Abida Mian's Blog

Off the beaten track – living, learning and being myself…

First birthday without dad

Soon to be another year older :( I don’t feel like celebrating, as it will be strange not getting a call from my dad. He’d never forget, even when he used to work abroad.

This year will be low key, I don’t care for cards or presents, instead will buy flowers and visit his grave.

Despite him not being around anymore, when I’ve found myself in a difficult situation, I still have his moral compass guiding me. I work harder staying behind, no drink/drugs or alcohol – never interested me anyway (it’s rank!). I quite like being straight and boring, just like him :)

Expecting First Child: Perfect cover up dress

ASOS Pretty Maxi Dress in Floral Print

ASOS Pretty Maxi Dress in Floral Print

Due late Autumn, excited but at the same time daunted, I suffer from really bad period pains to the extent I’m allowed to go into work late when it happens, so the prospect of labour scares me, not to mention stretch marks. Good bye perfect figure :(

On the flipside, I’m totally ready to be a mum, it will be a struggle juggling it with daily life, but I enjoy a challenge.

Still a long way to go, and anything could happen, I had a hospital appointment the other day, I’m not 100% back to full health, but I’m getting there, so on a serious health kick at the moment.

This pretty maxi floral maxi dress is perfect for the upcoming summer months, great for covering me up.

ASOS Pretty Maxi Dress in Floral Print (Back)

ASOS Pretty Maxi Dress in Floral Print (Back)

May Dress by Jones and Jones

May Dress Jones and Jones Yellow

May Dress Jones and Jones Yellow

Cute sixties style dresses in serbert-hue colourways.

May Dress Jones and Jones

May Dress Jones and Jones

The Whitepepper

The White Pepper Spring 14

The White Pepper Spring 14

I’ve always got an eye out for unique pieces, and came across this brand, the whitepepper, whilst browsing topshop’s website. I like their pink floral shirt dress and midi skirt as part of their Spring 14 collection.

The White Pepper Shirt Dress in Floral Print

The White Pepper Shirt Dress in Floral Print

The Whitepepper Spring 14

The Whitepepper Spring 14

 

Cath Kidston finally makes a size 6 for Spring/Summer

I’ve been a fan of Cath Kidston for years, but they’ve only recently created size 6 clothes. Their current Spring/Summer 2014 collection features two beautiful prints, Aubrey Rose & Painterly Rose.

Aubrey Rose Skirt by Cath Kidston

Aubrey Rose Skirt by Cath Kidston

Aubrey Rose Print

Aubrey Rose Print

 

Cath Kidston Painterly Rose Dress with Collar

Cath Kidston Painterly Rose Dress with Collar

Cath Kidston Painterly Rose Dress with Collar 3

Cath Kidston Painterly Rose Dress with Collar

Painterly Rose Skirt

Painterly Rose Skirt

 

Orla Kiely Floral Birdcage Umbrella

Practical as well as stylish umbrella for cheering me up when it rains. Bought the last one online at John Lewis for £32.

Orla Kiely Vinyl Floral Birdcage Umbrella

Orla Kiely Vinyl Floral Birdcage Umbrella

Ditsy Dorothy Dress

Ditsy Dorothy Dress by French Connection

Ditsy Dorothy Dress by French Connection

Ok, I’m now officially in love with this pretty dress from French Connection. The colour is described as Tea Tree with pink floral embroidery all over. At £195, I’m not sure I can justify wearing this often enough for the price, so I may just swoon over it :)

Ditsy Dorothy Dress

Ditsy Dorothy Dress

 

Ditsy Dorothy Dress

Ditsy Dorothy Dress

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