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Mom’s birthday

November 5, 2011
So it was my mom’s birthday yesterday. Turns out I am okay when it comes to celebrating someone else’s birthdays, I just have a problem when it comes to my own 😐

My sister(cousin) and I, rushed out for some last minute shopping (like we always do). We had planned to replace at least half of my mom’s wardrobe ‘coz believe me she needed it! The last time she shopped for herself was ummm.. an year ago… I think. Β Most young girls follow after their mothers when it comes to fashion. The first time raiding of mom’s closet when you were ten, the first time you smeared her lipstick all over when you were eight, the times when you sift through her wardrobe for something ‘new’ to wear which you later steal borrow. Unfortunately that’s never happened with me.
My mom’s the exact opposite of me. Doesn’t care about clothes, dressing up, fashion or makeup. I haven’t once seen her have an itch to shop (gasp!).
So I seriously have no idea where I got this shop-a-holic gene from. Must be one of my aunts *Hmmm*

So there we were, buying stuff for my mom, when we (me and sis) were hit by a sudden urge to check out a new place (where we knew we’d find more stuff for ourselves than mom). You know how it is when your feet get a life of their own? They literally drag you out, make you walk to the car, and push down the gas pedal and they break only when you reach that destination? Never happened to you? Weird.

That’s what happened. My feet took me there. Well I used my hands too… and followed my heart. But not my brain. So we ended up shopping, but I did use my brain in the end – which looked at the pile of clothes in my hands that I was about to buy and informed me that my account balance would very easily reach zero and then plummet down into minus if I was planning to buy ALL those things.

After a long internal battle, and a battle with my sis who was busy piling on clothes for herself and at the same time giving horrified looks at my pile, I decided I had to stop. The excuse of ‘Its-my-mom’s-birthday-so-I-need-new-stuff-too’ worked like a charm till I was fourteen. I wasn’t really sure it was going to work this time. So no more malls for me. No more streets for me. No more boutiques and cute-shops-at-the-corner-of-the-street for me. I might as well lock myself in my room and put bars across the window so that I don’t escape. You guys I’ve created a monster here.

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Its a good thing that I love hats!
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  • Reply Sonshu November 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Oohhh wow. The hat is gorgeous as I said previously.

    You look fab girl. πŸ˜› love the shirt too!

  • Reply maithili November 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    haha I too shop on my mom's bday πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
    Aww its such a nice hat you got!

  • Reply Cortnie Elizabeth November 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Cute hat!


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  • Reply Purvi November 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Loved the Fedora and I must say you pose really well for the camera πŸ™‚

  • Reply Purvi November 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    By the way, I hope your mom had a great birthday πŸ™‚
    and yes the monster that you talk out is here to stay… trust me it does not go away though you will learn to tame it ( a little ;))

  • Reply A Lot Like Fashion November 5, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    A belated Happy Birthday to your Mom, C πŸ™‚
    Also, lovely Fedora πŸ™‚ Great look!


  • Reply PeeVeeβ„’ November 5, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    AHAHAHA, COWBOY!! I knew it:D

    Belated happy returns to her and tell me what you did na, no info on the birthday at all-_-

    And that shirt, I want it, SO much. Almostasmuchaschocolate.
    Coz it's one of those very few cuts that actually look good on me:)

  • Reply Atrocious Scribblings November 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Belated Birthday wishes to your mother.

    What did you and your sister end up getting for her ultimately?

  • Reply Sara Shoemaker November 5, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    oh here's the post! you have such long legs like a model, those jeans look Great on you! and your top could go with basically everything πŸ™‚ happy birthday to your mom!!!

  • Reply technoflirt November 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Hats off to you πŸ˜‰

    by the way, i didn't what did you buy for your mother?

  • Reply Bows,Hearts and everything Cute November 5, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Thank you for helping Chandana..will definitely copyright my pics next time! And I love the shirt!

  • Reply el_martina November 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    amazing outfit! you look pretty!!

  • Reply SEPO November 6, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Happy Birthday to dearest Mommy!

    So, what all dis u buy for her in the end? she she like all the stuff you brought?

  • Reply kileen November 6, 2011 at 4:32 am

    i love the color of this top and the hat is so fun! happy birthday to your mom!

    cute & little

  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 6, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Aww.. thanks! πŸ™‚

    haha.. good to know that! πŸ˜‰


    ok sure!

    haha thanks!
    I know.. I am trying to tame it! Tough job!

    Thank you!

    Cowgirl maybe!
    We did a lot of things.. that would be for another long post πŸ˜€
    I love such shirts.. they have such a tomboy-ish look.

    A lot of things for her and a 'few' things for ourselves πŸ˜›

    Thank you Sara πŸ™‚

    haha thanks!

    @Bows,Hearts –
    Thank you!


    Thank you thank you! πŸ˜€
    ohhh yes she loved it! Huge surprise for her..

    Thank you Kileen!

  • Reply pavani reddy November 6, 2011 at 7:40 am

    `it never happened` even wit me..my mom too never has that shopping urge but ya my paternal aunts have it sooo i m sure i got it frm them..nice outfit simple n chic…

  • Reply The life-a-holic November 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Belated happy birthday to her, and yes most of the times I go out in the name of buying something for someone else and end up buying loads of stuff for myself. So yes, I know how it feels πŸ˜›

  • Reply Jack November 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    T G A F A,

    Read all pending posts. Please convey Belated MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY TO YOUR MOTHER from my side. Had a good laugh at Gia one and also at your accent in speaking Telgu. What happened to that hen? Would you like to share what caused such depression for not bursting crackers? Enjoyed guest posts. You do have a very good sense of choosing attires and you look so elegant in Sarees.

    Take care

  • Reply Mystical Skeptical Me November 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Belated birthday wishes to your mom! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ And Girl, I am out of words! You look HAWT! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I love the green and red combo and that Hat stole my heart! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • Reply Twenty Somethings November 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    The post was Hilarious! I love how you write πŸ™‚
    And and and you look HOT!Love the hat and the heels!

  • Reply Gayatri November 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    There is never a bad or wrong time to buy yourself something!!! Love your shoes πŸ™‚


  • Reply Nidhi November 7, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I get way too tempted when I buy gifts for my friends. I always want something for myself too. Good you have the power to overcome the temptation.

    Hot outfit. The hat is just adorable.

  • Reply Red Handed November 7, 2011 at 7:53 am


  • Reply Soumya November 7, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Love that Fedora!! I want to get one too now πŸ™‚

    I love boyfriend shirts also, they make me feel really nice and dominating for some weird reason πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Baby Budget Blog November 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    My mom LOOOOOVES to shop (unfortunately I do not like her taste in clothes) but I know I get my shopping addiction from her. So I'm with you. I'm trying to keep myself super busy with my blog so I won't have time to surf the internet for clothes, shoes or anything like that. I NEED TO STOP SHOPPING!!!

    Anyhoo, love the hat and the olive shirt and Happy Birthday to your mom!


  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you!

    @The life-a-holic-
    :)) that always happens with me!

    Thank you so much! Maybe 'depressed' was a wrong choice of word to use. It was just a tough phase but all ok now πŸ™‚

    Thank you babe! πŸ™‚

    Thank you πŸ™‚

    That's what i tell myself every single time πŸ˜‰

    Thank you πŸ™‚

    Thanks! πŸ˜€ We can share them if we are the same size πŸ˜›

    I know.. i get the same feeling! I especially love the combo of a baggy shirt and hat!

    haha.. I know how it feels! Anyway thank you πŸ™‚

  • Reply Isha November 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Hey Chandana!
    Have been following your blog, since a while, but never commented.
    I love how you give words to your thoughts!
    I recently started blogging too. Do drop by!

    P.S. : I am as tall as you are! Its just good to see, that there are more TAAAALLL girls like me πŸ˜€

  • Reply Isha November 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Ooh, and Happy Birthday to your mom! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Suruchi November 7, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    happy belated birthday to your mum and girl, even if it is Shakespeare's birthday we deserve to treat ourselves with goodies:-)

    and if monsters looked half as good as the one that's been created here-i guess, it is the age of sexy monsters:-)

  • Reply beckaboots November 8, 2011 at 4:56 am

    This story is cute. I've totally had the whole issue with buying myself stuff instead of stuff for others (i.e. my boots and Bath and Body Works collection from last Christmas. Merry Christmas from Me to Me!) But luckily, I've made a vow to keep myself from becoming a repeat offender this year. Stick with it girl.

    p.s. love the grey tweed and green color combo- so pretty!

    If Work Permits

  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 8, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Thank you for following!
    Just curious.. why dont u comment? I would love to hear from you πŸ™‚
    i met a lot of tall girls aft I started blogging.. most of my friends are shorter than me!

    haha.. true that!
    lol.. sexy monsters.. now that's a first!

    haha.. I think once in a while its okay to gift yourself some goodies! And if its during christmas then you are excused πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Tanvi November 9, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Belated Happy Birthday! You look cool in that hat!

    P.S. Thanks for informing me about the music, I will fix it right away πŸ™‚

    β™‘ from Β© tanvii.com

  • Reply Jahn 'n Style November 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    that second pic is so nice πŸ™‚ love the hat …

  • Reply Katy Rose March 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I love the look of this shirt. To me it seems like one of those things you can pull out of your closet slip on and always feel great wearing. – Katy

  • Reply Megan, The Frugalista Diaries March 14, 2012 at 2:24 am

    love that top!

  • Reply Cathy April 7, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Love that hat and green top. You look lovely too!

    Cathy@Fashionable Dress and Discount Uniforms

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