But, where can i find it?

Living across the ocean can make it super hard to get my hands on delicious Indian labels, that I swoon over on Instagram. A few labels are nice enough to make an exception, however, shipping charges can cost you your kidney & first born child!

Below are a few of my favourite websites, that are so easy to shop & shipping prices are reasonable!

Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop

Global Desi

House Of Masaba

The Quirk Box

Gulabo Jaipur

The Loom

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Saree: Surendri By Yogesh Choudhary

Earrings: Amrapali

Shoes: Vans

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But, how do you feel?

A few weeks ago a friend/photographer/beautiful soul suggested we do a photoshoot at Carriageworks where they have commissioned a large-scale work by renowned German artist Katharina Grosse. Using over 8,000 square metres of fabric. Grosse draped, knotted, then created a multilayered painting on the surfaces and folds of the fabric, resulting in a out-of-your-mind experience.
After shooting at Carriageworks, my appreciation & curiosity for art has been perpetual. Art has a way of expressing your thoughts onto a blank canvas, just like Fashion, your body is a blank canvas waiting to be covered in beautiful work.
A big part of this expression is colour. Colour stirs up a lot of emotions, sensations, memories and is something we register in our mind & attach to a memory. The decision to wear black was not only to stand out against but to be a juxtaposition against the mixture of colours.
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Dress: Bardot
Shoes: New Balance
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But, will they ever go out of style?

I am a strong believer in the long-time phenomena that is the T-SHIRT. One can honestly not have enough & I declare the mighty tee a wardrobe eee-ssential.  I can safely say I wear a t-shirt pretty much every day. At the gym, to work, to bed, on a date & sometimes I only just wear a t-shirt.

 Tees are the most versatile piece of clothing everyone should invest in, a solid white tee can take you a long way & I can assure you, you will wear it more than you believe. Because I want every boy, girl, man, woman, baby & puppy to invest in a t-shirt, below is a list on the infallible ways you my dear enchilada can wear a trusty tee:

 As a dress

Knotted at the front

Knotted at the back

  Knotted on the side

 Tucked in

Half tucked in

Off the shoulder

  Ripped

  Crop top

  Layer under a bustier

So please.

Invest

Invest

Invest

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Skirt: The Iconic

Shoes: Vans

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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?

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 Crop Top: asos

Pants: Forever 21

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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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