In my wedding trousseau, my mum bought a number of monochrome sarees for me. I have sarees in crepe and chiffon in red, royal blue, lemon, parrot green, navy etc.
This red saree is one of those. Even though I couldn’t get married in red, I wanted a red and gold combination. It is the most potent combination capable of suiting any skin tone and making everyone look good. This plain red saree with gold bordered one of my absolute favourites and has been worn more times than any other saree in my trunk. Here I am, taking a selfie in the mirror while getting ready for a friend’s wedding – no one else seemed interested in clicking my picture. How strange 😛
Whenever I wear this saree I remember my mum and her love and patience while we went shopping for my trousseau. I was behaving like a kid in a candy store at Nalli, and she indulgently kept buying every saree I wanted. Not an easy job to shop for 30 sarees in one go with a squeaking girl jumping up and down, but she managed it without yelling at me even once 😀 It’s one of my more modern sarees which I have worn at office ethnic functions as well. Such a versatile multi-tasked this one is, catering to weddings and poojas and office Diwali celebrations alike! Just like my mumma 🙂

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