Last year, I went for the desert safari when I visited Dubai, and as much as I wanted to blog about it, I thought I still didn't know enough, as a single experience doesn't really cut it. So this time, we went again, and I made sure we took a different agency and route instead of sticking to the same as the previous. Both were enjoyable in their own ways, and both had their perks and cons. And basically, you really get what you pay for.
One fine overcast day in Dubai, I just put on a pretty dress and my red lipstick and stepped out to spend the day at themall. Little did I know that day would be full of "reds" for me. From the red accents on my dress, to the shade of lipstick I wore that was conveniently called "red velvet" and my red polka dot sunnies, I also chanced upon a pretty display of a red Vespa, and sat in a red tram, realized at one point of time I was surrounded by tiny red flowers, and even ate red velvet concrete! And I wondered to myself, when did my life get so poetic?!
We've all felt the pressures of attending wedding celebrations, whether we've been the brides ourselves or the immediate family members or even just a guest. The age old question of what to wear. And as much as most of us guests and family members would like the bride to shine on her special day, we would not like to be left far behind! And then some of us also have our destination weddings that seem to be quite a thing now. The dilemmas are just never ending!
With the body positive movement that has been rampant in recent times, I'd like to address another issue that most of us face, which we may not even realize and acknowledge. While most of us are already body positive or are still getting there, there's this thing called "vanity sizing" that seems to hinder our progress. If you don't know what that means, in the most simplest terms, a brand labels it's sizes smaller than a regular size. So if Brand A has a pair of 28 waist denims, Brand B will use the vanity sizing method and run the same pair with the label saying 27 or 26. And which woman doesn't like to wear a size smaller than they do usually? We all do right. Also most of us would prefer brand B to brand A, since A makes us feel bigger.
Just recently I was discussing some very important topics with my blogger friends with included something as I liked to call the "girl code" or what most women think is the girl code. The whole idea that to appear prim and well dressed and be praised for your fashion choices, you have to don a pair of heels, always. While I myself have a penchant for heels, I'm sure you know what my blog is called by now, but there always is a time and a place. We are unfortunate enough to live in a place which is not even high-heel friendly and while you think heels will elongate your calves and strengthen your gams, the potholed pavements will land you with a sprained ankle instead.
I love dressing up. I mean going all out. Wearing my finest and maybe my most expensive dress. I wait for an occasion where I can deck myself up, because who doesn't love to look pretty and show-off? It could be a wedding or an anniversary celebration or a festive occasion or a birthday. And fortunately in India we have a number of festive celebrations so most of us fashion conscious women have scores of precious and pretty clothes in our closets that we're always eager to wear.