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Top 10 Drugstore moisturisers you should try now- Dry & sensitive Skin edition

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1/29/17
Hey lovelies, hope 2017 is doing you good! Since it is a bright new year, I wanted to try out something different- Beauty blogging. And since I love playing around with makeup, I thought why not share my experiences on my blog? Speaking of makeup, the most vital part is the skin care and for that, I have decided to share the Top 10 most useful drugstore moisturizers available in India that you should try out now.
My personal skin type is dry & sensitive so believe me when I say that I’ve had my fair share of bad choices when it came to selecting what products to use for my skin type. Because products meant for dry skin may not necessarily suit sensitive skin. And not applying the right products can do some good damage & the effects aren’t pretty.
Take a pick from the list of Top 10 most useful drugstore moisturizers that you should try:
1.       Nivea Crème- Body
3.       Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream- Face
5.       Nivea Soft Cream- Face, Hands & Body

8.       The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream- Face & Body
So, those were the fabulous products that made it to my list of best moisturizers for dry & sensitive skin. Hope this post has been useful to those lovely beauties out there that are searching good drugstore products to give their skin that boost of nourishment. And the best part is that they’re all available in India. Let me know what has worked for you and any other “top 10” list you want to see on my blog & I will surely make it happen for you!
Till then, have a splendid year & stay tuned for my next post.
Love,

Pranita.

DISCLAIMER: None of the images belong to me, all the images belong to their rightful owners.

Bye Bye 2016!

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12/31/16
It’s been a blast of an year and I cannot believe the numerous number of things I’ve accomplished! Most important of those things will have to be the launch of my blog- Style and Macarons (SAM, for short) which happened this year. And I would like to thank all the people who followed & supported my journey till today. I am so happy to be moving on to the New Year that is 2017 with all of you lovely people!
You didn’t think I would be ending 2016 without an outfit post, did you? I decided to do something different, which is indoor shooting at night. For this post, I decided to wear a red dress       underneath which I wore a lace bodysuit (last worn here). To add glam to this look, I accessorized it with a gold choker necklace, gold cuffs and strappy stilettos. Have a look below and let me know your thoughts on a night time shoot!
Dress- H&M
Lace bodysuit- Dorothy Perkins
Choker- Splash
Cuffs- Pantaloons
Stilettos- Forever21
So that was my last post for the year. Here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year & I hope 2017 fulfils all your wishes, dreams and goals!
XOXO till next year!
Love,
-Pranita


Happy Holidays!

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12/24/16
Greetings of the season, everyone! It’s finally Christmas time and my head just keeps playing carols on a loop. Does yours too? I have always been fascinated by Christmas time and the joyful spirit that it brings. It all started when I watched Home Alone movie series as a child, and it continued through my convent school years. And that is why I decided to do a fun and festive shoot for the holiday season.
The outfit I decided to wear is warm and cosy with a white sweater and a red skirt. The sweater is fluffy and extremely soft to touch, and I absolutely love the texture. The skirt is a rust red colour with scallop hem and makes for a perfect festive wear. I chose to wear them with black tights and ankle length boots. I also accessorised with reindeer horns & a santa hat (lol)! Scroll down below and join me in the festivities! Merrrrry Christmas!

Crop sweater- Forever21
Scallop hem skirt- ASOS
Tights- Forever21
Boots- Forever21
Reindeer horn headband- Crawford market

Santa Hat- Party Shop, Crawford market

Fashion fix for warm winters- Olive Jumpsuit

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12/17/16
Winter has commenced & with it brings warm cocoas, cosy sweaters and ankle to knee length boots. But for those in Mumbai, where I stay, it is mostly summer all year. During winters the nights get cooler but during the daytime, it’s sweltering! Hence, I wanted to invest in some outfits that suit the weather while maintaining the feel of the season. That’s when I decided to check the online scene and see if I find anything which suits my requirements.
Ultimately, I stumbled upon a website called Stalkbuylove, an online shopping site. I was really happy with the options I saw and an olive jumpsuit stood out in particular. It was a really chic style, perfect for the weather and the olive colour is apt for fall/winter season too! The best part about it is the fit & for a curvy girl like me, fit of a garment is paramount.
The main feature of the jumpsuit is that it has the low neckline, which plunges right till the naval. Hence, I decided to team it with a bodysuit which has a lace hem at the neckline. I’m quite pleased with how well it looked under the jumpsuit. To bring the look together, I paired it with a sling bag, a gold cuff and strappy wedges. Have a look at the outfit and I would love to know what you think!


Jumpsuit- StalkBuyLove
Lace cami bodysuit- Dorothy Perkins on Jabong
Cuff- Pantaloons
Sling bag- Baggit

Strappy wedges- Forever21

Rigo x SAM

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12/10/16
How are you, my fashion fanatics! It’s been long since I’ve done a blog post and I hope you haven’t missed me too much. Today’s blog post is a special one as it is a collaboration with one of the coolest brands in town- RIGO. What makes this brand so cool is that it is a youth online fashion brand with super affordable styles and that are designed & made in India!
Keeping up with trends isn’t easy, but that’s no problem with Rigo, as they add new styles daily on their website: http://www.rigo.in/collection/new-arrivals. And that is why I was so thrilled when they chose to associate with Style & Macarons (SAM, for short) to feature the latest trend of the season- the midi length dress. A midi length dress is essentially a dress which is knee to calf length & a lot of this style is being seen nowadays in the fashion forum.
The dress featured in today’s post is a black knee length casual dress with folded sleeve made of jersey material. The quality of the fabric is very good and it is really soft. I was happy with the fit of the dress, too. I chose to pair the dress with white sneakers, white clutch, gold bracelet & a necklace. I can see myself wearing this look for most casual outings, brunch or meet up with friends! Scroll down below to see what the outfit looks like.




Dress- Rigo (click here for website link)
Clutch- Allen Solly
Necklace- Forever21
Bracelet- Forever21
Sneakers- Zara
Hope you liked this laidback chic look in today’s post. You can get this look & lots more on Rigo’s site-http://www.rigo.in/. I would also love to know what your favourite pieces were so please let me know in the comments! I have listed a few of my current favourites, click on the links below to explore:
Women
Men




What I wore- Diwali Edition

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11/6/16
Hey folks! Diwali has just passed by & I wanted to show you all what I wore to celebrate the festivities. Diwali is one of the biggest festivals here in India and I’m so happy I got to celebrate it with my family! We kept it pollution free by not bursting crackers, but channelling our enthusiasm into decorating & cleaning up our home. I hope you all have also had a super fun Diwali!
At my home, we did 2 Pujas, one in the morning & one after the sun sets. Hence, I have 2 outfits which I wore for the occasions. Since Diwali is an ethnic fest, I wore ethnic wear on the day of celebration. The morning look was laidback & consisted of a embroidered crop top worn with flared palazzo pants & a crochet shrug. I kept the look minimal because there was a lot of work to do in the morning before the puja & I wanted to wear clothes which were fluid & allow movement. A pair of palazzo pants is not only comfortable but also useful when you have to farm duties around the house. One can also add a full length shrug to make the look more interesting.
The second look was a bit more festive and ethnic as this is the time when one distributes sweets among neighbours, wishes everyone dear, a very happy Diwali & come together to burst crackers. So I chose to wear a top & a flared skirt with statement accessories. The top I wore was blue & it matched the border of my pink ankle length skirt. The skirt had beautiful patterns of flowers printed on it, which made it a perfect festive wear. Scroll down below to see how the looks came together!

LOOK 1

Look 1
Top- Splash
Flared palazzos- Max
Crochet Shrug-Global Desi
Gold hair tie- H&M
Bangles- Powai Galleria market
Temporary Tattoo- Amazon.in
Flats- Haute Curry

LOOK 2

Look 2
Top- Fusion Beats
Skirt- Akkriti from Pantaloons
Earrings- Pantaloons
Cuff- Annabelle by Pantaloons
Flats- Haute Curry

So folks, these were the Diwali looks I wore this year & I hope you liked it! Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. Till then, namaste!


XOXO,
Pranita.

Athleisure Vibes

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10/23/16
The one trend I couldn’t wait to try this season is Athleisure. Does the term sound familiar to you? It’s essentially a trend where one wears clothing which is designed for workout in a different occasion, such as work, public, casual meet up with friends or just regular outdoor wear. It all began when women or famous fashion models started wearing leggings, tights or yoga pants for work purposes & it looked so chic that everyone wanted to try it out!
The best part of dressing oneself in gym wear the whole day is that it’s just so comfortable! And what makes it even more likeable is that it is one of the most minimalistic styles of dressing. Today, one can incorporate athleisure in almost any kind of casual wear. Another way of wearing this trend is pairing gym shoes with casual dresses, preferably jersey ones.
The outerwear that compliments this kind of look the most would be the bomber jacket. Bomber jackets give the desired edge to the look while nailing the brief.                 
Hence, for my look today, I chose to highlight the bomber jacket. The jacket I chose was from Zara, and they were the first stores where I could spot good bomber jackets. H&M and Forever21 were next. I decided to style the jacket with my varsity collection dress from Vero Moda & white sneakers. To give it a true Athleisure vibe, I accessorized this look with a leather duffle bag & a pair of sunglasses. Hope you enjoy the snaps of the outfit!





I had so much fun during this shoot! Another capture of  me trying to look cool(but actually looking sombre) while nailing a jump:


Bomber jacket- Zara
Dress- Vero Moda (also worn here)
Duffle bag- Yelloe on Jabong.com
Shoes- Zara
Sunglasses- Zara
This post isn't in any way sponsored by Zara, in case anyone was wondering.