Sister's Spring Birthday!

10:13:00 am


Hi everyone and Happy Spring to people in the Northern Hemisphere!! I wonder if spring has any meaning here in India ;-). It’s quite hot already, though today is comparatively cooler. I was wondering why everyone was making a big deal about ‘the first day of spring’, and then dear Wikipedia explained it so – “In the USA and some other regions in the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical vernal equinox (currently around 21 March) is often taken to mark the first day of spring”.

Even if we don’t actually have a spring season, it is something that evokes some kind of positive feeling in most of us. It feels like a beautiful start, some sort of clarity after cold weather. And of course, it does remind us of beauty; images of blue skies, bright flowers and green grass immediately come to mind.
 Image Source: gapphotos

Taking inspiration from this, I decided to go with a simple spring-y Indian outfit for my sister’s birthday. I teamed up one of my favorite Fabindia kurtas with a white chudidar from Max.

The spring elements I tried to bring out were the floral print on the kurta and the bright dupatta.



The earrings carried on the floral theme. If you look closely, you can see a flower embedded in the last bead.




While focusing on the flowers, we can’t forget the grass, can we?


Kurta: Fabindia
Dupatta: Melange by Lifestyle
Sandals: Mochi
Bangles: Delhi
Earrings: Don’t Remember

My sister turned sixteen this year. All her friends had come and there was a lot of screaming and giggling and other ‘teen’ noises. Here’s a little peek at some of the stuff she got:

A purple tote bag:


A pink stole with white pompoms and some trinkets:


Close up of a really cute neckpiece with a little mirror and comb and some smiley earrings:


There was some more stuff, some dolphin earrings and things, but these are all I got photos of :-).

We had a great time even though I was a little sickly. The good part of that was that I wasn’t in the mood to eat much ;-).

So how have you guys heralded the onset of spring? (Assuming you live in a country that has spring :-))

Image Source: Garfield.nfshost

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30 comments

  1. The beginning of spring is reminded by my client who mailed me that day light savings have come to an end. Loved your kurta..I am a sucker for anything floral so this kurta was instant love...

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    1. Aah, daylight savings...you've brought back memories of my office days :-)

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  2. That purple tote is so so so CUTE!!! I can't take my eyes off it!! :D Those smiley earrings remind me of a similar smiley stud I had which I lost some weeks back :( That mirror and comb pendant is adorable,I need to go searching for a similar one now :P
    I love your dupatta and your earrings and as Opal said, even I can't resist floral prints so I love your kurta as well!!!! Ah too many things to love in a single post :)

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    1. Aww, thank you for your sweet comment!! My sister isn't that into bags, but even she loved this tote bag a lot!! The mirror and comb neckpiece is available at Lifestyle, they've got many new pieces in the same range, and are quite affordable too :-)

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  3. You look lovely. Such a soothing outfit ... perfect for Spring/Summer!

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  4. Lovely outfit as always. Lovely gifts,ah to be sixteen again without the loss of innocence and stars in eyes :) I love Spring,my favourite time of the year and I can wax eloquent about it :P As always Garfield rocks !!

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    1. I know what you mean, my sixteenth birthday feels like decades ago!!! And yes, Garfield is awesome!!

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  5. loved your summery kurta...and the purple tote :)

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  6. i love da neck piece wid da comb!!..so cute !
    n ur kurta is sooo apt fr da season ! :)

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    1. That neckpiece was love at first sight for me too!!

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  7. I dint know about 21st March!

    Love
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    1. Me too, there are so many such strange little facts out there!!

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  8. It's always the same temp here in Los Angeles! So Spring doesn't really have much of an effect on us either...

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    1. Guess it's a privilege available to a lucky few!!

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  9. Great outfit for your sisters's bday! Ans seriously it is so hot all of a sudden I really don't know where Spring went. Your blog seems really fun!!

    Also, there is a Kiehl's Giveaway happening on my blog. If you are from Mumbai or Delhi, do participate if you feel like. :*

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    1. Oh, I'm not from Mumbai or Delhi :-(. Do let me know whenever you have an all India giveaway, I'd love to participate!!

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  10. Such a colorful ensemble! I love the pretty earrings.
    We are having cold and rainy days around here right now - but soon it will be spring all over. I am enjoying the last of my winter wardrobe.

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    1. OOoh, just reading about cold and rainy days makes me feel cool during a hotttt day like today!

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  11. thats a lovely kurti...i have seen it in fab stores many times and also on other people!!


    lovely serene prints & colors!!!



    and the earrings are pretty too!!!

    u look summer ready!!!


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  12. you and your fab recipe is featured on my blog!!

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    1. Thank you!! It is super comfortable for the present weather!!

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