Fashion

Prepping For The Festivities

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All through our childhood days we have been taught that India is a land of festivals. Only as we grow up we realize that our country is so rich in it’s cultural & heritage values. Keeping the legacy alive, we all get-together to celebrate these festivals with happiness & gratitude only to infuse positivity & blessings into our lives. I have grown up in a Punjabi joint family where we have celebrated & enjoyed various festivals. While Holi, Christmas & Diwali have been my forever favorites, I have also seen my mum & grandma celebrate this traditional Hindu Festival called KarwaChauth.

KarwaChauth is a day when wives fast for their husbands without food & water until the moon shines out. But for a few blessed & lucky women like myself, out of sheer love our husbands fast for us too. I got married almost 3 years ago after a year of being in a relationship with Vipul & this is going to be our 4th KarwaChauth since then. Our country is so rich in values & cultures that at times it’s beautiful embracing it should you believe in it. But what also comes with that is playing dress up & dolling up like a bride!

With the onset of festivals, rather quite prior to that, I had started working on my looks for the upcoming days. I’m someone who dresses in traditional only on select few occasions which is why I become extremely picky about my choice of clothes. I can proudly say that I own some of the most beautiful ethnic pieces that I can never grow old off. But the challenge is to find the right outfit suitable for every occasion, different from one another, something unique & credible & of course fitting in our budget. Now lets get real, all of this can get a bit too much.

I’m someone who is more of a physical shopper, I mean I’m quite game to online shopping too, but when it comes to traditional wear, I’d rather have the option of touch & feel along with trying the outfit to understand how it looks on me. One such multi-designer store that allows me to choose from a plethora of designer wear is Tina & Tarun Tahiliani’s Ensemble. Under one roof, their hospitable fashion consultants bring to you the best of choices from varied labels. Now if you must be thinking that purchasing even a single garment could cost you a god damn car, then you’re wrong my friend!

Ensemble offers clothes ranging from all points. You can pick something for a lakh or something equally stunning in around 12 to 15k. They have a massive store at Fort but they recently also shifted from Bandra to Santacruz West with an equally beautiful store. I’m sure you can make out from the pictures. For this KarwaChauth, I wanted something pastel & floral & the one designer that beautifully cracks this amalgamation is Anushree Reddy. I’m wearing this stunning floral lehenga with this beautifully hand embroidered blouse. It caught my eye & I instantly had my heart on it. Teamed with these beautiful earrings & pink lip, this look is complete. What do you think? Also, don’t forget to share your pictures with me, I’d love to see you girls dressed in ethnic wear.

Outfit: Anushree Reddy for Ensemble

Earrings: Just Jewelry

Location: Ensemble Store, Santacruz West.

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