Friday, December 30, 2011

Lessons of life.

Vacations are not all about fun and shopping. It counts for a lot more than that. It teaches you lessons and things about yourself and your lifestyle. 


I'm back from what seems like a short week because I've really had the time of my life on this short vacation that I went on. It was like a total stress buster, with so many exams that are waiting in the new year for me, I really needed a break. This trip though taught me so many things that I'd like to reflect upon now. Some of them have been great lessons and values that I've learnt and others some realizations I made. 

What touched me the most is seeing how some people get happiness and try to obtain joy from the littlest of things in life. They'll be happy swinging on two of their mother's dupattas, they'll be overjoyed playing with a can of oil using it as a car. And those people who are so concerned about every drop of water and drink it like its the last they'll get. Its all been such a lovely learning for me and I think from then on I have begun looking at the smallest things from a different point of view. 

Someone gives you two clips for Christmas, be happy because maybe that's all they can give you but the thought matters. It isn't necessary that everyone can afford to buy you a versace bag. Yes, I got lots of gifts this christmas, some in cash and others in material. Shoes, bags and what not. The two teeny clips that I got made me happy two because the person who gave them to me, atleast thought of me? And that makes me happy. I met this cheerful guy who survived on making Bhel Puri at the beaches, on asking he said that he earns about 150 rupees a day on an average and that too not every day, only during weekends. On weekdays its way lesser. But the way he found joy was in serving people, singing 'Main toh Bhel puri kha raha tha' and other such songs.

Another lesson learnt is the fact that people who live on roads and have minimum facilities are way better people and have a bigger heart than those who live in gigantic bungalows. The latter would never give a damn if you've hurt your feet and need to wash it off but the first would invite you in and even go along and get a band-aid. Its like that. The latter don't realize value of things, value of money often but the first they know the value of every speck of rice they eat. They are more humane. 

Having a bed to sleep on every night, tea that you drink in the evening, a hug you get every morning from your mother, a hand made card from your brother and so much more. It matters...

As I've mentioned, so much learnt, so much to say but I'm currently still retrospecting and its been a lovely procedure I must tell you. 


Moral of the week: Treasure every single thing you have, every person who's a part of your life and every hug you receive. 


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Friday, December 23, 2011

Rockstar Giver. New Reformist.

Courtesy:, Courtesy: PeeVee :)

Hello there folks. :) 

Just to let you know holidays have begun starting today and I'll sadly for the blog and happily for me be leaving. Yes, I'm going out of station for a bit. Will miss you people like lots and your posts more. Oh and blog shop starting in Jan! How many of you'll are interested in buying accessories hand picked by me? And some of my DIYs too? At super affordable rates of course. Tell me if you are and what you'd like to see if any in particular so I can go shopping for you'll! I can't wait for it. You can mail me too if you want anything specific. But I already have a few items gathered up for grabs.

Now I'm working on a story that I thought I'll schedule but decided otherwise so wait for it, I'll complete it and then post it after I'm back. 

In other news, I haven't watched Breaking Dawn yet. Hides face in shame. (That was embarrassing.) Have got to watch Don 2 and Desi Boyz. I wonder when I'll stop being so lazy and actually watch something. Thinking about it college has been keeping me busy. 

Oh and let me tell you something. I kinda didn't make this a new year resolution but I did it. So I was one of those people who would chew and bite their nails. But voila, good news. I am a reformed nail biter. I have LET GO of that disgusting habit recently and have begun seeing the likes of nail paint on my finger nails! I've even started nail art and stuff. So hooooraaah. I'm really happy to be ending the year with such an awesome change. Don't you think? I used to hate that habit of mine, I'm done with it now. 

I haven't scheduled any posts but do keep reading if you haven't been doing so for the past few posts. I'm going to be back with a hell lot of outfit posts for sure and much more to share. 

Oh and I didn't reply to comments for the last two posts SO SORRY!!! Will do once I get back. :) 

See you on 30th people.  


This is a small random outfit that I's worn when I went out with friends, to McD in particular and a little roaming around that we do.  This was a month's back though :P Some of these just don't get featured on the blog you know.

Wearing: Denizen All We Need is Love Tee, Levis Jeans, Reebok Tote, Warmers - made by self, Loafers, Bracelets- local shops, Rockstar attitude: Self. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ruffle me down pink.

Have you heard of writer's block? Same old non sense eh? Well not really, usually a writer's block kind of inspires me to push myself to write more but this time it just isn't happening. So i've been complaining and trying to write a post ever since I woke up today. But in vain of course.

It was a chilly mundane Sunday morning and all I asked for was some quiet but the day was anything but that. Nonetheless as it touches midnight, I finally gather the courage to write a post when my writing is not at its best.  The whole day I roamed around, skipping and hopping with my camera. Old reunited with love. And if you don't know yet, let me tell you I am not writing a letter to Santa this time because everyone seems to be doing so, it becomes too boring you know after a while. :P I've hand written it though.

Coming to an outfit post, this was a random outfit I did.

Disclaimer: The 'Bun' Love doesn't end okay, bear with me. I promise to show you new hairstyles SOON.

Taking Red Handed's suggestion into consideration, this week I've been playing with layers. And I think layers is something that people assume doesn't suit all body types, but that's not the case. It all depends on how you pair them together. Wear 3 different tee's and a parka and you are bound to look like a ball. So what I've done here is done a 2 simple layer thing. 

Wearing:Black netted shrug, Ruffled tube top, Pink Spaghetti dress from Local Boutique. Multi coloured chain from Ayesha. Colourful bracelets all from Brigade road. Head piece made by self. Yellow bun band from Tibetean market. 

For people like me, on the heavier side, they say ruffles don't look good but when you layer it, always layer it with something contrastingly straight. So the ruffles and the straight work together to retain your shape. Also it's always advisable to wear knee length, but that doesn't stop us from experimenting with accessories and stuff. Now when you layer always do so like with a trench coat and a vest. I'd say a don't do would be an oversized tee and a blazer, that'll just bloat your image. So I usually avoid such combinations.

Now a commonly asked question is : 'Will I look plump when I wear dresses?' Well I don't believe so because I wear a lot of dresses. One good trick that helps is using a belt to accentuate your strengths. As I always say, showcase your strengths and keep your weaknesses in the shadows. 

This was just a basic on layering, I'll do more as I do more outfit posts. And for those who look forward to writing, I'm so sorry but I'll be back soon. Next post hopefully.

There goes. IGNORE THE SPELLING MISTAKE in the last pic. With the blogspot. I was in a hurry and I'm kind of sleepy. Have been down with fever the whole week so excuse me.

Love and more love

P.S: Any particular post you'd like to see?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday calls for flea market.

Hello Fantabulous readers.

Disclaimer: This is an image heavy post. 4 kgs to be precise. :P LOL.

Yes, It was a Sunday yesterday and you know we all love Sundays. You must be wondering why I'm stating the obvious? Well, have you ever felt like you are crazily high on shopping? All the time? We should totally form a group. [As I always say] Anyway, yesterday was one such day for me. Have you ever heard of Sunday Soul Sante? Its this awesome flea market of sorts. Music. Fun. Shopping. Art and what not. Before I say anymore you should have a look at this. 

I've posted a few of the gazillion pictures I took. Can you see what you missed out? If you weren't at Bangalore or if you missed out because of whatever reason, its sad. Really. 

I loved the variety of colours, vibrant people, lovely food, coconut express and the lovely fresh lime, tacos, lovely bands, great bags, good bargains and whatnot. It's one potpourri of craziness. Oh and if I forgot, the puppies. Adopt a puppy thing. I almost took one home, just the last minute thought of consequences and certain people's allergy and I had to leave the poor thing behind. Some day I will have you baby. And if you have a pet, Do Not Tell Me. OKAY? please. 

If you still are wondering what the Soul Sante is? Here's an insight, from their page: 

The first event was held on 19th September 2010, the brain child of Asha Rao, this awesome Sante is held on a second Sunday about 4 times a year in Palace Grounds (home to lovely flea markets as this). It showcases art, music and food. The very best in all you can ever ask for. 

Enough huh? Don't even ask me what I bought? Shopped like peanuts. Though it was all pretty small and compact hence it fit in the supposed eco friendly newspaper bag. Oops, you didn't see what I wore yet right? So here's the outfit.

Trend Tip: Red is totally the colour of the season. Buns are my favourite somehow and they seem to go with everything.

Wearing: Red Handmade band, Black and Grey turtleneck scarf, Hand painted metal necklace, Red dress worn as top, Blue Knee Length jeans, Black Zara shirt, Versace bag. :) My clogs didn't feature. How sad.

Random people sort of stopped me and told me they loved what I wore and many people loved the brief case like Versace bag. :) Ah, what lovely people at the fair. And just so you know, It was pretty cold but not over the top cold hence i didn't just want to wear a dress. 

[Will do a special shoot for the Versace bag soon.]

What do you think? Oh and I promise you'll see lesser buns. Sorry for the obsession but its very thrilling and chic. :)

So tell me what you thought of it and if you visited the Sante? I'll surely post a reminder next time it comes around. Tell me if there are any fairs or flea markets coming up in Bangalore soon? Pleasseee. :P

Till next time
Sonshu :)

P.S: Send me pictures of yourself to be featured in the Fashion Falooda Section. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Flowers and Colours have no bounds.

 Ah. Ah. Ah.

Is that all I have to say after such a long break? And no I did not die, nor was I being tortured by exams. Its just December seems to be a busy month with so much happening. We had our sports day and then I had my dance show. Class party coming soon as well as Christmas party and then vacations. I love December but its sad I didn't get to blog. I missed my Blogoversary which was on December 1st. Its been 3 years and this blog has evolved. From small fonts to bigger fonts, from random posts to more sensible posts and fashion blogging. That's it, I shall shield my senti emotional stuff for the time being. Because I have so much more to say.

First: I missed you'll. Cliche? Well. I didn't miss you'll. Happy?
Second: I am so glad to be back and I hope I've read all your posts, tell me if I haven't okay? I'm trying to do my best.
Third: I am an idiot. I can see you nodding there. Before I punch the teeth off your skull stop it. :P Yes, I can be evil, live with it.

I've totally missed sharing my daily outfits with you guys. So here I am with an array of posts, outfits and what not, you'll be seeing me more often buddies.

What I'm wearing: Random Floral Top, Black double belt, Fab India Ceramic Necklace (Hand Painted), Crafty Colourful Bracelet. Three of the set bracelet from Pondicherry, Earrings from Kolkata, Mojri like chappals from flea market, Wallet from God Knows Where?, Jeans from Mustard. 

P.S: Ignore the weirdly weird poses okay?

Tell me what you think of this look? Somehow combining prints has been my fav this season. Here I've combined the florals and the abstract print of the wallet. The double lined belt as I call it is something I made myself. Yesyesyes :) I can't wait for holidays. More DIYs. 

Oh and today another auto driver was smoking and this time I couldn't bear it so I went ahead and did it. What I've been meaning to do every time I see someone smoking. Oh and excuse the gibberish kannada, I make an attempt.

Me: Bartiya illi? (Will you come here ******)
Auto Driver: Nods head
After 15 minutes.
Auto Driver starts smoking while driving.
Me: Flabbergasted and annoyed. Feels like pulling his hair. But controls self and composes self.
After 2 minutes.
Me: Uncle, ivaga smoke mad bedi, nanige allergy aagate. Please. (Please dont smoke now uncle, I have an allergy)
Auto Driver: Nimige ishta illa andre naan smoke maadbedi? Yeenu idu ma? (Just because you don't like it, I should not smoke? What is this?!)
Me: Uncle, naanu helidaru nanige allergy aagathe, adika, naan hogamale neevu maddi. (I said I have allergy so after I go you can smoke)
Auto driver: Neevu auto inda kelegade hogi
Me: Jumps off auto. Then feels like punching him.
Nimige makale idara? (You have children?)
Auto Driver: Yaake? Ide. 2. (Why? Yes. 2)
Me: I pity them. Seriously. Neevu ee thara smoke madtiya amele avaru madtare ninne nodi. ( You smoke like this, later on they also learn from you and start smoking)
Nimige gotha? You'll die faster. Real fast. ( You know?)
Auto Driver: Madam, listen to me. Its my wish. I wont die. My children already smoke.
Me: You know english? Why did you not converse in english before! I was struggling to scream at you.
Auto Driver: I have studied till 12th. I do know english. I wont stop smoking. What will you do?
Me: I wont do anything, go check your rotten lungs. And you know, spoil your life for all I care, don't spoil others by smoking in public. Get a life dude. Get a life.

And I walked away, ignoring him. Yes, he was hurling abuses but I don't care. I hate it when people go around doing what they want in public which inversely affects people. Passive smoking you all know is as dangerous. Aaaaaaagh.

Moving on, so many flea markets, so many fairs. Shopping going strong, no ban and all. :P

Oh and did I tell you? Neewww found love, greeting card making. Have been making cards for friends. Lined up birthdays. Finally over. Bro's next though. Save me. :) Suggestions what to give him?
He's turning 11. Owns all the toys of the world anyway. And doesn't like getting clothes as presents. Enough?

Till next time. (Which I promise is SOON. Very soon)