4 Wonderful Jewellery Pieces for Indo-Western Style

Ladies, here is the thing, we all love accessories! They are so pretty and they enhance the beauty of our outfit. Sometimes these jewellery pieces are no less than a savior.  Though we wish we could own them in every style and colour, having one for every outfit is just too much to handle for our pocket. Indian ethnic jewellery accessories and western wear both have a unique charm about them. But what if we love being true to our roots and don’t want to give up on our Indianness? And hence, the Indo-western! You can buy handmade jewellery and match it up with your western outfit for the perfect look.

Here are the best styles to Indianize any western outfit with ethnic jewellery:

Silver Jewellery

When the whole world is running after gold why not try something different and wrap yourself into the magic of silver jewellery. Silver jewellery has its own charm and look as fantabulous as gold. You can enjoy the Boho chic look with these silver jewellery accessories. Be it ethnic or western, traditional or modern, regular or party wear, these amazing silver necklaces will make you look like a true diva.

Antique Jewellery

The word said it all, whatever shade or design you will go for you will have a unique look. These authentic antique jewellery pieces are the most beautiful when combined with western clothes. A long black metal necklace with a plain palazzo and top will look amazing together. If you really like to experiment and mix-match your style, then you must go for antique with western.

Statement Jewellery

The world loves statement jewellery, be it pearl or beads, matching them with boring outfits in order to spice up the style is a grand idea. Especially these boring shirts can be worn with statement necklaces and have the trendy look. For being the best indo-western chic you need to know the magic trick of mix-match.

Handmade Jewellery

Buy handmade jewellery and match it up with any western outfit and rock it. Handmade jewellery accessories are good to go with any kind of outfit as it shows the uniqueness of the jewellery pieces. It can either be pearl or beads but it gives a sort of authenticity to the look which every girl loves. Available in multiple styles, colours and designs, these beautiful pieces will give you a glam look.

While we may love wearing western outfits and keeping up with the trend, we also like to NOT give up on our desi sense of style. Be it antique jewellery or silver we have a long list of ethnic jewellery options to match with any western ensemble and create the magic. Hope these tips will come handy and you will rock the Indo-western look like a hot chic!

This is a Guest Post by Rahul from IndiaRush

Unique activities to keep children engaged in Christmas vacation #GuestPost

If the winter cold wasn’t sending chills down your spine – maybe the fact that the kids are going to be home soon for winter holidays, will! December is synonymous with Christmas season and holiday time, isn’t it? It always so nice to relax and not having to get up early on wintry mornings!  The only damper on a perfect holiday spirit can be your child whining – I’m Bored!

So, fret not mommies! Here is a list of awesome and unique Christmas activities that will keep your kiddos engaged during the Christmas vacations! Some Christmas themed and some general for a healthy mix!

Interview a grandparent

A nice activity for teenagers, though even a 10 or an 11 year old could do it. Dada, dadi, nana, nani – are usually so lonely – but so full of memories of their yesteryear’s. And who loves a good story more than kids?

It’s a win win! Get your child to record or note down an interview with any grandparent or even an uncle or aunt about their childhood and “unka jamana”. It’s an eye opener for children as they learn how people managed without so many comforts that we enjoy today.

Once it’s done you can “publish” it on your blog (if you have one) or on a paper and circulate among family and friends. And don’t forget to add some photos! That’ll be another activity to keep them busy – help grandpa or grandma look for the old photos!

Christmas Camping

Who’d want to go out camping in this cold weather, right? So just set up a play tent inside the house! It’ll be great if the colors are red and green – but not necessary. Let the kiddos use it as a Christmas holiday fort or castle for games and pretend play. They could even do a fancy dress up activity like a knight defending his fort. Or who knows – they may just want to curl up in it with a book! A mother can hope, no?

Bored Jar

I guess this should be the first activity you can make them do! Make a bored jar so that they can use it throughout the holidays! Let your children learn to entertain and occupy themselves, instead of you sitting and planning out activities. Take a jar and stick on notes and ask your kiddos to write whichever activities they like doing and put them all together in a jar. The next time you hear the words “I’m Bored” you know what to pull out! Add as many art and craft activities as you can into the jar.

Make a bored jar so that they can use it throughout the holidays.

Bored Jar Image Credit

Secret Santa

Why should only mommy and daddy play Santa with the gifts? Put chits with all your names and let each family member create little surprises or get gifts for others over the entire holiday period. You can then do a big reveal on Christmas Eve to see who was who’s Secret Santa.

Magazine Scavenger Hunt

While kids love and enjoy a good treasure or scavenger hunt, winters is a time everyone wants to curl up. So give them a bunch of old magazines and a long, long list  of pictures you “need” cut out from the magazine. Add things like 2 pictures of red cars, a man and woman wearing glasses, someone wearing a red tie or a red dress. Or you could even slip in a picture of Santa or an elf and add that to the list. Let them curl up in bed and get busy. Have a small reward ready for them if they manage to complete the list.

Make a Paper Christmas Tree

Not exactly unique – but what would Christmas be without a tree- you tell me? If you’re short on space or don’t want an actual tree you can have a simple yet unique take on the X-mas tree like the mom in the picture has done! Eazzy Peazzy! I think this would keep the kids occupied for a good couple of hours, no?

What activities do you plan for your kids during the holidays? How do you handle your children when they say I’m bored during Christmas holidays? Share below!

f you’re short on space or don’t want an actual tree you can have a simple yet unique take on the X-mas tree

Christmas Tree Image Credit

Author Bio

Anjana Bhartia is a mommy blogger at MommyRepublic.in