A Floral Affair

Ekaya Banaras - The Floral Closet

My love for Florals and Indian wear specially Saris is eternal and I’m the happiest in them 🙂 With festivities around, my happiness knows no bounds and festivals definitely brings on a special glow! This was our first Vijayadasami (Dusshera) as a family and though we couldn’t celebrate with our families, we did receive our package of love to fill us up with Joy 🙂 And to me, festivals are incomplete without dressing up and this Dusshera, I found my most favorite Sari, and without any further ado let’s get into the details of my ‘Floral Affair’.

My style is simple and instead of going overboard & buying all heavy occasion wear outfits, I prefer to buy or invest pieces that I could get good wear out of. Lucky me that I have a highly talented sister, who’s also a designer and she helps me with picking and customizing almost all of my Saris 🙂

This year we have seen all our retro fashion getting the most attention, let it be the chiffon floral sarees or the organza sarees that our mothers and grandmothers used to wear. There’s also been a lot of traction to wearing home-grown Indian brands and Indian handlooms & textiles, which makes me very very happy. And this festive season, my outfit has been inspired from all of that 🙂

I love light weighted and breezy Saris, and I love styling them by playing around with my accessories for the occasion. We found this gorgeous silk and linen blend woven Sari at RMKV (way before the lockdown begun in India) in this very peculiar Mauve color, with some Rose-Gold Zari and all over checks & floral pattern, which is to me, a package of all things love!

This gorgeous Sari brings together the luxurious blend of silk with the crispness of linen adding a stunning silky luster and sheen. The Rose Gold Zari borders, the all-over Zari checks and floral pattern add to the nature of the fabric, without making it look too heavy or overboard while making it a timeless piece! It is feather-light, very easy to drape, and doesn’t crease like Linen! I definitely see myself wearing this again and again, in the years to come 🙂 I have seen a lot of versions of these Saris online and on Instagram, one such being ‘The Floral Closet’ from Ekaya.

Coming down to the styling, I paired it with a simple Maroon raw silk blouse, a pair of Maroon bangles and a rose gold neckpiece set, to keep the look simple yet co-ordinated. I opted for a simple no-makeup makeup look and added a maroon lip to bring everything together!

I love how the look turned out. Apart from dressing, I also love cooking and make sure to bring all the festive vibes through food, so we miss our families back home a little less. Though we couldn’t celebrate with our families and are unsure of when we could meet them again, we are trying to make things a little better for us by staying connected virtually. I know there are a lot of people like us who are in similar situations, so sending you all a big virtual hug and lots of love!

Over the past year or two, I have been trying to bring in light some of our Indian handlooms and textiles, taking pride in sharing some stories or details about various textile crafts, which you can read here. This festive season, if you can, try to invest and purchase from our local designers and small businesses. We all need each others support now, more than ever. If you like my posts, please do share this post and any others you love with your friends and family, it would mean a lot to me. Will see you son with a new post 🙂

Prasanthi Kadiyala
Indian Ethnic Blogger
A Floral Affair
Indian Fashion Blog, Saree Blog
Conscious Indian Fashion Blogger

Saree – RMKV, Chennai (Similar from ‘The Floral Closet‘ by Ekaya)

Necklace Set – Malabar

Bangles – Street Shopping, Chennai

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