Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Easy breezy denim with Ikat

This is a prime example of a comfortable flu recovery outfit. Autumn is here and with it my jeans have come out to play, one of my tried and tested formulas over the colder months is; pants with bright oversize sweaters or shirts or jackets, silver jewellery from one of my travels and bright bags. This handloom-ed Ikat shirt is one of my most favourite possessions, as is the hand-woven bag from one of the Pacific Islands, this Lamani coin necklace and this vintage army jacket. Some people would say there is too much going on in terms of colours and patterns but I am a believer of more or more when it comes to hand-made goodies.

I like documenting everyday outfits in everyday locations and I am lucky enough to live in a city where clean beaches and rain-forest-y goodness are common location options. I genuinely think bright shawls, colourful bags, bush and beach walks keep me going through winter, without them I'd be lost. There is nothing that warms the soul like a walk on a secluded beach, the crisp salty air, the rock pools, the towering cliffs and spectacular views. We like to use the shorter days to ensure we spend every bit of the daylight hours outdoors on the non-rainy weekends. Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend with heaps of outdoor adventures to feed your imagination for the coming week.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Calm Sights and Sounds

Ancient woodland, sunlight pouring through a canopy of trees, the gurgling of a tiny water-fall and a tranquil pond at the foot of it surrounded by mossy rocks. This was the place I spent my birthday this year, dressed in comfortable cotton block-print, carrying a fabric bag and dozing by the beautiful sounds of birds and nature.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Jungle Book

Pretending to be Mowgli in a tropical rainforest, chasing creeks, skipping on mossy rocks leading to waterfalls and loving the smell of the forest. I never wanted to leave and can't wait to go back to the mountains and clamber over rocks till I am exhausted. Of course the cold meant, all the layering happened under the block-print dress, beanie came out to play and boots with thicks socks were needed.

Yes, I go camping in flowy dresses, sometimes trip a little bit but my love for block-print flowy goodness means I rarely want to wear much else. What do you wear to go camping?

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Urban Jungle

Top: Anokhi, Jewellery: All over India and Bag: Kutch

This is one of my favourite ways to wear oversize tops/ kurtis; with shorts, boots, a bright hand-crafted bag and heaps of jewellery bought during various trips. I love little islands of green in urban settings, this place is one such isle, so lush but literally in the middle of a bustling city. I can't get enough of enchanting oases and creative use of indoor and outdoor spaces= that result in picturesque corners like this one.

I've been trying to get creative with my balconies, investing time and money into better pots etc and can't begin to make a little vertical garden but it's been busy the past few months. One of my friends has given me a few plants that I've been wanting to grow for ages, thanks Bee and I really want to create one of these magical jungles in my home.

Do you have a green thumb? If you do please let me know your tips for fabulous indoor and outdoor greenery. Hope your weekend has been fun and relaxing. Have a great week.