UNWIND YOURSELF

Our lives are quite hectic and we chase lots of deadlines every single day. Our schedule is tight and we end our days with all the targets met and come back home, have dinner and then spending some hours on social media or doing chores we go to sleep and then we wake up in the morning and chase the same targets and this is how we do for the whole week. And as everybody knows, we need a “Me Time” when we can focus on ourselves, pamper ourselves both physically, emotionally and spiritually.

The sessions of pampering have a great effect on our health, mind and it is essential for our growth also. The time we devote to ourselves, make us feel better, give us a clarity for our life and prepare us for what’s ahead in the coming week/ month.

These are some “me time” activities/ routine that I do to push the pause button in my life and try to reconnect with myself and reflect on the things that needs attention.

1. READING

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Reading is a great mental workout that helps us develop our intellect and power of imagination. Reading can benefit us in a lot many ways:-

  • Vocabulary & Grammar – When you read a novel, chapter of a book or even an article of say 100-200  words, you come across new words and writing styles. This helps you have a good knowledge of some new words or tricky synonyms of simple words.
  • Imagination – Do you remember as a child we used to daydream about mysterious places and flying over candy lands or some things like that. (And being an adult I still do it but my daydreams just got a bit leveled up.. Haha). While reading, you imagine the situation and feel the emotions in your head and your imagination doors are wide open to a beautiful and inspiring world. And this imagination also takes our minds off the stress.
  • Knowledge and Experience – If you are reading a good book or a memoir of a great personality, this ultimately enhances your knowledge and gives you an insight of someone’s life experience or lesson.
  • Better Writing – If you are a writer or maintain a journal (to which I’ll come later in the post) reading can give you an opportunity to express your thoughts in different manners.

2. Meditation

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It is a universally accepted fact that meditation have great healing powers. The deep breathing and relaxation exercises can create wonders to our mental and physical health. Learn more here

3. Journaling

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It is a method of maintaining a diary or a notebook to jot down your daily emotions, goals, lessons, doodles etc. You can maintain a separate notebook and pour your heart out in it. Journaling can help in creating self awareness that can help in resolving inner conflicts and gaining focus in your life.

4. Skin Care

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Our body is the only place where we have to live for the rest of our lives. So we need to take great care of our body and skin. After a week’s toil on your mind and body, your skin also gets affected by exposure to the sun and pollution, so every weekend it deserves to be taken care of.

Skin care routine I follow daily :: Cleansing — Moisturizing — Sun Protection

Skin care routine I do on weekends :: Cleansing — Exfoliation — Mask –Moisturizing (I skip the sunscreen as I do this routine mostly at night)

5. Chocolates

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I am die hard crazy for chocolates and I hope you too get cravings for those sweet, melting bars of heaven. So don’t hold back that sweet tooth and enjoy a bar or two whenever you feel those cravings creeping in.

Chocolates are great stress relievers and have positive effects on our body. You can read here some of the  benefits of chocolates

6. Pet

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Having a pet is so great. If you’re an animal lover, you can understand how good it feels to play with them and rub their fluffy bodies. Spending time with pets can boost your mood to a great level.

So sit back and enjoy your weekend and thank you for reading.

Get ready for Navratri

The festive season has begun. Its time to put aside those routine activities and indulge in the nine-day period of celebrations, worship, dancing and get-togethers.

Navratri or Nine Nights is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in the autumn season across different parts of India. Navratri symbolises the triumph of good over evil. Each nine days depict the nine avatars of Mother Goddess Durga. You can read more here

And keeping in mind the festivities, I am doing two Minimal Navratri Looks that I’ve created for the festive season of Navratri.

Look 1

I am wearing this black and orange anarkali kurti as a dress. The embroidery and mirror work on the neck gives it and elegant and festive look. Paring this kurti with Mojdi and light oxidised earrings.

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Look 2

In the second look, I am wearing this layered kurti with wide palazzos and a net dupatta with minimal oxidised neck piece and earrings.

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Thank you for reading and Happy Navratri.

 

The Bohemian Wardrobe

Hey girls, aren’t you fan of florals, oversized clothes, long braids, handmade and oxidized jewelery and lots of accessories.

Well, you guessed it right, I’m talking of Bohemian Fashion.

 

Bohemian Fashion is a style of dressing consisting of irregular mixing of different types of clothing and completing it with a great deal of jewelery and using accessories like scarves, belts, hats etc.

 

As I said in my earlier post about dressing as per your mood (that you can find here). This post is going to be about the mood when I want to go a little extra with my attire.

And as my hunt began for some bohemian clothing I found these really amazing pieces that you can buy to create a bohemian wardrobe.

Look 1Pair this cute off shoulder top with the graphic printed skirt for a quirky boho chic  look. It seems ideal for a day out with your girls. Accesorize it with a big hat and flats.tooooobuy the off – shoulder top here

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Look 2 – Pair this cute and comfy top with your favorite denims or shorts. This is perfect for a “comfort seeking” yet “feeling hot” kind of girl.top3buy the white top here

Look 3 – This is so boho, it is floral and flowy and have a quite vintage look which makes it quite classy. This dress is apt for an evening date.dress2buy the dress here

Look 4 – This is hands down my favorite piece in this collection. Its tribal print with such a graceful body hugging look is one to crave for. I would definitely wear it at a formal event irrespective of its quirky print because it is so damn classy.dress4buy the dress here

Look 5 – Here is a comfortable and stylish outfit that you can pull off using this cute white tee and the embroidered skirt and throw on the jacket for evening chills. owlskirt2sweat1

 

buy the top here

buy the skirt here

buy the jacket here

Hope you enjoyed. Thank you for reading.

The Casual and The Chic

Some days we like to dress so casually and don’t care if we’re heading to a party or even a date and some days we turn into fashionistas deeply investing ourselves in planning our look from head to toe.

Because this is exactly what happens to me all the time. I have days when I go from just wearing anything to days when I am critically deciding what to wear.

So this weekend I have decided these two outfits, and as the title of this blog post suggests,  one is my casual look and the other is a stylish and chic one.

Look 1

The First look is a basic T – shirt and pants with sneakers (because I always prefer comfort)

 

 

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Look 2

The second look is a basic white T-shirt with brown trousers and a belted scarf with black platforms.

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Become an Efficient Buyer

” I have nothing to wear”

Isn’t it something you said last week, yesterday or even thinking right now. Being a girl this statement always hits us whenever we’re to attend an event, plan a weekend or being bored of the clothes we have. All we think is to go shopping and splurge on new clothes and clearly leave yourself broke for the rest of the month.

Considering this mess, I am here to give you some tips and tricks that you can apply when you go shopping next time and that may avoid a hole in your pocket, making you an efficient buyer.

  1. Color Quality – Know the quality of colors.

For Example : The color black may have different shades so it may confuse you with its texture. Always go for a strong shade of black.

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For other colors, choose wisely, don’t pick a color that is very bright and looks almost neon.

2. Details – Being limited with funds, I don’t always go for brands. Rather, my trick is giving attention to the details.

  • check stitching of the product, poorly stitched product will automatically be seen as a low quality item.
  • quality of buttons, buckles, chains, beads etc attached to a product.
  • texture/material of the fabric used should be good, it shouldn’t be very thin, faded or old looking.

 

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3. Finding the twin – You saw a pair of pants online and you don’t want to pay extra money for just a pair  of pants, instead try looking for a similar looking pants which gives almost the same look when you wear them.

(this trick can be applied to clothes, shoes or accessories)

 

4. Deciding in Advance – Being a style hunter, I am always on a lookout of styling clothes differently, so I decide my looks in advance.

And while shopping, when you buy a piece of clothing and decide in advance with which you’ll style it, it can save you a lot of time and money as you won’t have to buy anything extra to match with it or waste time thinking what to wear with it.

Happy Shopping Guys & Thank you for reading.

The Fusion Look

We all like to experiment with different clothing styles so why not mix the western and ethnic pieces to give some quirk to our overall look.

Keeping this in mind, I created an Indo-western fusion look by pairing this fusion kurti with blue denims. I bought this kurti almost 4 months ago and I decided I’ll style it in a fusion way and got quite stubborn that the first time I’ll be wearing it will be for one of the blog posts(even though at that time I didn’t even started my blog).

Enjoy the pictures.

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Your can wear this kurti in different ways for different occasions such as ::

1. As a formal look

You can pair the kurti with leggings and for footwear you can go for loafers or ballerinas.

2. As a day out look

Pair the kurti with jeans and sneakers making it a casual comfy outfit.

3. As a dress

You can wear this kurti as a dress also with sneakers or brogues.

Thank your for reading.

 

OUTFIT DETAILS

Kurti and beige flats from a local store + jeans from Roadster (buy it here)

 

Lessons learned after reading The Subtle art of not giving a Fck

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I recently read the book ” The Subtle art of not giving a Fck ” and it is a practical guide to living a more focused and happy life. The book contains lots of examples and lessons considering the today’s generation’s self made problems and entitlements. The book gives a clear idea on what we should be focusing on and frees us of all the fairy tale, glittery thoughts we think about ourselves and compelling us to choose what is important and worth our time and energy.

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1. Priorities

In this era of multiple inevitable distractions, we need to make our minds focus on the things that matter to us and which ultimately result in prosperity of our mind and soul.

The author tells us the importance of choosing our priorities and avoiding temporary distractions which create unnecessary mess in our lives.

2. What are you willing to struggle for?

Everyone aspires those perfect, shiny famous lives, but how many are actually willing to go through the sacrifice and struggle behind those dreams.

This question compels us to think if we’re really ready to do all the struggle behind achieving something. For what we are willing to suffer.

3. Taking Responsibility

Only we are responsible for all the things happening in our lives. We need to manage our emotions when dealing with a  positive or negative event because ultimately we’re the ones affected by it. Whether it is fortunate or unfortunate, we are the ones responsible to react towards that event.

4.  Rejection/Saying No

” The art of choosing a value for yourself requires rejecting alternative values”

This lesson implies our choices in setting our goals, values, and emotions.  If we want to commit to a single value, career, emotion or decision we need to eliminate the distraction of other value, career, emotion and decision.

5. Commitment

Commitment means to decide our values and emotions. Committing to one  value, career, relationship gives us the opportunity to focus on the important and align our actions for the benefit of ourselves and the people connected to us.

6. We’re going to die

We are all going to die someday and the one thing that will be left behind is our LEGACY.

What we have contributed to this world will be remembered not out emotions, insecurities, judgments. Keeping this in mind, we need to choose our devotion, we need to start living for the things that matter because one day it will be too late to start over.

Thank you for reading.