Let’s take it slow?

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Let’s take it slow.
This isn’t relationship advice. Though it could be if you wanted it to be.

Let’s take it slow in fashion.

I’m going to start by admitting that I’ve shopped and hoarded more than I needed in the name of fashion. I have stood in lines from 5 am for sales and hesitated to wear the same dress again because I had pictures in them. I have stood in front of a cupboard full of clothes and cried, “I have nothing to wear!” I nodded my head in agreement to Carrie Bradshaw saying “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet” and eased my guilt with ‘Life is short. Buy the damn shoes.”

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We shop when we’re sad and when we’re happy. We shop so we don’t have to repeat clothes. We shop because we have to own the latest trends. We tell ourselves a little shopping never hurt anybody, but you know it does. Brands feed on this obsessive need to shop and push factory workers to work god-knows-how-many-hours on meager salaries and unsafe working conditions to make all of this available to us. I’ve been thinking about this lately. I love fashion but I don’t want it to come at the cost of people or the environment. So I’ve decided to take it slow with fashion.

No, I’m not going to ask you to shop only organic clothes and go off fast fashion brands. I love me my occasional Zara and F21 dresses. What I’m saying is shop less, organic or not and when you have a choice between a sustainable brand and a fast fashion one, choose sustainability. Be accountable for what you buy. Shop Responsibly. Don’t buy something because it’s a huge trend. Buy it because it makes your heart skip a beat and because it fits your style. So basically choosing your clothes is the same as choosing a partner: invest in forevers or at least close to forevers for clothes.

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Shop local. Support local designers and tailors. You’re less likely to see the entire womankind walk around in that dress you got from your local designer and your local designer is more likely to make clothes in ethical working conditions. Get your clothes stitched by a local tailor. It may be tedious and time-consuming: hunting for fabric, explaining the design to the tailor and then waiting days before you get to wear it. But a custom-made dress is worth the effort. Celebrate your personal style.

Also, please please please don’t be ashamed to repeat your outfits. Style it differently or wear it the same. Repeat. Rewear. It’s stupidity not to. Clothes aren’t meant to be worn just once! Don’t buy something because it’s on sale, buy it because you absolutely love it and you won’t mind repeating them. When you tire of your old clothes, give them away to someone who needs it or sell them. One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure!

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And the next time you’re tempted to be Carrie Bradshaw with all your money hanging in your closet, fast forward to the time when she had to give up her house after her break up with Aidan because all her money was in her closet.

I got this maxi dress stitched by a local tailor in Calcutta. There is so much joy in getting a custom made dress. Being involved in the process of picking out fabric, deciding on a design and getting it stitched to fit your style makes it so special. If you’re looking for a good tailor in Calcutta, you have to go to Pakeeza in New Market. It is run by a very sweet Bablu Master who never forgets to offer you tea and water. I’ve got a few dresses stitched by him and I absolutely love them. Just be sure to explain your design to him well. He’s an old man and can be very forgetful. If you have trouble locating him, I’d be glad to share his number with you. You can message me on Instagram.

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A Durga Pujo Lookbook ft. Howrah Bridge

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Come to Calcutta a month before Durga Pujo and this laidback city will be bustling with an energy not seen otherwise. Maybe it is the beginning of pujo shopping or the excitement of pandals finally taking shape or restaurants coming up with pujo special menus. Pujo is in the air. Even conversations in buses and trams start with an excited ‘Maa Aschen’. No other festival anywhere in the world can compare to the grandeur of Durga Pujo!

Pujo isn’t so much about worshipping the goddess than about celebrating her homecoming. Athiest or believer, every Bengali celebrates pujo with equal gusto. It isn’t the time for fasting, but unleashing gluttony – mutton chop, fish cutlet, biryani, egg roll and everything non-veg. It is the time for adda and pandal hopping in our best clothes! Dressing up during Durga Pujo is serious business for us Bengalis. We like to have our outfits planned for all the Pujo days. So this Durga Pujo, Anupriya of Style Prism and I have created a festive lookbook in collaboration with Howrah Bridge by ADG.

A Durga Puja Lookbook ft. Howrah Bridge

I couldn’t think of a better time to talk about my favourite Calcutta brand than during Pujo, especially now that I’m committing to buying less and buying local when need be. What is more Calcutta than naming your brand Howrah Bridge? Howrah Bridge by ADG serves you the best of Calcutta and Bengal through her clothes and knick-knacks. It is Indie clothing at its best. From kurtas to dresses to handloom sarees and tops and blouses, it is earthy clothing with a hint lot of quirk.

The Saptami Retro Dress

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What to wear during Durga Puja - Saptami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger

What to wear during Durga Puja - Saptami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger

What to wear during Durga Puja - Saptami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger
There is something about romanticising the past, no? Frilly sleeves, polka dots, vintage florals and cat-eye glasses! Durga Pujo fashion is more than a laal paar saree with red bindi. Pujo does not have to mean saree or traditional outfits. Opt for retro dresses in Indian prints. For our Saptami look, Anupriya wore a Howrah Bridge Vintage Floral Dress with wooden cat-eye sunglasses and pom pom kolhapuris while I opted for an Ikat Frill Dress with chunky earrings grunged up with oxfords.

A Jazzed Up Ashtami Saree

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What to wear during Durga Puja - Ashtami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger
What to wear during Durga Puja - Ashtami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger

What to wear during Durga Puja - Ashtami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger

What to wear during Durga Puja - Ashtami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger

What to wear during Durga Puja - Ashtami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger

Ashtami is for sarees. You cannot go through Durga Puja without wearing a saree on at least one day! But ditch the regular blouse and wear your handloom saree with a boxy blouse or a kurta. Durga Puja is Bengal’s fashion week!

A Fun Casual Nabami

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What to wear during Durga Puja - Nabami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger

What to wear during Durga Puja - Nabami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger

What to wear during Durga Puja - Nabami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger

What to wear during Durga Puja - Nabami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger
Keep it light and casual on Nabami with a shirt dress quirked up with a wooden bow tie or bring out your Boho goddess in a cold shoulder maxi dress and scarf worn as a head wrap.

The Farewell Outfit

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What to wear during Durga Puja - Dashami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger

What to wear during Durga Puja - Dashami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger

What to wear during Durga Puja - Dashami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger

What to wear during Durga Puja - Dashami Fashion - Durga Puja Lookbook - Festive Lookbook - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blogger
Bid adieu to Ma in an asymmetrical kurta or patchwork dress accessorized with tassel earrings!
Ashche Bochor Abar Hobe! 
If you want to order any of the clothes from this lookbook, please get in touch with Anupriya on howrahbridgebyadg@gmail.com. Everything can be custom made for you the way you want. Read Anupriya’s Durga Pujo Story.

All Clothes – Howrah Bridge by ADG
Wooden Cateye Sunglasses / Wooden Bow Tie – Woodgeek Store

#Rewear : 1 Pair of Pants, 4 Simple Ways

I take my outfits very seriously, which a few years ago meant never being caught seen in one outfit more than once. But with age, came wisdom to enjoy fashion responsibly and that is why I am starting the #Rewear series. Styled differently or worn the same, clothes are meant to be re-worn.

I am a dresses and skirts person through and through. I’d give anything to be in a The Devil Wears Prada-esque office strutting around in heels, dresses, and skirts. But in the real world with no Pradas in sight, I end up wearing trousers to work the most with, of course, no heels. All you women who manage to run around in heels in the office, I have a new-found respect for you. My sprained ankle reminds me that heels and I don’t get along. Also like most women, I am not always dress-and-skirt-ready. Hello, unwaxed legs. So I end up resorting to pants more often than not.

I am not one of those organized women who have their work outfits picked out the night before. I am also not one of those women who wake up an hour earlier to get dressed for work. I am one of those women who struggle to make it to the office on time every day because I love sleep as much as I enjoy being well-dressed. You know what they say, stressed, depressed, but always well-dressed. So I’ve come up with 4 foolproof ways to style my work trousers and still make it to work on time. I swear it will take you literally 10 minutes to get ready.

Look #1: Un-basic Your Formals

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Monday Outfit - Work Outfit - How To Style One Pant in 4 Ways - Live Laugh Dressup

Look #2: A Matchy Affair

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Tuesday Outfit to Work - Pant Suit - How To wear one pair of pants in 4 ways - Live Laugh Dressup

Look #3: The Minimalist Indian Fusion

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Wednesday Outfit - Work Outfit - Indian Fusion - Indo Western - Bengali Fashion - Calcutta Fashion - Style one pant in 4 ways - Live Laugh Dressup

Look #4: The Quirky Bow Tie Edit

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Fashion Friday Outfit - Quirky Outfit to Work - Bow Tie Fashion - How to stye a pair of pants in 4 ways - Live Laugh Dressup
Outfit Details:
Look 1: Hoops – Aldo, Shoes – Sevdah, White Shirt – Mango, Neckpiece  – Westside, Pink Work Pants – Lifestyle & Wooden Sunglasses – Woodgeek Store
Look 2: Abstract Crop Top – Zara, Pink Work Trousers – Lifestyle, Pink Blazer – Forever 21, Sequinned Ballet Flats – Westside
Look 3: White Kurta – Gifted by mom, Pink Work Pants – Lifestyle, White Loafers – Westside & Tribal Neckpiece – Street Shopping
Look 4: Ice cream Men’s Shirt –  Street Shopping, Pink Work Trousers – Lifestyle, Wooden Bow Tie – Woodgeek Store & Sandals – Westside

Fashion For All With Last Inch

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Fat Fashion - Plus Size Fashion - Aztec Maxi Dress - How to wear a maxi dress - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blog - Best Fashion Blog - Top Fashion Blog
Fat Fashion - Plus Size Fashion - Aztec Maxi Dress - How to wear a maxi dress - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blog - Best Fashion Blog - Top Fashion Blog

We used to have something called ‘coloured dress days’ back in school. You know the days when you can turn up in anything other than your uniform. As boarding school kids, it was our moment to shine and not look like a clone of each other. So we planned our outfits months ahead with the same excitement with which we plan outfits for friends’ weddings now.  One such day, a friend started crying mid-discussion. She didn’t want to be fat because she couldn’t find anything she liked. Years later and kilos heavier, we are faced with the same dilemma.

It’s a simple thought. I shouldn’t be denied clothes I want to wear because of my size. Fashion is should be for all. It should be as easily available to someone skinny or fat. I’ve seen somebody jump with joy after losing a considerable amount of weight only because she could now wear what she wanted. I once overheard someone tell her friend, “Don’t buy that. That looks like fat people clothes.”

So you see people have coined a term for clothes that fat people wear because brands either don’t sell clothes for plus size women or they come in the most unflattering silhouettes in boring blacks and grays. Most retailers don’t want to risk carrying plus size clothes. It’s not considered money well spent. What if it doesn’t sell? Well, if you try to fit millions of women with different personalities and style sensibilities into one bracket because of their size, you’re setting yourself up for failure.

Why doesn’t a fat person get to decide who she wants to be – boho, retro, preppy, sporty or edgy? Why does she have to choose from a small collection of basic tees, tops, dresses, and sweatpants?

Not anymore. I recently came across a brand called Last Inch and I was ecstatic.

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Fat Fashion - Plus Size Fashion - Aztec Maxi Dress - How to wear a maxi dress - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blog - Best Fashion Blog - Top Fashion Blog

Fat Fashion - Plus Size Fashion - Aztec Maxi Dress - How to wear a maxi dress - Live Laugh Dressup - Indian Fashion Blog - Best Fashion Blog - Top Fashion Blog

Last Inch is an online clothing brand exclusively for plus size women. This brand is breaking all stereotypes with their varied collections from dresses and skirts to shorts and palazzos to denimtops, and jackets. You name it and it’s there. They stock sizes from 14 (M) to 32 (8 XL). And the best part? It’s pretty easy on the pocket too. 

So many fat women grow up thinking they don’t deserve to be stylish, that fashion is not meant for fat bodies so they hide under layers and layers of clothes. Brands like Last Inch are changing that and helping women accept their bodies. The size of your waist, the flab in your arms and the bulge in your tummy has nothing to do with fashion. You deserve to feel and look good irrespective of your size in a dress that ends way above your knees or a pair of shorts, a maxi dress or a salwar kameez.

We’ve all heard an unending list of don’ts for fat people. Don’t wear sleeveless tops and dresses, it will make you look fatter. Don’t wear shorts. It’s not meant for fat bodies. Don’t wear too much print. It will make you look bulky. Why are you wearing such a short dress? Dress for your body type.
Don’t wear that bodycon dress. It will accentuate your tummy.

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Last Inch is helping women fight these stereotypes with their clothes.

Wear that sleeveless top and show them that you can be fat and fabulous. Wear those shorts because you’re comfortable in them. Wear your prints big and bold and show them beauty is not defined by size. Let your dress be as long or as short as you want because no one else should be allowed to decide how you wear your clothes. Rock that bodycon dress and show them sexy has nothing to do with size.

I chose this easy-breezy aztec print maxi dress from Last Inch. It’s so comfortable you can literally live in it and it’s perfect for summers in Calcutta.

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A Knotty Checkered Affair this Bengali New Year

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Two different styles for Bengali New Year (Nobo Borsho) with Kurta and Saree - LiveLaughDressupxStylePrism
I met Anupriya of Style Prism in my early years of blogging. 2012, I think. We were a small bunch of Calcutta bloggers then. 5 of us got together and planned a Calcutta Bloggers Meet. I even have a blog post dedicated to it. Anu is that person nuns in convents will point to when they say lady like and I am the clumsy butter fingered girl they’d take for Satan. *a little exxageration here*

Poised and soft spoken to my loud and crazy, strong willed to my confused, order to my chaos, Anupriya and I are as different as we are similar. *We do share our love for sangrias, fashion and Calcutta.* So we decided to use our differences to bring to you two ways to do Indian Fusion this Poila Boishak (Bengali New Year) in a city we both love. 

To me, Poila Boishak will always be about haal khata with mother, an overdose of sweets and new clothes. Before malls came up and made shopping an impersonal experience, your neighbourhood shop owners invited you to visit their shops every Poila Boishak to close old accounts and open new ones in their brand new red accounts book. I remember visiting overcrowded shops eating the yummiest sweets and showing off my new dress while mother dealt with the adult *money* stuff. It is considered auspicious to open new accounts on New Year. In the times of excel sheets and what not, people here do not let their traditions die. That is how we keep the old world charm of Bengal alive. 

While it may not be possible for me to accompany Mother for haal khata anymore, I’ve kept my own little tradition of wearing new clothes every Poila Boishak. *Always looking for a chance to buy new clothes* The cotton saree and the block printed shirt are Mother’s gift to me this year.

For this post, we travelled back in time to the old bylanes around Sovabazar Rajbari, mixed the old and new, the modern and the traditional to create fun ways to wear your Indian wear.
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Two different styles for Bengali New Year (Nobo Borsho) with Kurta and Saree - LiveLaughDressupxStylePrism
Two different styles for Bengali New Year (Nobo Borsho) with Kurta and Saree - LiveLaughDressupxStylePrism

A Knotty Affair

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When I think of a Bengali woman, I picture a woman in a laal paar saree (white saree with red border) in a big red bindi, shakha, pola (the traditional red and white bangles worn by Bengali women after marriage) and alta. Bollywood, I blame you for it because I definitely did not grow up seeing women dressed like this especially at weddings.

For all those asking, I am not going to wear a laal paar saree at my wedding, my cousin’s wedding and every other Bengali wedding because it is worn during pujo and that too isn’t as common as Bollywood would have you believe.

So I decided to go beyond the laal paar saree this Nobo Borsho (New Year). We Bengali women love our cotton sarees in every colour possible, benarasi silks, batik, kantha, everything handloomed and handwoven. And did I mention we love sarees? So this tasseled cotton saree was an obvious choice for Nobo Borsho.

This New Year style your favourite tradional wear in a not so traditional way. Knot up the pallu of the saree and wear it with your favourite shirt knotted up! A scandalous knotty affair with your favourite saree!

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Modern Ways to Style a Saree This Nobo Borsho - Bengali New Year - Live Laugh Dressup
What to wear on Bengali New Year - Live Laugh Dressup
Modern Ways to Style a Saree This Nobo Borsho - Bengali New Year - Live Laugh Dressup
Ways to Style a Saree This Nobo Borsho - Bengali New Year - Live Laugh Dressup
Ways to Style a Saree This Nobo Borsho - Bengali New Year - Live Laugh Dressup

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A Checkered Kurta Dress : How to style a Kurta - Style Prism

Anupriya says, “If you are bored of the same old ethnic styles for traditional occasions, then fusion is the way to go this season. A flared kurta in a not-so-traditional pattern like bold checks worn as a dress is a great way of standing out in the ethnic crowd on this occasion! Flaunt it with chunky silver jewellery, DIY boho-chic kolhapuri sandals & an oversized tote to make this New Year a head-turning one!!” Read more on her blog.

Shubho Nobo Borsho, you guys!

Outfit Details:
Tasselled Cotton Saree & Block Printed Shirt: Byloom, Calcutta
Earrings: Flea Market, Bangalore
Jootis: Street Shopping, Hyderabad
Bag: Gifted

The Live Laugh Dressup Guide to Wearing a Jumpsuit

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How to wear a jumpsuit - Live Laugh Dressup
Jumpsuits are basically adult onesies. So a toddler and you (in this case, me) are probably making the same style choices. Only when a toddler wears a jumpsuits, it is more for the comfort. Also, they practically live in nappies so they don’t have to worry about undressing every time they need to pee. They just conveniently let it out.

If jumpsuits were human, they would be the most indecisive, confused lot. They are as easy to wear and as complicated to remove when you need to use the washroom.

The jumpsuit may have jumped up the fashion ladder from the wardrobe of toddlers, clowns and mechanics, but there is so much strategic planning that goes into wearing a jumpsuit. After all, wearing a jumpsuit is committing to a day of repeated undressing only to use the washroom.

The Live Laugh Dressup guide to wearing a jumpsuit

When not to wear a jumpsuit?

  • Alcoholic Sunday brunches that go on forever. Alcohol happens to increase washroom visits exponentially. 
  • Road trips when you have to be prepared for emergency peeing.
  • When you’re living alone and your jumpsuit has the longest back zipper.
  • While the ease and comfort of a jumpsuit may lure you into wearing them on a long day at work, think of all the time you will waste in the washroom.

When to wear a jumpsuit?

  • When you’re confused between a dress and pants.
  • When you don’t want to go through the pain of finding a top to wear with pants or skirts.
  • When you’re not waxed and have overdone maxis.
  • When you want to jump. Like literally jump.
  • Clumsy hoomaans *read me* who sometimes fall even while standing in one place, jumpsuits to the rescue. It eliminates the chance of a wardrobe malfunction.
I’ve kept this outfit fun, casual and summer ready with hair up in a tiny messy bun, a head scarf to keep strays off my face, Woodgeek wooden cateye sunglasses and the most comfortable denim jumpsuit! This anti-fit denim jumpsuit may just become my summer uniform. I will even overlook all the cons jumpsuits have in this heat!

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Photographer Subhadeep Saha

Denim Jumpsuit: Beyond Clouds via Koovs
Wooden Cateye Sunglasses: Woodgeek Store
White Sling Bag: Lifestyle
White Loafers: Westside
Scarf: Street shopping

White? For Summer? Groundbreaking!

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How to wear white in summer - Live Laugh Dressup

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If Miranda Priestly wasn’t a fictional character, she’d probably say, “White? For summer? Groundbreaking!” Every time I wear a floral print in spring, I can hear her judge me.
So white may not be groundbreaking for summer, but it is definitely the most refreshing. I don’t know about you, but I find comfort in whites and pastels in summer and gravitate towards darker and earthier tones for fall-winter. Let’s not get caught up in this craze to be ‘different’, okay? Enjoy the simple things. Like this khadi white shirt dress from Lata Sita in summer.

I met Meghna of Lata Sita at an Artists’ Collective that Woodgeek was a part of. I creepily watched her set up her stall thinking about all the garments that I wanted. When I did manage to talk to her, I was amazed at the work she does. Every garment from Lata Sita has a story of its own. Meghna  preserves material and memories by sourcing unused heirloom sarees lying dormant in women’s wardrobes to create stunning and innovative clothes for all body types that are always ethically produced – a cape made from an old but never worn saree from the wardrobe of a lady in the city, a t-shirt made out of sarees used in Durga Puja and Kali Puja pandals! If you live in Calcutta, you can give her an old saree from your mother’s wardrobe and she will upcycle it into something beautiful. Get in touch with Meghna on her LataSita facebook page.

I wore this dress when I was playing guide to a few friends visiting Calcutta. There really is nothing better than khadi for the Indian summer. *I feel you, Gandhi* I paired the dress with my most trusted jootis and my favourite Woodgeek Store bamboo sunglasses. As clearly seen in the pictures, I had to keep switching to my glasses to see the world a little clearer.

Khadi Dress – Lata Sita
Bag- Gifted from Rajasthan
Bamboo Sunglasses – Woodgeek Store
Black Jootis – Street Shopping, Hyderabad