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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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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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Rock Bottom

 

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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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Every girl needs to have this item in their closet 

For the lazy girls out there the jumpsuit is the ultimate outfit. One outfit solution to all your problems : Monday morning blues, waking up late, no planned outfit, in the fashion rut, feeling supper lazyAll 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.

When you are in a hurry and don’t know what to wear the jumpsuit is the safest bet and way better than jeans and t-shirt.Honestly, I love jeans and t-shirt combo but it doesn’t really pack a punch like a jumpsuit does.

Pulling off an head to toe  white look has never been easier. French style lovers this is something you can’t do without.

They make great party wear too.Get ready for Girl’s Night Out in short notice and look amazing.

They are so versatile. Myriads of prints to choose from so it never gets boring. For the prints lovers jumpsuits are available in floral print, animal print, stripped, polka dot, tribal print and etc.

Monochrome ones are most common and available in wide rage of colour from pastel to darker earth tones. Perfect day to-night transition outfit. Swap the accessories and get ready to party.

Laid back, casual and effort less looks in these bold colour are my favorite. Planing minimalist look have never been easier than opting for a jumpsuit.

Travel friendly outfit : dress it up or wear it casually. 

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

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Black is forever

My love for the color black is unsurpassed by any other colour. It is my go to colour. When in doubt go Black. Back to Black .People around me are forever asking me to wear other colors , anything other than black.

The importance of the colour black when it comes to fashion and my wardrobe is immense. 

 

You can’t go wrong with The Little Black Dress has been a wardrobe staple and rightfully so. They are versatile and flattering on almost everyone. Easy to accessories with statement neck pieces and colorful scarves.The uniform project involved wearing a LBD for 365 day consecutively but creatively while not repeating the same outfit. Black is one of the best colour for the monochrome look followed closely by white and blue.

Black and white  is another classic combination that is always trendy. The combination to these two neutral colour is striking and suitable for every occasion starting from formal to casual.  

 

Apart from that black looks good with a wide range of colors . From pastels to fluorescent and several bright tones can be easily balanced with the colour black. Needless to say   pencil skirt, blazer, jeans, shirt, t-shirt, tank and a pair of semi-formal pants all in the colour black is my wardrobe staple. 

Well , when it comes to accessories the belt, the bag and the shoe, black defiantly dominates the field. All these are must for formal wardrobe.

 

Leather jackets and blazers looks sharp and classy all the time and more so in the colour black. Edgy looks are best when done in black so does studs and chains. 

Black colour gives the best slimming effect too. 

For some people black is boring but for me black brings out the best in every colour and outfit. What is your go to colour?

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 5 PIECE FRENCH WARDROBE PART 2

” Shop Less Think More “

 

After getting mixed reviews for the post All you need to Know about 5 piece french Wardrobe Part 1 , I decided to dig in some more.

Having a big walk in  wardrobe overflowing with clothes, shoes, bags, accessories was the standard of luxury. Soon it became the norm and the luxury of having a huge wardrobe is no more.Lot of successful people swears by uniform/signature style that involves wearing the same type of clothing item as much as possible hence creating a uniform and their signature style. 

Having a wardrobe full of quality item is the new luxury. 

1ca25506292043d523fbde3e7d35c1ecThe idea behind the “capsule wardrobe” or “5 piece french Wardrobe” or “the curated Wardrobe” is Less is more .

Around 2009 Sheena Matheiken of The Uniform Project challenged herself to wear the same little black dress for the entire length of the year for 365 days. She took care to make the outfits fashionable and different every day.That does seem a bit extreme to me, wearing the same dress for a year everyday, avant-garde when it comes to less is more tribe. Most people will balk at the notion of wearing the same outfit back to back for two days. While repeating the same outfit over a week is definitely not an offence.

Fast forward to 2011 Daniel Dykes editor of Fashionising stated that The Curated Wardrobe is the new Luxury  and a shift is in motion. The shift from wanting to own more and more towards the luxury of have fewer items of better quality.

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With the rise of fast fashion and mass clothing production most people in developed nation have access to wide range of new trendy clothes each season. The curated wardrobe is definitely not some thing everyone can acquire quite as easily as it requires talent and patience. 

A smaller wardrobe is an ethical choice too. We all know gallons of water is required in the making of a pair of jeans and this greatly add to pollution.The new age millennials need to be conscious of the environment and become more mindful while being as fashionable as possible. 

 

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Planing minimalist looks have never been Easire

 
  
Planing to give minimalism a try. You need to follow this simple rule to rock the minimalist look.
 To balance the look you will need a combination of 3 basic clothing piece and +1 trendy/ statement  accessory. For the 3 main pieces : Choose a top , a bottom , and a cover up, make sure they work well with each other and don’t clash. The three pieces need to balance each other and let the statement piece stand out.

For the +1  choose from a scarf ,  a statement necklace ,earring , cuffs or a simple choker.I have officially fallen in love with chokers .

 kendall jenner is rocking the minimalist look composed of 3 clothing pieces + 1 statement accessory ( chokers )

If you are not fond of accessories you can cut off the +1 statement accessory and let one of the basic 3 pieces standout. Shoes and bags or even statement sunglasses will do the trick. 

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FRENCH STYLE

There is something about french style that say it is timeless, simple, effortless and chic. Laid back yet classic a contradiction in itself but we love it anyway. The 5 piece french  wardrobe is inspired by french style, and minimalism. 

Minimalism seem to a resounding theme of classic french style.I have always been a jeans and shirt kind of girl, which is a big reason why I am so naturally drawn to these looks.

 

The essentials for a french wardrobe include the basics : Jeans, ballet flats, a white shirt, a black blazer, a black bag and little or no make up.
For Parisians the style mantra is less is more.

The art of french style has minimal wardrobe requirement and it is budget friendly too. Invest in quality rather than quantity. 

From Coco channel, Jane birkin to Brigitte Bardot, these ladies have made the  most casual outfit looks timeless and effotless. 

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Becoming Me

Life doesn’t bring us what we want, it brings us what we need. That is why often challenging and painful situations come into our lives.

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Don’t be reduced by what life throws at you. You are becoming who you are meant to be. When you get through the storm the sky will be clear once more.

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