Wedding shopping

Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's been a busy week, with the second leg of the wedding shopping in full swing and mad mad deadlines at work. 

When one of my friends created an album to cater solely to her wedding shopping adventures, I dropped in by and made a mental note in quotes 'wedding shopping is so much fun'. Boy!!! I never knew I would be eating my words in months. Let me clear this for all of you: NO!!! wedding shopping is not fun. It's a full fledged warzone. 

When you are accompanying your friend to shop for her wedding trousseau, it's fun telling the bride-to-be what suits her and what not. You can touch and feel all those gorgeous sarees and lahengas and get a window shopping high while, the shopwalas treat you as a VIP. As the bride herself things are not easy as it seems, as it's you D-Day and all the eyes will be glued on to you, judging you, analyzing your saree to jewellery to shoe.... you are let with no other option than to be the best bride in town. But then tragedy strikes, that dream wedding saree that you have been fantasizing about, from your engagement days is nowhere to be seen, the color is not what you dreamt of, the golden is too goldish well, as the bride we have to make 1000 calculations and a yes or no debacle all the while keeping the budget in mind. My wedding saree cost me 5000 more than the budget, my mom wouldn't bulge and finally I decided that after all it's once in a life time affair so I better spend that 5k from my own account than to settle in for the second best. There I was gleaming, happy to have found a near to perfect saree, my happiness only to be squished by Mr. G who commented "Don't you think the saree is little dull"...Oh mine!!!!

Ok I am deviating from the topic. When it comes to jewelery we, Mallus(Malayalis ya residents of Kerala) leaves no stone unturned to gift the bride with at least 100 sovereigns of gold. Here is a synopsis of my story at the jewelery shop: I go into the ultra crowded shop and selects something that catches my fancy but, Mr. Banker a.k.a DAD rejects the one cause stones will costs as an additional amount and also the resale value of stone studded jewelery is less, also he rejects anything from the ethnic collection (extremely high making charges) and then what I am left with after a lot of tears and drama is regular plain looking jewelery but, this is not what I envisioned off  gggarhhh!!!

Also, the walk in and out of shops in the scorching sun, hunting for perfect pair of shoes, or accessories is no easy task. The  budget scare, the unhappiness scare, fights with you loved ones cause you don't accept what they think is best for you, having to hear and act according to relatives, not having any piece of  mind as you need a day of leave to get you stuffs stitched , but you final pending work is not gonna give you that time you want and lot more....I can go on and on about million things that cannot be classified as FUN in wedding shopping. More on that later. 

I thought I would post an outfit for today, cause it's the easiest and most non time consuming affair. This is something I wore on a day when temperature was at it's worst , and I had tons of packets to carry to the stitching place. I tried to color block my outfit ...with the red top and the purple hobo bag. Kept my footwear simple as I had lotta walking to do. The dress if you think is loose, I accept.... I like to wear something loose fitting in this slithering heat and with extra humidity in this part of the world, one tends to sweat a lot .... I realized this much  later and by then I  ditched the statement neck piece cause added with the sweat the neck piece was making me uncomfortable.

So what do you think?. Was your wedding shopping an easy breezy task?


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sometimes, the fashion thumb rules irks me. I don't qualify to be a fashion blogger, dressed to perfection, striking a pose, pics to die, I am still a lousy dresser who always manages to slip into floaters for daily erands, I even haven't figured out my best blogger pose yet. Lazy buns, eccentric earrings, color blocking, pastel perfect by chance and not choice , none of my day to day wears are worthy enough to be posted on world wide web.

I feel minuscule compared to all those divas who meticulously come up with great outfits. There were times when my  top could have gone well with a colored jeans, but alas I don't own one.The alternate is not the first choice and I remain in eternal doubt of whether the two gel together or not.
As compared to before ie, pre-blogging era in my timeline I am open and willing to experiment, mix and match and go bold. The degree of openness is still stuck somewhere at 4 out of the 10 scale.
I used to paint my nails in hot pink and crazy corals. The innumerable stares were enough to force me to pick up the remover. The long earrings were talk of the office.... lately I have been feeling uninspired, constantly questioning the need to dress up. I ditched my kajal and gloss for the longest of time and then something unexpected happened.....the very same people who couldn't stand the color burst were picking on me for being 'NATURAL'. Well, natural would have been boring for em....people coming upto me and asking if I were ok. 

People should accept the fact that they cannot enforce their style aesthetics on someone else, it's a sin to expect someone else dress to please your senses. No, each one of us are different so are the style and fashion to downgrade someone just cause he/she loves her pop of colors better than you regular white-black-grey is not characteristics fit for a fashionista. Enough gyaan for today....

These silver earrings are a favorite...they give my kurta ensemble a desi vibe. Reminds me of Sally and Hally of Hippie By Heart. Thinks Fashion Is Art.
They are the proud owners of silver/funky jewellery to die for!!!

Attempt at photo editing :Epic FAILURE!!!

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