But, is there time?

time

[taym]

1. A system or method to track the passage of time 

2. Not to waste

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I think it’s safe to say it’s taken me a plethora of time to

a) write a blog post for this outfit

b) find a compelling topic to talk about

While researching for a topic, I realised I was spending more time scrolling through Instagram – all the in the name of research – instead of reading other styles of work & topics. After spending three hours staring at a blank draft, watching four Buzzfeed videos about puppies & sending two texts messages on how busy I am, I realised I wasn’t going to be able to meet my self given deadline.

Time can be a foe or friend.

Either plays with or against you.

But it’s your choice on how you will let time fuck with you. You either use it wisely & go chasing Z’s feeling accomplished or let it eat away at you while you watch time be good to those who know its value.

The key is not to waste time on things/people/doings who will add no value to your life. When you don’t add value to your life, time will not be of your value.

Focus on what sets your soul on fire & time will follow.

 

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Shirt: ysl

Cut – offs: Bardot

Shoes: Chinese Laundry

Shades: Ray Ban

-A

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but, will this make me happy?

Grateful

[greyt-fuh l]

1. Warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful

2. Practised daily

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It’s time to put some gratitude in your attitude. Spreading a little bit of kindness & love come from within & the first step to radiating positivity into the atmosphere is to be grateful.

Here are a few ways to practise gratitude:

  1. Every morning write down five things your are grateful for & read the list before bed
  2.  Appreciate the small things – the delicious dinner you ate last night or even the relationships you share with family & friends
  3. Say ‘Thank you’ more often
  4. Recognise that there is nothing too small for you to be grateful for
  5. Do something that makes you happy 

 

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Top: Pretty Little Things

Pants: Bardot

Shoes: Micheal Kors

-A

but, it’s not too hard?

Nice

[nahys]

1. Pleasing; agreeable ; delightful

2. Not that fucking hard to be

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Everyday we’re exposed to hate & negativity, impacting our daily lives & most importantly how we treat others. In spite of all this negativity , we have no idea what others are dealing with in their personal lives, so it’s plain and simple:

be nice.

 

It costs $0.00 to me a nice person & I assure you, you will not regret being a nice person. Some might say being nice is a sign of weakness  & to an extent that is true – there is a such thing as being too nice. However, a little act of kindness can go a long way. People will forget what you said, what you did, but will never forget how you made them feel. A small act of kindness can turn anybody’s storm into a rainbow.

 

Here are a few things you can do to practice kindness:

 

1. Be kinder to yourself: When you practice self love, your kindness will flood the world surrounding you.

2. Focus: Train your mind to see the good in everything & everyone. Happiness is a choice. YOUR choice.

3. Be quiet: If you have nothing nice to say, don’t speak.

4. Don’t expect a return gift: If you expect something in return for being nice person, then you aren’t a nice person.

 

Just remember, you are never too important to be a nice person.

 

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Crop: The No Bra Club

Shorts: One Teaspoon

Hat: Sportsgirl

Scarf (tied on hat): General Pants & Co.

Shoes: Vans

 

-A

But, should I?

 

YES.

Leave that shitty job. Dump your freeloading boyfriend. Book that holiday. Eat carbs. Workout. Get a tattoo. Wear that dress. Read a book.

There’s no right time to do anything. If you want to do something, you should. The repercussions could go wrong but what is important is what you learn from the outcome.

 

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Dress: Windsor & Lux

Shoes: BCBG Generation

Hoops: Lovisa

-A

But, does it have to end?

My dear enchiladas this is the last outfit for the thigh high series on the blog. With Spring blossoming in T minus 2 days, I’m sure I’ll have to give these bad boys a rest soon enough & what perfect way to pair them with some good ol’ denims!

On my previous posts, I found myself talking about how I was breaking society norms one boot at a time & I will continue to stand up against trivial issues blown out of proportion by judgmental assholes who I hope are allergic to puppies!

I hope these last few outfits have inspired you to rock your thigh high boots with confidence, kewl & most importantly with conviction

 

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Bomber: Atmos & Here

Jeans: h&m

Boots: Public Desire

Sports Bra: Wrangler

-A

But, does my bindi match my boots?

I feel #blessed coming from such a diverse & rich culture & even more lucky to be able to mix my western & Indian clothes. My all time obsession is cotton Kurta’s, I literally pair them with denims, shorts, palazzo pants (current obsession) & better yet thigh high boots. Having such diversity in my wardrobe allows me to experiment with my everyday look & put together pieces which I would previously shy away from.

If you told me two years ago to rock a bindi, jhumkis & a kurta to work, I’d laugh & say “hell to the no boo”!

Ask me the same question today & I’m all like “HELL TO THE YEAH” with remnants of  Amla oil in my hair. Today I can say with a certain conviction I’m more comfortable in rocking a kurta with boots or even juttis with jeans.

Check out the hashtag #decoloniseyourwardrobe for more inspiration from some bad ass people!

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Note: Still going bra-free. 

Boots: Public Desire

Kurta: A market in Goa

But, how does it change?

change

[cheynj]

1. to transform or convert

2. to adapt

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Change is fluid, complex & unavoidable. We are constantly changing to bigger & better versions of ourselves, however, the crux of the matter is not how/what/when we change but how we adapt to change.

They key is to grab it by the throat & roll with it. Don’t let change fuck with you, rather, you fuck with change & don’t call them back in the morning.

Story time:

In the last five years I have changed jobs six times. From fashion start ups to the corporate humdrum I’ve dipped my toe in every pool of possibility thus far. Each role has taught me how to adapt to new people, environments, dress codes & pay checks.

The point is, change is like a t-shirt, over the years designers have tried & tested many ways to change it up. From crops to cutouts we’ve seen every trend under the bright blue sky. And with every new trend comes a little ass slap…

 

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Dress: General Pants & Co

Shoes: Spurr Shoes

-A

But can I wear this everyday?

The bomber jacket is more versatile than you think. Dubbed as a wardrobe staple; the bomber jacket can take any look from casual to sport luxe. With a plethora of cuts, fabrics, colours & lengths the bomber is ideal for someone who doesn’t like bulky jackets & heavy coats.

Plus the layering possibilities are endless, it’s the perfect season to layer up long tees, hoodies & crew neck sweaters sans bra.

cue the sound of heavenly angels singing

 

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Bomber Jacket: Atmos & Here

Hoodie: The Iconic

Pants: Country Road

Shoes: New balance

Hat: Curry Scented Bitch via Instagram

-A

 

But, are legs the new cleavage?

The pelvage trend was once a craze, forwarded by influencers & models who don’t stand at a comfy 5″3 & also have no qualms in accidental flashing.

My formula:

Thigh-high splits & a touch of quirk.

Keep it simple & be confident.

And, when it comes to the old age trend of “dressing for your body type,”

I give zero fucks.

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Dress: General Pants & Co.

Shoes: Vans

Scarf (worn on the ankle): Bardot

-A

Can I borrow your Shirt?

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Boyfriend Clothing

[boi-frend kloh-th ing]

1. Mens clothes modified for womenswear

2. Just clothes

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Boyfriend jeans. Boyfriend blazers. Boyfriend shirts.

 au revoir.

Women are swapping out pocketless, slim-fit blazers for boxy & fluid clothing. Instead of focusing on wearing man inspired silhouettes, women are directly buying from the mens department.

There’s a movement now where clothes are not segregated by gender but are differentiated by colour, shape & patterns. Its a long road till gender fluid clothes are introduced, but style is universal right?

In my humble opinion, menswear has seen a creative outburst, with more Hommes experimenting with colours, printed shirts & an outrageous sense of street style.

So dames, ditch those “boyfriend” jeans & those who ask:

But, are you wearing mens clothes?

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Kurta: Suket Dhir

Pants: Country Road

Shoes: vans

– A