Friday, August 24, 2012

India Travel 101: Get vaccinated against EVERYTHING!

I guess the title pretty much tells it all I tried travelling around India, got to the Himalayas and then fell ill with some weird illness that almost drove me insane. One mis-diagaonasis, endless days spent in a hospital in the mountains and tonnes of hospital bills later I now know that I have Typhoid and some sort of other stomach infection which has made me pretty much immobile. I don't have the energy or stamina to make outfit posts but have loads of inspirational pictures to share if only I could actually do more than type out a few lines. Once I get better I promise I will do better job at blogging. Hope everyone has had a better time than I have the past few weeks. Have a great week!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Pyjama shorts and embroidered leather

Block print pyjama shorts: Anokhi, Tee: Markets, Jewellery: India (stolen from sister), Flip-flops: Havaianas

So basically its soooo hot here that I can't make much of an effort to wear my usual layer upon layer therefore this pyjama and tee party. But what I lack in clothes I make up in jewellery, bags and fresh flowers. I have no words to describe my love for this embroidered tooled leather beauty, I have been pining to get my hands on it for months since my sister showed it to me on skype and now finally I get to hold it close.

Its tooo hot for me to think coherently and write sensibly, not that I normally make sense but just that I am more nonsensical than usual. Okay I will stop before I type more sentences like the previous one. Happy mid-week everyone!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Crochet and puppies do it for me at 35 degree celcius

Tee: Salvos, Crochet skirt: Bondi markets, Jewellery/ Bag/ Slippers: India

I had forgotten the joy that are stray puppies on the streets of India, they claim a certain house as their own and are the bestest friends to have. My sister's house is surrounded by stray cats and dogs who have claimed her as their pet and I get to reap all the benefits of that.

Although all this puppy love has resulted in yet another crochet skirt falling in the middle of the street incident, I am beginning to sense a pattern here. And let me tell you getting de-skirted in India can cause far worse problems than anywhere else. Skirt falling dramas and puppy love aside, I am happy to report that the weather here is almost melting my skin off but I have wonderful new treasures to be happy about. My intent to buy only used/ ethical clothing is getting really hard to stick to because I want to buy everything in sight, pretty pretty things call out to me. But so far have got gifts from everyone, claimed a few of my sister's jewels as my own and am wearing fragrant/ fresh flower crowns. Life is good!

Please admire my new embroidered slippers, since I can't wear my short shorts I am going over board with colour, embroidery and fresh flowers. Yes I know my tee says Baghdad but I imagine the city before the war and meanness and I think it must have been beautiful to sit by the Tigris and soak it in. Have a happy happy week!