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I promise to speak nothing that is not from personal experience. I have been a shopaholic to the point of returning home with something I fancied almost every couple of days. It was a sort of a validation that I was doing well financially, you know I can afford to buy so why stop!!! This was when I worked in a bank, you know out of college, 0 responsibilities, new money in a decent proportion, haha!!! I left my stupid job but this habit continued for a good couple of years because Vaibhav had an even bigger belief, I should be just swiping cards and getting blow drys!!! Pieces would hang in my wardrobe without price tags taken from them, not for days and weeks but months and then they were out of season so basically never worn. It was all boiling, boiling too bad. From the inside, I was no more happy to buy anything but it had sort of become a habit and then I was blogging about fashion so all the more reason to be dressed in the latest trends. My overflowing wardrobe was suffocating me really bad but luckily, before it would need third party intervention my consciousness and strength returned and I said No. No to my nemesis. 


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If my story resonates with you and if you are struggling with shopping addiction I have these following 5 points that helped me get out of mine.

  1. Take every item out of your wardrobe including makeup, shoes, bags, and other accessories and then have a good look at everything. I don’t have a white t-shirt, well you find out you have 5, so obviously don’t have to buy. 
  2. Start something new- like a new hobby or a new routine. It will distract you from your current favourite pastime. I started focussing on lifestyle and travel posts for my blog which meant not thinking about clothes and things.
  3. Unsubscribe all the store mailers and stop your pastime of browsing through online shops - mailers make you run to their site and buy n items you don’t need. Ok, you will lose the discount code sometime but a 10% or 20% dis loss is better than the bigger hole in your pocket from buying not needed items. 
  4. There is no way that you wouldn’t buy anything. But before buying make sure that you have 5 outfits and occasions in mind that you can style/ wear the piece. 
  5. This one is hard and not so pleasant and sometimes we don't want to care but actually, there are people dying without clothes. Realise. If you are blessed accept the blessing and choose to spread.
This is a small post, I feel each point needs a full-fledged blog post, consider it as an intro to the many posts that will come your way on not just how to not be a shopaholic but also how to choose less over more. 

Do/ have you struggled with shopping addiction? Please share your suggestions in the comments.

Love

Chichi

How to not be a shopaholic


I promise to speak nothing that is not from personal experience. I have been a shopaholic to the point of returning home with something I fancied almost every couple of days. It was a sort of a validation that I was doing well financially, you know I can afford to buy so why stop!!! This was when I worked in a bank, you know out of college, 0 responsibilities, new money in a decent proportion, haha!!! I left my stupid job but this habit continued for a good couple of years because Vaibhav had an even bigger belief, I should be just swiping cards and getting blow drys!!! Pieces would hang in my wardrobe without price tags taken from them, not for days and weeks but months and then they were out of season so basically never worn. It was all boiling, boiling too bad. From the inside, I was no more happy to buy anything but it had sort of become a habit and then I was blogging about fashion so all the more reason to be dressed in the latest trends. My overflowing wardrobe was suffocating me really bad but luckily, before it would need third party intervention my consciousness and strength returned and I said No. No to my nemesis. 


winter makeup, festive makeup, how to not be a shopaholic, shopping addiction

If my story resonates with you and if you are struggling with shopping addiction I have these following 5 points that helped me get out of mine.

  1. Take every item out of your wardrobe including makeup, shoes, bags, and other accessories and then have a good look at everything. I don’t have a white t-shirt, well you find out you have 5, so obviously don’t have to buy. 
  2. Start something new- like a new hobby or a new routine. It will distract you from your current favourite pastime. I started focussing on lifestyle and travel posts for my blog which meant not thinking about clothes and things.
  3. Unsubscribe all the store mailers and stop your pastime of browsing through online shops - mailers make you run to their site and buy n items you don’t need. Ok, you will lose the discount code sometime but a 10% or 20% dis loss is better than the bigger hole in your pocket from buying not needed items. 
  4. There is no way that you wouldn’t buy anything. But before buying make sure that you have 5 outfits and occasions in mind that you can style/ wear the piece. 
  5. This one is hard and not so pleasant and sometimes we don't want to care but actually, there are people dying without clothes. Realise. If you are blessed accept the blessing and choose to spread.
This is a small post, I feel each point needs a full-fledged blog post, consider it as an intro to the many posts that will come your way on not just how to not be a shopaholic but also how to choose less over more. 

Do/ have you struggled with shopping addiction? Please share your suggestions in the comments.

Love

Chichi


No matter how much you love colour, in the colder months, an all black outfit is a practical and functional option that also reflects the mood. It is an easy outfit to do for most of us because we all have that wardrobe staple, the leather jacket. If not please get one. That said all black outfit may sound very easy to put on, but just throwing some black pieces together does not give the chic look. It can be super blah and that is no fun, more so when the weather is grumpy and miserable. 


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But with a few points to remember you can make your all black outfit fun as ever.

  1. Focus on the details - Yes just like monochrome, details make all the difference. Like my flared sleeve sweater/ jumper. The embroidery on my jeans. You can look for pieces with sequins, lace, ruffles, unusual cuts and embellishment details to amp up the outfit.  
  2. Texture- The contrast of different fabrics is a great styling trick for an all black look. Faux Leather worn with knit or velvet or satin, you get the drill.
  3. A pop of colour - helps to break the monotone and adds interest. Like the pop of colour on my jeans here. Accessories are also a great way to add a pop of colour. 
  4. Accessories- They are really the make or break point. Go for statement boots, statement bag, statement jewellery, statement belt. Just remember to balance it out. Not really a great idea to have all the statements together, haha!! I chose statement boots ( golden Chelsea boots) and bag (leopard print ) and kept the jewellery simple ( rose gold hoops).
  5. Metallics always look great with an all black outfit. 
  6. Layering- Adds interest, this outfit is actually a great example. I am wearing a jumper, on top of it a longline gillet and on top of that a leather jacket. 
IRO moto jackets, iro clothing, all black outfit, how to wear all black outfit in winter, all black outfit styling tips

IRO moto jackets, iro clothing, all black outfit, how to wear all black outfit in winter, all black outfit styling tips

IRO moto jackets, iro clothing, all black outfit, how to wear all black outfit in winter, all black outfit styling tips

IRO moto jackets, iro clothing, all black outfit, how to wear all black outfit in winter, all black outfit styling tips

IRO moto jackets, iro clothing, all black outfit, how to wear all black outfit in winter, all black outfit styling tips


Are you a fan of all black. Hope this post was helpful.

Thank you for stopping by, see you with my next. 

Love

Chichi

How to nail an all black outfit



No matter how much you love colour, in the colder months, an all black outfit is a practical and functional option that also reflects the mood. It is an easy outfit to do for most of us because we all have that wardrobe staple, the leather jacket. If not please get one. That said all black outfit may sound very easy to put on, but just throwing some black pieces together does not give the chic look. It can be super blah and that is no fun, more so when the weather is grumpy and miserable. 


IRO moto jackets, iro clothing, all black outfit, how to wear all black outfit in winter, all black outfit styling tips

But with a few points to remember you can make your all black outfit fun as ever.

  1. Focus on the details - Yes just like monochrome, details make all the difference. Like my flared sleeve sweater/ jumper. The embroidery on my jeans. You can look for pieces with sequins, lace, ruffles, unusual cuts and embellishment details to amp up the outfit.  
  2. Texture- The contrast of different fabrics is a great styling trick for an all black look. Faux Leather worn with knit or velvet or satin, you get the drill.
  3. A pop of colour - helps to break the monotone and adds interest. Like the pop of colour on my jeans here. Accessories are also a great way to add a pop of colour. 
  4. Accessories- They are really the make or break point. Go for statement boots, statement bag, statement jewellery, statement belt. Just remember to balance it out. Not really a great idea to have all the statements together, haha!! I chose statement boots ( golden Chelsea boots) and bag (leopard print ) and kept the jewellery simple ( rose gold hoops).
  5. Metallics always look great with an all black outfit. 
  6. Layering- Adds interest, this outfit is actually a great example. I am wearing a jumper, on top of it a longline gillet and on top of that a leather jacket. 
IRO moto jackets, iro clothing, all black outfit, how to wear all black outfit in winter, all black outfit styling tips

IRO moto jackets, iro clothing, all black outfit, how to wear all black outfit in winter, all black outfit styling tips

IRO moto jackets, iro clothing, all black outfit, how to wear all black outfit in winter, all black outfit styling tips

IRO moto jackets, iro clothing, all black outfit, how to wear all black outfit in winter, all black outfit styling tips

IRO moto jackets, iro clothing, all black outfit, how to wear all black outfit in winter, all black outfit styling tips


Are you a fan of all black. Hope this post was helpful.

Thank you for stopping by, see you with my next. 

Love

Chichi


The one outerwear that is going to be everywhere this winter is the teddy coat. Though I haven’t got one yet i am so excited about the street style inspirations on Instagram that I really can’t wait for the weather to be cold enough for me to get and rock one. The thing I love about teddy coats is the fact that they are soft, cozy and have the fur texture but are not bulky. 

How to style teddy coats 
-  Super simple, treat them just like any other coat
- Great to play with textures, so pair with faux leather trousers or denim or sequins for the party season. 
- They will look super cool paired with dark floral dresses and sock boots. 
                                         

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Left to right - Topshop, Asos, Nakd, Asos, Asos, Mango


Admittedly I have done quite a bit of browsing online and found some great styles so I thought I will share with you here too.

Are you digging the teddy coat trend? 

Thank you for stopping by, see you with my next.

Love
Chichi

Trend of the season the teddy coat


The one outerwear that is going to be everywhere this winter is the teddy coat. Though I haven’t got one yet i am so excited about the street style inspirations on Instagram that I really can’t wait for the weather to be cold enough for me to get and rock one. The thing I love about teddy coats is the fact that they are soft, cozy and have the fur texture but are not bulky. 

How to style teddy coats 
-  Super simple, treat them just like any other coat
- Great to play with textures, so pair with faux leather trousers or denim or sequins for the party season. 
- They will look super cool paired with dark floral dresses and sock boots. 
                                         

teddy coat, trend 2017, winter trend, fur, teddy coat trend

Left to right - Topshop, Asos, Nakd, Asos, Asos, Mango


Admittedly I have done quite a bit of browsing online and found some great styles so I thought I will share with you here too.

Are you digging the teddy coat trend? 

Thank you for stopping by, see you with my next.

Love
Chichi



Well, i have to admit this is one of my favourite looks of this season. A fancy flared tie detail sleeve peeking out of a camel leather jacket worn with pink corduroy trousers and burgundy metallic loafer, ah so many elements yet so damn effortless. With this look as one of the examples, I am going to share a few tips that will help you look stylish and cool with zero effort.

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  1. Scrunching up the sleeves always gives that cool effortless look. Also, a great way to add interest by showing the sleeves of the layer underneath your outerwear. Like here I scrunched up the sleeve of my leather jacket to show the fancy sleeves of the jumper as well as to add the cool points. 
  2. Wear a lightweight polo neck underneath your shirt/dress.  Make sure to loosen the top 3-4 buttons for a relaxed cool girl look. 
  3. Swap your white shoes with metallic loafers, it's not much, just adds more polish and shine that the weather deserves without sacrificing on comfort. 
  4. If it's not as cold, instead of wearing your jacket, cape it. Trust me will instantly make you more dressed up, interesting and cool. Zero effort for something so invigorating. Just make sure the jacket drapes well over your shoulders, arms and body. 
  5. Mandatory even goes without saying play with different and unexpected fabrics like pair a leather jacket with corduroy trousers and so on. No effort but major style points. 
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What I wore- Sweater/jumper - Nakd ( 20 % discount with code 'chichi20') Jacket- ASOS, Trousers, and shoes - Zara

Suggested posts - Cool girl party outfits
                          - Colour combinations with camel
                          - Some socks styling tips


Thank you for stopping by, see you with my next. 

Love
Chichi

How to look stylish and cool without effort this autumn winter



Well, i have to admit this is one of my favourite looks of this season. A fancy flared tie detail sleeve peeking out of a camel leather jacket worn with pink corduroy trousers and burgundy metallic loafer, ah so many elements yet so damn effortless. With this look as one of the examples, I am going to share a few tips that will help you look stylish and cool with zero effort.

nakd, nakd jumper, flare sleeve jumper, tie detail, pink corduroy, trousers, camel leather jacket, metallic loafers, street style, european street style, effortless chic, london street style, indian blogger, uk blogger, parisian street style


  1. Scrunching up the sleeves always gives that cool effortless look. Also, a great way to add interest by showing the sleeves of the layer underneath your outerwear. Like here I scrunched up the sleeve of my leather jacket to show the fancy sleeves of the jumper as well as to add the cool points. 
  2. Wear a lightweight polo neck underneath your shirt/dress.  Make sure to loosen the top 3-4 buttons for a relaxed cool girl look. 
  3. Swap your white shoes with metallic loafers, it's not much, just adds more polish and shine that the weather deserves without sacrificing on comfort. 
  4. If it's not as cold, instead of wearing your jacket, cape it. Trust me will instantly make you more dressed up, interesting and cool. Zero effort for something so invigorating. Just make sure the jacket drapes well over your shoulders, arms and body. 
  5. Mandatory even goes without saying play with different and unexpected fabrics like pair a leather jacket with corduroy trousers and so on. No effort but major style points. 
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nakd, nakd jumper, flare sleeve jumper, tie detail, pink corduroy, trousers, camel leather jacket, metallic loafers, street style, european street style, effortless chic, london street style, indian blogger, uk blogger, parisian street style

What I wore- Sweater/jumper - Nakd ( 20 % discount with code 'chichi20') Jacket- ASOS, Trousers, and shoes - Zara

Suggested posts - Cool girl party outfits
                          - Colour combinations with camel
                          - Some socks styling tips


Thank you for stopping by, see you with my next. 

Love
Chichi


Finally sharing this rather personal post, 10 facts about me.

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  1. I am a proud Indian girl.  The dynamism of India constantly swells my heart. 
  2. I am a nomad at heart. Although I crave for a routine but once it is set I feel trapped and bored. 
  3. I don’t smoke and don’t drink alcohol because I feel I am already on a high!!!! Very rarely, maybe once or twice a year I can sip some white wine. ha!!  What I love to drink is tea, I feel I can’t  take on the day without tea. Should I call it love or addiction? Let's just keep it, love!!!
  4. My favourite quote is ‘you know what you are but know not what you may be’  by William Shakespeare. 
  5. I have degrees in the following - commerce, human resource and education. I use none. Quite cool, right!! 
  6. If I know you and like you and you understand Hindi, I will 100% talk to you in Hindi. 
  7. I haven’t switched on the TV in 6 years and very rarely watch Netflix on my laptop. The last login was a couple of months back. Favourite netflix show - The Crown. 
  8. Favourite place I have been to, so far- Leh & Ladakh, India. Me sitting on a bike, friend driving, around 7 pm on a crisp November night, temperature -10 degrees, river Sindhu on one side and mountain on the other. the only source of light were the stars and the moon. I could hear my breath!! It was surreal !!! Favourite city- London, such a melting pot of cultures, no one absolutely no one is a stranger in this city. 
  9. I love RomComs- some favourites - Notting Hill, Love Aaj Kal.  That said, The Godfather-1 is my favourite movie of all time, first saw it when I was 15 and such was the effect of the movie that I secretly wished to be married to a gangster!!!! haha!!!
  10. My Mac shade is NC 35,  favourite lippie- Revlon matte balm shade shameless.
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What I wore - Sweater/jumper -NAKD, (Get a 20% discount, on Nakd with code 'chichi20' they deliver worldwide) Trouser- Zara

Thank you for stopping by, see you with my next. 

Love 
Chichi

10 facts about me


Finally sharing this rather personal post, 10 facts about me.

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  1. I am a proud Indian girl.  The dynamism of India constantly swells my heart. 
  2. I am a nomad at heart. Although I crave for a routine but once it is set I feel trapped and bored. 
  3. I don’t smoke and don’t drink alcohol because I feel I am already on a high!!!! Very rarely, maybe once or twice a year I can sip some white wine. ha!!  What I love to drink is tea, I feel I can’t  take on the day without tea. Should I call it love or addiction? Let's just keep it, love!!!
  4. My favourite quote is ‘you know what you are but know not what you may be’  by William Shakespeare. 
  5. I have degrees in the following - commerce, human resource and education. I use none. Quite cool, right!! 
  6. If I know you and like you and you understand Hindi, I will 100% talk to you in Hindi. 
  7. I haven’t switched on the TV in 6 years and very rarely watch Netflix on my laptop. The last login was a couple of months back. Favourite netflix show - The Crown. 
  8. Favourite place I have been to, so far- Leh & Ladakh, India. Me sitting on a bike, friend driving, around 7 pm on a crisp November night, temperature -10 degrees, river Sindhu on one side and mountain on the other. the only source of light were the stars and the moon. I could hear my breath!! It was surreal !!! Favourite city- London, such a melting pot of cultures, no one absolutely no one is a stranger in this city. 
  9. I love RomComs- some favourites - Notting Hill, Love Aaj Kal.  That said, The Godfather-1 is my favourite movie of all time, first saw it when I was 15 and such was the effect of the movie that I secretly wished to be married to a gangster!!!! haha!!!
  10. My Mac shade is NC 35,  favourite lippie- Revlon matte balm shade shameless.
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What I wore - Sweater/jumper -NAKD, (Get a 20% discount, on Nakd with code 'chichi20' they deliver worldwide) Trouser- Zara

Thank you for stopping by, see you with my next. 

Love 
Chichi

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