06 October 2015

Knits Love || ft TUXE bodywear

Rupsha B, Lovesicklilac, Darjeeling fashion bloggers
If I could sum up September in six words, it would be dumplings, ramen noodles, turtlenecks, tea, kpop and Haruki Murakami, Anyone who follows me on Instagram or Snapchat would know, that I did spend those weeks at Darjeeling, sipping white tea, luxuriating in the true fall weather, watching Mount.Kanchenjunga while doodling in my notebook, crying over boys in uniform(because they remind you of your favorite kpop band bias and his graduation) and other details that I would talk about more in the next post. expect a huge-arse post with all sorts of pictures and me complaining about how analog camera will always be better.

However, if we're talking about turtlenecks(which embodies half of my winter wardrobe), let me introduce you to one of top three favorite clothing item that I own.  I remember when I was 6 and mom came back home with a red turtleneck sweater for Christmas and all I ever wanted to do was to snip it into peices because turtlenecks are uncomfortable. They are itchy and suffocating, even worse when you have such a short neck as I do. Things probably changed because I still have it in my cupboard. Long time now from then, turtlenecks are pretty much all I want to wear for fall. This drapey knit turtleneck bodywear by TUXE lives true to all the expectations I had after late-night rummaging through their Instagram post. The Diane Keaton fangirl in me overjoyed the first time I tried it on and decided, this is it. I've found perfection in form of knit turtlenecks. And there's a chance you guys will witness me try to come up with countless other pairings(because it's versatile,....why not?) all through out winter. I'm never parting with it. - Rupsha B
Rupsha B, Lovesicklilac
Rupsha B, Lovesicklilac

Forever 21 jeans

Words by Rupsha B
Photography by J Roy.

30 August 2015


Almost a month ago, Dresslink was kind enough to send me two items of clothing, a beautiful dark chiffon floral kimono and the other one, a little black dress. Carrying on the boho-chic, music festival trend(that I've been talking about non-stop in the past few posts), this dress has been a great addition to my wardrobe. Absolutely love the crochet details on the sleeves and the hem. I had to pair it with a statement necklace for that extra added boho-chic look. Let me know what you guys think of the dress.

I'm sitting by the window of my new apartment. I have lit a candle, which smells of flowers, rain and wood and tried making it feel a little more like 'home'. Last 10 years of my life has been about moving from cities to cities and searching for a place I could call 'home'. I've moved here two weeks ago, it's a great place and I'm so much fond of this neighborhood. The streets are lined with mansions and extravagant white houses with it's glass walls and palm trees. I've made a few friends here, she's a really nice girl and we appreciate having each other in this city. My home town never felt like a place I belonged to. I always felt like an outsider. So I did the next best thing I could. I packed my bags and moved to this city, on the other side of the country. Last time I was here, I felt awake. I remember lying on my hotel balcony floor and telling myself, 'This is so much better. I feel something. I feel alive'. This time however everything feels misplaced, like I'm trying to close a jar with the wrong lid. I want to leave again. They told me to give it a few more weeks, told me to 'chill'. I wouldn't blame them for not knowing me well enough to understand, I've never been the one to be unsure of how/what I feel and the reality we sojourn. I've always been sure of what makes me happy and what doesn't. Life is too precious to be stuck with something that doesn't make you feel whole, feel complete. This isn't about being homesick, when I haven't understood the term 'home' at all. This isn't about new places and adjustment issues. This is about understanding that the things I'm searching for isn't here. It's about taking 50 wrong turns before you discover the right one and never losing hope in the process. ----- Rupsha B


01 August 2015

Florals and Metals || Ft Dresslink.

kimono, lovesicklilac, Rupsha B Roy, Indian Fashion bloggersWith music festival inspired fashion taking over the social media, we're going to talk about kimonos  that is sported by 1 out of 3 bloggers these days and goes back to last year's Fashion Week street style when it actually started making it's way to the public. It's done, it's repeated and been here for almost two years. Yet some of us, are still not sick of this. The best thing about kimonos is, it's extremely comfortable, flowy, makes you feel like so boho-chic with flowers in your hair(think Vanessa Hudgens at Coachella) and pretty much makes every outfit look good. I'm really loving the summer trends this year or at least where it's headed at.

The following excerpt is from Wikipedia:-
"The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. The word "kimono", which actually means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing"),has come to denote these full-length robes. As the kimono has another name, gofuku, the earliest kimonos were heavily influenced by traditional Han Chinese clothing, known today as hanfu (kanfuku in Japanese), through Japanese embassies to China which resulted in extensive Chinese culture adoptions by Japan, as early as the 5th century AD. It was during the 8th century, however, that Chinese fashions came into style among the Japanese, and the overlapping collar became particularly women's fashion."

This floral Kimono from Dresslink is almost too perfect for it's price. The material is great, the stitching is great, the sizing is perfect for me(this is in the size medium) and the only thing I've worn thrice this week. Who knew I could fall in love with floral prints again. It's light, it's flowy and it's pretty much exactly what I needed this summer. If you're looking for a more versatile modernized version of a kimono(almost a chiffon cover-up), I would suggest you to check this out. I loved it and I hope you would love it too.

Kimono by Dresslink*
Blue top by River Island.
Ripped knee jeans by Vero Moda.
Pictures by J Roy
Words by Rupsha B Roy.