Sunday, April 17, 2016

Do you like Piña Coladas? (Ann Taylor 50% Sale)


Baby R turned four months recently and I am now, sadly, a couple of months away from heading back to the coalface. Call me shallow, but I am hoping that a little retail therapy will lessen the heartache that will inevitably come a-crashing when that time comes. 


Pineapples are still trending I see and I don't mind a single bit. We live in a tropical paradise so can you even blame me? This is what I look forward to wearing on my first day back:

Ann Taylor Pineapple Lace Shell
Ann Taylor Pineapple Lace Pencil Skirt
LOVE this look! Who cares if I am likely to have to go topless when it's time to pump?

Since baby boys are also deserving of some piña fun, I bought these really cute swim shorts for the bub:
Target Baby Swim Shorts

Everything at Ann Taylor is 50 off today with code Cyber50. Come be twinsies with me?



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

British Museum at the Singapore National



We live a 5-minute walk from the National Museum of Singapore - but apart from popping over to the gift store for unique presents we'd never actually ventured in to see any of the exhibits. We finally took the 'long' walk on Sunday to check out items on loan temporarily from the British Museum. 



African neck/chest piece


Egyptian jars containing remains of the deceased
The British Museum, while steeped in scandals surrounding its acquisitions of artifacts, still remains my favourite (the Met a close second).  

QE1 medallion
Loosely arranged geographically, the exhibit naturally only showcased a teeny tiny fraction of the collection housed at the British Museum. I took these photos to remember some of the more interesting pieces. 
5-headed statue from Java
Carved wooden oar from the Pacific Islands


Skull-holder from the Pacific Islands
Mayan carving
Fertility statue from Asia



  
Wearing:

Anthropologie Split-Tone Tank and Kanara pencil skirt
Mansur Gavriel tote bag - my all-too-perfect nappy bag (along with this heart-print Skiphop kit)
Charlotte Stone Sophie sandals (I have this similar pair too)
Harper and Hudson necklace (of the teething kind but you couldn't tell!)

It has taken me a few months to get excited about my wardrobe again - you know, more than just chucking on a plain nursing tank and bottom and calling it a day. Let's just say there was an exclamation of 'hallelujah' when I discovered this Bordeaux top from Anthro is baby-friendly. Luckily I had the foresight in getting it in two colours, ha!

'Till next time!


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Rish


It's the last day of 2015 and it seems like a fine time to take a look back at the past year. For me, most of it was spent being pregnant, and very happily so. 


Fortunately I had no morning sickness, and lucked out with great health that allowed me keep spinning and exercising right up to week 40 of my pregnancy. Apart from the usual pre-natal no-nos I ate everything I wanted, whenever I wanted, and better yet, in any quantity I wanted. Could you blame me if I said I kinda loved being pregnant?

They do say that the Universe is always fair - and labour was a loooonnggg 46 hours that put this natural-birth-no-meds-preferred Earth Mama to the ultimate test. On 12 December 2015 just shy of 41 weeks, baby Rishav came into the world with a full head of jet-black hair and the longest eyelashes I have ever seen.




We're now enjoying maternity leave with endless amounts of cuddles and kisses, as well as absorbing the fact that I have a son (A SON!!)

2016 is so bright because we are now three.