The Perfect Shift

My Bangalore life has been good to me. I work from home; get time to binge-watch Crime Patrol re-runs (don't judge me, pls); bake to my heart's content; cook fancy dishes for hubby and go out on shopping & ice-cream dates with my girlfriends.
You might even envy my chilled-out life in this city a bit. 
But this laid-back life, which majorly lacks in all the running-around I do while in Kolkata, is also giving me a few things that I would rather do without - namely; my love handles, slowly growing layers of cellulite and steadily-increasing digits of my weight. :(

Why don't I do something about it, you say? 
Well, for one, I'm too lazy to exercise at home and since I am in Bangalore half the month and in Kolkata rest of the time, enrolling in a gym is not of any use!
So, for the time being, I'm trying to keep my ever-growing curves in check. Any ideas are most welcome!


Ever since I have started to put on a bit (ok, maybe more than a bit) of weight, I have been on the lookout for the perfect shift dress - one that would not draw attention to my too-curvy-for-my-own-good curves, but not make me look like I am wearing a sack as well! 

I have my on-again, off-again love relationships with the numerous empire line & A-line dresses that I have, but finding the right shift dress was proving to be as elusive as getting yourself an eligible bachelor who's neither engaged, nor homosexual. (no offense pls)

I generally don't have much faith on Sale-time shopping, as most of the stuff I come home with are bought on whims that prove to be a so-so deal later. But sometimes, just sometimes, you get that item which becomes a lifelong love story.

Last week, while browsing through the sale at H&M - would you believe it if I said that I bought only a pair of black basic leggings from there? - I spotted a well-built woman wearing a chic pinstriped shift dress with bell sleeves that was the perfect shape & length. I eyed the dress for a good 10 minutes and was almost on the verge of asking the lady the origin of her buy!

Around an hour later, while looking through the racks at the Zara sale, I chanced upon the very same dress - there was only one piece hanging there, tempting me, that too in my size! 
Well, Karma might be a bitch to those who indulge in her bad side, but for others, she's an angel, right?

[Shift dress: Zara | Bag: Only | Slider sandals: Westside | Necklace: FabIndia | Watch: Fossil | On my nails: Sally Hansen | On my lips: Flaming Function by Lakme 9to5]

Well, now you see why I think I have found my shift dress soul-mate, don't you?

I took this red & white striped beauty for its maiden outing on my weekend Pondicherry trip and since it was way too hot there, I kept the look minimal with a contrast necklace, summer sandals and a big hobo to tote around my travel essentials in!

I can already think up of umpteen ways to style this number! You might just come across this dress a lot more times on the blog in the, be prepared! 

On the other hand, can't believe it's July already!!! Where's the year rushing by?

Have a great week ahead peeps!



  1. I hear ya on the weight creeping up in most undeserving parts, lol! Traveling doesn't help either for me. The best thing for me right now is not eating after 7pm but drink a lot of liquid which I really need. My favorite is now hot ginger drink without any sweetener (at night before I got to sleep). It makes me feel lighter in the mornings and don't want to overeat. Anyway, love your shift dress you put together with the necklace and bag. It's an easy dresser upper:) I need to get myself one if I ever get myself to the clothe shops. Cheers, Pingxo

  2. So pretty ! Anupriya !!/

  3. Love ur dress..n m still looking for my perfect shift dress! :(



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