Monday, February 17, 2014

Casual Days

You can call me Mathangi Arulpragasm since I've been so M.I.A. on this blog.
I'm glad to say my absence hasn't been entirely due to the weather, although
that has played a major role. My sister and I were blessed with a visit by our
mom, nanny, and younger brother. I only get to see them about once a year, so
this visit was very welcomed and much needed. It passed in a whirlwind though:
days jammed packed with eating out, lots of shopping, and fun-filled activities.
My nanny took Paul and I to the casino to play some poker and I must say, I
felt like a fancy pants. I mean, you either go to the casino 'cause you have money
to spare and you're looking for a good time or you have an addiction - I was
hoping people were thinking the former.  I was also a lucky gal who got real
spoiled by her momma. She's to thank for these snazzy new boots.  
And while Paul and I already went to Winterlude with my brother, we'll take
any excuse to eat a Beavertail - those things are the best! I was deliriously
happy to see that most of the ice sculptures were gone and the remaining ones
were melting. Yes, melt, melt, melt! I truly do love layering, the cozy sweaters
and the boots that allow you to tackle any adventure, but I'm ready to ditch all
those extras. I want spring! I'm ready to start complaining about the rain and
all its limitations. Sometimes I question my protest of winter, for naturally I am
a home-body (Example: Paul and I for Valentine's Day got together with
another couple, had some drinks and food, and played the newlywed game).
And being cooped up all the time has seriously increased my jewelry collection.
I've been seeing the most precious dainty necklaces lately (see herehere) and
again I thought to myself easy peasy. More like I'm cheap and I'd rather
use materials I've already got sitting in my craft box, but mum's the word on that.
My sister's // Scarf
DIY // Necklace w/ Beaded Pendant
DIY // Mini Bottle w/ Feather Pendant
Thrifted // Dress
Thrifted // Belt 
Thrifted // Sweater
Thrifted // Bag
DIY // Wool Leg Warmers
Soft Moc // Hush Puppies Combat Boots


  1. Well hello pretty lady! Welcome back :)
    Glad to hear you got to see family, that's always a nice feeling when you see loved ones you haven't seen in forever!
    And your mom certainly got you some snazzy boots alright - I love them! Great earthy tones in this outfit <3

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  2. Sounds like you had a nice visit with your family :) That's definitely a good reason to step away from the blogging world. Moms are the best. My mom spoils me with boots when I visit her too haha. And I love your necklace! You are truly talented when it comes to DIYing things.

  3. Welcome back, lady! But to be honest I didn't realize you were gone that long. I guess that means we all got busy!! No need to apologize. Sometime's you've gotta go MIA.

    I'm glad your family visit was awesome, especially since you rarely get to see them. Also yay to your mom for spoiling you rotten--I know my dad does the same for me with shoes and stuff to the point where I'm like, "No! No more! I don't need it!" haha

    I am envious that you can put together so many shades of brown and look so cute. Brown is so hard to wear!

  4. Haha yesterday while i was washing dishes i saw the icicles melting outside the window and thought the same thing! We're nearly there ;) And I have never been to a casino yet, and I'm 24! Did you win big? ANd your momma is amazing for buying you those boots, they're SO cute. I especially love how you paired it with chunky socks. And how come you don't get to see your family very often? Did you move away?

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  5. beautiful hair girl!!! I can't stop looking at them!

    visit my magical box

  6. I love your hair and that necklace is so charming! :) I just adore this whole outfit!

    Also, I wanted to let you know I've nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. You can get the details in this post on my blog,

    You don't have to participate if you don't want to, but I just wanted you to know that I love your blog!

    Love Rhiannon

  7. I love how all the details of your outfits are so perfect. Like the socks and the bottle-necklace with this. I've never really been to a casino. Sounds like you had fun!

  8. Looking stunning as always dear!!! I absolutely love your outfit, so perfect and chic !
    Beautiful pictures by the way;-)

  9. Aw, sounds like you had a lovely time with your family! :) We're enjoying a break in the cold here too. I love winter, but I'm very much looking forward to some green! I'm in love with your bag! And I love all the shades of brown you've worked into this outfit. You definitely have a talent for layering!

  10. Awesome outfits girlie and super cute bloggy! Newest follower!

  11. I am in love with this outfit (: You are so god at layering, and this outfit is no exception.

  12. NIce photos,
    wonderful scarf!

  13. i haven't made jewelry in at over a decade, so kudos to you! also, this "casual day" outfit is just lovely! i love the brown w/ the creams, such a pretty combo. how fun your family could visit! the casino... those are always just such odd places, but glad you had fun! we had fun as well when we went to las vegas once.. we gambled all of $2 maybe and it was funny.


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