So This was our first Diwali after the wedding so it was really exciting for both of us. Now as you know it is a custom in India to prepare a bridal trousseau with 11 sarees for a bride. The thing is, most of the modern brides are working and have a very different lifestyle as compared to the times before. The purpose of a trousseau is to prepare a collection of outfits that can be used by the bride after the wedding for occasions like dinners, festivals like Diwali, parties, and weddings. Though my mum insisted on purchasing sarees, I refrained from it and shopped for more indo-western or fusion outfits. None of my trousseau outfits had a lot of bling and I shopped practically. I only bought things that I would actually wear.
However, I will write down a separate post regarding How to shop for a bridal trousseau. This post is about what I wore in the Diwali week. As you all must have seen through my Instagram that we had flown to our home in Lucknow to celebrate Diwali with our families. Hence it was a week packed with happy times with family, friends, food, fun and lots of food :p Let’s not waste time and get down to my outfits:
Bright and Light Ethnic Kurta set for Diwali Lunch
So The first outfit is what I wore for the Diwali Lunch. It was the first time I was visiting the boy’s ancestral home which is BTW only a few steps away from his parents home. It was a day filled with meeting cousins and eating a lot of food. I bought this outfit just a day before when we went out shopping. It is kind of from his mom’s side 🙂 So he helped me choose and I got this chartreuse kurta with the second kurta in Aqua and pastel colors with floral print. The Palazzo is in a color that went with both the Kurtas. I do not like heavy ethnics and the boy really loved the color of this kurta so we got it.
The Total outfit cost around Rs.1500 excluding the second kurta. Kurta is from FBB, Lucknow.
Pink Raw Silk Anarkali for Diwali Night
Okay now outfit 2 which is the actual Diwali outfit I wore at night.
I had got this Plain raw silk Anarkali as a part of my bridal trousseau. I bought it mainly because of its color which is Rani pink. This is a plain Raw silk Fuchsia gown which came with a new dupatta in the same color. It had minimal work on the bodice and had can can inside. Sorry I could not get any full-length picture of the outfit. The best one is this one with the boy 🙂 I also tried my hand at the black smokey eye for the first time ever. I went for black smokey eyes with nude pink lips and a black bindi.
P.S. the rangoli you see in the second image has been made by my baby bro. As it was the first diwali after my wedding, it was a very emotional moment for me as I was spending the day at my in-laws place. Making rangoli was my thing always at mom and dad’s home so I was really worried who would make it this year. Even though we were going to celebrate Diwali at both the homes still it was a very emotional thing for me. However, my baby bro took this tedious task upon himself and did it quite well !! I did get to show my creativity at boy’s home as I tried my hand at making rangoli there. Also the boy too makes very good Rangoli 🙂 We made it together this year!!
Outfit: cost me around 4k to 5k. Bought from a local market in Lucknow.
Jewelry: Gold jhumkas gifted by mom on my wedding from the family jeweler
Makeup: Black smokey eyes+ nude pink lips
Maxi skirt+Ethnic vest for Bhai Dooj
The third and last outfit is probably my favorite of the lot!! It is because this is the most interesting outfit and the perfect example of a fusion outfit. I got this bright printed maxi skirt and jacket/vest combination at Spencer’s clothing section. Can you believe it? Honestly, I was waiting to wear this outfit for the longest time. I got it after my engagement to add it to my trousseau. However, it was incomplete without the perfect tee to wear inside the vest. The skirt has two slits in the front which is very interesting. I found this white V neck t-shirt at H&M last month and it is the perfect white tee. I wore this outfit for Bhaiya dooj on the 2nd day after Diwali.
Outfit: The skirt+Vest bought from Spencer’s during sale time in under Rs.1100. White tee from H&M for around Rs.700.
Footwear: Mirror work kolhapuris
Hope you liked the post. Leave comments if you did please!! Also share what you wore for diwali by sending me pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org and I may post it on the blog if I get enough responses!! Until next time!!