Friday, December 30, 2016

OOTD : Getting Ready for NYE | Last Minute New Year Eve Party Outfit Ideas

Hey lovelies!

It's the last Friday of 2016 and I am sure pretty much everyone right now is thinking about their NYE plans. But mostly - what to wear this NYE - is something that's on every fashionista's mind!

While I don't have any plans for New year eve so far, I do have a couple of outfits sorted, just in case I have those last minute plans to say goodbye to 2016 in style.

One of those outfits is this minimalist yet pretty tulle dress from ZARA which is perfect for a dinner date or an evening out with friends. It's one of the best dresses I purchased this year - thanks to its beautiful off-shoulder neckline and net details - I just need to accessorize a little and put on my favorite heels to get into the party mood.

Have a look at how I styled this beauty recently :

Dress : ZARA
Purse : H&M
Bracelet : Accessorize
Watch : GUESS
Heels : Steve Madden
Choker : Pipa & Bella
Earrings : Pipa & Bella




If you are also still in a fix about what to wear for the New Year eve party, here are three quick styles you can try :

  • The Little Black Dress : An LBD can never go wrong! Not even for a NYE party. Style your favorite little black dress with a pair of stilettos and accessorize it with a statement clutch and dangler earrings for a classic look. Don't forget to apply your Ruby Woo lipstick for the glam effect. 
  • Sequins : The best way to get into the holiday spirit and welcome the new year is by dressing in your sparkly best. Style your sequined top or a sequined skirt with solids and keep the accessories bare minimal for a chic look. If you own a sequined dress, try layering it with a jacket or blazer for an unexpected look.
  • Layer it Up : Don't have any dressy pieces in your wardrobe? Fret not! Take out your basic leggings and a tank top, and style it with a trendy jacket for a look that's totally glam. Style it with boots or stilettos and go for a smokey eye to dance away the night with your pals.

Location : JW Marriot Aerocity, Delhi
Photography : Palak Bohara
What are you planning to wear this NYE? Hope you all have a joyous, prosperous and a wonderful new year!
Happy New Year 2017!

Love
Nitika
OOTD : Getting Ready for NYE | Last Minute New Year Eve Party Outfit Ideas
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Demonetisation What?? - Go Cashless with AXIS PAY | Smart Banking


Hey lovely readers!

We are in the last week of 2016, and half of India is still shook by one decision which was taken by the government two months back - demonetisation. Well, I am not going to write about the political aspects of this decision - or its rights and wrongs - but mostly about how its impact has been reduced with a positive move towards a Digital India.

In the last two months, I have not visited the bank even once for any monetary transactions, because I have one device that supports me in all kind of payments I want to make ie. my smartphone.


And if you still think a cashless economy is a thing of future, well you haven't tried one of the many applications that are available to help us make online transactions simpler. Amid all the popular digital modes of payment like e-wallets, debit cards and credit cards etc., one concept that has stood out majorly is the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) that is being adapted by many banks lately.

If there is one application that you need to choose to make the most of UPI is the recently launched AXIS PAY UPI app.

Axis UPI app is a one-of-its-kind application that allows you to send or receive money securely and instantly with just your name. No matter what bank account you operate, you can use the Axis Bank app to make your day-to-day transactions simpler and smoother.

First things first, you need to follow these instructions to use the Axis Pay UPI App :

  • Download the Axis Pay app from Google Play Store (the iOS version will be launched soon) PS - The Sender and Receiver both need to have the Axis Pay app downloaded on their smartphones.
  • After installing the app, it will prompt you to register an account by SMS verification, followed by creating an a 6 digit passcode for your app.




  • In the next step, select your preferred bank account from the 29 UPI enabled banks listed on the app and create a virtual address (example – yourname@axisbank)
  • Verify your account & set an mPIN (this Pin will be used for all the transactions that you do for the particular bank account it is linked with, so carefully select a pin that only you know and remember). 
How to Send Money?

  • Select your & receiver’s unique ID
  • Enter amount
  • Send money by entering PIN

How to Receive Money?

  • Select your & sender’s unique ID

  • Enter amount
  • Receive money when sender approves transaction on his app.

Here's a detailed video that gives a comprehensive idea on how to use the Axis Pay UPI app to do your transactions swiftly :



Axis UPI app has not only made my daily transactions but also other useful payments like recharges, bill payments etc. a lot simpler, and has made me come in terms with a cashless economy with ease. Do try the app and experience a hassle-free, secure and cashless payment process that will make you ask yourself - Demonetisation what?

Know more about the Axis Pay UPI app and its security features here! Download the Axis Pay app.
Love
Nitika
Demonetisation What?? - Go Cashless with AXIS PAY | Smart Banking
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

OOTD - Off To The ARMY Ladies | Winter Diaries

Hey lovelies!
We are almost at the end of 2016, and as I look back to this year - I think it has been the first time in last five years that I couldn't time as much time to the blog as I wanted to.

But well, the year isn't over yet, and before I bid goodbye to 2016, I have a couple of winter outfits to share with you all that might inspire your winter wardrobe.


Talking about outfits and trends, if there was one trend that swept the 2016 fashion circle was Military Green. And I was also taken by the oomph factor of this color, that's why I invested in some basic pieces in this trendy color.

This edgy midi dress from ZARA with an unkempt hemline was an ideal way to test the trend - so I threw it on and completed my look with a choker neckpiece from Pipa Bella and tie-up heels from H&M.

Even with its casual look, the dress definitely gave a peppy look and added to the style quotient. Have a look at more pictures below :

Dress : ZARA
Heels : H&M
Bag : ZARA
Shades : PRADA
Choker : Pipa & Bella
Watch : Daniel Wellington





Location c/o : JW Marriot New Delhi, Aerocity
Photography : Palak Bohara
What do you think about this trend? Do you also think this trend is here to stay and rule the fashion circles for months to come?
Let me know your views in the Comments below!

Love
Nitika
OOTD - Off To The ARMY Ladies | Winter Diaries
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

OOTD : Mixing Textures - Go Edgy this Holiday Season | Curvy Style Guide

Hey lovelies!
The holiday/party season is upon us finally! And I am sure, you all would be sorting out looks for Christmas and New Year Eve already.

Well if you haven't found your perfect outfit yet, I have got some amazing tips and outfit inspiration on how to get an edgy and unique look this season by mixing different textures.

While this look dates back to the Fashion Week and kept lying in my blog drafts, I believed now is the right time to share the pictures plus more deets on how to get a similar look.

Silk tops are the must-haves this winter as luxe wardrobe additions and a perfect style will definitely elevate your style this season. The best part is that silk can be dressed up or down in many ways, depending upon the mood or occasion.

And when it came to dressing up for a stylish evening with the best fashionistas in town, I decided to style my embellished silk shirt from Sue Mue with a lace pencil skirt and a gold belt for a balanced yet trendy appeal.


Shirt : Sue Mue
Skirt : Forever 21
Heels : Charles & Keith
Belt : Forever New
Watch : FOSSIL
Bracelet : Accessorize
Bag : Charles & Keith





If you are also a fan of silk, and want to opt for a dressy yet different look this holiday season - you can also style a silk shirt or top in many ways to achieve the right look.

For a casual day-out with your BFFs, pair a classy silk shirt with your favorite jeans or leggings and add a pair of sky-high pumps to add some casual-edge to your style. If you've got a silk blouse in a gorgeous jewel tone or with intricate work or embellishments like mine, pair it with a pencil skirt or layer over a shift dress for an unmatched style.

Don't forget to accessorize your look with complimenting jewellery and a statement bag for a model off-duty style.


What's your go-to party outfit this holiday season? Let me know in Comments below!
Love
Nitika
OOTD : Mixing Textures - Go Edgy this Holiday Season | Curvy Style Guide
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Single in the City | Making Life Sweet with Dabur Honey Fruit Spreads

Hey lovelies!
Did the title intrigue you a little? Well, read on as today I am going to introduce you to someone special in this post.

I have been staying in Delhi since last 6 years now and being single (with my family settled in Punjab), I miss home-made food a lot. And that has also made me compromise on my health, by choosing unhealthy food options - especially when I come home from work - ordering-in and eating whatever junk I crave.


And same has been the case with my friends who stay away from their homes and have a very hectic schedule, making them depend on unhealthy food options. 
With the little time that I have before leaving for work and after coming back home, my go-to choice for food is bread and jam (and I am sure it's the case with most of you too, right?). 

But most of us are not aware about how badly these sugary jams impact our health. Well, even I wasn't aware till I was introduced to a healthier alternative - Dabur Honey Fruit Spreads - which are conveniently called The Adult Jam - my new-found love (Sorry to crush your curiosity if you thought I would be talking about the love of my life :P).



Introduced in four delicious flavors - Kiwi, Strawberry, Exotic Berries and Plum - by Dabur which is a Science-based Ayurveda brand, the Honey Fruit Spread is a healthy fruit spread for all of us who crave jams all day long. And the best part is - these fruit spreads contain 99% pure honey & real fruit bits which means they have No Added Sugar and Colours. 



These fruit spreads also contain the goodness of Honey - therefore, adding more nutrition to these fruit-rich spreads.
While I love having these fruit spreads with slices of breads, you can also can make sandwiches, burgers, rolls, paranthas, toasts and other snacks with Dabur Honey Fruit Spreads.



And not to forget, these spreads are the best answer for those midnight sweet tooth cravings -perfectly healthy & delicious, that too guilt free!

Location c/o : JW Marriot New Delhi Aerocity
Photography : Palak Bohara
I have already moved from the regular jams to the delicious yet healthy Dabur Honey Fruit Spreads! Are you ready to make this healthy move too?

The new range of Dabur Honey Fruit Spreads is priced at Rs 130 for 170 gm, and 370 gm is priced at Rs 270. You can buy it online here Dabur Honey Fruit Spread .

Love
Nitika
Single in the City | Making Life Sweet with Dabur Honey Fruit Spreads
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Day 4 : Universal Studios Singapore | TSD Travels | TSD in Singapore

Hey lovelies!
Even though winters have officially arrived in India, I can't help sharing one of favorite outfits from my Singapore diaries which will surely remind you of the sunny days.

On the last day of my Singapore trip, I visited Universal Studios with my friends.

Universal Studios is one of the most popular theme parks om the world, located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore. It is also the first Hollywood movie theme park of Southeast Asia and boasts of world-class attractions and breathtaking rides that left me with some amazing memories.

For my visit to the Universal Studios, I decided to wear my halter-back from ZARA in a lovely sunny shade which totally reflected my mood of the day - cheerful and happy! To my surprise, the color blended really well with the attractions at the theme park - making all my pictures look really
color co-ordinated, especially with the Minions .

Have a look at how I styled my dress with a pair of reflectors, hat and floral printed shoes :
Hat : Accessorize
Dress : ZARA
Shoes : H&M
Bag : Tommy Hilfiger
Sunglasses : Purchased in Singapore
Watch : Daniel Wellington






This is one of the last posts from my Singapore diaries ( except the Shopping Haul that's coming up next), and I hope you all liked seeing and knowing more about Singapore through my eyes. Don't forget to leave your views in the Comments below!

Love
Nitika
Day 4 : Universal Studios Singapore | TSD Travels | TSD in Singapore
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Shopping Redefined with CENTRAL Aerocity | Hi-Definition Luxury Shopping Hub by CENTRAL in Aerocity Delhi

Hey shopaholics!

It's time to rejoice as a world class, hi-definition shopping destination has now opened in the capital that meets all our Fashion & Lifestyle needs. I am talking about the recently launched CENTRAL at Aerocity, Delhi.



This swanky store spread across an area of  1,00,000 sq feet aims to redefine the fashion & lifestyle retailing concept in India, is launched by the Future Group at Aerocity in World Mark 3.

The store serves as a one-stop shopping destination for all the fashionistas in town with over 500 renowned brands displayed in high definition and latest trends, ensuring a one-of-its-kind shopping experience for the people of India’s fashion capital.


I happened to explore the store during the launch and was truly besotted with the modern décor, breathtaking interiors and minimalistic fixtures that give it the look and feel of an international fashion boutique. The Next Generation CENTRAL also boasts of subtle displays that compliment the store design and aesthetics.



Whether you are looking for shopping for personal needs or for your entire family , the hi-definition CENTRAL at Aerocity serves as a one-stop shop with its offering of a premium mix of national & international brands in categories ranging from Men's and Women's apparel to Bags and accessories and more.


CENTRAL hosts a wide range of renowned brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Gucci, FCUK to acclaimed designer names like Micheal Kors, Giorgio Armani, Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Roberto Cavalli, Versace and, Dolce & Gabbana.

The store truly aims to give a world class shopping experience to the shoppers right from the time they enter the store to the time they leave with their unique offerings like :
  • Valet Parking - Don't worry about parking space the next time you go out shopping, as CENTRAL at Aerocity offers you valet parking so that you can shop with ease.
  • Golf Cart Service: A golf cart for a pick up and drop within Aerocity premise.
  • Central buddies & ushers at entry – CENTRAL  buddies at the elevator and ushers at entry will assist shoppers with store navigation and ongoing offers.
  • Fashion stylists – Need shopping advice while exploring the wide range of brands at CENTRAL? Meet one of the fashion stylists for expert advice on latest fashion trends and styles.
  • Reserved – So many times we get smitten by a product but are unable to decide whether we should buy it right away or not! Well, at the new CENTRAL you can now choose a product and reserve it for free, for up to 48 hours if you are not sure about it instantly.
  • Luxe Billing ­- A sit down billing is a unique feature, to ensure comfort to the shoppers
  • Complimentary Wifi – Following the international store trends, this Next Generation CENTRAL offers complimentary wifi service to its shoppers so that you stay connected on-the-go.
Various exclusive benefits will be provided to CENTRAL Privilege shoppers, senior citizens and expecting mothers. This is not all, they have a lot of other facilities and shopping experiences waiting for you at the Next Generation Central!

I am surely heading out with my friends for a fun shopping spree at CENTRAL Aerocity this weekend, what about you?

Love
Nitika
Shopping Redefined with CENTRAL Aerocity | Hi-Definition Luxury Shopping Hub by CENTRAL in Aerocity Delhi
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Day 3 : OOTD | Singapore Diaries | TSD in Singapore | TSD Travels

Hola chicas!

Here's the third post from my Singapore diaries along with pictures of one of my favorite outfits that I wore during my trip.
While headed out for a city tour and a day full of shopping on a sunny day, I decided to wear a breezy and comfortable outfit so that I could explore the city with ease.

I chose to wear this denim dress from ZARA as you can never go wrong with an all-over denim dress whether you chose to wear it for a lunch date or a day out for shopping. To add more comfort factor, I styled it with a pair of printed sneakers that I had purchased from H&M in Singapore.

My go-to bag during my trip was this cute Tommy Hilfiger sling bag which is small but spacious enough to store a small wallet, passport and sunglasses.

Check out some pictures of my outfit plus the places I explored :


Breakfast at Holiday Inn Atrium
After a hearty meal at our hotel, we headed for a city tour in one of the hop-on hop-off buses that take you through the major attractions across the city.

We explored the Gardens by the Bay, Shoppes mall, Merlion Park, Orchard Road market, Bugis Street and Anchor Point.

Merlion Park
Merlion Park is a major tourist attraction in Singapore located at One Fullerton, and has the iconic Merlion spouting water from its mouth, and ofcourse one of the main locations to get those Instagram-worthy clicks. 


Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay
is an awe-inspiring park spanning 101 hectares in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. It is famous for its three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden that offer a breathtaking experience of nature.

Dress : ZARA
Shoes : H&M
Shades : Purchased from Singapore
Bag : Tommy Hilfiger
Watch : Daniel Wellington

Bugis Street
Bugis Street is home to the largest local market in Singapore where you can shop for souvenirs, food, clothes, shoes and basically everything at cheap prices.




I ended my day with loads of shopping (pictures coming in next post) from Anchor Point and an amazing dessert from Gelatissimo - a famous ice-cream point in Singapore.

Love
Nitika
Day 3 : OOTD | Singapore Diaries | TSD in Singapore | TSD Travels

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