As I enter my 23rd week; it is finally a trip down the maternity section. My blooming curves definitely need more room and a bit of flow. A tunic style top has become my favourite–its super comfortable and can be dressed up or down. I have also added some sensible yet fun footwear to my wardrobe because let’s face it–pregnancy does things to your balance and when you are carrying a little person inside you, it is best to exercise caution.

maternity style white tunic

maternity style white tunic

White is my perennial favourite, this colour can never go wrong for me. A tunic is best suited with a fitting bottom. So, here I’ve paired it with skinny maternity jeggings. I have also added a long necklace for elongating my torso and a bright, magenta heels for  added oomph.

maternity style white tunic

Tunic (non-maternity): Next, Jeggings: Debenhams, Heels: Asos, Necklace: New Look 

maternity style white tunic

Moral of this story? There is no reason to forgo style or fret over your changing body because your pregnant. With some clever planning you can enjoy this wonderful journey high in style 🙂

“Fashion and comfort should go hand in hand.” Now, that’s a line I thought I would never say. I have always felt that it is okay to suffer a bit (just a bit) for the greater cause of style. Not any more. Comfort is the key factor now especially on days when all I want is a hot cup of tea and to stay under the duvet all day long. But, as Tom ford said, “dressing well is a form of good manners.” Now, no matter what one cannot afford to be mannerless. So, yes I try.

casual pregnancy style

These days comfortable jeans teamed with a casual T-shirt and a chic cardigan has become my go to uniform.

casual pregnancy style

Perfect for walking around the park and running errands.

casual pregnancy style

Jeggings: Dorothy Perkins (old), Shoes: Next (old), Bag: Gifted, Striped T-shirt: Gap, Cardigan: Debenhams, Beanie: Topshop.

Comfy enough to not restrict my movements and stylish enough to keep me happy.

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.

As much as I hate admitting it, sometimes I do get swayed by popular trends. But I always try to personalise a trend and give it my touch. This season, the animal trend has caught my attention once more.  As I mentioned here, I absolutely love the animal trend. It is daring, powerful and feisty. This AW animal prints have taken a whole new level with designers experimenting with all kinds of prints from leopard to python and also unabashedly using animal motifs.  I can’t deny I am happily smitten.

On a Prowl

leopard print for AW13

Here, I’ve paired a leopard print pencil skirt with a chambray shirt. I absolutely love the pencil skirt; nothing compliments your curves like a pencil skirt. It is subtle and sensual at the same time. I think everyone should have a chambray shirt, it is perhaps the most versatile garment ever invented. I love both and here I thought why not combine my two loves?

on a prowl

 

On a Prowl

 

I’ve accessorised with a waist-cincher belt statement earrings, a subtle necklace, cocktail ring and a simple clutch to ensure the focus remains on the skirt.

On a Prowl

 

skirt: Topshop (last year), Shirt: Next, Earrings: Topshop, heels: new look, clutch: French Collection, Necklace: Swarvoski

So, tell me would you join the bandwagon and let loose the animal in you? C’mon don’t be shy it is daring I promise you.

Fall Colours

Fall Colours

As much as I love the novelty of Fall–the crisp autumn leaves fallen on ground, the nip in the air and sunlight playing hide and seek. I dislike the sudden burst of cold biting my senses and the general greyness. The best way to inject some colour and break this greyness? Bright coloured trousers and a statement bag that can double up as a conversation starter.

Fall Colours

Fall Colours

Here, I’ve paired coral trousers with a simple striped tee. I’ve used a scarf and sun glasses for it was one of those brilliant sunny, fall day. Finally, there’s the star of the show–the bright, bold, fun lizard bag by Christopher Raeburn for Amex UK—a big highlight at this year’s LFW.

A fun bag like this can up the ante on any outfit, don’t you think? So, tell me how do you stay cool and hot in autumn?

Fall Colours

Trousers: Gap, Shoes: Next, T-Shirt: Ralph Lauren, Scarf and Earrings: Gifted, Bag: thanks to Christopher Raeburn & Amex UK, Shades: CK

And would you dare to don a bold, uber-cool bag like this?