Another Day, Another Dress

Hello everyone! It feels good to be back on this page after almost two weeks. Such breaks are not bad at all, after all who doesn’t enjoy a little time off?
Truth be told, this short break was completely unintentional as I was very busy in arranging stuff, shopping, attending countless weddings, packing bags and then finally flying back to Phoenix. I barely had the time to switch my computer on and write a blog! Anyhow, better late than never..
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” target=”_blank”>you would not know that we flew back to Phoenix this weekend and that is how our 6 week-long vacation in India came to an end.. I was busy packing last week and this week unpacking is killing me (On that note, packing and unpacking are the two activities I completely DISLIKE)..
Anyways.. I am keeping it short today, though believe me I have so, so much to share with you all. I ‘ll be back with a lot of updates from my India trip.

On the outfit part, I wore this lovely Anarkali dress for a wedding in Delhi. This is one of my many purchases from India. I love the frock style cut of this dress, and the fact it is pure cotton makes it even more comfortable. The high collar adds an extra oomph to the outfit. Enjoy a few pics (and excuse the quality of the pictures, as these were not clicked with a very good camera).
P.S. Meet my sister-in-law (last picture) who has accompanied us to Phoenix. I look forward to spend great time with her!

Cheers!
Ritika

Dress: Biba (still available in Biba stores) | Watch: Fossil | Clutch: Borrowed | Earrings: Gifted by MIL | Rings: Random | Shoes: Sole Society

Diwali Special

As it appears I am enjoying my stay in India, way more than I had expected! I believe this is the best time to be in India when the weather is so good and the markets are flooded with all the festivities..
No wonder I am having a great time here. Last week I traveled to Kanpur (my hometown). It was my mother’s birthday hence the celebrations were doubled! I baked a cake for her too, which she cut! And in her words, ‘it was heavenly delicious’.. Happy Times!
I also met my old friends and extended family – which was wonderful! We laughed, remembered those old days when we used to chat for hours, play pranks on each other and what not! Old Friends are ‘Gold Friends’ to say the least..
And then.. this weekend we celebrated Diwali at home (after like two years).. So this is all I have been engaged in to for the past few days.. And whenever I get some free time, I spend it in blogging..Oh and did I mention I have shopped non-stop! (Ha.. now that’s nothing unexpected, is it?) Well the difference is I have been shopping all kinds of Indian ethnic wear.. which I am gonna take back to Phoenix with me.. (yes, that’s the plan)!
As much as I love India, I have mixed feelings for this wonderful country too.. but let’s leave this subject for some other day..
Undoubtedly, my time here is just flying.. and we also have some more traveling plans in the coming weeks (I am looking forward to it!)

Here are few pictures we clicked on the eve of Diwali.. This lovely Lehenga-choli was gifted to me by my lovely husband..

P.S. Linking this post to IFB Project # 121: Skirting Around. Check here for complete details.

Cheers!
Ritika

Lehenga-Choli-Duppata: Globus, India | Shoes: Metro Shoes, India | Gold Jewelry: Gifted

Karva Chauth 2013

These days I am least bothered about blogging and keeping the blog updated! Ask me why – cause the time in India is just flying at a jet speed. (In case you are wondering, I reached here safely last week). It’s already one week since our arrival here and I am simply loving every bit of it.So it was Karva Chauth here yesterday (click here, to know more about it) and no wonder I enjoyed it to the maximum! I wore a saree (after so long).. and got all dressed up, what an evening it was..
Enjoy the pics.. Keeping it short.. since today I am not much in a talking (to myself) mood!



 Till next time!
Ritika..
Saree: Part of my Trousseau (Bought from Kanpur)
On him – T-Shirt: American Rag via Macy’s | Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch