The story of my Saree Diaries | Personal Style & Fashion

Posted by on Mar, 28, 2017 | Tagged with: | Comments: 1

Clothes aren’t going to change the world. The women who wear them will. ~ Anne Klein

As a woman and human being, I have come to realise that whatever we do in our everyday life, is both deeply influential & expressive of our mental and emotional state of being. It can be the food we eat, the way we dress or the lifestyle we tend to follow daily. I have seen my own dressing style change over the years so drastically and pondering over it, I realized that it has a deep connection to my thought process. I have not only moved from fashion to style, but my choice of colors, garments and wear has transformed a great deal.  A lot of it has to do with confidence, coming into my own and also expressing it in the form of my personal style. After all, style (or fashion) is a form of self expression. The biggest impact of my evolving personal style has been wearing sarees frequently; now its not that I suddenly or in recent years started buying sarees. In fact, I started buying sarees from the time I started earning, which was from my Master’s degree (as I used to get a handsome scholarship during my Masters). I used to buy sarees for my mom & myself on every field visit to any state of India, specifically buying the handlooms or specialty sarees of that region. I even got my batch mate from Bangladesh to get me dhakai jamdani sarees from her country. However, I never had the confidence to wear the sarees and always found excuses (e.g. Can’t drape it myself as it would look sloppy – which was partly true, not enough time to drape saree in morning for office, etc.). However, with time and inspirations, today I have overcome all those excuses and  wear saree like a pro! And what has been my learning through this – Saree looks great one me and its super comfortable!

Sharing some of my Saree personal style diaries (you can follow my Instagram handle @myunfinishedlyf for regular updates).

Winter sunshine and Saree – What's not to love 😍😍 . . This is a decade old silk Saree gifted at my wedding and I must have worn it only twice during all these years. This is a handloom Saree from Orissa and as far as my knowledge goes, it's Sambalpuri Ikat Silk Saree. . . Update : The good folks of @utkalamrita say this Saree is actually Khandua silk Saree from Orissa; I did some Google search and it seems to be true. —————————————————- #idresslikeme #iwearhandloom #handloom #orissa #ikat #sambalpurisaree #sambalpuriikatsaree #sareeswag #saris #100sareepact #sareediaries #sarinotsorry #lovesaree #stylediaries #ootd #whatiwore #stylish #stylebeyondfashion #styleblogger #streetstyledelhi #personalstyle #fashionblogger #fashion #ootdindia #winterstyle #silksaree #ikatsaree #style_life #sareenotsorry #sareelover

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Wedding times special ~ Glittering in gold & blue Swarnachari Saree for a wedding related ceremony. This fine silk Saree is from West Bengal state of India and has gold zari work, with scenes of Hindu epic Ramayana depicted on pallu and border. It drapes like butter and feels totally weightless. I wore this Saree on my wedding reception (was a gift from in-laws side) and then maybe only once to someone's wedding. This is a heirloom Saree to be passed onto next generations for sure. . . PS – Make up is all MAC Cosmetics Brocade blouse by @howrahbridgebyadg by @styleprism #colorburst #indiantextiles #indiandesign #streetstyleindia #saree #sareenotsorry #sarinotsorry #weddingsaree #100sareepact #sarees #sareelife #sareeday #sareediaries #idresslikeme #personalstyle #stylediaries #ootn #ootdindia #whatiwore #swarnacharisaree #iwearhandloom #indianstyleblogger #sareeblouse #brocadeblouse #silksaree #bengalweaves #knowyourweaves #bhaikishaadi

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An ode to Palash, the loveliest flower of spring . . Saree gifted by Mum Palash motif blouse by @parama_g (I call the lovely lady- queen of belauj, there's no one better for blouse ideas than her in India) Silver necklace by @stringsandbeads Shades by @rayban Wooden bangles by @fabindianews —————————————————-#sareelove #sareeswag #sareenotsorry #sareeday #parama #whatiwore #personalstyle #idresslikeme #redhairdontcare #stylediaries #sareediaries #personalstyle #ootd #100sareepact #sareeblouse #palash #styleblogger #delhistyleblogger #streetstyledelhi #ootdindia #blackisstyle #flowermotif #styleaddict #stylegram #bindi #kajal #saree #cottonsaree #indianweaves #loveofsilver #keepcalmandsareeon

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Handlooms for a freaky spring weekend. (Swipe for all images) . . Orissa Single Ikat Saree by @utkalamrita Bag by @hidesignhq Nosepin by @jewelrybyruhh Necklace gifted by @parama_g Earrings from Orissa emporium in Delhi . . This single Ikat Saree is a subtle beauty costing only 1800 INR. It was wonderful to get connected to the knowledgable folks of @utkalamrita through #InstaGram who know about the weaves they are retailing (they even corrected me on one of my earlier Orissa handloom Saree posts). They described this Saree as 'kargil' Tiranga Saree in single Ikat cotton. The Saree has a nice structure (as all good handloom cotton sarees do) and is very comfortable to drape. Please head out to their handle if you are looking for interesting weaves from Orissa. —————————————————- #desi_diaries #saree #styleblog #stylediaries #sareediaries #iwearhandloom #knowyourweaves #indiantextiles #sari #sarinotsorry #sareesbeyondthepact #streetstyledelhi #indianstyleblogger #nothingisordinary #orissa #ikat #ikatsaree #cottonsaree #lovefordetails #sareestories #sareegram #weavesofindia #lovesaree #sareelife #personalstyle #idresslikeme #ootd #whatiwore #fashionable

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Today is jewelry day ~ I feel that jewelry should always compliment the garment and not overpower the look. So here I am wearing all silver look with the stunning Single Ikat 'Kargil' Tiranga Saree by @utkalamrita . . Saree by @utkalamrita Nosepin by @jewelrybyruhh Filigree earrings from Orissa Emporium Bag by @hidesignhq Necklace gifted by @parama_g —————————————————- #jewelry #silver #ikat #ikatsaree #lovefordetails #nudelipstick #loveofsilver #silverlove #saree #sareestories #sareelife #100sareepact #knowyourweaves #iwearhandloom #handloom #textiles #indiantextiles #orissa #sari #sareenotsorry #filigree #earrings #nyxcosmetics #bindi #kajal #personalstyle #whatiwore #ootd #sareeswag #nosepin

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Color me red and wrap me in checks (swipe please for images) . . Saree from Baragaon Weaves outlet at @dastkar.delhi (I bought this Saree on instinct as I felt that it would drape well and I was proved right tonight. If you spot Baragaon Weaves stall in any pop-up, do pick a Saree or yardage from them. They are really good) Blouse by @bandhejstore Silver Dholki necklace by @thekojewelleryshop Bag by @hidesignhq ————————————– #indiantextiles #handloom #handloomsaree #baragaonweaves #Saree #ootn #personalstyle #checks #cottonsaree #lovefordetails #sareeday #sareeswag #sareediaries #sareelife #handmade #indianstyleblogger #stylegram #sareelove #loveofsilver #streetstyledelhi #indianhandloom #iwearhandloom #knowyourweaves #stylish #desi_diaries #instastyle #blackandred #idresslikeme #whatiworetoday #fashionblogger

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Today is Saraswati Pujo, also known as Basant Panchami and it is an auspicious occasion in Bengali Hindu faith, as we offer our prayers to goddess of learning & knowledge – Maa Saraswati. This year the occasion is extra special for me & family as we do the 'hathe kori' for our toddler, a ceremony to mark the beginning of her formal education with the blessings of goddess Saraswati 🙏 . . . I'm wearing a fabulous Tussar Saree by @wesmalltown which has the beautiful colors of spring 'Basant' ———————————– #Saree #sareeswag #sareediaries #sarinotsorry #stylediaries #tussarsaree #indiantextiles #iwearhandloom #handloom #ootd #100sareepact #winterstyle #styleblogger #streetstyledelhi #fashionblogger #yellow #stylista #faith #sareenotsorry #instastyle #textilesofindia #indianwear #personalstyle #whatiwore #basantpanchami #colorsofspring #ootdindia #idresslikeme #sareestories

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Like this post and want to see more of my saree chronicles, then check out these posts here, here and here.

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