Sundown

It was almost impossible to take pictures that evening with the crazy wind blowing (and that is why my friends, you’ll see me trying to control my hair in every other picture.. smh). Out of 30 pictures that we took, only 5 came out right (where I’m not eating my hair, or have a hair-mustache or blinded by my own hair)! But I’m not complaining since summers here in Florida are so hot and humid – I’ll take whatever Spring weather I can get.

Pink pants. Never thought I’ll ever wear them. But here we are. These pink chino pants are so comfortable, how could I not? What I really liked about them was that they are not ‘in-your-face-pink’. The faded pink color gives them a more casual look and makes them more wearable.

Blouse: Loft | Pants: Gap | Shoes: CL by Laundry | Necklace: Loft | Watch: Fitbit Glaze

Miss India

This post isn’t about the ‘Miss India’ title. 😉

Every year we visit India this time around.. to celebrate all the festivals that come with the change in weather! Markets get decorated, and so are the streets, people are out shopping for clothes, electric appliances, gold, silver, jewelry and what not! Everyone is in splurging mood.. This is the time when we also re-decorate our homes, we even clean them inside out! We pray to God to bless us with happiness, health and wealth! This is also the time when extended families get together, exchange gifts, couples get married (because this time of the year is considered auspicious), the weather also starts to cool down (though the ‘Fall’ period is very short there), people also make delicious sweets at home. Oh India, how I miss you!!

This year, I am going to miss all this since I am not visiting India this year! I am so bummed since this is the best time to be in India. Well, I will make do with the pictures and the stories my family and friends will share.. Hope my Indian friends/readers have already geared themselves up to enjoy this festival season!

This outfit is certainly not from last week. I wore this back when sun was kind and the weather was favorable! I can only dream of going bare legs these days!! Well, let me just look at these pictures and feel warm, if you don’t mind!

Gap Skater dress, Wedge Pumps, 2 Gap Skater dress, Wedge Pumps, 1 Gap Skater dress, Wedge Pumps, 3 Gap Skater dress, Wedge Pumps, 4

Dress: Gap | Shoes: Clarks | Necklace: Inherited from Mother in Law | Earrings: Gifted | Watch: Fossil | Sunglasses: Forever 21

Don’t ask ‘How are you?’

The other day I was watching a TV show (Pretty Little Liars – to be exact) and something said in the show really struck with me. It was about when we meet and greet someone, we generally ask ‘how are you’, but do we really want to know how are they doing? Or we want them to say what we want to hear.. which is ‘I am fine/great/doing well blah.. blah.. Do we really care if they are fine? They might be stressed, sad, searching for a job, or struggling to meet daily means, unhappy or worse depressed – but do we really want to listen to that level of an honest answer? Well, I don’t think we do want to listen to all that personal life crisis (and trust me we all are going through one or the other kind)… nobody’s life is perfect. Then what is the meaning of asking such a baseless question! From now on, I will switch to ‘How has your day/morning been so far?’ This will make others think and (perhaps) give an honest answer..!! 🙂

I wore this top in summers, and plan to rock it in Fall too. This color is so dynamic..! Well, these pictures were not taken very recently as you can see (I got my hair cut shorter after these were taken plus we don’t have skirt-worthy weather anymore). 😦

Net Top, Fall, Black Skirt, Pixie Hair, 1 Net Top, Fall, Black Skirt, Pixie Hair, 2 Net Top, Fall, Black Skirt, Pixie Hair, 3 Net Top, Fall, Black Skirt, Pixie Hair, 4

Top: Loft | Skirt: Gap | Sandals: Zara | Bag: Forever 21 | Watch: Fossil | Necklace: A museum in LA

Memorizing

I feel so liberated. So free. So much comfortable. Now I wonder why did I never ever cut my hair this short before! May be I wasn’t too sure if I would look good.. But then, one day I thought, who cares if it looks good or not, I like short hair, (I literally stare at women with short hair.. admiring them), I want it and so I am going to get it. Nobody can stop me. And then rest is history.

Well, to be honest, I am still getting used to looking in the mirror and seeing myself like this (not that I don’t like it, in fact I love it)! Though I know that I look totally different now. It;s funny that I still dream of myself with bob length hair. It happens, you know… your mind takes it’s own time to memorize a face/image. It doesn’t happen that quick!
Umm.. just like you always picture your old school friends the way they looked back in school. No matter, if they are married now, have kids, look different, gained weight or lost hair… when you close your eyes and think of them, you (most often than not) would imagine them just like they looked back then (unless you meet them regularly and seen their physical appearance transition in front of you). Well, that is because that image is kind of printed in your memory. Undoubtedly, I need to memorize my own hair, or else I won’t recognize if I ever saw myself in a dream 😉

On the outfit front, this blouse is old and so are the shorts. These shorts are 4 years old actually, and they were sitting in the ‘give away’ pile for almost 2 years because they didn’t fit me anymore, but for some reason I never gave them away. That day, I was going through my ‘give away’ pile to see if something catches my interest (again..!!) and found these shorts. I thought, ehh.. there is no harm in giving them a try one last time and guess what – they fit!!! Now, they are back in my closet 🙂

Doesn’t if feel awesome when a pair of old jeans/dress/ fit again?!! #winwin

Pixie, Oversized top, Denim shorts. 1 Pixie, Oversized top, Denim shorts, 2 Pixie, Oversized top, Denim shorts, 3 Pixie, Oversized top, Denim shorts, 4

Top: Gap (old) | Shorts: Old Navy | Sandals: Steve Madden | Bag: Coach | Watch: Fossil