Wearing Elle to the Allen Solly & Vogue School Of Style

Alice wandering...

Alice wandering…

Phew! That’s a lot of brand names in the title. As my sister likes to put it, I’m a ‘prankster’. So I wore my newest Elle dress to the Allen Solly & Vogue ‘School Of Style’. It’s a different print for me yet within my realm.

Alice at the Vogue 'School of Style'

Alice at the Allen Solly & Vogue ‘School of Style’

We finally have a legit outfit post. Thanks to my sister, the ‘photographeress’, you can see the details of my look.

Dress – Elle FashionWear | Earrings – Mom’s | Belt – Elle FashionWear | Bag – Sister’s (from Mango) | Shoes – H & M

The Photographeress

The Photographeress

Do you think our looks work? Apart from the fact that I need to lose weight (just being honest), did I do okay?

Walking away

Walking away

As I wander away, I have to mention how excited I am for the first Elle FashionWear bloggers’ meet. I have to dress for a ‘mid-day in Paris’ and I’m looking for inspiration. Feel free to throw ideas at me. Thanks!

A fat cat’s birthday at a cafe

So, in this case, the fat cat is still me. *cheshire smile* You see, I have this strange affection for the feline monsters. Maybe it began with an admiration for Garfield. But over the years, the cat and I have found a comfortable sweet spot.

On my birthday, a month and a week ago, I was sulking like a cat. I demanded to be taken to a fancy place for grub. For the record, I DON’T like Indian Chinese food. There weren’t too many options and not too much time. My patient friend resorted to the good women at Brown Paper Bag for a recommendation. (Of course, you have checked out their website here?)

Therefore… as is always appropriate in the universe where everything is about me, we were directed to the Fat Cat Cafe. :P

Photograph: Aniruddha Guha

Earrings – Thrift store, China | Shirt – H & M, Hong Kong | Bag – Cath Kidston

So, anyway, once we were at the restaurant, we left it up to the chef to delight us.

For starters, we were offered wine soaked mushrooms. They were delicious.

Let me say this upfront, I don’t like alcohol. I can’t digest it. I like my drink to taste good. As pretty much anyone would tell you, the solution to that is a wine cocktail. So, there were two on our table. An orange mimosa and a sangria. Both were yummy!

As for the mains, the vegetarian offering was a slightly dry pasta with a garnish of cheese. It had the word tangerine in its description, something that always wins my heart. Aniruddha, my accomplice claims the prawns were the best he had eaten in a while. The presentation of both dishes was really interesting.

It was only their first week and they weren’t serving desserts. But I made cat face and they whipped up a brownie in honour of the birthday girl. Well, they were also offering them to all the other customers on the house. :P

Photographs: Dhruvi Shah, Aniruddha Guha

So, yeah, we had a great time on our first visit there. Although it was heavy on our pockets. The second glass of wine might have something to add to that. :S

Having recommended it to all our friends and family, we went back in three weeks. The absolute contrasting experience we had left us dumbfounded. The wine soaked mushrooms to begin with were a hit. The wine cocktails were lacking in wine content. Everything we ordered after that was a downhill ride. The starters were strictly mediocre tasting. The homemade pasta served with green apple butter was far from pleasing. It was rather indigestible for its odd colour and smell. We had to resort to potato wedges to save us.

Anyway, take a chance if you may. Their adorable name is very inviting. Visit their site for details here or like their facebook page here.

What do you wear to a yard sale?

I usually like to be in the spirit of things and at first, I didn’t know what I was going to wear to the yard sale. But I managed to put together two different looks.

First outfit

Photograph: Himani Shah

Dress – Zara, London | Earrings – Topshop, London | Shoes – New Look, Croydon

There was a slight nip in the air that day. So, it was a good idea to wear three-quarter sleeves. My bow earrings finally got to make their second outing. Since peep toe boots or shoots are totally in vogue, I could show them off too.

Everyone seems to think the dress is actually two separates. I’ve been asked on several different occasions where my skirt is from. :) I was pretty happy with all the compliments and in the excitement… managed to rip the skirt a little bit. :(

Second outfit

Top – Hand-me-down | Jeans – Infinity, Mumbai | Shoes – H & M, Hong Kong | Chain and locket – Street Soul, Mumbai

On the second day, I was actually wearing a hand-me-down polo neck top. That was keeping in sync with the yard sale.

I must definitely have spoken about my favourite locket earlier. I’m also quite taken with these shoes I bought from H & M during my recent visit to Hong Kong. Co-incidentally, Aniruddha came to the yard sale sporting his Converse t-shirt and shoes.

What do you people think? What would you have worn to a yard sale?

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