Kiss 2019 Goodbye in Style!

If there is one night to go all out and get heads to turn, it’s New Year’s Eve. And with that to say, the countdown to New Year has begun already!

Have you thought about what you are going to wear to the parties yet?

Whether you’re trying to dress to impress at your office party or look effortless at a friend’s get-together, dressing for the night without looking extra while also staying warm is a CHALLENGE!!

So, I wanted to share some outfit ideas that might help you when you look into your closet this week for something to wear. Keep scrolling!!

1. Festive, comfortable, and warm enough for the winters, a combination of basics from your wardrobe is a classic for a reason.

2. Nothing says “It’s New Year!!” like a chic sequin dress. Edge it up with a blazer, your favourite pair of stilettos or booties and matching accessories.

3. Winter means oversized cosy sweaters! Wearing a sweater as a dress with boots and a cute belt bag is my current favourite combo. It is dressy enough for a holiday party, yet casual enough to grab a cup of hot chocolate with your friends.

4. Live the party. Love the party. Be the party.

Change your short dresses for a metallic skirt and keep the new year glam alive.

Tip: Pair up shades of the same colour to create something beautiful.

5. Pleats, please! One-piece I have been looking forward to styling for the new year’s eve are the skirts.

Get a surprisingly effortless look by pairing your favourite skirt with a turtleneck, a top with statement sleeves, or even a sweater. Top it off with some accessories and boots for a little more oomph.

6. A blazer dress in winter looks undeniably sexy and the kind of outfit that is perfect for the festive season.

Tip: Try something fun for New Year look?
How about wearing the red blazer as a top and layer it with the pink one?

7. The perfect solution for those who hate sparkle is Leather.

Pair your leather pants with a lace blouse and a matching bralette underneath for a subtly sexy look. Complete the look with a pair of classic heels and accessories.

8. Jumpsuits are a great evening alternative if you’re not quite feeling a dress!

Not only the ensemble is incredibly easy to wear, but will also feel like a party game changer when coordinated with the right pair of stiletto and accessories.

9. That fancy matching set you have been saving for a special occasion? Now is the time to wear it!

There is no denying that matching co-ords look classy. And dressing head-to-toe in the same colour does not only saves your time but matching it up with the right accessories can bring out an elegant and flattering look!

I rounded up these 9 outfit ideas for New Year parties, to help you kiss 2019 goodbye in style!

Would love to hear from you guys how you liked these styles. Lemme know if you would try them out!

Stay tuned for the next one, till then be happy and keep slaying.

More love and positivity to you. ❤️

Kalakar Street – The Festive Edit

“Every brand has a story to tell and a story to sell.”

About six months ago, I planned to curate my own Pop-up Show ~ Kalakar Street. The basic idea to organise this event was to bring together artists from Art, Fashion and Lifestyle backgrounds under one roof to celebrate their work with like minded individuals.

With a line up of 16 exhibitors, a music performance and a poetry session, we came together for the first time on 21.09.2019 in Kolkata. We welcomed a lot of visitors but the event didn’t turn out as we expected due to major rainfall in the city that day.

But, I am grateful to everyone for showing faith on me at the first place. The experience brought a lot of lessons and learnings and new friends.

I’m really thankful to all the exhibitors for being a part of our First Edition and supporting us.

Also, a big thank you and a tight hug to everyone who donated their old clothes. You guys have really made someone’s day special!

Lastly, a Special Mention to –

Mukesh, team Unwritten Thoughts, team Pictophile, Golden Feathers Entertainment, friends and all the visitors who dropped in and graced this event with all the suggestions, ideas & most importantly your blessings.

I am grateful today and forever to have met you all. Thank you for being being a constant support.❤️

P.S. – All the lessons and learnings are noted down and the homework will be done carefully from our side. The next edition is going to be bigger & well planned!

For queries, get in touch at: streetkalakar@gmail.com

Click here to find more about the edition.


Breathe

Hey you! Been a while, hope you’re doing well. Today’s blog is just a thought that crossed my mind, and I thought why not share it with you all.

How do you stay positive all the time? I mean HOW? We *live in a society* where we are so CONFUSED about what LIFE is all about, what to BELIEVE, whom to TRUST, or how every thing is SUPPOSED to be?

We all go through moments in our life that leave us questioning why certain things happened or didn’t happen to us. Some of these situations are inescapable and leaves us without understanding or closure. And at times this darkness seems like it will gulp down every last bit of light from our life.

Being too much optimistic annoys me. It’s not like I live in this bubble world where everything is bad and nothing good happens. But it ain’t comforting when people exaggerate the concept of positivity to someone who is in the nub of extreme suffering, especially when they have no knowledge of what they are going through.

And even though I am hopeful and not skeptical, here’s some truth for you – while much in life isn’t ever truly unquestionable, there’s one thing that is – you will STRUGGLE!

Growing up as an adult is like looking for answers all the time because you are in a learning process. We all are going to get somewhere and make peace with things, but we just don’t want to believe that there’s a possibility of it happening. When things finally start working fine, we happen to make things complicated for us by doubting if whatever is happening is okay.

These thoughts basically acts as an ‘Oops! Error 404’ in our life because there are a number of things we have seen and heard that we believe, feeling good is not okay.

We always think about the worst. Why do we just do that to ourselves? Why don’t we think about the best things that can happen to us? Why don’t we use the good energy around us to the most, water it everyday and be grateful about it?

No, no…this doesn’t mean that if we buy in to the idea that life will always be rainbows and sunshine and that we are immune to suffering, you gotta know it’s nothing like that.

Struggle, however, doesn’t end just because we want it to. It has its own timeline. But know that no matter what life throws at you, you can handle it.

We all have our days, some days I too feel so low that I don’t even know from where to start picking up myself. But I believe life has it’s own way of showing us, that somewhere down the line we took the good feelings for granted. And all we need to do is apologize, accept and laugh it out!

All the hardships which may seem to be difficult can indeed be overcome with time, patience, and determination. Just remember that how we choose to handle these struggles plays an important role in our journey to finding ourselves. All we need is to understand the simple fact that we all struggle, but how we overcome is what makes us who we are.

Find some peace in knowing that every problem you’re facing is only temporary. Remember that it’s okay to struggle sometimes. It’s okay to be behind on things, to feel like the world is falling apart, to not yet be the person you see as the end goal. It’s completely normal to feel that way when things gets overwhelming.

When this happens, take a moment to Slow Down, Breathe and remember All is not lost yet. Look at the hardships you face as opportunities to fight against the odds, preserve, and grow. Because your life, and what you make of it, is yours for taking.

You don’t have the power to control everything but what steps to take to find happiness will always be your choice. It will always be your choice that determines whether you will live your best life.

Just thought of sharing what I felt, it’s anyway been a while since I posted something here. And I feel so relieved after penning this down. You feel the connection, right?

Until next time, Keep growing.

Much love!