#100sareepact Saree # 27
My first black for the pact and my first saree to office during the pact as well!
Wore this yesterday for a super exciting day at work and found 5 other ladies in sarees, 2 of them being fellow pacters, Pam and Annu! What fun!
This saree was a last minute rushed buy which I wasn’t even sure I liked. After a wonderful first ever trip to Chicpet some years back when I bought 3 utterly gorgeous sarees from Laxmi Silks, I was confident that Chicpet it is for sarees. So dragged along 3 friends, Shara, Swati and Lata to Chicpet one hot afternoon to buy a saree for MIL. What started as a fun trip soon started getting tedious…Laxmi Silks was a dissappointment and so were several others. After what seemed like an eternity of removing footwear, sitting down and getting up (you know how it is in Chicpet), it soon started becoming clear to my friends that I wasn’t going to like anything enough to buy. I realised I was going to be toast if I don’t buy anything after all this, so forget about MIL, I quickly picked this safe bet, black and red for myself. The unique border caught my attention, half temple and half plain. It sat in my wardrobe for a long time and it was only last Dasara that I inaugurated it. And what a beauty it turned out to be and how easy to drape!
And did I ever go back to Chicpet after that? Never! 🙂