you body type, I was an XS and now I fit mostly into M’s because I’ve grown fat and host a small paunch, yet this long kurta covers up all that. I choose to wear it with the salwar pant because in between the leggings, patiala and the new found palazzo somewhere we have forgotten the salwar.

Also let’s face it tunics with side slit is a trend. So whats the big deal? a good fitted kurta can have the same effect. I will show you an example In one of my later posts.

I also belive the freedom fighters also rallied against the british and chased them out of our counrty to preseve our culture and traditions. It’s one thing to ban bad cultural practices and another to exploit the good produce of our traditions. So let’s choose to be Indian when we can. If you choose to agree/disagree leave a comment below, I’m always intrested in alternate perspectives.

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Photography by Susheel Sanketh Rai | Styling by Nita Dsouza

Kurta: Aurelia (shop here) | Salwar: Tailored | sandals: Forever 21 | Necklace: Handicrafts exhibits cum sale | Earrings: Well there is this woman I’ve seen at almost all flea markets. If u are a bangalorean you’ve probably seen her too | Ring : Well let’s just say those are earrings, and because i was confused I accidently looped it on my fingers.

Always Indian,

Nita Dsouza

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Cause space was just a word made up by someone who’s afraid to get close

Never considered Nick Jonas much of a singer. But close is the only song that has made me ever made me look at him as an artist! The song had me play the youtube video on loop at times, also the video convinced me to pull out my military jacket from the closet. I know I wear a lot of blacks but I couldn’t get myself to wear the black tee with this jacket, although it would have created a classic military style outfit. But the combat boots and military jacket together created too much a brutal strength in the outfit and the orange bought a pleasant bit of sunshine to the outfit.

Let’s face it we are teaching our young kids that love is a battlefield even before they experience love for themselves. Yet,I have to say Tove lo sings the best part in the song.

[Tove Lo:]
Oh man, oh man
I am not really known forever being speechless
But now, but now somehow
My words roll off my tongue right onto your lips, oh
I’m keeping cool while you keep smiling
Saying all the things I’m thinking
Oh man, oh man

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 Photography by Susheel Sanketh Rai | Styling by Nita Dsouza

 

Jacket : Westside | tee: H&M | BFjeans:Forever21 | Shoes: Streetstylestore | Necklaces :Brigade road | Sunglasses : Koovs

 

Always in love,

Nita

 

 

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“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter” – Mark Twain

Ok! she called me a socialite! don’t know if that was to be a compliment or otherwise? I would like to believe it was a compliment. Anything that can make me look my age is always a winner in my closet because my dad still treats me like an 8year old. It really isn’t my fault I was created so small, that most of the time people find it difficult to guess my age right. But who cares right? I’ve always found more pros to being petite than cons.

But it isn’t all that hard to look all grown up. In India, power dressing amongst the elite is becoming very typical. Keep in mind a few basic rules:

  • All handloom fabrics are Awesome!
  • Anything of exaggerated lengths is meant for royalty
  • Pick out a monochromatic scheme of colours because they are in perfect harmony
  • Last but not the least, wear jewellery. Either small and delicate with precision craftsmanship or oversized and bold statement pieces.
  • Last but not least, a classic pair of shoes.

I’m I there? Do you think I look grown up enough to you? I really hope I do.

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Khadi jacket: Fabels by Fabindia | T-shirt: h&m | BF jeans: Forever21 | shoes : Allen Solly | Jewellery: Accessorize

Always curious,

Nita

 

 

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Life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation

The Matrix is one of those movies you have to watch for all philosophical reasons! The trilogy inspired me in many ways and makes it worth the watch from time to time. It is the climax that made the trilogy worth the watch. The climax states one of the most profound facts of human behavior that most of us would not accept because we want to believe each one of us is created differently from the other.Yet truly humans are all created the same, it’s the choices we make that make us different. Being male or female, girl or woman, Cat or dog is of little significance. As human, we all share the same love, hate, pride, respect … what makes us different are the choices we make to react to the situations and the emotions we exhibit.

😛 However, I was never much of a flowy outfit kind of a person until the recent past when capes started flooding the market in different forms. this is probably the residue of the trend but I love the trailing effect of the pull over when I walk, and the snug and cozy fit of the turtleneck and full sleeves. P.s. I’ve folded the sleeves. Hope you see some resemblance because I’m no neo or trinity out the save mankind. Just a pointless kid walking down the street, trying to save someone from making bad fashion choices.

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Photography by Susheel Sanketh Rai | Styling by Nita Dsouza

Pullover: femella | camisole: splash | BF jeans: forever21 | shoes and sunglasses : forever 21 | earrings : cove

Stay curious,

Nita

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My name is NO! My sign is NO! My number is NO

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Seriously, What was Meghan Trainor thinking when she made this song? I know a lot of women have this kinda attitude because of all the million valid reasons. But are We wrong to say No to everything? Yes, I would like to believe I’ve missed out a lot of good possibilities saying no to a lot of things in life. Yet when Trainor sings it out loud she makes it sound like a song sung for her boyfriend who is always rejected by these beautiful ladies saying NO.

But NO! The one thing I have never, nor will ever regret saying NO to would be buying jeans. I’ve never understood how do some people buy so many pairs of jeans. After a point don’t they all look the same? The thing about jeans is it’s the greatest creation ever in the history of fashion, and also the biggest enemy of the real fashion.  Jeans is the only trouser that individually is the most highly promoted, most worn, most idolised outfit in the world.  Do you know that the denim used to make your jeans is the cheapest fabric ever made in the world?

I’m honestly a little annoyed with the tee shirt and jeans or white shirt with jeans routine. The classics can never go wrong but let’s leave those for a space and time when we are not in the mood to take the effort to dress up. In Spite of my dislike for jeans, I fell in love with the boyfriend fit and the distressed look. So These Forever 21 jeans were a perfect find. So before I discard my perfect find I would love share with you a few ways of styling these jeans, that made me really happy, hope it does the same for you too.

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Photography by Susheel Sanketh Rai | Styling by Nita Dsouza

White blazer: Topshop| Tee: s.Oliver | BF jeans: Forever 21 | Shoes: Koovs (shop here) | Ring and earrings: bought locally on brigade road.

Stay curious,

Nita

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