Hi loves! Hope you had a wonderful Diwali celebration. Diwali for me has always had special associations that are close to my heart. Amidst the fireworks exploding in the sky, the sheer indulgence of the sweets mom makes, and all the close conversations, Diwali is one time of the year when we get to do something special.
This year was a little different, in that I didn’t get to go home for Diwali, but had the family be here instead. It was a new experience, in a new house, with the promise of new beginnings. Change is always hard, and I’m guilty of resisting it more often than not. But then when it’s family that’s always there with you through and through, you learn to try and embrace it.
Tradition for me goes beyond just the assumed rituals. For me, it’s something I grew up with and loved – from that specific rangoli mom’s been making since I was 1, to the time we started stringing lights on the terrace during Navratri, to that melt-in-the-mouth burfi whose recipe was handed down from my nani to my mom and soon hopefully, to me. So when I think of tradition, it’s that warm feeling I get when yet another holiday comes around, and I get to dust off those diyas, all the rangoli implements and decorations and get to creating more memories. It’s that comfort and familiarity in doing the seemingly mundane, with people who mean the world to you.
My Diwali outfit this year was my way of going for subtle elegance. A flared red kurta with beautiful detailing on the neck, and a gold salwar.
My outfit of the day for Diwali was in a sense a reflection of my hopes for the coming year – finding beauty in subtlety and elegance in simplicity. Lots more pictures from the shoot below!
Photography Credits: Adrian S
Jewellery: Pipa Bella
Clutch: Princesse K