It is really unbelievable that this year would be over in few weeks and that we are already celebrating Thanksgiving and Black Friday. But if you are finding it difficult to choose the perfect gift for yourself or your friends/family then I have the perfect holiday wishlist from Shein.

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Ever since I wore this maxi dress from Shein, I have become a convert. And after a lot of careful planning, I have designed the above wish list. Let me tell you, it was really difficult to narrow down my choices to these items as they have a great collection on clothes, shoes and accessories and some really wonderful deals for this holiday season.

Who does not love a blingy statement earrings? You can pair with an evening dress or even with casual jeans and knit wear to elevate it. Turtle necks are my favourite, wear it wear mini skirts and tights on with jeans and you have a cosy winner. Bodycon dresses in vibrant prints are my other favourite and this dress perfectly ticks all the boxes. Velvet is having a fashionable moment this season and this floor length dress in Oxblood will make you the show stopper in any event. And while you are at it, don’t forget statement necklace to add some oomph to any outfit.

I love mini skirts and this embroidered one is absolutely amazing. And who says you cannot wear them in winters? Pair it with tights, ankle boots (like in the next image), a thick jumper and you have a winner. Sweatshirts are my other favourite and this sparkly lip one is definitely something I totally see myself in paired with wet look leggings and over the knee boots.

So tell me do you like my wishlist? And what are your favourites? From the 18th to the 25th of Nov , Shein has  discounts on all items as well as free shipping on everything. On Cyber Monday, they also have amazing discounts on everything and all customers can get a free gift if they make an order on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday or Cyber Monday. If this was not enough, Shein has a shopping spree from the 29th of Nov. to the 5th of Dec, with surprised discounts up to 80% off. So hurry up and avail these wonderful discounts.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed this post. 

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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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“Fill your paper with the breathing’s of your heart.” —William Wordsworth

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Image Credit: Google Images

I am often asked by some people in my family and friends circle why do I blog especially since it barely gives me any income. Most people who ask me this question has no idea how helpful blogging has been for me. But I have been pondering about this question for sometime now and here are my top reasons for blogging.

1) I intend to use my voice:

I have a voice or voices and blogging is the perfect platform me to unleash my thoughts and express myself the best way.  By Voice, I obviously don’t mean a high-pitched, squeaky voice singing, “In the jungle, the mighty jungle,” to the little one and dancing like a clown. Even as a kid I used to keep a journal and blogging is an extension of that–a space for me to vent my emotions, rant and just be myself.

2) It is saving my sanity:

Being a first time mum is helluva crazy ride which can leave you utterly overwhelmed. As Sylvia Plath said, “I feel very still and empty, the way the eye of the tornado must feel moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.” Blogging gives me some purpose in life, a mission and a feeling that I am more than just a wife and a mum.

3) It has definitely unleashed the inner stylist in me. 

Before starting a blog, I loved clothes and dressing up just like any other girl but since this blog, I am becoming more into a stylist. Style, I have always felt is like a form of art. It is merely not taking few pieces of garments and throwing it in. There’s so much of thinking involved to come up with a look and it really brings out my creative side. Dressing up and feeling good should not be luxury of few people who have money and time, it can be done easily by everyone. Everyone should have the opportunity to look and feel good and I hope my blog helps my readers to get in touch with their inner stylist.

4) I have made some great friends. 

Yes, we all know opening up yourself in the big bad world of internet can get you attention in a not-so good way but looking at the brighter side I have made some great friends–some are great poets, some are awesome stylists, some are great photographers, some are good cooks, some just make me laugh with their daily tidbits, some are curious travelers. All of them are interesting no one is boring or dangerous.

So, yes despite anybody’s misgivings I will blog, I will write because I am writer and that’s what writers do 🙂

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As you probably know, my blog instead of following a strict niche is all about things and ideas I love. As I am now a mom, I have started a new segment: Mommy musings. Hope you enjoy my take on Motherhood. And thanks for all your love and support 🙂

Motherhood is amusing, exhausting and truly life changing experience. And here’s my funny take on the whole thing.

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  • Every morning at 4 AM, I make a pact with myself that I will stick to clean, healthy eating because you know I want to be a yummy mummy but by 10AM after I have nursed for what seems like zillion times, I wolf down a slice (or two) of cake. Amazingly, I don’t care because I am too exhausted.
  • Sometimes, the only way to calm my little girl is the damn idiot box (TV). And I let her watch. (but only for few minutes) 🙁
  • Some days, I keep a wet and soiled nappy on till hubby’s arrival. I would promptly give the baby to him with the most beguiling smile stating that she did her business just as he walked in.
  • Ever since my daughter’s birth I have been having dark dreams…..where I do nothing but sleep. I have finally begun to realise the beauty of beauty sleep.
  • I have always considered myself to be an intelligent, smart person who can sort out anything in life. Never did I think that my own baby would make me feel like an utter, incompetent fool.
  • I have on an occasion (or two or whatever) woken my hubby up from his deep slumber because I have to nurse and why should he SLEEP???
  • Once upon a time, I used to be prim and proper. Now, I use words like S***, F***, C*** with an alarming ease. 🙁
  • It’s not me it’s the hormones. Hormones have made me weepy, angry, and downright mean. Yes, hormones are the real bitch not me ;).
  • Speaking of bitches, so is 4-month sleep regression.
  • I love seeing my daughter grow but I dread growth spurts.
  • I start my week saying I will only have decaf coffee and tea but by the second day after feeling like a total zombie, I cave in and have a big, fat cup of coffee. The real deal not the decaf thing.
  • I’ve heard mothers are versatile people. I agree I am not just a mom but a soother, cleaner of all dirty things, rocker, wiper, singer (Bad one at that), dancer, baby’s buffet, clown, walker and even bed.
  • Baby wipes are quite versatile–can be used to clean the mirror, windows, tables, your face and so on.
  • At times, I will sit in the loo just a tad bit longer so that I can have a moment of quiet just by myself.
  • Once upon a time, I used to be house proud. Now, the wires of the laptop, the tablet, the God-knows-what are all strewn everywhere with the little lady’s toys and I don’t care.
  • As I have stated here, motherhood is not a job and the pay is crummy. But the returns are amazing.

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Now that actress Olivia Wilde has gone on and made breast feeding glamorous, I thought why not write a poetry on this most natural act. There is a small disclaimer though: Breastfeeding might be natural but it is still a lot of hard work 😉

It’s boobies and babies,

It’s nursing and comforting,

It’s nourishing and nurturing.

It’s two hour feedings,

It’s demand and supply,

It’s tiring growth-spurts.

It’s bubba’s first champagne

The best food out there.

It’s tiny fingers

holding your hand.

It’s soothing smile,

A soft cooing sound,

A contented laughter,

The best bonding out there.

It’s love dribbling,

Squirting

And Spraying.

It’s the best cardio out there

That makes you eat like a pig.

It’s health,

Happiness,

And sound sleep–but not for the mama.

When done in public,

It doesn’t make you a titillating tramp

But rather a nurturing goddess.

It is simply breastfeeding.

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