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Wherever you go, walk with your head held high. You’re not a waste of space. You’re not what’s “wrong” with our society. You’re not what they say you are. Don’t let other people’s negativity make you forget how wonderful you are. You are loved and I’m glad you’re here with me. 

Happy Big Girl Appreciation day, Queen! Let’s live to slay another day! XD

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but if I told you a flower can bloom in a dark room, would you trust it?

at first, no.
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Wearing✶ Forest green boyfriend cardigan ✶ Vintage silk shirt ✶ Velvet embroidered clutch ✶ Burgundy velvet skirt {similar here and also here} ✶ Patterned tights {similar} ✶ Vintage monk shoes and velvet ribbon ✶

Do you have particular tones of colours that you just can’t resist? With me, it’s this exact shade of forest green - not too teal, not too bottle green, just right. I’d been wanting a cardigan/jumper in this particular shade of green for ages, so when I saw this one on Boohoo, I just snapped it right up even though it’s a size M/L from the straight size section! And I’m so relieved to say that it fits perfectly, just how you’d want a boyfriend cardigan to fit, with that wee bit of bagginess that makes it look so cosy. Calling all inbetweenies, if you’re roughly my size (UK 18-20, US 14-16) and you’ve been looking for the perfect forest green cardigan, here it is! And if you’re in the US, it’s only $16 on the cyber monday sale!

My clutch is also from Boohoo - isn’t the embroidery delightful?! I don’t know if you can tell but the golden thread is metallic and catches the light like a dream. It’s the perfect day to evening bag for winter. I don’t know what it is about dark florals that always gets my attention, but I just cannot imagine autumn/ winter without them. You’ll see that I’ve also incorporated some of my other favourite autumn colours into this outfit - namely mustard and burgundy - so I’m pretty much wearing all the fall shades at once. It’s hard to go wrong with this colour palette! What are your favourite shades for cold weather dressing? Do you love dark monochromes or would you go all out in a riot of colours as well? Let me know in the comments!

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Most of us, including me, aren’t really in the mood for silly fashion photos given the current rise of fascism in the US and most of the Western world. You might argue that being all the way over in India, I’m hardly affected by this past month’s events. But some of my closest friends very much are, and I’m terrified for them. The fall of American democracy unfortunately affects us all. In case you wanted to take a few minutes off, however, and indulge in some pretties, here are some photos from last week. I know that for a lot of bloggers (and brands) staying ‘on-brand’ is a priority even at times like these, but as a brown woman and a once-immigrant, I don’t see it as an option.

Wearing ✶ Alice & You velvet smock dress {similar at ASOS} ✶ New Look velvet bag {similar available at Romwe} ✶ Crescent moon bobby pin {similar available at ASOS} ✶ Old sequin loafers {similar style available here

All photos by Vashudhara Agarwal