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Over sized Pullover : J C Penny ($4) 
Jeans : Shopper's Stop (India) also worn here
Boot : K Mart
Necklace : J C Penny ($4)
Ear ring : Forever 21 ($3)
Makeup : Colorbar I -glide Electra eye pencil, Revlon Kiss me Coral lipstic and touch of Colorbar Fuchsia blusher

Breaking News : I am returning back to India this weekend. I have already mentioned before that I was on sabbatical.But, my leave is finish. I am joining back my office next Monday.But...but...but...I am returning alone.I mean I am coming , but my heart (husband who/what else ;)) will be here, in USA. 

Webcam ...long distance call....time difference...here we come !!

Wish me safe journey :-)

Yes, at last my first saree outfit post :)
In last week, I was going for an Indian birthday party and wanted to wear a complete Indian traditional outfit. And this is the end result !(:

A(a.k.a my boyfriend a.k.a. my bestfriend a.k.a. my husband) gifted me this bomkai saree before our marriage. #those good old days.... I miss those days#.But, this was the first time I wore this saree and kept it simple with only golden bangle and ear-ring !

For, all my non Indian fellow bloggers / readers,

A sari or saree is a strip of unstitched cloth, worn by females, ranging from four to nine yards in length that is draped over the body in various styles. It is popular in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Burma, Malaysia, and Singapore. The most common style is for the sari to be wrapped around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder baring the midriff.

The sari is usually worn over a petticoat (लहंगा lahaṅgā or "lehenga" in the north, langa/pavada/pavadai in the south, chaniyo,parkar,ghaghra,ghagaro in the west, and shaya in eastern India), with a blouse known as a choli or ravika forming the upper garment. The blouse has short sleeves and a low neck and is usually cropped at the midriff, and as such is particularly well-suited for wear in the sultry South Asian summers. Cholis may be backless or of a halter neck style. These are usually more dressy with plenty of embellishments such as mirrors or embroidery, and may be worn on special occasions. Women in the armed forces, when wearing a sari uniform, don a short-sleeved shirt tucked in at the waist. The sari developed as a garment of its own in both South andNorth India at around the same time, and is in popular culture an epitome of Indian culture.The sari signified the grace of Indian women adequately displaying the curves at the right places. (Souce wikipedia)

Neon Blue and Olive Bomkai Saree - gifted by A (from Puri, India) . Blouse - Tailored (designed by me).

Clutch : Gifted by Ma (Mom)-( from India), Accessories : Gifted by Aunt(from India) . Heels : Gifted by Ma (Mom) -(from India)

And, to me, the perfect matching accessories for my saree is not the jewelry, but smile. (:

Much Love ,

Yes, I was tagged by Namita, Sukanya, Sanghamitra and Swarnali !

Rule :

Rule#1: Put the rules on your blog.

Rule#2: Every person tagged should tell 11 things about themselves, answer the 11 questions asked by the one that tagged you, tag 11 other people and ask them 11 different questions.

Rule#3: Let the people whom you tagged know you've done so.

Rule#4: Don't tag anyone who's been tagged before.

Rule#5: Really do tag 11 others, don't go all ''if you want to take this tag''.
11 things about me :

I know nobody is interested to know facts about me so I am making it short.
Some (7) facts you can find out here.
Rests are :

  • I can get along with almost anyone if I put my mind to it.
  • I hate reality shows.
  • East or west...Biryani is my favorite dish.
  • I am a born insomniac.

Today, I am going to answer Namita's questions !Do check out her blog vivaciousflair.It's all about make-up , beauty and everything pretty.

Questions by Namita :

Q1 While crossing a road , what you do.. run, walk fast or hop (don’t ask why m askin this :\ just tellme okay !!)

walk fast.

Q2 When was the last time you clicked your own pic ? :p (I wanna see how many soul sisters I have here depending on the answer okay !!)

last month I think !:-)

Q3 Do you also get stares when you can’t find keys in your bag and everytime you dig in sth like a lip balm comes up ?

Yes. :-)

Q4 The movie you love to the core and why ?

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge....reason is nothing else...I love SRK....and I love SRK.....and I loved SRK when I was in school !:-D

Q5 Do you give your friends makeup suggestions and if yes then tellme any blunder you made doing this ?

honestly not very often....so didn't make any blunder ;)

Q6 What inspires you ?

People around me !

Q7 Have you stolen something? If yes then what and when ? (we love details !!)

Obviously....heart of my husband....in 2002 .

Q8 Does this thought ever comes to your mind,, “God!! I have so much stuff in my closet ” (admit it will ya!!)

yup...but line ended with...."but nothing is good....so need to buy more" !;)

Q9 The last piece of chocolate you had,, where n when?

Today :D (kya karoo control hi nehi hota ):P

Q10 The first thing you notice about a person? And your logic behind it..

body language  !

Q11 Our first personal cell phones are very dear to us, which one was yours , do you still have it ?(lame ya i know that,, be smart you smarty pants and answer it..)

Nokia 1100 .

Okay.....enough for today!

These pictures are from last to last week. We had some work in bank and after that this shoot !Blogging makes me opportunist ( for taking my picture, you know ;) )

Faux Leather Jacket : K Mart
Tee : Rue 21 ($2 )
Jeans : Kraus (Shopper's Stop)
Belt : F21 ($1)
Necklace & ear ring : J C Penny ($1)
Bag : Walmart

P.S. : I am worried whom to tag......seems my fellow bloggers already have been tagged !

Loadsa Love,

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. "- Anne Bradstreet

(Yellow pastel )Top - J C Penny
Hoodie - Macy's
Jeggings - Aeropostale
Ear ring - J C Penny
(Pink Neon) Flip flop - Kohl's
Clutch  - Rue 21

It's that time of year again, the birds are beginning to return to snowbound northern cities, the first buds of spring are sprouting on trees and hordes of college students are descending on the beaches.This is the time of  sunburn, margaritas and wet T shirt. Ah, spring break.

But, but, but...I am not into School...not into University ...So spring break is not for me...right ? Well.....but I do dream...and I do day dream, too ! So, Spring Break...you are mine (:

And,... my destination is Cancun, Mexico ! Turquoise water, dazzling white sand,  blazing sun, tropical breezes, icy margaritas, glittering hotels, immaculate streets and company of my BFF ...should I ask anything more ?!?

My packing (wish) list is endless ... below are some glimpse of it.

For Day Out  (all image source : Google)

For Night Out  (all image source : Google) 

And obviously... my lappy, ipod and camera ! (:

What about yours ? 

P.S. : This is a special post for IFB Project #38 : Spring Break Packing List .

Hello everyone ,

Let's make this week-end delicious ! (:

Ingredients :
2 whole chicken
few cardamoms
10-12 cloves
3 tbsp chilli powder
40 gm coriander(whole)
20 gm cumin(whole)
2 cup yogurts
2-3 cup dry coconut
8 eggs
Mustered Oil
4 inch garlic
2 large onions
10 gm pepper
3-4 tbsp poppy seeds
a handful raisins
a handful cashew
2 tbsp turmeric
pinch of nutmeg powder
few green chilies
salt to taste

1. Clean and wash the chicken .

2. Wash inside with tepid water .and Then, using a sharp knife, cut slashes in the flesh to allow the marinade to penetrate.

3.Fry one onion till golden.

4. Mix together four chopped hard boiled eggs ,fried onions , raisins ,cashew ,a pinch of the pepper and a little salt .

5. Stuff the chicken with the mixture and stitch up .

6. Grind together remaining spices and dry coconut . Mix with yogurts.

7.Then marinade the stuffed chicken into this mixture for 30-40 mins.

8. After that, preheat the oven at 400 degree F (apprx 200 F)

9.Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan, brush with oil, and cook, turning once, 45-50 minutes until the juices run clear when a piece is pierced near the bone with a knife.

10. Remove when done .Take off the stitches .

11.Serve with slices of eggs and sprigs of cilantro and slices of cucumber, red onion, tomato, and lemon.

Inspired from vahrehvah.com !

Loadsa Love,

Wish you all a colorful Woman's Day !
Happy Holi !
Have a blast ! (-:


What is Pastel ?

Direct from wiki :
"Pastel is an art medium in the form of a stick, consisting of pure powdered pigment and a binder. The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints; the binder is of a neutral hue and low saturation.
The color effect of pastels is closer to the natural dry pigments than that of any other process."

And, to me ....it is the another name of my infancy! puzzled ?.....yes, yes, I am talking about those pastel crayons ....I used to do paint with those color candy on the wall of our bedroom, on our terrace, on my copybook and obviously on my drawing book ! (:

They are inseparable from my childhood and so from me !

Well,.....here comes my fashion-hood ! ;)

Top - J C Penny
corduroy jeans - Macys
Necklace - J C Penny
Stiletto - Gifted by Mom in law

This is a special post especially for InFB Pastel Remix
Come join us ! (:


Don't you see...
I'm falling

Hold me slowly
Kiss me slowly
Thrill me slowly

Honey, don't you see..
I'm falling

I'm falling even more in love with you !

Necklace - Macys
Sweater Dress - R21
Leggings - F21
Faux Fur Hooded Puffer Coat : Walmart
Knit Gloves w/Faux Fur : Walmart 
Woolen Scarf : West side (India)
Boots - K Mart
Bag - K Mart

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