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My feet got bigger after the pregnancy

I never knew that pregnancy could increase a woman’s foot size until I discovered that it happened to me.

my pregnancy

During my pregnancy, as my belly grew my feet did too but it is absolutely normal not to fit into your normal shoe during pregnancy due to the swelling from the extra fluid in the body. I thought it was a temporary thing but now I have discovered that my feet have permanently become bigger around half a shoe size.

I think I have no problems with most of my open shoes but the closed ones feel a little tight. I have a few favourite shoes and now I can’t wear them comfortably 😦 😦 😦

my shoes

Doing some research, I discovered that it is normal to get bigger feet because of the hormone relaxin, which loosens the joints around your pelvis so your baby can make the way down the birth canal. This also loosens the ligaments in your feet, causing the foot bones to spread. 😦 Your foot bones aren’t actually growing but it’s just that the ligaments that hold these 26 bones together aren’t as tight as they were.

As we know, I am crazy about my shoes and I feel really sad to let go of some of my favourite shoes. I know I can go crazy buying new shoes but I am not really ready to let go of my old shoes.

How I saved my shoes?During the research they also mentioned that the feet tend to grow with each pregnancy, so I may need to have another baby first before spending money on good expensive shoes.

All the mommas out there, did this happen to you as well? I am sure I am not the only one here looking at rows of beautiful pairs of shoes, that won’t fit in any more.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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There is Chhori inside

I have introduced my nephew here before. He was one of the babies who I got to watch closely as he grew up. I was there when he was born, during his chhaiti, nwaran pasni and every birthday. He is going to be 4 years soon and I can’t believe how quickly he is growing up.

Meet my nephew

Meet my nephew

Now we have Chhori around so he seems even bigger in front of her.

Looking at kids, we are reminded how innocent they are.

I must be the only person around my nephew who he remembers going from no tummy to big tummy while I was pregnant. Then Chhori was born. So he got the concept that when someone’s tummy is big, Chhori comes out.

my pregnancy

In the beginning I didn’t understand what he meant when he used to point out to anyone’s tummy and said “Chhori, Chhori”.

But now I do and it is very funny. So if you have a bit of tummy no matter whether you are a man, woman, young or old, he will point to your tummy and say, “Chhori Chhori”. That means he thinks you are pregnant and Chhori will come out of that one day.

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My SIL also had to explain this to his childcare teacher as he kept on saying “Chhori” every time he saw the tummy.

Gold bless the innocence of a kids. Don’t know when we turned to be mean selfish human beings from those innocent kids.

Do share similar incidents about your kids/grandkids. I am sure there are many interesting ones out there.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

 

Online shopping is so addictive

I am sure everyone here knows my love for fashion and shopping. I look at shopping as a fun activity and most of the time AS is a great shopping partner. I really value his input when I want to buy anything as he knows my likes and dislikes. It goes the other way as well. So a long, long time ago when we were not parents, we used to go to malls once in a while to shop and have fun.

my shoes

But after the baby, in the first few months it was hard to go shopping. The first 6 weeks, we didn’t go out much unless it was absolutely necessary. That is when I truly discovered online shopping. Almost every brand sells stuffs online and on top of that I discovered eBay as well.

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Since then I have started buying many stuff online including things for Chhori, myself and AS. It seems so much fun and they are delivered to your doorstep. How much better can it get? But after a while I discovered that I was buying a lot more that we needed. As it is so easy, a few clicks and that’s it. I have to admit, I was buying things that were unnecessary.

After looking at my credit card statements for a few months, I decided that I should stop my shopping and I did. But when you shop online, they automatically include you in their mailing list. So these days I get emails form the websites when they have sales or new arrivals. Sometimes it is so hard to resist items on sale. I have spent so much money buying things when they are on sale thinking they are a bargain. I won’t say they are unnecessary but maybe I wouldn’t have bought all the items if I was at a physical shop as I could see all the items physically in the basket.

Prabal Gurung Dresses

Anyway, these days I have started to call AS just to check again if we need the items before paying and have managed to cut down on impulse buying. But I am still shopping online from time to time. I mostly buy items for Chhori and her wardrobe is full of new clothes which she won’t wear for a while. I guess items for girls are so cute that it is hard to resist and if they are at a good price, I say why not.

I definitely do not go out of control shopping online but I do shop more often than when I used to go to the mall.

Do you shop online a lot? What do you mostly buy? Do you like it or do you prefer going to the malls?

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Is it OK for adults to wear children’s clothes?

I am sure I am not alone in the boat where you admire kids’ clothes and you want to wear them.

When I first came to Australia, I was really skinny so when shopping adult clothes, they didn’t fit me. It was a really disappointing experience but then went to the kids cloth store and bought dresses in large sizes. Believe me if I don’t tell anyone about it, no one will know that it is kids’ clothes.

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Mind you, if you go to the larger sizes for kids, they are the same size as small in adult clothing which is what I wear so I see no problem. Not all the styles are adult appropriate but there are heaps you could get away with.

These days, Sydney has got lots of brands and they make size 6 clothes for most brands which fits me and I am very happy about it.

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Anyway, after coming back to work from maternity leave, I felt like I needed to buy a few dresses so I started to look around. Funnily enough I found a few girls’ dresses so pretty and they were perfect as work cloth. I tried a few of them and I couldn’t let go so I bought them. I haven’t worn them to work yet but I am planning to. I guess I should keep my mouth shut and not tell anyone that they are kids’ clothing but I think it should be acceptable to wear them as long as it look good on me .

The dresses are high neck and knee length which is perfect for work. I prefer the colours and these materials are nice too.

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I am thinking, in a few years Chhori and I can go shopping to the same store, won’t it be cool! :).

What do you think about it? Have you ever worn children’s clothes? Should I keep my mouth shut? 🙂

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Prabal Gurung’s Spring/Summer 2015

My favourite designer, Prabal Gurung just showcased his latest collection. His latest collection is inspired by native Nepal and is playful with texture and silhouette, offering his signature feminine styles mixed with an unexpected dose of androgynous charm.

In his SS15, the designer wanted to continue what he began last season. ″I wanted to continue the journey,″ he said. ″This time it′s more a visual diary of her trek up the mountains.″ We′re back in the Himalayas, only now it′s spring. Instead of deep reds, he used a palette of sunset pastels.

According to Vouge, Prabal Gurung went for a more undressed approach with sassy slashes, slits and keyhole flashes of flesh. Sporty in silhouette with racer-back vest styles and little flirty skirts, his midnight tones and dusky grey-purple palette kept it regal and evening worthy – iridescence incarnating short shifts and T-shirt numbers – while zingy knits continued along this peek-a-boo vein, veering off around the body. And this was very much the theme and silhouette of the collection, drawing on frills and spills of hemlines as it went, the shorter dresses towards the end of which were the prettiest and most covetable.

The collection got lots of positive reviews from fashion editors and fashionistas.

I am in love with  the awesome prints of Himalayas and clouds. Of course, I loved it all but here are my favourites.

Apart from the clothes, I am lusting on those amazing killer heels.

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And here is the full collection from SS 2015.

Have you been following NYFW? Who is your favorite designers?

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Prabal Gurung Resort 2015

Inspired by a show of the British artist Matthew Stone’s work at The Hole gallery, Prabal Gurung ( my favourite designer), named his latest Resort collection: Unconditional Love. He said he approached his striking new Resort collection as if it were a “one-stop shop from morning to evening”. The idea, he explained, was prompted by all the traveling he’s been doing to trunk shows in places as far-flung as Singapore and Toronto.

I love everything from this collection, from tees and sweatshirts to floor-length gala dresses with prints or jacquards designed to evoke Stone’s brushstrokes. The prints and jacquards came in vivid shades of red or blue, sometimes mingled together, and they turned the clothes into moving canvases.

Here are some of my favourite from the collections..And looks at those choose, love love love.

View the rest of the collection .

Apart from his latest collection, he is definitely making waves around the world and doing a great job.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Prabal Gurung around the world

My favourite designer celebrated his birthday his birthday on 31 March so I would like to start this post wishing him a very happy birthday. I am sure he had a great day  🙂

Happy Birthday Prabal Gurung

While I was busying enjoying my holiday, Prabal Gurung ‘s creation was appearing everywhere around the globe. Every time I am able to read about him or see someone wearing one of his creation, I feels so good. So here is the sample of footprints Prabal Gurung is leaving around the world . Love him so much.

Marie Olympia of Greece wears sky technical tweed bomber and pencil skirt from the Spring 2014 collection for the March issue of Tatler.

Julianne Moore wearing the ivory silk cloque hand draped dress with navy, silver and grey paint-stained printed lurex jacquard asymmetric skirt from Prabal Gurung Fall 2014 collection in Los Angeles.

Nicole Kidman wears the white silk crepe off the shoulder dress hand-embroidered with swarovski crystals, silk grosgrain and organza ribbons and graphic black mako stripes from the Spring 2014 collection and Casadei for Prabal Gurung shoes for the March Issue of InStyle.

The pearlescent pink technical bonded satin shirtdress with white sable yoke insert, open back and mesh paneling from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection in the March Issue of Vogue China.

The pearlescent pink, white and abstract rose printed hand-draped silk/cotton duchesse strapless dress layered over double bonded cotton bustier from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection in the March Issue of ELLE Magazine.

Camilla Belle wearing the white windowpane organza 3/4 sleeve off the shoulder shawl sheath dress from Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2014 collection tonight in West Hollywood.

Magdalena Frackowiak wearing the wearing the lavender, mint and black abstract rose printed napa leather sweatshirt and pencil skirt from the Spring 2014 collection for the March Issue of Vogue Japan.

Maja Salamon wears Prabal Gurung kelly graphic rose screen printed translucent PVC raincoat from the Spring 2014 collection for the April Issue of Vogue Russia.

The pearlescent pink technical bonded satin shirtdress with white sable yoke insert from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection with V Magazine.

Prabal Gurung vermillion graphic rose digital printed rayon muscle tee and vermillion technical tweed pencil skirt with disintegrated rose motif from the Spring 2014 Collection with this weekend’s The Telegraph.

Cobie Smulders wears the sky translucent glitter printed laminated tulle pencil skirt from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection for the April Issue of InStyle Russia.

The lavender, mint and black abstract rose printed napa leather sweatshirt and the lilac rose sable pant with tonal satin inserts and white mesh overlay from the Spring 2014 collection for the April Issue of Elle Vietnam.

Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2014 ivory polarized rose printed silk duchesse a-line pleated colorblock dress and Pre-Fall 2013 bright pink and turquoise graphic lily printed silk / cotton tee for the April Issue of Elle Vietnam.

Kareena Kapoor Khan wears the kelly classic rose printed silk crepe de chine draped back blouse with contrast yolk and sleeve inserts from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection for the March cover story of Vogue India.

Sonam Kapoor wearing the lavender rose sable deep-v dress with hand-draped bodice, dolman sleeve and white mesh raceback detail from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection.

Martha Hunt wearing the translucent nylon pointelle sweater with hand-embroidered vermillion and black ribbon rose embroidery and vermillion graphic rose printed technical duchesse pencil skirt from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection for the April Issue of ELLE Magazine (US).

Sarah Gadon wears the lavender rose bonded technical satin hand-draped dress with cascading back ruffle and exposed double bonded cotton poplin corset from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection for the April Issue of InStyle.

Elettra Wiedemann wearing Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2014 ensemble for the screening of ‘Dom Hemingway’ last night in New York.

Prabal Gurung black and white fil couple silk and cotton pant with graphic black and mesh inserts from the Spring 2014 collection for the May Issue of GLAMOUR UK.

Elettra Wiedemann and Isabel Lucas wears Prabal Gurung.

Rita Ora wears the pearlescent pink, black and white abstract rose printed napa leather pencil skirt from Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 collection for the May Issue of Elle UK.

Kate Upton’s Prabal Gurung gown from the February Issue of Vogue.

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt in Prabal Gurung Resort 2014 .

Bollywood actress Kajol in Prabal Gurung.