As I enter my third trimester, it is all about celebrating and respecting my ever-growing curves. For my birthday (which I celebrated yesterday), I wanted to feel special and glamorous after all I am going to soon embark on the exciting and challenging journey called Motherhood. I opted for a ruched dress in blue–apparently one of the hottest colours of the season.

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pregnancy fashion blog

A ruched dress is a great way to compliment your curves and it has just the right amount of glam. Surprisingly, it is also comfortable enough to walk around the entire day. I have accessorised the dress with simple gold jewellery and rose gold pumps. To be honest, I am not a clutch girl. I love big, roomy bags that can carry my world. So, here I have opted for a tan bucket bag.

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Yes, there are days when I am concerned about my changing body. But, I sincerely feel that this is one of the best times and rather than fretting I keep reminding myself that I am carrying a little person inside. I don’t think pregnancy should be an excuse to forgo your style or loose your confidence because ultimately you are helping to perpetuate life on earth and surely it is more than some numbers on the scale.

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Dress: Asos, Jacket: Jessica Simpson, Pumps: Clarks (old), Bag: Zara, Accessories: H&M (old), Watch: tissot

As the temperature dipped, I took out my blue jacket to create a cool blue colour blocking effect. The result was surprisingly pleasing and the cherry on top of cake.

 

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Pic by http://www.acupofstyle.com/ for https://www.facebook.com/fashiolista

Elegance as they say is an attitude. So, for my maiden venture covering the London Fashion Week (LFW), I decided to take the elegant route with this simple yet sophisticated dress in wine red.

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LFW-What I wore

Sure, being eccentric would’ve earned me some brownie points but it would have seemed all too deliberate and in any case I don’t let fashion own me it is the other way round.

LFW-What I wore

LFW-What I wore

What to wear to Fashion Weeks

Dress: Debenhams, Necklace: H&M, Earrings and Bangles: Claire’s Watch: Hubby’s, Bag: Next, Lips: Mac (Up the Amp), Umbrella: Zara, Heels: Clarks

I’ve used a statement necklace and dull gold bangles and earrings to accessorize the look. Whilst I really wanted to carry a statement bag, I chose the roomiest tote I had to carry my camera, tablet, notebook, phone and a pair of flats.

“Elegance is Refusal,” Coco Chanel said and I am definitely good at refusing fashion rules made by others.

(P.S: A special thanks to A Cup Of Style for liking my style and capturing me for Fashiolista :D)

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While I love experimenting with different looks and piling myself with eye-catching jewelry; when it comes to work wear I strictly follow less is more mantra. It is all about keeping it simple with clean cuts and straight silhouettes. 

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Skirt: Marks and Spencer’s, Top: Debenhams, Bag+Shoes: Clarks, Earrings: BHS, Necklace: A gift from a friend

A fit and flare skirt is my favourite work wardrobe staple. And how do I punctuate the monochromes? By clever use of colour like the mustard top used here. As, I said before it is all about simplicity. 

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If work is your worship then you’re the work Goddess and a Goddess knows how to keep it strictly business yet be chic.  For an easy, semi-formal look I opt for feminine button downs and flattering skirts.

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Pink shirt: Gap, Skirt: Hobbs, Clogs: Clarks, Bag: Deichmann, Belt: Peacock, Bangle: India and Watch: Hubby’s 

Here, I’ve paired a baby pink polka dot shirt with a  more formal skirt. Minimal accessories and sensible clogs will see you happily nailing the semi-formal look. And ladies who love pink–here’s a happy news: pink is the new black for AW’13. The runway for AW13-14 was inundated with dreamy blush pinks to dusky rose shades. Definitely a sign of happy times for me.

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Dress: India, Earrings and dancing girl necklace: Barcelona, Bag: Gap, Sandals: Clarks, Watch: Swatch, Shades: CK

 

Summers invariably mean florals for me. With temperatures soaring (finally) in this part of the globe my inner flower child is only delighted. The easiest way to look smoking hot in hot weather? A cool flowery dress and a great attitude.