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new year resolutions for 2019 – it’s #selfcare all the way

As all of instagram does at the end of each year, I too checked my ‘best nine of 2018’, which means the top liked posts… and the most favoured image was this one:

winter style: 7 ways to wear a scarf with a jumper dress | arati devasher painted silk accessories, london

I’d featured it in the 7 Ways to Wear a Silk Scarf with a Jumper Dress post a while ago, and it’s apparently retained it’s popularity since! I’m so glad it has, because it’s one of my favourites. The frill on the sleeve perfectly frames the Continue reading


packing two small, oddly shaped gifts into one box: gift wrapping tips

We often give multiple small gifts or oddly shaped gifts to our loved ones. It’s much easier to pack little gifts into one package, or to put that weird sized object into an easy-to-pack box. In this post, I’m going to show you how to wrap two little Arati Devasher gifts (lavender sachets and a bracelet) into a neat box and then add some decorations on top.

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how to decorate and accessorise your gift: gift wrapping tips

In my last post I showed you the basics of tying the perfect bow. But is that all I do to my gifts? No, of course not. I like to be really extra and decorate them even further. When giving a beautiful gift, no matter what the occasion, it’s always nice for it to be an experience opening a wonderfully wrapped present and then seeing the actual item inside.

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how to tie a perfect bow with silk ribbon: gift wrapping tips

It’s the festive season. Christmas is less than seven sleeps away. And all over this country, people are frantically wrapping gifts for their loved ones. I’m no different in that last minute rush, but I do take the time to make each present look absolutely beautiful. In the video below, I’ll show you how I tie the perfect Continue reading


one dress ten ways – how to style a capsule wardrobe – outfit roundup

How to Style the Mustard Trend for WorkArati Devasher yellow scarf

On the first of April, I took on a challenge and created, photographed and blooged about the first of ten outfits. Over the ten days, with the same shirt-dress being included in each outfit, I accessorised with pieces from my own product line.

Reflecting on how to style one item with a limited choice or capsule wardrobe and unlimited accessories definitely led to more than a few revelations.

There were ten outfits, but I chose to wear multiple necklaces and so there are more than Continue reading


silk and charm bracelet: instagram giveaway with Olivia of @clothesmyboyfriendhates

UPDATED ON 19 NOVEMBER 2018: THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


It’s giveaway time! I’m giving away this lovely little silk and charm bracelet in deep magenta to one lucky winner. The competition ends on Monday 19th November at 8pm, so get in there quick! Scroll down to find out how to enter the Continue reading


how to wear yellow: making a difficult colour work for you

Yellow is, at the best of times, a tough colour to wear without it wearing you instead. I, personally, love yellow in and of itself, but definitely draw the line when it comes to covering my whole body in the brashness of it. Here’s where accessories come in handy, as you can see above – I added a bright yellow bead necklace to a simple black and white dress. It draws attention to your face and makes an ordinary outfit extraordinary. Choosing the right shade isn’t as important when it’s such a small quantity – you can get away with a little mismatch. With a top or a dress it could be a disaster to have the wrong tone for your skin.

Another way to use the same necklace is with Continue reading


spring style: day 10/10 combining the #10x10challenge and #onedressthirtyways – how to style a capsule wardrobe

How to Style the Mustard Trend for WorkArati Devasher yellow scarf

Day 10! The last and final outfit in my challenge. I’m going to miss styling those pieces every day. … The shirt-dress is back being tucked in and used as a shirt. It really is supremely comfortable worn this way, despite the length having to be stuffed in. I’ve styled the Citrus Ripples silk scarf with this outfit – it’s one of the most complex designs I’ve ever painted.

Styled with cream trousers and a linen blazer, the subtle citrus colours create a vibrant spring look. A little bit of pattern in your scarf and shoes can make a light coloured outfit more unique. Try the same scarf with dark wash jeans and a blue blazer for Continue reading


spring style: day 9/10 combining the #10x10challenge and #onedressthirtyways – how to style a capsule wardrobe

How to Style the Mustard Trend for WorkArati Devasher yellow scarf

Day 9 of 10… Taking the shirt-dress back to coat status, I’ve paired it with the silver cami and pencil skirt. My own personal red paisley scarf adds a dash of colour to the monochrome outfit, and the snake heels bring some flair to my feet.

Cinching in the waist with a soft leather belt looped multiple times and tied with a bow adds more structure to the loose ‘coat’.

If you’d like to catch up on why I’m styling a shirt-dress in ten different ways, you might want to read my first post, which explains the whys and wherefores of the #10x10challenge and #onedressthirtyways. Tomorrow I will post about Continue reading


spring style: day 8/10 combining the #10x10challenge and #onedressthirtyways – how to style a capsule wardrobe

How to Style the Mustard Trend for WorkArati Devasher yellow scarf

Day 8 of 10… Taking the shirt-dress back to summer with the snake print shorts and platform sandals again, this is one of my favourite scarves to pair with summer outfits. The Mariana scarf is skinny, with a luxe satin sheen, and adds that essential je ne sais quois to an otherwise basic look.

The scarf’s deep blue hues (inspired by the Mariana trench, after which it is named) are duplicated in the shorts, and I like the fact that my feet are unobtrusive in tan leather, elongating my legs – for my caramel skin tone the cognac colour turns into Continue reading


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