It is my birthday today !
When Dolce & Gabanna created Abayas (long line tunics) and Hijabs in their last collection for the Muslim women who love luxury, I was super excited because the collection reminded me of where I came from.
Growing up in a muslim home, one of the things we wore a lot was tunics. We wore the long line ones, longer than the one I have on in this post and we wore the short ones too. Anything tunics, we wore. I loved the ones my grand ma brought back from Hajj, they were gorgeous.
Today, I bring you the long line tunic from day to night.
It is almost inevitable for me not to wear black and white (minimalism). If I don’t wear them formally, I wear them casually. I know I’m not the only one, can I get a witness 🙂
Black and white can however be bland like food without salt. I have figured out how to “spice up” or dress up my black and white and today I will share those TIPS & TRICKS with you. Now, let’s have a look……
There’s this popular saying that when life throws lemon at you that you should make lemonade. This was the case of a couple over the weekend. They decided to make lemonade out of the lemon Nature threw at them.
In case you don’t know, there was a heavy down pour of snow in some part of the US for some days. While a lot of people stayed in doors, the couple decided to do their pre-wedding shots in the snow.
Now they are so popular because of the photo shoot.
Stay with me, I am going somewhere with this story because it is not all about their sudden popularity…..
Did you hear or read about them? Check the gorgeous photo here.
If possible, I would wear white everyday!
That may sound impossible to some but to me, white is always my go to whether dressed up like my look today or dressed down.
Not only does it work magic on my kind of skin but white generally attracts light to the face or illuminates the face. When the face is illuminated, you look fresh, youthful and awake.
When it comes to day time or work outfit, I always look for a ways to “jazz up” or “spice up” my look. I look for statement blouses with ruffles, frills or some kinds of details. And when it comes to skirts, I look for skirts with peek-a- boo details like the pleat on my skirt today.
On my last look here, I shared everything you need to know about basics, wardrobe essentials and why wardrobe essentials or wardrobe staples are easy and reliable all season.
My look today is an example of basics on replay!
Basics on reply as in I was wearing the same pieces in both looks and on a different day…..
You can never go wrong with pairing basics. On a day when you don’t know what to wear and no matter what the season is, turn to basics, they never let you down.
Basics are wardrobe staples or essential pieces in a functional wardrobe.
Some of the things I consider basics and I highly recommend that every one should have at least one of each in their closets include a denim, a classic white button down shirt, a black pair of pumps;low or high, a structured blazer and many more basics which you can see in my wardrobe essentials or wardrobe staple here.
Colour for me sets an ambience of elegance, warmth and tranquility. I also gravitate towards colour when I want to feel very youthful and playful.
Colours make my mood light, lifted and they make me feel confident. Depending on the colour, I feel very sexy when wearing bold colours like the one I wore on New Year’s eve.
Happy New Year Everyone !
I welcome you to a brand New Year, the year 2016.
How was 2015 for you? Did you get all you hoped for? If you didn’t, you are not alone. Now, be thankful for what you got and for the things you didn’t get, it is now time to try again.
Give yourself a pat on the back for all you were able to do or achieve, forgive yourself for the mistakes you made and do everything possible not to dwell in your past.
If you need to, forgive yourself, let go, embrace the future and begin to work towards the greatness you have always wanted.
Trust me, you will do well only if you try, only if you don’t give up. Don’t quit, keep trying.
There is greatness inside of you.
I wish you the very best this year.
Memories they say last forever especially the good ones. Some of such memories are the pieces I have on in this post. It was when I had Daniel, my first son that I got this dress I have on and it was when I had Sammy, my second son that I got the pair of heels I have on and I have had them since then.
How long you may ask? It is been 9 long years for the heels and 11 long years for the dress. Too long right? Because I cherish the memories this these two pieces bring, I will be keeping them forever please God.
A statement coat is one of my favourite things to wear in the winter. I love coats not only because they keep me warm but because most times in winter, our clothes / outfits are buried under our coats when outdoors.
In my humble opinion, wearing statement coats is one of the ways to feel chic and stylish in the winter or colder months.