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MONDAY MOOD- FLORAL FOR FALL

Fall is finally here and I couldn't have been more excited. I love fall not only for its chillier mornings and mesmerizing yellow and orange leaves but I also love it more coz my blazers and jackets get to see light often. No kidding, I am a girl of jackets and blazers and over the years have racked up a collection which definitely needs more sartorial love this time around. 

Well, besides the few things why I look forward to the cooler weather, there is one more thing rather print that is giving me an adrenaline rush this fall and that is FLORALS. From plaid to animal to paisley, any print you pick and that's probably trending, including florals. Summer is all about prints in lighter hues but come fall and those prints get placed against much darker and richer backdrops. 

If I were to wear prints, I would wear it all year around and I am excited that the designers are making a serious case for fall floral dresses, so if you find me wearing more florals and animal prints, don't blame me.......-wonk wonk!  What are you excited about this fall??? 

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MASSIMO DUTTI dress // ZARA heels // ZARA bag // ANTHROPOLOGIE necklace 


EASY-PEASY, MY AWARD WINNING PLUM CAKE

I had been craving to make a plum cake all summer long, but something or the other kept coming in the way of making this fresh fruity cake. For the most part of my summer, I was in India, where supposedly I am on vacation from my kitchen duties and then when I came back, I had other things both at work and home, and I just couldn't find the time to bake one. Thanks to my trip to the supermarket last week, I caved in at the sight of fresh plump plums and bought some home......thereafter rest is history. 

I perused far and wide for an easy low sugar GF recipe and found this one in one of the cookbooks I got from the local library. This one here today is made using regular flour, but you could totally substitute that with gluten-free flour. The recipe is really simple, with the simplest of recipes and the tastiest of cakes. What made the process faster was my new OSTER HAND MIXER WITH HEATSOFT TECHNOLOGY. What it does is with a push of a button, it starts to heat the hard butter stick, eventually melting it in seconds. So it cuts down the softening-butter time. I call this an award-winning cake coz it tastes amazingly fresh, doesn't need too much effort and your family is sure to go gaga over it's yumminess......a win-win in everyone's books! 

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STYLE SWAP TUESDAYS - CLOSET CONFESSIONS

Happy Tuesday lovelies!

Closet confessions...........mmmm, let me think...- honestly if my closet could speak for itself, it would go on unceasingly. As a fashion blogger, it is expected of me to have a flawlessly organized and equipped closet that has all the essentials that anyone would need to get awed. But this is not the case, I have a few basics missing and a few unwanted items in excess. 
So, let me cut to the chase, and allow me to make a few confessions on behalf of my ever expanding closet.

First- I don't have the basics that hold the closet together. I don't own basic tank tops, a multi-way bra, nude/skin color tights and body shapers to name a few. Reason for not owning these- I feel constrained in tank tops and body shapers. I understand that for any outfit to fall smooth, you need to have an overall body shaper, but truthfully, I dread the sight and thought of these tight, body-hugging, man-made materials. 

Second - I don't own a single pair of black trousers or an LBD ( little black dress ). These 2 are considered to be the wardrobe builders, but unfortunately, I don't own either of the two. I have previously and publicly announced of my flat butt, and this always comes in my way of finding a butt and hip-hugging trouser. All these years, every time I have stepped into a store with the purpose of buying trousers, I have always found myself lost in the sea. Same with the LBD, I haven't been able to figure out the right silhouette for me. 

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MANGO blazer // MADEWELL jeans // ZARA pink bodysuit // ZARA bag // SUGARFIX BY BAUBLEBAR earrings c/o 



MONDAY MOOD- RANDOM THINGS AND THOUGHTS

It's been a while I played RANDOMOCITY on the blog, so why not today be the day!! Just in case you are new to this game, the rules are simple: I just spin my past week and weekend around and share all the wins and losses... in simple words: I talk about a few random things from the week/end before and share all the thoughts that have been lingering in my mind.

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J CREW jumpsuit ( same )  // CUSTOM-MADE blazer ( similar )  // ZARA bag // SCHUTZ pumps