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What I learnt at the country’s biggest youth festival

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I don’t know how often you see someone who is as hyper about things as I am – especially when it comes to attending, organising or being a part of various festivals. Having said that, it should come as no surprise to you therefore, that I was a regular attendee of the Under 25 Summit in Bangalore, held between 05 and 08 January… yup, that’s right of 2017.

If you don’t know about this or have never heard of it, I’d recommend going to their website (I’m not dumb – I’ll link it below) and figuring out how awesome they are. That most of the people involved are well-known in the college I attend, has nothing to do with how unique my experience was. But nonetheless, if you Don’t know about these folks, believe me, it’s high time you did (after reading my article, duh?!?)

People go to events for different reasons – for fun, to network, to meet new people… or even just to bunk college. And as you may guess, I won’t deny that I went for all of the aforementioned reasons.  But little did I know what I was in for when I was Literally there – at the several venues where the programs of the summit were being held. So without further ado, here is what I learnt at the country’s biggest youth festival…. the Under 25 Summit.

  1. Expect the Unexpected

    There are some things in life that you JUST cannot prepare yourself for… and by that, I mean things like sitting four feet away from a stage where some of the BIGGEST achievers in the nation (and by that I mean people who have international recognitions for their expertise) and writing a post-card to your future self {That’s gonna be my next post – don’t worry} in a digital world where the art of writing by itself is on the verge of extinction. Needless to say, you gotta jump in with both feet and having done it myself, I can proudly say “I am Under 25” (which B T W, is the catch-phrase of the event).

  2. NETWORK. Network. Net…you get the point

    Now, don’t get me wrong when I say this, but having moved around quite a bit when I was much younger, I’m someone who usually has no problem making acquaintances with people. I suppose that explains why at the end of this summit, I have a friend who is a professional golf player and YouTuber, a girl whom I made friends with when we screamed profanities (yup – the WORST kind) at a workshop we attended, friends who are at least 5 years elder to me – and of course, numerous others – all of whom I can’t and obviously don’t want to mention here XD

    The point of telling you that? Just to remind you how EPIC it feels to make new friends and get to know the different kinds of amazing people there are on the planet. That’s all!

  3. You’ll NEVER know where or when you find inspiration!

    I’m pretty sure you saw this coming, but I KNOW a lot of people who take H O U R S just deciding what to wear – a k a ME. But the four days I was a part of the U25 for (PS – that’s what we’re calling it henceforth here, ok?), I swear the clothes I was in was the least of my worries. While I wore a range of bizarre apparel (surprise!!! 😛 ) I found SO much of inspiration for trying out different ways to permute and combine the clothing and accessories I already own, that I have enough content to be posting out here for a good two months. There – you’re welcome. 😀

  4. And Last but Not the Least

I know the alignment is all wonky here, but I simply HAD to do it for the emphasis (guilty!)

The biggest lesson I learnt at the U25 – is simply that we are all always so caught up in the process of achieving our goals; goals set for us either by a psyche influenced by others or others themselves… and whether we like it or not, we get into a constant drone of things that make us feel lost over a period of time. That said, what I inferred out of this realisation that there are SOOO many people out there who:

a) Are Just like us

b) Need someone Just like us – in various projects, initiatives and endeavours that could potentially make the world a better place, for ALL of us. And if we can have fun along the way, then there should be no (and by that I mean simply NO) reason why we shouldn’t be doing what we love doing – for the constructive progress of the larger picture.

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Having said a whole bunch of stuff and a great set of four SUPERB days at the U25 this year, I can say with certainty that I had a hella lotta fun and learnt a hella bunch of stuff I didn’t know {Spoken Poetry, anyone?}. There are more subtle things I learnt too, but that’s a chat for another day.

Hope you liked this post folks! If you did, or agree with any of the lessons I learnt at the Under 25 Summit 2017, leave me a like and in the comments let me know what you’ve gotten to learn at the events you have attended. Until next time with a new adventure!

Love,

YourEverydayFashion Blog ❤

 

 

 

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Women’s Perfumes worth trying

Hey Hey Hey!

After the previous post titled ‘Men’s Perfumes Worth Trying’, a lot of people wrote back to me saying that they liked the post, and that they wanted something similar among women’s perfumes.

So without further ado, here we go:

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  1. Ralph Lauren – Polo Blue for Womenpolo-blue-women

    Jasmine flowers meet honey and maybe something a little musky? That’s RL’s Polo Blue for Women for you. A perfume that makes you remember soft, warm, happy memories, it was rather sad that the company decided to withdraw the scent. You can, however, still get similar scents if you search online!
  2. Versace – Bright Crystal
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    Sometimes, you just take a whiff of a scent and no matter where you are, you get transported into another world altogether. For me, one such perfume is Versace’s Bright Crystal. It reminds me of a very powerful, strong woman’s approach, rather than that of a delicate darling. A must try, especially on days when you feel like the go-getter you are! 🙂
  3. Michael Kors – Rose Radiant Gold & Sexy Amber

    Have I ever told you of my slight (and by that I mean Complete!!) obsession for all things Michael Kors, it just proves that my attempts at getting over the awesomeness of the brand, have been commendable. But now that I am telling you about it, these scents Definitely deserve to be checked out, the very next time when you have the chance!
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    If I were to describe the scent to you, I’d call the Rose Radiant Gold a borderline delicate scent – something that you’d wear to the wedding of the classmate who was probably mean to you all through high-school. That is to say, the scent is delicate where it needs to be – but it certainly has its Powerful undertones that says “no nonsense accepted here” 😀
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    As for Sexy Amber, I am yet to smell a perfume that has the perfect balance of musk and amber – but OH GODS! This one comes Very very close to what I imagine to be the perfect blend of sweetness and woody-elements. If I didn’t love trying perfumes so much and needed to settle down with 3 perfumes only, this would Definitely be one of them.

  4. United Colours of Benetton – Paradisouob-paradiso

    Another classic scent that makes you go all starry eyed, I was genuinely heart-broken when UOB decided to withdraw this perfume. This was the Ultimate blend of flowery, fruity, fresh and woody components, and by far, the highest longevity that I’ve gotten to experience with ANY perfume.

    Unfortunately for me, I have never been able to find a similar aroma yet – but if you do know, pleaaaase let me know too!!

  5. Calvin Klein – Eternity for Women ck-eternity
    Aaah… the ever wonderful range of Calvin Klein Scents! While I do love almost all their perfumes, I am and will forever be a little biased towards their original ‘Eternity’ – for both, men and women.

    This is the kind of perfume you’d want to associate with your caregiver. By that, I don’t necessarily mean your Mama or your Nanny… what I do intend to mean is that this is a very soothing, very comforting scent that would probably even toddlers associate with safety and care. So if you’re feeling like your loving, caring self – a little more so on some days – then you NEED a bottle of Eternity for women in your perfume collection.

  6. Davidoff Coolwater – Sea Rose
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    True to its name, the first time you smell this perfume, it feels like these two uncanny elements – the sea and the rose – have always had an association. Gently balanced between the freshness of the sea and the subtle power of the rose, this perfume is best suited for days out with your girl friends or a loved one. But on the other hand, this is not an evening perfume at all – unless you’ve run out of all your other perfumes, of course! 😀
  7. Giorgio Armani – Si
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    This is the perfume that has earned me the most number of compliments from people across the bench! People of all ages have smelled my perfume when they lean in for a hug or sit close to me, taken a deep breath and gone “woooow!”

    When I first smelled this perfume, I remember not liking it.. but a few minutes after I left the store, I needed to correct my hair and when my hand swept past my face, I remember thinking “Oh My Goodness! I smell like candy – without smelling like something to eat!” What followed of course, was me running back to the store and buying one of these and voila! I’ve been showered in compliments ever since.

    The Armani – Si, is your goody-two-shoes meets girl-boss. Soft and gentle, yet knows what she wants. Pretty much, I’d say the perfume is one of the best I’ve tried among women’s perfumes, ever.

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So here we are, folks! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this – if you have, like my post below and if you agree, disagree, like, love or hate anything I’ve said, OR you have something you’d like me to know, please feel free to leave me a comment or send me an email at teenxadventurer@gmail.com

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Thanks for reading this far… 🙂

Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Fashionable.

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

Smile a Little More maybe? :)

Hello there!

What I have to say to you today is something that came out of a very random conversation with someone today. I thought it was important to share this with all my readers, because it was something that made me think too. Therefore, here goes….

Given the festive season and the number of people we all have to interact with on a daily basis, one of the casual topics we are often engaged in, starts with – “So, what do you do with your spare time?”

Now, whether you like it or not, you do come up with a list of things you do. And in my case, when I mention the phrase “Fashion Blogger” I usually get a whole range of reactions, from joy to excitement to judgement. Well, this time though, the person I was conversing with immediately went “Oh wow! Can you tell me the quickest way to become pretty?”

Obviously, I got out of the conversation – but somehow, the question got me thinking…. Why is it that people feel the need for an instant solution to “look pretty”, as the asker put it. But even worse, what can I, as a person – tell them in response to this?

Well, I realised that the person who asked me this is just another person who has just forgotten to smile over time. Sure there are a lot of things you can do and a lot of methods you can adopt, to become more attractive in society’s view. But what makes the difference? A lot of little things, but most importantly, your smile.

So, I suppose my answer here is simple – No matter what you look like; no matter what you’re wearing; no matter where you are; no matter whom you’re with.. flashing a genuine smile, internally and, or externally – is indeed the best way to look “prettier”, instantly. Not going into too much detail about the ‘benefits of smiling’ (because I know a lot of people have already written and spoken about that!) here’s hoping that you find more reasons to smile more often.

Until we meet again!

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

To Gift or Not to Gift

Hello there! 🙂

With the festive season in full-swing around us, most of us often find ourselves in a fix, wondering what to gift someone with! Well, while the tradition of giving and receiving gifts is a practise deeply rooted in the sands of time, one woe most of us face is gifting or being gifted with the same thing(s), year after year. Be it as dry-fruits, or a box of sweets from the locality’s confectioneerit is almost as if we can guess the contents accurately by now, in each wrapped box!

But that said, I will admit that being told, “Oh My Goodness! This gift is amazing! Thank you!!!” is something that all of us want to hear. Well, if you genuinely want people to be that kind of happy because of your gift (whether or not they say it out loud! :P), you might want to read on.

Before I go on, though, I need to make something clear – I happen to be in the midst of a whole lot of gift-exchanges and planning for the upcoming ones. However, this post is NOT about festivals alone. You can use these for birthdays, anniversaries, marriages, graduations… pretty much Anywhere where gifts are involved!

These are simply things to remember and consider while picking a gift for someone the next time. These are not rules, but following these snippets have made a lot of people get sincere gratitude and compliments in the past.

So yes; while it is indeed a wonderful thing to be a part of the gift-exchanging excercise, here are a few things that I’ve seen expert gifters consider (while I keenly stood by and observed them over the years, I may add!), while picking gifts:

  1. Know thy receiver – While this might seem obvious (and slightly less applicable in the case of new acquaintances – in which case cliche gifts are completely acceptable, ok?) paying attention to the receiver’s latest interest or a mention of something they ‘WISH’ they had…. is pretty much a perfect gift, no matter what! 🙂
    But to let you in on a little secret, the Utility of a gift to the receiver must be concidered too – because let’s face it, a one-year old can’t really do much with a beautiful bouquet of flowers except maybe take it apart… right? 😀
  2. When in doubt, go classic – Be it as handing down a family heirloom or buying something as classic as a string of pearls, if you’re gifting someone something that is aspirational for more reasons than one, you’re pretty safe. Yes; we’re talking about ties, jewellery, accessories, home-decor items, etc here.
  3. Get help – If you don’t know the receiver themselves well enough; but do know someone close to them who won’t spill the beans on you, ASK them! What’s  the wordt thing that could happen? – You won’t get help. But, best case scenario, you’ll end up giving them a perfect gift 🙂
  4. Gift-cards – For those people whom you simply HAVE to get a gift, but don’t know of their likes or interests… or even for those who aren’t that close to get any real gifts from you; some Genius human being in the past has thought of this concept where you can pay in advance and let the receiver choose what they want from the store! Crazzzy riiiight? I know 😀
    But jokes apart, rely on gift cards from mostly-all-encompassing stores and bazinga! You’re the new gifting Guru!
  5. The ultimate challenge – While I understand that this is a step most people DREAD to take, in some of my experiences – Asking People What They’d Like is a fantastic way to prevent going wrong. Agreed – a lot of good souls out there are going to reply modestly with “Oh Nothing! Thank you so much!” convincing them of how you are hell-bent on giving them the gift is going to be a great experience for you too! Moreover, if they refuse to listen, give them the ultimatum that if they don’t tell you themselves, you’ll pick for them and that may not go as well!

So there you go, folks! There are many more fine details to note in the art of good gifting, which are enough to fill a book in themselves and hence, have not been shared here. If you have, nonetheless managed to get a fairly good idea on things to consider while getting someone a gift or would like to know some more about giving the right gifts, let me know in the comments below; or at teenxadventurer@gmail.com

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Until next time!

Love,

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

Knowing Your Ties

Heya!

As always, Welcome Newbie Reader – or – Welcome Back Existing Reader! 🙂 Hope you’ve been well in the while that I’ve been away for.

Now, why should you be reading what a random blogger has to say about ties, when the last time she herself wore one, was nothing short of years ago? Well, the truth is, you shouldn’t. But now that you’re here, why not read on? 😀 Alright gentleman (or lady!), here we go!

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When to Wear A White Tiewhite-tie

Well, I know that these aren’t so common today, but in the ages bygone, the “white tie” attire was considered the “formal eveing dress” for men. Though there are very few events that actually ask for guests to be in literal white ties these days, for any event that is of absolute importance post sun-down, wearing a white tie can really help you contribute subtly to how serious your involvement is.

(Here, it’s supposed to be this guy’s wedding. Also, this guy is supposed to be a 108 year old vampire – so you see how the older peeps still go for white ties? Yeah – same.)

When to Wear a Black Tie black-tie

Initially, wearing a black tie was considered semi-formal. However today, most formal events of various kinds do allow for guests to wear black ties. It has been noted though, that unless it is a corporate event or other such absolutely serious business, a black tie is preferred in the evening.

What to Wear During the Day bright-ties

Depending on how formal the occassion is and the role you are going to be playing in it, you can go in for numerous choices. While a lot has to do with the weather in the material of the tie you choose and also what you are pairing your tie with, it is pretty safe to say that lighter or brighter shades are great choices for occassions during the day. Of course, I don’t mean for you to wear a lime green tie to a funeral, but hey – there’e no denying the edge of a cool light-blue tie with a white shirt or even a pastel tie with a matching shirt, you know? 🙂

What t0 Wear During the Night dark-colour-ties

With fashion designers and lovers going in for free, bold choices round-the-clock, there have been a lot of instances in the past where an unusual choice of tie or component of attire – has made heads turn – for reasons right and wrong alike. Nonetheless, there still exists a faction of the world who prefer to choose classics (thus making them even more classic! 😀 ) and for those among these, a black or dark blue tie is the epitome of evening tie fashion. Despite other options such as burgundy, deep purples and shades of dark greek entering the foray of ‘acceptable colours’ for events in the evening, you know just as well as I do that nothing beats black or blue (pun definitely intended XD).

Other Random Things to Remember for Ties

  1. If you are accompanying someone to an event and the two of you are likely to be together for a majority of the evening, finding one element of your total outfit to match an important element of their attire is a great way. You could wear the same colour of tie as your prom partner’s dress or if your suit is black while your dad has opted for a blue blazer, opt for a tie closer to his shade. This trick works wonders in getting perfect photographs. 🙂
  2. If you are carrying a silk handkerchief (which is highly recommended for formal events and not having one tucked in is often looked down upon, thank you!) then it MUST match your tie. Of course, if you’ve skipped the tie altogether, then you are at liberty – else, a mismatch could be a blunder that sticks out like a sore thumb 😦
  3. Prevent a clash of prints between your tie and your shirt – as this could make your outfit look shabby than put-together, no matter how many hours you spent on it. While self-designs are a completely different story, it is important to balance out the visual effect on the beholder – by going for bold, noticable prints on either the tie – OR the shirt, preferably, never both.
  4. Learn how to tie more than one knot. I cannot emphasise on this hard enough, because there are so many different lengths, materials and kinds in ties, that a knot that you’ve worn all your life on one tie, could look like a disaster on another. Again, based on the kind of tie and the kind of occassion you will be attending, choose the knot you wear.

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So there you go folks! These are just a few things about ties that I know a lot of people struggle with. I hope this has helped you in some way, if it hasn’t you smile. If you have any tips, tricks, suggestions, queries or comments, do let me know below, or email me at teenxadventurer@gmail.com 🙂

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Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Fashionable.

YourEverydayFashionBlog ❤

 

What Travelling Taught me

Hey guys!!!!!

Look – no long drawn explainations needed. I’ve been caught up. I really hope you’ve been doing well and without any ado, here is what I learnt while travelling 🙂

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1.You can never have enough tissues

Now, I know what you’re thinking – well, everyone knows that! But wait… the reason I’m saying this is because I’ve been in a few sticky situations already and it was a little too nasty to be true. Have a good stock of tissue – the normal kind and even wet tissues if youre willing. If nothing else, just bring them back but you will thank me and all your stars if you ever come across a situation or someone in a situation where those little pieces of paper or cloth can be life saving.

2. Get a map of the place before-hand

I know this is a little weird, but knowing exactly what the closest locations to the place where you are going to be accomodated, is a HUGE bonus that really helped me, especially while travelling alone. Using Google Maps and trying to have a fair idea of the locale can come in super-handy, as I learnt the hard way.

3. Look up people who blog or youtube about or from the place

The very fact that you are reading this is enough to know that you’re the kind that isn’t averse to blogs (or that I know you and am forcing you to read this – which I’m sure has a very “logical” explanation 😀 ) – which means that you can really get first-hand experiences and deets about the place you’re travelling to, from all the wonderful travel-bloggers we have all around us.

4. Know the dresscode

If you are travelling to a place which has a culture of taking dresscodes or certain styles of dressing seriously, knowing a little bit about the pros and cons of certain apparel or attire, will definitely go a long way in helping you stay in the good books of your host city or country.

5. Carry snacks to sustain yourself for a short while

While I hail from a place where going on a trip without food enough to sustain you for a week (even if your trip is only for a couple of days) is a thought most steer clear from, I know there are a lot of people who take a tad bit of time to get used to the “food-shock” as I like to call it, on going to a new place. So brace yourself and don’t regret!

6. Goggles are your besties

Even in the harshest winters, how hard can it be to keep a pair of shades in your carry-on purse?
The benefits, however, include: 1. Swag during impromtu photo-sessions 2. Looking glamourous, effortlessly, even indoors 3. Hiding dark-circles from the previous night’s adventures 4. Maybe a little protection from the sun – sometimes?

7. Some of the best times you’ve had are COMPLETELY unplanned

No explanation needed – but if you haven’t tried going on a completely impulsive walk in the middle of the night with a group of friends, you ARE missing out on Quite a bit, my friend!

8. Have atleast one person know of your whereabouts at all times

From the perspective of safety as well as having someone to call just in case you land up in trouble, keeping just one Reliable person aware of what you’re upto and where, is lets just say – Imperative.

9. Don’t forget to have a good time 😀

I know a lot of us travel for business, work, education and a whole lot of other reasons…. But no matter what the reason and where you’re off to – no matter how stressful the situation or how challenging the difficulty, remember to breathe, let go, enjoy the momnet and have fun. After all, that’s what you’ll look back at and smile about!

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Until next time, stay you & stay  fashionable!

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I’m Back :D

Aloha! 

If you know anything about this blog, I owe you an apology for having (POOF!) disappeared a while ago. But if you are new to this blog and this is the first post you’re reading, Namaste!!

A lot of things have happened, but this post is just a precursor to my main post. I seriously promise that I shall be a good blogger henceforth and that you, dear reader, shall not be disappointed. Amen.

 

Until I get back,

See ya! (^_^)

 

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