October 2013 archive

Giveaway Contest : Win ‘Handbag with a secret’ by Shwa

Nothing defines sophistication more perfectly than a well-structured bag. If you choose to look chic and classy, then Shwa is the perfect handbag boutique to explore. It is founded by young entrepreneurs Ira Jhangiani-Jain and Chandni Nihalani who believes in research and innovation before finalizing the design. Shwa’s uniqueness lies in a little secret inside each handbag! They had a great Season 1 collection and now it’s time for Season 2.

Season 2 handbags comes with a Tarot Card inside, which is meant to attract a certain form of positive energy into our lives. If you carry the “The Lovers” Tarot Card inside your bag it will attract a love relationship into your life. If you carry the “STRENGTH” card then you will be gaining inner strength. If you carry the “SUN” card  it will bring happiness and vitality!

Before you move to their showroom, you have a chance to win free handbag from Shwa.

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Any 1 winner will get handbag of their choice( from below displayed collection A, B or C) from Shwa Enter contest below by following few simple steps.

  • Like Facebook page for Pink Jasmine by Shilpi .
  • Like Facebook page for Shwa .
  • Share this Giveaway picture with your friends on your Facebook account and tag Pink Jasmine by Shilpi and Shwa.
  • In the comment section, tell me which one is your favorite handbag A, B or C. Leave your email-ID too. In case you are already following us then comment below to let us know.

Lucky winner will be chosen on the basis of random draw on all entries and will be announced by 9th Nov 2013 on my FB page. Feel free to write me back at shilpi@pinkjasminestyling.com for any queries or issues. I will be happy to help you. Enter now and win. All the best.

Giveaway ends on 8th Nov 2013.
*** Open only for Indian residents***

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Fashion Blogger Interview : Shalini from StylishByNature

Shalini Chopra is the voice behind StylishByNature, a fashion and lifestyle blog. She covers fashion, food, wine, shopping places and almost everything required to look and feel great. I am sure you would love to know more about her. She is a wonderful blogger as well as a nice friend to me in the blogging world.

SHALINI

Connect with her – Facebook Twitter Pinterest | Blog

  1. Tell us about yourself and how you started blogging.
    I always loved wearing stylish outfits since my childhood. I inherited that from my parents. I was posting my outfits on various online portals for the past few years and was getting requests to start blogging. Initially, I ignored the requests due to time crunch. However, eventually I gave it a serious thought and started pursuing my passion for fashion with my blog.
  2. How would you describe your own personal style?
    My style is eclectic. I buy in luxury boutiques but also in casual stores. My goal is to show you how we can be beautiful, trendy, stylish in every sense, pondering the purchase according to the latest trends of the moment! I hope to be a source of inspiration for everyone who likes fashion and those who want to embrace this world..
  3. How did the idea for your blog StylishByNature come about?
    Stylish-By-Nature is a fashion and style blog for all like-minded people who believe that style runs in their blood and is as important as breathing. Here you will find lifestyle, design, events; everything that can be useful to your image. Look forward to more on fashion, food, fitness, fun, friends and flavors of life.
  4. Where do you find your fashion inspiration?
    I draw inspiration from anything and everything around me. It could be movies, fashion magazines, nature or blogs. I do not follow trends blindly. I take into consideration my body type and comfort before adopting a trend.  My fashion idol – Blake Lively.
  5. How do you manage your personal and blog life together?
    Family support and time management is the key here.
  6. What is the biggest challenge about fashion blogging?
    Plagiarism
  7. Any health routine which you follow everyday ?
    1 hour of gymming with my personal trainer + eating healthy keeps me glowing.
  8. Tell us some wonderful memories of blogging world.?
    Blogging helped me connect with the stylish female within me. The one who zooms into action once you throw a challenge to her.  Also, it helped me connect with like-minded people and I got some wonderful friends now in my life.
  9. Any comments about Pink Jasmine Styling ?
    I really appreciate your will power to continue blogging along with your full-time job as mom with your twins. I think it would have been a challenge for me personally.
  10. Any piece of advice for new Fashion bloggers?
    Be Original … Readers are smart enough !!

    Thanks for such a great interview Shalini and Pink Jasmine Styling wishes you a wonderful journey ahead.

 

The Houndstooth Fashion Trend : Fall Pea Coat & Red Houndstooth

Prints are always in, but this fall ‘Houndstooth’ are the hottest trend. Like monochrome version, color Houndstooth are heartily loved by many designers. You can check out the fall 2013 collections from some of the famous designers like Michael Kors & Tommy Hilfiger.

Even Vogue mentioned here – “A favorite of Audrey Hepburn, eye-catching Houndstooth originated in Scotland with a special weaving technique and is a Fifties classic. Appropriated by legendary designers including Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Sonia Rykiel – who put this much-loved pattern on show season after season – this monochrome check is on trend once again.”

Many of us may not be aware of this term ‘Houndstooth’, it refers to duo-tone textile pattern characterized by broken checks. They look more or less like dog’s tooth hence the term was coined. Truly speaking, I have grown up watching this pattern since my father was fond of Houndstooth coat but ironically was not aware of this terminology.

The best thing about Houndstooth is the classic pattern which makes it easy to include as formal dressing or as a Friday casual. Houndstooth pieces for fall keeps you look elegant and polished both during a workday or evenings. It goes well with both neutrals and colors. I love the versatility of this pattern which makes it easy to pair up. It’s always a great idea to have at least one piece of Houndstooth in your wardrobe.

Houndstooth Crop Pant – Gap | Pea Coat– Calvin Klein | Tee– Gap | Heel Shoes – similar here | Handbag – Aldo | Statement Necklace  – Expressions at The Bay

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What do you think of Houndstooth pattern? How will you wear it in this fall? Share your experiences.

Blazer Roundup

If there is something which every women needs to remain warm and stylish in the fall, it’s none other than a ‘Blazer’. It is a staple piece which has never gone out of trend. There are so many blazers in the market, which one to pick? Is it really easy to style them? These are the basic questions which most of the time people have.

Simple mantra to buy a perfect blazer is to get the one which suits your personality and fits well. You may get fascinated by a boyfriend blazer but it may not be perfect for your silhouette. So don’t buy ! Blazers will remain for a very long time with you so selecting them intelligently is the key. Fashion goes and come back but if you know how to style, you will be able to carry well even your oldest blazer.

The major challenge of wearing a blazer is how to keep it looking feminine. So selecting right one for your body type makes it easier and quick to style. If you know few basic tricks of wearing blazer, you can style them without any personal stylist or trainer.

There are a lot of ways to wear blazer. Here are few quick trials I did on my blog to style them.

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1. Vintage formal -This style is just perfect for a formal wear. It can be easily paired up with A-line skirt and a formal basic top. You can add a bit of statement by wearing a pair of great heels and by picking a vintage look-alike hand bag. I would not recommend this for interviews but yes they are great for your daily office formal outfit. Detail post here

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2. Casual – This style goes well, if you choose a logo based tee and pair it up with boyfriend jeans. Keeping it minimal is the best technique. Just add a colorful tote bag and a bright heels. This is the best and easy to style on the go. Go for shopping or day out it will make you look great and stylish. Detail post here

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3. Chic Casual – Blazer can turn up any simple outfit to chic. And, if you try sober colors like mint and coral with a matching ballet flats, it’s an ultimate chic look. You can add some metallic chunky bangles and a simple clutch to add the fun factor. Detail post here

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4. Evening – Pick a bright blazer and pair it up with a trouser or a fitted denim jean pants. Wear a statement bracelet and a matching heels. Add a fluorescent clutch to it and a basic tee to convert it to evening look. Detail post here

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Blazers are just perfect for your office and daily look, so having at least one blazer is a must in your wardrobe. They will make you look professional and trendy. So get the one which suits your pocket and your style.

The Stripes Fashion Trend : Stripe & Color Pant

Stripes is one of the strongest fashion trend. Be it the horizontal, vertical, monochrome or colored, it has always made a statement. Some people co-relate stripes more to men but it has been equally loved by women too. Some people believe in top-to-toe stripe dress while most people love to combine it with bright colors. Whether you look at Marc Jacobs or Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2013 collection, stripes were everywhere on the runway.

There are certain tricks of wearing them, like if you are fat than stripes going around the body will make you look thin although taller women can try wearing vertical stripes. You may have heard, horizontal stripes will make you look fat? Forget it. I guess this rule doesn’t exist any more. Don’t use stripes as an entire outfit rather add stripes in form of tee, shirt or blazer. Monochromatic stripes will help you look lean and simple, so safest is to try them.
I believe if you look  and feel good in any outfit then no one has right to make a point. Wear stripes and flaunt with confidence.

Color Pant – Bluenotes | Stripe Shirt – c/o Oasap | Bracelet – similar here | Pumps – c/o Persunmall | Handbag – Steve Madden | Shades – Rayban | Heart Pendant  – c/o Bellast

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Wish you all a great week ahead. Would love to know your attempt with ‘The Stripe Trend’.

The Camouflage Fashion Trend : Camo & Casual

Camouflage is definitely not a new trend in the fashion world. It was originated during the First World war when military prints came into existence. Needless to mention, it was the coolest pattern for men but recently designers have customized it for women too. Many designers like Michael Kors, MSGM, Christopher Kane, Valentino, showcased camo print on their design pattern for fall 2013. It is big hit on the runaway.

Camo trend has a lot of scope for experimentation. Wear it with neutral tops, or bright blouse it goes well. I thought of styling it with leather jacket and red ruffle blouse. Persunmall pumps totally gave me a comfortable feet. Many brands are selling camo pants like Gap, Old Navy, Bluenotes, Charlotte Russe etc. Don’t wait, just go and grab one for Fall 2013.

Camo Jeans – Charlotte Russe | Red Ruffle Blouse – similar here | Leather Jacket – Old Navy | Pumps – c/o Persunmall | Handbag – Steve Madden | Shades – c/o Choiescollage

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Wish you all a great week ahead. Would love to know your attempt with ‘The Camouflage Trend’.