vogue : indian festivities

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It has been about seven years since I have properly been able to celebrate autumn’s Indian festivals with my family and closest friends. Seven years. I couldn’t help myself but feel nostalgic. Those childhood memories of running around the big banquet halls or standing in a line, holding hands with my little friends and posing with a cheesy smile for a picture. Those pictures hold some of the sweetest moments, those golden moments I will never forget. This year I got to go back to those days and re-live those distant memories. Bring them to life. It’s more than just the dress and it’s all about the laughs.

It was just so special to be with friends I haven’t seen in such a long, long time. You know those friends where you pick up where you last left off, you finish each others’ sentences, and the smile on your face doesn’t resemble the slightest faint. Those childhood friends, you know who you are, you are what I’m inspired by from the kindest words about c&é and the loveliest compliments and congratulatory wishes. I just wanted to thank you for making this year particularly memorable.

Though today’s outfit is not sponsored by anyone nor do I have a link to the outfit, I still wanted to share a traditional Gujarati outfit. What we wear to celebrate navratri, or translated into nine nights of the autumn year.

{special thanks to one of my friends, Rachel, for sharing her outfit on c&é}