Friday Dress Code | Style Check’17

Friday Dress Code

Guide to Casual Friday Dress Code:

Thank God it’s Friday!

Indeed the 9-5 schedule looks bearable when it comes to Friday, so what’s your Winter Friday Dress Code? If you have always been a  denim person then probably you’re running out of ideas for the Friday look! People are eschewing casual wardrobes and dressing more stylishly on the last working day of the week.

When Friday comes around the dress standards are more relaxed and you can experiment with the casual and the corporate looks.

If you ask me, I prefer to keep the denim away from my work wardrobe and prefer to exploit them over the weekends.

 

So, here it is my guide to a Winter Friday Dressing:

Friday Dress Code

A long sleeved bodycon dress, which I styled in different ways is my Friday staple outfit. I love dresses and probably this made me experiment this executive style look.

This smart casual allows me to look comfortable keeping in mind the Weekend mood. Friday’s are the most relaxed days of the week before I think what I am grabbing for breakfast, I wouldn’t like to hunt around my wardrobe thinking what to wear.

Looking effortlessly dressed this Long Sleeved Bodycon dress from Cotton On keep up with my style quotient.

“Dressing tip: Style a dress of your choice with a contrast scarf or the Humble Denim Jacket, not to forget to pair it with a pair of Boots or shoes of similar colour”

I love to add a pop of colour to my Corporate look, hence the red lipstick does the needful, accessories are a great way to add colours to your overall look too!

Experimenting with different looks on a Friday makes you look less boring among your office colleagues, well everyone loves to see well-dressed people around them. That’s the 1st thing everyone notices even before you utter a word to anyone.

” Dressing tip: Always wear whatever you’re comfortable in, don’t be afraid to infuse a bit of your personality in whatever you wear or flaunt”

So, whats your favourite Friday Dress code?

Let me know what you love experimenting with?

If you missed out reading the Winter Style check, here it is for you to read though! If you’re an Islander then I do have a Beach Vacation wardrobe guide too!

 

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Beach Vacation: Outfit Ideas

Beach Vacation Outfit ideas!

What to wear on your Beach Vacation?

While I am still holidaying at the 3rd best beaches in the world, Whitsundays and Mackay (ushering my 6th wedding anniversary) at Queensland (Australia), I bring to you all the outfit details that are necessary for a hassle-free Beach vacation.

 

If you could ever describe what’s a perfect weather is? Then it would be June and July at Whitsundays islands, what the locals call as the Summery Winter. You will wake up to cool, crisp, foggy and peaceful mornings, then party in evenings full of stars.

Temperatures are rarely seen above 28 degrees Celsius during the day and hitting below 17 degrees at night. So, what such a weather at my disposal for 7 awesome days, here is what I flaunted during my vacation.

So, here it is the Beach Vacation Outfit Ideas:

#Playsuits

If you have known me for a little longer than you know how much I love playsuits. If you have missed my previous blog Playful in a playsuit, catch it all here!

These two gorgeous playsuits from Dotti was my staples for the first 2 days, tropical prints and floral made me stand out among the rest while I was sailing or catching a family dinner under the stars. Don’t forget to carry your flip flops or shoes that go normally with most of the outfits.

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#A summery dress

An A line dress is a must have in my beach vacation suitcase, light and easy to carry in my beach bag, this dress from H&M, I styled it with a bandana can make a bold statement.

#Sarong Dress

If you have read my previous blog on the Fitz my stay at the Fitzroy Island resort, then you know how handy is a Sarong dress, especially post a beach day or a day and night sailing.

This Sarong dress from Top Shop Australia was the top pick in my vacation wardrobe, I wore it for a 8 hour long sailing through the Whitsundays islands and I grabbed so many compliments onboard. Wear your swimsuit or bikini beneath and wear it on this, probably the easiest and hassle free outfit for a beach day out.

Beach Vacation Outfit ideas!

#Off shoulder top

Beach vacation without Off shoulder /cold shoulder tops? Well, I can’t think of any, a white off shoulder top is so versatile that you can pair it with hot pants or a skirt. This top from Valley girl paired well with a Valley girl skirt for an evening drinks on the beach.

 

#Swimsuits

Swimsuits/Bikini are a way of making a style statement, whatever you wear shows a different side of your personality, this 2 swimwear I picked from Top Shop, was perfect for a beach holiday.

Beach vacation outfit ideas!

#Bikini top

 

This is something I did an experiment on myself, paired my hot pants with a bikini top and paired with my Hat and the classic beach bag. Showing off my perfectly tanned body, don’t shy away to flaunt this look in your next beach vacation.

So, folks go ahead and make some impressive style statement on your beach vacation and don’t forget to share your views on what you feel about my outfits. Drop in a comment or pass your blog links to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Beach Bag Essentials | Vacation Check

Beach bag essentials

The top 10 Beach Bag Essentials

Sand between the toes? Oh, what a wonderful feeling special when the mercury takes a strong dip in Melbourne, Australia.

Winter is in full bloom in Australia, I don’t hate it but neither do it love it, so as I pack my bags to head towards a warmer destination, here is what are the Basic essentials that get packed in.

I am heading to Australia’s hottest Tropical Destination that’s the Great Barrier Reef yet again but this time it’s the 74 Island wonders to celebrate my 6th Wedding Anniversary!

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So, while I plan my hibernation into to a tropical paradise, here are the 10 Beach Essentials that is a must have in my beach tote/bag.

 

What’s in my Beach Bag?

10 Essential Beach Bag items:

  • The Bag

    I love to carry a big Beach bag, wherein I can pack almost every bit of thing I need for the day out on the beach. Whether I am spending the whole day at the beach or doing a beach hopping along with the city sightseeing, this bag, which I had picked from Ishka Melbourne, easily goes along.

 

  • Sunscreen Lotion

     The Australian sun is really harsh on skin and if you’re planning a sunny escapade in the Aussie land than a Sunscreen with SPF 50+ is a must to carry along. I have a super oily skin and can’t manage with an oily sunscreen, hence, this one pick from the Drug store is perfect for me.

 

  • Beach Bag essentials
  • Beach Hat:

    We love the sun but the sun always doesn’t love our skin, being the sun smart even during the vacay is an ideal thing to do. So I always remember to carry a statement hat throughout my Beach vacation

  • Sunglasses:

    I hate to carry my expensive pairs to the beach, I have this irrational fear of losing them or misplacing them eventually.So, 2 pairs of regular wear are something I generally carry on a beach day out.

 

  • Swimwear/Bikini: 

    Having an extra pair of swimwear comes always handy, I prefer to carry an extra pair of Bikini along with me. If you’re doing a beach hopping or doing snorkelling along the Great Barrier Reef, having a spare pair of swimwear is always preferred to be carried along. This two Swimwear which I recently picked up from Top Shop Australia, is a Beach holiday must have.

  • Sarong Dress:  

I am a big fan of Sarong Dress, rather than just a Sarong, something you can slip on immediately once you’re our of the water and want to grab some quick lunch or brunch. This dress of mine from Top Shop, Australia is a must have in my Beach vacation. Absolutely Casual chic and effortlessly can be worn post your beach day as well as for evening drinks on the beach. Personally, love this dress and I make sure that I pack a couple of simple ones in my Bag.

The Sarong Dress

  • Wet tissues:

    We love the sand between the toes but not always, not all the beaches have silky sand, some of the beaches higher up in the Northern Queensland are rocky and murky during high tide. Carrying an extra pack of wet tissues does come handy and is an essential element of my beach packing list.

  • After Sun Moisturizer:

    Sea water isn’t too friendly especially when you’re exposed to it for longer hours, hence a moisture-rich cream is something you need post the sun tan.

 

  • Flip flops:

    A smart pair of Flip-flops or sandals pairs well with the Sarong Dress or post beach city hopping! This gorgeous pair, which I had picked from Dotti is going in my Beach Holiday must haves.

 

  • Protective Phone Cover:

    Last but not the least, you don’t want to miss out on the Instagram moments in your vacation, so make sure that you have a water resistant case for your phone to capture all the fun. Use this cheat sheet to remind yourself what to pack for a Beach vacation and especially in your beach bag.

So, what are you packing in your Beach Bag?  If you find these tips worthy do let me know, also don’t forget to share your Summer Vacation Packing list here in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

Decoding Winter Fashion | Style Check

Winter Style check

Top 6 Winter Fashion Trends

Winter is here to stay and we can’t deny this fact, so why not enjoy it and bring out the best trends this season!

Without much talking, I jump into to decode my Winter Fashion. Melbourne winters are harsh and chilly and you must have heard it over and again layering is the game. So, can we keep it stylish even with tonnes of layering?

Well, the answer is yes.

  • Red is the colour: Monochrome is boring and to stand out pop a red trench coat on any monochrome/ black outfit to make yourself stand out. This adds a fresh pop to the usual mundane outfits. Don’t forget to pair it up with your red lips.

This trench coat from Portman has been with me through the Autumn to Winter transition and I still prefer to camaarry it along on an otherwise rainy and Gloomy Melbourne winter.

 

  • Hot Pink it’s a girl thing: Every girl has their favourite pink outfit in her wardrobe, so do i. This hot pink trench coat from Forever New stands out and goes well with an all-black outfit. I prefer to pair it with black boots and a fuchsia scarf to keep it stylish.
  • A touch of Metallic: I know not many of you have experimented with Metallic, as it’s tough to pair. So, I decided to wear it with a black top and paired it with a white fur jacket. Metallic touches add an element of glam to your Winter wardrobe.
  • The humble Denim Jacket: The Denim Jacket is a hardworking wardrobe staple and you probably can’t stay without it any season. So, I love pairing this with almost anything and everything be it a dress, a bodycon dress or denim over denim.

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  • The Blanket Coat: This comes handy during the chilly days in Melbourne. The lack of form and structure allow the jacket to drape itself around the wearer’s body, making it versatile and flattering for most. So, wearing it alone or pair it up with a belt both the looks goes well.

 

  • The Corporate Pink Jacket: If you’re a 9-5 person, you know how much overrated the black and the blue blazer is, therefore, I prefer to flaunt a girly colour and yet stick to the work norms. This pink Jacket is Friday work staple and I prefer to create a new look by pairing with either denim or a denim skirt.
  • Boots: Can’t think of Melbourne winter without boots, I love the low cuts boots and my favourite colours will be black and brown which normally goes along with most of the above outfits.

 

So, if you love any of the above looks, don’t forget to drop a line saying which one. My personal favourite shall always be the Pink trench coat. So, folks go ahead and experiment with your Winter wardrobe and don’t forget to keep it stylish.

 

If you would like to read more about Outfits of the day don’t forget to check out my Autumn Shoot!

 

 

 

Autumn styled photo Shoot!

Autumn Styled shoot!

Autumn my favorite season of the year:

All leaves are falling down the orange, yellow, red and brown; Autumn that time of the year, when we sit back and enjoy the colors of nature. So I decided to capture these colors in my memory lane in the form of a styled shoot.

The location which I choose was the Royal Botanical Garden, this happened to be the last week of Autumn and the colors were still at its best.

So, here I present to you two of the outfits that I styled up

Autumn shoot in Melbourne

An Off Shoulder Lace top from the Valley Girl Australia was my favorite pick of the season, couldn’t wear it much due to the short lived summer. So I styled it up with the formal black trousers from my work wardrobe.Needless to say, this chic look also goes along for a Saturday brunch with family and friends or team up with the humble denim jacket to complete the look.

Autumn Shoot in Melbourne!

The second outfit was a fusion ethnic wear exclusively for me designed by Siya- a stitched Clothing brand from India. If you know me by now, I love off shoulders and this outfit had all the elements of making you feel like a princess, the long trial added to the much-needed drama.

The reason I choose an ethnic outfit as the deep maroon colors complimented well with the season’s colors.

Autumn Styled shoot!

Check the gallery for more images from the shoot:

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Street Style at the Mercedes Benz Fashion week, Sydney!

Street style at MBFWA, wearing a Valleygirl dress

Street style at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion week:
Street Style is all about flaunting the best of yourself without saying anything and being an Instagram flogger, there couldn’t be a better occasion for me than a Fashion week. So I decided to assemble the best outfits from my wardrobe that resonated well with my style statement.

This blog is brought to you in collaboration with Couture Lense by Gargi Mazumdar, a Singapore-based

Off Runway Trends at MBFWA
Street style at MBFWA

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So before I head to who wore what? Here’s a series of Gallery (Street styles in Australia) of what I wore.

street style at MBFWA
Street style at MBFWA

I like to keep it simple, straight and yet trendy. This simple white floral body-hugging dress from the Valley Girl Australia was the perfect one to flaunt my toned self. I accessorized it with Lovisa, needless to say, there can’t be any better way to accessories, if you happen to be a Lovisa lover, you know what I am talking already. Coming from Melbourne, I was greeted by warmer temperatures hence this outfit went on to raise some eyebrows here and there.

Street style at MBFWA, wearing a Valleygirl dress

 

Playsuits were high in style last season at the Aussie land and if you happen to miss the gorgeous Playsuits I had flaunted last summer catch it right here. 
This Bobby printed black and white MRP tube Playsuit was simple and I teamed it up with a blazer from the work wardrobe. Went pretty well while I hassled around the shows with my camera.


A big fan of dresses, and if you give a color from my favorite palate I can’t say no. This peach colour uneven hemline dress, designed by Evanna House from Singapore was an asymmetrical easy going dress.
“Evanna Fashion House” is a company that specially caters to the women’s and men’s of today. The company has 2 designer brands “Agragrami” and “Mikhadi”, and their respective fashion designers are Vandana and Sachin.It defines class, exclusivity and quality. It isn’t a fast fashion brand, we do not mass produce but instead we look into every element of the customer needs and wants.

A line dress designed by Evanna Fashion house, Singapore
Wearing an A line Peach color outfit by Evanna Fashion House, Singapore

The weekend demanded some drama extra flamboyance so the 3 back to back outfits that I wore at the Weekend Edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion week, Resort 2018 Collection in Sydney were Indo-ethnic and simple denim over denim (a trend that never goes away).

This ethnic top I teamed up with my favorite denim jeans and a denim jacket, the embroidered cropped top from Melbourne Fashionhubforall, does go pretty well if you team up with a well-fitted jean.
Street styles spotted: Here are few street styles that caught my attention

Off runway styles are all about expressing yourself through what you’re wearing, so incline in showcasing your best self without compromising on your own fashion statement.
Indulge and experiment to bring the best of yourself, like I always say keep it simple yet trendy!
Did you read the coverage on Mercedes Benz Fashion week? If not head straight to catch the top trends that dominated the runway.

Fashion, Styling & Networking workshop by Parici Group!

Nothing is impossible and unachievable when women empower women. Parici Group, is the brainchild of Pareena, a former Miss. Mauritius Globe 2015, model and now an entrepreneur.

A workshop that connects women across various Cultural Groups, backgrounds and calibre to contribute, empower and support as well as raise funds for the UN Women National Committee Australia.

Pareena Naggea from Parici Group!

The event was emceed by the gorgeous Lucia Hou (Reigning Mrs. Australia Globe 2016) and had eminent speakers from the Fashion, beauty and styling Industry.Women were dressed in beautiful black and white, came forward in full strength to support this fundraising and networking over fashion & Styling.

We all live in a busy world trying to do the balancing act other than being a mother, wife and a business woman, what makes us successful is how we manage our time well. Sheridan who touched base on how efficient one can get with managing one’s time and doing the balancing act perfectly.

Time Management by Sheridan

Most of us don’t realise the importance of Skincare during the Winter, well I am one of them, Terri from Nutrimetics had some wonderful tips and products which she showcased that takes care most of our winter problems. One of her product were Rejuvenating lotions, creams and scrubs, Nutri-Rich Oil, which is made from 100 Apricot Kernels, a multipurpose oil, a perfect ingredient for Winter skincare.

Terri speaking about Winter Skincare and why it is essential

My favourite part of the session was the Winter styling by Brianna wood, from Truly madly style, Melbourne winters are harsh and almost everyone gets clueless what to wear during the autumn winter transition. The key takeaways were the classic trends that never goes out of fashion, your shopping guide this winter and the key Fashion trends.

Melbourne winter is all about Layering and her winter styling tips covered the key essentials that you need to have this season.

Stand out, look stylish and yet comfortable in your own skin.

Winter Styling by Brianna Wood

A game of Raffle to conclude the networking session, the funds which was raised through this goes to the UN Women National Committee Australia. Prices were sponsored by Wood ’n chimney Restaurants, Truly madly style, Feri Fashion, perfect portion, Parici Jewellery, Careerists, South Pacific Gym, Nutrimetics and other wonderful sponsors. I was happy to win a Nutrimetics Shower pack.

I congratulate and wishing all the best to Team Parici and Pareena for this wonderful initiative to bring likeminded women to contribute, empower socialise and network over fashion and styling.

 

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Resort 18 (Highlight)

Bringing to you Mercedes-Benz Fashion week Resort 2018, highlights fresh from the Runway.

This Fashion Week  is brought you in collaboration with the Singapore based Fashion Designer & Photographer Couture Lense

What Cmeo Collection brought on the Runways?

An interesting mix of detailing like Ruffles, Off shoulders, rushes , pleats ,Fringes complementing with details such as  buttons , hand embroidery, sequins to add to the spark of this season’s collection.

 


The 2nd highlight of today’s Runway was The Innovators (The Fashion Studio), this fresh upcoming designers like Handsy Swimwear, Eyol, Akle and Casea caught the attention.

Colourful, Bohemian with various detailing of fur, tassels and frills. The Fashion Studio Designers left the audience crave for more, contributing to the Resort look.

 

We can’t spend our day without slipping into our denims can we?

Vale Denim, brings to us various exciting variants of Fashionable Denims.

Fashion Revolution Week: The Clothes Loop Launch!

With the Fashion Revolution week being around the corner, the world is gearing up to create fashion that aims to be sustainable, affordable and has a transparent supply chain.We often buy branded and non-branded clothes based on affordability and tastes without thinking about who made them. The tag “made in china” or “made in Bangladesh” rarely catches our attention.

This month marks 4th anniversary of the #whomademyclothes campaign, igniting these questions in our mind. Clothes Loop is an up and coming retailer, that has taken the initiative in Australia to redefine the way we wear fashion. They are a new online fashion store that lets you trade their products after you’re done.

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The Clothes Loop Launches its Signature Capsule collection!

The brand reports that women on average get bored with their outfits on the 3rd wear and by the 7th they discard it.

For most of us, we don’t consider that donating clothes to charity as disposing clothes, however the fact of the matter is that most of our donated clothes never find a new home and we have no clue where these unwanted garments go instead.

Facts : Around 5% of landfill is made of textiles, 95% of which  can be recycled and reused.

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Clothes Loop says if you’re bored of an outfit don’t discard it. Rather, make it worthwhile for a similar person to own it after you.

They’ve created a community marketplace that works on just two fundamentals, you get matched with other customers and you swap your clothes.

I have certainly considered doing a clothes swap with my friends, especially when I find outfits in their wardrobes that I simply adore. But having a retail platform, and access to everyone else’s wardrobes for exchange, with just a few clicks is indeed a bliss.

Facts: The average person buys 60 percent more items of clothing and keeps them for about half as long as 15 years ago. About 40% of the clothes are rarely or never worn

This humble initiative has been created by the founder Rose Duong and business partner Brooke Wynn, together they have the passion to promote sustainability through retainable fashion.

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Rose Duong

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Facts: In USA ,10.5 million tons of clothing is sent to landfill every year, creating pollution of hazardous chemicals and greenhouse gases.

Their Launch Party was a success in raising their profile. They presented each of their future milestones and discussed the vision of the company. They’re rallying to get more supporters behind their business and members into their system.

I attended the Clothes Loop Launch with my blogger friend, the agenda of the Launch was to discuss the pathway laid down by the co-founders, had free drinks & yummy pizza’s on arrival followed by lucky draws and Goody bag giveaways. The socialising and the awareness quotient was high among the attendees and everyone was excited to join the movement like I did.

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The Clothes Loop Goody Bags!

A fashion event that focuses on the core content in bringing in a change yet keeping up to the expectations of the guests.

I would like to wish Clothes Loop all the very best in their sustainable initiative and look forward in being a part of the Fashion Revolution that they are kickstarting in Australia.

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