Welcoming winter...& a noble giveaway...

Helloooooooo lovelies..........wassup with y'all??? Hope you guys are having a nice week!

I'm back after a long, long time (though I regularly visited and commented on the amazing posts of my blogger friends!).....I was just too busy to think about or put together pictures for a post......*hope-you-don't-mind-and-even-I-missed-you-all grin*

I had & am still having an awfully hectic & busy week!! What with the party season & Christmas being around the corner.......I have my hands full! In fact, I've been wanting to put up a post since the last 3 days......but was just too lazy to dig up an outfit that'll be good enough to be photographed! Moreover.......I heralded the arrival of winter with a terrible & frustrating cold!!! :(

But not to worry........am better (though still sniffling) now.......& today I had woken up with a strong resolve of putting up a new post before hitting the bed tonight! :))

Though my city experiences one of the mildest versions of winter in the country......& we are still watching the teasers of the main movie.......a journey out of the house still demands a light jacket & of course, a stole/muffler. (More so, thanks to my vulnerable blood cells - my white ones put up a specially weak fight in this season)

But all in all.........I'm loving the chill in the air.........the slightly foggy streets of the early morning (though that's not something I see often......late to bed & late to rise is my mantra!).........the cozy warmth of the blanket.........the musty smell of the woolens..........& of course, the ultimate excitement of layering!!! :D

It was a particularly glum morning (you all must be thinking, "Glum?? But then what's all this sunshine???"......well, when I had the time to pose for pictures, it was well past afternoon!).....& all my thoughts about the workload waiting for me at office made it more so! So, I thought of putting together bright colors........it served as an instant uplifter of my mood!! :))

This jersey knit shrug is light & was just perfect for the slight nip in the air. And the muffler was much needed to protect my sore throat from the chill! Since both my top & shrug were of contrast solid colors, I  donned the multi-colored scarf to complement the multi-colored embroidery of the top.

A look at the colorful embroidered front of my top sans the scarf......I fell in love with these bright & cheery paisleys as soon as I saw 'em! The top also has very cute honeycombed neckline & hem. Also, don't you think this shade of cobalt strikingly sets off the green of the top? 

Embroidered cotton top: Hill Road, Bandra, Mumbai
Jersey knit shrug: Linking Road, Bandra, Mumbai
Beige corduroys: Shoppers Stop, Kolkata

What's with my weird expression? Can't really remember what I was doing thinking trying to express at that particular moment!!! :P

Since I had a scarf around my neck, I had to deny my neckpieces their day out! Hence, went all out with the bangles........piled 'em on as usual......my regular dose of bright colors! :)

Multicolored metal bangle & Jade bangle: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Blue & white wooden bangle: Commercial Street, Bangalore

These are a pair of my most comfortable heels.........they are original snake-skin leather that I had picked up from a Snake Farm in Bangkok! The green is a really chic shade that goes with a lot of colors.......& the whole look is very smart.......I feel! What do you guys think???

Snake-skin pumps: Snake Farm, Bangkok

Sooooooooooo..............that's how I'm ushering in winter this year.........have lots planned for the season - cool parties, fun outings with friends & family, stylish layerings and enjoying Christmas & New Year!!! :))

I'd also like to take this opportunity for asking all of you to help me support a noble cause. Everyday we come across distressing news about so many mishaps & undesired phenomena happening around the world that affects the lives of hundreds of people........specially little children who are unable to protect themselves from all these disasters. We may read or listen to such news, slump our shoulders, try to visualise the distressing conditions of these kids, feel really bad about it, sigh & verbally sympathise with these unfortunate children............but do we ever actively do anything to help them in their times of need? If the answer is "no", then here's your chance of doing something worthwhile for these unprivileged kids. WILOH is an eco-friendly streetwear brand whose every sale is matched with a donation to a child in need through Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S), a charity that works for the cause of children affected by poverty or natural disasters. You can check out the website of Wiloh for more details.
My sweet blogger friend Jemina is doing an amazing giveaway to support this cause by Wiloh. You can get a chance to win a free Wiloh T-shirt of your choice by following the simple rules mentioned in the post here. Do check it out friends & be sure to spread the word..................coz every word will help these children to take a better step towards future. Let's help Wiloh support this noble cause!!

Have a wonderful winter friends..........not to mention a rocking weekend!!!!!!!!!!

Lots of love,
Polka Princess