At the very beginning of this lockdown, I promised myself I would stay away (far, far away) from online shopping. We’re not going out, meeting people, going to work, parties or anywhere really, so why in the world would I need new clothes? At the very best I would put on a clean t-shirt to go down and get the mail but apart from that,
Last week I stumbled upon a denim skirt that I had kept away in my wear-again-someday closet and it actually made me happy to rediscover it! I had completely forgotten about its existence and it actually gave me the same feeling that shopping for a new item usually does. Recycling our own wardrobe is the new retail therapy at the moment and conscious buying is the need of the hour.
Just like clothes, every person has a distinct jewellery style. Some people like it edgy and ornate while others prefer more delicate and subtle styles. I for one belong to the latter. Not one to experiment much with everyday jewellery, I gravitate towards simple timeless styles, monochromatic looks and minimalistic designs, usually with an Indian twist.
Instagram is a great place to be. If you’re ever looking for inspiration; lifestyle, food, style or pretty much anything – you’ll find it on Instagram. As a longstanding loyalist, I’ve posted my fair share of #ootds to the ‘gram. I’m one of those girls who will conjure up an occasion out of thin air just to wear that new outfit I bought.
Who is excited to go back to work? At the office we mean! Are you ready to ditch the ‘all-day pjs persona’ and wear actual going-out clothes? I feel like I have forgotten how to wear heels, or even just regular outside flats for that matter. Do you remember the everyday morning routine where you stood in front of your cupboard,
Sometimes I feel like I’m wearing a uniform. White tee, jeans, flats and an oversized tote. It’s a combination I’ve worn countless number of times but somehow it manages to look different – every. single. time. The concept was somehow seeded when I was a teenager. “Mom! I have no clothes, what do I wear?” Which prompted my mother to tell me to look harder,
Did you know?
A single t-shirt and jeans you wear takes up to 20,000 litres of water to produce.
100,000 marine animals are killed each year by plastic waste, including microfibers which are used to make cheap clothing.
60% of all clothes used end up in the landfill within a year.
A single synthetic garment can generate more than 1900 indigestible,
Who remembers that moment that occurred once a year, where you got to shop for your ‘birthday party’ dress? It was definitely a highlight in my yearly planner and I can’t wait to bring the tradition back to life. The concept was simple; for one day, you got to look, feel, and behave extra special. And what’s more special than a very special dress?
Heels – we have a love-hate relationship with them. Take me for instance, I am all of five feet two and the idea of anything that makes me look taller (and slimmer!) is a dream come true. But the flip side is the discomfort. I inevitably remove my pair a swift thirty minutes into a party or conveniently find a place to sit.
We manage to get the right outfit for the right occasion, but sometimes when it comes to jewellery, we often forget to look for the appropriate piece. We pick something that already exists in our closet and hope to make it work. As an accessory, the right jewellery has the power to make or break your look.
I used to be a jeans girl. But for the last few months, I have been rather distant from this particular clothing category. Maybe it’s the lockdown and the heat, or the fact that post 30, the act of pulling on tight anything is tedious. But, it’s been six weeks and I have not donned a single pair of ‘fitted’ two-legged denim bottoms.
Before we get into this, let me tell you where I stand. If online shopping got any more convenient, I wouldn’t enter a mall. If online shopping were a sport, I’d be a gold medalist. Now what part of the following don’t you like?
You get to sit in bed, eat cake and browse through the latest collections.