Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lace love....

Hey guys!

How has the weekend been??? Hope you all had rocking plans & had a lovely time with friends or family!!! :)

I, for one, had a relatively lazier weekend (for me, the weekend consists of only one day - Sunday)..............what with a late breakfast, an even later lunch, a self-done manicure & a fun evening spent at a friend's place....... :)

Well...........right now, in a warm country like ours (and am sure in many others as well), Spring has made it's grand entry for the year........& we all are reveling in it's glorious freshness!'s time to review/look up the SS '11 trends & welcome the season in style!!!

One of the biggest trends of Spring Summer 2011 is Lace! The likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Christopher Kane, Balenciaga, Oscar De La Renta and Alberta Ferreti had embraced this trend for their SS '11 collections...........& the mass fashion fraternity is not to be left behind! In fact, I've always been in love with lace as it represents feminism, beauty, romanticism & glamour all rolled in one! So, I'm super-excited at the resurrection of this beautiful detail & am sure gonna follow this trend to death!

Just the other day, I received my very first package from ASOS..........& guess what it had inside??? A pair of beautiful black lace footless tights!!! :))
And undoubtedly, this has become my very favorite item of clothing for the time be ready to see a lot of it on this blog all summer!

I didn't want to make the outfit too dressy (which lace generally tends to do) as I was only heading towards a friend's place for chilling.........hence I wanted to wear the lace in a more casual way. 
And what better way to dress casually than wearing denim??? I thought that the denim & lace will go well together, at the same time, making the outfit perfect for hanging out with friends!

This denim skirt is quite smart & was the perfect length for showing off my new lace tights! I paired it with the casual printed sleeveless tee layered on a basic one (as it's not yet warm enough to wear sleeveless)........the funky graphic print on the tee contrasted with the dressy girliness of the lace & helped in maintaining the casual vibe of the outfit! :)

This black structured bag went well with the lace tights & stopped the outfit from becoming too casual/sporty. I added the long strap so that it could be casually slung on the shoulders (I carry it by the short handle when am dressed up or wearing a more classy/formal outfit).

The current favorite among my collection of sunnies is this pair of wayfarers.......I love the black & red combination and the tinted lens......& the best thing is that this pair is a very early b'day gift from a friend!!! :))

See the flashes of red on the inside frame of my shades??? Cool........ain't it? :)
The purple wooden cuff was worn to go with the purple tee.........& I added a bit of color in the form of my cute red bow ring from Accessorize............doesn't it look just adorable???

Aaaaaaahhh!! The more am looking at this pair of tights........the more I'm falling in love with them..........again & again! I'm gonna pair 'em with dresses, skirts, shorts & tunics for different looks.......& I think they'll look as smashing in all the avatars!!! :)
P.S.: Check out my self-done french mani..... :))

And newest pair of shoes...........I fell for them the moment I saw them on a shelf at a store.........& immediately called for a pair to try on (though I hadn't planned on buying shoes at all on that particular shopping expedition!). Of course, they looked great & I brought them home to add to my ever-growing collection ( much to the chagrin of my mom!!).
I mean..........I just couldn't not buy 'em.........right? They are flats (those of you who have not read my earlier posts....I prefer flats to heels any day! In fact, that's the main reason behind the name of my blog), thay are black (utilitarian, very versatile color) & they are freaking awesome (specially the cuff around the ankle)!!! Not to forget that they were on 60% discount! What more can a girl want??? ;)

Black shades tee: Pepe Jeans, Kolkata
Purple basic tee: United Colors of Benetton, Kolkata
Denim skirt: Tommy Hilfiger, Bangalore
Black lace tights: ASOS
Black bag: Metro Plaza, Kolkata
Purple wooden cuff: New Market, Kolkata
Red bow ring: Accessorize, Bangalore
Red & black wayfarers: Idee, gifted by friend
Silver watch: Kenneth Cole, Kolkata
Black shoes: Tresmode, Kolkata am getting sleepy........& the thought of a Monday morning looming large in my mind isn't helping either! So am gonna crash...........& try not to dream of all the work I need to get done in the upcoming week. Though, in a way, I am looking forward to the coming week (for once)........coz it's my b'day week!!! Yes girls (and guys) b'day is sometime this week.......& as far as b'days are concerned, I think I show the Benjamin Button syndrome every year (am always as excited about my b'day as a 10-year old is)! 

So.......keep an eye open for the b'day post next.......and if anybody wants to send me gifts, mail me & I'll mail you back my wishlist!!! ;))

Till then,
Take care lovelies......

Polka Princess


  1. I love, love those tights, you can dress them up or down, as you have done so beautifully...
    About your bag, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh fabuloussssssssss.
    I absolutely adore your shoes: comfortable and so unique...So chappal means flat????
    Enjoy your rest and be fresh for Monday. It will bring you a new an wonderful day.

  2. Love this look! I'm following, I hope you follow me too!

  3. Looking swell sweetheart! Love those lace leggings and your smile is priceless :)

  4. i'm still loving the lace thing. your leggings are great!

    thought you'd be interested in my 100-piece elf makeup palette, black crackle polish and Ulta cosmetics giveaway!

  5. A very cool t shirt.. I must want to try to find something similar for men.
    I like.. (a lot)
    lee x

  6. Oh those lace tights are amazing!!! Such a wonderful addition to your closet! This look is totalllllly amazing...the skirt, those yummy shoes and the ring..same pinch BTW, I have the same one and in fact wore it just yesterday :) You look lovely!

  7. @Sacramento: Yes dear........chappals is the Indian term for flat sandals! :)
    @Gabrielle: Thank you babe.......heading over to your blog now!
    @Tanvii: You always bring back the smile with your sweet comments hon! :))
    @Oh To Be A Muse: Thanx.......will check out your giveaway soon!
    @Lee: Thanx dear.....this tee will look great on men too!
    @Holly: Ha ha........great minds choose ;)
    @Bhushavali: Thanx a bunch..... :)

  8. I knew it: You look great with your new amazing lace purchase!!!
    Well done honey!

  9. Asos is awesome na? :) Lace tights are awesome! And those shoes are fab! :D

  10. Great post, you look so good!

    d e g a i n e

  11. am just loving the wayfarers!!...i have bought a variety of sunnies but never got down to buying a wayfarer!!
    and speaking of gifts, thats what the hubby gifted me on valentine's ...a pair of classic gunmental aviators from ray ban, isn't he different!!!

    the tights are very chic and you have paired them very nicely with the denim skirt, and am finding the bow ring super cute!!!

  12. @Vera: Thank you sweetie...
    @Chiccastyle: Thanx a lot made my day! :)
    @Shreya: ASOS is great....I just feel like am gonna get addicted to online shopping, thanks to ASOS!
    @Degaine: Thank you dear! :)
    @Sushmita: Wow....I must say your hubby's got a great choice of gifts!! :))

  13. I do love lace! And I love Asos :) This is lovely!


  14. im totally loving your footless tights - they look really cute on you!

  15. @Ioana Liliana: Me too! :)
    @Zarna: Thanx a lot babe......much appreciated! :))

  16. LOVE the lace! that bag is super cute too!

    Miss Neira

  17. In the past year, lace has become one of my absolute favourite fabrics, although I haven't branced out into lace tights just yet... But I just may have to after seeing this post, I love the way they look on you :) Isn't Asos wonderful? :D

  18. great tights! they are perfect with denim. i'm loooking for a pair of floral tights!

  19. Hi :)

    Love your blog :)
    can you please tell me where in brigade road did you get your lady dior bag? I've been looking everywhere for one :(
    oh and i do live in bangalore :)

  20. More than anything else i'm loving the bag, it's so gorgeous :)

  21. Hi :)

    I'm from bangalore :)
    can you please tell me where in brigade road did you get your lady dior handbag?

  22. @Miss Neira: Thanx dear... :)
    @Cee: ASOS rocks! And am sure you'll look amazing in lace tights.....waiting to see you in 'em!
    @Oomph: I think you should check out ASOS or Modcloth - you'll surely find something you like there!!
    @FB: Thanx a bunch S/J!! :))
    @Anonymous: Hi there! There's a mall right at the beginning of Brigade Rd. called Mota Royal Arcade. There's a shop on the ground floor of the mall that has nice bags......check it out!

  23. The tights are gorgeous, I really like lace.
    & I adore your shoes, they are simply awesome - of course you needed to buy them, I totally agree :-)

    Would you mind checking out my blog?
    Follow eachother if you like?

  24. Lace is such a magical fabric. It makes me giggle and smile with glee :)

  25. Those shoes are awesome!!! I agree on all your purchasing points! The lace sets them off perfectly :)

    Sparrow & Urchin

  26. @Tabatha: Thanx dear.....heading over to your blog right now!
    @Cat: I know.......I love lace too!
    @Lauren: Thank you so much...... :)

  27. I have some very similar tights - they're really versatile aren't they? The shoes really stand out too.
    I love lace - but for me, the dressier the better! In modern design terms, Alexander McQueen created some stunning lace creations, and I often look to him as inspiration.

  28. Love the bag!
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! It made my day!
    You're amazing!
    Following you!
    Hope you follow me too!

  29. Girlfriend- you made Links Ala Mode! congrats!
    And you and those lace tights look amazing! I love how you styled it casual (which is trick) and look so kickin' it cool in them. Happy Friday to you! -Bella Q
    Enter to Win My Shabby Apple Dress Give-Away- the Citizen Rosebud

  30. Love your lace leggings! #iWant! They're so freaking expensive everywhere here!

  31. That lace is fab, & I love how you made it look so casual. I have bought a lot of stuff from Asos (first order a month ago, & the next two orders within days of the first). But none of it has arrived yet. Can you tell me approximately how long your took? Starting to get worried!

  32. @Roz: I love lace too!! :)
    @NerdGlasses: I do follow you dear... :)
    @Bella: Thanx babe!!!
    @Tamanna: ASOS is the answer to your prayers! ;)
    @Magali: Mine took around 8 sure you'll be getting yours soon!

  33. Thanks Polka! :)
    After a lot of trouble they came, but I had to pay heavy customs duties :(

  34. you are looking really cute...I am in love with your shoe <3



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