Sold out to the sale!

Its monsoon and the sale time is here. Since I already spent big bucks yesterday I thought I would jot down some important do’s and don’s while shopping in the sale. The very thought of sale shopping is rejuvenating. Anything at the cost lower than the printed one is always welcome to anybody. Who does not like saving. Remember we gave you a list of to do’s while shopping for the black Friday sale? Refer all of that and brush-up your sale shopping skills. Along with that remember the following in order to help you avoid all that you don’t wan to end up buying!Sold out to the sale.

DO:

  • Stock up on winter collections as the weather next is appropriate. Woolens are always expensive to buy retail. So sale is the appropriate time to stock up on that.
  • Go buy all the footwear that you have your eyes on.
  • Expensive high-end bags are a great bargain if you go sale shopping. ( I am suffering from serious post shopping guilt in this department on my recent purchase ūüėõ ūüėõ )
  • Spending on denims during sale shopping is also a great idea. Even if the trends change a decent pair of denim wouldn’t really hurt.
  • Household decor items are also to look out for when you are shopping during the sale.
  • Furnishings like Bed-covers, Bath linens are again some important items that you could or you would wanna spend on.
  • ¬†Electronics items which you have been keeping on hold since a long time.

DON’T¬†:

  • Buy cosmetics as much tempting as it is. You cannot guarantee the expiry date. There is a possibility of products being very near to the expiry date.
  • Buy neon colors , since are so much in fashion these days it may tempt you. But they aren’t here to stay long. It may be a possibility that 3 months later you may regret buying so many neon’s after all!
  • Buy too many leather items. Remember its monsoon time after all.
  • Buy footwear which you plan to use this season and aren’t weather appropriate.
  • Forget to check your bill the percentage discount and any discrepancy where product guarantee is concerned.

Happy shopping.

xoxo ~~

Thekn0tstory.

Breaking news : Madhuri’s Ghagra !!

“TV pe breaking news haaye re mera ghagra haaye

Baghdad se leke Delhi via Agra”

(For non-indian readers link to the song on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IS8yw3NV60)

 

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Madhuri’s New item song takes my heart away. She’s gorgeous and her dance mar jawa ūüėõ I am so keen on meeting her and asking her about the secret to looking like that in that age. Okay I know I am diverting myself entirely from the topic but then its Madhuri dixit you know !! ūüėõ

Now let me tell you the connection of this item number (dance based song in indian movies ) and our wedding blog. Common I am talking about ghagras (lehengas)!! Let me tell you people this song is like a treasure hunt reward if you are about to get married. So many beautiful ghagras and a variety of color combinations and net and sequin lehengas. The background dancers boast of different and offbeat color combos in the borders and the lehenga, with a simple and awesome done duppata. If not getting the same lehenga/ghagra you sure learn what colors are in trend and what you can mix up to get the latest looks. What is unique is no dancer repeats  a color combination. So suit your taste and get ideas!!!  P.S My favorite is the golden one Madhuri wears! Manish Malhotra has always been my favourite with the bling !!


Madhuris ghagra

 

~~xoxo

Theknotstoy.com

Bridal Lehenga Trends this Season!

Hey there lovely bride to be’s!!

Okay I know to begin with I got to say we @team theknotstory are seriously sorry for being lazy for around 3 months! But something really kept us busy and we do promise to be more regular and deliver awesome information with regularity!  Our shopaholic has decided to give shopping a break and writing more often! *winks*

Now that the Summer weddings are up I am pretty sure you guys have already done a whole lotta shopping and few things remain! I am personally shopping for the wedding of a near and dear and bring you the first hand information ūüėÄ (of course¬†about everything) !

So after doing a thorough market search for the right kind of bridal lehenga we finalized one! The most important thing to look for is how comfortable and glamorous do you feel about what you wear!  And summers bring in a lotta fresh colors, pastels and brightness all together! Get in all your Pinks, Royal blues, Pastel Greens. And color blocking is seen in the Bridal lehengas too! Believe me or not they look fabulous!

My Personal¬†favorite¬†for brides does remain the traditional Red! and Our bride did get a fresh tomato red! But then if you are the experimenting kinds and like to follow new trends you have loads of options in colorful lehengas! ¬†Here are the latest¬†designs¬†of lehengas some designers put up this season that I absolutely adore! You may wanna steal them or buy them ūüėČ

Color Block Lehenga

Color Block Lehenga

LoveLy Sabyasachi Designs! Royal Blue and Red!

LoveLy Sabyasachi Designs! Royal Blue and Red!

 

This  Sabyasachi one Is my Favorite BTW! These days m obsessed with anything that is royal blue!

 

Black and Gold Ritu Kumar Design

Black and Gold Ritu Kumar Design

Shyamal Bhumika Gorgeous design

Shyamal Bhumika Gorgeous design

Bridal Lehegna using Yellow!

Bridal Lehegna using Yellow!

P.S. they are not my designs. The respective designers own them . I just recommend them and the style!

And if you love budget friendly stuff explore your nearest market and keep in mind the above colors and work that are trending now! Happy Wedding shopping lovelies..! And if you need any help in any city to fore shopping guidance we are happy to help. Just mail me at  theknotstory@gmail.com and I am at your service! Presently for  (Mumbai, Hyderabad, Calcutta, New Delhi) .

 

Happy Shopping :)

Love,

The Shopaholic @Team theknotstory!

New year Party with a Difference !

We are nearing the end of the year 2012. Like every year this one has its own bits and pieces to remember. It’s this one last ¬†day when many unknown hotels, resorts, bands, dancers, singers, tour planners, event management companies and what not make money. One single day and people make lakhs, millions like wise. Is it necessary to spend so much for celebrating New year?
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An average party where a couple makes an entry costs 3k (3000INR) and above as cover charge only. Food and other things depends on how much more to spend. We¬†Indians¬†are always a step ahead in celebrations; Be it wedding or festivals or¬†New year.¬† Is it worthy to spend so much? Why spend so much, when you can have the same fun at lesser price? ¬†What about the after party confusions? Unsafe travelling alone or travelling with a lady, Getting booked for Drunken driving or the ¬†uncertainity of availability or heavy fares hiring¬† a taxi or room rent and all kind of other complications. In a simpler tone, most people celebrate an amount which is equivalent to a month’s expense on¬†New year¬†night.

Here is a suggestion from us as to how to celebrate this New year wisely and cheaply!!

Arrangements + Planning

Celebration always make sense when you are with the right bunch of people, Friends. Arrange a small house party with friends & family.  Plan it at one of your houses or rent a house or cottage for a day where all can sleep after party. Divide the expense. Make arrangements for food, cleaning, and other things(audio,video and whatever). This celebration may not be a Page 3 celebration, but this will be one new year where you are celebrating with the right bunch spending a small amount of money and with minimal risk.

Advantages:

Minimize unnecessary spending and save some money.

No worries about drinking and driving.

No safety concerns when you have to reach home late.

Party with friends and hence no risk for girls.

No cops and eve teasers to bother.

Happy Family ūüôā

Disdavantages:

Friends should be available.

Place for party & stay should be available.

Someone to cook food & clean should be available.

This is not a Page 3 party where a famous DJ plans some tracks.