Note to self : There’ll always be something that you’ll want – but stick to your budget – it gets painfully tempting! 🙁
But when I do – ohh trust me !! I REALLY love playing dressup 🙂
This weekend, we were invited to an Indian dance recital of a very close friend’s daughter.
I picked this outfit which was tucked away at the back of my closet for more than 4 years.
( but honestly , if you only have a handful of occasions to dress traditionally, how often would you repeat an outfit anyway – right 😉 )
The unique thing about this dress is that , its a hybrid sari slash salwar-kameez slash toga.
Its got the sexiness of the Traditional Indian Sari and the convenience of a salwar-kameez and when worn without the leggings, it easily transforms into a toga – perfect for a dinner-date !
Another reason I love it – its self-designed 🙂
Since there was so much going on below the neck and that I wanted to show-off my jhumkis – I decided to wear my hear in a sock-bun.
The dance recital was so beautiful that it brought tears to everybody’s eyes. The show went on for about 2.5 hrs and I dint want it to end.
And it took me back to those days when I used to perform on the stage ALL the time. Hoping one day- I go back to the stage 🙂 ( Please do send positive thoughts my way for that to happen some day :))
Self-designed dress, Kundan jewelry from India , Gold embroidered clutch from India, Audrey Brooke Pumps ( similar – here & here )
For buying Indian-inspired jewelry – AmritaSingh is one of my favorites for shopping them online in the US.
I suddenly have so much leather in my closet , much much more than I’ve ever owned in all these years – combined !
Methinks that even the slightest bit of leather in an outfit, brings a certain amount of sophistication to the look. To me , it says power, cute, sass and sexy ~ 🙂
I absolutely love buttoned shirts – they can be paired with skirts, jeans, shorts – pulled over on a cami or tucked in.
Both the shirt & the skirt are from Nordstrom ( anniversary sale ! ) – Dont forget to check it out – just 2 more days left 🙂