Everyone’s got different needs in general day-to-day life, and whilst travelling those needs tend to be magnified to a million and one [for some]. The need for a fluffy pillow, a shower in only the most pristine of conditions, carpeted flooring, a closet with hangers, and whatever other comforts of home aren’t necessarily going to be givens once you leave (def available if that’s what you’re after so by all means you do you, but this post isn’t about that!). Depending on where and why you’re jetting off, you’ve almost always got somewhat of an idea of what you’d like to spend a chunk of your budget on. Tours, all-inclusive resorts to just chill and never leave the premises, food, a concert or event you’ve flown in for, shopping, sightseeing etc. etc. you get the point lol I personally enjoy spending my travel budget on doing stuff as opposed to where I lay my head at night, again, depending on where in the world I’ve headed. As long as I’ve got a bed to sleep in and a bathroom in decent condition (okay hot water too lol) I tend to be alright! Don’t get me wrong though, I have and… View Post

I’ve always had a thing for abayas and open bisht style abayas in the Muslamic sphere and that love intensified after moving to the Middle East. Something about the free-flowing easy-breezy vibe speaks to me and it’s just another fave! You’ll know by now that I’ve partnered up with Aab Collection to show you a couple of their pieces which are now available online and in Debenhams (Middle East) – click here to peep the first look we showcased! When the second Aab piece turned out to be a bisht, and a camel toned one at that, my inner Muslamic was super excited! (cue excited face..!) Aab is a modestwear clothing company based out of the UK (www.aabcollection.com) and their pieces can also be found in Debenhams (Middle East). I present you the Escalera Bisht (here) , a beautiful piece which features a lovely thread embroidery on the front opening and flared sleeves. Isn’t it beautiful?! I’ve paired it with a plain black abaya underneath and the same Soft Nude Chiffon Silk Hijab (here) from the previous Aab look. I would totally wear this out to a hanging or to Friday prayers and it would easily entertain both. It doesn’t have… View Post

27 calls for 27 pieces of word-art which are dear to me. There’s beauty in the way one consciously chooses to string particular words together in order to invoke hope, happiness, love, sadness, anything really, and I’ve always been in awe of this power. These are reminders, affirmations, promises, and truths I try to practice and want to continue making a conscious effort to implement in this next year of life inshallah x Definitely miss my loved ones today and reminiscing about that time I wanted to be in Bali on my birthday and took the plunge and went to Bali on my birthday so not quite sure what happened with this years plans lol but that’s life I suppose! I hope you love some of these as much as I do and try to make them a part of your everyday lives as well! xo.

Ola! I’ve partnered up with Aab Collection to show you some of their new additions which are oh so beautiful! Aab is a modestwear clothing company based out of the UK and their pieces can also be found in Debenhams (Middle East). I remember attending their launch in Kuwait and falling in love with how easy their clothing was in terms of looking put together without any of the hard stuff lol Pictured is the Powder Blue Jumpsuit (here) and Soft Nude Chiffon Silk Hijab (here). The most halal key hole detail on the jumpsuit which I think is super cute lol but the prettiest softest shade of blue which I love. You know when you go to iron clothing and the iron glides ever so effortlessly over the fabric and your heart sighs from relief and all is well in the world? Definitely experienced that with this piece lol it also comes with a matching belt which is optional of course (I paired it with the kimono below). I wanted to casj it out a bit so went with a belt bag and espadrilles which is a winner in my books! The Floating Bubbles Kimono (here) is a lightweight… View Post

If you’re new here, welcome! (big hugs sent your way), and if you’re not new, you still get hugs, but you’re probably slightly more familiar with my end of year reflective postings and know that I kinda sorta love them! ( re: 2016, 2015) I figured I’d do things a little different this year and instead of sticking to my usual written brief, I googled one of them pre-made reflective question lists lol and going to use that to help me recap this whirlwind of a year! (there are 50 questions; is that a lot?)     Here it goes: The most important goal that I achieved this year was: I graduated! 2 years later whilst being abroad and working full time and going through life madness and still being able to do really well makes me proud of myself! My biggest fitness accomplishment was: Probably running in Ramadan! Joining a running club last year in Kuwait definitely upped my fitness and I surprised myself with timings and distances I thought I was too old for haha although the fitness and running took a massively sharp decline since September lol running in Ramadan, both in Kuwait in the heat and… View Post