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Disclaimer: This post is honest (like all my posts) and if you don’t agree, find it rude or judgemental in anyway, that’s fine. That’s your opinion and you’re entitled to it as am I. 


We have all heard of TMI but I am now officially using this abbreviation called TMB – Too Much Boob! I’m not a conservative person and am rather progressive in my thinking. In fact, I really do believe you should wear whatever the heck you want to. Having said that, I’m struggling to appreciate the style sense of many stylists/ fashionistas/ bloggers/ (whatever the new profession in the online fashion space is!). And, I mean no offence. Truly. In fact, I’m all about uplifting and empowering, etc… but that doesn’t mean I can’t have an opinion or sense of humor right?

So here’s my “Weekly Laugh” where I’m laughing my guts out with my girls lookin’ at ‘em boobs.

Every time I go out, I see so many people who look like cookie cutter images of each other. So what makes them look alike you wonder? Oh no, they are not zombies from some sci-fi show. They are just some bodies in some kind of a “boob- show”. There, I said it. It’s harsh but the truth always is. Btw, I have done a private survey to see if other people agree- and they do. So who are these bodies (umm.. ya that’s what I’m calling it finally. Coz if I use the “W” word, there’s a storm coming my way that will thrash in the name of “feminism.”

These bodies are all wearing bralettes (or just bras), crop tops (that are no more than bras) paired with high-waisted jeans, skirts ,shorts, etc (The shorter the better). What’s next? They all have the same hair colour- literally the same brown/golden/ burgundy-ish highlights. And then the same red lips. And to top it off, they all wear very similar looking shoes- cheap stilettos that scream, ‘Look at me, I’m right here!’ But really- none of it is wrong in any way… I just wonder and I really do wonder- since when did fashion become a victim itself. You know what I mean? Where is that- I am me… I will wear my mood today… I will be classy… I will own it (and own it doesn’t always mean- having your boobs all hanging out). This might sound like a rant to you (because it is. Lol!) But do me a favor and really look through all the instagram fashion bloggers’ pages today… doesn’t matter where from. You’ll see what I’m saying.

Of course, there are some pages that I truly love and some of them are doing a fab job like @masoonminawala, @diipakhosla to name a few. But then there are ones, which I follow simply as an OH: Occupational Hazard!

By the way, one day I said to myself- I’m going to wear what they are wearing just to kind of “step in their shoes” for a moment. And…. I failed! Miserably. Maybe because, TMB is not my thing and I really was disgusted by the idea of having my boobs talk to people rather than my fabulous personality. Phew! What a waste of an exercise. Not entirely, though! I got a post out of it. And here’s what I was wearing when I wrote this 😉

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Oh yes…. Trends come and go and whether you like it or not, you do indulge yourself in some. Don’t say ohhh I’m not a trend-victim.. I’m always classic; that’s some BS, else you won’t be here reading this. Alright then, let’s start with it.

ODD-A-TREND #1
Neon: Heck Yeah! It’s a bit polarizing for some coz it’s not always easy to sport it. But you know what… you can always include it in your style, a tiny bit and go from there.. I mean, if you love it, get some more next time, if not, move on to trend no.2 already. So here’s what I know about Neons- they are bold and hence need a subtle pairing. Bright neon tights? Wear a white shirt and knot it. Tie your hair, gloss them slightly and wear ‘em heels.

Too much? Start with a nail paint. Duh! What more? Introduce it in your shoes. Crack these looks below.

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ODD-A-TREND #2
Cycling Shorts/ Longish tailored shorts: Back with a bang! Now…. This one is not everyone’s cuppa tea but let me tell you straight- you can’t get more comfy than that. Lol! I’d say give it a shot… the other day, I just wore the cycling shorts with a long easy-breezy tunic and some bright flats. Looked fab, FYI! Another way is glam is to glam it up! Pair it with a light summer-y blazer, get a nice blow-dry (or a top-knot if you like it so) and wear tiny heels like kitten heels. And splash some red on your lips, I say!

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ODD-A-TREND #3
Dainty dresses: Romancing It Right- We all have that one dainty dress that is kind of tucked away (unless, you’re like me and don’t so dainty, ouch!). I reckon, you pull that one out and give it some twist. Quite literally so! Think- dainty dress, beach waves, a nice crochet bag, and cute flats (or if your city allows, some nice boots). Good ol’ country vibes.

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ODD-A-TREND #4
All White: Done Right!– This one is for everyone. How can you not? It’s chic, classy, crisp and very very sexy! How I’d wear it? Wear all white (and I mean all white) with glossy red lips and sick heels. Now, we are talking…! G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S (just said it the American way.. anyone been watching some American reality tv?) Hahaha.

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ODD-A-TREND #5
Vinyl Heels: Get ‘em already!– I am currently living in my vinyl heels. My only problem is- some (ahem… clearing throat) fashionistas (make believe) online have kind of killed it for me.. but I hope you haven’t encountered them yet. So ya… what was I saying again? Ya… get yourself a pair of vinyl heels coz you can work them with anything… literally anything. It’s like barefoot without being barefoot and being a few inches taller. No one would mind that, right?

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Okay then… this was my round-up on trends that I hope you’ll try. Give it a go and tell me how it went.

Xx

 


Who is a Yummy-Mummy?

Any mummy or mummy-to-be ! That’s the original definition. I mean it’s hard enough to “be preggers” and then “pop”  (oh please! It doesn’t matter if the baby came out through a natural birth or c-sec. Stop reading if you judge) Then comes “nursing the little life” (or not- it’s really a woman’s own choice and there is NO right or wrong), the zillion hormonal changes while dealing with “weight or no weight” (not just yourself but also your baby). Get this straight- It’s HARD to be a mum and hence every single one is a yum-one! 

To be honest, most people have contrived notions about what yummy mummies really are. According to some (uninformed) articles, imagery and general opinions, the ‘yummy mummy’ look is ‘oh so fabulous’-  unachievable or only achievable by a certain section of moms who have the privilege to work their way into a workout right out of the labour room! (Or in Kate Middleton’s case, a blow dry and stilettos).  I have often had these arguments with people who label only particular sort of mums as yum mums. And what is the criteria you ask? Well let me shock you. Apparently a yummy mummy HAS to be :

  1. Glammed up 24×7 (yes, while running errands and feeding her children too).
  2. Travels at least 4 times a year (to Europe, of course).
  3. Social Butterfly 
  4. Has a career
  5. House-Proud to the T
  6. Best Instagram Handles (hot selfies with her perfect looking child all the time)
  7. Works out at least 5 days a week 
  8. Expensive-looking wardrobe 
  9. She never gained weight (not when she was preggers, nor when she delivered, nor later, NEVER!)

Phew! (I have cut this short, FYI).

Now that I’m done with my rant, let’s move on to various kinds of Yummy-Mummies. They or rather, WE, come in all shapes and sizes and from all kinds of backgrounds. My current fav tv binge, ‘Big Little Lies’ inspired me to broadly categorise all yummy mummies into a few different types and sorts. No, before you jump down my throat, I am NOT someone who labels people and puts them into boxes, relax. If you haven’t watched BLL yet- PLEASE DO. I love these characters for their own peculiarities and I’m sure you’ll find yourself relating to at least one. Minus the murder, deciet and general betrayal ofcourse!

YUMMY MUMMY TYPE 1: BAD-ASS BONANZA: Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie

My personal favourite, this hot mama is a total bad-ass. She doesn’t follow the rules and the only person she ever listens to is well..herself. That’s the kind of self-belief she has and she ain’t takin’ or givin’ a s*** about anything or anyone but herself and her child. She loves the life she lives because she gets to live it on her terms. No questions asked, no answers given. Well, she is blessed ‘cos no matter what present shape (in terms of her size) she is in, she likes it and that’s all that matters. 

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YUMMY MUMMY TYPE 2: BOSSY & BOLD: Laura Dern as Renata Klein

This one is a tough cookie. She is this multi-talented, multi-faceted, mutlti-whatever the F you want to call it. She does it all – working a 9 to 5 job, spending time with her kid, managing her house and husband, partying with her friends,Netflix, downtime, hitting the gym, yada yada. Now with only 24 hours in a day and such a huge to-do list  she is BOLD and sometimes unsure if she is getting it all right. Listen up lady, you’re doing a fine job and you look super hot doing it, super-woman!

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YUMMY MUMMY TYPE 3: THE COOL CAT: Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright

This one’s a total chiller solely because of her personality- like a duck,  paddling hard underneath but cool, calm and collected on the surface (I’m definitely not this). She loves her work and she loves socialising (her work thrives on networking). She hits the gym not because she has to but because she enjoys it. She is everything we see in movies and her life is probably closest to the movie life because there is always some drama that is running in the background. However “the cool cat” doesn’t let it take over. 

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YUMMY MUMMY TYPE 4: ZEN & ZEALOUS: Zoe Kravitz as Bonnie Carlson

I find it hard to believe that one can be zen and zealous at the same time. But I have seen some… and more! She likes her own company the most yet manages to work the crowd, no matter where she is. Yoga and wearing a toga, channeling happy hippy vibes while running her mom & pop kind of store, eating green, clean and lean. 

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YUMMY MUMMY TYPE 5: SNOOZE FEST: Shailene Woodley as Jane Chapmman

No, not judging but there are some mums out there who I admittedly do find a bit of a snooze fest. Not because of anything major but simply because they like to dwell. Dwell in problems, dwell in their kids, dwell in other people’s business. Just, dwell! So much more to explore outside guys. Get out there and conquer!


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YUMMY MUMMY TYPE 6: THE DEVIL WEARS FACADA (READ:FACADE): Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright

She kills with her looks as well as her hooks! Gives out those underhanded jabs while sweet-talking the crap out of you. Disguised as anything, I reckon- you run as soon as you spot one! Oh and if you are one, do something constructive… whatever it maybe!

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So to sum up, every mummy is yummy! However, it’s not good enough if it’s just yummy to look at.. Be a mum, be a friend, be anything- but a good one! Which one do you relate most with? Do write in and let me know.

Until next time!

Hugs Xx



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