CH's friends are getting married next month and we're invited to an Indian themed wedding. So I was back at my parent's house, rummaging through my wardrobe in search of my Punjabi suits I bought eons ago in Little India.
It's a wonder they still fit but gosh, what was I thinking when I bought these outfits! One is in a strong green hue with silver threads while the other is a lighter shade of green. They must have been flattering at one stage but now they don't do a thing for my ego when I looked in the mirror. Mum kindly suggested I could easily find a lovelier one at the stores in Little India, at least they don't look so dated and mumsy.
But I remember Punjabi suits aren't the cheapest things around. I paid afew hundred dollars for these and I don't think I've even worn them at all. All I could recall now were the boutique ladies flocking around me cooing in unison "Ooooh, this looks so good on you. Look at how the green flatters your fair skin."
Enchanted by the chorus of accented voices and praises, I was dizzy with joy and handed several big notes with a silly grin on my face. Thinking back, that must have been their sales tactic. They've honed their skills on unsuspecting tourists out for a cultural experience, now they've reeled in another willing customer.
Now that I'm more sensible, I wonder if it is wise for me to go out and buy another Punjabi suit to add to my collection. It's likely going to languish in the darkest corner of my wardrobe after the Indian themed wedding.
I also dug out some forgotten dresses yesterday. One's a Ralph Lauren floral dress that I wore to Mother Hen's wedding many years ago. It still looks brand new because I have only worn it twice. I proved to mum that despite it's tiny size, I could still fit into it.
So, I ended up trying a blue sundress, a black cocktail dress and a couple of sexy little outfits. They all still fit me but it's just not the same anymore. Somehow, I feel like mutton dressed as lamb. Some clothes are just meant to stay in the darkest corner of the wardrobe and never be seen on my body again.