Karvachauth ( Indian Festival ) Celebrations

 Is it just me or is the air around , festive? This week has been all about celebrations of Karva Chauth. 

You can read all Indian festival –  significance, story and the rituals here.

Although, my family does not traditionally celebrate this festival – there’s no way that the Bollywood buff in me wouldn’t go all in on this one 🙂 Last weekend , one of my girlfriends  had a Mehendi/Henna party at her place. The excitement there was nothing less than that at a wedding household. Put 20 girls in a room and ask them to get ready for a celebration – now would you expect anything less 😉 

 Photo Courtesy – one of  my gorgeous girlfriends 🙂

Yesterday my hubby & I celebrated Karva Chauth. Its like the Hindu version of Valentine’s Day , if you ask me. Married women spend the entire day ( until moonrise) without food & water – but the feast later more than makes up for it. And honestly , I could fast every once in a while , if it gives me an  excuse to dress-up traditionally and get gifts from the hubby 🙂

Here are some pics of me in an Indian sari and of the rituals that are performed on this occasion. Hope you enjoy them !

( clearly not a pro at sporting a sari 🙂 )
thali ( plate filled with symbolic items ) used to perform the rituals 

 offerings to the moon and then to the moon of our lives ( aka – the man who brings us gifts )

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Saks Friends & Family

Wish-lists have been handed out – and my family members are busy shopping for my birthday & Christmas presents  ! 
My guess is , the only other person besides me ,  who waits for the Saks Friends & Family Sale must be Santa Claus – now who doesn’t love a great deal ? 🙂 

Some of my picks – 


Its the best time to splurge on – Burberry , Kate Spade , Tory Burch , Micheal Kors , Alice + Olivia !

The Friends & Family Sale ends tomorrow : 10/20 . Use the code FRNFAM and save 25%. Thats HUGE ! 

This ..kids.. is what marks the start of the holiday season !!   Happy Shopping 🙂

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Of Blankets & Bows !

Asos poncho – more options : 1//2  , Old Navy Jeans ( On sale for $19 now ! ) , Asos Booties , Betsey Johnson Clutch
Its been a busy last couple of days – at work and otherwise. Sometimes, I wish I could stay afloat on 2 hrs of sleep –  could really use the extra time you know 🙂 My dad constantly reminds me that all great men also had 24 hrs in a day! Well – may be I am not fighting for world peace or running for office ( yet ! ) . But even in my own little world  – there is always so much to do and so little time 🙁  Haven’t you have felt the same at some point ? 

When I saw this poncho online – I  instantly knew I had to get it ! 
A warm fuzzy blanket-like-sweater AND with a bow ? Yes Please! 🙂  I think everyone should invest in a poncho. Throw it over a plain/old top and you get the essential chicness with a side of effortless comfort 🙂 Perfect for Fall ! 

On a side and very important note – the Saks Friends&Family Sale is On.  It is THE sale of the year … watch these pages for my picks and lust list !

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Necklace of your choice – Giveaway !

Come October – and my shopping budget goes out of the window. I blame the stores for sending me tons of swoon-worthy emails about sales and look-books seducing me to be  ready for the holidays. Did you ever internally justify to yourself about going over budget because – “well.. its the holiday season”.. or ..”I deserve this” … or my personal favorite ” it would be plain foolish to leave it at this price” 🙂 Now –  its even more silly if you don’t try your hand at winning a beautiful necklace ( of your choice ! )  from Our Wold Boutique’s collection !

Enter the raffle to win yourself the necklace I am wearing  or any other from their website. Some of their  necklaces are perfect for the upcoming holidays 🙂

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