Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday Snapshot: May 23, 2015 More Saree dates.....

I am being narcissistic, by posting my saree pictures. This time I am deviating. I am also posting pics of my Mom and eldest SIL.

I am also adding stories too, for each of the photos.

Moi and Mom
May 14, 2015

It was a lazy start of a week. Schools closed for summer. 

I had not taken my mom out or bought anything for her on Mother's day. It had rained the day before and the weather was good. Mom and I decided to go to various emporia.

I seldom drape a saree when I go for shopping but I decided to do so . I raided my mom's wardrobe and selected this Odisha Bapta saree. The best thing about it, is the patlipallu. One of a kind saree in my mom's collection. Bapta is a mix of tussar and cotton. Such sarees are no longer weaved in Odisha. My mom has two such sarees, one has temple border and this one is patilipallu. I have draped both at various occasions. Both sarees are at least 30 years old. I suppose I will inherit both the sarees as none of my three SILs drape sarees. I might consider sharing with my eldest SIL, Sujata Tripathy!!


My mom too draped a cotton saree from Odisha, a fairly recent one gifted by one of her sisters. Sharing her picture too.....

As usual I had no accessories other than the pearl ones. But then pearls are eternal....

My mom wanted a saree from Odisha emporium only. We went there first. I ended up buying three cotton sarees, one for her, two for myself. I also bought an Ikat blouse piece from there. We also visited Lepakshi, Andhra emporium. I bought three more blouse pieces from there. I met Ritu Venkatesh​ there. She recognised me via my mom becos of the the pictures I post on FB. It was good to see her after 32 years.... Ritu, you are  welcome to share my mom's sarees.....

Somehow I did not like any of the stuff from other state emporium. We came back after having lunch at Coffee Home. 

It was well worth it, wearing that saree. Many asked about it. Next time, I drape it, I will do so with a tank top! I need to experiment.....


My brother and SIL

May 17, 2015

It was Savitri Vrat on May 17. On this day, wives keep fast for their husband's long life. My SIL bought this saree for the same occasion and draped it for the Puja. It is a Venkatgiri cotton. I love that particular shade.

My brother lives in Bangalore. My SIL always sends pics to us for all kinds of festivals and celebrations. Mom and I also do the same. This way we keep the family closer...

Moi in half and half saree

May 20, 2015

I was having breakfast on Wednesday, when I got a call a friend. It was her birthday on 22 May and she wanted to buy some clothes for herself. I kind of coerced her to go to Dilli Haat, INA, by promising to accompany her to Rajouri Garden the day after.

For such outings, I usually wear jeans. I decided to drape a half and half saree. I had this printed skirt from FABINDIA. I seldom get to wear it. I own a lot of Odishi dupattas. I wear those to school all the times, by mixing and matching. Those are, in a way, my trademark. Most of the dupattas are gifts from my mom.

I combined one such dupatta for the pallu. Gold bordered green blouse is a random purchase and I wear it quite a lot. My skirt is blue with printed flowers, that dupatta has green and black borders, and like I mentioned above, my blouse is green. My mom helped me put up the ensemble. I accessorized it with turquoise ear-drops and bracelet, which I had bought from Jaipur, in the outlet in Amber (Amer) fort.

UPDATE: My fish tale braid is made by my MOM!!


11 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am enjoying the sarees! And I liked the diary-like entries to show your activities.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

bermudaonion said...

I love all the pretty colors!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I love the descriptions of your outfits.

Arti said...

Beautiful Sarees. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Such beautiful, elegant, and colorful sarees. Please keep posting them, along with your stories. They're delightful.
My Saturday Snapshot post is HERE.

grammajudyb said...

I too love to read the descriptions of your outfits. Your sarees are lovely, as are you and your mom.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Love the sarees! They are so beautiful and unique! Thanks for sharing your photos and your mom! :)

Paulita said...

I could never get tired of the sarees. They are so exotic.

Allison said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I enjoyed your saree pictures and diary entries.

Melinda Ott said...

What great Sarees! The fabrics are beautiful!

diane said...

So pretty!