Check-mate!

Hellllllloooooooooooooo people!! Hope you all had a wonderful Sunday! I had a really lazy one...........good breakfast.........lots of TV........checking out my fav blogs............sprucing up my wardrobe........dressing up to go out with family.........dining out.........and finally back home (here I am, sprawled in front of my PC, typing away to glory!)
I have a family friend who stays in London & is currently visiting India with her 2 kids........me, my mom & sister played host & took them for an outing to the nearby mall for shopping & dinner. It was fun listening to the kids chattering away about whatever interesting & remotely "Indian" caught their wide-open eyes! :)

In case you all don't know, I have this crazy affinity for checks..........be it on shirts, dresses, sweaters, skirts or even accessories, checks in any form, size & color never fail to attract me.....and my shopaholic soul! After many months of dilemma, deliberation, self-control, market survey & perseverance, I finally saw, liked & bought a shirt-dress in big checks. Both the silhouette & the color combination seemed to be exactly what I was looking for all this while.
So, here's presenting to you another one of my festive buys:


You all have seen my love for shirt-dresses in my earlier posts.........I fell in love with these big checks as soon as I saw them peeping out from beneath a pile of clothes in the shop.......the color combination is also the right mix of bright & balanced. Since, it was a Sunday outing (and I was lazing around most of the day).......I wanted to be in my comfiest best........hence the leggings paired with the loose shirt-dress. These knit leggings are the best picks when comfort is the key for an outfit......they also scrunch up at the bottom for an interesting look.


Also, I had to have bag with a long strap to complete the look. This bag, that looks classy & formal when carried by the short handle (as seen here), can be instantly transformed into casual chic when carried by the long shoulder strap.

Shirt-dress: BK Market, Kolkata
Leggings: Shoppers Stop, Kolkata
Bag: Metro Plaza, Kolkata



I got together little trinkets to make this neckpiece..........it was a metal chain with a metal buckle as the original pendant..........I used to wear it just like that for some time..........but then, one fine day, I thought to redecorate it with the ribbon & added the final touch with the crochet brooch.

Neckpiece: Self-made



This pair of black formal kitten heels was another of my festive buys. I was looking for a nice pair of black formal heels for quite some time...........this specific style came in various attractive colors, but I had to stick to my budget.....& hence stick to black (since that was what I actually needed.....no whimsical buys, I'm keeping a strict check on my expenditure)........not that I resent it........black is always beautiful........not to mention, amazingly sexy & so versatile!

Shoes: Emami Shopping Plaza, Kolkata


Do you guys share my love for the squares??? Do lemme know.......

Getting ready for another long week ahead............have a rocking week guys.......

So long,
Polka Princess

20 comments:

  1. luv d shoes..
    1st pic GORGEOUS!!!
    :)

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  2. just found ur blog and just wanted to drop by and say hi. love ur shirt! its so colourful and fun!

    xoxo jenna
    http://thepetiteblog.blogspot.com

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  3. the outfit rocks.. perhaps I 'll surely get over my slumber and check out b.k. market ...

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  4. @Aarti: Thanx dear! :))
    @Jenna: Hi!!! Thanx for dropping by...Your adjectives are precisely the reasons why I picked this shirt!! :)
    @Puja: Thank u......I'll surely recommend BK market.....u may not like evrything there....but u'll definitely find a few stuff worth picking up!!!

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  5. Hi Princess, I LOVE your checked dress, besides stripes and polka dots, I love Checked too, and Oh My, you look Brilliant as always, LOVE those finishing touches such as your necklace, and most importantly, your lovely smile :))

    HUGS
    J
    XOXO

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  6. loved d shirt dress n shoes...:)

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  7. love the shoes :) And the shirt looks perfect for a relaxing day out :) your hair looks fab!

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  8. Ooh I'm glad I found another Indian origin blog! :) Will visit you for more!

    The kitten heels are perfect for evryday wear!

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  9. I wish I could pull off a shirt dress. Ahhh, the curse of being tiny -- like a Smurf.

    P.S. I love the bag!

    http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

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  10. @J: Thanx a ton lady!!! U r d one who never fail to bring a smile on my face!!! :D
    @Bhumika: Thanx... :))
    @Natasha: Well.....it's just d outcome of recently shampoo-ed hair!! :P And ya....the shirt IS perfect for a relaxed look! :)
    @Tamanna: Thanx girl! U r most welcome here....n I chose the kitten heels exactly for that purpose!! :))

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  11. @Bonnie: Thanx dear! Well......I always thought that being "healthy" like me is a curse......wished I was tiny & slim...... :P

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  12. what a great outfit..love ur plaid blouse
    and really adore your bag so much.

    come and visit my blog, hope you can follow me

    THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

    in Love&Light
    Queen D

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  13. Hey Queen D! Thanx for d compliments!!! You've got a lovely blog too!! :)

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  14. Love your Check Shirt Dress. The colors are just awesome!

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  15. Thanx babe......I luv d colors too!!! :)

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  16. Check shirt looks awesome... Looking good dear ...

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  17. Thanx hon.....I LOVE check shirts!! :)

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