April 9, 2014

Mixing Textures Grunge Style

Was I successfully able to create a 90’s Grunge look? Well I guess so.. hmmm.. more or less!! This is definitely not me, but it is fun playing up sometimes.. Doing what you never thought you would!
On other note, it appears Spring brings a lot more opportunities of celebrations in D.C. We have this one month long carnival going on in our neighborhood. There are rides, food stalls, games, and lots and lots of children as the main visitors. I myself don’t mind enjoying a few rides and eating those Twinkies, corn dogs etc.
On Sunday we decided to go and just have fun! We ate soooo much that evening.. Haha! We rarely do that.. It was a good street side food though..
But then, once we were back home.. we kept cursing ourselves for indulging too much.. Haha.. (the usual story of foodies like us)..

I thought of dressing up in an unusual way considering we were going out to a local fair anyways.. So I pulled my hair back, wore an old mini dress (first wore here, then here) plus the black leather jacket (which is kind-a bad ass in itself) and my comfortable leather boots. Red lips were a last minute touch to break the black and white color code. What do you think about a grunge look? Like it.. don’t like it? Tell me now!


Cheers
Ritika..

Outfit Details:
Dress: H&M (similar here and here)| Leather Jacket: Wilsons Leather | Tights: Target (similar) | Bag: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Aldo | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: New Delhi, India

April 7, 2014

Blossoms

So much has happened this past weekend. Where do I begin?? OK, so the weather was kind of good. I won’t call it a proper Spring weather, since I know what Spring feels like, but still let’s give it 6 points out of 10. Ha!
We recently came to know about the colorful Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C. I know the cherries have not blossomed fully yet, but we decided to go anyways. What a wonderful day we spent in the park with live music, lots of people, the hush-hush of children playing and running! It was like we are out for a picnic or something! It was a lovely experience for us.. Some things stay with you forever, and this was surely one of them.

So this all-women band was playing in the park. Their band is known by the name of Batala Washington percussion group. They play Brazilian music on these big drums which they hang on their hips. Not only that, they dance while playing too. The special part was their colorful costumes. They looked so cheerful and fabulous in those red and white colors. They played like about 5 - 6 songs (which was kind-a like 2 hours or so..) and people were enjoying, dancing to their music, clapping, grooving…!! It was some crazy fun performance.. These girls are normal people just like you and me.. They practice five hours on Saturdays. That’s what the cute instructor told us and also invited us to join the group. No rules, no restrictions – all are invited! I was ‘this’ close to joining them but then I thought of 5 hours of practice on Weekends and I thought there you go my travel plans.. Huh!! Anyways.. May be someday.. I will join some group like that.. How much fun it would be!

I wore a denim jumpsuit and my favorite white jacket which I refuse to part ways with – until it becomes super-hot and sunny in my city (which doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon). I also wore sandals that day (for a change).. and trust me, it felt like it's been ages since I wore something open-toed out in the sun! But then, it was not a very wise decision I would say, since by the time the sun was setting, my feet were cold.. so we usually rush home in such cases.. haha!
Anyways.. my weekend went quite well, how was yours?


Cheers
Ritika..

Outfit Details:
Denim Overalls: H&M (similar) | White T-shirt: American Apparel | Jacket: Thrifted | Sandals: DSW (many options here) | Bag: Marshall's (similar here and here) | Sunglasses: Oakley | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: Forever 21

March 31, 2014

Weekend Ramblings

It was a crappy weekend for us.. It kept raining (non-stop all Saturday and Sunday).. It was all wet and slippery outside, it was cold, no sunshine.. so cloudy and dark all the time. We did not feel like stepping out of the house at all. But we still managed to watch a movie - The Grand Budapest Hotel. Loved the movie - a nice watch..
Then on Sunday dear husband fell ill (thanks to the ever changing weather.. blah..). As if that was not enough, for an hour the rain turned in to snow and then (thankfully) back to rain.. Arghhhh it was craaazzzyyy.. I am tired of this weather now.. I miss Phoenix badly! No one told us before moving here that the weather is 'this' crazy here.. I hate when my weekends are wasted like that!! (That's when I am the most productive, you see!).

Well so we are back to normalcy on Monday. Hubbs is still re-covering and not quite well.. My poor guy..
This is all we managed to click on Saturday when we went out for the movie and dinner. Those white dots on my clothes and hat are nothing but water droplets from rain!
I think after a very, very long time I am wearing an all black outfit (well, not 'all black' technically, but still)! I just didn't feel like dressing up at all.. It was so depressing :(
The pictures did not turn out so great.. but I still wanted to post them.. (Because I can..)!! ;)
Have a nice week y'all..


Cheers
Ritika..

Outfit Details:
Beret: Banana Republic (similar)| Shirt: Forever 21 | Scarf: H&M | Coat: H&M | Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger | Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger | Watch: Fossil

March 28, 2014

The A to Z of my life

Thank you for your wishes.. Thought of doing a fun post today! I have come across quite a few bloggers who have done such posts and it's always fun reading them - cause they are simply random things/thoughts from their life!
Here is my take -

A - Ambitious - I am quite ambitious. However, family comes first. Any day!
- Blessed - I believe I am blessed. Blessed to have the best parents, best husband and the best family in the world.
- Cats - They get drawn to me (not sure why).. Read more here
- Dress-up - I am very fond of dressing well. And don't understand why people these days take dressing up so lightly. Sweatpants/PJs are meant to be worn ONLY inside the four walls of your home!
- Exercise - Yeah baby!! Do I need to say more??


F - Food - More than eating, I love cooking. It's such a therapeutic activity. It calms me, soothes me and makes me happy!
- God - I believe I have a strong connection with him.
- Health - The MOST important aspect of my life. If you are not rich with health, nothing else matters in your life!
- Inner voice - I always listen to it. And it is never wrong.
- Joy - I find joy in everything and enjoy as much I can. My husband plays a big role in that.. he can make me laugh even when I am fuming with anger!


- Kindness - Just 'being human' is all the kindness needed from all of us. That should do it. Sadly these days people are not that in to 'humanity'..
- Live - I 'LIVE' every moment of my life. And when I say 'LIVE' I mean every letter of it!
M - Music - It gives me energy, brings a smile on my face! Loving the "I'm happy" song lately..
- No-nonsense - I am a very straight forward person. I say what I feel (with out being rude).
O - Optimistic - I am quite optimistic. To me, everything is POSITIVE or has a positive side.. it all depends on how you look at it!


P - Pictures - I love taking pictures. They speak more than words.. They always take me back to that moment when they were taken! That's how I re-live the moments whenever I look at my pictures..
Q - Queen - My husband fondly calls me his 'Queen'. Love hearing it from him :)
R - Romantic - I am quite romantic at heart.. I don't believe in fairy tales though!
S - Sun - I love Sunshine. Days when Sun doesn't shine, are gray (sad) days for me too.. Boo!!
T - Thai Food - My favorite cuisine of all.. Love Thai Fried Rice!


- Understand - I am not someone who would make perceptions with out understanding the whole situation. I like to know it all before I make a perception about anyone/anything..
- Vacation - Who doesn't love a vacation? I love how that word sounds! It's music to my ears..
W - Words - I choose my words very carefully. It's wise to think before we speak! Hurting someone's feelings is something I dread..
- Expressive - I am big in expressions. I can't hide my emotions (even if I want). It's right there on my face!
Y - Yourself - Believe in yourself. I do. And it always helps!
- Zzzz - I love my beauty sleep..

So.. how was that?? Did you enjoying reading the A to Z of my life?? Share.. Share..

Cheers!
Ritika..
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