Hey you guys!
I know last week was my 1st post in months and I kinda almost tanked on my resolutions for this year. But I’m back now, for good.
You see, sometimes you go through situations and you let people and circumstances define you. And that’s alright, because most times the only way out is through. I’ve hurt and burned, combusted and risen. Because I realised something very important. Infact, I wrote it down early this evening as a revelation.
And I quote – Don’t let people or situations make you feel bereft. Remember, you are your own home. You were standing before they came and you will still be standing long after they leave.
With my fall pantone series (I will only wear colours that are best suited to my skin tone, duh!), I couldn’t begin with a colour more suited to the chaos within me. You see, the Poppy Red is bright. But it symbolises so much more. Love and Hate. Strength and Sensitivity. Romance and Wrath. Courage and Malice. Passion and Danger. Desire and Anger. Sexuality and Stress. Joy and Rage. So many paradoxes and most of them living within each of us. I’ve faced them on the regular. But above all, it represents fire. Hot raging destructive flames, but also flames that aid the re-birth of a phoenix.
I hope you’ll enjoy the pictures below. Do let me know what this colour stands for for you and if you’d want me to style a specific colour.
All the jewellery is by The Populor. Can’t wait to share more of that news later. Soon.
(Also, we’re now 20K strong on Instagram now. If you’re not following, hit the link!)
If you’ve been following me since the beginning, you know how I like to play around by wearing the same piece of clothing in different ways. If you haven’t been following me for long, now you know.
So, for this post, I have a top that I’ve already posted up here. I recently went to my brother’s birthday dinner and tied it up over a pencil skirt. It gave such a beautiful structure to my outfit, that I had to post it up here!
All I’ve done, is take a long knit kurta and tie up the front and back as a knot at the side of my waist. I’ve paired it with a flared skirt for this look. But you can check out how I paired it with the pencil skirt here. Since there were sliver specs on the top, I chose to go minimal and silver with my accessories. I used my silver pendant, gunmetal choker, watch, cuff and a statement ring to go with the outfit. I ended the look with basic silver ankle straps.
I feel this style just hugs my curves at the right places making the look so chic yet a little sexy.
I kept my makeup in the blush tones and was set to go! You can also pair this knotted style of top with palazzos or distressed denims depending on your mood or the occasion.
So go ahead girls! Give it a shot and let me know how you like it.
Until next time, xoxo.
2017!! You have been a beautiful melancholy!
No year has tested me as much as you have. No year has been as much of an emotional roller coaster as you have. You made me realise how much strength and patience I have within me. You taught me to love myself and value myself. You showed me the power of taking reigns of my life into my own hands. You have been a beauty! We have achieved so much together and I will forever be grateful for a fabulous and fulfilling year like you.
Thank you for the times you were kind and thank you for the times you weren’t. I have emerged stronger.
As a plus-sized woman, one of the main concerns I had with dressing was the prominent tummy bulge with certain outfits.
And while I now know that it is absolutely okay to have that and I do not want to condemn myself, there are ways in which you can dress to flatter your body shape. One of them is to wear a mid-waist trouser or denim to tuck the top in.
If you notice, my tunic with high slits has been tucked in at the front. Now, had I worn high-waist trousers, my entire belly would have been visible due to the fit of the trouser. Instead, with a mid-waist trouser, it has been broken into two parts. Tucking the tunic at the front has also given the outfit a dimension as opposed to how plain it could look otherwise. I kept the colours in the same family as they would look much better together. Since the tunic had a deep v-neck, I used a choker. A couple of rings and these cinderella pumps later, I was done.
Top: Only, Trousers: Khodal, Choker: Lifestyle Stores, Statement ring: Avrom, Other Rings: Forever21, Shoes: Lulu&Sky
Do send me pictures when you try this out. I would love to see them.
Until next time! xoxo
Dress: Forever21, Leather Jacket: Self Designed, Belt: Vero Moda,
Kickass Power-Ring: Avrom Jewels, Heels: Lulu&Sky
A belated Happy Halloween, y’all!
I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite a few days now, but this one’s a little difficult for me. Never the less, I really do want to share this with you guys. And here it is!
Halloween is a celebration of the dead, for the dead. “It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts”, says Google.
When I met my make-up artist -who’s fabulous, by the way (you can check her work out here)- we spoke about a couple of ideas and I told her I really wanted to do something that channeled my inner Goddess. The first two words she uttered fit right in for me. She said ‘Warrior Princess’. And that is just so true for me, since I’ve always viewed myself as one.
You see, up until a year back, I was depressed. I suffered from insomnia and constantly battled with myself for my life because every fibre within me wanted me to take my life. Even a simple task such as cooking instant noodles was proving to be extremely difficult because the mere sight of the scissor that I used to cut the packet open ignited a desire to slit my wrist open. And people kept telling me I was doing nothing with my life since all I did was read or watch series/movies online all day. But little did they know, that numb state was what kept me going. I kept feeling I was the only one, and I kept feeling no one would understand. So I didn’t tell anyone, up until a point when I realised I needed help.
So I told a friend, then another. They said they understood, that they were there for me, and I felt better. I then told some more people, who seemed to understand, but only momentarily. And then even the friends who said they understood turned against me. That’s when I hit the rock bottom. And I decided that night that I would never tell anyone again. I also decided that I would grow from that state no matter what. If it was my mind that kept me so sad, only my mind could make me happy. So I took conscious efforts. I focused on helping myself. And to be very honest, this blog helped too.
I fought for myself, and I emerged as a victor. That is why the warrior princess resonated with me. My depression is the only ghost I know I will fight again and again because it temporarily resurfaces now and then. But I know for a fact, that I will get through. No matter what.
If you’re reading this and you know what I’m talking about, if you feel you’re the only one going through this endless state, you’re not. Yes, your experience and reasons are unique and only yours, but I bet you you’re not alone. In this feeling of helplessness, this state where you cry and bawl your eyes out for no reason, you’re not alone. If you’ve been battling for your life and seem to be losing it, get help. I’m a hundred percent sure you know if you’re depressed. Don’t let anyone, and I mean anyone tell you it’s just a phase and it will pass. Because it won’t. If you accept that, it will stay. You must fight it. And I promise you the fight is worth it. I am here after all, right?
If any of y’all ever want to speak about your state with me, you can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I swear, it will remain between us.
Thank you for contributing hugely to my life.
Until next time, xoxo.