Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Stories From That TextBook







One very distinct memory that I have and remember living it in the moment as well, is of myself getting lost in the pictorial representations of text-books back in school. The imagery of a quaint summer day, an old man walking on the road, a seller or a rickshaw puller resting under the tree, a kid rushing to buy an ice-cream from the street vendor in those quintessential shorts and collared shirt and a street dog breaking away from slumber to drink water by the road. Whenever we did stories visually represented and manifested like this, it always swept me away to this illusionary land. It perhaps more was the inquisitiveness and an answer to self or rather the kid in the city, that towns and cities like these do reside in the heart of the hinterland. Spare a moment to imagine, drift and live the life of these cities. Or spare more than a moment to venture out on a hot, dry day and I am sure sights like these won't be oblivion to the eye. Experiencing the tranquility, quietness and stillness of the city life is an experience in itself. And experiencing the tranquility, quietness and stillness of self in moments like these, is an awakening to savour. 
My outfit symbolizes my thoughts. This breezy, cotton kurta from b:kind in the ideal shades of blue and white is a life to that summer dream. Easy on fit and carefree in structure, you can team it up with your favourite pair of jeans, trousers or shorts. A bright contrast in red, orange or fuchsia is all you'll need to strike a balance and sail through the day. As for me, I added colour via my lipstick and for accessories stuck to my current favourite bag from October. Further accentuating my love for statement pieces and staying true to all Indianess, I paired the look with these heavy Kundan earrings. To keep the subtle element of dressy intact, I finished the look with a pair of pointy gold flats. 
Outfits, locations, pictures...what evokes your memory the most. I look forward to knowing about your stories. Leave your comments below, e-mail me, tweet or drop a comment on my Instagram. Let's share our stories and a day from our lives!

Wearing - 

Kurta - c/o b:kind (Shop)
Shorts - Flipkart 
Bag - c/o October (Shop)
Ballerina Flats - Myntra.com
Midi-ring set - Romwe (here)
Statement Ring - Thrifted
Earrings - Mom's
On my lips - M.A.C Ruby Woo
On my nails - Essie in She's Pampered

Thank you for stopping by...



  1. nice look :)


  2. This is SUCH a summery outfit! Specially loving the twist you added with the kundan earrings! <3

  3. You look fab in this cute outfit.

  4. I like the story behind this outfit! You look really lovely as usual :)
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  5. Textbooks...I feel so nostalgic now. Love your shorts by the way.

    Jenny’s Bicycle-Indian Fashion Blog!!

  6. I liked the look! The neon pants look so lovely plus the earrings ...a nice touch! :)

  7. nice look ;]

    i invite to me too