The Ladies Lounge! Impulsive, wintry baby buys!

Doha and Bangalore are both heading toward winter. The Bangalore of yore (when I was still in tights and pinafores!) was pretty chilly. Not any more. Winter’s now are barely cool. Chilly for a few days and then pleasantly cool thereafter.

Doha surprisingly is  colder. Last year, I spent half my winter in Doha and half in Bangalore. Must say, Doha beat Bangalore by a mile!

Currently, it is still raining almost everyday in Bangalore. The monsoon is making it’s retreat and winter’s being ushered in. Lil’ Z has been taking in the sights and sounds. All new and exciting. While I have been reacquainting myself with all things Bangalore. The familiar sounds of endless honking and the smell of smoke mixed with rain. Mum’s tea in the mornings and dad’s news summaries. It’s all good folks.

 

The storm gathers...
The storm gathers…

 

Thereafter.
Thereafter.

 

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The rains here are very different from those in Doha!

 

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Testing out the camera on the Lumia 1520..

 

The rains...
Grams’ thorny friends!

 

Lil’ Z and I decided to go on some city adventures, off on our own. We spent a pleasant, lazy, sunny Sunday afternoon updating the little ones’ wardrobe.

I am not daft enough to buy tons of baby clothes- though I am often tempted to. We buy only the bare essentials, since she outgrows them so soon. Zoe spent the first six months of her life in boring onesies and nightsuits/ babygrows. Comfort and warmth trumped style and aesthetics. But slowly, she is getting to that age when “cute” outfits start to fit. And now that she stands and am sure will soon walk, it’s time to phase out the gender- neutral babygrows and put on some girly clothes.

We also intend to travel quite a lot in the coming months. Loads of relatives and family to be met. Weddings to be attended. Interviews. Work related stuff. And the little one will have to bear with me and come along for the ride. So she better be prepared!

Here are some winter additions to her wardrobe. (My friends from actual “cold countries”-  please forgive my audacity for calling your summer wear as so!)

 

The basics- warm, fleecy nightsuits. Turns the little one into a cute, cuddly, live teddy bear!
The basics- warm, fleecy nightsuits. Turns the little one into a cute, cuddly, live teddy bear!

 

Another wardrobe staple.   A dusty pink. light cardigan.
Another wardrobe staple. A dusty pink. light cardigan.

 

No reason for picking these up, except that they were too cute to not buy! Will probably come - in handy when we visit family in Kerala.
No reason for picking these up, except that they were too cute to not buy!

 

To match the cardigan. Found it at another store.
To match the cardigan. Found it at another store.

 

A coat fit for a DIva!
A coat fit for a DIva!

 

I rarely ever put her in dresses. But I guess the time has come. Am a sucker for nautical prints.
I rarely ever put her in dresses. But I guess the time has come. Am a sucker for nautical prints.

 

Though she might wear these over some of the dresses buried in her closet.
Though she might wear these over some of the dresses buried in her closet.

 

Must have- tights in solid, basic colors.
Must have- tights in solid, basic colors.

 

No shopping trip is complete without some boots! Either for Mommy o"'''''''''
No shopping trip is complete without some boots! Either for Mommy or Zoe.

 

Blue, floral canvas.
Denim, floral canvas.

 

Every girl need her ballet flats!
Every girl need her ballet flats!

 

Picked up these random bits and voila, we have a perfectly co-ordinated outfit!
Picked up these random bits and voila, we have a perfectly co-ordinated outfit!

 

Of course, these are a no- brainer.
Of course, these are a no- brainer.

 

And yes, belated Diwali wishes to my Indian friends! To be honest, I did not quite enjoy being here for Diwali this year. Zoe hated the sounds of crackers and I spent a few, sleepless nights with a baby who’d wake up flustered and crying when some really smart person decides to fire up crackers at 1 AM!

 

Happy Diwali folks!
Happy Diwali folks!

 

Till next time…

Dr J!

 

 

 

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  1. Loved the baby clothes! Little Zoe is going to look gorgeous wearing them!

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