If I talk about how much I love Indian wear, I always tend to get chuckles or laughter from the other end because no one really believes me! I've always admired the grace and elegance that envelops a woman in a saree or any other Indian outfit for that matter. I usually prefer the more traditional take on Indian wear and not the very trendy pieces. I appreciate embroideries and texture details a lot more than I would like bling and swarovski crystal stones on anything Indian. I also find myself more inclined to subtle tones like off whites and duller golds or a darker shade like a navy or even black as compared to something brighter.
So when a friend decided to tie the knot in Goa, I was stoked because of the mini vacation that was thrown my way and also my chance to wear something pretty and Indian finally arrived! When I went to pick my outfit, I went with an open mind and I told myself, I'll pick the first piece that catches my eye. After hardly five minutes of browsing, I came across this beautiful coral-pink piece. At first glance it looked like an anarkali, however there was more to it, and I just had to try it on.
What it turned out to be was a lehenga skirt made with net kalis and a plain gota border, however the lining was a lovely shade of pink made completely with sequins and it caught the light whenever I walked, and I couldn't help it, but I just had to do a twirl or two. Along with it was a crop top/choli and finally, the piece that first caught my eye - the jacket (as I call it). This jacket was in an anarkali style with a heavy border at the bottom and had a zipper that ran all the way through in the front, combining traditional silhouettes offered with the rest of the outfit with a modern and regular detail like the zip. Lastly it had a mint green dupatta that added a different take to this pastel ensemble.
With accessories, I decided to keep it simple, and only wore my jewel toned earrings. The little anchor on my wrist was a last minute addition as I was walking out because I felt I needed a reminder that I was in Goa! And I kept it plain with neutral brown sandals instead of going metallic. Sheehan and I managed to get these images when we snuck out mid celebrations into a secluded part of the hotel, and after her camera lens fogged up from the moisture, hence the hazy images :-)
Indian outfit : AKSH available at DVAR | Earrings : FabAlley | Anchor bracelet : Dragon Mart | Sandals : Jabong.com