13 February 2017

Perfect Gifts ( For Him & Her )

Hello Rickrackers,

      Gone are the days when a box of chocolates and flowery looking card were the best options to gift. I have assembled a few easy and non-cheesy option to gift this year.Gifting can be very tricky at times, depending who it is you're giving. It is very important that when we give a gift to someone,be it your friend, colleague, sibling or a lover, it is not just useful but also something a person can relates with.

The list below is the best gifts for him and for her!


1. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

            Today's speakers can do more than play your favourite tunes. This JBL wireless speaker can amplify the sound be it on land or in water.

Buy it here )

2. Essential Organizer

I think every guy needs this in their life.. a desk organizer for his keys, watch and wallet and everything else. If nobody has gifted this to you then order one for yourself now!
Buy it here )

3. Fitbit Charge 2

Incredible invention of this century. Get a better understanding of your fitness level and score of every pulse and heart beat. This is a perfect gift to any fitness freaks you know.
Buy Here on Amazon )

4.Grooming kit

    This is a very thoughtful to give any guy in your life. Dad, Brother, friend or son. Makes travel life easier.

(Buy it here )

5. Hoverboard

Boys will not be boys without their toys to play with. This is a super gifting idea to make any guy jump with joy to show off this new toy in town.
buy it here )

6. A Sleek Wallet

   What a smart and better way to carry your cards without any hassle! 

Buy it here )


1.Insta Pix

    It can't get better than an polaroid. Carry it in your handbag and capture every moment and better yet it comes in the prettiest of colors!

Buy it here )

2. A Movie Marathon pack

Nothing makes a girl's heart swoon than a perfect romantic movie night with the best collection.

For me it's Shah Rukh Khan that makes me the happiest.! 

( Buy it here )

3. Cooking Book

           A kitchen treasure for the days you want to think of yourself as a master-chef in the making.
Buy it here )

4. Coffee Maker

Lets all just agree we only wake up because there's coffee to look forward. And Like lorelai (Gilmore Girls) says 'Coffee-coffee-coffee' so bring her coffee and keep her happy all day.

(Buy here )

5. A yoga kit

20 minutes of meditation is a must every day. Gift this full yoga kitwith a yoga mat, bricks,stretcher,and a towel. Inspire her to get fit and flex.

Buy here )

6. Coloring Book

     It's time to unleash your creativity out. There is something so calming and relaxing about coloring. You can do this for hours, days and months. Go and buy some colors pens.

Buy here )

Be kind !
Until next post,
x SD

31 January 2017

Hello Rickrackers!
It's already the second month of 2017,and there's so much to look forward to the upcoming months. I'm very excited as I head to Varanasi in the next few days for a friend's wedding ! 
It also happens to be my one-year completion at my current workplace. Super Grateful for my journey and people I have met, who I now call as my dear friends. I have planned this month's posts ahead and hope to achieve my targets.Fingers crossed.
If anyone is reading I just finished binge watching 'The Crown' and suggest you to do the same. It's Brillant!
Be Kind!

Until next post,

How To Wear Track Pants Beyond The Gym

Hello Rickrackers,

For years now, track pants have been considered as strictly workout wear but talented fashion designers like Isabel Marant, Chloe, Stella McCartney and Nina Ricci have made track pants a hot fashion item to wear beyond the gym. With the weather getting hotter by the day, it’s probably the best time to sport this look to stay comfy and at leisure. Pull your tracksuits out of your closet to style them up and use for daily wear whether it's for work or brunch. I'm  pretty sure you've forgotten the way to your gym anyway(One month new year resolution).
 The track pant trend is comfortable, tres chic and stylish when you know how to wear them right.

1. Pair with crop top

'Do it like Rihanna and Gigi', sporting a crop top with drawstring track pants. Team it with strappy heels for a glam-girl-gone-sporty vibe.

2. Tucked Shirts 

The perfect combination of formal and casual, wear a simple white shirt and a black blazer over your straight fit tracks for the look. Opt for pumps and a smart watch to complete your outfit. 

3. Basic Tee

Going out for shopping or a movie? You don't have to dress up but can still look good. Throw on a tee and carry an over sized clutch with minimal accessories.

4. Sweater/ Boyfriend shirts

Get out and buy yourself some cute, over-sized sweaters with animal prints or little hearts on them or just steal something from your boyfriend's closet and wear them with your yoga pants. Opt for Oxford shoes but not strappy heels. This outfit is apt for running errands and catching up with friends over a cup of coffee.

5. Coats & Blazers

 Many Hollywood and Bollywood celebs have been spotted in this trend when they travel abroad. This trend is perfect mix of personal style and comfort. Match your choice of fabrics and remember don’t over do it.

The key to rock this trend is to experiment a little with a twist of your own personal style, feel confident and keep it simple.

Be kind !

Until next post,
x SD

10 January 2017

Golden Globes 2017: The Red Carpet.

Hello Rickrackers,

It's the beginning of the awards season, a night that brings together Hollywood's elite and celebrated artists dressed in their very best! From TV series to music bands to movie stars, all under one roof walking down the red carpet of the year. Golden globes is the first award events of 2017 and what a night for fashion & film lovers to watch out for. I have compiled a list of my favourite " well dressed" picks of the show.

1. Shades Of Yellow

The color that popped up and rocked this red carpet night.

Viola Davis in a bright yellow Micheal Kors gown
Natalie Portman in Prada
Emily Ratajkowski in a buttercup yellow satin Reem Acra gown

2. Coupling Fashion

What better than a red carpet event for a date night with bae. Hashtag #couplegoals

Blake Lively (in  Atelier Versace Gown) & Ryan Reynolds (in Gucci)

Chrissy Teigen (in Gold Marchesa) & John Legend

3.Metallic Glow

Shining brighter than a diamond or no diamonds.Let the dress do the talking.

Ruth Negga In Silver sequinned dress by Louis Vuitton

Priyanka Chopra in gold Ralph Lauren

Sofia Vergara In Zuhair Murad

4. Dapper Men

Hey, girl! Its RYAN GOSLING. Move over black suits and black shoes, men today aint afraid to wear color even to a formal event.

Ryan 'sweet' Gosling in custom Gucci with a red boutonniere

Tom Hiddleston (not sure)

Jonah Hill looks dapper in a black suit paired with white shoes

5. Plunge Necklines

This trend is definitely the biggest pick for the next award shows(Oscars!!). It's here to stay and can't wait for designers to dress the stars in this trend.

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab

Kristen Bell donning a square deep neck Sequinned gown by Jenny Packham

Mandy Moore in chiffon V bare chest neckline by Naeem Khan

6. Dazzling Stars

Every girl wants to feel fabulous and dreams of walking a red carpet in big princess-y gowns . #slayin

Olivia Culpa (In Zuhair Murad)

Emma Stone in a star sequin Valentino gown
Lily Collins in metal pink lace gown by Zuhair Murad

Be kind !
Until next post,
x SD

4 January 2016


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8 December 2015

6 Ways Revamp Your Mum's Old Saree.

With only 20 old days for yet another new year to arrive and finding a perfect dress for the new year's eve party or any other occasion dont go to the mall instead dig out your closet. It's time to air out those old sarees hidden in your/Mum's closet.
Here's are a few great tips to glam up your or mum's old sarees with a simple trick !

1). Upcyle your old saree by turning it into kaftan or a shrug. Go for a bandhani, block printing or an embroidered style saree works best for a kaftan/shrug .Pair it with a simple tee and jeans.
2). Turn an old Banarasi saree into a beautiful evening dress. Make sure you choose the right silhouette that highlights the beautiful features in your saree like the pallu or the border.

3). Make a silk saree into a kurta. Use the pallu as dupatta/stole and pair it palazzos & trousers to give it a formal wear look.
 4). If you have a heavy border saree cut it out and make a potli bag. Buy beaded or fancy dori/strings to make the handle of the bag.
5).Make a multi layered dress out of a chiffon sari. Add sequin to the border and yoke to glam it up.

6). The best for the last! Revive your once favourite saree by tailoring it to a lehenga (long flowy skirt). Redo the original border by adding embroidery, kundan work and zari. Use the pallu as the dupatta or get a readymade one.
  Here's a picture of a lehenga that I designed out of a simple yellow sari. Add tassels on the side of the lehenga. You can get a choli (crop top) stitched with a contrasting color or just buy a new one. 
Doesn't she look gorgeous?
Start digging in your closet already!Be kind and Have a happy week ahead!
Until next post,
x sd