Outfit Du Jour: Old and New

This picture is one that I actually posted a while back on instagram. Whilst its not exactly a full shot its enough to see the little details!

This is something that I would just chill around the house in, something super comfortable and cute – but doesn’t look like your pyjamas – lucky for you all I twisted the arm of my cousin to model *YAY*

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Teal and maroon Jalabiya: Boutique in KSA

Tiffany inspired necklace and bracelet: Dubai Mall

Model: Cousin

Do you have any favourites to lounge around in?

Maisha Creations

Founder of Maisha Creations, Mehwish Afzal may not be a name many of you are familiar with but she’s definitely a designer you’ll be hearing more of.

Derived from Arabic word meaning ‘New Life’ Maisha Creations are breathing life into Dubai’s ever evolving fashion scene.

Having moved to the UAE from Pakistan at the tender age of three, Mehwish has an unparalleled appreciation of fabric, its minutiae & intricacities.

Luscious infusions of silk, chiffon and swarovski paired with breathtaking drapes and a cocktail of striking and subtle hues – it’s no surprise Mehwish is making a name for herself on the run way…and speaking of runways, Maisha creations have graced plenty.

Her graceful designs have strutted down the catwalks of some of the UAE’s most anticipated fashion shows including both the prestigious Dubai and Abu Dhabi Bride Show!

Maisha Creations

Though Maisha Creations specialise in Jalabiyas the glamour doesn’t stop there. Unique cocktail dresses, evening gowns and even a made-to-order wedding dress service is available!

How would you rock these glam dresses? Would you dare to wear?

Check out Maisha Creations on Facebook
– you can also purchase these Jalabiyat online from 3abaya.com

The Not-So-Humble Dara’ah

The harsh desert sand billowing against you, the cloying, intoxicating scent of bakhoor clouding the air, sultry kohl rimmed eyes & bejewelled fabrics

You might think it’s hard to encapsulate Arabia into a dress, but with their vibrant peacock colours, sumptuous textures & striking ethnic prints; these glorious dara’ahs (from the Ada by Anjalee collection) do exactly that.

You’ve heard of Jalabiyas, but what about the Dara’ahs? Playing a rich role in kuwaiti life, culture and fashion Dara’ahs have evolved – and they’re here to stay.

what I LOVE about Anjalees dresses (aside from the eclectic trans-indian fusion which is phenomenal!) are their striking silhouettes; tailored pleats, a clinched-in waist here, uber chic frilled sleeves there & also the luscious FANTABULOUS colour palettes a far cry away from the traditional dara’ahs prevailent in ye old times

You can EVEN kill two birds with one stone – not only are these dresses lavish they’re incredibly comfortable – put it this way – I can easily imagine lounging around my home in one of these pieces (as cool as a cat) in comparison to some other jalaabiyat which (let’s face it) are absolutely gorgeous but you know that as soon as you set foot in your home you’ll be i t c h i n g to take them off….

Style AND comfort.
These are winners all around!

Of Sales, Spikes & Shoes

It doesn’t matter what colour, creed or religion you are – there’s one thing women ALL over the world can relate to – a passion for fashion.

You probably already knew about the River Island sale that went live yday! Hundreds of early birds flocked to their local stores at 8 am to get a chance of the action…what for? 4 items at an additional 50% off! BARGAIN I KNOW.

Now I absolutely adore our British High street brands – they are exceptional so obviously I couldn’t just stay at home – off I went!

Psychedelic printed dress I bought, what? Dont look at me like that, i’m coming out of my shell

They had tonnes and tonnes of flats and I couldn’t resist buying lots and lots of them…aye four pairs were absolutely necessary. My favourites are the black and white patent ones with the gold buckle; Meow

Do any of you guys wear flats or heels all the way?

I actually did a double-take when I saw this long lace jacket sitting smugly on the rail beckoning to me, I grabbed it as quickly as I could and shoved it straight into my shopper bag. It was £75 and I got it for….£12.50

You already met my harem of flats, obviously they need a man – meet the king of the jungle

Everytime I see those shoes in my room I have a mad urge to go and stroke them.

All in all, a productive shopping experience! alhamdulillah

Oh and then I went to Monsoon, more on that another time..

Did anybody else pop down or perhaps you shopped from the comfort of your living room online? Who knows!

I’d love to see your thoughts/hauls!

xxx

And for some more of my Pearl Fetish

I just cannot get enough of pearls…and lets face it, which woman can? (think Breakfast at Tiffanys’)

Remember that drop-dead gorgeous pearl table centrepiece I blogged about here?

Well I’ve found the perfect shoes to match.

Wait for it.

*Cue golden light – chorus of angelic voices hymning*

Tad too much? Yes
Oestentatious? Pretty much
Completely unneccessary…guilty as charged

Still beautiful though.

Inject Your Wardrobe With Yellow

Being the quiet, shy, mousey sort of girl that I can sometimes be I tend to stay as FAR away from bright yellow as I can!

Neon pink, purple, green & even orange I can stomach but all-out yellow makes me shiver with fright. I envy those who can pull it off whilst looking cool, confident & suave.

Theoretically speaking – since I have dark hair & oliveish skin, yellow should look fantastic on me and so whats to fear? there’s just something about it which screams HI LOOK AT ME and makes me run a mile…however…whilst flicking through an arabic magazine I came across this beautiful outfit – j’adore – minus the earrings (hideous) but the dress oo la laa!

Dress from Blumarine

Granted, it’s not entirely yellow and the cynic in you will be screaming WOMAN can’t you see its black? but the splash of yellow is vibrant enough for me! I also love the contrasting lilac shadow – that’s not a combination I would have immediately thought of.

Can you brave yellow?
What’s your colour nemesis?