Pearls and Dagger

Pearls and Daggers, Motherhood maternity lavender jeans, Liz Lange maternity top, Robert Rodriguez blazer, Happiness Boutique statement necklace, Mgemi navy pumps, pregnancy work wear, maternity work wear

Jeans :: MOTHERHOOD MATERNITY; Top :: LIZ LANGE; Blazer :: ROBERT RODRIGUEZ (Sold out; Similar blazers here, here and here) ; Shoes :: MGEMI (Sold out; Similar here and here); Necklace :: c/o HAPPINESS BOUTIQUE

Pearls and Daggers, Motherhood maternity lavender jeans, Liz Lange maternity top, Robert Rodriguez blazer, Happiness Boutique statement necklace, Mgemi navy pumps, pregnancy work wear, maternity work wear

Pearls and Daggers, Motherhood maternity lavender jeans, Liz Lange maternity top, Robert Rodriguez blazer, Happiness Boutique statement necklace, Mgemi navy pumps, pregnancy work wear, maternity work wear

Jeans :: MOTHERHOOD MATERNITY; Top :: LIZ LANGE; Blazer :: ROBERT RODRIGUEZ (Sold out; Similar blazers here, here and here) ; Shoes :: MGEMI (Sold out; Similar here and here); Necklace :: c/o HAPPINESS BOUTIQUE

Pearls and Daggers, Motherhood maternity lavender jeans, Liz Lange maternity top, Robert Rodriguez blazer, Happiness Boutique statement necklace, Mgemi navy pumps, pregnancy work wear, maternity work wear

Necklace :: c/o HAPPINESS BOUTIQUE

I have been investigating color pair ups quite significantly now that I am completely confined to maternity clothes. I have been trying various combinations, while some work, some others look absolutely ridiculous, but I have been embracing this challenge. I realize it is quite difficult to play around with just 4-5 tops and 4-5 bottoms for 3-4 months but making it work is what is interesting. Lavender and navy blue make quite the pair.  I was debating between pairing this jeans with this blazer as seen here and here before but instead chose to contrast it.

Today’s star however is the accessory of my choice, this Happiness Boutique necklace. I was contacted a couple of weeks ago to try out their accessories. After perusing their site, I chose this necklace as it was a perfect match to an earring I already had. The continuous stream of pearls and rhinestone encrusted daggers makes this necklace very interesting to me. The length is perfect as well. I am very satisfied with this product and to say it arrived in a relatively short time would be an understatement. The boutique is based out of Berlin and sells clothing and accessories at a very affordable prize range. So whether you are a statement necklace junkie or a clothing connoisseur, I say give them a shot if you choose to and I believe you will not be disappointed, I certainly was skeptical but wasn’t disappointed for sure.

Have you ever blindly trusted a brand and given them a shot? How has your experience been? Share a thought and stay well.

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Mismatched

Mismatched, Nicole Miller tunic top, ASOS maternity pants, The Limited blazer, J crew silver loafers,

Pants :: ASOS; Top :: NICOLE MILLER ( On loan, Similar tops here, here and here); Blazer :: THE LIMITED (old, Similar here and here); Shoes :: JCREW ( Similar)

Mismatched, Nicole Miller tunic top, ASOS maternity pants, The Limited blazer, J crew silver loafers,

Pants :: ASOS; Top :: NICOLE MILLER ( On loan; Similar tops here, here and here); Blazer :: THE LIMITED (old, Similar here and here); Shoes :: JCREW ( Similar)

Mismatched, Nicole Miller tunic top, ASOS maternity pants, The Limited blazer, J crew silver loafers,

A simple and easy outfit for today. I chose the pants first and then my foggy brain froze on what top to wear with it until this Nicole Miller tunic top on loan from a friend stood out. I wish I could wear it as is, but it being a sleeveless racer back style, I decided to make it work appropriate with the emerald blazer. While I love the length of the tunic, I decided to tuck the back in and leave the front hanging. The pattern mismatch worked  and I can say that because I got more complements on this outfit than I have ever before on any pattern mismatched outfit. I believe this worked because the pattern, jeweled neckline along with the black and white base of the top works with the black and white checkered print on the pants. When I wear white, I try to match the white tones between the top and the bottom. As for accessories, I only wore my emerald studs sans any necklace. The jeweled neckline made up for everything else.

Thank you for linking up with me over at the last post. Hope you are having a great week so far.

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Taming the Statement Necklace & Turning Heads #linkup

Good morning! Normally as you have seen through my previous posts, I am one for very minimal work wear accessories. Hence when it comes to statement pieces I tend to tone it down one way or another. Featuring today a very old WHBM statement necklace in the shape of a rose with embedded rhinestones. I have never worn this to work before and that changed today. It is quite bright and shiny in real life, but I toned it down with a rather conservative outfit. Thank you for your responses on the previous post on #iLookLikeAnEngineer. I think it is necessary to not stereotype women or men to belong to a certain profession just because of the gender.

The blazer is actually cashmere. Even though the day was quite hot outside, at my desk it actually felt quite comfortable. I have invested in many a colored and neutral blazers, that I rotate and wear throughout the year. Investing in blazers is quintessentially for any working women, because it can take the simplest of the outfits up many a notches to a more conservative and professional outfit.

Pregnancy style, maternity style, work wear, Motherhood maternity top, A pea in the pod pants, Ralph Lauren Blazer, WHBM silver statement necklace, Miu Miu bow pumps

Pants :: A PEA IN THE POD; Top :: MOTHERHOOD MATERNITY; Shoes :: MIU MIU (Old and Sold out; Similar here and here); Blazer :: RALPH LAUREN; Necklace :: WHBM

Pregnancy style, maternity style, work wear, Motherhood maternity top, A pea in the pod pants, Ralph Lauren Blazer, WHBM silver statement necklace, Miu Miu bow pumps

 

Also today I am co-hosting with Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish. I hope you would join and share your outfits with us today.

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Pink Shades

Pink Shades, Pink Blush Maternity skirt, The limited white top, Khols purple blazer, Kenneth Jay lane green agate pendant necklace, J Crew loafers

Pink Shades, Pink Blush Maternity skirt, The limited white top, Khols purple blazer, Kenneth Jay lane green agate pendant necklace, J Crew loafers

Skirt :: PINK BLUSH MATERNITY; Top :: THE LIMITED; Blazer :: KHOL’S; Shoes :: JCREW (Similar pink loafers here, here and here); Necklace :: KENNETH JAY LANE (Similar necklaces here, here and here); Sunglasses :: RAYBAN

Pink Shades, Pink Blush Maternity skirt, The limited white top, Khols purple blazer, Kenneth Jay lane green agate pendant necklace, J Crew loafers

Skirt :: PINK BLUSH MATERNITY; Top :: THE LIMITED; Blazer :: KHOL’S; Shoes :: JCREW (Similar pink loafers here, here and here); Necklace :: KENNETH JAY LANE (Similar necklaces here, here and here); Sunglasses :: RAYBAN

Pink Shades, Pink Blush Maternity skirt, The limited white top, Khols purple blazer, Kenneth Jay lane green agate pendant necklace, J Crew loafers

I am still waddling around. Sorry about the sparse posting, but it is getting to a point where my patience is starting to wear thin. I am continuing to go into work as long as I can, because it keeps my mind off everything else and it keeps me sane. I cannot imagine those who have to be on bed rest or stay home, I would drive myself crazy for sure, so hats off to those Mom’s-to-be.

Anyways, lets talk about the latest trending hashtag that is going viral : #ilooklikeanengineer. If you are wondering where it all started, click the hashtag for some background. I can very much relate to this. Often people do not believe or buy that I am an engineer, its sometimes followed with a silence or “Oh really?”. But that has changed quite a bit over the years as well. One of the things that has stood out the most through my career is people’s inability to relate getting dressed for success with engineering. To this date, I get comments on how I dress to work, what shoes I wear, why I wear a certain things etc from people both familiar and unfamiliar with my dressing style. While they are not offensive (most of the time at-least they are innocent or truly inquiring/appreciative), it acts as an opportunity for me to tell them that I can choose to be both a successful engineer and a well dressed one if I want to. It is also sometimes alarming that a lot of those comments come from men and women equally. While that is the basis of my starting this blog in itself, its interesting to me that this hashtag is really bringing the conversation to the fore front. Whether you are drop dead gorgeous and/or perennially well dressed, if you are a working professional you deserve the respect no matter what and women in engineering especially seem to lack that. I am glad it took one gorgeous IT professional’s simple image to set the wheels in motion.

If you are an engineer or a working professional, be proud and stand tall, for the likes of us need to be seen out there and break the proverbial barrier that is associated with engineering being a men’s work.

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A traditional affair.

Today’s post is a tad bit off the trodden path in this blog. I usually don’t miss any opportunity to wear a Saree. I  love this traditional Indian women’s wear and even though I have not really made the most of it in the past few months, when my close friends decided to throw me a traditional baby shower, I could not pass up the opportunity. I had initially thought it would be rather difficult and uncomfortable to wear the saree given the heat and my burgeoning belly, but I did surprise myself. This saree in particular holds a special place in my heart because it was gifted by my Mother in law.

Indian baby showers typically involve loads of blessings, food, fun and a life time worth of pampering for the Mother to be. I felt the same way, only among friends here instead of immediate family. In days like today it is very hard to be so far away from everything that I had known growing up, but with fantastic friends who go above and beyond to host a fabulous shower, those momentary and fleeting feelings tend to vanish eventually. I felt so blessed, pampered and stuffed that by the end of the day being mobile ceased to be an option. Enjoy a small glimpse of my day, the next post shall be back to the original grind that this blog is.

Traditional Indian Shower, Indian Saree, Maternity style, pregnancy style, baby shower

 

Traditional Indian baby shower food.

The whole spread of food that only I am supposed to eat. Women and children (if present) take turns to feed the first few bites. The spread typically consists of 5 different styles of fried items, as many as possible entree curries, sweets and then some. Photo c/o :Aruna.

Traditional Indian Shower, Indian Saree, Maternity style, pregnancy style, baby shower

Traditional Indian Shower, Indian Saree, Maternity style, pregnancy style, baby shower

I enjoy sharing small glimpses of my culture and heritage on this blog and I hope you enjoy them as well. Hope you had a fantastic weekend. Here’s to a great week ahead. Cheers.

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