last Friday during juma, the khutbah (sermon) was based around the idea of smiling. Smiling at each other, family, friends, strangers on the street, just to make someones day and/or avoid the other party assuming you to be a grouchy individual. In this case, being Friday and all and speaking to a group of Muslims, it was also geared towards how we should approach people whilst spreading and/or speaking about Islam rather than getting all aggressive and coming off as OTT. The Imam (preacher) went about it by using the word itself as an acronym which went a little something like this: S: Smile when spreading Islam M: Making the shaking of hands (his words not mine lol) ie. shake a brothas hand! (this goes for brothers only; sisters shake with sisters!) I: Introduce yourself to other people (don’t be a cocooned saddow) L: Learn the name of the other party (being sociable works both ways) E: Eye contact; make eye contact when you meet someone; it adds to the genuineness of your character and makes you come off as human and not a robot preoccupied with something else! It’s not much to go off of, but it resonated with… View Post

I can’t help but notice all the yellow in Zara lately. yellow pants, dresses, shirts, blazers, necklaces, etc etc.! Totally makes me want to put together something with a hint of yellow! Paired with shades of blue or grey perhaps?! xo. (all items available from Zara!)

we dropped by the Al Wan arts festival on the weekend at Marina Mall; a few stalls and different artists taking the stage (the DJ had to remind people not to dance which was a tad bit funny…) alongside some street art which was cool! I had been looking for something pastel blue for a while and found this blazer from f21 in London. Was wanting to wear it over something other than boyfriend jeans (which is inevitably going to happen at some point!) so went for a blue-on-blue ensemble alongside ‘Elton John’ sunnies (as dubbed by some!) et voilá! xo. Outfit: Blazer: Forever 21 Jumpsuit: H&M Flats: Aldo Bag: Primani

just a quick outfit post; we got back yesterday from our trip to London and it was back to school today:( picked up some groceries after school which explains the erm..parking lot…lol still a bit jet lagged and suitcases to unpack but oh well. Thankfully the weathers back to being warm-ish in Kuwait, especially compared to the chilly British one we just experienced. A little gloomy this afternoon hence the terrible lighting but I’m not complaining! Even though we had a nice break away, I still missed Kuwait and my ickle girls x also what better way to come back to work than with a cute gift and message from a students mother! xo. Outfit: Jacket: Asos Shirt: Primani Pants: H&M Shoes: Zara

Our second day was spent visiting Miracle Garden in Dubai. It’s a beautiful garden where flowers have been arranged on various displays to pop out and look pretty awesome! Not sure if it was due to valentines, but there was a ‘lovey dovey’ theme going on at the park complete with heart shaped arches above the pathways. Shaheer and I have been keeping up with a couple fairytale shows [Once Upon a Time & Once Upon a Time in Wonderland] and I couldn’t help but be reminded of Alice from Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts while we were walking around. Before heading off to the airport we stopped by the Souk Madinat in Jumeirah which was bee-you-tea-ful! If you’re ever in Dubai definitely stop by for a bite to eat or just to stroll around and take in the scenery. The indoor stalls are similar to your regular souk but once you step outside its as if you’re seeing a mirage of middle eastern architecture at its finest. if that makes sense?!  Regardless of, I wish we had had more time to spend there. Alas, we had to arrive fashionably late at the airport whilst our gate was closing… View Post