Monday, October 1, 2012

OOTD : Thrifted VS Brands !

Hey everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend! I visited Crabtree & Evelyn's DLF Saket store yesterday with Apurva from Kalapalette and had a great time!
Would share my outfit and other pictures of the store in the next post!

Today's outfit is what I had worn last weekend when my best friend was visiting me. We went to Select Citywalk to celebrate her birthday and had lunch at Sphagetti Kitchen, though she completely disliked their Italian cuisine! Maybe next time I would take her to somewhere where they serve spicy Indian food :D

Coming back to the theme of the post, whenever I am around with friends, colleagues or fellow fashion bloggers, there's a common topic of debate between us - Thrifted or Branded- which fashion is acceptable?
Personally, I don't care if I am wearing thrifted or branded stuff until and unless they suit me and are trendy!

My wardrobe is a mix of clothes and accessories which I have purchased from many high-end brands like Vero Moda, Zara, Mango ; retail brands like Westside, Lifestyle and also many tops from markets like Sarojini Nagar and GK M Block. And to be frank- I like purchasing high end brands only for special occasions, formal wear or if something really really catches my eye. 
I find it silly spending thousands on basic tees from high end brands. So most of my topwear are purchased either from retail brands or markets like Sarojini Nagar and even some Facebook stores and online shopping websites- which I have become addicted to recently.

Below are the pictures from last weekend where I decided to team up my classy ZARA skirt with a printed top which I had purchased from a Facebook store - the tag reads ASOS. Most of these stores get Export Surplus items and thus we get high end brands at very low prices. You should surely check out these FB stores to buy really affordable but trendy clothes.

Enjoy the pictures :D 
Top - Thrifted
Skirt - ZARA

Shoes - Lifestyle
Bag - - Karishma Shah
Watch/Bracelet - ASOS
Earrings - Accessorize

Lipstick- Colorbar- Citrine

Bellies- BATA
That's all for now! I hope you have all participated in the FavorDeal International Jewelry Giveaway, which ends on 7th October, 2012.
Would be back with the post on my visit to Crabtree & Evelyn Store and an Outfit Post.
Let me know in the comments below, your thoughts on Thrifted & Branded Fashion and which one do you prefer?

Loads of love


  1. Your bag is really cute! And i think its silly to confine oneself to brands. My wardrobe is a mix of thrifted n branded stuff.

  2. Cute outfit! Love your pink bag!

    Sita & Radha xx

  3. Love your fuchsia bag! What a great pop of color.


  4. I don't really care about brands. I really hate fake stuff (something that apes some trademark item of a famous brand) so if I really wanted that item, I would go for the real one. But I don't care so much about trends, either, so :)

  5. love this color of ur bag ! I think mixing and buying is the way to go !

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  7. I love your blouse. It's really cute and totally appropriate for when the sun is out. I honestly prefer shopping at thrift stores. Even when I was staying in India I preferred shopping in Sarojini rather than in the malls, except maybe for shoes. Branded items can make you look like everybody around you and this is something I don't like. So thrifting it is!!
    Seeing these photos of Select Citywalk makes me really miss Delhi!!! I hope to visit soon!

  8. Well, I think it is not really right to compare thrifted and branded. I cant replace brand clothes with thrifted.
    And you look great :)


  9. Nice outfit! Very nicely put together Nitika. :)
    Which FB store did you get the top from? :)

    1. Hey Dhriti it was either from Precious Me Love or Vintage Princezzz - I have ordered couple of items from both , so can't remember from which one I got this top :D

  10. that bag is so cute :)
    and i dont mind thrift shopping :)

  11. Nice outfit! Which FB store did you purchase it from?

    1. Thanks for stopping by dear. It was either from Precious MeLove or Vintage Princezzz

  12. lovely outfit .... love ur printed blouse :)

  13. hi nikitaaa!! thanks for your sweet comment xx

  14. cute! love the bag!
    thanks for visiting my blog!

    xo, Carla

  15. Your top is my favorite! I'm so madly in love with this look (:

    xx Amber

  16. love this look! you are gorgeous!

    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by Valentina :)

  17. nice post.

  18. Such a cute look! Love the blouse, so chic



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