Friday, June 28, 2013

My goodie bag from home and what I wore to go get it

So the other day my Mother and Sister sent me a goodie bag with someone who was travelling to Sydney. They had a couple of hours notice and they amassed this much loot in literally minutes and had it delivered to the person who was flying into Sydney for work.

I got a beautiful ombre silk Bandhani saree, heaps of jewellery, bindis, liquid bindi in little rainbow containers to make my own designs, crochet shrug, 100% cotton yummies, a rainbow thread wrapped necklace/bracelet, all the jewellery came packed in this green silk Tibetan wallet that is my new money purse and it was beautifully packed into this Jute bag that says "Jute is Cute". I feel like the richest girl in the world!

Thank you so much Mummy and Dingy. More than the goodies it was so nice to smell and feel a little piece of home, the saree had been ironed and there were two pages of a Gujarati newspaper in it from the laundry and somehow it was so nice to see that.

I wore a camel leather embroidered hand-bag my sister gave me last year to go collect everything and just for fun there is also a picture of Sydney late last night. I am decked from head to toe in my goodies and know I look ridiculous but I don't care. HAPPY FRIDAY WORLD!

Warning: This is a picture heavy post.

Disclaimer: I am in no way bragging here, I am just happy to get something from home and I understand I am extremely lucky especially in the light of what's happening in Uttarkhand right now.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Last few weeks in pictures

Before the freezing temperatures and the sleet we had a few nice winter days, still cold but go-outable if you know what I mean...Weekends spent leisurely strolling markets, playing with cats, stumbling upon a temple and watching sunsets with one's best friend are one of the best kinds...Hope you have been having a peaceful time.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

If you find something you love, wear it over and over again

The weather has been super cold and rainy lately so taking any sort of outfit photo is impossible, all I want to do is curl up in bed read, watch movies and draw. Therefore these random photos of things I find fun will have to do in lieu of an actual post about anything.

These vintage leather shorts are my most loved pair in leather, my most comfortable pair of suede wedge heels, the Ikat bag and the cowrie shell bracelets made the whole outfit more me. The woven bag in the last two pictures and the crochet dress are in regular use summer or winter.

It makes me really glad that I re-use and love my clothing and accessories till they literally fall apart and the quality of most vintage things are better than the cheap fast-fashion a lot of people seem to favour. I really don't get the idea that one should wear clothes or accessories just once, if you found something you really treasure wouldn't you want to wear it over and over again?

I hope everyone's having a great weekend, Monday is going to be hard with the freezing temperatures here...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Morrocan back-pack

Hi! Hope everyone's been great while I've been away dressing like a big blob. I tried refusing to accept the onset of winter and decided to go out tights-less couple of days in a row and was down with flu almost immediately. Needless to say I have resigned myself to the cold and am dressed appropriately for the weather these days. Now that my stupidity is out of the way can we please talk about the back-pack that I am sporting in these pictures?

This super cool French Morrocan guy had the awesome-est stall at the Glebe markets last week and I bought this beauty from him. So basically now that I am all bundled up; my bags, scarves and bindis seem to have become the centre of my outfits, can't say I don't like it.

Happy Thursday world!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Super market aisles

Vintage crochet dress+Kimono/Cape, Bag: Gift, India, Boots: Wittner

Thank God its almost Friday because I am about to collapse, need me a little road-trip to recover and get the creative juices flowing once again.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lazy chilly nights

Super Flares: One teaspoon, Scarf/ Scarf-top/ Bag: India

Lazy winter outfit worn to get a mug of steaming hot chocolate round the corner from home. Paid hibernating winter leave should be mandatory during the winter months. Happy almost mid-week.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Little corners of joy

Little corners/ things around my house that give me joy...What makes you happy?