Rains again

Here's a quick ootd. Black, white and some rain. Another snippet added to my diary of personal style. White Tee and bag is from Zara. First-time-featuring (which I apparently wear atleast thrice a week) black skirt is from Fabindia. And handmade flats are from Pondicherry.


St. Kilda Festival 2015

My blogger daydream of visiting a Coachella-esque event came alive last Sunday. St. Kilda Festival became a mirror image of palm tree rows with a retro giant wheel behind. It was a real treat to all my weekdays-sucked organs. Kickass-ingly foot tapping music, Pinterest-worthy street style, appetizing boards directing towards free watermelon (which we couldn't get to eat by the way) and fabulous Aussie summer to go along... all of this was happening right next to the beach., awesome sauce..! 


Missing India

H&M top
Skirt from Dastkaar
Forever 21 lace-ups
Bag bought from Udaipur
 To start with; I am missing India, specially the Suraj Kund mela fair. It began on 1st February and is up till 15th of this month. From queuing with my school mates while walking through each stall to finishing all my savings on craft and street food when I just started earning, I have memories of all my SKM visits. Never did it happen that I am at my folks place and missed going to this festive event.

They call it summer here but surprisingly the degree of heat (current temperature being 17 degrees C) is not even close to Delhi summer. So wearing black in this season is actually comforting.
Talking about black, this tribal black skirt was bought from Dastkaar, another fair that happens in metro cities across India and is a must-visit event. Of all the stuff I have in my wardrobe, the oldest ones are mostly bought from such fairs. So if you are in and around Delhi or NCR, a visit to Suraj Kund should be on your To-do this weekend.


Oh Fridays!

ASOS top
Bag (Local find from Auroville)
If we consider time, then going on dates with my husband is relatively quicker than how I did it while seeing him. I believe that you never dress badly (never according to him (he dare!)) rather you do it more quick-chic-ly . 
Playing a bed bug lately, I, post my C T M routine, hit the mattress and browse the Internet out of it. Although on early Friday evenings, my husband asks me out on a date. And instead of doing it the I-am-almost-there way, I mostly sneak out in house shorts (ofcourse I dress it up). In minutes I leave the house and fraction of seconds it takes to make him smile. 


First drops of drizzle

I don’t even realize to capture some of my most interestingly-put-together looks. They are like amazing moments that just pass by and me instead of social-media them, live them. But this time, I (acting like a full-time blogger), remembered to get this one clicked before hitting a day party. It’s a shirt (I call it my rickshaw shirt) that I wore over a shirt dress. And while the camera chased the colours of this dream Quirkbox piece, it began to drizzle. Brights, water splashes, heels! The party was already underway. 


Self loving

It's possibly impossible that my birthday comes and I don't think of shoes. Off late I am stuck on all things Indo-bohemian and Free People ( bet you will fall in love with everything on this website). So after a long hunt for clogs, I bumped into these. Fish scale texture with zipper details, something that I haven't come across while passing by endless Birks and Dr. Martens here. Got these, the two cutest pairs of socks and Lennons.  It was a celebration indeed.

P.S. Free People also ships to India.


It's all for comfort...

Inner - H&M racer-back
Dress - Nevada (vintage)
Shoes - Nike
Sunglasses - Aldo

I see everybody wearing sneakers here in Melbourne. Sometimes I even see people wearing active wear to office. We have been naming it sporty chic, luxe sport, minimal or give it the latest 'it' term, #normcore, but it all unjumbles to comfort. I wonder how much business the sporty chic trend has given to the likes of Nike and New Balance. These brands have now come up with trainers in muted and pastel tones unlike their bright classics. I guess, who cares as long as they can replace heels. Well, I am resisting to stay away from this new tide in the fashion ocean. So saying no to the not-made-for-running trainers, I will work my regular Nike shoes to run around for groceries. 


Shock and awe

This is the second time I have collaborated with Blueprint Coleccion. The two designer sisters sure know what they are doing. Steering clear of futuristic materials, the brand has constantly shown its love for the universally-loved fabric, cotton. Kitschy prints and glamorous silhouettes have been the foundation of their designs. The dress looks tricky and It did took me a while to do up this great summer piece but the Nasty Gal booties got the right shock and awe to the look. Your thoughts?


Hide and seek

I refrain from using such lines but this year has just flown by! Everyday, the time alarms me to come along but then it also ends up telling me that there is no hurry and I have begun to enjoy it. For a change, experiments are happening more in the kitchen than in the powder room. I have been busy doing up my place. Will show you soon what all I have been up to. 
Weather is all game for some hide and seek here. And on one of these windy-sunny cold days I decided to go sweater-less and just topped off the look with the newest addition in my closet, my Himachali cap. Surprisingly, I could feel Spring in this colourful, quintessential Autumn piece.



Anokhi button down dress
Old juttis (bought from Amritsar)
Silver finish kamarbandh
A big hello from Melbourne! What's up with everyone? Well, I have been managing to survive in a hotel since over a month. Not only because H&M is right opposite this place, Topshop is less than fifty meters away and Acne is on the way to the grocery store. It is the ever evolving fashion of CBD that hits me the moment I step out of the hotel. 

All this while I have been in a learning mode. Getting to know the places around, become more comfortable with the au dollar, cooking almost everyday and of course, hunting for a decent house. 

Spring time has officially begun in Aussie land, although the chill is yet to bid adieu. Thankfully last Sunday gave a great summer preview and resisting to celebrate the bloom of flora here couldn't have possibly happened. Dressing up in pink rose print, belted with kamarbandh and jadau juttis, was how I did it.