Photoshoots during the monsoon are all about how fast you can manage to get a few decent pictures during the 5min rain-free time that the rain gods decide to give you. It’s all about rushing out, hoping the lighting is good enough to not make your pictures hazy, clicking a few shots and praying that the slight drizzle that started has not gotten onto your camera lens. And I must say I’ve become a pro at this. Shoots that used to take half an hour are now finished in exactly 5min. Outfits are mentally planned and stored in imaginary files in my head. In fact a whole file system has been dedicatedly developed and arranged for what clothes to wear and when, based on weather, color, newest-addition-to-wardrobe or dug-up-from-farthest-corner-of-wardrobe and a whole lot of other factors (all in my head). So dressing up is a two minute job. More so because I’ve started to completely ignore doing up my hair during the monsoon. Humidity and frizzy hair are bffs. And I have given up trying to tame my hair and instead started embracing the wavy, frizzy and voluminous look that comes with it. Why waste a whole lot of time and hair products just to have it go back to the same state in a couple of hours? If beach waves are a thing, then I insist that frizzy-monsoon-hair be a thing too. Only fair right?
This bright maroon skirt from oasap.com has become my go-to outfit for most days. Now I’m always wary about buying from online stores that offer wholesale or mass produced products. When something is dirt cheap you automatically start doubting it’s quality. And when so many of these Chinese online stores started cropping up, I was even more sure that I din’t want to ever buy from them. But oasap has surprised me not once or twice but quite a few times. Their product quality is surprisingly as good as their prices and variety! *win-win*