Just a Little Bit of Romance

Hey everyone!

How’s 2017 been treating you so far? Can you believe we’ve already stepped into February? Personally, February has always been one of those months that carries immense hope and positivity! I don’t know why, but it always evokes a sense of enthusiasm within me. Then again, that happens to me every time a new month begins. I guess the optimist inside refuses to leave, no matter what life throws my way.

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Maybe February’s charm lies in the fact that it has always been advertised by Hallmark as the most romantic month of the year. But then, romance is never restricted to the love you share with a partner. Romance is the feeling of mystery and excitement. It’s about being larger-than-life – finding magic and inspiration in the most ordinary situation, remote from one’s mundane routine! And to be honest, we could all use a little bit of romance in our lives, especially with what the world is currently going through.

Yesterday when I decided to share a new post, my not-so-favourite guest, Mr. Writer’s Block, decided to pay me a visit. I sat procrastinating all day, waiting for inspiration to come by. However, once I started typing, the thoughts just flowed. That’s the beauty of writing – it’s my favourite kind of therapy (next to shopping, obviously). The magic always manages to find you! What makes it even better, though, is being able to share a piece of me with all of you.

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The reason this blog is so special to me is because I get to express through my words AND my wardrobe. You know how they say our personalities are constantly changing and evolving? I think that works with personal style too. There will never be any major transformation, but if you pay attention to the nuances, you’ll notice the gradual evolution.

Recently, I’ve started taking a few more sartorial risks, trying combinations I would have scoffed at in the past. Of course, I would never betray my personal style code, but I’m experimenting with a few elements – looking for that magic, that inspiration, wherever I can!

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Flare Sleeve Crop Top – Koovs, Green Metallic Pleated Skirt – Next, Gold Choker – Topshop, Black and Gold Sling Bag – River Island,
Black and Gold Wedges – Charles & Keith.

Photo CreditsShubham Mandhyan

  • Gaurav Chaubey

    Hi Roshini,

    What a wonderful topic to pen your thoughts on – Romance in February; also seeing how it kind of rhymes with Barrie’s famous “Roses in December” quip, it makes me smile to myself.

    I do acknowledge – this month comes with its ingrained pressures of finding a partner to many. However the way I see – which I reckon could be a minority view – there is no need for a romantic partner to fulfil yourself, sure it’s good to have one, but if the person in question is someone like me with all his attention towards career and securing a better future, oftentimes, finding a worthwhile partner skips the list of priorities.

    Furthermore, I can’t agree with you any more when you say: “…romance is never restricted to the love you share with a partner.” In fact, the way I see, one can truly never enjoy romance to the fullest when all the expectations of providing it are on the partner and/or on the quality of relationship you share with that partner. As Oscar Wilde had succinctly observed – “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

    It was a refreshing experience reading thoughts that are so in concordance with that of my own. Henceforth I’ll try to be more regular with reading your blogs.

    Regards

    • Thank you! Glad you could relate. Also, it’s Roshni* 🙂

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