Friday, 30 March 2012

Here I go travelling again

Travel is a bug for me. It has bit me big time since the last 2 years. Since my parents have banned me from any more foreign holidays, I am looking within home and I am marvelled at the treasures hidden in Gujarat itself. We decently did a girls trip to Ahmedabad and nearby places. The architecture is amazing – delicate, mysterious and grand. I was left gaping.

Anyway. I found this crochet koti (jacket) that I had got my grandmother to make when I was in school. If you remember the 90’s this fashion was a rage (Kotis over oversized shirts. Look at Suchitra’s outfit at the end of this song). Now that its spring and crochet / lace is in, I dug this out and this looks oh-so-smart. Must thank Grandma for this! She will be delighted.

Monday, 26 March 2012

For The Love Of Summer

I wish I was in college and had loads of money. I wish I worked for Vogue. I wish I was in New York and had loads of money. I could wear these outfits regularly and not wait for special occasions to wear them. Even if I could easily put together any of these outfits, I would feel miserable if it gets wasted on the crowd / location / event.

Which one do you like the most?

Keep watching my outfit sets on Polyvore.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Spring is here–Spring 2012 Trends

Spring is here – the season of sun, skirts and milkshakes. It’s time to put away the boots and the scarves. Summer clothes, come in the front please.

Spring Trends of 2012 are visible now all around the globe. Let’s take a quick look at them:





Can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

I am already in love with this.


So fish out your peaches, tangerines and lace. Put on a pair of sunglasses, set the ground on fire and be cool.

I am all excited about spring. Are you?

More spring trends here.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Inspire. And Be Inspired.

Ok. So many Bollywood songs are copied or ‘inspired’ from English/Korean/Russian songs. Many hindi movie songs are ‘inspired’ from Indian folk songs. Indian actresses copy / imitate styles of Hollywood (Sonam Kapoor and JLo in Gucci evening gown??). My question is, is there a problem with that - getting inspired, which is crudely put as copying or imitating? Do we stop liking a song when we come to know it’s been copied from an English song? As long as an equally beautiful duplicate is created, what’s the harm? It’s another form of beauty or art. Looking at it from another angle, you get to appreciate two forms of the same music piece or appreciate the better one, whichever one it is.

The above outfit is similar to the following outfit worn by Deepika Padukone (the newly acquired bronze and pearl necklace reminded me exactly of this!).

PS: Did you know the song ‘Teri Meri’ from Bodyguard has been taken up from the song La Betleem Colo-n Jos by Cleopatra Stratan (its a Romanian song). Listen to it here. It’s sung by a little girl who has a very very cute voice. This doesn’t stop me from still loving Teri Meri.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Working Class

In my 6.5 years of work experience, I have acquired a lot of skills:

1. Smart work: Something which I don’t think I have understood but am hopeful someday I will be an expert in this aspect.

2. Patience / Tolerance: Ability to stay cool, calm and composed in most testing / trying situations. Courtesy - an individual called The Boss.

3. Tact: Ability to be nice to most irritating pests with whom you have no intentions of interacting at work, forget beyond.

4. Stretched Limits: I never knew I could play so much with numbers, Excel sheets, presentations and letters even though I don’t give a damn about what happens to them subsequently.

5. Sacrifice: Have forgone all selfish interests in life like friends, food, movies, hobbies and personal space. There is whole life left to be selfish, right?

I am not a journo. Or an artist. Or a write. Nor a designer.

I am a bored HR Professional.

And yet, I dress like this to work.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


I knew I would love Hyderabad. Somehow, the excitement of the primary reason for our visit there, ie, my cousin’s wedding, wasn’t as much as the excitement of Hyderabadi Biryani, Charminar and Golcond Fort was. I looked forward to escaping into Hyderabad’s palaces and markets. After the trip is over now, I look back and think though it was a brilliant trip, I haven’t had enough of the tech city. Hyderabad, with its contrasting dimensions – malls and narrow lanes; international brands and Lad Bazaar; flyovers and tiny markets – has enthralled me.

I roamed around like a typical tourist with the camera glued in front of me all the time.

This is me. Geared up for a sunny long day of sightseeing in Chowmahala Palace and shopping in the congested, dusty lanes of Laad Bazaar.

During my 5 days there, I allowed the sights and corners of Hyderabad sink into me. I did not mind the dust, the sun and the large amount of walking at all. I was only craving for more.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

My Dotted World

Life is generally good. Except the terrible M word and now the B word (B stands for budget. The whole world knows how troubled I am because of the budgeting exercise at work). Of course, except that, everything is wonderful.

My days are full these days – with work, friends, gym, books and dreams of my new venture. Having stayed for almost 7 years in Corporate,. my hands are itching to try something else. Something more creative, dynamic and satisfying. While I have lots of plans and big dreams, putting them into reality is a challenge.

There’s nothing like a lovely Sunday brunch with a bunch of dear friends. This is what we did recently and ate to our heart’s content at Taj. I put together this outfit on that fun day. Would you believe it if I said that the top is actually tailor made and the cloth piece was retrieved by me just before the wholesale cloth shop owner discarded this pretty piece as waste? Never imagine it would look this beautiful in the end!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...