Sunday, 9 November 2014

Butt Out, Please

Home. Home feels safe. I can wear what I want to. Or maybe wear nothing, walk around naked. Sit with my legs wide apart, widest possible, trying to cover the entire bed, leave no damn space for no one.

Today I am dealing with these crappy mood swings. No, it's not one of those days. There has to be no fixed reason as to why I feel a certain way. Not everyday is same. I wake up feeling lost one day. I feel crazy the other day. And then some days I feel happy. I look forward to the days I get up feeling sexy and beautiful. About myself. About being a woman. About playing with my messy hair. About life. There are days I don't feel so nice about things. But I never forget to wear that smile along with the mascara, for people expect. Expect you to smile and look good. And yes, I like to go out. Go out often. Get a drink. Mingle with these beautiful people around. But there are times, I like to stay home. Or rather hide. The piercing looks of these animals (read humans) don't make me feel so comfortable. I see them staring. Of course I enjoy some attention. Who doesn't! But it doesn't feel very incredible to get ogled at. I don't think I need that to confirm how awesome I look today or how awesome my clothes are. My temporary mental status decides what I pull out of my wardrobe today. Sometimes I want to wear the prettiest Indian wear, and add a bindi. At times I want to step out in nothing but a loose shirt. And then there are days I want to wear the cutest feminine dress, and explore the world in my messy curls, looking for some company. But wait. Is the dress too short? Or maybe too much skin shows in this Indian Wear. The shirt lets you see my sultry long legs I don't always flaunt! Ah well, frankly, it doesn't really matter. I don't know how I sound when I say this but I don't see any variation in the count of pair of eyes laying on me, along with the change in clothes I make. Might step out in the most traditional wear, and still feel surrounded for crying out loud! So I feel like this fish grabbed out of water, restless to get back in, unsure if she would actually be able to feel the water run beneath her fins ever again. And similarly, I feel anxious to get back home. Home. Home feels safe. I can wear what I want to. Or maybe wear nothing, walk around naked. Sit with my legs wide apart, widest possible, trying to cover the entire bed, leave no damn space for no one. (Yeah, mom wouldn't be too happy with that.) And then pull out a fantasy fiction I enjoy reading. And then I decide to call a few friends home. Most of them are not of the same sex. Most of them are men. I don't get well along with girls. Maybe there is something wrong with me. And then when the hanging out session comes to an end, make sure nobody watches how there are different faces getting in/out of my house now and then. What would they think. Standing in the balcony, hiding a cigarette behind the wall, staring at the endless sky, and the buildings spread across the horizon, thinking what would they think. These buildings, these houses, each one with someone who feels the same way like I do. Needy. Angry. Tired. Excited. Worried. Look at these people running around. They look so tiny. As tiny as little crawly creepers. It's too long out in the open. I need to hide now. Shut the door. Look at the mirror. Oh, how I need someone to remind of my existence, my importance. Remind me that I am beautiful and needed. Still looking for a happy place. Clock ticks again, time to stop painting pictures in my head. There is work to be done. I need to think about dinner too. How could I forget the gathering to attend before that. At least it's going to be dark by the time I leave, thank lord for the dark evenings. The drink should help, a smoke would be just perfect. Only if I could do it as freely as I want to, without catching some attention. Starting to miss home already. But how I hate the fact that I need to quietly climb up the stairs when I get back at 2 in the night. For I don't want the neighbours to judge me.

Or maybe, I should not give a rats ass about what others think and expect out of me. Yes, that's the solution to all this. Stop judging, stop commenting on my lifestyle. Always need to dig in a little more before you make that nasty assumption, depending on my habits, my ways and the kind of clothes I wear. Stop telling me what needs to be done. Stop imposing. 
There is always an option. And option to #ButtOut of my way. 

Just trying to state a few of the many problems I face being a woman, a few primary ones, not creating a fuss. No, I am not. And if you think I am, remember the option I just gave you? #ButtOut

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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Find Me Somebody To Love

A quick outfit post. Have put together a few numbers from my wardrobe I am currently obsessing over. I could live-love-dance in this dress, um well, yeah the world knows my love for slouchy clothing. These chic sunnies you see here were sent to me recently by the kind peeps at Spektre Sunglasses, you are bound to fall in love with their collection. I can be seen with this pearl pendant with almost everything and every time I go out these days. Ladylike I feel when I wear it, I don't know the reason and relation behind feeling so. 

Dress : Zara
Boots : Romwe
Bag : Red Herring (Debenhams)
Pearl Pendant and Rings : Accessorize
Watch : Daniel Wellington
Sunnies : Spektre Sunglasses

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Another Day

Another day. In a land faraway. All alone. It's difficult for her to go to sleep. Light sleeper she is. Lying on the bed for hours, thinking, for she doesn't have no control over her mind. Tomorrow bothers her. Tomorrow excites her. Keeps her up, this emotional flurry, it won't let her sleep. Not scared of the dark anymore, she stares into the nothingness after the lights go out. Stares and stares while her mind tries to picture things out of the black. Wondering, fearing, dreaming. Not once she could recollect the moment she eventually dozed off to sleep. Wakes up with messy hair, and spends another hour in bed, curled up in a corner, trying to go back to sleep or maybe calm the things on her mind, that have already started to take over like black clouds. A confusion surrounds. This chaos. In mind. In life. Things are perfect. Maybe they just seem to be perfect. Daily chores to be taken care of. People to take care of, the loved ones. Trying hard to strike a balance. A balance between both the worlds, a balance of both modern and traditional ways. In the middle of the run, she stops, stops to gaze into the haze. She seems to be waiting. There is this endless wait, wait for something real, wait for the real happiness maybe? The wait seems to be driving her delirious. But the wait is worth it. It has to be. What is she waiting for? Do you know? Well, you wouldn't for she herself doesn't have any clue. A lot has to be done, a long way to go, because it's just another day.

Skirt : Stitched
Top : ONLY
Lip Color and Nail Paint : Colorbar

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Kingfisher The Great Indian Octoberfest '14 Giveaway

This week, this month has been crazy! CRAZY. 
Festivals, music tours, wonderful artists, fashion events, etc etc. I am surprised how did I manage to survive the chaos. Well, as I always say, Music, of course music helped. Now just add a pint (or many pints) of beer to the picture. Excite, right? ^.^

Here with another giveaway, to make this month even more merrier for you guys. 

Giving away a couple pass to the winner, go and enjoy all the three days at the fest, with your closest one. Will also pick a runner up who gets to free pass for Saturday or Sunday, you pick. :)

Here is what you need to do :

1. Just let me know your favorite artist from the lineup and tell me why you like them.
(Here in the blog post or go to the related links on Facebook Page)

2. Leave your number and email id, do not forget.

See more :
Facebook : 
Twitter : 

Simple, eh? Get going. I announce the results by 16th noon, not much time you have. 


Friday, 10 October 2014

A Classic Giveaway : Daniel Wellington

I received this piece from Daniel Wellington almost a month back and since then I am in love with this beauty.

Beautiful watch, isn't it! :)
 The simple and quintessential design of this watch, the classic rose gold round frame and the belt, all of it makes it a perfect piece. It sure is my new companion. And guess what! It could be your new companion!

Hosting a Giveaway, and here is your chance to win a watch from their collection.

Just follow these simple steps :

1. Like Daniel Wellington on Facebook.

2. Follow Daniel Wellington on Instagram (@danielwellingtonwatches)

3. Like Razzle Dazzle Pickle on Facebook.

4. Follow Razzle Dazzle Pickle Instagram (@ritu.arya)

5. Comment below this post with your e-mail and favorite watch (mention the link) from

The contest will be on for two weeks and will close on the 24th of October 2014. Winner will be announced shortly after that.

Hurry, let me know which one is your favourite. :)

Thursday, 2 October 2014

You and Me

I have been meaning to put this post up for so long now, so damn long! Um, a couple of months maybe, can you believe it! But as I have mentioned earlier, how with all these collaborations and projects you tend to forget the whole point of having a space like this. Writing your heart out. *sigh*
Okay, so this post is about Love. Loooouuve. ^_^

This girl, Nancy, I met her during a contest (almost 5 years back), and instantly connected with (even though being competitors, mind it), and managed to stay friends with (one of the very few girlfriends I have) got married recently. So she got married this June, to her love. The love of her life. (No no, no sarcasm :/) I took some time off work and went back home only for this wedding, A Mallu-Bong-Christian Wedding, yes (Think about their kids). 
I remember what a chaos it was, so much work! The Mehndi guy coming late, the hot scorching sun, running around to the tailor's shop, screaming at the wedding planner, dealing with the family drama, the last minute run, haha. (Nancy, do to kill me for this) Oh but how I enjoyed it so much, every bit of it. I really did. And yes, such an adorable couple, Nancy and Rishi, so much in love. They were together for quite sometime before they decided to take this next step. And yeah, a typical Bollywood story, where the guy during the very second meeting goes like 'Wait, you are the one I am going to marry, wait and watch'. And Nancy, my dear friend, the difficult woman that she is, gave him quite a chase. But yeah, things fell into place, and they fell for each other, la la la. And here they are, happily married. I am guessing not much of a difference it made, just that they go to work and get stoned together as 'husband and wife' now, only that. Haha. ^.^
You two, wishing you two a life full of happiness, love and joy Nancy and Rishi, I am so happy for you guys. :)

And here are a few pictures that I managed to click between all the chaos and babel. 

Oh, this is what I wore for the reception. :)

Well, coming to my favourite part now. The good side of this post is over guys. Tell me now, do you believe in love? Yes? No? Not sure?
Well, somehow with time and not-so-good experiences (too young to say this but yeah), I have come to believe there in nothing as such called Love. Of course, the affection and care and love that we have for our family, friends and the living beings around is different. You know what love I am talking about, don't you? I am talking about the 'Love' that we all keep talking about and secretly want. Let me make the picture clearer. You meet someone online, in a music fest, or you are just taking a walk, or sipping a cup of coffee in a beautiful cafe, or you are at a friend's party, and then you meet this person. You get introduced, say a hi, smile, talk. And connect. Instantly. Or maybe take a little time, after you keep bumping into each other, and then this feeling of affection, and the warm feelings in you by their mere presence. And the desire to see this one person often, the feeling of longing when you don't. The joy of having this one person around, doing things together, laughing, sharing every detail of the day maybe (of course depending on how busy this person is, or you are), dinners, coffees, dates, breakfast etc etc. And all that jazz. And then, then how long does it stay for! Do you get me?
I am a person who hates changes, or I would rather say, I am scared of changes. I don't like people leaving, be it that someone, or a friend. With a couple of closest people moving back to their city/country, I have to admit that I am devastated. And now things scare me so much that I feel people need to stay away from such drama, don't they! But then as they say, these are the elements of life, ups and down, things that hold/make life so interesting right. :)

Ah well, Clouds, Music, Love, Bangalore Weather, you cannot expect me to shut up too quick on these topics. So, looking at the watch, closing with the hope to overcome this fear and to see more of love in everybody's life. And I need to get the heck out of my house now, high time I end this hibernation phase. After all, until and unless you don't get out, how do you find love? Haha. Not like it's going to come knocking on your door.

*doorbell rings* Oh wait. There is someone at my door. Later. :)

Sunday, 28 September 2014

But It's Alright

Westside is one of the stores that I visit now and then, and I love how they have been trying to keep up with the latest trends. I was rather surprised the first time I spotted an international print. (It was quite long back, not very clear on what the product was) And since then they have only improvised in terms of introducing new styles and materials and prints. And who wouldn't want to indulge in such a perfect shopping experience where you find some of fine trendy numbers without spending big bucks. So yeah, the price factor at Westside, very affordable and reasonable, is one of the reason I do take a walk in the store maybe once in a month. And guess what! They have launched two new in house brands, one range satisfying the stylish needs of the women belonging to the curvy clan, and the other one gives you pretty lingerie made with the best of the materials that are very moderately priced. I was invited to the store to take a look at the collection, and no disappointments ladies, no disappointments.

Westside's new range of funky, curvy women's wear, "Sassy Soda" that caters to young curvy women who wish to wear tres-mode outfits. Sassy Soda has some beautiful graphic prints, pretty polkas, florals in some of the prettiest color combinations, and some staples like basic vests, denim shirts, denim shorts etc. Sassy Soda let's you flaunt every curve you've got. Fun prints, cool silhouettes, colours that pop and all the latest trends in plus-size that leaves the curvy lot with no complaints, as sometimes it does get a little difficult to find trendy things in a various sizes.

Take a look at the Sassy Soda collection. 

You know one of those days, when you are feeling blue? Well, you know what helps? For me, lounging around in my prettiest lingerie set with some good food and music works the best! You don't need no one when you have these! Haha. ^.^
So here is a solution to finding some elegant pieces without having to cry the next day about the empty wallet. "WunderLove" has some of the beautiful colors and prints. And no cheating with the fabric as well, yes! WunderLove, Westside's first in-house stylish and affordable lingerie brand is here, that fits perfectly with every mood and wardrobe piece. They also have a wide range of daily Essentials comprising of everyday must-haves. Gorgeous sets that let you explore your fun, playful side. I really had to try my best to control this unruly urge of picking everything from the tempting collection full of alluring and elegant separates, pants with adorable prints and much more.

Take a look at the WunderLove collection. 

Do visit the nearest Westside to see these gorgeous new brands. :)

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And here is what I wore that day.

Top : Max Fashion
Jeggings : Vero Moda
Booties : Forever 21
Bag : Westside
Earrings : Splash
Lip Color : Hot Hot Hot by Colorbar