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I am taking a much needed vacation after an almost ceaseless, crazy last few months of non-stop action. I have to wake up in 3 hrs and why do I have a feeling that sleep is not on the agenda  =))  My bags are packed and I am ready to take off in my private jet to my private island.
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See you in Mexico! Follow me on Instagram and be with me as I put on 40pounds & get sun-burnt in the next 5 days without any care =)) xo

 
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It’s Yours

LovePlayingDressup 1It is said, you realize the value of something when you don’t have it. I lived 20 years of my life in Bombay, where it is about  80-85 degrees throughout the year. I don’t think it ever occurred to me that a few sunny days will one day be be a luxury. I have resolved to suck out every single bit out of the sun this summer! I am already making so many plans that the season might just have to go on a little bit longer. ( raise your hand if you want the same?)  We are leaving for a quick getaway this friday and it is panic-central right now. We have to get so much done before taking off and I haven’t even counted packing in that list. No props for guessing that we are going place really sunny =)) Now I’ll just be honest with you guys – I don’t tan so well. I look at people around and envy the bronzeness they get from the sun. When I try to get that – I come back sun-burnt !  Infact, on our trip to Hawaii few years back, I was so badly tanned that in our pictures towards the end of the trip, you could only see my eyes and teeth ( it’s wasn’t funny 🙁 )   Tons of sunscreen and this hat are definitely going with me. Did you see, it even has my initials! Gotta love the monogrammed craze. Marley Lily has such cute stuff and they definitely rock the game with monograms. I am thinking of getting a monogrammed yoga mat and wouldn’t a bath robe with my initials be really cool? Actually, can I get a monogram on my man? – you know kinda like – if you like it …put a ring monogram on it =))

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 Front Row Shop dress – c\o  – love these from the store 1 //2 , Tory Burch belt, Jessica Simpson heels, Marley Lilly hat, H&M rings, Houndstooth and Nail ring – c\o, Louis Vuitton bag, Prada sunnies

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Happy Mother’s Day

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For my 7th birthday, I asked my mom to give me – a sister ( after seeing my friends with their sisters – I wanted someone I could giggle with, exchange clothes and share everything). As I grew up, I realized I already had one! Thank you mom for  being my sister,friend,teacher and the best mom!

This is just one more story why my mom is the best. My family had come down to Boston for my graduation ceremony. My graduation dress was going to be this black dress with a waist sash that I had worn only a couple of times before. I had a very busy day in school the day before graduation as I was helping with the arrangements of the ceremony. In the evening when I got home,  opened my closet to take out my old black dress so mom could iron it for the next day, however, in its place was this new beautiful white halter neck dress with black polka dots. I don’t know how my mom (who was new to the city) took the Ts ( local Boston metros ), using hand written directions from my roommate, asking people on the streets, hunted around in 10 stores and finally found this dress which was SO me ! All this just coz she had overheard one of my girlfriends say  “no one wears an old dress for graduation” and she couldn’t let that happen to me.

Thank you mom for supporting me to go after my dreams – for encouraging me to aim for the stars and yet be rooted to the ground. And mainly for teaching me what really matters is, that after getting off the stage ( or after completing anything in life) – I shouldn’t feel that I could have done better.

Happy mother’s day Mom <3

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Friends + a fab giveway

loveplayingdressup1My husband got me a new bike and I can’t get enough of it. Its white and it has a basket. L-O-V-E it and love him =)) It’s such a lovely upgrade over my silly old bike. The weather this weekend was beyond gorgeous, perfect for biking round the Emerald necklace. Being on the bike brings out the little girl inside me every time I am on it – I talk incessantly ( even if he is out of earshot ) and sometimes I sing ( and then he pretends that we aren’t together). As I rode along the pond, I started to think about how my girl ( and my oldest friend ) went biking every evening after school. Once when we were nine, she got a new bike, this  lady bird ( it was a huge thing back then in India). I took it for a test ride and no sooner that I started zapping it, than did I fall with the bike on top of me. I was barely hurt but a rod came sticking out of her shiny new bike. I was torn with guilt and like any little kid – I bet she was heart-broken. But I don’t think she said anything then and she never mentioned it in all this time, not even as a joke. Its been almost two decades since then ( stop doing the math =)) ) and she still remains my best friend. That’s the thing about friends you know – we read the other’s mind, complete each other’s sentences and most importantly never feel alone. With them, it does not matter how far you are physically, how often you meet – you just pick up from where you left, like no time or distance passed in between. Its amazing to have such great friends and more amazing if you can be one.

I am wearing all my current favorites in my outfit. This Free People tee is loose and chic – just the way I like it, and these PJ-pants are so comfortable – I can literally live in them. The kensie backpack is the answer to my very long time of hunting for the perfect backpack. I’ve been looking for something not too big – not too small, something to fit in my stuff when I need to keep my hands free ( like for a hiking, biking or shopping trip ). It’s the softest leather and so on trend with the color blocking ! kensie has been very kind to offer one lucky winner, an item of their choice from their exclusive, high quality product line. Enter the easy giveaway on Instagram or enter via the rafflecopter below ( or both – for better chances ) and one winner will be selected at random.loveplayingdressup2

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