A futile effort?


P.s: If only a few of you embrace fashion as a medium of expression and not a territory dominated by ramps and glossy magazines alone, the purpose of this post shall be achievedNot sure about its reach and impact, thus the title.

Why do you fear dressing up or rather being over dressed? Why is that black dress only for the night and that bright nail enamel limited only to ‘special occasions’? You reach that makeup kit, but are afraid to paint your lips.
“It’s just another day….” You quickly convince yourself.
The leather gathers dust; you’re saving that satchel for an important event you tell me. The blouse may be too pretty for the evening, the skirt too adorable to waste and high heels are not meant to be worn every day.
You stare into the mirror…. “The eyeliner looked great when winged on her…but no, I can’t pull this off.”
You tie your hair in a braid, the way the loose strands of hair accentuate your jaw line leaves you uncomfortable. You quickly tie your hair into a pony…”that’s how I am everyday”. The hemline can’t get shorter, the back shouldn’t go deeper and wearing rings and a cuff at the same time is over- accessorizing.
“Can I get away wearing this blazer without attracting too much attention?” You silence your scruples by hanging it back in the closet.
How many times have you feared being what you really aspire to be? How many times have you missed making yourself feel special, for the insecurity of being judged or misjudged (as you perceive it) by others? How many times have you inhibited yourself, for you believe that dressing up is appropriate only when the choice is unanimous?
(Dedicated to those who repeatedly question how I can wear heels everyday and ‘dress up’ even when there’s no occasion)
Photography: Nikhil Nair

(Shirt Dress – 
borrowed from sister, belt – Hill Road, Bag – Globus, Shoes – Sole to Sole, Cuff – Thrifted)
I’m in love with this shirt dress (also worn here). The possibilities of inspiration after rummaging through your sister, dad or mom’s closet are innumerous! You all should do that once every two months when going through the ‘I don’t have anything to wear” phase.
Thank you for all those comments on the previous posts. You all are too kind and I feel so humbled and appreciate all the efforts that you take to comment (knowing that I have stopped commenting for reasons mentioned here).
And Soumi as you requested here, the next post will strictly feature the ‘perfectly imperfect’ images.
P.s: If the above writeup was too long for those who are here for the pictures alone, I’m leaving you with this quote by Chanel.

” I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness.And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”

Till the next post,
Kavya.
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There are 3 comments for this article
  1. Purvi at 1:18 pm

    i really loved this post
    I am guilty of saving my best dresses,bags,accessories for a better occasion which never really comes :(
    Having said that i also sometimes dress up just for the heck and thats where the real fun is :)

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