Pregnancy Dressing

Being pregnant has made me realize so many things. I am now aware of so much stuff I never would’ve known had it not been for this pregnancy. Every stage in our lives teaches us something new. Isn’t it! The changes my body has been going through, are pretty miraculous. The change in my thoughts, that ‘motherly’ feeling slowly seeping through me..
With time, I can feel and connect with my baby more and more. I now know when she becomes active, when is she asleep, what triggers her to move and kick. I can’t wait to bond with her in person. It may sound strange but I dreamt of her the other night. This little angel-faced infant was lying next to me in my dream and she looked so Perfect! She was looking right in my eyes. 🙂
And then I woke up! 😦
Jumping on to the outfit part – Trying to dress up when you have a football sized tummy wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. My main focus has always been ‘comfort’. And pregnancy is no different. I have ample of such airy blouses in my closet, and I guess now is the time to put them to good use. Initially when my bump started to show, I had to really brainstorm to come up with good outfits. But then it became easier.
I think pregnancy is one experience when clothes should be the least of your worries. Wear what you feel is comfortable to you, and feel confident in your body – You are growing a miracle inside you! 🙂

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Blouse: H&M (similar) | Maternity Shorts: Target | Sandals: Sam Edelman | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Consignment store

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Memorizing

I feel so liberated. So free. So much comfortable. Now I wonder why did I never ever cut my hair this short before! May be I wasn’t too sure if I would look good.. But then, one day I thought, who cares if it looks good or not, I like short hair, (I literally stare at women with short hair.. admiring them), I want it and so I am going to get it. Nobody can stop me. And then rest is history.

Well, to be honest, I am still getting used to looking in the mirror and seeing myself like this (not that I don’t like it, in fact I love it)! Though I know that I look totally different now. It;s funny that I still dream of myself with bob length hair. It happens, you know… your mind takes it’s own time to memorize a face/image. It doesn’t happen that quick!
Umm.. just like you always picture your old school friends the way they looked back in school. No matter, if they are married now, have kids, look different, gained weight or lost hair… when you close your eyes and think of them, you (most often than not) would imagine them just like they looked back then (unless you meet them regularly and seen their physical appearance transition in front of you). Well, that is because that image is kind of printed in your memory. Undoubtedly, I need to memorize my own hair, or else I won’t recognize if I ever saw myself in a dream 😉

On the outfit front, this blouse is old and so are the shorts. These shorts are 4 years old actually, and they were sitting in the ‘give away’ pile for almost 2 years because they didn’t fit me anymore, but for some reason I never gave them away. That day, I was going through my ‘give away’ pile to see if something catches my interest (again..!!) and found these shorts. I thought, ehh.. there is no harm in giving them a try one last time and guess what – they fit!!! Now, they are back in my closet 🙂

Doesn’t if feel awesome when a pair of old jeans/dress/ fit again?!! #winwin

Pixie, Oversized top, Denim shorts. 1 Pixie, Oversized top, Denim shorts, 2 Pixie, Oversized top, Denim shorts, 3 Pixie, Oversized top, Denim shorts, 4

Top: Gap (old) | Shorts: Old Navy | Sandals: Steve Madden | Bag: Coach | Watch: Fossil

No Complaints

In the words of Oscar Wilde, “With age comes wisdom”. As I grow older (and wiser), I realize I am turning in to a calmer and much more patient person. People, situations, hardships, problems do not bother me or make me anxious that much anymore. And I certainly do not like to complain about anything in my life. Though my life is not perfect either. There is so much that I wish would be different, or could be changed. But then, I can only work towards ‘how I want my life to proceed’. That’s all I can do. I can’t just run away from my problems saying ‘I can’t deal with it anymore’!

So let’s try to change something if we don’t like it. And must not crib, if we can’t change it.

But then I also have to deal with people who always crib about someone.. something.. everything!! Such people only repel their closed ones, because no one wants to hear them always complaining about ‘what’s not good in their life’. On the contrary, I would love to hear about what’s amazing in your life, what makes you happy, or how do you plan to solve your problems! After all we all have our own share of problems in life which needs dealing on a daily basis. Plus no one wants to hear a person who keeps crying about stuff. So let’s just stop complaining about the negatives and thank life for all the ‘good’ it has bestowed us with! Deal..?? DEAL. 🙂

On the outfit front, this one is from the last weekend (‘my birthday weekend’ if you will 😉 ), when we went to Cape Cod. I did not plan on getting much wet, hence skipped the bikini and opted for a pair of shorts instead.

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Top: H&M | Shorts: Promod (gifted)

Good Kid

We all have that one part of our body which responds quicker and better to exercise. For me, it has to be my legs. God knows, I work more on my upper body, arms, abs and what not! But my legs look ‘toned’ all around the year (may be cause I used to ride bicycle back in my school days). I used to bike to school, to my friends places, to markets.. everywhere! That laid a very good foundation for my legs (only if I knew back then, I would have boxed, axed, hammered or done something to make my upper body look as dapper)! 😛

But it’s work in progress (it will always be). You know when you have 2 or 3 kids, and one of them is the sweetest and the kindest child, others not so much.. ya know what I mean?!!

On the outfit front, these high waist black shorts are flaunting my super toned legs quite nicely. And the causal blouse was easy to wear in the D.C. heat. And those neon sports shoes are my gym shoes.

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Blouse: Loft | Shorts: American Eagle | Shoes: Nike