Jun 25, 2012

Blinged out!

Do you guys remember when I used to be obsessed with jewelry? No? It was long back. Anyhow, with a birthday coming up (in two months , hence plenty of time to save up), I have been eyeing some pretty designs. What, you thought I was all about clothes?

$1300(app)

Jun 22, 2012

Ethnic Decorating

Since I moved to the US, I have sorely missed not only Indian fashion but also Indian decorating. The brass antiques and handcrafted items. When I was in Hyderabad, I used to regularly visit ShilpaRamam which was a craft village. Amazing talent. So when I was asked by Aniika to check out their online handicraft store, I was really excited.

You can use the code - THEDAILYSEQUIN for a 10% off!

Here are some of my favourites from their home decoration pieces.


FTC disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.

Jun 20, 2012

Your Turn!

What would you like your last meal on earth to be? And because its so hard to pick one, you get to pick 2 - one spicy and one sweet.

Mine -
Spicy - Butter Roasted Potatoes with herbs with a really cheesy burrito bowl (like in Chipotle)
Sweet - Skipping it in favour of Tomato Rasam.

LOL.. I broke my own rules... so feel free to do so too!

To those who are new here - Your Turn is the section where I ask you guys a food, fashion or beauty related question and I'm very eagerly waiting for your answers. As like before, the more, the merrier.. so get your friends to reply here too!

Thanks for reading and answering!

XO
V

You can read and answer the previous ones here.

Tell me a common trend that you see but wouldn't be caught dead in and tell me why!

Jun 18, 2012

Coconut Pancakes with Mango Sauce

Hello! How was your weekend? I had a lot of fun coming up with this recipe because, it incorporates 3 fruits in one recipe. It was coconut pancakes with mango sauce and some strawberries. Pretty basic recipe of a pancake but made with coconut milk instead of regular.



Jun 16, 2012

Birchbox review - June 2012

Hi, you guys! How was your week? I at last got the box I was waiting for and it is - Birchbox. For those of you know what it is, skip over to the photos. For those who don't, read on.

Birchbox is a beauty sample subscription service. For a subscription of $10 a month, you get a box of 4 or 5 deluxe samples from various semi luxury brands. It is similar to other boxes like MyGlam, Beauty Army and the recent mega flop called Glossybox (they charged their customers triple or 4 times on their credit cards and cancelled the remaining orders. They are still sorting it out.) You can buy these full size products on birchbox.com

Anyway, lets look at my Birchbox. First regarding shipping, it took about 10 days to get delivered since  I'm in the west coast. And I had some local post office issues that delayed it a further 3 days. Little disappointing. 

The box - 
Its a cardboard box. Its small, I could store pencils in it. Every other blog I see, raves about the box. No raving here. Its a cardboard box. It does what it should do.

Jun 14, 2012

Reader Interview Series!

Hi guys... I can't believe how much I miss blogging though I'm just one day late. I was all ready to post about an exciting new purchase but it didn't reach me. Its been sitting in the post office for two days. I don't know whats wrong. So that post is on the backburner now.

Anyway, I came up with this new "Reader Interview Series". I have always wanted to interview my readers, so instead of picking one reader and publishing it one time, I thought, we can have fun discussing all our answers in one post. It goes like this - every week, I ask you one fashion, food or beauty related question and you tell me your honest answer. These are some questions that we are gonna have a lot of fun discussing, so dont be shy.. And don't forget to comment.

So today question:

Tell me a common trend that you see but wouldn't be caught dead in and tell me why!

My answer -

 Velour suits. Never ever. Cos no one.. Not even VS models look good in them!

So excited to hear your answers. I'm hoping for great participation. So after you answer, drag in your friends too. Thank you!


P.S my first post without a shopping link :)

P.P.S my first post from my iPad which explains ps 1. So sorry :(

Jun 11, 2012

Chocolate Shortbread

As you all know, I have a big exam on July 5th, so all baking adventures have been put to a stop for now. After this, who can blame me! Also, no.. the pants didn't glow! Too bad! Anyway, I wanted put up the results of this recipe that I tried a few days back.


Jun 8, 2012

Outfitting Neon!

I bought it! Neon Khakis by Gap. Of course, you would know this, if you were following me on Instagram. I have ordered another pair from Asos which is more neon yellow while this one is a  highlighter green. I'm not against it but when that arrives, I will do a comparison and return one of them.


Jun 5, 2012

Summer trend: Tangerine!

I have been harping on about Tangerine for quite some time. So I finally decided to take the plunge and buy something. And if I'm buying something, you can be sure I will include you in the process. Here are some of the best accessories that I found online. (Its with in the $100 a month budget too!)




It is hard, keeping up with so many trends but fun too. I have already invested heavily in pastel and neon this season. So more clothes in bright hues was not a great option. Hence the idea of accessories. These look really great with nude and pastel pieces. And if you are a little daring, a white tee, mint jeans and coral or tangerine accessories look so fantastic.
Which one of these would you buy? Click on the links to shop them. Which one of these would you vote for me? The satchel from Steven Madden is so versatile. Shoes with a pop of tangerine are just so delicious looking. The bead necklace with orange and blue is such a statement piece. 
I'm leaning towards the orange tile statement necklace but I'm willing to be convinced!

Update: In-FB is hosting a superb tangerine party! Check it out for inspiration!

Thanks for reading!

XO,
V

Jun 3, 2012

Bread!

I told you last week that I made my first bread. And I was really excited to share it with you. I followed the instructions to the letter. It was a flop. Since it was a flop, let me not tell you where the recipe was from. It tasted ok. It looked nothing like a bread. It was depressing.


Jun 1, 2012

Outfit post - Indian Light!

Hi guys! This is another one of those rare outfit posts. I have never in all this time seen someone flaunting leopard print with an Indian salwar. So allow me to showcase this ultimate indian conservative + uber sexy american trend marriage.