To Fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness ~ Robert Morley
I can’t believe we are half way through February! This year we didn’t have plans for Valentine’s day other than just chilling at home; I did want to share this glam yet effortless winter look that is perfect for Valentine’s day or any other special occasion. I basically used most of the items from my closet – Black top, jeans and blush pink pumps.
I hope you all had a great time with family and friends. I sure did! I have been away from social media for about a month now and haven’t posted a blog in a while. After taking a break for sometime and reflecting on the past year, I decided to come back and start blogging again.
I love blogging when it’s stress-free but over the past few months, it became overwhelming for me. I was trying to catch up with established bloggers or new bloggers who were growing very fast. I couldn’t move up the ladder as quickly as others because it involved more than just time, commitment, and money for me. I made a lot of great memories in the past two months, traveled places and I unplugged for most of the time. I do have a few travel stories to share with you all in the next few weeks. For today I just wanted to sit with you and share my first post of the year.
”Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better”
I love being amidst nature and exploring new places in and around Boston. I discovered another jewel recently, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard. It is a botanical garden devoted to trees. Away from the city and the noise, this place is very peaceful & beautiful, especially in this season. I planned to meet a friend there but I arrived early and took a walk just by myself. It was so quiet out there that I could hear the rustling of leaves. There is still time to observe a spectacular display of fall foliage and a myriad of beautiful fruits and berries.
Blush Pink Bebe Backpack – I have been looking for a perfect sized backpack for travelling and I found it at TJ Maxx. This backpack is under $40 and has this beautiful squishy quilted look with gold details. You can also find it Here. TJ Maxx is also my favorite place to shop for Shoes & home stuff.
Falling leaves, Apple cider, Pumpkin patches, Crisp Air, Hayrides, Cozy Sweaters, Hot Cocoa ~ I call it Fall.
I love fall fashion and have been experimenting with different colors this year. However, I am always partial to hues of red – it’s my favorite. I recently went to a formal event where I wore this beautiful Burgundy Maxi Dress from Shein. I can’t resist shopping from Shein; they always have the trendiest clothes at reasonable prices. I got it in the smallest size ‘S’ for under $40. I had to alter it a bit for a better fitting. I love the ruffles on this dress – gives the illusion of a high low dress but it’s a maxi dress.
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 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.
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.