Monday 19 April 2021

Mother's Day Special: Twinning Outfits Courtesy Fabcurate

As promised in my last post, today I am going to reveal what I bought from Fabcurate.
Like I have mentioned before, I was having a tough time choosing what I like, coz seriously I was spoiled for choice and I literally loved everything they had.
Then I decided to simplify the process by asking myself, what I have wanted to buy for the longest time, but couldn't due to some reason.
Bingo....Florals was the answer.
My next question, what fabric would I like?
Frankly, I am a huge fan of organza and I have been wanting to buy it for the longest time but I haven't yet, because I have owned organza fabrics in the past and I found them a bit tough to carry. Also, Fabcurate's collection of organza fabrics was making me literally crave it.

But, I finally decided on Japan Satin. They are easy to carry and always look so beautiful.
I have always loved the soft and shiny texture and it's fall makes it perfect for sarees.
Since now my search was narrowed down I could focus better.
Fabcurate has the most stunning floral printed fabrics and after a lot of going back and forth, I zeroed down on this Dark Brown and Peach Floral Pattern Digital Print Japan Satin Fabric.

We used the fabric to create a saree and a summer dress for my daughter Ishanvi and had so much fun twinning.
The best part about choosing this fabric was that Ishanvi loved the feel of it on her body and wasn't at all irritable. It's buttery soft and very comfortable for kids to wear.
So scroll down to see how we wore it.
Right on time, before Mother's Day.


But this is not it, there's one more fabric I bought.

But to know about that, you will have to wait a bit longer.

Thursday 15 April 2021

Fabcurate: A Solution to all your Fabric Sourcing Needs

''In a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic. ''

As simple as this quote sounds, it is easier said than done. In today's fast world, everyone wants to own the latest trends, latest designs and latest gadgets and they want it fast, because you know fashion changes really fast, and most want to be at the top of their game always.
I have to admit that I have been guilty of this, especially in my 20's for obvious reasons. I was young, carefree and earning my own money. But over the years I realized that most pieces I bought would go out of fashion very quickly and since the clothes were hardly used, I felt bad to dispose them off. That's when I realized and decided I needed to build a classic and staple wardrobe, that I could even pass on to my daughter. I stopped my bulk purchases from the malls and restricted them to only special or emergency occasions. I started buying fabrics of my choice and then got them tailor stitched to suit my likes and body type. I kept my purchases in check by mostly wearing stuff borrowed from my mom and sister.
While this process made be more mindful and less anxious, it also got me addicted to the process of sourcing the right fabrics for my outfits. I loved my trips to Crawford market, Nalli's and Gandhi Market in Mumbai in search of the perfect fabric. But with Covid everything changed. I haven't shopped for fabrics for, I don't even remember how long.

So, when the people at Fabcurate approached me for a collaboration, I literally felt like my prayers were answered.
Fabcurate is India's largest online fabric store that ships worldwide. Based out of Surat, Gujarat-the textile capital of the country, Fabcurate sources fabrics directly from traditional fabric merchants who are the masters of traditional craft.

Fabcurate came into existence recognizing the need of making the best fabrics available to all the creators out there without any “MINIMUM QUANTITY LIMIT”. Yes, that's right!
Fabcurate doesn’t only give you a plethora of premium fabrics to choose from but also gives you an opportunity to order the quantity of your choice.

One look at the website and I felt like a kid in a candy store. I was literally spoiled for choice. Chanderi, organza, velvet, satin, silk, cotton, chiffon, denim, brasso, mulmul, muslin, rayon, georgette... the list is endless.

They have dyed fabrics, printed fabrics, pleated fabrics and even embroidered fabrics apart from all kinds of Indian craft fabrics like ajrak, ikat, kantha, shibori, kalamkari, benerasi, dabu, bandhani and what not.

They stock fabrics for not just clothing but also for home decor.

And if you are looking for something exclusive, Fabcurate gives you the option to get your favourite design printed on the fabric of your choice. That way you can create something really unique and interesting.

All you have to do is:
Select A Design
Choose A Fabric, and
Place Order

So, what are you thinking about? Check out their website and get your creative juices flowing as you create your favorite styles with Fabcurate.
Want to know, what I ordered? Well... you will have to wait a little to find out.

Monday 12 April 2021

Gudi Padwa during Lockdown

Gudi Padwachya Hardik Subhecha!!!
Happy Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa is the Marathi New Year and has a huge significance in my life as I am Marathi.
As a child, I had always envisioned my adulthood celebrating festivals in a traditional and organised way. After failing for almost a decade, I have accepted the fact that I am happy with whatever I do or don't do. Can't really feel bad for t
hings that are out of my control.

For example, this sudden lockdown due to the surge in Covid cases.
Matlab, I
have hardly stepped out of the house this entire year, and now I have to do the same for probably one more year. But, what can you do, other than just accepting it and taking it in your stride.

It also made me realize, that it always takes a lockdown to get me back to blogging and I am not complaining about that.
So, I took my traditional outfit pics in advance for t
he Gudi Padwa post, coz on the day, I might probably be just in my ghar ki nightie.
But I am making sure t
hat there is good food at home and Ishanvi does some activity related to the festival.

About t
he outfit, I am wearing my mom's saree and MIL's jewellery. This is what I call striking the perfect balance. I was looking for my Nath everywhere before the shoot but couldn't find it and hence had to skip it. I am just glad I could find my crescent moon bindi on time.
The pearl potli clutch as been my best purc
hase from PerfectCutt.
I literally carry it wit
h all my traditional wear.

And last but not t
he least, please take care everyone. Stay home whenever possible, wear your mask, take regular steam, drink your haldi doodh and also eat your Chyanwanprash.

Hope you have a good Gudi Padwa.

Outfit Details:
Saree: Borrowed from Mom
Jewellery: Borrowed from MIL
Potli Clutch: Perfectcutt


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