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Shampoo wars

March 29, 2012
I just wrote an entire post about how my hair’s been having mood swings this entire week and how it now closely resembles a bird’s nest. Because I am subjecting it to the terribly hot outdoor temperature and freezing cold air conditioned indoors alternatively. Also thanks to the overall dry weather. I wrote about two paragraphs, went back to read it, and then I fell asleep. So am going to spare you guys the story. I am pretty sure I also wrote something about shampoo wars. Or maybe I dreamt that. Never mind!I have another post sitting in my drafts since weeks. I am just waiting for a perfect outfit shoot to accompany those words. You know, because that makes perfect sense. Do any of you girls do that? Write a post and then shoot an outfit according to it? If you do then mail me. We’d be best friends.

I am having the hardest time trying to style this grey polka dot dress. I tried a lot of different combinations until I was forced to give up ‘coz I was running late. At least I got dressed. Step one is complete.

Dress : Local boutique (’10)
Belt : Wearing a tie as a belt
Leggings : Raasaa (’12)
Bangles : Assorted bracelets and bangles
Necklace : Crunchy fashion store (’11)
Shoes : Ruby shoes (Sydney ’11)
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  • Reply *Glam Chameleon* March 29, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Well u styled it really lovely! I like demure dots. Great idea for the belt!;)


  • Reply CD!!! March 29, 2012 at 9:58 am

    You look sooo cute!
    Loved the tie/belt!

  • Reply Mukta March 29, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Pink belt on top of kurti .. cool !!

  • Reply palak March 29, 2012 at 10:10 am

    its amazing 😉 really innovative idea dear…nico! keep blogging 🙂

  • Reply Cloud Nine March 29, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Cute outfit. Muted polka dots, looks nice. BTW, i envy your accessories in every post, in this case the pendant looks stunning:)

  • Reply Sunaina! March 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Very cute outfit! Kickass pendant! 🙂
    U look cute! 😀

  • Reply Outside Looking In March 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I like the dress with the pops of pink!

  • Reply Mirage March 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Oh bapre…a tie? Haha…awesome idea! :-*

    And you look so pretty in the second picture and the fifth one and the last one too. No, actually, you look pretty in all of them. 🙂

    Beautiful outfit.

  • Reply HiFashion March 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    The polka dot dress is gorgeous. Love the summery feel to it.

  • Reply kala March 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Loved the pink belt around ur polka dots shirt 🙂

  • Reply christian March 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    very cute look!


  • Reply CottonCandyINK March 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    love these accessories

  • Reply few unnecessary stuff March 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    love the neckpiece n the bright fuschia totally brightens up the pastel look..really pretty 🙂

  • Reply Frederik Sisa March 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    If you really struggled with styling that dress, it doesn't show. Solid colours are reliably a good offset for a pattern, so your leggings and belt work very nicely to highlight the polka-dots. And I agree with previous commenters; your pendant is particularly lovely.

    And while you asked “the girls” about shooting an outfit to match a post, I hope you won't mind my offering an answer. At my blog The Fashionoclast (www.fashionoclast.com), my partner Becky and I have Frivolous Friday challenges in which we set a theme and then endeavour to dress accordingly…naturally, readers are encouraged to partipate and be featured in a post. It's not quite the same as what you're asking, but the underlying idea is: come up with an idea then figure out the outfit that goes with it. It's a good approach to use from time to time. Instead of getting lost in endless possibilities, the restriction helps focus one's creativity in a productive direction – something that's true, I think, for many artistic and creative endeavours.

    BTW, I've been reading your blog for a short while now; I very much enjoy your style and creativity. Cheers!

  • Reply Pria Rao March 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Nice accessories!

  • Reply el_martina March 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    you look lovely! I love your dress!

  • Reply Nidhi Mahajan March 30, 2012 at 6:00 am

    I can totally understand your 'shampoo wars'. I have them too some days! 🙂

    I think you styled the polka dotted dress really well. I so love it!

  • Reply Carrie March 30, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Such a cute polka dotted dress! It looks great with the pink belt and the jewelry you chose. 🙂

  • Reply Sabrina T. March 30, 2012 at 9:34 am

    lovely look:)

    new on
    Patchwork à Porter

  • Reply The Dainty Dolls House March 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

    You look great! x

  • Reply Thrifted Shift March 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Yes, I think we are soul mates. I struggled to style my polka dot skirt yesterday and I have to unpublished posts with no photos! Your tie as belt is cute, though!

  • Reply Ally Munda March 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I think your hair looks great! And your outfit too. It's so sweet and classy


  • Reply Lauren March 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I love the dress, especially with the belt!


  • Reply SEPO March 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Hi, This is your best friend! I do think a lot on the same lines 🙂

    I am in love with the second pic, its fabulous 🙂

  • Reply Bravoe Runway March 31, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Your hair looks great, I can't see the mood swings….but I can understand if you feel it is looking blah! The polka dot dress looks great 🙂

  • Reply Elisabeth March 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Cute dress!
    Concerning your comment on my blog, haha yes, here we have four distinct seasons, and they might have a different rhythm than you have!

    E from Helsinki

  • Reply Theonlyfashionprincess March 31, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Cute look! X

  • Reply Agam March 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Hair Woes..I so understand!! Summers are friendly with my hair but the 'humidity' phase plays havoc.
    i feel like screaming from roof tops “People its the humidity”
    I guess I unconsciously try and maintain a balance between what I wear and what I write. Sometimes I know what i have to write and come up with an outfit to match the same and sometimes the other way round. I do agree with one of your readers that the former is an actual test of 'stylist' creativity 🙂
    Polka dots look super cute..and I think pink is the perfect shade to compliment them with..So you are finally loving pink :p
    Caught up on your previous posts..great pieces!!

  • Reply Suruchi April 1, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Although the dress looks just as cute with pink tights, it would look just as fab on its own:-)

  • Reply Fashionettista!! April 2, 2012 at 2:55 am

    love the polka dot dress!! polka dot is really everywhere!!

  • Reply Baby Budget Blog April 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I don't write much in my posts so I usually shoot the outfit first then say a blurb about it…I do sometimes get a Shakespeare quote in my head that I want to use for a title then try and find an outfit to match that 🙂 This grey polka dot dress is adorable! The pink belt makes it even more so. And that explains my hair misshaps…it's moody just like me 🙂


  • Reply StyleDestino April 2, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    love the colour mixing,,, soothing nice summery colours!!!


  • Reply Sunkissed April 3, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    You look so summery Chandana! I love the dress – I've kept all my leggings and jeans away because it is just too damn hot to wear them anymore!

  • Reply Megha Sarin April 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Like those muted dots <3 <3


  • Reply Dip April 5, 2012 at 8:24 am

    yeah the belt looks fab .. love polka dots

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