Formal to festive in one small step! #RainDropCropTop
Photos: Shata Mitta and Laydee Kaye Photography
Pants: Forever21 | Clutch: Anandita for Miraya | Top: Soirée Couture (custom blouse worn as a crop top)
I’m at that point in my 20’s where Indian clothes have taken over more than half of my closet, a result of the plethora of weddings I was involved in. No complaints there because I love contemporary Indian fashion with everything I got. But for someone living away from home for most part of the year, I pretty much have to create opportunities to wear all the embellished goodness.
And so I did. This embroidered brown beaut designed by Soiree Couture is a lehenga blouse I wore during one of the summer weddings. It had since been staring at me through the vinyl, so I finally decided that it was time to put a new spin on it. As for these godsend flared pants that twirl around my legs oh so gracefully...let's just say I'm a sucker for anything that makes me feel like a #bosslady. That, plus their ubiquity on the Fall/Winter runways means I have found my uniform for the year! With the bright lip and a perfect little matte sequin number in the name of a clutch, less was more; hence the no-jewelry look.
Pants: Forever21 (now on sale for $10!) | Clutch: Anandita for Miraya | Top: Soiree Couture (custom blouse worn as a crop top)
So those of you that grudgingly put away your bling outfits post wedding season, how about an offbeat pairing featuring a lehenga/ sari blouse for your next shindig? Let me know by commenting below, or hash-tagging #MirayaMuse on social.
For those curious, I was surprised to find this lovely, serene waterfront resto called Lungomare in the usually bustling Oakland's Jack London Square. According to Thrillist, the word Lungomare means "the view will get you lucky" (and boy it did, I got super lucky with the camera!) The Oakland/ Alameda estuary is the reason I call this place East Bae.
Until the next post, tell me what you're up to via my Instagram stories! And as always, thank you for reading <3
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Miraya originated as a concept magazine for a Publishing class, but much of it now exists online and has been adapted for this blog. The core remains intact, and that is to explore the changing landscape of contemporary Indian fashion through the international lens, engaging readers in a creative juxtaposition between tradition and modernity. It is spearheaded by the Founder and Creative Director, Namrata Loka.
Namrata R. Loka
Founder & Creative Director