Power game

LovePlayingDressup_NehaGandhi_shirt_tie-8My sudden drop in Instagram activity must have alerted even the folks at Instagram, that something must be seriously wrong =)) So first of all, let me start by saying sorry for being so MIA. I suddenly fell sick a couple of days ago and have had no energy to move or even talk much for that matter. After being holed up in the house for 3 whole days – I decided to yank myself out of my slumber. I cannot even begin to tell you how much power a little dressup in a cute outfit and red lipstick has – I felt like a brand new person – all in control! That’s what playing dressup is about to me! About transforming into to your happy self.

It was sudden and so scary! Its times like these that put things in perspective. Everything on my to-do list had to take a back-seat. All I wanted to do was to be at home, talk to my family back home, sit with my husband and cry!  Its funny – how in its own weird, sometimes painful(!) and smart way – life teaches us so many lessons. So easy delve on the pain and let that take over and completely miss what this tiny road bump is telling us. I got this gentle reminder from life to take things slow, not worry too much because lets face it – we can’t control everything and focus on whatever makes us happy!

Growing up, Playing dressup was a form of escape from my struggle with my body image. I also have had such huge emotional meltdowns due to acne that I would not wish that pain even on an enemy. (one of these days I’ll definitely write more about that) Even though this sounds superficial to some – you’ve got to know that all this does affect self-confidence. Playing Dressup is what helped me hide those complexes and gain confidence and face the world. I started this blog with a hope to inspire people to find their self-confidence through little things such as style and a little glamor here and a little glamor there. So if you are being pulled in the wrong direction today – I ask that you do what speaks to you – play dressup, shimmy, sing, write – and take the reins and smile for that camera. xo – Neha

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Fur & Fedora

Love Playing Dressup-2First of all – sorry for not having a Monday post yesterday. I try to stick to having a consistent posting schedule but you know sometimes something else just gets the better of you. But here I am now – bringing to you a look that I have a lot to talk about. I, for one – never had the courage to go matchy-matchy on the top and bottom in an outfit. But when I tried this Lysse set together, it was finally time for some firsts =)) The color is gorgeous and I love that the leather strip on the pants breaks the monotone. It totally works without the vest I have on – but it was 37F and mind numbing windy– need I say more?

Aside from the color – what I fell for, was the fabric of the pieces. All Lysse pieces come with a high quality lining which provides the perfect amount of smoothing and it hugs just in the right places. I would never rave about anything unless I truly believe in it – and the fabric and tailoring of these pieces have my thumbs up for sure.

If you have been following the blog for sometime now – you probably know that white shoes always have a front row seat in my closet. You can never go wrong with white ( or black for that matter ) – but you cant deny that white brings an air of sophistication to the room. The best part is that these booties are comfortable which is a factor that I wont compromise with, especially during this time of the year, when you are literally a walking popsicle and taking off your shoes after ten steps ( true story! ) and going bare foot is NOT an option!

On a side note – how gorgeous is the backdrop of these pictures. Details coming soon! You can catch a sneak preview on Instagram meanwhile =))Love Playing Dressup-10 Love Playing Dressup-9 Love Playing Dressup-8 Love Playing Dressup-7 Love Playing Dressup-4Love Playing Dressup-5Love Playing Dressup-6Love Playing Dressup-3

Lysse top – c/o, Lysse organic leather leggings – c/o, kensie sunnies via Kenmark – c/o,  Amiclubwear booties – c/o,  Kate Spade beau bag similar and this one has a bow , Express fedora – similar here, here & here, Fur vest – similar here & here

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