Another one of Life's lessons

"You already possess everything necessary to become great..."

This is another of those lessons Life taught me through a one-of-it's-kind experience. A couple of days back, I visited the Dominique Lapierre Centre of Excellence for Disabled, a home for disabled & orphaned children, in order to celebrate the Foundation Day of the organisation I work for with those who are less fortunate than us. We spent the whole day there, gave gifts to the children, sang, danced, organised a Magic Show for the kids, cut a cake, clicked pictures & enjoyed every minute of it. Looking at those children....some sightless, some speechless, most homeless.......yet all with a smile on their innocent faces......I realised that in a way they are braver, stronger & more extraordinary than any of us! Their lit up faces & toothless, yet hearty smiles made a lasting impression on my mind & heart.........I had to hold back my tears while parting from them.......that day I understood - we may possess many things that they don't...but they posses everything necessary to be great - & I would request all of you out there to spend some time with such sections of humanity who need our wishes, our support & us.......spread the smile doesn't cost you anything, yet it's invaluable! :D

Coming back to fashion, today was one of the rare days when I dressed up for office. Though the official dress code at my workplace is 'formal', we generally adhere to the unofficial 'semi-formal' one. But today, I went down another notch & flaunted a 'smart-casual' look......proper, yet with li'l elements of fun!

This white cotton top is one of the most versatile pieces of my looks equally chic with corduroys, denims as well as formal trousers, hence can be used for both casual & semi-formal looks. Also, being white and cotton, it's perfect for a hot day spent at work (even though the air around us in the office is conditioned, still, have to think of the journey to & from home too!). The peep of yellow adds the fresh & bright touch to the whole sober white & beige combo. 

Cotton Top: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Yellow Tank Top: Pantaloons, Kolkata
Corduroys: Shopper Stop, Kolkata

I added the grey brooch for a fun twist to the whole "going-to-work" feel of the look!

Shades: H&M, gifted by friend
Crochet Brooch: Suan Lim Night Market, Bangkok
Earrings: An exhibition, Pune

My bangles always help me to add a dash of color to my outfits. And a no-nonsense watch with a MOP dial maintains the corporate connection.

Bangles: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Watch: Kenneth Cole, Shoppers Stop, Kolkata

My favourite pair of yellow gladiators were an obvious choice for finishing off the look.

Gladiators: Platinum Mall, Bangkok

Nearing the end of the week always brings a smile to my face....... :)

Till next time, keep it stylish guys!

Polka Princess


  1. hi polka princess .. loved every piece.... specially the white top and the brooch..

  2. Anupriya u nt only a fashionista but i can undstan u r a gud human being too...:)

    i absolutely agree wid u, these kids r much much stronger nd braver dan any of us...
    ohh luk at thier twinklin eyes!!!

    luv d stylin babes!!
    mre dan dat, m in luv wid dat cute smile of urs in d 3rd pic...sooo natural...
    loads of luv!!:)

  3. @Puja: Thanx dear! The brooch is a personal favourite of mine too! :)
    @Aarti: I swear! Their twinkling eyes & sweet smiles will remain etched in my memory forever...!
    Thanx for all d compliments babe! Muah!
    P.S.-Don't forget the illustration!! ;)

  4. Amazing, you're a beautiful girl with a BIG heart <3 Amazing style darling :)
    I like your blog, I hope you're going to take the time to visit mine - I have a feeling you'll like it :)) Can't wait to hear from you and of course feel free to follow me anytime (if you like my blog of course :))! <3

  5. Great post on the kds..We do take soo many things for granted till you meet these kinds who are full of joy ...Lesson to be learnt..truly..

    and: Love your brooch...:)

  6. I love the sandals and your hair. Cute outfit all together. Come and visit me too when you have time.


  7. @Sabina: Thanx a ton dear! I DO like your blog...& following it too! Do follow mine if you want.. :))
    @Natasha: You are right planning to visit more such places now...& the brooch is my fav too! :)
    @Ellinor: Thanx a lot! Your blog's quite ineteresting.... :)

  8. am liking the white top, yellow slip and yellow strap sandals combo

  9. That is a very noble thing to do, thanks for the positive message. Fashion wise, what's there not to LOVE, you look amazing BRILLIANT from head to toe, you're such an inspiration indeed :)


  10. Oh...but it's YOU who's the inspiration dear!!! Hugs! :)

  11. Really great that u took your time out to visit..:) I loved your bangles ...


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