I don’t know about you but I am SO ready for spring/summer! We’ve had a very cold and long winter and I cannot wait until I can walk outside the house without a jacket.
Spring brings colour and fun into our wardrobes – all of a sudden, our clothes are bursting with neon pinks and bright yellows. While I am a girl that loves colours, I cannot help but also fall in love with a softer palette this season. Nudes and beige are all the hype in 2014.
Whether you are a bride-to-be or a fashionista, you need some nudes in your closet this year! If you are getting married, the pictures below are inspiration for you jahez/bari. These gorgeous pieces are from designers Fahad Hussayn and Nida Azwer’s collections from Fashion Pakistan Week 2014. Both designers displayed variations of beige and their clothes were perfect.
The best part about a nude colour is that you can add your own flair to outfits by adding colourful accent pieces – statement necklaces, a funky shoe or a trendy handbag!
Photography by Dragonfly
One trend that has really blossomed last year and will continue to do so this summer, is accessorizing your hair. Teeka’s and jhoomar have long been a staple in the desi bride’s accessory closet. Now, hair accessories are fast becoming the must-have statement pieces in many South Asian girl’s closets. It is the perfect way to accessory your look for a desi wedding.
I am totally loving this fashion – what’s not to love when you add a little more sparkle to your look, right? Below is a collection of pictures that can inspire your next look!
Carlton SooHoo Photography
Shot by Shahed
Shot by Shahed
Will you be accessorizing your hair with some bling this summer?
Gaciel Santana Photography
Goka Love Makeup & Hair
Carlton SooHoo Photography
Salma Jammal Photography
Shot by Shahed
Bertrand Thomas Photography
Paul West Photography
Most of us have hectic lives that have us running around from one place to the next. This video will help you transform your day look into a night look without doing too much!
Products by: Rimmel, MAC, Lancome, Sephora and Korres
I don’t know about you guys, but I am totally loving shopping these days. Instead of hitting the stores on boxing day, I went on an online shopping spree and bought lots of things at bargain prices. Check out my YouTube video featuring most of the items I bought/received in January. I bought a bunch of accessories as well but you can watch out for those in my video/photoshoots.
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As the New Year starts, I am going to dive into some new territory with blogging. For quite some time, I have been wondering whether my heart is no longer in wedding blogging. Besides being super busy/sick for the past few months, I have also felt a lack of inspiration in the area of weddings. I have picked at the idea of quitting; wondering where my blog is headed and what I want.
After putting much thought into it, I have decided to launch a Youtube channel. If you are interested in makeup or fashion, that is where you want to be at! I will be posting all sorts of videos – get ready with me (where you watch me get ready), my shopping hauls, how I style different outfits together, tips on modifying outfits to suit your modesty needs, hijab tutorials, makeup looks, etc. You get the picture, right? I am excited and hope that you will give me feedback.
You must be wondering what this means for my current blog. Don’t worry, the blog remains! I do still love weddings so I will be back at posting – yeay!
For now, check out my first Youtube video – a short clip of me getting ready on the weekend. I have been obsessing over printed pants ever since I bought my first harem pants last spring. When I saw these polka dot leggings at Forever 21, I knew I had to have them!
Leggings and Sweater: Forever 21
It has been a while since I updated the blog and I am sure many of you are wondering where the heck I have been. Simply put, I have been busy! Here is an update on my life: I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed at the end of October. I had been putting it off for a long time but it had to be done. Overall, the pain was bad for 1.5 days but I had severe nausea from the medication – probably because I was eating the medication on an empty stomach because I had no appetite whatsoever. Just as I had recovered from the wisdom teeth extraction, I fell really sick – I had a fever for around seven days which turned out to be pneumonia. Long story short, I had a psychotic cough and high fever for almost two weeks. Once all that was over, my work got super busy (still is) in preparation for year end, holiday parties started and my sister came over to visit. In a nutshell, it has been busy and I can’t wait for things to settle down.
I hope all of you have been keeping well. It is finally time to get down to the fun stuff! Today is boxing day which means many of you will be shopping up a storm. I wish I could go too but I have work. So, I’ll do the next best thing – blog about my winter basics!
I don’t know about you but I love big, comfy sweaters in the winter. They are cozy and paired with the right accessories, they are downright stylish. Below, I have styled my favourite black turtleneck with a pair of jeans, a gold and purple pendant and some boots! For my hijab, I took advantage of my turtleneck and styled it into a turban.
Jeans: Urban Behaviour
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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As you 2014 bride’s start preparing for your weddings, here is some inspiration for your bridal clothes!
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?