Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How do I maintain my current weight: Controlling Carbohydrate intake

Hello there Beautiful ladies!!!

Hope everyone is doing great! This morning when I was going to drop A at school, I heard a funny discussion on Radio regarding "National Junk Food Day" in USA and yes it is today, 21st July! I have been planning on doing this post for quite sometime now. After hearing that discussion, decided to do it today! Last time, when I did my pregnancy weight-lost post, it was appreciated by many of our readers. As you can see it is not exactly a post about eating junk, or loosing weight; it is about controlling our craving of carbs (Totally understand, it is a challenge we born with as we are Indian.) and having a good dietary habit. I am no expert on the field; however, I am going to share a few everyday practices I follow that sure helps me in the long run to maintain my weight.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Striped Maxi with Orange

Hi my beautiful friends!!!
Believe it or not the inspiration of this outfit came from the earrings I am wearing! Can you imagine it is only for $2.88 from Walmart? As soon as I saw it in the store I had to grab it! 
The crochet tunic top I am wearing here is almost 8 years old! It is from Debenhams, UK! I dragged it out and washed and wore just so I can wear my new earrings with it!
The following is the description of the look:
Black and white striped Maxi dress and on top the orange tunic together with a belt! For hair, I did my favorite and my go-to messy-bun, for makeup I had my eyes done; you will find a tutorial of similar eye makeup here and used an orange lipstick! Yes, it is an orange lipstick, though it looks different in the pictures here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Blue Camouflage: Saree as Outfit of the Day

Hi Beautiful Friends!!!
Hope everyone is doing great! After long time, I got to wear a saree! If you follow thedocndiva from the beginning, you already know how much I love to wear saree! Anyway, when I got a chance to wear one again last weekend, I went all out. I did my eyes, my makeup and of course, I took my time to get ready! Yes! it takes time guys... a lot, specially wearing the saree part! 
So, this is a chanderi saree! I bought it from India last year! Last diwali, when I went to India, it was totally in trend. However, when it comes to Saree, I go with my hunch, rather than what's in. Still I like this sarees a lot and bought two!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer, Pink & Purple: The Perfect Trio

Hi Beautiful friends!!!

Hope everybody is doing great! Today, it is another outfit of the day post! I am wearing pastel pink and dark pastel purple together! Absolutely, no make up again, except for sunscreen, mascara and bright fuchsia pink lips. I believe, the colors are looking little different in the pictures than they actually are.

Friday, June 12, 2015

6 Miracle Makeup Products Every Girl Should Own

Hi Beautiful!!!
Don't you like to dress up and look beautiful? We all do! Although, we all are beautiful in our own way, it does not hurt to brighten our beauty with few makeup products! Totally understand, for many of you, making the time for yourselves could be a lot! Still, if you really make an effort to invest five to ten minutes everyday for you, believe me, it will be worthwhile! I used to take a lot of time for dressing up, still want to take more and more time; however, with Auripra growing up and for other commitments, I barely have more than 10 minutes to dress up most of the days! Therefore, I had to unleash a way to look charming in no time; well, in 10-15 minutes! Learn how to do a glam makeup in 5 minutes here. And, my tools are nothing but these 6 miracle makeup products!!!

Continue Reading...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Natural and White

Hi! Friends!!!

This is my last outfit post from our tour to Central NY. Previous ones are here and here. As you already know, we went there during memorial day weekend and it was still chilly there; therefore, I have my jackets on. This one is very casual, absolutely no make except lipstick and sunscreen.

This is the Taughannock Falls State Park and it's beautiful!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Shout out to Glamour Gals: A Guest Post

Hi Beautiful!!!
Hope everyone is doing great! Today's post is going to be one of a kind! Few days ago, I was approached by one of the "thedocndiva" readers, who wanted to do a guest post regarding an extraordinary initiative, called "Glamour Gals". After reading her mail, I could not wait to publish the post to let you all know more about the Glamour Gals!! 

A little about Glamour Gals: it is a non-profit that uses make-up and beauty to connect women across generations. Every month, Glamour Gals, who are essentially college and high school students meet up with women living in Senior homes, in order to give them makeovers. It is a great experience for both the Seniors and the students that participate.

Read through to know more about it from Valerie Greene:

The 2015 Glammys

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Trend Alert: Yellow

Hi Beautiful!
If you have read our last post, you already know about what's "in" this summer. And you also know, Yellow is totally in trend. Although, wearing yellow could be intimidating at times, pairing it with something earthy can be easy to pull off! If you love to wear color, I would say you must give it a try this summer! There are so many shades of yellow available, you just have to find one that suits the best on you! If you are lucky, more than one yellow shades could be your color too!

Regarding this look, I styled this leopard print hi-lo dress (old one) with a lemon yellow cardigan. To give it more informal look, and to have more yellow touch,  I also added a yellow sunglass! Makeup and accessory were minimum.

Friday, May 29, 2015

6 Everyday Wearable Trends of Spring/Summer 2015

Hi Beautiful!!!
If you are looking for spring/summer fashion ideas that are actually wearable and trendy at the same time; Well you are in the right spot! Read through to get some comfortable everyday outfit ideas to rock in this summer!

Friday, May 15, 2015

10 Motivational Quotes to Conquer Everyday Stress

Hi! My beautiful friends!!! 

It's Friday again... Yayy! My favorite day of the week... I am sure yours too! Have you read 7 ways to loose pregnancy weight? Well, I had mentioned there how I manage stress in very few lines! I talked about reading inspirational quotes! Yes I do that even this day and yes it does provide me that upliftment necessary! Actually there are few quotes that have made their way in my soul because I have read them so many times. Now, if needed I just try to remember them to help myself get back on tract!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Saláta apó Fréska Froúta: A Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe

Hi Beautiful friends! Hope everyone is enjoying the spring outside!
We went to strawberry picking yesterday with Auripra! Therefore, was craving for something delicious for lunch today with fresh fruit of course including the fresh strawberries from yesterday! Let me tell you this as a side note: this was the first time we ever went to pick fresh fruit and it's amazing; can not explain how juicy and tasteful and fresh they are! Anyway, here comes the recipe of the fresh fruit salad I made for lunch today.

Monday, May 4, 2015

National Cherry Blossom Festival 2015: Part 2

When I start talking about Philadelphia and our days in Philadelphia I just can't stop! Another great thing about Philadelphia beside it's restaurants and shopping options, was the bus service to many places! You might wonder why I'm talking about this today! Well, this is not the first time we went for cherry blossom, we came twice before from philly even before Auripra was born and cherished the natural beauty! Auripra was not there, so of course it was hassle free. However, I believe now, it was more so because we did not drive there.. We took a bus from china town Philly, it was just few blocks from our apartment in center city Philly and we took the last bus literally for coming back! Obviously, we did not realize how much pain it could be to drive to a city during a major festival and look for parking around the festivities! Well we realized that this time! We had super fun, but the crowd and traffic jam was not fun at all! 
Anyway, The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington. [source]
The official website of the festival provide all the info to plan your trip. 
Enjoy the pictures of the celebration below.

Monday, April 27, 2015

How to Plan Disney Magic Kingdom Tour with a Toddler

Let the MAGIC begin...

Hi Beautiful! Today we are gonna talk about planning your disney magic kingdom tour with your toddlers. We are doing one park at a time. We spent Auripra's third birthday in Disney World, Orlando. I have already shared my outfits here. For her age, she was not eligible for many rides in the park; actually she was not eligible for most of the popular ones! We planned ahead and decided to make it a memorable one for all of us! We could do those rides individually taking our turns with Auripra; however we did not want to do that way. Of course we will go back there when she will be old enough to do the rides.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cherry Blossom Washington DC Part One: Outfits

Hi Beautiful!!! Last weekend we went to National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. Today I am just going to share the outfits. I am going to share Auripra's outfit too, because in the Washington Zoo and in the festival, many strangers just talked to us to say how much they liked her outfit for the spring time.
In the next post I will write about our experience of Cherry-Blossom festival, 2015. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Stripe with Polka Dot: Vibrant and Colorful

Alright beauties!!! This is gonna be another outfit post! Very vibrant and colorful! If you follow "thedocndiva" on facebook and/or instagram, you already know, how much I am in love with my new multi-colored striped cropped jacket, my polka dot sunnies and my bow bag. Already, wore them together at least three times, mixing and matching differently each time.

Stay tuned to see the first Combo...

Friday, January 16, 2015

5 Outfit Ideas for Valentines Day Night out

Hi! Beautiful!
Last time I shared an outfit idea for Valentine's day, and it became very popular amongst thedocndiva readers. So, I am doing a recap post today. Here come my favorite 5 outfits which could be great on the love-day night. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Lace and Neutral: Outfit Idea for a Romantic Dinner on St. Valentine's Day

 Love is in the air...

Hi Beautiful!!!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had few friends over on saturday and had a very relaxed sunday. Have you see Golden Globe yesterday? I did too. Anyway, St. Valentine's Day is almost around the corner. Therefore, this is a good time to share outfit ideas for a romantic night-out on the very day. Click here for a very cute Valentine's Day inspired nail-art tutorial! 
When I say romantic, what I see is very soft and clam and peaceful something. This outfit is inspired by that vision. Here I come, with a very classy yet romantic outfit of the night idea for your dream-dinnerdate.
Neutral color palette is always very earthy; and lace is ever gorgeous for anytime.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Spring 2015 Nail-trend: How to Do Two two-toned French Tip

Hi my Beautiful Divas!!!
I am sure we all had some resolutions for 2015. I had too. One of them was to start doing my nails again. It's not that I stopped doing it altogether! However, I was not as prompt as I used to be when Auripra was much younger. Because, she started asking for coloring her finger and toe nails herself; so, I had to stop doing it in front of her. Thanks god, now we can communicate! More importantly, I can negotiate with her. All the moms know, what I mean ;). Anyway, this is my first nail-art of 2015. A very trendy, very simple and quick. And of course, spring 2015 fashion-runway inspired. For more spring inspired nail-arts click here and here and here.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Outfit of a Party-Night: Lace and Faux Leather

"Where's the Party tonight"

Hi my beautiful Divas!!!
Today it is gonna be another outfit of the night post. Around two weeks ago, we went to friends' place for a Christmas party. This is what I wore for the party: Lace and faux leather. The combination is very girly and glamorous. Love love love that lipstick (previously worn here), matches perfectly with my skirt. For the eye makeup tutorial, click here. For more outfit post, click here.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Night Out In New York City: An Experience

When it's all about celebration...

Hello 2015!!!
Hope you all had very exciting last day of 2014 and very memorable first day of 2015.
Although, the doc was working on both days, I had really exciting time with my friends.
Today, I'm really exhilarated to introduce another new section in 'thedocndiva', called "Voyage". It will contain, obviously, pictures and experiences from tours and travels we (thedocndiva) did as a couple over the past years.
This is the first post of 2015. So, wanted to post something that was all about celebration. And, thought  sharing the night-out experience in the city that never sleeps, would be perfect fit for the topic.

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