Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Empty voids

 

We are all surrounded by chemicals. Our soap, shampoo, perfume, deodorants, house cleaning supplies, dish washer soap, laundry soap, sometimes water that we drink, air that we breathe, the food that we eat (grown with pesticides/ fertilizers), clothes that we wear (processed with chemicals and dyes), everything is loaded with chemicals and toxins. To add to that we, with our own 'conscious will' decide to indulge in some more toxins like alcohol, drugs, cocktails, chocolates-deserts-ice-creams made with liquid nitrogen, preserved foods.

Humans have these empty voids that they try to fill up with some crazy entertainment (which is mostly consumption - as mentioned above). We have moved away from natural living big time.

We need to eat clean, simple food, explore variety but keep it simple, respect food. Food gives us energy, it was us, it is us, it repairs us, we are what we eat/drink and what we digest, food is sacred. There is nothing safe in consuming alcohol, drugs or food loaded with chemicals (molecular gastronomy!), even though the argument will be, it is safe in small quantities. We are surrounded by toxins already, we don't need to add more to our body.

Change is required in the way we eat, move, sleep and think...

[caption id="attachment_7675" align="aligncenter" width="547"]black turtleneck, banana republic Layered with Black Turtleneck[/caption]

Dress: Mark and Spencer, Turtleneck: Banana Republic, Shoes: Circa Joan and David, Tights: Target

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Busyness

 

In your recent interactions with people have you answered to the simple question “How are you?” with some variation of  “I’m so busy!” What happened to the good old, “I’m fine, thank you. How are you?”. Do we somehow think that being “busy” is a symbol of status and importance?

Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; it is our way to tell people that our life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if we are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day.


When we say 'I am busy' it sets  a wrong tone to the conversation too, because if we are so busy then it creates distance even before one starts the conversation (my opinion), why would anyone want to take our time in a small talk if we are so busy.


The truth is that being busy all the time is counterproductive. Our brains need space to think clearly and strategically. If we are caught up in the busy trap then it actually means that we are constantly reacting to tasks, accept whatever the day throws at us, being part of something that we don't even want to do, instead of making purposeful choices about what to do with our time.


We need to stop the glorification of busy and not let the activities/ social events/ tasks choose us, but we choose them. We should make the choice to be less busy and schedule some time to reset, relax and give our mind the space it needs to think creatively, to come up with great ideas and to just rejuvenate. Every time we tell ourselves (or others) that we are too busy, we should stop and think about what we are really saying and think about everything that is cluttering up our calendar and our to-do list and decide to do only what is important. We just might discover the joy of being less busy.





2 combos:


Stripes, orange shoes, j crew

Stripes Dress, Orange Shoes

Dress: J crew, Shoes: Mix No. 6






Orange Shoes

Orange Shoes



Artist Crop - American Eagle, Top - Ann Taylor, Shoes - Mix No. 6

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Some random thoughts...

 

  • Listen to everyone, but do only what your head says

  • Learn to say No! It doesn't make you a bad person

  • Pull yourself up than pulling others down

  • Never feel guilty of being happy!


 

[caption id="attachment_7552" align="aligncenter" width="406"]mark and spencer, j crew factory red sweater, black dress[/caption]

Shoes: Ellen Tracy


Tights: target


Dress: Mark and Spencer


Sweater: j crew factory

Sunday, March 18, 2018

In Harmony

 

What I truly don't get is the concept of "what's in" and "what's out"! I won't lie, I do read a lot of fashion blogs but I shop only on the basis of personal preference and good fit.

Here's a thought - Everything we wear doesn't have to be 'in-fashion' but definitely has to be 'in-perfect-harmony' with our personality and body type.

[caption id="attachment_7554" align="aligncenter" width="415"]brown skirt, blue sweater, united colors of benetton, modcloth brown skirt, blue sweater[/caption]

Shoes: Nine West, Tights: Target, Sweater: Modcloth, Skirt: United colors of benetton

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

fashion

 

These are my opinions on what fashion is (as usual applicable for both genders).

  1. We should not be wearing certain clothes just because others are wearing them. We need to wear clothes which make us look & feel good. Fashion can take a hike! It's good to be fashionable but only when fashion makes us look good!

  2. We should not forget our paunch :) how many of us have a perfect-flat-stomach? I know I don't. And yet, we are determined to wear body-fitted dresses circling our paunch almost, as if with a compass! don't wear belts, low rise jeans or things that highlight the paunch.

  3. We need to watch our make-up (if you decide to wear it). It is a good idea to learn basic makeup and know some tricks like the foundation needs to match our skin-tone. Innumerable makeup tutorials are available on Youtube.

  4. Keep it simple. Fancy clothes plus too many accessories can result into looking like a circus really :). When accessorizing, choose one - bunch of bangles/bracelets or bunch of necklaces/chains or one of each and never all!


[caption id="attachment_7527" align="aligncenter" width="450"]blue skirt, gray cardigan, black tee, black tights, black shoes, ellen tracy, target, ann taylor factory, j crew factory, loft blue skirt and gray cardigan[/caption]

Skirt: Ann Taylor factory, Top: Loft, Sweater: J crew factory, Tights: Target, Shoes: Ellen Tracy

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Same dress...

 

Do you find it weird to wear the same dress to every party? I never found it unnatural to repeat party clothes. In last 12-13 years I have worn the same ethnic dress to every other Indian get together, and the same western dress to every other holiday party that I made to. It’s okay with me, trust me nobody remembers! And if anyone happens to then you should be happy that they notice your hard work - that you are able to fit in the same dress for so many years ;-).

2 combos:




[caption id="attachment_7064" align="aligncenter" width="400"]white dress white shoes etienne aigner, ann taylor factory White Dress White Shoes[/caption]

Dress: Ann Taylor Factory (10 years old), Shoes: Etienne Aigner (8 years old)




[caption id="attachment_7537" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Pink Shorts, White Top Pink Short White Top[/caption]

Short: American Eagle, Top: Tommy Hilfiger, Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Laws of physics

 

There are laws of physics and everything else is someone’s opinion.

[caption id="attachment_7006" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Black Jeans With Denim Shirts[/caption]

Photo1 - Jeans: Abercrombie and Fitch, Shirt: J crew factory, Shoes: DSW


Photo2 - Jeans: Abercrombie and Fitch, Shirt: American Eagle, Shoes: Ellen Tracy

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Where you came from...

Knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going.

2 combos:




[caption id="attachment_7586" align="aligncenter" width="400"]pink jeans, blue top, white shoes, american eagle, loft, etienne aigner Pink Jeans, Blue Top, White Shoes[/caption]

Jeans: American Eagle, Top: Loft, Shoes: Etienner Aigner


 

[caption id="attachment_6965" align="aligncenter" width="400"]white skirt, white shoes, blue top, loft, gap, etienner aigner white shoes, white skirt, blue top[/caption]

Skirt: Gap, Top: Loft, Shoes: Etienne Aigner