Sunday, July 29, 2012

Monsoon Style in Mumbai {outfit}

Make Love Not War top c/o Golmaal // Lee Jeans (old) // Georgia Nautical camera bag c/o Jo Totes // Original tall gloss Hunter wellies

I know it's been about a month since my last outfit post, but do you see my much shorter hair? I was a little horrified when I first got it but I really like how the layers look now.
Monsoons in Mumbai are terrible. There, I said it. And I have to admit that Mumbai has terrible infrastructure & is very dirty (I still couldn't love another city this much, though).
When I bought these wellies last year I was so excited. I love classic British footwear. They weren't cheap, but are incredibly well made & lovely to look at. But as in the case of any different shoe buy I still kept wondering if I'd made the right decision, if they were truly practical & comfortable. Well I wore them for the first time yesterday & I cannot describe the joy. With my dressing style, I'm used to getting extra attention on the streets of Mumbai but this was different. Everybody stared. Some curious, many envious & a couple of guys actually came up to me on the street & told me they loved my boots. I didn't wear socks, & they were still incredibly comfortable. While I'm used to playing hop-scotch around puddles, I could just walk through them without a care in the world. Bliss.
And now I have to talk about this awesome bag that Jo Totes sent me. I'm always carrying a camera (or three!) around with me. I liked my old camera bag, though it wasn't a drab black one (it was blue with white stripes) it still wasn't very stylish, & definitely wasn't comfortable. I'd been eyeing Jo Totes bags for a while: They make stylish & functional camera bags for ladies. My folks loved the bag when they laid their eyes on it- This pictures do not do it justice. The leatherette is buttery soft, the antiqued buckle & strap loops look so good & the interior is roomy without being bulky.

It's comfortable to carry around, reasonably priced, pretty & all of my camera stuff fits neatly inside. What more could a girl want?!
Special thanks to my mom for taking all the photos in this post (except the last one). I'm not used to being in front of the lens & would much rather be behind it. These outfit-photo-shoots are not the easiest for my mom, as she's not used to taking photos but she's incredibly patient with me. Also she's getting a lot better! Now she's shooting on manual.
I leave for a short trip to Delhi (my first ever!) in just two days. I'm really excited. I haven't packed yet but my wardrobe is going to consist of one pretty dress & a whole lot of grungy tees & comfy sneakers. I hope to do a lot of exploring & eating & shopping & photo takeout-ing.



  1. I'm jealous too! I love the bag and wellies, super cute! Hope to see more outfit posts soon :)

  2. I'm jealous too! I love the bag and wellies, super cute! Hope to see more outfit posts soon :)

  3. Cute outfit! Love the tee x Sushi

  4. Cool camera and bag :D And Delhi?! Let's meet if you have time :)

  5. I love your bag as well! I was so torn between the two styles! Thanks for the nice comment!


  6. Carina of Bad Taste ToastJuly 30, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Oooh I love the red shirt and the cute red Hunters so much! Really cool rain outfit! :) And this bag is so lovely too! <3

  7. Very gorgeous outfit and photos dear! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!

  8. Beautiful blog and your camera bag is awesome! :)
    Check out my blog and follow if you like it. I'll definitely follow you back!
    xx Marianne

  9. This is such a cute outfit! Love how the wellies match your adorable tank :D
    And thanks so much for following me girl, I've followed you back on GFC & Bloglovin as well :)

    Enter to win a dress from Alainn Bella!
    Trendy Teal

  10. the hunter wellies are so adorably cute *-* were they very expensive?
    Love * Monstros no Armário

  11. Thanks! Depends on what you consider expensive - they definitely weren't cheap. But they look good & feel great so I think they're worth it.

  12. great outfit!
    love your bag! <3

    I am following you now,follow me back if you want, dear :)
    kisses! ~

  13. Lucy of Daily DisguiseAugust 10, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    gorgeous!! following you now too :)

  14. Love the bag:) If you want go to my blog:)

  15. wow u look awesome, hearting those boots and tee. Reminds me of the one tht Deepika was wearing in cocktail!!! These boots are a rage during winters and when its raining esp in UK and even Jimmy choo had a collection with Hunter last season. superlike it

    U have a nice blog here,,, keep in touch!!!

  16. hopped on from style pile and liking it here, i love the heart top n that bag is a steal - carrying Canon everywhere in a stylish bag is a win-win for me..
    btw glad to knw u r from mumbai as well :)
    maybe we can follow each other if u like

  17. Love the bag and outfit :)

  18. Now that I've seen them in person, this post deserves more compliments! You looked so pretty today. I loved everything you were wearing! :-)