Wearing: Faballey Curve Chambray Shirt, Khadi tunic from Dakshinapan(Kolkata), Topshop White Sneakers
The tunic that I first perceived as matte green turned to be an interweave of red and green threads that looks exquisite as light reflects off it. This duality was probably the reason that I picked the green one instead of the blue and white patterned one which was another choice. Dakshinapan is one of those places in Kolkata where one can find Indian textiles, handcrafted things and much more. It is a treasure trove of clothing pieces with many one-of-a-kind designs that almost feel like taking a walk through a vintage store knowing not what you shall find. Sarees from all over the country in their many designs and varieties are put up on display and you can bargain your way to the most beautiful kalamkari print palazzos seen around.
This tunic is a very unique piece, being a kaftan that you can tie up or leave as you prefer. I took the liberty of trying it with shorts and a throw on shirt that gives the feel of a dress. As plain as it might appear to be, it is anything but that. Its is blend of comfort and style and so apt for the Indian summers. Restocking on khadi clothes shall be something to look forward to next spring. Meanwhile I can enjoy wearing the one that I own for a long time to come.
The winters might be upon us but a light layering gets me through the day quite well. I haven’t yet worn any knits or cardigans at all. As someone who can still get by with her summer clothes for a while, I suddenly feel the urge to try on my knits and feel the warmth of the cozy quilts. By the looks of it, that has to wait until the mercury drops lower. Now I shall leave you to your thoughts while I try to make it through another long week.