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  • Educated Tatya 1:04 am on August 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Monsoon uniform 


    Tights: Bijoux in Bandra, 160 bucks
    Shirt: Rasta Zara, Rs 200.
    Scarf: Colaba Causeway, Rs 90.
    Gumboots: Amazon, courtesy Ketaki
    Accessories: (water-proof) ASOS bag (GBP 18), silver studs, Casio men’s watch

    I’ve taken to tights in a big way this season since they dry off easily, fit into my gumboots and cover my legs. Monsoons mean I can’t wear white and tights leave me with a choice of two-three long shirts I have. I am not much into the keffiyeh trend, but loved the dull colours and tassels on this one, so had to have it. I like how all the colours of the ensemble would have clashed with each other had they not been so dull (except the tights, of course). If you thought the blue was bright, wait till I show you my yellow ones.

    • Aparna 3:28 am on August 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      you look cute in this outfit!

    • Aditi 8:28 am on August 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      yeah…tights work for me too, they are a great alternative to skinny jeans :)

    • weewoman 8:43 pm on August 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I wore printed tights today with white flowy top. Will find and send. Let me know which colours you need!

    • Educated Tatya 2:47 am on August 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you ladies. Cookie, I want floral ones. Victorian/English roses type. You know, the kind that look like upholstery in an old lady’s house… Thanks!

    • weewoman 7:42 pm on August 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I think I saw those a few months ago. Will look again. Send size vize on email ha.

    • rushika 12:34 pm on September 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      can you tell me where in Bandra is Bijoux located? Am an instant fan of your blue tights…

      • Educated Tatya 9:37 am on September 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Rushika, Le Bijoux is on Hill Road, opposite Globus. It’s a small store with a dummy outside wearing tights. They have a nice bright yellow and pink too.

  • aparnas 9:43 am on July 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Random work day 

    DSC01839, originally uploaded by AparnaSathi.

    Dress: Esprit. Come fall and I’m going to wear this dress with full length black leggings just like the model did :D
    Shoes: Patent leather slingbacks from Naturalizer
    Watch: Guess
    Bag: Givenchy. This suede leather bag came with a perfume set that was my husband’s birthday present for me back in 2005. Its nice and big enough to fit my Thinkpad work computer. To take a closer look at the bag, hop on over to my photo stream.( Anyone know how to add multiple photos using Flickr blog?? )

    • f 1:31 am on July 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Lovely effortlessly cool summer look, Aparna. Very nice.

    • Educated Tatya 4:47 am on July 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love your shoes. They just polish the ensemble

    • amita shah 3:03 pm on July 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, I posted my comment on wrong link. I was refering to this blue dress from Espirit. Sorry abt that.


    • Aparna 3:10 am on August 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve had this dress for a while I guess that’s why they don’t have it on the website! Let me call the customer service and see if I can find the SKU# for you.

    • Aditi 8:22 am on August 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      thats a lovely colour!

  • aparnas 4:55 pm on July 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Ubiquitous shirtdress 

    DSC01836, originally uploaded by AparnaSathi.

    no kidding!
    anyway, this one is from Macy’s.
    Shoes: Naturalizer. These are my fav and believe it or not, most comfy work shoes. They are lovely plaid with thin red stripes…I love them. They are more than two years old and I take good care of in I don’t wear them when I’m driving because it ruins the back of the shoes.
    Watch: Guess. I was looking for a big, chunky, glitzy watch and found this one at Macy’s last fall.

    • Aditi 7:04 pm on July 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love both the dress and shoes! Could you put up a closeup of the shoes?

    • Aparna 3:32 pm on July 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Aditi. The picture is now up on my flickr photo stream.

    • Educated Tatya 5:31 am on July 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Very nice. How does it look with a belt of another colour?

    • Aparna 4:17 pm on July 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks ET. I wouldn’t know. I don’t own a single belt. The one I do wear with Jeans is husband’s old brown leather belt :P

    • amita shah 3:01 pm on July 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      nice work dress. what is it called. i looked up espirit site couldnt find it. love to get this one. if you see it on any site can u let me know.

    • amita 4:44 pm on August 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Aparna. Will appreciate if you could let me know. or just send me the link. – amita

  • Educated Tatya 9:47 pm on June 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply  



    Jacket: Dark denim basic from Cotton World.
    Dress: Anokhi’s Ltd Edition line. I don’t remember how much.
    Bag: Hidesign’s doctor’s satchel which was a promotion gift. I adore the brass fittings.
    Shoes: Dansko’s
    Accessories: A flat silver cocktail ring, huge silver balis and a Seiko watch.

    I was going to a multi-designer store opening and expecting to hob-nob with said designers. Obviously, I had to up my game.


    • Aparna 2:49 am on July 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Love the neckline!
      I used to have a Frock in the same color combo when I was in 3-4 with blue polka dots..

    • suchi 2:36 pm on July 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      dress looks nice. not digging the shoes.

  • Educated Tatya 11:33 pm on June 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    May I fix your car? 


    Jumpsuit: By DEPT from a store in Bandra for Rs 450. I wanted a jumpsuit but hadn’t found one that I liked at a price I liked. This one works for me, even if it is a bit car mechanic. Unfortunately, jumpsuits are not bladder friendly.

    Shoes: Jello rainy flats. Off season, I’d wear kolhapuris or sandals.

    Accessories: I went with a formal watch so that I looked less like a petrol pump attendant and wore koli balis in my ears. In hindsight, I could have worn a woodcut pendant.

    • weewoman 5:12 pm on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Cute. Mum brought those pendants. They’re awesome! :D

      • Educated Tatya 2:03 am on June 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Who do you think bought them from Colaba for mom? They were supposed to be handy gifts. Are you going to keep all of them?

    • suchi 2:37 pm on July 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      like this look

    • weewoman 6:52 pm on July 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      No no. I’ll keep a few I think. But you’re right. Good gifts! :)

  • aparnas 11:04 am on June 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply  


    DSC01802, originally uploaded by AparnaSathi.

    This is what I wore to a Saturday trip to Farmers Market
    Top: Banana Republic. Its lighter than feather and I absolutely adore the print and the detail on the hands. I wore a Spaghetti strap sports bra underneath.
    Shorts: Dockers
    Shoes: Naturalizer
    Bag: Guess
    Home Decor: my wooden giraffes Liberty and Victoria from Africa. Unfortunately, you can only see Victoria’s bum ..LOL

  • 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 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!

  • Educated Tatya 6:32 am on June 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply  



    Top: Muslin pin-tuck one from W bought three-four years ago. Forget how much. It’s my favourite top, forever and ever.

    Pants: Wide-leg, huge-ass print from OMO in Bandra for about Rs 400. This summer, I invested in a lot of cotton and linen pants to add to my Funny Pants collection. I love this print and colour so much that I’m going to source the fabric drape myself in it.

    Shoes: Dansko sandals, which are without doubt the mostly comfortable heels I own.

    Accessories: Peacock feather earrings that reach my shoulders and the Titan watch.

    Cotton pants and white top was my summer uniform.

    • Savitha 5:50 am on June 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Did you wear this to work?

    • Aparna 3:05 pm on June 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      The trousers look oohh so comfy.

    • suchi 2:43 pm on July 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      love the print, but something is off with the proportions in this outfit

  • 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.


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

      I’m in love with this dress.
      Cow-girl 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


    • 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

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