Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Listening Now: Flo Rida + Sia

So, I was supposed to this on Tuesday, but I spent the evening coloring my hair (its v. dark with a hint of red) and painting my nails (pink with LOTS of glitter) instead. It happens. But I listened to this song again at the gym today, and I LURVE IT SO MUCH that I just have to share it with you. Its Flo Rida's new song featuring Sia- Wild Ones.

I'm SUPER excited because my MOST FAVORITE psycle instructor Jenn is playing this song in her class tomorrow. Incidentally, if you're thinking new workout programs for 2012, you should give psycle a try. There's a bunch of CLE tweeple that attend a variety of classes, and frequently we'll coordinate to meet up and workout together! Sometimes it happens at 5:45 am on Tuesday, which may be a little early for some of you, but there's a number of other classes. Its a fun time to hang out, listen to some great music, burn 600-800 calories per session, and clear your mind. And really, who doesn't need that?? So, if you're up for a challenge and some fun, sign up! Maybe I'll see you there!!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Tis the Season.... for weddings

Hello all!! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas- I certainly did!! I had to go silent for a couple of weeks there because I was so panicked I was going to accidentally reveal the presents I was giving people!! I'm not the best at keeping secrets, and given the secret engagements and babies (not mine) that I had been keeping, my "secret" quota was full up!

While its been the Holiday season here, its actually wedding season in Mumbai. If you've ever been to, or seen an Indian wedding, then you know that the outfits are extremely ornate, and can get quite warm and heavy. And so, for the very practical reason of comfort, December = peak wedding season.

Ritu Kumar and Ritu Beri's bridal collections

Indian weddings can also go on for days...  The average is probably 2-3 days, but I've known of a whole week worth of wedding events. Of course, with a different outfit for each event, this can add up to a closet-full of outfits with limited wear!! This is where Didi's Wardrobe comes in... founded by my friend Dina, Didi's Wardrobe provides a forum for people to buy and sell gently used South Asian clothing.

Now, you may be wondering, what this has to do with me and this blog... for one, starting in the new year, I will be doing a post a week on Didi's Wardrobe's blog, so if you feel so inclined, check out those posts too.  Now for where you come in... if you're attending an Indian wedding in 2012, you should check out the site for some inexpensive but unique outfits. You should also check out the site if you like dramatic jewelry-- you can find some really amazing pieces for some incredible prices!!!

In honor of the Holiday Season and the New Year, Dina has very graciously offered to sponsor a little giveaway on the blog. The giveaway is for this set of 4 pretty, silver bangle bracelets.

To enter the contest, you must be a resident of the U.S.

1. "Like" Didi's Wardrobe on Facebook for one entry (leave me a comment letting me know you did), and/or
2.  Follow Didi's Wardrobe on Twitter  for one entry (leave me a comment letting me know you did), and/or
3. Tweet the following: "I want to win @cleshopaholic's jewelry giveaway from @didiswardrobe" and link back to this post for yet another entry. You can tweet twice a day. 

The deadline for entry is 5:00 pm on December 31st, and I will announce a winner on New Year's Day!! Good luck!! I hope you win something shiny to bring in your new year!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Super busy with work and travel over the next week so I won't be blogging for a little bit. Follow me on twitter @cleahopaholic and on facebook to see what I'm luurving while on hiatus!!