My first outfit of the new year!

I loved this blouse and blazer combo so much the first time that I wore it, that I decided to repeat it with a different pair of pants and shoes. I've been down in the style dumps lately, so it felt good to wear an outfit that felt like 'me' and felt super stylish. :)

What do you think? Did I get my style groove back?


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WIW: Diwali

Happy Diwali to all of you!

For those of you who don't know what Diwali is, it's the Indian festival of lights, one of our largest and beautiful festivals. On this day, we wear new clothes, eat home made sweets, exchange gifts with friends and family and light clay lamps to welcome Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity into our homes. So with my wishes, may you all be blessed with prosperity and happiness :)

And here's what I wore to celebrate this festival - a new kurta and churidar that I bought in India, plus a mix of gold and 'junk' jewelry. This was warm enough for indoors but when I went out, I just threw on my coat and a bulky scarf - surprisingly I was quite warm and snug :)

Now I'm off to do some work in the kitchen, I'm cooking a special meal for hubs and myself!

P.S. Angie, do these count as gelato colours? :D


Potential party outfit #1

I'm going for a party thrown by my husband's friend next week. It is a casual party, most of the guys will be in jeans and girls in casual dresses/jeans. But even at their most casual, French girls have a certain 'je ne sais quoi' and so I want to plan my outfit in advance.

What do you think of this blouse and red pants combo? The blouse is a step up from just a t shirt but not too fancy, which is why I like it. The party is indoors so I won't need a topper. As for shoes, I would wear my two toned brown and taupe oxfords. No scarves or necklaces, but I would add a bracelet and small earrings. :-)

Thanks for helping :-)


WIW to host a party and a question(very wordy!)

We invited about 30 of my husband's colleagues and friends over for a party yesterday and I was very unsure about what to wear. I kept imagining that all his female colleagues would be impeccably dressed and would find my lack of hairstyling/makeup/chic factor appalling! Silly, I know but we've never hosted a party before and I was so so nervous.

Rather than wear a lot of colour (which is my signature), I decided to go for a more subdued, neutral palette. I wore a new grey dress (got this from India) with burgundy tights. To add some interest, I wore a studded burgundy leather bracelet and burgundy lipstick. When it became colder, I added a black bolero that had silver metallic thread running through (pic 3). This is a recent purchase and I really love it! Sorry the picture I took is so crappy! You can see the bolero in pic 4.

All the girls who came were in neutrals (mostly black /grey/cream) so I felt like I fit right in and that calmed me down enough to actually enjoy the party! Of course, they wore more makeup than me and had some elaborate and pretty hairstyles, but I found that I didn't mind that so much. I would feel silly being that made up, it just isn't me and I'm glad I didn't try.

What do you think of the outfit? Is it too plain?

Oh and I have a question - One of my husband's friends has invited us to another party next week, so now that I'm over my initial panic about fitting in, I might wear something more colourful - my emerald lace dress maybe (pic 5)? What do you ladies say? I would stand out in the sea of neutrals, but it'd be boring wearing neutrals for two parties in a row! I would add tights, of course, maybe black or navy.

Thanks for reading and helping! :)


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WIW: Almost neutral :)

I took some new stuff out for a test drive today - black flats, my H&M pink houndstooth tunic/dress that I bought during the summer sales for €7 and my new grey coat. :)

What do you think? I was warm and cosy and happy in this outfit. A 10 on my happiness scale :)


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WIW: Snakeskin sweater

An outfit post after ages! Nothing fancy, just a basic fall outfit with clothes unearthed from the back of my closet. The clutch is new though - my friends in India gifted it to me! Now all I need to do is learn how to pose with it :P

What do you ladies think?


WIW: purple, yellow and funny faces

I loved this casual, colourful outfit that I wore a few weeks back, but I kept laughing and making funny faces when my husband tried to photograph it and we ended up with the silliest photos ever!

I really want to show you guys the outfit though, so I'm putting them up anyway!


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What I finally wore: floral dress

I stepped outside today after SO long! Even though I just went grocery shopping with my husband, I decided to wear one of my summer dresses because they have just been languishing in the closet.

This isn't my favourite out of all the dresses I bought this season, since the bodice tends to look a bit creased and crumpled after a bit. On the other hand, it is very airy and comfortable, cost just 17 euros and is fully lined cotton! Considering all those postives, I don't mind the creasing too much.

What do you think? :)


Dress obsessed: some more stylin' (more pics!)

I swear that this is my last dress post of the evening! I can't help it, your feedback and suggestions made me go back and try on some more combos, plus I decided to combine some of the necklace and shoe combos to see of they worked. Some of this might seem a bit repetitive, sorry about that, but I'd like to have a ready record on my Lookfab blog for quick and easy outfit ideas!

Pics 1&2 - green dress with snakeskin belt and two shoe options. Does the snake belt work with either shoe?

Pics 3&4 - green dress with necklaces plus oxfords.

Pics 5&6 - green dress with red flats and necklaces.

Pics 7&8 - green dress with striped cardi. Does this work? If so, is closed better or open?

Pic 9 is the green dress with orange necklace and blazer, as per shiny's suggestion. Does the blazer go with the dress?

Pics 10&11 are the coral dress with my cardigans. Turquoise looks lovely with coral, but isn't this cardigan too long? Also, do the stripes work with the coral? Sorry there is no pic of me in the last combo!

Phew! I would love your feedback on these looks. Thanks again for your help, it really helps :-)


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Styling my green lace dress: help! (pic heavy) ETA pic w/ oxfords

I bought this emerald green lace dress (pic 1) during the summer sales and now I'm a bit unsure about how to style it. It is a fit and flare style, which I have never worn before which may be what is throwing me off a little. I am also new to wearing dresses and this one is just so girly and sort of fancy that I am afraid I will style it all wrong.

The first thing I am confused about is footwear. I feel like ballet flats look best with this style, but I have only two at the moment. My sandals look okay, I think. Not sure about oxfords with such a feminine style, but I did try one pair. Would black ballet flats work?

Also, what toppers could I wear this dress with? It seems to work well with my cropped denim jacket, but nothing else. Would it work with cardigans?

This colour is also new to my wardrobe, so I am not sure what other colours 'go' with it! Any suggestions?

Sorry for sounding so freaked out! I love this dress, despite how I may sound. The colour is perfect, it shows off my waist and my husband picked it out! I just don't want it to become an orphan.

Here are the many different ways I tried styling it today:

Pics 2-6 show it with my belt wardrobe.

Pics 7-9 show some different shoe options including rose oxfords, floral flats and red flats.

Pics 10-12 show some jewellery options. Sorry one of the pics is blurry.

The last two pics show the two toppers I tried. Not sure about the blazer but the denim jacket looked okay, I think? Sorry the blazer pic came out so badly.

What do you think? Do any of these looks work or am I completely off? As always, I am going not for dressy but for a stylish yet casual vibe. I would also love any suggestions re. how to style this dress.



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