Stripes & Monochrome

February 25, 2016

Culottes Jumpsuit: Forever 21 (Sold out, similar here)

Blazer: H&M (Old, similar here)

Boots: Forever 21 (Sold out,love this)

Bag: H&M(Old, love this)

When I started my little blog roughly about 5-6 months back, little did I know of the challenges, the great deal of effort, the thinking and most importantly the amount of time I would have to spend on social media. I’am definitely one of those who enjoys being on the phone, my fingers are constantly doing the click,tap and scroll dance throughout the day, jumping from one app to the other,taking a quick sneak here and there for updates, so yeah you get the drill, right? Also, I’am a bit of a loner, so no questions asked and no complaints on that front! Basically,I was unaware about a lot of things (I still am) with respect to blogging and what came as a surprise was the amount of support I got from my fellow bloggers. I began to notice how the blogging community is comprised of amazing individuals, who really encourage and uplift each other. Sometimes I wonder if not for all the support, I would’ve definitely lost track and gone back into my shell.What I love most about blogging is how each individual is free to express themselves without having to fear about being judged. This platform has given me and several others an individualistic voice to visualize, create and publish thoughts that we otherwise would share with our lonesome selves, now open to the world.

Although It’s been only a short while since I began this blogging journey, I’ve come across several beautiful women, who are strong, opinionated, original and most importantly so supportive. Why I write this today is because, I recently got the opportunity to meet some of these gorgeous women, where I could connect, develop relationships that are beyond just double tapping and could relate with each others daily battles in this humdrum life. A thank you to everybody that I’ve met through this blogging medium, who have been actively commenting or evenΒ who have been silently reading and to the ones who don’t know of my existence yet inspire me through their work. I hope to meet and be inspired by many such beautiful women who can stand tall without a mask of make up or with a thick layer of one, because it’s rarely only the face that touches the heart.

Pardon me for that dramatic emo start,that’s not my usual daily self πŸ˜€ For a color sucker like me, it’s definitely a bold move to go all black and white. This culottes jumpsuit is definitely on my spring list to be worn on repeat, for its free,fun and flowy feel now say that fast. I rarely wore or shopped for monochrome stripes, but this somehow appealed to me in a quirky way.I had to wear this casual blazer as a cover up, because I was clearly not in the mood to prove how brave I would be posing on a chilly day with frost bites and chattering teeth underneath that smile. Y’all know, jewelry and me are like the burger-fries combo, one cannot just not order both! So I sported this oxidized choker to add a little drama and experiment with the look.

I really hope you enjoyed my take on this outfit, thanks for stopping by! Until next time have a great day!

Stripes & Monochrome

Stripes & Monochrome

Stripes & Monochrome

Stripes & Monochrome

Stripes & Monochrome

Stripes & Monochrome

Stripes & Monochrome

Stripes & Monochrome

Stripes & MonochromePhotography: The Mister

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  • Reply Nischita February 25, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    You have rocked this outfit girl … In total love with the look … That choker is a great pick !

  • Reply Izabela February 25, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I totally agree with you that blogging comes with a range of challenges we are usually unaware of when we embark on the bogging journey.

    P.S. That culottes jumpsuit is amazing.

  • Reply Monika February 25, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    That intro was beautiful and so from the heart <3 I was nodding my head the entire time. Even though I have been in this space only for like 2 months but I totally feel the support and love of you guys. So happy that you could meet some of them personally.. It's always so special to put a face (actual and not jus virtual) and be able to hug and kiss πŸ˜€

    This look is so edgy and quirky in the best way possible! I love how you experiment and end up carrying it so well.. Always! And that choker necklace is the bomb. Loved everything about it. Have a wonderful day, Swati πŸ™‚

  • Reply Urvashi February 26, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Loved every bit of this look swati… And loved reading about your journey as well .. Very well put thoughts … Something that I can totally relate with ??

  • Reply Harivaindaran February 26, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Just women???? LOL! I’m just teasing Swati!
    I’ll keep reading and commenting as long as you take beautiful pictures, write lovely stuff and keep on posting! I love A Sip of Beauty! <3 <3 <3
    More beauty posts!!! Reader request! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • Reply Viviene Kok February 26, 2016 at 7:54 am

    When I just started, it wasn’t an easy one too because of the emotions and not really much of the workload. Still struggling a year now because I’m wasn’t active on social media before (and still isn’t!) , the marketing aspect is pretty challenging for a noob like me. Haha!

    Real Life Nerd

  • Reply Len Parent February 26, 2016 at 8:46 am

    What a beautiful dress. Great look! Wishing you a very happy and relaxing weekend, doll!
    Much love, Len

  • Reply Kavya February 26, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Great post ,Swati! I’ve always believed the blogger world is much more of a community than anything else! It’s so nice to see a group of women supporting one another and also I ‘m very thankful for all the amazing ladies I have met as a result of blogging! πŸ™‚
    Coming to your outfit. It’s perfection. Loving that choker necklace so much. πŸ™‚ You have got a very cool style. Love it.
    Have a great weekend babe! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Chichi February 26, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    And also through blogging we test Unknown style territories and are surprised how we totally rock them! Like you do!! After meeting you guys I feel like we are all so much in the same water and basically not alone.
    Much love

  • Reply Yasmin February 26, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    You should wear black and white more often! I love the cropped cut of this jumpsuit. And while I agree burger and fries are an unbeatable combination, I will say that I usually don’t order fries at in n out because their fries kinda suck. But their burger is unbeatable.

    xx Yasmin

  • Reply Swati ( The Tales of a Traveler ) February 27, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Love the dress and you look very pretty …

  • Reply Archana Kapoor February 27, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Awesome look hon xx

  • Reply Malu February 28, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I love the vertical stripes on you! This culotte jumpsuit is perfection. I have a few of them in my closet and they are so easy, and even better, super comfortable!! I like how you kept your look monochromatic with all black and white and then threw a red jacket in there. My favorite combination. You look fab as always!

  • Reply Anonymous February 28, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Hey, you look absolutely stunning….I love the black n white stripes. Check out my blog too.

  • Reply misslovelyattitude February 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    love that stripes on the outfit πŸ™‚ so amazing πŸ™‚

  • Reply Carina February 29, 2016 at 9:14 am

    You look gorgeous and I think it’s awesome that you had the chance to meet some fellow bloggers!


  • Reply Doreen's Style Diary February 29, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I also under estimated how much time is involved with blogging. I love your style and always enjoy reading your articles. Love this stylish look! The culottes jumpsuit is adorable.

  • Reply Mansi March 1, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Hey Dear,
    You rocked it. Looking really great in the outfit and the neck piece is so giving a edgy look to it. Loving every core of it. Great work done..:)

  • Reply Sandhya March 1, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Well said Swati! if not for support, It is very difficult to keep going. And your dress looks cool πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ananya Kiran March 2, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    U always know how to carry a look flawlessly πŸ™‚
    Glam as always !
    Hot Pink and Gold

  • Reply Richa Kamal March 3, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    I too entered the unchartered waters of blogging recently but felt a little lost until I found some great fellow bloggers. So I totally agree with what you said. Personally I love how you mix your accessories and am also a big fan of culottes. Keep on writing more good stuff!

  • Reply Ankita March 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Wow. This is such a Paris fashion week outfit. You have a great smile. There is something very calming and en-captivating about how you look. Great outfit and great job with the pictures. Keep going πŸ™‚

  • Reply Veena March 10, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Love the intro. So true about the challenges we have to under go as a blogger. I am so thankful to meet you. This look is so casual and yet stylish. Love the monochrome jumper. You look stunning as always <3

  • Reply Tivoli March 11, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I loved your dramatic emo start, Swati. Lol. But seriously, I love what you wrote. I have found that especially living away from your own country, it’s easy to go into your shell but I am so glad and happy for all of us who have found a way to not just get by, but thrive at what we’re doing! And lucky you, to have gotten to meet some amazing bloggers. That’s always special. Coming back to your outfit, I love this look!!! You are going so strong in the culottes game, girl and look super fab! <3 Hope you're having an awesome time in India!

  • Reply Sharvari (Mumbai to Melbourne) March 17, 2016 at 12:19 am

    wooha ….
    stunning look….very chic yet sexy and strong. the choker adds that additional dimention….

  • Reply Dani Petry March 17, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    What an incredible look! Loved it!!!

  • Reply Ramya March 26, 2016 at 2:52 am

    Awesome look. I love your outfit..)

  • Reply A.p singh April 17, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Beauty of this is like when mind is like on a side with trying and knowing different features of fashion with beautiful pictures.

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