Traditional Indian Attire

Living in Boston, I just don’t get that many opportunities to dress per my roots .
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.

Have a great week everyone !!


  1. what i like the most about this ensemble is that everything is complementary to each other
    loved the dress and the way you styled the whole look

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