Outfit of the day : Basics with a Twist

by Rati on November 28, 2013 · 63 comments


Hi Everyone,:)

In this outfit, I decided to play with the basics but every piece that I am wearing has a bit of twist to it. The white skirt has these fun box pleats that makes it different from a regular A-line skirt. I had been hunting for a biiiiggg black coat for a long time. I found this one at Zara. It’s a huge coat and different from the regular black coats that I normally end up picking. I can wear it in so many ways. A basic black sweater but I decided to add  a twist to it by adding a statement neckpiece. The neckpiece is a part of beautiful collaboration between Zariin and Sachin George. Sachin George creates art on paper and his art work was transformed into jewlery. :) My most abused bag these days to add a color and fun pumps to bring the look together. :)

Have a great day ahead everyone. :)

cocoon coat

black coat fashion

black coat street style

basic street style

sachin george zariin

louis vuitton sofia coppola bag

Today’s Makeup : Chanel Base Lumiere, Stila Tinted moisturiser, Bobbi Brown Corrector, MAC Mineralise skinfinish Natural, MAC Blush gingerly, Bobbi Brown Longwear Eyeliner in Jet for tight-lining, L’oreal million lashes mascara, Lotus Lip Balm Cherry, MAC Lipstick Brave Red.

On Nails : Maybelline Colorshow Bold Gold and Blackout.


I also have to say heaps of thanks to the Maybelline Team. When they asked me if I could create some nail arts using their Colorshow nail paints, my first answer was no. In my 4 years of IMBB I have never done nail arts. They are just not my forte. But upon insistence I agreed. And what fun I had doing every single one. I mean before every outfit, there used to be an excitement of playing with the nail paints, going through inspiration pics and then trying, testing, failing and succeeding.

The best was when I went home last week and everyone around couldn’t stop praising my nail art. I only geeeeed. 😀

You know sometimes you just have to say ‘yes’ to things…:)

You may check out my nail nail arts in the posts below :

5 Nail Arts with Maybelline Color Show Nail Paints
OOTD : 50s Inspired Vintage Skirt
Outfit of the Day : Pankaj & Nidhi High Low Shirt
Happy Birthday IMBB :)
Get Ready with me on Karwachauth :)

Outfit Details :

Sweater, Coat:  Zara
Neckpiece : Sachin George for Zariin
Skirt : Vintage
Bag : Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola
Shoes : Jimmy Choo

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{ 63 comments… read them below or add one }

Shaila November 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

Love the clothes, love the neck piece, love the shoes, love the bag, love the pop of colour with nakeup and bag. love everything. Simply beautiful Rati!!!! *pompom* *pompom* *pompom* *pompom*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:25 am

thanks shaila :))


jomol November 28, 2013 at 9:40 am

Picture of Prettiness *puchhi* Amazing styling…..loved how everything has come so well together……the skirt, the top, jewellery, everything and the makeup is flawless *puchhi*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:21 am

Thankooo jomo :-*


Megha November 28, 2013 at 9:56 am

*woot* *woot* wow rati di… U looking gorgeous.. The bag is so *drool*, n your watch too.. I was longing for such a thing since a long time.. From where did u get it? And you are right we just have to say yes sometimes and creativity paves its way.. It can be seen in your nail art.. *jai ho*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:19 am

megha it is a michael kors watch. They make amazing watches. You must check them out. *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* thank you :)) I know saying yes is the hardest but once you cross that point, things start to look clear! :)


neetu November 28, 2013 at 10:10 am

I soo agree wid u that sometimes all we need is a yes, *haan ji* I too observed positive changes around once coming out of our comfort zone n trying hands on something which is nt our forte. *haan ji* thanx to u n team imbb for all some of those yes n changes in my life.. *happydance* *happy dance*
You totally rockd this nail art being a beginner must say *haan ji* even I also try to imitate these for my get togethers n parties here.. *shy* *puchhi*
N wt to say abt the twist.. *happydance* as always u look refreshed n polished like a gem of fashion industry.. *happy dance* *jai ho* flawless from head to toe.


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:14 am

awww thank you neetu. you write the sweetest comments. I think I had my limitation that i could make only simpler ones. *hihi* *hihi* I am glad that they are coming to some use to you as well *happy dance* *happy dance*

Thankooo *puchhi*


neha November 28, 2013 at 10:17 am

very very beautiful rati *puchhi*


neha November 28, 2013 at 10:18 am

luv the makeup, it has a vintage feel *pompom*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:12 am

thankoo neha *happydance* *happydance*


neetu November 28, 2013 at 10:18 am

Moderation pls rescue *cry*


Arzoo November 28, 2013 at 10:25 am

OMG awesome outfit Rati, you look so lovely and cutie as always <3


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:06 am

thank you arzoo! :)


Nidhi November 28, 2013 at 10:51 am

RATI u r so beautiful. u have choosen my fav combo *happy dance* .. black and white and i knp its urs fav too.. a bit of red is always lovely.. just perfect.. u glowing and looking fresh *puchhi* *puchhi* . Macz brave red looking beautiful…well i like red lips on u *powder* *powder* .. yup nail art is soo much fun… *happy dance* *happy dance* tc doll *puchhi*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:04 am

yeah I love that combo nidhi. :)) I’d soon do the review of this lipstick. It is looking a bit darker in this today’s makeup pic. Thank you :)


sakhi November 28, 2013 at 10:53 am

As usual u look damn pretty and how did u hurt your leg…


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

thanks sakhi.. you get that pimple on leg sometimes no… 😛 That was bleeding so I put bandaid on it 😀


kiransingh November 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

simply superb :)


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:26 am

thanks kiran! :)


Anuradha November 28, 2013 at 11:05 am

U totally roch this look Rati! i LOVE ur make-up….i go thru ur tuts over and over again but do not succeed… *headbang* ….this white skirt of urs remind me of my school uniform…we also used to wear these broad plated white skirts with white shirts…just that the skirt used to be way shorter…” “grin” ……i love ur statement neck-piece….adorable! and bag is drool worthy…m kind of curious to know how will u wear this black overcoat..u r rite, this is not our regular pick…its huge…
i love ur look…u r truly a style diva.. *jai ho*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:31 am

hahah!! yeah these kind of skirts are mostly part of uniforms. 😀 Thank you. :)

Oh! you can wear it with jeans, throw it on a pair of dress and tie it up, with leggings and booties, maxi skirts. You may also check this post of mine : http://fashion.makeupandbeauty.com/20-ways-to-style-long-coats/

The only trick is to keep the bottom streamlined because the coat is pretty big! :)

Thank you :)


KK November 28, 2013 at 11:08 am

First, I want that bag…still!!! U know how u sometimes put things on the backburner and hope the desire will go away…it hasn’t…I want that BAG!!! *waaa* *waaa* *waaa* *waaa*

Love the Combo and the makeup is bang-on! *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* The lippy is such a purrrrfect pick! Love black and white combos!! *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:33 am

I know that bag Kulpreet. I think I had the similar reactions until I had it. 😛 Hope you pick one soon as well. :))

Thankooo :-*


Saloni..!! November 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

You looooooookk amazing and really fresh and this outfit looks soo cute and comfy for winters *woot* *woot* *drool* *clap* you have paired it superbly with that red bag *happy dance* *happy dance* i just admire that bag a lottttt *drool* *clap* *announce* very pretty poses and seems now that you have totally got addicted to these cute nail paints *puchhi* me toooo loveee doing nail art *drool*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

Thankooo so much saloni. :)) I love that bag too *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* yeah I had a lot of fun playing with these nail paints! :)


Ritika November 28, 2013 at 11:10 am

You look very pretty Rati *puchhi* n I loved every twist in your attire *clap* *jai ho* I was crazy about nail arts in my school days *secret* but now I don’t have the time or patience *headbang*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:39 am

I know I used to feel the same but the easier ones are less intimidating. give them a try….again 😀 Thankooo :))


arja November 28, 2013 at 11:22 am

Beauty , if there ever was ^_^


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:41 am

awww!! *shy*


sahana November 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

I love the neck piece. It kinda gets the entire outfit together!

You have come so far as a fashionista Rati!


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:59 am

thank you. I think I kinda got addicted to fashion somewhere midway 😀


gurpreet November 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Wow loved your style and the neckpiece is gorgeous as u. the red bag makes the entire outfit stand out so beautifully.. nice and chic *jai ho*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

thank you gupreet :)


Nikhat November 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Loovelyy rati..ur looking dam good


Rati November 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

thanks nikhat! :)


ruchika November 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Hey rati..looking nice as ever..nail art and ur neckpiece is superb..what hapened on your leg saw a band aid?? One more thing why there arr no new updates from missfit ?? All well?


Rati November 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

nothing, just had a bruise. and no we are not continuing with misfit. it wasn’t working out for us. All fitness posts would be on IMBB only on and off. and the fitness blog would stay for reference for our readers.

Thanks :)


Garvita November 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm

In loovveeeeee *shy* You look sooo prettyyy and freshhh! *happydance* *hihi*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm

thank youuuuu :)


Dhara November 28, 2013 at 1:24 pm

You are looking loveley Rati *jai ho* , i loved the bag, and your nail art looks pretty *clap*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

thank you dhara ! :)


anchal November 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I always fell short of words when i comment on your OOTD. A perfect example of beauty with elegance. you are a role model for us di *puchhi* *puchhi*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 1:41 pm

awww thanks!! :)


Rashmita November 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Woot woot! New words to be introduced to express how pretty you are…. Muah muah muah!


Rati November 28, 2013 at 3:10 pm

thanks rashmita! :)


dharani November 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm

*woot* *woot* *woot* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* yay…i so wanted a look in white ….you look amazing di….and love the neck piece and lipstick …you look picture perfect…love the Midas touch to ur outfit..and nails *happy dance* *happy dance* :)

i think you need a hair spa di.. *shy* *shy* .your ends look a bit dry and damaged. *scared* *scared* ..i think the work stress and weather though *haan ji* *haan ji* *haan ji*

on a pleasant note. *hifive* . *hifive* i am so in love with your jackets and makeup… *clap* *clap* *clap*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm

sooo sooo judgemental dharani 😛

My ends are fine , it’s just that camera picks up things the different way! :))

thank you :))


dharani November 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm

well di.. 😛 😛 .good to know ur perfect as always di..its just concern for u… *puchhi* *puchhi*


Swetha November 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm

U look lovely Rati di..love everything…:)


Rati November 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm

thank you :)


tanvi November 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Rati, nice jacket!! The combo really works well Rati.Good u r enjoying naiI art. It is fab!!


nimisha November 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Another picture perfect post.U r looking lovely and yes your look always inspire me. *puchhi*


Rati November 29, 2013 at 11:00 am

Thanks nimisha! :))

Thanks tanvi! :)


Rishika November 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm

hey Rati., lovely pictures!
which shade in Mac msf natural are u currently usin??


Rati November 29, 2013 at 10:59 am

I am using medium plus. :)


Abinaya November 28, 2013 at 9:08 pm

You look great Rati! *puchhi*
I love that skirt, it looks amazing! You totally carry whatever you wear with so much charm.
Oopsie, what happened to your leg? Bandaid?


Mayuri November 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Wow!! you look gorgeous Rati. Loved everything about the looks esp the nail art *clap* amazing *puchhi*


Rati November 29, 2013 at 10:58 am

thank you mayuri. :)) thanks abhinaya! :)


ARCHANA SHYAM November 29, 2013 at 12:53 am

WAHH!! You are epitome of beauty . *pompom* !! always admired you.. and you always inspired me. Thank you so much *happydance*
am new here….n wanted to write for blog…… *shy* *shy* *scared*


Rati November 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

thanks archana. welcome to imbb.. :)

Please check the jobs section given on the top :)


khushbu November 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Loving everything here ..and your nail arts u have masters in that *happydance*


Rati November 28, 2013 at 11:16 am

Thank you neha :))


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