Smiles All Around

Mothers are a blessing. Specially in times like these. My mother came to visit us and has been showering me with her love, affection and her countless amazing delicacies.
Now that I am in my second trimester, I am actually enjoying food. I know I was absconding from the blog all through my initial months of pregnancy which is why you would have no idea how my initial 3 months went. Well, in case you were wondering my first trimester was kind of OK. Here’s how it all went –
– Thankfully I did not puke at all, though I became quite averse to a few fragrances (like vanilla) and some food items (like chocolates, pesto sauce etc.) and perfumes with sweet undertones. I just to stash away half of my (and husband’s) perfumes.
– What I really (like REALLY) struggled with was the taste of my mouth. It was super metallic all 24 hours of the day. No matter what I ate, when I ate, I simply could not enjoy food because everything tasted metallic/bitter afterwards. I kept looking up pregnancy blogs for remedies, but nothing helped much other than baking soda gargles.
– Another (substantial) issue was my facial skin. I had to deal with the worst acne of my life and this is not an exaggeration. The acne kept popping up on the cheeks all way to my neck (yes neck!). The pimples were red, painful and kept turning in to white heads. My midwife suggested me to simply wait it out and let the hormones do their thing since nothing much could be done about it. I remember being home bound for weeks since I did not feel like dressing up or going out at all. Acne really challenges your self-esteem.
– One more thing, I started feeling the need of a nap during afternoons which was quite unusual for me because since my childhood, I never liked taking that mid-day nap since I thought of it as a waste of time. Oh how times change. 😉
Other than these, all went fine. I was good! Pregnancy is such an unusual feeling. The idea of a life growing inside you can’t be explained in words. Though I am yet to feel any flutters or kicks, I am simply bombed at the idea of meeting my young one! By the way, the baby is due in early December.

On the outfit front, I am yet to buy any maternity wear and have been making use of my regular dresses which have a little more room to accommodate my growing belly. Though I have packed my skin fitting dresses and high waisted denims in a box. Oh yeah, and I am still growing out my hair, so excuse the wild hairstyle going on there!
P.S. Throwing in a few pictures with the familia just because I can! We are all happy and excited!!

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Dress: Loft | Sandals: DSW | Watch: Fossil | Bag: Gifted

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Hello, there!

I realize that I haven’t been around lately. Not even wished you all a Happy New Year. So let me first do that – Wish you all a super great year ahead!
Frankly, I am very much engrossed in some other matters at the moment which are extremely time and energy consuming (like the fact that I am moving to Orlando, Florida next month.. yippee!!). So all I am doing right now is packing, planning, making lists, shortlisting apartments etc. Anyhow, life has been fun. I took a 2 weeks long break back in December during Christmas. Though not on the blog, I am quite active on Instagram (@rising_colors). I promise that once I am all settled in Florida, I will be back to my normal routine on the blog. This blog is my first love, and will always be! I really miss blogging.

I wore these floor length Bootcut jeans with a nice, long, super warm coat to the movies the other day. This was clicked one day after the storm hit us. It wasn’t as bad in Boston as it was in Washington D.C.

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Coat: Guess | Jeans: Topshop | Sweater: Tommy Hilfiger | Pumps: LifeStride | Bag: Wilsons Leather

Time is of the Essence

There… just when you think you are having the best time in the world, the moment passes, the day goes by.. It comes to an end! Everything changes.. Nothing remains forever.

And specially when time doesn’t wait for us, why should we wait for the ‘right’ time? Actually, there is no ‘right’ time. The time is NOW! I strongly believe in this, and live my life this way. If I want to do something, I will do it now. Not tomorrow, not day after.. Now!

You should try it sometime.. you would be surprised, how much you will get done, and how soon!

On the outfit front, this is what I wore for a lunch date, a haircut appointment, evening coffee date and then a movie (Martian.. pretty amazing huh!)! I had to be comfortable, because it was a long day out. We are having a ‘dream-come-true’ kind of Fall weather lately.. And these shoes kept me on my toes! Oh how much I want the time to pause.. only if it was possible..!!

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Sweater: Loft | Shirt: Express | Jeans: Loft | Shoes: Vans | Bag: Sole Society

Red and Short

It was a rainy Sunday for me today (still pouring heavily outside) here in Boston. It has gotten cold (I’m lounging at home in a sweater and sweatpants 😦 ). I feel warm looking at these pictures from last weekend when it was sunny to be able to wear  dress. My fears are coming true! It’s getting colder day by day! 😐

Anyways, this day we visited the Portland Head Light. If you are in the New England area, you must check this place out! With a view of the ocean, lots of rocks to sit and stare (at the ocean), a little bit of hiking (cue: if wear right shoes), a place specially for picnic doers.. it was a nice getaway from the city craze! A beautiful drive on a beautiful sunny day.. why can’t everyday be like this?

This dress is soft, short, it’s red (and blue, again..I know!) and drapes my (sexy 😉 ) body beautifully. It’s one of my favorite (from my closet), if you ask me!

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Dress: Alfani via Macy’s | Bag: Forever 21 | Sandals: Aldo | Earrings: Lucky Brand