Oriental Accents?!

Earrings: Tibetan Plaza
Clutch: River Island
Tapestry Vest: Etsy.com
Crop Top: ASOS

This outfit was shot on the day when Alex Ferguson quit Manchester United. 

Not that I am a football follower but I am amused how strongly my guy feels for this team. The same day when at night this news broke, I for one of the rarest times saw an excessively surprised expression on Ducky's face. This is how I remember the day we did this. :)

Coming back to what the title of the post reads - Oriental Accents. Why I chose to do this? Well.. my honesty pushes me to tell you that it is not because I did a lot of research on the latest in fashion and neither was it a result of an epiphany . I am not even sure whether it actually has an Oriental vibe to it at all. The only thing that influenced me to add a winged eyeliner and center parting to the outfit was a new pair of earrings bought from the Tibetan plaza in Bangalore. I believe that the Oriental filigree design is inspired by the Eastern art that still prevails in Tibet. Apparently in Spring/Summer 2013 fashion week, a lot of designers took inspiration from the Orient.

No matter how much contemporary fashion fancies us, it can never replace the beauty and originality of old designs. Isn't it? And last month a tapestry vest from Etsy.com satisfied my hunger for the vintage. The pleasure of owning this piece is still lingering on my mind.

The rest is a crop top from ASOS that I use like a Sari blouse when I am on Bangalore streets. And patent black parallel pants that I bought from Marks and Spencer.

Here goes the look. Is it Oriental in any way? Yes/ No/May be/ What the hell is wrong with you Shelly?

Tell me!


  1. Love the way you styled this. So elegant and regal.

    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by and commenting Rhea!

  2. I love wot u r wearing..simply elegant.

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  4. This look is awesome, girl! You pull off a crop top really well, and those pants are amazing! I can definitely see the theme running throughout your outfit. Nice!

    Love your blog, by the way! I've followed you on bloglovin'!


  5. perfect earrings..and the jacket is aptly used