In October, I decided to take a 30-day dressing challenge. The plan was mirror my two diverse backgrounds.
The first one was my African upbringing which has shaped so much of the woman I have become by giving me some sort of identity.
The other one was my Indian background. A background so entrenched in everything I know, it is like my second skin.
The outfits I chose are actually an interplay of two cultures meshing; a conservative yet titillating Indian side and wild and free African side.
I have done two weeks so far, and I cannot wait to complete this challenge which has really pushed me to challenge the boundaries of my creativity.
So week one went like:
A little pink for the breast cancer awareness month in this matchy-matchy saree.
I wore this one to some event, accessorized it with a Gucci belt and have I never felt so chic in my life.
2. Some Gold and some orange, like the fiery sun, for the Lion Queen.
This was an outfit for the office. Because sometimes, you have to motivate yourself by being a little extra. I love extra.
3. Love and lite in a world badly opened up by hate, bile and negative energy.
I wore this one to my daughters school in the AM and later on strode it off to see some friends for lunch. I especially how the sleeveless tee from my luxe line gelled beautifully with the Saree.
It is like they are siblings. Non jealous ones. Haha.
4. A little shade of green because a girl has to remind herself that she is growing and becoming.
This one was effortlessly chic, making me feel like all I needed to be the modern day Nefertiti was a crown. And I’d take the world by the scruff of its neck, and command it to heed to my pining.
Some green, because how else would they know you were growing and becoming the better version of who you were always meant to be?
5. A litte luxe into the gold, because, sometimes, all that glitters is probably Gold
Everytime I walk into my closet, I feel like I’m playing dress up as a kid- but with more variety now. Its exciting, feels like being a kid in a candy store, sorrounded by toffee and tarts.
I loved this look, it flirty and sweet, a little modest and a little playful. It was a balance between so many things. Like life should be.
6. And this one, for when I want to relax in the house, say on a day off watching my kids play and thinking about life’s little conundrums
This one for when I mean business. When its my day home, to get some sun by the pool house, watching my kids enjoy whatever it is that makes kids happy on a Friday morning.
7. And this shimmering red and gold goodness that reminded of Mumbai nights, and fine-dining nights.
Dressed like this, looking like this, where wouldn’t we go? Which sojourns would we shy away from? What mountains would we not climb (mountains are used here very figuratively).
I will attempt to do a weekly post on everything that I wore and maybe what I have been upto.
So be a sweet sport and tell me what you think of the outfits.
Love and lite.