Friday, August 1, 2014

Sassy in green

Sassy wouldn't be the first word that anyone would attribute to me. But by the time you get to know me and we finish a couple of rounds of gossip over iced tea and unhealthy fried food... well probably not even then. I recently read this article and I couldn't help but nod to almost every single point mentioned!  I am an extroverted introvert (or an introverted extrovert?). Either ways it confirms my belief of what I had suspected since long - that I have an extremely moody personality. Hilarious one minute and mysterious the next second. Awkward one minute and the-one-who-reaches-the-dance-floor-first the next second. You can say I am either extremely adaptable or highly annoying. I choose to go with the former. Don't listen to what family and friends say.

But these green shades make me feel sassy, like I've finally joined the cool kids by their table. If you've been a geek all your life, you'll understand the feeling. I've pretty much been wearing them non-stop since I purchased them. I initially had my heart set on the blue reflectors. After a rather tough decision process of trying to choose between the blue and green ones, which involved endless cups of coffee, frantic googling and three whole days of visiting every online/offline store that stocked Rayban, I went ahead with the green ones. Don't you just love it when you make the right choice for a change?


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Skirt: Forever21 | Shirt: yepme.com | Necklace: myntra.com | Shoes: Catwalk | Sunglasses: Rayban | Bracelet, ring: Accessorize | Clutch: koovs.com

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Monsoon Madness

Photoshoots during the monsoon are all about how fast you can manage to get a few decent pictures during the 5min rain-free time that the rain gods decide to give you. It's all about rushing out, hoping the lighting is good enough to not make your pictures hazy, clicking a few shots and praying that the slight drizzle that started has not gotten onto your camera lens. And I must say I've become a pro at this. Shoots that used to take half an hour are now finished in exactly 5min. Outfits are mentally planned and stored in imaginary files in my head. In fact a whole file system has been dedicatedly developed and arranged for what clothes to wear and when, based on weather, color, newest-addition-to-wardrobe or dug-up-from-farthest-corner-of-wardrobe and a whole lot of other factors (all in my head). So dressing up is a two minute job. More so because I've started to completely ignore doing up my hair during the monsoon. Humidity and frizzy hair are bffs. And I have given up trying to tame my hair and instead started embracing the wavy, frizzy and voluminous look that comes with it. Why waste a whole lot of time and hair products just to have it go back to the same state in a couple of hours? If beach waves are a thing, then I insist that frizzy-monsoon-hair be a thing too. Only fair right?

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Skirt: Buy here | earrings: Buy here | Shirt: Buy here  | Belt: Gifted | Shoes: Catwalk

This bright maroon skirt from oasap.com has become my go-to outfit for most days. Now I'm always wary about buying from online stores that offer wholesale or mass produced products. When something is dirt cheap you automatically start doubting it's quality. And when so many of these Chinese online stores started cropping up, I was even more sure that I din't want to ever buy from them. But oasap has surprised me not once or twice but quite a few times. Their product quality is surprisingly as good as their prices and variety! *win-win*

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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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