They say that "looking back isn't going to help you,…
(Denim Shirt – Originally Topshop but bought off causeway, Earrings – Hill Road, Ring – Blur)
Photography – Nikhil Nair
The most common misconception people have about fashion bloggers is that fashion bloggers ought to spend a bomb to dress up the way they do. The funny thing is that I’ve always been weary of big brands and the bigger price tags they come with. Let’s ignore the fact that having coughed up a hefty part of your savings, you’re most likely to walk into a party and bump into someone wearing the same sequinned dress in a smaller size or the truth that the now dear dress will soon be shoved into the depths of your closet in a couple of months for yet another eternity.
I value my money. I work hard to earn it and work even harder to save it. Unlike Sarah Jessica Parker, I’d rather see my money being put to a better use than see it hanging in my closet each morning. This however doesn’t in any way imply that I don’t shop or curb all shopaholic pangs. A girl must indulge! However, my guilt trips more often than not take me to the local shopping streets in Bombay. More than half of my closet comprises of street steals and bargains and surprisingly these buys fetch me more compliments than my other relatively expensive purchases. Reason? They are one off pieces that you need to have an eye to spot and have a greater potential to be styled in a manner that reeks of your personality. This outfit is the result of two such streets buys and I love how the tough denim biker look of the shirt clashes against the otherwise carelessly labelled Indian earrings.
So the next time you’re at the billing counter waiting to swipe that ungodly amount, think of the possibilities that await in the streets of your city. You will be surprised. Besides, your bank account will thank you in the years to come.
Till the next post,
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