Tattva Spa, Lemon tree premier

collaboration, lifestyle, sponsored post, summer
From the past three or four weeks I have been scrambling around with multiple to-do lists in my hand, and a multitude of ideas coursing through my head. You know those times when you feel you have been working non-stop and yet it seems like everything is moving at such a slow pace and time is flying? That’s exactly how it’s been with me! I have been working on a pet project/business idea of mine which is slowly taking shape and at the same time adding to my stress levels considerably! So it was nothing less than perfect timing when I got a chance to go to Tattva Spa for a day of pampering. Tattva has about 30 spa & wellness centers at various hotels and resort locations. They have luxury boutique hotels in Mihigarh fort and Nahargarh fort, resorts in all major cities like Goa, Udaipur, Jaipur, Manali etc. and in city hotels across Hyderabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Chennai etc.

Situated in Lemon Tree Premier, in Hitech city, Hyderabad, the spa was nothing less of excellence. After a mini tour around the hotel, and a glass of fresh fruit juice at their Citrus Cafe, we headed to the spa that was situated on the ninth floor. I have a thing for anything lemon-y and mint-y (even when ordering drinks), and stepping into any elevator or room in Lemon Tree was pure heaven for me as each time, I was hit with that refreshing citrus smell! 

The Spa, named Fresco has about three massage rooms along with a sauna, a gymnasium and a pool. After going through their list of services that included therapy and scrubs, I decided to go for a deep tissue high pressure massage. I was also required to fill in a general information form for any ailments or preferences that I might have. I loved the massage rooms, they were clean, fresh and had a very relaxing vibe. What I opted for was a head to toe massage, and they had specific oils for each kind of massage that required high pressure, medium pressure of low pressure.  The masseuse was really good as well, and slowly I began to relax my aching muscles as we made small talk about her hometown Nagaland, what she studied, why she chose this profession and how she finds Hyderabad way too hot for her liking. For the next ninety minutes, I almost dozed off on the table as I could feel every last bit of stress leave my body, and the citrus oils envelop me in a refreshing embrace. After that, it was time for a sauna session for twenty minutes and then a hot shower. They had their own line of products, and in just one wash the shampoo and conditioner did wonders to my hair (needless to say they were citrus flavored!).

Completely refreshed, I headed for lunch at their Citrus Cafe. The staff at Lemon tree were very attentive and helpful, and they made sure I had a memorable experience. I can confidently say that this is one of the best available spas in the city and that too at very affordable prices. If you are looking for a luxury five star treatment at affordable prices then this is your go-to place!

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Shorts for Summer!

Fashion, indian fashion blog, myntra, shopping, sponsored post, summer, wishlist
Shorts and skirts have always been synonymous with summer. They are comfortable, cute, airy, makes it so much easier to ride a bike, sit, stand, run and do absolutely anything inspite of the heat. Also you get to show off a gorgeous summer tan from your most recent beach vacation.  As the temperature gets soaring higher and higher, I have started packing away my jeans and trousers and replacing them with printed shorts, lace shorts, denim and so on! From the time Myntra has launched their shopping app, I haven’t been able to resist browsing through all their summer collections every day.

Style has always been a way to tell the world who you are without having to speak. I always believe that any outfit you wear is an extension of your personality. For someone like me who relies heavily on visual stimulation, playing dress up everyday according to my mood is the best way to project how I am feeling. If someone had to look at my pictures and put my style under a category they would say its simple, casual and experimental. Those words pretty much sum up my personality as well!

Come summer, I tend to go the same route again – casual, simple and experimental. A lot of people restrict their options for styling just because they think certain types of clothes have been stereotyped for certain types of personalities. You can look simple and elegant whether you are wearing a full-sleeved dress or hot pants or a backless blouse and saree. It all depends on how you style and carry the outfit. Similarly you don’t need mile long legs to wear shorts and look good in them. You just need to pick the right style for your body type and wear them like you own them (not the other way around!)

Myntra has stocked up on more than 2000 styles of shorts and skirts on their app for you to explore. Here are some of my favorite picks and how you can style them for different occasions! 

 Active shorts from Only: Summer is no excuse to skip on your workout. Yes, the heat and the sweat might make the thought of walking away from your air conditioned bedroom unbearable, but that’s the reason you have cute options like these right? Priced at Rs.747/- there’s nothing like a bright cheery pair of workout shorts to get you moving and grooving. Plus you need to have those legs ready to flaunt them all summer!

Printed black shorts from Tokyo Talkies: They’ve got some really good options in both plain and printed shorts. The plain ones can easily be paired with a bright tee and maybe a blazer if it’s not too hot. I’ve always been a fan of printed shorts, and these black ones are a steal at just Rs.524/-

White lace shorts from Only: You can’t do summer without at least one option of white. With a pretty lace hem, these can be dressed up with a summery top, fancy flats and a pair of sunglasses for an evening dinner. Only has always been one brand that’s up-to date on the latest trends and they have some really good pieces for the summer. This pretty number is priced at Rs.2495/-

Blue and white skort from Belle fille: This brand is a new discovery of mine. And I have just one word to say about their collection – amazing! I literally couldn’t choose which ones I liked more. The options are endless, for every occasion, mood and body-type. The blue and white skort was something that attracted me instantly. The stripes make it look all the more cuter and this can be style in many different ways. Priced at Rs.1079/- it’s totally worth it!

High waist printed shorts from Belle fille: For a slightly bohemian look, this pair of high-waisted shorts priced at Rs.1079/- would be a perfect pick. Whether you pair it with a crop top or a long, loose white shirt half tucked in, it won’t fail to make a statement. Belle fille is one brand with endless options specially if you are looking to update your summer wardrobe with plenty of shorts!

Denim shorts from Only: Your shorts collection can never be complete without a pair of well worn denim shorts. When in doubt, always go back to classics. Invest in a well fitted pair of denim cut-offs, and you are set for almost any occasion!  This pair is priced at Rs.2295/-

If you are still looking for options and inspiration, have a look at the below video on ideas for how to style your skirts & shorts for this summer! 


Indian August

collaboration, Fashion, Indian wear, Look of the Day, summer
Summer breeze in the air, long drives into the sunset, open fields, lying on the grass and reading books, long maxi dresses, the golden hour of sunset. I love clothes that inspire you to come up with themes and Indian August is one such brand that does exactly that. Something about the name Indian August makes me think of summer rains, old rickety swings, getting blown away by the wind while the sky thunders above you – a very bohemian, care free vibe that inspired me to come up with this look. A chance happening brought us to this quaint little park that formed the perfect setting for this shoot. So much so that I think I quite enjoyed just sitting around and becoming engrossed in my book, while my photographer did all the work!

Indian August has a range of products that includes clothing and apparel, home textiles and decor. With a focus on Indian contemporary designs, they have under their roof more than 25 designers and master craftsmen who bring to you the most elegant and contemporary designs. The eclectic use of traditional fabrics like chanderi, mangalgiri for Western outfits like ankle length pants and trousers was something right up my alley. The Khadi and kalamkari skirts were another favorite of mine. They also have an enviable collection of the cutest, quirkiest home decor. When I move in to my own place, you can expect it to be a mini shrine to this store! Another favorite of mine is of course their jewelry – exquisitely handcrafted dokra necklaces and earrings that I could wear every day. For my look I chose a comfortable and bright cotton maxi dress perfect for the weather here. Instead of going for the obvious choice of black accessories, I chose this pink Dokra necklace/earrings set which I think compliments this outfit perfectly.

This had to be the laziest shoot ever (well for me!) where all I had to do was walk around, settle down on the grass with a good book, and prance around during the golden hour of sunset!

Dress, bag, earrings, necklace: eindianaugust.com | Shoes: Steve Madden

Photography & Editing by: Divya Medikonda

Summer footwear – embelishments!

Fashion, indian fashion blog, shoes, sponsored post, summer, trends

As the temperature has slowly started to soar, I have already begun my whining and complaints of how hot it is and how I feel like I am melting into a gooey puddle just after a couple of minutes in the sun. I am all for summer and tropical weather and beaches but sometimes it gets too unbearable, and there is nothing much that you can do about it. When summer comes I turn nocturnal, venturing out only after sunset. Rest of the day is spent being holed up at my desk with work, accompanied by a constant supply of cold drinks, and editing and researching for articles – which is just a fancy term for mindless browsing over various blogs, magazines and shopping sites.

Clothing during summer has to invariably be as comfortable, airy and minimal as possible. There is absolutely no intention of stacking up on accessories either. Just the thought of layering anything, even a simple necklace, makes you want to peel off the layers. The only accessories I have fun with are shoes! You must know by now, that I am a hoarder of shoes and happily so! A girl can never have enough! Embellished shoes are all the rage this season. They add a little sparkle to your otherwise hot and humid day, and they are also the easiest way to add an extra something to your simple summer dress/skirt/shorts. Since I’ve already committed the sin of not shopping for the longest time ever, I didn’t waste any time in putting together a wish-list that would help all you guys with some inspiration as to what style you can go for as well!

Gladiators

  • Consider the shape of your leg before buying gladiator sandals
  •  Knee-high gladiators for long legs and ankle length for shorter legs
  • Also, wear chunkier styles with pants rather than dresses
  • Decide if you want flats or heels. T-strap looks great for flats!
  • When wearing knee-length or calf length, don’t overdo the clothes and other accessories

Embellished Sandals

  • Evaluate your wardrobe before deciding which pair to purchase
  • If your wardrobe leans to the casual side, you can go for heavy, colorful embellishment
  • If you wear a lot of dressy pieces, go for neutral solid color
  • Embellished flip flops are a more casual alternative that you can consider
  • If you don’t want to spend big bucks, buy some beads/studs/stones and do your own DIY!

Embellished Pumps

  • Perfect for a night out where you sparkle in your best
  • Go for quality and make sure the embellishments don’t fall off! 
  • Subtle colors with delicate embellishments are your best bet
  • A six inch heel + striking color might be a little too much sometimes, so opt for a shorter heel when going for bolder patterns

Big Day Big Sale with LimeRoad

collaboration, coveting, Fashion, indian fashion blog, limeroad, lookbook, sale, shopping, sponsored post, summer, wishlist
My favorite shopping destination is back with another big Sale! There’s still a nip in the air but it’s never too early to start planning your spring/summer wardrobe right? I am completely a “sunny weather” kind of girl and the thought of floral skirts, maxi dresses and bright colors cheers me up like nothing else. It’s almost time to pack up those heavy woolens, wear pretty dresses and flaunt bare legs. LimeRoad is launching their Big Day Big Sale tomorrow, <!– /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1073743103 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:"MS Mincho"; mso-font-alt:"MS 明朝"; mso-font-charset:128; mso-generic-font-family:modern; mso-font-pitch:fixed; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1791491579 18 0 131231 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria;} @page WordSection1 {size:612.0pt 792.0pt; margin:72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt; mso-header-margin:36.0pt; mso-footer-margin:36.0pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} -where you can find Buy 1 Get 1 deals on various products. So if you want to grab the right look for the summer season, take a look at the looks I’ve put together for you guys. 
Look 1:
A comfortable daytime look has almost become synonymous with wearing a maxi dress! You can make it dressy by adding a little bling to go with your outfit. Coral and emerald is one color combination that I really love. It’s bright but not too in your face. You can add one statement accessory like this emerald necklace and keep the rest of your accessories neutral. These white slip-on sandals and the structured bag add the perfect finishing touches.

 

Look 2:
Printed dresses are perfect for those days when you are not really in the mood dress up or when you need to head out in a hurry. Since the dress itself makes a statement there is no need to pile on too many accessories. This bird print dress with a pair of comfortable wedges is what I would wear and settle down all day long in my favorite coffee shop with a book in my hand! If you do want to accessorize all you need to do is throw on a statement necklace.

Look 3:
Outdoor parties, good music, evening sunsets, bright lights and great friends to top if off! When the sun goes down, the music goes up. Are you ready for summer parties yet? Use a solid colored dress as a blank canvas to get high on accessories!

To shop these looks (or specific pieces from these looks) click here
To check out other products available in the Big Bang Sale click here

Comfort dressing

Look of the Day, summer, weekend
So it’s finally ‘goodbye summer’. I think. Being in India and particularly in Hyderabad you can never completely bid goodbye to summer, but in the hope of that elusive monsoon which should have arrived by now – one can try. I’ve gotten so used to ‘comfort dressing’ this summer that I am finding it hard to let go of it! With the rains playing hide and seek, and with alternating days of humid weather, I very much prefer to stick to this uniform. Who knew that one day I would turn my back on my favorite skinny jeans and instead go for ‘the baggier the better’! We all have those phases don’t we? Palazzos and me are a match made in heaven. I just might say the same thing about studded shoes, maxi skirts, books and coffee or a beach vacation. No one ever said there should be only one match made in heaven 😉
Well as long as the phase lasts.. I am happy to indulge!

p.s: I turn an year older today but I just don’t feel it. Perfectly normal right?

Palazzos: Jabong.com | Tee: Maxfashion | Necklace: persunmall.com | Sandals: Lavie 

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Daisy print

daisy print, Fashion, Look of the Day, oasap, summer
The summer heat is draining me out of every bit of enthusiasm I have for outfit shoots, which is why this is my first post in this month (and in days!). I hardly feel like stepping out in the sun for a shoot. But I finally managed to do it, thanks to this fun daisy print top from oasap.com. The summery print was enough to get me on my feet and straight to sunday brunch. Promise of good food and new clothes always works!

It also looks like I’ve been drained out of any further thoughts, so let’s keep it short and simple for now!

Top: oasap.com (buy here) | Jeans: Levis | Bag: newlook via koovs.com | Shoes: Catwalk

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