July 29, 2011

Wearing my heart on my sleeves...er..fingers....

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Helloooooooooo lovelies!!! Hope you all had had a great week.......and are having a rocking start to the weekend! :)

After a double dose of colorful outfits (refer to my last 2 posts here & here), I thought I'd soothe your eyes with a neutral one.......& what better place to wear neutrals than at office??? Hence, after a loooooooooong time, I'm sharing with you all something that I'd worn to office one of these days.......hope you won't find this outfit too dull to be on my colorful personality!! ;)

Thought I'd give the bright colors a rest.........& hence, put together some neutral shades such as grey & beige....

Couldn't resist adding a wee bit of color here & there though! The purple flower brooch added to the silver necklace & the yellow heart ring provided the right pops!!! :))

I love peeptoes! Specially when my toes are all bright & shiny!!! Dontcha all agree with me???

Belted shirt: Thrifted, Kolkata
Trousers: Allen Solly, Kolkata
Aviators: Aldo, Kolkata
Chinese fan neckpiece: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Crochet flower: Actually a hair pin, DIY-ed to a brooch, Indra Market, Bangkok
Heart ring: Accessorize, Kolkata
Peeptoe wedges: Enroute, Kolkata

For the lack of anything better to say (my mind is drawing a blank right now......no idea why!), am taking your leave for now........have a fantastic weekend guys!!!!!!!! Love ya all!!!!! Mwah! <3

Till next time,
Polka Princess
July 24, 2011

Go Green!

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Well......am still going strong on the posting front with outfits from my recent trip out of town. :)

And for no particular reason, I had absolutely gone on a color-crazy dressing spree while on that trip.........so please bear with another dose of bright blocks (in agreement with Dusk, I'm not "blocking out" any color here) patches of colors on me this time round too! (In case you've no idea what I'm talking about, check out my last post here)

On another note, the organisation I work for has suddenly switched to a Go Green mode! The CEO is sending long mails with tips on how to be a more eco-friendly employee, the desktop backgrounds are all green-themed now & there are regular updates on how to conserve electricity, save water or recycle. It has definitely stirred up a sense of induced responsibility in some of the employees, while for some others it's just another gimmick they think the company will get tired of soon......
As for me, the whole shenanigan didn't make much of a difference......coz I already know most of what the mailers are preaching........& I also do practise all those Earth-saving acts.
But it set me thinking........what if my employers wouldn't have thought up of this whole activity??? Would the people, who are following the rules just because the CEO says them, have cared to do something towards the betterment of this environment? Would the employees, who realised the importance of these acts only when they came to them in black & white, have thought twice before leaving a water tap running or leaving the office without turning off their PCs? Probably not. 
Does that mean that we are all becoming mechanical, spoon-fed babies who doesn't have a mind of their own? Can't people do those li'l things that help save the Earth without others having to brainwash them about it??? I mean.......isn't it our very fundamental duty, as Earthlings, to see to it that our planet is safe & sound???
Hell.....nobody needed to tell me that I should not leave a tap running coz somewhere out there, there maybe someone in dire need of those few drops of water..........nobody had to teach me turn off all electricity when I'm leaving a place (be it my home or office)...........nobody's mail had given me the idea of using already-used paper for printing stuff that I needed only for my reference (or for that matter, printing only when it was most necessary - one didn't need to print everything!).........
These very li'l everyday things add up to a lot when everyone all around the world do them!!! And as one of the updates on my office desktop read:

"There are no passengers on spaceship Earth.........we are all crew"

Now before I blabber any more, let's go on to the pictures............incidentally, I'm wearing green.........& you can see all the greenery in the background........green with envy, anyone???

Well......this is one of my rare posts where I'm not in a mood to talk much about my outfit........please bear.....

Green cotton tunic: Commercial Street, Bangalore
Purple leggings: Brand Factory, Kolkata
Not-so-pink shrug: Shoppers Stop, Kolkata
Pink spaghetti: Pantaloons, Kolkata
Necklace: Ayesha, Bangalore
Bangles: Assorted, Mumbai/Bangalore/Kolkata
Watch: Kenneth Cole, Kolkata
Flip-flops: Puma, Kolkata
Smile: My own

I've already written way too much for the day......so gonna give myself a rest now....

I spent my Sunday out on a photo-walk with friends (that's when we go on an excursion to a particular place to click photographs)........pictures coming soon! :)

How did you guys spend the weekend? And how are you gearing up for the week ahead???

Dreading the return of the Monday,
Polka Princess
July 16, 2011

Color me crazy!!

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Hey guys! Sorrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyy for being such an irregular member of the blogosphere.............but as you all know (Or at least, those of you who have read my last post know), I've been travelling for around a week & was back only last Sunday. I know that another 5 days have passed since then........& am posting only now! But I was just sooooo busy with all the pending work-load and with sorting out all the snaps from my trip..... :)

My sincere apologies for not being able to visit any of your blogs or commenting on them.......let me assure you that I'm back in full swing starting right this moment.......& will pay regular visits to all my favorite blogs soon!! :))

Ok.............now for the good news.............I've got quite a few outfit posts coming up courtesy my recent trip.............and I've got some nice photographs for you all too! (my regular readers will be knowing of the crazy & passionate photographer hidden in me!)

All of you who have been following my humble efforts at fashion blogging are aware of my love for colors. You'll mostly find me covered in bright & colorful clothes & accessories. For me, colors signify all the various aspects of my life - without colors, I'm as good as dead! No.......that doesn't mean that I shy away from neutrals...........in fact, aren't Black & White colors as well??? ;)

Why all the sudden hullabaloo about colors - you say??? Well............that's because today's outfit is another tribute to my love of mixing & matching colors! I love love love putting different colors together and creating visually bright & vibrant combinations...! Moral of the story - I love colors and colors love me!!! :))

My eyes are not closed........am actually looking down (God knows why, though!!)

My office trip took me to this pretty resort in Karnala (around 2.5 hrs drive from Mumbai)..........I just fell in love with all the greenery!! :)

I've always had this thing for the blue-green combination...........and the yellow just made things better, didn't it???

Fooling around..............full Bollywood heroine style!! ;)

My coral bag complemented my coral nails!! :))

Accessories comprised of the quintessential Owl neckpiece, my usual stack of miscellaneous bangles, some silver rings & my watch

Happy feet!! ^_^

Jersey tunic: Brand Factory, Kolkata
Green tights: BK Market, Kolkata
Owl neckpiece: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Earrings: Accessorize, Bangalore
Blue wooden bangle: Some fair, Kolkata
Jade bangle: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Striped bangle: Fabindia, gifted
Silver rings: New Market, Kolkata
Watch: Kenneth Cole, Kolkata
Tote: BK MArket, Kolkata
Gladiators: Platinum Mall, Bangkok

Thus the chronicles of my colorful outfit comes to an end.........hope you all didn't need sunnies to view the pictures!! ;P

Hope you all are having a great weekend!

*Letting you in on a secret* Am sitting at my desk in office right now & posting this........tee hee!! *wink* *wink*

Looking forward to a nice Sunday -  have got a couple of movies to catch up on! :)

Till next time,
Love & hugs,
Polka Princess

P.S.: This post has been submitted for the Color Brigade entry......please, please pleeeeeaaaasssseee do "like" my entry & click on the link to vote for me!!!! Thanx guys! :)


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