Friday, July 18, 2014

Top picks from Limeroad

There are a lot of things that I like about Limeroad, the main thing being the variety. As part of their Style Council I've been browsing through their collections on almost an every-day basis and I've definitely discovered some treasures that I love! Here are my top picks from the scrapbooks that I've had a chance to create. Every single item here, be it that lovely orange kurta, the chevron print earrings, the statement necklace or the colorful heels, is something that I would pick in a jiffy.

Click here to buy the entire outfit or any of the individual pieces that you liked.

                                                                      

                                                                 
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Royal Desires

Desire...

For ticket stubs collected from every train ride taken and the sound of waves splashing while you slept on a boat. For a sunset so beautiful that you forget to take a picture and a rain drenched walk 'coz you missed your ride. For journeys taken alone with just your thoughts for company and hot mugs of tea made in your tent. For the feel of the soft river bed sand between your toes and a hoarse voice from shouting over thunderous waterfalls.

For local cuisines and the smell of a spice market. For a bird's eye view from a helicopter ride and a crawl through a tunnel to lost cities. For a roof top seating to watch the fireworks and a soaked shirt from a water balloon fight. For clothes full of sand from the desert safari and a slightly burnt marshmallow from last night's bonfire.

For wind blown hair that's enjoyed a water scooter ride and tired feet that have reached the splendid view on top. For damp, humid weather that comes with exotic tropical islands and insect bites that tell tales of your travels in the rain forests. For salt on your skin from sailing all day and tanned arms from never leaving the beach. For crowded dorms on your backpacking tour to polaroid pictures of the strangers who became friends.

For a road less travelled, a soul more thrilled. A wandering heart's desire fulfilled.

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Jumpsuit: AND by Anita Dongre | Charm bracelet: fourseven.in | Shoes: donebynone.com

If you are wondering what has inspired the write-up above, it is this movie/documentary about a girl who takes a solo trip around the world on her sail boat. MUST watch for anyone with a wandering heart that simply wants to see the entire world and never stays put in one place!

p.s - Sometimes an all black outfit with absolutely no color is just what you need!

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Fourseven

There is something about miniature models of real-life things that make them so adorable. Specially when they are intricately made, without a single detail missing, and resemble their real life counterparts to the T. Well except for the size! fourseven.in is a jewelry brand that you offers you a wide range of bracelets, rings, necklaces, anklets etc. The highlight of their collection is definitely their Indian Masala Charms - all inspired by various aspects of India.

I used to love charm bracelets as a kid, so it was an obvious choice for me to hand pick my favorite ones from their website to try them on! There is the auto or the tuk-tuk, the very well detailed kettle, a cutting chai glass, a typical shehnai and a miniature tabla!


The whole point of charms is to add a personal touch to your overall outfit, so it's completely up to you whether you want to stack 'em all up on a bracelet or have a single charm dangling on a long chain, or maybe even add them to your bag. I threw them all together to form a chunky, interesting bracelet to add an Indian element to my otherwise western outfit (outfit in the next post!). And believe me they are such conversation starters!



Fourseven also has necklaces that are very delicate and modern. Their infinity charm necklace is one piece that I really loved! It's a dainty little piece that can go on anything and doesn't need any other addition to make the look stand out. Definitely one of my favorite pieces!



The individual charms can be paired with almost anything. A single charm worn as a pendant was another look that I preferred. It's a great addition to your look when you are not in the mood to clutter it with something chunky. Their jewelry is unique in a way that it becomes part of your life. It's not just something pretty. It will always mean something to you!


All their charms are made of sterling silver and inspired by various aspects of India - including the name! Four-Seven -> 1947 -> The day India decided to stand and shine on her own. Their pieces are for the modern Indian woman and there are enough options to suit all the various personas that an urban woman dons. In the words of Rebekkah Kumar - 'The woman who chooses fourseven jewelry should love it even twenty years from now, as much as she loves it on the day she receives it.' If you like these charms do check out fourseven for more of them!

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Delicious Days: Flying Spaghetti Monster

There are some places that are tucked away in little corners of streets that you pass by without a glance, only to realize one day what you have been missing so far! The Flying Spaghetti Monster has easily become one of my favorite Italian places in the city. It's not right on the main road which makes parking convenient and gives the impression of a nice and quite locale.

To start off, the decor is just how I like it - simple and minimalistic. It has a rustic-industrial-furniture vibe to it. Huge glass windows make sure there is plenty of light and make the space seem airy and big. The menu is completely entertaining, in terms of the choice of food and witty one liners here and there. A lot of choice in vegetarian + good sense of humor = win! (And how cool is the name?). The owner seemed to be a really nice person, who was constantly interacting with the customers, recommending dishes and making sure they were comfortable and that the food was up to their expectations. I like people who put in their heart and soul and then a little more into their ventures, so a big +1 from me!


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The place doesn't serve any alcohol and it's a completely smoke-free zone (yay!). I ordered a nojito and it was the best one I have ever had! A little sour, a little minty and yummy! I think I've finally found a place with the perfect thin crust pizzas. I never knew pizza could taste so good even after it has gone cold after an hour! We ordered Sicilia - a thin crust pizza with sun dried tomatos, mushrooms, basil and chili oil and it was absolutely delicious! Next up was a creamy pasta with broccoli and bell peppers cooked in Napoli sauce. We were a wee bit skeptical about this but went with the chef's recommendation and it was just as tasty.

I really wanted to try their desserts but was completely stuffed by then. The no-bake blueberry cheesecake sounded promising. Another one I wanted to try was 'The Bomb' and its description goes something like this - 'we don't want to bother describing it. If you love chocolate, this desert will blow you away. Or your money back. Not really. But hey where is your sense of humor?'

Now I know where I am heading every time I crave Italian food! And this time including dessert! :)


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Comfort dressing

So it's finally 'goodbye summer'. I think. Being in India and particularly in Hyderabad you can never completely bid goodbye to summer, but in the hope of that elusive monsoon which should have arrived by now - one can try. I've gotten so used to 'comfort dressing' this summer that I am finding it hard to let go of it! With the rains playing hide and seek, and with alternating days of humid weather, I very much prefer to stick to this uniform. Who knew that one day I would turn my back on my favorite skinny jeans and instead go for 'the baggier the better'! We all have those phases don't we? Palazzos and me are a match made in heaven. I just might say the same thing about studded shoes, maxi skirts, books and coffee or a beach vacation. No one ever said there should be only one match made in heaven ;)
Well as long as the phase lasts.. I am happy to indulge!

p.s: I turn an year older today but I just don't feel it. Perfectly normal right?





Palazzos: Jabong.com | Tee: Maxfashion | Necklace: persunmall.com | Sandals: Lavie 

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