Mehendi Dress

From a blogger point of view, none of the pictures from this shoot turned out well. None. Not one at all. Honestly, this never happens. If we click twenty, atleast five do come out decent. But some days the camera really doesn’t co-operate and apparently, it was one of those days. But when I uploaded the pictures on the computer, I kind of really liked them. I liked how raw they looked – absolutely real. This is me, most of the time – twirling, smiling, always fixing her hair – perfectly imperfect.
Wore this to a lunch and shopping date with my girlfriend and had a blast. When you are happy it shows on your face. It was super windy that evening and it also rained later. Perfect end to a perfect day.
This green shade is what we call ‘Mehendi green’ in Hindi. Mehendi means henna. And whenever I look at this color, it reminds me of beautiful Indian weddings when brides and grooms apply mehendi on their hands. So shall we call this dress the ‘mehendi dress’? Ya, let’s.
The dress is from JCPenney, sandals from Target and earrings are Old Navy.

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Flower Mania

Not sure if it is the season or my general happy mood, but these days (I mean every-single-day) I wake up wanting to dress the biggest flowers and the happiest colors. Blacks and greys don’t excite me anymore. If the print on the fabric isn’t ‘happy’ I don’t want to wear it. Does it happen with you too? Do you also go through phases like these? Black for a few months and then all colors of the rainbow for the next few?
Not sure till when it’s going to last, but I am loving this phase. I mean who doesn’t like to dress in clothes that make them happy, right?

Its the Fair season here in Orlando. Every weekend there is a fair going on. And since February, we’ve been to four Fairs already. Even though our little girl is too young to enjoy the rides, she loves the attention and the crowd. She is very social and very friendly and loves being around people (frankly, we love it)! Which is why we don’t miss a chance to bring her to events like these. Wore this Gap dress to one of the Fairs and had fun all afternoon! Love, love the coral color. I matched it with white gladiator sandals (from Aldo) which are quite old. You can find similar ones HERE.

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Pleats and Flowers

I would’ve never opted for this outfit combo 5 years ago. My mantra had always been to balance the proportions of the outfit. If the top is big and flowy, the bottoms should be slim and fit and the vice versa. Why you ask? Because I’m not your average skinny girl. I’m curvy and have always been. I love my curves but sometimes it gets tricky to dress up when you love a piece of clothing but your body shape doesn’t agree with it. So you got to balance it out. This helps accentuate the curves and doesn’t make you look like an apple with a head and legs! So well, here we are.
This year all I want to do is wake up everyday and break my own set notions. I feel like all these boundaries that I have created for myself, must be taken down. All our lives we set these limits for ourselves – we must not do this, do that or I won’t ever wear this or that etc. and all that crap. Time to break it all and set yourself free. 🙂
P.S. Would you believe if I tell you I found this gem of a skirt for merely 12 bucks lying in the sale section of H&M. I lucked out, right?
P.P.S. No make up (except sunscreen), since I wanted the flowers to do the talking. Just kidding.. forgot to wear my lipstick! Ha. 😉
P.P.P.S. {Promise this is the last one} I cut my hair short (again, I know!) to a short bob (think Winona Ryder in Square Dance minus the bangs). So this is the last post with longer hair, or a pony if you will. Ok bye.

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Blouse: Loft | Skirt: H&M | Earrings: Asos | Sunglasses: Forever 21 | Shoes: CL by Laundry

My little Bumble Bee

This was our first year celebrating Halloween. And oh what fun it was! Technically the night hasn’t ended yet, but the trick-or-treaters are probably off to bed by now (at least mine is!). We dressed our little munchkin as a Bumble Bee and took her trick or treating and also handed out lots and lots of candies to the kids. This was our first Halloween since moving in to our new home. It was lovely meeting our new neighbors and getting to know the neighborhood. Frankly speaking we enjoyed the night more than her. Oh how fun it is to be a kid again! We made so many memories which will be cherished for life. She may not remember these times but we definitely will!
Happy Halloween!!!

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