Friday, February 18, 2011

Now You're Talking-I

Hello Peeps!
Whats cooking? I could tell you I'm the happiest person right now as I see weekend inch closer with each moment passing. I could really do with so weekend style chill and the lost hours of beauty sleep. Weekend plans, anybody?I like when there's so much weekend happiness all around. There's a certain characteristic cheer in the air. Its like the evening traffic seems to jostle through even faster, in a hurry to get by the next few office days. Moving on from that, this is my first segment of 'Now You're Talking' and my first style query was from N, who had asked me, "From where do you shop for the formals? (I mean the high waisted straight skirts and trousers, and the shirts and sorts)". 
My response to that will have to be this. Being in the legal fraternity, I do not get to experiment a lot with colors in formal wear. (BLACK AND WHITE, YES!) However, having said that..I have on numerous occasions indulged in shopping for formal clothes and according to me and the success rate in finding the perfect piece of garment so far, Mango wins hands down for the 'Business wear' range of clothes. I have successfully bought high waisted cinched skirts from MNG and very trendy formal shirts to go with it. Currently, MNG has some very interesting pieces to offer. I have also on occasions found interesting pieces at United Colors of Benetton. so do not rule that out either. Here are some picks available in MNG stores currently.
The relaxed fit shirt in that gorgeous color

A little bit of spunk: Straight leather skirt

Relaxed straight fit in the cute beige
Having said that, do not forget the option of ASOS, where you can find affordable clothing with the latest international trends. Palazzo pants or wide legged pants are my pick for formal trousers. Cigarette pants are hot, but palazzo pants are really setting the runways on fire. Team up a pair of palazzo pants with a pussy bow blouse or a satin shirt for that perfect combination for office. Some interesting picks from ASOS.
peter pan collars are cute and yet, formal

pleated-fitter trousers, still HOT

And its important to mention that these are also the trends which stood out in the Michael Kors Autumn-Winter 2011 collection, along with sparkly-glam tops to jazz up the outfit. My two favourite picks.
That pale pink on the trousers is just not OTT.
The wide legged trousers with glam bustiers, order of the day.
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I hope this successfully answers your query, N and you love this post as much as I did putting it together for you.
Please feel free to mail me or tweet me your queries. Available on facebook, twitter: Shreya_1, mail me at: Would love to address them!
Much love, fashionistas.


  1. These are really nice! I have got quite a lot of stuff from Van Heusen Woman too! They certainly don't have cutting edge fashion stuff, but they're still nice for everyday wear. They have a few good skirts too. In fact I have even written about them in my blog at

  2. i must say...all pieces are fabulous!! great picks :)

  3. Hey! First time Visited your blog, it's a nice one, love this post, for me the fifth one is the best pick. Hope to see you soon.

  4. Very well put-together answer S!! You covered all the formal styles in trend. My personals picks are the pleated slim fit trousers & the pretty blouses.....would have loved the wide-leg trousers if I were taller! :)

  5. Hey Shreya.. the palazzo pants are so chic! I wish I could find some great ones to suit a petite person like me... Have recently got some peter pan blouses and they are amazing... Thanks for sharing your take on it :)


  6. So cute this blog!!!

    Follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it!
    THank you so much!

  7. answer:thank you so much for your sweet comment!!*_*

  8. Loving all of these earthy tones! fabulous

  9. Gorgeous post, darling!
    Love the blouses!


  10. I so love Peter Pan collars - they are the epitome of cuteness!! :)

  11. wow!!!..such a good and helpful info on formal and conservative dressing, my line of wor requires to be very conservative while wearing westerns(thankfully i get to indulge in my colorful side wearing the indian outfits in office and experimenting with indian luks!!)
    very helpful for me
    coming to your blog 1st time via koshy's!!

  12. that relaxed fit blouse is beautiful!

  13. I should definitely shop at Mango more often. Love ASOS!

  14. Love all those pieces, especially the tie-front blouse.

  15. Loved all the outfits.

  16. Love this post...great blog! Hope to see you on



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