Skirt – Forever 21, Top – Redress, Shoes – Hong Kong street market, Bag – Colaba Causeway, Rings – H&M, Bracelet (old) – The Snob Shop
So I shot this look back in August in Mumbai. And all this while I’ve been contemplating whether to post it on the blog or not because I wasn’t particularly happy with the way the pictures turned out. I don’t know whether it was the location or the light, but something just didn’t work for me.
I finally came to a conclusion and decided to post them anyway, because my main motive behind this shoot was that I had to actually come out of my comfort zone with this outfit and I wanted to talk to you guys about that.
I may keep telling you’ll and even encouraging some of you to experiment with different colours and styles, but when it comes to the colour red, I haven’t really practiced what I preach haha! I don’t know why that is, but I’ve never been comfortable wearing anything red. The closest I ever got to red was oxblood. I’ve never even worn a bright red lipstick or nail paint up until recently because I believe it doesn’t suit me. This is shocking for many people, but although I’m a pretty big lipstick hoarder, I don’t own a red lipstick and I’m still not comfortable with getting one for myself. I do want to get a nice one someday, but I don’t think that’s happening anytime soon!
I was looking for an outfit for my birthday, and while browsing the Forever 21 store at Oberoi Mall, I came across this skirt and thought that maybe it could be a subtle way of starting to wear red. The patchwork print tones the red down and gives a nice break in the colour. I had planned to wear a black crop top with it for a family lunch. On the day of the lunch though, I couldn’t find the top. My room and closet were way too messy and I was getting late. It was then that I decided to pair this red crop top with the skirt instead. It had been lying in my closet for a while and I’d never worn it. It’s actually a little darker shade of red than the skirt, but together I think they worked well.
Being honest, I was not confident at all when I wore this outfit. But as time passed, I started to feel better. It may not have been a proper red outfit, but it was a start. And for me, that was saying something. After this, I even did a post wearing a red skirt and had my nails painted red for almost a month! Do you have any colour or trend that you simply cannot wear? Tell me about it and I’ll try to help you out!
P.S. The winner of the Benefit mascara giveaway is Aashna Khan (instagram : aashnakhan9020)!
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