Friday, September 26, 2014

Burberry Body Mist

Friday, September 26, 2014

Burberry Body Mist


Its been a while I have done one of my reviews for favorite products. Though recently I did feature my latest June favorites and had a lot of my favorites accessories. Today, I wanted to tell you guys about the Body Mist spray by Burberry I have gotten obsessed with. This gorgeous new scent is definitely heavily priced but I felt worth it! I got mine in the big size 85ML and damn its my favorite. Its got the floral scent to it and makes me feel so very feminine. Its a mix of roses and lilies with a hint of citric tinge to it. Though, I have already been wearing it and being appreciated for it. If you are looking for a new scent with the best of both sexy and sweet feel to it. They have made it amazing. I personally love the way the bottle is made. It is quite big! I didnt expect that for 85ML. But its worth it and its long cylinder shape actually is easy to hold and apply. It also is available in smaller sizes for easy travel. I am tempted to pick one up for my daily routine, but we will see. I had already feature my last year perfume collection and now I can add this one as well. As a surprise I got my hubby a burberry weekend for men. He surprised me one day when he said he loved the scent on me and I just thought it would be a sweet anniversary present for him and he loved it! :D  














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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Next destination

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Next destination




Italy is going to be one of my travel destinations and I decided to feature this post with some of the beautiful locales with some lovely looks and dresses. Today I have decided to take on a different topic too! Most unlikely the topic I would never start off with in my blog.  The change in weather has also welcomed everyone with some health issues but I guess thats normal and even a passing phase. Besides that though, today I thought I would share some insight on relationships and what are deal breakers.I was seeing some of the recent shows on Oprah and she emphasies a lot on relationships. And I thought I would also share my insight on this aspect. Often times I have come across or spoken to people dealling with relationship issues and found a few common grounds that should never be compromised on. Though I dont claim to be an expert I still feel that maybe some of these things you might experience and would like to share my thoughts on the same.





Respect 

The most important element in any relationship with family, friends or partner has to be respect. Doesnt mean that you wont fight or have differences, but when the mind and soul isnt peaceful or you are feeling intentionally the other person wants to cause you more harm than good. The warning signs are always there. Trying to pull you down based on how you look, your status or even what your making and your position. These are things you just need to make clear you wont tolerate. the more you agree, the more you are unhappy!

Communication  - 

The biggest problems start because ppl chose to be quiet or fight relating to any issue than find a solution. If you find yourself in these situations some couselling or theraphy isnt a bad idea. Also make sure to get some advice from people you trust. It always helps if you really want to make somethinge work.




Love and concern 

Make sure that you care for eachother. Most situations breakdown because you let the problem become the bigger issue than the fact that you care. Dont let that happen. One of my friends shared with me that she was arguing with her husband and suddenly in the middle she started to smile at him and he was surprised and she said I love you more than this silly issue. And he just smiled at her and they reduced their fights...break the ice. It helps. If you see love or concern fading away, it starts building an emptyness in the relationship.

Too many questions 

If you see yourself sitting and saying too many things arent going well in your relationship that itself is a worrying sigh. The point is that you feel there are more pros right. So create them, see what makes you click and focus on that rather than the negative. Coz the more you focus on the negative the more it will come into your life. 

Time apart 

I am all for personal time. its important to have your space, but when both the partners are working all the time, barely see eachother or travel too much these become a huge strain on your relationshp. You need to make sure you give time to it t grow. If you find yourself giving too much time to your work, social activities or other things than your partner, time to reel them back and prioritise.


Photos - Viola Kowal by Koray Parlak Marie Claire Turkey June '12
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Fairy Tale Wedding

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fairy Tale Wedding






Oh a wedding. The most special moment in a womens life. I think she dreams of her special day more than anyone else. How her dress would look, how the venue would be and how the guests would cheer and clap for the lovely couple. Most of all the Dress....oh it has to be exquisite. Even though its just one day, the memories of it are most important. So today I am selecting some of my favorite bridal dresses from the lovely fashion store - DRESSV and they have asked me to select what I have  liked for this weeks post. Here are my selections hope you liked them.  






So if your looking for bridal dresses, then check more simply go to http://www.dressv.com/lace-wedding-dresses-c103391. The lovely website for these dresses are from www.dressv.comI also wish like the wedding day people would start investing the same amount of effort in their marriage. Try and make your marriage become special, invest in love and care and have a special day like your wedding for eachother and as the years go by dont forget to tell eachother how much you mean to eachother. 


Special moments create it 


We always wait for an occasion like Valentines day or anniversary to make your partner feel cherished. You dont need those days. Try and make time every week to let the other person feel special, take them for their favorite game or concert! Make them their favorite meal, or even gift them something simple....flowers! Any romantic gesture is cherished. The problem I see that people are more obsessed with the wedding day and taking pictures and having the most perfect venue, rather than thinking about the life ahead and getting excited with new phase in one's life. When I got married, I literally told my parents there's no sense in spending a lot of money on fancy hotels and arrangements. We had all the focus on giving great food, having our family a great time and all the rituals were done well and that is the most important thing. 

Communicate 


If there's a barrier to understand or a gap in conversation, make sure to express any issues or what is bothering you. If that doesn't work go silent for sometime, the answers will come but always care for each other by expressing. The best way to work through things we discuss and I think its always the problem is we want to win the argument or prove that we are right, that leads to a lot of arguments. I think the toughest thing to do is be quiet and step away and just evaluate what you said or how we are wrong in our way first before we analyse others. That is the biggest struggle and wall. Once you break that wall and then get through your mindset and respect the other person and then you will see that trying to go on arguing beyond 5 mins is a waste of time. The best thing is to re-evaluate the situation and it wont help otherwise. Its not always easy and not the best way but try it. 




Smile, touch, love

A gesture as simple as a smile or humor and a gentle touch or hug can overcome any silly argument or disagreement better than trying to hold each others ego against the other. Affection is always the answer and it makes me melt. This is the essence of a marriage. Misunderstandings, and temper sometimes make us do or say things that hurt the ones we love. But its always better to either realize that its not worth hurting the one you love. Make time to understand, but realize that you can do more damage with rude words or insult your partner for some issue. If it happens, always try to make up and apologize. Doesn't hurt much, does it.

 Holidays


Take up fun holidays or getaways once in a while. This has been our mantra...to get a change of scene always helps the mind relax and break the mundane routine. IT always brings you closer and makes for romance and loving atmosphere. Kids take priority always, make sure they are cherished and take them out for their favorite activities. Play time daily for kids or a routine to make sure you spend time with them is essential to bring the family bound and your relationship will also be invaluable.




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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Just a housewife?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Just a housewife?




Sometimes I dont get people really. I mean if you work too much, you are a workoholic. If you are a housewife you dont have a excited life. REALLY? Why do people need to stereotype situations I dont get it. I had this impulse to do this post for all the mothers out there who have come across what I have recently experienced. At a social event, the discussion went to the direction about future ambitions and careers. Expectantly, a lady turned to me and said, 'So what do you do?' I replied, 'Well, I am a housewife' There was literally silence. And I got a confused look from her. and she followed her question, 'What do you do with ALL that free time?' Oh Free time? Oh I dont know, clean, cook, change diapers, feed the baby around the clock, get up at odd hours, running around , keep him busy so he doesnt hurt himself, take care of the house, my husband, and on and on....None of the things she must be doing thanks to her 'HECTIC' work schedule as she puts it. The problem with this cliche is people feel the need to berate you if you are a housewife. Its a choice. Just like every decision you make in life. Rather than handing my kid to some strangers while I go out in the world to make my money, I have decided to take a break from work instead. I dont know when people will stop judging or assuming that just becoz they are working they have some superior hold. My role probably is more powerful than working in some company for someone else. I am building the characters and creating a loving environment for my home. There were a few nights I went to meet my friends and my son went hysterical. He is too small to understand that moms gone out for a short time. They deserve your attention and time and love. Once they are big enough Im sure I might think of working maybe. However, I really hope people start respecting everyone's choices and leave them be.  







This role also allows me to give my time to my family, make homemade food instead of rushing around and eating take outs coz we are so busy and dont have time for even cooking or breathing. It allows in the evenings to have family time once my hubby is back, we take holidays on weekends and travel across the countries and bond as a family . My son sees me daily and he feels secure and is happy kid. I dont need to worry about him being somewhere being neglected or treated wrongly. 
I have also started taking up my hobbies like blogging, reading and even writing. Its been such a blast. I never could pursue any of these hobbies when I worked for 8 years of my life. It was only work, home and weekends maybe catch up wit friends and party. Which gets boring after a certain time, but motherhood has got me to relax, take care of my health and focus on the things that matter for me too. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of staying at home and taking care. Some need the money or they just cant handle leaving their jobs and thats also fine. I hope people just let it be :) Just as important is working, being a housewife is a full time job with no set rules or timings and no breaks and probably tougher than anything anyone can ever experience. 







 I want you all to know YOU ARE SPECIAL and what you do is absolutely amazing. It has given me a whole level of new meaning to motherhood. Taking care of kids and when they are sick or ill and they are so very sad and low, you mothers are changing the life of your kids for the best. 



Take up a hobby 

I know this is really difficult with the time constraints and handling kids. But when you do something for yourself you feel empowered and relaxed. You also can have fun too...take up a painting class or just one hour a day do a hobby. Think about what are the hobbies that you want to take forward. Which is that one hobby that makes you happy, something that you feel good about everything. For me blogging was a hobby I enjoyed. I want to share my thoughts and ideas and the blog allows us to do this in a great way. 


Meditation and Yoga 

I have found this so relieving to cope with my daily routine. Its super busy and crazy but have been physically fit and my mind more calm and relaxed. Look at any sport something that keeps you fit and when you look good, u feel good about yourself. Diet too plays a important role. I love being energetic, but yoga and meditation gets me feel very relaxed and I totally love it. I feel the balance, you look amazing and its just the best way to handle stress and makes you very peaceful. 











Socializing 
This doesnt mean you need to party every night or go for movies daily. Make one day a week take for yourself and your partner. IT could be anyuthing, from a walk in park to movie or dinner...whatever you enjoy doing. It breaks the routine and you will see yourself have sometime for u. I know its so hectic and my personal time for me was totally lost. I felt tired, and offlate ignored my well being so much and found myself craving for these. So whenever my son sleeps I would paint my nails or do my hair, or something or the othrr. The weekend also is perfect time when your partner can take sometime to handle the kids go to the saloon and do things to relax.


Cook meals at home 
I have so many times see my friends kids fall ill regularly simple coz they wouldnt eat at home. Its good to go out and eat but dont make it a habit. The nutrition and kind of food you can make at home cant be compromised and got anywhere else but at home. Also you dont end up spending so much money which the restaurants charge you like crazy! I was never a morning person. Infact thanks to working I just had late nights and always got up late depending on my schedule. But a kid teaches you to adjust to their requirements. Since my son sleeps early I make it a point to sleep around his time and this makes me get up early and have more time for my morning routine and not rush around the house to get things done! I feel energetic and rested too!


Partners role 

I have discussed this at length with my hubby. Naturally he has a very busy schedule with his travel and work. So it becomes very important still for him to try and help in my routine too whenever I need him. He makes time for our kid always once hes back. We go out as a family almost everyday to park or take our son for eating out for his change too...This change of environment is very essential even for you to get a break. We sit int he coffee shop too read books and spend time with eachtoher. Once a kid comes into the picture it becomes more important to give more time to your partner too as much, coz we all focus more on our kids . Get a routine for him, let your kid know that your there for them by spending time and showing them sports, read to them, take them out, interact with other kids, they learn adjustment. 




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Monday, September 1, 2014

MaxMara Spring catalog

Monday, September 1, 2014

MaxMara Spring catalog





The summer days are slowly leaving and I feel myself changing my wardrobe again. All the jackets are back and I also picked up a new one...Just couldnt help myself :p The dresses are back in the closet and gotten into a hectic routine of work, play time wit my son at school and evening outings. As a result of all the activitiy I need to get into more sleep and do more yoga too... :D Lets see if this week I can do this. Summer gives us a chance to change up our wardrobe and mix a lot of the clothes we have. I have friends who tend to keep buying clothes all the time and I have been guilty of doing the same. So some tips from me on how I mix up my existing clothes to jazz up my daily wear rather than need to keep investing in new clothes...


Neutral colors 

I love pastels! They bring out the best in my wardrobe and easy to blend. A pale pink jeans or top with black or any colour goes beautifully and it also adds colour! I dont have the need to have multi coloured clothes or prints. Too loud. I think neutral colors are the easiest way to be to mix it up with strong colors and they look elegant no matter what the look. If you are looking for a casual one or sophisticated look all are the best in neutral colors and pastels are definitely some of my favorites. Whenever I have a confusing day I would go for pastels, they go easy with any looks. 

Mix n Match

I used to have this habit of too many pants for some reason. Dont ask me. Then one day I looked at my wardrobe and realised its ridiculously high. So now I invest in few pants and tops that I know I absolutely love. Its totally great to manage your clothes and mix up the pieces. I am also someone who doesnt like to go shopping and buy random stuff. I prefer to mix my high end pieces with the high street looks. Always utilize your closet and experiment. I have always seen friends spend so much money on clothes and hopefully realise the pieces suit them. Now that is something i have been guilty of, I have seen pieces that dont suit me and I have been able to handle the issue always. 






Buy quality

Clothes that you can use for longer periods too. If you budget yourself and spend once in a while rather than regularly u will have a wardrobe you enjoy going through, rather than wanting to remove most of the clothes. Buy few pieces, good quality and make sure you really like the clothes and fit well and they suit you well. I totally believe that buy quality, the moment you compromise on that you will find it to be very difficult and the clothes dont look classy and the material can be seen very disappointing. 


Lifestyle oriented dressing
Currently I am a mom and haven't gone back to full time job. So naturally, formal attire isnt high on my priority list. That what you need to focus on. Shop for your regular wear. Rather than a party dress you might use just once in a while. So maybe if you are working or in sports. Make sure you invest in your clothes the same way.

Seasons change and so should you 
In winter the jackets and clothing are definitely hitting my budget more than the other wardrobes. So make sure to check your budget per season too! I pick up few pieces for winter, just the essentials. Too many sweaters or thick clothes doesnt make sense becoz you can always wear a big jacket when you go out. So think through before you decide to spend. 





Photos - 2012 - Toni Garrn & Ymre Stiekema MaxMara Studio spring  summer 2012
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