Monday, 22 July 2013

Chai and Cheese has a new address!

With the overwhelming response we got from this blog, we are shifting to a website to make your experience with chai and cheese more fun and exciting We have a new address now . All posts from now on will be posted on our website. All our previous posts have been shifted. Do let us know your comments, likes or dislikes regarding the new blog.
Check this out:

Ragini! :)


The awesome people from Cheap and Chic have sponsored a Giveaway for all you beautiful people.

The rules are simple.

1. Like Cheap and Chic on Facebook.

2. Like Chai and Cheese on Facebook.

3. Share the Page of Chai and Cheese and get as many likes for Chai and Cheese as possible.

4. Tell us what you like most about this blog.

Winner will be decided based on your answer and the number of likes we get through you.

Contest ends on 27th July 11.59 pm

Hope you guys like it! So hurry! This gorgeous dress can be yours. Share away! :)
Ragini Varma

Online Store Review: Cheap and Chic

Happy one month anniversary to us! I love this blog, its my baby and I am more or less obsessed with it. I have been trying really hard to bring the best to our readers, be it online reviews, latest in style or giveaways. I try my best and once again THANK YOU, all of you!

So next up is a review for an e-store on facebook Cheap and Chic . 

Cheap and Chic was founded in October 2012 and has a come a long way since then.It was started by two Naga girls from Dimapur, Epibeni Kristi and Abhigail Swu who are both working professionals. Their love for fashion is what led them to launch Cheap and Chic. The collection is varied and extremely pocket friendly.  

Owners of Cheap and Chic
Right: Epibeni Kristi
Left: Abhigail Swu

Excerpts from the interview:

CnC:  Why Cheap and Chic?

Cheap and Chic: Our Love & Interest in Fashion made us do Cheap & Chic. We have been BBF's since kindergarten and we have been each other's fashion guru. We do not settle when its comes to looking the best so we thought why should we comprises when it comes to doing what we love. Thus Cheap and Chic happened.

CnC: How are you different from the rest of online e-commerce websites sprouting throughout facebook?

Cheap and Chic: Its true that there are lots of options in market when it comes to online stores but both of us being on the heavier side hardly found anything of our choice, size and option. Our Age and Profession limits us to get dressed in a certain manner however we do not forgot our young clients who drops in with certain expectation. Thus, our variety in clothes have expanded over the time keeping in mind that our price tag does not hamper the pockets.

What makes Cheap and Chic unique from other online stores is we entertain our clients even via BBM/What's app/We chat/Line... you name it we got it. Though both our profession is demanding in itself the little amount of joy we get when a clients calls/text/leaves a comment makes our effort all worth the while.

Now that's what we call true fashion lovers! We checked out their store and are already in love with so many products! *sigh* Whoever said money can't buy happiness?

 Some beautiful products from their store:

We love those brogues and floral pants! In short we love Cheap and Chic. 
Moreover, they have launched their new collection and I have already selected the pieces I love. :D:D
So, what are you guys waiting for? Check out their store here Cheap and Chic

Hope you guys like it,

Sunday, 21 July 2013

of Polka Dots and Midis!

Hello Everyone!
If you guys are following me on facebook, you probably know about the interview of Chai and Cheese in Indulge Magazine of The New Indian Express.Yayieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
 We have so many surprises coming up for you in the next week!! New store reviews, lots of outfit posts, beautiful girls with amazing dressing sense and much more! :)

So today I have worn a dress as a skirt and teamed it up with a polka dot shirt ,my current love CORAL heels and some accessories.

I bought the dress and the top from a flea market in Assam for less than 1000 Bucks. Cool isn't it?
Dress Worn as a skirt: Flea Market
Blue Polka Dot Top: Flea Market
Belt: Zara

Coral Heels: DNA , Delhi

Bracelet: Accessories
Neck Piece: Singapore
Orange Clutch: Exhibition, Dibrugarh
We may not realize but our closet holds a lot of stuff which can be paired in different ways and make us look uber stylish. Also, I simply don't know how to pose, but I try :D.

Hope you guys like it,
Ragini :)

Saturday, 20 July 2013

The Super energetic One

We hit 500 Likes on Facebook today! Wooooooooooooot!! Happpy danceee... Thank you each and every one of you for following this blog. It means a lot to me!

Next up is a gorgeous lady from Mumbai. She is an alumni of Jai Hind College and did her graduation from  Sophia College, Mumbai. She loves dressing up and is considered a human "Yellow Pages" by her friends as she knows where to pick up the most stylish stuff from. Be it roadside vendor or high-end malls, she picks up the right stuff and styles herself effortlessly. She is known to be SUPER energetic and stresses easily, but retail therapy more or less makes her day.

Presenting Vineeta Kalapi,

clutch-river island

Dress-forever 21
Watch-limited edition cartier

Top: Colaba
Shorts: old navy
Ragini Varma

Thursday, 18 July 2013

The Indian Beauty

We have a surprise coming up on the first month anniversary of Chai and Cheese. I feel like I am married to this blog hehehhehe. But Man!! It's so hard not to tell you guys!! *evil smile*

Anyways, Next up is this beautiful girl from Mumbai. She is an alumni of Jai Hind College and has studied Forensic Science from St. Xavier's College Mumbai. She can rock any outfit be it Indian Or Western. Her style is effortless and she makes any outfit look damn pretty!

Presenting Imaan Javan,

Outfit: Benzer
Top: Zara
Pants: Vero Moda
Bag: Coach
Glares: Aldo
Stole: H & M
Watch: Balmain

Jewelry: TBZ
Lehenga: Own Creation

Simply love the lehenga! Do we see a designer in the making?

Beautiful!! :)
Ragini Varma

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Travel In Style

Hello Peeps!

Whenever I am travelling somewhere, I am confused. I want to be comfortable but I want to dress up in style .  Many people wear heels while travelling but for me it's a strict No-No. I prefer flats to heels and light comfortable clothing.

So, I have put up four outfits one can wear while travelling. I have done four looks, one for the working woman,one  for the lazy chic (Screams Me Me Me), the fashionable lady or the nerd yet classy chic. 

For the working woman : Swap the brogues with heels to attend a meeting after arriving at your destination. Wear the brooch for a chic statement.
Sheer White Shirt,
Ankle Length Pants
Brown Brogues
Black Blazer
Hermes Birkin Bag
Honeycomb Brooch

For the Street Smart one: Printed pants are so much in vogue these days, and love those neon heels.         (WANT!)                                                                                                        
White Tank Top
Black Printed pants: Forever 21, Koovs
Brown Studded Bag
Long keychain Pendant
Neon Transparent Heels

For the Lazy One: This outfit is for people like me who love to travel comfortably while keeping it stylish. Can just sleeep in this outfit.

Aztec Print Top
White Linen Pants
Aquamarine Blue Flats
Coral Clutch

For the nerdy one: This outfit is for the chic, sporty people. Add on the nerdy glasses for the oomph !!
Ripped Denim Jeans
Brown Ballerinas
Red Mulberry Laptop Bag
Nerdy Glass

So Next time you are travelling I hope you can ape one of these styles.

Till then Keep it Stylish,
Ragini \m/

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The bangalore babe!

Heyyy all you beautiful people!

 We have reached mid-July and by August all the stores will be showcasing their new collection. Sooooo Excited.  I will soon be doing a post on The Must Haves in you winter collection :) wardrobe. After all, a girl never has enough clothes, shoes or bags.
Anyways, Next up is a girl who loves travelling, shopping and is a designer freak. Always smiling and cheerful, she has got an acute sense of fashion and loves being in style always.She loves partying and listening to music.

Presenting Sowmya Murthy,

Tube Top: Mango
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: ZARA

Pink Dress: Designer

Dress: H &M
Watch: Guess
The location of the first picture is Pattaya, Thailand! Superb location and subject!

Hope you guys like it!
Ragini :)

Monday, 15 July 2013

The one with the super cute dimples

Hello everyone!!

The winner of the giveaway by The Fashionabelle will be declared tonight. Sorry for the delay. It could be any one of you so Yayiee! Be excited Anyways, I will be in Mumbai next month and  starting from mid august will only be posting the Street-style of Mumbai folks. So all those from Mumbai reading this, DRESS YOUR BEST and keep it stylish, I will be looking (*Puts a fedora cap on with evil smile *)

Next up is the post of a dimpl(ed) Beauty. She is your next door girl, very pretty always smiling and cheerful. An alumni of NM College, Mumbai ,she is "brand-freak" and swears by all the high street brands. She loves shopping and loves collecting bags and accessories. She is ready to shop 24*7, loves travelling and partying.

Presenting Varsha Garodia,
Tribal Print Dress: Mango
Footwear: Charles and Keith
Ring: ToniQ

Dress: UCB
Footwear: Tresmode

Dress: Mango
Hope you like it! We love her Stripes dress and the addition of her pink clutch is awesome.


Sunday, 14 July 2013

The Famous one

Aloha darlings,

I am so excited to introduce the face of our next post. She is beautiful, gorgeous, a fashion diva, an entrepreneur all in one. She runs a very successful e-store on facebook (A-J Store) and is also a fashion blogger. I am a big fan of her store and her chic style. She has been featured in many fashion magazines as well. Born and brought up in Nagaland, this beauty then moved to Mount Carmel College Bangalore to complete her graduation. After doing a few odd jobs here and there, she realized that fashion was her calling. So, now she is a full time fashion blogger and owner of the A-J Store.

The A-J Store is a very trendy and pocket-friendly e-commerce store on facebook. They have an amazing collection of shoes, clothes, bags alike.

Presenting, the super stylish one, Aien Jamir

Dress : AJ Store
Flats:  Topshop
Tote Bag : AJ Store
Headgear: Forever21
Sunnies: AJ Store

Top: Forever21
Heels: Zara
Clutch: AJ Store
Belt: Zara:
Watch: Vintage
Bracelet: Forever21
Sunnies: AJ Store

Aztec print 2 piece: AJ Exclusive Collection
Heels: AJ Store
Watch: Tommy Hilfiger
Clutch: Zara
Sunnies: AJ Store

We can't decide which one is the best picture because she looks amazing in almost everything she wears! So effortless, trendy and chic!

Ragini :)

Friday, 12 July 2013

The devil wears white

Goodmorning my sweethearts,

I saw Bhaag Milkha Bhaag last night and I realised one thing, A Three Hour 8 minutes long movie is not my cup of tea. The movie could have been much better if the duration was reduced. Nevertheless, loved Farhan Akhtar in it. (Super hot body alert!)

Also, a lot of people are telling me to lose weight because I am a fashion blogger now and I should be at the top of my game etc,etc. So one night I decided to question my self, To lose Or Not to lose. And the answer was Screw You! I am awesome the way I am. Well, obviously who wouldn't want a toned, well maintained body, BUT I can't keeeel myself over it.Patience is a very important factor while trying to lose weight, and well I am trying. Moreover, I read a great quote which somehow makes me more lazy to workout .."A woman without curves is like jeans without pockets, You don't know where to put your hands". Hah! So yeah! I love my curves. 

Anyways, My next outfit post is a long forgotten kurta I bought two years back, some accessories, a leopard clutch and hot pink moccasins.

White Kurta, Worn as a dress: Cottons, Delhi
Green Bracelet: Accessories

Pink Moccasins: Thrift Shop, Gangtok
Leopard Print Clutch: INC.5
Turquoise Necpiece: Jaipur

P.S Title Credits Arnavaz Kollah
Hope you guys like the post!!
Ragini !

Thursday, 11 July 2013

The athletic one!

Hello Gorgeous People,

Today we have a post of a very sweet young lady. She is a Third year student from Mumbai.She plans to pursue Masters in Luxury Brand Management later in life. She has been an athlete in school days and she still plays to relieve her stress.She loves clicking photos (oh! we can see that ;)) , loves shopping and chilling with her friends

Presenting the pretty girl, Ashni Shah:

Top: Zara
Cargoes: Scullers
Bag: Steve Madden

Dress: Amrapali

Red Spagetti: Zara
Shrug: ALL
Jeans: Guess
Pumps: Aldo
Hope you guys like it.


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The one on her Honeymoon!

Today we have an extremely beautiful and elegant lady who was kind enough to send her pictures to us. She has done her Masters in Food Science & Nutrition from England and Bachelors in Life Science from Mumbai. She worked as a nutritionist in Mumbai for a year and then got married (Eat your heart out guys, she is taken). She loves watching sitcoms and the past year has been a whirlwind of romance for her as she has been travelling around the globe and loving it. She loves,loves,loves shopping and has a fetish for shoes and handbags. Also, food makes her happy!

Presenting Krishma Jhaveri Karani,

Red Dress: Vera Vang
Earrings: Mikura (dubai)

Black One Shoulder Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Clutch: River Island

Pink Gown: Boutique in Singapore
Neck Piece: Mikura (Dubai)
Isn't she gorgeous? Hope you guys likes it.


Giveaway !! Wooopie

We have a bigggggggggggg surprise for you!!

The people from The Fashionabelle were kind enough to give away one of the two dresses from their collection for all you beautiful people. The rules are given, so click away

To become the owner of one of the dresses (You get to select which one do you want). you have to follow these rules:

1. Follow our blog Chai and Cheese on facebook.
2. Follow The Fashionabelle on facebook.
3. Leave your name and email address on the post of the giveaway on Chai and Cheese or on the blog and in one word describe your personal style.

One random winner will be chosen! Contest closes on 14th july 11.59 pm.

So hurry! What are you waiting for?

Ragini :)

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

The Fashion belle!

Aloha Humans,

Today we are going to review an online e-commerce store on facebook,  The fashionabelle This store provides beautiful dresses, blazers, printed pants, i-phone case covers (you name it, they have it) on their store. The best part about The Fashionabelle is that all the products are below Rs. 2000 (Hands itching already :D ). They even deliver out of India and never comprise on the quality of the products

Here's an excerpt from the interview we had with the owner , Deepika Khattar

CnC: Idea behind the brand?

Deepika: I love clothes and have always admired European and Korean fashion and styling. Being a women, I know how much time and cash in spent on buying dresses and accessories we wear 4-5 times a year from brands like Zara and Forever New. These clothes are damn expensive, so that made me come up with this e-store wherein women can buy party-wear, office wear, casual dresses,shoes, bags, everything under 2k. 

Being a MBA degree holder, I always had the desire to start my own business. This is just a small step towards it. We will soon be coming up with a website and exhibitions in different cities.

CnC: Give us some styling tips. Advice for all the chicks out there.

Deepika: One should dress according to their body type. Monochromes and color blocking is very in but overdoing it can result in a total fashion disaster. Everybody should invest in these 5 essentials for this season. Floral or oriental print shirts with rivets. Geometric Print Dresses. Animal Face( not prints!) tees and dresses and a Maxi dress.

Here are some products we simply loved from their store:

Spiked Stilettos
Candy color Dress
Striped Pants
Moreover, they have an end of season sale going on. So what are you waiting for go check out their store here


Good girl gone rogue!

Hello Beautiful People,

The weather of Assam as usual is awesome, all I want to do is eat, sleep and eat some more.
So, me and my best friend decided to go out for brunch the other day and I had done a casual maxi look. Maxi's are really in this season and they are so damn comfortable . For a girl who loves to be in her pyjamas, these maxis are like God's gift to me :D.

Hope you guys like it.
Maxi: Flea Market, Dubai
Blue Shrug: ONLY
Heels: Metro

Smile: Model's Own ;)

Yellow Sling Bag: Dressing Room, Gangtok

Its really difficult to keep a straight face while I am posing. That's so not me. But I try.. ;)

Love, Hugs and kisses!

Ragini :)

Monday, 8 July 2013

The Perfect One

I want to start this day by thanking each one of you for visiting this blog. Liking the concept and spreading a good word about it. It means a lot to me.

So, next up is the post of a person I have known from a really long time. She is one of the most talented girls I have the pleasure of knowing. A brilliant student, she can dance, she can sing, she can do pretty much everything that a human can. She is very determined and excels in almost everything she does. Be it working or shopping, she puts her heart and soul in the task assigned to her. Any company will be lucky to have her as an employee because she will make sure the task in hand is done and any store will be lucky to have her as their customer because she will buy almost everything she likes. ;). She loves showing off her beautiful body in clothes that suit her well.

Presenting the Birthday girl, Anupriya Sharma

Black Maxi Dress: Zara

Blue Palazzo Pants: Zara
Black Top: Zara

Dress: Jessica Simpson
Neckpiece: Accessorize

Chai and Cheese wishes you a very happy birthday!

We love the tube dress look, accessorized so well.

Ragini :)

Sunday, 7 July 2013

The "Happy birthday request" :)

Hello people,

Today a very close friend of mine requested me to do a birthday post for his beloved who is far away from him. This Long Distance Relationship is killing him, but he is being a sport and wanted to wish his girlfriend a very happy birthday.

Arnavaz Kollah, Deep Bhagat says "Happy birthday Arnavaz Kollah, I am waiting for you...".

Awwww!! We have tears in our much love.. ;).. ;).. So while posting this, we will learn a thing or two about style from the lovely couple.

Stripes top: Mango
Jeans: Zara

Neon Dress with Stripes: Uknown
Sandals: Charles and Keith

Blue Dress: Zara
Sandals: Aldo

Wishing Arnavaz a very happy birthday from Chai and Cheese.
Keep rocking you beautiful couple and keep it stylish!

Ragini :)

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