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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



The only thing that keeps me happy in summer is Ice Cream & Retail Therapy (online preferably). A lot of people look forward to summer not because they love the sun (in India, not many people do) but they love summer vacays. So, I have decided to break this post into three parts- this is part 1 (duh!) where I talk about the trends that are worth your while and part 2 (coming soon) where I show you the much talked about “airport looks” and part 3 (coming later) how to travel light & right.

We don’t take heavy luggage; we bring it back- if you know what I mean.

Anyway, stop yapping and start scrolling!

#Trend Alert 1: Dress Over Pants

We all love ourselves some short summer dresses but what takes it a notch higher is- dressing over pants. It is so chic and cuts you some slack on “keep your legs together while you sit”. Let’s face it, dresses are feminine and sitting cross legs all day is not always possible. Lol! Rock ‘em over pants and when you’re going from day to night- you can lose ‘em pants. Erm… your call totally!

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#Trend Alert 2: The Power of Pink

You really must be living under some rock, if you haven’t seen “pink” everywhere this season. Runway to reality is now easy peasy (lemon squeezy- ya whatever) because all you gotta do is- work some PINK! Honestly, I have never really loved pink as much but the more I see it (or wear it), the more it grows on me. It suits every single skin tone and every single body type. So get yourself a pair of pink pants or a pink top or pink chunky earrings or all of it. Barbie-ing all the way- heck yeah!

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#Trend Alert 3: Boiler Suit

There’s something about jumpsuits (and now boiler suits) that is oh-so sexy without showing too much skin. Well, you may… if you’re pulling some “buttchella” from Coachella but I reckon, you put on simple yet solid Boiler Suit and give everyone #newwardrobe goals!

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#Trend Alert 4: Slip Dresses

I have been hearing about slip dresses for last couple of years and TBH, the trend never hit home with me- until now. Reason? Now it looks more than a negligee and the variety is yummy! There are so many options available in slip dresses and while you work it sexy, you can work it comfy- by pairing it with sneakers. More inspiration? Create some, I say!

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#Trend Alert 5: Animal Print

This one is evergreen to someone like me but if you’re not on board yet, you still have time. It is the literally the easiest way to look “high fashion” without spending a bomb. Just one thing- don’t overdo it if you can’t pull it off. Keep it simple (I rarely say that) by starting with one element- be it a top or the skirt or the pants or maybe on your bag. Take.it.slow.

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#Trend Alert 6: Utility Pants

Cool Cat’s go to outfit! Utility pants & a nice tee (or top)! Now, you pair it with chunky sneakers or kitten heels- that depends on your mood. I love wearing Utility Pants with kitten heels because there’s something really attractive about pairing sporty with sexy.

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#Trends Alert 7: Chunky Sneakers/ Dad Sneakers

You can love them or you can hate them but you definitely CAN’T ignore them. The first time when they hit “street fashion”, I was a bit on the fence because it looked great on some people and looked rather foolish on some people. But, the more I see it, the more I like it. And for me it’s like heels on steroids! Come on! You got heels, comfort, style and statement- all rolled into one. Gotta love this one. Non, madame?

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#Trend Alert 8: Barely there sandals

Literally what it reads. Barely there. Again- you can’t go wrong with bare feet not being bare. Bare feet like we know are sensual and when they look bare without being bare- it’s that right foot-tease for the perfect look. What’s more? It goes with almost anything you wear because hello! it’s bare 😉
PS: You’ll see this as one of the Airport Looks! Yup. I’m catching a plane next time in my barely there’s.

#Trend Alert 9: Headbands

Bad hair days or not- fashion always to the rescue. Tie-up your hair when a bad hair day strikes is kind of passé! Now, you just wear headbands & look glam! So, it’s not just your immediate cure for bad hair day- basically now it’s every day hair thing. I mean- why colour those tresses when you can just wear colored bands with knots and puffs! Ok fine, go colour them if that’s your thing but do wear a headband, sometime! Okay? 🙂

Come back for more! Does 1st May work for you? Holla back.

Oh yes, it’s time to step up your game, style game! Summer is upon us and amp-ing up without breaking into a sweat is no mean feat. So, here’s your accessory for the season that will give you that unique edge. Remember the rule: own it like you mean it. Styling is a lot about attitude so work that “queen bee” swag. And yes, headpieces work better with western wear! See for yourself.

LOOK 1
The first look I’m wearing a headpiece with a western outfit. It’s more like a day or sundowner kind of look. If this headpiece is a bit much for you, get a daintier one. But for me, bigger the better.

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LOOK 2
The second look is edgier because we have given Mohawk a new avatar. It could have been worn both horizontally and vertically. I prefer the Mohawk style because it’s “out there” and edgy.

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LOOK 3
The third look is “too glam to give a damn”! Almost like crowning glory and I reckon- it takes a lot to carry it off. The first time I wore it, I got many stares (not necessarily in a good way) but you know what- I was “too glam to give a damn” 😉

 

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LOOK 4
Turbans are now finding its ground in the fashion scene. It’s the easiest way to turn around blah into blow-up! I work ‘em turbans quite a bit now and think these are kind of foolproof.

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LOOK 5
This one is simple yet stylish. A casual dress, sneakers & turban. When street style is achievable and not redundant, turban to the rescue!

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Like I said, in my previous post- I’m lovin’ the Indian hip-hop sub-culture. What was earlier just international with hot women and booze and big cars,#gullyboy has broken all perceptions and given hip-hop scene a different meaning. I dig the style and hence thought of doing an Odd-Cat spin on it. Result? See for yourself!

Metallics!- This trend has been there for a while now and mostly people don’t know how to incorporate metallic in their wardrobe without making it look “in your face”! I love OTT personally but for anyone who doesn’t, my pro-tip- “pair your metallic piece with something totally understated”– like basic pants and tee or in this case- ripped shorts & crop top. Whatever floats your boat 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweatshirt Cool! I’m sure y’all have a few sweatshirts in your closet. But, you can totally work your way up and own a sweatshirt dress. Trust me- it’s super comfy and yet full of swag. You don’t need anything to dress it up, the dress itself and just good pair of shoes is all it takes- to take it from nowhere to everywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track Pants on Point! Comfort and style is mostly on everyone’s mind. And there can’t be a better way to do it – a cool pair of boots/ heels and some jewellery to add some spunk! You’re ready in 5 mins, I promise! Not feeling the heels? Never mind! Pair your track pants with a cropped sweatshirt and chunky sneakers. This is doable, right? Great! Now, you’re definitely ready in 5′

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denim on Denim! Denims are great addition to any trend. They can be plastered onto any trend, literally! But denim on denim, is a bit tricky. What I reckon- play with lengths and to their strengths. If  you’re wearing flared jeans, team it with cropped denim jacket, if you’re wearing denim shorts, pair it with a long denim jacket. If you’re wearing skinny jeans, pair it with denim bustier or a denim shirt in a different shade. There’s so much you can do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinyl! TBH, this is one trend that most people fail to work. Nothing wrong because this one’s hard. So if you can’t work it, don’t bother! But let’s just say you love the trend and are willing to give it a shot. My 2 cents? Get a vinyl accessory! A bag, pair of shoes or just the belt. Play it safe. 
Now, assuming that you’re an ODD-CAT and have to own “vinyl”! Rules are simple- choose only 1 garment in vinyl. You don’t want to look like a vinyl bandage. So pair the vinyl pants, with something as basic as a white tee! Or if it’s a vinyl top, pair it with something as basic as simple black pants and classic sandals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s more? Just browse through our #gullyboy shoot!

Co-ords: Heck yeah!

We know the trend of co-ords has been around for a while and if you wear them right, it’s one trend that is going to be around forever. Trends usually come and go but this one’s a keeper (just like a good boyfriend/husband, lol).

So for my favourite “trend post”, I dug into my wardrobe yet again (I have no plans to shop for every post I put up) and thought of showing you some ways how you coord ‘em right. Let’s keep a few pointers in mind. Warning: These tips are for ladies who haven’t dared to wear the coords yet!

  1. Whenever you wear co-ords, let them be the highlight of your look! Don’t over-accessorize and steal away its charm.
  2. Introduce an element to your look, that accentuates the co-ord. Eg: You’re wearing print on print, wear something neutral (shoes, bag) that helps the print/ colour pop!
  3. Fuss-free hair! As women, we love our hair (short, long, curly, blonde doesn’t matter what we are sporting in the season) but keeping them simple while wearing co-ords helps you dial UP your glam quotient several notches. So think- natural blow dry, simple top-knot or a ponytail.

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Velvet Coords With Crop Jacket

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Printed Coords With Leather Jacket

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Printed Coords With Leather Jacket

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Blue & White Coords

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Blue & White Coords

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Checkered Coords

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Dull-Gold Coords With Nude Pumps

Now, assuming you’re the kinds who like the idea of “how celebs wore it”, let’s dig in some more! From casual to chic, you get to see it all. 

You’re welcome!

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Sonam Kapoor in Bhane

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Olivia Palermo in Semsem

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Kendall Jenner in Adidas Original

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