Friday, 1 March 2013

Do-It-Yourself : Two For An Experiment








I have always believed that if you are looking for fashion inspiration or any item that keeps you in sync with whats in trend, your haven is your own closet (or your mom's). While I was in progress of a closet shift and re-shift, thanks to the erratic weather up north, not only did I realize that soon the fashion world would be greeting bye to OXBLOOD (Yes in capitals), but I also saw 'something' hanging in there which had always been there and I had simply been oblivion to it. The 'something' in question was an oxblood lace salwar kameez, which hadn't really seen the light of the day in long. A little but bright bulb just lit that very minute. Step 2 - Heading to the local tailor (How I crave to use the term darzi), getting the side slits sewed and length altered and here you have it - this oxblood lace dress! Isn't this one a quick D.I.Y and an interesting revamp/reform/recycle for your wardrobe? What do you think?
In addition to the trends I have (yes its winters still) been loving this Fall/Winter, I also adore how oxblood and wine stand together. The whole there and not there (contrast) vibe of these two colours helps you play with the textures. That's the reason why I chose to keep this look going in a one-tone palette. Also, for some one who loves her contrasts this was something new and experimental. Perhaps two for this post! Yes, tell me about it...

Wearing - 

Dress - D.I.Y
Coat - Van Heusen
Cardigan (in my hand) - Gifted
Pumps - ALDO
Neck-piece - Gifted
Belt - Promod

If you happen to try this D.I.Y do not forget to share it with me! You can mail me at or even better tag me on Instagram - @trimmingsandlace! Also, have you picked up The TrimmingsAndLace - Limited Edition yet?? (Details)

Thank you for stopping by...


  1. Absolute genius work with the kameez! Love everything about the outfit- dress, shoes, coat, necklace all of it!! thanks for visiting me and leaving a beautiful comment:-)

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  4. Very inspiring...The dress is beautiful.

  5. Love your dress!!! So innovative.. u have styled it very well agam! :)

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  6. o my!
    i cant believe u did that out of a salwar kameez! its fab girl !!
    looks really good.
    ur darzi wld have been as surprised as me i guess.
    cheers to the little light bulb up there!

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  7. It is an awesome idea to alter something and make it a trend.I like it very much, and I am going to try it.
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  12. Wow I love the colours! gorgeous

    Great idea <3
    so creative

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  15. lovely dress!!!

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  17. Awesome outfit! Great color combo:)

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