Vintage Summer Vibes

Hola family!

With vacations fast approaching, we are all looking for places we can head out to and explore. I am sure a lot of us would have our Pinterest wanderlust boards in place. Also the new Instagram feature for saving pictures in different boards doesn’t help either 🙂 I ḍig that new feature and have made twenty some boards already! (Just Kidding!)

But the point is, if you can travel, great. No one would be happier than me! But if for whatever reasons you cannot get time out just how I can’t, let me share something I do to make myself feel better: I read.
Cliche as it may sound, books transport you to another world all together. Its magical how mere pages with ink on them can take you to a different space. While growing up The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton used to have that effect on me. They would give me an adrenaline rush each time an adventure would start. I would be Anne sometimes and George on other nights but I would love reading them. Reading helps you evolve. It helps you grow worldly wise. So read, my dear. This is a fashion blog but not all bloggers are dumb hangers you know? Some of us have brains too. And I happen to be an academically sound one. So yes you can discuss your favourite books with me. My all time favourite (other than the HP series , duh) is Shantaram and The Book of Tomorrow.  🙂

Coming to fashion: What am I wearing? I love dresses. I cannot stress enough on how convenient and functional they are. But this one holds a special place because it is a pastel mint with polkas: an absolute eye candy for a retro era lover like yours truly!
Anyhoo, the dress is my recent summer purchase and if you have seen my recent haul on summer shopping with Maa you’d know exactly what I am talking about 🙂

I think the colour is perfect for a day look and the tan wedges just make life so comfortable (and tall) for me. The floral choker gives the right hint of summer vibe to this look and since the neckline is a little low, I took the liberty to team it up with some layered gold pieces.

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Outfit details:

  • Dress: H&M
  • Heels: Steve Madden
  • Choker: Shein
  • Necklace: H&M
  • Watch: Daniel Wellington
  • Book: The Heiress by Jude Deveraux 

 

 

 

With Love,
Inaaya

 

  • Picture Credits: Rushabh Shah, The Tilted Lens
  • Location Courtesy: Mumbai Vibes

The Solitary Reaper

Now is the time you can say, “Oh hello stranger!” I get it. I deserve it, okay? Go on. Say it. I have been pretty much dead on my website for the longest time and you guys have every reason to hate me for leaving you alone for all this time! But can I atleast try and make up for it? Give me a chance?

Enough with the cute talk, if you are reading this, you have probably decided to give me a chance so “HELLO!”

As we close on 2016, I have a total of 4 story posts (I know I am sorry!) that have been in the drafts section of this site for the longest time and deserve that much needed attention. This one is my favourite and my personal best I feel and I am sharing raw unedited pictures straight from the camera. Inspired by a childhood favourite poem, “The Solitary Reaper” this idea and concept came in quite effortlessly. However, I have to admit that the trek up these treacherous hills required some extra efforts! To give you a better understanding of the mood, I have shared the poem below. Enjoy reading!

‘The Solitary Reaper’

Behold her, single in the field,
Yon solitary Highland Lass!
Reaping and singing by herself;
Stop here, or gently pass!
Alone she cuts and binds the grain,
And sings a melancholy strain;
O listen! for the Vale profound
Is overflowing with the sound.

No Nightingale did ever chaunt
More welcome notes to weary bands
Of travellers in some shady haunt,
Among Arabian sands:
A voice so thrilling ne’er was heard
In spring-time from the Cuckoo-bird,
Breaking the silence of the seas
Among the farthest Hebrides.

Will no one tell me what she sings?–
Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
For old, unhappy, far-off things,
And battles long ago:
Or is it some more humble lay,
Familiar matter of to-day?
Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain,
That has been, and may be again?

Whate’er the theme, the Maiden sang
As if her song could have no ending;
I saw her singing at her work,
And o’er the sickle bending;–
I listened, motionless and still;
And, as I mounted up the hill,
The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.

-William Wordsworth

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What is on me:

  • Ikkat Culottes: Inaaya
  • Top: Inaaya
  • Watch: Daniel Wellington
  • Brogues: Street Style Store
  • Hat: Shein.com

 

With Love,

Inaaya

 

  • Concept, Styling, Talent: Shivangi Lahoty
  • Photography: Rushabh Shah, @TheTiltedLens

Truweight × WLI

Hey Family!
How is everyone doing? We are almost done with 2016. Can you believe it? Over the last few months I have been so busy and caught up with work that health and fitness literally took a backseat for me. I mean we all go through this phase right? We all blame it on the “work pressure”. If you don’t do it, congratulations. Your priorities in life are sorted. I? I am sorry I am an average human being who gets lazy and as a result chubby very quickly! Also, the blogging culture and the invites to some of Mumbai’s best restaurants don’t do much help to my waistline. Not that I am complaining because who am I kidding? I love food! But being a foodie has its own negatives, especially if your body thinks water and oil are the same thing and just adds layers of fat all over your body for no reason! I have never followed a diet or stuck by it for long. Basically, the truth is if you don’t let me eat, I don’t function. April 2016 I was 1 kg away from my dream weight. I was active, alert and fitting into my skinny jeans. You know the skinny jean test right? If you don’t fit into your tight 5 year old jean, you haven’t achieved your body goal! May I had my first fashion show. June came in and brought with it more projects. July, August, September: months kept flying by and before I knew it, we had entered October. And suddenly, I was 6 kgs away from my dream weight. Do you make new year resolutions? I did too. To gift myself a fit body this year. Two weeks back, I almost gave up on that dream. And then, right when I had decided to let go, I stumbled upon Truweight. I read through their website and was a little sceptical. The reason simply being that most diet consultants starve their clients. I have looked up enough number of websites online. I am being honest here. We all know what a big industry weight loss is! But for some reason, the website for Truweight ensured me that I would not be starved. And THAT was enough convincing. I called their helpline and got myself their Detox Kit. The parcel came in and boy was I surprised! It had so much of food!

From quinoa seed snacks to sesame seed laddus, green tea to hibiscus tea, Irish chocolate flavoured shakes to oats mixture: it had tonnes of food. To begin with, that in itself was a relief factor for me. Other than food, the box contained two books, a cute badge and a sipper. This was a surprise! I started browsing through the books and quickly fell in love with the easy going language. Being a blogger myself, I love it when an author writes in a relatable language and both the books had that factor in them. While “Why 80% Dieters fail?” is a realistic take on hilarious body and weight loss ideas most of us have, “Ultimate Guide To True Weight Loss” is a more serious, theoretical take on weight loss with facts and figures in place. Anyways, coming back to Truweight: the brand follows a simple 4-cycle diet program which ensures that the consumer eats on time and eats healthy. It also busts a lot of myths regarding the so-called “Diet foods”, “diet coke” etc. For example did you know artificial sugar is actually worse than normal sugar? I did not know that. For real! And I know my father uses artificial sweetener, assuming like most people do, that it is a healthier option. These are the kind of myths that are broken with this kit. I started on 7th October and I just completed ten days yesterday and the results? I already feel much more lighter and active. But the bonus is that I checked my weight and I am 2 kgs lighter than what I was ten days back. I know that it is not a huge amount of weight that I have shed and still layers of flab exist all over me that need to go, but at least with just some changes in my lifestyle and eating habits, the journey towards a fitter body has started. Living a very sedentary lifestyle with just too much work pressure, when you get the luxury of phone consultation on your fingertips and healthy food products delivered to your doorstep is when you realise, you just have to make a conscious effort and prove your loyalty towards your body. The rest? The rest your body shall take care of you.
With Love,

Inaaya