Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Trend Watch: Polka Pants

Dots Dots everywhere, not a dot to drink. Polka dots and summer have a long history and given the printed pants obsession this summer it's no surprise (and a delight) to see the dots dotting the pants.

Dressed up and dressed down, playful and edgy Poppy Delevigne, Kristen Bell, Taylor Swift and Gwen Stefani were spotted in their respective polka pants while just strolling down the streets to the red carpet. Kristen makes it dressy at the red carpet with a embroidered white button down, formal blazer, statement necklace and high slingback platforms, while Taylor Swift goes the effortless chic route with simple button down shirt and loafers paired with her polka dot ankle jeans, Gwen brightened her black and white polka pants with a colour pop pink jacket and red lips and Poppy Delevigne took the chic route with button down shirt, scalloped edged jacket and Ivory Platform sandals. 

 Kristen Bell and Poppy Delevigne in Topshop Polka Dot Cropped Pants

Taylor Swift in AG Adriano Polka Dot Ankle Jean and GwenStefani in Paige Polka Dot Verdugo Jeggings

My favourite among the four is Poppy Delevigne. You?

Get the Polka Pants look


2. Paige Polka Dot Denims (as seen on Gwen) - An edgy casual look can be easily pulled with these Paige polka denims. Pair it with a airy tee or dress it with a bright colour jacket to make it a day-to-night look. Finish off with some sleek heeled pumps.  

1. J Crew Capri in Polka Dot for £100 (approx Rs 9700, ships to India) - A retro-ish capri will grant you a chic head turner look with its giant dots. Wear it with flats (for working androgyny think orxfords, or go dressy with pumps). Add a pop of colour with a blouse or your jacket or go black and white with a pout of red lips.

Wear the polka with blazer, tee or tucked-in button down.

3. River Island White Tee £20 (approx Rs 1800, ships to India)
6. Chloe Necktie Crede Shirt (luxury, ships to India)
4. Zara Red Blazer for £60
10. Theysen's Theory Black Blazer £376 (ships to India) 
5. Oasis Sleeveless Blouse for £40 (approx Rs 3600, ships to India, free delivery available)

Accesorise it with heels and clutch for dressy look.

9. Zara Peep Toe Nude Heels for £40
8. Matt and Nat Black Jorja Bag
7. Zara Box Clutch £20

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Style Inspiration


Out of the Box

Subtle with OTT


Colour Block

Polka Dots, B-W against colour

Pics via: newfavourite thing, thecoveteur, The Sartorialist, Dannijo, eatsleepwear, thecoveteur, etsy

Inspiration comes from everywhere. It can be an idea on your mind, something in your favourite store, it can come from catwalks or window displays or magazines or a style icon, from the nature....... its everywhere.

My current inspiration is these really striking images from my favourite blogs.

What's your inspiration?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ordering Shoes from to India

P.S. - Javari ships to most of the countries around the world, so ladies no matter what country you reside in, you can quench your thirst for shoes from Javari.

For all the shoes fanatics this would be a blessing. After using while living in UK, when I got back to India the dearth of good shoe brands (Especially the vegan options) was hugely disappointing.

I decided to look beyond the stores in India and to my pleasure discovered that a host of international websites ship to India. So I turned to Javari. Shopping from Javari was a piece of cake and a delight (they have a huge shoe collection).

After browing through myriad options, I finally squared on these Leopard Print Pumps and ordered it from (yes from UK). Holymoly!!! Imagine my surprise when the postman arrived to deliver them at my Mumbai address in flat 3 days. Can you believe it? An amazing pair of shoes that looked just as good as they did on the website (for better pictures I looked at Lipsy's website) arriving in exact three days all the way from England with all the costs paid (yes postage and customs).

A quick review of Javari exprience -
Ordering from was a piece of cake. It took barely a few minutes to order and the moment I keyed in my address, they give the final cost that includes the duties, so you exactly know how much its going to cost you.

Well they sure charge a bomb for shipping to India through priority express service, £20 (approx Rs 1,700) to be precise (there was no alternate shipping option), but considering that these shoes were on sale I didn't mind paying the cost (it was still a bargain).

And the best part? They offer free 365-days returns. So you have one whole year to think if you want to keep them and in this period you might as well find someone who's going to UK and can return for much cheaper.

The only thing I'd recommend Javari is to improve the quality of the pictures they use on the website. The shoes don't look as good on their website as they do in original (while on most websites its the other way round). So a buyer might skip buying a otherwise good looking shoe). Please do something about it.

Other than that ordering from them is a ten on ten!!!

These shoes are 'the perfect' addition to my shoe closet and I am absolutely loving them. They lift up even a very simple outfit.

This is not a paid or sponsored post. 100% Beautify's opinion without any bias.