Monsoon mayhem!

Rain, rain go away...
Come again another day......

It's raining squirrels & chipmunks (of lesser volume than cats & dogs, but quite daunting, nevertheless) here for the last couple of weeks..........non-stop showers & overcast skies have cast a gloomy spell on the whole city and scattered puddles & muddy roads greet us as we step out of the house each morning........ :(

The only good part is that, when the rain stops for a bit, the rejuvenating gusts of cool monsoon wind bring along a much-wanted freshness with them. Also, the refreshing smell of wet earth (which is one of my most favorite smells in the whole world - along with the likes of that of freshly-baked cakes & new books) is one of the best things about monsoon!

But, on the down side, I'm having to spend so much time every morning trying to find out clothes in which I can brave the heavy downpours...........& just don't ask about the shoes - figuring out what shoes will survive the puddles has become a monsoon-time nightmare!!!

Sunday saw a curb in the incessant rains.......the sky was cloudy, but the clouds seemed to be of the looks-can-be-deceptive kind.....hence, for once in a long while, I decided to step out in style! :)

The pops of color here & there (red on the tee & ring, yellow on the feet & multi-colors on the wrist) were almost there as a shout-out to the grey skies.........

Isn't the patchwork flower brooch super-cute??? :))

A close-up of my nail-art-ed nails!!! A li'l bit of time-pass DIY with a bottle of nail paint & a marker goes a long way.........doesn't it?

Red tee: Brand Factory, Kolkata
Jersey camisole: H&M, thrifted
Denim: Lee Cooper, Kolkata
Flower brooch: Suan Lim night market, Bangkok
Hoop earrings: ???
Beaded bracelet: New Market, Kolkata
Bow ring: Acessorize, Bangalore
Silver stars thumb ring: New Market, Kolkata
Watch: Fastrack, gifted
Bag: Vintage, mom's
Gladiators: Platinum Mall, Bangkok

The wet state of things outdoors compelled me to do an indoor photo-shoot. Thankfully, my sister was in a better mood today! ;)

Now that Sunday's almost over, am miserably looking out for the Monday morning blues, or rather, greys! This coming week's gonna be choc-a-bloc, what with lots of work piled up at the office, some urgent monsoon-special shopping to be done, checking out the Sales that are slowly, but steadily making their way into the stores and packing that I need to start and finish!!! 
What say? heading off to Mumbai next weekend for a week-long trip (official) & am much excited about it! Mumbai is one of my most favorite cities in the world.........& any chance of visiting the city leaves me jumping with joy!!! :)) happily counting the days till I can stroll by the Marine Drive with the cool evening breeze caressing my face, enjoy the yummy fruity flavors of Naturals ice cream, slurp kala-khatta ice gola at Juhu beach, catch up with friends at Prithvi, go berserk shopping at Causeway & Hill Road and buy old books at excited already!!! 
And of course, this time round, I plan on catching up with some of the much-inspiring fashion bloggers from Mumbai.........fellowship bonding, anyone???

Have a great week ahead guys!!! :)

Till next time,
Asta la vista,
Polka Princess