Closet Sweep: Day 42


Top: Mango basic
Skirt: Applique skirt from Colaba. I wore this once more, when the weather got warmer, with a muslin racer-back. It has since been set out to graze; the applique’s fraying.

Vest: FabIndia bundi that I put on without realizing it would pick out colours from the skirt. A surprisingly nice finish. I should have bought the camel one while it was still available.

Accessories: Charcoal gray stockings from some drugstore. It was the kind of day when my mother would say, “Stockings ghaal” if I was in school. Seiko watch.

Shoes: Danskos. Stockings and sandals is such a late 70s/80s look. It reminds me of my childhood. I really heart it.

Closet Sweep: Day 41


I had some really dark days two weeks ago. I just noticed so many of my outfits are melancholic and in the same colour family. I like this.

Top: Dark blue silk tee from Zara with exposed zip detail. Beautiful colour.


Jeans: Mango.

Blazer: One button, Zara. I wore it turned up to show off a brooch.


Accessories: A loosely spun wool stole. Tie-dye. Looks like the sky to me. A brass brooch shaped like a dog with semi-precious stones. And a bangle composite.


It was one of the last cold days of the season.

Closet Sweep: Day 39


Top: Silk Zara tank with gold stitching.
Trousers: Rs 200, Colaba Causeway
Cardi: Color Plus
Shoes: Brogues from Clarks. I love well-made brogues and ordered this before the cardboard versions hit the shops. Now of course, I’m going to stow them away till the trend dies out.
Accessories: Gold chain and pendant. Panerai homage watch

This is a nice outfit for a blah day. I must remember it.

Closet Sweep: Day 38


Dress: Anokhi. It’s an umbrella cut with satin ribbons for shoulder straps that draws the neck together. I bought it for a baby shower.

Blazer: Vintage velvet (Thanks Nawaz masi!). I replaced the buttons.

Shoes: The curved heel Clarks.

Accessories: Black stockings (it was cold; I didn’t want to wax). These earrings from Hill Road.


It was the store opening of a textile revivalist and I wanted to wear something Indian, but contemporary.