Sometimes, deviating from basic black and donning a bold colour is an absolute necessity.

pregnancy fashion blog

I chose this lovely green number for London Fashion Week but pregnancy tiredness and work kept me away this time. So, instead I wore this to celebrate an impromptu date night with the hubby.

pregnancy fashion blog

Pregnancy fashion blog

Dress: Asos, Heels: Clarks (old), Bag: Zara, Statement necklace and earrings: Portobello Market

Sometimes, playing dress up in a bold colour is the only pick-me-up you need even when you are on your 26th week 🙂

PS: People keep asking me why I am doing maternity style posts and what I will gain by putting myself like that online? Well, the reason why I am doing this is because women do tend to lose their style and confidence in pregnancy thanks to their changing bodies. I want them, yes every women who embark on this wonderful journey to remember that without them life probably would not perpetuate and to take pride and joy in themselves 🙂

As I enter my third trimester, it is all about celebrating and respecting my ever-growing curves. For my birthday (which I celebrated yesterday), I wanted to feel special and glamorous after all I am going to soon embark on the exciting and challenging journey called Motherhood. I opted for a ruched dress in blue–apparently one of the hottest colours of the season.

pregnancy fashion blog

pregnancy fashion blog

A ruched dress is a great way to compliment your curves and it has just the right amount of glam. Surprisingly, it is also comfortable enough to walk around the entire day. I have accessorised the dress with simple gold jewellery and rose gold pumps. To be honest, I am not a clutch girl. I love big, roomy bags that can carry my world. So, here I have opted for a tan bucket bag.

pregnancy fashion blog

 

Yes, there are days when I am concerned about my changing body. But, I sincerely feel that this is one of the best times and rather than fretting I keep reminding myself that I am carrying a little person inside. I don’t think pregnancy should be an excuse to forgo your style or loose your confidence because ultimately you are helping to perpetuate life on earth and surely it is more than some numbers on the scale.

pregnancy fashion blog

Dress: Asos, Jacket: Jessica Simpson, Pumps: Clarks (old), Bag: Zara, Accessories: H&M (old), Watch: tissot

As the temperature dipped, I took out my blue jacket to create a cool blue colour blocking effect. The result was surprisingly pleasing and the cherry on top of cake.

 

I am not the one who blindly follows fashion trends and be a fashion victim but then there are some trends that I just love and adore incorporating. This SS14, it is all about the pastel trend for me. I guess this trend keeps coming back for a good reason: there is nothing more feminine, romantic and deliciously wonderful about pastel colours. My favourite pastel colours? It has to be pink and lilac. I swore by these colours even before it became fashionable to do so. Needless to say, I am rocking this trend even on my 24th week of pregnancy. Who says style and pregnancy cannot go there?

Pastel trend ss14

Pastel trend SS14

Here, I have combined two pastel shades–lilac and pink for a cool colour blocking look (another  favourite) and have paired it with my trusty jeggings and ankle boots. I have added a leopard print bag to up the ante of the look.

Pastel trend for SS14

Sweater: Zara, Jeggings: Debenhams, Boots: Fiorelli (old), Satchel: Topshop, Jacket: C/o Urban Diva

There is an innate sweetness not to mention happiness about the pastel look and  I would be definitely incorporating more of pastels, will you?

Five years ago, when the hubby and I were dating I once quipped to him, “There is a child in all of us,” to which he rather sweetly replied, “But your Child is always outside,” referring to the fact how child-like I can be. Five years since then, a big fat Indian wedding later; living in three different countries before finally calling UK our new home, lots of loving & laughing together later I am happy to say: there is a child in me!

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I still cannot believe that my 21st week has started today (that is five months over!). Ever since, peeing on the stick some zillion times and going from disbelief to euphoria to sheer joy it has been one amazing ride so far. At 21 weeks (and counting) I can feel the little flutters and sometimes when I am lucky a kick or two. Never, ever I thought I would be this fortunate to experience this incredible (words fail me) feeling.

babyonboard

baby on board

Pephem Dress: Zara (non-maternity), Coat: French connection, Booties: Asos/ New look (old), Hat: H&M, Bracelet: Gifted, Watch: India.

I have promised myself to enjoy my pregnancy in style and with a beaming positive attitude; even on days I feel less than fine. So, help me God 😉

Autumn fashion

 

After pleasantly surprising us with a great summer; it seems the cold and grey British weather is back with a vengeance.  Whilst I am sad that I am breaking-up with my summer outfits (rather unceremoniously); I am definitely a tad bit happy that the layering season is finally begun. A boxy, furry gilet is an easy way to layer and spruce up your AW wardrobe. It can keep you warm yet doesn’t weigh you down like a bulky winter-jacket plus it has a rock “n” roll edge to it.

Gilet 4

 

 

Autumn fashion ideas

 

For a casual-day look, I’ve paired my faux fur gilet with an oriental print light cardigan, black skinnies and a hat. Although I rarely like to go matching-matching; here I’ve matched my slightly mannish shoes in brown ( a must-have for  accessory for AW-13) with the gilet’s brown belt. A hat and a red bag ( for a pop of colour) and I am all set for autumn.

Autumn fashion ideas

 

Jeans: Dorothy Perkins, Faux Fur Gilet; Next (last year’s), Cardigan: Zara, Hat & shoes: H&M, Bag: India, Mac lippy creme Del a Femme and Maybelline smoky eye kohl

There’s nothing more cosier than an over sized outerwear and comfortable skinny jeans–perfect for an autumn day. Don’t you think?