Friday, October 19, 2012

What are you wearing this festive season!!

Have you laid out your ensemble for Navarathri Dandiya this year?? How about for the Diwali Party?

Kundan accessories glamorize a pink chiffon saree with zardosi work. From Supriya's closet.

Are you wearing something glamorous? Like this gorgeous pink chiffon saree, carefully adorned with handmade metallic accent threads in Persian zardosi embroidery?  Don't the white kundan jhumkas dress the ensemble up, getting you the right amount of sparkle to be the life of the party?

Temple jewelry brings the mustard and green Kanjeevaram to life! From Supriya's Closet!

Or do you plan to go traditional with an ethnic Kanjeevaram silk saree with awe inspiring and festive Temple jewelry, that brings out the dusky beauty of your complexion?

Classic "Kari Mani" black bead earrings with a gold choker necklace dress up a silk Ilkal saree

You could go back to the roots with a classic fall back - "Kari Mani" or black beads never go out of style, and serve to add a harmonious grounding to simple gold jewelry. Try pairing these accessories up with a simple and elegant Ilkal saree, or pick any silk cotton "Zari" saree in your closet!

Anklets from Supriya's Closet!

Don't shy away from elegantly paired accessories. They can add oomph to any simple ensemble you have put together.

You can get away from classic jewelry altogether and try something with a western touch! Look how spectacular this offwhite chiffon saree looks, so red-carpet ready! thanks to this chunky bracelet from Charlotte Russe!!

Chunky Bracelets from Charlotte Russe

Finally girls! And boys who are reading this with your girls! :). Do not forget Terracotta jewelry. The arty, rustic evocation of artisans, waiting to adorn your classical beauty. Terracotta jewelry can add that "desi" vitality to any outfit, and can especially juxtapose the sophistication of a silk saree with the earthy flavor of Indian folk art.

Terracotta jewelry on a classic Kanjeevaram. From Supriya's Closet!

Isn't this fun!? Dressing up for festive occassions? Navaratri Dandiya, Diwali Parties, Thanksgiving gettogethers? I just love it! I will leave you with one more picture from my closet and let you decide..which look is your favorite this festive season!

Terracotta on a Kalamkari Silk Saree!

So - do you know what you are wearing this festive season!?



  1. Loved your jewellery write up! Very nice article Supriya!I love the way you have taken these pictures!

  2. Thank you so much Sangeetha! It is a pleasure to just look at some of the colorful, ethnic ensemble items - sarees, jewelry from all around India! I wish you a happy and colorful festive season!


  3. I absolutely love those green kundan jhumkas! Talking of costumes, we're having a Bollywood themed party this weekend at our place, now that should be fun, right?? Will do a post on it with some fun pictures over at my blog :)

    1. Divya, Me too!! I would love to read the Bollywood themed post! The ensemble options are so many! It won't be a stretch if I say I derive some of my fashion inspiration from Bollywood. So I will stay tuned!