The one oh-i-cant-pull-it-off dress!

Don’t we all have that one dress which we buy with much gusto but never get the nerve to wear? Well this is that dress for me πŸ˜› but I mustered up the courage to wear it in my vacation when we going to a high end mall. πŸ˜€

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It is patterned like a skirt and blouse but it is actually a dress (or a frock as the pretty
fashionhuntress would call it πŸ˜€ ) It has blue and yellow aztec printed top and thin denim textured bottom. I decided to pair it with a gold linked chain and nude platform footwear. I tied my hair up into a french plait (yus I have a cool sister who can do cool updos with my nonexistent hair B-) )

How do you think I’ve pulled off my oh-i-cant-pull-it-off dress? Let me know πŸ™‚

P.S. please don’t be harsh πŸ˜›

I will do an OOTD too :D

So, from sheepishly googling the expansion of OOTD to actually posting my own OOTD Ive come quite a distance in blogging dont you think? πŸ˜€

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I recently picked up this off white top at a lifestyle sale. I loved it the minute I saw it because of its jeweled peter pan collar. I stowed it away to wear somewhere fancy.
This was the first top I decided to take on my vacation. I have never been a fan of color pants and I bought these pants on an impulse long ago. It has been sleeping rather peacefully for quite a while now :p . So I decided to pair this off white top with red because I thought it brought out the off white color and the look of the jeweled collar really well. I kept the rest of the look very simple with red studs and white pumps (not seen in this picture :/ )
What do you guys think of the look? Liked it? What color would you have paired them with? Do let me know πŸ˜€

Birthday post :D

No posts from me for a while now ..but hey hey hey here I am πŸ™‚
Vacation + birthday + weekend now that’s a win-win situation (actually a win-win-win situation .. Ha ha)
So had an amazing birthday put together by my friends in Chennai and family here in Mumbai. Both of them had arranged for a cake each (one death by chocolate cake and one cadbury dairymilk silk cake to be specific >:D ) The cake cutting was followed by a surprise lunch get together oraganised by the mommy and my aunt. I was so excited I looked like The Joker (a maniacal smile stuck to my face) thanks to which I was quite a sight in all the photos :/ … Hey in my defense, it was my first surprise party okayyy!! πŸ˜€
Whoever said “You dont choose your family, they are god’s gift to you” also said “you dont get to choose your relatives, that’s why god created friends” πŸ˜€ and I sure seem to have the best of both worlds dont you think? πŸ™‚

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Vacaaatttiiiioooonnnnn :D

After nearly a year of working non stop its finally that time of the year where I get to pack my bags and have a whole week of fun πŸ™‚

Off to Bombay tomorrow to visit my cousins and I’m pretty kicked about it πŸ˜€
Best part. Declared haughtily to my folks that I’m gonna travel extremely light so that I can splurge and come back extremely heavy and guess what? My mom and sister have already agreed upon this arrangement roughly two weeks ago  :/

Any thoughts on what i should specifically look to buy at Bombay? πŸ™‚

Excciitttedddd πŸ˜€ Ya I get stressfully excited about vacations. Leaving you with a picture that describes me perfectly :’D

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That’s me. Yaaah B-) :p

Thought for the day

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Came by this beautiful quote when I was browsing the net today. What made it even better? It comes from one of my favorite authors πŸ™‚
True isn’t it? Think good, hear good, speak good and you ll automatically feel good and look good πŸ™‚
Hope you guys are having a lovely week. I am πŸ˜€

Biotique- BioPineapple Facewash- A review

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There are those bestowed with good skin and those destined with bad skin, but a very few like me who are shoved with pathetic skin :/
So when I was whining this way to my cousin she introduced me to biotique and there has been no looking back since then.
Of all their products what worked wonders for me was the biotique pineapple face wash. I have acne and oily skin and this face wash retains the right amount of moisture and ensures the face is not shiny for a good three hours after use. It reduces acne too within about two weeks of continuous use. I use a small button sized portion once in the morning and once in the evening. If you have similar oily skin please do try it and tell me how it goes πŸ™‚

P.S. : The biotique range of products as such is very good. To know more about their products and about which product suits your skin, take a look at their informative and interesting literature which is available in all department stores which stock biotique products and choose wisely πŸ™‚

White-al Tan-talizer

The white shirt has become a staple in almost every wardrobe, guy and girl alike. But what is it paired with? A blue jean (yes the combination totally rocks) or formal black/grey pants.
Another great pairing with the white shirt are a pair of tan pants. What works for the look? Maybe the fact that its still taking baby steps to becoming a fashion staple unlike its cool black n white and black n blue cousins πŸ˜€
The combination is killer and it is good enough to even pass as formal wear to work πŸ˜‰

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You guys try this killer combination while I slink away looking for better titles for my forthcoming posts πŸ˜› Chao πŸ™‚

Thought for the day – Curious?

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I have often been the kids in pink in the poster..bored by the doubts and curiosity of others, sometimes even mocking the curious. But taking up chartered accountancy changed the way I have viewed many things and one of them is the ability, courage, and want to ask.

Ask, like your life depends on it
Ask, because it broadens the horizon of the asker and the asked
Ask, because no doubt is silly enough to go unasked
Ask, before its too late
Ask, because there is no such thing as too late
Ask, so that you can ask more
Ask, so that you can do the answering some day
Ask, because you will not know now, but someday you ll know it was worth it πŸ™‚

I pledge to ask and be the curious one henceforth. Do you? πŸ˜€

Keep kalm and wear kalamkari!

Happy Sunday folks πŸ™‚ Hope your weekend plans are up and on in full swing! So my tacky title says it all about my next staple fable. Its my undying love for this light, breezy and oh-so-comfy material which has made me an ardent worshipper of the beautiful kalamkari. For people living in tropical climates such as myself this material is such a relief.
Wear it as a kurta with a plain single colored bottom, or as a pyjama/palazzo (check them out here) or you can even decide to go kalamkari krazy like me and go in for kalamkari jackets like these :

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You get these cool jackets and lots of other pretty awesome stuff at hands of india. (Pst…pst.. There is a sale going on on that website currently…hurry πŸ˜› )
Hope you enjoyed this kalamkari segment. Let the heat not get to you, keep kalm with kalamkari! πŸ˜€

Giving Back, its essential!

“Should you return your t-shirts back to your company?”

“No, why do you ask?”

“Because it says ‘Giving Back is essential’ on them”

That was the level of smartness of the kids I spent timeΒ with today πŸ˜€ . So as a CSR initiative of our company, a group of 20 of us got to interact it with a group of 50 kids from a nearby slum. And the result of this, PURE MAGIC! πŸ™‚ It was so encouraging to see these kids being so informed and enthusiastic. And then there was me at that age, :

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So a couple of friends and I did a presentation on health and hygiene (which they received quite well, except for the fact that they pointed out that

  1. We had grown our nails and painted them hideously
  2. We never seemed to be oiling and plaiting our hair
  3. Thank God there wasn’t a third! πŸ˜› )

And then there were a couple of group activities like pot painting, and tower building out of straw to teach them the basic qualities of team work and having a strong foundation (education, family values, etc). And the day ended with lunch!

In total I felt it was a day well-spent and I sure hope the kids felt the same too πŸ™‚

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