Friday, November 13, 2015

Mehndi Outfit Details + Random Chit Chat

Hey, it is currently 11:40 PM. I don't know why I always feel the need to tell you what time it is. Anyways, I digress. I just got home not too long ago and the insomnia has made a brutal attack. I just know I am not going to be sleepy any time soon even though when I was not at home, I wanted nothing more than to close my eyes.

Today has been the first weekend in a while that I have been in my city. I have been to St. Paul, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Toronto during the past couple of months. I did take pictures in each place with the intention to do short city guides on the blog, but I have to say, when I would get back from each place, I felt overwhelmed by all the tasks that had been postponed during my time away that I could not sit down to blog without going on a guilt trip (pun intended).

Now, that I've completed my ritual of, "Let's mope about why I haven't posted in 2 months", let's move on to the meat. Today I went to a mehndi (Pakistani equivalent of a bachelorette party?). It was nice. There was a surplus of toddlers present. I'm not complaining because those little ones are so much cuter than us adults. What happened to us? Did we actually look like that two decades ago? Sighhh.

So, when I got home and realized Mr. Insomnia had come over like an uninvited dinner guest, I decided I would write a blog post and took a few quick shots of the accessories I wore. I have since changed and have realized that I forgot my rings. Oh well.

I wore one of my mom's outfits from the 90's. I don't know if anyone can relate, but sometimes I get cravings to wear my mom's things. Things that she has worn and loved and does not wear anymore. I get this feeling like I am safe and nothing can hurt me because I am wearing her clothes or her ring or whatever. Please someone back me up here. Am I the only one?

Anyways, so the outfit is made using a special tie-dye technique that is native to a specific area in Pakistan that I cannot recall the name of at this moment. It is done on an ultra soft and supple material and is paired with a shalwar and a chiffon scarf. Since the outfit is fairly simple by Pakistani standards (if you are not South Asian, you will probably think it looks like a Halloween costume), I decided to dress it up HEAVILY with jewelry. I never wear this much stuff, so it felt a bit like playing dress up out of my Kindergarten teacher's toy chest. I was quite pleased with the end result and I believe the outfit looked modest and luxe at the same time.

Here are some photographs of the details. I hope you enjoyed this spontaneous post and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo Aneela


Anonymous said...

Can u take a pic of the full outfit?

Aneela Nasir said...

@Anonymous Well, as mentioned in the title, the purpose of this post was to show details. Therefore, I will not be adding that in the post, but if you would like, feel free to email me and I can send you a picture of the full outfit (not of it being worn). Actually, the scarf is very beautiful and is not included in the post either! Thanks for reading! xo Aneela

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Dress!
Saadiya :)

Aneela Nasir said...

@Saadiya Thanks! xo Aneela