Friday, January 31, 2014

How to Wash Sheer Fabrics Without Ruining the Material.

Hello Everyone,

Guess what? Today we have a guest post by the very renowned Surf Excel. This is a product or brand that needs no introduction. The Pioneers in the Indian detergent market will tell us today how you can wash Sheer Fabrics without ruining the material. So here you go. Over to Surf Excel. 


A Blush of Pink recently recommended sheer fabric as a fashion trend that would continue to be a hot topic in 2014. Adding a heap of sophistication and just a touch of wow-factor to any outfit, sheer materials are something we should all be incorporating into our wardrobe this year, both in work and out. However, the very nature of what makes sheer fabrics so irresistible– the delicate, barely-there look– is exactly what makes so many women fear clothes made from silk and nylon. Sheer fabrics have a bit of a reputation for making laundry day a complete nightmare, but is it really that difficult to wash these materials without damaging them? No! Don’t be put off buying sheer fabrics because of the washing issue– laundering these materials can actually be very simple.

Use a gentle setting

Many people opt to hand wash sheer fabrics, and while this is a good way to ensure the materials are well cared for, it really isn’t necessary if your washing machine has a gentle or hand wash setting. These settings are specifically designed to mimic hand washing, with very slow and gentle manipulation of the clothing rather than a vigorous spin. One of the most common problems associated with sheer fabrics, particularly with nylon, is that harsh washing machine cycles will eventually cause bobbling on the material. A gentle cycle won’t do this, so don’t be afraid to wash!

Purchase laundry bags

Laundry bags are your new best friend! Available from most stores that sell detergent, these bags are made from mesh, or netting, and act as a protector for your delicate clothing. Simply pop your sheer fabrics into the bag, close it up, and put the whole thing into the washing machine. The netting allows for water and detergent to get into the fabric ensuring a thorough clean, but it also prevents the fibers from snagging on the internal workings of the drum. Laundry bags are inexpensive, and can also be used for many other garments, such as beaded sarees, family heirlooms, and any other garment that could become damaged in the washing machine.

Avoid high heats

Although materials such as wool are typically the biggest offenders when it comes to shrinking, silk garments can also become distorted when subjected to high heats. Ensure your water temperature is set to a maximum of 30 degrees celsius, and avoid using the dryer if possible (if you absolutely must, turn the dial to the lowest setting). A common question is “Will my clothes come out clean when washed at 30 degrees?” –and the answer is yes. A 30 degree setting is not only warm enough to tackle stained clothing, but is also much better for the environment (and your household bills!). In fact, for clothing that isn’t particularly dirty but simply needs freshening up, you could even go a little cooler!


Washing sheer fabrics is remarkably easy. You don’t even need to buy a special detergent­– regular laundry detergent is friendly to most sheer fabrics. Just be sure not to put too much in or you could be left with residue. 2014 is gearing up to be the year of sheer– so why not add a bit of shimmer to your wardrobe?

So, now you know how to keep your Sheer Fabric last for long. 

Hope you guys enjoyed reading the post. 
What detergent do you use? Tell me if there's any trick you know to keep your clothes bright and last for long. 
 
Love You Lots and Best Wishes.
Stay Young, Stay Chic-ilicious... :)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

2014 Fashion: 3 Trends That Are Here to Stay.

Hello Gorgeous Ladies,

The most interesting thing about Fashion is the fact that its a constant vicious circle. What was in vogue in our grandmother's times will eventually once again be in vogue sometime later but maybe with a little twist. Some fashion trends will do the rounds and stay for a little longer while there are others which stay on for a very short span. Today we will talk about 3 trends from the last year that are here to stay throughout this year too.

1. Sheer: 
Sheer Fashion Trend has been predominantly in fashion circles since 2008. It is still big in 2014. Do not let go of your best sheer clothes just yet. Sheer adds class and elegance to almost about any look. This trend started with the smaller items like stockings and these smaller items have added great oomph since then. 



2. Prints: 
I remember how as little kids we were made to were gorgeous printed frocks. Well, prints in different forms, most specially the retro prints are making it big day by day. Designers seem to just not want to let go of this trend. Constant innovations to prints from subtle smaller ones to bold floral prints to abstract ones, not just make us feel wonderful and feminine, it brings out the child in us. 



3. Oversize: 
Over-sized clothes speak volume. They make us look theatrically stylish and fashionable. But, this trend may get extremely disastrous if not put together with intelligence. They key to cracking this trend is to bring about a balance in the volume. Pair over-sized tees, tops, sweaters, etc. with skinny jeans or jeggings or even the most figure hugging lowers you own (read: skirts, capris, etc.). And I bet you'll look beautiful. 



(Picture Credit: Pinterest)

{All items from the collage available at JABONG}

So, now that you know what is going to stay, enjoy the year in style and be the most glamorous lady that you have always been. And remember as I always say, do not forget to EXPERIMENT. 

Wishing you all a very very HAPPY NEW YEAR. It's never too late to wish, right?

Hope you guys enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed putting this post together.

Love You Lots and Best Wishes.
Stay Young, Stay Chic-ilicious... :)



Saturday, December 28, 2013

How to Party in Style this New Year.

Hey Everybody,

Today we have with us a very sweet guest blogger 'Amelia Smith'. Amelia is a shopping addict, avid reader and an ardent writer. She is a Fashion Critic and Designing Student and loves to write for blogs. 

Today, Amelia is going to guide us on Shopping and Preparations for the New Years Party. 

The party season is just around the corner, and it offers women the perfect platform to showcase their style prowess-es. However, when it comes to fashion trends, it is essential to know what’s hot and what’s not, to ensure you step out looking only your fabulous best.

Here’s a list of some must-try trends for women who wish the set the temperatures soaring this New Years.

The embellished dress:

A beautifully embellished dress can manage to instantly grab attention. However, ladies must ensure that the rest of the look is subtle and sleek. Stay away from heavy makeup and hair dos, and let your dress do all the talking.


Showcase the Winter floral trend:

Pretty floral dresses are a huge hit this season. Brands like Zara manage to get this trend just right. Also, women can indulge in online shopping for these dresses that are available across various fashion sites.


Grab the LBD (Little Black Dress):

Sporting the LBD can be a safe choice for almost any occasion, but it can also be extremely stylish if you opt for one that reflects your distinct taste. Always invest in a classy little black dress, rather than choosing something that is too revealing and makes you look like just any other girl at the party.


Opt for a dazzling metallic dress:


A metallic dress can really make you stand out in a crowd. But women must make sure to keep everything else minimal and sophisticated. No heavy makeup and avoid messy hair dos. Women who love shopping online are sure to find some amazing metallic dress options for New Years across various fashion sites. 



Flaunt the festive hue:


A beautiful dress in a deep red hue can really make a style statement. A lip color in a shade similar or darker than your dress, along with a neat, high-pony is enough to instantly grab attention. Experiment with different accessories available for women and opt for something that does not overpower your entire look. 



The Dont's 

Too much of bling:


Love for glitter and bling is fine, until it manages to make you look like a walking Christmas tree! Practice the art of simplicity and sophistication, and don’t allow too much of bling to make you look like a major fashion disaster.



Overdoing accessories and clothing:


Color coordinating every aspect of your outfit with the New Year theme is a strict no-no! Women must strictly avoid colorful long earrings, bedazzled boots, Over-Sized hats, color coordinated accessories, etc.

Towering heels that you can’t walk or dance in:


Women love to stand tall, but buying miserably towering heels can have disastrous repercussions. In order to avoid falling right on your face, pick a comfortable pair of heels that not only look good, but also let you dance without looking awkward.


Bandage/barely-there dresses: 


Accept it, these dresses are not meant for every body type! They look great on super models, but can look equally unsightly on women with even the slightest hint of lumps or bumps. Simply put, completely avoid them if you don't want people to notice your love handles or other bulges.



Online shopping for women has made it possible for them to access a variety of trendy clothes without the need of stepping out. In addition to some amazing outfits for New Years, women can also indulge in online shopping for statement accessories, including bags, jewellery and shoes.

So, what are you waiting for? Go rush and shop and prepare yourself to party in style this New Year. 

So that was Amelia with us today.
To follow her, you can see her blog TREND WITCH. CLICK HERE.
We thank her a tonne for the amazing guidance.
Hope you guys enjoyed the post.

Do you have any killer tips and tricks of your own? Or maybe some suggestions? Feel free to share them in the comments below.
Love You Lots and Best Wishes.
Stay Young, Stay Chic-ilicious... :)


(Disclaimer: All images c/o Google Images)




Monday, November 25, 2013

Blogger Guest Post: Winter Styling Guide...

Hello Everyone,


A couple of months back, I had introduced you to my fellow blogger friend Ashwini from THE ZING OF MY LIFE. For all those who are new, Ashwini is an Engineer by education and Business Analyst by profession. She has worked in the Investment Management and Equity Trading domain for almost 6 years. She left her job and moved to a new place in the United States with her husband and has dedicated herself to full-time blogging. Her blog celebrates real street style for real women across the globe. HERE.


WINTER STYLING GUIDANCE.

With the cooler temps and a chill in the air, it's time to bundle up in the cozy knit-wear and take out those boots or a spin. I know, the cold weather kinda make us lazy to dress up and all we think of doing is to lay on a couch cuddled up in a cozy Pashmina. But hey! Here are quick dressing tips for the cooler weather to look your best without a sweat!

1. Quirky sweater prints: Winters equal to loading up on sweaters. So, why not spruce the sweater-look with some quirky prints. These sweaters pair great with the regular denims and colored denims as well. Layer them with striped or gingham-checks shirt to add an oomph factor to your Friday-dressing. 


2. In-vest: Yep, you will look adorable and feel cozy at he same in a vest. Buy a vest this season to break away from the same dull routine of sweaters and coats. You can get a warm furry vest or a bright-colored puffy vest and layer it with cardigans or shirts for a quick winter look. 


3. Bundle up in Infinity scarves: Scarves are the perfect accessories for a cooler weather. Infinity scarves have been around for quite some time and they provide the right amount of warmth and chicness to your outfit. Get a printed scarf or a bold hue scarf and pair it with your sweater or coats to make a winter statement look!


4. Shorts and skirts: Yep, don't stash away your summer staples. Pair the shorts with thick woolen leggings (even better if they are printed leggings) and booties/boots and you are all set to embrace the chilly temps. I love how you can re-purpose every item in your closet (even the ones for summer) with just a help from the accessories department!


5. Boots/booties: They are absolutely essential for the cooler season. Buy the ones that are comfortable for walking (keeping in mind the snow/ice factor). Not only they are good for wearing all day long but they also feel comfy and look uber cool with dresses, skirts and of course denims. Buy one in black and cognac/tan color. These basic colors will go with almost every outfit from your closet. 


And finally, here's a warm and comfy outfit idea from my last year's lookbook. A gingham checks shirt and color-blocked sweater is a classy way to style for the workdays. 


So with all these quick styling tips, I hope you are ready to embrace the winter season and look your best! If you have any styling questions, please feel free to shoot me an email at: zingofmylife@gmail.com

Until later, take care and keep it stylish!
~Ashy

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So that was Ashwini with us today.
We thank her a tonne for enlightening us with her expertise.
Hope you guys enjoyed the post.

Do you have any killer tips and tricks of your own? Feel free to share them in the comments below.
Love Lots and Best Wishes.
Stay Young, Stay Chic-ilicious... :)

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Festive Collection by Chhabra 555.

Hello Everyone,

Another exciting news for my Indian Friends, with the onset of the festive season.

With the festive season around the corner Chhabra 555, has everything that a woman would look for varieties in sarees – from exotic Benarasi weaves saree to supple Chikankaris saree. A lot of fine embellishments have been used to create an effect that is totally mesmerizing to the eyes.
Embellishments like swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, sequins and hand-made beads along with fine embroidery are the highlights of Chhabra 555 collection which showcases half & half drapes, lehenga sarees, broad bordered sarees & much more.  The fabrics used are mostly georgettes, chiffons and net that make each ensemble very wearable, authentic, and stylish yet comfortable. The festive collection of Chhabra 555 is traditional with a twist of the modern look. The starting price range for the festive collection is Rs 9000/- onwards.










About Chhabra 555

Established 50 years ago as a small Saree shop, Chhabra Triple Five Fashions Pvt. Ltd. has grown today to become one of India’s top wholesalers and retailers, with the head office located in Katra Ashrafi, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, 110006.
Chhabra 555 has made its presence felt all over NCR as well as various outstation locations with more than 50 stores spread all across India. The product line includes the whole gamut of Indian ethnic wear for women including sarees, suit dupattas, lehangas and fabrics.

With that, I wish you all a very very Happy Festive Season. 
And, as I always say,
Love Lots and Best Wishes.
Stay Young, Stay Chic-ilicious... :)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Imagine the Unimaginable with ShopImagine.

Hello Everyone,

Today, I feel like introducing to you SHOPIMAGINE. ShopImagine is an e-commerce site that brings to you a wide range of selections of fashionable and stylish apparels and lingerie. That is not all. It offers services like: 

  • The largest selection of styles, colors and sizes of luxury lingerie ever seen in India
  • Expert advice on the styles, usage and care of luxury lingerie to guide novice users
  • Easy fit styles as well as easy to understand size chart
  • Online guidance through Live Chat
  • Consumer reviews and rating system for each product
  • Free Shipping
  • No risk 15-day return policy.
It is not just a great online store in terms of the collection but their customer service is as wonderful too. Fuss free, quick and connected to customers to understand their needs always. 
I recently bought this Taupe Jacket from ShopImagine and needless to say, I am loving it from style to stitch to fit to feel. I have styled the jacket in this post in two ways. One is more of a work look and the other is in between casual and party. Are you ready then?

LOOK 1: TO WORK 







Dress Details:
Dress: Jabong
Jacket: ShopImagine
Shoes: Singapore
Necklace: Addons
Purse: Local Store

LOOK 2: CASUAL TO PARTY







Dress Details:
Dress: Inkfruit
Jacket: ShopImagine
Shoes: Singapore
Necklace: Addons
Envelope Bag: Addons
Earrings: Local Store
Belt: Local Store

So, do shop with ShopImagine and let me know how was your experience. Also, I am starting a new section called 'The Blushy Pink Diva' which will be posted every Thursday. For this I want you lovely followers to send me your pictures at kavi.dprincess@gmail.com in the best of your outfits telling me a little about what you are wearing and I will feature one of you on my blog every Thursday. I hope that sounds exciting. 

And, as I always say,
Love Lots and Best Wishes.
Stay Young, Stay Chic-ilicious... :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Addons- For a perfect Style Statement.

Hello Everyone,

As I have always emphasized, Accessories can make or break your look. Accessories not only help add polish to your look but also enhances the feminism in you. 


'Addons' is all about your desire for heavenly accessories. It is a brand that understands the needs of the young 'fashionable' girls and finds and makes available to them the best pieces. It has this wide variety of products starting from bags to shoes to accessories to jewelry, all under one roof. Addons is marked by its range of products in gorgeous colors, smart cuts and marvelously flattering pieces. Wouldn't you want to see some yourself? 

Collection of Bags. 
Some beautiful bracelets from their collection.
Gorgeous Charm Necklace with the classic Owl.

Beautiful earrings and studs. There are many other delightful ones available too.



The brand not only has its stores all over India but also has a website that is dedicated towards treating it's customers with the convenience of shopping from home. 

Recently, I was in Chennai for a month and fortunately, I was at Phoenix Marketcity Mall where I came across the Addons store. Undoubtedly to say, given what a shopaholic I am, I spent all my bucks buying the best accessories for myself. Some of my purchases included a couple of necklaces, rings, bags and belts. 

This bag was my first pick from Addons and  I got it for Rs. 1499

This necklace is also available in black and cream. But I loved the red one and hence picked it in red for only Rs. 499
My purchases also included the 'Golden Contemporary Style Double Finger Joint Ring', a bib necklace in black metal and a brown wide belt. Keep tab of the website and you never know when they'd be generous enough to treat you with huge discounts and offers. There's one right now. 

Visit Addons (website or store) for some uplifting retail therapy and you'll be glad to see what a perfect style statement you make.

I hope that was exciting. So, just don't wait and stare at your screen like that. Loosen your pockets and get the best accessories from Addons right away. 

Love Lots and Best Wishes.
Stay Young, Stay Chic-ilicious... :)

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