December 28, 2013

Insta-year!!

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Yes...we have all started our countdowns to the NYE.....haven't we? :)

The superstitious ones can heave a sigh of relief - 20'13' is about to end! (Is it just me, or does anybody else feel that this year had an eerily large number of Friday-the-13ths?)
The party animals can be happy - here's one more reason to celebrate!
Most of us have sat down more than once to make that much-needed list of New Year resolutions. And almost all of those who have, still have an empty or incomplete list. :P

This year has been quite a good one for me.
Of course, it has had its ups & downs.
But overall, there are a lot of things I owe to 2013:

  • Meeting quite a few new people (really or virtually), who have gone on to become great friends. They are so much a part of my life now, that it seems quite unbelievable that it's not even been an year since I know them!!
  • Taking Howrah Bridge to new heights - showcasing at new exhibitions, stocking at new stores, getting numerous international orders & even getting featured in electronic & print media....this year has surely been good to my brand!
  • Travelling. A LOT. This surely has been an year close to my traveloholic heart! From enjoying the fashion week in Mumbai to a family holiday in Gujarat to having a blast at BFF's wedding at Agra - I have been all over the country this year!
  • Getting this blog a lot of attention. I have collaborated with quite a few brands/websites this year for reviews & giveaways, thus giving my blog it's share of mileage. But if everything works out fine, then 2014 is going to be bigger & better as far as Chappals vs Stilletoes is concerned. :D
  • Last, but not the least, bonding - with friends, with family, with the guy - this year has seen me grow closer to my loved ones and spend many special moments with them. Hope 2014 knows about the expectations it has to live up to! ;)
Oh! And did I say that 2013 gave me my new phone.........and along with it, INSTAGRAM??? [Blackberry, unfortunately, didn't support this app and so, I was deprived of this lovely thing till I got my new Samsung Galaxy Grand!]

Yes, I got introduced to Instagram halfway through the year....and it has been an incessant love affair ever since! <3
So, when I sat down to write this year-end post, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite Instagram-ed moments with you all....it would be a fitting goodbye to 2013! 


Snippets from my terrace garden

Live. Laugh. Love. :)

Color play!

Quirky cushions by HOWRAH BRIDGE

Moustache mania! :P

Starbucks on my Mumbai trip

Nail art! ^_^

Sandal shopping in Gujarat

Sharing bookshelves with the sister...

Some Autumn layering! #ootd

DIY tassel earrings inspired by Pinterest :D

Henna-ed hands at BFF's wedding!

Friends dropping by to support on exhibition day! :))

Christmas gift to self! <3

Dessert platter on a lunch date! ^_^

Ending the year with pretty flowers! 

So, if you like what you see here, then surely do follow @anupriyadg on Instagram! 

Wishing everybody the most wonderful holidays and hope you all ring in 2014 with a blast!!! 

See you next year fellas!


Season's greetings,
Anupriya DG
December 13, 2013

Gujarat Style File

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Yes....I'm almost dome with the wedding marathon! (Just have my friend's reception party left to attend on the 14th)

And in between all the wedding madness, there were quite a few people who discovered the make-up pro in me!
I did the make-up & hair for my friend on her Engagement day, and soon after I had a long list of assignments on hand starting with the friend's mom & sister and going on to cover almost all her female relatives! :P
The result? I was the last one to reach the venue on both engagement & wedding days. *sigh* 

Coming back to the blog, now that you guys have had a virtual tour of the state of Gujarat where I had my last family vacay............here's a brief update on what I wore while I was clicking those pictures! :D



Day 1: Sightseeing around Ahmedabad
[Moustache tee: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai | Black denims: Shoppers Stop | Scooter print bag: Max | Yellow & gold link chains necklace: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai | Black & blue wayfarers: Shoppers Stop | Green suede loafers: Enroute]


Day 3: Road travel
[Tee: Pantaloons | Cobalt pants: Vero Moda | Scooter print bag: Max | Black & blue wayfarers: Shoppers Stop | Watch: Anne Klein | Green suede loafers: Enroute]


Day 4: Temple hopping in Dwarka
[Monochrome tee: Sepia | Yellow denims: BK Market, Kolkata | Hot Air balloon pendant: BK Market, Kolkata | Moustache bracelet: Youshine | Aviators: Acessorize | Black floral ring: ASOS | Blue studded flats: BK Market, Kolkata]


Day 6: Sightseeing around Bhuj
[Monochrome striped tee: Max | Cobalt pants: Vero Moda | Scooter print bag: Max | Spikes necklace: Linking Road, Mumbai | Black & blue wayfarers: Shoppers Stop | Green suede loafers: Enroute]



And yes...I carried this one bag throughout the trip! Trust me, you can put the whole world & its neighbors inside this quirky thing! :D

I have a whole lot of fun collaborations & product reviews coming up! Stay tuned fellas!


Lots of love,
Anupriya DG

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