I would describe her style as minimalist and elegant. She was never about being 'made up'. She always used a subtle shade of lipstick, combed her hair into a neat bun and used matching accessories and pearls. Mommy always made a statement with her dainty jewellery. She never liked anything chunky.
I fell in love with the sari thus, and wore it to work sometimes too, inspiring 'Sari Tuesdays' at my workplace. Today, I dress up with a silk temple border Manipuri sari. The sari is handmade and this particular style is Manipuri-temple border saris are common across India-you have the Bengali version and South Indian versions as well. I go minimalist, following my Ma's footsteps; accessorizing with a pair of gold earrings and a vintage Manipuri gold 'Pundon Mapan' cocktail ring(a little on the chunkier side this one; Ma has a daintier version :) ).
|Manipuri silk temple border sari-From Manipur, India; 'Pundon Mapan'Gold ring-Manikumar,Sagolband-Manipur, India;Gold Earrings-From Pune,India;Ankle strap gold heels-From Mumbai|