Breathe

Hey you! Been a while, hope you’re doing well. Today’s blog is just a thought that crossed my mind, and I thought why not share it with you all.

How do you stay positive all the time? I mean HOW? We *live in a society* where we are so CONFUSED about what LIFE is all about, what to BELIEVE, whom to TRUST, or how every thing is SUPPOSED to be?

We all go through moments in our life that leave us questioning why certain things happened or didn’t happen to us. Some of these situations are inescapable and leaves us without understanding or closure. And at times this darkness seems like it will gulp down every last bit of light from our life.

Being too much optimistic annoys me. It’s not like I live in this bubble world where everything is bad and nothing good happens. But it ain’t comforting when people exaggerate the concept of positivity to someone who is in the nub of extreme suffering, especially when they have no knowledge of what they are going through.

And even though I am hopeful and not skeptical, here’s some truth for you – while much in life isn’t ever truly unquestionable, there’s one thing that is – you will STRUGGLE!

Growing up as an adult is like looking for answers all the time because you are in a learning process. We all are going to get somewhere and make peace with things, but we just don’t want to believe that there’s a possibility of it happening. When things finally start working fine, we happen to make things complicated for us by doubting if whatever is happening is okay.

These thoughts basically acts as an ‘Oops! Error 404’ in our life because there are a number of things we have seen and heard that we believe, feeling good is not okay.

We always think about the worst. Why do we just do that to ourselves? Why don’t we think about the best things that can happen to us? Why don’t we use the good energy around us to the most, water it everyday and be grateful about it?

No, no…this doesn’t mean that if we buy in to the idea that life will always be rainbows and sunshine and that we are immune to suffering, you gotta know it’s nothing like that.

Struggle, however, doesn’t end just because we want it to. It has its own timeline. But know that no matter what life throws at you, you can handle it.

We all have our days, some days I too feel so low that I don’t even know from where to start picking up myself. But I believe life has it’s own way of showing us, that somewhere down the line we took the good feelings for granted. And all we need to do is apologize, accept and laugh it out!

All the hardships which may seem to be difficult can indeed be overcome with time, patience, and determination. Just remember that how we choose to handle these struggles plays an important role in our journey to finding ourselves. All we need is to understand the simple fact that we all struggle, but how we overcome is what makes us who we are.

Find some peace in knowing that every problem you’re facing is only temporary. Remember that it’s okay to struggle sometimes. It’s okay to be behind on things, to feel like the world is falling apart, to not yet be the person you see as the end goal. It’s completely normal to feel that way when things gets overwhelming.

When this happens, take a moment to Slow Down, Breathe and remember All is not lost yet. Look at the hardships you face as opportunities to fight against the odds, preserve, and grow. Because your life, and what you make of it, is yours for taking.

You don’t have the power to control everything but what steps to take to find happiness will always be your choice. It will always be your choice that determines whether you will live your best life.

Just thought of sharing what I felt, it’s anyway been a while since I posted something here. And I feel so relieved after penning this down. You feel the connection, right?

Until next time, Keep growing.

Much love!

Summer looks for the girls that live in all black

Time and again, I have laid focus on how fashion is subjective. Fashion is so much about experimenting and also identifying your own sense of style.

Also, won’t you all agree when I say that the secret of stylish and affordable wardrobe is knowing how to wear the same pieces over and over, while making them look new and different? Do you not feel that there are a few styles you keep going back to? Like something you relate yourself so well with?

Today’s looks are such styles, I feel so strongly about!

If offered a single piece of clothing that I would wear for the rest of my life, I wouldn’t think twice and call for a black shirt (my dad’s shirt to be specific 😂) Black is life. I have worn a black shirt all my life, quite literally.
I don’t remember a day when I went for shopping and didn’t pick a black piece be it a shirt, a top or whatever it may be. When we hear the term black, we instantly think of any outfit we want to wear to a dinner/cocktail party etc. It just doesn’t come out naturally to us to wear a black dress to a brunch or a day outing, leave aside wearing them on a bright sunny day.

And hence I had this urge to create a fuss free black outfit look which is easy on us even on a sunny summer day.
If you have followed me on instagram for sometime now, you know that how much I love wearing my dad’s shirt. Well he doesn’t know about me wearing his shirts. (I’ll probably be found hanging on the howrah bridge if he gets to know about this. 😂)

Everybody knows how to styke a white shirt, We have seen numerous blogposts on wearing a white shirt but didn’t read about anything on styling a black shirt. No doubt black shirts can be worn in the same way. You might have even tried one or two yourself. If not, you can do now.

Let’s get going –

Ever in doubt of what to wear? Two words to remember black and basics. And you’re set!

Look 1 : Wear the shirt as a jacket

Not everyone feels comfortable in a short or a sleeveless dresses. What to do? Denim jackets may not be too comfortable to carry in summers. Instead going for an oversized black shirt can compliment the look well. Just like I have paired my little pink dress with this oversized black shirt to complete the look.

Look 2 : Basics

The first step of organising your closet is to have the basic pieces. Whether you have to go for an outing with your friends or to an office party or a date, basic pieces can do wonders. Like, for this look I wore my pink dress as a top with a DIY skirt and wore the black shirt over it. Spice up with some accessories and you’re done!

Some say that it may be a bit much, black on black, but I say you’re crazy..

When have you ever regretted sporting an all black outfit. I’ll answer that for you, never!

Look 3 : Off-shoulder

I came up with this one once when I was confused on what to wear on an outing with friends. This look is quite simple and best for those times when you’re going out. All I have done is pulled my shirt down from the back (giving it a more classy look) and paired it up with the same DIY skirt. Completed the look with a statement neck piece.

Look 4 : Tie a knot

I can live my whole life in an oversized shirt, specially when I’m talking about summer heat though not everyone can pull off an oversized shirt easily. Want to know a simple hack?

Just tie a knot and wear it as a crop top over your favourite pair of denims and add some accessories to compliment the look. Ta-da! You are ready to slay.

Look 5 : Belt it up!

Get an oversized black shirt, roll up the sleeves and pair it up with a skinny jeans. Add a belt and a pair of stiletto and you are good to go.

SHIRT : Raymonds (Dad’s shirt)

DENIMS : Pantaloons

SKIRT : DIY (made out of an old jeans)

DRESS : H&M

ACCESSORIES : Fuzaa_fashions

So what do you all think about these looks? Still have a doubt of wearing black in summers? Let me know in the comments section below which look did you like the most and how you like wearing black in summers.

Until next time,

Stay beautiful.

Much love! 💋

With a flower in her hand 🌻

“Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you planned:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.”
– Christina Rossetti

You know when the season changes and it feels like summer? Haven’t summer just bragged in? I mean, just last week I was still carrying a jacket with me and now out of nowhere I feel the need of all things cold. Although, I do prefer summer over winters because of the kind of clothes we can wear in this season.

Coming back to the outfit for today, it is one dress and two looks scene.
Pants have always appealed to me more than skirts (Like, Yes! I love to dress up but you know pants are always more comfortable. Don’t you agree?) Though I have never been a very feminine girl BUT I have my moments. Moments where I want to feel like a young, blossoming lady, with table manners. And floral wrap dress has been one of my favourite trends this spring. Florals are all about having fun with fashion and embracing the joy and romance of spring. I love how they’re super flowy and feminine but also quite comfortable. Flowers will forever be considered as the incarnation of spring, it seems to be a bit familiar but never falling far from extraordinary.

I picked up this floral print wrap dress from Myntra, Miss Chase (you can find the dress here) and I’m super excited to continue wearing it into summer!

Carrying the first look I feel fearless, happy and all other good things but how can I forget my pants. Yes! For the second look I chose to wear the dress as a top.

So here’s my photo story on how I feel when I wear this dress, Beautiful!

Florals not only make me feel pretty, summery, feminine but also ladylike, (with table manners!) as I have already mentioned. A simple floral wrap dress, like I’m wearing here, is enough to take you to a field full of flowers, bathing in the sun, fighting bees and praying that a butterfly sits on you.

And here we come to an end. I hope you like the first transitional summer looks! Please do lemme know in the comments below.

Until the next one,

Much love! 💋