Panic is slowly, but surely, making it’s way into my mind. I have bits and pieces figured out, but not a single look is a 100% done. This is what I’ve figured out till now –
DECIDED! 🙂 All the way from the outfit, the earrings and the exact bangles I’m going to have on.
Footwear is the only part of the look that’s still a big fat questions mark. I need to buy pretty jootis. Currently own = 0.
#1 Needledust has such beautiful jootis. My outfit is a red raw silk kurta with my wedding dupatta (peachy orange). Do you think one of these will look good with it?
Needledust retails at their Shahpur Jat store, and online through Exclsuively.In
#2 Good old GK-1 N-block market for FabIndia or this other store that’s right next to Affinity salon.
I have too many ideas for what I should wear on this function. It’s a combined Sagan/Sangeet, and I’m drowning in the number of options I can practically have and options that are so breath-takingly luxurious that they come with the kind of price tag that will take your breath away (pinned on a secret Pinterest board! Want to have a look?)
I’ve given two anarkalis to Mansi – the designer my whole family goes to – for stitching. One of them will have full-length sleeves for Winter functions, and might be appropriate for Karishma’s Sangeet. But since I’ve given her fabric to work with for both of them, we’ll have to wait and see how they turn out. I don’t want to buy a new outfit since I haven’t found anything within my budget that I LOVE yet. Although expensive, these are my IDEAL outfits –
#1 Tisha Saksena anarkali
#2 Sabyasachi suit
#3 Madsam Tinzin anarkali
I also have three backup options, a deep blue anarkali Mansi made me as part of my trousseau, a black anarkali I bought last year from Aumbre, and a Tisha Saksena dress that looks like a floor-length anarkali. I guess this means I have plenty of options to choose from. Does that mean a big fat NO to the ideal outfits?
I have NO idea what I’m going to wear. It’s a wedding-cum-reception, and I’m planning on wearing a sari. I have a few silk saris in my trousseau that haven’t been used much. They’re all very pretty silk saris, but I have a feeling none of them scream “YOUNG”!
The top contender at the moment is a yellow silk sari I bought from Greenways in South Ex two years ago – it’s a classic heavy silk sari. But I’ll need a really great blouse to pair it with – so that the sari looks more modern and young. Options?
Or, this stunning red
Anita Dongre blouse (Edit: this is part of a bride’s wedding day outfit, whose lehenga was from Anita Dongre but the blouse wasn’t!)–
Image courtesy: Navdeep Soni
- I’ll definitely want sleeves that end at the elbow, since the weather will definitely be cold by the time her wedding gets here.
- I’m considering getting it made by Mansi or go to Madsam Tinzin, though I’m not sure if they’ll make just a blouse for me.
Maybe I can get the Anita Dongre blouse directly?Edit: Like I said, that’s not an Anita Dongre blouse. They will make me a blouse, but their starting range is INR 12,000. Ummm…no.
- I would love to add a sari belt, but for the life of me I can’t put this outfit together in my head – I want too many things, right?
There is an IDEAL outfit for this wedding, though. I want to wear this –
Only problem? I don’t have it. In my cupboard. At this point in time.
The problem with being a wedding blogger is that you’re always looking at these stunning, beautiful and UNIQUE outfits. So when you have to get dressed to attend a wedding, especially when it’s of someone you’re close to, you loathe the idea of getting into a generic outfit. I was the last person who’d want to wear something a little different, especially to a wedding, but now – typical just won’t do. Eventually, I might have to make do with it, but you can’t stop a girl from dreaming!