Saturday, 14 March 2015

Pushing yourself too far?

Sorry for the absence on ze blog, people! After almost a month long sickness and a week long stay in the hospital, I'm slowly getting back to normal life. Well-wishers everywhere have been reproaching me for pushing myself too far, for continuing with my grilling schedule despite being very unwell. And that's when it struck me. We, the so called independent women today, often struggle with striking a balance between being tough and neglecting oneself. Managing everything from household chores to working for at least nine hours to sweating it out in the gym on my own taught me valuable lessons. It taught me to value my health. It taught me to be grateful for being strong enough to take care of myself. It made me nostalgic for the home-cooked meals I had grown up with, the smell of turmeric-cumin-coriander wafting from the aanchal of my mom's saree.
                                                                                                                Speaking of saree, I wore this beauty by Howrah Bridge for the grand wedding of the designer herself. The royal colours, the traditional atpoure drape, the heavy jewellery...everything added up to the grandeur of the evening otherwise known as my bestie's wedding. Those five days of eating like a starving soul, dancing like a drunkard on loose and crazy, crazy fun ensured I survive the coming dull months(thanks to my empty pocket)without a complaint.

Saree, blouse- Howrah Bridge, earrings, hand chain, bangles- Vardaan Market,bindi- local shop, lipstick- Passionate by Colorbar, wedges(not in picture)- Metro Plaza

With the groom

And with my favourite bride under the sun
Summer is officially here! So are the happy florals, pastels, shorts, maxis, evening breeze and delightful fruity concoctions. Go indulge into a few poolside parties flaunting your skimpy shorts or flowy maxis depending on your preference while I nurse myself back to health and hope to start working out soon. Till then, take care and like I always say, keep it stylish.


  1. Somebody took outfit pictures at my wedding!! Not bad! :)
    Actually, I am seeing you properly in the attire today in these pictures.......everything that happened on THAT day is just a nostalgic blur to me!! *sigh*

    P.S.: Am glad you enjoyed the wedding!! Now I want one of YOU all to tie the knot so that I can enjoy myself as much! ;)

    P.P.S.: DO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!! And NO WORKOUT for at least another one month! Understood?

    1. ME to tie the knot???????????? What are you drinking, eh? :-P
      And "enjoying" would be an understatement. It was the first and probably the last wedding where I had that much fun.

    2. Anu was the best dressed bride ever..and I haven't been that involved in anybody else's wedding.

  2. Summer always means florals more than flowers, doesn't it?


    1. Oh yeah, flowers are real and therefore, sad.

  3. Anupriya got married!!! Congratulations to her! And you take care of your health dear.

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    1. She indeed did, Rupa. And I had a gala time at her wedding. Thank you for your kind wishes though. Love.

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  5. Oh take care..I hav been sick for a while now n i kknow it sucks..
    U look beautiful