You know what is the toughest job in the world? I think its that of a teacher. Aside from the pressure of shaping your student’s future, influencing them to make career and life decisions – there is the everyday courage to stand up in front of that class and deliver. It is standing there and delivering knowing you are being judged. Its looking past that every single day and selflessly sharing your knowledge . Last month when my professor from grad school invited me to do a guest lecture in his class ( really?? honored beyond words ! ), I took exactly no time to say yes. While I was giving the lecture to the fabulous group of students – I realized how much goes into those 60 min – the preparation, the subject matter expertise to tackle any question thrown at you, to be ready for judgment and most importantly to make a difference. There is so much I attribute to my teachers, I wouldn’t be standing there giving that lecture if it weren’t for each one of you. I am eternally grateful for every minute you spent on me, dear teachers.

So if you were wondering where I was in the last couple of days, I was doing that, rehearsing for my upcoming show and prancing in the spring sun. I love how just tying a shirt into a knot brings an edge to the outfit. Wear the shirt the normal way tucked in at work and tie into a knot later,  swap your office bag for a little handbag or a clutch – such an effortless transition from day to drinks ! Isn’t this necklace simply so adorbs! I love this online boutique – they have such beautiful pieces and for crazy low prices. I am always on the hunt for places where you can go a little overboard with your temptations and still stay within budget.





loveplayingdressup1Qmack shirt – similar here & here, Francesca’s skirt, EdithMarie KellyB necklace c/o, Zara pumps – similar here & here, RayBan aviators, Jimmy Choo handbag ( beautiful save option )


Spring Teaser


There’s something very precious yet suspicious about a warm afternoon in the middle of March, like a gift you received from an estranged relative with no upcoming birthdays or anniversaries. You wonder why this gesture, is this the harbinger of a selfish act that will follow ( another week of unbearable cold in Boston ) or is this truce and all will be glorious now onwards. Whatever the reason be, you cant wait to tear open the package and enjoy what’s inside. This sunday was just like that.  Even though it was a good 45F and mighty windy, the city looked like it was hosting a fair and had become a melting pot of people escaping their stuffy heater-heated houses to breathe in the fresh air. I grabbed the most coveted real estate in the square, the sole snow dusted bench and indulged in my favourite past-time – weaving stories about people passing by. I saw a husband pushing the stroller and the wife juggling grocery bags as they argued over their lunch plans. And then I started thinking about marriage {yes – if not forcefully shaken from my trance –  I can spend the entire day thinking about nothing of consequence }

This outfit is my version of the happy marriage between winter and spring. Dark heavy sweaters and something light, something pastel to offset that. Isn’t that what marriage all about – complementing each other’s dark side and bringing the best out of each other? I have a soft spot for colored tights and always reach for colors that stand out instead of the vanilla blacks and greys. When I discovered, We Love Colors, I found my one-stop shop for tights. They have tights in every color you can think and with great prices – you only want to get them all ! I loved it when random people on the street stopped me and complimented the pop of blue and told me how ready for spring I looked ! What can I  say – If winter has come, Spring won’t be far behind !

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Silence & Noise sweater ( similar options here & here ), Asos skater skirt,
We Love Colors Aqua tights– c\o, Jimmy Choo clutch, Zara pumps ( similar pair here, here )





Nothing like being overdressed … or may be there is ? :)

Friday evening – the hubs texted me that he was going to be late from work but asked me to be ready by the time he got home . The gear in my head instantly shifted to “date-night-dressup-mode” ! I was ready waiting with the camera (for him to get to his job as my personal photographer 🙂 ) when he got home.He warned me that I might a “bit” overdressed for where we were going and my smirkish response was – there’s nothing like too rich or too dressed-up !

Well – I ate my words when we drove into a drive-in theater #feelingfoolish
Imagine everyone sprawled on lawn chairs or lounging in their cars – in PJs and here I was in my stilettos #superangry 
But the big screen , pizza , beer , the convertible top down was all so magical that I hardly cared about anything while I curled up on the seat and ended up watching a movie and a half 🙂 Damn – he even got blankets ! It was THE perfect cliched date night where we watched movies under the stars 🙂 #smitten

Urban Outfitters Dress , Jimmy Choo Clutch , Guiseppe Zanotti Heels – similar 

Today marks the beginning of a 10 day Indian festival which is in full swing at my home back in Bombay. Needless to say – I am terribly homesick. Need some much needed love and affection this way !! 🙁

Have a fabulous week everyone !!

Floral Inspirations ~

I am such a summer-girl (#summergirl – you know what I mean if you follow me on instagram 🙂 ) and I love all things floral. This dress is my new bff everytime I open my closet. I want to wear it allday – everyday
The cool part about this dress is – its self-designed 🙂
My mom and I went fabric hunting, when I was in Bombay last month and put our heads together to finalize the silhouette.

(That’s actually something my mom and I love doing everytime I go home – all year round we keep taking notes of things that inspire us – and then when we get-together , we go fabric hunting and give life to our ideas 🙂 ( more to come on this soon … )

Another thing I like about this dress , is that its very versatile – can be worn during the day with flip-flops and with pumps for a dinner-date.

Changing seasons provide so much inspiration – we just need to look around and find what complements our style.
Look around and see what inpires you & think about how it can be incorporated in your daily style and lives 🙂

Self-designed maxi , Tory burch slippers, Jimmy Choo clutch  ( some colors  go on sale at times on Saks & Neiman Marcus ) , Micheal Kors watch ( very old – similar ) , Prada sunglasses , Ring from a boutique in Bombay