Thursday, 12 February 2015

Sneak peek - houndstooth sari from Alankar Sarees

The newest item in my wardrobe was a bit of an impulse buy...I took a detour on my way home one day to have a browse in the asian clothes shops on Wilmslow Road in Manchester.

I was on the lookout for some floral print outfits (check out my blog post about floral print lenghas to see what I had in mind!) and the first shop I went into was Alankar Sarees.

After a little browse on my own and seeing lots of heavy/full outfits, I started talking to Poonam from the Alankar team, we've spoken a few times before at various events and she's a reader of Asian Fashion Blog, so she has a feel for the kinds of styles I like.

They didn't have any florals in, with it still technically being winter, but she showed me this sari instead...

This sari has so much appeal to me, first up is the houndstooth design (or dogtooth as it's also known), which is very on trend at the moment. Then we have the silver sequinned part of the border - I do lobe a bit of sparkle! Finally, the vibrant hot pink border, of which the blouse is the same colour.

I just had to have it, even though I'd only gone out to have a browse and wasn't planning to buy anything! I can't remember what the official price was, but I paid £125 and was very happy to take it at that price.

When I've had a chance to wear it, I'll definitely be posting photos, but for now I'm on the lookout for matching accessories and I saw this clutch bag in Kurt Geiger which might just be a match:

Any suggestions on other accessories and styling for this fab sari?

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