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Thursday, 29 September 2016

A bird or a plane?

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Hola!

I have been crazy busy with work, packing (yes, going on a secret trip :p) and shoots. But life has been good otherwise. A few weeks ago, I had my friend's birthday party to attend. Since I did not want to expose my legs, I wanted to wear a maxi dress or skirt. But that could get a bit too boring, so I found this beguiling maxi jumpsuit from Zivaza!

Zivaza is a rental portal that have exclusive party wear for women. If you are into bling and something fresh and different, Zivaza is the place to be. I found this incredibly attractive and it was perfect for a birthday party! They deliver on time and the dress did not just look like flowers, but it also smelt like flowers!

I completed the look with gold chunky ear-rings and a pair of wedges.

Photo credits - Flink Photography

Beautiful birds always get caged.
I am not afraid of flying!
Let your dreams take flight.
My soul is in the sky.
Don't dream your life, live your dream.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
You're a diamond, they cannot break you.
Make them wonder why you're still smiling.
The best is yet to come.
A smile can hide so much pain.
Positive, patient, persistent.
Sometimes you have to look back in order to realize how far you've come.

Going to be super busy next couple of weeks as my vacay for this year is happening soon! But do keep showering me with all your love! See ya!

Love,
Hand On The Hip

Monday, 26 September 2016

Denim is a way of life!

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Good morning everyone!

I know, I know. How can Monday mornings be good? Let me try and make your day a little less boring! I am going to be traveling later this week and may not be able to blog as much for the next few weeks. But you can keep checking my Instagram posts for latest updates!

For now, let me just talk a little bit about the title of this post. Yes. Denims! We already know how comfortable denims are and how they are perfect for just about any kind of weather. Some of my school friends planned an impromptu brunch and I was like "I have nothing to wear"! Uggh! Every girl's nightmare, huh?

Anyway, ever since I was introduced to LibeRent, my wardrobe worries have bid adieu. I just go on to their portal and pick whatever I want. And just like that, within a few hours, I got my hands on this denim dress and I was ready to rock the party!

Since it came with a tan belt, I teamed this dress up with this snakeskin pattern sling bag and brown suede bellies. To add some color, I wore a DW watch. Hope you guys like my post!

Photo credits - Pixel

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.
Everything you can imagine is real.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Love,
Hand On The Hip

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Life is peachy!

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Hello everyone!

How many of you love shopping? I'm sure all of you do. You probably wouldn't be reading my blog otherwise. When I binge shop, I tend to buy a lot of really random things and almost always end up with nothing that goes with it. So I have to either shop more or just not wear it. For instance, I got this amazingly cute pair of green stilettos a few years ago, but I don't know what I could wear it with. Every morning when I go through my wardrobe and pick up something to wear, I am always confused if it's office appropriate or not. It gets a little tricky for working women to experiment.

Sometimes I wish I had my own personal stylist. And guess what? I found my Fairy Godmother! As I mentioned earlier on Instagram, I collaborated with Zuplr a few weeks ago and I cannot wait to tell you guys about my experience!

Zuplr is this amazing portal that picks out clothes for you based on your taste. In short, it's like having a personal stylist on your phone. So, you fill out a basic questionnaire based on the kind of look you want the stylists to curate. Based on your requirements, they will send you some clothes that might be useful for you. You can keep what you like and send the rest back! It's reasonably priced and the clothes are of good brands!

Today I am going to tell you all about my first look. Zuplr sent me this chiffon peach top that I could wear to office or parties or probably even to the beach. I wore this with basic navy blue denims, some chunky ear-rings and silver pumps. I absolutely love the back of this top. It's got golden beads that look so so sexy! But you can wear a jacket on top of it if you think that's not office appropriate.

These amazing pictures were taken by the awesome duo Hari and Sreedeep from Flink Photography. Do not forget to check out their page!

Photo credits - Flink Photos

Your smile is your weapon!
Layers of love!
Some green and some gray!
She's bringin' sexy back!
Can't remember to forget!
Evil laugh?
Angelic smile?
So coy!
Look for the girl with a broken smile
Faith: A living and unshakable confidence
If you are confident, you are beautiful.
And a tinge of red makes everything better!
Nothing stopped her!
Well, life is peachy!
Hope you liked my post!

Love,
Hand On The Hip

Monday, 19 September 2016

Boys will always be boys!

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Hey!

I have been getting a lot of requests lately, to write about fashion for women over 30, how to style beards, what to wear for Christian weddings and lots more! So the good news is, at least once a month, I shall try to post about something out of the blue, yet something that a regular boy or girl next door can benefit from.

Today I thought, hey, let me give some of the men in my life some credit! As you all know, I have a power team that consists of two of my really good friends, Pratik and Rahul. (And of course, they learnt a thing or two from me and decided to pay attention to fashion :D)



While Rahul has a killer zeal for acting and beat boxing, Pratik is usually the guy behind the lens with his passion for design and creativity.  They both like to keep it simple and casual, yet stylish!

Look # 1: Keeping it basic!
Rahul wore a basic red polo tee with black denims and some casual shoes, while Pratik wore a black shirt with chinos and loafers. A basic polo tee is a must-have in every man's wardrobe! And if you didn't know, loafers are totally in! They bring comfort and style together.





Look # 2: Prints baby!
Prints are not just for women. Men can do a pretty good job too! Rahul is flaunting his bird print tee from Flying Machine and to maintain the contrast, he wore light blue denims and casual shoes with it.



Look # 3: Playing it safe!
A basic black tee can never go wrong! When in doubt, always wear black! Rahul wore this casual black tee with light blue denims while Pratik wore his with a darker shade of blue.



 Look # 4: Sweat it out!
Every guy should own a hoodie! When you're out of clothes, you can just pull one of those sweatshirts out and rock it like Rahul did with his NITK hoodie and black denims. He wore some chappals to complete the look. I call it the typical lazy guy look :D




All in all, it was a lot of fun shooting with these guys! Hope to post some more blogs for all my  male buddies out there!

Love,
Hand On The Hip

Friday, 16 September 2016

Take the world and paint it red!

9/16/2016 0 Comments
Hey guys!

Friday night it's party time, feelin' ready lookin' fine, viene diego rumbeando! Haha! Don't bother! Just remembered this Las Ketchup song from my school days. Speaking of Fridays, the week has been pretty short, thanks to the riots that's been driving Bangalore crazy the past week! So, it's finally time to put on those dancing shoes and get your red dress on tonight!

As you guys know about my collaboration with Candidknots, an amazing portal to rent clothes, I thought I should sizzle the dance floor tonight with this suave red dress. It comes with a gold belt and to jazz it up, I added this long copper neckpiece and metallic flats.

What are the benefits of wearing red? Red is a powerful color! Red is bold. Red is power. In India, red is an auspicious color and hence the bride is draped in a red saree or lehenga. The Chinese use red envelopes to give cash gifts, showering good luck, happiness and prosperity on the recipient. If you have an important client meeting, make sure you wear red. Red is a warm color. It could be a little intimidating if you overdo it. But as long as you have used the right amount of red in your outfit, you can conquer the world! 

Photo credits - Pixelshooter


Got my red dress on tonight
Let's set the dance floor on fire!
Are you red-dy? :D
Yes, I am the queen!
Take me away!
See you next week! Until then, paint the town red!

Love,
Hand On The Hip