Solitude

Our recent trip to India was soul satisfying. (Btw, thankfully we came back a month ago, way before all the lockdowns and travel bans). While in India, I basically just did ‘nothing’. I woke up, ate and slept. In my humble opinion, we all need such times in our lives when we are not running behind something. Though this trip was absolutely impromptu and the reason behind the trip was definitely not ‘leisure’ or vacation, I still had a very relaxing time there.
This trip made me realize that we don’t realize, in general we run behind too many things in life. From the start of the day to finish we always have things/activities/chores planned. Our To-Do list is never ending and stuff keeps piling up – it’s the story of our mundane routine lives. From now on, I have decided to block time in my to-do list to do NOTHING. Yep! This time will be used to absolutely do nothing. No nail spas or facials or shopping trips – Just nothing. I don’t know what I will be doing during that time. May be I will pick a pen and notepad and just write my thoughts or may be I’ll just sit and relax and stare at the wall. This feeling of ‘I have nothing to accomplish’ right now would be so freeing since we are always ‘on the go’ and rarely have time to sit and do nothing.
I wrote the above paragraph two weeks ago, when things were not as crazy as now. Looks like I won’t have to ‘make’ time to do nothing, we have been forced in to it anyway. Ok, maybe not nothing, some of us are still working from home, tending kids and the elderly but you know what I mean.. No traveling to work, no socializing, no partying equals to more free time. How are you spending all this ‘extra free time’ at home?
On the plus side, staying home more means more opportunities to wear a Saree. I am sure liking the freedom of dressing up my way – everyday!
This light weight printed chiffon saree in mustard felt perfect for a ‘work from home summer afternoon’. Bought it in Kanpur (India) from a local shop, you can find similar ones here and here. Classic Clarks Moccasins.

This Halloween

This Halloween was quite special! Reason being we (moi and husband) were invited to an amazing Halloween party! Secondly, I had nothing to wear (as usual hehe..) so, I used my creativity to come up with something special using the clothes I already own in my closet.
And if you can’t tell, I dressed up as a Bollywood actress! I had all the bling and glamour in place πŸ˜‰
Being said that, this idea (or outfit) will work on any other occasion too! What I did was simply swapped my Sari blouse with a sequined top and draped the Sari a little differently (wearing the Pallu like a Stole)! Remember when I wore this Sari before here? I am wearing the same Sari in this post but styled it completely differently.

So ladies – let your creative juices flow and think of reviving your old Saris and make good use of them! What say? Now you know why I gave you the hint of not getting over Saris πŸ˜›

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Sari: India | Top: Burlington Coat Factory | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: India

Indian Glitz & Glam

It was quite a month long break! What say people? Did you miss me? Did you miss my posts? I surely missed you all my lovely readers, but then I was enjoying my vacation way too much hence I took a little break from the blogging community. However, I am back now! My vacation is over, and the routine life is back in place. I am back in States. To all my Indian readers – how were your holidays/festivals? Did you have loads of fun? Did you have a blast? Because I did! Being in India during this festive season is the best decision ever. No one else celebrates their festivals like we Indians do! We eat, we gift, we travel, we buy, we give, we celebrate, we literally have a blast (specially on Diwali)! What say??
Anyhow, I must get over my vacation days now considering I don’t want you guys to feel J or anything πŸ˜‰ (specially my Indian readers/bloggers/friends who did not get a chance to visit India this year)!
Today I am sharing a very few pictures from the main festivals/ceremonies I celebrated during my visit to India. This time I was totally in to Saris. Here’s the proof..

P.S. Shall post more pictures from my visit in the coming posts! So stay tuned πŸ˜€

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