Awadhi Living with the Hilton Garden Inn, Lucknow!

June 14, 2019

If you are someone who is looking to spend some quality time with yourself in the city of Nawabs and Kebabs, aka Lucknow, then the one place I would love to recommend is the Hilton Garden Inn without a second thought. Situated in Gomti Nagar, the Hilton Garden Inn though is amidst quite a populous area, it still feels like you have set foot in the most serene of places the moment you enter the premises.   This was my very first visit to the brilliant city of Nawabs and Kebabs, and I am so glad that I got to experience this city with none other than Hilton itself. Apart from the obvious charm that this beautiful city holds, the main aim that drove me to visit the wonderful town was because I was extremely keen on trying out Awadhi Cuisine, that is native to Lucknow! The welcome that I received at Hilton was truly something that I would remember by all through without a doubt. The amazing Awadhi culture just shone through the whole aura of the hotel as soon as I entered the hotel, and that was one of the many things that stood out to me when I was here. The hotel itself boasts of a 24-hour business centre, a fitness centre and a full-service restaurant whose food is absolutely to die for. Apart from this, it also has a 24-hour pantry market in case you forget to pack your toothbrush or the likes, an on-site convenience store, and of course the amazing quintessential pool! Now who would not want to keep coming back here again and again? The best part about this visit, however, was not the fact that I was finally able to visit a city that I had always dreamt of visiting for a …

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4 Types of Summer Dresses that you Ought to own this season

May 14, 2019

No one can argue with the fact that dresses might just be the most versatile clothing item that was ever invented. Am I wrong when I say that? No right? Well, the best thing about adorning a dress is that you literally require the minimal amount of pairing issues, unlike those in wearing jeans or even skirts for that matter. Just slap on that favourite dress of yours and pair with a shoe and carry a handbag if necessary and you are done! Summers might just be the best season to flaunt that dress of yours and the great thing about this is that there is a ton of variety that we girls can choose from! Let’s get on with it now, shall we? The Flowing Maxi: Source: bigcommerce Now, who does not like those amazing breezy maxi dresses in the hot summer season? Well, I for one, sure do! The flowing maxi is definitely my go-to type of dress when I am looking forward to spending the day outdoors in the heat. Not only does the flowing maxi allow me to move around and lending me a really filmy vibe, the dress in itself is super comfy without a doubt. When picking out a flowing maxi for yourself during the summers, go for a material like cotton or chiffon. These are lightweight fabrics that look gorgeous on everyone! The best part? The flowing maxi is versatile and can be worn for a date, evening out with the girlfriends or even for a simple family get together. The Midi: Source: lulus                    For all you girls who are not too comfy with waltzing around in the flowing maxi, the next best thing that you can flaunt is the simple and timeless midi. With different cuts and available in different fits too, …

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Must Have Fusion Wear This Holi

March 18, 2019

The festival of colours is merely a few days away and I am absolutely ecstatic, not only because Holi happens to be one of my favourite festivals, but it also marks the end of the wintery feels and welcomes to wonders that spring brings with it. I cannot think of a more better festival to complement the chirpiness and the colourful atmosphere during this season, and to add to the festivities, why not be our quirkiest best? Here are a few fusion-wear pieces that you really ought to have in your wardrobe this time around! The Long Skirt: Source: pinimg        The long skirt can never go out of trend come what may! Be it a beautifully western skirt with a  wonderful silhouette, or a brilliantly embellished skirt with an amazing flare, there is literally no comparison of the grace that a long skirt lends to the wearer. During the festival of Holi however, ditch the silhouetted long western skirt, and opt for the solid coloured skirt with the zari border or even an embellished skirt. The best part about such a skirt is that you can pair it with any kind of ethnic top-wear like a kurti or a long kurta with slits on the side. Super comfy and easy to move around in, skirts are perfect for this beautiful festival. Jacket It Up: Source: ytimg It goes without saying that if we are talking about the festival of colours, one or two of the said colours, in some way or the other, will make their way on your outfit! If you are someone who is conscious about the visibility of these colours, then a jacket is your best, and most stylish bet, without a doubt! The combination of a long kurta with a long ethnic jacket can be a …

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5 Print trends of 2019 to add to your wardrobe

March 11, 2019

Who does not love printed fabrics after all, because as much as I love solid colours, prints are my bae without a doubt? The fun that comes with pairing different prints and patterns together with other patterns or even solid colours is something that I cannot compare to! So here you go! This is my list of the top 5 print trends of 2019 that you need to add to your wardrobe for sure. Tie and Dye Source: fashionista Talk about boho-chicness and the first thing that comes to my mind is tie and dye, without a doubt. Tie and dyes will take you back to the amazing era of the 60s in a second, and that combined with a few modern twists make for amazing results. The best part? One can easily wear tie and dyes in both bright and pastel colours and never go wrong with it! From tie and dye tees all the way to dresses, or even those amazing rainbow tie and dyed jackets, this is one amazing print to include in your wardrobe for sure. Paisley Source: cloudfront Wanderlust calling you? Well then, paisleys should definitely be an addition to your wardrobe this year! Usually associated with beautiful and exotic locales, the basic and very first paisley print comes from Persian artwork. Paisley prints work great with literally anything and everything. Be it on jackets and trousers, or even swimsuits and dresses, there is nothing that paisley does not look good on. Trust me when I tell you that paisley will be a brilliant way to add colour and beautiful patterns to your 2019 wardrobe. Checks Source: SkinnyHipster Checks are classic, to say the least, and they might go in and out of fashion, but there will never come a time when checks will not …

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5 Accessories to Glamourize any New Year Look

December 31, 2018

New Year is already here, and I cannot believe how quickly this year has blown past us, goes to show that time really is not something you have control over. But there definitely is one thing that you have control over for sure; to look your absolute best to celebrate the arrival of the new year. Being the belle of the ball might not be easy, but with your confidence, a killer dress and some amazing accessories, you can just breeze through any party with all the eyes glued on you! For me, there are a few accessories in particular that I swear by when it comes to dressing up for New Year party for sure! Shoes: Image source: abeautifulmess I am sure that all of you agree that without the perfect pair of shoes, no outfit can ever be complete, especially when it is a dress that is as crucial as a New Year’s Eve dress! You might just be wearing a simple dress to begin with, but when paired with the right kind of shoes, the beauty of the outfit, as a whole, goes up a notch brilliantly. Be it stilettos, a pair of simple belles or merely a studded sandal, there is such a variety to choose from that you might just get lost in the beauty of the shoes! Take you pick girls, and remember to be comfortable in whatever you choose Clutch: Image source: stardust Your bag is another thing that adds a touch of glamour and chicness to your outfit beautifully. Choose the right kind clutch and you will make sure that are able to carry all your essentials in it without having to worry about it looking bulky. For a quirky, yet chic look, pick a clutch that has a pop of colour …

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5 Unconventional yet Festive Colours to substitute for Red on Xmas Looks

December 25, 2018

I absolutely love dressing up according to the festive season and Christmas is no exception or me. Christmas is such a nostalgic time where the carols and the smell of cinnamon in the air remind me of the amazing childhood celebrations we all used to have during the festive season. However, as we grew older, we learnt new ways to celebrate the festival and that includes dressing up for the occasion. Though red might be synonymous with the festival of Christmas, I thought why not go a different way and use a few other colours to bring out the festivity in the season? 1. Marsala: Image source: squarespace Did you know that in the year 2014, Marsala was pronounced Pantone’s colour of the year? Well, justifiably so! This beautifully earthy tone which has a certain robustness to it, is definitely one of my favourites without a doubt. Despite the fact that marsala was pronounced the Colour of the Year 4 years back, to this day it holds its ground as a tough competitor when compared to other worthy opponents, a few of which I will be listing here for sure! 2. Amber: Image source: stylecraze It is so fascinating to learn new things each and every day! Did you know that the colour Amber happens to fall exactly between yellow and orange in the colour wheel, because I sure did not! But one thing I know for sure, that I am absolutely in love with the brightness and the earthiness of this colour too. The great thing about colours such as these, is that they suit every skin tone beautifully. From an overcoat to a pair of trousers or a billowy dress, use this colour without hesitation and you will be rewarded with many admiring looks for sure. 3. Rose …

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5 Most Animal-Friendly and Cruelty-Free Fashion Brands

December 17, 2018

  It has been going in for quite a long time now that animals have been used an abused in the fashion industry, whether it is to make leather or fur based outfits. However, the good news is that a lot of fashion forwards and forward-thinking fashion labels have decided to call it quits with animal cruelty and do their bit in helping the voiceless beings. With the news of a high-end fashion label announcing that they are going fur-free or leather-free, almost every other month, it has now become quite fashionable to go cruelty-free. Stella McCartney: Image source: heritadolcevita Stella McCartney might perhaps be the most animal-friendly high-end fashion brand that you could ever come across. Stella McCartney herself has been an animal advocate and a huge PETA supporter for a long time, so it goes without saying that her label would also reflect her ideas in the most effective manner. She has vowed to steer clear of using both fur and leather and has made sure that she only uses responsible and animal-friendly materials. Apart from all this, she has also been the voice of reason all through and promotes the idea of a animal-friendly fashion industry to her fellow designers and shoppers alike. Vivienne Westwood: Image source: vogue For Vivienne Westwood, being a long-term vegetarian that she was, using fur in her designs did not seem to be doing her vision justice. So, after being made aware by PETA, about the cruelty that the animals are subjected to in the fur industry, Westwood decided to renounce the use of fur in her designs too. Now like many of the other designers, she has switched to using faux fur in her designs. Tommy Hilfiger: Image source: goodsearch Tommy Hilfiger might perhaps be one of the most popular international …

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Taking Care of Faux Fur in winters

December 7, 2018

Winter has finally arrived, and with it, so has the need to bring out clothes from deep inside our wardrobes! From woollens and caps to scarves and those trench coats, all have become a necessity now! But among all these, there is one material in particular that rules most of our hearts; faux fur! Fashionable, comfortable and utterly wonderful to look at, faux fur is everyone’s answer to chic and effortlessly styled clothing. The best part, however, is that it is cruelty-free and that no animal had to get hurt for us to enjoy the texture of the fur! However, the one thing that it all comes down to is how we take care of these faux fur when not in use and when they are in use too. Storage: Image source: withoutatrace Be it a coat made solely of faux fur or another clothing element with a touch of faux fur to it, storing it the right way is of utmost importance. Just a few points to remember: Remember to store your faux furs away from humidity and in a dry and cool place. Though faux fur getting wet can get quite messy, the humidity can make it fuzzy and frizzy which in turn makes it look weird. The best way you can store them is by keeping them inside a garment bag or some kind of a container. Never store your faux fur near a place which has access to a constant source of sunlight. Any kind of overexposure to the sunlight on a regular basis can fade the colour off of clothes and faux fur alike. Maintenance: Image source: wordpress Maintenance is not really that big an issue when it comes to faux furs as long as you have been following the storage rules to the T. There are, however, a few things …

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5 winter fashion accessories to own!

November 30, 2018

The tropical weather in India goes for a toss when winter arrives, and this time, winters seem to be arriving prematurely, and I am confused as to whether I should hold on to my summer wardrobe a little longer or start piling up on layers to get ready for the winter season. Whatever the case, we often end up concentrating a little too seriously on the layering rule during the winters as a result of which accessories seem to take a back seat. But did you know that accessories alone can make your look appear more expensive, even if your clothing tags do say otherwise? I am here to share a list of 5 accessory essentials for the cold, winter season that will definitely ante up your style quotient to the T! Take a look! The Fedora: Image source: fashionstylemag As evergreen as the beauties like Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe, the fedora is one of my most sought-after accessories and one that I cannot imagine doing without! I understand that a hat might not be the first thing that pops into your head when we talk about winter accessories, but can you really deny the amazing value that this beautiful piece of clothing holds because I sure can’t! A woolen or even a felt fedora might just make for the perfect touch to add a dash of elegance yet a sort of edginess to your outfit as a whole, and not to mention that they will definitely do the job of keeping you warm and cozy too! The Trench: Image source: gracieopulanza One of the many benefits of winter clothing is that you can literally wear anything and get away with murder if you have the right kind of coat or jacket to throw over all the layers that …

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#IForEye – A Titan Eye Plus Initiative

April 26, 2018

Exchange offers are quite common nowadays, aren’t they? I mean you literally have exchanges offers almost on everything! But have you heard of exchange on spectacles? Yup, you heard me right! Exchange on spectacles! And what if I told you that this exchange story has an amazing initiative behind it? Did you know that more out of the 550 million people in India who are in need of eye correction, a majority of them cannot even afford it? So to help those very people, at the end of the month long campaign, Titan Eye Plus will collect every eye glass that have been given in exchange, repair the frames fit for re-wear and hand it over to Goonj who will further distribute them to the underprivileged people of India who need them the most! That is what the whole Titan Eye Plus #IForEye campaign is all about! I mean who would have thought of something like this? What an amazing innovative concept it is! Being a fellow spectacle wearer, I am personally really thrilled that such a concept has been introduced and I am sure that all the other spectacle wielders out there will also find this initiative brilliant, to say the least! And if this incentive was not enough to get your glasses exchanged, the campaign also offers you a discount of flat 20% on lenses and frames as well! Can it get any better than this? I mean you would be contributing in making someone’s life better AND getting a discount for that? Still cannot get over it! Titan Eye Plus has recently introduced two new ranges! Their INFINIA Collection by Titan House Brand Frames and their Titan Eye Plus New Flip-On Collection! The Titan Eye Plus Flip-On Collection addresses a major problem that all spectacle wearers face, especially in summers! Wearing sunglasses …

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