Travelling Through Limeroad

Monsoon is here! Being a pluviophile, it’s my favorite season. I love to hold the raindrops and  feel the ecstasy. Monsoon brings happiness, the happiness of spending time with friends over coffee, the joy of getting drenched while walking through a fine, misty rain or just watching a downpour from the verandah.

Whatever the season or the occasion is, we love to dress up, or should I say, we just need no reason to look good. As for me, whenever I feel good, I want to look good and the vice-versa. So, the crux is, I love to dress up in tune with the weather and the occasion. I firmly believe, dressing is an art; it’s the perfect concoction of style, fashion (yes, the two terms are different), comfort and joy of creation.
A sensitive soul drapes not only the attire but also admires the creativity behind it.

Though monsoon is fun, but we can’t wipe out the inconveniences we have to face on Indian roads. Puddles filled with dirty water, muddy roads, and potholes make life miserable. Kolkata, being a city leery of the problem of waterlogging, often adds more to it when the rain continues for a day or two.  Moreover,  a heroine might be an enchantress in a wet saree, I swear no girl on earth would like to adorn such a look on a rainy day! According to me, the monsoon dress code should be something that will keep you comfortable and clean as much as possible, even if you’ve to walk down through the waterlogged streets.

The material should be something that dries up quickly (preferably, not cotton). Shorts, 3/4ths, skirts, and capris are my preferences. You can go for a maxi-dress if you like, but something well above the ankle can save you from embarrassment as nobody likes a dress repleted with mud or dirty water.

While exploring the site, I couldn’t resist my inner fashionista to curate a few monsoon looks. I followed the aforesaid simple rules keeping the looks simple, minimal and trendy.

For the first one, I’ve selected the very own color of monsoon, blue, as the theme.

While waiting for the Rainbow, let's paint the sky, BLUE

While waiting for the Rainbow, let’s paint the sky, BLUE

This one is there to lift up the mood from the shabby grayness of the weather.

It's Pink! Wink, Wink

It’s Pink! Wink, Wink


A Splash Of Colors!

A Splash Of Colors!

If rain comes, rainbow can’t be far behind!

The Happiness, rainbow Look

The Happiness, rainbow Look

And, finally, I couldn’t take my eyes off this dress, bagged it, delivered it by 72 hours and here I am, in my latest monsoon look.

My Favorite Pick!
My Favorite Pick!
me.... :-P


Enjoy the monsoon in style. Let the swollen rain clouds cover the sky, not the fun and frolic.

60 responses to “Travelling Through Limeroad

  1. Those are cool choices for Monsoon…..and its my favorite season too…waise don’t mind getting romantic in a chiffon saree with the right company to hold an umbrella or lend a coat🙂

    • oh my my my …..your picture loaded only after I submitted the comment….its a wow pic…the hair, the eyes and of course the dress. Hubby would have drooled isn’t it bestie🙂

      • LOL…Thanks, bestie…don’t want to reveal actually hubby’s feelings here. Will tell you later😛

        And, yes getting romantic and filmy in a chiffon is a cool and naughty idea and I love it…😀

  2. I love monsoon and you have an awesome collection, very convenient and stylish to wear these day. Also, you look gorgeous❤🙂

  3. I got just one doubth… won’t it be too cold to wear sleeveless…it looks like summer dress to me… shorts yup(: agreed…but I don’t know weather those slippers are cool for moonsons… yes its fun enjoying the rain always(: try go on a rainy tour… you would sutomatically get cherrful but you got to rise above laziness of sleeping, and forget about getting wet, or get upset about not able to sight see something because of rain… its just brings about the atmosphere of adventure which is always fun to say the least(:

    • Hi Maria,

      Don’t know actually which region you are hailing from, but monsoon here in Kolkata is quite hot, far from cold. So such dresses are quite a comfort. Moreover, a sleeveless wear dries up quickly even when you get wet. The material is also suitable for the monsoon, it’s georgette…🙂

      For the shoes, you can wear a flip flop also with it, goes quite well. adding two shoes would have made the space clumsy, so have added the formal one only.

      Thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts, welcome to my space…🙂

  4. Pluviophile is a great word. I watched a documentary about the Indian railways in Monsoon season, it was an eye opener and makes me want to visit sometime soon as well.

  5. I am toh a pluviophile and Monsoon is bliss. One of my first memories, in Pune, it suddenly started raining when a girl, dressed in Salwar rushed down to enjoy the rain. It’s a beautiful scene like magic when you hear the footsteps and giggle. It expresses our emotions as Indians and significance of Monsoon.
    Next time, I write a love story, I would my introduce my heroine like this. It’s beautiful and divine, like from Yash Raj film.

  6. My instant response after seeing your pic, Maniparna, in connection with last line of the post is Pankaj Udhas’s line: “Tumhaari zulf jo bikhare, ghata salaam karein…”

    Well, you beautifully presented the need of a monsoon dress. Liked your intelligent suggestions. I agree with you that one should wear the dress which dries up quickly. I also want to add jeans along with cotton in ‘Not to Wear’ list. Enjoy Monsoon!🙂

  7. You are just so adorable, Maniparna!!! You are so sweet and I can feel your smile through your words. Thank you for being YOU!!! GREAT post, one I truly enjoyed!!! (((HUGS))) Amy❤

  8. Monsoon is certainly welcome. It brought temperature down. You also brought down romantic misty environment to mundane potholes, dirt and mud. It is nice to look good. But dress gets soiled in rain and mud.

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