Chic Mode – ON

New fashion, new trends are being offered to us constantly through out the year. Style is what we choose to do with fashion choices being offered to us. So, Style is being yourself with the fashion you choose.

You can always be immensely creative with your outfit and your approach to style.

I firmly believe that a person dresses according to their personality. A creative person tends to be more inclined towards trying out new trends and is not afraid to try out loud colors and accessories.

Fashion is what product you buy of the shelves, be it a simple tee, or a regular jeans, but, style is what you decide to with the tee or the jeans you purchased. A tee can be paired with the jeans or to add little twist to your day, pair it with a skirt and accessorize with nice pair of long earrings. and voila!! your good to go..

A little about my fashion choice: I like to pick out the most eccentric choice available on the shelf. I hardly own a simple tee or a regular top, if in need, I beg, borrow, steal from my sister’s closet (isn’t that’s what sisters are for? :D), as our style statement is poles apart.

Whereas, about my style, I habitually amplify my outfit, either by accessorizing or by makeup or pairing up with the weirdest color combinations.

Today, for our Panache Le Glittercut, we have a dressy outfit, yet classy and elegant.

A regular maroon t-shirt is worn in shirt with the wide legged maroon trouser and paired with a similar color hijab. The reason for choosing the monotone basics is that, I wanted my over coat to be the center attention along with my cut out stilettos.

The single color outfit is then topped off with an overcoat of net of a lighter shade of peach. Using a contrasting dark underlying color is for highlighting the color of the overcoat. The chic thread work on the overcoat is elegant and the single color acts as a canvas for the embroidery to be displayed on. The frilly bell sleeves itself are dramatic, narrowing down my accessory choice to just a rose gold ring.

The trousers chosen are not floor length as the length of the over coat need to be flaunted, so, to make sure the length of the trouser is slightly shorter than the floor-length gown in order to flaunt your heels adding to your style statement. The heels I chose for the outfit are rose gold as they compliment the peach netted coat and go well with the monotone outfit as well.

The reason, why I mentioned creativity and style statement in the beginning of this post is because, I got my overcoat from a very improbable isle of the store. While wondering in the isles of a boutique I happened to cross the lingerie section, where the overcoat proudly stood grabbing my attention. the moment i set my eyes on it, I had already visioned myself in the above outfit. So, yaaa, it is basically meant to be a nightwear for ladies, while I nominated for the above outfit.

So, YEAH… that’s where all your creativity and your style comes to use.

What is the most erratic fashionable look you have ever tried? Whats your fashion choice and your style in the comments below???

If your liked the look of the day, share it with your friends and spread the sparkle.

When I took a break from life – (Guest Post)

One day, I saw an opening for a content writer volunteer at a non-government organisation (NGO). I applied for it. When I was selected, I was told that my job was not only to write but also to edit and manage a team of writers.

I had met the head of the team, G, about 4 months ago at an event in which the NGO had participated. We just had a short conversation then. And now, he was telling me that he was offering me to head a team.

Same time, another scene:

“Life is a race, if you don’t run fast somebody will trample you and leave you behind,” Virus, the director, told the first-year students in their induction talk. (Movie: 3 Idiots)

A lot of children have grown up getting compared to their friends and cousins. I was one of them. There was an unsaid pressure from the society about doing well in life. I somehow managed to survive it.

But there came a time when I decided to stop, or rather pause in life. While all my friends we continued to run the race, I decided to take a break.

I did not know what I wanted to do in life. The paths that I saw in front of me, I didn’t want to run on them. I didn’t know which one I yearned for. This was after I completed my graduation.

I was a lot frustrated about the pause. What would people say?

When I went to my college to collect my documents, a classmate asked, “What are your plans?” Now that college was done, everybody was asking the same thing. “Nothing. I am just thinking what I should do. Might take a break,” I replied with an anxious tone expecting a negative reaction.

However, what I met with was completely the opposite. “That’s great. You should take a break. Not everybody gets a chance to do this,” N said.

I was taken aback. I just passed a quick smile, knowing that not everybody was like N.

I took up a course for government job’s exams preparation for two reasons. It was hoped that I would crack at least one of it and land in a secured job. I knew it was not something I wanted to do, but I needed to do something to tell people.

At the same time, I signed up for a part-time French language course. Studying this language was long due. I had fallen in love with it during my school days. Not everybody around me was supportive of me taking up the course because there was no use of a foreign language in the future (in terms of my career) and French would divert my mind from the exam prep.

And now, I was being asked to head a team. Weren’t 24 hours in a day already too less? Would I be able to manage it? Was I the right choice? Was this what I wanted to do? What if it was not?

During my childhood, there had been several opportunities that I had let go. But this time, I choose to grab it. It was more of a work from home task so I just kept the news to myself.

It was a ‘break’ in everybody’s eyes but I had already signed up for three things. 

A couple of months later, I began to teach the children at the NGO on Sundays. Yes, you can do a lot in 24 hours if you want to. I was going to two classes on five days of the week, one of which was near my place and for the other, I had to travel for three hours. I was teaching on Sunday and rest of the time, I spent writing and editing, planning and managing.

After another 3 months, I decided to quit from the exam prep. I had completed the course and I spent two months at the follow-up classes just to drive myself to study. I spent eight months at the classes yet I decided to quit. Not because I did not have the talent to crack the exams but because after giving it a try, I was surer that it was not my path.

Many people thought that I was stupid as I was travelling for three hours to attend a class of just two hours. But I was loving the French classes. I needed it at that time to break free. Today, I am glad that I did not give it up because it was not going to help me in my career.  Yes, I am not making use of French today after three years and I don’t know if it would be of any use in the future but I knew the language was my calling. It helped me live life and made me understand myself better.

I was enjoying my work at the NGO. The shy me had learned to speak up my thoughts. I had become a more confident person. I found out that I could be a good leader. All because G believed in me when I did not believe in myself.

I realised how small my problems were when I compared them with those of the children I taught. I had made my problems appear too big in my mind.

When I was lost, a ‘break’ from life helped me discover myself. It was the best year of my life. I taught me how important it was to breathe.

Guest Author: Saumya Agrawal

Author Blog: Randomness Inked

About the Author: Saumya is a blogger who finds solace in her poetry and strength in her musings. She loves the smell of books and the sound of a scribbling pen. Taking one step at a time, she is on a mission to celebrate life. Know more about her here