December 30, 2014

Winter Lookbook: When In The Hills

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That's 2014 for you..
Here today, gone tomorrow (well...almost).

I will bid adieu to the year with a winter lookbook for you guys. 
It's a compilation of outfits I wore on my recent trip to the hills. 
It was freezing and we had to wear five layers of clothing even inside the rooms! So, dressing up everyday used to be an exercise in smart layering and hence I thought it best to create a winter lookbook with these outfit ideas.
Let me know your thoughts! :)

{Maxi-mum Layering}
When I was packing this maxi dress in my luggage, my mom actually thought I was crazy. I don't blame her.....who really thinks of wearing maxi dresses in 10 degree Celsius temperature?
Well....I do! :P
I got looks from all and sundry roaming the hilly lanes of Darjeeling that afternoon as I strolled around in my layered maxi outfit. But a thermal inner, a fair isle sweater vest, a woollen peplum cardigan with leather trims, a snood and my locally purchased gloves made sure I was warm enough to enjoy all the attention! ;)
Of course, one pair of thermal leggings and one pair of cotton leggings inside helped. A lot!!

[Yellow houndstooth maxi: BK Market, Kolkata | Fair Isle sweater vest: Max | Peplum cardigan: Vero Moda | White snood: 109 F | Gloves: Local market, Darjeeling | Watch: | Wayfarers: Idee | Floral ear studs: Forever 21 | On my lips: Peach Crush, Colorbar]

{Of Chunky Knits and Fair Isles}
What's winter without a liberal dose of cozy, chunky knitwear? A fluffy cardigan in chunky knits is a wardrobe must-have.....specially in any nude(ish) hue. And of course, fair isle patterns work as instant shift-into-Christmas-mode stimulators - be it on a pair of warm leggings or on a pair of indispensable socks!
Fling on a scarf, flaunt some subtle pieces of jewellery and you're good to go!!

[Oversized cardigan: Forever 21 | Grey tunic: AND | Fair Isle leggings: Gangtok local market | Houndstooth scarf: Shoppers Stop | Fair Isle socks: Darjeeling local market | Bow flats: | Gunmetal geometric ring: Pieces via Vero Moda| On my lips: Pretty Please, Colorbar | On my nails: Exclusive, Colorbar; All That Glitters, Glitter Mania, Maybelline]

{Coat Caper}
Since the temperature in my city never goes low enough for coats, this trip saw me and my sister excitedly packing our coats even though they took up more than half the space of the luggage!
I paired this pink beauty that I had picked up at an unbelievable price on my Delhi trip last January with a pair of printed denims and a snood in a contrasting hue!

[Coat: Janpath, New Delhi | Denims: Promod | Blue snood: 109 F]

So how are you all layering up to brave the chills this winter?
Layering is an art. If you have stylish winter pieces in your wardrobe, you can create magic by mixing and matching separates while keeping yourself warm at the same time! :)

Ring in the New Year with a smile, a cheer and some rockin' smokin' booty shakin'! :D
See you in the Two Oh One Five!!!

Anupriya DG
December 17, 2014

Dressed to kill! {Review:}

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Party season is here, people!!
It's time to dress up, put on some high heels and dance the nights away! 
Everyone's December diary is full of dance dates, weddings, cocktails, parties, Christmas eves & NYEs. And how can we possibly sail through all of the above without a few awesome-sauce dresses??? 

That's precisely why I bring to you :)
Promtimes is a great online retail portal for dresses of all kinds - prom dresses, cocktail dresses, party dresses, wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, evening gowns - you name it, they have it!
Their motto is "Dresses: Made well, shop well" and they stick by the same, trying to provide the ultimate shopping experience for their customers by giving them the best products with the best service at the best price.

Here's my pick from the temptingly wide range of products available on the website.
These pieces will make sure you are the star of any party you wear them to! Flaunt them with the perfect accessories, sky-high heels, a gorgeous smile & a killer attitude and be the diva of the coming party season!!!

Throwing a bachelorette for your best friend? Nothing will scream sexy bridesmaid glamour than this satin LBD with a lace bodice - delicate, sensuous and full of oomph! 
Pair this with a statement neckpiece, give your hair a volume-enhancing blow-dry, swipe on a bold line of kohl, keep your lips nude and give your girlfriend the best send-off to marital life ever!!! You'll surely be the one being crowned "Best Bridesmaid" at the end of the night! :)

December is the time when even your employers throw a cocktail party - the only time when you are actually allowed to be/feel "high"er than the boss! ;)
Strut up in style and turn your colleagues' heads in this long navy evening dress with an asymmetric sleeve and embellished neckline. Give your earrings & necklaces a miss and go for a quirky head-chain and a chunky cocktail ring to up the style quotient! Go light on the eyes and flaunt the oh-so-winter berry lips as a perfect compliment to the deep jewel tone of the dress. 
Rest assured, you'll be taken seriously at the weekly meetings for a long, long time to come!

Turn up in this couture-chic piece with ruffles & pleats and paint the town red this New Year's Eve!
A glitter-tipped manicure, a pair of chunky danglers, smoky eyes and bright crimson puckers are all you need to give this hot li'l number company! Slip on those nude kitten heels so that you can dance the night away in style!!! No better way to ring in the New Year, eh? 

There's more where these elegant pieces came from! Go over now and get your dream dresses for the party season! 
What's more....Promtimes is offering a discount of upto 75% till the next 9 hours only!!! Go......make the most of this amazing deal!

And yeah, you can thank me later!

Anupriya DG

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. But the views & opinions shared in it are entirely my own.
December 08, 2014

Started On The List Yet?

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December is here. There's more than just a 'nip' in the air. The thought of a steaming mug of hot cocoa appeals to you more than ever before. The smell of oranges is pervading the near-perfect, lazy winter afternoons (it would have been perfect if said afternoons could be spent basking in the weak sunshine with a book in hand. But, being your own boss means not even having the luxury of taking an off from work unless it's an emergency! *sigh*). Your calendar is getting filled with weddings, concerts, fairs and what-not, all of which you are eagerly looking forward to. 
And then, there's the excitement of welcoming yet another new year into the timeline of your life.

Whenever something draws to an end - be it the year, an event, or even a book - we start getting nostalgic and try to soak up the experiences of the whole thing in a rush, so as not to miss out on any of it before it ends. 
Thinking of the moments gone by, reminiscing, laughing at the good times, fondling the happy memories, remembering to learn from the mistakes made....these last few days are spent in a heady high, slowly letting go of one year and seamlessly moving on to the next.

2014 gave me many a memorable moment. Good times, great memories - I'll always look upon this year with a heart-warming fondness and a happy smile on my face.
Here's why:
  • The year started with a trip to Delhi with friends. I delved into a world of fantasy & beauty at the India Art Fair and met some of the loveliest people in the city (thanks to the blogosphere). Needless to say, I came back a richer soul.
  • The middle of the year gave me a pleasant surprise in the form of THE wedding date! There couldn't be a better reason to wait for 2015 to come!! ;)
  • I took a bachelorette trip to the hills with two of my bestest blogger buddies (though sometimes we forget that we met through our blogs, it feels like we've known each other since forever) and those few days spent in Gangtok has to be one of the best times of my life. Ever.
    All my future travel companions (including my fiancé) has serious competition from these girls, I tell you!
  • The big, fat Indian wedding season saw two of my bestest childhood friends tying the knot. It was two weeks of insane fun and gala reunions with other school pals, thanks to the occasions!
    It was almost surreal to think of those kindergarten days of friendship and seeing those same faces in the form of radiant brides stepping into a happy, new phase of their lives. Who said Light travels fastest? I think it's Time.
  • And as I write this post, I'm thinking of the same time tomorrow when I'll be on my way to the hills once again (keep watching this space if you want to know where I'm headed to now!)........yes, I'm taking my last trip of the year and I'm excited, to say the least!
    Can't wait to breathe out fogs while enjoying a hot cuppa seated in the window seat of a quaint cafe in the hills!!! 

I leave you with pictures from my Gangtok trip with the girls. From one hill station to another. :)

Of snoods, sweatshirts & sunnies! :)

Tsangu Lake from the top

While playing tourist, you need to pay heed to such signs...

Sunshine & prayers

Yaks at Tsangu Lake

Enjoying the chill with Soumi

Tourist-y clicks with Debi

Authentic Sikkimese lunch of Chicken Shyaphale

A hot cup of Caramel Chocolate Latte at Baker's Cafe - one of my favorite hillside cafes ever!

If you want to know where I'll be chilling (literally) for the next few days, follow me on Instagram - @anupriyadg :)

By the way, have you started making that list of New Year's Resolutions yet???

Anupriya DG


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