Was placed in the ‘Haute Seat’ by Haute Elan this past week where we did a bit of a Q&A about travel and clothing (basically my favourites!) Be sure to check out the site for some fabulous pieces for Eid or everyday modest wear! Click here to have a read! xo
If you follow me on instagram, you’ve probably noticed that this skirt has made more than its fair share of debuts on my page alongside a number of other bloggers/instagrammers sporting the metallic trend (is it still trending?!) so I thought it might be helpful to share some potential styling ideas for those who wanted to give it a go and make it a little less daunting of an experience! (because lets be honest its a tad intimidating wearing something so shiny!)
I had been on the hunt for a metallic, particularly silver, mid-length skirt, with pleats of course, but it fared super difficult to find one the perfect length for me tall self that wasn’t too short and I didn’t want a maxi. I had picked up this gold pleated material from the souk last year with plans of making it into something but never got around to it; finally got a chance to see a tailor this year, figured lets skirt it, and voila! the perfect length and a cute skirt was achieved alhamdulillah!
- Solid knit/jumper
If you’re opting for a low-key, testing the waters kinda look, pairing your skirt with a complimentary solid knit gets the job done. Either a cropped knit or a super oversized one which can hang below your waist line (not recommended if you’re shorter). If you’ve got a mid length knit, tuck one side into your waist band and fluff the rest out to achieve this effortless ‘oh my jumper accidentally got tucked into me pants’ look which I kinda sorta love! I’ve paired mine with a light knit from American Eagle (Don’t Ask Why collection) and a pair of Keds on me feet to keep it casual!
A leather or bomber jacket paired over a solid tee would also work with this look. I opted for a camo just because I liked how the print contrasted with the gold and silver and wanted a bit of a grungy look if you will! Jacket is Topshop and trainers are Zara.
3. Metallic on Metallic
er can you say overkill! but I’m so in love with it! We had our winter concert at school last week and I was ‘Mister Sun’ in one of the acts; I clearly chose the more glam side to sun dearest but I would totally wear this look again to an event or night out perhaps. Maybe I just think it works because it’s the holidays and anything (most things) obnoxiously shiny and glittery can work this time of year if you pair them correctly, but I definitely recommend you give it a go! (tag me if you do!!) The jumper and earrings are from H&M, and flats are by Vincci.
I feel like this could be counted as that question at the end of an exam which you don’t have to do, but you get bonus marks if you do…yea that one! I fell in love with this jumper as soon as I saw it partly because of its odd-ness and as a challenge to put together a super cool look using it. Happened to come across a silver skirt whilst we were in Istanbul and kinda sorta knew the two were meant to be! If you’re up for mixing and matching prints and textures, play around with some colors and see what looks good or contrasts/compliments nicely and you may be pleasantly surprised! xo.
I’m sure most of you are familiar with INAYAH, a modest clothing brand which feature some beautiful occasion pieces alongside your every casuals, all the while ensuring you’re ‘covered’ but still look fab! (if you haven’t, check them out here!)
I picked out the Charcoal Tailored Maxi Dress as I’ve been on the hunt for a dark grey maxi and love the quality and style of this piece. The sizing options for almost all their items are so diverse, and this was the first time something’s been longer than me! (I’m quite tall for some of you that weren’t aware!) I usually opt for the longest length because it’s still never long enough, but pleasantly surprised when I tried it on and could actually even have done with it a tad shorter! Regardless of, this dress could totally be dressed up or down and will definitely become one of the staples in me closet!
So Miss Iman and I ventured off to Cyprus for Eid which was beautiful. I had another trip half planned but she kinda sorta sold me on the idea of beaches and tanning and sunshine and that pretty much did it (I really don’t ask for much!)
I don’t want to get into too much detail, but we rented a car and essentially road-tripped along the coast which was exhilarating to say the least. Good old google maps made navigating a whole lot easier and having a car definitely allowed for more sightseeing and freedom to stop wherever we wanted on a complete whim! Hotels were booked as each day progressed, literally the morning of, just because! Flew into Larnaca via Lebanon (not a fan already purely based on my airport experience) and within 30-40 minutes, Kalimera Cyprus!
Started in Larnaca, worked our way through Limassol and stumbled upon a random secluded beach stop which we came back for. Spent a day in the mountains in Miliou where we nearly got into an accident on the way but the drive up and through the mountains was beautiful. Eid was spent in Pafos and I woke up extra early to catch the sunrise which was one of those heartwarming soul sessions that you know I love x also jumped the fence to get into an abandoned Turkish masjid because a masjid had to be visited on Eid one way or another! Did some tourist archaeological exploring there, and visited a couple monasteries, one of which was built into the mountain which was pretty neat! Next we were off to Protaras and good old Ayia Napa and visited the infamous Cape Greco which we hiked up super sharp rocks and braved the wind to get super cool photos lol I have never ever ever seen water as clear as I did in Protaras and at Cape Greco! Pictures do it no justice, but wallah the clarity was subhanallah! and we went parasailing! yay!! it was my first time and soaring over the coast with beautiful water and coastline beneath your feet is just one of those moments you’ll never forget! Miss Iman also faced her fears and sang karaoke in public which we were all super proud of! and then it was back to Larnaca where we visited Hala Sultan Tekke, which wikipedia calls a ‘Muslim shrine’, so we’ll leave it at that, but you also know that I love masjids in different countries and the peace and serenity that comes with entering such scared space etc. etc. so yes. My heart and soul was content! There was this open compound space right beside the masjid which kinda sorta acted like a cat sanctuary; apparently the general public uses it as a drop off for strays or cats they no longer want as they know/assume that the caretakers of the masjid are obliged by God to look after the animals and not be cruel to them, and Miss Iman was essentially in heaven. So many cats and kitties and cuteness overload and the sun began to set and it was yet another soul warming moment for the books x
All in all it was a much needed relaxing getaway to an underrated part of the world where Allah hooked us up in terms of hotel upgrades and his colour schema when putting the world together was/is just so freaking on point mashallah subhanallah alhamdulillah x people were incredibly friendly and approachable and being able to smile and wave at everyone and engage in conversation with random strangers is something I realize I miss and take for granted when I’m back Kuwait! Enjoy the pictures, know that none of them do the country any justice, and be sure to add it to your list of travels in the future inshallah! xoxo