Monday, May 30, 2011

Glad-iators Weekend

I had my plate full this weekend. Unlike the past few languorous weekends, there was so much to do and watch. From being a part of the awesomeness that Kungfu Panda in 3D is to LMAO in the side-splitting Hangover2, the last two days were mostly 70mm centric interspersed with shopping and dining out(as usual those came as add-ons with movie night-outs :))

I also caught up with an old-time friend after a long time over coffee and cheesecakes (slurp!!!) and thoroughly enjoyed this girls’ time-out. I decided to throw in some fun in dressing which otherwise is all nudes and pales under the influence of the sweltering heat.

I took out my colorful gladiators and a thrifted shimmery blue bag and then picked my outfit to go with these. (Accessories maketh the look!!). Here are the pics:


Tunic -Globus; Capri- AND; Gladiators -Catwalk ; Bag- Thrifted from Goa
This mutipurpose bag can double up as a shoulder hobo or a regular hobo by a slight adjustment of the straps. And can even be folded and slipped inside ur purse if you may. Isn't it cool?!! I'll look forward to such fun & glad weekends with or without the glad-iators :D

What is ur summer staple?

P.S. Enter The Tangier Giveaway if you havent yet..its closing soon.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

I am delighted to receive yet another blogger award from a fellow blogger today. Bhusavali of Fashion Panache has passed on ‘The  Versatile Blogger’ award to me. Thank u sooo much, Bhusavali ! It feels great to know that your two cents do get noticed, duly appreciated and suitably rewarded :)
Now as per the rules of this award, I have to tell 7 things about myself and pass the award on to 7 bloggers. Also, I have to leave a comment on their blog to let them of this award and link back a post to the blogger who passed it to you. (I did that already!)

So here are 7 things you don’t know about me (Gosh! How I love talking about myself…I could have gone on and on but keeping the rules in mind, I’ll restrict to just 7 random ones). Here it goes:
  1. I’m a business consultant by job profile, an engineer by qualification and a freelance photographer by passion. New-age wedding photography is my forte (check out my work on my facebook page here and here)
  2. I’m a compulsive shopper …the amount of stuff I’ve accumulated far exceed the storage space in my home which makes housekeeping the most repetitive activity every single day!
  3. Pink is NOT my favorite color :P (White is…I never tire of wearing white and my wardrobe has atleast 10 outfits in white :))
  4. I have a fascination for polka dots and ribbons
  5. I’m a travel junkie –have travelled extensively in India mostly on road trips..the longest road tripping we did was from Mumbai to Himachal across 8 destinations over 10 days (Hell lotta fun!!!)
  6. I’m a sucker for romantic comedies(don’t we ALL love ‘em??)
  7. I wish I can get home a Birkin someday (Amen!)
I’m passing the award on the following bloggers who I think dish out a lot of variety through their blogposts.
  1. Prutha of Don’t Shoe Me
  2. Chic & Cliché of The Chic Cliche
  3. Karishma of Purple Peeptoes
  4. Tanveer of Addicted to Blush
Congratulations gurlz…share the love!
P.S.  The Tangier Giveaway is on till 31st May. A gorgeous outfit is up for grabs so hurry up and participate! For details, go to
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Chemistry in your Closet

May be its just me, but don’t u too think that this week is snailing on way too slow. Yawn!! Anyways, weekend is just round the corner (what a relief!) and I’ve already got into the groove. An unexpected wardrobe crisis sent me to a mid-week shopping spree to a nearby mall. My formal black trousers necessitated a replacement ASAP. So I had to scurry and make that quick purchase with just about minimal time during alteration for checking out other stuff. I utilized this time in exploring some chemistry or rather ‘the’ Chemistry!
The collection at the Chemistry store was fabulous but I didn’t have enough time to pick & try .I forced myself out of the store but my mind kept going back to it. As usual I set out today to do my bit of research on the brand but hardly found enough resources online. I googled and googled again and finally found good amount of information which I’m compiling and dishing out for u.

Chemistry  is one of the fastest growing Indian brands for the fashionable urban woman . It was launched in 2005 by Esjay International which is primarily an export-based company supplying to brands like Zara and Armani and is renowned for its women's apparel both in formals and casual wear. The USP of Chemistry is forward high street design at affordable prices. They offer trend-driven fast fashion to the Indian woman and the range includes western casuals, party wear and accessories. The store is known for its feminine and stylish tops, floral skirts and dresses.

The brand whose main target is the young city-bred woman recently launched a line called Miss Chemistry which is targeted at the 18 to 16 year olds  and has a range of dresses, tops, tunics, T-shirts and the like. The uniqueness about Chemistry stems from the fact that it brings out a new collection every two-to-three weeks that is in sync with the season. And with every collection, Chemistry shows you how breaking away from conformity can be fun!  Here’s a peek at their collections in line with the latest trends - Pull-on Pegs, Stripes, Bucket Bags and Summer Jackets.

Image Source: Chemistry India website
With stuff like that , isn’t some chemistry with Chemistry bound to develop ?!!  Mine is assured, how abt u?

P.S. The Tangier Giveaway is on till 31st May…rush in ur entries if u haven’t yet!
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tangier Giveaway

I am extremely delighted to be hosting my first ever giveaway on Pink Diaries and it being a sponsored by Tangier -an avant garde brand of clothing is the icing on the cake. Oh btw, the cake reminds me to tell you the reason for this giveaway is Pink Diaries first anniversary (about which you read here). Yay! Lets pop the champagne now!!!  Enough of merry-making, now I must get down to serious business and shift the spotlight to TANGIER. 
Tangier carries exquisitely designed clothing and accessories for fashion forward ladies. Their flagship store is now open in New Delhi. The collections are an eclectic mix of one of a kind designer wear as well as regular clothes in a variety of colors and patterns. They are fashionable, wearable, colorful and are synonymous with quality, value and unique design. Tangier’s target segment is “customers who make revel in their individuality and make confident purchases”. Check out for all your fashion cravings!

Tangier offers coordinated head-to-toe western wear collections for teenagers, ladies and plus-size women.The products (ranging from tops, dresses, party gowns, shorts, capris, accessories etc.) are wearable,colorful and exude originality, great quality and a consistent fit. And all that at a pocket-friendly price tag! Walking the extra mile in customer delight, Tangier offers each customer personalized styling in store. Now that’s a value add service you can’t say no to!

Image Source : Tangier (All images are copyrighted by Tangier)
So,my dear readers, here’s your chance to win Tangier merchandise of your choice and size (conditions apply). Create your own unique Tangier experience, all you have to do is enter this giveway…

1. You MUST follow Pink Diaries blog through Google Friend Connect
2. You MUST follow Tangier’s facebook page and leave a comment on their wall.

Bonus entries:
a. Receive 1 Extra entry for replying & polling (both) on Tangier's Discussion forum on facebook page (here)
b. Receive 1 extra entry for liking Pink Diaries facebook page (here)
c. Receive 1 extra entry for blogging about this Giveaway

Pl leave a comment on this post with ur name and blog url/email address and do mention what all you have done for extra entries.

This Giveaway is open internationally and ends on May 31st, 2011 midnight. The winner will be decided by a lucky draw. May Lady Luck be with u :)
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fitness is Fun again

I was smitten by Reebok EasyTone sneakers the moment I saw their first advert of their new campaign. The gorgeous bronzed, toned thighs and calves on the lifesize posters and billboards and the tagline ‘helps tone your butt and leg with every step’ did more than just leave me drooling. No, I’m not exactly a fitness ‘freak’ and I don’t get carried away with advertisements easily but this time around I just gave in! 
The Ad that HAD me!
Even the remotest possibility of toning my bod with normal walk in those shoes was too tempting a proposition but I didn’t need another pair of sports shoes. So I went ahead and purchased a pair of Reebok Easytone sandals (Reebok EasyTone NVEE Sandals ,as the box reads) and those have been firmly on my feet for the past two weeks! “Carry the gym with you”, isn’t a meaningless tagline after all !!   
My Reebok EasyTone NVEE Sandals

In case you are wondering, what’s EasyTone all about , here’s a bit of trivia. The EasyTone technology used in these new collection from Reebok is claimed to improve muscle tone in legs upto 28%. The basis for this claim apparently is the patented sole technology which mimics walking on sand, causing a higher resistance for your legs against the floor – which makes your legs firmer – even if you are going on simple walks. These incorporate stability balls under the heels and forefoot to create a natural instability to force muscles to adapt and encourage toning. 
Increased muscle activation in butts,thighs and calves

Stability balls under heels and forefoot
Anyways, back to my EasyTones which I wouldn’t make a judgement on if they are as good as the claims but I just love wearing them as they are sooo comfy! Its like gliding on a cushion of air and that is encouraging enough to walk, walk and walk. I feel that they’ve been working my calves a LOT since Moov gel’s consumption has gone up in my home! :D

For those of you feeling inspired to make that purchase of EasyTones, I would suggest you to go ahead…its definitely a superior quality shoe in its class  but do not expect your rear end to magically morph into what you’ve seen in the ads. It might not change your body but it’ll will give you reason to walk more and stay fit. On that note I sign off and get on with my new favorite activity of the day…I’ve got miles to go before I sleep !!!
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