But, does it even matter?

Living in a diverse country is a blessing & I have whole heartedly embraced the culture & movement. It’s 2018 & there is a change in the air. The way we think & feel about love is changing. This year only we saw the forefront of this new tradition of boy or girl meets loves whoever the fuck they want!

Knowing that love has no boundaries fills my little heart with nothing but love & hope. Hope that this incredible step forward will transcend over oceans until we completely overwrite the text book belief that only a man & women can be together. Also, that one day we can put aside race, creed, culture, religion, socio economic backgrounds, status, class, bank balance & taste in music aside to believe that we are one and what binds us all together is love.

Alas, the word does not spin this way & we are still succumbed to traditionalists who believe in marrying “your own kind”. I get it. Back then the cookie crumbled a whole different way but seeing a further change will only be pushed forward by changing your mentality!

Its break my heart my when two individuals are forced to walk away from their relationship due to small differences & senseless beliefs. I know life isn’t a Bollywood movie where love triumphs over everything & after three emotional breakdowns, six family arguments, foursong sequences & a train ride everything will magically fall into place despite cultural and life differences.

But it makes me wonder, is being with the person who makes you happy not enough?

-A

 

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 Crop Top: asos

Pants: Forever 21

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But, does it really mean a fresh start?

2018.

The year of new beginnings, old habits & the end of old flames.

Every new year brings out a fresh, crisp new list of resolutions or goals. Be it, financial, career orientated or self – care, taking time out to outline & manage your goals for the year is a great way to map out how you would like your year to flow.

Write down a list of goals to accomplish every day which in turn will lead to the larger goal. It could be as simple as going to the gym or reading a chapter before bed.

Breaking down your goals into smaller actions plans, makes them more attainable & provides clarity.

One of my goals of this year is to read more, being an avid reader in the past, I found myself getting lost in the deep, dark vortex of useless Youtube videos. Instead of dwelling into Youtube, I read a chapter or two before bed, which also helps me fall asleep quicker.

 

 

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Top: General Pants & Co

Shorts: Bardot

Shoes Vans

-A

But, is it too simple?

My style mantra is super simple & straight to the point. I always find a hero piece & keep the rest of the styling simple. In this case, I grabbed this delicious velour dress on sale & immediately decided to wear it in the middle of summer!

This dress takes you from day to night with just a quick shoe swap & hair change. If you’re not feeling risqué enough to go bra free, wear a a pale pink bralette to avoid any nip slips.

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Dress: General Pants & Co

Shoes: Vans

-A

 

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, 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 can you change it up?

Staple

[stey – puhl]

noun

1. a short piece of wire bent so as to bind together papers 

2. a white t shirt

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Cotton, polyester or modal, a white tee is the bread & butter of my wardrobe. With the rise of fast fashion, trends are changing before you can say “is the bum bag making a come back?” ( It is )

However, you’ll find the classic white tee a constant in our wardrobes. The best part is trying to find pairings to re-invent the white tee but what’s even better is being able to mix Indian wear with wardrobe staples.

So baby get those lehengas & sneakers out.

It’s time to change it up.

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T – shirt: K mart

Pants: Global Desi

Watch: General Pants & Co.

Shoes: BCBGeneration

-A

But are you wearing track pants?

No, it’s called Athleisure.

Where fashion meets comfort.

 

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Jacket: Vintage

Pants: Bardot

Shoes: Vans

Watch: General Pants & Co

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But baby isn’t it too cold?

I am in a forever love affair with dresses & shorts. The crux of the matter is that the weather is changing & most sensible folks will swap out those cheeky bum shorts with jeans, over-sized hoodies & better decisions.

I, not being so much on the sensible side, discovered a simple formula to transition summer stapes to winter wear, without having to answer:

But Baby isn’t it too cold?

 

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Coat & Beanie: Asos

Dress & Watch: General Pants & Co

Shoes: Adida via The Iconic

– A

No bra, no problem?

If you look closely on my last two posts you must have noticed, I am not wearing a bra. No problem right?

Wrong.

I’ve been genetically blessed with small boobs & from a young age it has been ingrained to religiously wear a bra. A quick trip to buy milk requires my wallet, keys, will power not buy ice cream & support.

However, going sans bra has been liberating. I feel comfortable, confident, sexy & say a “hell to the yeah” to some cheeky side boob. Be it a ten minute drive to pick up pizza or a dinner I’m embracing bra-free fashion.

We are definitely more than being shamed or sexualised for our bodies.

 

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Dress + bandana: General Pants & Co

Boots: Spurr Shoes via The Iconic

Jacket: Fila

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