Sunday, November 8, 2015

Dressing up for Hogwarts

If you’re a potterhead, I’m hoping you got what I was trying here with these outfit choices. 

A lot of people get annoyed when I talk about Harry Potter on my blog, instagram or just about anywhere and I’ve heard a lot of ‘move on’ comments. I’m not sure if I’ve spoken about this a few years ago because I feel like I’ve been writing here forever and probably have addressed this but I’m going to do it again. The reason I can possibly never move on from Harry Potter is because it wasn’t just a book to me. Some books just become a part of your life and Harry Potter has been one of those books. It might seem immature and silly to some but it’s been a journey for me. I remember that I first started reading Harry Potter thanks to my cousin who was one those people to line up at stores and buy the book the day it released. I borrowed her book and read it the first time and now I can never own enough copies. I remember being glued to my Harry Potter books during lunch breaks in school and on the way back home in the van and it was almost like a safety blanket. I could write posts on what J.K Rowling created and how Harry Potter will always mean a lot to me but I’ll save that for another special day. Putting these outfits together with Shikha (who was so patient with the camera) was so much fun because it gave us a chance to relive the Harry Potter magic and to feel like we were a part of Hogwarts, again.

I’m that person who walks into stores and gets annoyed when there’s a wide range of phone cases to choose from only for users of certain phones (you know what I’m talking about). When I got an email about Cover It Up , I was so excited because they had phone cases for almost all phones in the market. After days of adding things to my cart, I finally narrowed it down to two cases that I couldn’t imagine not having. One had to be a Harry Potter theme case! The other is something really special and you’ll see it soon. I wanted to style this case a little differently so I did a Harry Potter theme and I had so much fun digging the colours from my wardrobe. I’ve been carrying the Harry Potter case around for a while and I’ve surely got a lot of questions about where it is from. Apart from being a really sturdy case, it’s a great conversation starter (especially if you’re a potterhead and are always on the lookout for fellow potterheads) 

Harry Potter case: Cover It Up 


Cape Scarf: M&S,  Tee shirt: ZARA, Dreamcatcher necklace: Flea Market
Cape: American Apparel, Tee shirt: Street shopping
Sweater: Mango, Necklace: Flea Market
Jacket: American Apparel, Shirt: M&S, Hairband: Masaba Lite

Shoes: Payless, Jeans: Forever 21 Plus Size 

Photography: Shikha Sreenivas

See you soon.



  1. I've never been a Harry Potter fan. But I do love that cape you're wearing Sonshu! Blog more often woman.

  2. Love this post! I'm a fan of HP too and it's something I grew up with and find it hard to " forget".
    Don't listen to others who encourage you to move on - they aren't real fans! I love the colours of your outfits - so fitting!!

  3. This is such a fun & interesting post. Lovely concept. That phone cover is adorable and totally love the green cape.
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  4. We all grew up with Harry and Hogwarts. I cannot say whether I was a die hard fan but I always loved reading and have read all of them and even own a few. I think the one fantasy that I always had in my teens was to just get into a school which would be as enchanting and wonderful as Hogwarts was (mine was pretty boring no chance of adventures). And I got to say I never come across a case that would fit my phone so I just let the old thing be.

    P.S: I hope to not write an essay now and I shall stop but you look lovely in all the outfits.

  5. Harry Potter is the best thing that happened to me. This is a great post! Since you like HP, you're going to LOVE this HP-themed stuff -
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  6. And I wish I could have the gryffindore cape ! <3 So happy to find another potterhead :D.