Just Another Saturday Morning

This maternity dress will be worn till its ripped to shreds. I’m going to wear the heck out it. I pledge. Love the fabric, the fit, the stretch, the light weight feel and it’s blue!
Okay, I’m going to stop babbling about my ‘perfect’ maternity dress.
Today morning we went to a farmer’s market!! I’m excited about it because it was the first time I went to a local farmer’s market in over an year! It’s crazy to think of it since I loved buying my weekly groceries fresh after my workout sessions back in Boston. However, since we moved to Florida, we never went to one! Frankly it’s always super hot outside in the mornings here (specially the past couple of months were burning hot), so I never managed the courage to search for a local market and head out in the heat. Anyhow, yesterday I asked my husband out of the blue, and he happily agreed to come along. And man.. what a morning it was! We shopped, ate cakes, drank freshly brewed coffee, sat in the park, went for a stroll and came back with lots of fresh goodies. I wish I’d gone sooner. Well, my Saturdays mornings are going to be super fun from now on. As they say, better late than never. 🙂
P.S. Completed 24 weeks of pregnancy today.

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Dress: Target Maternity (same) | Denim Vest: Forever 21 | Sandals: Franco Sarto via DSW | Necklace: Street vendor, Bengaluru | Watch: Fossil

How to pack when Traveling

I travel so much that packing bags is like second nature to me now! I can count what all I need to pack on my finger tips. Just tell me when, and I can pack bags in less than 15 minutes without missing anything..!! 🙂 From toiletries to lingerie to emergency safety pins, I make sure to cover everything! When you travel frequently, you become good at planning ahead.

First things first, I always, always make sure to check the weather of my destination. It gives me an idea to whether I should be packing light clothes, or will need a jacket to cover up in the chilly evenings.

And then comes the skincare/toiletries – again I pack stuff depending on weather, how my skin/hair will react to the weather where I am heading! But yes, when it comes to skincare, I don’t travel light! Yes I do carry travel friendly sizes, but I make sure to pack all my essentials and leave nothing behind.

I don’t go overboard on make-up. My key make-up essentials include a Mascara (currently using this one), Eye liner (this smart liner is great for a cat-eye look), Blush (this dark one looks great on my skin tone) and at least 4 to 5 bright matte lipsticks. You know me (if you follow me on Instagram), I don’t do nude lips that much! Bright reds, plums and hot pinks are my favorite!

For footwear, I never pack heels (unless I have to attend a formal event or something like that!). Instead I pack a lot of walking shoes (these are my favorite). My biggest tip when buying flat sandals – just don’t go on the looks, check – how well they are cushioned and how thick the sole is. If the sole is too thin/flat, that ends up hurting the heels at the end of the day, which is not what we want! Such flats are of no use. For walking I mostly prefer Clarks and Franco Sarto shoes. They look good and feel good!

Jewelry comes last. You know I am not much of a jewelry person. I like light and unique pieces. So jewelry comes in when I have already selected my outfits. Then I match jewelry depending on the neck lines of my dresses, the print, fabric etc. For me, it’s always either a statement neck piece or statement earrings – never both!

Accessories: Watches, Sunglasses, Scarves, Bags – they all fall in to this category. At last I check how much more weight I can add to my bag. And if I have space left, I may throw in one or two cross body bags (they are easy to carry, light to pack and comfortable while walking).

Sharing a few pictures from my recent trip to Niagara Falls. I know you don’t see the Falls anywhere in these pictures, but a water fountain on a random street. To be honest, we were just strolling the streets then! 😉

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Denim Dress: H&M | Jeans: Shoppers Stop, India | Earrings: Charles Klein (last worn here) | Bag: Wilsons Leather | Sandals: Franco Sarto | Belt: Target