Indian Folk Print Dress

I realized that I’ve had this blog for so many years, and have never put up a single post featuring an Indian outfit. Which is bizarre because I wear Indian outfits multiple times a year. Let me rephrase that…”multiple times in a weekend!” Let’s be straight up though…anytime I wear Indian clothes, I am always in a rush. No matter how early I start getting ready—I am always running out the door like a tornado. So I never have time to take pictures of the actual outfit, and I’m sure as heck not going to wear the outfits just to take photos! Plus, it’s my Mom who has the most beautiful taste in Indian clothes, so I can’t even take credit for anything that I wear!

I truly love everything Indian, and even if the clothes are a hassle to wear, they are colorful and gorgeous. While this isn’t your normal Indian outfit, it can still be categorized into it. I love the folk print, colors, and style of it. I came across it on a Pinterest ad, and kind of just had to have it. The pattern is beautiful, and looks like it tells a folktale of Indian women. (I’m not going to recommend the site because I’m pretty sure that’s how my credit card got compromised…ooops. However, I’m sure there are other sites out there that will carry something similar.

I also really like that it’s so easy to wear. I don’t have to worry about not breathing from my chuni (petticoat) being too tight, or walking in it, or making sure my sari doesn’t become undone, or using 500 safety pins to keep it up…I could go on and on. (If you’ve ever worn Indian clothes, you know the struggle is real.) Plus, I can pair this with leggings, or other bottoms, and easily take it from a dress to a Punjabi (salwar kameez) for an event.

I wore this outfit a few weeks back to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Mixed Media event highlighting their new exhibition, Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India. (I just really wanted to be extra Indian that night!) It is a very cool exhibition and takes you back in time through Indian treasures and paintings. I highly recommend seeing it if you are in Houston.

I thought it’d be fun to put on a chanlo (bindi), and a pair of gold earrings. I wanted to take photos of this outfit when I had longer hair so I could do an up-do with my hair. Unfortunately, I never got around to it. I always think hair up-dos make Indian outfits look even more sophisticated, so I’m not entirely sure how I feel with the short hair down. What do y’all think? To keep in line with the whole Indian theme even more—the lipstick is actually “Bawse” by Lilly Singh for Smashbox.

This is definitely not an “outfit of the day” or anything, but I thought I’d bring a bit of Indian into my blog—it was about time!

Dress – online, Heels – Target (old), Clutch – DSW, Earrings – A’gaci (old), Lipstick – “Bawse” by Lilly Singh for Smashbox

 

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