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Being the mom of a toddler and keeping your fashion identity intact is no mean feat, but maybe you can still manage to do so by following these tips?
You wish and sigh at the pre motherhood days when you could wear as much and carry as less as you wished! But as the mom of a toddler, now you are left tugging a kiddo (and all the essentials), and practical dressing has become a way of life.
Wondering how to add some zing while still being close to realistic? Then you have come to the right place. Read on for some of my saviour tricks for ploughing through mommy zone without dressing up beoming boring.
While stilletos are a no no, it doesn’t mean you go everywhere in sneakers.
Try those heeled sneakers, Mary Janes, platforms, and similar other fashionable options. They look interesting, but are easy to amble in with your child alongside.
Tiny mini micros might cause bloopers with toddlers in tow! Switch to midi or maxi length in dresses and skirts, which can be both functional, and a break from jeans. You can also match your existing mini micros with sheer/opaque tights or leggings.
For the less adventurous ones, explore varied styles for upper wear like cut sleeves, Bardot, crop tops, off shoulders etc., while keeping the bottom simple with your favourite denims or yoga pants.
Since we now carry much more than our world around, fitting things in a sling is IMPOSSIBLE, and nothing can be worse than chugging along with 2-3 different bags, like a baby bag, sling/messenger, and tote along.
Switch to mini diaper bags or else carry full-fledged backpacks with multiple pockets to be able to compartmentalize your stuff from your kids. It is both functional, and fashion savvy even for your male partner to carry around.
Instead of carrying a full blown vanity kit, start investing in multiple drugstore kind of products and stash an essential kit in as many places, or keep in as many bags that are an everyday use, like your backpack, laptop bag, office drawers, and bathroom.
Since changing jewellery everyday to match each of your outfit might be a task which involves time as well as coordinating in advance, why not invest in classics like Swarvoski, silver and semi-precious stones? They go with most outfits, and are not too heavy on the wallet.
For those occasions which call for dressing in your best traditional wear, sarees and heavy salwar kameez with dupatta will make you more accident prone. Also traditional silks are dear enough to not handle kid spills and related mishaps.
Better mix and match pieces from your existing wardrobe; pair a simple pin tuck kurti with heavy odhni draped securely, or a simple crop top with a lehenga skirt.
Kids these days are much more tech savvy than you can imagine. Ditch your daily dose of OTT and social media for the ancient books. Surprisingly or not, your kids would also take to their books, and this could be a bonding time filled with informational creativity.
Keeping inventory of basic toiletries like shampoo, moisturiser, talcum powder for adults and kids is anyone’s nightmare.
The trade secret is that these connotations are barely different for kids and adults. In baby products, SPF is on the lower side, and so are chemicals like Parabens, Sulphates, etc. Why not gift yourself the luxury of using baby products and treat your skin and hair with delight?
Wipes for baby bottoms come handy for toddler casualties as well. Not only are these devised to be chemical light, they suit the most sensitive of skins. And since wipes are short lived, it’s better to carry one open pack of baby wipes, than a separate face wipes pack for yourself.
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Shows like Indian Matchmaking only further the argument that women must adhere to social norms without being allowed to follow their hearts.
When Netflix announced that Indian Matchmaking (2020-present) would be renewed for a second season, many of us hoped for the makers of the show to take all the criticism they faced seriously. That is definitely not the case because the show still continues to celebrate regressive patriarchal values.
Here are a few of the gendered notions that the show propagates.
A mediocre man can give himself a 9.5/10 and call himself ‘the world’s most eligible bachelor’, but an independent and successful woman must be happy with receiving just 60-70% of what she feels she deserves.
You do not have to be perfect. There’s no perfect daughter, perfect employee, perfect wife, or perfect mother. These are just labels created by society, for their convenience.
So here you are, just out of engineering college, having no clue why you pursued Electronics Engineering. Yes, I know, like many others your age, you too were persuaded by your parents to opt for engineering because it supposedly gets you a lucrative job.
Believe me, however strange this might sound, you’ll soon come to realize that a high paying job need not always make you happy. And there are a myriad courses and career options out there, you should definitely consider something that’ll make you look forward to go to work every day.