Friday, May 27, 2011

Sun + sand + sea = a happy me!!!

An impromptu li'l trip to a  nearby seaside town with family..............and am back fresh & tanned!!!

Sorry, but I didn't get any time to notify you all about my wee li'l absence from Blogger (actually from the Internet, for that matter!) for the past 4 really really backlogged as far as reading all your lovely posts & commenting on them are concerned.......but am working on it..........& will catch up soon! Promise!!! :)

The place I was dragged to by my family (I was in no mood to go to some sunny place & get tanned in this heat!!) is a small seaside town in a neighboring state which is a hub for sun-n-sand maniacs throughout the year! Even this fierce heat & high temparatures couldn't deter hordes of tourists from thronging the place.............& on reaching, I felt as if the whole world & it's neighbors are gathered there to celebrate some obsolete tradition I didn't know about!! But at the end of 4 relaxing days there, I felt that the sun, the sand & the sea was quite rejuvenating for the mind & body..............& hence am back now with new vigour & energy............and of course, with an outfit post for you all! :))

As you can see, I simply couldn't resist doing a shoot on one of the beaches............& while at it, I kept on wishing (all in vain) that if only I had such beautiful locations to shoot at nearer to home!! Sigh!

This is at the Sun Temple at Konark, near Puri (that's the place I visited) which is one of the oldest & most important monuments in India. The whole temple was carved out of stone eons ago by skilled workers. There are intricate carvings & idols all over the temple.
But sadly, most of it is getting damaged & breaking off in places (because of various external circumstances like vandalism, natural disasters etc.), for which renovation work is being done by the Govt of India to restore the heritage.

The Chandrabagha beach is around half an hour's drive from the main town of Puri............but it's a much cleaner & nicer one, less-frequented by the masses. I was in a sunny mood to match the holiday vibes & thought I'll go for bright blocks of colors for a whole day's outing!!

This tank is one of my fav thrifted pieces........its soft, comfy & the color went beautifully with my coral capris. The cotton capris,  on the oether hand, were a aperfect pair for the beach..........lightweight, comfortable & great for travelling all over the place in!

I threw on the shrug to keep the wind out & some of the tan too!!! Again, the cobalt perfectly complemented the kelly green of the tank & the coral of the capris! :)

As for the accessories, I went all Boho with a string of beads, a stack of multi-colored bangles, my super-cute bow ring & a very sassy denim flower brooch......

And of course, my loyal pair of aviators to keep the blinding sun out of my eyes! Also note, my peace sign ear studs & bright green nail paint!!!

P.S.: The  striped wooden bangles came the other day in a surprise gift package sent by an adorable friend, along with lots of other awesome stuff, which you'll get to see here sooner or later! It was just super-sweet of her! Thanx a bunch Susha!!! Mwah! :)

P.P.S: Can you see my sis on the other side of the camera reflected in my sunnies??? ;)

Last, but not the least, my favorite pair of Puma flip-flops was my constant companion on my seaside sojourn. And the multicolored beaded anklet adds the perfect Boho touch! :))

The sea, the sea: calling out to you & me..
Waves rush in to caress the sand
Only to roll out again...

~ Lilian B. Rose

Tank: Thrifted, Fashion Street, Mumbai
Cotton capris: Les Femmes, Kolkata
Jersey shrug: Linking Road, Mumbai
Beaded nacklace: Platinum Mall, Bangkok
Jade bangle: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Turquoise wooden bangle: Commercial Street, Bangalore (I think!)
Striped wooden bangles: FabIndia, gifted by friend
Denim flower brooch: Venus 11, Etsy
Bow ring: Accessorize, Bangalore
Peace sign ear studs: New Market, Kolkata
Beaded anklet: Linking Road, Mumbai
Watch: Kenneth Cole, Kolkata
Aviators: Aldo, Kolkata
Flip-flops: Puma, Kolkata

More pics from my little vacay coming soon..........have not sorted through the 300-odd snaps yet. Am heading towards my favorite blogs now..........need to check out all that I've missed out on during the last few days!

Have a happy weekend guys!!! Keep smiling...... :))

P.S.: Do you guys think I've tanned much???

Do lemme know...

Polka Princess


  1. Well nice collection....Though the shrug gives a feel that the cool november breeze is on.... :D...I really feel perplexed at some times.....Whats more important for the girls - To hide their tan(though its one of the most coveted thing now- ask atul kasbekar) or bear the summer heat under the extra skins.... :D

  2. You are as beautiful as ever. Love how you mix colours so naturally.

  3. Ah!!!1 look like a total beach babe! Love the colours and the accessories go sooooo well with it! Love the peace symbol studs the most...I have to hit New Market when I come home next!

  4. what a great post .. a perfect beach look.. and bright and happy... and you do not look much tanned .. in fact it is a healthy happy tan .. enjoy..

  5. I think the sun n the sand suits you well..You are radinat and glowing :)

  6. wow, you look total bohemaian!!!really great look!!..and very apt for beach..and what i like most is its all color and not white!!!

    i have been to ouri and konark and loved the place..its perfect for weekend getaway from kolkata!!
    love all your pics!!

  7. You who loves color could give a master class on color blocking- I love how you wear it. Great pics on the beach. Looking forward to your vacay pics. Actually, I love your photography so much, I look forward to any and all of your pics. muah! -Bella Q

  8. loved all pics...u r so natural !!!
    Puri is one of my favourite weekend destinations too...loved this post


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  9. @Swabarna: The heat was not so much that I couldn't put on a light layer.......& I don't follow trends (hence don't care whether a tan is in or not!).....I just feel that I can't afford to get more tanned! ;)
    @Holly: Sure thing babe......I'll tell you the exact store if you want! :)
    @Bella: You are just too generous with the words glad I can make you smile once in a while! :))

  10. WOW,I am so jelous...I wish to be there too! You look beautiful as always and these photos are awesome!
    Happy weekend,

  11. Hey gurl..u have blocked perfectly!!The cobalt and the coral work efforlessly (My Fav :))..Thank you for stopping by my blog:)

  12. You do look tanned! I'm a little jealous, I'm not going to lie :) It looks like you had a lovely time by the sea, even if you were dragged there against your will ;) I'm just in love with the bow ring you're wearing, and the bright combination of colours in your look is perfect for a sunny vacation.

  13. i love all your fun jewelry!

  14. Thank you so much girls!!! Much appreciated! Mwah! :)

  15. You look so beautiful.. I love the colours you have one
    Lee x

  16. i love all the colors in your outfit, it's so perfect for summer!

  17. That sure is some fabulous colour blocking honey! X

  18. your working the color blocking trend fabulously :)

  19. im really liking your colorful outfit! i'd love to go to a beach soon!

  20. I'm glad you had fun at the beach even if you didn't want to go in the beginning. I'd love to go to the beach right now, but it is freezing in Lake Tahoe!

  21. Awesome outfit n all ur posts are really awesome n like the way ur posts r .. u segregate posts into ethnic wear, office wear , casual wear , party wear that maked ur blog something special keep posting more..


  22. great color blocking, you look extra lovely in this post and i love the sun temple :)

  23. gorgeous photos! i love all your bright colors! your tan looks great too :)

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  25. Thank you so much everyone!!! :)

    The fact that you guys are dropping by to encourage me is much appreciated! :))

  26. cute love this kind
    of color block!!
    cute girl you rock ;)
    hope you'll follow me so i'll do the same

    Syriously in Fashion

  27. I really love your peace sign earrings :)

    I'm not much of a sun worshipper either but once I'm there and it's shining down on me by the sea, I'm not one to complain :) I just need a little encouragement.

    Looks like you had a great time.

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    Do stop by my Dorothy Perkins giveaway! :)

  29. love your ring so cute
    Please check out my blog and follow if you like, I promise to do the same for you!
    Hope to see you soon

  30. Love the flip flops, the anklet and the bangles... Colorful and lovely...goes well with your outfit.. !!


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