Saturday, June 25, 2016

OOTD - Going Retro In a Shirt Dress | Curvy Style Guide

Hey everyone!
I am back with another Outfit post featuring one of my favorite trends this season. I have always looked out to add timeless dresses to my wardrobe, and the shirt-dress is my all-time favorite.
And a flowy, printed shirt dress is all you need this summer to get many looks out of one basic staple.

That's why when I received this lovely dress from Faballey in mail, I instantly fell in love with its breezy style and figure-flattering silhouette. I loved how it's casual yet very dressy to be worn for a romantic evening or a day out with your BFFs.

I styled this polka dots dress with a sleek belt to define the waist. To complete the look and add a pop of color to my outfit, I wore my new strappy heels from Steve Madden that are totally chic and glamorous.
I accessorized the look with a Forever 21 necklace and a graphic clutch from Kazo.  Have a look at the complete outfit :

Dress - Faballey
Belt - Kazo
Heels - Steve Madden
Clutch - Kazo
Necklace - Forever 21
Watch - FOSSIL

Shirt dresses are available at many brands like Faballey, Koovs, ZARA, KAZO, Vero Moda and more in various styles and designs. Pick a style that would flatter your size the most.

You can go for a knee length buttoned shirt dress and pair it with loafers for a minimal chic style. If you like a casual, sporty style; pick a dress and pair it with sneakers for a look that is a must-try this summer.

Get a bohemian look by pairing your shirt dress with a belt, a trendy boho bag over your shoulders, and finish the look with a pair of suede ankle booties!

Photography by : Tina Pandher
Loved this look? Let me know your views in the Comments below.
OOTD - Going Retro In a Shirt Dress | Curvy Style Guide
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Review : Hair Makeover by Sumit Israni | Geetanjali Salon, DLF Mall of India, Noida

Hey everyone!
You all might be knowing that I am a fan of Geetanjali Salon and get all of my hair services done from them only. My first hair color experience was at their Hair Studio in Select Citywalk and since then, I have always preferred Geetanjali Salon for all kind of hair and makeup services.

My ombre hair had now grown too long and I was bored of my look as the color was only visible at the tips (after 2-3 hair cuts over 2 years). So, after giving it a thought, I decided it was time to get a hair cut plus a new look for my hair.

I visited their new swanky branch at DLF Mall of India for a global hair color treatment first. I was welcomed by Jyoti, their branch manager who gave me a brief tour of the new outlet which is spacious and lavish - as par as all the other branches of Geetanjali Salon.

Geetanjali Salon, DLF Mall of India, Noida
After the brief tour, my hair stylist Ali had a word with me regarding the kind of look I want to have, and I told him I want a subtle hair color without cutting my hair short.

Geetanjali Salon, DLF Mall of India, Noida
Geetanjali Salon, DLF Mall of India, Noida
We decided to go ahead with a Mocha light brown shade all over my hair with subtle highlights in L'oreal 7.18 shade. The process included firstly coloring my hair globally, after which it was washed out and dried completely. Then the highlights were done following the same process.

The end result was a very complimenting yet subtle hair color which I really liked. I also got a Fusio Dose treatment which is basically a quick fix from Kerastase that adds radiance and shine to colored hair.
It works to strengthen hair and prolong hair color results between coloring appointments. Post hair-color, it helps lock-in color at the roots to help maintain hair highlights, or at mid-lengths and ends for ombre hair and Balayage hair.

Posing with Jyoti, Manager Geetanjali Salon - DLF Mall of India
But even after my global hair color, I wasn't completely satisfied and finally decided to consult Sumit Israni - the hair maestro himself to transform my hair.

Sumit's hands work like magic on the hair, as he completely understands his client's needs and transforms the hair as per the face cut and hair texture.

After discussing with him that I want to have a more vibrant hair color that instantly brightens my face and that I wish to maintain my hair length, he just asked me to wait while he gives me a chic cut that adds volume to my hair and balayage effect.

You must have heard a lot about Balayage and must be wondering what exactly it is. Well here's a little brief info about the Balayage hair color -

Balayage is a freehand technique where the colour is applied by hand rather than using the traditional foiling or cap highlighting techniques. 
Balayage Hair coloring by Sumit Israni, Geetanjali Salon
The best part about Balayage is that unlike other hair services like Ombre, it gives a natural effect to the hair as it grows out beautifully, would even look good when your hair grows, and you won't need a regular touch-up as you can wear it easily for longer between appointments

Balayage Hair coloring by Sumit Israni, Geetanjali Salon
Was I happy with my new look? Absolutely! I have been fetching compliments ever since I got my glamorous hair makeover from Sumit Israni, with all my friends complimenting how the hair cut and the color gives me a youthful and fresh look.

Posing with the Hair maestro Sumit Israni, Geetanjali Salon
If you are also bored of your hair color, and want to try a fresh and easy-maintenance look, Balayage is your perfect pick.

You can get visit this branch of Geetanjali Salon at :

E341 & 342, 
Second Floor DLF Mall of India, 
(Opp. Lifestyle), 
Sector-18 Noida, 

0120-2479897 / 2479898

Review : Hair Makeover by Sumit Israni | Geetanjali Salon, DLF Mall of India, Noida
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

OOTD : How To Rock A Dress With Sneakers | Do this Don't in Style

Hey lovelies!

Thought you couldn't pull off a lovely dress with sneakers? Well, think again! As this season it's all about styling your favorite dresses with trendy shoes or sneakers.
I am not talking about your heavy duty sports shoes, but stylish sneakers in neon colors or a pair of statement kicks that would take your outfit from dab to fab within seconds, and give you all the comfort with blister free feet too!

And last weekend when I was out to attend an event for which I had to be on my feet the entire day, I knew I couldn't step out wearing my favorite heels.

My new sneakers from Call It Spring came to my rescue as they are trendy yet very comfortable to wear for a casual outing. I paired my black skater dress from Forever New with these statement sneakers and was ready to rock the entire day.

Completing the look was my chic fringe bag from Forever 21 that added the much needed the color to my outfit.
Have a look at these pictures of the complete outfit :

Dress : Forever New
Sneakers : Call it Spring
Bag : Forever 21
Watch : FOSSIL
Bracelets : Accessorize
On my lips : MAC VIVA Glam Rihanna 2

These badass slip-ons are so comfortable that I can wear them to a clubbing night and they make sure that I won't slow down even until the sun comes up.

Photography by : Lakshit Kapoor
I know I will be flaunting sneakers a lot more from now on, especially when they are available in such cool designs.
What about you? Let me know your views on this outfit in Comments below.

OOTD : How To Rock A Dress With Sneakers | Do this Don't in Style
Thursday, June 2, 2016

OOTD : Play Unscripted with John Players Jeans | Summer Style Diaries for Men

Hey everyone!
It's June and we are back with a cool post to beat the heat. And all our male readers, rejoice! As we have a Summer style post for you all in collaboration with John Players Jeans. And doing a second feature on the blog is Amrit Juneja, who also modelled for John Players Friendship Day special post last year.

This summer, John Players Jeans or JPJ has fashion for men that is classy and chic with its exciting range of casuals, formals and denims.
JPJ's latest collection which has the theme #PlayUnscripted will let you experiment with your style and try bold styles without looking over the top.

Our model Amrit styled two looks from JPJ's trendy range that are perfect for various occasions :

Amrit's first look features a timeless combination in the form of an acid-wash denim in hues of indigo, perfectly paired with a white printed shirt, that you can easily take from work to play. You can also wear this look to clubbing and would definitely stand out of the crowd.

The playful print gives you the freedom from monotony of whites and would help bring out the rockstar in you.

For his second look, Amrit picked a color-block polo tee paired with light wash denims. The complete look has a back-to-school vibe and can be also worn for a road trip with your pals or a casual lunch date in this weather.

Well, once he had a guitar in his hands, he couldn't stop himself from playing it unscripted and we captured the moment on Instagram as well.

The best part about the John Players Jeans collection is that it includes something for everyone. Whether you are a student, businessman or a working class guy - you can never go wrong with what JPJ has to offer with its cool, fashionable and trendy collection of shirts, t-shirts, denims and more.

What more! It's totally affordable and available in stores near you! Also, you get Rs 300 off on your purchase if you try John Players Jeans.
So, just put your shopping shoes on and hit a JPJ store near you.

OOTD : Play Unscripted with John Players Jeans | Summer Style Diaries for Men