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Code Red!

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Hola people!! I hope you are enjoying the festive season and why not! ๐Ÿ˜€ I am in Kolkata right now and it is crazy here like every other year. Durga Pujo is all a Bengali wants. New clothes, big pandals, lights, red & white sarees, going out with family & friends, awesome street food and I am enjoying every bit of it.

It has been quite some time I have posted something and so I badly wanted to connect with you all. <3
My last two festive posts were about a purple makeup guide and a simple regal saree look. This time I have created a very simple, casual look that can be worn on an outing with friends or on a date. I used two very basic colors, black and red, as we all know how fierce yet beautiful this combination can be if worn in the right mix.

Here I opted for a red chiffon shirt from Allen Solly and it was my first pick when I entered the Lifestyle store the other week. (You can view their collection online here.) I liked it immediately for the color and feel. ย To pair with it, I wanted something basic, like a pair of black denims. I had bought this pair from Zara sometime back and was just the exact thing I wanted. It has knee slits which added the required edge to the look. Their website is under construction but you can buy the products from their stores near you.

Next it is about the shoes and what better than a pair of red heels. I am not comfortable with very high heels as I have lower back issues, all thanks to the slippery stairs at a friend’s house ๐Ÿ˜€ . A good 3-4 inches height and I am at the limit. I finally found a pair with the right height and the right red color in Zara when I went for my Pujo shopping. It was comfortable and looked just perfect with the dress.

I came across this cute sling bag while I was at the Lifestyle store in Great India Place and is from its own brand CODE. Though the purpose was different when I went there, the colorful butterfly attracted me – subtle with a pop of color and it was mine, immediately. They had 2 otherย  pieces but this print looked the best.


Red is the most dynamic color, a color for passion, rage, love; and what better than a red lip color defining all of that.ย  Like all you ladies I am a fan of red lip colors too. I chose a very popular red lipstick for the Indian skin tone from MAC and the shade is Ruby Woo(Nykaa). You can also buy this on Myntra here. Supposedly, anyone connected to the fashion and makeup world knows this versatile color, up close and personally. It brightens up the face and looks intentionally attractive.

While choosing to wear a red shirt with a red lipstick, you have to be really careful about the makeup as a little distraction can make it all go OTT. I did not use a blush but slightly highlighted my cheeks and nose. For the eyes, I used a grey eye shadow from Revlon. ย It is a mono eye shadow that comes in a cute rectangular box and cost below INR 200. A steal right? YES! This neutralized the look and created a smoky effect for the eyes. Then I lined them black without wings and added mascara. I have also included a close up of the makeup for you guys.

I kept my hair blow dried, straight and simple so that my curls does not take all the attention away. It added simplicity to a brighter look otherwise.

Shirt โ€“ Allen Solly
Denims โ€“ Zara
Pumps โ€“ Zara
Bag โ€“ CODE by Lifestyle
Lipstick โ€“ MAC Ruby Woo

You have too many festive days still left to try this look. Let me know how it turned out. A very happy Durga puja and Navratri to you all with lots of love <3 Keep shining.

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  • Anika
    September 28, 2017

    Super stylish ๐Ÿ˜

    • ektabhattacharya
      October 9, 2017

      Thank you Anika :*

  • Papri Mukherjee
    September 28, 2017

    Loved your post . . . but what caught my attention was the sling bag . . . I loved it !! <3

    • ektabhattacharya
      October 9, 2017

      Yes. It was a love at first sight for me too. :*

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