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Failure to Impress.

Udita's attire at the Thakar-Mittal nuptials was an unappealing amalgamation of shades of red with frumpy style. Seriously, Udita, I know what this outfit is, and I sympathize. The outfit was crafted from material your mummy's cousin's friend's sister-in-law brought back from her family's vaca in Jaipur. This most beneficient person gifted it to you when your mummy dragged you to her cousin's friend's house for chai one afternoon. You graciously, accepted the gift, of course. The fabric then sat unused in the back of your closet for some time, until you ran into your mom's cousin's friend at the market, and she inquired about whether you'd had the material stitched yet. To which, you awkwardly responded that you had in fact. You and this well-meaning but pushy aunty made a little more small talk at the bangle store, where she also asked if you'd be attending Sindoor Thakar's shaadi. Everything became a blur after that. Somehow you walked away promising the pushy old busy-body aunty that you'd wear your new outfit to Sindoor's wedding so both aunty and her sister-in-law would be most happy to see it. Trust me, Udita. I know. Happens all the time. People like to gift material; sometimes it happens to be wholly unattractive material. The best thing to do, however, and this applies particularly when you aren't too fond of the material, is to just have it stitched into a saadha suit. Everyone needs a couple such suits for random errands or ... tea at mummy's cousin's friend's home. This doesn't mean you should go and have your tailor add awful embellishments in the form of colorful rosettes, and then wear the outfit to a wedding. Ah. Well. Live and learn.
Photo Credit: BCCL/Sachin Gokhale.

Comments

JJC said…
haha..girl i lovee t=your little story..totally cute
desipolitan said…
Thanks, JJC. I got a little carried away :)

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