A long break from the blog was just what I needed to come back refreshed and full of ideas! Creativity cannot be forced, no matter how artistic or creative you are as a person. After struggling to get out of a rut that I’d somehow gotten myself into, I finally feel recharged enough to take up new projects and brainstorm new ideas.With Diwali soon approaching, I felt the urge to infuse a bit of traditional Indian fashion into my outfit. I’ve always been fascinated by Indian clothing and have worn it countless times on the blog. Monochrome will always remain a favorite classic trend for days to come, so I decided to incorporate the ever popular black and white with a pop of color into my Indian outfit. A simple white kurti, black leggings and a 20 year old tie and dyed bright pink dupatta with gold detailing (that was dug up from my mom’s closet) made up my outfit for the day. We were staying at the Bella Vista Resort in Mahabaleshwar, which was a treat to all my senses. Clean, green and spacious – it was a pleasure to soak in the beauty of the surrounding mountains and landscape at this place. I had clearly underestimated this little town prior to this!The resort provided a perfect backdrop for my understated, no-makeup, no-hassle traditional look. But it wasn’t until I visited the charming little Krishna temple that I realized I simply had to click a few pictures against the rustic, stone pillars. For me a temple doesn’t necessarily have to be a religious place but rather any place where I can feel at peace with myself. And in the midst of mountains, following a trail through a forest, with tricking streams of water, in a rustic stone structure, with moss covered walls, that almost looked abandoned – that’s exactly what I found.
Kurti and leggings: Max Fashions | Earrings and bracelet: FC road (Pune) | Dupatta: Old