September 28, 2011

Pleats & Pearls

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Hey guys! How've you all been???

Firstly, sorry for being a tad bit irregular on the blogging front for the last few days........... :(

Secondly, this is very very hurried post, as I'm going on holiday from tomorrow..........& I've LOADS of work still left to do!

So.............catch you guys sometime later! For now, enjoy the pictures!!!!! :))

(Note to readers: These are back-dated photots)




I LOVE pleated pants...........but sadly they are not very flattering for the hip-heavy like me.........hence I wear my one rarely.....







I wore a loose blouse tucked in to create a slouchy & comfortable silhouette...



And added the pearls & beads and the rose ring to give a classy touch to the whole ensemble.


Cotton blouse: Topshop, Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Pleated pants: Zara, Mumbai
Purse: Vintage, mom's
String of pearls: Westside, Kolkata
String of beads: Platinum Mall, Bangkok
Watch: Kenneth Cole, Kolkata
Peeptoe wedges: Enroute, Kolkata


I'll be travelling from tomorrow...........& hence, may not be able to see or respong to your lovely comments.........& even visit your wonderful blogs........do bear with me for around 10 days.........I promise to be back on the forefront soon! :)

Have a nice weekend.......& a nicer week after that!

Looking forward to an exciting vacay!! Wheeeeeeee!!!!!! ^_^

Lots of love,
Polka Princess
September 18, 2011

Polka before the Puja

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Aaah! Yet another week gone by........! Sometimes, it seems that the days come & go so fast............while at times, Time seems to stand stubbornly still...........!! Well........that's how playful the Laws of the Universe are, I guess! (The Supreme Being sure enjoys a good laugh at the expense of us poor mortals!)

I've been blog-hopping quite a lot this week & the two biggest events making headlines in the blogosphere have been:
1. The IFB Conference in New York 
2. The Vogue Fashion's Night Out in select cities all over the world

Both events are HUGE as far as Fashion is concerned...........and though I've not been fortunate enough to attend either, I've lived the wonderful experiences provided by both through the numerous blogs I read. Some of my wonderful blogger friends have attended one or both the events & have covered them so beautifully, that at times, while reading the related posts, I almost felt as if I was there in that very room full of amazingly stylish people! Sigh!! Here's praying that such a day comes soon.........

Coming back to my more humble existence (Far away from the glitz & glamour of the afore-mentioned events), I'm happy to announce that after a loooooooooong time, I'm posting pictures of a current outfit (which is not from 2 months back!). This is what I wore for some last-minute pre-festivity shopping with Mom yesterday (Yes, that's how hot-off-the-stands this outfit is!!).
For those of you who don't know, (which is most of you, I believe), we Bengalis (a sect of the Hindus with origins in the region of Bengal) celebrate our biggest festival at this time of the year.........the Durga Puja (as we call it) is all about worshiping the Goddess Durga & her four children and celebrating the win of Good over Evil (as the Goddess is believed to have beaten & won over the evil demon Mahishasura). The festival spans over a period of 5 days & these 5 days are the most-awaited & special days of the year for us. The grandeur & pomp with which this festival is celebrated, not only in Bengal, but all over India, is a wonder to behold by itself!
And the best part of this festival is the fact that we wear all NEW CLOTHES throughout the 5 days of festivities!!! Now, nothing can beat that, ain't it????
Since my birth, all through these 25 years of life, I've celebrated this festival in my city, with friends & family. It has almost been an unspoken rule in our household that nobody leaves the city during Durga Puja. But this time, with a heavy, but apprehensive heart, I'm looking forward to spending the festive days in Mumbai. And though a part of me is sad at leaving behind the familiar joy & happiness of spending the days in my city, another part is equally excited at the prospects of being able to enjoy a different kind of experience in another city! Hope Mumbai won't disappoint me!!! 


Ok.............ok.........I know I've not been keeping a tab on my words as I've done in the last 2 posts (You must be saying - "One day she gets a li'l bit of time & she starts never to stop again!"). So, I oblige by shutting up now..........& leave you to enjoy the pictures!!! :)







I love the interesting folds of this top...the hemline & the drapey feel of the silhouette makes me happy everytime I wear it!!! :))


Not to mention that it is POLKA-DOTTED!!! :D


See the bright li'l bauble on my wrist??? I've been wanting to wear them for some time now, but couldn't really gel it with any of my recent outfits. I finally debuted it with this outfit.........somehow it went well both with the silhouettes & with the colors.


And my new pretty hair-clip! <3


Layering 2 necklaces for the first time...........a turquoise pendant for filling up the deep neckline and a fun & quirky wooden pendant on a longer string to add some colors!

Baby pink tee: Commercial St., Banglaore
Polka-dotted top: Max, Bangalore
Denim: Jealous 21, Bangalore
Aviators: Aldo, Kolkata
Turquoise pendant: Gifted by friend
Wooden slice-of-pie pendant: Fabindia, Kolkata
Bracelet: Westside, Mumbai
Hair-clip: New Market, Kolkata
Leather purse: Vintage, thrifted
Shoes: Gifted by friend


I had a relaxed weekend..........all up & ready for facing the coming week...........what did you guys do???

Take care,
Polka Princess
September 12, 2011

Leopard stripes

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Ok.
So, we are still blogging on-the-go.
We are still gonna go light on the blah & heavy on the snaps.
We are still going to share pictures dragged out of archives.
We are still so shutting up NOW!



Just another day at office..........just another "smart casual" workplace outfit (though you can't really qualify this as work-wear, which is supposed to be formal in most cases) with a knot & a twist! ;)


I love wearing flats with cropped trousers..........sort of a practical, yet chic feel about the whole thing, no?


I generally don't wear my shirts tucked-in. Mainly because I haven't got washboard abs to boast of!
But that day I felt like the waistline of the pants & the fit of the shirt was just about right for me to give the tucked-in look a try!! I didn't really do wrong.....did I???




I wanted to wear a thin belt to perfect that tucked-in look.........but didn't find any that went well with the whole outfit. I was almost giving up, when my eyes fell on my favorite leopard print scarf! And voila! My problem was solved!! :)

 



My heart ring is becoming a regular feature on this blog nowadays.........hope you guys haven't tired of it yet......coz I sure haven't!!! Also, I'm loving these leather camel flats that a dear colleague-cum-friend has passed on to me recently (she's not even worn these once, as, soon after buying these, she realised that they are a tad too tight for her feet!).......thanks a bunch M!!!

Striped cotton shirt: Hand-me-down from friend (Thanks again, M!)
Corduroy cropped pants: Wills Lifestyle, Kolkata
Leopard print scarf: Thrifted, most probably!
Heart ring: Accessorize, Kolkata
Watch: Fastrack, gifted by friend
Camel flats: Hand-me-down from friend

This outfit was a subtle effort at print-mixing - didn't know stripes & leopard print look so swell together! :)

Also, this is a monotone outfit with neutral-ish colors (except for the pop of yellow on the ring)..........which may be a breather after last post's color outburst!

Hope you all had a rocking weekend!! \m/

Here's to getting ready for another long week ahead.........see you soon fellas! :))

Love love,
Polka Princess
September 06, 2011

Ghosts of outfits past...

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First of all..................a HUGE thanks to all of you lovely people out there who've sent me such beautiful & heart-warming wishes on my Blog-versary!!! I was sooooooooo touched! You guys are total sweethearts........sigh! <3

Secondly................I've stocked up on quite a few outfits in the past few weeks.......hence, the next few posts (including this one) will be light on the talks & heavy on the photos. Hope all of you are having a great week..........enjoy the pictures!!! :)



This outfit is from about a month back...........something I wore on a Sunday, out shopping with mum & sis...


Just wanted a casual & laid-back outfit for a lazy afternoon of shopping...........hence, the bright colors, the scarf & the flip-flops.... :)


My neon green PVC strap watch is perfect for that not-so-subtle pop of color & complimented the green straps of my flip-flops beautifully! 


And let's not start on how much I love my mustard purse..........maybe you'll get my drift if I tell you that it's pure leather, vintage & I thrifted it for only about 1$!!! :))


Jersey tunic: Brand Factory, Kolkata
Leggings: BK Market, Kolkata
Tasseled scarf: Thrifted, Kolkata
Leather purse: Vintage, Leather Expo, Kolkata
Fan necklace: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Fabric bangles: Metro Plaza, Kolkata
Heart ring: New Market, Kolkata
PVC strap watch: Fastrack, Kolkata
Flip-flops: Puma, Kolkata

Have entered this outfit for the Color Brigade Vol 35. Do click for me!!! Thanks..... :)

I promised this post will be light on the talks.............so I'll shut my gob now........

Have a great week...............& an even greater weekend guys!!!!!!! Do tell me what all your plans are!

Love you all,
Polka Princess

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