My OCD

Obsessive complusion disorder is when a person repeats a certain pattern of behaviour. I have this disorder of shopping . Every second day I think j won’t buy anything and third day , am ordering something or am in one of the shops buying .

I had particiapted in a contest organised by SD . I generally hate to participate in such things, but I did . I won and that’s how I got to Priyanka Gaur. She had organised through S D and was the sponsorer . I got a beautiful red coloured fulkari. I was overwhelmed because after leaving school I guess I never participated in contests. During parties , where housie or tambola is played , I have never ever got even a prize for zaldi five or any line , leave aside the full house . Such is my luck .

So winning this contest was like a winning a jackpot and Priyanka was my lucky mascot. I was overwhelmed by all this that I decided to write on her page about the beautiful fulkari duppata which I got . To thank me she has gifted me another beautiful duppata. Who does that ? How can she be so sweet and giving 🥰

I was feeling a bit odd that she is gifting me time and again and I haven’t bought anything from her . So I decided to buy a saree, fulkari again, from her .

The saree is exactly like it is in pic. It looks beautiful only it is navy blue. The fabric is chinnon but must be a mix coz it is heavy and if am not mistaken , chinnon is light with a nice shimmer .

This saree is on the heavier saree but it looks awesome. Some people prefer saree which is not light weight , for them it is a good choice . The draping is also easy and surprisingly the fall is good .

Priyanka is very kind and very sweet in her talks. She doesn’t bother you by flooding mobile with pics of her products. She is very patient .

Price of saree is 2250 . I had seen the same saree with another vendor for 2550. So I guess it is worth buying .

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Kalamkari and Parsi saree

I am very fond of kalamkari print . Be it a saree or a kurta or dress material . I see it , I have to buy it.

I have two kalamakri sarees gifted by my friend Menaka . She bought it from Calcutta. The fabric is cotton and the feel is awesome. The design is very confusing . Though it had blouse piece but wasn’t clear from where the blouse starts . But when. I wear these sarees it looks good. At least to my eyes and that’s important for me . Very important. One of these saree I saw at fabindia which they are selling at 2300. Am sure my saree must not have cost her same. Not coz she won’t buy me expensive but simply coz she has bought from a shop. Fab India is expensive .

The next two sarees I bought from Nallis and the fabric they told me is cotton silk. I buy so many sarees but am u nable to distinguish the fabric. This fabric is very beautiful and has a good flow. It has good length and height and feels soft to touch.i bought it for 2300

This one I bought from Shivani Surma from shopper’s darbar . The fabric is chenuri silk. It has various colours but the colour I wanted did not have the same design , so I chose black. The fabric is not soft , fall is also fine but feel is not soft. It is unlike silk feel. When you think about silk, the first thing u think is softness . This saree has Kos which is like the fabric goes tedha but on wearing it doesn’t seem so . It looks good .

I bought a same saree in beige colour . It looked awesome in the pic . I fell in love with the saree and same kind . Alas! This saree looks totally different . The colour is dull and not at all like in the pic . Both are for 3600 . Rest of the vendors sell at 4000 to 4200 I have posted both the Pics. The first is pic everybody posts and the second one is original pic. She had of course offered to take it back .

This is again a red kalamakri which I bought from Shivani . There are lot of colours in this . This is some kind of silk so the draping is easy. Fall is good and soft to feel. I absolutely loved this piece . This is for 1550. Again some have it for 1550 and some are selling as high as 1750.

This black and white kalamakri I bought from Riya Joseph I guess from SD. This saree is beautiful and is for 1900. The fabric is awsum and fall is good. This vendor is somebody who doesn’t waste her time in chatting . You want, you buy . You dont want kindly do not chat or ask questions . Anyway I wanted to so no problem . It has a blouse piece which has lot of kalamkari design on it I stitched it but don’t wear on this saree

Parsi saree I bought from a shop at Grant road Mumbai. It’s the old part of Mumbai which resembles Paris streets minus the crowd. Some streets of Paris were reminding me of this place except the cleanliness and population. Anyway there are about 5 shops on Grant road. I saw all and finally decided on this shop called Pushpam. It is Georgette saree with jaal pallu. It had a seperately cut blouse peice though it is of the same fabric. It comes with fall and picko. So only blouse has to be stitched and it is ready to wear.

Cost 9500. There are more expensive sarees with more of different kind of work . My saree has typical traditional parsee work .

Parsi sarees originally were handmade but now all of then keep machine embroidered. Of course there must be some shops which keep hand embroidered parsee saree. I shall buy and then write a review till then cya.

Jewellery 2

I am a shopaholic and shopping keeps me energised . These days because of my tight schedule am unable to go out and shop. Shopper’s darbar has solved this problem of mine. Everything from arrangers to clothes . I am fond of good artificial jewellery as well which I got from shopper’s darbar.I have already done one write up on some pieces of jewelry.

I recently bought 4 earrings from Richa Gupta one of the vendors of S d. She is nice to talk to and is to the point in conversation.

The first piece which am displaying here is a very beautiful piece. It is has a good finishing . These German silver pieces of jewelry are of two types. At least I have seen two types .One which looks like silver and has good shine and the other is which is Matt and has a dull look. I like with shine coz it looks like a new piece. The others look old and it seems as if somebody has dug it from some hole. The only issue with this piece is heaviness. So if one is in habit of wearing of heavy earrings or zhumke ,then it is okay otherwise your ears start paining but it looks good. It is worth the pain.

Price is 250 plus shipping

The second piece is a German silver stud. It is again big but it looks extremely beautiful. Even if the ear will pain I guess the beauty of the stud will compel one to wear it .Price is 150 plus shipping

The next one is in much Vogue . Mantra earring is in various shapes . The one I have bought is again heavy but has beautiful shine . Price 250 plus shipping

The next one is again a big one but there a tragedy struck me . J got one broken piece. It is an extremely beautiful piece. Here comes my Richa ‘ s niceness. She has offered to replace the broken piece . I had a similar kind of experience with an another vendor who just said sorry and did not do anything about the broken piece.

I would love to buy more from her coz of the finishing of the pieces . They look classy. The vendor is so good that she had sent me the stuff before I could pay as she was travelling later.

I do recommend her .

Kashimri saree

The rate at which I buy sarees from shopper’s darbar , soon my blogs will be big in number. But some sarees of shopper’s darbar are really good , some are average. Bad are none. Today’s blog is about the first category .

I have been surfing through shopper’s darbar and waiting for a good kashmiri saree. There are basically two vendors on shopper’s darbar . One is Srila Roy and the other is Smita Rai.

I bought kashmiri embroidered crepe saree from Smita Rai. The saree is nice. It is black in colour with red and yellow threads used for embroidery. It also has a piping of mehroon colour. The saree looks exactly same as in the pics . I am no expert of fabric but to feel, the texture is good. It can be draped easily .

I can match it up with any colored blouse coz of so many colours in border . 2015, I had seen these kinds of shops in Jammu and they we’re selling for more than 5000. I got it for 3680. Good deal !

The saree is exactly like the pic. About the vendor , she’s extremely friendly . She answers your queries and doesn’t force to take a decision fast. This puts the customer at ease . With so much of warmth from her , am sure everybody ends up buying. She is one of her own kind . She has lot of variety . Her after sale service is also good . She keeps popping up tips on how to take care of the saree . I recommend her for kashmiri embroidered sarees.

Kantha sarees

Hi all ! Recently I bought two kantha sarees from Shivani surma . One for my Bhabhi and the other for myself . Both are red in colour but the design is different. The fabric is Banglore silk . It is soft and slippery. I found draping slightly difficult. Once you master the art the of draping , then ofc you will love the saree.

This 👇saree is for me . It is bright red and has very intricate embroidery. It has huts which is called zhopadi in Hindi and flowers. The size of zhopadi is big and it has work on pallu and the front. This embroidery is on 2.5 meters , so it covers pallu , front and back to certain extent as it is in pic. The blouse has a thin line of embroidery, no flowers. It looks exactly the same as pic . Price 6800 but it depends on vendor . Some charge for the same piece 7000 Rs. No wonder Shivani is my favourite

The second saree which I bought for my Bhabhi is again red in colour . This red is slightly sober. You can say that while making this colour , dyer has put a bit of water . It is a dilute red. It has all flowers in pallu and backside , also a beautiful border . It also has a beautiful border of flowers on blouse piece . It also has a bigger blouse piece . The intricate embroidery of pallu is again of 2.5 meters. It is not like pic but looks much beautiful. So much so that my mom after looking at this saree told me to keep this one for me . Ofc am not doing so .

Price : 6800. Again other vendors are selling at higher price .

The third kantha which I bought for my second Bhabhi. Yeah I have two brothers and they both are married . So I have two bhabhies. Anyway coming back to kantha saree , I bought a black kantha with colourful embroidery from Priyanka kanwar . The saree is excellent and pitch black . I don’t have the measurements but it must be having almost same length of intricate hand embroidery. Black coloured saree and colourful thread embroidery makes it breath taking beautiful . It too had a simple blouse piece . Price was 7000. As I said it varies from vendor to vendor . But this saree is a show stopper . It is a breath taking beauty and it is a head Turner . About Priyanka , she’s again one very professional . She will answer your queries but nothing more than that. During those days when I was going to buy from her , it was new year Eve , so I sent her a new year message for which I did not get a reply . When the next day I inquired something about a sri Lankan saree , Pat I got the reply . Hahahaha that’s the level of professionalism. My opinion is ofc based on what I have observed.

Another and the last kantha I have is from Farah Khan . She has a shop at fort William , kolkotta. I had been to her shop in 2013 but did not buy anything . Last year in 2017 , however I got her number after a long search and I bought a beautiful kantha. It is merron coloured saree with light pink and white colured lotuses all around the pallu. The embroidery has the best finish and the fabric is more thicker silk . Since it is more satinish as I said draping becomes difficult . But it looks awesome if draped properly.

Farah Khan of course sells at a higher price than all these ladies . But then quality is also better . Ofc it doesn’t mean that the other vendors don’t have a good quality . You don’t realize this unless u haven’t seen the best quality . Farah Khan doesn’t have an online shop.

These all sarees are not daily wear. You can wear only on special occasions .at least I don’t find it suitable to wear on daily basis .

Kantha on tussar I guess will have better drapability . Let me see if I buy, shall surely review . Till then cya!

Jewelry at Shoppers Darbar

Am Back with jewelries at shoppers Darbar . As I said , am a buyer so I know the quality . Ofc about vendors , my views are based on my opinion . How they are with me , how prompt and how patient .Am a fast buyer so normally patience is one virtue which is not tested .

I have bought these four earrings from Shubha Amrith from SD. She is very polite . There are some vendors who are not .

The one on the top left looks small in size but is not . It is almost 1.5 inches and is slightly heavy. But it looks awesome. Gives a mix of trendy and ethnic look. The next on top right is one trending a lot . Rings are big again but looks nice. Rest two are okay nothing very special about them.

few days ago I had bought two kadas and a neck piece from her . Kada are for everyday use. Neckpiece which I bought have been eyeing since long but wasn’t sure about it . Finally decided with Shubha. It is for 550. It has a neckpiece ,earrings finger ring and a nose pjn. The pendant looks big but it is dainty , small and delicate.

This pendant is for 420 plus shipping. I bought with pink thread. Quality is good and it has good finishing . It looks exactly like this.

The kadas are for 350 a pair. They look extremely beautiful and have ethnic look. My experience with Shubha and her stuff is good. I do recommend her .

I also bought one set of Neckpiece , earrings and nose pin from Chetna Nayak. These earrings are gain quiet big in size . If you are with small face , then I guess it will look very big.

Also bought one Neckpiece . Her stuff I found very reasonable. She is also very enthusiastic about her stuff.the above one was for 500 and a single Neckpiece was for 175. That was German silver as well. Very dainty and beautiful

These all are in German silver ,

I also have some in gold Matt finish.

I bought from Mona Gandhi. As I said before some are not so polite, she is somewhere there . It is not that she is impolite but I find her slightly impatient. I by mistake had written price for some earrings and she was like , ” when did I tell you ” ? And once she wrote that why can’t I wait . What am in hurrying about. So I had to ask her if she is a teacher coz she keeps scolding for all small things. But since then she’s too good.

I bought this double Neckpiece which is South Indian kind and believe me am in love with it . It is too classy and very very ethnic. It is only for 1350, which is comparetively cheap. The quality is not compromised .

Then I also bought a kolhapuri thushi. It was for 850. Quality is good. It comes with earrings which I did not like. But the thushi looks real. I do recommend her as her stuff is good.

Jewellry at S D

I am not very fond of gold or diamond . No ! The grapes are not sour. It’s just that the designs are limited and yes it’s expensive . I like German silver jewelry.

I have bought a handful of German silver jewelry from shopper’s Darbar . I also have bought with gold finish.

The very first I bought was from Parul Agarwal. She’s one silent kinds . Doesn’t talk much , answers the queries with bare minimum words. At least that’s my experience. Her german silver jewelry is a fine stuff. She has right from 250 to 1800 I guess. All sorts of jewelry.

The above posted one is for 1400 and is good to wear on saree. It comes with earrings but the earings don’t have the same finishing as the neckpiece has .

The one below is simple for 300 single piece and 250 if you buy two of this kind . Of course pendant is different. This comes without earings but it’s good . Worth buying if you like simple stuff

Another vendor from whom I buy a lot of jewellery is Smita Das. She’s extremely pleasant . Though I have never asked for her opinion but I have a feeling she has a sound judgement. Whatever so far I have bought from her has been very good and somehow looks beautiful. She has neckpieces which are above 500 and the most pleasing thing is all her neckpieces are with earrings. That’s such a relief coz otherwise I have to keep searching for a matching one . Her designs are the one which match my taste.

The one below is a typically kolhapuri jewellery bought from her . It is called vajrateeka. It s very beautiful and even this also had earings. Such a big relief. This is for 1299 . I got it in discounted price otherwise I guess it is for 1499. Worth buying.

This is laxmi haar . It looks very beautiful. Price range is 750. Worth buying because it looks very elegant .

Maybe am biased but I find all her stuff worth buying . Shall put two more pics which are worth mentioning . One is Durga maa’s which is for 650 , other is I bought for bhabhi worth again 650. One neckpiece pic I don’t have but it’s tushi of German silver . It is worth 450. I would recommend her big time .