Thursday, 14 February 2013

Colour Me Love






Wishing you all a very beautiful and glorious day of love - February 14th, 2013.

Being a management graduate, my instincts have always drawn me towards two vital principals. 1) Optimal utilization of resources and 2) Identifying and choosing the best alternative. Heavy as it may sound, but I was able to incorporate these guidelines into my fashion sensibilities and hence in my TrimmingsAndLace journey too. If you have been following my blog or been a casual reader you might as well have come across certain outfit pieces labelled as TrimmingsAndLace. They were self-designed pieces and custom tailored to suit my requirements. And ofcourse, an outcome of the above two principals. As time passed I started getting inquiries for these pieces, I started designing custom pieces, styling them for some readers and finally putting them all together into - The TrimmingsAndLace Collection (here). If you have joined me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram you already know, don't you??

The idea behind the entire collection is not to retail a trend or something which you can't pick from the store of your choice. The ideology simply is that if you like what I wear, you can have it too...which would be exclusive and custom made only for you. Through this endeavour, I am intending to provide you with a no-fuss shopping indulgence and to establish a special connect which I can share with you for the times to come. Following is a little draft on how I am operating.


Recently, I added a few pieces in the collection to celebrate this month of love. And what better day to share an outfit featuring the same than today. The only brief I had in my mind was something yellow, spring yellow, sulfur yellow...anything yellow. I thought of bringing in this cheer and added elements of love, mush and romance with some floral applique work. Though this look of mine is quite understated, (in all honestly, some severe flu action has taken over me and has rendered me immobile to say the least) I can't wait to pair this jacket with summer white maxis, lace dresses and basic denims. Did I tell you I shall accessorize it with an over-dose of sequins or perhaps floral headbands. Too much for one post? Management principal 3) Reader attention is short!

Wearing - 

Jacket - TrimmingsAndLace (Shop)
T-Shirt - Mango
Leggings - Marks & Spencer
Sandals - Marie Claire (here)
Bag - Gifted
Bracelet - Gifted
Rings - Thrifted

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Sunkissed : Fig and Navy






The deal with me is that when I go shopping the halo of picking a particular trend or a particular colour floats very bleakly on me. I know this can label me a little unprofessional or careless considering what I do, but more often than not this judgement leaves me happily surprised. That is because I get to savoir a "I picked what's in trend" moment. Case in point these fig jeggings. I went shopping to pick up the much popular and rather common red or hot pink pair. Absence of my size and presence of attitude, stumbled me upon this pair. I wasn't happy with my purchase until I skimmed a few fashion magazines to realize that this lush blend of salmon, pastel rose and rich pink was one of 'the colours' for spring. And before you know it...the happy halo was back and bright!! Next on agenda, a semi-professional meeting and an attitude. Hence, a navy teaming and the structured blazer. A subtle stack-up and a floral scarf helped me sober the heaviness the blazer brought to the look. And off I was...

So, what are your views on the look? Also, how do you turn up the chic element of your professional wear??

Wearing - 

Jeggings - Local Store
Crème Top - Gifted
Navy Cardigan - Tommy Hilfiger (here)
Blazer - TrimmingsAndLace (here)
Shop - Here
Scarf - Local Store (here)
Ballerinas - H&M (here)
Bag - Nine West
Accessories - Aldo, Claire's, Gifted, Thrifted

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Saturday, 2 February 2013

TrimmingsAndLace for Miss Chase


Fashion lovers and fashion followers undoubtedly want to be a proud owner of a runway piece. After all, who wouldn't want to wake up seeing a Chanel or a Stella McCartney, a Dior or a Jean Paul Gaultier embracing his/her wardrobe space with aplomb. But fret not, because Miss Chase is bringing chic European fashion right at your doorstep. Its time we bid adieu to the age old dilemma of "I have nothing to wear" because Miss Chase is working with brilliant in-house designers and international design consultants based in the global fashion hubs, to bring the best for you and at a steal price. Being an online retail portal, Miss Chase says bye-bye to the traditional retail markups hence providing the pieces at a disruptively low price.
So, whether you are a college going fashionista or a professional seeking to turn heads at your workplace with more than just your work, Miss Chase is combining the creative, the technical and the strategic to bring you the best of the fashion world. 

What does this mean for you? Well, all the TrimmingsAndLace readers have been cordially invited by Miss Chase for their pre-launch. And that means...collection previews and shopping discount vouchers :D The readers can simply hop onto the Miss Chase website and access the collection using this exclusive pre-launch code - MC9421. Further, fill up your shopping carts and grab an exclusive TrimmingsAndLace reader discount of 10%. (See voucher below)

What's more? Its the SECRET SHOP! Miss Chase has this unique Secret Shop on the website. This is a restricted section of the website which opens up to a customer once they have successfully referred five friends to Miss Chase. Secret Shop has an exclusive variety of products and offers, not available for purchase on the main website.

Its time readers - Don't Blend in, Stand Out!

Don't forget to visit Miss Chase on Facebook - here.

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