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Open season

It is officially winter time in Pune. Nothing too dramatic since it is a mere 24 inside my flat. However mornings and nights are chilly enough to make me crave thick blankets and knits. I have been happily digging inside my Winter clothes suitcase to grab sweaters and jackets, and boots. I never really liked the cold but I love the layering look so you can imagine my excitement. Plus it is a good reason to wear my fave boots.

Today was Xmas eve. I did not plan anything special except to entertain the kids. I went down to the gaming center at the mall and let them go crazy.


Cardi-jacket - gift from my Dad, had it for 18 years and counting...
Shirt - Sunder shop, M.G. road
Pants - M.G. road
Boots - Shimamura
Bag - Omake from Non-No magazine







As I said earlier this cardi-jacket was a gift from my Dad. He bought it during one of his business trip in Italy or Egypt, I am not sure. I remember wearing it for Xmas and New year's eve bash back in 1996. It was perfect to layer over the metal…

Tioman getaway

Winter 2001, just after the events of 9/11 reshaped the entire world,  I traveled to Tioman Island, Malaysia. I stayed in Berjaya hotel where I ate, snorkeled and met some interesting people there. I rang the new year there. Fast forward 12 years, 1 marriage, two kids and 20 kilos later, I am back. The resort is not what it used to be but we are still having fun. The city is more developed which makes it easier to get out of the hotel. But we do not at all because we are quite content with what is here: cartoons on TV for rainy mornings, pool and beach for sunny afternoons and affordable local restaurant just outside of the hotel. It is a very simple and relaxing holiday.
Holidays at the beach should be simple and I do not need a lot to make me happy: good food, good bed, a book or two and Internet connection. I also discovered that I like sketching by the sea. I just wished I had taken my sketch book and pencils with me. But a pen and paper will have to do for now. Things like that …

Mickey Mouse

As I am taking these pictures, fireworks are banging outside my balcony. I am not sure I have told you already but I live right across the river from a hotel and behind a hall. It means that whenever there is an event like a wedding or a concert I get treated to free fireworks. On busy weeks, I get to watch three. Some are short, others long but they are all so loud. It is a blessing in disguise. I thought I would be bored by now but every time I hear them, I rush to take a look. My kids enjoy them as well and they like to sing Fireworks by Katy Perry, while watching them. How do they know the song? Madagascar 3.

Anyway tonight, I was invited to a barbecue by some friends. I could have gone with tee and jeans or tunic and jeans but I wanted different and comfy around the waist as I knew I would be indulging in good food. What's comfier than a maxi dress? Nothing in my book. So I grab this "in your face" maxi and added a dark  jacket to tone it down.


Jacket - Max Dress - …

Never worn challenge : Pleated skirt

To kick off my Never worn challenge, I picked this wine red pleated skirt. It was the last thing I thrifted in Japan before moving to India. I had seen this jewel at the thrift store for weeks before deciding to get it ( the system of the shop is that prices on items decrease as weeks pass by). Truth be told I wore it once to drop my kids at school but I hated how I styled it and how it looked on my extra pounds. And needless to say that I have not worn it since. Until I was once again inspired by Pinterest. I swear the person who invented that thing is a genius.



Cardigan - random shop in M.G. road Tee - 390 Mart Skirt - Don don down Belt - Zara Shoes - Max








I love how the entire ensemble turned out to be. I think a tee is the way to go for a casual look. I just wished the skirt was a bit longer but I can still make it work. I will wear it more from now on. This one is a keeper!

Never worn challenge

If you are anything like me, there are plenty of clothes in your closet waiting to be worn. I want to remedy to that. So for an entire month, I will wear all the clothes I have never worn. And if by the end of the month, I do not wear a single one, it gets donated or sold. Here are the items on my list:


Striped pants What was I thinking? Now I have to find a way to style these without looking like beetle juice.


Pleated maxi skirt The last thing I thrifted before leaving Japan. I love everything about it expect that it is not long enough. I also find it too classy for casual days..


Lbd I went crazy and bought two of these. They are cute and should be fairly easy to pull off. But they are confined just because I need a special occasion to wear them.


Printed blouse I bought this fairly recently, 7 months ago. I was attracted to the print and to the softness of the fabric. So it does not make any sense at all that this baby has never seen the world.


Printed jacket I bought this jacket between two…