Happy in my Blue Heaven

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Calgari shift dress from Jabong

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Accessorized the dress with a broad Black belt

Working in the Corporate World, I’m extremely used to wearing the standard Corporate colors like Black, White, Grey and Navy Blue. To make 2016 a gleeful year at work for myself, I’ve decided to experiment a little more with brighter shades, yet shades that will be accepted at the workplace.

For me outdoor shopping is truly a task as I do not have the patience to stop around, wait in changing room queues or bargain. Online shopping relieves me of all these woes. Recently while browsing through Jabong , I found this Calgari shift dress which looked smart, elegant and business like at the same time. I did a little reading of the description, made sure it fit my need and then went on to buy it. Here are the basics I usually check while shopping for clothes.

– Product material
– Cost
– Is it machine washable?
– Returns & exchange policy
– Reviews by previous buyers

Only after performing all these checks on this dress did I make a purchase.

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Here is my review of the dress and Jabong:

The color- Cobalt Blue looks rich and beautiful. The size is just perfect. As it is a shift dress (and shift dresses usually do not give shape as such), I used a belt to accentuate my waist.
If accessorized correctly, it’s kind of a desk-to-date dress. I’ve tried this dress with a blazer too and it looked formal enough to go to an official meeting.
Although for this post I wore black pumps, the good thing about shift dresses is they can be worn even with flat ballet shoes.

I ordered the dress on the 20th of Jan and the delivery time shown to me was on or before 29th Jan. As I needed the dress much earlier than that, I contacted the customer care and requested them to dispatch it as early as possible so that I could have it at least by the 25th. They promptly made a note of my request and had the dress delivered to me exactly on the 25th. So where delivery and service is concerned, they are fab. The return and exchange policy is note worthy too.

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Will I go to Jabong to shop again? Yes Of course!
Will I buy clothing from Calgari? Yes absolutely!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Let me know what you thought about it. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram , I’d appreciate it!

Photography : Nolasco Alphonso

*This post is a sponsored post, but the review is completely honest*
For any collaborations, you may contact me at thesilenthummer@gmail.com

Lots Of Love,

The Silent Hummer
Franchua D’Souza

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We are never ever getting back together

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This Taylor Swift song is rightly meant from my friend to Ebay India.

Ebay dress

Somewhere around April this year, a friend of mine saw this pretty flowy-like dress on Ebay India. It was very similar to the one in the pic above and costed about Rs. 1299/- Being the online shopoholic that she is, it didn’t take too long to punch in her credit card details and tick the saved address for delivery. As I mentioned in my previous post, even though you know what’s packed in that courier packet, the excitement is always there. So obviously when her dress arrived,with that big smile on her face she opened it. And I’m not exaggerating when I say her face dropped. Yea, forget the smile, her face dropped!

The dress that was supposed to be flowy and attractive, looked like the tailor just grabbed some left over material and made whatever he could in 30 mins. It didn’t have any fit, the material condition looked shabby with extra thread dangling along the edges. The color differed from the picture on the website. In simple words, it was crap. Here, take a look.

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Today with online shopping, returns and excahnge aren’t such a problem.Unfortunately it’s not so with Ebay India. The customer service representative asked her to courier the dress back, for which she would be refunded by Ebay India. After several calls back and forth, checking and re confirming, credit or cash discussions, my pal finally got a cheque. However, the cheque cannot be deposited as it has her ebay account name which is really a short name. They didn’t even bother asking on who’s name should the cheque be. Also, on letting them know about it, they refused to make any changes and said the matter is closed from their end. On asking for any higher authority’s contact details they gave some forever unreachable contact numbers. We’ve finally given up on Ebay India, but what’s worse is Ebay India has lost 2 of it’s customers. Such a shame.

The point of this post is:

1) To warn you against shopping from Ebay India
2) To save your time, money and energy.

If you wish to continue shopping from Ebay India, do so at your own risk.

Oh also, I’ve heard some of the most random and funniest lines while listening to my frustrated friend’s conversation with Ebay India representatives:
– Ebay gulps our cash like they’re really hungry
– I want to know the climax, not the trailer
– The cheque also hasn’t come to me yet! Doesn’t it have legs?

Yours Truly,

Thesilenthummer
Franchua D’Souza

The Heat is on

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This is the song that instantly came to my mind while thinking of a name for this post. Though it was a long weekend, I did not have exciting plans except for the hair makeover I told you about, so I spent a lot of time resting and relaxing at home. On Sunday afternoon, I received my order from Fashion and you which was a colorful top by Mayara. Looking at it online, I thought it’d be alright for a regular friday at work or something, but now that I see it, it’s too casual. I decided I’d wear it that day itself and go out somewhere. Knowing it was hot and humid, a little after sunset seemed like a good time to head out. Turns out, it wasn’t as great an idea.

As soon as I left from home, the heat started getting to me.It made me grumpy, angry, thirsty and drained out!
I’m otherwise all excited while taking pics and all, but here I was in just no mood. Nothing around managed to cheer me, not the new top, or the new look, the bright flowers around me or the kids around. I did take a few pics, since that was my whole idea. Thankfully I managed to not look that grumpy in these shortlisted ones, in fact I’m actually happy with them.

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Accessories

Sling bag and meNew flats

With this kind of heat, I’ve decided I won’t do more outdoor posts until the weather becomes pleasant. I cannot wait for the rains to begin! Rain Gods hope you’re hearing me.

Top: Fashion and you, Blue Denims: Zovi, Shoes: Bandra, Sling bag: Gift from Dubai, Ring and Bangle: Mom’s closet, Necklace: Gift from Greece

Let me know what you think of the heat, summer, my posts, or anything! I’d love to know. Now can I get some chilled beer please?

Yours Truly,

Thesilenthummer
Franchua D’Souza