Neutral Mints

Destination maternity pants, Motherhood maternity top, Gerard Darel blazer, Manolo blahnik slingbacks, pregnancy work style ideas, Maternity style ideas

Destination maternity pants, Motherhood maternity top, Gerard Darel blazer, Manolo blahnik slingbacks, pregnancy work style ideas, Maternity style ideas

Pants :: Motherhood Maternity; Top :: Destination Maternity; Blazer :: Gerard Darel; Shoes :: Manolo Blahnik; Necklace :: Eye Candy LA couture via Hautelook ( Sold out but usually restocked regularly).

Destination maternity pants, Motherhood maternity top, Gerard Darel blazer, Manolo blahnik slingbacks, pregnancy work style ideas, Maternity style ideas

Pants :: Motherhood Maternity; Top :: Motherhood Maternity; Blazer :: Gerard Darel; Shoes :: Manolo Blahnik; Necklace :: Eye Candy LA couture via Hautelook ( Sold out but usually restocked regularly).

Neutral Mints

Destination maternity pants, Motherhood maternity top, Gerard Darel blazer, Manolo blahnik slingbacks, pregnancy work style ideas, Maternity style ideas

Happy long weekend to all of you!! This week has been one of the most strenuous on me so far, so I am definitely looking forward to unwinding over the weekend and doing absolutely nothing. Theres about a gazillion sales going on, all over the internet and in stores, so I am sure its going to be interesting not being able to make the most of any of that, except may be seriously start getting ideas for baby gears and stuff.

Wore this to work on a whim and was pleasantly surprised how much it looked like a suit set. I have finally made the jump into full blown maternity clothes, so both the top and bottom are exclusive maternity pieces but that is not the point. The point is the color tone combinations. Neutrals can be paired with any colors, and here it goes pretty well with a pastel shade. Depending on the lighting, this top looks like a mint to aquamarine.

Be sure to check out my previous post on the spring/summer shoe sale edit. Have a fantastic weekend. Cheers.

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The Shoe Sale Edit.

It is shoe time on the blog again! Its been a while since I have devoted an entire post to shoes! If you are new here, then let me get you well versed with the fact that, like most other women, I have a healthy 😉 shoe obsession. Most of my shoes are for practical work purposes with a some impractical ones few and far between! Feel free to check out the previous shoe posts under here.

Coming to the raging Half Yearly SALE that Nordstrom is having, what better time to stock up on the essentials for the year than now! I have curated a collection here that should suit all your needs for spring and summer, irrespective of the occasion! Also if you are on Instagram, check out the awesome $575 Nordstrom giftcard GIVEAWAY a few of us bloggers put together just in time for you!!

PUMPS: Pumps are my go to shoes for the regular work day and I wear it year around, but I am also realistic about the heel height, comfort for a full days wear and quality, so while I highly recommend owning neutral colors by Italian/European designers, many contemporary designers like Sarah Jessica Parker’s SJPCole Haan, Sam Edelman, Kate Spade and now MGemi make extremely good quality daily wearable pumps.

SANDALS: I seldom wear sandals to work, but they are my go to shoes for weekends or after work events. I am not a huge wedge heel lover, unless the wedge is narrow like this Sofft one or this Tory Burch one, and it is simply a personal esthetic choice for me. However I understand not everyone likes how that might look, so while I put aside my choice, I am absolutely loving the block heel trend that is back with a vengeance! Take for example this Via Spiga beauty OR this Vince Camuto peep toe mule! This style is here to stay and would work like a charm for any weekend/weeknight/day events where casual is the memo.

A word of caution: most sandals are open toe, and for that reason I must warn you, that you have to be very sure your toes will not stick out of the peep part of the shoe. That is an unsightly view and only means the shoe is not well made and/or smaller for your feet. Make sure the peep toe part or the front cut out part holds your toes perfectly in place without either squishing your little toe or pushing your thumb toe out to lick the ground.

I strongly suggest going for medium to high heels for business-casual/formal wedding events that are not being held in a garden/beach etc like settings. In those situations, refer to the wedge/block sandals guide. Otherwise, ankle tie heels are the best way to go. Take for example these Stuart Weitzman beauties. I am sure you have seen them everywhere, but I can tell you, they are as comfortable as they are sexy and you will be the best dressed guest at any occasion. If the heel height gives you vertigo, choose from these gorgeous laser cutout sandals from Vince Camuto, Ivanka Trump or the new MGemi.

FLATS: Given my bulging belly, I have started gravitating towards loafers, oxfords and flats. They are not just your average boat shoes, but something that is almost always wearable irrespective of work or play. For instance, after a long event, when your feet are about ready to kill you, give them a welcome break in these beauties.

Hope this post was able to provide you some insights into what you should get yourself during the upcoming Memorial day sales events! If you do buy something, please do share here, I am always curious to see what others end up buying eventually.

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Embrace

Asos Maternity floral body conscious dress, Mgemi Tesoro metallic blue pumps, WHBM metallic gold belt, Express faux leather jacket

Dress :: ASOS ( Sold out; Loving these similar ones here, here here and here); Belt :: WHBM; Shoes :: M.Gemi; Jacket :: Express

Asos Maternity floral body conscious dress, Mgemi Tesoro metallic blue pumps, WHBM metallic gold belt, Express faux leather jacket

Dress :: ASOS ( Sold out; Loving these similar ones here, here here and here); Belt :: WHBM; Shoes :: M.Gemi; Jacket :: Express

Asos Maternity floral body conscious dress, Mgemi Tesoro metallic blue pumps, WHBM metallic gold belt, Express faux leather jacket

Asos Maternity floral body conscious dress, Mgemi Tesoro metallic blue pumps, WHBM metallic gold belt, Express faux leather jacket

Embrace. That is what I have been trying to do with a lot of things in my life these days. Be it my changing body or new found love for metallics. I have been trying to have an open mind about all things new and so far it has been a seamless journey. With the number of months remaining before I take a hiatus closing in, it has progressively become evident to me that finding cute and work appropriate maternity clothing is not only hard, but would also create a giant crater on my bank account. I understand now why baby items and maternity clothing seldom go on sale. They are pretty much on demand and the supply chain works miraculously in favor of the brands. If you do not want to be in tanks and PJ’s at work, be ready to shell out $$ for a good work outfit/piece. So now I keep hounding websites for sales and they are far and few or sold out in my size. Story of my life these days. But that has not stopped me from occasionally bumping into some awesome deals like this floral number I am wearing, which I snagged at 70% off at the last ASOS sale.

Coming to my new found love for metallics. A couple of weeks back I found a new shoe brand called M.Gemi. Based in boston, this brand directly sources their hand made shoes from Italy. Every shoe has a story to it and there is a new collection released every week. If I could I would have bought their entire collection because every single one is beautifully made, looks divine and is very reasonably priced for being of such fantastic quality.

I cannot stress how beautiful these shoes are. I would totally compare them with the likes of Kate Spade, Jcrew or other contemporary brands for being in the same price range, but actually being of much better workmanship.

M. Gemi
M. Gemi

Alright, now coming to some even more great news now! It is time for NordStrom’s half yearly sales!! You should be excited because it is the second best thing to shopping with a best friend. It is a big deal, because you stand to save 40% off on pretty much everything with FREE shipping and FREE returns! It is a deal not to be missed.

NORDSTROM -  Shop the Half-Yearly Sale for Men, Women & Kids through May 31

Make the most of this opportunity and scoop up some amazing dress deals for spring/summer this year. Who can resist these gorgeous gingham printed DVF wrap dress on sale or for that matter these gorgeous printed tie waist dress , either of which would be perfect for a summer bbq/picnic while this breathtakingly beautiful floral printed dress would make you the best dressed guest at any wedding. Check out their best selection of dresses all under $150!

This would also be the best time to snag up those Tory Burch slinky thong sandals ( ON SALE!!) or these towering Sam Edelman cognac wedges. I am totally eyeing these caged Dolce Vita leather wedges.

Over the next few days I will be sharing some of my other must haves from this amazing sales! Be sure to tune in.

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Printed Inspiration

WHBM printed pants, The Limited top, Christian Louboutin Slingback sandals, house of harlow 1960 layered necklace, Rocksbox

WHBM printed pants, The Limited top, Christian Louboutin Slingback sandals, house of harlow 1960 layered necklace, Rocksbox

Pants :: WHBM ; Top :: The Limited ( Sold out; Love these ones here and here); Shoes :: Christian Louboutin ; Necklace :: House of Harlow 1960 c/o Rocksbox; Necklace :: c/o Rocksbox ( LOVE this one and this one)

WHBM printed pants, The Limited top, Christian Louboutin Slingback sandals, house of harlow 1960 layered necklace, Rocksbox

Pants :: WHBM ; Top :: The Limited ( Sold out; Love these ones here and here); Shoes :: Christian Louboutin ; Necklace :: House of Harlow 1960 c/o Rocksbox; Necklace :: c/o Rocksbox ( LOVE this one and this one)

WHBM printed pants, The Limited top, Christian Louboutin Slingback sandals, house of harlow 1960 layered necklace, Rocksbox

Last week I celebrated stepping into another new year of my life. My husband put together a simple and fun evening out with my closest pals and I had the best of times. Looking forward to an year of adventures and new milestones.

Chose to wear this beautiful floral printed pants with a simple black top as seen here, but I am determined to try pairing it with complementary colors. The pants are very cute and comfortable and I see a lot of wear out of them, but the only caveat I found was the length. I am not super impressed with where it hits the ankles when worn as depicted on the website, but I can certainly make do with high heels, just not with flats.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Have a great week ahead! Cheers.

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Polka Dots Many Ways!

Banana Republic Skirt; Amazon fashion stripped maternity top;  Chrisitian Louboutin Nude Pigaelle Pumps

Skirt :: Banana Republic ( Sold out; Similar here and here) ; Top :: Lilac Maternity via Amazon Fashion ; Shoes :: Christian Louboutin; Necklace :: House of Harlow c/o Rocksbox

Banana Republic Skirt; Amazon fashion stripped maternity top;  Chrisitian Louboutin Nude Pigalle Pumps

Skirt :: Banana Republic ( Sold out; Similar here and here) ; Top :: Lilac Maternity via Amazon Fashion ; Shoes :: Christian Louboutin; Necklace :: House of Harlow c/o Rocksbox

Banana Republic Skirt; Amazon fashion stripped maternity top;  Chrisitian Louboutin Nude Pigalle Pumps

Skirt :: Banana Republic ( Sold out; Similar here and here) ; Top :: Lilac Maternity via Amazon Fashion ; Shoes :: Christian Louboutin; Necklace :: House of Harlow c/o Rocksbox

Banana Republic Skirt; Amazon fashion stripped maternity top;  Chrisitian Louboutin Nude Pigalle Pumps

Nothing groundbreaking about pattern mixing stripes and polka dots, has been done many times before and will continue to be done in the future as well. I just chose to change the colors and add neutral accessories to let the colors and patterns do the talking. I have worn this skirt with a different striped top as seen here and with solid color as seen here and here.

Hope you are having a great week so far. Stay well and cheers!

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