After an hour of fiddling through my course sheets and taking short peeks into the laptop screen (actually the other way round), I have come to realize that there is no such thing as multi-tasking; particularly when one of the tasks involves studying. There I said it! The dreaded S word. Every time I find myself trying desperately to steer clear from the topic of examinations, things only get more unpleasant and aggravate the already born mental damage. And emotional, if I may add. This vicious, terrifying circle dominated by something known as guilt has more or less dampened my happiness for the last few days and will do so in the weeks to come. The subsequent rambling will be muted, consciously.
On the flipside, life has been pretty kind to me in many little ways. I happened to find my second skin- a pair of sweat pants, in which, given the chance, I would live a lifetime. Small mind-trips have taken course and I do intend to keep them alive. The rest, my weary brain doesn't seem to recall presently. You know those days when despite all the pressure mounting on you, you still feel grateful and loved? Today is possibly one.
My strange attraction to stripes escalated to a whole new level when pinstripes made a comeback last year. Needless to say, all the coveted suits in navy blue were nothing less than a few hundred dollars, meaning my tight-student-budget never saw anything blue, fancy and pin-stripey until the glorious end of season sale in Zara left a delicious gray one for me in a rather inconspicuous corner. Surprisingly, it can be worn in a number of ways: as a formal dress, a waist coat, an outwear with in-sleeves, a top tucked into a fluffy skirt and in any other form that covers you appropriately.
This outfit is from a week ago, when the weather shifted into an almost transitional state obstructed only by the heavy rainfall Delhi received on the night of Maha Shivratri and on the following day. Clinging on to the precious, almost-perfect weather - which passes by in a flurry - by doing fun layerings and a lot of mix and match.
3:00 am. Retiring to bed now. 'Night folks.
[Wearing : Faux Fur Coat- Shop Jitterbug, Pants Zara, Boots H&M, Coat Zara, Crop Top ASOS, Bag Rokit Vintage].