Read to get goosebumps. And see that video of our national anthem to get teary eyed.! Indian and Proud!
“Wow you look like a flashy prisoner”,was the first reaction from the boyzz at work this Friday. Them and their fashion unfriendly comments. 😜😒
I’ve always been in awe and have been wanting to recreate the black and white stripes with a pop of red combination which is all over pinterest. A sample if you please!
(Source : Pinterest and Google Images)
So, recently when I bought a striped top, I knew instantly what my look #1 with it would be! With red pants of course. So I dusted my red pants and boy did it pair beautifully well with my striped top! 😍
I bought this top at Promod and the red pants I’ve had for a while which I bought from an Indian store ironically called Westside!
I paired this outfit with red plain earrings and white pumps to give it the contrast.
Though this was the look that instantly came to my mind I intend to experiment with this blouse with atleast two to three other colors and outfits. Maybe a bright pink tulle skirt? Maybe neon pencil skirt? Maybe a light blue Midi? I dont know! But I will figure it out soon. Please help me if you guys think the top will look great with some particular outfit or color! Please? 😍:)
Oh! And meanwhile! Here is my illustrious take on this beautiful combination
I drew it myself. Hence the amateurish feel to the whole picture.!
I do stuff better when I have to just copy them! Like this one below!
Dear Pinterest! I’ll love you for life and a day more 😘😂 Hahaha! Do tell me what you thought about this post! Have a beautiful Sunday! 💞
Hi y’all! 💞 It has been an amazing week and half and there have been quite a few share worthy happenings 🙂
The most important Hindu festival is here and we spent it in style both at home and at work. The whole country celebrates the victory of good over evil by bursting crackers, lighting diyas and gorging on sweets. My office was also a scene of celebration.!
(The last picture would be me getting a high over crackers 😝)
I’ve started taking doodling to new heights with these elaborate full paged doodles. I really enjoy doing them and the fact that they are absolutely useless doesn’t bother me one bit! 😂
And while most of them are pointless, I tried the Audrey Hepburn minimalist pencil sketching technique and I must say I’m quite happy. Can u tell the original from my drawing? Duh of course you can 😂😝
Festivals in general and important ones in specific solicit weeks upon weeks of ongoing celebrations. In that regard, Diwali is no different and our office just needs a reason to have fun, so we had a bay decoration contest (fun fun fun!) And our bay chose whatsapp to be the theme!
So this included our entire bay being dressed in shades of green and white, and each of our cubicles had a selfie of us with a “last seen at desk” time and a status! The entry to our bay even said “Join Group” and the exit said “Delete and Exit Group” LoL!
Needless to say, our bay won the contest. 😎 So in keeping with the theme, we did a Whatsapp Rangoli (Rangolis are patterns drawn on the floor and filled with color powder) Check out me and muh rangoli yo! 😜
Having your mom’s and dad’s birthdays in the same week can have an acute slimming effect on your pocket. Hence I chose to go easy on my mom (just a cake! Sorry mom you kinda had everything you wanted. 😝) and go big on my dad’s gift – a watch! And they both loved their gifts! 🙂
So!! What do you think? An awesome week or what? 🙂 hope you had and are still having an amazing week. Stay happy, stay safe and wish y’all a very Happy Diwali! May Good always win over Evil, may the Light always help those in Dark!
I’ve always loved my jewelry and the more intricate they are, the prettier they look and the more imaginery points they score from me…pfft who wouldn’t want to earn my imaginery points right? 😒😜
While my mom has a lot of pure gold jewelry with intricate filigree work, (er..ya we Indians kinda stock up on gold. We are fanatic gold-hoarders) I can’t possibly show that over the world wide web to you, so I decided to show you guys a couple of my recent and favorite artificial filigree jewelry acquisitions!
1. A peter pan collar chain
I bought this beauty recently at an Indian store called Globus! The work on it was so delicate and precise with a roses and pearl that it was love at first sight for me! A close up if you must!
Is that beautiful or what? 😎
2. Filigree Earrings
Moving on, this next piece of jewelry was a gift and again the filirgree work makes it look so dressy that I reserve it for occasions. Since I had to show you guys how it looks however, I wore it one day to work. (Sigh! Things I do for you guys! 😍😝)
These earrings have the knack of converting boring and whatever to classy and….not-so-whatever (what I couldn’t think of adjectives ok? 😂)
A closer look once again!
They said keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I add, keep people who gift you beautiful filigree jewelry closest! 😝😂
Have a lovely week people! Stay happy and safe!
Life is too short. It gets shorter because half the time we live to reach some particular eventful day in the near or distant future willing and praying that the days in between run by in a whirl. In the end, the eventful day/days come and go in a blur, the days leading to it run by blurrier and we move on to wishing for a next day many months/years later to come soon again spending the days in between pretty unhappily.
Phew…did those last couple of lines make sense? 😜 So basically what I’m saying is, we DONT live to appreciate the moment. We live to reach certain points in our life and when we actually reach that point I doubt we atleast take in that moment and feel happy rather than setting our next target hastily.
* Live for the moment. At least try. (Note to myself : DEFINITELY try!!!)
* Do what you love love what you do! Because that’s the only way you will love the present and want to live in it! (so now you know the expansion of my abbreviated title 😜)
* Live to achieve the things you love and you dream of! (Mom wants you to be an engineer and you want to take up arts? Arts it is! Be rebellious! ;))
What an interesting quote! And such a cute pictures too ! 😍:)
So, roughly 20 posts ago I did three out of a four series post which had orange as the hero of the look. Do you remember? I won’t blame you if you don’t, I completely forgot about it myself 😝.
I thought now was the best time to complete this series because of three important reasons:
1. I got nothing else to show you guys
2. I got nothing else to show you guys
3. I got nothing else to show you guys!!!!
Hahaha. So buckle up to be tortured with this one. Yes yes I love y’all too. 😝😘
So for a change my tights were the element adding color to the costume. It was a lucky and a pretty find!. But I had to hunt for long to get a tunic to go with the tights. You know we enter this inescapable cycle of buying one piece of clothing and it just sees the darkest depths of our closet before we find its match? Well that’s exactly what happened to this tights 😝
I paired this dress with the same terracotta jhumkas I’ve shown you once before and the ethnic slippers which featured in my previous post.!
Hope you like the look. Have an amazing rest of the week y’all! Stay happy! 🙂
I, at long last, caved into this statement jewelry craze and bought two necklaces recently. Tada! Exhibit A
I wanted this necklace to really be the hero of the look today and hence decided to underplay the rest of my look. (To the extent that some people thought I forgot a jacket or some/any other dress completer back home 😂 Relax y’all her highness is not always strutting around looking like she has on her an entire shop. It’s called S-T-R-A-T-E-G-Y. 😜)
So…this is how I looked. Brace yourselves.
Yes I wore a white T-shirt blue jeans and white pumps and FYI all you enquirers about my dull outfit, the necklace WAS THE WINNER. Ha! 😜🙌
Anyway, moving on, to other random and just as useless things, I saw this picture recently and I loved it so much that I have been wanting to share it here for y’all to have a good laugh about and nod your heads vigorously in assent
That thing takes so long to nail perfectly it’s not even funny! 😒
Moving on one last time to my last bit of interesting news, I have started running 😍 I love running and I’ve been trying to track a very active running club in my city for a while now. I recently got hold of their number through a mutual friend and have started running with them. One word to describe it, EXHILARATING. ENERGIZING. EXUBERANT.. oh did i use more than one word? Hell yeah, that’s because I’m that excited about this thing. I ran 5.7kms on day one. Hopefully I better my performance tomorrow.
Goodnight (or good morning) and happy weekend! 😍
I have had quite a good last week and I thought I should share all that fun with you guys. Nothing much yet fashion or clothes wise because I’m trying to lie low as I’ve been spending way too much the past few months. So its the other things like these:
I have seriously started becoming pretty good at this stuff to be honest. From not even being able to do a simple braid I’ve started getting all inventive-y. Check out muh mane yo! 😎😂
This is the cool hairstyle to try especially when your hair is still slightly damp and you have to rush for work. Side partition, take a bunch on either side, twist-twist-twist, secure in the centre with hairpins. Voila! Done!
This is the side french braid and I got the inspiration to try out this braid from pinterest. Its the simple case of doing a normal french braid but instead of starting in the Centre, start at one end and work your way through to the other end.
Check out the DIY here!
Poster Birthday Gifts
Two friends celebrated their birthdays the past week and I gifted them these cool posters I made out of canvas and got them framed. They are great gifts because they are personalized, handmade, and easy to make.
Kurti and Harem Pant (trend I tried!)
In India, a short shirt with some traditional embroidery or motif work done on it is called a kurti and I have been wearing this one for a while now with boring old blue jeans. It was only recently that I realized the red delicate embroidery on its neckline and sleeves lends itself so beautifully to be teamed with red harem pants. So I tried it and it was a real hit at work 😍
I also found the right pair of footwear with the same combination of colors so all-in-all I was thrilled with the look 🙂
That’s all from me folks. Enjoy your week ahead. Plan well and get lots of stuff done this week 🙂
I have for a long time realized my love for oxidized jewelry. I call it the zero maintenance jewelry. In fact the more careless you are at maintaining it, the more antique it looks! (Caution: don’t be careless enough and lose it though 😝) I have, over the years, collected so many of these black metal pieces. In fact, two of them, I have been having from my fourth grade – that’s 15+ years now. 😍
This past week I have carefully worn my best oxidized jewelry to work to click pictures and to show you guys how chic they can be! So here we go!
The first jhumka especially never fails to solicit a lot of WOWs every time I wear it. And the best part, I bought it for real cheap while roadside shopping 👍
Chokers and Necklaces:
Oxidized jewelry are associated a lot with chokers and short necklaces in my country because they lend themselves so well to the pattern. Another growing trend is teaming them with black thread like this one:
One more piece of jewelry which attracts so much attention are these bangles. I love the intricate pattern on them and love how comfortable and antique they feel!
The oxidized silver lends itself so beautifully well to other colors like this aqua blue beads. Oxidized gold jewelry is not as popular as its silver cousin but I love it all the same. And hoops and rings in this black metal look great with not-so-traditional garb as well! 🙂
That’s all from me folks! Have a brilliant weekend. Get lots of fun work done. Tell me how you liked this post and hope you stock up on black metal soon. Ciao! 💝