Exuberant Diwali


Happy Diwali in advance to all you lovely people !

Just one day to go for Diwali and most of our homes are in absolute pandemonium, preparing home made sweets , cleaning the house , decorating the verandas, putting up the lights and Akash Kandils to mark the victory of light over darkness.

Let me keep this article very short for you guys because I know all of you are more than excited to prepare for Diwali and most of all the Narkasura . In Goa, not only the Hindus but everybody from all the religious communities get together in order to construct a Narkasura and then burn it early in the morning. I’ve used the word “construct” because yes, it does take a lot of trouble and patience to build one, it involves lots of creativity and unity. Starting from the framing of its joints, then adding hay to make it body then covering it up with the newspaper and at the end giving it a proper shape for the body using paper mache and then, of course, painting it.

Today is the day where the whole of Goa will showcase the best of the best Narkasurs built by everyone, this is what makes Goa and our country special. Regardless of religion, we are all one when it comes to any festival. We celebrate it together no matter from which culture we come from.

Let me finally get going with my Diwali outfits now. Diwali is known as the festival of lights.The most scenic views you’ll be able to witness is the dazzling of the lights. All of us like it when we are making a statement when it comes to Diwali attire on this day , much the same as the occasion, we also would want to dazzle look and glamorous.  Besides the laddoos and the decoration we wish to stay in trend and also stress on the ongoing fashion , because we girls love stealing the show.

I styled myself with different pieces, Indian and Western all together . I wore a basic white racer back top along with a wonderful Cerise Pink Flare Lehenga pant from W , I topped it with a Black & White Ikat printed Cape from Max with cuts on the sides. I accessorized the entire outfit  with my junk jewellery, because that’s when an ethnic outfit looks even more attractive and unique.  Last but not the least I used a tan body belt to make the entire outfit look more elegant.






I decided to keep the second outfit a bit subtle because some of us like it minimal and not heavy or too jazzy. I wore a neon green tube kurta from Cottons  which had mini blue floral print all over the top.  I wore a white palazzo as my bottoms for this outfit for a change , if you have any similar top you can team it up with a dhoti pant or a salwar pant too. I didn’t know that my Indigo ethnic dress from Westside  could do wonders . This is the same Indigo ethnic dress I had blogged about during Chaturthi which I now made it into a cape for this Diwali outfit . You can wear this ethnic dress in many ways.

  1. as a dress
  2. as a cape
  3. as a kurta with a center slit from the belly button .
  4. as a simpe kurta with leggings below or a lehenga pant.

As I’ve said before junk jewellery is the best for Indian outfits like this, which can turn any oridinary ensembles to a whole new set up.




And we’ve come to an end of this Diwali post . Personally, I am so happy with the way I’ve styled these outfits for Diwali , I hope this post has helped you enough for you to get some ideas for your Diwali outfits.

I assume you all have loved the images you’ve seen above , I’d love to give Shubham Usgaonkar the credits for these pictures which have turned out to be excellent .

Happy Diwali to all you people out there reading this and  I hope this festival takes away all the darkness and brings in joy and prosperity . Have safe and cracker free Diwali.






Shruti Haldankar

From the beautiful land of sun, sand and sea, Goa. I've recently completed my Bachelor in Business Administration and earned a BBA degree, I've been fashion blogging for a couple of years now and try to dedicate as much time as possible to my part time passion.


    • Thank you Flexcia . Please do check out my other post and let me know how you like them .

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