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A 30 something blogging about her love affair with Fashion.....among other things!

Monday, November 18, 2013

New address

Hello my readers.

I just wanted to let you know that I changed my other blog address from odetofashion.blogspot.com to odetofash.blogspot.com.

Some bug or virus was attached to it and I already apologized for it. It took me a while to figure it out. I am not that Internet and computer savvy.

Anyway please check out odetofash.blogspot.com. I promise to have new articles for you to read soon.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Dandiya night

The kids and I went to their school's Dandiya night. Dandiya is another Indian festival ( more details here). I was very excited about going because I heard that there would be Garba, a dance with sticks. I fell in love with Garba after watching it in one of my favorite movie Bride and Prejudice. The dance was so beautifully choreographed that I wanted to see it live. 
Well, during the festival at the school, the children and the teachers performed and it was as good as I expected it to be. But the highlight of the night, was to see everybody in their Indian attire. As a fashion addict, it was a feast for the eyes to see all the bejeweled Ghagra, Sari, Anarkali, Choli and more. It was a kaleidoscope of mirrors, sequins, beads, lace, tulle, tassels, gold, silver, colors. Oh, it was overwhelmingly pretty! I just wanted to take a picture of everything, touch every fabric and drool over how it was made. It was pure fashion orgasm. Too bad my camera does not do well at night. I managed to snatch some pics I want to share but please overlook the poor quality.
As for myself, I went for an easy look.

Kimono - Forever 21
Bodysuit - H&M
Skirt - Thrifted
Necklace - probably Charming Charlie
Braided bracelet  - Gift
Anklet and Ring bracelet - accessory shop in Japan


Dandiya sticks

I had this Indian inspired skirt that I wanted to pair with a sparkly top. But at the last minute, I dug a bodysuit and added a kimono. I knew that I wanted something that twirls in case I wanted to learn the Garba but I also knew that I did not have anything in my wardrobe that would match the Indian outfits I was about to see. So I went simple. But seriously, I think it is about time I find myself this little piece of Indian dress that is fabulously gorgeous. I am afraid of Saris since I am sure I would never be able to drape them but I am willing to invest in an Anarkali, Salwar or half Sari. But where to start?

For me this woman was the best dressed there. From the outfit to the accessories everything was just perfect.

Twirling skirts

My favorite Sari of the night. It was icy blue with beaded rhinestones. I need to get something similar before I leave this place.

Dancing girls


Who wore it better?

I wanted blue skinny pants for a very long time but never found the right pair. I was about to give up when I stumble into this random shop on MG road that had some blue pants in stretchy fabric and in my size. I bought them on impulse instantly regretting it because they fit but not as well as a skinny jean. In other words, they are not jeans, which I think have more support. Plus these tend to sag at the bottom always forcing me to pull them up (something I discovered after I wore them for a day)
Anyway, I went home with my new skinny pants, and I am faced with another problem: the styling. I am tired of always going safe with white blouses and denim shirt but what else to pull? I forgot about the pants until I saw a pic of one of my cousin on Facebook rocking the blue pants with a coral blouse. I am thinking that I do have a pink blouse that slightly resemble hers so why not steal her style?


Black open cardigan and Pants - Same random shop in M.G. Road
Pink blouse and Coral shoes -H&M

I won't lie. She wore it better. This girl was a child when I left my home country. And now she has grown into a beautiful and stylish woman while I was away. I feel a bit ashamed to take cue from the younger generation but hey Fashion is ageless right?
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