’em BOOTS #ootd & cheerio 2014!

Hello!

I thought I’d do an #ootd post as my last blog entry for 2014. We delhiites have been experiencing the coldest winter in 11 years and no one is complaining because it has been so lovely and blissful. As the temperature dropped rapidly in the city of Delhi, I realised that I didn’t own a decent pair of black boots. So I began my search for the most perfect-simple-comfortable-flat-black boots. I wanted a pair which would go with everything, were super comfortable to walk in and kept my toes all toasty. P.S – my sister got all all benevolent and cute on me and offered to pay for my boots, so I had to get the best of the bests. I mean when they come for free, they have to be freaking fabulous. hehe 😀

Skinny black jeans - Vero Moda  Black top - Zara Black over coat - Marks & Spencer Green cowl - Hand knitted by my mother
Skinny black jeans – Vero Moda
Black top – Zara
Black over coat – Marks & Spencer
Green cowl – Hand knitted by my mother

I found the most sexy pair in Zara and they weren’t even too expensive. Zara pricing sometimes can turn out to be like a christmas present. Like secret santa secretly priced the thing you wanted the most within your budget. I love how my boots have two textures, plain in the front and all glossy/ patent from the back. The cherry on the cake is the gold chain detailing. I completely love them and I’m sure I am going to be getting a lot of wear out of them this winter. I kept the rest of the outfit pretty simple, I wore an all black ensemble with a pop of green and carried my brand new black and gold sling purse. ( I totally bought the purse coz I wanted something to go with my boots- guilty ;P

Black and gold sling purse - The trunk label Black and grey half mittens- Sarojani Nagar Black boots - Zara Gold watch DKNY
Black and gold sling purse – The trunk label
Black and grey half mittens- Sarojani Nagar
Black boots – Zara
Gold watch DKNY
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Brown and gold sunnies- Aldo Accessories

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Now talking about the year that has been 2014- I cannot be more glad that it comes to an end today. This year hasn’t exactly been a cake walk for me. Let’s just say it didn’t pan out the way I thought it would. The person I was when this year began, is if not entirely then mostly different from the person that I have become as the year comes to an end. On that note, though it has been a somewhat difficult year, it has been the learning curve of my life. I feel like this year I was under construction, mentally and physically.

As i’m really into making lists these days, so I thought I will round up a quick list of all the things that 2014 taught me :-

1. FAMILY WILL LOVE YOU AND COMFORT YOU EVEN IF YOU MAKE BAD DECISIONS. ( NOT LIKE I DIDN’T KNOW THIS EARLIER, BUT THIS YEAR REITERATED THIS FACT FOR ME) 

2. IT’S IMPERATIVE FOR A HEALTHY LIFE TO STAY BUSY. 

 

3.  DELETE THE DRAMA FROM YOUR LIFE. IT’S NOT COOL.

4.  A REAL RELATIONSHIP IS SUPPOSED TO BRING POSITIVITY, LOVE, COMFORT AND HAPPINESS TO YOUR LIFE AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

 

5.  IF YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING, SAYING THAT YOU WANNA DO IT IS NOT GONNA MAKE IT HAPPEN. BUCK UP, MOVE YOUR ASS AND DO IT. 

 

6.  IT’S NOT A CRIME TO BE CONFUSED ABOUT SOMETHING- A LOVE INTEREST, YOUR CAREER, YOUR CHOICES ETC. IT’S OKAY, THESE THINGS TAKE TIME TO WORK. IT’S NOT MAGIC PEOPLE. STOP PATRONISING YOURSELF FOR IT. RELAX !

 

7.  FITNESS IS CRUCIAL. BEING A CERTAIN SIZE IS NOT WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT HERE. I LEARNED THAT FITNESS MEANS FEELING GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY AND ALSO IT’S A LIFESTYLE ALTERATION AND NOT A 1-2 MONTH STINT.

8. IF YOU ARE NOT GOOD AT SOMETHING, CHOOSING THAT AS YOUR CAREER MIGHT BE THE SHITTIEST MOVE YOU WILL MAKE IN YOUR LIFE. DO WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT AND WHAT YOU ENJOY DOING. SUCCESS WILL FOLLOW. 

 

9. HAVING FEWER FRIENDS IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN HAVING WRONGDOER FRIENDS. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. 

So seeing that I have acquired all this wisdom this year, I guess it wasn’t such a shitty year. I have come out a lot stronger, wiser, healthier and happier. So all in all cheerio 2014 and welcome 2015, you better be good to me.

WISHING ALL MY READERS A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE, I HOPE 2015 BRINGS ALL OF YOU LOTS OF HAPPINESS 😀


SHOP THE LOOK

Skinny black jeans – Vero Moda( location details) 

 http://www.veromodaindia.com/store-locator/ 

Black top – Zara 

http://www.zara.com/in/en/woman/t-shirts/embroidered-t-shirt-c269189p2208008.html

Black over coat – Marks & Spencer

http://www.marksandspencer.com/l/women/coats-and-jackets

Green cowl – Hand knitted by my mother ( found something similar for you guys online)

https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/204008373/chunky-knitted-scarf-neckwarmer-wrap-in?ref=market

Black and gold sling purse – The Trunk Label

http://www.thetrunklabel.com/bags/the-kara-sling/product.html

Black and grey half mittens – ( Sarojani Nagar location details)

http://www.sarojininagarmarket.in/photo%2Dgallery%2Ehtm

Black boots – Zara

http://www.zara.com/in/en/shoes—bags/trf/shoes/mock-croc-boot-c665019p2129100.html

Gold wrist watch ( Didn’t find the exact same watch online, it’s from an old collection of DKNY. Found something similar for you guys.)

http://www.dkny.com/accessories/shop-by-category/watches/bryant-park-gold-tone-wide-bangle-watch/NY2231.html?dwvar_NY2231_color=000#start=7

3. Brown and gold sunnies- Aldo Accessories ( location details)

http://www.majorbrands.co.in/store-locator/

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

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Printed Palazzo pants <3

Hello,

This year I discovered my love for easy- breezy, super comfy cotton Palazzo pants. Why haven’t I been wearing them all these past years? I love how they fit -PERIOD. Palazzo pants cannot go wrong on anyone. They make your waist appear slimmer, hug you butt in the most perfect manner and then flare out to give your legs a lot of room to breathe. I have been pairing them with almost everything in my closet- be it a long shirt/ a tank top/ a long kurta / short kurta…

I paired my cotton printed palazzos with a simple sleeveless black kurti and to add some structure to the outfit I threw on a sleeveless cotton waist coat o top. I had to do a lot of running around on the day I wore this outfit, and what can be better than a pair of stunning leather Kohlapuri’s to make your feet look good and feel comfortable.

As for my accessories I wore my favourite antique silver necklace which I had picked up last year from Jaipur.. I love this piece of jewellery, it is so stunning! along with that I wore my gold coin ring and carried my Zara messenger bag. My newest obsession is to pair all things silver and gold together. I love how that looks.

Here are a few pictures of my #ootd

Printed Palazzos – Fabindia Sleeveless, Black Kurti – Sarojani Nagar,  Black cotton waistcoat – Anokhi, Wayfarers – Ray-Ban 
Black leather kohlapuri's - Balujas, Mega mall Gurgaon. Silver necklace - Johri Bazaar, Jaipur Gold coin ring & bangles- Street shopping at Khan Market Black messenger bag - Zara Gold wrist watch - DKNY  Nail paint - Orange, Colorbar
Black leather kohlapuri’s – Balujas, Mega mall Gurgaon.
Antique Silver necklace – Johri Bazaar, Jaipur
Gold coin ring & bangles- Street shopping at Khan Market
Black messenger bag – Zara
Gold wrist watch – DKNY
Nail paint – Orange, Colorbar

 

SHOP THE LOOK

Printed palazzos ( couldn’t find the exact same ones as mine, but found something similar)

http://www.fabindia.com/intl/cotton-mull-kalamkari-tie-up-tassel-flared-palazzo-black-indigo.html

Sleeveless black kurti ( Sarojani Nagar location details)

http://www.sarojininagarmarket.in/photo%2Dgallery%2Ehtm

Ray-Ban wayfarers 

http://www.flipkart.com/ray-ban-wayfarer-sunglasses/p/itmdthng4hv8jahz?pid=SGLDQZ9MAKHGHNNU&srno=b_40&ref=aab7c8d8-3708-4541-8a5e-1c799fa284a0

Black cotton waistcoat (Anokhi doesn’t sell online, but here is a link to their official site to know where all their stores are located)

http://www.anokhi.com

Black leather kohlapuri’s ( Balujas doesn’t sell online, but here is a link to their official site to know where all their stores are located)

http://www.balujas.net

Antique silver necklace (Johri Bazaar, Jaipur location details)

http://www.jaipurtravel.com/what_buy.htm

Black messenger bag 

 http://www.zara.com/in/en/woman/handbags/trf/studded-messenger-bag-c269206p1983983.html

Gold coin ring & black bangles ( Khan Market location details)

http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/shopping/khan_market.jsp

Gold wrist watch ( Didn’t find the exact same watch online, it’s from an old collection of DKNY. Found something similar for you guys.)

http://www.dkny.com/accessories/shop-by-category/watches/bryant-park-gold-tone-wide-bangle-watch/NY2231.html?dwvar_NY2231_color=000#start=7

Orange blast nail paint

http://www.colorbarcosmetics.com/productDetails.asp?id=27&skuid=214

Thanks of reading 🙂

Cheers!

:Diwali – That time of the year

Hello!

If you are an Indian then you exactly know what I’m talking about. It’s that time of the year again people, when there is a slight nip in the air, the onset of autumn and the festivities are in full swing. For as long as I can remember, Diwali has been my favourite festival out of all the countless festivals Indians celebrate. According to Hindu mythology Diwali is celebrated because lord Rama and his brother lord Laxman along with goddess Sita (Rama’s wife) returned home after a 14 year exile and  after  winning a rather trecherous battle against the most evil demon ‘Raavan’. It is celebrated by lighting candles, diyas and fairy lights. The entire city lights up to celebrate the auspicious day.

For me Diwali time means lots of get togethers, dressing up, eating a gallon of sweets, drinking lots of wine 😉 , a whole lot of laughter and basically just spending time with family and friends and having a gala time.


 

Here are a few pictures of me all dressed up for a Diwali party;

Mustard Kurta- Fabindia Black tights - Forever 21 Dupatta/Stole - Amritsar, Punjab Bronze slippers- The Shoe Garage
Mustard Kurta- Fabindia
Black tights – Forever 21
Dupatta/Stole – Amritsar, Punjab
Bronze slippers- The Shoe Garage
Golden clutch - Shoe Tree Silver+Gold jhumka earrings- Johri Bazaar Jaipur
Golden clutch – Shoe Tree
Silver+Gold jhumka earrings- Johri Bazaar Jaipur
All things make-up Embark eyeshadow, M.A.C Green eye pencil, Revlon Colorstay  Colossal black mascara, Maybelline NY Black kohl, Lakme Eyeconic NC- 42 Studio Fix powder, M.A.C  Soft Rose lip balm, Nivea
All things make-up
Embark eyeshadow, M.A.C
Green eye pencil, Revlon Colorstay
Colossal black mascara, Maybelline NY
Black kohl, Lakme Eyeconic
NC- 42 Studio Fix powder, M.A.C
Soft Rose lip balm, Nivea

 

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers !

 

Girls about town

Somehow me and my girlfriends always end up meeting sometime during the evening, but as we are growing up, we have come to the realisation that a day out is a lot more fun than a night out. And as the newly turned teens step out to take a tipple tour across the city at around 8, we have already had a happy end to our Saturday. My dear friend had some pretty amazing deal vouchers for quite a few restaurants in Delhi. So we,  Twisha, Pallavi and myself, thought this calls for us to indulge ourselves in a nice and lavish #drunch ! And for those of you who don’t know what a drunch is, it’s a drinking lunch. 😛

We went to Hauz Khas Village. The one and only uber cool and hipster driven place in the heart of South Delhi. Mushroomed with pubs, restaurants, bakeries, lounges, shot bars, it is definitely a go-to place for an indecisive lot, such as us. With ample number of choices, we zeroed down on Fork You. Conversations flowed, LIIT was poured, great food was brought to the table in an alive American ambience against a setting evening.

Here are a few pictures of what we all looked like while we stuffed our faces merrily.

TWISHA’S OUTFIT :

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Floral blue dress- Jabong.com

Sandals- Jabong.com

Tan handbag- Zara

Silver watch- Fossil

Nail paint- Golden sparkle by Juice

PALLAVI’S OUTFIT :

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Net top- Tally Wejil, Italy

Jeggings- Zara

Sandals- Nine West

Handbag- Calvin Klien

Charm watch- Fossil

Arm candy- Amethyst

Sunnies- Charles & Keith

Nail paint- Plum Grenadine, Colorbar

MY OUTFIT :

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Crop top- Forever 21

Black inner- Marks & Spencer

Black skirt- Marks & Spencer

Black & gold earrings- Vero Moda

Watch- DKNY

Black & gold flip flops- Big Bazaar

Sunnies- Marks & Spencer

Green handbag- Accessorize

Nail paint – Jazz berry, New U

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

Footwear crush!

Hello!

The hero of this outfit has got to be my footwear. Can we all just stop for a minute and admire how gorgeous these pink leather chappals look.

The moment I laid my eyes on them, I knew it was love <3. I love how the craftsman has used silver-gold wire and multi coloured threads to adorn these simple slippers. The intricate work adds so much beauty and uniqueness to them.

I chose my clothes for the day in a way that they would flaunt the beauty of my footwear. I kept it simple and neutral with white cotton palazzo pants, a white knee length kurta and a Lehariya dupatta/stole.


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Pink chappals- Dastkar’s Rajasthani & Gujrati fair at Kisan Haat, New Delhi.

Nail paint-  Colorbar 03 Cosmopolitan.

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White palazzo pants- Anokhi

White Kurta- Farida Gupta (Hauz Khas Village)

Chiffon lehariya dupatta/stole – Johri Bazaar, Jaipur

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Charm watch – Esprit

Thread bangles- Khan Market, New Delhi

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All things make up-

Eyeshadow- M.A.C Embark

Kohl Pencil- Revlon eye pencil in Green

Mascara- Maybelline The Colossal

Lipstick- Bourjois 07 Sweet Kiss Naturel

Powder foundation- NC-42 Studio fix powder

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Hand bag- Zara

Silver Earrings- Jodhpur


Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!

There’s something about the colour YELLOW

Hello!

According to Wikipedia, yellow is the colour of gold, butter and lemons and it just so happens that I like all these things a whole lot. I associate the colour yellow with happiness, celebration, beginning of spring time, fairy lights and all things lovely and bright. Today, the rain gods decided to bless us with a little respite from the crazy Delhi heat and the bonus point was that it was a Sunday, so we had the liberty to step out and enjoy the blessed day 🙂

Me and my sister decided to go to an open bazaar( Dastkar’s Rajasthani and Gujarati fair at Kisan Haat, near Qutab Minar Metro Station) where one can buy all things rustic, ethnic and quirky. Such as; plants, printed cotton bed sheets, beaded and silver Jewellery, hand woven footwear, ceramic pots etc.

My Sister wore a yellow and white outfit and looked all sunshiny pretty, she paired it with silver-gold jewellery and Kolhapuri chappals.


 

 

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Yellow kurta – tailor made ( cloth+ lace from Chakarpur Market, Gurgaon)

Silver+ gold Bangle- Johri Bazaar, Jaipur

 

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White chiffon dupatta/stole –  Suvasa ( Mega Mall, Gurgaon)

White ankle length jeans – Marks & Spencer

Hand bag – Coccinelle, The Collective ( Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj)

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Silver (gold plated) earrings- from our mother’s antique treasure.

Silver ring- A gift from friends

 

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Off white and gold kolhapuri chappals – Venus Steps ( Ambience Mall- Vasant Kunj)

Nail paint- Diamond frost by Faces


 

Thanks for reading 🙂

Cheers!