To begin with.. HAPPY DUSSEHRA!! :)

Inspired by nature & enchanted by history – it feels nostalgic every time I look at wonderful block prints that have been brought to us by the Indian craftsmen and artisans.

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For centuries together, they have been creating some amazing floral patterns in vivid colors. And yes, it’s a weakness I have! When I look at such prints, I get obviously tempted. However, I always make sure that the one I buy is worth the money I invest in it.

During one of those searches for block prints, I tumbled upon this page on Facebook – Alaya The Storehouse (Link provided in Outfit details).

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Specialising in Hand-blocked prints, this is one of those very few online sites that incorporate such prints in western outfits giving me the exact twist I needed. After browsing through their gallery and having my heart stuck on almost every print and style they designed, I decided to go for a simple rose printed maxi. [Since I had to be sure of the quality]

Now, their capes and twin-sets are on my wish-list.

This maxi is super feather-weight, elegantly classy when paired with chunky earrings and looks unique with its huge mandarins.

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We decided to shoot this next to a banyan tree and use a lot of colors around to keep the whole feel of nature going. {We also stole a shot in front of God-knows-who’s apartment as we tip-toed to the front door 😀


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I wore this maxi just as it is because I HAD to carry my red bucket bag which I got personalized. It feels so awesome to have something that has your name engraved in it with no additional charges. 😉

I did have an option of tying a belt around my waist line to accentuate it more but I didn’t at that point.

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Respecting the entire traditional pattern, I wore my digital print floral jootis in red. They are again too comfortable & the best part is when you wear them on fully western outfits, they don’t look weird at all.. In fact, it stands out!

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By adding a simple pair of earrings, few bangles, basic gold rings and letting my hair flow I completed the look.
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This was another way of styling it with a brown belt and a high bun ‘cos guess what?? I have a new hair cut now.. FINALLY..YAYY!!!!!!


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Pic Courtesy :: My Dear Friend, Giraffe aka Nagoor Photography :)

:: Outfit ::

Maxi Dress :: Alaya [Get in touch here – https://www.facebook.com/alayathestorehouse?fref=ts]

Jooti :: Needledust

Leather Handbag :: Studio Pin-Wheel

Rings :: Forever 21

Arm Candy :: Kushal’s @ Express Avenue

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! Until next time…

XXOO

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