A good lehenga!

I have never owned a lehenga in my life.

Those who know me know what a big tomboy life I’ve lived so for me weddings were the same as normal days. A jeans and a good shirt would do the trick. Of course now the world has changed and I love the sight of a good lehenga (Indian skirt). Unlike most people, I also think that lehengas are quite versatile and no they are not a one-time thing anymore. It can definitely be worn multiple times and in multiple ways.

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Disclaimer: This post is going to be deep.

So I get a lot of questions on why I do what I do and why I always have to do things a certain way. I am going to try answer these today.

So not until long, I was just another random person with no identity of my own. I was preparing for CAT right after graduation and honestly did not know what I wanted to do with my life. I used to come home and cry every day because I knew that CAT was definitely not my calling. Fashion was always an important part of my life but it always took a back seat.

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How to: Style a Saree, part 03.

The third contemporary way I wore my saree.

Let me give you my third reason before we move ahead. The only couple of times I’ve ever worn a saree, I was always worried about the blouse. The blouse has to be breath taking, isn’t it? Being the size that I am, I could never even borrow from somebody else. Such a hassle!

Now? Now it doesn’t matter because now I know that a blouse doesn’t have to be a ‘typical’ saree blouse. It can anything from a crop top, a shirt, a tee-shirt to a blazer like I wore in the previous part of this series. If you haven’t checked the first two ways I styled this saree in, take a look here: Part 01 and Part 02.

So yes, today is to showing that you do not need a ‘normal’ blouse for a saree. So don’t get worked up for that impromptu function or ‘oh! The tailor ruined my blouse’ , try anything that you think may go with the saree. I chose a to wear a bardot top in my first part, a  blazer in the second and this time I am wearing a bell sleeved printed top.

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My Ethnic Escapades!!

Has ethnic always been my favourite? I definitely do not think so.

I remember my mom forced me to wear a ‘churidar’ to my friend’s birthday party, yes birthday party. And how I hated her for that. With time she realized my hatred for Indian wear and stopped with the jazz. The main reason I never liked ethic was my body. I have been skinny all my life and how these Indian silhouettes looked on me, made me cringe. I would attend weddings in a pair of jeans and t-shirt. I, sure, wasn’t so confident after all.

This confidence took its own sweet time to develop and after ages of having been bullied for having a certain body type, I now take pride in it. Just like everyone should. I wouldn’t claim I have the best Indian wear in my wardrobe now, (still less than 5 pieces in all), but I love to try my hand at them. I would wear sarees to college if only I knew how to drape them well.

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Hey everyone,

There is no denying that we are always looking for some inspiration for ethnic clothes, aren’t we? Especially in a country like India, where we attend so many functions every now and then. And let’s be honest, who has the time and money to invest in each one of these. But then we can’t afford looking bad either! What a dilemma.

Well, this is when styling comes in. To me personally, spending  on these hefty purchases is not a easy task. First I see as a total waste and second it IS a total waste. Anyways, styling is what I swear by. All the time. You guys, by now, know that I do not have a lot of ethnic pieces in my wardrobe, but I manage. I’ll show you how.

Today I am donning this beautiful ethnic suit from Kria  by Kriti Gupta Sabharwal. I came across her through facebook and loved the simplicity of her designs. Trust me you guys, sometimes simple is what works. It is classy, elegant and a lot can be done with it. Of course she offers heavy worked and equally beautiful pieces too and heavy outfits are nice too, but you wear them once and get over them. They are great if you have a weeding in a close family or some other big occasion. Simple ones can be worn multiple times, just by changing the accessories, or the way you drape them. Kriti has so many of such classy and timeless pieces in her collection that I couldn’t stop myself from getting this one.

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Do you like Ranveer Singh? Well, I don’t think that’s going to be a no! He is gorgeous, isn’t he? Alright, let me come back to my senses. Okay, so even seriously speaking, I really admire Ranveer Singh and one of the biggest reason would be, ‘he is always himself’! I love how open he is, about everything. He doesn’t care what people would say because does it really matter? This shows in his clothes too. Nomatter how many jokes or memes comes up, he is always there being himself. And honestly, I love his style.

Coming to today’s post now, I recently got this super cool co-ord set from Raiman which reminded me of Ranveer the very second I saw it. I simply fell in love with the Indian bandhej work but on such a contemporary set. Raiman has always been a favourite for her gorgeous fusion work. I mean seriously, who does it to that extent? A co-ord set that is bold, powerful and oh-so-sexy! Today, I am wearing it in three ways and once again I’m breaking rules that only exist in our heads!

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Today I have got you the solution to the biggest problem ever! No seriously. I mean it.

Okay, how are you guys? As you can see I am a little too excited. But taking a deep breath, let’s start again. I am one of those girls who was always least interested in donning ethnic wear. But with time I have realised how necessary it is. I have worn a pair of jeans and t-shirt to weddings and made a complete fool of myself. Of course, then I thought I was playing it cool.  Although I do think that’s who I was then and what I believed in, so it’s alright. At least I wasn’t being superficial or fake.

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Talking about my fresh take on Diwali and other upcoming occasions I am here with another beautiful post for you amazing people! First of all, I am really really grateful for the kind of response you guys have been giving me and the blog! All the love and support is overwhelming and I owe everything to you people!

Okay, coming to today’s blog post now! It is very well established that I love to break rules. And so, like I showed you how to go pastel this season, I am going to show you another one of my recommended options.

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Hello my loves,

With so many festivals in our country we are always in dearth of appropriate clothes! Well at least I am. I mean, every other day is a new occasion. And this time of the year is certainly the most hectic one in India. Starting from Navratri, the season of festivities does not end until the New Year comes! Of course we all love the fun and frolic but we are always faced with the question of what to wear, aren’t we?

Well, don’t you worry ma’ ladies, I am here for the rescue. Very recently I came across this really talented designer, Deepika Chadha. I instantly fell in love with her designs and trust me, when you’re wearing one, you feel no less than a Bollywood celebrity. And not just that, the best part about her is that she personally takes care that every order is made as per your need. You need it customised your way? Your color? Your choice of print? She will give it to you before you even say it. I was really surprised by the fact that most of her clients were based out of India, I mean so much of trust? That sure means something, right! She told me how she skypes with them for hours, to give them exactly what they want. Personally for me, customer relationship management comes before anything else (my college subjects have gotten into me!).

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Have you ever been to Delhi? What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Old Delhi? The food? The crowd? The endless shopping options? The fascinating old and about-to-fall buildings? I think all of it does, all of it and a lot many things. Whether you have been here or you haven’t, you have an idea of what it is like. It has a charm that binds you, so tight you cannot let go and you don’t want to either!

I first came to Delhi with my school’s athletic team when I was in my senior secondary. Before that happened, the song ‘Masakali’ from Delhi 6 was what defined old Delhi for me. Now I obviously know more, much more.

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