Tuesday, 24 April 2012


I cannot classify this as an exclusive trait or habit. Nor can I put my words in a complete cliché. But I do live and dream 'outfits.' They are my best friends in the true sense of the word. From the little girl I was till today...I have spent some very precious moments in my Dressing Room. These moments are my capsules of glory, achievement, innovation, self-expression, self-realization, the pride of being ME and the dream of being SOMEONE the world looks up too (Stepping out of that sparkling black car and waving to a sea of people waiting to catch a glimpse of me and ofcourse wishing to know "Who Am I wearing?"..to be exact :P).

So, today on TrimmingsAndLace I am introducing a new series in the domain of personal style outfits - THE DRESSING ROOM. The Dressing Room shall include fantasy outfits – describe them as pieces wanting a chance to be adorned as ‘outfits’.
Although a long way to go before they are incorporated in my everyday style…but then aren’t DREAMS THE SEEDLINGS OF REALITY??

This is my maiden outfit for THE DRESSING ROOM series. I was very active in dramatics back in High-School. One of my favorite plays, which I got a chance to be a part of was titled 'ANTIGONE'. It was a Greek play on the life of a warrior princess - which by the way was me. This outfit  is my little cheer to that ANTIGONE. And a reminder to self that if things were in my hand I would have worn this and not that super shiny, Satin gown. No wonder school auditoriums never require reflectors.


Electric Blue Top - Thrifted (Delhi)
Maxi Skirt - Tailored
Belt - ZARA
Jhuttis - Thrifted (Chandigarh)
Neck-piece (worn in the hair) - Thrifted
Neck-piece (worn as a bracelet) - In Silver brought from Delhi
Earrings ( hooked pair in one ear) - Claire's
Ring - Gifted

Thank you so much readers for your wonderful response to the TrimmingsAndLace - Fashion Quiz. I am happy to announce Akanksha Chawla (from Fictitious Fashion) and Fashionistas Stop as my winners :D Congratulations <3<3

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Thursday, 12 April 2012

TrimmingsAndLace - Birthday Bash!!


As TrimmingsAndLace celebrates its first birthday today i.e. 12.04.2012, you are invited to be a part of this big celebration. Participate in the ‘TrimmingsAndLace – Fashion Quiz’ and tingle your style nerves.
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Monday, 9 April 2012

Something called 'POWER DRESSING'

Hello Readers :)

Now, for all those of you who don't know (I guess I do not mention it much ????) I have a work-from-home job. Such a 'work' scenario definitely comes with its share of pros and cons. Amidst many, one such pro is that I save my 2-3 'dressing hours' in doing something new, exciting and creative each day. Amidst many, one such con is that I don't get to 'dress up' each day. (Thus no daily posts :p) Anyway, I was reminded of another related con..which being that if I don't get to dress up, I also miss out on seeing how people are dressed for work.

Having said that, I feel people somewhat construe the meaning of formal/power dressing and are scared to experiment. I say so because back in my B School I used to get not-so-friendly (read weird, shocked) glances if I wore a pencil skirt for a presentation or pinned a brooch to my blazer or wore a scarf as a cravat. Style as they say..isn't everyone's cup of tea!!
But YES not to miss - Corporate dressing does mean dressing up in formals but one should always opt for a perfect fit. Like, a pair of well fitted trousers are an investment which you wouldn't regret. The trousers I wear for this post were a part of my college uniform. As boring as my uniform was, these trousers have always given me ideas to create chic outfits.

This outfit is about a fortnight old when it was a little chilly. Thus this light cardigan.

Trousers - TrimmingsAndLace
Top - From a boutique (Dubai)
Cardigan - From a boutique (Dubai)
Belt - Forever 21
Peep-Toes - Local Store (Chandigarh)
Watch - Levis
Bangle - Thrifted

With an embellished top and an embellished cardigan, you wont blame me for missing out on accessories.

Remember my 'work' outfits from here and here

WEDNESDAY i.e. 11th APRIL, 2012 TrimmingsAndLace celebrates its first anniversary. It certainly would be incomplete without you guys so do visit TrimmingsAndLace - The Blog,  TrimmingsAndLace on Facebook and TrimmingsAndLace on Twitter for a surprise :)

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