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Butterflies in cloudy skies

January 12, 2011





These pictures are from a few days ago, I stocked up on OOTD posts with my straightened hair. It’s probably just the Indian in me who feels like I have to get full value for my blow dry by dressing up to match the hair 🙂


Although I’m super happy in these pictures, I’m not now and I feel almost disrespectful posting happy pics. But it doesn’t make sense to post unhappy pictures either, does it? I don’t really know.


I received some very sad news about an hour ago, a girl who was a student when I worked for Murdoch university passed away last night. I knew she had heart complications but I never thought it was serious enough for her to be taken away so soon. She was too young and I can’t imagine the pain her family is going through. She was one of those girls who radiates sweetness, kindness and innocence. I have a theory that God takes away the good people sooner and lately it just keeps proving true.

She was a good human being and I hope instead of focusing on the sadness, she will be remembered for her smiles. I’m grateful to have at least known some one like her, even if it was for a short time.


The only thing I can take from this is a reminder of how fragile life can be and it should not be wasted on the unimportant, trivial stuff, nothing should be taken for granted and everyone should know how loved they are. I really hope Zainab knew how special she was. Is.


Gnites and many, many hugs. Remember that you are awesome Red heart



  • It's sad when a life is gone. And especially at a young age. You couldn't have given her a more beautiful tribute: by remembering her in this way.

  • It's never easy, hearing about people passing away, especially when they're young, but everything has a beginning and an end. She will be remembered for being the amazing person that she was. My thoughts are with her family.


    P.S. You look incredibly cute! I love how cozy your outfit is!

  • One word: AWESOME 🙂

  • Life in all its fragility .. I'm always sad to hear about people being taken away early. I think about the things they want to do, the hopes they harbour for the future and somehow it inspires me to be better.

    You have a megawatt smile and such a pretty skirt on.

  • such a cozy outfit. I love your hair.


  • That is so unfortunate. The good always go earlier than the bad. I hope her family is doing well and that you are too. You look great by the way!

  • I'm sorry for your loss! For what it's worth, I think posting happy pics of yourself is completely fine; you were feeling happy and that's not something we should ever apologize for. I also think it would be completely fine if you took new, sad pictures and posted them; life is not always rainbows and bunnies, and showing genine feelings is something I feel we should do more of.

  • I am sorry for your loss sweetie, just saw it now. My heart goes out to you and her family and friends. You are so beautiful, inside and out. love, Anika

  • I love your mix of colors here!!! My grandmother once told me (in regards to life and death)that one should always shine because you never know when it's time!


  • The outfit is stunning ;).
    Dying is a natural thing in ones life but it's always harder to accept it when young people die.

  • I love the heart detail. SO cute

  • Thank you, I just felt the need to vent really, had to say something.

  • Thanks hun <3 we have to learn from everything I suppose, even the sucky stuff.

  • Thank you LaCara <3