Nice & Navy

My city is at its prettiest best right now.......all decked up in lights & colors........festivities all around........."theme" decors..........beautiful idols of Gods & Goddesses.........newly-clothed hordes of people everywhere........these 4 days of festivity are the most awaited days of the year for true-blue Bengalis* like me!!! 

Sadly enough, I've been working for the 1st 2 days of the festival, thus celebrating only at night. This is the only time when you can see throngs of enthusiastic men, women & kids filling up every road, lane & by-lane throughout the night. I had a lovely time going around the city with family on one night & with friends on the next! 

Thankfully, I had leave's the most auspicious of the 4 days. So, went all ethnic in the morning, being the nice, traditional Indian girl to family & elders. Post-lunch, I dressed up in new clothes (we are supposed to wear new clothes on all 4 days!!! Can anything get better than that???) & stepped out for a fun evening with friends............walked about, fooled around, gossiped, went to a Hookah Bar, clicked lots of pix.......basically made merry!!

*Bengalis - for those of u who don't know, Bengalis are a sect of people of any religion, whose origins are in Bengal, a place in East India.

This is how I dressed up for the outing. Navy is the new black for absolutely in love with the color right now!!!

I knew I had lots of crowd-jostling & walking to dressed up in a comfy cotton top & cotton gabardine trousers.......the flats added to the comfort factor.

I love the feminine silhouette of this Navy cotton blouse.......& these powder pink cotton trousers were a fav pick bcoz of the pleats at the waist & tapering legs, a hot silhouette for a pair of trousers!

Blouse: Pantaloons, Kolkata
Trousers: Zara, The Palladium, Mumbai

This bag is a new one picked up during the festive shopping stint! Loved the classy look of it.........spacey, yet chic.

Bag: Metro Shopping Plaza, Kolkata
Bangles: Colaba Causeway, Mumbai
Watch: Kenneth Cole, Shoppers Stop, Kolkata

I'm not much of a make-up person..........a streak of black kohl on the lower lids, sometimes a liner on the upper ones & a dash of gloss on the lips & am raring to go!! This string of pearls is an eternal fav piece from my jewellery box......I wear this knotted, as a long string & also as multiple strings........I have used this to up the style quotient of many a look & outfit..... :)

Neckpiece: Westside, Kolkata

This quirky, bright pair of flats is a festive gift from Mom.......... :))

Flats: Hamlyn, Metro Shopping Plaza, Kolkata

All in all, a comfy & fuss-free look for hanging out with friends, shopping trips to the mall or for Sunday brunch.

Will be back with more updates of my festive days...........till then, stay stylish!!

Polka Princess