When you buy an item just to see what the colour looks like on you. You either have;
A) More money than sense
B) You have lost the plot.
Mine is defiantly the latter
Ever since I got introduced to the saree (which buy the way I still can’t pin point) I have often wondered what it would look like in white and on my wedding day.
I was not very good as a girl growing up; I was always a bit of a tomboy. I never understood dolls, or why I should have a lot of pink things. I had two brothers and four boy cousins and no other girls in the family to grow up with. I loved Lego and Mechano and Transformers. I’m sure when I discovered the saree I also discovered that all this time I was female and I started to fantasise about my wedding. The fact that I was not even engaged or not remotely dating did not come in to the equation back then. All I could think about is me in a white saree.
So as you have guessed, the item I brought just to see what the colour looks like on me was in-fact a white saree. Well Ivory cream at least. It was an inexpensive saree from a UK based mail order catalogue. I was not expecting a masterpiece though the door and it was a little crudely put together however a lot more detailed than the picture that decided my order.
The blouse was very tight and I was upset to see that it had rust marks on it around the fastenings and a random rust spot on the neckline. There was even a smudge of grease on the sleeve. Most upset as being cream IT DOES NOTICE!
Desperate to see what it looks like on me I threw it on and when I said before, I wasn’t good at being a girl, girls say Oh my Good all the time at the moment. That word left my lips for the first time. Despite my big red nose and my pale patchy skin, grease and rust marks it looked stunning.
The boyfriend who kindly picked this item up for me from the post office knew it was something cheeky I ordered and that, sorry, he could never see it on me or never know what, why or when. He quite understood about my secrecy, but I was so impressed with it and how it looked I HAD TO SHOW SOMEONE.
Though a crack in the bedroom door I explained that I am just exterminating with colours and not to be upset with me or assume that I am waiting for him to pop the question. He saw it and loved it and did not run from the house screaming with his hands in the air! Which was a result.
The white saree is traditionally worn by a widow, but if you google images white saree you will find that at Bollywood parties they are very much in. There are saree blogs plastered with white sarees. These I never like too much as they never state where I can buy them from! For at least 3 years now I have been looking for the perfect white saree, I have it in my mind what I want but I just cannot find it. But now they are coming more fashionable I just might get lucky.
(That was just 1 of 5 recent purchases.)