India I: tourist attire

top: asos, skirt: random street market, shoes: birkenstock, sunglasses: anthropologie

Hello, namashkar. I'm officially back from India. The past three weeks have been one long blur of sweets, street markets, sari shopping, endless mosquito bites, and sweltering heat. All while wearing my might-as-well-be-official uniform of birks + maxis and snapping a hundred quadrillion photos.

While taking these hundred quadrillion photos I didn't really have blogging in mind, so I'm not sure how I'll be organizing the ones I want to post. To take it one day at a time, literally, here are a group of photos from a day in Kolkata. Sometime in the afternoon we went to the Victoria Memorial and roamed around its gardens. Thanks to my mom for taking these shots of me there!

On the way home we stopped by Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick-- a popular (and delicious) sweet store. They had everything from classic bengali sweets, such as a colorful assortment of sandesh, to various cakes, to kulfi! While I didn't try any of their cakes/ non-Indian desserts, I can attest that all the sweets we bought were quickly devoured within a day or two.

Later that night, we had dinner at Fire & Ice, an Italian restaurant located off of Russel St. I've never been to Italy so I can't really say I've eaten 100% authentic Italian food, but I think growing up in Jerz and eating at countless Italian joints in NYC means my taste buds are well acquainted with the cuisine. While the food at this restaurant was good, I would not say it was authentic by any means. But if you happen to be in Kolkata, and have an Italian food craving, it's a solid choice.


  1. Love these shots! India just looks like a total dream to visit! I totally agree that Birkenstocks might as we'll be uniform, I can't stop wearing mine! xox

  2. Sounds and looks like a fun trip! Except for the mosquitos and heat. lol. Your maxi and birks are so cute!

  3. huh, right now I'm glad I'm not hungry because those photos are really tempting :P mmm, like really really tempting, haha. anyway, I always love your travel photos and your maxi skirt is fierce too.

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  4. So amazing that you were able to take a trip to India! I would love to visit such a cultural country and experience so many different ways of life. It's so interesting that they have Italian food there. Definitely can't wait to see the rest of your travel photos.

    Neon Fox

  5. Oh wow your trip to India seems amazing! I've always wanted to go! Where in India did you go?
    These photos look amazing - food porn galore! Can't wait to see more photos of your trip!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  6. Lovely photos! This trip seems amazing. The food looks delicious.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman
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  7. Oh my word, I can only imagine how many photos you must have...haha, good luck organizing them! I'd really love to see some bits from your trip though :)
    Great staple uniform to wear! That print skirt is lovely

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  8. Omg I'm so jealous. I always wanted to visit India. You look adorable and I can't wait to see all the photos you took. Happy Friday!!

    xx Mira

  9. I can imagine it was a wonderful time in India! Thanks a lot for sharing so wonderful pictures.

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  10. your pics & travels amazes me ,,, a maxi skirt is my go to choice for a busy day 2 ,,


  11. A missing my home, my city Kolkatta! Lovely to see these travel photos...

  12. Love that skirt -- what a great street find! I have always wanted to visit Kolkata, and Bengali sweets are some of my favorites. I crave rosgullas all the time. Also, thanks for your sweet comment over at my blog!

  13. I love your skirt! India looks amazing. So vibrant and rich in culture. I can't wait to visit one day.

  14. what a beautiful place! The food make me hungryyyy <3 I wish I can visit India! :) Love your maxi skirt !

  15. Hi Milli, your trip sounds amazing and I can't wait to see more photos and hear more about your tour. You look so beautiful in this printed skirt, I have been to India but never to Kolkata, sounds like it has a wonderful vibe!

  16. gorgeous photos! seriously jealous of your trip!

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  17. I've never tried any of those desserts, but they look fantastic. Also, a breezy maxi skirt is THE way to go for hot summer days. This is the kind of outfit made to wear with some comfy Birks.

    Another Beautiful Thing

  18. Really enjoyed reading this post! so much life and fun ♥

    New style post on the blog sweetie!

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    beautiful photos and interesting posts! I’m also impressed by your style! Everything is magnificent!

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  20. Your pictures are fantastic and make me want to hop on a plane right now! I've heard that India is amazing and so lively! I'm glad you had a great trip!

  21. Love your photos, they're all stunning and incredibly vivid! :)



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