Carefree

While I am on a 10-day vacation, I might as well put up a post! To be frank, I rarely ever, ever fire up my laptop when I am vacationing. I even don’t check my phone for hours on a stretch (no kidding..!!). I believe I can live with out social networking, it’s just a mode to pass time for me. Only when I have nothing else to do, no where else to go, I check my social network channels. Thankfully, I am not it’s slave (well, not yet).

Posting a few pictures from today. It’s quite hot and humid here (in D.C.) – < as compared to Boston > and wearing light dresses is the best way to beat the heat!

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Dress: Gifted by MIL | Bag: Coach | Sandals: Sam Edelman | Watch: Fossil | Sunglasses: Forever 21 | Earrings: Asos

Flares Rule

Flares Rule

Told yaa.. Flares rule!

If you are a regular follower of Rising Colors blog, by now you would know that I have a clean and minimal way of dressing. Too many accessories in one outfit is just not my thing. I opt for clean sophisticated look which has at least one statement piece. Sometimes I let the shoes speak, sometimes it’s the jewelery i am wearing and most of the time it’s the choice of my bag which screams attention in an outfit. You see.. what I mean..

Anyways, this was quite a gray day with no sunshine and leftover snow <eeekkk..>! Layering is the key these days.. Please stay warm in which ever part of the world you are.. I am sending lots of warm wishes and hugs to you all ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. I am in love with these slim flare jeans. They add a good two inches to my height! Win.. win..!!

Jeans: Express (same) | Scarf: Express | Jacket: Cole Haan | Shoes: Cole Haan | Bag: Coach

All about that Base

There is something I want to share here that I am really obsessed about these days. You see I am trying really hard to get the best possible skin I’ve ever had. This obsession started as soon as I came back from India. My skin was breaking out so often, it was dry, patchy and so, so dull. Frankly I started avoiding looking straight in to the mirror. I am a firm believer that ideally you should not need a Foundation (on a daily basis). Your original skin must be clean, clear and glowing. It’s not that I don’t use make-up or Foundations. I do, but only on very special occasions. I don’t even Photoshop or touch the pictures I put on the blog. I like the raw nature of my pictures. I like to wear my skin bare 95% of the times. But now, no amount of make-up was helping either. The breakouts were extremely red, bumpy and painful. They were all over my face. I was helpless. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I then decided to take charge and do something about it. Because I was sure that it was not my diet or lifestyle. Since I work out religiously, eat clean, sleep well then what the hell was going wrong! Then I booked an appointment and paid a visit to a dermatologist. She then told me sometimes it’s the hormones. There was nothing wrong from my end… sometimes it’s just how your body is changing. So she gave me some oral tablets to re-balance the hormones and a medicated ointment to apply on my face daily. That really helped. It made my facial skin go back to normal. Since then I have been taking reeeeally good care of my skin. I changed all my (skincare) products stash! From drugstore cheap ones I switched to very good quality high-end products (for which I will be doing reviews very soon). And that really worked. I feel so much better now. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also installed an app on my phone which helps me keep track of how much water I drink during the day (isn’t it cool..??)

Sometimes, we tend to neglectย the importance ofย something until we realize it’s gone. My skin never used to breakout like that. No redness, no dryness ever. But then ageing happens. Years go by and you lose the elasticity of your skin, the soft and supple texture. Hence, extra care is required. And it’s better to start early. There is no harm in trying & testing. Go lookout for yourself. After all, your skin does not have to show your real age! Who wants to age anyway..??

Ok yeah.. yeah.. I get it. We all must age naturally. We all must age gracefully and I am totally up for it! However, taking care of yourself is important too. I say do it, if you love yourself!

Jacket: Aeropostale | Corduroy Pants: Gap | Sweater: Old Navy | Boots: Target | Bag: Wilsons Leather

Three Things I am Loving Lately

Isn’t it fun to make lists? Lists which are totally random! So here goes mine –
  1. The fall in my waist size – I had to share this! Last week I was in my Bootcamp class and it was a ‘Leg Day’ (as my trainer calls it). So he sent us on a short run for a warm up.. kinda like 2 miles. You would not believe.. as soon as I started running.. my workout pants started slipping down! Oh man!! I was like what the heck!! Those were my new pants (bought them just a month ago) and they are already loose? And so loose that if I run they start to slip down. So guess what this girl did? She DID NOT stop. I held on to my pants with one hand and ran, ran, ran! One of my workout buddy noticed that and she was like “Wow did your pants get loose? Hmm.. Lucky girl..” I was like “This is all hard work babe!” ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Watermelon – Oh yes! Yes. I always believed my favorite fruit was Mango. But looks like I am not getting any sweet/ripe/delicious mangoes anytime soon (here in U.S.). So my second most favorite is Watermelon! I can eat and eat and eat it some more.. Oh and I love the blood red color of it. More reasons to love the gigantic delicious and tasty fruit! Which fruit is your favorite?
  3. The sound of a travel plan – If traveling is not on the list, then it’s an incomplete list for me! I can’t share what my next travel destination is..ย (at the moment).ย But travel is on the cards and this girl is EXCCCITEDDD!!!
ย What are the three things which you love the most? Share with me! ๐Ÿ™‚
Oh and we clicked these pictures yesterday evening! I am definitely not a typical black and white or gray and black kinda girl! I love adding surprises toย an outfit. Like this fuchsia top! That keeps it interesting.. Do you agree?

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T-shirt: Loft | Skirt: Asos | Shoes: Aldoย (Last worn)ย | Watch: Fossil | Sunglasses: Ray Ban