Lines to talk about

For me, living in a different country is a different experience in itself. I love being here but you if you ask me whether I like my home country more or the current country I am living in, I may not be able to give an absolute answer to it. There is so much here that I learn every day – at workplace, in restaurants, while shopping! I keep meeting new people – the shopkeepers, the waiters, my colleagues and I see so much of uniqueness in all the cultures. There are so many people and there is so much to learn about them. The more I ask, the more I learn.

 Wherever I go, be it my hair salon, my favorite shopping mall, the grocery store, a thrift shop, or my yoga studio, I meet so many different people, from different background, from different upbringing, from different societies. I observe them, their gestures, their traits, their style, the way they speak, laugh and live! Sometimes I talk to them, to satisfy my curious inner-self, to learn more about their culture. Some are shy, some are reserved, some are outspoken, different people and different personalities is what I say. No two people are same.

 I love being here, there are so things which were new to me, which I learnt only once I dared to give it a try and there are hundreds of other things which I still need to explore. I may be slow, but I am on my way..
I love this country for sure, but all of this does not make me love India any less. I love my home country in a different way. Our culture is so rich and so strong, we have a huge history to back it up! We have so many stories to tell. The incredibility of India lies in its secularism. You meet all kind of people living in harmony at one place. India itself is a hub of so many cultures and religious-beliefs, not only that the people in my country are beautiful, we are sensitive and emotional people. We keep emotions and feelings above everything. We listen to our heart. I miss being there as much as I love being here. Only if I can be at two different places.

 And the most I miss is my family and my close friends. But in life, we all have to keep moving, we just can’t pause our beautiful moments, can we? With this thought, I keep moving, I believe in loving what you do and enjoying where you are. This will make your life happy and content. Yes, that is how I describe my current state of mind – ‘Happy and Content

On my outfit – 
I was having a bad hair day and this hat saved me perfectly for this movie and dinner date. And guess what? 3 different, beautiful ladies complimented me for this hat! Thank you again!

I chose a light dress since, it’s getting hot here, day by day. Love this dress which happens to be a recent purchase from Gap and couldn’t wait more to wear it. If you follow me on Instagram, you would know I bought these shoes online recently and they seemed perfect for this outfit, since they give the perfect pop of color to the otherwise muted tones. I also color coordinated my bag and watch, for fun! You like?



Cheers
Ritika

Dress: Gap (similar here)
Hat: H&M (similar here and here)
Shoes: My Hot Shoes
Bag: Forever 21
Watch: Fossil
Necklace: Claire’s (similar here)

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Things are different today

Sometimes I think why do we get attached to things (read ‘non-living things)? We start imagining this is ours and that is ours just because we bought it or earned it, however, if  we calmly sit and think about it, we must realize that in reality, rarely anything belongs to us.

Such attachment with assets and commodities bear no importance to me. I strongly believe, it is the people, the living creatures, who should be treated with so much importance. Instead we consider our house, our car, our money more important than people. I wonder when that transformation happened.

These non-living things were made (by us) for us to enjoy and simplify living life on this earth, and not to make them ours and become the owner of everything! In this process of buying and owning things we have lost the significance of relationships! Our money and our assets have become so important to us that we have started neglecting the value of humanity, the role of family and friends in our lives.

Again, how did that happen?

Anyways, there is so much that has changed from those good old times, which by the way shouldn’t have been.

Enough said, now taking off my thinking cap and let’s look at today’s outfit.

I thought of going the Kristen Stewart way and paired canvas shoes with my dress. Can’t tell you how comfortable my day was! And orange socks playing peek-a-boo!! xoxo

Enjoy the pics 🙂 

P.S. This last one is just for reference 😀

Cheers
Ritika

Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Vans
Hat: Walmart
Sunnies: Aldo

Watch: Invicta

In Style

Flea market days are fun! So it was a Saturday yesterday. And I went to Connaught Place (in New Delhi) for some street shopping. And I got some nice hoop earrings, which I can’t wait more to wear soon.

My dress acted like a boon yesterday, as it was super light and super comfortable. I picked it up from Macy’s last year when it was on sale. I did not feel the heat at all (okay, it was super-hot, but bearable to me – thanks to my dress)!
Then, I thought why not put a cherry on top! A Fedora it is! Did I tell you how much I love Fedora’s. I love love love them. It glams up any outfit instantly.

And the print on my dress is busy, very busy. I like it. Nice colors and print. As it was not a tight dress, I ate so much of street food last night, but can you make that out from my dress! Nope! That’s the point of wearing such a flowy dress. Eat as much as you want and the swollen tummy does not show up!

So, my dear lovelies, what do you think of my dress. Drop those lovely comments below. Follow me on Bloglovin and Facebook (I definitely, exchange the love). Try it!

P.S. I also had ice-cream in the end. Just thought of putting it across! Have fun people 🙂

Cheers
Ritika

Dress: Macy’s
Golden gladiators: Metro Shoes
Black clutch: Gifted
Fedora: Burlington Coat Factory
Watch: Titan
Sunnies: Ray Ban aviators
Black and Gold cuff: Street, vendor, New Delhi

Party Harder

Here are some pics of our Saturday night.

I like to live by the rule – Work hard and Party Harder. That is what me and my husband plan for every weekend. I really love spending quality time and enjoying with him. He loves clicking my pics (so I have a full time photographer with me who works 24/7 for me.. yoyo!!) however, he himself is a little camera shy.
Cheers
Ritika

Dress: Globus
Flat sandals: Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi
Neck piece: Flea Market, Bangalore
Hat: Beale Street, Memphis, USA