“Clothes aren’t going to change the world; the women who wear them will”~Anne Klein

Sometimes I wonder why I bother. Every week, I am here discussing and giving you ideas what you should wear this summer/spring/winter. What are the “in”colours and the various ways to pair the autumn-winter state–boots. Honestly, it is exhausting! My mind, however creative, sometimes has no idea how to describe a dress for the zillionth time. And then I wonder, if it really matters in the larger scheme of things–children still dying for hunger and poverty, women denied equal rights and Brexit. Ofcourse it does not.

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However, I convince myself if something as simple as a dress and boots can bring some realm of happiness in the daily grind of life then why not? So, whether you hate it or love it I am here. Boots are esentially a winter thing but the British weather being more temperamental than a woman; it is here to stay even in summers (if you want call it that!)

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The trick to making an ankle boot work with a dress in summer is to create a gap (no this is not some imaginative made-up rule by me). Pair with a midi and bare calves or a mini with opaque/sheer tights (if you wish, I had to here as it was just too windy) or with a maxi that ends just on your ankles.

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If you ask me, the ankle boots with dress style is perhaps just the summer option you need when sunshine is still…..a bit weak.

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Boots: J D Williams, T-Shirt: Tu, Skirt: Primark, Necklace: Monica Narang, Bag: Zara (old)

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This post was in collaboration with JD Williams who sponsored this post.

If you ask me, mums are highly sensitive people especially new mums who are still new to the motherhood thing and has to learn almost everything overnight. And as far as dads are concerned, you lot are simply doomed. Yes, doomed.

Why? Well, you can be a scientist, an investment banker, a fire fighter, a cop or anything under the sun but the fact that remains that splitting oneself in half to bring out a tiny human being into this world and being responsible for his or hers every need is one heck of a job and cannot be ever, ever, EVER compared to anything. So, here’s a handy note to all you dads out there about things you should never ever, ever, EVER say to new mums.

Read it, comprehend it and make a blueprint of it all over your brain because it can just make your life a wee bit easier.

Sleep when the baby sleeps:

I know you mean well. But please refrain from saying these words because chances are she will snap-back with her racoon eye and ask you when is she supposed to go for a wee, take a bath, have one teeny-tiny minute to herself. When? As you would not have an answer to this just bite those words even before it comes out of your mouth.

Wow, you look tired:

Yes, that’s exactly the look new, sleep-deprived mums are going for.

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Boy, am I tired?!

You could have trekked to Mount Everest and made it in one day but still do NOT talk about being tired because continuously feeding a baby, changing their diapers, cleaning the poop, pee, walls and floor all done mostly with one free hand and one hand holding your munchkin is a physically and emotionally exhausting task. So sorry but not sorry your own tiredness is nothing compared to hers.

Anything about breastfeeding:

Sure you sat through the breastfeeding class and even diligently took notes but for the sake of your health and happiness just do not say anything about breastfeeding. Keep in mind a simple mathematical formula if you ever feel the urge to say anything about the subject: no boobs = no talk about breastfeeding. It really is that simple.

Are you in the mood?

This one is easy to misconstrue. One fine day, after you return from work, you would have realised that she has taken shower, has put on a freshly laundered top, has a hint of make-up and has even shaved her legs. You might be inclined to think that this is your lucky night. But do not ask this question because unless the activity in your mind involves ten hours of uninterrupted sleep (for her) the answer is probably definitely no.

What did you do all day?

Here’s the answer: She has fed, cleaned, burped and calmed the baby some zillion times. Usually, she has already done it ten times before 7AM and on top of that she has made some breakfast, cleaned the poop smeared carpet some ten times and looked after other essential things for the baby the whole day while making sure her own sanity has not gone down the door. See, babies are notoriously dependant on their mums for every single thing and looking after one is not exactly a holiday. So do not ever ask this question, no matter what.

Anything about her weight, shape and size:

If you care for your own safety do not go there because hell hath no fury like a postpartum, hormonal woman surprised and shocked by her body’s change. So DO NOT GO there.

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As a blogger and digital marketing person, it is suffice to say that the digital world is a big thing in my life. I definitely have a not-so-secret love affair with instagram. It is a lovely little digital space where I share all my major loves: family, fashion, food, fitness and travel. It is also a great place to meet like-minded people, get a sneak peek into my friends’ life and follow other bloggers. So, here I am sharing some of my latest instgram posts and if you would like to join then do follow me.

Fashion: 

I love experimenting with different looks sometimes I like to channel my inner Indian goddess (and don a saree) and sometimes I like to rock the classic LBD.

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11794257_10153005211389109_7996543950354466013_oFitness:

Not many people know of this but I love exercising. Regular exercise keeps me mentally sane and those endorphins help me to feel awesome. My close friends call me: energiser bunny (based on the battery ad). I love yoga, strength training and have recently added running (although I am not so good at it) to the mix.

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Travel:

Travel, however local is important so that life does not escape us.

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Family& Friends:

The most important element of life; the people who make every joy magnificent and every trouble worth its while.

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What is your favourite social media tool? Do let me know your thoughts.

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Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months ~Oscar Wilde

There are some things in fashion that are so inexplicable that one should just enjoy it without questions. The vest jacket or sleeveless jacket is one such thing. No one can really understand its efficiency but also cannot ignore it completely. When the hubby dearest saw this in my wardrobe, he shook his head, ttched-ttched and called it the man-repeller jacket!

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However, as I am a rebel without a pause, I still kept it. The vest or the sleeveless jacket is edgy, rebellious and effortless (just like my mood some days) throw is over a simple jeans and tee for a casual look or pair with suede mini, roll-neck and boots for added oomph or mix it with a pencil dress…the options are plenty.

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Here, I have used it to give a pop of colour to my all black ensemble. I have thrown it over a black cardigan, ankle boots and black leggings. This is the kind of look I go for when I am spending my off-days running errands or when I am at work.

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Cardigan+jeggings: H&M (old), Jacket: local shop also like this one, bag: Osprey London

Man-repelling or not; if I can throw just one garment to look put-together and fun it is a winner in my eyes.

Do you agree?

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I rarely like to explain my poetry or mindless musings as I call it but when I put this on my personal Facebook page, I was beyond surprised by all the kind words and encouragement. I thank all of my lovely friends and readers for being so wonderful. I love love stories and this one just came to my head rather randomly. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

After years he met her and was struck by her beauty. A beauty not found in books and magazines. Her eyes still danced but a slow, sensual waltz. Her face had tiny lines but her smile had a mystery. She laughed with nary a care for the world and her soul often joined. Her body was imperfect but those curves could twist anyone’s mind. She was the music and the muse. She was the poetry waiting to be told. And he knew he was in love. Stronger than ever.

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