Mulberries on my Mind

Its well past 9 in the morning and if I don’t run helter skelter starting NOW I’ll most definitely be late to work. Yet here I am lounging and lazing around and talking to you about things as random as blackberries mulberries without a care in the world. The things a sore throat and a heavy head can do to you! Sigh! 📃💉😭

Anyways I’ve been MIA for a bit though there has been quite a lot of things happening and I thought I would tell you all about it in this random post, quite as random as its title. LeL!

1.Mint mishmash
I bought mint pants a while ago and try as I might, I am just not able to pair it with the right top and I end up with too many colors on me. See for yourself.

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Yes bloggers please tell me what I should pair these pants up with. I’m kinda lost here! No Pinterest inspirations aren’t working either! 😐

2.Marathon madness
The ladies in my running group decided to do an all ladies beach run! And guess what, I did a 15 kilometer (9.3 miles) in two hours. Howabout that 😎

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In other marathon news, I did a 10km in 1 hour and 20 mins at a marathon in the city!

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That would be me looking bulldozed passing a bulldozer. Lel!

3.Multicolor Mix n Match
My friend was so terribly sweet, pampering me silly when she gifted this beautiful multicolored statement piece she bought when in Mumbai and I’ve been dreaming about that piece stowed safe in my drawer ever since.

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4. Mostly Monochrome
Le boyfriend’s birthday happened when he was here visiting us, so among other things, I made him a birthday card. Now he’s a Kobe Bryant mad fan and so I laid my thinking cap safely to rest and just drew a pencil sketch of Kobe (and me!) Here’s a rather bad picture of the inside and the outside of the card

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Shilpa the living breathing candy floss!

Such creative! Much wow!

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And inside the card!

Also, a closer picture of my Kobe (I say my Kobe because I know this is unlike the original by a mile! :|)

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4. Made and manducated by me!

I have in recent times started learning some cooking. Thanks to some amazing blogs I’ve tried doing some easy south Indian dishes and you’d be happy to know, I nailed most of them :mrgreen: I have also been completely disregarding this waistline issue and have been binge eating some amaze balls dishes from crazy eat outs around the city! 😍 A collage of all that lovely yummies in my tummy of course⬇

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That would be all from me folks. I successfully completed this post with every title and subtitle having M-words.. Yes yes I’m pretty cracked up that way. Have a great rest of the week! Ciao! 💝

Sprightly Sunday Inspiration

How would you react when someone says we met each other, really liked each other, I asked her out and ever since, we have been dating. You would probably say aww..cute!

Next, what would your reaction be if the person continued the story saying, before we actually got really knowing each other, we separately had a huge crush on each other for ten years but never got the nerve to take it forward but finally we are now together. You would probably be shocked, your awwww might be louder and shriller and you would end it with a multiple U-ed cute.

Now, the person adds : after less than a year of dating, I moved abroad and ever since, (3.5 years to be precise) we are in the happiest long distance relationship. You’d properly gag off the cuteness overload yeah?

That readers is how my boyfriend dramatically explains our love story to everyone. It’s hilarious how he builds up the momentum by strategically telling the story.

But this post is not about that. This post is about him! This post is about what an amazing person he is. This post is about how quirkishly sportive he is (he can break into a random dance in the middle of a crowded as hell mall just to make me laugh). This post is about how genuinely concerned he is about his girlfriend’s watchman’s baby daughter after she underwent a major surgery. This post is about how mad he is about winning, Kobe Bryant, spicy food, Shilpa and rosemilk equally! (See how deftly I added names there? Mine to be specific! Smooth!). This post is about how he thinks respecting parents and all elders is the coolest thing to do. This post is about how he thinks it a personal victory when he didn’t bog down to peer pressure of any sort. This post is about how dedicated he is to his basketball and undergoing a surgery to pursue his sport was nothing but a minor glitch for him. This post is about what a good human being and a friend he is and how he can become best friends with anyone right from rickshaw drivers to his physiotherapists.  This post is most importantly about how he is the most important reason why the herculean, dreaded by many long distance relationship has gone on so smoothly and about how he makes the whole wait so effing worth it.

Every time you leave, I give you a parting gift, a scrapbook, a picture, a surprise, something, anything and I know you love your surprises. This time I was wasn’t ready to let you go. So I had planned nothing. And I saw you were sad about that. This post is my little parting gift to you. Know that you are my true hero and an inspiration to me and many more.
Here’s to us, to our amazing vacation and to many more to come! I’ll adore you forever and perhaps a day more!

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Of Blazers, Blacks and Blues

I bought a blazer! I bought a blazer! Naanananaanaa 💃🎤🎵🎼🎶
Hahaha! I bought a really cool red blazer recently from ONLY! I was pretty undecided between a yellow and a red blazer when I left home, but when I saw the way this red one fitted me, I bade farewell to the yellow idea. 😜

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I wore it over an all black outfit. Also, for the first time in a long time, I had the guts to sport my blood red lipstick💋!!

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That would be me, trying to give my edgy, deep look (note to self : deep looks right after stifling a giggle makes you look so not deep 😝)

I thought the black really brought out red of the blazer. I also wore my new and first aldo purchase! I bought this pair of blue-black aldo loafers around three weeks ago and I’ve been wearing only that for the past three weeks! Are slippers allowed to be this comfortable!?!😍

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So how’d you like the look guys? Aren’t blazers the perfect way to dress up any outfit instantly.! So when are you buying your funky blazer? 🙂

P.S.: the lipstick I used is the color bar ‘sensuous red take me as I am’ lipstick! Though I’m a zero in make up, it’s my suggestion that no one buys this lipstick because it makes the lips really dry and instead of fading out evenly as the day progresses, the red in the middle fades out first, leaving you looking really creepy with just a red outline on the edges. 😐

Open this post and read it! – A heart wrenching story!

Yes that was just an attention seeking technique my post title. 😝 But I couldn’t afford you guys not reading my post because it’s a small, quick, easy and ridiculously helpful tip that I wanted to share.
So, have you guys had to put away entire outfits because they became lint-ridden? Here’s an easy as hell sure shot way to get rid of the lint.

Step 1: Lay the lint ridden outfit on a flat surface

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Step 2: Take a wide width tape and stick it on the lint area and pull. (Pst..it’s eerily similar to something we do to ourself too… My skirt wants to tell you what it’s similar to.)

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Step 3: Keep repeating step two till all the lint is ripped off. You can use the same strip of tape for as long as its adhesive. Once it becomes non sticky, cut out a new piece and repeat!

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Simple and highly effective tip eh? You can thank me later guys. 😝 Hahaha have an amazing week. 💝

Paisley (S)Carving!

Question: What do you get when your fashion challenged boyfriend feels exceptionally generous and he knows he struck luck when he once bought me a scarf and I loved it?
Answer: Buy me another scarf of course silly! Haha

Yes! He felt very giving and hence splurged on a scarf and boy do I love it 😍
It’s a satin paisley patterned scarf and it’s beautiful.

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I tried wearing it with one outfit today. I’m going to try and do more with it soon!!
I have tied this scarf three ways.

Type one: The simple loop and through

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As simple as folding the scarf breadth wise into two, and draping it around the neck and pulling the loose ends side into the loop on the other side.

Type 2: The very simple muffler style

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Get a square (I had to fold this scarf twice to get that, but many scarfs are naturally squarish). Now make a triangle by joining opposite ends and let the triangle face down and tie the loose ends at the nape of your neck.

Type 3: The slightly complicated loop-de-loop!
Yes I named that style myself because try as I might, I just couldn’t figure out what the normal world calls that type. 😜
So here’s a step by step for this type.

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Easy eh? Just a case of loop once , around the neck, one end goes inside loop, loop again, other end goes in next! Ta-da!!

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Its fancy too!!!! See??

Honestly, there are exactly two million, nine hundred and twenty seven thousand, six hundred and forty three (2,927,643) types of wearing a scarf. Duh! That was totally NOT a made up number! Look it up on pinterest and google you guys, you’ll be amazed how well a scarf can compliment your outfit.
So how do you scarf yourself up? 🙂