Guest Blog: Festive Shopping with Pari!

From the desk of our guest blogger Naina comes a story of Pari and her Diwali shopping.
“The festive season’s around the corner and Pari’s been calling me to visit Pantaloon’s for a much needed shopping spree. Not to mention that it’s Esha’s Diwali party and we must (MUST) look at our festive best, because after the hostess, everybody’s eyes are on “what are her friends wearing?”.

Armed in our sneakers, we throw caution to the wind and prepare for a three hour glory trip to choose from our Rangmanch, Trishaa and my Bare Denim’s best. First step, never let yourself go shopping with someone who has as impeccable a taste as Pari. You’ll want to steal every one of her anarkali’s and churidaars. Little does she know, sometimes I borrow her stuff and never give it back on purpose. 😉

So for the party, we ransacked the Trishaa collection like nobody’s business. With their detailed embroidery and delicate touch of elegance, it was a no brainer that we’d be picking our festive ensembles from here. I picked a gorgeous (if I can say so myself) georgette flowy kurta set with just the right amount of shimmer that’ll help me stand out. Pari being the queen of chic picked a Grecian inspired white anarkali with gold borders. The outfit paired with the black juttis that she picked from their accessory section will ensure that her demure ensemble doesn’t go unnoticed.

Once we were done with our shopping for the party, we proceeded to Rangmanch to pick out some things we could mix and match with our pre-existing wardrobe. We do love our digital prints, but we’ve previously hoarded on a lot of it. Now we wanted some deep blue hues that would sit perfectly well with our majentas and the reds. I had Pari stylize my cotton ensemble for work since she was already done and dusted with her selection an hour before I could bring myself to settle on stuff. There are just TOO MANY lovely options to choose from. And with such delightful prices, I’m always tempted to buy the entire collection off!

Anyway, with a bag full of Rangmanch kurtis that I can wear to office and movies, we both ventured into the Bare Denim section. This is where Pari and I celebrate our triumph: two jeans, two stunning plaid shirts, and an accessory overhaul (nude stilettosfor that demure look and some snazzy belts to accompany our outfits).

Exhausted and elated, we decided to bid our favourite Pantaloons store, au revoir.

We all know what happens next. We came home, tried everything on, took  selfiesgalore. Diwali party, watch out, here we come!”