May your life brighten up like the diyas in the Diwali celebration and keep all darkness away from your life.
Diwali brings so much happiness into our lives- we dress up, spend time with family, celebrate and fill the house with colors and lights. With regards to Diwali fashion, it’s a custom to buy new clothes and since the time I have moved to the US, it’s very hard to find good Indian clothes. One of my issues with shopping for Indian wear here is less or no customization. Mostly, it’s like ‘one size fits all’ clothes which can be altered and sometimes the outfits lose their shape with too much alteration.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
I come from a country where there are only two seasons – summer and winter. So being in the US, especially, living in Boston has brought many more colors to my life, like literally. I am so excited about all things fall. I am listing down 10 things everyone should do this fall.
Autumn shows how beautiful it is to let things go!
Welcome to my first fall lookbook of the season.
Weather is always unpredictable in the New England area to plan ahead. We went to Vermont this past weekend and even though we booked this trip in advance, we couldn’t really plan anything at all. Before packing for the trip, I looked at the weather and it predicted rainy and foggy day on Saturday and Sunday was showing cloudy and sunny with high temps. Travel Tip – Always check the weather before you start packing.
I am glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!
Fall is arriving a little late this year and it’s looking beautiful than ever. We went to Vermont this past weekend to witness the green mountains in fall colors. We were able to spot the colors from far but it’s still not the peak time. We stayed for a couple of nights at the base of Mt. Killington and explored the nearby towns – Woodstock, Killington, and Stowe.
We booked a condo for 2 nights and 2 days at Mountain Green Resort at Killington. We arrived late Friday night and didn’t see the mountains very clearly. But when we woke up the next morning and saw the views from the room – we couldn’t take our eyes off of it.
Our first day, we did the gondola ride at Killington mountain and after reaching on top did a short hike to these breathtaking views. We spent some time up there but it was too windy and I wasn’t dressed appropriately to hike the whole mountain. The rest of the day, we drove through the scenic byways in and around town. The scenes were too captivating and pictures don’t even do justice. We also did hidden drives with dirt roads to reach the various peaks of the mountains and found secret places.
We spent the next day at Stowe exploring the town and checked out a few cute stores. Later we headed to Moss Glen Falls – it was a very easy & short hike to the waterfalls. The place was all so serene. We also drove around the Green mountains and consumed all the beauty of the place.
Rosewater facial sprays have always been my favorite in India. I couldn’t find them anywhere in the US until I saw Mario Badescu Hydrating aloe & rose water spray at Ulta – I knew I had to have it. It is so refreshing and calming. I use it first thing in the morning or sometimes even to set my makeup.
Fall is here and I am so excited for everything fall. Recently I updated my living room décor for fall, check it out here. I can’t wait to do things from my bucket list. I am overjoyed to style fall clothing – sweater dresses, hues of orange, red, yellow and green.
I spent last week de-cluttering my apartment and getting it ready for the fall. I didn’t expect it to take so long – I took out all the summer clothes and sorted into 3 piles – Donate, Keep for next summer and summer to fall transition pieces. It really helped sort things out and make some extra space for beautiful fall clothes. While I was at it, I also got inspired to finally decorate our living room wall. It has been a blank canvas for a while and I wanted to give it a personal touch. I decided to do a mix-media gallery wall because I couldn’t settle on one thing. I got all the accent pieces from different stores.
If you want to look stylish but keep the look minimalistic at the same time, a statement clutch is a must for you. I bring to you this versatile Wonderland fold over statement clutch by Rebecca Minkoff who is known for her statement Envelope clutches. When I saw this online, I had to get it.
Yes, this is the kind of post I always love to read and I am sure it will help you guys as well. Summer has almost come to an end but these hacks will work all year long; whether you’re planning a big warm vacation in winters or planning for a special New Year Eve Party.
My all-time favorite bra is a Strapless Multi Way Bra from Target and Multi way Bra from Victoria’s secret. I have them in nude and black and they work with most strapless, one shoulder, off the shoulder dresses & tops and provide good support. Tip: Buy a strapless bra one cup smaller; so if you’re 34b, go for 34a and so on. It will sit tighter on you and you wouldn’t have to keep pulling it up.
Newport is the one of the prettiest towns on the New England coastline. It’s famous for its million dollar mansions built for warm weather retreats.
We took the weekend trip to Newport on a whiff and booked Airbnb last minute. We planned to see at least two of the mansions and relax for the remaining hours. We left on Saturday morning and went directly to the 1st Mansion – ‘The Breakers’ which is the grandest of Newport’s summer cottages and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in the turn of the century. We were mesmerized by the beauty of it. The audio tour was very informative; we spent about 2 hours listening to it, taking pictures and relaxing at the Lawn facing the sea. To know more, check out their website.