The shoe story

Fashion, howrah bridge, Humour, Look of the Day
After years of having to follow a strict dress code of only kurtis and salwars (in college and then later in corporate) I sorta went on a mad spree of stocking up on every kind of blouse, trouser, skirt and dress. But just like my love for sarees, I always come back to these when the whim strikes, with the only rule being, it has to be a unique piece and not the same ‘ol cotton kurta. This pretty kaftan with its bright pops of green and blue, by Howrah Bridge was an instant favorite the moment I saw it. It pays to have talented designer blogger friends! I’ve been waiting for an occasion to wear it, so when the weather turned sunny and I needed something comfortable to slip in for a lunch with friends.. this seemed like the perfect choice!

I almost ended up doing this shoot barefoot because these are the most uncomfortable shoes ever. Only I could do such a thing as go to the store, try them on, walk around in them, get them on sale and still end up with the most uncomfortable pair ever. Also it’s not like they are sky high stilettos, they are practically flats (1.5 inch does not qualify as a heel). But there is something wrong with this pair and I haven’t been able to figure out what exactly. So how do you wear a pair of most uncomfortable shoes? The logical solution would be to not wear them at all, but, we don’t do that do we? One, ‘coz they look pretty. Two, money doesn’t grow on trees and neither does a free second pair to replace the current one. Three, it’s a perfect match to a particular outfit. And once that happens, logic goes out the window because all that matters is that the outfit looks good. Whether you end up with blisters on your feet, or you are hobbling down the road, or you start walking barefoot after 20 bone crunching paces, it’s all secondary. Amazing how fashion makes so much sense right?

Kaftan: Howrah Bridge by Anupriya | Shoes: Charles and Keith | Necklace & Earrings: Street shopping
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Sassy in green

Fashion, geek chic, Humour, Look of the Day
Sassy wouldn’t be the first word that anyone would attribute to me. But by the time you get to know me and we finish a couple of rounds of gossip over iced tea and unhealthy fried food… well probably not even then. I recently read this article and I couldn’t help but nod to almost every single point mentioned!  I am an extroverted introvert (or an introverted extrovert?). Either ways it confirms my belief of what I had suspected since long – that I have an extremely moody personality. Hilarious one minute and mysterious the next second. Awkward one minute and the-one-who-reaches-the-dance-floor-first the next second. You can say I am either extremely adaptable or highly annoying. I choose to go with the former. Don’t listen to what family and friends say.

But these green shades make me feel sassy, like I’ve finally joined the cool kids by their table. If you’ve been a geek all your life, you’ll understand the feeling. I’ve pretty much been wearing them non-stop since I purchased them. I initially had my heart set on the blue reflectors. After a rather tough decision process of trying to choose between the blue and green ones, which involved endless cups of coffee, frantic googling and three whole days of visiting every online/offline store that stocked Rayban, I went ahead with the green ones. Don’t you just love it when you make the right choice for a change?

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Skirt: Forever21 | Shirt: yepme.com | Necklace: myntra.com | Shoes: Catwalk | Sunglasses: Rayban | Bracelet, ring: Accessorize | Clutch: koovs.com
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Easy breezy

Fashion, Humour, Look of the Day, summer
I kinda promised myself that I would try to avoid cribbing talking about the weather on the blog(because that’s all that I seem to have to talk about) but, I can’t stand it any longer. It is a fashion blog and what I wear is almost always directly related to the kind of weather there is. What is up with this heat wave? We are still in April and I am dreading the next month! For some reason I am holding this unbearable heat responsible for all the maniac drivers out on the road. Everbody is in such a hurry to get out of the sun and get where ever it is that they are going, that they are willing to drive like a rampant bull elephant on a rage, if its going to get them there just a few minutes earlier. It’s already been established that we as a people have no traffic sense at all. And even if we do, we conveniently choose to ignore it because, you know, why bother about sticking to your own lane when, you can mow people down and bully every vehicle smaller than yours? Or why wait for the green light and waste those precious two seconds of your life when, you can sit on the goddam horn and blow it to bits.

There were days when my dad used to drive me around and I would ‘tch-tch’ at his road rage. But from the time I started driving I totally sympathize with him. Anyway, I digress. The point of this post is that it is SO hot. And you are going to say ‘See Chandana, it is summer and it is supposed to hot. This hot. Maybe even hotter’. Thank you, but that doesn’t help a bit. I think I’ve already decided am going to be grumpy about it. I’ve decided am going to yell and scream and scare the living daylights out of every motorcyclist that cuts across my path. I’ve also decided am going to shop for more summer clothes. So that’s three decisions that together make absolutely no sense. And that my friends is how you take decisions.

So the point of this post was……? Ummm… I give up!

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Cotton trousers: Akkriti | Tshirt: Random shop in Pondy | Sling bag: Gifted(from Dubai) | Sandals: c/o DoneByNone

Koovs zippered skirt

Fashion, Humour, Look of the Day, Musings
We are already one month into the new year! This Jan I started working towards putting together a collection of my paintings. After having done just two last year, I decided would have to dedicate more time towards art/painting this year if I am to call myself an artist. Holding a brush every six months will not do anymore! Also got to watch a movie after months. There are movies that you walk out of feeling all warm and fuzzy on the inside and there are those that leave you lost in thought about whatthehellamIdoingwithmylife?!? Then there are those that you walk out of looking like you were cloberred on the head with a giant fly swatter or worse – wishing that you were clobbered, coz anything would feel better than what you sat through for the past two hours. That is One by Two for you. There is absolutely no sense or logic to anything that goes on in the movie. It was so bad I couldn’t even fall asleep.

Adding to the already no-sleep situation is another problem. It starts in the morning, every morning, early morning. First come the shrill shouts of this lady ‘To the right, no I said RIGHT! Now, jump jump jump!’. She could any-day surpass a drill sergeant making you half-wonder if you sleep walked and joined the military and salute in your sleep just by the sound of her voice. Then comes the loud blaring music of ‘Disco deewaneeee’. And then someone starts crying. All this from a play school rehearsing for their annual function. Kids brawling and music blaring – who needs an alarm clock? I guess I should take a page from Abhay Deol’s (movie) book and start strumming my guitar to ‘I’m just pakaoed!’ All speakers pointing in their direction mind you!

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Skirt: Koovs.com | Top:FabAlley | Necklace: crunchyfashion.com  | Shoes: Catwalk

Going casual

Humour, Look of the Day, Remix, weekend
I woke up wanting to wear something really casual today. Yep, first thing on my mind when I woke up was clothes. You could tell it was going to be an amazing Saturday. Somehow, for me, stripes = casual, so I was trying all the more to stay away from it, you know, as a challenge. *Yes I saw you roll your eyes. Don’t judge!* But today was one of those days where my clothes were waging a mini war with me. For some reason every outfit that I picked decided to look ridiculous on me. If they were trying to take revenge for the way they had been unceremoniously crumpled and pushed together in my closet… I kinda had it coming.

So we fought. My leggings suddenly turned terribly itchy. My shirt tried to suffocate me. My jeans refused to button up. A perfect color combo of pale pink and blue decided to look terrible against my skin. As if all this weren’t enough my favorite yellow t-shirt decided to rip.

Did I just use ‘amazing’ and ‘saturday’ in the same sentence?

Stripes won. Lesson learnt.

Jeans: Levis
Top: Max Fashions
Clutch: Max Fashions
Necklace: Accessorize
Sunglasses: Guess
Shoes: Street shopping (only Rs.199!)
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Good days ahead

holidays, Humour, Look of the Day, Travel
Now that the academic year is almost coming to an end (4 months left.. yay!) the itch to travel has started again. I feel like taking an year off just for traveling. If only I could get paid while doing that. For travelling in business class, eating in exotic places, watching sunsets, lazing around in an infinity pool and siting at a beach sipping on a drink. I’d be really good at that. It only makes sense that I be paid for what I am good at.

You know what else I should be paid for? Laughing at inappropriate moments, dancing while cleaning, chasing after (cute) puppies, looking puzzled in every outfit pic (proof below) and living in pajamas for a week at a stretch.

So… who’s hiring?

(That’s a camera case in my hand.. in case you were wondering)

Dress and earrings: Local Boutique 
Lace jacket: Cupcakes&Closet
Shoes: Ginger

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Bloopers – 2

Blogging, Bloopers, Fashion, Humour, Look of the Day, Random ramblings
I have finally come to the stage where I don’t even feel like opening my blog, because that just makes me miss blogging all the more! Any semblance to my past life has long gone, and I have been cut off from the outside world for more than a month (a month?? feels like a century!). So far MBA is not giving me the kind of learning and experience that I hoped for (damn you typhoid!) , but it has given me the most unexpected lessons in life, the most bizarre and funny experiences – which I think would me more useful in the long run!

After this course what I would be left with is an year’s worth of memories, laughter and fun. And I think its worth all that!
A proper outfit shoot doesn’t seem to be on the cards anytime soon… so until the time that it does happen, we shall adjust with what we have. a.k.a random ramblings of mine. A couple of months back I’d made a second bloopers video, which I’d been intending to post since a long time but never got around to posting it.. same old story.. no time.
Anyway, presenting…

Life motto #2329 – Never ever miss an opportunity to embarrass yourself.


If you haven’t watched the first bloopers video then click here!

p.s – Its kinda shorter than the previous one. I think its time to add a little madness into my life again!

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Shampoo wars

Humour, Look of the Day
I just wrote an entire post about how my hair’s been having mood swings this entire week and how it now closely resembles a bird’s nest. Because I am subjecting it to the terribly hot outdoor temperature and freezing cold air conditioned indoors alternatively. Also thanks to the overall dry weather. I wrote about two paragraphs, went back to read it, and then I fell asleep. So am going to spare you guys the story. I am pretty sure I also wrote something about shampoo wars. Or maybe I dreamt that. Never mind!

I have another post sitting in my drafts since weeks. I am just waiting for a perfect outfit shoot to accompany those words. You know, because that makes perfect sense. Do any of you girls do that? Write a post and then shoot an outfit according to it? If you do then mail me. We’d be best friends.

I am having the hardest time trying to style this grey polka dot dress. I tried a lot of different combinations until I was forced to give up ‘coz I was running late. At least I got dressed. Step one is complete.


Dress : Local boutique (’10)
Belt : Wearing a tie as a belt
Leggings : Raasaa (’12)
Bangles : Assorted bracelets and bangles
Necklace : Crunchy fashion store (’11)
Shoes : Ruby shoes (Sydney ’11)
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Tags are no fun I tell ya!

Blogging, creativity, Humour, Look of the Day, Random ramblings
Okay so I am struggling to write a decent post here. My mind has been blissfully blank today because I am *slightly* sick. All I want to do right now is curl up on my bed and go to sleep, so this post might be a tad boring and devoid of my usual dry sarcastic humor.

I got tagged by Ki from Dressing up for life sometime back. I am not really good with tags (meaning : I get too lazy and I don’t do them at all!). I don’t like doing the ‘7 random things about myself’ because let’s face it – after doing it thrice, its boring as hell. Every post of mine has random titbits about me – so haven’t we all had enough of the randomness?

**But I do appreciate all the awards and tags that you pass on to me. Yes I really do!**

Anyway this tag is different. Ki came up with a few questions that I am supposed to answer. I am also supposed to write random stuff about myself and tag 11 people. Which *obviously* I am not going to do. Someone please change the rules!

Or just break them, like I did. Yeah I am a wild child.

1. Paperback or e book reader?
Paperback. 

2. Skirts or pants?
I am more of a skirts person!

3. Coke or Pepsi?
Honestly, they taste the same to me! *hides face* But i’ll go with coke because sometimes I find pepsi to be a bit sweeter. Is that the difference? 

4. Summer or winter?
Winter in India. Summer in Europe. That’s perfect life according to me.

5. If you had to learn a foreign language which one would it be?
Probably Spanish and/or French

6. What is your comfort food?
Surprisingly nothing. There is no particular food item that I crave for when i am upset. Nor is there any particular item that I can manage to eat when offered at any hour of the day! 
Which is good in a way.. ‘coz I don’t believe in using food for ‘comfort’. 
I know, I know.. sorry to be a spoil sport but I just can’t stand being addicted to anything. 

7. Which fashion trend would you never wear?
Snakeskin probably. I get the feeling that there are snakes slithering all over my body. Creepy!

8. What is your dream job?
I am yet to figure that out! Probably something with the combination of writing + travelling + photography. Or maybe even blogging 😉 ‘Coz am spending a lot more time here than at my ‘actual job’.

9. Which is the next place you would like to travel to?
Ohhh.. this is tough! Either Greece or Spain.

10. What are your wardrobe staples?
I am going to give a very boring answer by saying skinny jeans.

11. Who is your most favourite person in the whole world?
Me! 😉 

Jeans – UMM
Grey tee – H&M
Cardi – Top shop
Shoes – Catwalk
Necklace and bangles – Accessorize

Non-Indian readers, am sure you wouldn’t be interested in this. Its a (short) review of a recently released Hindi movie – Agneepath.

Watched Agneepath this weekend. I am not going to write a full fledged review here.. so here’s the gist. Hrithik Roshan was fabulous as usual. Another brilliant performance. I loved Rishi Kapoor’s role and character. He is one brilliant actor! Sanjay Dutt is the scariest villian I have ever seen in my life. I can still hear Kancha’s booming and absolutely frightening laughter in my head. To play such a role, build such a body and act with such finese at his age – I salute that actor! I have no idea what Priyanka Chopra was doing in that film. She opened a stupid chinese beauty parlor and that’s about it.

I liked the first half. But the second half really dragged on. At one point I was ready to scream “Kill him already!!! And get it over with so that I can get out and go eat!!”. But he din’t kill. He just dragged it on and on. Literally. (Watch the movie and you’ll understand). So I simply walked out during the last 15-20min and had some yummy cake. Yes I walked out of a film. This is a first for me!

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Foggy mornings.

Humour, Look of the Day
January here gives you lovely foggy mornings (if you are living in a residential colony. If its somewhere smack in the middle of the city then its smoggy mornings for you), blazing hot afternoons, and pleasant evenings. You’ll have fog for approximately half this month and then its back to business. i.e full time summer. Every morning I think of waking up really early and taking a few mystical, dreamy pictures in the fog à la my North-Indian counterparts. But until now I’ve only managed to wake up, go to the terrace, admire the ever-green view and snuggle back into bed.

I din’t want to start whining about winter leaving us so soon, but I think I am. It hardly lasted a month and I am not ready for summer! Again. 

So. Some day. In these fifteen days. You’ll get to see. The magical-mystical-foggy-morning-outfit-post. Because that is the only way I can hold on to the last shreds of winter. Until then, I leave you with this blazing-afternoon-dressy-outfit.

Black + White | Everybody, Everywear

Wearing a dress as top (And no one could tell :P) Dress – Paper Scissors (Sydney)
White Skirt – Random shop in UK
Shoes – Local Boutique
Cuff – Accessorize
Pearls set – Gift


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