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Festive Spirits – Traditional Wear

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Festive Spirits

Traditional Wear

The festivities in India are in full swing right now !

Everyone’s decking up their homes, stocking crackers and diyas for Diwali, gorging on sweets and dishes and getting all dressed up. Honestly, this is the time when I miss being with family the most as festivals are fun only if celebrated with loved ones around. Fortunately, this year I will be in Delhi and celebrating Diwali with my in-laws of which am particularly excited about as I couldn’t make it to Delhi last year, so it’ll be my first Diwali at home with them 🙂

Also, it’s Karvachauth this Saturday, another reason for married women like me to don traditional wear and look their best and pray for the wellness, longevity, health and success of their husband. Though me and Shitiz, my husband, are still debating on if I should fast this time or not as am still recovering from my surgery last week, but we both sort of know who’s going to win the debate ! 😛

I was pretty much inactive during the Navratras but I did manage to attend a social gathering as Dandiya Evening. It was quite a last moment decision to go there so I decided to wear an Anarkali Suit as it doesn’t take much time to wear it (unlike a Saree, including the ironing part, which the OCD-ish me prefers doing myself) and plus is easy to move around in if there’s even little amount of dancing involved. I chose a beige anarkali with hints of colors in terms of lace, borders and embroidery on it. I purposely kept it subtle (yet festive enough) to match the need of the occasion and to avoid looking over-dressed as compared to other people there. Since the anarkali has elements of almost all colors possible in its work, it gives me a good amount of options of accessories in varied colors to team with it.

For accessories, I wore these pretty earrings c/o Aé-Teē and a fancy hair accessory c/o Youshine besides some gold jewelry I wear normally.

Moreover, I was practically having a bad hair day and due to lack of time I had to resort to one of my favourite bad-hair-day fix, the side-swept and pinned look !

This is how it all turned out in the end:

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Anarkali – Traditional Wear

Traditional Wear Festivals Fashion Fashion Blog Best Indian Fashion Blogger

Traditional Wear Festivals Fashion Fashion Blog Best Indian Fashion Blogger

Traditional Wear Festivals Fashion Fashion Blog Best Indian Fashion Blogger

Traditional Wear Festivals Fashion Fashion Blog Best Indian Fashion Blogger

Traditional Wear Festivals Fashion Fashion Blog Best Indian Fashion Blogger

Traditional Wear Festivals Fashion Fashion Blog Best Indian Fashion Blogger

I was also carrying an alternate (read comfortable) footwear, mojaris, in the car so I can switch to those in case I decide to dance and dance a lot 😀

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So, moral of the story is:

~ When in rush, anarkali suits to the rescue.

~ Try not to be either under-dressed or over-dressed, know the crowd and the occasion well in advance.

~ Side swept hair besides side-buns or braids are a good fix for a bad hair day.

~ If you plan to dance, try keeping a pair of comfortable footwear along.

~ Keep your make-up dance-friendly such that if you know you’re going to dance, it shouldn’t start melting all over your face the moment you break a leg.

~ Stay stylish and don’t forget to have fun 🙂

{ Outfit Details: Anarkali from Globus, Pajamis from Biba, Heels from Forever 21, Mojaris from a street shop in Amritsar, Watch from Armani, Earrings from Ae-Tee, Hair Accessory from Youshine, Clutch/Pouch from a street shop in Ujjain }

Much Love.

9 Comments

  1. Norman

    February 17, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Pretty! This was a really wonderfu post. Many thanks for supplying thiis info.

  2. krithika

    October 24, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Thank u soo much..m so happy u replied me..waiting fr the stores to open soon

  3. thatdelhigirl

    October 20, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Thank you 🙂

  4. thatdelhigirl

    October 20, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I do all my shopping from Delhi in bulk 🙂
    Though Zara and F21 are expected to open up here soon.

  5. krithika

    October 13, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Pallavi ur my inspiration.. U invoked some fashion sense into me..thank u soo much..I wanted to ask u .. I am new to hyd… .I never found Zara and forever 21..how do u shop..n plz help me out what n wear to buy in hyd..that would be a real help..thank u in advance..n I am in love with ur blog..following it.. 🙂

  6. aaryvinod

    October 9, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Very well presented.

  7. Stuti Jindal

    October 8, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    You look divine Pallavi!! 🙂

  8. thatdelhigirl

    October 7, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Thank you 🙂

  9. Shreya

    October 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    You look so stunning. 😀

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