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Shades you don’t want to miss this Winter

 

Fur, boots, snow and hot chocolate the season brings a lot that we love, well, the winter lovers will relate. Winters speak of festivities, dark tones, hot chocolate and the cold breeze! The weather essays dark and neutral tones but there’s delightful mystery in these shades, the winter shades. Well, we decode the best shades for you to sport this winter.

Rich Browns

Wood, chocolate or seal brown, the rich tones will be ruling the season. They speak of classy persona who loves to sport the subtle yet rich tones of browns.

Tan

More into the neutral genre the colour blends well with blues, maroons and white. Which clearly is a perfect colour tone to experiment with.

Crisp Grey

Oh! for the love of greys, the shade is minimalistic and is favourite. The colour rules in majority section, it is implored as sophisticated and classy colour to sport on.

Blue

A safe favourite for all seasons I will say. But there are some rugged and dark tones of blue that should be put to experiment in the season. Blues always work best with whites!

Pretty Pink

For the ones who cannot ditch Pinks, because common, it is Pink ☺

Well, pastel pinks are a thing this winter, so shy not and get all your rosy, salmon and baby pink picks ready!

Fresh Mint

Pastel mint is a fresh and dewy shade which brings radiant and refreshing vibes. You can try mixing the color with whites and denim to create the perfect winter look!

Marsala Magic

The Pantone shade came out as a stunner, rich, exotic and seductive. You can play around the fair with the color mix and match with darks and neutrals to work it up.

Bold Black


Black is well, black!

Nothing beats the colour. Its mysterious, blunt and very own. All you black shade lovers will understand, if nothing works black saves the day!

And winters and blacks are an inseparable affair, we love black sweatshirts, sweaters, boots, trench coats and oh! we love everything black!!

Check out Shoppers Stop’s collection online too for some serious fashionable winter wear. Follow me on Instagram @thestylechair to catch all my winter looks for more fashion inspiration.

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One Woman Army| Trend Alert with TSC

Combat dressing isn’t for the meek just like being a soldier isn’t for the weak!

Taking on military fashion the ‘vogue’ way for the first time on The Style Chair! Along with a Style Check all you Girl Bosses are going to love this post for a lot of reasons, so keep reading.

A Military Jacket thrown on even a simple outfit makes a strong statement.

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Olive greens are the flavour of the Fall season and to spice things up a bit I’ve experimented with the very ‘en vogue’ Military Jacket!

Slowly over the years (as my fashion and I, have become more bold) I’ve warmed up to the idea of ‘combat fashion’. Firstly, I think I need to answer a simple query people seem to have- Whether a Military jacket or Camo (camouflage) jacket or Combat jacket, they are all pretty much the same.

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Two years back I bought my first pair of combat boots and let me tell you that I feel quite badass-y every time I put them on. This year I decided to let the badass in me have a little fun with the military print and got myself a Military Jacket. (You will clearly see how ‘glamorously’ badass I felt like in the jacket)

“Everyday is a Fashion show & the world is my runway”

Unfortunately or fortunately😉 I don’t believe in being basic. I love being glam & dressing up a look with a pair of heels, accessories and a bright lipstick. Minus the bright lipstick I’ve gone totally ‘Vogue’ with this military look.

The right location and my favourite photographer (Kruthika Pillai on Instagram as @kruthika_pillai) put together, have resulted in some astoundingly fabulous pictures that I am overtly proud of💯❤ (I might be going a little ahead of my line but a girl can dream. And I’m actually thinking of sending these across to the Vogue Magazine)

Experimentation was the key for the whole look and so I did, especially with the Hair & Makeup (making full use of my expertise).

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HAIR: I managed to gel back my bangs and keep the hair looking absolutely sleek. Try out this look yourself with completely wet hair, lots of gel and a fine comb. Comb through the gel right from the top of your head to the ends, especially saturating the top with gel to keep the hair flat and sleek.

MAKEUP: Nude lips are perfect for the times you don’t want the attention all on your face. Whenever keeping the eyes dark too a nude lippie is always a better option. The ‘glossy eyes’ made headlines this year so I decided to glam up the smokey eyes by first applying some lip balm on the eyes and then dabbing on black eyeshadow on the lids (with the fingertips). Notice how the edges of the eyes have been kept frayed and more square-ish to give the look a more editorial touch.

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Not everyone is bold in their outlook and being a woman being bold is most often associated as ‘un-ladylike’. Am I not a nice girl because I speak my mind, dress bold and express without inhibitions?

Well, I am proud of being a person with bold thoughts but a question that often comes to my mind is- do I need to silence myself to come across as ‘nice’? & can only the demure be considered likeable? There are numerous times I’m proud of being a girl boss! But on the down side at times I wonder if we have lesser people around because we are strong in our thought, views and behaviour???

Lets keep it simple! I just want to be loud in a crowd (which I already am), want to be able to pay my own bills, make my own decisions without the men or women feeling like their value or worth is being jeopardised. Let’s not be made to feel bad for our success!

Philosophy jyaada hogaya na :p

Let me end by saying, I am just a regular girl with strong views and an enormous love for fashion. So if u feel the same do leave me a comment below or just connect with me on Instagram @thestylechair 

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I wore a Maxi, Desi Style #JugnixTSC | One Dress Four Ways

Friends has rapidly become a loosely used term. Fun is fun but then can you really open up to all your friends? It came to both of us as a surprise, how we bonded so soon. The feeling is kind of eerie that we feel like we have known each other for years. Is it just me or has this happened to you too?

#JugnixTSC is a collaborative post by two of us Pune Bloggers on Fashion and Beauty (and by beauty here you know I mean the beauty of people and the relationships they share)

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Have you ever thought about what influences your style or your fashion choices??? (apart from your individual taste) Mine definitely gets influenced by watching bloggers and celebrities style (social media now has just made all of it so available to us). Fashion trends are first showcased at fashion weeks but what really makes fashion wearable is watching a real person (not a model or mannequin) wear it. Ok! let’s leave the celebrities aside. Fashion choices get influenced by even the people around you. Just the other day, I was eyeing a cowl neck top and was wondering if it’s going to be my style or not!? But then I saw a friend wear a cowl neck and suddenly it seemed wearable and now I was all motivated to experiment with the cowl neck and style it.

Now you are wondering why am I telling you the obvious! Well, I wanted to break my fashion choice’s rut and let someone style me. (Normally though I feel my style is eccentric to me and a change is like an intrusion to my privacy.)

So I decided to let my friend and Fashion Blogger Jugni & Co on Instagram (Rashika Chanchlani) dress me up in her style. Rashika is very eclectic when it comes to her dressing and her desi (indo fusion) looks are my favourite. Now tell me have you ever looked at something and admired it, yet thought you can’t carry it off. Well, that’s me and fusion or desi dressing.

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When you are called a fashionista one of the real reasons is your love to experiment with fashion. So I decided to experiment with my look and let Rashika style a plain black dress. What’s good for you is that you can see two completely different ways of styling one maxi dress😀

Check out www.jugniandco.com for her fashion sense to understand the essence of this styling:

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Jugni & Co. styled by The Style Chair

Dress: Thrifted

Leather Jacket: ZARA

Earrings: Maithali Kabre

Heels: Forever 21

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The Style Chair styled by Jugni & Co.

Dress- Forever 21

Stole: Store in Kolhapur

Earrings: Delhi (best place to find all things Indian)

Soon after, both of us, got into our own element and decided to just be casual & have fun❤

This Miss Jugni is subtly mad, totally filmy (and I thought I was filmy!) and her smile is so beautiful that if I was a boy I would be head over heels in just a flash of that smile.

I on the other hand am loud, crazy and that kind of person who is always thinking of some masti or the other. Together, Well! You can just imagine how much positive energy flies around us (although there are at times I end up even embarrassing her) Glimpses clearly here.

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So we dressed down the maxi dresses to do a casual everyday look (which we left in after the shoot)

We both seem to love knots and here is a look at How we Wore the same maxi dress in two different ways (TSC style and Jugni style)

‘They know she is filmy, but they don’t know this one is a drama queen’

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As seen on Miss TSC-

Dress: Forever 21

Booties: Forever 21

Tie up top (worn as a short jacket): Bershka

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As seen on Miss Jugni-

Dress: Thrifted

Shoes: Thrifted

Jacket:Thrifted

Major shoutout to our favourite photographer Kruthika Pillai (follow her on Instagram @kruthika_pillai). She really had to exercise a lot of patience with us and had to even play the role of a teacher and order us around to ‘behave’

Rashika and Me, both were very excited to do a post together but also nervous about how our readers will perceive the outcome! So, Leave your comments below or follow me on Instagram @thestylechair and leave in your comments there to show some love. Trust me I am dying to hear back from you so we can work on some more crazy posts together ❤

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I bathed in freshly ground coffee| The Luxe Coorg Escape  

Is it necessary that you have to live in a tent to be called a nature lover? You might learn from this post that you don’t have to slum it out to experience living in a forest.

I am a total city girl but when it comes to a holiday that doesn’t involve shopping I don’t wish to enter any concrete structure. My ideal holiday always involves the sea but then I did get really lucky this holiday with River Kaveri in my backyard and the sounds of the water gushing in the backdrop of a forest. It looked nothing less than a picture from a story book.

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‘A rabbit hole for the sole’ is what I read first when I entered Amanvana Spa Resort at Kushalnagar in Coorg. It felt like it rung a bell in my head but I wasn’t too sure of what it was then. So, I just carried on with exploring the new found wonderland (Alice in Wonderland!?)

If a picture speaks a thousand words then a video tells you a whole new story!

WATCH my Coorg Vlog for a real time experience of my little getaway to Coorg. From our 15 hour road trip from Pune, an open bathroom experience, spa indulgence, a river walk & the coffee plantation tour (with lots of new facts about coffee)

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For the rest of you who haven’t visited Coorg ever and are already fascinated by it, keep reading to get all the details to plan a Trip to Coorg!

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Coorg Wow! Where?

Unlike what I presumed, Coorg is not a city it’s actually a district in Karnataka, known to the locals as Kodagu district. The capital town of Coorg is Madikeri and the other famous towns in Coorg are: Kushalanagar, Virajpet and Somwarpet.

Finding your way to Coorg?

Being a pretty hill station tucked away in Karnataka this place obviously doesn’t have an airport or railway station.

Mysore is the closest city to Coorg whether you are flying in or going by rail to Mysore. The big city closest to Coorg is Bangalore.

There are also buses that ply from both Bangalore and Mysore directly to Coorg.

We drove down from Pune to Coorg covering a distance of 900 kms approx in 15.5 hours (with a total of 1 hour halt in total) thanks to my brother and father’s undying love to drive (and a little credit to the ladies patience)

Pack your bag right for Coorg!

  • A light cardigan or a jacket is good enough for an average temperature of 15°C. The days aren’t sweltering hot & you can even roam around in your shorts.
  • Running shoes and trekking clothes will definitely be of use incase you impulsively decide to go for a small trek!
  • Lots of mosquito repellent considering all the foliage in Coorg.
  • We did a river walk and the most essential thing was waterproof footwear or at least a sandal with a backstrap (here is where you will love that pair of Crocs the most)
  • Extra sets of clothes for those who plan to visit the Abbey Falls or go for the River Rafting.

Best thing to eat in Coorg?

If it’s food you talk about in Coorg then the Coorgis will first show off with their pork dishes followed by seafood. The Pandhi Kari (pork curry) is famous and a must-try. Pork being the highlight in Coorg our chef at the Resort quickly prepared us a Pork Chilly specially on demand. We also had the Kohli Kari (chicken curry) and thanks to the local spices and Coorgi preparation we have something new to add to our palette. If you are a vegetarian, need not worry because their pulaos taste fab with the special aromatic touch of the Coorgi spices.

Coorg locals are all about rice and infact they even make bread from rice (which is also a must try) called- Aaki Oti

Where to stay in Coorg?

You can be completely one with nature and live in tents or live in a coffee plantation itself (although you might want to know that it doesn’t mean you will be surrounded by the aroma of coffee). Homestays are the most popular option when it comes to spending a few nights in Coorg. For those who want a real cozy bed, a pool to dip in and room service then opt for a resort in Coorg! The resort are all very naturesque and they let you experience luxury in the lap of nature.

Online there are a ton of options but I obviously would recommend Amanvana Spa Resort as I experienced it first hand! I’ve also heard the Tata Coffee Plantation makes for a good stay (rather basic stay in terms of the rooms) along with Old Kent (premium plantation bungalows)! I was also suggested ‘Silver Brook Estate‘ which is a guesthouse amidst coffee and pepper plantations. Ofcourse the most luxurious of them all is the Orange County resort.

How to spend your time in Coorg?

They say two days are enough to see Coorg! But if you want to have a blissful slow paced holiday and experience all of Coorg then I would say even four days are good! We literally spent two whole days at just our resort and yet found it less. Our main outdoor activity of seeing a Coffee plantation was also arranged by our Resort which normally doesn’t take more than an hour.

A very unique thing we did was an eight island river walk. Take a look at it in my Coorg Vlog attached above. FYI a river bed always has pebbles and rocks and it actually is a little bit more difficult to walk in a river than the sea considering there is gradient in a river stream too.

Here is a list of things you can do in Coorg-

  • Duh! Visit a Coffee Plantation.
  • Dubare Elephant Camp: here you can bathe and feed elephants too, but make sure to go there in the morning itself to be able to carry out those activities.
  • River Rafting on the river Kaveri. The best time is around the monsoon season.
  • Iruppu Waterfalls and Abbey Waterfalls.
  • If you want a cultural change & wish to admire some Tibetan architecture, then head to the Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery) at Bylakuppe (the second largest Tibetan settlement in India).
  • For you adventure lovers, go Trek up the Brahmagiri Peak to be rewarded by a beautiful scenic view.
  • Witness a breathtaking sunset at Raja’s seat in Madikeri itself.
  • Make Nisargadhama home for atleast a night, stay in bamboo tree houses, enjoy elephant rides and boating on the river side.

Taking back gifts from Coorg?

Coorg is known for its coffee, tea & spices. Pick up lots of these to distribute to your friends and family after your trip to give them a ‘taste’ of Coorg too😉

Attached below are some gorgeous captures from my stay at the Amanvana Spa Resort.

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If I’ve managed to tempt you to make a trip to Coorg then I’ll consider this a good travel post! But would love to see your comments below🙂

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Top 5 Online Clothing sites in India

Hello World🙂 I am back after a nice break and in full swing at work but yet not going to control my excitement for my Birthday month (all you November babies, I definitely think we are the coolest). While I am making my wishlist and even pampering myself (shopping) I got some help from Lavanya who decided to put down a list of Top 5 Online Clothing Sites in India and here is what she feels:

Busy lifestyle pushed us to take things online. Then why should fashion be an exception for that? And that’s how online fashion stores emerged. The progress was so quick and immense that you don’t see many fans of physical shopping. We could say that the discomfort and dislike towards dodging crowds in malls also is a contributing factor to this online shopping revolution and we bring you the best five Online clothing stores in India!

  1. Myntra

Myntra grabbed a lot of attention through its quirky advertisements, featuring Abhay Deol and Ira Dubey. The store, although started as a personalised gift store, it quickly shifted to apparels and was instantly successful. Myntra has a vast collection of clothes and shoes for both men and women. You can find everything you want at Myntra. Be it ethnic wear or western wear, shoes, jewelry, scarves, shoes and more. You can also get home decor from Myntra. The best part of Myntra is, there are high discounts even on favorite brands like Forever 21, Vero Moda and Dorothy Perkins, and you will not burn a hole in your pocket in the process of making your inner fashionista smile.

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  1. Tata Cliq

The recently launched Tata Cliq already garnered loads of attention, mainly due to the brand name, which is trusted from years. Tata Cliq promises for the perfect shopping experience, and we can’t deny that. The store has apparels for both men and women, including shoes and accessories. Indian wear, western wear, shoes, electronics and appliances too are obtainable. And as promised, everything is affordable and easy, what with multiple continuous discounts from Tata Cliq to its customers.

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  1. Craftsvilla

Launched in 2011, Craftsvilla became the face of the ethnic wear, for it hosted brilliantly beautiful handcrafted clothes and handlooms. The brand vigorously promoted campaigns to preserve the Indian culture and tradition. Everything traditional is available at Craftsvilla. Anarkalis, embroidered kurtis, Handcrafted Sarees and Lehengas, jewelry, home decor and beauty/lifestyle products are all obtainable. Get your Indian swag on with Craftsvilla.

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  1. Abof

Another Aditya Birla venture, with the ingenious tagline ‘All about fashion’ was launched a year back and it is already in the race, progressing at a rapid pace. The promotion of the brand is done by superstars like Shahid Kapoor and Virat Kohli, so we now get an idea about how high end the store is! However, the prices are still affordable. Abof is highly reputed for its Kurtis, and the buzz is all about the fusion wear these days. Another factor for the store’s success is due to the reasonable prices and the exclusive Abof offers, like the Rs.500 off for the new users, which will save your pocket from getting bankrupt.

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  1. Jabong

Launched in 2012, Jabong still continues to be one of the leading fashion stores in India. Famous for its trend blog ‘The juice’, is a must-visit before you shop, as it really is your ‘ultimate style guide’. Jabong offers apparels, shoes and accessories for men, women and kids. Ethnic wear, western wear, accessories and the jewelry, all of them are unique, and you don’t have to worry about the quality, for they are checked twice. You have clothing from international and indian brands as well. Choose your pick and rock it!

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So, shop till your heart’s content without moving from your comfortable couch and Pyjamas. Bring out your inner Rachel Green!

Lavanya Pallapi is a blogger, who loves reading both contemporary fiction and classics. A coffee lover, avid reader, fashionista and a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe. Proficient at chick-lit posts. Up for a good laugh and a modern day woman who lives her life to the fullest.

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