I hope everyone’s week has been going well. My past few weeks have been super hectic to say the least. I have had all four of my wisdom teeth removed and my work hours have been between 10-11 hours long. This post is long overdue but the colours are so pretty that I want to share!
I must confess that I am a summer girl through and through. Give me a little bit of sun and heat and I am as happy as can be. When I was growing up, summer was second to fall – I loved everything about it. I still love the crisp air, the gorgeous colours and crunchy leaves (I totally can’t resist stepping on them). As of a few weekends ago, I have pulled out my sweaters. Sad but what can you do except add a little bit of style, right?
For the look below, I went back to the basics – jeans, a nude sweater, brown Hijab, brown peep-toe heels and a green necklace. I love the earthy colours of this ensemble!
Jeans: Urban Behaviour
Necklace: a gorgeous African piece my
sister bought from CNE
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Remember my post about my family’s clothes on my mehendi? Well, it’s time to update you with what we wore on my sister’s wedding! Today’s post will detail our mehendi looks.
For the mehendi, the bride wanted elements of chatta patti in her clothes. Hence, we decided that all four of us girls will have chatta patti in our clothes.
My sister wore a beige floor length gown with gold kaam paired with an emerald-green chooridar and dupatta. Her shirt and chooridar were jamawar while the dupatta was chiffon. The dupatta and shirt had a chatta patti border with the colours pink and blue. I really liked her shirt because it had different prints of jamawar so it gave the shirt a lot of depth.
Nouman and my dad both wore beige kurta’s with green dupatta
Our mom wore a mauve sharara and dupatta with a silk emerald-green shirt. Her kaam was in gold. I thought it was perfect for her – age appropriate and yet fashionable too! My younger sister, H, and I wore royal blue shirts with chatta patti farshi gharara’s and mauve dupatta. The colours of our chatta patti were blue, mauve and beige. Our shirts were chiffon.
As you know, I am a huge fan of a cohesive looking family. I do not love a matchy-matchy family but I do like when everyone looks cohesive.
- The green in our mom’s outfit and the green dupatta matched the bride’s dupatta and chooridar
- The chatta patti on the bride’s dupatta were reflected on both of us sister’s outfits – mauve/pink and blue
- The beige for the boys were coordinated with the bride’s shirt
- All three of us sisters wore gota teeka’s that we made at home
The bride: Messy fish tail bride, printed jamawar and lots of detailed work
Mother of the bride
Sisters of the bride – oh hey, that’s me!
Full view of my dress – don’t you just love chatta patti?
Photography: Big Al Studios
Have a good weekend!
If you’re like me, you probably love dresses and try to prolong their wear. Since I live in Toronto, I don’t get to wear dresses for too long – we pretty much have nice weather for three months of the year. Definitely not enough for me.
In a bid to extend summer for as long as I can, I try to wear dresses until I absolutely must give them up. Below are tips and pictures on how to rock maxi dresses in the fall!
- Colours: Wearing a bright summery dress just won’t cut it so wear darker colours. Colours such as black, brown and even deep purple or navy will look great for the season
- Layer: In the summer, I often wear my dresses with either a light cardigan or shrug. However, in autumn, I like to wear thicker sweaters and tights under my dress
- Makeup: Nudes, pinks and corals are all the rage in the summer. When fall comes around, change your colour palette – red, maroon, brown and purple are where it’s at!
Dress: Forever 21
Are you a dress lover like me? How do you wear your dresses in the fall?
p.s. I stole the dress from my sister’s closet – I guess she’ll find out when she sees this!
When spring started in Toronto, I knew I wanted to try my hand at wearing harem pants. Harem pants have been in fashion for quite some time but I have been too scared to try them. There were two reasons that made me apprehensive about harem pants: 1) Pants that are so loose will make me look wider than I want; 2) I’m going to look like I’m walking around in pajamas!
Surprisingly, I managed to convince myself otherwise. Harem pants are super comfortable – it feels like you are in your PJs! Below, I have styled harem pants in two ways – casual and slightly more dressy.
Some tips on how to wear harem pants:
- Stick to basics: There are alot of crazy patterns on harem pants these days. If you decide to get a printed pant, I would stick to a more basic shirt. If you opt for a plain harem pant, then go crazy on the top!
- Heels: If you want to add a quick touch of class, pair your pants with some killer heels. They add instant oomph
- Flip-Flops: This is a major no-no in my books. I do not like the look of flip-flops and harem pants together – it’s just weird!
- Hair: The best way to wear style your hair is to wear it up in a bun or down in loose curls
For the casual look, I paired my harem pants with flats and some lip gloss.
To dress it up slightly, I paired my pants with red lips and some high heels!
Harem Pants: H&M
How do you wear your harem pants?
When I see a dress that has full sleeves, I know that I need to buy it. I was browsing the Forever 21 website and came across a casual full-sleeve dress that I absolutely loved. It was simple, comfy and had full-sleeves – what more do I need on a hot summer day? Ladies, if you wear Hijab or prefer to cover up, this type of dress is a must-have.
I love this dress because it’s so versatile. I can wear it with flats, a statement necklace and heels or a belt. Below, I have styled this dress with a chunky black necklace, heels and a grey Hijab.
Dress: Forever 21
lt’s the polka dots of desi wear!
Nouman’s mom gave this outfit to me as part of my bari (gifts that the grooms family gives to the bride) and it is one of my favourites! It is flowy, comfortable and fits me perfectly. The outfit is from Zahra Ahmad; a designer who is perfect for those of us on a budget.
I love the beige in the kameez and dupatta – it allows me to play around with my makeup. In the first set of pictures, I went for nude lips – a complete contrast to the bold red in the last picture.
Hope you all have a great weekend – I am off to my parents place for iftaar!
In the two years leading up to my wedding, I had let fashion go. I wanted to contribute to my wedding and weddings are not cheap. I made a conscious effort to stop shopping for things that I want and only buy what I need. I used to be a shopaholic so I thought it would be very difficult to give it up. Surprisingly, it was not. The less I shopped, the less I cared about shopping. Confession: I lived in my sisters’ closets alot – it totally is an advantage that we are all around the same size!
In the last few months, I find myself browsing more fashion blogs and returning back to shopping. I have found my love for fashion all over again and I am so excited to share.
Today, I bring to you my obsession with turning necklaces into belts. That’s right – I love it! It is the perfect way to add bling to your outfit and it saves money. And who doesn’t want to save money, right?
Pink lips brighten up my day!
The full outfit
A closer look at the necklace belt
Take a necklace (mine is from ALDO), drape it across your waist (make sure it’s not at the widest part of you) and close the hook. This is a long necklace so I let one side of the necklace dangle on my left side. Versatile and a quick way to dress up any look!
The fourth Karachi Fashion Week just took place this week. I have been eagerly awaiting images from the fashion week – hoping to get a glimpse at a new trend. Although I have only seen a limited variety of pictures so far, I cannot say I am impressed. I haven’t seen anything NEW – fingers crossed that the last day will bring some stunning clothes.
I did adore some pieces from Zeeshan Bariwal’s collection from day one. All the images are via India Times.
What do you think?
I have been experiencing ALOT of major back pain over the last few months – mainly because I have a desk job and poor posture. I also carry larger than life purses that don’t have alot of heavy things in it but are surprisingly always heavy.
On our honeymoon, I had carried a teeny-tiny cross body bad and loved it. Around a month ago, I finally purchased a cross body bag that was big enough to hold my basic necessities; a huge wallet, cellphone, keys, 2 lipsticks, an eye pencil, a pocket mirror and my work pass. I can also fit a couple of bars of chocolate/granola bars but nobody needs to know that.
I love my cross body bag and I can’t wait to buy more.
Purple cross-body bag: $30 at ALDO.
Did you know I love red lips? And red shoes? Before the wedding, I went on a hunt to find the perfect shade of red lipstick. It took me a long time to find the perfect ones but since then, I’ve been wearing red lips alot. Lately, I’m loving matte red.
Me wearing Ruby Woo by MAC
I’ve had a velvetty smooth pair of red shoes for 2 years that I’ve been itching to strut around. I had bought them as part of my jahaiz so I couldn’t wear them until after the wedding. I finally got to wear my red suede pumps the past weekend.
Shoes – Forever 21 ($20!)
I love shoes