Monday, November 16, 2015

Cozy Pinks!

Hi All!

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 F├╝rstenberg 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 F├╝rstenberg (similar here)
Faux Leather Skirt - Just Fab (similar here)
Boots - Guess (worn here before)
Watch - Tissot (worn here before)
Earrings - Old

6 comments:

  1. Wow, you really were lucky! Gorgeous sweater and it looks fab on you. I agree with you too - these atrocities are equally terrible no matter where they happen. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Thanks Kate! Yes..this once I WAS lucky. :)
      And let's hope we don't have to see these atrocities anywhere anymore.

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  2. I disagree with you a blog purpose is to share how you feel and what you are passionate and inspired by and it doesn't matter what the topic is about. If you can share your feelings on your own personal blog where else would be more appropriate. I say write about whatever you care about. I also agree that the media is lopsided on their coverage of tragedies of this nature and do not highlight the same issues in other parts of the world.
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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    1. Totally agree with you! That is the reason I try that there are no double takes or rethinking while I write for the blog. :) The first purpose of a blog should be a free expression of one's self. Also, yes...the media is of course unfair and I am glad at least a few people are able to see through that.

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