Stepping out of my comfort zone – The Snob Journal

Stepping out of my comfort zone

Stepping out of my comfort zone

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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  1. October 29, 2014 / 11:32 am

    red suits you but!!
    Too preety!!

    • October 29, 2014 / 12:34 pm

      I always thought neons would make me look darker toned! Hence I never tried them!

    • November 1, 2014 / 12:51 pm

      Neons aren't that difficult. You just need to get yourself to wear it the first time. Then you'll be good. Start with a pink or a neon print. Hope this helps 🙂

  2. October 29, 2014 / 4:24 pm

    I find it real difficult and get pretty conscious when it comes to wearing pink :/

    • November 1, 2014 / 12:50 pm

      No way! Pink is my favourite colour! I'm gonna text you and force you to wear pink haha 😛

  3. October 29, 2014 / 6:02 pm

    You look amazing in red! The colour adds oodles of charm to your already over the top sophistication lady, opening a new facet to your already ever glamourous and chic side 🙂 :*

    I really wanna try out something in neon but I'm hesistant !

    • November 1, 2014 / 12:49 pm

      Thank you so much! Oh haha neon was one of my obsessions earlier. Start with link a pink or something in a neon print and work your way up going bolder. Trust me you'll love it. 😀

  4. October 30, 2014 / 10:10 am

    Hey aashna,
    I literally have the same problem. Though red is my favorite color, the lipstick of same just doesn't seem to work on me. I have almost the same skin tone ase yours but I also have slight blemishes on my cheeks , henceforth it makes me look pinky-pink ��.
    And having pink cheeks with red lips isn't a great combo ever����.
    Better to avoid.��

    • November 1, 2014 / 12:48 pm

      Haha exactly! I still want to give it a shot though. Maybe soon. You should try it too 😉

  5. October 30, 2014 / 12:12 pm

    Hey you really look amazing! Could you tell me what haircut you have? Your hair looks fabulous 🙂

  6. October 31, 2014 / 10:49 am

    Hey Aashna,

    U look stunning in every outfit & every color. Red looks great on you 🙂 🙂

  7. November 1, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    Hey I think you look gorgeous! I have started my own IG and fb page all inspired by you, I think you are really fabulous. Plz go check my blogger account moda_obsede on IG!�� – Muskaan darara

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