Week 38th (of pregnancy) started with a major case of baby brain and I actually felt that I won’t be able to lift a finger even if someone paid me millions. But turns out I can be bribed for much less. I got this kimono and suddenly inspiration and energy came back rushing :).

kimono fashion

kimono fashion

I was rather apprehensive to try on the Kimono look (which seems to be the craze these days) but this has become my favourite garment of late. Not only, it is comfortable and light enough to carry you on a hot, sunny day. For pregnant girls like me, who are on the last leg of their pregnancy and feeling “big” it is the best thing that streamlines the body and somehow elongates it. A win-win situation at least for me.

kimono fashion

 

Kimono style

 

Kimono: H and M (sold out, similar), leggings: New Look maternity, Vest: H and M maternity, Bag: Osprey London, Sandals and Accessories: Gifts from Mum, Sunglasses: Hubby’s Ray-ban. 

The fact that it is so versatile is another major plus. Here, I have teamed it with a simple vest and leggings combination but I cannot wait to try (and post) different styles using the brilliant Kimono.

 

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Who would have ever thought that a utilitarian one-piece garment used by skydivers and parachuters  would one day become a sartorial necessity packed with punch and oomph? Puzzled? I am talking about the jumpsuit, of course.

black jumpsuit style

There is something so effortless and chic about this one piece and black means it is a great canvas and can be styled in hundred different ways.

Black jumpsuit style

The fact that it can be dressed down for work or up for play only makes this style so much more irresistible to me.

Black jumpsuit style

Jumpsuit: Dorothy Perkins (printed version here), Heels: H&M, Clutch: Next, Necklace: BHS (old), Cuff: Primark (old), Earrings: Portobello Market, Watch: Tissot, Lips: Mac Rebel, Eyes: Mac Designer Purple

Here I’ve paired my black jumpsuit with gold accessories and a sparkling clutch to keep it simple yet chic. So, this holiday season if you want to try something other than the LBD give the black jumpsuit a chance. You will love it, I promise.

Furry Creatures

 This winter I’ve developed a new obsession: (faux) fur.

Furry Creatures

 There is nothing more versatile than a fur jacket:  simple yet a statement piece.

Furry Creatures

Faux Fur Jacket & Shoes: H&M, Skirt: Hobbs, Knit top (underneath): Vero Moda, Tights: Primark, Earrings: From Barcelona, On my lips: Mac Rebel

I confess I am happily hooked. So tell me have you already dared this trend or would you be braving it any time soon?

Autumn Brights

 

I think it is important to inject some brightness and colour to your wardrobe during autumn just to break from the all-over greyness surrounding you.

autumn brights

 

There is something extremely uplifting about adding bright elements and breaking the monotony with colour. During my mini-break this autumn in Amsterdam, I followed this rule to the tee. It was, quite shockingly, raining, grey and dark but adding bright elements and a plethora of layers not only kept me warm but sane as well.

autumn brights

 

Coat: French connection, Dress: Asos, Shoes: H&M, Tights: Primark, Scarf, Gloves and Umbrella: Brought in Amsterdam, Earrings: Barcelona, Backpack: TK Maxx, On the lips: Rebel by Mac.

Moral of this story: Don’t be afraid to use bright colours during autumn/fall. It is uplifting and can add a dollop of personality to your AW wardrobe.

Think skorts and I am instantly reminded of my school days when I madly flirted with tom boy looks and was convinced being overtly feminine was not my cup of tea. How we change!! As high school ended, so did my fascination with anything tom boyish and as for skorts I swore I would never touch them again. For the uninitiated, skort is a love child of a skirt and a short.

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All my adult life, I was convinced I will never go near them again. But as they say never say NEVER. When you are happily beach bumming, strolling without a care for the world and sipping Sangria instead of water…you need to be at your comfortable best.
And the lesson I surprisingly learnt during my Spain holiday….skorts can be your best friend if you want to look effortlessly chic and yet be comfortable. What’s more? It’s perfect for hot and humid weather.

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I am now smitten.

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Here, I have paired a printed skort with a plain chiffon top. The mint colour of the top balances the dark shade of the skort. I have added a big belt for an added feminine twist.

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Skort: Matalan, Top: Vero Moda (Gift from Neha), Belt: Jane Norman, Beach Bag: Matalan, Earrings: Barcelona, Lips: Mac Lippy Up the Amp, Shades: Calvin Klein, Sandals: India, Watch:Swatch