I was invited out to a Moroccan-styled birthday party over the weekend and I was too excited. I love a themed-party and quickly went to looking in my stash of clothing to see what I could find. Where I live here in Atlanta, we have LOTS and LOTS of great thrift stores and they usually have what I am looking for. I haven’t been in a thrift store in a few months but the last time I was donating items, I stopped in just to see what they had.
I was sifting through tons of dresses when I came across this handmade silk Egyptian blue embroidered gown! It was in great condition and I LOVED the embroidered detail on it! Only thing, I couldn’t try it on because they had the dressing rooms closed but I knew I could probably fit it. It didn’t have a size in it either and I could tell that it was handmade. I took it to my local cleaners and brought this cutie home after a few days. I tried it on and it fit perfect! What sold me was the craftsmanship, the color and the pattern.
You may see these kind of Indian garments in thrift stores all the time and pass them by but I pick them up every time I see one I like! They come in handy and especially for special occasions. They can be worn to weddings or birthday celebrations, the sky is the limit! With the right accessories and shoes, you can’t go wrong and I paid $6 for it! Inside see more about this look and how I styled it up, have a blessed day everyone!
Location: Imperial Fez
Hair & Makeup: Me
Earrings: New, Goodwill Buford, Ga
Bracelets: New, Goodwill Buford, Ga
Headpiece: 2 bracelets by John Wind
Dress: Goodwill Buford, Ga
Indian clothing has been evolving for a long time. In fact, the first evidence of spinning and dying cotton cloth dates back some 7,000 years to the ancient Indus Valley civilization. Over the years, its inhabitants left clues about Indian Customs Culture, and Fashion through epic sagas such as the Mahabharata and grandiose rock sculptures including the world-famous Ellora caves. Indeed, clothing is as much a part of Indian history as food and religion.