Sunday, 25 December 2016


December has to be the happiest month of the year only because of Christmas. Having studied in a convent school, Christmas was the festival that I curiously waited for. Our school made it a point to narrate the story of how Jesus was born and everything else that followed. With the start of December, we used to get to witness the prettiest of decorations. Oh, and we always had the chubbiest girl of the class as the Santa! I've made some pretty good memories in my school days but every time I think about this time, it makes me both happy and sad. Happy because of 14 beautiful Christmases and sad because this number won't increase. I will no longer be able to chase the chubby Santa for toffee! The month of December will always, always be a celebration for me.
When I came across this tulle tube dress on Koovs, I knew I had to put it in the cart and purchase it or it would haunt me for the rest of my life. The dress is so pretty that it speaks for itself. Thus, the minimal accessorizing.
Not many people can pull of tulle and all my life I assumed that I fell in that category but fortunately this dress turned out to be a bang on.

Dress: koovs; Heels: Marks & Spencers;
Earrings: H&M

Behind the lens: The super talented Megha Jain

Instagram: @meghasunflare


Thursday, 15 December 2016

All Black This Winter!

A few days back, one of my bestfriend's friend pointed out that I own too many black clothes. She said that every time we met, I was in something black. Rest of the times, my pictures were enough to give her a fair idea of the number of LBDs that lie in my closet. Not to mention, I've already ordered a black dress for New Year. (Guilty!)
Now that winters have finally emerged in Delhi, I've stocked my closet with all blacks, greys and dark blues. Bright colors are pretty great but winters for me is all about wearing dark colors. Today's post is on my recently purchases which includes the black half jacket and the grey woolen scarf. The post is a pretty small one but I've got a lot of exciting things lined up for the upcoming posts so bear with me! Oh, and I paired my favorite brown boots to go with the all black outfit.

Black half jacket: Sarojini Nagar 
Jeggings: Zara
Boots: TSG
Scarf: H&M


Saturday, 10 December 2016

An Eventful Evening with Blossom Kocchar At Her Book Launch!

Located in the bustling Hauz Khas Village, Blossom Kochhar Shop, Spalon and Tea Room is the brain child of Blossom Kochhar and her daughter Samantha Kochhar. Here you'll find products ranging from bath, haircare, bodycare and what not. All the products made by essential oils. Aroma Therapy is the third book written by Blossom Kochhar which talks about loving yourself, using aromatherapy for love, for fighting stress and depression, skin and hair care, how to attract love and also aroma therapy for men. You will also find 14 pages dedicated to lip smacking recipes of jams, crepes, sorbets, syrups and desserts.

As soon as I entered, I was welcomed with Spiced Blackcurrent infusion with Orange and Mint tea. The tea was so, so refreshing and delectable that I helped myself with another cup! Samantha Kochhar set the entire menu for the evening and everything that was served to us was made by her.

After everybody introduced themselves and got the box filled with goodies and the magic book or as Samantha likes to call it, 'the bible for women', we got the backstory of how Blossom used to experiment all the oils on Samantha and how both the women have grown up with aroma therapy. They believe that there is no problem which aroma therapy cannot solve. From joint pain to household problems, from hairfall to stress release, from bodycare to insomnia, aroma therapy has your back at all times.

We then got to exploring what's inside the book and gave some pages a good read. Once we got done with the book reading, Blossom helped us make our own oils. I wanted my oil to have a sweet fragrance so I decided to go with Sandalwood, Jasmine and Patchouli. After the third attempt, I finally managed to create a decent smelling oil. The activity was entertaining because everybody was struggling with the testers and creating fragrances which were either too good or too bad.

Then we were greeted with food which was out of this world. Samantha cooked Jasmine Rice Salad along with Roasted Bell Pepper and Tomato Soup for us. The salad was like a pop of flavors in the mouth. While the soup was rich and calmed our nerves. 

The best part of the evening was the three-tier course meal. On the top was Chocolate Balls covered in Coconut and Rose Petals. These balls were so good that I ended up eating three! (So much for controlling sugar) Second tier consisted of Mushroom Cheese Bruschetta. I'm allergic to mushrroms so I stayed as far as I could from it. The third and the last tier was my favorite- Goat Cheese Strawberries and Jalapeno Bruschetta. It was spicy and the cheese melted in the mouth. The strawberries neutralized the chilly on the bruschetta.  

I had a lovely time at the book launch as Blossom Kochhar enhanced our knowledge on aroma therapy and even gave us the essential oils to try at home. 


Friday, 9 December 2016

Self Value In Today's Time

A few months back I talked about power dressing and why it is important on the blog. Consider this the sister post of that blog. Self value is what defines you in front of people. It's the believe you inculcate about yourself. The brands you wear or the smartphone you use or even the kind of people you hang out with do not define you. But let's face the hard reality of life that every now and then you do feel that you're worthy of little or nothing at all. This can be because of a bad incident or a tiff with a loved one. You question your value and your beliefs go in the bin. In my case, my clothes reflect on how I'm feeling about myself. On the days when I'm feeling gloomy, you will find me in my girls bite back sweatshirt. But on the days when everything is in  my favor, I will be donning my finest clothes. Today's post is special for me because it's the first winter post of 2016. Being a sucker for winters, I'm pretty dejected because the cold weather hasn't really hit Delhi. (And imagine, the month of December is going on!) But here's hoping that the next week is colder than this one.

I have a fondness for long sweaters and getting this extremely soft sweater was like winning the lottery. I decided to don my basic brown boots to add a little color to the outfit. You can always put your faith in woolen scarfs if you want to layer your outfit or give it some detailing.

Sweater: Thrift
Jeggings: Zara
Scarf: H&M
Boots: TSG
Ring: H&M