Meet Sapana Shindolkar, LimeRoad’s star scrapbooker of the week!

Meet Sapana Shindolkar, LimeRoad’s star scrapbooker of the week!

When you are in advertising, your client has the last word when it comes to the design, the concept, the idea etc. Yes, you can watch your creativity snap away just like that…

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Sapana Shindolkar, an advertising professional from Mumbai, knew this better than anyone else after all, she has spent over a decade in this field designing books, layouts for magazines and advertisements! Her love for designing led her to discover LimeRoad’s scrapbook feature. Today she is a star scrapbooker on the site having created a total of 7073 looks of which 2800+ looks were created through the scrapbook app.  Check her profile on LimeRoad here

Sapana is addicted to scrapbooking and says, “Scrapbooking is one unique thing which makes LimeRoad special and is not available in any of the other Fashion and Apparel websites.”

She has learnt a lot from LimeRoad’s scrapbook templates and has incorporated the concept of ‘blank template’ into designing magazine layouts leading to creative and better looking magazines. She dreams of styling celebrities with her innovative designs. Additionally, scrapbooking has not only fulfilled her dream of conceptualization and fashion styling but it has also helped her generate an alternate source of income! Yes, today is our top earner and wakes up as early as 7:30 AM just to check on her fan following and to check if her looks have sold.

Creating a look and earning from it makes her come back to LimeRoad everyday and create a look. The minute she gets a mail saying, ‘Your look has been bought’, it makes her feel appreciated and inspires her to create gorgeous looks. She enjoys being consistent with scrapbooking as it challenges and motivates her to create looks that are better and have potential for sale.

And when she isn’t scrapbooking, she loves watching TV shows like “Band Baja Barat” on NDTV Good Times, “Explore India “on the Travel Channel and”What not to wear, India” on TLC.

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10 styling hacks to revamp your work-wear wardrobe!

10 styling hacks to revamp your work-wear wardrobe!

Picture this – you have an important meeting on Monday and you reach work with mismatched chappals, messed up hair and a creased shirt? Is this enough to give you the chills and wake you up from your cozy reverie? Yes, Monday morning blues begin with being clueless about the right outfit to wear to work!

For a super-busy working woman, this nightmare is often a reality when you reach into your cupboard to pick out the next best thing to wear and there is nothing at all. Depression can set it right there and then! It is true that dressing up right has a mysterious but direct relationship with our mood. Several researchers have stated that dressing up right equals to winning half the battle.

While we are not saying you need to look top-notch and make a fashion statement, you can dress smart!

So let us take a look at the quick, easy yet effective ways to lift your inner goddess on a Monday morning with simple outfit options:

Be bright and beautiful

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It is really that simple – wear bright to feel bright. Pick up bright coloured kurtas like the one above and team it with a contrasting palazzo. Add an oversized bag to store in all your beauty essentials and wear simple flats or Kolhapuris to complete the look. You are sure to bring a smile to many on a mundane Monday!

 

Dressed to kill

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Have that important client meeting or a review meeting today? Don’t fret! Just impress them with a well-fitted dress to boost your confidence, add drop earrings and complete the look with comfortable block heels.

A la mode

 

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It is time to make up everyone sit up and take notice of you! Step in style with your debonair trousers paired with a cool, classy white shirt and some wedges. Walk in with confidence and feel everyone’s eyes on you!

 

Cultivated

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Want that understated yet serious look? Try combining blue and black! Wear a simple blue, Chinese-collared Kurta like the one here and pair it with a black palazzo. Wear flats or Kolhapuris to complete the look. Believe me, you can never go wrong here.

 

Indigo galore

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Indigo is a colour that will set you apart from the rest. Try an indigo-coloured Anarkali with a black or white legging. You can carry any bright coloured bag and complete the look with simple flats.

Do it like a celeb

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Bored of wearing the regular kurta and churidar? Then its time to precipitate everyone with your new wardrobe makeover. These fitted pants, a structured top and classic accessories would make you look like a celeb. Let your envious counterparts fume a little more.

 

Upmarket

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This is the easiest look to achieve. Slip on a simple, basic dress with formal, ballerinas and team it with a nice leather bag. You will be done dressing in less than ten minutes! What more could a girl ask for?

 

Let the time run in style

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A classic watch, an oversized bag and comfortable heels are all you need to feel good on a Monday. As long as you have these work wear essentials, you can wear anything and everything to work and let people drool over your look.

 

Ditch those salwars and leggings

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It’s time to ditch those leggings and adopt this flowy palazzo. Pair it with a matching kurta and you are all set to set your office floor on fire.

 

Gravitating

 

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Let’s get a little retro. Palazzos are back in fashion with a bang. Don’t want to feel left out, right? So what are you waiting for? Make these beautiful white printed palazzo yours. Put these wide and uber enjoyable pants and play around with the colors and pick one that will make heads turn! Add a bright solid colour kurta and chic heels or simple flats.

Hopefully, these easy-to-put-together looks will help you through the work week and put your outfit worries to rest!

Monochromatic Summer Love

Monochromatic Summer Love

Everyone’s favourite colour palette in the winter/fall is the deeper set of colours. While black and white remain the classic go-to’s, it’s one of the few basic elements of your wardrobe that never get turned away from, irrespective of the season. For the summer ahead, I’ve picked out five styles you must own and have in your wardrobe. Keep reading!

The Classic Tube Dress

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This one is something you can wear to the derby, or to a sexy date night. Being one of the classic solid dresses, this English cut is something you’ve got to have in your wardrobe. Add some shine to it with a neckpiece or a pair of earrings and you’re good to go!

Office Gear

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Have to head to work and need to attend that important meeting? Well, here’s your best bet! You need to get your hands on this sleeveless dress that’s perfect for a big day around your colleagues. You can add dimension to this look with a red blazer and a bold lip, or simply leave it neutral with a pair of Aztec flats.

The Essentials List

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A versatile shirt is something we’ve all got to have in our wardrobes, so naturally, this black and white pick is something I’m totally digging for my closet. You could wear this tucked in a skirt, a pair of trousers and even bead it up with pearls for a formal day look.

Keep It Simple, Think Different

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If you thought black and white were boring colours, you thought wrong! A sleeveless top with a fine fit is something you’re going to love to pair up with a pair of jeggings. You can also add up a gold scarf to make this look feel complete and classy.

For the Indian Wedding

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We attend weddings in all seasons here in India, and it would be great to have an idealistic, modern cut to the otherwise traditional take. With the amazing gold details and gorgeous overall work, this one has made it to my favourites’ list for the ethnic moods I might be in over summer!

5 Prints We’re Totally Digging Right Now

5 Prints We’re Totally Digging Right Now

Like water colours on a canvas, prints add a dimension to any look! The LimeRoad Ladies sat and came up with top five favourites for the current season that will also work well into Spring-Summer.

The Checkered Top

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Colourful and perfect for Spring/Summer, this look with a checkered top and perfect shorts- screams beachy. Wear is with a pair of cool flip-flops- you’re going to blend in at the beaches perfectly!

Mickey Print

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With some of the biggest names in the business of fashion tying up with Disney, the Mickey print is huge this season! Make sure you own at least one piece this summer – the one I’ve picked is an easy breezy scarf would look great around wrapped around the neck or even on your head to keep you away from the harsh sunlight at the beach.

Eternal Florals

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The English pink florals are perfect for summer.It’s super chic, girlie and looks very elegant to wear for a day look. Pair these up with a pair of comfy leggings and you’re ready with a feminine look.

Ethnic, Paisley Loving

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Paisley prints are a classic for the ethnic taste buds we all know we love and have. In the bright shades of prints this saree comes with, you’ll ace the modern yet traditionally twisted look with so much grace and style!

The Quirky Favourite

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The quirky side of me loves the sassy, psy prints that are super fun to look at! The bright burst of lemon yellow with bubble gum pink make it to my favourites’ list for the simple fact of how fun this look is! What do you think?

Trend Alert: Fun Sarees!

Trend Alert: Fun Sarees!

Sarees may usually come under the ‘conventional’ radar, but that’s about to change forever!

For the longest time, the sound of a saree meant someone in her mid-30’s wearing her everyday garment. However, over the past couple of seasons that’s come to change and you’re going to have to get with the programme! We’re wearing fun prints, cool colours and innovative drapes and we’re loving every bit of this traditional Indian nine yard piece. From the biggest designers in the country making the most of the trend, to the common man on the streets upping their style game with so much ease, we’re here to help you get game on with these stylish, fun pieces. Read on:

Contrasting pops make for fun, summer friendly sarees. With greens, yellows and pinks taking over, you know you’re getting your spring game on with uber style. Add a sparkle of prints to your pallo and you’re almost red carpet ready! Pair up these quirky prints with interesting braids and bright lips, and don’t forget to finish the look with a pair of heels.

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Traditional with a modern twist is something that’s most easily symbolised with conventional drapes teamed with contemporary colour schemes. Wear these looks with neutral lips and simple hair styles to let the colours do all the talking. Don’t be afraid to throw in a statement accessory or two to keep this look feeling glamorous. 

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The neutral classics are a style you never want to bid adieu to, and with good reason. Being one of the best for occasions and classic statement making, white ad gold is a combination that you won’t ever get enough of.

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Elegant colours are another facet of your wardrobe that you’ll never have enough of. With pastels and breezy colours being the right fit for spring summer, this well twisted look between baby pink and black is your safest bet for a chic, day look.

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LR Pastel Picks

LR Pastel Picks

With spring summer around the corner, pastel is one of the biggest colour palettes that will be seen around the red carpets and runways, both. Being relaxed on the eyes and extremely resort friendly, this is a palette you can wear in your day look and beach, too. Metallic details teamed up with these lovely colours look great for the dimension, and no matter how many pieces of this you already have, nothing will be enough.

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Remember to shop this palette across wardrobe categories like accessories, jewellery and clothes, alike. With the little details and added stack of arm candy, you’re going to look like a beach Princess if styled correctly.

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Colours like white, beige and nude work amazingly with these tones and make them easy to wear from day to night. You can wear solid coloured bottoms if you’re opting for a printed top, or even cinch your dress with a solid tan belt to emphasise your body type.

A simple rule to keep in mind when opting for printed pastels is that the blend of a print works very well to conceal certain shapes and sides of your body. If you’re conscious of your bottoms, don’t be afraid to wear printed pants and blend it well with a solid shirt that could be of varied length. 

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 Indian clothes in pastels look super glamorous as well, so don’t be afraid to experiment in this zone even if it’s your first time.

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And this all pink pastel look simply takes the cake.

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Little Red Valentines’ Hood

Little Red Valentines’ Hood

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Red is just one of those colours that you know you want to get your hands on the best pieces of for the month of February. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you know it makes no sense to wear anything but this gorgeous shade hue. Here are my top five picks from the colour palette we crushing on this season along with a simple guide on how you can wear it:

This lace necked, sleeveless number is something I would wear to lunch with a pair of nude pumps, delicate earrings and an envelope clutch. It’s perfect for the lady-like, elegant look and you can wear it:

This lace necked, sleeveless number is something I would wear to lunch with a pair of nude pumps, delicate earrings and an envelope clutch. It’s perfect for the lady-like, elegant look and you can only add to the overall impression with a thin, streamlining belt on the waist of this outfit. Side swept hair tied up with an elastic band should be your go to for this look.

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Looking sexy was never this easy. This cowl waisted, V neck number is something I would wear to double date. It’s the right balance between seductive with its scooping neckline and also has a balance of not-too-much with the layers of fabric everywhere else. Team it up with a dark lip and you’re good to go. 2

Single and headed out with the girls? This frill and lace number would be my bet for some quality time with the gals. It’s cute and makes a statement. All you’ll need with this dress are a pair of pumps to keep you in place and a clutch to fit your touch up makeup along with your credit cards. 3

It’s super sexy and you know it, so make sure that this shoulder baring look is something you pick for yourself if you’re spending the night with that special someone. Don’t be afraid to go all out and throw in the chandelier earrings and tall black pumps (only if he’s tall enough that is!) Since it’s an all sexy look I wouldn’t think twice before going bold with a red lip and wearing the cat eyes, too. 4Meeting the family can be the sweetest form of expressing intimacy this Valentines, so make sure you’re looking good and well presented at all times. This high-neck lace combination dress is something I’d wear to meet the boy’s parents. If you’re worried about the length being a tad too short, you can always pair it up with stockings!

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Celebrity Style: Get Parineeti Chopra’s Blue Gown Look

Celebrity Style: Get Parineeti Chopra’s Blue Gown Look

Parineeti Chopra is one of those Indian beauties from B-Town who is sure to catch your eye. From her fabulous debut to the early rising career, this is a lady who simply excels be it work or fashion. She was spotted at a recent Bollywood awards’ function in a gorgeous, Cindrella like blue gown – looking her best.

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Clearly, blue is her colour, and it could be yours, too! We always try to let you know about the best stuff we have from the runways, red carpets, etc. and this one has made it to my personal favourites’ list.

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This gorgeous blue gown is something you can wear to a youngster’s party, a red carpet event or even to a hot, formal date. Don’t be afraid to add on some bling the overlook – if goth is your thing, you can throw in smokey eyes and pair up with strappy heels as well!

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3 Desi Avatars You’re Going To Dig This Season

3 Desi Avatars You’re Going To Dig This Season

Getting into the desi girl mood is something that happens to me on a very quite often and when it does, I go all in. In case you didn’t know, all kinds of trends affect both, the ethnic and western sides of the wardrobe – and naturally so, our buying habits. Through this post I’m going to give you an inside to what it is I look for while shopping and dressing for my Indie moods.

Bright as a daisy: I love to put together my bright happy moods with pretty colours like yellows, sky blues and pinks. I usually pair up these eye catching hues with neutral ones, to ease out the look and make it easy on the eyes. Opt for a thin eye liner, a neutral bag and heels that will take you through the day. What’s more? I particularly love the colourful detailing on this piece right here!

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Colour block love: There’s nothing quite as amazing as how the Indian designers adopt and infuse western styles, cuts and influences into Indian patterns. Through the look I’ve created on the Scrapbook here, I’ve aimed to put together a desi look that’s stylish enough to take me from desk to dinner. With a hint of glitter and just the right amount of natural make up, you know you can pull outfit off for any event – even a day at work! Plus, I threw in flats instead of heels so I can wear the look from dawn to dusk.

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Neutral, neutral baby: I go through moods of colours, and sometimes, the lack of it thereof. I love to put together looks that sometimes involve very little colour and just about accents of them thereof. With this amazingly elegant white kurta comes the beautiful pista green detailing, which to me reads ‘gorgeous!’ Bonus points for the fact that a darker palette on your eyes will go very well with such a look. Don’t be afraid to throw on the heels for a look like this, the added height will only add to the look.

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5 Heels You Can’t Not Own

5 Heels You Can’t Not Own

Let’s face it: most of our lives would be ever so boring without shoes. When we went online to shop – what would we drool over? Keeping mind the mantra that ‘Shoe Love Is True Love’ I decided to make a list of a few types of shoes that every girl has to have in her wardrobe. Read on and shop on:

The go to

No girl’s wardrobe is complete without the basic black peep toes. If you own a pair already, you know well that these are your best friends. On days when you can’t think of what to wear, these are your go-to. You Can always add an edge of glam to your look with basic pumps by adding up bright lips, statement jewellery and the right handbag.

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The neutral lover

We go through phases from time to time where we OD (read: overdose!) our wardrobe with that one colour. Some of us on the hand (yes, myself included!) believe that smart shopping means always having neutrals to fall back on. These are those pieces that you know you can wear to subtle out any over the top look, or for when you’re confused about being over or under dressed. Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 7.53.24 pm

The out and out girlie one

She loves pink, and isn’t afraid to admit it. Some of us never really grew up from bring 12 years old – but stay in touch with your inner child, always, they said. And so I am! Pink can be worn so effortlessly as one of those touches of femininity that you can never go wrong with. Pair it with the right fragrance and you’re good to go.Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 7.52.19 pm

Experimental with the safe zone touch

Of course we all like to try different things out, and so, I picked out and added a pair of lovely, coloured wedges for you on this list. Never be afraid of adding a dash of colour to your look. Plus, wedges are always a great way to add height without having to bear the pain of the heels!Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 7.54.36 pm

Edgy, glamorous and rearing to go

If you’re feeling particularly bold and edgy, opt for a pair of ankle length boots. The pair I’ve picked out is tan, suede and well studded. It makes a statement and a sexy one, dare I say! Opt for thick eyes, bold lips and chunky jewellery if this one’s your kind of look.Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 7.56.54 pm