It's been more than a week since I'm back, and I still haven't experienced the rains in Mumbai yet! Not counting the night time mini showers, but I was really waiting to put on my rain boots and splash in some puddles. Sadly, that's going to have to wait, and I'm still enjoying a bit of an extended summer here. And this seemed like the perfect outfit for it.
When I selected this dress, I was traveling and at that time, when I looked at this dress from Sheinside, I kept thinking summer and resort. Also now, the shades of deep blue and the lighter ones remind me of my favourite holiday haunt - Cinque Terre - making me reminisce about the different tones the sea transformed into, dark blue during the boat ride and at sunset, lighter blue and a few shades of cyan near the rocky regions of the cliffs and the beach. And the flowers on my dress? Those were so like the flowers that rained down from random balconies on the streets of these towns. This is just a small descriptive preview to the upcoming post about Cinque Terre of course, because I have tons of images to share soon!
On to the outfit, while this dress is gorgeous and reminded me of a lovely place because of the tropical print, it was a little too out there as well. With it's deep V-neckline and the asymmetrical cut that made the tulip shape look even more cuter, and it managed to raise my mum's eyebrows when she saw me. I'm no one to preach about what is and is not modest, but I always choose to follow Victoria Beckham's words from a book I have of her's. She rightly says, "Be mindful of the rule that if you get your boobs out, put your legs away and vice-versa. You will look better and feel a lot more confident and comfortable, which will then really come across in your whole attitude". So with those words, I tried to balance out the look and added my cardigan (especially when it comes to travelling and taking public transport) and specifically picked one that matched the dress so that it wouldn't upstage my dress. I also made sure I had a bit of volume in my hair, since my hair is usually the shield behind which I hide when I wear low cut pieces. And this only works always for me. When it's not a windy day that is!
So with my monochrome approach, I stuck to the same colour story when it came to my bag and shoes and went a little matchy with the whole look and kept the jewelry minimal to only 2 bracelets. I'm still getting used to carrying a handbag on the crook of my arm, because I've never been that kind of girl and because doing that makes my whole hand feel very useless and I can't do anything with my hand after that! I'm also getting used to wearing heels again, after spending the last 2 months in sneakers and flats. Anyway, while I'm still waiting to enjoy the rains, I'm enjoying all the greenery around me.
Images taken by mom