Keeping it Floral!

 

Blouse: Topshop, Belt: Vintage, Jeans: Topshop Boutique

Summer brings unexpected plans, dinner dates, park chills and festival time. I have always been a big fan of tea dresses and maxi. However this season I am very much into going out tops and blouses. Summer in Amsterdam doesn’t necessarily mean all-time sunshine. Some days you just have to put on your jeans so you don’t freeze your ass. If this is the case than I would let the top be crazy floral or summery as hell! I mean 5 years ago If you asked me to take a light jacket for summer evening I would be like “Shut Up!”  But over the years dutch weather has thought me the importace of summer light jacket!

Sita ❤

I take my own pictures… What does it say about me?

 

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T-shirt Levi’s, Jeans Levi’s vintage, Shoe Topshop

I shot some pictures of myself and this is what they look like.Are you thinking why do I do what I do? Don’t get me wrong, It’s great to have a person to follow you around while you pose. However, I really do enjoy posing for myself too. It’s much more challenging to shoot self portraits and stills of your self. It’s like a run between behind the camera to the front of the lens. “Damn Daniel”, I need to get that camera remote to make my life easier.

So I love spending my days off on this kind of things. It let’s my creative juices running. I like to create stories from  my pictures and give a little bit of reality with it. I am not going to lie, this is a long and frustrating process. But you learn a lot from your mistakes. I believe practice and interest can make anything happen. So what are you waiting for, pick up that camera and get clicking. Oh, I watched tons of youtube video on self  photography so you might want to do that 😉

Sita ❤

Sneakers are dead to me!

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Pink Loafers, Wide trousers, White Shirt

Sneakers are everywhere. Once upon a time wearing sneakers with dress was considered cool. I feel we have over played our obsession for  Adidas Stan Smith and Nike Air force 1 to another level. I use to be super excited about styling a unusual combination with my Nike Air force 1. But some how I don’t feel the same. It’s more like getting over your crush and wanting to fall in love all over again. New love is the best love. You feel excited, nervous and look forward to new adventures. Well all this came true when I found my new love. Loafers. Yes, Pink Loafers! Thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like. I am truly excited and look forward to our adventures together.

I am in love with this shoe. They are comfortable as sneakers, but I find them bit more badass and bold. They mean everything to me. Hope you guys find your true love.

Sita ❤

Baby, you’re so classic!

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White shirt H&M Conscious, Jeans Zara, Bag Topshop, Blazer Topshop

 Classic, versatile and timeless. White shirts are everything. Any women can look effortless and great without trying too hard. I believe their is a white shirt to suit every occasion. I personally have few of them to take me through every weather, occasion and mood.

So easy to style and perfect for women on the go. They would save the trouble of carrying too much and yet offer few versatile looks. From prim and proper office look to downtown messy rolled up sleeves for after work drinks.

Every girl should have 2 things in her closet; LBD & Button down white shirt.

Cocolett ❤

 

Don’t dream of it. Train for it.

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Are you surprised to see me twice a week. Well, I am trying my best to post twice a week. Preferably, I would like to make 1 fashion/outfit and 1 fitness/nutrition post a week. Even though I workout everyday, it’s still too much work to make a full post. However, I have decided to get bit more organised and be affair to both my babies.

Well, first of all I would like to thank everyone for your emails & FB messages for following my journey. I have been active for almost 5years and it’s been about 2 years that I have taken fitness & health serious. It’s nice to hear that my journey inspires most of you to get active and be more committed to health.

I work out for the unexpected results and benefits. Working out gives me sound sleep and realises stress. Slogging through a few miles on the ‘mill can be tough, but it’s worth the effort! Exercise releases endorphins, which create feelings of happiness and euphoria. I usually end a tough workout with a hot shower and sauna, but maybe we should be breaking out the colored pencils instead. A heart-pumping gym session can boost creativity for up to 2 hours afterwards

So, day before was my day off and I dedicated the entire day training, shooting my workouts and finally editing and writing all about it. This is my first workout video for the blog and I wanted to be special. I had so many ideas and so much to share. However, I did’t want this blog to showcase what I can do. In fact, I wanted to make this about you. So, here I am sharing my first video for total body workout. This goes out to absolute beginners working out from home.

Push ups

Push ups are the most effective and only excersie that works all the major mascule group at the same time. If you have never perform one of these bad boys than I suggest you start with the modified version of these. And slowly progress to the full push up.

Plank

The plank is one of the best exercises for a toned stomach. Because it works all the muscles in your core it is more effective.

Bench Dip

Ladies, is the best is the best exercise for jiggle free arms.

Floor bridge with leg extension

Strengthens the back, buttocks, and hamstrings. Improves circulation of blood. Helps alleviate stress and mild depression

Squats

If you’re looking for a powerful way to boost your overall fitness and get some serious results— fast— from your workout routine, look no further than performing squatting exercises.

Lunges

Lunges are super easy to perform and work incredibly effective . Lunges are one of those exercises people either love or hate. There is however one powerful reason to love them: they sculpt a lovely tush. They also make your legs incredibly strong, which is a bonus as well.

If you want to challenge your self than switch this sequence into interval training. Start with a easy 20mins run and perform each of these without rest. Finish the circuit and rest for 1 minute.

Hope this helps you get started and reach your goals. Feel free to leave your comments and if you would like to know more.

No matter how you feel. Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.

Love

Cocolett

Summer of love

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Rise and shine everyone.

Hope all my dutch friends are finally enjoying summer in holland. Well I am ready with my second post. Yeah! This editorial piece is very dear to me since it was shot in my town… back in India. This is little bit of my childhood and where I am really from. I feel so blessed growing up in this tropical island.

This look is a romance of a free spirited traveller and nature lover. Inspired from Goan hippie culture! The Land of beautiful people, beaches, sand, culture and cows. Hope you enjoy this pictures and get the feel of this beautiful land. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts and comments.

Special thanks to Melba Fernandes for capturing this moments. Your love for Goa is truly magical and shows in your work.

All smiles

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Dress Topshop Sunglasses Celine Bag Skinny Dip for Topshop Long Tuxe Blazer Topshop White sneakers Nike

OMG! So excited to write my first post. Hope you guys like it.

Who would have thought, having a week day off could be so much fun. Yesterday couldn’t have been any perfect. Sunshine, posing and drinking Rose in the park.

Well, we had so much fun taking this pictures. It was one of those days where I felt like wearing a party dress for the day. And why not, it finally started to feel like summer here. Amsterdam during summer is all about after work drinks and dinners, park barbecues and canal cursing.