February 28, 2016

Getting a Tattoo: Tips and more

Strong wind blows into her hair, she relentlessly swings her skirt
away it flows, uncaring, unscathed and untouched. ~ AC

Tout arrive pour une raison

No, I'm not taking any lessons in French (I wish!) Just wanted to share this incredible piece of news with you guys. I've got inked! Yayy me! It was a distant dream for me, 6-7 years ago and here it rests on my side wrist like it always belonged there and no place else.

I wanted the tattoo to be personal and at the same time, something of my creation. It should mean something to me and at the same time, something that could be related and gather appreciation from the onlookers. Take a look


It means 'Everything happens for a Reason'

I truly and deeply believe in these words. These are more than words to me, they are experiences crafted together to form a meaning to my life. Ever since I've grown up (become a young adult), I've had strong feelings for whatever happens, happens for a reason. No matter how hard you work or not, no matter how much you put efforts into something; there are always some forces, or so I believe; which constantly work their way to interlink events which make sense


When I found what I want the tattoo to be, I chose the place where I want it to be. I had read somewhere that you should get inked at your best body part. I had two options- collar bone area and wrist. I chose the latter for my first tattoo.


But it couldn't just be words: I had to choose a meaningful design as well! After a lot of research, I ran into this infinity loop and saw a design wherein somebody had written the word- Always in between the strings. Further, I liked the idea of birds which could very well be related to life and independence.


People close to me know how much I love French! So the words obviously had to be in french. A few seconds later, I knew what I wanted to get tattooed.


For all those who dread the needles or who want to get it done anyway, I'd say GO AHEAD! My experience was particularly good.

How does it feel?
The answer to this question- nobody can explain it online, in words, in text, print.....

Nevertheless, I would try my best.
Firstly, it's better than getting an injection. Injections go deep into your bloodstream/veins. Tattoo needles are just under your skin!
Imagine two things you easily get irritated with. Like nails scratching against wall or mud stuck up in between your nails and you're trying to get it out. It could be anything. The reason why I'm keeping the feeling w.r.t. nails is so that you better associate it with touch. Now imagine those two things rubbing against each other (in this case, needle against your skin).

It's just this feeling and nothing else. You will feel as if your pet is scratching you continuously on one spot. My tattoo took me less than 30 minutes!! There was music, inspiring pictures of tattoos around and a good atmosphere around.


Just make sure:
- You have a good night's sleep the day before
- Keep yourself hydrated at all times
- If you're uncomfortable in one position then better tell the tattoo artist. It is very important that you keep moving your hand in between, for better blood circulation.
- Distract yourself if you can't bear the pain (if there's any!): Listen to some music or bring a friend along.


All in all, put a happy face and march your foot to the tattoo parlor. Trust me, it's worth it :)


WEARING:

White shirt: Lovelywholesale, Skirt: Milanoo

If you have any questions then feel free to contact me at fictitious.fashion@gmail.com

xoxo
Akanksha

February 12, 2016

Not quite SHORT!

Hi guys

This is the last and final part of my Goa series. We had so much fun there, gosh! On the last two days, we went shopping, relaxed on Candolim beach, had watermelon juice, had sea food and spent time with the beach!
Let me tell you the difference between Calangute/Baga/Anjuna beach and Candolim beach.
While the former beaches have a young set of crowd, mainly Indians who will be partying and seen frolicking around. Candolim is considered to be a more relaxed beach. At condolim, you'd find a majority of foreigners who are there to have a nice swim and a cold beer. 
We were lucky enough to have gotten time to spare at both the sides of Goa!

Enjoy the pictures

Outfit 1:


Outfit 2:




WEARING:
Outfit 1: Top: Linking Road, Mumbai, Shorts: Myntra, Scarf: ,Choies, Sunglasses: Vogue Eyewear
Outfit 2: Top: Linking Road, Mumbai, Shorts: Promod

People close to me know how obsessed I am with eating healthy and staying fit. Fitness is a part of my life now. You know the first thing I did when I decided to start exercising regularly: bought some yoga pants. In 2016, Athleisure was the go-to word for fitness freaks who love to be in comfortable clothing. 
Whether you are a on-the-go girl or likes to chill at home, sipping some green tea- these gorgeous dress pant yoga and work from home pants cheer comfort all the way. These two are my favorites from Betabrand's comfy and stylish pants, a girl must have! I look at them and I am already planning outfits in my mind.

Let me know what you think of the idea!

Till then

xoxo
Akanksha

February 1, 2016

Pink Maxi Dress

Hello Beautiful People

Here's Day 2 from my Trip to Goa. We reached so late on our first day that we just visited Calangute  beach. Let me tell you (if I haven't said enough) that Goa's beaches are so Amazing!


I had saved this dress for THREE YEARS to wear for THIS TRIP! I had always dreamed of going to Goa with my friends and ever since I bought this dress, I had one thing in mind- #Floral. That's right. You know how much I love this Tiara which I also wore with Red Lipstick (my first) in my post titled Red Ridding Hood.


We visited Fort Aguada on Day 2. The view was breathtaking.
Enjoy!


Us






The View!
Calangute Beach, Goa


WEARING:

Maxi Dress: SherSingh, Tiara: Choies, Bracelet: Charlotte russe, USA, Sunglasses: Rayban

I hope you liked the pictures :)

Until next time

xoxo
Akanksha