Outfits with memories attached | Collablog Diaries

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Remember Collablog Diaries, anyone? It was a series of collaboration posts started by 4 bloggers and, with the year-end, we have come to the last post which is supposed to be published on my blog. The first post we did in the series was on Rose’s blog about our favorite DIY (Do-It-Yourselves) for skincare, the second post was on Mily’s blog about our then favorite makeup product, the third post was on my friend Kay’s blog. Now it’s time for the fourth post.

Unfortunately, both Mily and Rose couldn’t participate this time, so it would be just I and Kay. This time we decided to share one outfit/piece of clothing each that has a memory attached to it.

Over to Kay from IshtyleAwhile:


For most people, wearing a sari itself is memorable and, sure, I have some great memories associated with saris- the first sari I ever wore, the first one I bought with my own money, the first sari my colleagues gifted etc. This sari, however, holds a very special place in my heart.

When I got offered a job to teach in a pretty reputed school in Bangalore, I was really excited. To be teaching 11th and 12th standard as a fresher out of college ain’t something everyone gets to do. However, I was really worried about being taken seriously. Fortunately, the school that I worked in had a rule where we had to wear saris 4 days of the week. Most people would have hated it, but I loved the idea of getting up and dressing up.

This sari is the sari that I wore on my very first day of work 5 years ago. I wore it with a simple string of pearls and pearl earrings. There has been no looking back since then. This sari set my style, not just in terms of fashion but also who I am as a teacher. It says “ She’s fun but disciplined. Don’t mess with her.”

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{A little note: I couldn’t help writing it, this is such a warm and emotional memory to be attached with any clothing! 🙂 }

Now, over to me: 😀


I am writing about a shirt that you have seen a lot many times on this blog, once in the Pinktober post and once in a work outfits post. Why is this shirt special? This was one of the gifts from the first salary of someone very close to me. So, yes, this shirt is very special even though I don’t know how it became such a popular piece of the label Annabelle (available at Lifestyle/Pantaloons/Shoppers Stop) that I have lost count of the people I have seen wearing this same shirt. It’s not even funny!


That was it. Would love to know if you have any clothing item with memories attached, or, you know, those lucky/unlucky clothing items. This reminds me, I had this shirt that I bought specially for campus placements, I used to wear it for all the interviews. There was only one company’s interview where I did not wear it and that’s the company I currently work for. What do you have to say about that? 😀

Favorite Bling for the Festive Season: Collablog Diaries

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Remember Collablog Diaries? Read up all about it here. It is basically a collaboration among us four bloggers where we will be sharing our views on different things from day-to-day life. The first post in the series was about our favorite DIYs (do-it-yourself) for skincare/hair care and it was done on Rose’s blog right here. The second post was done on Mily’s blog and it was about our current favorite makeup product. You can read it here.

Now, we have completed the third post in the series on Krupa’s blog. It is about the jewelry that we are loving this festive season. Perfect timing, yeah? Since the post involves lots of jewelry pictures, I think girls would love to check it out. Please head over to Krupa’s blog here and let me know how you like the post. 🙂

A very happy Choti Diwali to all of you! 🙂 (and a very Happy Diwali to those who celebrate Diwali today 🙂 )

Current favourite make-up products: Collablog Diaries

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Remember Collablog Diaries? Yes, it is hard to remember since we do only one post a month in this series, and that too gets skipped sometimes. Anyway, the second post in this series is up on Mily’s blog right here. It is about the current favourite make-up products that each of us are using! I am not big time into make-up but I love the pretty packaging (lol!) and I enjoy playing around a little bit with it. So, go have a look (if you are into make-up, I mean 😛 as I know most of the readers here aren’t. 🙂 )

In case you want to check out the first post in the series, please go here. It was done on Rose’s blog and it was about DIY ideas (do it yourself) that we swear by.

Do let me know how you find the posts if you happen to check them out. 😀

4 quick & easy Do-it-yourselves (DIYs)

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Remember Collablog Diaries? No? I posted about it here. Please read it otherwise the following stuff wouldn’t make perfect sense (although it still would make sense :D).

Now that you have read the introductory post to Collablog Diaries, I am very happy to tell you that the first post in this series is up on Rose’s blog right here. I am sure you are going to find it fun as the DIYs are pretty easy to do and all of us 4 use ours in our day-to-day life and therefore, we have seen results. 😀 So, yes, go try these out! 🙂


Introducing: The Collablog Diaries

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They say birds of a feather flock together but there lies a certain charm in seeing a variety in the flock. Different colours together bring about a varied hue. The Collablog Diaries is just that. Four bloggers coming together to add a little sugar and salt. What ties us is our love for blogging and what sets us apart is our unique style. We want to bring to you a series of collaboration posts on different topics. Follow us as we dig deep to bring out another side of us for you to read.

Here is a small introduction to the bloggers involved in this series.

Her style of writing is crisp and to the point. From eyeliners to perfumes , she has               reviews on it all. Throw in a few DIYs and a cute little blog shop and that’s                             Pinkrimage.

‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other would smell as sweet”.             With a face as pretty as her name, Rose’s blog focuses on makeup. Her makeup               looks and nail art are just beautiful.

A lifestyle blogger, I blog about everything under the sun. From books to food to                   culture and street style, you can find it all here.

Style is what you make of it is her tag line. Her blog focuses on the journey of the               average Indian woman in the fields of makeup, skincare and fashion.


PS: Hope you enjoy these collaboration posts. All the credit for the content of this introductory post goes to Krupa and for the beautiful feature image to Mily. 

Take care & keep smiling 🙂