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Diwali nostalgia

November 2, 2013
Diwali is always a special time at home. A house crowded with cousins and relatives, a big bag full of crackers, and the hullabaloo and ruckus specific and special to your family. But over the past couple of years, diwali has been filled with only two things – decorations and (lots of) photos. Cousins and friends are now scattered across three continents and I miss those times. Luckily we are a family who click photos for every random thing right from a baby’s first sneeze  to hanging a new painting on the wall, so there are always hundreds of albums to browse through every time you feel nostalgic.One pic shows me holding a sparkler in a hand tightly wrapped in a handkerchief. Before you think I had an accident of any sort, that was my dad’s way of protecting my delicate hands from the flying specks of sparks. Another pic shows me lighting a match and bursting into tears (probably out of fear). I was five. Fun kid I was no? There was this one instance where we were all supposed to take a pic while waving sparklers around in the air. One cousin got a little too excited with the hand waves which resulted in burning a part of my hair. Although it was very little (a few strands) the smell took absolutely forever to leave!You could be living in a far away land with relatives in India or, like me, you could be here at ‘home’ and your family scattered all over the world. But its just not the same without them! So I compensate by pushing myself into decorating, buying, re-doing, creating, dressing up and clicking loads of pictures… to browse through for another day!p.s I din’t shop this diwali (surprise suprise), so I just threw together a festive-ish outfit and headed for lunch. Red (is always) = big festive occasion, so problem solved! ;)p.p.s An outfit shoot after almost a month! We were so excited that we ended up with too many pics. Hence the slight overload!



Skirt&Shoes: Street shopping(Hyderabad) | Top: Max | Necklace&bracelets: street shopping |
Ha! This is one cheap diwali look!
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  • Reply Sonshu November 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    You look so pretty. I love wearing skirts. Even I wore a skirt this Diwali. How funny, I just posted it on the blog. 🙂 The ombre on it is so beautiful!


  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Thank you Sonshu! 🙂 Will check out your post too!

  • Reply Karishma November 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Just today while lighting Diyas at my place in Mumbai, I was missing my home in Dehradun. I started to remember how we used to celebrate Diwali there with the whole family together. It's funny how I never realized at that time that we were creating these special, lifelong memories, anyway I was too little to make realizations of these kinds.

    Happy Diwali sweets! 😀

  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 3, 2013 at 4:39 am

    That's why we have loads and loads of photos!
    Happy Diwali to you too! 🙂

  • Reply Shanaya Sinner November 3, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Your looking fab girl 😀 Love what your wearing 😀
    xoxo <3


  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 3, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Thank you so much! 🙂

  • Reply maithili November 3, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Beautiful! I love festivals and the dressing up 🙂

  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 3, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Who doesn't? 😉

  • Reply Dayle November 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Love the simple look 🙂 Happy Diwali Chandana !

  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 3, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Thanks Dayle! Happy Diwali to you too! 🙂

  • Reply SEPO November 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Pretty girl and a very pretty dress!
    Happy Diwali 🙂

  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 3, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Thank you! How have you been? 🙂
    Oh and Happy Diwali!

  • Reply The Dainty Dolls House November 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    You look wonderful doll, love the colours together, such a pretty fabric design!! Happy Diwali to you doll, I hope it's been a fantastic time xx

    Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House

  • Reply Sazi Efionayi November 4, 2013 at 9:36 am

    lovely pictures

  • Reply Urban Mantra November 4, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Happy Diwali to you too! I miss having the whole family around to celebrate Diwali with too. In a sense, your friends become your family wherever you are…this year, I was lucky to have my mom visiting so that was nice! You look lovely in your outfit and those jootis are so cute!
    Great connecting with you through infb instagram challenge! 🙂


  • Reply Rowena @ rolala loves November 5, 2013 at 3:18 am

    This outfit has a lovely festively feel and the colors are so pretty on you!

    Rowena @ rolala loves
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  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 5, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Thank you so much!

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  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 5, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Thanks Richa! Hope you had a great time 🙂

  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 5, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Kalyani November 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Pretty outfit! I think the way you wear and style it gives it all the value and you did it so well:-)

  • Reply TheGirlAtFirstAvenue November 7, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Thanks Kalyani!

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