Happiness, Despair, Hope and Faith- What 2017 was like for me?

Fashion blogger outfits 2017

Hey everyone,

The year is coming to an end and most us including me are bogged down with unfinished tasks. But let’s not forget to acknowledge all that we’ve achieved in the past twelve months, no matter how trivial those achievements are. Once fall sets in, time just flies away and in the blink of an eye, we find ourselves enjoying the holidays marking the end of the year. But then how magical is this time of the year, the joy of Christmas , the excitement of New Year and the treat of the holidays!

The year 2017 was like a long bumpy ride for me and my family. The beginning brought an unexpected period of despair and anxiety but it was hope and faith in God that gave us the strength to see through those hard times. I still remember that tough day when I found myself and my family in an uncertain condition of the life. Those three months were full of struggle, apprehensions and tension. However, they acted like a sieve, filtering the real well-wishers we had, the genuine friends without whom the journey would have been quite impossible.

Best of 2017, Indian fashion blogger

Best of 2017, Indian fashion blogger

Best of 2017, Indian fashion blogger

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Yes, it’s absolutely true! My sisters and the rest of the family acted like pillars of support throughout that time, encouraging me, rendering hope, filling me with positivity each day- all of which I was able to pass on to my husband. Hope, courage and faith played a great role in his recovery from a highly critical condition. As for blogging, I was totally out of touch for a couple of months but the messages of well-wishers were overwhelming. Everyone, let me say how thankful I am to have such people around me who have empathised with me and shown their backed me in such tough times.

The period of anxiety also brought me closer to God. My faith in Him strengthened and I realized that we must never let our belief in the Almighty falter for He sees us through the hardest of moments and all this is just a test of our nerves and vitality. And this is something I would suggest everyone out there- No matter what beliefs you have, no matter what religion you follow, have faith in God and try to be optimistic even when all is dark around you.Best of 2017, Indian fashion bloggerBest of 2017, Indian fashion blogger

Best of 2017, Indian fashion blogger

As for the rest of the year, I gradually got back to blogging on a regular basis. Channelising energy and emotions in your work is never a bad idea. It’s productive and distracts you from certain things that need to be forgotten.  My husband’s doing pretty well for the past few months which has made me feel all the more positive. You may have noticed a sudden change in my style of writing over the past few months. Earlier, in my outfit posts, all I had to say was about the outfit and the weather. But when so much happened, I just felt I should share my experiences with you all and vent it all out. It was definitely a great idea- as I said channelising the emotions into work. Now, it’s really fun sharing my perspective on various topics with you all, going with the flow and not wanting to stop writing. Oh! and not to mention, Chamber of Beauty got its first full fledged press feature in The Times of India which was a great achievement for me 🙂

Best of 2017, Indian fashion blogger

Best of 2017, Indian fashion bloggerBest of 2017, Indian fashion bloggerToday’s post is a sort of roundup of some of my favourite outfits that I’ve posted throughout the year.They are definitely way less than what I posted last year but let’s hope 2018 has something good in store for me and my family! I felt that ethnic looks dominated the calendar thanks to a number of gorgeous new pieces I added to my closet. Now, that winters have set in, it’s going to be all about knitwear, so stay tuned for that!

I wish you all a very Happy New Year! Enjoy the holidays to the fullest and look forward to a bright(er) new beginning.


  1. December 29, 2017 / 09:11

    I’m sorry you had such a tough start to the year, but it’s wonderful that things improved and are looking up, and that you got some positives from the situation! 🙂

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a great week! It’s hard to believe there are just a few days left in 2017! A happy new year to you.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • rakhshanda
      January 11, 2018 / 06:18

      Thanks beautiful for this lovely comment. Yes, the starting of last year was very very tough but I’m happy that things are getting better and I hope the new year will be good.

  2. December 29, 2017 / 09:35

    Beautiful photos.
    Happy New Year.


    • rakhshanda
      January 11, 2018 / 06:44

      Thanks dear <3

  3. December 29, 2017 / 17:44

    So many beautiful photos of you looking so stylish and pretty

    • rakhshanda
      January 11, 2018 / 06:47

      Thanks a lot <3

  4. December 29, 2017 / 21:45

    You are stunning! I wish you an amazing year of 2018 dear.

  5. December 30, 2017 / 13:16

    What a stylish roundup, beautiful pictures!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • rakhshanda
      January 11, 2018 / 06:48

      Thanks honey for this lovely comment <3

    • rakhshanda
      January 11, 2018 / 06:51

      Thank you Khdija, same to you dear <3

    • rakhshanda
      January 11, 2018 / 06:52

      Thanks dear for visiting here and your comment and of course I will visit your blog <3

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