Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturday Snapshot: Never ending saree dates


Today I deviated from my usual. Draped a plain Georgette. Nothing special about this Garden Vareli saree. I bought such sarees when I started working. Both in printed and plain. I used to drape those sarees with contrast blouses.....mostly printed ones.

Today I have matched the blouse in the exact shade of the saree, a rarity for me. I accessorized with tiny meena-work jhumkis bought locally.

My saree was a huge success.


Last day of July. End of a horrible month. We had a retirement party for one of the class 4 staff. Long speeches, gifts, had it all. I wish him well for his future..

I draped this dark blue taant saree with an embroidered khadi blouse. I had bought this blouse piece long time back from Khadi Gramyod Bhavan. My mom stitched the blouse only recently.

Right now everyone seems to be going gaga over Kalamkari blouses. However, give me a Khadi Blouse any time. I can mix and match it with anything.....

About the saree, my youngest SIL had gone to Kolkata for a Seminar when she was working in C-DOT. She bought taant sarees for all of us. Mine has since disintegrated and this one belonged to mom. As she does not wear dark colours anymore, she gave it to me. I draped it for the first time today. I had planned on wearing a red ikat kurti blouse with it but that blouse turned out to be too loose.

My earrings are bought locally for a pittance.


My mom had bought two such sarees from Odisha, this one and a navy blue one. My SIL has the navy blue one. I have draped this Sambalpuri cotton saree lots of times and loved it every time. I had also stitched a Sambalpuri blouse to match it but that blouse disintegrated long time ago. Today I matched it with a handloom blouse.

The highlight of my ensemble was the pair of earrings I had put on. Cane ones, very light weight and bought from Dilli Haat in May 2015. Also I am a no accessory person, most of my colleagues were surprised to see me such earrings.


bermudaonion said...

I love the brightness of the top sari - it looks so cheerful!

Harvee said...

Those sarees are wonderful. The different colors convey different moods.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Such beautiful sarees -- I can't decide which one I like best! I enjoy sewing and quilting, and all of the colors and patterns appeal to me.
My Saturday Snapshot post is HERE.

westmetromommy said...

I love all of these. I like the overall look of #31 the best (it almost looks like an evening gown), but I am all about the colors in #30!

Jacqueline Howett said...

Sarees are so beautiful, and you look lovely in them all. Different colors, different moods. I use to wear saree's just for the fun of it, back in the seventies when I had shop with many Indian products, in London. I even put on a false detention of hair braided to my own hair to the waist. I'm not Indian or Pakistani. I'm English and Greek, born in London. We sold clothes from fine silk among the other wares. I went to the Albert Hall in London, wearing a saree, one evening. A very happy memory for me. Here in Florida, where I now live, it has been raining like crazy all month long. Have a pleasant weekend, and thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

Love the colors and pattern in the last photo!

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

As always your Sarees look wonderful.

Sean at His and Her Hobbies

Terra said...

I enjoyed browsing through your posts to see the pretty sarees. You look very graceful in them.