This is an umbrella (for anyone not up on their Kuta styles). It is from here.
Mero Budda asked me recently why i don't like pretty things. When it comes to jewellery and clothes we have very different ideas on what is nice. He has Nepali taste, I do not have Nepali taste.
I think Saris and Kutas look gorgeous on other women. I don't have the elegance to pull them off. I end up looking like a tourist who desperately wants to fit in. Also I am not accustom to all that sparkle. I grew up in the 80s, in the country, in Australia... we did big t-shirts, big pants, and big hair... but never big sparkles.
I am trying to adjust. First I got a kuta. It is brown and gold with small shinny mirrors on it. I quite like standing in the sun and reflecting little diamonds everywhere. I feel a bit like a mobile disco ball and that makes me happy.
Now i've gone one step too far too fast.
Mero Budda's Mumma told me I needed something fancy for the day after the wedding. I wanted to look nice. I didn't want to look like a frumpy tourist so we went shopping. I am now the owner of an umbrella. An umbrella is a VERY fancy style of kuta. I don't think it is actually spelt UMBRELLA but it sounds like it. My new umbrella is blue and silver. It has see-through arms and five different types of sparkly sequiny things and a lot of netting. It is... different (read hideous). I'm not sure what came over me in the store.
I am not putting any photos up yet. Mostly because i don't want everyone to laugh at me looking like Nepali Barbie but also because I don't want to spoil the surprise.
*** Ever since I wrote this post i have had this stuck in my head. I thought I'd share it all with you so you can be annoyed too.