Fur & First Snow

” Their times in nature usually held a secret surprise. It could be anything, really—
a rainbow touching the snow or heart-shaped shade cast by a pair of trees. Anything. 
Today, the gift was being outside the second it started to snow ” – Debra Anastasia


Mango leggings, Ralph Lauren Faux fur sweater ( Sold Out! )  – similar 1//2//3//4
( Alternatives :   Fur collars or scarves – 1//2//3 )
Kate Spade Bag, Asos Boots, Gucci Sunnies

The first snow of the season  always reminds me of my favorite movie – “love story”. 
As some sort of cue – Richard Clayderman starts playing in my head as I watch the snow fall outside the window.
The magic of the first snow will never be lost– I still feel the same excitement as it was 8 years back ,
 my first winter in Boston when I called home  and screamed into the phone ” ITS SNOWING, Mom” 🙂

This faux fur sweater is my new favourite and if you are following me on Instagram
you know that I have  been wearing it every day and with everything !
 The fur trimming is warm, comforting and I love snuggling  into it. 

Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the first actual week of the year ..xo

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Find a way or make one …

Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam  ~ I will either find a way or make one ~ as says my tattoo  ~ 

 This year has been a roller coaster of sorts – cliched but what else is life anyway?
I was able to bring together my obsession for fashion and love for writing and
 do what I am crazy about  – connecting with people. 
Baby steps helped me climb one of the scariest peaks and made me raft 
though rough rapids.  Heck – I was even successful in making my husband 
clean his closet – no small feat there ! 

Living in Boston – there is no escaping the snow – no doubt about that.
But after a bad snow-mobiling accident – snow activities & I have just 
not looked into the eye. 
May be – its time to let go , find ways and have fresh starts. 
Its time to look back & cherish, move ahead and keep going.  
I wish that for the new year.


Damselle Fur Vest – similar 1//2//3 , Topshop faux leather leggings, Hunter boots

Happy New Year 

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On an adventure …

I’ll be away for 20 days… backpacking my way into South America ! 
Now those are 2 words I dint think I’d ever say in the same breath – 

I’ll be stumbling, falling, picking myself up & running again – 
playing dressup will take on a new meaning in the adventurous backdrop !

Follow me on instagram so we can remain connected – @gottalovegandhi 
your messages and comments are a part of my life now – so keep them coming 🙂

Hope you all have a fabulous holiday season 🙂 xo

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Cashmere Scarf Giveaway

Express shirt, Topshop faux leather tights, Asos boots, Speak Easy Boutique scarf – C/o, Forever21 owl ring, Burberry jacket 
When someone says vacation, what I really hear is – its time to shop in London or let’s go to a beach-resort. I wonder – what was I thinking, when I agreed to go on a backpacking trip for our next “vacation” ? Then I remember, this is what I wanted for my birthday – something different, something adventurous,something I had’nt done before ! 
While I am almost giddy with excitement about the trip – I am secretly nervous about what to pack in my
 teeny-tiny backpack ( which btw is bigger than me )
 I honestly don’t know how to manage with a handful of clothes an entire month and the bigger question is – how do I survive without heels ? 🙂 

Before I take off – I have a wonderful giveaway for you. This cashmere scarf  from Speak Easy Boutique is both – fabulous & functional and is definitely going on the trip with me. Their pieces are locally made and are timeless. I have my eyes on this dress ( perfect for a holiday party ), this peplum sweater and this gingham skirt.

Use the coupon code DRESSUP10 to get 10%off any order – no minimum ! ( coupon valid until 12/31/13 – don’t miss this chance 🙂 )

If you have any issues signing up for the giveaway – please send me an email on loveplayingdressup@gmail.com & I’ll take care of the entry for you 🙂

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P.S : Are you loving the snowy-backdrop as much as I am right now ? 🙂

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