I admit I have a streak of crazy, and it rears it’s head every once in a while.. and sometimes it makes me pick the most random ensemble combinations! Despite the mirror telling me it might be a bit much, I continue to turn a deaf ear and walk out the door with a lopsided smile unmindful of what people might think or say… and one such day is today… And tomorrow is a holiday :D( Woah I just wrote a poem :P) Here’s wishing all my readers in America a very happy thanksgiving weekend.. unfortunately the rest of the world will have to wait for the weekend 😀
I am extra pumped about this week simply because it hardly is a week at all.. 😛 Three days will be gone in a wink and we will have a long weekend and lots of food to look forward to. 😀 Meanwhile here’s a quick recap of my previous week
1. The first time I had lettuce rolls was at PF Changs.. which by the way was my only time being there.. and I have found myself craving those many a time since. I finally caved in this week and tried them using this recipe 🙂 So easy to make and so tasty.. I may have finished more than I had intended to! 2. A jog in prospect park despite the not so great weather but it lifted my mood and that’s what matters 🙂 3. I’ve heard rave reviews about the mint julep mask and decided to take the bait. I saw a difference from the very first use and I would recommend this to anyone who wants smaller pores( who doesn’t) and maintenance for acne prone skin. 4. It’s that time of the month to eat pumpkin flavored everything… I started with pumpkin spiced granola.. totally yum to snack on and the house still smells divine! 🙂 5. Did some doodling over the weekend! 😀 Nothing major but it’s always a great way to unwind! Have a great (mini) week 😀
Staying cozy indoors while the wind howls outside is what I would prefer ideally, but on days when I am out of excuses and have to go to work to earn a living I prefer to “cozy” up. 😀 Obviously am alluding to a very literal explanation here. This random shapeless item of clothing that could well double as some sort of human tent is what DKNY likes to call a cozy, and I think it is quite fitting! 😀 (Also nostalgia from my days of interning there when I actually picked this out from a giant box of samples which they let me raid; else how in the world will I afford this $300 cashmere thing that everyone wants but no one needs 😛 ) Apparently there are several many ways to wear this to your liking, but I prefer to let it all hang out 😛 ( no pun intended) Have a cozyyy weekend 😉
Not only have I disappeared for a while but I have suddenly decided to write a food post because …eating is always “in” right? 😛 Jokes apart, I’ve been trying to eat cleaner and healthier( thanks in part to my stubborn love handles, and a fresh bout of adult acne :/) and have consciously been trying to incorporate them into my diet to counteract several years of sugar and junk food abuse ;). The last few weeks have been all about the below…. in addition to plenty of fresh veggies,fruits and water( and bites of dark chocolate when I see a mood swing coming :P)!
1. Flax: A spoon of these little buggers in my cereal / yogurt and tadaaa.. I’ve gotten fiber and much needed omega 3 🙂 2. Kale/ spinach: As a former hater of all things green, I’ve taken a shine to these greens packed with all sorts of goodness, thanks in part to some really great recipes floating around the internet.3. Nuts: No brainer.. great for snacking, lots of essential fats and when if they are activated, even better 😀 4. Chia: I’ve swapped my daily after-dinner dessert with Chia pudding. While chia can be expensive, it more than makes up by being a super food full of oxidants, fiber and keeps you full 😀 5. Seaweed: The first time I ate a sheet of Nori, I literally gagged… but it really does grow on you. Living in an asian neighborhood helps, I buy fresh kelp and just throw it into a soup or a salad. Anything for some folic acid 😛 While it is a task to consciously put the right stuff into your body , I am hoping it pays off and I can soon do a post with pictures of me all fresh faced and dewy 😛 I am hoping I keep at this.. wait.. what.. do I smell a pizza? 😛
This may as well be part of my previous B/W challenge because my gold silk blouse looks white( albeit a very dirty white) on here..:P I digress yet again.. I think I look like a ridiculous human penguin in most jackets but I do have a soft spot for a trench. It makes me feel like I have an important place to be at 😛 and less frumpy( I am looking at you puffer) which makes it perfect to wear when you need a boost! like .. today and everyday after 😀 Happy weeekeend!
Monday Again! I have nothing to say except try and get through the day as soon as possible. Thank god I did some fun things over the previous week to keep me going through this one 😀
1. Shared a pie at Lombardi’s. No regrets! 😀 2. Love this shade of emerald green nail pant from Zoya… Hello pantone.. Yes it is your color of the season 😀 3. After almost 3 years of living in New York the state now recognizes me! 😀 For reals! 😛 4. I am all about salads.. NOT! But trying to eat cleaner means trying new stuff so pardon me while I brag about this yummy Mung bean salad I made. 5. Dang those nasty little bits of fluff that sprout all over your favorite sweater! I shall now have the pleasure of nixing you pills right off with this little gadget I snagged. Common I know you need it too. 😀Wherever you are be all there! Happy week! 😀
You are excused if you have forgotten that I was in the midst of something called a monochrome magic series.. In fact I barely remembered 😉 which means it’s about time we called the curtains on this one. I am not one to miss an opportunity to wear a dress after an onslaught of pants.. and the perfect opportunity came on-a-not-so-chilly day…. fall florals with a bright belt for some much needed relief and taaadaaaa.. there you have it.. finale friday worthy! 😀 Happy Weekend!
I wear my hair in a ponytail a lot… but its always a messy ponytail as opposed to a sleek runway worthy one.. Enter this gold hair cuff, which am quite sure will help me look more put together in the absence of time,patience and a comb 😛 … and so it makes it to my lust list 😀 Happy day you’ll!
Alrighty monday.. am not ready for you yet, come back later! 😛 Ahh I am still recovering from all the sugar I put in my system with a vengeance over the weekend ; which reminds me.. Belated Diwali wishes to all my Indian readers 🙂 Also did I mention I am terribly homesick? Before I digress here are the highlights of my week 🙂
1. Gotta love an occasion that let’s me wear some Indian garb! 😀 2. And also put this need in me to go visit a temple …after what seems like a gazillion years 🙂3. If all the indian sweets weren’t enough I also sunk my teeth into delicious cream puffs from Beard Papas. 4. Cue for the person who said wearing a bright lip isn’t “cool” for fall to squirm uneasily and back away! 😛 5. “Too lazy to fix a meal.. too proud to eat a salad” is how I like to describe myself and then I met the shepherd’s salad…and life has never been the same.. I actually make this too much 😛Happy happy week! Smile away! 😀