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.

how to style coloured jeans

Summer dress:

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

Summerdress style

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.

little black dress style

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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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!

sleeveless jacket style

how to style sleeveless jacket

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.

how to style sleeveless jacket

how to style sleeveless jacket

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.

sleeveless jacket

sleeveless jacket

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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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.

Image Via Google Images

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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