Hope you guys all had a great Easter! The four day Easter weekend has gone by so quickly and now it’s time for me to get down to doing some hard core revision for my upcoming exams, or at least that’s what I keep telling myself LOL, but of course there’s always time for a blog post or two 🙂 Over the weekend my family and I celebrated my uncle’s 60th birthday party and we always like to make things a little bit interesting and fun so we decided to go for a 50’s theme! He was born in the 50’s so it only made sense to dress the part!
Taking inspiration from some of the greatest fashion icons from the 50’s like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, it wasn’t too difficult to come up with an outfit style.
Here’s how I decided to put the look together.
Black Turtle neck – Miss Selfridge size 4
Grey striped Skirt – ASOS Marketplace – Pink Strawberry size XS
Black Underskirt – Amazon UK size XS – this gave the skirt that extra 50’s flare
Grey court shoes – Matalan – I bought these last year so they’re no longer on the website 😦
Vintage Pearl Necklace – Claire’s accessories – this necklace was so hard to find!
Pearl Bracelet – Tiffany & Co
Have you guys ever dressed up for a 50’s themed night or anything similar?
On Saturday was my baby nephew, Aanav’s Penda Party, and of course again, a great opportunity to get my Bollywood on and glam up for the day, as it’s always way more fun adding colour into my usually monotoned, outfits.
I am totally obsessed with these long ‘dress-type’ Indian outfits! I find that the Anarkhali-style outfits can sometimes not fit right and especially the trouser part of the outfit, that never fits me well! – I always opt for leggings, anyone else do this? These longer styled outfits are totally in fashion now and so easily elegant, check out my other GRWM – Indian Engagement for a look at one of my other outfits, similar to this one.
This outfit is also from Venisons in Wembley, London just like my royal blue outfit in my previous GRWM – I think Venisons have such great choice of heavy and simple outfits and they tailor the outfits so well for that perfect fit!
I’d say the colour of this outfit is a mixture between jade green and olive green, so not too bright and the perfect colour for Autumn. It has a lovely gold border and gorgeous pearl and diamante embellishments along the neckline and down to the waist, of course it’s not an Indian outfit for me without that added bit of sparkle!
Once again, I opted for my go-to gold flats which I think just complete the outfit really well. As this dress is the perfect length for me, I felt that with heels it would’ve looked a little odd so I just went for the sensible flat choice 🙂
Do any of you guys prefer the dress style outfits to the standard Anarkhali set? I’d love to see your pics in the comments 🙂
Yesterday we had an Indian function for my cousin who just announced his engagement.
And of course, just like any other Indian function, a great excuse to glam up for the day! I wanted to show you guys my outfit of the day 🙂
So I decided to go for this beautiful royal blue outfit which is from Venisons in Wembley, London. It’s simple but elegant and quite ‘dress like’ so you don’t really need to wear it with the traditional “chundri” like most other anarkali outfits.
It has some gorgeous gold embellishments at the top and a netted layer on the bottom. This really gives that extra sparkle to the outfit – a must for every indian outfit imo haha!
The bottom is also a very unique style with an asymmetrical netted layer and some gold material from the layer behind, peeping through from underneath.
This outfit is also great for an evening look and can be paired with a nice pair of gold sparkly heels to finish it off. I opted for a sensible pair of gold, flat sandals (of course with some silver diamantes :P) this time as I knew there’d quite a bit of running around to do – and i’m so glad I chose flats haha!
Wedding season is upon us – have you guys been getting glam recently? It would be lovely to see or hear about your outfits in the comments 🙂