A little celebration

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Today was my dad’s birthday. A man who has showered me with unconditional love, given me the wonderful life I live today and who has made all my dreams and aspirations possible.

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Although he’s always tried to ensure that celebrations for my birthdays are grand, he has always downplayed his own. He prefers, at most, a small gathering; so we decided to spend it with family. We arranged for an array of traditional food, cake from our favourite bakery in Bangladesh, a variety of Bangladeshi sweets and made the evening a little colourful with a bouquet of orchids, lilies and chrysanthemums.

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I love baking and I usually bake for his birthday, but unfortunately as Ramadan is one of the busiest times of the year for Nabila, I had to spend the majority of my day at work.

So what did I wear for his little birthday celebration? One of my favourite anarkalis.

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Dress: Nabila

It’s a fully hand embroidered white anarkali with brightly coloured piping on the bottom of the dress and the ends of the sleeves. The dress has a cotton lining and the embroidery has been done on the top, net layer.

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I know some people shy away from the colours of the piping (which include orange, purple, neon green, blood orange, canary yellow and magenta) but I feel like everyone should give such colours a try at least once. You never know what you may suit you or what you may love on yourself.

I also put on my white and silver wedge heel sandals. These wedge sandals, despite the size of the heel, are highly comfortable (platform heels are a lifesaver) and can be very versatile.

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Dress: Nabila

My mom on the other hand opted for much softer colours. She wore a beige anarkali with off white embroidery. With her hair pulled back and just the perfect amount of jewellery, I thought she looked so elegant.

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