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Well, the rain Gods have blessed Bangalore for sure! A blue mini dress had been on my mind for a long time as I’d been scrounging for something that is lightweight and perfect for the rainy weather. After all, it’s easier to manage a dress in this weather rather than long flowing pants or skirts. So, I found myself out on a weekend exploring the tiny lanes lined with greenery – a sight that is so rare to find in this city where everyone is busy chasing goals, building flyovers and expanding in the name of development.

I picked this beautiful blue dress from Zink London. Yeah, for those following my posts would know I have a slight inclination for this brand. I loved the light floral print which was not too overpowering and is adding a dainty look to the overall outfit. I picked it up after rummaging through racks and racks of clothing in Orion Mall, Bangalore. As always, I like to keep the accessories to the minimal.

Here’s what I noticed overall in the collections that I browsed:

  • Most of the trends were loud
  • The print-on-print was not working well for every design
  • The fabrics were certainly not great
  • The cut of the dresses I saw were hardly interesting – most followed a plain pattern and some didn’t have any cut, with loud designs screaming for attention and price tags that went through the roof.

Now, as much as I love fashion, I believe we should always watch our budget before we purchase. The finishing of the garment, the fabrics and fit – all these three are so vital. Well, it’s alright if you are street shopping hence the expectations would be low. I was quite bored with the designs being sold by well-known and popular brands wherein I’d definitely give full marks for the display. The garments, on their own, were nothing exciting.

 

After my little black dress post, I felt now is the time to wear the little blue dress and head out for an evening with a friend. As this city is indeed bursting with people, I found this cute little cafe tucked away in the corner and serving delectable items. The interiors are pretty, the outer seating area caught my attention. Cafe Nosh is quite popular with the college going crowd but attracts families as well. I loved the variety in their menu and the lovely Oreo cake that I gobbled without clicking a photo! 🙂

All in all, if you are familiar with the garden city and love some quiet spots, I’d recommend you hop over to Cafe Nosh preferably in the off-peak hours. Even then, if you love a place which is buzzing with excitement, this place is also for you! 

Don’t forget to hop by to their Facebook page here. Cafe Nosh is located near Sahakarnagar and has now opened its second outlet in Yelahanka New Town.

 

 

Cute Blue Dress: Zink London

Footwear: Orion Mall, Bangalore

Location: Cafe Nosh, Bangalore

Photographer: Hana Hudain Jade (Instagram: jhhudain)

Food: Already gobbled up

 

Dress: Zink, London. 
Lipstick: Westside
Bag: Gift

Heels: PayLess, Bangalore

Sunglasses: Borrowed from a friend 🙂

Photos: Mohua Sanyal

Style trends for the summer varies every year. Fashionistas the world over have their own opinions on summer fashion. This is my version!

The summer is almost here. I can already feel the heat soaring. I love the splash of colours so apt for this weather. While I am not much of a makeup fan, I’d added a slight hint of it. Bright and bold. That’s how I visualise my summer floral fashion dress. What’s your go to outfit for the summer? Leave me a comment and I’ll hop by on your blog.

 

Are you looking for a floral high fashion dress? Let’s take a look.

 

Fitness, a habit?Why?

The year 2017 brought with it a bag full of challenges on the personal front. Work-wise, I’ve always been the one to be deeply motivated no matter what life throws at me. But my personal life? That took a beating.

I made the move to an entirely new city of Bengaluru.  I started a new life placing faith in the unknown, an empty bag with hope!

What went wrong? Plenty I can say!

As a content specialist, I’m actually hunting for the right words now. Always the “dependable one” (read Rahul Dravid). Here I was – the superwoman. Always working and never having enough time for myself.

A lover of Yoga, I couldn’t believe when I ended up with a nagging lower back pain mid 2017. My life started tumbling down. This hurt my dreams and the fact that I needed complete rest was the scariest thing I ever heard. Why? Because, I’ve always been working!

“Wow – can this year get any better?” I mumbled.

I’ll tell you what went wrong.

Fitness should not be something to be taken lightly or to be obsessed about to the point of worry. Fitness is a lifestyle.

5 reasons to make fitness a habit

  1. You have to exercise. It’s never too late to begin
  2. You have to be fit. This is not about being curvy or thin, this is about being FIT
  3. You want to enjoy all the things in life
  4. You need to be fit enough to work
  5. Because, you must workout just like you remember to eat

Tips to make fitness a Habit

  1. Set Small Goals

When I mean goals, I don’t mean to flaunt a tiny waist or a thigh gap. Trust me, I am not against thigh gaps, I do have them myself!. Set achievable goals if you struggle to exercise initially. Plan a routine of 10-15 minutes to begin with and do it with dedication.

2. Hire a Personal Trainer

Ok, so, I am new to Bangalore and certainly don’t know people here. But then, I discovered sites such as Gympik, that allow you to select a fitness routine of your choice or hire a personal trainer. It’s like the Myntra of shopping. A personal trainer keeps track of your routine and is a source for motivation indeed. Consider it as an investment for your health.

3. Find a Routine you Love

Do what you love and love what you do. Why is this so important? Fitness routines must not be hated. This should be about loving it and knowing what you are doing is for your benefit. Take it easy and be kind to yourself.

4. Prioritise it

Yes, we know we have our deadlines. You are accountable for your own life. You have to decide your priorities. I love my work. I love myself a little bit more. If you’re fit, only then can you chase your dreams.

5. Stop giving excuses

“I don’t have time,” ” I chase deadlines.”

Sounds familiar?  You work everyday. You eat everyday. Do  you feel the same commitment towards your exercise routine? Mostly, not. Because, you think you can afford to skip it. You’ll do it some other day. #Whatever. All you have been doing now is finding excuses. Just as you find time to eat, you should find time for your fitness mantra.  Prioritize it-NOW.

6. Fix that Problem-Area

What are the hurdles in your fitness routine? Is your office located away from your residence? Either change your residence or your job. Are you overloaded with work? Learn the fine art of saying no. You don’t have to do everything that lands in your plate.

I found my problem-area. I spent hours working in front of my computer screen. Now, I take frequent breaks without worrying  what people say.

Remember, your mental wellbeing is as important as your physical wellbeing. Unless you make fitness a habit, you won’t see the results. Work on it every single day. That’s the only way to make it a habit.

How will you make fitness a habit this New Year?

This article is written as a part of Gympik Fit-A-Thon contest and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. Gympik is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused.

Thank you, #Gympik

 

 

Dedicated to people who seek the old-school romance 🙂

Love is a feeling….a beautiful feeling.

Love is sometimes an illusion, sometimes fulfilling…
Love is sometimes a beautiful gesture, at times a false promise

Love, to me, is all-encompassing, at times stifling…
Love is about letting go…when you still want to hold on to…
Love in this age of convenience is merely a tool….
A tool because everyone has it…
A tool because you want it…
Not because you feel it in your heart
But, because you need it…
You see it everywhere….
Love is in fashion, love needs to be flaunted
Is this love? Or, something unwanted?

Trends come and trends go…
Love will always stay.

But, will it stay? Should it stay?

Is love about growing old together?
Or, is love about letting go of….Love itself?

Love is a complex feeling. if you feel it…

I wish to let it go…..
So, that it comes back to me to stay one day.

Kashmira Lad Blog