I have always been on the simple side of dressing up. Nothing too flashy. Nothing too elaborate. Minimal accessories, if anything at all. Not much of a clothing shopper, especially on traditional wear.
As we were attending some events, I saw for myself the effort some people put in to look as presentable as they were. They looked good, so well groomed and refreshed. Some how, I wanted to be like that. Looking good, well-groomed and refreshed. Not the no time for threading mother.
With that in mind, I bought colourful tops while I was in India. With matching vibrant red and green slacks to go with. No more just white and black. Accessories are no longer left behind. I have rearranged my bangles for easier access. I bought matching sets for my kurtis.
I make up my face. It is no longer just lipstick and eyeliner. I am adding colour to my eyes and cheeks too. If not now, when else? I no longer feel like a drag queen with a fully made up face.
And you know what, it feels great when you know you too could carry colours after all!