By : Juhi Bansal

You can check out part 1 and 2 here and here.

So it was wedding time in my family with my first cousin tying the knot last week. Now, you must know I am a Marwari by birth. For us there are only two rules in a wedding-1. wear a saree 2. it should be as bright colored as possible-mustard, pink, yellow, orange are some of the favorite colors.

My family has come a long way over the years and the daughters (even the daughters-in-law in some cases) are more or less allowed to dress up as they like. But the wedding was in Jodhpur-the epicentre of all marwari tradition and taking a fashion risk was well… too risky!

And so, true to my rebellious nature (especially when it comes to fashion), I decided to break rules and dress “MUGHAL”! I had my share of “raised eye-brows”, “leg pullings”, even “woahh what are you wearing!” but I did enjoy the attention 😉

So here goes:

I decided to wear a black “Anarkali Lehenga” and accessorized it with “chaand baali”, “paasa” and a “haath-phool” or a “hand harness”. Notice how I said “chaand-bali”- because I only wore one of the pair!


That’s my husband making bunny ears on my head, my cute li’l nephew peeping from behind and the bride and her friends in the background. There is no quiet moment in a maru wedding!

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Black Anarkali Lehenga-Monsoon, Ahmedabad
Ear-ring- Ahmedabad
Paasa- Customized, from Jaipur
Hand Harness- c/o Urban Turban
Clutch- Fab India Limited Edition
Footwear- Handmade by Galoshes, Ahmedabad


It was mostly a black and blue ensemble and the only hint of color was by way of my red nails, lips and the red under-toned clutch.


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the paasa at a closer glance.


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the sole chaand bali


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the clutch and wedges


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that’s K photobombing my pic again!!


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and again!


Did you like the styling or this time I went a little too far with all the breaking of rules? Do write in as always!


Stay Gorgeous xx


Location: Gateway by Taj, Jodhpur

Pic Courtesy: Vartika Bansal (clicked using my very old I-phone)

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  • Reply Heli May 12, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    You look super pretty 🙂

    • Reply Closet Buddies May 12, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks Heli :-* all because of your beautiful hand harness

  • Reply XRumerTest January 23, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Hello. And Bye.

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