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Under the sun and the stars (or how I dressed myself today without any help!!!)

Hello there!
After boring with two DIY/DIM posts back to back, I thought I should get back to boring you with my daily looks (or at least, the ones worth blogging about)...
By now you all know that I dress casual, colorful and very comfy. My goal this year is to get out of my comfort zone and become more classy. It is very hard but I am trying. I have to say that Pinterest and Polyvore have been my allies during this process. By now, I have multiple planned outfits stored in those pages. But what you did not know is that when I know I have somewhere different to go to rather than school runs and silly errands, I plan my outfits several days in advance. Otherwise, the day of the thing, I rummage through my closet, try millions outfits, hate everything, have a nervous breakdown and end up pulling the same boring stuff I wear on a daily basis, and getting late. 
Today was different. My son and his classmates had a presentation about the Solar System. It was not a fancy affair. However, …

DIY/DIM: Reversible Colorblock Jacket

Another day, another DIM!

 Hello readers!

 Today,  I wanted to share yet another sewing project that took me 8 months to finish. Actually I started it back in September. I bought this nice floral print fabric for a dress or a midi skirt. But browsing through YouTube, I came across a reversible jacket tutorial that seemed so easy. I pulled the fabric and matched it with a pink one leftover from this dress. I worked on it for a few hours when I realized that I didn't have enough pink fabric left for the sleeves. So I put the project on hold all the while looking for the same pink fabric all over town. Strangely I could never find the exact same color. That is why I just gave up until recently. It occurred to me that I did not necessarily need the pink fabric since I had some yellow fabric leftover that I could use. Back to work I went and this is the final project.

The Floral side 

Scarf - Stolen from my Mom Blazer - Did it myself Bodysuit - H&M Pants - Brandmart Belt - 390 Mart …

DIY/DIM: Fake Bandhani Saree Maxi Skirt

Hello there!
I thought I would share yet another sewing project. I made this "fake" Bandhani Saree maxi skirt a while ago but I never go to wear it because as usual I am not satisfied with the end result. It was a very easy sewing project even for beginners. Here are some of the tutorials I used to make it : 
A small snippet  A pair and a spare

Turban - scarf stolen from my Mother Studded tee - Brandmart Cardigan - M.G. road Maxi skirt - Did it Myself Shoes - Reliance Footprint 

 I always wanted a Bandhani Saree maxi skirt. For those of you who do not know Bandhani, it is a style of tie dye famous in India particularly in Gujarat and Rajasthan.  Actually I tried this type of tie dye back at school and it looks relatively easy if not time consuming. 
Anyway, the reason why I wanted this skirt is because I fell in love with this look from I did look for the same skirt at the market and even saw a really nice one. But I think that the seller -seeing that I wa…

A different kind of Sunday

Sundays are for lazying in bed, or staying at home all day. I would rather sleep till 10 AM, watch TV or browse the Internet, then go have brunch somewhere or just ordering in. But in real life, I wake up at 8 AM (If I am lucky) and have to think about making breakfast, cooking lunch and so forth. I do get time to blog, read the Sunday paper, have long conversations with the hubby, sew and enjoy the pool or tennis. So it is not all that bad!

But today was different. The hubby wanted to take us out for breakfast. We woke up before 8:00 AM and walked 20 minutes to get to a hotel nearby. The hotel was very nicely decorated with lots of greenery. And for the two hours we stayed there, we forgot the chaos that is Pune.

Outdoor seating of Eighty Eight restaurant

Interesting decor of another restaurant inside the hotel, I am thinking of trying next
I dare say that we ate a lot, or least I did. I had eggs, Uttapam, smoked salmon, chicken sausages, bread and cheese, masala chai, hot chocolate an…

Current mood: Yellow

The weather has been unpredictable recently. One minute it is hot and the next freezing cold. Then it starts to rain. It is so shifty that I got sick two week ends ago. We went to check the Rambo circus in Deccan after lunch on that Saturday. The last time I went to a circus was back in Japan and it was a "Cirque du Soleil". Therefore I did not expect much from this circus. But it was great. The ambiance was old school but the people were pros. My kids and I enjoyed all the shows and we even got to laugh out loud at the clowns even though we did not understand Hindi. But the circus was cold because they put the air conditioning on blast on a day that was fairly cool. As a result I caught something ( a cold, the flu? Who knows?) and I was down with fever, and body ache from Saturday evening till Monday. I had not been sick like that in a long time and it was not a good feeling. Thankfully it did not linger and I was back to being myself the next Wednesday. Being sick sucks p…

Bleeds Blue

I have been feeling blue lately.

I want everything that is white and blue in clothing, that is. I think it is because of this heat that I crave those colors. My recent purchases were a white blazer and a blue tie dye dress. And crazily enough I want more: like a pure white maxi skirt, a blue maxi skirt, a white embroidered blouse. But since I need to curb my shopping enthusiasm, I went shopping in my closet and found this tie dye maxi dress. I only wore it once before (and it was featured on the blog here). Like almost all the clothes I own, it became too tight (at the top) after the move to India. So it was in my "to refashion pile" for a long time. Today I took it out, removed the zipper on the side and sew some elastic band just under the bust. Then I went and cut a triangle from an old tube top to stitch to the side of the dress where the zipper was. Now it is easier to wear. And it is perfect for this heat. However it bleeds blue. At the end of the day my hands and nail…