28 March 2013

Outfit of the Day - Embroidery

When I saw the embroidered material, I knew I had to have it. So I bought it and decided to make a simple kurta out of it. Thankfully, the tailor made it very nicely :) (My tailor tends to never make my clothes in my size - they will be either very loose or very tight! And this is despite taking my measurement everytime I go to him. But overall, he is a talented tailor - so I continue with him...)

Since the kurta was so heavily embroidered, I kept the churidaar and dupatta very simple (for those who are unfamiliar, a dupatta is a piece of cloth worn over the shoulders with salwar-kameez or kurta-churidaar). I like the overall effect of balance this provides. And to keep it nice and traditional, I am wearing lovely jhumkis in my ears, a matching necklace and a bunch of bangles.

Hope you like this outfit! :)

23 March 2013

A simple outfit

Today mom-in-law took me shopping to buy a dress for a festival that is coming up next week :) So sweet of her!

This is what I wore to go shopping with her - something simple and comfortable :) I love the tunic because of the beautiful detailing at the neck.

Let me know whether you like it!

22 March 2013

Cherry Blossoms!

The cherry blossoms are blooming in Tokyo and the world is beautiful again!

Before I went to Japan, I didn't know anything about cherry blossoms. The first I heard about them was from my colleagues in Japan. They mentioned that the flowers bloom for a week once it becomes warm in Japan, and I was like ok - how come people are so excited about flowers?

But then came April 2012 and I was fortunate enough to be around for the cherry blossom season. It is like nothing I have ever seen. So beautiful, so mesmerising! I thanked God that I was around for when the cherry blossoms bloomed - I flew back to India a week after that - 6 months after I had landed in Japan.

14 March 2013

Garnier body cocoon intense moisture lotion - Review

I have been searching around for a good body lotion for a while now. Just to let you know, I am not much of a lotion or cream person. I do not use any cream on my face (I know! thats awful!) and I cannot bear creams or lotions which are even a little sticky. However, once winter sets in and in general, since I work in an air conditioned office whole day long, my skin tends to dry up very fast and I need something for my arms and legs.

After trying many different lotions like the Body Shop strawberry body butter (my boss came out of the cabin just after I finished putting this once last year {I put cream after reaching office}, and commented - something smells really good, does any of you have something nice to eat???!!! .. hehe), Galenco baby lotion (I thought since it is good for babies, it will definitely be good for me :D), Olay and others, I tried the Garnier body cocoon lotion.

Before I start on the Garnier review, I would like to clarify that the Body Shop and Galenco creams were good (yes, despite me smelling like yummy strawberries after applying the Body Shop body butter). But for me, they were sticky. And Galenco of course smelt like baby  powder, so a bit too much for me :)

Now on to the review:

Price: INR100 for 125ml (actual price INR115, I got the one which had a special offer)

13 March 2013

Outfit of the Day - Traditional

I loved this kurta when I saw it online and ordered it at once. When it came, I tried it on, and of course it was loose. That always happens with me :-( Given my petite size, finding traditional clothes in my size is very very difficult (I plan to do a post soon on where you can buy clothes for extra petite :)). But after a few alterations, I was able to make it fit. :)

I am barefoot in this post because in this dress, I feel like running barefoot. Don't know why!!! :-D

So do you like the kurta??? For those not familiar, salwar kameez or kurta chudidar (what I am wearing) is traditional Indian dress, from north India, but worn by most women in India.

Kurta - fashionandyou.com, earrings and necklace - from Bhuj, ring - from Goa

4 March 2013

Liebster Award!!!!

Yes!!!!! I got an award!!!!

I can't describe the feeling :) ... I am jumping up and down and going round and round!
And thats why it took me so long to post on it :D

On a serious note, I received this award more than a couple of weeks back, but am posting on it just now cause have been damn busy with work.

Before posting about it, I just googled it to see what this award exactly means. Liebster is a German word and it means "favorite" or "dearest". It has been around for quite a while, at least since 2010 and maybe even before that. It is like a chain mail that goes from blogger to blogger. What I like about this award is that it poses interesting questions to the bloggers and that it has been going around for so long!

I was nominated for this award by my dear friend, Aditi from Sosaree :) Thank you so much Aditi! The rules of the award are:
1. Answer the questions the tagger has asked you.
2. List the 10 bloggers (less than 300 followers) you nominate and link them in the post. Let them know.
3. Create 10 questions for the bloggers you have tagged.

So here goes. Following are my answers to Aditi's questions: