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My morning routine

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Good morning …. 

Nothing says good morning  better than a cup of coffee.Waking up early in the morning gives you ample time to set up a morning routine and invest on yourself.  

I am die-hard coffee lover but after learning what coffee does to the body when ingested on empty stomach and experiencing the same I switched to  Lemon water.

Lemon water 

 After relying on coffee to get me through the day during my college and first job experience, I suffered the ill effects of drinking too much caffeine. 

Lemon water boosts you immune system, aids digestion, flush out toxins from your body by enhancing enzyme function & stimulating your liver, boosts your energy and helps you lose weight.  I need to get my daily coffee fix after breakfast.

Get moving

Exercising daily has tons of benefit. Healthy body and mind is essential to your success. Set up a morning workout routine to maximize your potential for the rest of the day. Yoga is great for boosting your energy in the morning , centering your mind and body. Cardio is another great option to jumpstart your morning.

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Showering

Well showering after a good work out is always refreshing and good way to make sure you don’t crawl back into the bed again. Taking a shower and getting dressed up certainly puts me in the mood to work.  

 Inspiration

 Surfing through blogs and  vision board and chasing happiness . This is a great way to be inspired daily and remind yourself how far you have come and where you are going. Quite often we find ourselves in a creativity rut, running low on motivation. Get inspired daily as motivations does not last forever. 

 Setting daily goals 

Wring it down what I wish to achieve each day.Another new and creative way to visualize your goals is to draw them. It might seem mundane to  write down you goals everyday. Write down the answer to the question  “what will you achieve today?”.  It can be  “Craft email signature” or as simple as “sending out thank you note” or “grocery shopping”. Writing down help you to remember your goals and execute them. 

Plan a healthy breakfast 

Start the day with something healthy to keep the cravings at bay.Apart form that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, anyone aspired to loose weight will need to focus on having a balanced breakfast. That certainly does excuse a sunday morning when pasta can be breakfast too. 

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 OOTD 

Getting ready for work or college involves surfing through your wardrobe in search of a suitable outfit everyday. Get your wardrobe in order and organise it into capsules to make the process easier. My wardrobe is built on the 5 piece french wardrobe philosophy and curated often to suite my needs. 

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Manage Your Money With the 50-20-30 Rule

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
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Success is managing you money like a pro. Leaving pay check to pay check is quite common scenario for most twenty- something. Forever waiting for the next paycheck to arrive. Budgeting and saving seems rather impossible when you in such situations. 

Every career girl  needs to manage her money and built up her saving for the opportunities that may arrive unexpectedly. This is one of the most simple and functional rule that I follow. It has changed the way I save and it is quite practical and simple. The 50 – 20 -30 rule is about allotting 50% of your money towards your needs – 20% towards  your savings – 30% towards your wants. 

 

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50%“Your needs”

Your rent, monthly transportation cost, groceries and other utilities that are required every month would be included under your needs. 50% of your budget goes into fulfilling your monthly necessities which are mandatory.

 

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20% “Your savings”

Savings are very important you never know when you might need extra money. Planing and early retirement or an investment.Every month put aside 20% of your paycheck in a separate savings account save yourself from temptation. Put the money out of sight and out of mind. At the end of the year you will be surprised  how much you were able to save with out much guilt and sacrifices. A little discipline with regards to money and budgeting goes a long way. 

 

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30% “Your wants”

I understand the list of wants is always full and we never run out of wants.This way you will be aware of spending 30% of your pay check on your wants. It can be spent on the dress you were eyeing for few days, clubbing, hobbies, or spa. But for the big trip you are planning that need a extra boost in budget simple twerk the rule a bit.
Instead of saving 20% save 30% and vice versa. You will have the extra money you need with out much compromise. Yes, it will require certain sacrifices but nothing good ever came easy.
 
 
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Advice On How To Choose Your Bras

Finding the perfect bra is about taking the time, going to a place that knows what they’re doing, being relaxed and trying on plenty.                                                                         
                                                                                                   – Jackie Hill

 Choosing the right bra is going to basically perfect the outfit you have on. It is really important that you choose correctly and that you focus on what could work really well based on various different factors. Keep in mind that most women out there make mistakes when they buy their bras. They will often choose cups that are too small or bands that are too large. Think about the different options available and consider the tips that will be written below. They will help you choose all bra types from the sporty yoga bras to the really sexy night bras.

 

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Your bad mood could be due to that bad bra. Get fitted!

Shallow Breasts

Around ten percent of women have them. In some cases the breasts are going to develop like this because of breast feeding but some women are born with them. You want to choose bras that are offering a complete fullness. The push-ups need to have crescent-shaped padding so that lower breast tissue can be pushed up, making the breasts appear as if they are together.

Semi-Supported Breasts

Around 30% of women have such breasts. The fullness of a younger girl is not there but the appearance is definitely nice for most people. The great thing about these breasts is that you can choose any bra. They will all be stunning on you.

Self-Supported Breasts

There are around 16% of the women that have them. In many cases the word used to describe the breasts is implants. If augmentation surgery happened or an implant was put in, you have such breasts. The breasts are simply supported without or with the bra. In this case you can choose any bra type since its purpose would only to make the breast shape look more natural.

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Uneven Breasts

A little over 40% of the women have such breasts. One of your breasts is simply larger. Uneven breasts normally appear since people have one side that is naturally stronger and more used. If you are right-handed, as an example, the right side breast is going to be smaller as you have larger arm muscles. You want to basically choose a bra that will fit the breast that is larger. Contour-cupped is a very good idea. The bra cup that has a really thin foam layer will be great filler that can mold the small breast’s disadvantage.

Settled Breasts

Statistics show that 27% of women have such breasts. The breasts are basically hanging or deflated. Support is needed in this case. When you age, the breasts will not remain as firm. They will be malleable. The good news in this case is that you can choose the desired shape through the bra. You just have to choose one that is well-structured and multi-part. The cup needs seams since this offers the nice shape and a great structure.

Hopefully, the advice offered here is going to help you out a lot at the end of the day. Choose your bras based on the breasts you have, not the breasts you want to have! This is, most likely, the best advice you will ever get.

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All you need to know about 5 piece french wardrobe part 3

Minimalism is not the lack of something, it’s the perfect amount of something.
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I have written about 5 piece french wardrobe here and here. Love it or hate it the 5 piece french wardrobe is definitely a thing of beauty. 

 

A curated wardrobe is the modern luxury that most successful people posses. Instead of spending an insane amount of time  in the morning deciding what to wear, and loosing precious energy, they rely on their curate wardrobe. The 5 piece french wardrobe system is a great way to build a curated wardrobe that will resonate with your signature style. 

Many of us are stuck in the vicious circle of overbuying, impulse buying and finally returning a purchase. Fashion’s ever-growing ghost economy attest to the fact that impulse buying and returning purchases are on rise.While retailers urge you to buy more and fast fashion is much-loved by the new generation  the price it extract from the environment is staggering.

Minimalism is not about having less.It’s about making room for more of what matters.

I love the idea of a curated, environment-friendly wardrobe that is ethical and environmental friendly choice. Huge amount of waste is generated in production of fabric such as jeans and the production of cheap clothes often involved child labourer and under paid workers.

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Just because it is called  the French Wardrobe philosophy doesn’t necceessarily means it is about french style. It is more about how you buy clothes not what is your style preference. Well you do need things like the skirt that never goes out of style or the item  every girl needs to have in their closet.The popular philosophy is that your basic wardrobe allows you to spend more money on few special clothes. Additionally you will have more money to get your clothes tailored and achieve the perfect fit.Learn to manage and organize  your  wardrobe like a boss with the 5 piece french wardrobe method. It aims to achieve a well-balanced and functional wardrobe. A wardrobe that is not over flowing with random items that you don’t remember purchasing or wearing. Apart from that is the best way to maintain a curated wardrobe that grows by 5 piece every season.

While wearing the same outfit in a row for 2 day is frowned upon by most people it is not uncommon  to repeating outfits. Think about how much money would you like to spend on a items that you not wear more that 10 times or may be less.

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Embrace the ballerina trend

The ballerina trend is back this fall. One of the most versatile and chic trend ever it is characterised by ribbons, tulle, blush tones or pastels and chic flattering cut that highlight you waist.

How to wear it
Pair it with the choker or leather studded jacket to get your signature edgy rocker chick persona. Pull on your favorite jeans or reach for the flattering pencil skirt , the ballerina trend will keep up with all your whims. 

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The ballerina trend reminds me of minimalism and french style.

 

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Ballerina Flats

Ballet flats would look great with the skirt that never goes out of style. Ballet flats can be paired with dress or cropped flare jeans. They are comfortable and chic, great options for girls who are not fond of high heel. Whether you are running errands or getting dressed up for a lunch date the ballet flat is a super comfortable option.

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Ballerina bun

#Beat the heat in style with these chic buns. 

#Day to night transition looks are easy with ballerina buns. Switch the accessories and get ready to party in style. 

#I have a feeling that ballerina buns will work smoothly with  Athleisure trend Get moving in style, the bun will hold your locks in place while you exercise. 

# It is a  great option for career girls. No more boring office looks. 

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Wrap tops 

I love these tops that goes with almost anything and everything. They are super flattering and accentuates your waist. The wrap tops are worth investing whether you are confused Twenty something or successful career girl

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Tutu Skirts 

The tutu skirts are perfect for romantic dates and night out.They are so pretty when paired with  crop top. Balance the bulk of the skirt with a form-fitting top that highlights your waist. They are quite flattering as midi length skirts.

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How do I wear Midi skirt ?

ACCORDING TO DESIGNER CHESTER WEINBERG, WHO MADE THE MIDI HIS SIGNATURE, THE MIDI WAS “ALMOST AS A DIRECT REFLECTION OF THE WOMEN’S MOMENT. IT’S FOR THOSE WHO DON’T PARTICULARLY CARE ABOUT WHAT MEN THINK ABOUT THE WAY THEY DRESS.”

The midi skirt was the beginning of a fashion evolution, that was evident in the rising hem lines in 1900. Love it or hate it, the midi is a classic piece that deserve it’s won chapter in the books of fashion evolution. 

When the midi first appeared it caused quite an uproar and lead to political and aesthetic revolution in womenswear. The midi skirt is a tricky silhouette to pull off. While it can be very flattering if paired with the right shoes and hem line, it can be a disaster if the length of the skirt doesn’t hit the right place bellow your knee.

 

This fashion trend favours tall and slim silhouette. The degree of difficulty  for this trend is pretty high so you will get a lot of fashion point to pull this one off.The lady like midi is now more sophisticated, streetwise , in tweeds and tartans. 

 There is a reason the midi skirt keeps bouncing back in fashion, it has been all over the catwalk for several season. The skirt is office appropriate and  flattering for all ages. They come in several print and material from edgy to floral and from casual boho to office appropriate pencil skirt. 

Split midi skirt are perfect office wear. The floral one looks great and can add some colour and life to the boring office wear.

Though it is better to opt for heels to pair with midi, they look dashing with ballet flats too.

The skirt that never goes out of style  makes for great two piece. These are easy to pull off. The midriff barring trend is modern and sleek. The midi paired with cropped top gives a casual vibe.

For the daring and the brave asymmetrical hem and geometrical prints. Another playful twist to the classic midi with asymmetrical hem lines and shear panel.

 The midi mostly regarded as formal skirt can be flirty and fun. In dark colour and myriads of prints the midi is for all occasion.

Jewel-toned satins midi paired with tall boots and turtlenecks, perhaps with a sliver of skin showing at the waist would get the temperatures high in winter.

 They are appropriate for winters too. I love the voluminous skirts paired with knits and plums. Yes, midi is definitely of those trend that you can wear all through the year in every season.

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The skirt that never goes out of style

According to designer Chester Weinberg, who made the midi his signature, the midi was “almost as a direct reflection of the women’s moment. It’s for those who don’t particularly care about what men think about the way they dress.”

 The midi skirt was the beginning of a fashion evolution, that was evident in the rising hem lines in 1900. Love it or hate it, the midi is a classic piece that deserve it’s won chapter in the books of fashion evolution. 

When the midi first appeared it caused quite an uproar and lead to political and aesthetic revolution in womenswear. The midi skirt is a tricky silhouette to pull off. While it can be very flattering if paired with the right shoes and hem line, it can be a disaster if the length of the skirt doesn’t hit the right place bellow your knee.

 

  This fashion trend favours tall and slim silhouette. The degree of difficulty  for this trend is pretty high so you will get a lot of fashion point to pull this one off.The lady like midi is now more sophisticated, streetwise , in tweeds and tartans. 

 

  There is a reason the midi skirt keeps bouncing back in fashion, it has been all over the catwalk for several season. The skirt is office appropriate and  flattering for all ages. They come in several print and material from edgy to floral and from casual boho to office appropriate pencil skirt. 

 

 Split midi skirt are perfect office wear. The floral one looks great and can add some colour and life to the boring office wear. 

 

Though it is better to opt for heels to pair with midi, they look dashing with ballet flats too. 

 

It makes for great two piece. These are easy to pull off. The midriff barring trend is modern and sleek. The midi paired with cropped top gives a casual vibe.

 

 For the daring and the brave asymmetrical hem and geometrical prints. Another playful twist to the classic midi with asymmetrical hem lines and shear panel.

 

 The midi mostly regarded as formal skirt can be flirty and fun. In dark colour and myriads of prints the midi is for all occasion.

 

 Jewel-toned satins midi paired with tall boots and turtlenecks, perhaps with a sliver of skin showing at the waist would get the temperatures high in winter.

 They are appropriate for winters too. I love the voluminous skirts paired with knits and plums.  Yes, midi is definitely of those trend that you can wear all through the year in every season.

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Blogger approved ways to camouflage

 

A short History

In 1990s the” chocolate chip” camouflage  was popularized  after Barbara Bush when she wore it in a trip to Saudi Arabia . Later in 2000 Jean Paul Gaultier collection showcased camo-printed ball gown. Gradually the print won over the runway and acquired mass appeal.

 Some tips to rock this trend

  • Camo print is edgy and masculine so balance them with soft feminine colours or go for a camo print skirt.
  • You can go for print mixing by pairing them with floral print.

  • The camouflage shirt looks great when layered with a tee.  
  • If you are not sure about the print introduce it is small amount, opt for camo print scarves & footwear.

  • Camo print shorts, pants and skirts looks trendy and foolproof with solid black, white or grey colour tops.

  • Accessorize with jewelry scarves and beret

  • Wear feminine footwear like plums and stilettos. 
  • Wear it with nude colour and make the outfit look polished and chic.

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Athleisure Trend

Athleisure is fashion trend cherished by all the fitness junkies who loves wearing active-wear all the time. Athletic clothing are no more confined to gymnasium, they are our in the street and into the office. 

Athleisure is basically  casual clothing — like yoga pants, sweat pants, and hoodies — that are designed to be worn both for exercising and for doing almost everything else. 

Yoga pants are literally  every where, has been since a few years since the rise of fitness and health stars. Now the trend is officially here,a trend born out of necessity. 

The clothing cut and style is comfortable. The functional features built into the garments are going to save you day. The trend has an underlying effortless chic vibe that I adore. 

Why you should go for the Athleisure trend ?

Trendy active wear skillfully designed to pass as daily outfit is something every girl needs.

  • That definitely solves the problem of running errands, shopping, etc after your workout.  
  • It is comfortable. 
  • It will remind you of your health goals every time you put on active-wear whether you are headed for grocery shopping or a lunch date. 
  • Stylish workout clothes are Instagram goals.
  • The heat-retaining synthetic material is going to keep you warm through out the winter months.
  • Gym to office ! definitely worth dipping you toe into the movement. Give it a tentative try. Swap the pants or the shoes.

 

 

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How do I wear Jumpsuits ?

For the lazy girls out there the jumpsuit is go to outfit. One outfit solution to all your problems : Monday morning blues, waking up late, no planned outfit, in the fashion rut, feeling supper lazy.All you need is the jumpsuit to jump start your day and banish the problems. 

Invented by Florentine Thayat in 1919, the first jumpsuit was a considered a liberating garment during the futuristic period. Thayat used cotton fabric or African canvas to cutout the shape of the garment and added few buttons and a belt. Thus the first jumpsuit was a creative do-it- yourself project by Thayat.

Fast- forward to the twenty first century the jumpsuit gain popularity with the likes of Stella McCartney, Agyness Deyn, Katie Holmes, Rihanna and several other fashionistas sporting this trend. Jumpsuits are made of cotton, denim, lace, silk, sheer fabrics now, along with embellishment and other detailing. In 2011 Jumpsuits dominated the runway and red carpet. Renowned designers houses like Saint laurent, Alexander Wang, Paul&Joe, Diane Von Frustenberg, Marc Jacobs and several other add their own creative twist to the jumpsuit.

Every girl need to have this item in their closet. The jumpsuit is for every season and occasion. Loved by the fashionistas and the lazy gals out there including me. Styling a jumpsuit is simple and easy.Wear them solo or pair them up with simple black blazer or jacket.

The black jumpsuit is a closet essential. They are available is several patterns and cut. Monochrome, colour blocked, printed jumpsuits with cropped or flared hem and wide range of necklines. 

All you need to do it get a jumpsuit that fits you perfectly. Know  Why you need to get your clothes tailored.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Summer calls for jumpsuits and a pair of sunglasses to beat the heat in style.Planing  minimalist looks has never been easier.

 

They are classy and great for semi-formal looks. Add belt to accentuate your waist and plums to round up the look.

Accessories with a hat for the daytime look paired with sandal. The free flowing breezy fabric is perfect for summer and daytime activities. 

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They double up as pantsuits too. All you need is a blazer to get polished put-together look.

 

They are red-carpet approved. Planing a  party wear is not so hard anymore.

Accessories can glam up every outfit and jumpsuits are no exceptions.Perfect day to night transition outfit. Swap the accessories and get ready to party.

Day to night transition outfit has never been easier with some jumpsuit around.

The monochrome jumpsuits are the safes bet if you are not sure about this wonderful trend. Pulling off an head to toe  white look has never been easier. French style lovers this is something you can’t do without.

Minimalist fashion must-have piece suitable for almost all season. Add a trench, jacket or blazer to make it appropriate for cooler weather.

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