Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mom's birthday

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.  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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And when Aakash presented his hat in TheGirlAtFirstAvenue style, I just had to make the hat my style ;)
Its a good thing that I love hats!

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37 comments:

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

    You look fab girl. :P love the shirt too!

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  2. haha I too shop on my mom's bday :P :P
    Aww its such a nice hat you got!

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  3. Cute hat!

    xo,Cortnie
    http://stylelustpages.com

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  5. Loved the Fedora and I must say you pose really well for the camera :)

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  6. By the way, I hope your mom had a great birthday :)
    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 ;))

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  7. A belated Happy Birthday to your Mom, C :)
    Also, lovely Fedora :) Great look!
    XX

    http://fortheloveoffashionandotherthings.blogspot.com

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  8. 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:)

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  9. Belated Birthday wishes to your mother.

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

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  10. 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 :) happy birthday to your mom!!!

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  11. Hats off to you ;)

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

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

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  13. amazing outfit! you look pretty!!

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  14. Happy Birthday to dearest Mommy!

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

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

    cute & little

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  16. @Sonshu-
    Aww.. thanks! :)

    @Maithili-
    haha.. good to know that! ;)
    Thanks!

    @Cortnie-
    Thanks!

    @Fashionmeetsart-
    ok sure!

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

    @Shreya-
    Thank you!

    @PeeVee-
    Cowgirl maybe!
    We did a lot of things.. that would be for another long post :D
    I love such shirts.. they have such a tomboy-ish look.

    @AtrociousScribblings-
    A lot of things for her and a 'few' things for ourselves :P

    @Sara-
    Thank you Sara :)

    @technoflirt-
    haha thanks!

    @Bows,Hearts -
    Thank you!

    @el_martina-
    Thanks!

    @Sneha-
    Thank you thank you! :D
    ohhh yes she loved it! Huge surprise for her..

    @Kileen-
    Thank you Kileen!

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  17. `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...

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  18. 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 :P

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  19. 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

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

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  21. The post was Hilarious! I love how you write :)
    And and and you look HOT!Love the hat and the heels!

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  22. There is never a bad or wrong time to buy yourself something!!! Love your shoes :)

    Gayatri

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  23. 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.

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  24. LOOOOVE YOUR HEELS! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

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  25. Love that Fedora!! I want to get one too now :)

    I love boyfriend shirts also, they make me feel really nice and dominating for some weird reason ;)

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  26. 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!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  27. @Pavani-
    Thank you!

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

    @Jack-
    Thank you so much! Maybe 'depressed' was a wrong choice of word to use. It was just a tough phase but all ok now :)

    @MSM-
    Thank you babe! :)

    @TwentySomethings-
    Thank you :)

    @Gayatri-
    That's what i tell myself every single time ;)

    @Nidhi-
    Thank you :)

    @Red-
    Thanks! :D We can share them if we are the same size :P

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

    @BabyBudgetBlog-
    haha.. I know how it feels! Anyway thank you :)

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  28. 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!
    www.and-the-rest-is-his-story.blogspot.com

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

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  29. Ooh, and Happy Birthday to your mom! :)

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  30. 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:-)

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  31. 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!

    Bekah
    If Work Permits

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

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

    @beckaboots-
    haha.. I think once in a while its okay to gift yourself some goodies! And if its during christmas then you are excused ;)
    Thanks!

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  33. Belated Happy Birthday! You look cool in that hat!

    P.S. Thanks for informing me about the music, I will fix it right away :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  34. that second pic is so nice :) love the hat ...

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  35. 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

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

    Cheers,
    Cathy@Fashionable Dress and Discount Uniforms

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