Easy Route

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetIMG_3129IMG_3130When you’re on the road, it can be hard to find places you actually like, for example, Starbucks. I have Starbucks on the daily, and I always like to know where the nearest one is. With the @cherripikapp it’s super easy to find all the places you love no matter where you are. CherriPik is a store locator app that you should all download! When you use the link, don’t forget to use the referral code 4VX7Q when you sign up!

LOVE & KISSES, MAITRI P. 

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Maitri PatelHey sweet-bees😘

Life update: I am FINALLY done with schoooool which means spring semester and summer 1 classes are officially over, woohoo! Now that I’m on a vacation, I thought I would do a Q&A with you babies since I haven’t done that.

You guys could either fill out the information down below or leave your questions in the comment section below. I’ll be accepting questions until the 4th of July which means you guys have a week. You guys are free to ask me anything you like or tell me about something sweet you did for someone to be featured on my Q&A blog post 🙂

I cannot wait to answer all your questions and get to know you loveys!

PS: any inappropriate emails will be blocked. 

LOVE & KISSES, MAITRI P. 

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I LOVE YOU, MAA😘

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Happy Mother’s Day, Maa (and to all the wonderful moms out there)!

Do you see this lady here? Yes, she is mi Madre. The one who I cherish, appreciation and care for the most in the whole world. Though we bicker and get on each other’s nerve the most, there is no other person who I could envision my life without.

She has been there through thick and thin, to the moon and back, and to infinity and beyond.

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I still remember, when I was in elementary school, I wouldn’t listen to her or sit still when she would do my hair. Haha, she got annoyed with me and asked my dad to cut all my hair so she doesn’t have to deal with me, not remaining still and look like a mess.

Aaaand, the days I have off from campus we would have breakfast/lunch and literally, LITERALLY. gossip about anything and everything. She would share her life with me and I would share mine with her. She would share her experiences with me to when she was a youth and how life moves on, people move on and all of this is temporary. Talks with her would encourage me to achieve the greatest of all and motivate me.

There are innumerable memories with this woman and if I were to list them, it would be a never-ending list.

She is my mother, best friend, role model, my rock and most importantly, MY PERSON.

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This picture was taken when our family friends came over from India. The order as follows: Roshni, mom, mom and Maitri (Me).

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Women’s Conference🌺

wc-bannerI was invited to The BAPS Women’s Conference 2017 where all the women get together to discuss numerous leadership topics, promote culture and ethnic pride in our upcoming generations. Each year, thousands of women from diverse backgrounds and age group gather to learn from each other and build a powerful bond within our society.

Last year’s theme was Moving Forward.

Last year, the conference featured inspiring speakers, interactive learning, and purposeful networking to support women further in their personal and professional lives, taking a step in the right direction.The convention served as an occasion to share difficulties in the chase of enthusiasm and inspired members to introspect on how to grow further qualified leaders. The exceptional speakers explored key concepts of compassion, indulgence, and determination through sharing their individual stories of leadership.

This year, the theme of BAPS Women’s Conference was Resolutions: Bonds That Liberate.

This year’s theme mainly focused on positive resolutions that change lives by turning habits: accepting ownership, performing hard work, and making sacrifices. The conference directed on how one can enhance responsibility and accountability within her home, family, career, community, and spiritual advancement without feeling overwhelmed. The audience learned that hard work requires dedication and commitment to finding a solution without falling apart. The conference also went over the importance of putting other’s needs above ours which I thought was very important.

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YUMMM😍🙊

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“I look like yes and you look like no~” | This was a candid, I promise you!

There is nothing better than rolling into spring-break with some Yo-Fresh.

So today was the first day of my spring break and I cannot express how excited I get during spring break. Mainly because spring break is summer break’s eve, if you know what I mean?!😜

I normally get Strawberry Yogurt with some KitKat and M&M’s, and a touch of Oreo crumbs sprinkled on top. (Diabetes in a bowl)!Maitri Patel | Elegance Of SimplicityMaitri Patel | Elegance Of SimplicityMaitri Patel | Elegance Of SimplicityMaitri Patel | Elegance Of SimplicityMaitri Patel | Elegance Of SimplicityMaitri Patel | Elegance Of Simplicity

Love is in the Air Baby~

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First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day loves!

Valentine’s Day is not just celebrated between couples, but it is for father-daughter, mother-son, brother and sister, mother and daughter, between friends, etc.. It’s a day to cherish amongst the loved ones. I believe Valentine’s Day should be celebrated every day, not just every February 14th. Letting everyone know that they are loved should be an everyday thing, rather than one specific day. I still remember in elementary school my classmates and I would purchase chocolates and would give it to each other during lunch break, haha! Good old days!

I am a sucker for cute things. Roses, love, chocolates, teddy bears, hearts, romance and Valentine’s Day itself. 😍

Valentine’s Day brunch outfit details as follows;

Top: Macy’s – Worthington

Skirt: Macy’s – Decree

Sunglasses: Charming Charlie

Watch: Betsy Johnson

Heels: Payless – Montego Bay Club

Bag: Steve Madden

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Valentine’s Day dinner outfit details as follows;

It got a tad bit cold so I decided to keep the top as it is and went with leggings from Forever 21 and scarf from Nordstrom; along with brown boots from Macy’s.

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How to be Productive

Going from being a bum all day and watching Netflix for about a month to education and being productive can be a drastic change. Now that the classes have started and things are getting serious, I thought of sharing few tips I do to be more productive:

  1. When I wake up, I begin my day with yoga. It energizes me and put me in the best mood ever.
  2. COFFEE. COFFEE. COFFEE. I CANNOT start my day without a cup of coffee. It’s a cherry on top to the yoga routine.Maitri Patel | Elegance Of Simplicity
  3. A planner is a great tool to stay organized and staying on top of the game with. I write all of my major errands; upcoming meetings, homework, blog posts, upcoming parties, etc… To-do list is a must. I make a list of the stuff I have to get done before I carry on with my day (otherwise I forget most of the things). As the day goes on, I check off the things I have accomplished. The list helps me keep a record of the things I have yet to complete.Maitri Patel | Elegance Of Simplicity
  4. Reading motivational quotes. When I lose motivation in the middle of the day, I tend to read my favorite quotes which get me back on track & working. Here are couple of my favorite quotes:

    Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen. – Blair Waldorf

    You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good. -Jerry West

  5. Last but not the least, I reward myself once I’m done checking things from the list. For example, I would treat myself to a dark chocolate or a fruit platter. It’s a great way to end a productive day!

I hope these tips help you! ☺️

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2 Month Blogiversary

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My blog is officially two months old and the love I have received from all of my readers, as well as my fellow bloggers, is incredible. I enjoyed every second of it and every bit of it! I cannot wait to blog more and interact with you lovelies more and more, day by day, second by second, haha!

Thank you so much, muah😊

Follow me on social, you guys!

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Why do you Blog?

Maitri Patel | Elegance of SimplicityI’ve been asked this by numerous people to why I started a blog. So I have decided to answer the question.
Ever since I was in high school, I have been active on Tumblr. To those who don’t know what Tumblr is, Tumblr is a place to discover and post about the things you love as well as join communities of the people who love the same things.
I would reblog posts as well as upload my photos. I’ve uploaded my own photos for about 4 years with mini captions. After high school graduation, I took my Tumblr posts to a different level. I started to write mini posts (3-4 sentences) regarding my favorite product or describing the pictures I would upload. Aside from that, I was part of journalism/newspaper club in school where I would write articles regarding current events in the newspaper.
After a year of serious thinking, I finally decided to open an account. I kid you not, I have made the best decision of my life because it makes it easier for me to share my content with a wonderful audience like you as well as my fellow bloggers.
It makes me feel like I’m a part of something and I’m able to share anything on my page!

Leave a comment below and let me know your background story 🙂

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