Because I rarely dress up and get out…

everyday style, fashion

I have immense admiration for fashion bloggers, instagrammers, vloggers who actually think about their style and plan their looks, and click themselves whenever they’re out, I invariably forget to do so, or feel a tad embarrassed to ask someone to click me. I rely on the kindness of friends for pictures of me in public situations, so thanks Hira Mehta for this pic from yesterday’s Bombaywaali by SheThePeople Summit at Fun Republic Social, Mumbai.

bombaywaalidress

Interestingly I got back to wearing dresses in my forties. I used to wear a lot of them through college and early 20s and then stopped, because heaven knows something someone said about my legs being too skinny for my body stuck in my head. In my forties, I was at I care two hoots about my legs being too skinny for my body I’m wearing dresses because I love how they make me feel and so here I am in one that I picked up on a complete impulse. I was early for a meeting at Infinity 1 in Andheri and strolled into Westside, this dress called out my name in dulcet tones and I was smitten. I love that it is a fake wrap style, and bold stripes and modestly just below the knee. It comes with a lining which is another important factor for me because I’m damned if I can figure out a chemise that is appropriate most times, and end up not wearing something that needs an inner layer.

The clunky shoes are my favourites. Ever since I can remember I’ve loved clogs since my dear maternal aunt who lives in Norway had introduced me to them. They’re cosy, comfy and allow me to walk while giving me much needed inches. Not one person who met me yesterday said “I thought you would be taller,” which seems to otherwise have become standard greeting when people meet me for the first time.  So here’s what I wore yesterday, what do you think?

Dress: Westside

Shoes : Brown Suede Clog from Catwalk

Neckpiece : Rasta shopping from Lokhandwala Market

Hair and teeth: My own.

 

 

Of shirt dresses

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At L’Affaire Godrej The Trees yesterday, in a Global Desi shirt dress. Yes, it is a size bigger, I prefer to wear something a little looser than my size so I can grow into it. Seriously though, it just feels more comfortable in the humidity of Mumbai to allow for enough air circulation. Paired this with an oxidised silver knot neckpiece, a structured taupe Da Milano bag and my good old brown suede Catwalk clogs that don’t really go with this, but are sky high and darned comfortable, despite the high heel. No pockets with this one. Damn.

Red checks and denim

everyday style, fashion

I’ve always been a great fan of the red check and denim look. I think I’ve always owned a shirt with red checks, forever and ever. Oh well, ever since I was in college I think. The style is resolutely the same, a red checked shirt with tiny buttons down the front, fitted a bit. I wear these with either tan corduroy jeans or plain medium wash denims. Sometimes, I throw on a denim jacket. If the jeans are ankle cropped skinnies like these from Only, I will wear my high clogs (from Catwalk), or risk looking like something on a toothpick. This is a safe look that always works for a casual day out, without too much thought going into it.

And, as always, big sunnies, and a bigger smile, if I don’t hate everyone on and their grandparents on that particular day.