Thank you for the overwhelming response to my previous post. A lot of you wrote to me about how you met your significant others and it provides me real joy to see so much love in the world. Just some unsolicited advice, guys, keep the love alive! Find joy in the smallest of things if you want to live a long and happy life. Lets not wait for things to happen to us; lets all grab on to any joyful opportunity at every little turn.

Coming back to today’s topic, lets talk about the things you don’t know about me yet. Sure, I share a lot of general information about myself on the blog and it’s great to know that a lot of you can relate to what I write. But to get to know someone better, it’s essential to share a lot more. I would love for my Right Shade of Red family to be a strong and beautiful one and that strength comes from knowledge – knowledge about each other. So guys, share your thoughts with me while I share mine with you.

Here are some quick things that you probably didn’t know about me –

  • I’m not sure how many of you are aware of the fact that I had a completely different career in mind before The Right Shade of Red happened. I acquired an MSc. in Finance from Cass Business School, London and followed it up with a job in the Valuations department of PwC India. After working there for 2.5 years, unsure of what I wanted to do in life, I spent 6 months working for Beam & Words (a PR company) in Delhi. Mind you, I still wasn’t sure of my career options so I proceeded to pursue a yearlong diploma course in fashion design from NIFT Delhi. Simultaneously, I started the blog.
  • Did you know that I am into fitness? I mean I don’t shout it out on my page but I’ve been a staunch believer in eating clean and working out since I was 13 years old. True that my initial evaluation of my fitness was by my weight ( I was obsessed with getting skinny). But over the years I understood the true value of fitness and aimed at building a healthy body from the inside. Practicing yoga has taken me ahead in this sphere and has helped me deal with my anxiety (more about this below).

 

  • However, despite my attempts at eating clean, I also believe in cheat days. I reserve all my sugar cravings for those specific days. PS.- I love cake!
  • Did I also mention that I’m obsessed with hair and beauty products? I mean it would’ve been quite obvious them considering it’s my job to review them. But I’m sure you wouldn’t know that I’m OBSESSED with them. My friends used to gift me hair wax/mousse etc. at one point of time and I used to believe they were the best presents anyone could get.

  • As most women, I am working very hard at convincing myself to love my body for exactly what it is and to accept it. But I’ve always had this obsession with my legs, believing them to be very fat. I can assure you that I put on weight on my thighs and hips with a speed that no human can possibly work at. So I’ve always tried to avoid wearing shorts or skirts that are tiny and stayed away from tops that display my butt. I can tell you that most of my belief was unfounded cause I was of the same opinion even when I was a UK size 6 (ps that’s a US size 4). I’m a UK size 8-10 now and I LOVE IT!
  • I love bags and shoes! Sometimes its bags but mostly I love shoes! I barely wear heels thanks to a back injury from overworking my abs. But I loveeee shoessssss. I need all colours and all styles and plenty of them.
  • My favourite book series till date is Harry Potter. I am forever a child at heart who believes in magic and I’m strongly of the opinion that somewhere deep down, I do possess some magical powers. I even bought a wand from my recent visit to Harry Potter world in Universal Studios LA and I keep hoping to sprout some sparks through continuous practice.
  • I suffer from hard-core anxiety. Small triggers can turn huge and calming myself down is a task. Thankfully with time, I have learnt to identify those triggers and to calm myself down by chanting words of peace to myself.

  • I know that this might sound like a silly fact, but I love dairy! I love and respect all my vegan friends and I understand their opinion. But I find it really hard to go a day without cold milk. During the year that I spent in London, I would drink a litre of cold milk straight from the bottle. I would have it in the form of milkshakes, ice creams; cause literally anything would float my boat. I must add here that I came back 10 kgs heavier after the first term.
  • Last, but not the least, I’m a sucker for all things emotional. I’m quick to pick up on other people’s emotions (but I don’t always act upon it). I am sensitive to the core and an over thinker by nature. It can be quite annoying to feel so many things at the same time. One moment you can feel happy and in the next, you may feel depressed. However, I am learning to ride the tide now without letting my temporary emotions affect my overall happiness. Guiding myself in search of greater positivity is now my aim for life.

Outfit Details –

Top : Zara India

Jumpsuit: Madison Delhi

Shoes: Adidas India

Bag: Dior

Picture Credit-

Asutosh Bansal @thepicturephactory