Paradise

Paradise

 

I imagine a whole different world for myself. A world that has a whole new air. A bubble that is different from the current bubble I am living in. Yes, we all are living in a certain bubble. It’s a whole new level of realisation, that freaks me out, but gets me closer to reality at the same time. It’s a whole different realm. A world that accepts you as is and let’s you be. That world is right there, in my head.

How many times have you been in a situation when you have thought about escaping to a whole new space and starting over? What if I told you that you could do it, right where you are, without moving around? Yes, its possible. All you need to do is move your awareness. And I am not saying things based on bookish knowledge, I am telling you based on tried and tested methods. Yes, its possible. All it takes is a little faith in yourself. And no, you don’t need to ask anyone. You need your own mind. Listen to that gut feeling you have avoided this whole time. Sometimes, you know what’s right, and you suppress that voice within you. Well, I just have one word for that…. Don’t!

You are your own guide. Don’t let anyone… Anyone tell you otherwise! You will be surprised to learn the results. The level of esteem you will gain will surprise you. Sure, there are times we need help. We do need advice. But people can just guide you, ultimately, its your decision. Sure,  we all have our moments when we do mistakes, but that’s what makes us humans, doesn’t it?

The next question is, “What if it was a mistake? What if I was wrong?” Until the moment you try it, how will you ever know?? So yeah, if you have made a mistake, you gotta accept it, you gotta make amends, and you gotta offing move on. But whatever you do, make sure you are ready to make your fair share of mistakes.

Just be  truthful to yourself. You owe yourself this one. So ladies, with this, I’d leave you to this. I’d love to know your thoughts on this. Do leave it in the comments section below.

 

Awaiting your love,
-XOXO-
~A.L. 🙂

How To Be Your Own Boss Lady!

How To Be Your Own Boss Lady!
I have been a huge fan of Sari, I believe this is one of the most beautiful piece of clothing ever made. But like everyone has their own set of insecurities, I had mine. I refrained myself from this beautiful piece of clothing for so long, and I had no idea why. It was until recently that I gave it a thought and decided to try my very first Sari on. I had no idea I would feel so comfortable, so feminine in this piece of clothing. I loved every bit of wearing it. I got this beautiful Sari from Craftsvilla, and as you can see in the pictures, I enjoyed every bit of it.
Fashion is not about what others are doing, fashion is about what you want to do, and doing it! It’s an extension of who you are, where you see yourself. Being your own boss lady is the biggest motivation I can think of, on a beautiful, breezy Friday like today.
Now, how to be your own boss lady? Women like Anna Wintour, Meryl Streep, Adele were not made in a day. It took practice, courage and perseverance. Above all, it took a LOT OF failures to finally be who they are. As Rumi says, “break your heart till it finally opens up”.
The question is not just to be or not to be, the question is about being who you are, and projecting it to the world. but the first step is to know who you you are is the first place. So, who exactly are you? What make you, You? What is it that calls you? What do you dream about?
One of the ways to find out is to understand your instincts. What are your subconscious choices, what exactly calls you?
It’s not about the kind of people you are with, it’s about the kind of people you wish to surround yourself with. That is your true calling. You have been strong enough all your life to become who you are. The journey you have taken so far has made you, well, you. Then why shy away from now with who you can be? That dress you always wanted to pick? What stops you from picking it up now? What is stopping you from trying it on?
You know you want to were it. You know you want to try it on. You know that for once you want to feel how you’d look in it. Fashion opens up a whole new realm of your becoming. You wanna know how to be your own boss lady? Well, dress the part and feel for yourself. Imagine what and how you’d look like when you become when you become it. Feel the quality you wish to see in your clothing. Let the comfort seduce your mind so that you come up with ideas to reach that goal. Be what you wish to be.
Sari: Craftsvilla
Photography: Hardik Jain and Akshay Jain
Venue: Rasa
Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

Pretty in Pink: The Flower Power!

Pretty in Pink: The Flower Power!
Hey Divas!
A woman’s heart is like a flower: fresh, breezy, inviting, and always making space for someone who wants to be in it. The elements she carries breeze around and makes the best of what they are: subtle, soft, mellow, yet wild enough to burn you all at once.
This outfit from Shein.com is a reminder of the the above said things, with the botanical elements
and sheer love, the base colour brings the pink out of you, for you reflect what you see.

 

 

How are my favourite people in the world doing? I have been thinking about you, and I wanted to bring the best to the table, hence took a sabbatical from work for some time and came up with this. Yes, I took some time off from everything, only to be brought back to the best of what I have, so as to bring the best to you guys. I read a lot, inculcated the habit of writing, and that helped.

 

Shein.com has a lot of affordable choices to choose from, they are stylish, chic and they bring something different to the table, as they have connected a lot of brands under one single umbrella.

 

I decided to style it simple, this one, as it didn’t need much. But even Cinderella wanted pretty shoes, so I paired it up with my pink pumps. And the bag, well, I chose to keep it subtle to balance the pink, with a beige bag (well, it does have a coral lining, but that’s my silver lining) from FabAlley. By the by, FabAlley has come up with a new brand for ethnic wear, called Indya, and their carefully curated deigns are what a modern mind needs.

Outfit: Shein.com
Bag: FabAlley
Watch: Daniel Wellington
Photographer: sourabh_arts
Location: Royal Brewmen

The location I chose is one of my favourite places, and since we are looking for a little magic, I decided to colour my fairy dust pink. Do check out the websites to shop your favourite pick.
Also, I bring a present for you. Visit Shein.com, and if you like something you wish to own, use the code chic20 to avail a whopping 20% discount for shopping above $59 in the plus size category. 
Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

Thoughts in Atheleisure

Thoughts in Atheleisure

Posing Like A Pro!

Posing Like A Prude

I have No Idea Why I Got Up Here: Or How

Things Shoots Make You Do


Playing With The Crops

They Asked Me To Pose


Me Holding My Collar


How To Hold A Bag

 

Hello Divas!

Try reading This one as a rap-poetry:

So I experimented with my looks a bit and tried going Kardashian – for once,
And put on a tracksuit just for leisure – they called atheleisure.
And I put on some make-up, a fancy backpack, and yeah some glare – and LO!
I got myself a pre-mature cougar.
Not the cat, but the real, human cougar,
that rhymes with sugar if I think of it.

Kardashians, or Jenners I don’t care I like em both.
They are famous they are strong one big whole family
People may see them differently for what I choose to ignore
For others, all I wish to say is keep up!

I like how pink this track dress is,
and how the zippers go down and up- its a catch
The top I threw in just for fun
My shoes and bag: Oh they so match!

CurvyDivaChic thanks StalkBuyLove
For they have things for leisure
I experimented a lot with my looks on this one
Working with you was truly a Pleasure!

My team Aman, Sourabh and Saba
Who shot my poses and clicked with me,
It was fun to click and share the laughters,
Working with you brings out the best of me!

And yeah for bloopers check out my Insta stories and posts,
Follow my accounts on Insta, FB and Twitter!
I post content each day every day
And for here I promise to share my thoughts as soon as I sway!

I Like my outfit, and how I styled it,
I loved every part of it, yes every bit!
And Now I hope this post goes Viral,
As I hope to be the next #babeofSBL!

#MikeDrop

Featured in “The Hindu”

Featured in “The Hindu”

 

Hello Divas!
I am excited to share with you that my interview got featured in the Monday edition of “The Hindu”. Yes, the copy of the print version of 19 Feb 2018 has your Curvy Diva Chic, as herself, Aakanksha Luthra in it!
All this time of writing articles lead to one thing I had never thought would happen: being written about, and that too in the most respected newspapers of this country! I feel honoured, happy, excited and thankful.
I remember calling my father up as soon as I got off the phone with Sunalini Matthew, sharing with him the news, “Dad! I think I am gonna be in The Hindu.” Dad initially thought I am going to write for the newspaper, he congratulated me. Later I explained how I was interviewed today and will be featured soon.
Yesterday, we were descending the stairs and he asked me “So, when is this article going to be out?” I just said “I don’t know, maybe this week, or on Woman’s Day. I will confirm with Sunalini today.” I got excited about the fact that I am going to be featured, that I completely forgot to ask when it is going to be published! I just mailed Sunalini and asking about the publishing date, and she immediately responded with “Today!”.
I was still at the office, she was kind enough to send me the online link and the PDF of the page. It was my celebrity moment and I feel amazing.
Well, none of this would have happened without your support and love. Cheers to you guys!!!
For those who wish to read the online version of this article, may click the link here.


Until Next Time,
XOXO
A.L. 🙂

The Right Shade Of Red

The Right Shade Of Red

There is a red made for every woman, and a woman who knows her red, ain’t supposed to be messed with. If I were a color, I know I’d be red. I am a Ruby Woo on my lips, Merlot for my hair, crimson on my feet and I know for a fact that I am Marcella on my Gowns.


Dress: CurvesOnStyle
Location: Khama Ghani
Clutch: IGP

The people who know me closely know one thing about me, I love Adele. She is my lady crush, someone I look up to, I believe it was her who made me fall for fashion for the plus in the first place. it all started when I first saw her ever famous Albert Hall Concert on YouTube (“Set Fire to the Rain” is still my favorite).

The idea for this outfit started had seeded in the moment when I had watched Adele online in a concert where she was wearing this beautiful Marcella gown and was performing in front of thousands of fans. As I have mentioned earlier, Kritika (owner, CurvesOnStyle) and I have had long conversations before finalizing the outfits for me.
We discussed how I wanted a Marcella off-shoulder gown, with a free long flow skirt that’d make me wanna twirl. And it did make me wanna twirl, all the time, during the shoot, as you may see in the pictures. Now I didn’t want my skirt too fluffy, so we didn’t use a can-can here, but one may totally use it under the skirt, to add that princess fluff to the gown.
The best part about this outfit was that it was so light-weight I loved it. The outfit is fully lined and simply pretty. CurvesOnStyle paid particular attention to the color and fall of the skirt, something I wanted specifically right.
The place we chose here was a beautiful restaurant in Udaipur called Khama Ghani. This place is the perfect blend of hospitality and ambiance. And the food? Well, it was amazing!
It was a fun shoot, I had a great time. I felt so pretty in this dress, and I couldn’t help twirl most of the time. CurvesOnStyle was really helpful designing this outfit for me.
If you like this blog, give it a big thumbs-up! Aso, show me some love and subscribe to my blog, if you want to say something, do share your views in the comment box below. I promise to respond as soon as I see it.
 This year is all about creating your own story. Your CurvyDivaChic has always got your back! Stay Loved!
Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

Valentine’s Round

Valentine’s Round

                                     

Dress: Afamado
Location: Khama Ghani
Clutch: IGP

Here it comes, Valentine’s Week and I feel relieved as I have my biggest challenge sorted: the dress. Divas, if you are someone like me who like to plan things in advance than look no further. I present you your fairy godmother, Afamado with their Valentine’s Round Collection, specially curated for the Cinderella in you, for your fairy tale deserves the perfect dress and the perfect fit. Just like the shoe, the dress is meant to celebrate your luscious curves, that’ll help unleash the diva in you. Afamado’s custom size feature gives you have the option to get the outfit made in your own size.

My dinner dress is all set and ready. I will be wearing this beautiful, Marcella Off-shoulder Maxi Dress that Afamado has customised especially for me. I am in awe of the colour of the dress, and how the fabric feels against my skin. This piece is designed to make you feel sexy yet elegant, with a touch of quirk and a spin of sass.
Who am I celebrating this day? Well, I go the good old school sex and the city and will be celebrating this day with my soul mates, who have helped me shape my life. In the very own words of Samantha Jones, “We made a deal ages ago. Men, babies, it doesn’t matter. We are soul mates!”
Check out Afamado.net and do share in the comment box below what do you like the most about this outfit. Also, show me some love and do like and share this blog post. Love is in the air and your CurvyDivaChic has always got your back! Stay Loved!
Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

Chic Work Skirt!

Chic Work Skirt!

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I have reached the point in time where I am finally comfortable in the skin I am in but that wasn’t always the case. This not only resulted in a low self-esteem but also kept me away from discovering my style as well. For a very long time in my life, I did not wear skirts. Sometimes due to social obstructions, sometimes due to my own mental inhibitions. But I have always admired long, flared skirts that trail behind your legs, especially the low high maxi skirts.      

Well, I couldn’t understand the attraction, but I realized this is one part of my personality I need to embrace. So one fine day, I decided to get over my mental obstruction just got one for myself. I am a huge fan of Pinterest, and learning cello has been on my bucket list. So one day I was googling about cellos, and I came accidentally landed on a page with very beautiful styling pins for cellists. I funnily was reminded of Master Oogway’s statement from “Kungfu Panda” that said: There are no accidents. I believe the man was right!
I came across a beautiful ensemble of a plain white tucked in shirt and a wide belted high-waisted floor-length skirt. The collar was tastefully lifted just right, and the lights were perfect in the picture.
That’s when it hit me, I got my inspiration for an outfit. All I needed was a designer who’d do the same for me. Lucky for me, I learned about CurvesOnStyle on Instagram. Kritika is a fashion designer based out of NCR (Faridabad) and boy is she amazing! I called her up and we had a long discussion on how I wanted my designs to be. She was very patient and great at visualizing my ideas. We had a detailed discussion about what would suit my body type, what materials should I wear that would be comfortable and look chic at the same time. She also designed the shirt, which is lined, so I don’t have to worry about it to go see through.
I absolutely loved what I received, I had a lot of fun at the shoot as well. I wore the outfit to work one day and people loved it. The location chosen for this shoot is this beautiful cafe called Cafe lazy Beans. The place has hand-painted pictures of characters of pandas. I am a fan of the wall with all the beautiful frames.
Dress: Curves On Style
Location: Cafe Lazy Beans
Shoes: Street Style Store
Clutch: Espelho

Fashion for the curvy is a bit more complicated than the normal sizes as each one of us have our own problem areas. CurvesOnStyle not only designed this beautiful ensemble but also helped me learn more about my body type, and what would look better on me. Her Instagram page displays her couture work and the designs are so chic.
So Divas! If you like this blog post, do hit the like button. Do not forget to like, share and subscribe to my blog post and if you have anything to say, leave it in the comment box below and I promise to reply as soon as I see them. Check out my Instagram to get the updates. Love Ya!
Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

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Comfort Food ft. Santa’s Elf

Comfort Food ft. Santa’s Elf

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Merry Christmas Udaipur! For those searching for their haven of Comfort Food, there’s a new haven in Udaipur, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Giddy up! We have Marky Momos is in town! Finally a place to comfort those comfort food cravings. I am going to share a couple of reasons why I am in love with Marky Momos.

 

 

Food: My Favoite Picks

 

  • Momos: Being a food connoisseur, finding a decent place in Udaipur that actually serves dim-sums in the authentic Bamboo Dim-Sum Steamers, just the way they should be served, is a real struggle. Finally, we have Marky Momos. But this is not This is not it. They have more than 40 varieties of momos to choose from. My personal favourite are Afghani Momos and Tandoori Chicken Momos. #Yum

    They also have something interesting called Momo Burgers, which consists of fried momos in buns, with a tasteful combination of sauces. My brother loved it.

 

 

  • Prawns: All the seafood lovers in Udaipur know the struggle of finding prawns on the menu. Marky Momos has some mouth watering prawn preparations to choose from. My personal favorite is Honey Garlic Prawns . #MamaMia

 

 

  • Noodles: I am “Hands Down!” a disciple of their Hakka Noodles. The noodles are perfectly cooked, the salt and pepper ratio is perfectly balanced (this is very important for me while choosing my noodle, and I am quite particular about it). #Meow

 


 

Take Away and Home Delivery

 

Yes! Marky Momos delivers to your house! And they have their own app as well! They are amongst a very restaurants which delivers to the far-fetched areas like Badi, Balicha etc. They also have started a “late night service”, under which they cater to your late night cravings between 12:00 a.m and 2:00 a.m. The food packaging is proper, which is a novelty in Udaipur for budget-friendly restaurants. They have branded their packaging containers. I am particularly a fan of their Dimsum Packaging (it is properly sealed and microwave friendly).

 

 

Multi Cuisine Menu

 

Do not get confused by their name. Marky Momos might just be the name, but they serve a lot more than just Momos. They have a well established menus that covers cuisines of the likes of Chinese, Italian and Indianised tastes. There indeed is something for everybody.

 

  

Image Credits for all the pictures above go to Marky Momos.

 

Offers

 

    • Marky Momos have some exciting offers on their Web App, so download their app and save some extra bucks.
    • Also, Check out their Zomato Page for some cool offers. Do not forget to share your reviews and ratings on Zomato. You may also check my reviews about Marky Momos on their page.
    • They have an exciting offer for their dine-in guests as well. Happy hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.! Get Buy One Get One Free on momos, and flat 30% on the rest of the menu.  

 

So people! As Santa’s elf, I believe this is the best present I could leave under your Christmas Trees. Jingle Bell Rocks and Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas Everyone!!! 🙂

 

Until Next Time,

 

-XOXO-

 

A.L. 🙂

 

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RSVP Ready: That Diva In Black!

RSVP Ready: That Diva In Black!

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Hello Divas!

New Year’s Eve 2017- the most awaited event of the year is around the corner and like always, I bring exciting news! Ladies! Brace yourself because Afamado has come up with an awesome All Black RSVP Ready Collection for your themed party. New year is around the corner and this is probably the right time to choose your New Year’s outfit. Use their “Made to Measure” feature and Afamado will make sure that the outfit fits like a glove.

I am wearing the V-Neck Cold Shoulder gown and might I just flaunt that I feel really plush in this beautiful gown? The cold shoulder details with an extra ruffle layer not only looks beautiful, but also adds to the comfort. Above that, the material is of high quality and is wrinkle free, so you do not have to worry about any last minute ironing hassles and enjoy your evening. Plus the dress feels the right weight so it flares just perfect, and doesn’t feel heavy at all. So the dancer in me is oh-so-happy because this is a no brainer, effortless look to pull off. Minimal and chic is how I kept it. One thing I loved about the fashion of 2017 is, the only rule is that there are no rules!

So my resolution for 2018 is what I have learned from this wonderful 2017. The only rule is that there are no rules! So let’s dress our best, pop the bubbly, clench the glasses and Slanche!  Bid adieu to this wonderful year you had and let’s begin a new one with more celebrations!

Until Next Time,
-XOXO-
A.L. 🙂

 

 

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