Living it Up ft SulaFest with LIVitup

Wearing: Armani tank top, Forever21 skort and sunnies from SR store and my hangoversheild – LIVitup !

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SulaFest has definitely been one of India’s most unique and fun festivals over the last 10 years! Yes, SulaFest 2017 was their 10th edition, once again with a potent mix of great food, wine, drinks, fashion and music.  SulaFest is held in Sula Vineyards, near the Nashik city, which ups the tempo of this music festival right from the beginning. This gourmet and music experience has only gotten better and bigger over the years attracting even better Indian and International artists from across the globe, playing varied genres and keeping the pulse high for the goers.

This year being the 10th edition, the festival tempted us for 3 days back to back! The artist lineup was power packed with popular names including- Dubioza Kolektiv , Infected Mushroom, Hilight Tribe, Bloc Party, Nucleya, Indian Ocean, The Raghu Dixit Project, Loco & Jam, Swingrowers, Ska Vengers and Afro Celt Sound System and many more. So hey, it was tons and tons of good music and fun and frolic. There was so much to indulge in than just the usual drinking.  SulaFest was a runaway success with thousands of people showing up from across soaking in the sun, wine, music and most of all the good vibes.

Drinking for 3 days (back-to-back) is just crazy. I must admit, it gets heavy and can induce sickness, which of course restrains one’s capacity to enjoy the moment to the fullest. Thank god, this time, I had my hangover shield – LIVitup! It helped me not only survive the fest, but also enjoy it till the very last day to the maximum. It had me feeling lively and light (Well, pictures say it better.)

Yes, you heard me right. There is finally a product so good, that it can help you wake up to a hangover free morning. LIVitup is an Ayurvedic liver protector & hangover shield (2-in-1), 100% natural, FDA approved, and has no side-effects. Dr. Vaidya’s LIVitup prevents hangovers in the short-term, as well as  liver cirrhosis in the long-term.

Ahmmm wait, why don’t you try it for yourself?

Love thyself,
 
Sincerely, Su!
In Association With LIVitup -Hangover Sheild!
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Colour Of Class (has no colour)!

WEARING: Remanika White shirt, green skater skirt from outfits (bandra), LYDC handbag, Dune pointed toe heels, bronze gold shirt collar, bronze gold pearl ring from dollmenmall and Lenskart sleek frames.

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Since the last 6 months now, I have been cleaning my closet to get a better picture of what all am I really missing out on. As a ‘trend loving’ girl I have so much, yet I never have clothes, is what made me clean out. I got much of my stuff altered, gave away clothes and jewellery out of goodwill and got it all organized. So now I know what all is actually missing from my basic ‘must have’ list. I want more of buttoned down, clear and fresh shirts!

 Granted that I do not work in a corporate world anymore, I have stopped wearing those formals and nicely fitted flowy shirts. They are just not a part of my uniform anymore. And this just doesn’t seem right to me.

 Well, my vibe has always been modern, edgy, yet sophisticated. I want to make the traditional staple feel fresh by adding a lil drama (ofcourse). So, the easiest way a girl can look her best effortlessly? Yes! Is by investing in a good fitted white shirt.

 SS TIP: Every girl should “own” a white shirt and an LBD / LBJ!

 The classic white – a must have item, will always help one keep the look simple and definitive. There are various ways to wear it and highlight your assets correctly.

Now, wearing the white shirt also comes with a lot of do’s and don’ts and doubts. In order to get the perfect fit, I would never wear a tank top inside my white shirt and keep the top buttons open. Never is the word. I rather would invest in one good fitted shirt (avoid anything boxy, it will make you look big, and alterations can always be done).

Keeping the white shirt white is also a problem, especially in India. They do need to be replaced and I would say they have a lifespan on 20- 24 months only, depending on your usage. However, till then maintaining them is the key. Even though dry cleaning is a lil expensive, I would highly recommend dry cleaning them after atleast 2-3 wears. This will help retain its color, shape, and crispness. Girls, please avoid sprays and deodorants. Specially, as it causes yellowing in the armpits and after repeatedly done, these marks do tend to hold on forever. Do not rub any make up (near the neck) to avoid dirtying of your crisp shirt. Also, be careful with bleach. Even if you don’t realize, it will eventually make it dull.

White Shirt is one of the most affordable fashion items and it keeps you covered for a job interview, office wear, everyday leisure time or even when you have to make a statement. Getting the basics right can help you do it all with White!

You can customize the whole look by throwing in accessories such as scarves, belts, bags and jewellery and even play with cardigans, jeans, skirts and shoes.

 Here I have kept it very simple as I am wearing a super fitted Ramanika white shirt and have button the cuffs, as prim as Audrey Hepburn. The sexiest length of the sleeve is the mid-forearm; you do not want to push the limits making it too casual. I have accessorised with a Bronze gold shirt collar. Beneath, a cute flair green skater skirt. To highlight the look I have worn a colour pop LYDC (London) handbag and Red Lips (Oh, yeah)! I am going for a meeting and want to look curt yet charmingly pretty so lenskart completes my look with those sharp frames.

Ta Da!!

End note, I love necklaces with shirts. Whether you button up your shirt all the way up till the collar and add a beautiful editorial statement neckpiece OR unbutton your shirt low (ofc, not too low) and wear a long neckpiece that will dangle just on top on your bust line. The wonderful thing about white shirts is ‘how versatile they are’, isn’t it?

Love thyself,

Sincerely, Su!

Photo Courtesy: Hardik Zaveri.

 

 

 

Day & Night, Toss & Turn

WEARING: Forever 21 Blue seamless pencil dress.
Day: Lenskart eyewear, Black Opia pointed toe lace pumps, Ted Baker jewel cluster crystal ring, Accessorize pearl / diamond bracelets.
Night: Dune solid blue pumps, Koovs blue and gold tassel earrings / Blue crush pearl necklace.

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For the last few years now, working in a corporate firm in Manchester and in India (both), my only concern was ‘Mondays’ (actually even weekdays) – they are good & productive, but they are more consuming. Especially if you pay, even a lil attention to the hatred trolls and memes on Facebook and /or Insta about Monday mornings. But I would say, not all is lost if you get to take your style to work. Yay!

If our love for all things fashion has taught us a lesson, it is to hold your confidence high up and bone it like you own it.

How many of us really wake up and start our mornings singing songs of love and joy? And have an extra hour to try out various outfits? And finally pick out one impressive formal look together and wear it to your monday happiness? If this is your morning story, and this is you, then stop reading here.

Others (& me) 3 out of 5 times, we find ourselves running around trying to figure out ‘what to wear’, ‘what will look chic and yet be comfortable’, ‘how does my day look like’, ‘who will be wearing what’, ‘I have nothing to wear, ‘who will make my coffee’? Constant fight of thought’s while you are starring at those piles. Personally, one of the biggest challenge is to ‘dress smartly’ for a packed calendar.

BIG TIP: Organise your wardrobe and maintain it like that! You will always have more.

Now, one of my favourite approach is to pick attire that is versatile. Something, which can easily transition from glamorous at the office look to a late dinner & cocktail night. The 9am to 1am kinda look. These are those days where your hectic schedule does not allow you to change. A classy glamorous look is for all those sexy women around the sphere who rule the world, and would rather do it in style with sky rocketing high heels, bright seamless colours, painted lips and statement accessories that go day & night.

Well, as I always say, keep it simple; so for meetings, I am wearing my seamless pencil dress with neutral black toe lace pumps and delicate classy diamond and pearl accessories from Ted Baker. The tip is to infuse posh heels, rich fabrics, expensive perfume (a must, I am wearing Chanel No 5.), statement jewellery and a good bag.

After back to back meetings, I am was heading to my company’s private dinner & cocktail night at White Owl (lower parel, Mumbai). All I have done is folded my dress in a lil to make it look petite and crisp for a night out (who said you cannot curve your style skills;)) and changed my accessories to something more extravagant, to make a statement. I will add big statement earrings and rings for my fingers OR a showy necklace and small earrings to finish the look. It is imperative to stick to one big element for your look, not making it gaudy. I have also changed my heels to a solid colour, as I want to draw all the attention to my stunning jewellery. You can also style it with old metallic heels.

Now, Lipsticks last longer but gloss is more fun! So for nights like this, I pep up with a little gloss for the gleaming fresh look to match the spirit of the place that is so fine-looking and welcoming.

So, voilà, you are all set to go!!!

Love Thyself,

Sincerely, Su!

P.S. I am love with the freshly brewed artisanal beers at The White Owl. The place is young, relaxed and classy, yet easy. It is brightly lit and lively by day, warmer by dinner and progressively spirited as the night evolves! Sincerely, A Must Try!!!

Photo Courtesy: Madhuri Sharma Photography.

Place Courtesy: The White Owl.