Friday, January 20, 2012

Such a wonderful day...

I have been blogging for a while now, and boy how it has changed! Professional bloggers, celebrity bloggers, newbies... it's a whole new world out there. For me, blogging has been an extension of my desire to write and connect, and in that I have had much success. I started Shotcouture a few years back with a focus on street style, and over the years, it has become a part of who I am. My visual voice has changed. My style of writing has changed. The blog itself has had a makeover.

But nothing has changed more than my life. In just a few years, I became a writer, a blogger, a divorcee, a designer, an aspiring chef, a lover, a wanderer, an orphan, a lonely crusader for sanity and happiness, and now, I am soon going to add one more description to my name. I am going to marry the love of my life.

This is perhaps, one of the most exciting times of my life. Though the wedding, scheduled for February, is an extremely low key affair, I am thrilled about starting the rest of my life with someone who has helped me heal, and has helped me become the woman I always thought I could be.

These past few months have been hectic, and I have not been able to post as often as possible. The content on Shotcouture is undergoing change. I have been working on Bandagi, my own line of accessories. I have a lot going on. But blogging keeps me sane. It helps me stay on track, and not lose sight of my dreams, my aspirations.

The next few posts will be about the very rushed, very tight-scheduled wedding preparations. From the "Girls' Nite Out", to the post-wedding dinner, my not so fat Indian wedding will be the focus of this blog's posts. This weekend, I shop for my post-wedding dinner dress.

For now, I am leaving you with one of my favorite recent looks. The skirt is from Goa, made my these really talented, quirky ex-hippies, who happen to be my favorite designers. More on the wedding soon.




47 comments:

Marjolyn Lago (Marj):Design Fashion Travel Destinations said...

Hi love your blog :) It's true what you wrote about being a blogger. I started blogging last year in July and since then I never stop as it's a great way to find peace and relaxation:) Let's follow each other if you like :) Take care! Marj Travel Experiences:Design Fashion Travel Destinations

Manmeet Sachdev said...

lovely outfit :)

SAYANTANI SAHA said...

The bangles I love! And Congrats on your wedding! Wish u and your to-be husband lots of happiness! Waiting for the wedding posts!

my republic of fashion said...

Oh wow!! Congrats on getting married. How amazing. Hope you have an absolutely wonderful and magical day. :-)SarahD x

Audrey Allure said...

It is incredible to see how much the blogging world has changed over the years! Love your skirt :)

Fash Boulevard said...

this outfit is perfection. great post, love. I've got a brand new outfit post and a fabulous giveaway. I'd love to hear your thoughts. xo

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Couture Carrie said...

So exciting, darling!
Congrats!

xoxox,
CC

Francesca R said...

ooooh I am soooo happy for you!!! This is a big step!!Congrats!

GingerGirl said...

Thank you so much for your comment, Pratishtha!! I'm so glad that you always like my outfits and share lovely comments! :)

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Congratulations, sweetie! So hapy for you. Excited to watch you go through all of these wonderful changes :) xoxo

prettymeggy said...

you have nice blog and its nice to ready your posts. your jewerlies are aamzing as well :)
take care. greetings from italy.
xoxo, Haus of Gala

Camille said...

blogging is really amazing! and congrats on the wedding! i've also changesd a lot since i first started blogging!

Camille said...

blogging is really amazing! and congrats on the wedding! i've also changesd a lot since i first started blogging!

Elle Sees said...

Congrats on your new future. I wish you a lifetime of happiness.

Kavery said...

All the best in 2012. I love your collection of silver bangles.

Aimee Victoria Long said...

Love your jewellery! Aimee
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xxx

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i'm glad blogging keeps you sane. one of the best benefits of blogging is being able to express yourself and to engage in a community.

congrats on Shot Couture! i hope to continue reading your blog for a while to come.

Claire said...

wow, you have had sooo many changes in your life, both good and bad. it's definitely made you who you are. how exciting that you'll be getting married. it's going to be so amazing, i know it! definitely enjoy the process!

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Jen Umm said...

love the pics!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
thanks for sharing!

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yiqin; said...

love your bracelets <3

Harija said...

it's true the world of blogging did change and it also did change my perspective of life =)

Love you outfit and cute skirt!
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Sick by Trend said...

amazing jacket :)

xx

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Jana ★ said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment, you´re so sweet!
You´ve a cute blog, amazing photos, I´m your new follower.
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MM said...

I am so happy for you getting married!!! It is amazing to meet the love of your life!
The skirt is gorgeous!

Have a great week, honey!

xoxoxo

fashionistas stop said...

you look great! nice blog too!

maybe you have time to check my blog :)
love
surabhi

Wynne Prasetyo said...

love the ethnic look!
i have a love and hate relationship with my blog. most of the time it's my getaway, but sometimes it's the reason i need to get away. hahaha but of course it's one of the most important thing in my life, because it's brought me to places and opened so many doors ;)




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*Glam Chameleon* said...

OMG million congrats hun!!!! I can't wait to hear more, I hope u'll share with us your plans!! So happy news!!!!!:)
kisses

Jelena
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tiny dancer said...

Fun outfit, adoring your style. Love how you piled on those bracelets! They are fantastic <3

Thanks for visiting my blog
Tasia
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Miss Starshiny said...

I like the red blazer in the first photo!
Have a lovely new month!
xxx
Miss Starshiny

just angelina said...

You are so right. I suppose bloggind has changing many things in our lives.
Great photos + details.

Love.

Fictitious Fashion said...

I loveeee Blogging too.. it has made me more outspoken.. confident, a lil self conscious ;), creative and i have so much more fun nw :D
n ur luking pretty in saree :) COngratulations :)

Thanks fr ur wonderful comment :D.. yeyy
btw..New post is up :)

Ana Cristina Martínez said...

Congratulations! And I love your outfit,amazing post! So pretty!
Thanks for your lovely comment!
Kisses

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Boho Me said...

Really good blog! SO SO CUTE

jas said...

love your chudiyan!

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Hope Adela Pasztor said...

I LOVE the gorgeous lace skirt and stunning jewelry! =)

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Jessica said...

Thank you very much for your comment, lovely post!

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k come karolina said...

so cute!!!




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Sick by Trend said...

lovely outfit honey! :)

xx

www.sickbytrend.com

Taj Acosta said...

Congrats dear! How wonderful! I wish you many blessings in marriage and can't wait to see what you will share with us on the planning! xx -Taj

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

so cool :D

new post - diva and winner♥mfashionfreak

Mary Manaila said...

Congratulations! You have a great blog, I'm glad I've come across to it!I was wondering if you would like to check and/or follow my blog. If so, please let me know so I can follow you on Google Friend Connect :)

Love, Mary
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Renisha said...

Love your skirt..boho chic!
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Syed said...

Ridiculously late I know but congratulations on the wedding :) And blogging has definitely changed quicker than I imagined it could. I always said I would stop blogging when I no longer enjoyed it, and although I've been close to that point at times, I'm trying to carry on and just keep to my own pace and goals.

Bree said...

This is such a sweet post! Congratulations on the wedding. That is truly magical. Blogging keeps me sane too and it keeps me organized haha. I can't wait to hear more about the wedding! <3

P.S. Love your quirky skirt and thanks for supporting my blog!

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shopgirl said...

oh - CONGRATULATIONS SWEETIE! That's wonderful news! I can't be more happier for you!

Wishing you a fabulous wedding! I can't wait to see pics from your very joyous day!

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Nandia said...

Hello darling!You look gorgeous!I am following you now!I love your outfit!!Hope to see you on my blog sometime!

xoxo nandia
www.nandiasblog.com

Aimee Victoria Long said...

I really do love your blog and can't wait for the next post. Have a great week!
Aimee
www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
xxx