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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 



STYLE SWAP TUESDAYS - PANTONE'S COLOR TREND FOR 2019

Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showing at NY Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season. With NY fashion week  ( #NYFW ) in full swing, the colors on the runway and realway serve as an indicator of the next season's color trend. 

Veering away from Pantone's last year's bright pastel colors, 2019 is looking promising with a bright and fiery palette. Shades like red, maroon, indigo blue, turmeric yellow, mango yellow, hot pink will be everywhere next year. 

Having said that, I have and will continue to wear brights coz :
1) I love bright and happy colors 
2) Mixing bright hues is my weakness 
3) Bright colors is now Pantone-approved for 2019


ZARA dress // J CREW heels // ZARA bag // ZARA  cropped trench