Her Looks

The shoe story

September 15, 2014
After years of having to follow a strict dress code of only kurtis and salwars (in college and then later in corporate) I sorta went on a mad spree of stocking up on every kind of blouse, trouser, skirt and dress. But just like my love for sarees, I always come back to these when the whim strikes, with the only rule being, it has to be a unique piece and not the same ‘ol cotton kurta. This pretty kaftan with its bright pops of green and blue, by Howrah Bridge was an instant favorite the moment I saw it. It pays to have talented designer blogger friends! I’ve been waiting for an occasion to wear it, so when the weather turned sunny and I needed something comfortable to slip in for a lunch with friends.. this seemed like the perfect choice!I almost ended up doing this shoot barefoot because these are the most uncomfortable shoes ever. Only I could do such a thing as go to the store, try them on, walk around in them, get them on sale and still end up with the most uncomfortable pair ever. Also it’s not like they are sky high stilettos, they are practically flats (1.5 inch does not qualify as a heel). But there is something wrong with this pair and I haven’t been able to figure out what exactly. So how do you wear a pair of most uncomfortable shoes? The logical solution would be to not wear them at all, but, we don’t do that do we? One, ‘coz they look pretty. Two, money doesn’t grow on trees and neither does a free second pair to replace the current one. Three, it’s a perfect match to a particular outfit. And once that happens, logic goes out the window because all that matters is that the outfit looks good. Whether you end up with blisters on your feet, or you are hobbling down the road, or you start walking barefoot after 20 bone crunching paces, it’s all secondary. Amazing how fashion makes so much sense right?

Kaftan: Howrah Bridge by Anupriya | Shoes: Charles and Keith | Necklace & Earrings: Street shopping
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  • Reply Nikita September 15, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Howrah Bridge is one of my favourite too. Can't wait to wear my custom piece.
    Ahhh! About the shoes. Talk about it. I think all we girls have committed such a mistake at least once. You at least went barefoot, I still wear them and pretend to be all happy, when I am actually not and crying in pain.
    P.S : You look so graceful.

  • Reply Pria September 15, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Love the kaftan but the shoes are prettier, I must say. I committed the same mistake.. online order with size issues. But still own them like a lady 🙂

  • Reply Soumi September 16, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I LOVE Anu too! And I'm not the least bit biased when I say that she's one of the most talented designers I've ever seen! And trust me, we all have those pairs that we regret buying but can't throw either. I've more than one. I try and wear them to places where I won't have to walk much. 😛

  • Reply SEPO September 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Love the shoes… bang on

  • Reply Shrithi Reddy September 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    A stateful taste for fashion turns you out to style yourself better and better with every line of garment you choose. I just fell for your taste of colors especially the green pops on the look. And the shoe I must say “give me the right pair of shoes and I will conquer the world” is the right caption for that magnificent pair of shoes you are wearing.

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  • Reply safa maryam syed September 22, 2014 at 3:21 am

    LOVE the kaftan!

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