Shoe Bites: Top 5 Positive Steps towards Happiness

Just turn on the TV nowadays and everything from the news to the series we watch are either violent, cynical or negative in nature. Things like this can effect a society as a whole, the more we’re exposed to a certain way of thinking the more we behave that way. The only ones who can change that is ourselves. Finding the positivity isn’t as hard as you may think. It’s the single-handed thing that will help pivot a day from bad to good, or on those horrible days – turn anguish into relief.

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Positivity is so important as it brings you closer to your natural state – which is a happy shiny person. The fundamentals of happiness in my opinion are – 1. Only you are in charge of your happiness. 2. No matter how much you try you can’t successfully help people be happy if they aren’t. Keeping that in mind here are my top 5 things to start you on your positivity journey towards happiness.

#1 – 15 min Meditation

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Me at the beach in Australia. #Tip: The best place to meditate is outdoor with a view of something beautiful.

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Monday Mood Board: Rose Quartz & Serenity

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Picture Courtesy http://www.pinterest.com/floridatoday.com

I’ve been so inspired by Pantone’s colours of the year recently, that I thought it would be great to do a recurring post inspired by colour. Any design student will tell you that after inspiration hits…the most amazing products, clothes, interior spaces etc. all come together from first making a mood board. It is essentially a board filled with pictures, quotes, textiles or colours, that focus on an overall theme.

This Monday I’m crushing on Pantone’s hottest (or should I say coolest) colour cobination – Rose Quartz and Serenity.

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Celebrity Spotting: Hot or Not – Pajama chic?

We’ve all had those days where we’d like nothing better than to stay in and wear our pajamas. As luck would have it, this trend is making a comeback. However, there is a fine line between looking night time sensual and straight up sleepy.

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High Heel Celebrities: #IIFA Special Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Priyanka Chopra

IT’s IIFA TIME!! woot woot! As many of you know I’m not a huge Bollywood fan but I’m absolutely loving what stylists are doing to re-shape fashion in the Indian movie industry. The ladies are upping up their fitness regime and slipping into high fashion digs – Bollywood has never looked this good!

Celebrity #1: Deepika Padukone

Wearing: Prabal Gurung dress, Outhouse jewels and Giuseppe Zanotti Heels
Location: International Indian Film Awards Press Conference
Picture Courtesy Instagram/afashionistasdiaries

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Shoe Bites: Epic Game of Thrones Style

Social meetings, dinner out with the boyfriend or even drinks with the girls have to be re-scheduled because it’s Game of Thrones night. It’s on every Tuesday here in India and nothing  comes between me and GOT. This love affair with the show doesn’t seem to be dying down and I kind of want to step up my ‘thonesy game’ – just watching isn’t enough.

The women in Game of Thrones have the coolest off-kilter style that any midieval fashionista loves. While I don’t want to look like a walking costume party, I do want to incorporate some dragon/armour pieces into my everyday wardrobe. Here are my top picks to achieve that thronesy style.

House Targaryen

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The Dothrakhi khaki days are behind her and  I much prefer the new polished breaker-of-chains Daenerys. Clean lines, strong silhouettes and metallic jewelry, that is the dragon queen’s style. Opt for statement reptile-esque jewelry pieces paired minimalist clothing to get her look.

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Dress available at srstore.in

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High Heel Celebrities: Amber Heard, Bella Hadid and Rita Ora

The iconic Jessica Rabbit dress is the ultimate in sex appeal and many celebrities have tried to ape that look – some were successful and some looked like Bella Hadid.

Celebrity #1: Bella Hadid

Wearing: Custom Alexandre Vauthier gown
Location: Cannes Film Festival 2016
Picture Courtesy thecelebritycity.com

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Amber Heard and Bella Hadid wore similar dresses with one major difference – the amount of skin on show. Heard in that Ralph Lauren silk charmeuse dress with gorgeous “natural” looking hair was a knockout. Bella however was a different story, I barely managed to find a picture that wasn’t cringe worthy. Although she was wearing an attached matching body suit (red dental floss) underneath, at some angles a little too much Bella was on display. Yes, she is super smouldering, but the whole look was too contrived. I get it.. everyone wants to make a splash at Cannes, but I much prefer Aishwarya Rai’s purple lipstick fiasco to this walking (and posing) wardrobe malfunction.

Celebrity #2

Wearing Ralph Lauren Collection, Jimmy Choo Shoes and Anita Ko jewels.
Location: Met Gala 2016
Picture Courtesy thecelebritycity.com

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Decoding the Runway: Bridal Trends 2016-17

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Monique Lhuillier Spring 2017. Image Courtesy theimpression.com

Maybe it’s the excessive amount of wedding shows on TV or all my friends getting married, but I am OBSESSED with wedding dresses. Brides these days are spoilt for choice, no matter the budget, style or body size (finally) there is a runway worthy dress out there. If your boyfriend just popped the question, you are one lucky bride, because the bridal fashions for 2016-17 are fabulous – almost anything goes! Continue reading

Shoe Bites: 2014 to Present Day – quick update!

It seems like a lifetime ago since I last wrote a blog for Elevated Saunterer. A lot of time and many experiences have unfolded and guess what.. I’m about to let you in what I’ve been up to. After moving back to my lovely Pune city, I decided it was finally time to stop procrastinating, gather up the courage and chase my dream – to open up my own fashion label.

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Ridz Castell – founded by Sue Castellino and Reema Kudalkar

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Toe Tappers: Rita Ora and Snoop Lion – Torn Apart

Everything about this song, I absolutely adore. It’s got that great Reggae vibe that uplifts immediately upon hearing it. It’s got an awesome (forgive me for this description) booty bouncing bass line and that doesn’t even begin to cover it. First off, a Rihanna look a-like that can actually sing, talk about stardom! Yes, I’m a bit late on the Rita Ora band wagon, but I’m so excited that I get to experience her music. Apart from the fact that she’s singing with Snoop Lion, and that the video is in Thailand, where I have only the best and most warm memories. The added treat is that you get to see elephants in the video, I love elephants, my favourite animal ever.

 BUT.. the best part of it, are the clothes, all in white, and everything that I would personally wear, plus styled in a way that I would probably do myself. I mean talk about finding a song of the year. The lyrics also speak volumes of what is predominately on my mind, which is the quest for the perfect relationship. My favourite lyrics from the song are “I heard him speak but then I saw his face. I knew he was the one because I dreamt this day. I was such a beginner on this thing called love” Yes ladies it does exist, that love we’ve been dreaming of, the more we go through men and the experiences they put us through, the more I’m convinced that there is better out there, who is going to mysteriously turn up, in August, All 6 feet 3 or 4 inches of him. Hey, it’s my dream don’t judge, plus this song puts me in the feel good place, where you know that everything has worked out.

If you hadn’t already guessed, I’ve been annoyingly  (to most of my friends) happy and following the Law of attraction. It’s made me abundantly happy, and pushes me forward with relative ease to where I want to go in life, all while surrounding me with cooperative components in the form of rendezvous, people, experiences and mostly manifestations of true desires. I digress, but yes, this song definitely helps me wake up feeling so much more happier, which in turn makes the whole day just that tad bit sweeter.

Shoe Bites: The 10 min Happy Game

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While finding the most gorgeous pair of shoes is almost always an instant way to feel happy for me personally, it’s the sense of finding that perfect shoe and the essence of having the shoe that ultimately gives you that satisfaction. I hate to admit it but it wasn’t the actual shoe itself, although they are pretty awesome. Hypocritical I know, but just stay with me a minute, or however long it takes you to read this blog post.

I’ve been following the Secret and reading upon the law of attraction, and it has never failed me, and I’ve only been practicing it a couple of months. Through it I’ve manifested a car, a job, the people I want to be with and most importantly done away with a lot of insecurities that held me back. Continue reading