Can't stop listening to this!

It's been a long long long time that I am waiting for a movie a Bollywood movie with so much enthusiasm. I love hindi (Bollywood) movies but have been very disappointed with the recent releases. This one surely looks like a piece of work :)

For my non Indian readers: This is an upcoming Hindi movie scheduled to release soon.

Indian(ized) Jackets

What better than clothes and accessories that can transition between Indian and Western wear? I have seen a lot of Indian designers moving away from traditional blouses to versatile jackets / kurtis etc that can be worn either with a lehenga or your favorite pair of jeans or skirt.

A few things to keep in mind when shopping or getting these pieces tailored are:

- Stick with the basic colors – black, blues, whites, gold etc.

- Though most of the Indian tops (blouses) have heavy embroidery, the versatility of these jackets is in keeping them simple.

- Structured collars and/or shoulders are important. Pay special attention to them.

- The most common fabrics for these types of jackets are brocade, silk or raw silk. I personally like linen as well.

- Combine these with dark jeans or pencil skirt, shorts or little black dress and enjoy all the attention that you get

P.S: This last one is my favorite and I hope to get something similar stitched on my next trip to India.

Rewind and Going Forward

A big warm hello to all beautiful people out there,

Almost a year has passed since I wrote my last post for this blog before going on a short hiatus. I started with grad school last year and it has been a never-ending roller coaster ride since then. MBA demands a lot from you – 18-20 hour workday, never ending team meetings and assignments, networking, clubs - the list goes on. Until this summer, I didn’t have a chance to step back and assess how I truly truly missed my blog and all the wonderful things that come with it. My initial plan was to take a two-year long break from blogging and pick it up after I am done with school. However, as is the case with almost all my plans, my mind decided to alter course in between and wanted something else.

The past one-year brought the deep (;)) realization that career-wise, rest of my life is not going to be very different. I will always be surrounded with excel spreadsheets, networking, teamwork and business world lingo. My practical, business minded, career aspiring side will be very happy and well satisfied (hopefully). However, my creative, fashion-conscious and dreamy side would be left alone and who knows, might actually disappear some day. And, this was not what I expected, planned or wanted. So, after much tussle between my mind and heart, I am going to resume my blog. A big thanks to all of you who have showed so much appreciation for my blog. Your comments and emails over the last year have motivated me much.

Time to update my reader. Please send me your blog links and look out for my new posts.