Haven’t I just been going on and on and on, in every single post, about how Diwali is my most favorite festival of the year? It is probably the one event that I get most excited for, more than my birthday in fact! The decoration, the flowers, the lights, planning the perfect outfit and sometimes even getting all poetic, just makes it one big fun filled occasion. I thought I’d share one of the simple Diwali style looks that I put together this time. Somehow, coincidentally, I happen to wear shades of yellow almost every single time. Last year was a green saree with yellow accents (I didn’t blog about it but you can see a few pictures here). Before that was again, a yellow graphic printed saree which also happens to be one of my absolute favorites. And the years before that too were yellow again. Being the ‘festival of lights’ I guess it automatically inspires me to bring out bright colors of light!
It looks like palazzos are here to stay, and I couldn’t be happier. If you have a lean frame and long legs, palazzos look absolutely great on you whether you pair them with a long kurti, tshirt or a short tunic. I decided to mix and match some existing pieces to come up with an outfit suitable for Diwali. The jewelry too was re-used from last year’s outfit. Since I had a different outfit planned for the actual day, this worked perfectly for the ‘pre diwali’ celebrations. Throw in a bright festive blue and yellow, and you have your winning combination!
Two more months to go for the year to end, and I have absolutely no clue how time flew by so quickly. It felt like just yesterday that I was thinking this is going to be MY year, and was putting together lists and plans and listing all the goals to be conquered. I am always left with mixed feelings when the year end comes nearer. Have I done enough? Should I have done more? Could I have done something differently? There’s always room for doubt and speculation, and me being a natural worrier and over-analyzer, I am always too critical with my failures and too trivial with my achievements. BUT there’s still two more months to go, so let’s see if I can turn some things around and get my hypercritical mind to settle down, and be absolutely content for once! (not going to happen, I know!).
Styling: Chandana Munipalle
Photography: Arpita Patel