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Personal Style | Epilogue

If I could describe the past year in one word, I'd probably call it 'momentous'; even if it hasn't always been for the right reasons. I mean, why would it! From most Indians spending hours in snaking queues to a real estate mogul turning into a president elect, 2016 dropped the bar like it was hot. Even the genius of George Micheal and Carrie Fisher weren't spared in its wake. With a year like that, going out with a bang seems inapplicable, right? Wrong. No matter how terrible it may seem, there's nothing that fashion can't fix.

Even on the most trying days (or years, in this case) dig deep inside to fix yourself up, slip on your killer heels and walk into a room like you own the damn place. So it's been a dismal 365 days to say the least; but it deserves a fitting send-off nonetheless - if not for the year that was but at least for the year that will be. Regardless of how 2016 fared for you, it's time to bring out the calligraphy pen and write a fitting epilogue to it. My instruments of choice are a heap of sequins and a classic red lip.

Image of woman wearing winter fashion clothing with a Zara beige trench coat, H&M black sequin dress and white Adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers with red lipstick, burgundy nail polish and wavy bob hairstyle

Image of woman wearing winter fashion clothing with a Zara beige trench coat, H&M black sequin dress and white Adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers with red lipstick, burgundy nail polish and wavy bob hairstyle

Image of woman wearing winter fashion clothing with a Zara beige trench coat, H&M black sequin dress and white Adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers with red lipstick, burgundy nail polish and wavy bob hairstyle

Image of woman wearing winter fashion clothing with a Zara beige trench coat, H&M black sequin dress and white Adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers with red lipstick, burgundy nail polish and wavy bob hairstyle


H&M matte sequin slip dress | Zara trench coat | Adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneakers [Previously seen here] | Kazo Sling Bag | Revlon 'Knotty Berry' nail polish | L'Oreal Paris Collection Star Pure Reds 'Pure Scarleto' lipstick [Previously seen here]

  Photography: Raynor Pereira / Style File

Image of woman wearing winter fashion clothing with a Zara beige trench coat, H&M black sequin dress and white Adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers with red lipstick, burgundy nail polish and wavy bob hairstyle

Image of woman wearing winter fashion clothing with a Zara beige trench coat, H&M black sequin dress and white Adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers with red lipstick, burgundy nail polish and wavy bob hairstyle

Image of woman wearing winter fashion clothing with a Zara beige trench coat, H&M black sequin dress and white Adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers with red lipstick, burgundy nail polish and wavy bob hairstyle

Image of woman wearing winter fashion clothing with a Zara beige trench coat, H&M black sequin dress and white Adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers with red lipstick, burgundy nail polish and wavy bob hairstyle

Image of woman wearing winter fashion clothing with a Zara beige trench coat, H&M black sequin dress and white Adidas Originals Stan Smith sneakers with red lipstick, burgundy nail polish and wavy bob hairstyle


2016 has been a year of learning for me. Tip-toeing into a career, carving out time for hobbies, lending Style File more of my touch and pushing my personal style boundaries were just a few of the paths taken. From discovering new fashion icons to trying a vampy lip, this year was also one of experimentation; one of which led to this trench coat. While I bought it on a whim with no foreseeable place to wear it; (thanks for that, Mumbai humidity!) it was the first thing I could think of when a light chill hit the city. Of course, I was apprehensive about the merger of sequins and sneakers but then again, it is the party season and everything is allowed ! For an added flair, I went with metallic accessories, a messy bob and dark nails. Together, it's a look that's doesn't discriminate between a night of dancing or a morning workout, whatever be your interest.

So whether your year was a complete drag or a cake walk  dotted with cherries, this is your chance to give it a fitting farewell. As I write my epilogue to a year full of new experiences, thank you for lending your digital presence to Style File, for your endless double taps and comments which is worth every single word I pen down. Here's to a spectacular end to 2016 and an even better 2017!

xo
Dayle

DIY | Homemade vanilla extract

If I could bottle the scent of the holidays, it would be my most treasured fragrance. That cosy smell of cinnamon sprinkles and gingerbread men is enough to make me carol my heart out even in the midst of the summer! Especially during December, it's no surprise to be welcomed home by the smell of vanilla, wafting from the kitchen. So when I do get down to baking (as rare as that maybe!), I always prefer using natural vanilla, which has that deliciously warm scent to boot.

What hampers that however, is the fact that most organic and natural products; both Indian and international, are either inaccessible or exorbitantly priced. Realising that I wanted to neither compromise on quality nor have to pay a ridiculous sum of money, I arrived at the idea of making my own vanilla extract. Versus the readily available vanilla essence, the extract of vanilla contains the actual bean extracts and not just its synthetic flavour. It is an obvious first choice when baking or cooking with the only setback being how unavailable and expensive it is. So after discussing it with my friend Roanna and sifting through various methods to make it, I got down to business and hand made my very own bottle of pure vanilla extract.


Step 1 - Gather your supplies

An image of vodka, a knife and vanilla beans isolated on a wooden table to make a do it yourself project of how to make vanilla extract at home

With a tutorial as simple as this one, the right supplies are crucial. Vanilla beans; which are most important, are available in most international food stories. While some of them arrive all the way from Tahiti and Madagascar, mine have been sourced from the local Goan markets. When it comes to the vodka, quality won't affect it so getting out the Grey Goose won't be necessary. Instead, a mid-range bottle of unflavoured vodka is all your need. Finally, your sharp knife is handy, keep that patience ready too because this is going to be a waiting game, my friends.

Step 2 - Slice 'em

An image of a woman's hands holding a knife and slicing open a vanilla bean placed in a decorative plate on a wooden table to make a do it yourself project of how to make vanilla extract at home

Start by placing a vanilla pod on a flat surface steadily and using just the tip of your knife, slice it vertically right down the middle. This opens the bean and makes its flavour more accessible so repeat the slicing for each one of them. The ends of the pods are tough to chop open so I've either sliced it completely or separated them. Finding the right ratio of vanilla pods to vodka is crucial so I've used 3 full pods for 60 ml of vodka to give a pleasant extract without overpowering it.

Step 3 - Dunk it  

An image of vanilla beans immersed in a bottle of vodka to make a do it yourself project of how to make vanilla extract at home

Now simply immerse your vanilla pods in the vodka while making sure they are completely submerged with no ends sticking out. Since I'm creating a small batch, I've made the extract in the vodka bottle itself. If you are creating yours in a different bottle by adding the vanilla pods and vodka to it, pick your bottle carefully which didn't contain anything with a strong scent or anything inedible. Once you do, wash the bottle, sanitise it in hot water and dry it in direct sunlight before carrying out this tutorial.

Step 4 - Seal and store away

An image of a woman labelling a bottle of vanilla extract to make a do it yourself project of how to make vanilla extract at home

Finally, slap a label on the bottle (so that no one mistakes it for an creepy crawly growing!) and name it. Now here's where the patience part comes in. The vanilla extract will take a minimum of 6 weeks for an abundant flavour to set in. During this time, it needs to be stored in dark cupboard, away from direct sunlight. During the first week itself, the bottle will turn a pale ochre shade and will get darker as time goes by. Post 6 weeks, taste test a few drops to judge if the flavour is robust enough. If not, store it back away and wait for a few more weeks.

An image of pure vanilla extract on a wooden table to make a do it yourself project of how to make vanilla extract at home

 Photography: Raynor Pereira / Style File

If this isn't December in a bottle, I don't know what is. Now if only I could turn it into a perfume! I hope you enjoyed creating your vanilla extract and I'm sure, even in the middle of May, one whiff of this baby will remind you of a cold December night.
xo
Dayle

Beauty | Trend report from Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2016

There's an icy chill in the air, my friends and that means winter is close at hand. During this, my favourite time of the year; there are many irreplaceable things that cement their place in the snuggle worthy season. A mug of hot chocolate, for one. Next, fuzzy socks. And of course, a pair of dark lips cannot be missed! Don't act like you haven't dreamt of sporting a mocha pout with your cable knit on a cosy day, because I know I have.

To me, the turn of the season signifies many wonderful things, part of them being the latest trends. To shed some light on what's in this season, the most sizzling looks from the Lakmé Fashion Week runway are all we need. Get ready to be awestruck and inspired by these statement-making beauty looks to try for yourself this season.


#1 - Slicked back low updo

Image of female model wearing a slicked back bun hairstyle as a beauty trend for the Gaurang show at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St Regis in Mumbai
Gaurang


Imagine if you will, preening for a sensational New Year's Eve party or formal Christmas dinner. Your make-up is marvellous, obviously but you need a hairstyle which will complement your look without taking the attention away from it. Cue, the slicked back low 'do. Favoured by the likes of Zendaya and Kendall Jenner, this hair trend made one appearance after the next on the runway, giving each look a minimalistic, sexy touch.

Image of female models wearing slicked back bun hairstyle as a beauty trend for the Gaurang, Runway Bicycle and Payal Khandwala show at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016
(L) Gen Next // (R) Payal Khandwala


#2 -  Bold brows 

Image of female model wearing full filled in eye brows as a beauty trend for Tulsi Silks on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016
Tulsi Silks

I cannot even recall the days when narrow, fine eyebrows were in vogue because since the past few years, all we've seen are full brows which make their presence felt on the forehead. We've got many to thank for the brow supremacy (I'm looking at you, Cara!) and this latest edition of Lakmé Fashion Week made sure to throw a spotlight on them. Groomed, full brows made for a defining touch to the runway looks and is one trend I'm definitely trying myself.

Image of female models wearing full filled in eye brows as a beauty trend for Tulsi Silks on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016


#3 - Daring eye make-up

Image of female model wearing bold graphic eye makeup as a beauty trend on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016
Gen Next

They say that one look into a women's eyes can reveal her inner self. If that's true, one look at these ladies and their statement eye make-up on the runway, would definitely showcase their fierce side. From foil accented eyes to pink rimmed eyeliner, no bar was set too high for the folks at Lakmé Fashion Week. Take this as a lesson to up the drama on your eyes and let them do the talking for you this season.

Image of female model wearing pink eyeliner makeup as a beauty trend for Gaurang on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016
Tulsi Silks


#4 - Statement making pouts

Image of female models wearing bold lips as a beauty trend for Kallol Datta and Payal Khandwala on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016
(L) Kallol Datta // (R) Payal Khandwala

This season at Lakmé Fashion Week , the pout acted as a bare canvas for the skilled artists (read: make-up mavens) This definitely facial feature took on a variety of forms from grungy lip art to a bold foil masterpiece, making sure it was an impactful walk down the runway. Regardless of colour or pattern, the statement lip had ever single eye in the room on it, with only a little attention left for the rest of the outfit.

Image of female model wearing bold lip makeup as a beauty trend for Payal Khandwala on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016
Payal Khandwala


#5 - Clean, defined faces

Image of female models with highlighted and contoured skin as a beauty trend for Atsu, Pella and Tulsi Silks on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016
(L) Atsu // (R) Tulsi Silks

With the robust line-up of bold and somewhat eccentric make-up looks on the runway, it came as no surprise to see subtle yet defined skin take on the catwalk. Providing the most accessible trend to the masses, the chiselled model's faces saw a touch of contoured cheeks which were strobed to perfection. Ideal to flaunt a wine lip or bright eye liner with, what's not to love with this trend!

Image of Bollywood actress Dia Mirza with highlighted and contoured skin as a beauty trend for Tulsi Silks on the runway at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016
Tulsi Silks

Photography: Leo Alemao / Style File
xo
Dayle

Personal Style | Fall Feels

The reasons why I adore the last quarter of the year are countless. During childhood, I wrote it down to Diwali break, carolling and picnics. When I was finding my style, it was because I got to sport the rare pair of stockings and if I was lucky, a cardigan. As I hit adulthood, it was the heady mix of Christmas and the party season. I've finally concluded that maybe it isn't just one reason that can be pin-pointed. Maybe it's all of them together that leaves me lusting for snuggle season and leather weather.

Image of fashion blogger Dayle Pereira wearing a navajo print poncho coat, leather panel black jeans, black booties, plum copper eye makeup and a dark brown lip


Because, let's be honest, it's hard to pick. The leaves are changing from youthful green to aged orange, lending a satisfying crunch to each step you take. Iced coffees don't seem to set the mood but pumpkin spice lattes and peppermint hot chocolates certainly do. Off-shoulders aren't even given a second look because shearling lined jackets have taken precedence over them. Horror movie marathons trump every other plan. See? I told you it was hard to choose!

Image of fashion blogger Dayle Pereira wearing a navajo print poncho coat, leather panel black jeans, black booties, plum copper eye makeup and a dark brown lip

Image of fashion blogger Dayle Pereira wearing a navajo print poncho coat, leather panel black jeans, black booties, plum copper eye makeup and a dark brown lip

Image of fashion blogger Dayle Pereira wearing a navajo print poncho coat, leather panel black jeans, black booties, plum copper eye makeup and a dark brown lip

Pimkie Navajo print poncho | River Island leather panelled jeans | Westsport Mens t-shirt | Forever 21 mini sling bag [previously seen here] | Forever 21 necklace | Charles & Keith booties [previously seen here] | Topshop 'Adornment' + Maybelline 'Velvet Wine' nail polish | Colourpop 'Kae' liquid lipstick

Photography: Leo Alemao / Style File
 
Image of a girl wearing an autumn winter outfit of a navajo print poncho coat, leather panel black jeans, black booties, plum copper eye makeup and a dark brown lip

Image of a girl wearing an autumn winter outfit of a navajo print poncho coat, leather panel black jeans, black booties, plum copper eye makeup and a dark brown lip

Image of a girl wearing an autumn winter outfit of a navajo print poncho coat, leather panel black jeans, black booties, plum copper eye makeup and a dark brown lip

Image of a girl wearing an autumn winter outfit of a navajo print poncho coat, leather panel black jeans, black booties, plum copper eye makeup and a dark brown lip


Most importantly, the season gives me; an over-dresser with an autumn obsession, a list of reasons to dress up. So the second I felt a chill in the air, I decided that it was time to layer up. To do the trick, my gorgeous printed poncho came to my aid. I complimented it with weather appropriate leather panels, deep tones and understated accessories. While I love a deep lip, this shade is the darkest I've ever gone with (which gives me a strange sense of pride!). It blends wonderfully with a plum-copper eye makeup look and my brand new textured bob hairstyle. So here's to the most magical season and may it be filled with cups of eggnog, contoured cheeks and fluffy coats by the dozen.

xo
Dayle

Life | Ways to make it feel more like autumn

A few weeks ago, I refreshed my closet by bringing out my ponchos and booties and declared that autumn would be upon us. Unsurprisingly, I was met with a few scoffs and giggles just because, fall as we know it, doesn't really exist in tropical countries like ours. Sure, the leaves change colour and the temperature drops a degree or two but overall, the atmosphere just doesn't cut it.

Image of a collage containing pumpkin pie, a tea cup and a pumpkin to celebrate the season of autumn


I don't know about you but I've previously attempted to nurture those fall feels with mugs of hot chocolate and Halloween bashes however; they only turned out to be a damp squib. I mean, literally damp - I ended up putting the true meaning of sweat in sweaters. But as the season turns this year, I'm not letting that happen. No more longing for cable knit weather and no more reserving fall inspiration for Pinterest. This time around, I've got a few tricks up my sleeve to amp up the autumn spirit, without letting any heat and humidity rain on my parade.

Image of a graveyard with graves and tombstones in daylight surrounded by trees


Plug into a fall playlist
Since Halloween is also celebrated at the turn of autumn, it's no surprise that the season has a dark, slightly spooky vibe to it. For me to truly embrace a mood, a music line-up always does the trick. Tuning into some awesome pre-made playlists (like this or that!) on 8tracks is my simplest solution if I'm on my commute or in an afternoon lull. While I'm the type of person who starts playing carols in November; if you aren't like me, I recommend this slightly spooky soundtrack to make you want to curl up in a cable knit with a hot cuppa.


Image of homemade pumpkin pie placed on a wooden background which is often eaten as dessert for Thanksgiving and in autumn

Have an autumnal bake-off
Even after savouring delicious tarts and sumptuous galettes from all over, there's nothing I adore more than the house being filled with the smell of freshly baked goods. Autumn is associated with all things warm and cosy so imbibe that spirit in your kitchen too! This year, I was finally successful at creating the fall favourite pumpkin pie from scratch, right from the pumpkin purée to the crust. You too can try it for yourself or opt for other heart-warming favourites like apple pie, a pumpkin spice latte or gingerbread.

Image of a lit candle with a flame in the middle of two african daisy flowers


Smell you later
It's interesting to know that our sense of smell is the stronger than any of its other 5 buddies. So there's no better way to set the fall mood than by giving our nostrils a lingering scent of the season. An easy trick to do this is by simply lighting a scented candle or switching on a reed diffuser with the fragrance of cinnamon, pecan, tea, leather or vanilla. The longer route which gives a multifaceted aroma is by burning up a DIY simmer pot. Try these recipes and your house will be smelling like Christmas morning!

Image of women's nails decorated with dark nail polish and glitter nail art for a beauty post


Dig the dark shades
If I'm being honest, I crave navy nails and smoked out eyes all year long. So when fall finally comes along, I don't need any more excuses to break out the bottles - the nail varnish bottles I mean! Switching to a merlot lip, a forest green nail or a Prussian blue liner is what my autumn dreams are made of which means, it's (finally!) no shades barred from my beauty routine during the season.

Image of a gold decorated teacup on a marble surface surrounded by bokeh light effects


Be a snuggle bunny
Now there are two types of autumn movie categories - the first are the classics namely; 'Hocus Pocus', 'It's the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown' and 'When Harry Met Sally'. The second are horror. While I love a good classic flick every once in a while, I'm a horror lover at heart. So cue 'The Amityville Horror', 'The Conjuring' and 'Grave Encounters' for me, please. If you plan on sleeping tonight, don't choose the latter. Now all you need to do is set yourself on movie marathon and curl up with some apple cider while you're at it.

Image of a woman against a brick wall wearing shades of grey with a beanie cap, red lips and a plaid scarf for a fashion outfit post


Be the lord of layers
I know, I know, maximum city isn't quite the place to get woolly but that doesn't mean you cannot layer up entirely. Make the most of light layers and use it to your advantage when a chilly breeze makes its way to you. Those sheer tights, printed scarves and capes can do wonders to get you in the autumn mood while lending your personal style a cosy chic look.

Flatlay image of Apple Iphone 6 mobile phone in a navy blue Kate Spade phone cover with a polar bear on a table


Switch it up
There are so many surfaces you look at everyday which unknowingly, can make all the difference to your outlook. From your desktop screen to your work table, adding an autumnal touch to it can mentally transport you to a colder land in an instant. Change your phone cover to something more fall-centric (granted, this is my permanent cover because I love it and the season so much!) An autumn scented pot-pourri can put you in just the mood. Even just switching your lock screen to an image of fallen leaves can make you feel a little more cosy, even if it's only in your head.

Have a happy fall, folks! So which of these ideas are you trying this season?
xo
Dayle

Style Files | 5 festive dressing tips from Lakmé Fashion Week

With the festive season and the last quarter of 2016 underway, it is safe to say that we're at the most awaited point of the year. Of all hobbies, shopping is the most preferred. Diet is a cuss word not to be uttered within a 10 mile radius. Monotones and neutrals are given a rest for all things glittery. You catch my drift - there's a celebratory feeling in the very air itself!

So when it comes to dressing up for this special time, traditional wear is the most adored choice. Cue the avalanche of anarkalis, lehenga cholis and sarees. With fashion finding modern interpretations while being deeply rooted, its no wonder that festive dressing has come a long way. So this time around, make the festive season your fashion parade. Take a note from these trends at Lakmé Fashion Week to reinvent up your festive fashion game.

Go bright or go home

Indian model wearing a saree for designer Gaurang at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

While traditional wear has always stayed true to rich jewel tones as well as the tried and tested reds and golds, it is time to go bolder. Bright hues are trickling into festive wear and were spotted all over the ramps of Tulsi Silks and Gaurang. Expect punchy pinks, sunny yellows and bold blues all over those sarees and give it a try it for yourself.

Indian models wearing sarees for designer Gaurang and Tulsi Silks at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis



Get an edge

Indian models walking for GenNext designers at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

Whoever thought that Indian ethnic wear was a drag couldn't be any more wrong. For that, we thank the GenNext show who inspired us with their enthusiastic usage of rivets, leather, combat boots and studs. For a modern, risque element to an otherwise traditional look, this is your answer. Because what better way can you add spunk to your kurta than with a snazzy leather jacket!

Statement jewellery

Indian model wearing a saree and turban for designer Shivan and Narresh at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

There's no shortage of the yellow metal during the festive season, especially since there is a day allotted solely to it. But we're talking about more than just gold earrings and a diamond pendant. Take inspiration from Suhani Pittie and Shivan & Narresh at Lakmé Fashion Week and go a step further. I'm talking body chains, heavy duty chokers and even epaulettes. All it takes is one piece of statement jewellery and rest assured, you'll be the belle of the ball.

Indian models wearing sarees for designers Suhani Pittie and Shivan and Narresh at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis


Unconventional silhouettes

Indian models walk the ramp for designers at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

We've gotten used to seeing festive fashion in a streamlined manner with straight-fitted kurtas and billowy anarkalis. But what if you changed that without moving too far? That's the kind of experimentation that your festive ensemble needs. Turn traditional thinking on its head and style garments keeping only balance in mind. That's all you need for a look that will never cease to elicit a second glance.

Indian models walk the ramp for designer Payal Khandwala at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

Layer up 

Indian models walk the ramp for designer Payal Khandwala at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

When you add bacon to eggs on a Sunday morning, it only enhances the dish to make for a breakfast to look forward to all week long. Similarly, layers are the bacon of the outfit. They can add depth and distinction simply, ensured that they aren't too heavy for our climate. As seen at the Payal Khandwala and GenNext shows, all you need to do is play around with your look. Try adding in a layer or two to turn it into a ensemble you'll crave to wear anything during the year.

Indian model walks the ramp for designer Payal Khandwala at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 at St. Regis

Photography: Leo Alemao / Style File

xo
Dayle

Personal Style | Jungle Fever

I've always been a city girl. In fact, I always seconded the town mouse in Aesop's famous fable - of course the little rodent was better off living in a city with its numerous scraps and abundant nooks! I feel him because I think I'm so habituated to the cityscape, it has become ingrained within me. Yes, the bustling crowds, the blink-and-you-miss-it pace and the blinding lights of Mumbai feel like second nature.

But come the spell of the showers and I start feeling differently. Call it the magic of the monsoon or a joke by the weather Gods, even! Regardless of the reason, all I feel is the need to get away from the city that I've known all my life and go back home. Not for a sabbatical, not even for the whole season, just for a bit. There's something amazing about going back home, back to nature and back to the simple life. The air is fresher and the number of stars dotting the night sky is unimaginable, making me wonder where they hide during the day. Leaves glisten and life is mellow; which makes it feel like here, you can exist and not just survive. So no matter how many times you may leave, aching to plunge yourself into the roar of the city; you know that you'll always be back. Like a wild tiger that can't stay far from the jungle, there's an invisible connection that'll always take you back.

An image of a women fashion blogger wearing an olive green jacket vest with a beige pleated skirt and oxford shoes, reflective sunglasses, gold accessories and bronze eye makeup

An image of a women fashion blogger wearing an olive green jacket vest with a beige pleated skirt and oxford shoes, reflective sunglasses, gold accessories and bronze eye makeup

An image of a women fashion blogger wearing an olive green jacket vest with a beige pleated skirt and oxford shoes, reflective sunglasses, gold accessories and bronze eye makeup
 
Vintage Olive vest {Canada} [previously seen here]  | Zara white tank top | River Island beige pleated skirt {London} | Local stall oxford shoes {Bandra} [previously seen here] | Style Fiesta necklace c/o | Aldo charm bracelet | DIY pin badges | Valliyan Ear Cuff c/o | Zara Sunglasses |
MAC Viva Glam VI lipstick c/o | FACES 'Grey Matter' nail polish

Photography: Leo Alemao / Style File
  
An image of a women fashion blogger wearing an olive green jacket vest with a beige pleated skirt and oxford shoes, reflective sunglasses, gold accessories and bronze eye makeup

An image of a women fashion blogger wearing an olive green jacket vest with a beige pleated skirt and oxford shoes, reflective sunglasses, gold accessories and bronze eye makeup
  An image of a women fashion blogger wearing an olive green jacket vest with a beige pleated skirt and oxford shoes, reflective sunglasses, gold accessories and bronze eye makeup
 An image of a women fashion blogger wearing an olive green jacket vest with a beige pleated skirt and oxford shoes, reflective sunglasses, gold accessories and bronze eye makeup

While in the throes of the monsoon, I finalised on a look that gave an urban safari vibe. With its earthy palette, it reminded me of the abundance of nature back home and collided perfectly with the start of autumn. So I decided to go all out while adding a tough girl touch with the rivets and studs. For my bronze eye makeup, I actually followed Kylie Jenner's 15 step Snapchat tutorial, which complemented the muted look to the tee. And finally, the DIY pins and gold toned accessories knocked it right out of the ballpark!

xo
Dayle

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