Hand-me-down button-me-downs!

Button downs, in whatever size (preferably up to four sizes looser) whatever color whatever pattern I can lay my hands on, I grab!!! 😀
Though I made up this title only because I felt it was catchy (what a schemer I am >:D ) this button down shirt which happens to be my OOTD is not a hand me down. I found it while I was street shopping during the vacation I recently took. Though it looks old enough to be a hand me down , no one I know handed it down personally to me except maybe the shopkeeper but he seemed too fat to be able to get into this shirt (har har me and my slapstick jokes 😛 )
Without subjecting you to further torture let me just show you my look for the day.

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Completed the look with the baubble chain I bought at Westside India, and a purple stud with intricate filigree work I bought at Colaba Cosway in Bombay 😀

Do you also horde on button downs, (and/or hand me downs for that matter! For me clothes are clothes..LoL!) or any such other staple clothing piece ? Do tell me, I would love to hear! ❤

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Reason for the lull

So I’m down with the worst bout of flu. I sound as raspy as Darth Vader and look just as atrocious too 😐
Now that you guys know the reason for that lull, let’s move on to the reason I started writing this post.! I have for a few days now been seeing so many bloggers do beautiful things with paint and colours which kind of got me thinking whether I’m capable at all of drawing or painting anything beyond the stick figures, the two hills with a stream flowing in front of them and the sun rising between them and probably the smiley faces I usually do (yes, I can do a fairly decent job of drawing most whatsapp Smileys. Oh yes, I’ve tried 😛 )
So, being very inspired, I started checking out pinterest and the internet in general for easy painting DIYs and came by a rather simple design, went to the stationary store opposite my house and bought all the colors, canvas and brushes with much gusto and sat to paint what I thought would be a debacle!
With so much negativity at the very beginning, the only way you can go is up and up is where i went because at the end of a good one and half hours, I thought I did a pretty darn good job of the whole painting. Attaching the picture of the completed painting. Please tell me what you think 🙂

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P.S. : I’m not attaching a picture of the original painting I saw on pinterest for a reason 😛 haha!

Monday morning inspiration!

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How’s that for some week beginning inspiration? 🙂
Here s a quote I came by and couldn’t let it pass;
Because the quote was so true;
Because I know for a fact that the person that stereotypes me the most is no one but myself;
Because you lose nothing by giving it a shot and you might be losing a life time worth happy memories and achievements by not.

Hope this quote inspires you enough to try something new and fun this week that you’ve been putting off saying “oh I can’t do that, that’s so not me!” 😀 because maybe, just maybe, that fun thing right there, is waiting to become so you, all you, just you 😉

Structured, sturdy and sexy!

Hi from the Structured Handbags Society (where the president, treasurer and secretary is all me >:D ). Managed to creep y’all well? 😛
Well, the creeping now being done and dusted, lets move on! I’ve had this recent love for these solid rectangular bags and I already have managed to add two to my never-gonna-end list 🙂
These bags give the perfect air of sophistication (which I otherwise seem to profusely lack) and manage to be uber-comfortable to carry around at the same time.
All this being said, I must add that these meanies are not a wise option if you are looking for roomy bags with lots of stuff to carry.
Leaving you with the images of both my lovely bags!

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Sexy right? What do u think? Do tell me 🙂

P.S. : You aren’t allowed to comment on the fact that my lunch bag is bigger than my handbag. Okthankyoubye! 😛

Denim + denim!

A recent craze on which I over-binged was denim shirts. (Yes I bought three variations of the same frikkin trend :/ ) So my OOTD for the day is going to be the first of the many denim shirts to come 😛

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It was casual-friday at office and I went all out with this rock-punk star look 😛 The folks at work were taken aback by this “rowdy” look but they learnt to live with it (they had a choice?)
I chose to wear this denim shirt which is approximately 7.25 sizes bigger than my size, (no, really, I’m not kidding!.) (Ok maybe I’m kidding a little bit :3 ) with skinny black jeans. I completed the look with black pumps, a silver metal watch and long chain with a blue pendant. I tried to completely tone down the rest of my look because I knew the loose shirt by itself was going to take a bit of getting used to by colleagues.!

What do you think of the look? Do tell me! 🙂

One month, one award! :D

Guess my excitement when I get nominated for a blogger award one day short of completing one month as a blogger! Mighty cool eh? 😀 The charming anumohan nominated me for this “very inspiring blogger” award! I feel honored and totally kicked that I have been so lovingly accepted into this blogging world, and so soon at that! 😀
Now for the proud moment. Displaying my award! Ha.!

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The rules of this award are:
• Thank and link the person who nominated you: Thank you Anuradha. Your enthusiasm and zeal is so contagious and inspiring 🙂
• List the rules and display the award : done and done 🙂
• Share seven facts about yourself
• Nominate fifteen other amazing blogs and remember to comment on their blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them and provide a link to your post.
• (Optional) You can proudly display the award logo anywhere on your blog e.g. on your sidebar and also follow the blogger that nominated you.

Now for 7 really random-ass facts about me:
1. I hate my foods touching or mixing in my plate. They can have a big socializing party in my tummy, NOT on my plate!
2. For an otherwise lazy girl, Im extremely particular about keeping my feet clean. I wash them a couple of gazillion times everyday
3. I’m a lime soda (salt) type of person. No meal at a cafe or restaurant is complete if I dont have lime soda :/
4. When I’m feeling down right mental at work I greet my colleagues like this

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Yes. Most of them have decided I’m borderline crazy. Teehee!
5. I’m extremely competitive. (Even if its something as basic as breathing I have to be able to breathe longer, steadier and deeper than others. :P) But that’s not the fact I want to highlight. The fact is that I act like winning or losing makes no difference to me. 😛 It does make a difference. Duh.
6. I love Calvin and Hobbes. Yes. I still do. I own the entire hardcover series 😀
7. I feel the reason for my existence in the world is to drink the perfect rasam (a soup like liquid made of tamarind stock) my mom makes. :’D

The list of blogs I loved reading in no particular order include:
1. whatwouldvwear
2. carascliche
3. fatfreefashion
4. felinecreatures
5. imserenel
6. idealism never goes out of fashion
7. littlebookoffashion
8. memoirsofmonisha
9. akviilee
10. fashionhuntress
11. xostylestalker
12. willfullyelegant
13. winwonderland
14. fashionfoodandflirts
15. chasingyellowcabs

While most of the above mentioned blogs know not of even my existence, I’ve been incessantly reading every one of their beautiful posts and this is a shout out to them that I really think they are kicking some ass! You’ve all been such an inspiration 🙂

Six yards of love!

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I present to you all the Indian tradional attire – The Saree. Six yards of fabric, one fabulous look 🙂
The typical Indian girl starts wearing a saree in her late teens and as she ages the saree becomes a wardrobe staple. Traditional or not, I’m of the opinion that the saree is the perfect cloth for a woman of any body shape or size simply because it so beautifully lends itself to any type of styling and it can be tied and worn in a completely sensuous way such as these actresses :

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Or in simple modest ways like me 😛

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Material: A saree can be made of pretty much any material with their prices varying with it. Right from silk to jute to fruit fibers (I once gifted my mom a banana fiber saree, it looked gorgeous btw 😛 ) the variety is abundant. That being said, we often stick to silk for occasions due to its grandeur.

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That would be me in a silk saree for a wedding

Parts of a saree: A saree is worn with a blouse which covers the torso. It is wrapped around the waist and tucked into an body hugging skirt. While the lower half of the saree is called the pleats, the portion which comes above the blouse is known as the pallu or the pallav. Funnily, the pallu is, in most cases pleated and pinned up too.

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That would be me with my sister and granddad at my cousin’s wedding 🙂

While I ve described how a saree would look when tied in a prim and proper sort of way, I’ve at times experimented quite a bit, be it by stitching fun blouses or by going all out and decking myself up in a very 70s heroine sort of way.
I’ll leave you with a few images of some of my other looks in sarees. 😀

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By now you might have gotten a drift of my mad love for this attire. Before you get bored let me stop.! 😛
What did you think about this attire? Liked it? Do tell me 🙂