Winter Look in Summer

Winter Look in Summer

Hi Everyone!

If you are missing out those winter boots and overcoats just because it’s summers and its scorching heat outside, then this lookbook is just for you. Trust me, I love wearing long coats and boots for summers too but slightly an alternative way of wearing. There are a lot of cotton overcoats available in the market which you can mix and match with your outfit to give it a chic look.

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I wore a basic black t-shirt with high waist pants. I added this Shein check cut-sleeve Double Breasted Glen Plaid Vest Dress as an overcoat just to give that winter edged look. This is a summer alternate outfit which looks glam and also gives that winter cozy feel. I also have been loving these boots since they arrived and I have paired them so many times with different outfit. As white been a universal color which complements every other color, these boots look gorgeous with almost everything. I wore this outfit for India Fashion Week.

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Summers are beautiful but layering an outfit is almost impossible. But if you will add more cotton fabrics to your pairings, it will keep your body temperature cool and will look fabulous at the same time. Thank you so much for reading. I hope you like the pairing.

Outfit:

Jacket: Shein ( Here )

T-shirt: Forever21 

Pants: Shein

Shoes: StreetStyleStore ( Here )

Bag: Charles & Keith

A Royal Experience: Ranbanka Palace Jodhpur Review

A Royal Experience: Ranbanka Palace Jodhpur Review

Have you ever dreamt of living a royal life in a Royal Palace? Well, I have definitely had this dream and it did come true. My 2 night 3 days trip to Ranbanka Palace, Jodhpur was that dream coming true. Living among the Royals in a beautiful palace and feeling like royalty through the Jodhana experience was an experience in itself.

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Ranbanka Palace is a beautiful heritage property in the heart of Jodhpur which is certified by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. This palace was made in 1927 by Maharajadhiraj Sir Ajit Singh Ji from the royal family of Jodhpur which is now being owned and operated by R.K Karan Vijay Singh who is his direct descendant. When you enter Ranbanka Palace you will notice and feel the presence of Jodhpur’s authenticity. You can call Ranbanka Palace a ‘Mini Jodhpur’ itself!

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The Palace has stunning mantelpieces, armchairs and hunting trophies all around its corridors. The strong architecture of the palace portrays the colonial influences of its time. I get to enjoy the history, the royal luxury, and the flavours of Jodhpur, the culture, all under one roof.

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This beautiful heritage property has 90 rooms divided into Deluxe, Club, and Suites spread across the Palace, the Jodhana Courtyard, and the Royale Apartments. The palace also has a swimming pool, shopping experience inside the palace, spa, yoga, banquets, and all basic concierge services. The property also organizes safaris and city or village tours with expert guides and historians.

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The first day when I checked in, they provided me the club double room in Jodhana Wing and then the next day they upgraded me to the suite. The club double room was pretty huge in size with a small living area, bedroom area, and decent size washroom and outside balcony. The Suite was huge which has one dining area, bedroom, living room, washroom, and a huge outside balcony.

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As we booked ourselves the Jodhana Experience, we get to experience the in-room shopping with some of Jodhpur’s best artisans including joothi makers, bangle craftsmen, tie and dye artists and earthen-ware potters. I bought a lot of leather product for me and for gifting others from there. Also, we get to enjoy the family recipes from the royal kitchens and are served homemade namkeens, pickles, and chutneys. We also went for the local sightseeing where we went to Mehrangarh Fort and Museum and Umaid Bhawan Palace.

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We all agree that music is a very important part of Rajasthan and I love how beautifully the palace uses its folk music. While we were enjoying our breakfast, live sarangi music was being played and in the evening we get to experience the live performance by the local folk singers. This is Ranbanka’s everyday music ritual and I was truly impressed by it. The food is super delicious and their Royal Thali straight from their Pachranga Restaurant is to die for especially the Laal Maas and the Mirchi ke Tipore. If you are in Jodhpur, you should definitely try the Royal Thali whether you are staying at Ranbanka Palace or not. The staff of the hotel is very courteous and prompt.

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I totally love the time of my stay at Ranbanka Palace and will love to go back and stay with them again. I recommend this property to those who love luxury with peace. This is one of my favourite hotels in Jodhpur so far.

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Thank you so much for reading the review. I hope you like it. For booking Ranbanaka Palace, Please log on to: https://www.ranbankahotels.com

The Comfort Game

The Comfort Game

Hi Everyone!

My birthday just passed. If you ask me, I’m not a crazy party person. Instead, I love hanging out with friends, eat out and catch a movie kind of a person. So I did spend my birthday like that. The interesting thing that happened was, I’m planning to get a new camera and I almost made my mind for Canon 6D Mark II and when I went on my birthday to buy it, I got totally confused with Sony A7 Mark III. So, I did not buy anything and I came back home totally confused as which one to get now. If you have any suggestions, please help me selecting a camera for my work as I have to get one urgently.

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Currently, I’m loving the clothing combos which comes with tops and bottoms together. This is one of the sets that I’m crushing these days. I can wear this sweatpants and jacket set for a jog or as my airport look. This is one of the versatile pieces that I can pair with other tops and bottoms too.

I can definitely say that this is a very comfortable pairing which can be paired as a fashion statement by pairing your favorite boots and a fanny pack. This is a perfect airport look too. The Poly fabric of this garment gives it a very stylish look and also keeps you warm from inside. I totally love the look and the fit it gave me.

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I hope you like the look. Thank you so much for reading!

Outfit:

Jacket and Sweatpants Set: (Here)

Boots: StreetStyleStore (Here)

Bag: Miniso

Hotel Review: Mussoorie Gateway Resort

Hotel Review: Mussoorie Gateway Resort

Hi Everyone,

Some posts are long due, and I have to finish writing them and share with you guys pretty soon.  This is one of those travel posts that I have been thinking of doing from really long. If you follow me on YouTube you know that I have done a video on my last trip to Mussoorie and this post is based on the review of the property where we stayed.

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If you are looking for a hotel in Mussoorie but you want the hotel to be pocket-friendly, very near to Mall Road with amazing scenic beauty, then you should definitely book the Mussoorie Gateway Resort. It’s a small hotel with comfortable rooms and independent balconies which has great scenic views. The hotel has rooms divided into two floors – the ground and the first floor. The ground floor has independent small porch areas to sit outside and the first floor rooms have balconies overlooking the Doon Valley. The food was decent with a not much-elaborated menu.

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The hotel has one Reception area, two dining areas – one is an open garden and the other one is closed with parking facilities. You can see all of this in my below Vlog which we have created while we were there at Mussoorie. You will also get in the room – a television, a wardrobe to keep your belongings, tea coffee maker, a work desk, etc. The staff is courteous and they will help you but sometimes you have to remind them and ask for your food.

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We stayed there for 2 nights and 3 days. We used to ask for hotel’s car to leave us at the library side of Mall Road and then we used to walk back to the hotel. The walk from the Mall Road is not so far from the hotel and we used to love the walks while we were there. I love that this hotel is budget-friendly and it gives you all the basic amenities that you need for a comfortable stay. The view and the locality of this hotel are outstanding. As it is away from Mall Road it also gives you that peace and ease that you look for when you are on a vacation. We had a great time staying at this hotel.

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Check out the video blog of our Mussoorie travel here:
 

For Booking, please visit: http://www.mussooriegateway.com

 

Its Cloaking Time

Its Cloaking Time

Fashion Trends keep changing with the season. Last year we have seen many different trends coming and going. Many got really famous and I tried it as well and shared it with all of you through this blog. Some of the trends which were huge last year were: Sock Booties, Ultra Slim Sunglasses, Fanny Packs, Sheer Trend, PVC Trend, Ultra Cropped Sweatshirts and many more. Some of them we totally love while some trends we prayed to vanish as soon as we saw them.

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But the trend that I’m talking about today is Cap Sleeves Trend. When I saw the trend, I totally loved it. To enjoy the trend on me, I got this beautiful jumpsuit with the Cap Sleeve look. The jumpsuit looked super elegant and chic. I immediately knew that this can be in my closet. I always give preference to comfort first when I select any cloth for myself and what is best than a jumpsuit. After I received this, I tried it on instantly I fall in love with this outfit as the fit was great and so as the fabric. I knew this can be a hit at fashion week. 

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It’s fun to be at the Fashion Week but it gets very tiring if you are not wearing something which is comfortable. The cap sleeve on this jumpsuit looked more like a cloak which gave it an interesting twist to the garment which was also perfect for Fashion Week because Fashion Week’s for us is all about coming out of your comfort zone and wear something out of the box. With the Cap Sleeve trend, I paired another 2017 trend which was Fanny Packs. To my surprise, the jumpsuit and the bag looked beautiful together and complemented each other. 

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This look is defiantly one of my favorite looks so far. Let me know which fashion trend you guys love from last year and would want to continue? I hope you like the look and the blog post. Thank you so much for reading.

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PS: Wearing this beautiful cloak sleeves jumpsuit which is my favorite from SheIn for fashion week. If you want to get this jumpsuit, check out here: http://bit.ly/2zuflBQ
Also you can use coupon code is RuchikaQ1 to enjoy ₹200 off orders over ₹2000. The code is valid from 1st Jan, 2019 to 31st March, 2019.

OUTFIT:

Jumpsuit: Shein (Here)

Shoes: Koovs

Bag: Miniso

The Fond Memories

The Fond Memories

Hi Everyone!

Recently I went to a couple of places before launching our own website for HouseofRuda. The website launch took a toll on me and with that, we are also shifting to a new place as our home is getting rebuilt. In all of this, I’m craving for a vacation again but before doing so, I would like to finish my pending projects. I have a couple of things lined up – few collaborations, travel blogs and videos, makeup tutorials and of course HouseofRuda’s work (that’s a lot of work BTW). Don’t know when I can plan my next holiday but for now, I’m looking at these images and cherishing the time I visited Mussoorie.

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As I usually take 2-3 outfits where ever I go for vacation for my lookbook shoots. You can say I cannot leave behind my work, no matter if I’m on vacation too. As we went for Mussoorie Gateway property review, I grabbed this chance and shot this outfit.

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When it comes to styling, I take one item from my closet and pair the rest of the garments around it. For this look, my blazer is the highlight. I paired the whole look around this beautiful pink color blazer which I got from Shein. I kept the look contemporary by pairing high waist shorts and a basic grey t-shirt. To accessories the whole look, I added my golden flap brogues, basic watch, a minimal neckpiece, and my reading glasses. Out of lots of looks, I did in past, I can say this is one of my favorites so far.

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This look is perfect for a day out and for brunches or a beach wedding (wink*). I hope you like the look. Thank you so much for reading it.

PS: You can use the coupon code: Ruchika04, and enjoy ₹300 off orders over ₹2600.

OUTFIT:

Jacket: Shein ( Here )

Top: Forever21

Shorts: Forever21

Shoes: Romwe

Watch: Daniel Wellington (Here)

Black and Plaid Love

Black and Plaid Love

Hi Everyone!

Last year, I was traveling almost every month and after some time, I got so tired of traveling that I told myself, I had to stop! But now as I have taken a good amount of rest because of my health issues and my time required in my work, I am ready to travel again.

Starting with the property review in Mussoorie this month, I am all set to start my travel videos and blog posts again and you will be seeing a lot of them coming up in the coming months. If you still do not follow me on my Instagram, do follow me there, as I will be updating all my stories and my travel experience on my handle.

I am super excited to start my traveling experience all over again and sharing with you all.

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I love this summer outfit idea, where I have paired my crop plaid top with the frill waist capri pants. I went to three different events wearing the same outfit and I’m in total love with the look. I wore the same top with the same plaid pattern skirt in one of my earlier lookbook (here).

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This look is very chic and smart and perfect for a day out or for your formal events. Plaid Pattern is currently in fashion and if you pair it correctly they look outstanding.

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Thank you so much for reading the post. I hope you love the look. 

OUTFIT:

Top and Pants: SHEIN 

Bag: Gifted

Shoes: Old

Location: Publiq Bar and Kitchen

A Bling Night with the Sequins Dress

A Bling Night with the Sequins Dress

Hi Everyone!

This dress reminds me of the movie ‘Nerve’ where Emma Roberts wore a green sequins glitter dress in one of her dares. She looked pretty in the glitter dress and with her muddy sneakers in the movie. When I saw this dress on Shein, I thought this is the perfect replica of the dress she wore. I stop myself so many times from buying it, but I ended up getting it for me. This is a perfect party or a Saturday night dress for anyone who likes a Mini or a bodycon dress. I’m soon going to Goa and this will be a perfect night out dress.TPP_7005-2-1 TPP_7043-2 We choose a bar location for our shoot in particular because I wanted to create that ambiance which can do justice to the dress. The dress itself is such a statement piece that you actually do not need to wear it with anything. To keep everything simple,  I paired a simple block heel and a black clutch to go with it.TPP_6994-2-1 TPP_6996-2 The beautiful Emerald color of this dress, make me fall in love with it.  I think it is so important to have some statement pieces in your wardrobe, that when you wear them, you create your own statement of style. If you want to get this dress,  follow the link in the outfit section below.TPP_6961-2-1 TPP_7012-2Hope you have a great weekend and happy monsoon!  Thank you for reading and special thanks to Shein and Publiq Bar and kitchen for partnering on this post!

OUTFIT:

Dress: Shein (here)

Accessories: Shoes: Old, Clutch: Damilano

Location: Publiq Bar and kitchen

Summer Classics: Trench Jacket & Torn Denim

Summer Classics: Trench Jacket & Torn Denim

Hi Everyone!

I have been a bit slower in posting lookbooks recently and that is because we are finally launching our women fashion garment label and giving it a form of an online website. I’m super excited to launch the website soon and we are putting all our efforts and hard work on the website and doing all the required task with it. I will soon be releasing the same with all of you and I hope you like whatever we are coming up with. I will be needing all your support and love for making the website a successful venture. All your suggestions and love are welcome. 

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Coming back to today’s look! It is inspired by the summer essentials which we required to create an everyday look. For a casual, to a formal look, you need a structured blazer, but it is very difficult to wear blazers during summer because of the hot and humid climate. I created the whole look very summer friendly by pairing a torn denim with a tank top and on top of it to make it more structured, I paired a summer trench jacket with it. I have designed this trench jacket on my own keeping the structured look and the climate in mind. You will soon see the same trench jacket in our garment line in a different color.

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Recently got this torn denim from Shein. This is not only torn from the knee but also from the ankle which is giving it a very cute and girly look. The denim feels super stretchy and true to its size. I totally love it. If you want to get this same denim then please click on the link provided at the outfit section.

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Thank you so much for reading it. I hope you like the look.

 

Outfit:

Tank Top: H&M

Denim: Shein (Here)

Trench Jacket: My Own Design

Accessories: Bag – Charles and Keith and Shoes – Aldo

Indian Look with Rent A Closet

Indian Look with Rent A Closet

Hi Everyone!

I’m back with another Indian look! Many of you told me that I look better in Indian than western wear but I feel more comfortable carrying western wear and I always feel that Indian wear need more elegance and patience to wear. However, whenever I wear something in Indian wear, you all love it.

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This beautiful grey lehnga is from Rent A Closet, which I totally love. Rent A Closet is an amalgamation of creative ideas and extravagant fashion choices where one can rent authentic designer wear clothes. Wearing designer wear for any occasion brings not only confidence but also happiness but not everyone can afford to wear their favorite designers but Rent A Closet has India’s biggest designer garments which you can rent for your special occasion, wear it and make your dream come true. You do not have to spend a fortune of money to wear your favorite designer garment but just the rental amount. There’s a seemingly endless variety of everything including ethnic wear, cocktail dresses, sparkly jewelry and even “Cinderella” dresses. Majority of the collection belongs to an ethnic category and all the top designers’ like Varun Bahl, Manish Arora, Shantanu and Nikhil, Ritu Kumar, Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Preeti S Kapoor, Amethyst, Anamika Khanna, Ridhima Bhasin are going to be seen mainstream in the selection.

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The lehnga I’m wearing is from the designer house of RUHMAHSA and the actual price of this piece is Rs. 40000 but you can rent this from Rent A Closet for 3 days for Rs. 4000. How convenient is that! This beautiful piece is pretty simple yet it is giving a statement look. The renting process of Rent A Closet is fairly simple and easy. They will take your order, fit the garment in your size and get it delivered to your doorstep and after your rental period, all you have to return the piece.

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The last time I wore Rent A Closet was for AIFW (Amazon India Fashion Week) and that was a beautiful pre-draped saree from Anamika Khanna. I truly love how Rent A Closet making designer wear available for everyone.

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you like the look.