Wine + Mint

I felt like a princess in this gorgeous lehenga from none other than India Boulevard. As usual, the service was excellent, where sizing and the look and feel ended up being perfect the day that it shipped and I tried it on (FYI, this was a day before my flight to Tampa for a wedding; I'll never learn). Luckily, IB came to the rescue with quick communication and turnaround re: shipping date and expectations. 

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South Asian Fashion Blogger

I didn't put my own spin or customization on this - largely because of the time factor - but also because... it's pretty perfect already. The deep magenta and mint are beautifully complemented with the light pink undertones in the border. The pearl detailing was also a huge selling point, inspiring me to pair the outfit with jewelry from my own Mehndi which includes pearls and deep purple (which kind of happened to be in the same color family as the blouse!)  

You can shop this exact outfit here for $235 plus shipping!

Ain't Nobody Like a Desi Girl (ft. India Boulevard)

When I first decided to get this lehenga for my cousin's wedding reception, I knew I'd heard about India Boulevard before, but finally took the plunge! It was so worth it.

From the service and communication to the efficiency and quality, I couldn't have been happier with my outfits! This is just one of them, which I decided to style in 3 different ways. 1 - Traditionally, 2 - with my crop top & choker, and 3 - with my fave culottes.

The process was quite simple:
A: Pick your style (lehenga, anarkali, etc.)
B: Set your price range, set your date
C: Customize any details (this can be an ongoing process with the stylist/assistant, who is available on phone, WhatsApp and Live Chat)
D: Confirm your order and measurements
E: Await your precious arrival!

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Ekta, who helped me out with my purchase, was super receptive to all my customization needs (super high maintenance when it comes to the perfect color combos, swatches, and patterns). I was so stoked to see my off shoulder blouse come to life, and more importantly, for everything to fit me like a glove. I seriously recommend them, and sometimes they are accommodating with dupatta needs, color swaps, and even the timeline.

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Indian Inspo: The Western Lehenga

I was inspired to write a post on this largely because of a lot of my cousins and non-Indian friends asking me about what to wear to both my wedding/other Indian weddings. What's interesting is that for a fusion look, sometimes you don't even HAVE to wear any Indian garb to play the part! So many current Indian designers are blending florals and modern patterns with close-cut crop tops and the tulle/flowy skirts we're seeing in stores. Plus, body chains and headpieces are everywhere and can instantly be your fun accessory piece to to both your Indian outfit and/or global-inspired outfits. (We'll leave the cultural appropriation debate for another time, thx).


TOP   Asos  /  SKIRT   Chicwish  /  BRACELET :  Forever 21  /  KOHL :  Sephora

TOP Asos / SKIRT Chicwish / BRACELET: Forever 21 / KOHL: Sephora