Diwali Cleaning | Indian Woman Fashion, Fitness, Food, Style & Travel Photography Blog by Tanvi Rastogi

Diwali Cleaning

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 Cargos - Zara [06']; Booties - Steve Madden [09']
Cardigan - Old Navy [08']; Top - Anthropologie [09']
Mr. & Mrs. Fabulous

There is nothing like a weekday date! Lately, the weather has been divine in Texas with warm sun, cool breeze and just a little bit of chill in the air. In order to appreciate this magical weather, we decided to treat ourselves to some delicious Caesar Salad and Thin crust Figs Pizza [green apples as one of the toppings = Delicious!]. In case you are wondering, "What's that got to do with the title of the post?" ... Well, keep reading ;)

Most people who have even a remote interaction with Indians or have ever been to India would know the Hindu festival of Lights called - Diwali. This year it is falling on 5th November. The date varies every year as it is according to the Hindu Calendar which has nothing to do with 365 days or January-December! Anyhoo, before Diwali most household indulge in Diwali Cleaning, i.e. getting the house repainted, buying new clothes, utensils, or furniture. You can compare it to the 'Spring Cleaning' in rest of the world, only much more elaborateHowever, the cleaning-maniac that I am, my house doesn't need Diwali [or Spring] cleaning. It is cleaned thoroughly every week! However, as you might have noticed, I did get my other home [this blog] a makeover in the name of Diwali Cleaning by the über talented Shari from Little Blue Deer. She has an impeccable taste and eye for design.



Other than that I did get one of the walls painted in my living room in a claypot-red color. A simple change seems to have infused a new life in our home. Have a look...




Also, can I be super 'sexist' and take a moment to 
Thank all my 'male' readers. I know this is, predominantly a very 'girly' blog with discussions mostly about fashion, snippets of food/recipes and of course do not forget my regular banter, but I appreciate all my readers of the opposite sex who make themselves heard read and are secure enough to put a name to their valuable thoughts and opinions.



Lastly, my husband read the fabulous feedback his 'blogging-idea' got on the last post. I do not think He was serious about it ... but I am quite sure our household cannot handle two blogging addicts! 


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63 comments

  1. hey really cool cardigan u got there and love the pic of u & hubby. happy diwali in advance to u

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  2. I love the boots.

    Anywho, wish you a very happy diwali.

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  3. I LOVE your outfit babe, that ruffles and cardigan combo is brilliant, I LOVE your new header too, so classy indeed, and you did wonderful on your wall "spring cleaning"

    Keep in touch babe, and should your hubby decide to give the blog a go, please holler :))

    LOVE
    Jemina
    xoxo

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  4. The Mr and Mrs picture set is adorable! I love your blog redesign, well done Shari :)

    Leia

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  5. "HAPPY DHANTERAS" to U and Mr...another reason for U to SHOP..

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  6. Love the new header, Tanvi and the photo of you and hubs with the traffic cones. That frilled collar you're wearing is a stunner.
    Diwali and Guy Fawkes Night fall on the same day this year, aound here we have a joint celebration. No cleaning just lots of fireworks. xxx

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  7. loving your look a lot. but those uncle boots are just heaven
    LOx

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  8. So loving the first pic highlighting such yummy bits of your outfit!
    x.o.x.o

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  9. The blog redesign looks fabulous!! And love your outfit. The shoes and trousers look great and Mr Fabulous looks really cool.

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  10. i LOVE the Mr. and Mrs. Fab picture! it's well and truly super fab. and I like the wall too! Btw, the blog header makes it look sexy, dark and mischievous goes perfectly well with 'infamous' :)

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  11. Love the Mr and Mrs. Fabulous pic and the wall looks amazing! The Anthropologie top is soooo pretty!!! Happy Diwali cleaning...I am knee deep in some cleaning of my own!

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  12. Hey! Love the new blog design and all but it seems to take a lot of time to upload.... :-( especially considering the "great" internet speeds in India..... :-(

    Can't it be made more lighter?
    Like Keiko Lynn also has many pics on blog but her site is always fastest when it comes to uploading.......

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  13. Mrs. & Mr. fabulous are very chic n uber-cool :D n i love de wall!

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  14. Lucky you about the weather. It's so cold here! Love the cardi! And you know I'm loving the redesign :)

    Happy Wednesday, sweetie xoxo

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  15. that picture side by side with your hubby is too cute :)

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  16. Mr and Ms Fabulous do look fabulous... love the pics and such a cool concept. I can't help but take a second look at your top peaking under the cardigan. It is such a beautiful top. I love the neck details.

    Have a great day Tanvi! xoxo

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  17. Gorgeous color on the wall. Both of you rock. Your header pic is gorgeous.

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  18. Looking good Mr. and Mrs. Fab! Love your Anthro top!

    It's gorgeous here now as the streets are decorated for Diwali!

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  19. Beautiful shade of red on the wall! Love the ruffles and the cardi combo...Happy Diwali :)

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  20. You look mighty fierce in those booties! Happy Divali to you and hubby in advance:)

    xx

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  21. IM IN LOVE WITH YOUR BOOTSSS !
    they're soooo lovely !

    glisters and blisters

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  22. I have to run your hubs' idea with my hubby! I think he might like to. But then who will watch the news on telly at night? We can name it blogger's husbands anonymous!

    I finally managed to access your blog--after telling the thing to quit running the "script".

    Your wall looks stunning my dear. may I put out feelers for a home-tour? :)

    xoxo,
    G

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  23. The ruffles on the top is SO Anthropologie!!! I luv d way you combine the right colors! The last pic is sooooo perfect! Wish u & your family a very Happy Diwali!!!!!! :)

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  24. I love your top! You and your husband seem lke you clown around a lot and that is great in a marriage;). I love the color you chose for the wall! Going to check out the site you suggested now. Have a great day.

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  25. Love your booties, and the new layout of your blog!

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  26. love the new layout!! looks clean:-)

    u and ur hubby really look adorable. I am done with cleaning and now need to start planning/cooking for diwali party.. what ur plans for Diwali?

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  27. Love the boots and Mr. Fab is doing his thing too! Yes, Shari rocks, doesn't she?

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  28. ahaha a house full of bloggers! Love it! Mr and Mrs fabulous, you guys are just adorable! That pizza sounds absolutely deeeelish!
    xox tash

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  29. ahaha a house full of bloggers! Love it! Mr and Mrs fabulous, you guys are just adorable! That pizza sounds absolutely deeeelish!
    xox tash

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  30. Happy Diwali to you and your hubby! And thanks for the reminder than I need to clean and de-clutter!

    I love the photos of you and your husband, you both look like you just stepped out of a fashion catalog (and I mean that as a compliment)!

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  31. Ok...I am not a camo girl...but you just made it look awfully pretty!

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  32. I love your cardigan! It's beautiful. I also really adore the photos of you and your hubby with the traffic cones. Lol.

    Happy Diwali! My dad told me a little bit about this holiday and from what I hear, it sounds like a lot of fun. :)

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  33. Happy Diwali in advance, Tanvi. I love the new look of your blog. And you two are truly Mr and Mrs Fabulous.

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  34. I adore the side by side photos of you and your hubby...so adorable:) Great outfit,sweetie
    Kisses

    Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today, please join in!

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  35. I love this casual look on you- and the Mr. and Mrs. Fabulous picture is very cool- seems like you both have wonderful style ;)! and that color of the wall is lovely. Happy Diwali in advance.

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  36. Shari really rocks! Your blog is gorgeous!

    Amy R.

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  37. You have a nice style of posting, great blog!


    d e g a i n e

    http://www.fashiondegaine.com

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  38. hi,thanks for visiting my blog. its practice....try putting the liner as close to the upper lash line as possible and build it up from there. if u use liquid liner try using one with felt tip rather than a brush and if its gel liner take time out to draw the line as precisely as possible. As i said before its practice.

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  39. Love your new blog design. Wish you and your husband a very Happy Diwali too and a great year ahead.
    You look lovely as always.

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  40. heart the booties.... love that cone prop of both the husband and the wife:)) n like the way you have compared diwali cleaning with spring cleaning! wish you happy holidays too (not sure if u get a national holiday just for diwali but u get it right!)

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  41. yeah, diwali cleaning is a must!!!!
    liking the new wall paint of urs!!!
    wish you a happy and prosperous festive season!!!

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  42. hot hot boots. the heel is so cool. and the cardigan with all the details adds so much to this outfit. i love it
    xoxo
    mina

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  43. Happy Diwali hot stuff...may you always keep sizzling and look pretty in love :)

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  44. Great boots, and I hope you have fun for Diwali tomorrow.. I think they're doing an indian themed fair that night where I live for it actually. Falls on Guy Fawkes for me!

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com

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  45. My house could definitely use some Diwali Cleaning (though I went with a big fat broom through my blog recently). You and Shari have done a great job!

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  46. Ok, those boots?! AMAZING! Love them with the pink sweater :)

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  47. Happy Diwali! This is great, I didn't realize the significance behind the redesign, that makes perfect sense and I'm so happy I was able to contribute to the holiday! You and the husband look SO CHIC, like models, I love it! XX!

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  48. I so want to celebrate Diwali for the first time this year, but unfortunately I'll be en route to the airport. Bah!

    Your wall looks great, and I love your husband's idea! I'm pretty sure my boyfriend would join in, he's gotten really into taking the pictures, and has even bought some vintage shirts since I started blogging! Hehe!

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  49. Hahaha, you and your husband and your matching poses are so funny!!

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  50. i am in love with your top. and yes, there is nothing like a weekday date to make for a fabulous week.

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  51. Thanks for sharing! I love reading post like these since I know nothing about Indian culture and it really intrigues me.
    The poses with the cones...so funny! Yours looks so effortless while your lovely hubby looks like he's being "cool". lol Made me smile. Cute outfit btw.
    I love your blog. just wanted to say that. I sure you know...but hey.

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  52. I thought I had commented on this :(

    ...but I have commented everywhere else! You know that i LOVE this outfit and the images and YOU!!

    HAPPY DIWALI most fabulous Tanvivacious!! wishing you and Mr R and your families peace and prosperity and love and light.

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  53. Love the pic of you and mr. fabulous!!! Super cute :) and loving the new blog design as well!!

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  54. Nice top..nice pose..love the colors...makeover looks good..basically DIWALI-ness is really great!!

    And I really LIKE THE NEW LOOK. There's an oohmph which just resonates your personality.

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  55. Glad you had such a successful Diwali :D
    XX

    http://fortheloveoffashionandotherthings.blogspot.com

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  56. such a cute and colourfull outfit :)

    http://kolorkrazedolly1.blogspot.com/

    xoxo

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  57. You and your Mr. are super cute together!

    www.stylishdesi.com/blog

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  58. Love the new design, it looks really great and like the walls as well ;) xo

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