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Diwali and all that Jazz

Diwali is the celebration of lights, of dazzling things and glittering evenings.

The ethnic fashion is what rules the chart, the glitz and glamour exuded out of traditional dresses and saris is unmatchable during this festival of light Indian Festive wear has had a huge dominance on women’s fashion all over and they love dressing in traditional styles like sari, salwar suit, lehenga or kurtis for the festival days.

No wonder, when we realized that Diwali was just around the corner, we got down to the ultimate task of finalizing that one outfit that we could don on the day!

While Shivani celebrated Diwali at home sweet home with her family and close friends, I had to stay back in Bangalore this year. I was very, very upset over being away from home on Diwali for the first time in my life, but hey, every cloud does have a silver lining indeed.

All my friends stayed back too and we had a bomb of a time.

Both Shivani and I chose to celebrate a Cracker-free, environment friendly Diwali, and it turned out to be nothing short of greattttt!

Going back to what we wore – This Diwali, to make sure to adorn the latest fashion instead of repeating our festive looks, we chose to do a fusion. Why just wear a suit or a lehenga or a saree when you can mix and match with the western counterparts and create the most exquisite looks ever?

So, both of us chose to stray from the traditional route and create looks which are damn easy to put together!

Here’s what Shivani wore!

She wore a center-split Anarkali kurti with distressed, anti-fit denims. She chose to keep it simple and minimalist without going overboard with either the accessories or the makeup!

She wore her hair open, crimped, accessorized with her classic Daniel Wellington watch, and a simple silver neckpiece and earrings! Her pink pout just added a bout of pop to the whole outfit!

Outfit details – Anarkali kurta – Label Harsha Khatry, Jeans – Only, Shoes – Aldo, Watch – Daniel Wellington

I, on the other hand, chose to wear one of my mom’s crisp cotton sarees with a crop top and a belt. I wore it the seedha palla way with a just a few neat pleats!

Wearing a saree feels like second skin to me. Somehow, I’m the most comfortable in sarees!

I am a fan of the bong way of dressing, hence I went all the way with alta on the hands and feet, a huge bindi and long, ethnic earrings!

I wore some bangles too and finished off the look with dark marsala lips.

The difference in the quality of our pictures is almost abnormal, I know, I know, but hey, can you blame me? Shivani had a professional photographer shoot her, while I had to make do with my not so willing friends 😀

Anyhow, we really hope you enjoyed this post and our looks, and could find them innovative and easy to carry!

Till the next time then!

XOXO

-Diksha and Shivani

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Monocrazy Millenials!

The only two colors in the whole wide world that are perfectly harmonious with one another and are never out of fashion are white and black. The most basic, the most common, and yet the most favorite go-to colors of maximum human beings! We are no exception to the rule and are fans of monochrome. One would think that when you have a wide spectrum of colors to choose from, why go for white or black, but we beg to differ. We love our blues and our peaches and mustards too, but when we need class- white is our favorite pick. When we are in doubt- Black is our pick! Because, honestly, can anything ever go wrong with these colors? This is the generation where the millennials have gone monocrazy, and we certainly need no reason for that! Be it a ‘little black dress’ or a crisp white boyfriend shirt; the white maxi dress for that summer brunch, or your tailored black pants with those pencil heels for your girls’ night out; a black and white ensemble never fails you! There is something reassuring about monochrome, with it being a simple, clean and an ordered way of dressing. A monochrome ensemble will always look smart and with the two colors being at opposite ends of the spectrum, it is impossible for any two other colors to be as dramatic and eye-catching. Here, peruse the best white on black fashion looks from our wardrobe, which are super simple to create, and are bold, sharp and minimalist! IMG-20171014-WA0061.jpgB612_20170814_170315IMG-20171014-WA0060.jpgBASC3812IMG_20171014_225329_217.jpgB612_20170814_173556 IMG_20171015_180359_174.jpgGIGE9979B612_20170814_170159QQYZ9695 Outfit Details: Diksha is wearing bodysuit by Koovs, Pants with suspenders – Forever 21, and shoes – Zara; while Shivani is dressed in Alterego tip to toe! Boldly standing the test of time through the ever-changing eras of style, this trend is one that will never go out of fashion. IMG_20171015_170631_223.jpgIMG_20171015_170452_670.jpg We have so many more ideas in our head when it comes to these two colors – Be it patterns, or geometric prints, or stripes, or chequerboard – Dresses, pant-suits, skirts and what not! We’d love to share them with you, so if you like this post, please give us a heads up, and you’ll have more stuff coming your way ! 😀 Signing off then! XOXO – Diksha & Shivani

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Wildflower Hall – Mashobra – Beauty in Wilderness!

“The difference between living and existing is how much wonder you find in the beauty around you.”

Shivani and I decided that we had had enough of our mundane lives, and needed a change, a relaxed change at that! On an impromptu phone call, we settled on the place, booked the tickets and headed out to Mashobra for the long weekend ahead.

We flew down to Chandigarh from our respective places, stayed a night there, but more on that later, and drove down to Shimla the next afternoon. Thanks to the landslides, and the heavy traffic, it took us a little longer than usual to reach our destination, but we made it by late evening, and then began our beautiful, much awaited little vacay!

Wildflower Hall is an Oberoi property, and much true to its brand name, it is a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary sophistication. Its idyllic setting and its distinctive old world charm makes you forget all your worldly problems and just sink into the world of leisure, soak yourself in the tranquility of your surroundings, and enjoy little things as simple as breathing, or the sound of birds chirping, or that of the winds gushing by!

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The property looks like a British palace nestled amidst the Himalayan hills. It proudly boasts of 360 degrees view of the Himalayas. As you enter, you are greeted by the traditionally clad staff, the sweetest and best in the industry, with their beaming smiles, bright eyes and polite demeanor.

The interiors are in sync with all other Oberoi properties and exude class in all ways. The wooden interiors, warm lighting and flowers all around make you feel warm and at home.

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We checked in to our room *sigh* and sipped on to some yummy tea and sweets offered to us, before we got on with our tour of the property.

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The property had everything you’d look for, a gorgeous bar, a pool room, gorgeous restaurants, gym and the best part, an infinity jacuzzi! You heard it, not an infinity pool, an infinity jacuzzi.

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The hospitality of Oberoi is way beyond anything we ever expected, and hence, we could happily live in that hotel for a month and not get bored!

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Also, how can one ever get bored if the menu has mouth watering delicacies to offer 😉

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We had come to just stay in the resort and enjoy the services the resort provided without having to bother about touring the city. Oberoi service, as we all know it, is unparalleled! We had a bomb of a time, eating the delish food they had to offer, swimming half the day and enjoying the spa, ooh, the spa!

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And ooh, we even got to celebrate Independence Day there, with a small ceremony where a woman-born pre-independence-righteously hoisted the flag! It was beautiful, least to say!

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Can’t wait to explore more such beautiful places.
Have already prepared our bucket list 😀

Stay tuned for our amazing travel stories and many more exciting blogs.
– TwofoldChic
Diksha & Shivani

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