Splash of Sunshine

Mannat's Mode splash of sunshine jayanti reddy

My favourite season of the year is in full swing guys.. that summer sunshine paired with weddings on weddings. I am in dress-up heaven! But this wedding season is different than others, I have only gotten married about one month ago and let me tell you.... after your own wedding, other weddings are even more fun!  

I cherished my time in the sun... but its really quite fun to watch other love stories unfold from a distance as well. I am also particularly enjoying rocking my choora with Indian-wear. So you will see it peaking through a lot of posts this summer! No guys I'm not wearing the same bangles with every outfit, a choora ( red and white bangles that newly-wed brides wear in the Punjabi culture). I haven't quite decided how long I'll rock it for... but for now I'm enjoying the splash of red.  

Mannat's Mode splash of sunshine jayanti reddy
Mannat's Mode splash of sunshine jayanti reddy
Mannat's Mode splash of sunshine jayanti reddy
Mannat's Mode splash of sunshine jayanti reddy

For a pre-wedding event for a friend's wedding, I wore this super chill Kurta and Dhoti Pants set by Jayanti Reddy. This is one of my favourite Indian designer labels! The Kurta is supposed to be a looser fit and the genie pants (that's what I call them) are a nice airy change. Its so relaxed yet festive and vibrant! That's exactly what I need for week-day wedding events. Run home from work, slip into something easy and go! 

I love outfits like these that play around with more modern and relaxed cuts but don't dilute the ethnic aesthetic our rich culture has to offer. I kept everything else pretty simple. I just added the Tikka on my forehead to enhance the Indian wedding vibe, loose curls, marble clutch, winged eyeliner and nude lips. Less is more and this outfit proves it. I skipped the earrings, as this laid back vibe looked much more fresh, also because... 

...I always follow Coco Chanel's dress-up rule: get fully dressed and then take one thing off. I swear by this guys! You should try it. Stand in front of the mirror and look at your whole look including outfit, shoes, accessories, hair and make up etc. 99.9% of the time taking one thing off somehow results in me whispering 'perfect' under my breath before I walk out the door!  

Love and Light,
Mannat