EID: Outfit of the day! And a bit of a ramble.

Helloooooo my lovelies! This week has been absolute manic for me. For those of you that follow me on Twitter will probably know why! ...

Helloooooo my lovelies!

This week has been absolute manic for me. For those of you that follow me on Twitter will probably know why!

Basically, I ordered my Eid clothes this week on Tuesday from Rupali, and opted for next day delivery as it could have been Eid on Thursday or Friday (It all depends on the new moon, if the moon came out on Wednesday, it would be Eid on Thursday). Anyway, whilst at work, I checked the status of my delivery, it said they attempted to deliver the clothes but no one was in so they returned it to the depot. So straight after work, I went to the depot to collect it. To my horror, the young lad at the depot said it was dropped off at ANOTHER depot and that depot is now shut!!

At the same time, my husband told me it was Eid t'moro! I totally freaked!! I got the bus to curry mile on Wilmslow Road and went into countless number of clothes stores to buy a backup outfit!

Then i got a call of mother dear telling me it's Eid on Friday and that the whole eid on Thursday thing was a hoax. Haha!

I thought everything was going to be okay after that. But the next day on Thursday, I got my outfit, but to my surprise, they sent the wrong colour!!! The colour they sent was this VILE green colour. I was so freaking pissed off! I then caught the next train to Bolton to get to one of Rupalis stores to exchange it for the colour I wanted, but surprise surprise, they didn't have any!!

My husband then rang their customer service line and ordered yet another sari and told them to send the right colour this time. It is pushing it a bit considering I would be receiving my clothes on the actual Eid day, haha! but yes, I finally got the right outfit on Eid.

PHEW.

Oh.what.a.day.

Anyhoos, when I received my outfit, it was love at first sight. But was confused as to how I should wear it. Yep, I bought a sari. And I'd never wore one in my entire life. Why do I do this to myself? Haha. Thank god for youtube "how to" videos! :b

OUTFIT
 
So yeah, lo' and behold, here it is!:

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I heart it. Too much. The turquoise colour is SO ME. It has been my favorite colour since like forevaar. My sisters reckon Rupali is the Indian Primark as it's quite cheap and they use cheap material. But meh, I like it! :D
 
ACCESSORIES
 
I didn't bother going for typical Indian jewellery. I wanted to wear a full on Indian outfit but with my kinda accessories to add a bit of a Halima twist to it.

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I bought this ring from Galibardy. It is just simply beautiful and truly a unique piece of jewellery.

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I also sported my brand spanking new ToyWatch. And yep, it's in turquoise. I've found that ToyWatches are like Marmite. You either love them or hate them. In my case, I totally love it. It does have a cheap feel to it, but hey, it is a ToyWatch after all. :b

I also had a few faux gold bangles on, but meh, they're not THAT special. For reference, they were from none other than Topshop. :)


HAPPY MOMENT

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Mother and I. Having a larrf. this is such a timeless picture that I had to put it into black & white. Love you, mummy!

All in all, it was a splendid day. We ate, ate, and ate. And that pretty much sums up the day. I'm certain that all the weight I lost during Ramadhan, I put it all back on Eid. :D


For now, I will leave you with these sweet kebabs made by my two nieces. Enjoy! :)

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25 comments

  1. You look gorgeous, that outfit really suits you and the photo of you and your mum is gorgeous. I have one like that of me and my mum when I was 18 and we look like hyenas. My dad has put it in the living room so EVERYONE sees it when they come around.

    I have never ordered from Rupali before but my mum is always wanting me to have a look and see, this post does give me things to think about.

    What did you get for Eid? Nice, shiny jewellery hopefully!

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  2. I love the outfit and how you added your own twist to it. You looked lovely and as i've said on twitter I love that picture! It does truly look timeless :D

    xxx

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  3. Hey, Rhamnousia!

    Thank you soo much lovey! Haha, hyenas? That made me laugh.out.loud. But yes, that was very nice of your dad to do that, haha! I do know what you mean though, I've got one of me and mother when I was a teenager, I had 2 HUGE spots on both sides of my head, I looked like satan itself. Meh. But yeah, for Eid I usually get money which will buy me more jewellery :D

    Totally recommend Rupali for cheapo deals.

    xx

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  4. @neekeexoxo - Thank you, darling! Did you have a good eid? What did you wear? Get a post up girl!

    xx

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  5. hey u look very stylish. kind of a bit "retro"...cool. from the post i understand u had a wonderful eid...anyway take care.

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  6. Look like you had a great Eid! I love your outfit, gorgeous colour, you look lovely, I have no idea how to wear a sari too! Love pic of you and your mum!

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  7. @Indianmakeupways - Hey beautiful, thank you so much! Yay for Retro looking, that is totally what I was going for! xx

    @StyleFrost - Thank you, gorgeous! Did you have a good Eid? I loved your purple outfit, it was well put together. xx

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  8. Eid Mubarak! you look lovely! I love the accessories twist. And I love the pic with your mum, it's one to cherish.

    Congratulations on putting the sari on - I can't do it at all and my mum has to do it for me. Could you please recommend the tutorials you found most helpful? x

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  9. I had a brilliant Eid thanks! I've never matched my shoes to outfit before but loved it anyway! Thanks for your lovely comments! x

    Forgot to mention, check out my giveaway!
    http://stylefrost.blogspot.com/2010/08/first-giveaway-to-celebrate-100.html

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  10. haha seems like it all fell in place after u goin crazy about gerin the saree, that colour really suits u, lovn the modern twist to your jewellery. we used to get the rupali catalogues, dont know why theyve stopped coming tho. looks like you had a wonderful time, ur neices are too sweet for making you all that lovely delish mitai!! xxx

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  11. Awesome outfit - and that ring is gorgeous!x

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  12. @ The Postcolonial Rabbit - Thank you, Naz! What did you wear for Eid? I used this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxyyplADV5o xx

    @Amina - Haha, yeah I was just all over the place this week. Proper frantic on Wednesday and Thursday. But yes, it did fall into place, just about :b
    Your eid outfit was beautiful! You were looking stunning girl! xx

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  13. you look stunning! that colour looks great on you! great photography xx

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  14. Your outfit is adorable and I love the rings. Eid Mubarak :) Didn't get a chance to celebrate this year as I was on a plane lol but hope you had a great one :) Lovely blog x

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  15. Wow you really look gorgeous in that saree....the color is really great and the makeup is fantastic....Your mom is so sweet! Thanks for your comment.

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  16. Eid Mubaruk!! You look gorgeous in your saree mashaAllah, you did a pretty good job considering it was ur first time :D Rupali are ok for clothes, just have to pick the right ones, your sarees lovely!

    heart the pic with you and your mum <3

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  17. u look reallu great

    and I love all ur accesories

    the watch´s color is amazing, what beautiful!!!

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  18. U look so gorgeous! Love the accessories

    Eid mubarak!

    ♥xx♥

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  19. Oh my! You look stunning in that saree! I love your ring!its uber gorgeous! xoxo

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  20. awwwwww so gorgeous <3
    hope u had a great Eid ,,
    and love the mommy and daughter pic <3 it is priceless =)
    great traditional outfit <3 id like to wear one in my jalawat and henna day ,, =D day after wedding ,, or some poeple started to make it before wedding day
    -- one day ,, if i ever got married --

    and Gorgeousssssss watch <3 love it SUPER cool
    mashallah ,, loved this post so much

    keep on touch sis =)

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  21. I really want to see the pictures, but they are all coming up with a big Photobucket Bandwidth Exceeded logo :(

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  22. You look lovely and the teal looks amazing with your hair colour!
    xx

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