Of late, the newspapers have been filled with tragedies (more pronounced ones) and the social media is abuzz with messages expressing condolence, grief and, not surprisingly, a lot of hate and anger. After reading some messages on my Facebook feed, I feel the latter two are doing more harm than good in this case - turning a lot of sensible, compassionate people into the villains that they are trying to fight. I am also surprised as to how selective our grief is! While I too grieve the Paris attacks as much as any human is bound to, I fail to see why we do not feel the same pain for the perpetual terror victims in Nigeria, Sudan or Beirut and Baghdad? Of course standing up for someone is better than standing up for no one at all but it would help eventually if we and our governments could gather some more courage and stand up also for those, who probably need our support the most.
Okay, okay, I know a fashion blog is the last place for such weighty subjects but this little blog of mine has also become my diary where I feel free to pour my heart out. I sincerely hope I don't bore anyone with my constant reflections.
Now, time for some cheerful trivia - you can shop at Nordstrom Rack and get a Diane von Fürstenberg sweater for a penny! No, I am not trying to promote the store, I am just saying what happened. I bought this pink DVF sweater for a penny this Saturday. It is a gamble because you cannot know if the item you have picked is going to be marked down to a penny, unless you take it to the cash register. So, I guess, I was lucky that way.
Here are some pictures that I took yesterday. I wanted the outfit to be very comfy, hence the stocky, flat boots. Let me know how you liked my penny-pinching purchase!
Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi
Sweater - Diane von Fürstenberg (similar here)
Faux Leather Skirt - Just Fab (similar here)
Boots - Guess (worn here before)
Watch - Tissot (worn here before)
Earrings - Old