A Whimsical Summer !

www.leelan.com summer collection

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

– William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

These opening lines of the sonnet describe so well the season of summer. It ushers in warm breezy days, beautiful scenic flower beds, vacations, trips to the beach, and lazy summer afternoons when you feel like lazing by the pool. Of course! I’m not here to talk about the poetic impressions of pleasant hot days but an equally exciting summer collection by the fashion brand Leelan .

Leelan has been manufacturing clothing since 1984, but only recently has it made its presence felt in the online business. The brand exclusively offers women’s western, casual, and street wear collections. Unique designs are created every week with close to 5-6 launches in a month. Their aim is to create a huge market of comfortable clothing in the near future. I enjoyed styling myself in their new summer collection outfits which are now available on the website.

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I love the way the skirt is flirty and playful, it is so typical to style this kind of outfit for a summer outing especially a wonderful brunch with friends. The top compliments the sunny weather and naturally enhances the skin tone. It is very feminine and vintage, minimal accessories keep it simple and elegant.

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Remember Kajol strolling down with Shahrukh in Dilwale, well I have tried to match that look with this colorful, flowly skirt and black top. It is ideal for a romantic date with your special someone.

The online store offers clothing in all sizes and if it can look so good on a curvy girl like me I can definitely vouch that you too will enjoy shopping from their range of casual and western wear. There are not just tops but palazzos, short dresses, shirts, stylish jackets, and shrugs to choose from.

I wish I had posed in a meadow or a garden with these lovely outfits, it really reminds me of romantic strolls down the streets of Paris or Venice. I really thank Leelan for allowing me to experience a whimsical summer with their collection. If you too wish to soak in the summertime classic look then head over to the site to shop for a fabulous summer!

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Innovative ways to decorate with String Lights this Diwali

Diwali is the festival of lights and the best way to brighten up your home is to use string lights. There are simple ways to use these tiny LED lights to decorate your home. Embellish old wine bottles with glitter paint, sequins and beautiful tassels. Drop the lights in and watch the splendor.

Beautiful String Lights
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Decorate your dinning space with lightened up glass showpieces. Surround the display with unique and quirky wooden artifacts and wow your guests when they walk in for a festive meal.

Ribbon around String light
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Tie colorful or quintessential lace ribbons around the lights. Watch your space illuminate into beautiful patterns and designs at night. Fairytale style!

Yarn balls
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Glue up colorful yarn around a balloon let it dry, then burst out the balloon to reveal round furry design. Place the lights inside and watch it light up your outdoor space.

These simple DIY tricks will add sparkle to your home this festive season.

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Don’t Beg Just Borrow!

Rent Indian Designer Wear

Now-a-days looking fashion magazine ready is a trend thanx to the never ending post sharing on social networking platforms. Looking expensive round the year would certainly cost a bomb and the average fashion lover could go broke updating the wardrobe. There are some very good Indian options on renting and buying designer wear for casual, special, festive, and wedding occasions.

Flyrobe
Flyrobe offers renting for both men and women. There are amazing options on western-wear, ethnic-wear, casual, formal, holiday, wedding, and stylish accessories, talk about a complete package! With attractive discounts and free dress scheme for a friend referral its deliciously tempting.

Swishlist
Swishlist offers an exclusive range of haute couture by some of the biggest designers. One can be the belle of clubbing and wedding celebration with panache. The pristine and dazzling collections are offered on a speed delivery under minimal price range making it an affordable choice.

Stage3
Stage3 has free styling, free home try-on options, and great tips on how to dress up like a celebrity. Stunning runway collection altered to your perfection with pick and drop facilities makes it convenient for any given event.

Bag, Borrow Or Steal
Bag Borrow Steal allows you to up the accessory quotient, maybe you have just depended on hand-me-downs for opulent bags or scarified your favorite things just to own that one piece of stunning exuberance. Don’t worry now you can buy, sell, and borrow a bag easily. 20 % discounts and free shipping make it an alluring deal.

From now on why buy an attire that you won’t wear again? Deck yourself with embellished accessories and don a famous and prestigious fashionable wear without burning hole in your budget.

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A Celebration of Life – Malabar Gold and Diamonds

Kareenas Anniversary Suprise

Kareena Kapoor Khan – The Queen of Bollywood is known for her impeccable fashion sense and versatility. The soon to-be-mommy has been glowing and nailing the fashion quotient to the hilt as she steps into the fascinating phase of motherhood, Kareena has set new standards for the working women by inspiring voguish maternity-wear. She personifies the modern women who not only balances office etiquettes but also takes out time for family with ease and panache. The Indian fashion circle has certainly gone abuzz with her sartorial elegance, be it smart floral dresses, maxis, embellished attires, denims, avant-garde kurti’s or walking the ramp for prominent designer Sabysachi Mukherjee during the finale of Lakme Fashion Week winter festival 2016.

The Nawab and Begum of Pataudi have even more reason to celebrate as 16th October marks their 4th wedding anniversary. The above advert paints a pretty picture between the Nawab and the Begum, an anxious Kareena pouts sulky as she believes that Saif has forgotten their special day. He in return wants to surprise her with an exquisite and delicately crafted diamond set from ‘Mine’ Diamonds Unlimited range of Malabar Gold & Diamonds. Kareena is astonished to find this beautiful jewelry tucked away under the pillow for her, her happiness knows no bounds as she admires this stunning work of art. The priceless moment turned to be #KareenasAnniversarySurprise, diamonds are always a memorable piece of life.

Malabar Gold & Diamond Kareenas Anniversary Suprise

During this festive season Malabar Gold and Diamonds offers unique and enviable reason to own a diamond jewelry. Diamond personifies the essence and grace of a woman, it imbibes the independent quality to dazzle under any given circumstances just like a progressive fashionista who wants to conquer the world with beauty and hard-work. Kareena being the face of the present contemporary generation shows that empowerment is certainly modish and we women need a shining gratification. After all diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend !

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Falling for Unique Combinations – Fall Outfit Inspirations

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Autumn brings in memories of rustling leaves, orange hues, warm cozy backyard gatherings, and the advent of holiday season. Styling oneself according to the changing spell of the year is inevitable and it becomes awe-inspiring when the outfits are mix- matched according to the colors of nature. Combining these colors to create a voguish accessorized look for casual, evening, party, and work wear during fall will up your style game to the Diva level.

Coppertone and Rust Both being strong colors give a heady concoction of sophistication and glamour. Copper accessories provide the shiny edge to a rusty colored dress which can make heads turn during an evening party or social gathering. Pairing with faux fur would add a touch of high-society allure during a night out or dinner date. The colors blend with the environment and enhance the wearer’s beauty.

Fall Outfit Inspiration Dark Chocolate and Flax

Dark Chocolate and Flax Who doesn’t love dark chocolate? Well now you can carry it off with the amazing browny flax tone accessories and work your way up to the top! This combination goes well for a lady boss on the go, to make the look attractive one can pair the outfit with boots and scarf or just wrap oneself around a fashionable jacket.

Fall Outfit Inspiration Baby Blue and Dusty

Baby Blue and Dust An elegant styling option for formal gatherings. The pastel hues accentuate the feminine curves along with the dusty accessories that aesthetically beautify the appearance. The overall impression brings out classy radiance that stands out stunningly.

Fall Outfit Inspiration Burgundy and Diver (Dark Teal)

Burgundy and Diver (Dark Teal) Paring deep wine color and sparkly blue sets the bar up for modish fashion. If you are someone who loves unusual match then this fusion is ball- room invite envy.

Make sure that you do not overshadow these lovely mixes with too much make-up, a fresh face or subtle indulgence on the cosmetic side will do the trick.

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The Legacy of Space Domination – Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

The alien bashing crew has arrived with yet another complex masterpiece that has blown away the young and old audiences alike. Star Trek Beyond the highly anticipated sci-fi franchise legacy has finally arrived in India. Studio Talk has exclusively pioneered the promotion of this delectable series with engaging activities and created a new age buzz among the Indian cinegoers to lap up this space age madness. Caught between deep space adventures vs. stellar affinity the spectators are loving the #StarTrekinIndia experience and enjoying the outer space augmentation.

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The series is the first sci-fi directorial venture of Justin Lin; the movie packs an admirable punch of guns and galore with the space age twist just like his previously directed action packed mayhems on the big screen. His crafty ability to shoot insane dialogue-heavy scene, innovative action sequences, and the knack of delivering a daring spectacle out of the cast makes the movie a highly successful must watch of the season. The tragic passing away of Anton Yelchin a month before the movies release have not affected the popularity among the scores of fans who have waited this long to relish the space vision of the Enterprise, his legacy will live on forever etched in the minds of millions.

Star Trek Beyond Attraction

The ruddy task taken on by the Enterprise to throw all intergalactic forces threatening to cause a galaxy pandemonium works bombastically in their favour. The musical score is fitting and badass especially the track Sabotage which directly portrays the essence of the storyline. Among the cast we have the eye-candy Chris Pine, the sultry Zoe Saldana who can sizzle on screen with her presence. The surprise package is newcomer Idris Elba as Krall the reptilian evil mind who contradicts the very foundations of the Federation. Each of the characters essays his portion with ease and aplomb.

This new age cinematic cult promises a dastardly plot waiting to unfold in the realms of above and beyond. It captures the imagination of every Star Trek fan and deviates from the traditional story- telling adding a much richer interstellar fusion of emotions and exploit.

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When I Play with Interiors – Bedroom Edition

I know Polyvore is meant for all-things fashion but my love for creating home sets does not seem to end. Designing quirky, stylish, modern, subtle, and vintage bedroom decors has been my favorite pass-time. In this post I will feature a few of my choicest bedroom interiors.

Subtle

A soothing calm to the room is attained by the subtle elegance of the interiors. The minimalist white and grey tones along with the fusion of indigo projects urban decadence.

Artsy

Having a huge wall painting in the bedroom adds dimension and depth to the room. Throw pillows accentuate a laid back yet voguish option to heavy furnishings.

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In this my equestrian love is depicted with the horses in the backdrop of a very vintage setting. The night sky and wooden candle holder elude magic and seems ideal for a farm house bedroom decor.

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Imagine a beach house with such rustic white bedroom facing the sea, watching the waves crash on the shore from the comfort of warm blankets on a full moon night would be so romantic.

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Magically Finding Your Dream Abode!

Dream Home - Magic Bricks

The biggest possible dream any man can have is owning a piece of heaven on earth – A Beautiful Home. With soaring market prices, many offers, schemes, and varied locations it is very difficult to obtain a desired residence. However there is an easy solution to all property confusion through MagicBricks. An adorable video depicts a little boy finding a shelter for his little squirrel friend that highlights the importance of finding the perfect home through this property portal.

Magic bricks is one stop destination for verified properties on buy, sell, and rent. The newest tool added on the site is the Time Travel Search option that allows the user to search homes according to the proximity to prominent landmarks which are primary from the buyer’s point of view. Buyer’s can put all their questions to rest in the discussion forum which allows one to take significant property decisions with expert advice. One can browse over thousands of projects through all Indian cities and finalize ready-to-move-in estates according to the budget. The site also features a blog that exclusively deals real estate topics with panache, a separate segment on the finest luxurious properties in India is an opulent delight. A refreshing column is the makeover section churning out stylish home decor tips and tricks which any flamboyant home owner can refer to create a voguish abode.

A potential buyer who is mulling over buying an impeccable property can avail financial, legal and taxation related advice from the experts empanelled on Magicbricks platform. An instant loan calculator banishes all the doubts and ensures eligibility paving way for an excellent personally owned property. This platform connects the buyer with top builders and brokers of the country under one big real estate umbrella. As Magicbricks is a mobile friendly site and a smart mobile application one can choose from millions of properties on the go.

Magic bricks makes it possible to create the ‘Home of Dreams’ right where ‘You’ are. It is no doubt India’s best online property portal that makes all wishes come true with just a click of a button and ensures that one finds a safe and happy abode.

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Clear Skin With ‘Beauty Sleep’

Beauty Sleep for Acne Free Skin

Today’s world is all about late nights and neon lights, as sleep deprived humans we forget that ‘Beauty Sleep’ is the key to a young rejuvenated mind, body, and soul. Especially after the end of the festive season one may notice that party nights and heavy makeup have taken its toll on the skin. No matter how much you try all that makeup in the bag cannot hide the fine lines, wrinkles, baggy eyes, and dull skin. The only solution for a clear glowing skin is daily 8 hours sleep. Don’t believe me? Well watch the video.

An independent experiment conducted by the beautiful Dorothy Collins in association with Adjustable Beds shows the correlation between sleep and acne. A good night’s sleep can do wonders and rid the skin of blemishes, scars, and dull spots. Dorothy changed her sleep patterns over a period of seven days and has chronological recorded the changes on the skin. You can read more about her views on The Adjustable Beds Blog.

A healthy sleep routine can end up giving you focused energy during the day, clear skin, low stress levels, and the urge to stay ‘fresh faced’ without any heavy make up on. The video is a reality check to listen to your body and reap benefits out of your beauty sleep, after-all as Dorothy rightly puts in “THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN YOUR MAKE-UP BAG IS YOUR BED.”

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One McCainlicious Soiree !

Karisma Kapoor at McCain Snack Party

Childhood is always a crazy phase and even crazier are the memories of wanting to be like your favourite actress. I have always admired Karisma Kapoor’s style and grace and imitating her came naturally, I even had a pinafore dress stitched by my mum which had a huge heart saying ‘Dil Tho Pagal Hai’ (Imagine! I proudly wore it on the streets much to the amusement of the passerby’s).

Now that I have grow out of that mad phase I still remain her ardent fan and plus a die hard foodie so when I got the invite for the McCain Snack Party it was like a match made in heaven. There I was in full attendance at the Hyatt Regency, Mumbai on the 15th of December. A special thank-you to Indiblogger team for making my dream come true.

McCain Snack Party

The evening was a fun-filled experience; emcee Nikhil Arora had everyone in splits with his acting and mimicry skills. The audience regaled themselves in the lavish atmosphere by tasting unique and easy McCain recipes cooked by Chef Tushar (did you know you could dish out a lip-smacking dessert with French fries).

To those with a sweet tooth here is the recipe for the French fries dessert:
Ingredients:
1 pac McCain French Fries
2 tablespoons Honey
2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
2 tablespoons Chocolate Syrup
Dry Fruits for garnish
Method:
Deep fry the French fries in oil. Sauté with honey, maple syrup, and chocolate syrup in a pan till they turn crispy. Garnish with dry fruits and serve hot.

On Stage with Karisma Kapoor at McCain Snack Party

Of course the highlight of the evening was the photo session with Karisma Kapoor and we were pleasantly surprised by the framed memory we received at the end of the event. Not to mention the buffet treat that awaited us, all in all it was an unforgettable soirée which I am going to cherish my whole life.

Framed Memory McCain Snack Party

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