25 November 2013

Outfit of the day - Cream and black

I featured this Mango dress in my sale haul. I wore it this week to go shopping with mom :)

The dress was a bit wide at the bottom. So I got it narrowed from hip downwards. And I paired it with plain black pumps and a black sling bag. This sling bag is one of my favorites!

And as for shopping, I bought a purse for my mom for her birthday. She really loves it! :)

So do you like my OOTD?

PS: I have included some pics at the end to show some of the nonsense during the shoot :D

Dress: Mango
Shoes: Mint Drop
Purse: Rhysetta

19 November 2013

A trip to the South

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I was on a week's trip to the south of India. It came about because my pop-in-law has been wanting to visit Kanyakumari for a very long time. So we decided on a nice week long trip to 4 places - Trivandrum (long name - Thiruvananthapuram), Kanyakumari (tip of India where 3 oceans meet), Rameshwaram and Madurai. I will dedicate this post to my vacation. Hope you enjoy seeing the pics of these places :) However, cameras were not allowed in most of the temples, and so there are not many interesting pics to share in a couple of these places

We made our hotel and car bookings through makemytrip.com. But the journey was planned by us, based on the whims and fancies of the family members :)

Our trip started with Trivandrum which is famous for the Padmanabhaswamy temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and the principle deity is in the sleep posture. The temple is only open to Hindus and has a particular dress code (men need to wear mundus and women need to wear sarees. If a lady is not wearing a saree, she needs to tie a mundu around her waist - which is what I did). After visiting the temple, we went for a backwaters boat ride which was beautiful. One mistake we made was staying in a hotel in Trivandrum. The hotel (Seven Hills) was not very great. We realized later that the better hotels are located in Kovallum (just 17 km away from Trivandrum) which is famous for its beach. So if you are planning a trip to Trivandrum, book a hotel in Kovallum.

Since cameras were not allowed in the temple, I only have pics of the backwaters.

4 November 2013

Happy Diwali!

Its Diwali!!!! the biggest Hindu festival. It celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is the festival of lights, though in many places it has deteriorated into bursting a lot of crackers and creating pollution. :(

Anyways, I celebrate Diwali by lighting lamps and making rangoli. It also involves wearing new clothes, doing Lakshmi Pooja and eating loads of sweets :)

Below are the pics of the rangolis I made this year. The first one was a lot of effort and took around 2 hours. The second one was made with a predesigned net and took just 5 mins. Hope you like both! :)

PS (I am out for the week): I know I have been very lax in replying to comments and visiting blogs. I have been really, really busy at work. And currently I am on a vacation to the South of India. I will be back next weekend and will very eagerly reply to comments and visit all the blogs. Please bear with me till then! :)