The best is yet to come ~ Frank Sinatra

This year, like last has been one blessed year with a huge learning curve for me. From getting back to full-time work to learning how to balance life with work and most challenging of all–to make some time to do things I love; it has been one huge ride.

In terms of style, my personal style has certainly evolved: It is now a bit more relaxed and non-fussy. As most of the days, I simply do not have time to preen myself, it has also become a lot more quicker.

So, here I am going down the memory lane and sharing the top ten looks from 2015.

Playing with pastel faux:

Being a mum has definitely not made me less adventurous in the style department. Here, I am experimenting with pastel faux fur.

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Having some fun with floral trousers:

Sometimes, you just have to ditch floral dresses for floral trousers.

Clashing prints:

And here, I go way out of my comfort zone by combining two clashing prints.

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Neoprene Dress:

I also toyed with a perfectly fitting neoprene dress.

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Coloured jeans:

Here, you will find me donning some coloured jeans and splashing the city purple with my bestie.

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Summer dress:

Finally, who does not love a colourful and vibrant summer dress?

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Neutral territory:

Here, you will find me ditching colours and entering into a neutral territory.

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The Little Black Dress:

Women who wear black certainly do lead colourful lives.

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Tomboy Chic:

Here, you will see me going tomboy chic with dress and sneakers.

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Black and White, once again:

And finally, perhaps my favourite, a simple yet chic black and white dress which can take you from morning to night in a jiffy.

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So, how does your style evolve each year? Do you consciously experiment or just go with the flow? And which one from above is your favourite? Do let me know your thoughts.

I wish all my lovely readers and friends a very Happy New Year and as the saying goes–the best is yet to come.

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“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”–Bob Hope

Another year went by and lo and behold it is that magical year of the time–Christmas Day. First of all, I would like to wish you all my readers Merry Christmas.

This year, instead of sharing a usual outfit post, I thought of sharing what Christmas really means to me. Whilst Christmas fashion is big on my list; this year it was pushed down in the list and rather than spending time on finding out the perfect outfit, I utilised my energy on the things that really matter–family, friends, food, health and laughter.

I am fortunate that I have such a great support system and my heart is filled with gratitude. And thank you to all those who put up with me even when I am at my worst. 😉

So here are some of my most precious moments from the Christmas season:

Enjoying some quality time with my sister:

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Knowing that I will have this guy (the hubby) always, no matter what:

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Running behind my little elf:

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And constantly choosing between exercise and all the naughty Christmas grub 😉

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As the countdown for a New Year begins, I look back and feel thankful. Happy New Year to everyone and let’s get drunk on joy, love, kindness and happiness.

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Hello, my lovely readers couple of weeks ago I found that I have been selected as one of the ambassadors and guest bloggers for the upcoming Oxford Fashion Week.   Needless to say, I am supremely excited and chuffed that I have been selected.

This year Oxford Fashion Week is part of Oxford Fashion Studio who are launching the 2015 season of runway shows from September through to November and includes runway shows in New York, Paris, Oxford, Houston and Los Angeles.

For the uninitiated, the Oxford Fashion Studio does an amazing job of discovering and supporting brilliant emerging designers from all over the world. At the heart of Oxford Fashion Studio is a love for brilliant design and a respect for how it invites us to experience life differently. Oxford Fashion Studio runway shows exhibit extraordinary designs from exceptional established and emerging designers.

Oxford Fashion Week

Oxford Fashion Week

If you would like to experience a glamorous evening with talented designers and fashion lovers from around the world then do not forget to mark your calendar. Oxford Fashion Week will be taking place on 31st October at exquisite The Sheldonian theatre designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

Some of the designer who will be gracing the event are: Emma Gilligan (Jewellery) Collection name: Made by E.M.M.A, designer Lavinia Cadar Collection name: Cuba Cubismo and designer: Barkers-Woode Collection name: Queen.

There are two Runway Shows:-

  • The 6pm Independent Collection Show
  • The 9pm Couture Collection Show

Tickets can be purchased via the website by clicking the link below:
http://www.oxfordfashionstudio.com/tickets/.

Oxford Fashion Week

Oxford Fashion Week

So, will you be attending this spectacular and inspiring night? Well, I certainly hope so and see you there 🙂

Image credit: All Images are provided by the Oxford Fashion Studio

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One of the first challenges we faced as a new parent was to teach our little girl the fine art of sleeping. Ironically, sleeping is something which still gives us sleepless nights. We have used every tactic in the book from crying it out, gentle CIO, gentle sleeping techniques and now finally co-sleeping (despite an amazingly nice baby cot). What never ceases to amaze me is how making a 15-month old sleep brings out so many emotions and how its nothing short of a TV drama. Read on to find out the how of it.

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Image Via Google Images

The drama starts with so much hope, a gentle, funny reading episode. As a parent you feel how easy this is and life is such a breeze with a toddler. You are brimming with love, hope and an over all positivity. In a split second your situation changes because the plot thickens and your all-too-happy situation has turned in to a full-fledged conflict. Why? Obviously because the toddler has no mind of sleeping even though it is bed time and she needs sleep and you are beyond exhausted. You cajole, coax and wonder from where this little human being, your cute cherub gets their stubbornness from (blame the dad)? With a steely determination and some cursing under the breadth you carry on.

The conflict reaches its climax when the water works start (and I meant yours!). The drama ensues for what seems like hours when you feel this sorry story is just not moving ahead and the crying continues. Obviously, by this juncture the toddler has joined you and you wonder who is the bigger baby? A lull in the crying drama sends you to the deepest depth of pathos and you pray that the end of this series is nearing.

The ensuing silence gives you hope but hey this is like a never-ending tv series and with a bang it starts again. You have no iota of energy left in your body and like Murphy’s law your toddler seems to have become more energetic. This is the juncture in the series when you pull your hair (and your toddler happily joins) out of exasperation. You both cry, you both laugh because honestly you don’t know when this series is going to end.

And just when you have given up all the hope and has made peace with the idea of another sleepless night, you see your toddler sleeping like the baby they are. Hallelujah, the drama is over and it is a happy ending.

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I see you lovingly holding that baby bump, protecting the little life inside, with your warm hands. I see you glowing positively any anxiety well-hidden under the smile. I see you enjoying your pregnancy yet mentally doing the countdown and here are some things I want to tell you. Things I wish I knew.

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Image Via Google Images

  1. From the moment you hold your little person in your hands you will feel love–an all consuming and unparalleled love. You will feel euphoric and you will realise that you don’t need drugs to feel inebriated
  2. You will feel fear; like an unseen wrecking ball is about to hit you and your world. It will turn you into a protective tigress almost overnight
  3. Breastfeeding is extremely hard: don’t berate yourself if you cannot get it right straightaway
  4. While on the topic, don’t think you are horrible mother, if you for some reason cannot or choose not breastfeed
  5. For the first few days you might experience phantom kicks.
  6. On your third or fourth day postpartum, you will cry a lot. You will feel sad for absolutely no reason; you will hate your husband, your in-laws, your friends, the world and yourself. Don’t get scared. Hormones do that to you (if it continues then seek help immediately)
  7. Hormones will continue to make you angry, weepy, anxious, temperamental and sad. Consciously surround yourself with people who understand you and love you no matter what
  8. Sleep while you can because it is going to be a luxury for a long, long time
  9. No matter how great your relationship with your partner was: it will change. You will want their unwavering support
  10. You will be exhausted and raccoon-eyed and you will feel grossly under-appreciated
  11. Motherhood is an exhausting and all-consuming feeling. It will make you vulnerable yet stronger
  12. Don’t be surprised if old friendships break. And take time to make new friends
  13. Guilt will become your middle name (but don’t worry you will be fine)

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