KICKSTARTING 2017

It’s been a long while since I had a chat with you guys ! So first of all, wishing all of you a very happy & prosperous New Year 🙂

As most of you may have noticed I have been away from the blogging scene since a long while. Last few months of 2016 have been a crazy mix of hectic work-schedules and demanding personal-relations. But all this while, the busy bee in me learnt how important it was to break the monotony of routine-life and keep up with what one loves to do !
And what’s better than catching up on some ‘alone time’, while hopping across serene landscapes and age-old fortresses in a city full of color, culture and life – Jaipur.

After covering a distance of 250 kms from Gurgaon to Jaipur via road, I checked into my hotel room almost around 3pm – Which explains that I hardly had any time left to explore the near by places in the city before the sun would set.

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Passing by Hawa Mahal – In the heart of ‘Pink city’. An important landmark in Johari Bazaar, Jaipur. (shot on iPhone)
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Vibrant Much – Garlands and bunches of Marigolds, Roses and various other flowers hold religious importance for locals in almost every indian city or town. Jaipur loves them too ! (shot on iPhone)

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Wearing – Animal print pullover / Studded Knit Cardigan – both by Lifestyle Stores; Worn out easy fit Jeggings by Forever 21 / Sneakers – H&M / Sling Bag – ZARA / Reflecting Sunglasses – Flea market, Delhi.
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Hawa Mahal consists of 5 stories, all facing towards the city. Each story is grouped in multiple ‘Jharokas’ (Windows) – that are designed in such a way that each story remains windy & breezy in every month of the year.
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View from the top most story of Hawa Mahal

While on Day I my walk through the busiest route of Jaipur and a touch-and-go visit to Hawa Mahal was a short, crisp and quick one; My date with Amer fort on the next day was more relaxed, easy and calm.

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DAY II at Amer Fort, standing across the Diwan-e-Khas verandah – Wearing Marks & Spencers Trousers in Oxblood / Patent Gold Leather Ballerinas by NEW LOOK on ASOS / Flat knit pullover in Honey by FOREVER 21 / Ikat Cape in teal by FUSION BEATS

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Day II – Mixing Ikat weaves with modern day silhouettes. Bag – ZARA / Reflecting sunglasses – Flea market, Delhi.
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Watch – Fossil

Did you know ? – Ikat weave is a technique that uses a resist dyeing process as similar to tie-dye. It uses either the warp or weft to weave a pattern or design.

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From behind the backyard of Amber (Or Amer) Palace. Also known as the famous Amer Fort.

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Winter tones paired with..naturally tussled tresses.

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.. .. Hope this year’s first style-post blended with a hint of few personal clicks that I covered during my short stay in Jaipur brought a smile on your face !

See you soon,

Lots of love !

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