Friday, September 30, 2011

Discover Qvendo

I am a shopaholic. Did you know that? I’m sure you did. But of course, like most shopaholics, my finances don’t allow me to explore my tastes and my wishlists fully. Which is why, Like mort shopaholics in this situation, I shop the sales.

Now since I am also a claustrophobic shopaholic, I usually try to make it to stores on the very first day of the sale. In fact I am literally on every shop’s mailing list just to get a pre announcement so that I can make it to the sale faster and get stuff more easily and without the rush and fuss of people pushing and shoving to grab the last little silver metallic dress all the while surrounding me. It totally gives me breathing issues and i leave the store before buying a single thing.

So I’ve recently taken to online shopping. And in my quest to find stores that not only ship to India but also stores based in India, I came across quite a few good sites. One of those sites is Qvendo.


Yeah I know it is difficult to pronounce. But like most things luxury, that is always the case, Qvendo, my dear readers, is an online luxury private shopping club. It has amazing offers on designer goods and high street labels and has super fast delivery. Isn't that amazing?

I am a member of Indiblogger as you can see from the badge on the side and Qvendo right now have a challenge, a contest of sorts, that asks you to make a list of things that I can buy for 50,000 from their site. So here i go, get ready and be warned, I'm about to unleash (literally) the inner shopaholic in me.

Now I’d, as always, like to start with one of my favourite colours or rather materials. And if you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know what it is.

The number one favourite that Immediately caught my eye was this beautiful Armani Jeans blouse. Androgyny is a massive trend and me being the tomboy that I am, I find myself totally at home with this trend. Of course it can me made to look feminine as well but I’ll be going with keeping it as masculine as possible. I’ll probably wear it with my hair up in a bun (nothing new there) and with a pair of sunglasses sexy chic is mine for the day.

Now lets go with a little statement piece. Something that reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the city. Just look at this seriously flamboyant Schumacher Belt. it’s titled nature and rightfully so, it allows me to tap into my inner leo nature of being regal and flamboyant. I can guarantee walking into any room and having all eyes on me with this thing on.

I kept browsing and realized that I hadn’t chosen a single thing for my boyfriend. Even though this is just a wishlist, I was feeling very guilty. So i went ahead with the safest colour choice, Black. I think that this is pretty good choice, don’t you. It’s the kinda shirt that makes those male deodrant adverts look possible. And with almost 50% discount, this Valentino shirt is a steal.

Browsing through again, this top, a printed bias top from Calvin Klein, is something that is totally my style. Pair it up with a simple pair of beige denims, a pair of wedges and I’m good to go.

GIrlie is not my style, It is something that petite delicate girls can pull of, not someone like me who climbs trees to steal mangoes and would love to race down the street just for fun.  But i do need a feminine touch in my wardrobe here and there. If not to make myself happy atleast to fit society’s standards of girlie without compromising my style. So these things fir right into that category. I love this yellow dress from Calvin Klein. The boxy pleats give it the girlie feel but the yellow colour prevents it from being overly girlie. And it being cotton and now some flowy material makes it all the more better. And to add to the colour blocking trend, I’d pair this up with this BRIGHT fuschia clutch from flip flop.

Another girlie piece, let’s just say I got inspired because of the pink. This Calvin Klein top is so casual, so comfy looking that I can just feel myself lounging in a cafe somewhere while wearing it.

Here is another for the girlie list. The cut and flow make it girlie but the colour of the dress makes it look so, In my humble opinion, European Chic. This grey dress is from flipflop. Another one from Flipflop is this dress. It’s a lovely whale blue, almost muted purple, dress and purple being my one of my favourite colours, i naturally gravitated towards the closest thing. And last but not the least, this muted antique pink pair of pumps from fornarina.

So the total amount came to about 49,990. Gah, I’ve managed not to spend 100 bucks. Thats a new thing for me. So not only has Qvendo made me save 100 bucks (virtually) it has also made me save almost 50% on these things because I bought from them.

I like this website. It making the shopaholic in me feel like she’s saving a lot of cash.

I’ve totally enjoyed myself doing this blog post. And I’m kinda happy that If i have an important party or something to attend and nothing to wear i can just shop this site for labels that i can get for almost as much as 50% discount. I’d suggest that you guys sign up too.

If you do want to sign up, click on this link right here. You can even check out their facebook page here.

GO ahead, enjoy yourself in Qvendo.



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DIY – Fix your peeling shoes

So i have these lovely pair of golden wedges from Raw Hide that I didn’t use for a little while. Post the rains i noticed that the faux leather had started peeling. Now I couldn’t get rid of the wedges because i loved them. I asked a few cobblers if they could fix it and when everyone said no I decided to take up things into my hands.

Sadly i forgot to capture a shot of the shoes before i started working on them. In fact i wasn’t planning on doing this blog post till i started working on them so i managed to capture this shot which should give you an idea of what the wedges looked like before. 

Things needed:

  • Fabric paint in the colours you want
  • A clean flat brush
  • Alcohol for cleaning
  • A dusting rag
  • Some waste papers rolled up to hold the sandal’s shape while you paint.
  • A mug of water for washing the brushes
  • Clean nail varnish or varnish if you’re using glitter colours (choose a cheap brand as you will be using a lot)

1. Clean up the shoe by vigorously rubbing the peeling faux leather so that it starts shedding. Once everything falls off clean the shoe off with a dusting rag so that any dust is removed.

2. Clean the surface with alcohol to remove any further dust particles and allow to dry in the sun.

3. Choose the colours that you want. Now take your mail colour, clean your brush and start painting.

4. After covering the main surface with paint allow to dry and work on the second pair. After finishing off the second pair go over the first pair again and correct any mistakes and or give the second coat if needed, I didn’t give it the second coat.

5. After finishing up with the main colour choose the secondary colour. You don’t need a secondary colour, i just thought it would be a good idea rather than a plain sandal. I know the paint looks white but it’s actually silvery.

6. Finish the second colour and set aside to dry. After your sandals are completely dry give the glittery colour a clear coat of nailpolish and your sandals are ready to use.



Sunday, September 11, 2011

My new tattoo

So i already got one tattoo. Damn thing was done on an impulse and now i’m saving up cash to get the thing removed because I HATE IT!

But i got my second tattoo which will soon be my only tattoo following which it will be my first tattoo because i’m getting another one.

But for those who want to see it, this is the one i got. And i got it done my one Mr. Krish at Irezumi Chennai.

I must say, I got one tattoo done at another place and then got it touched up at the Rock. I wasn’t very happy. But this time, I’m very happy. So happy that I’ve decided to get my next tattoo over at Irezumi.

I hope you guys like this one. I totally love it.



Sunday, September 4, 2011

Splash Haul

The splash sale is going on. Well, was going on. And boy did I have fun shopping there.

I got a lot more than I’m posting here. But unfortunately or fortunately, i got excited and wore them and they are currently in the wash. The others are wallets that are either already in use or gifted.

Love this. Absolutely love this and at 50% off down from 800/- it is a steal!  I can just picture how awesome it would look with a purple top and some black high waisted pants. A nice watch, tiny stud earrings and it is such a go to outfit.

I got this in an XL, that is because the didn’t have a Medium. But this looked so lovely anyway that I couldn’t resist. and If i’m right, it was 60% off from  1250/- which makes it a steal. Love the two pockets because hey, i’m a pocket girl. And I’m probably going to be using this in a OOTD soon.

Something that I was dying to get my hands on for quite a long time but i kept resisting. Was so excited to see it still there on the shelves during the sale.  Apart from the whole blue white nautical inspired style it has going on which you all know I love, i love the jandle. How the strap is woven into the metal. And the quilting work done on the entire bag.

My perfect, absolutely gorgeous, overnighter bag. At just 1490/- DAMN! Thats awesome…. because of the finish.  Do you notice the beautiful texture on the pouches while the rest of the bag is just simple. it doesn’t photograph too well . It looks beautiful directly.

Been looking for a boho print like this one. it’s about 1290/- at 30% off. not a bad price. I might not have got it otherwise but since it was on my wishlist, i decided to pick it up. 

Another wishlist item. So glad i found this. It’s still there and i think it is 1099. An awesome price coz this thing, fits beautifully. it’s definitely going into my bad hair day shelf coz it can make me feel awesome no matter what. 

There was also purple and black. purple was one shouldere like the grey one and the black was a tube. it was 909/- after discount, i’m not sure what the price was before that. it was either 10% off or 30% off. either way. i’m glad i got it. 

And finally, a nice LBD. Little blue dress. I’m going to be adding a little nautical shrug to this to make it the perfect navy nautical combo.

I really went all out. apart from this i got some accessories, two more wallets and a top that is in the wash because i wore it immediately after purchasing it. And even though today is the last sale day, these things are awesome and some pieces are still at the store. I’m sure you guys would love to pick them up.

Have fun shopping.