How to style a T-shirt Dress!

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As you must have realized already, (if you are on my Instagram page – https://www.instagram.com/rumnrouge/ ) I am obsessed with T-shirt Dresses! They are comfy, they are chic, and if styled correctly, can look uber cool! I picked up, these two dresses from a shop in Pattaya, on my trip to Thailand, and I am so in love with these, that I wear these around almost everywhere.

The tricky thing about T-shirt Dresses is that, if they are not styled properly, they can also look baggy, and kind of drab. So here are some tips, you should keep in mind, while sporting a t-shirt dress.

  • T-shirt dresses are supposed to be kinda over-sized, so ensure that you buy the right size. If you go overboard with the size, chances are, it will end up looking baggy and would fail to create the desired impact.
  • If you are going to wear an over-sized dress, you might want to balance out your look by wearing shoes, that give your dress a good contrast.
  • It’s important that you accessorize your dress, with some nice, chunky, jewelry. For instance, a nice chunky long chain, or a pair of tasseled earrings would always take your look up by a notch.
  • Any casual look, comes out best, when you keep your makeup, soft and subtle. So avoid makeup that may look a bit too harsh. Keep it soft, and minimal.
  • For that matter, you can wear t-shirt dresses, on any occasion, anywhere, but they definitely make for a great outfit choice, for day events.

So what are your thoughts, do you like how I styled my dresses for this shoot? Let me know your thoughts!

Location – Bangalore, India

Shot by : Mahesh Namburi

Outfit Details

Dress – Purchase from Pattaya, Thailand

Knee length socks – M & S

Boots – H & M

Umbrella – Colorbar

Long chain pendant, golden bracelet and golden triangle earrings – Purchase from Colaba Causeway Market, Mumbai

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In Dimple & Amrin

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The past month has been a roller coaster ride, with crazy amount of travel and absolutely no breather in between, which is why, the long silence on the blog! But the good part is, I am back and have tons to update the blog with!

Last month, I collaborated with designer label Dimple & Amrin for this shoot. What you see in the picture is a delicate lace dress that can be worn as a party as well as a casual dress. Light and pretty, it is just perfect for occassions when you want to play peek-a-boo. What I loved about the dress, was it’s tiny details and it’s soft and smooth fabric.

If you’ve been following my blog for long enough you’d know, I love the grungy-glam look, therefore no surprise that I styled the dress with minimal makeup and wavy hair, with  boots used as the only accessories.

Let me know your thoughts on the styling? Did you like it?

P.S – You can take a look at Dimple & Amrin’s collection here http://www.dnacloset.com/

Location – Bangalore

Outfit Courtesy – D&A

Boots – H&M

Shot by – Nisheet Bagaria

Dressing up for the weekend!

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We all love weekends, in fact, some of us just live for them! Take me, for instance, I love weekends for many reasons, not only those two days are my cheat days, when, I treat myself to some delicious food and drinks, but also because I look forward to dressing up for my weekend evenings with friends.

Last weekend, I threw in this beautiful hot pink, backless, dress from Forever 21 with a pair of nude heels, which I bought from Bougis Market in Singapore. To add a dash of glam, I added a chunky ring from Aldo Accessories. Blow dried my hair, winged my liner, applied a Rose Shine lip gloss from Lakme Absolute and just like that, I was all set and ready to party within 15 minutes!

What are your quick and quirky, go-to party looks? Share with me in the comments. If you’d like to pull me some specific look for you, let me about that as well!

 

 

Goodies in the mail! – Pretty Secrets

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So received these goodies from Pretty Secrets a few days back, and have been wearing this pretty neon thing to the gym every day. Excellent fit and great fabric, this definitely worth buying for anyone who is looking to invest in gym gear!

Have you also tried one of these? If yes, what was your favorite thing about it?

P.S – Thank You Pretty Secrets for sending this box of goodies my way! 🙂

Anupama Dayal’s new store launch at Khan Market, Delhi

Anupama's new store at Khan Market, Delhi.
Anupama’s new store at Khan Market, Delhi.

Anupama Store - Khan Market - 1 Anupama Store - Khan Market - 2 Anupama Store - Khan Market - 6 Anupama Store - Khan Market - 3 Anupama Store - Khan Market - 4What do you need in summers to make your evening? Some coolers, some wine and a great place to hang out maybe and you are set for a great evening! Anupama‘s new store launch was something similar which pretty much made our evening. The Wardrobe of a Nomad, was invited to the launch of designer Anupama Dayal‘s new store in Khan Market, Delhi.

It was not just the coolers at the launch that brought the relief from the heat, the collection at the store was no less than a breath of fresh air either. Anupama, who is known for her colorful quirky designs, this time around has brought the old Delhi’s Mughal vibe alive in the label’s signature color palette, the store echoes the brand’s ‘raison d’etre’ – revival of the ancient, almost forgotten hand printing techniques of India.

Need something to do over the weekend? I say make your way to Anupama’s store for some great shopping and that should make your evening!

By : Dev

The Lust list for S/S’15

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While I am too broke right now to go and buy all these shoes, I am going to settle for just writing about these and burning with envy, but some of you rich ladies may want to go and buy these! And if you do then I’ve got only one thing to say, ‘Good for ya ladies! Good for ya!’ Hmph. :p

Leather and Tribal Prints!

Winters is my favorite time of the year. You have so much liberty to experiment with clothes, accessories and everything else. You can hide all your love handles and muffins behind the layers of clothes (:p), no? So this, time I was back at home in Delhi, where it was freezing at 3 degrees, here’s the look I sported for an evening out.IMG_20150110_141617

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Earcuff from Forever21
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Leather Jacket – Zara Shirt – Flea market purchase Tribal print leggings – Forever21 Shoes – Steve Madden
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Ring from Forever21

I think some prints, some bold color, and a pair of unique shoes is all it takes to turn even a most boring ensemble into a most interesting one. That’s exactly what became the inspiration for this look. All I have done is paired a blush color satin shirt, with tribal print leggings from Forever 21. Along with shoes from Steve Madden and accessories, an earcuff and midi-joint ring from Forever21. The leather jacket is from Zara. Like the look? What’s your winter style?

Exploring South India : The Royal Food at Reegalis!

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No I don’t glow as much, its the Merlot folks! 😉
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Best wine and mind blowing Long Island Ice tea, a must try by all means!
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Sweet honey chilli baby corn
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Roasted baby chilli mushrooms
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Lovely ambiance at Reegalis
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So after missing from this space for about a month I am back! And here’s what you have missed so far!

While I am on a spree on exploring places in  South India, I am getting an opportunity to explore some really beautiful places, pubs and restaurants. The most recent place I reviewed was a Hotel called Reegalis, located in the posh area of Mysore, Karnataka.

The hotel popularly known as Southern Star before, now called Reegalis, is the star of Mysore by all means, as it is actually one of the most known and oldest hotels in Mysore. So when I got an invite by their manager to review the restaurant, I was thrilled to say the least. And needless to say the experience was awesome.

We began with some really yummy hummus and pita, which is by the way a task in itself to find it anywhere in Karnatka, and yet, it was the most delicious hummus I had ever tasted. I guess it must have been the after effects of the Merlot, they served me that I entirely forgot to click the picture of that. Preceding that they served me another starter, the honey baby corn. I didn’t like it so much because I am not particularly a fan of sweet stuff for starters, but for anyone who likes a bit of sweet and salty starters I think it’ll make for a good choice. Next came, one of a kind of dish, that I had eaten before, chilli baby mushrooms. It was a platter full of  baby mushrooms stuffed with spicy fillings inside. I have to say, they tasted heavenly and honestly I could not get enough of those! I feel its a must try!

After all this, I was so full that I could not any further, but the fellas at the Reegalis were insistent that we have main course, that I ended up giving in. What followed was steaming hot and spicy Thai curry and rice. I was full to the brim and yet I hogged on some more. Truly it was amazing, that I ended up eating dollops despite I was so full!

So if you are travelling to Mysore, and looking forward to eating at a chic restaurant, then I suggest you make your way to Reegalis. The awesome view of the pool side adds to the delicious food they serve. What’s more you can even choose to have Indian food by the pool side only. Hospitable staff, amazing food and great ambiance, and not so heavy on the pocket. Reegalis is a must visit for any person coming to the Mysore for the first time. Hope you enjoyed reading about my experience, as much as I did writing about it (And recalling the taste in mind..burrp!) 😉