Of camels and elephants: What I wore yesterday

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Not a ‘brand brand’ but just a quirky print that caught my eye while browsing at Central. The label says Sushila. What I loved were the funky camels and elephants, the comfort of a flowing long cotton shirt dress with a cord belt, and enough give to accommodate, errm my avoir dupois. Like?

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I confess with summer in Mumbai, I opt for cottons and linens in flowing styles. What are your go to looks for summer?

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Prerna Sinha or Maa Of All Blogs on her love for Indo-ethnic chic

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A style that you are comfortable in, is what I think is fashionable for you or your age. At forty, it’s time to move beyond just adapting the current trends blindly but smartly pick up elements that you can carry and then merge it with your own style. See what suits your body shape and profession and then carry it with elan. Maybe it’s time to even discover and have your own style because that will never fade. For me it’s Indo ethnics. I just love carrying it off. I usually pair it with one statement jewellery, be it a Jhumka or a statement necklace. Here I am wearing a long maroon dress with pockets( pockets are very important for me). I like the fact that it’s stylish and still very comfortable.

(Prerna Sinha who blogs at https://www.maaofallblogs.com/ is among the most popular bloggers in India today).

Journalist Mrinmayee Ranade shares her everyday style

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I am not a brands person, except handloom perhaps. 

The saree is from Co-optex, my long time favourite, just like my mother. Aai gifted this saree for birthday last year, so more special. 

The jacket is from Mahalaxmi Saras exhibition many years ago, my annual shopping pilgrimage where I get stuff made/sold by women’s self help groups. The pic was clicked on 31st December last year, as if waving bye bye to 2018! 

The blue long dress is from streets of Dadar 
 Have recently started wearing such dresses. No longer bothered about what others – read in laws – think or will say. (on second thoughts, i am more concerned about what the daughter will say now 😛 )

The teal dress is Biba, fits me perfectly. Clicked on 47th birthday. The pocket is added my myself from some leftover material.

( Mrinmayee Ranade is a journalist, reader, traveler, who has recently found love of crochet and making simple jewelry. )

Swati Rai decodes her preferred evening looks

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As a blogger, a corporate trainer, Teacher-trainer I have events , workshops and commitments that require me to dress according to the occasion on multiple events. I am a great believer in dressing according to the event and mostly, the dress depends on my moodboard!
Fashion for me is inherent happiness and physical fitness, vigour or call it what you will- boils down to how you carry yourself, be it in the plainest of garment. It is a definite plus if a touch of your personality is reflected in your sartorial selections!
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Look 1
An evening with a slight nip in the air mandated a cover up- a royal blue ensemble was chosen with a warm poncho over it but not without my touch of buckling up with a wide leather belt. I found, the drape worked well for contouring, without compromising  the warmth or the style quotient- easy-peasy look for a cold Delhi formal do! Threw in extra blue liner and mascara, left the neck bare and slapped on some danglers for a little bling!
look 2
Look 2
Who and how can you go wrong with a saree? A regular concoction of different textures of chantilly lace, net, in the baroque vintage style, got me a saree innovatively put together that gave it a designer look, without costing me a bomb! Black and grey is also  combination that I heart- finished with a  silver choker and I was ready, as ready can be!
(Swati Rai blogs at http://theinsiderviews.com)

Oh, for a dress with pockets…

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I’m not much of a Biba fan, and haven’t really bought or worn anything from the brand, but this dress with its lovely print, and the fact that it had pockets changed my mind.

I love long dresses, as I’ve said before, and I have a particular soft spot for florals. I particularly fell in love with the flare and the colour combination of this one. I had already packed another outfit for the Women Writers Fest Bangalore, in 2018, but a flight delay meant extra time at the airport and this is what happens. Picked this up on an impulse and loved how comfortable it was. Yes, it is a size larger. In other circumstances, I would have preferred a higher heel with this, but had packed these trusted beige Tstrap Bata wedges so these are what I wore.

Here with the very wonderful Anuja Chauhan whom I was chatting with about her books at the event.

Photo courtesy: Fandom at Gilly’s