Mumbai was one of those secret ‘don’t tell mum until you’re back’ kind of trips, only because I’d just got back from Nepal a couple weeks prior and mum had gone through the routine ‘okay you’re back now chill out for a bit and save some money’ spiel so you get my drift yea?! India’s always been on my list but I swore to never go alone or in a group of girls what with it being blasted in the media at one point about female travellers being attacked etc etc etc. and if I went it would be to see the Taj first, but things don’t always work out they way you’d like them to do they lol one visa rejection later plus multiple counts of stressing, we were off to Mumbai for 3 days! I introduce to you Ms. Amani and Ms. Julie, two lovelies with whom I work with, and bloody 3 days in Mumbai being Julie’s mad idea lol but its them random ones that make you glad you went for it isn’t it! We nearly missed our connecting flight in Dubai (I’ve never had to run for a flight til this point, thanks guys!) but… View Post
I had other plans for this Zara dress, something along the lines of massive turban, rolled up sleeves and trainers, maybe some denim?! but then the lovely Manal (@chinutay) sent me a few scarves from her collection (@chinutayco) (which are oh so beautiful by the way!) and I got super excited to put something together as an excuse to wear one *insert shy monkeyface emoji* This is actually the first time I’ve ever been gifted or sent scarves by a brand/company, and maybe rightfully so because I’m quite particular with what goes on my head in terms of material, length etc. haha but eep, these are perfect! They’ve got the right amount of stretch and more than enough material to work with! Manal’s packaging is also super cute and personalized with a handwritten message and sprayed with her signature scent which smells divine mashallah x Haven’t experimented using them as turbans yet but uber excited to do so! I’ve got ‘Jaipur’ on me head which had me reminiscing about a recent trip to India which led to me going through photos, prompting a sit down of a potential Mumbai post coming at you real soon inshallah! xoxo P.S – THE DRESS… View Post
Mama took the cake for the number of opinions she had on this look [“what bone did you break?” “you look like a mummy” “I don’t like your shoes” “why are you wearing a bandage” etc etc etc!] but I kinda sorta loved it! I’ve been wanting to sport an overlay piece on top of a button down for a while but felt super weird and meh whenever I tried them on, not to mention uncomfortable and too layer-ish lol but woke up one morning and said meh. Just do it #nike #notsponsored . Tried an alternate turban look for this one, and totally felt uncomfortable and a tad weird at first [because of the overlay not the turban lol] but promise I embraced it! Thought I’d share and inspire even one of y’all to not give a rats bum and try something that might be outside of your comfort zone because life’s too short to not try new things isn’t it?! Shirt: H&M Overlay: Zara Skirt: Zara Flats: Zara Earrings: H&M Bag: Chloe
The lovelies at Azha and I had a bit of a giveaway going for Eid for one lucky duck to win their entire Tahseen bangle collection. I received some beautiful necklaces from them a while back when they first started (the camel one is my fave!) so didn’t doubt the quality and beauty of these pieces at all! and dang son! What a neat concept and vision to bring to life! Each bangle represents the sound waves of the 3 Quls, the last three suras in the Quran, acting as a reminder of faith and protection from God. The Gold depicts sura Al-Ikhlas, Silver Al-Nass, and Rose Gold Al-Falaq. They’re made of stainless steel plated with 18k gold, and come in one size [adjustable]. I think they’d make such a thoughtful gift for loved ones in your life, for a graduation or any occasion really because remembrance of God’s presence is a constant init?! Be sure to check them out online here and follow them on instagram for updates and future giveaways!
How beautiful is this marbled liliaiya piece?! I’ve been in love with their designs for ages and have kinda sorta rinsed a piece from a previous collection, so was super excited when this came through the post! It’s one of those pieces which exude a unique chicness and can be dressed both up or down; I’m thinking skinny denim, red trousers, even a foil print skirt?! Definitely check them out here and find them on instagram (@liliaiyastudio) Thank you lovelies! xoxo