Beach Vibes Only..

If you have ever dreamt of a tropical idyllic island, it would be the Andaman Islands. The breath-taking white sand beaches and the clear blue sea is the primary reason behind its popularity.

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My 5-day sojourn to the Andaman Islands ended an everlasting desire to travel the place. Even though the main highlight was clear azure beaches, I did manage to squeeze in enough time for other activities in Port Blair & Havelock. I must admit, I see myself travelling back to the islands again to explore much more.

Getting There: How to reach Andaman Islands?

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By Air:Deboard at Vir Savarkar Airport in Port Blair

By Ship:Alight at Haddo Wharf Port in Port Blair; ship services are available from Chennai, Kolkata, and Vizag.

Here are my favourite things to do in Havelock:

Sea Bed Walk amongst the rich marine life at Elephant Beach :

Amongst the safest yet most fun things to do in Andaman and Nicobar is sea walking, and it is pretty common at the Elephant Beach because of their calm & clear waters. It’s the best thing for people that are not into walking along the beach side. It was a very thrilling experience.

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Watching the sunset at Radhanagar Beach : 

At the entrance of Radhanagar Beach, it is unlikely to foresee how the sea-shore opens up. Behind the tall trees, lies a partially rocky, partially green beach where crowds of tourists gather to witness the sunset. I visited this beach twice and was happier when it was empty, towards the first half of the day.

Radhanagar beach was also named the “Best Beach in Asia” by Time Magazine in 2004, so you know it’ll be quite something.

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The mesmerising experience of strolling through the Cellular Jail : 

Cellular Jail, located at Port Blair, stood mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters, who were incarcerated in this jail. The jail, completed in the year 1906 acquired the name ‘Cellular’ because it is entirely made up of individual cells for the solitary confinement.

Walking through the corridors of the Cellular Jail in Port Blair was akin to walking down the saddest and most brutal chapter in history. The horror of captivity comes alive as one walks through the museum of this national memorial dedicated to our brave freedom fighters who endured extreme tortured to free their motherland from British occupation.

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Feasting at Squid Restaurant in Havelock :

Located right on the heart of Havelock market, this restaurant serves delicious sea food. You can choose from a wide variety of fishes and crabs. I would recommend grilled fish and crab masala. Not a plush or Hi-Fi restaurant. but good value for money. And one of the only places in Havelock with Wi-Fi.

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Stay at Symphony Palm Beach  Resorts at Haveock : 

At the risk of being nicknamed a hedonist, I would still recommend staying at Symphony Palm Resorts on Govind Nagar Beach no. 5. It is expensive but Symphony Palm Resorts is a bliss that provides a delightful experience wrapped in swathes of tranquility, happiness and nature’s goodness. You can have your private beach as well. What else could you have asked for!

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Now that you know what are the things you need to do in Andaman Islands, let me thank you all for going through the blog.
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Hope you liked this entry.
Thanks.
Stylishly Your’s,
S
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Dark Shines..

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There really is one item that holds a timeless piece in every working girl’s wardrobe – a plain white top / shirt. It’s no secret that Forever21 has perfected the art of making really chic tops and bodysuits with a rainbow of colors but I always like the basics. A white top can stand alone in its own glory no matter the time of day. I chose this white, bell sleeved bodysuit and styled it with a lehanga that I made out of my Mumma’s sari when I was in college, Georgette adorned with antique sequins is my kind of embellishment. A layer of ruffled net is giving a trendy touch to the antique work on the lehanga. I couldn’t be happier with the embellishments that add a sense of dazzle to any ordinary look. I think, making a lehanga out of sari always works and is a smart recycled piece for the wedding season, I can promise it’ll turn heads.

One doesn’t have to look all glittery and flashy to make a statement. Balancing out the bling is always a better idea when you don’t want to overdo the festive look. And trust me nothing works better than pairing a heavily embellished lehanga with a plain white top or shirt.

Here, I would like to give a tip, “For big-busted fuller petites, empire waists are great since they nip you in beneath the bustline.” So, wear your skirts higher as it’ll make you look taller and slimmer.

I decided to go a little bold with the make up this time. Filled in my eyebrows and applied layers of mascara to make my lashes look super thick and super black. I didn’t apply eye shadow or liner instead went for bolder lips. Always remember ladies, the focus should be on one aspect – so make it either your eyes or the lips. The smoky, bold eyes look best when you compliment that with some subtle lip color and bold lips look best with minimal eye make up.

Jewelry is the perfect way to bring life to an outfit and enhance your best features. The beauty of statement jewelry is that it only takes one piece to make your whole outfit stand out. The key is to keep it simple and either work your outfit around one big eye-catching piece, or to work well-coordinated statement accessories into your look by striking the right balance.

I have used a simple Kundan necklace and an embellished clutch. You can go for statement earrings as well. Bold pieces should be allowed to stand out, so do not over-crowd your look by wearing them within close proximity of each other. I always prefer to wear one at a time. Cause LESS is MORE.

And before I wind up, here’s another tip that you can use right away : “Be proud of who you are”.

Scroll down to see the confident me.

 

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Picture Courtesy : Dylan João Colaço

Follow him on Instagram : dylancolaco_photo 

Bodysuit | Trumpet Sleeve Bodysuit
Clutch| Kavanah by Shivani
Heels | Bollywood Shoes, Brigade Road

Me Talk KIWI..

It’s sheer delight to introduce budding designers and artists on the blog. Their zeal to offer something new always brings in something extraordinary. I consider myself privileged to be doing so at such an early stage of blogging. Here’s introducing Manini Pradhan. An alumna of NIFT, she has launched her very own label – Studio Kiwi.

Kiwi explores a keen sight for western wear. Her cuts and silhouettes may be modern but her choice of prints and fabrics are very familiar. Brunch look or casual wear, there is something for everyone here.

I picked up a few pieces for their trend factor.

For Look # 1 : Printed and tiered black maxi skirt and a cute crop top. Coordinated outfits are in and Manini interpreted it into great sensibilities. It looks like a maxi dress on me because I am pint-sized. But then, that shouldn’t stop you from wearing what you like.

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For Look # 2 : Solid bishop sleeve top that looks very Victorian and grey mermaid pants. Top and bottoms might sound dowdy or boring, but pairing the right pieces together can make it look chic and ornate.

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Felt like doing very casual looks. Hence minimal make up, kohl on my eyes, with tint of red on the lips and messy hair took good care of the over all look I wanted. With oomph comes minimalism. The accessories are minimal : black block heels and a simple watch. I used the same accessories for both the looks.

Take a look !

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If you liked the outfits, please follow Studio Kiwi :

Facebook | Studio Kiwi_By Manini Pradhan
Instagram| _studiokiwi_

Sending Out Flares..

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“You should always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy”… I wouldn’t go that dramatic, but I do standby that you should always leave your house looking and feeling great. Whatever you choose to put on in the morning should have a personal touch to make you feel just as good on the inside.

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My personal style has never been, let’s say rainbow, I always liked pieces that are classic and uncluttered. I’m a naturally bubbly, fast talking Odiya, living in the most thriving city in India – but I like to dress up elegant. So when I found this Zara black and white jumpsuit, I knew it was bold, but it had ‘Saswati Mohanty’ written all over it. I loved the asymmetrically flared sleeves and the surplice neckline. And as my Uptown Girl style is fun and flirty, I find it very interesting to mix classic pieces with bold accessories. Just fabulous, right?

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Jumpsuit | Zara
Bag | The Bag Talk (Launch Bag)
Block Heels | Bollywood Shoes, Brigade Road
Sunglasses | From the Streets (Brigade Road)
Watch | Daniel Wellington

Picture Credits : Ankan Ghosh

Welcome to my blog.

This is Saswati and thanks for visiting thatfashionablemahila. I am basically from the state of temples and sand art : Odisha. I am a Data Operations Manager by profession.

I draw my major inspiration from things I see around me.

I love fashion and make-up.

I live by- ‘LET ART BEGIN’.

Stylishly Yours,

S

 

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