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Dress for Success

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“….I am not interested in a girl who walks into my office in a head-to-toe label that’s straight out of a runway. I am interested in a girl who puts herself together in an original independent way”  Anna Wintour, Editor  Vogue You are a busy woman. You juggle many roles in a day. The glass ceiling no longer restrains your …

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Ultimate Fashion Guide for Valentine’s Day

The year 2015 is the year of restrained fashion. It’s not about opulence but holding back just the right amount. Kicking off the style festivities this year, date night style goes through a revolution and we show you how to keep up. Dressing for Valentine’s Day is all about keeping it feminine. Soft waves, manicured nails go longer than that …

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Be Fashionably Festive (for less)

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Come festival season, we flock to our trusted ‘masterji’ or boutique for a wardrobe updo. Despite having a never ending collection of sarees, kurtis, ghagras & anarkalis, we can’t seem to have enough clothes. The trick lies in building a sensible wardrobe; one that has timeless pieces that can be mixed &matched , reinvented & worn time and again. Learn …

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5 Great Looks for the Party Season

It’s that time of the year again, time for a little magic and sparkle. And what better way to bring in the celebrations but with a dash of glitter. Embellishments and sequins have been the de rigueur in Indian festive wear. Here is how you can incorporate that little glimmer in doses in western party outfits for this festive season.  We …

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Classic Christmas Movies You Can’t Miss

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With Christmas and New year around the corner,our spending instincts must have overpowered the saving instincts. So why not  bring in the festival season in style. Here is our first festival spending guide: A great Christmas movie list, thanks to the Gruhini’s movie freak husband, is something you will enjoy. So take your pick and stack up your DVD rack with …

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A Budget Holiday in Goa

Go Goa Gruhini Style Is Goa your next holiday destination? Then you better spend few minutes reading this post. For your Great Gruhini just returned from the beach city with a fresh mind and not so big hole in the pocket.  Don’t forget to keep just three things in mind. You will be happy to realise that holidays after all …

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3 Steps to a Frugal and a Terrific Diwali

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Festivals like Diwali test our inherent nature of that being a spender and saver. Women like me who often hear “why don’t you plan it in advance” from their mums all the time, are the ones who end up spending more than what’s really needed. I often develop short term amnesia around festival time. I forget about left overs like …

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The Glitter Goes Away from Gold Schemes

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What should you do with your monthly gold scheme with Jewellers A bad news for my Gruhinis who love to splurge on gold and diamond!  The golden goose (alias Tanishq Golden Harvest Scheme and Swarna Nidhi Scheme) is not going to lay golden eggs for you anymore. In a public notice issued by Titan Company Limited (owner of the Tanishq jewellery …

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Tips for a hassle free holiday with kids

A holiday with young kids ought to be planned. You got to get your money’s worth from that holiday while ensuring that your kids follow their daily routine too. For me, it was the first holiday where I didn’t fret about Vajra’s eating routine, considering that he is a fussy eater. Luckily, it turned out to be a memorable four …

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How a Mouse Saved me Money

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Are you  apprehensive of shopping online, just like me? I tried to overcome this fear by asking friends and their friends about how and what they shop online. Two of them Smita Vanam and Krutika Khadse shared their online shopping secrets, which I am sharing with you.  Read here about the best online shopping tips from the two gruhinis ! …

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