Art & Lifestyle

#BookReview – Mrs. Funnybones

Twinkle Khanna is Jane Austen, reincarnated.

Booted with a keen eye that observes every minute detail, an open mind that soaks in information without bias, and an endearing self-deprecating sense of humour, Twinkle Khanna is most definitely my favourite authoress, Jane Austen, reborn. She’s charming, witty and fast becoming one of my role models.

Throughout the book, her ability to keenly observe social norms and behaviour and putting her point across with an impertinence that is so sweet, it can only remind you of  Austen’s literary works. This book is seriously my kind of forever. Even 20 years down the road, I know I’m gonna pick this up and read it with just as much gusto as my first time.

This is a classic, guys. Pour yourself some coffee, get cosy at “your spot” and devour this read!

– Mosh. x


 

Check out my Goodreads account to see what’s on my bookshelf, and check out the original review here.

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Easy DIY Hacks

Do It Yourself – Book Binder

There is no diplomatic or subtle way to say this, so here it goes:

I AM OBSESSED WITH MY BOOKS.

You know… as the saying goes…

“I like big books, and I cannot lie!”

And my obsession even goes as far as to clean them on a regular basis, check their binders to make sure the pages aren’t falling apart, and ensuring I don’t eat while reading them (I’d hate to get food stains on them, tbh).

So that brings me to this quick DIY hack, where my blog planner (yea, I have two different planners that separate my work from blog stuff), which has a ring binder and is often prone to opening up in my bag, especially when I start to stuff it and it’s right at the bottom. This leads to the poor pages crumbling (sometimes even tearing up around the corners)! Hence I decided to make an elastic binder that will keep my notebook shut at all times, reducing the number of times the corners of the pages could become creased. *purr*

Hah! Needless to say, I’m super happy with this DIY and find it to be incredibly useful too!

Literally taking less than 2 minutes and exactly 2 steps to make it, I’d highly recommend this to my beloved fellow bookworms.

Things you need:

  1. Book
  2. Elastic
  3. Scissors (normal)/Sewing scissors
  4. needle & thread (matching the colour of the elastic)

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Steps:

  1. Cut out a strip of elastic that’s about 1 inch more than twice the length of the notebook.
  2. Sew it close!

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Dear math geeks, here’s the equation:

Length of elastic to be cut = 1 inch + (2 x length of book)

Cool eh?

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DIY, Fabspirations

Patches + Clothes – Fabspiration (2nd Edition)

Trailing after the first edition of beautiful patches on jeans that I posted back in 2014, the trend originally started with DKNY back in 2014 when Cara Delevingne wore them for their advert, and nearly every brand has adopted the patches into their collections, because they are just so cool!

Here’s the second edition of patches on clothing (mostly denim though), with more inspirations for you to get hooked onto and revamp your jeans that you would be thinking about trashing/donating! I’m highly inspired by the pop-art comic representation at the back of my jacket… Might just DIY it super soon!

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Sources: Pinterest

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DIY Apparel

Pocket Embellishments – Fabspiration

It is a truth universally acknowledged that jeans are your best friends in the casual department of your wardrobe. And we often get influenced by “trending things” and buy a pair of jeans just because it has some embellishment that our other pairs of jeans don’t. And turns out, you don’t wear that pair of jeans as often as you’d think you would at the time of purchase. I call such purchases the “Fantasy Purchases” bought on the whims of a shopaholic mind that gets instant gratification on “owning something that we never had.” But let’s be honest. Jobs are rare, and I’m realising that my hard earned money is just as liquid as my economics professor once said and they do slip by my fingers just as easily as water does.

But I do like a change in my wardrobe, and temporary ways to upgrade it, sound very appealing to me. Since I’m in the mood for playing around with my jeans, a temporary stitching of patches, ribbons, rhinestones and other embellishments around the pocket region of the jeans seems like a great idea where my pair of jeans get to don a different personality and become more playful!

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All images are sourced from Pinterest, my heavenly source of inspiration.

Hence, stitch your desired embellishments in a way that it doesn’t come off while wearing it, but once you’re bored of the look, you can easily remove them and bring the pair of jeans back to their original form, or make some other changes with it. I think it’s a fabulous temporary way to upgrade your jeans, without having to spend much!

Mosh. x

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Art & Lifestyle, Fashion, OOTD

How To Pack For Goa

Sun. Sand. Sea.

If you’re an Indian, there’s only place you’d think of instantly that is synonymous to these three words: GOA.

A fun weekend destination for Mumbaikars, all of Goa never loses its appeal to all tourists who come here to relax in the cool, sunny beaches while lounging in shacks, having the best seafood food ever!

Home to Portuguese culture, colourful houses, and tones of palm/coconut trees, the dwindling green roads of Goa are a breath of fresh air after coming from a stuffy city life in Mumbai.

Therefore, keeping the destination in mind, here’s a little guide as to what clothes I packed for Goa (sans the swimsuits, since I did none of the swimming one must do).

 

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Images here in this collage are not exactly from the same brand as mentioned below and are only used for illustration purposes

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Ribbon Tie Back Top – Fabspiration

The ribbon tie back top is just another way to Lace Up, really! Have been seeing this flood my feed on Pinterest and Tumblr so much, I feel like I need to DIY one of these stat. I really love the blue ribbon on the white top one (top centre) as well as the blue bow one (bottom right). Definitely would want to try these out asap.

Image Sources: Pinterest & Tumblr

Image Sources: Pinterest & Tumblr

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Fashion, OOTD

Trending – The Lace Jacket

It’s the season of layering! Fishing out all of my favourite fall-wear, one of them is the Lace Jacket. Perfect for the fall season, the not too cool nor too hot season, and just right for the humid Mumbai, the Lace Jacket is my favourite piece to layer this season. Be it patches of lace, or sleeves or even a whole cardigan made of it, there is something very sensual about the lace jacket.

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