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  • weewoman 2:41 am on March 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Twiggytastic 

    I have been called Twiggy far too often than I care to remember, and it’s not always a compliment. However, ever since I got my pixie hair cut I’ve begun to LOVE that style and the sudden availability of pinafores in the stores is helping me along nicely.

    From Style Per Diem

    The pinafore: By now it’s almost predictable with me – this is a dark navy H&M pinafore with curved exposed pockets and an exposed zipper in the back. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE pinafores/tunics like this.

    The shirt: Classic white collared shirt, also H&M. It actually has breast pockets and corset seams.

    I paired this with black tights and grey wool socks, the ribs peeking out just above the edge of the boots.

    The boots: My irreplaceable Hush Puppies. This is their last season. *tear*

    Accessories: I put on a long chain with several charms  and these awesome dragon ear-rings. They’re tiny enough not to be goofy, but goofy enough to make me happy.

    I later wore this outfit with tan tights, matching tan ribbed socks and my ruffled t-straps. I unfortunately didn’t get a picture. Yes I’m still wearing socks with high heels. I still think if they’re done right, they work.

    Luckily, I have a pattern for a pinafore like this and I plan on making several variations this summer. :)

     
  • weewoman 7:02 pm on August 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Summerish… 

    I can’t remember exactly what the weather was like but I guess it was not as summery as it should have been…or rather…still cool enough to wear stockings and faux leather…

    From Style Per Diem

    The skirt: Previously posted, much adored grey, kind of tweedish, panelled pencil skirt with rouching on the hips.

    The Top: Lovely sheer top with lace panelling on the yoke, flutter sleeves and pin tucks – H&M.

    The Jacket: My favourite spring/fall crop jacket – its a little faux leather, double breasted biker jacket with a slight puff on the sleeves and a tight fit on the waist, fully lined in soft satin. I absolutely LOVED pairing this jacket with the super feminine outfit underneath.

    Shoes: These awesome ruffled t-straps.

    Accessories: I put on these stockings for MORE fun, and since my hair was still long I slicked it back with a black hair band and wore some small dangly sparkly ear-rings.

    I don’t know WHERE I thought I was going. I was going in to edit news. Yes its for TV, but its not like I get to be on it!

    I must have just felt like playing dress up! :D

     
    • Educatedt Tatya 1:06 am on August 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I wish I could carry off this outfit. But that blouse would make me look like a transvestite. Go!

  • weewoman 11:28 am on June 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , sewing, skirt, summer   

    Summer at the office 

    Summer is in full swing right now, so I try to “office up” my summer clothes or “summer up” my office clothes…

    From Style Per Diem

    The skirt: I had this fabric lying around since late summer last year and finally made it into this little box pleated, high waisted skirt with side slit pockets early this summer. I LOVE pockets. I put pockets in all my skirts and dresses. When I don’t, I regret it!
    This is the first skirt I have made with button holes at  the back. The full story will be on http://www.sewwot.wordpress.com soon. I simply adore it!

    The top: My previously posted white puffed sleeve, stretch cotton shirt. It came with a white ribbon sash, but I went with a black one to play off the black in the skirt.

    The blazer: Previously posted lucky find at H&M a year or two ago. Its a light weight cotton-poly blend with a little peplum type flare at the bottom. I’m glad I picked it up as a basic because it goes so well with dresses and skirts. It just polished off this look I think.

    The shoes: Much loved basic black pumps with stud details from H&M.

    Accessories: Short string of vintage black glass beads and silver filigree tops that I don’t have a picture of.

    Over all I was very pleased with the balance this struck between “I LOVE SUMMER DAMMIT” and “I like to look like a grown up while I edit.”

     
    • Aparna 3:08 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love the blazer. I’ve never been to H&M because there was never an H&M store in all the cities I’ve lived in before. There is one in Raleigh and I’m so going to check it out one of these days.

    • weewoman 5:35 pm on June 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Aparna. H&M has become my staple now. There are days I find myself dressed head to toe, from earrings to shoes, all in H&M. I find their finishing and quality a little easier to spend money on. :)

    • suchi 2:41 pm on July 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      very nice, love the blazer!

  • weewoman 9:07 pm on June 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: faux leather, , shirt dress   

    Flowery rock chick… 

    …is what I secretly thought this look resembled but frowned when someone said so…

    From Style Per Diem

    The dress: The second decent thing I found at Costa this year. Its a lovely, almost 70′s/cow girl inspired flower printed shirt dress with breast pockets and mother of pearl buttons all down the front. Here is a closer look.
    I folded the sleeves for fun and the belt came with! The only thing that would make it more perfect is pockets. But alas, it has none. I layered again, with semi opaque black stockings.

    To leave the house I threw on my faux leather crop jacket. Yes, I said faux. leather. crop. jacket. Look at it before you pass judgement.

    From Style Per Diem

    The jacket: ADORABLE faux leather biker jacket from H&M. I bought it at full price because I could not resist it and did not want to risk them running out of the few size 2′s they usually get. The diagonal zipper, the double breast, the puffed sleeves, the way it fits! OH MY! A few months later it was down to half price with my size in abundance…so I bought a grey leather blazer then, to be debuted sometime soon.
    I do not regret paying full price for it one bit. I’m glad its not real leather, because the ex-vegetarian in me still has a problem with that, and I just cannot get over how AWESOME it is. :D

    The shoes: I don’t have a proper picture, but these are awesome, super comfy, soft pointy toe flats from H&M with an ankle strap with brass buckles (easily removable when needed). I wear them

    Accessories: None except for the regular silver I never take off and my hair that behaved exceptionally well after the new haircut and washing out the super straight style they leave you with. I’m enjoying the wash and wear, natural waves VERY much.

    I really like this dress and wish I had more fuss free dresses like this. Its good for brunch, work, a casual dinner or just helping a friend buy gifts for mummy and behna back home, as the case was on this occasion.

    WIN!

     
    • aparnas 7:31 am on June 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in love with this dress.
      Cow-girl inspired..you said it girl! I can picture you in a big cowboy hat and brown boots..

    • weewoman 4:14 pm on June 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Aparna!
      Don’t think I’d ever go full cowgirl but I don’t mind little smidgens here n there!

    • Educated Tatya 11:20 am on June 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      *heart*

    • inopinate 6:15 pm on June 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You reminded me of the leather jacket I had in the back of my closet. And we’ve been having perfect weather for it too!

  • weewoman 8:42 pm on June 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blazer, business, casual, navy   

    Sassy shorts… 

    …is my code name.

    I bought some navy blue shorts and even though the weather was nice and hot I didn’t want to go bare legged to the office. So I put this together..

    From Style Per Diem

    Shorts: Costa Blanca has been absolutely dismal this season. They have been off the mark on EVERYTHING and I have found maybe 2 items there, and even then I bought them on sale. These inexpensive navy blue cuffed shorts are one of the two items, with a mid rise and side pockets. I layered with semi opaque black tights.

    Shirt: Three quarter sleeved, cuffed white pin striped shirt that I bought way back when I had to start building a suit collection for my live events. I have recently rediscovered it and started wearing it tucked in. Its almost too short and when left out the fit doesn’t come off right. Tucked in though, it works.

    Blazer: My absolute favourite, too bad- its not full sleeved-blazer. I folded the sleeves one hem length and let the striped shirt peek through.

    Shoes: MUCH LOVED go-with-everything black pumps from H&M with studded heel area. I recently found another classic pair that I should go run and buy before they run out. (pics of studded pumps soon)

    Accessories: Besides the red faux snakeskin belt I think I just left in the usual silver, pulled my hair back and wore my red cuff to match the belt.

    I also do this same top half with well cut trousers when I need to wear a suit.I was mighty pleased with this outfit and since it was a Friday I believe I got a lot of “Rob and you have plans tonight?”. So I’m guessing it could have gone from work to play. :)

     
    • inopinate 10:17 am on June 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Nicely done. Navy and black – uber chic. And I am quickly becoming a huge fan of the sleeve-folding that is taking over the world. I don’t do short shorts anymore, but they look very flattering on you.

    • weewoman 10:21 am on June 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Many thanks. I was a bit worried about the shorts too, but I think the tights made me comfortable enough to wear to work.

    • aparnas 7:29 am on June 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Is this a boy friend blazer? I wish I could wear such cool outfits to work and not have the HR kill me!

    • weewoman 4:13 pm on June 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Actually, its quite well fitted but leaving it open gives it the relaxed boyfriend look. I have not found a boyfriend blazer I like yet, plus I’m not sure my small frame can stand up to that look!

    • Educated Tatya 11:26 am on June 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You should wear purple/indigo tights at night

  • weewoman 9:15 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Spring sprung 

    As spring slowly set in last month I finally had the chance to trot out my self made plaid skirt.
    As much as I tried to stay away from the Catholic school girl look, I only half succeeded.

    From Style Per Diem

    The Skirt: I saw a skirt at H&M last summer in a nice crisp cotton, but by the time I got around to making it, it was fall. So I bought a nice plaid suiting fabric and recreated the box pleated skirt. I only got around to wearing it this spring. I added a few details of my own including a satin lining and a peek-a-boo lace trim on the lining hem. I paired the brown/grey skirt with dark brown leggings that don’t show up very well in this photo. Full details and PROOF that I made this skirt myself on http://www.sewwot.wordpress.com.

    The top and sweater: The top is a simple white shirt with slight rouching at the bust – one of the few fitted shirts I have. The grey sweater is a basic piece I am so glad I invested in. I wore it, not just because the weather demanded, but because my edit bay is usually colder than it is outside, even in WINTER! I think it was the nail in the coffin of the ‘school girl’ situation.

    Shoes: H&M has been my mind reading saviour for the past few months and when I went looking for basic, black low heeled pumps, I found this gorgeous matte pair with tiny brass studs around the heel that were just perfect. I’ll post a better picture soon.

    Accessories: I left in all the basic silver and added a  short vintage string of black glass beads. If you look very carefully, the plaid has a thin line of bright blue woven in and I threw on this ring to make it pop. I also added a thin black belt on the high waist for more definition.

    I like how this outfit came together. I’ve done many skirt-shirt-stockings combos since and I’m very pleased with that particular look of late.

     
    • Educated Tatya 8:15 pm on April 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      This skirt calls to the sexy librarian in me. Love the peeking lace.

    • weewoman 7:31 pm on April 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hehe, Thanks! But just you wait till you see what else I have planned for this fabric!! I have some left and am gonna make an even sexier librarian skirt! :D

    • Educated Tatya 1:13 am on April 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Does this have wool content? Is it heavy? Send some with Ma na. I need enough for at least two skirts. I

    • weewoman 7:04 am on April 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Nope, no wool content and not very heavy. Just basic suiting fabric – some sort of poly blend. Trust me, you can get much better stuff back home. It kills me every time I buy fabric here because it probably costs 1/10th the price back home!!

    • Educated Tatya 12:59 am on April 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve looked here, and not found anything I like. I want something with a wool, like this nice Loft skirt I had. It fell beautifully.

  • weewoman 8:42 pm on March 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    By popular demand… 

    Even though I have tons to catch up on, I’m no longer going chronologically since Anita, friend of ET asked for this…and yes, one person is ‘popular demand’ as far as I’m concerned!

    This was for my dear dear friend Andrew’s birthday bash that I helped organise.

    From Style Per Diem

    The jeans: Previously posted dark wash skinny jeans.

    The dress: Black puffed/ruffled sleeve jersey dress from H&M. Trying to resist buying the exact same one in coral orange.

    The shoes: I wanted to buy booties in time for this event but still have not found acceptable ones so I went with the riffle t-stap heels instead. I was wearing black tights as a layer anyway, since it was cold, so the overall impression was somewhar bootie-licious. Yes, I went there.

    Accessories: These were carefully planned, hand made and purchased.

    The silk obi belt is hand made from fabric left over from my sister’s sangeet and details can be found on http://www.sewwot.wordpress.com. I wore a dull gold braided cuff, dull gold/brass chain, tripled, these simple dull gold ear-rings and as can be seen in the picture, a dull gold rose pin in my hair. Make up concentrated on the eyes with a shimmery gold/purple mix of eyeshadow and shimmery eggplant eyeliner. Rosy sheer Dior blush and pinkish nude gloss finished it off. You can kind of see it in this picture, even though I look cross eyed. I put my hair back in a bun and made sure the bangs were poker straight.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the simplicity of this outfit jazzed up with some carefully selected accessories and my very special belt. I look forward to wearing it in the summer without pants or just with stockings.

     
    • Nidhi 11:13 pm on March 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      you look fabulous! I love* the belt and this whole outfit is very flattering. and you are sooo good with makeup!

      *so these obi belts became a huge trend since a louis vuitton show…and I was asked by Vogue India to incorporate something similar in an illustration I did back then…this reminded me :)

    • weewoman 1:16 pm on March 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Nidhi!!

      I didn’t have a clue about make up till about 2 years ago, till I had to go for a wedding and a friend was kind enough to take me to a Mac store for a taste. Been hooked ever since and I enjoy experimenting with it!

      Also, LOVE your illustrations! I might have to go get a longer blazer just to get that look together with the skirt and obi belt! :D

    • Anita 2:22 am on April 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, I love what you have put together. The obe belt is just so gorgeous! Thanks for posting this:)

  • weewoman 8:09 pm on March 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Winter where? 

    This year, I REFUSED to bow down to the fashion oppression winter always brings with it. It also helped that we have had an easy and somewhat delayed winter, allowing me to fall in love with, buy and wear way too many sweater dresses…

    This was taken some time in early December…I wish I had a better picture…

    From Style Per Diem

    The jeans: Trusty dark wash skinny jeans. Warmer than tights and provided the right amount of thickness to play off the dress.

    The dress: A lovely little cream knit mini-dress with cap sleeves and a nice tab button detail on the collar in a gun metal colour which then allowed me to layer with a thin dark grey sweater with billowy sleeves. What the dress lacks in print, I think it makes up for in texture and weave, adding visual interest and fun. I think  this dress will also easily transition into spring with a nice pair of tights.

    The shoes: New favourite wedge heeled boots!

    Accessories: I think I just left in the usual silver but I did throw on this gorgeous purple, military inspired, wool coat that I bought for an absolute STEAL at H&M:

    From Style Per Diem

    For the mild weather we were having, it was nice and cozy – lined in a self coloured, striped satin and its a brilliant addition to my coat collection. If you must cover up every lovely outfit with a coat, it might as well be an interesting one, no?

    All in all, this was fun!

     
    • inopinate 10:31 am on March 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ooh, you got one of those Michael Jackson things from H&M! I’ve been torn about them. So stylish, but short-lived, I suspect. This looks great!

    • weewoman 10:42 am on March 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Michael Jackson? The jacket? Haha! I didn’t even think of that! I think its a fairly classic style and I’ve always liked the little drummer boy kind of military style. :D

    • inopinate 11:26 am on March 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, they’ve all been doing MJ-inspired numbers since last summer. Forever has trashier versions of the same stuff.

    • weewoman 9:42 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Acchaa…wait till you see my crop faux leather jacket then! HAHA!

    • pia 10:00 pm on March 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Landed here from swastaanimasta.. Love this blog!! Such a great idea.. Its great to see how real women dress everyday, na? Love your jacket – agree with inopinate – its sooo MJ!!

    • weewoman 5:29 pm on March 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Glad you like our blog Pia. Feel free to join!

  • weewoman 10:40 pm on February 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Prints in the winter? 

    As much as I get creative with beads and accessories, prints usually jazz up an outfit without trying too hard. In the winter however, it’s difficult and so I was glad to find something somewhat acceptable…

    From Style Per Diem

    The jeans: Previously posted dark wash trouser jeans from my last birthday with a double button, patch kind of front closure.

    The top: I layered a beautiful ruffle georgette-lace-jersey tank top under a cardigan which has a lace like print on it. I usually avoid lace prints like the plague but I didn’t mind this one too much and have since bought an entire dress in a similar vein. I like the pink and since its set against an off white/cream its not too doily-ish for me.

    From Style Per Diem

    I ADORE ruffles and super girly details but I usually would not be caught dead in a top like this on its own, mostly because of the all lace back, and at first was at a loss as to how to wear it. Then I remembered that I should OBVIOUSLY layer it with a thin cami. DUH.

    From Style Per Diem

    The boots: After much much MUCH searching for a decent heeled ankle boot I bought these gorgeous grey/brown wedged boots. I DO NOT like wedge boots and at first would not buy them purely for that reason, but they look SO GOOD and you cannot beat the comfort of a wedge heel – compared to other heels of course.

    From Style Per Diem

    Accessories: I wore a simple sliver chain with a round quartz stone and these chrysanthemum like silver ear-rings.

    Done and done. Nice outfit for a semi-cold day.

     
    • inopinate 2:10 pm on February 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Style-wise, I don’t like winter for that same reason. The clothes, as good as they look on the runways, just don’t excite me. This is not half bad though.

    • AparnaS 3:42 pm on February 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love the lace top! Where did you get it from? Also boots..look comfy,

    • weewoman 10:08 pm on February 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Aparna- Lace top is from a store called Costa Blanca here in Canada. They used to be my favourite up until a few months ago..but H&M has been so consistently awesome this past season, they’ve taken over BIG TIME!

      @inopiate- I’ve been trying to jazz up winter things with pops of colour and texture if print is unavailable.

      • jennay 1:47 am on November 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi there,

        Was wondering where’d you get those FABOLOUS grey wedge boots from? They look awesome! =D

  • weewoman 9:57 am on January 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Surfacing… 

    Life has been far too hectic to even remember to take pictures let alone update…but here I am!

    I can’t remember why or where I wore each outfit, but I’m picking a random point in time and starting there…

    I believe this was in late fall, early winter. I call it my H&M mannequin look – super layered up with a naughty boy edge…

    From Style Per Diem

    The jeans: Super dark wash, slim fit, back flap pocket jeans with contrast stitching. Good for tucking into boots.

    The jacket: Previously worn black linen blazer with quarter sleeves.

    The various layers: I layered a white cami with lace detailing at the neck, under a black deep V cotton stretch sweater, over which I wore a BRIGHT blue crop zip up hoodie with cable knit sleeves.

    The boots: My regular black impermeable Hush Puppies.

    Accessories: I left in all the usual silver and swapped out the small bali’s for larger silver hoops.

    I think the layers worked for me, especially since the jacket and crop sweater were the same length. I’m very small and bulking up like this does not make me look out of proportion. I like the idea of layering hoodies with blazers for some reason and the blue popped out against the otherwise almost monochromatic scheme.

     
    • inopinate 11:30 am on February 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome. I like how you are so layered yet so streamlined. When I do layers, I invariably look like a bum.

    • weewoman 10:22 pm on February 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thenkyew

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