Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Jacquard Called Me Back





Summer dressing for me means treading the crossroads where fashion and comfort coincide. English print dresses, breezy cottons, flip-flops, wedges, minimal jewellery, nude nails and make-up, cut-offs and that old T-Shirt which has been worn to death, cross all boxes when it comes to my summer style. Personally, I feel any wardrobe is incomplete without the understated yet classic shirt dress. Ever since I ventured into designing, I realized that the basic cut of the shirt dress is something that largely defines my design sensibilities and hence also reflects in my everyday style. Collared, pleated, clinched the shirt dress spells easy, prim and dressy. Needless to say, a silhouette like this tops my list of summer dressing.
Much like such effortlessly stylish dresses, I have been sporting and loving jewellery that is simple, no-fuss and compliments outfits in a diverse range. If you have been following me on Instagram, you must be aware of my on-going project with Miss Flurrty. These gold bangles have become my everyday favourites and have been lying on my bed side, being a quick fix for meetings and shoots alike (check and here). Do you have any summer staples when it comes to clothes and jewellery? Don't forget to share it with me in the comments section below or tweet me at @TrimmingsNdLace.
Thank you for your love on my last two posts (Culottes and Lilac Love) (Undecided Love). I am truly grateful to each one of you. Thank you!

Wearing - 

Jacquard Shirt Dress - TrimmingsAndLace (worn here)
Wedges - Marie Claire
Belt, Ring, Earrings - Forever 21
Bangles - Miss Flurrty (here)
Bracelets - Aldo, Splash 

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Friday, 23 May 2014

The Undecided Love







Shot By - Sohail Singh
It is sometimes challenging but always fun to build an outfit around one or two statement pieces. More so, to do this with elements you love. I’ve always remained undecided as to what I love more between pastels and neons. The soft, delicate demure of pastels is most refreshing and fit for days wherein you wish for a whirlwind of romance and Parisian charisma to engulf you. The dynamic effect of neons plays to work its colour magic on you making you feel confident and in control of the field. Hence, the opportunist in me, for this very look, decided to marry the conservative with the edgy. 

When the gorgeous ladies at Miss Flurrty decided to shower me with some jewellery love, I couldn’t wait to jump the bandwagon and give their beautiful, hand-picked pieces a right canvas to uphold. With this very look, I paired the candy-floss whites and baby-pinks, with this fancy-grunged neon neck-piece and neon pumps. Pairing completely opposite pieces in minimal degrees always works to create a balanced and holistic look that isn’t stark or in-your face. This also documents Miss Flurrty's ideology and taste in what they offer to their customers. There pieces don't tend to over-compensate your look, yet even if you add one piece in your outfit it will be substantial to make a statement. That’s something I’ve grown to believe strongly in my personal style and Miss Flurrty stands up to deliver the same. And I bet you, if you are neon averse a neck-piece like mine is the perfect start. 

This shoot has been very special for more reasons than one. It’s been wonderful to collaborate with the young and very talented Sohail Singh who with his undeniable love for photography and dreams surrounding the same, surely has a long way to go. Do visit his work (here) and show your love. Oh! Did I mention we shot in the middle of a busy, rush-hour over-bridge? Yes, we love our jobs! 

Wearing - 

T-Shirt - Bossini
Skirt -  TrimmingsAndLace (with fuller skirts ruling the roost, I am glad it came back like this)
Neck-piece - c/o Miss Flurrty
Pumps - Done By None
Bag - Mom's (Chanel 2.55) (here)
Bangles and bracelets - ALDO, c/o Miss Flurrty (here)

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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Culottes and Lilac Love






Shot By - RanaGurtej Photography
Trust your mom to give you the best fashion advice for life. She can battle all the notch heads to be a visionary when it comes to trends, statements and come-backs. Case in point these culottes, which my mom insisted me to HAVE and since then have been lying shunned except for those lazy days at home. Skinny and ankle-cropped pants have held the court for years now, and though they will never go out of style, it’s time to welcome some drama with culottes.
Culottes are a mark of innovative design. Cropped, wide-legged and falling a little lower than the Bermuda shorts, culottes encompass these stylish elements and spell élan and comfort in one.

Casual, sporty, sleek or tailored, I personally feel that the demure of culottes call for sophisticated dressing. Also, the silhouette and an over-flow of fabric can seem a little intimidating. Hence, minor attention to details never harms. A tucked boxy-top, a well-fitted top or T-Shirt or even your perfect fit button-down is the best way to accentuate the structure of culottes. Since I wore this outfit to a celebratory brunch, a little show of skin suited the occasion. Unlike the last time, I teamed this outfit with heels as they not only help elongate your frame and render some balance to the look, but also define the mid-calf area better. Now who can possibly mind that? 
With temperatures soaring I kept the tone of the look very monotone (and soothing if I may call it myself) with statement earrings, a printed clutch and a pop via the heels providing the adequate amount of colour and break.

However you may choose to wear them, I vouch that culottes are a summer staple. Besides, isn’t culottes a cool word to say? Your dependable fashion idol, breather for legs and a cool word…I hope the post has been worth a wait!
Don’t forget to tell me about it in the comments section below. Also, you can join me on Twitter and Instagram for everyday updates on fashion and more.

Wearing - 

Top - Forever21
Culottes - Mango
Sandals - (worn here)
Earrings - H&M
Clutch - ALDO

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Thursday, 8 May 2014


Top - Forever 21 | Neck-piece - Miss Flurrty | On my lips - MAC RubyWoo



Top - Gifted | Skirt - Forever New | Sandals - Marie Claire

Sunglasses - Forever 21


Blouse - TrimmingsAndLace | Sunglasses - RayBan

Pumps - Done By None

Skirt - TrimmingsAndLace | Cuff - The Closet Label



It's been a while since I came around this circuit. The past few weeks have been hectic with work and with exploring new ideas and projects to come through TrimmingsAndLace. If the blog got dull, my Instagram was surely buzzing with action and lots from my everyday life. Today, sharing some bits with you. Care to join - @trimmingsandlace.

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