Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bihu outfit of the day and finding my way





      Every celebration in the world is associated with some kind of color. When somebody talks about Christmas, the red, green and gold always come to mind. Bihu is a celebration related to colors like red and beige (in Assamese we call it muga color). This year we visited Boston for Bihu celebration. While deciding on an outfit, I chose a muga color mekhela chadar and a red bell sleeve top. I skip the blouse because I wanted to give a modern twist.



      My love affair with mekhela chadar had started long back. But only thing stopping me from wearing it was that my plates were never perfect. When I was in my 20s, whenever I had to wear mekhela chadar, I always had an excuse for not getting proper plates.  In my 30s and now I am more comfortable, and I found my way to wear it, giving it a modern twist by either wearing modern accessories or chic blouse instead of the typical ones. Even now I am not getting perfect in wearing it but am more comfortable now.

      It was a warm and uplifting sunny Saturday on the East coast after several months of icy cold weather. The mekhela chadar is woven with multicolor threads and a hint of golden thread with typical Assamese motifs. The mekhela chadar has all sublime sunny colors on beige, and I wore it with sunglasses.



      A mekhela chadar is instantly mood lifting and happy enough to celebrate and cheer. On accessories, I took the minimal route. A high neck bell sleeve top already statement and flamboyant, for handbag a red and pink potli bag, an Assamese earing called thuria and an Assamese ring. And the high neck blouse already refuse to pair up with any neckpiece. Let me know how you like it.

35 comments:

  1. Stunning look! The colors are breathtaking! so elegant and beautiful!

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  2. A beautiful traditional dress and custom. I like people who are proud of their roots. Thumbs up for the post.

    Hugs and kisses from DD's blog

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  3. Love the gold + red combo. The earrings you wore went PERFECTLY with your look. I also like the bell sleeve blouse that you decided to go with, it definitely compliments your mekhela chadar!

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  4. Your outfit is really amazing. I really love the earrings!! Looks like a fun event as well. Just a lot of greatness here!

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  5. I love the colorful vibes this time, it is also matching the theme of spring! Glad to learn about some tradition and new words here, such as Bihu and mekhela chadar !

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  6. I hadn't really thought about celebrations and their matched up colours really. I learn about Bihu from you and it was interesting to know more about it. I love what you wore, it looks so beautiful!

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  7. I love it. This is why I love tints of yellow and orange. Your modern approach blends well with everything. Beautiful!

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  8. Your outfit is simply fabulous! I love the more modern details you added, and I must say your hair and makeup wear on point!

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  9. You are stunning and your color combo is quite vibrant. Like it's being said now "you are on point".

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  10. I do like your outfit and it reminds me so much of the dress I wore in India, when I went to take part in a wedding. I love the gold and red color combinations.

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  11. This is a stunning look. I like your idea of wear the top instead of a blouse

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  12. You look really great, I love the fabrics you chose and how you styled it. It looks like you had a lovely night.

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  13. The event looks like a really fun event. Your outfit looks fabulous! I love the floral pattern with the red and gold colors

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  14. I love the fabric you chose for this outfit. It really goes great with your makeup and especially your lip color. So cute!

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  15. Wonderful colors and the fabric looks great, it all looks fantastic on you

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  16. I love your outfit... so chic and traditional at the same time. Also your mekhela chador is gorgeous!!!

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  17. This is such a gorgeous outfit! It looks wonderful on you!

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  18. You look so pretty, love the color and the details on the saree. Love the accessories, especially the bag is so adorable.

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  19. You look beautiful! I love the combination of colours, so warm! Fabulous styling! Especially with the sunnies

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  20. That's really awesome, I just love the colors that you picked, they're perfect for the festival. I agree that each celebration has colors associated with them and this one's really beautiful.

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  21. Beautiful vibrant colors and I love the pattern. You look absolutely beautiful, what a great festival.

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  22. Wow....Absolutely gorgeous...And love it

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  23. I think you look absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the vibrant colors in your outfit. And it sounds like you had a wonderful experience at the festival!

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  24. This is a great post to ponder. I love that quote. It shows how we are being formed in our daily living.

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  25. Red and gold is a wonderful combination. I love the accessories you wore, especially those dainty flower earrings. :)

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  26. That's a lovely outfit. I am always amazed by the richness and color of some of the traditional gowns women wear. I wish New Yorkers had a lovely, rich tradition of wearing saris and sashes and scarves. It's so beautiful!

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  27. Love your outfit, especially the accessories! I would have worn less red with it though :)

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  28. Thanks for sharing such a lovely and interesting look at Indian fashion. You look beautiful in red and beige. These colors really seem so festive and joyful.

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  29. Gorgeous outfit, the colors are so vibrant, and the accessories are such statement makers.

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  30. I love the design and you look great in it. Be confident and continue trying new things.

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  31. What a gorgeous look! The colours are stunning ♡. You look fantastic ��

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  32. Those colors are beautiful!!! They look amazing in the sunlight!

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  33. I love the design of the cloth. It's so colorful and very unique in style!

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  34. I love the way you paired the red bell sleeve top with the outfit. The little bag and earrings fit the outfit perfectly. The entire outfit is bright and happy looking.

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  35. I love the red and beige/gold colours, they really suit you. Paired with all you beautiful jewellery and accessories, you look radiant x

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