Hiya! A few of you were interested in a bit of a rundown of some of the dresses I’ve been wearing lately, especially whilst traveling, so attempting to provide some sort of ‘assistance’ if you will and/or suggestions for the next time you’re on the look out! I think we’ve all been there at some point whilst trying to find something to wear [on holiday especially] which doesn’t require massive amounts of layering and still looks cutesy and modest-ish. For those who have no idea what I’m on about, this is what I’m on about and what myself, and probably some of you mentally prep ourselves to look for whilst shopping. Something that is: light-weight airy not too sheer not too thick is it lined? long sleeve or ¾ length (do I have to wear sleeves?) length? (I’ve embraced my ankles but to each their own..I’m also quite tall so meh.) that perfect neckline (not too low, not too suffocating) cutesy (does it look cute? do I look good in it?!) do I have a scarf that will go with this? [if you’ve got others please share below lol] I’ve personally never been a fan of sleeveless maxis just because… View Post

I had the pleasure of receiving this gorgeous dress in person by Fariba herself whilst in Dubai which automatically makes it more personable in being able to put a face to the brand so yay! FARIBA is a recently launched modest fashion brand based in Dubai which caters to young women who are looking to find a balance between quality and affordability in modest fashionwear. Her collections are designed to be stylish and chic, yet affordable, without compromising on modesty. Her mission is “to enhance self expression” and create thoughtful pieces which customers will treasure. “We design with integrity, enabling women to express their identity with creativity whilst staying true to their values.” This specific dress was a made to measure piece, and I absolutely adored everything about it; from the color, to the perfect neckline -not too constricted and not too low, lovely sleeve detailing and gorgeous pleating at the bottom, ugh, so so good! I paired it with a printed turban and a pair of vintage inspired earrings which I thought added the right amount of glint to the look, and nude strappy heels! This could easily be worn during Eid or to a wedding or bridal shower;… View Post

Just got back from a few days in Amman with the W Hotel and wanted to share a bit of what we got up to! I was actually in Jordan a few months ago and had written a bit of a rundown/helping hand here alongside me very first vlog (here) so go have a creep if you’re interested! Last time around there were a few things I didn’t get a chance to do and wallah I never thought I would be back so soon let alone have the opportunity to a) work with the W and b) do/see the things I missed so alhamdulillah times a million yet again for the way everything works and falls into place xxx The W Amman recently opened in Jordan and is lovely jubly! Friendly and helpful staff, beautiful views of the city, and honestly a great place to stay if you’re ever in town. The hotel features its very own helipad (because why not?!) and our first morning had us working out/taking pictures on it lol – fyi, it was at this very moment when Saira realized she needed to get back on that whole running and exercising tip. Myself and a couple… View Post

Ramadan Kareem to you and yours from me and me! From the bottom of my heart I wish you all a super blessed month filled with lots of ease, peace, and prayer inshallah x Quick rundown of Ramadan: the 9th month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims all over the world abstain from food and drink to commemorate the revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. It’s a time where friends and families gather in remembrance of God and goodness so as to come closer to the faith itself. As kids we were told we fast to feel what others in the world feel on the daily to remind ourselves how blessed we are so we can be grateful for everything which I think still stands; the gates of heaven are also open tenfold this month as shaytaan (satan) is kinda sorta locked up for the month so any good deeds you do are multiplied. I could go on lol but essentially a special month for us and one which most of us look forward to every year to gain as many blessings and goodness as we can and I suppose reflect on every conscious and subconscious thought and action;… View Post

Our last day in Seoul was a free for all so I had made a list of a few places I wanted to see and kinda sorta challenged meself to get it all done in about 12 hours! I convinced myself at the airport that I didn’t need a local sim, which in all honesty I really didn’t, BUT it would’ve come in handy here and there just because. During breakfast the morning of, I sat with my ickle pencil and notebook, googled station stops and directions, any hints from the online world really lol and off we went! If you’re from Toronto, you already know how slightly lame our miskeen metro system is. It’s nothing compared to the likes of London or New York, and now Seoul lol a whole lot of colors and interchanges and English words on top of Korean symbols and super overwhelming to look at when you’re already a tad confused! On top of that no one appeared to be at the information booth underground and besides a map, 3 ticket machines and an entrance barrier, there wasn’t much third party assistance. The machines themselves are helpful if you know where you want to go.… View Post