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In pictures: Another week of my Saree Marathon

I have never really been with the trends. I could never keep up, unless its with the shoes and bags. I love being comfortable but I also  love standing out.  Provided  I make the rules.

Lately, I have been exploring my love for the Saree and challenging myself to a 30-day dressing marathon, discovering, figuring out and challenging myself.

I already did the first week and you can read all about it here;  A look at the first week of my 30-day dressing challenge 

  1. A Lion Queen 

This  one for times when I need to remind myself that I’m beautiful inside out.  That I’m brave. That I’m enough. That I do not need to seek validation from anyone. That I can be all that I’ve dreamt of being.

I don’t know, dressed like this I could be anywhere doing anything. Including those nice tea parties that you are yet to invite me to.



2. A boss babe 

This one for those times when I have to remind myself to boss it up.  To keep at it. To keep trusting in the process of becoming. This is how I pull up to the meetings.  This is how I plan to pull up when collecting those well-deserved accolades.  This is my outfit for when I plan to be out and about collecting the bag.



3.The diaries of a fashion rebel 

At the turn of the 20th century, and for so many years after that, leather was a symbol of rebellion and delinquency. It wasn’t  until in the  50’s when Harley Davidson popularized leather wear for women, making it chic and acceptable and pricking the notion that leather was not a woman’s dress.

Over the years, leather has become a coveted staple,  finding its way into pants, bralettes and all manners of dress. And you know what?  I’m here for it.

Dressed like this, I look like I’m going for what they said I couldn’t have.  And I am.


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4. Lady in Blue

Blue for the skies.  That vast blue expanse of  a universe we know so little about.  Blue for wisdom and trust. Blue for peace, tranquility and the mental relaxation needed to propel us to our best lives.  Oh and this black body suit I’m wearing is available for sale. You can buy it directly here ==>Risque Business Bodysuit <==. It will be shipped to your house, regardless of where you live.


5. Queen Midas 

I hope that everything I set my eyes on, turns into gold.  Like this outfit. Not literal though,  although I would never run out of space. Haha!

This reminds me of Mumbai, the sun, the gold,  the fun, the parties, the food and the people. My people.


6. Black Magic 

No voodoo here. Just a girl who loves playing dressup.  A girl who love re-jigging her sarees because normal is boring even for a normal girl.  Maybe if I substituted my red-bottoms for some boots, we could attend a Fiesta Brava together?

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7. Bollywood 

Dressed like this, I could almost hear The Thumka banging at the back of my head.  A belly dance perhaps? I kid.  This was for a variety show in Nairobi although with the proper champagne, a trip to the dance-floor would not be too far-fetched. 




A look at my first week of my 30-day dressing challenge

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:

  1. 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.

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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.

See ya.

Love and lite.