hint: throw a top over a jumpsuit and you’ve instantly made the suit a 2-in-1 item! yay!
Grey top: H&M
Decided to surprise the famalam and head back home for Spring Break which was awesome! The reactions were priceless so yay lol shout out to smizzle for actually keeping a secret! x It’s April and still cold and gray and thick wool sweaters and hummmmm x Kuwait has definitely spoilt me in terms of my tolerance to the weather lol I don’t think I’ve complained as much as I usually do this time round so its progress init!
Only home for a few more days, shopping is done I suppose lol nothings really caught my eye this time around as I’m mentally just searching for certain colours and lengths etc etc so meh.
Sharing pictures from a couple weeks ago when Iman and I visited one of the many markets in Kuwait. So pretty and lots of cute stuff and of course gorgeous weather >_< haha x I’ve had these jeans for ages from Primark and I love those of you who think the tear on the left leg is oh so cool etc etc but truth is they ripped on their own because I’ve worn them so many times! I used to live in my skinnies and only owned 2 pairs I think because I’m finicky with them, and then I fell in love with my boyfriends (jeans of course!) but oh how I’ve missed them! tad bit snug lolol but I made them fit!
Also sharing my uber cool shoesies!! I’ve had my eye on the Miu Miu ones in black and white with the silver metal toe cap and the jewel encrusted ones and I just couldn’t bring myself to spend thaaat much on sneaker type shoes (the valentinos are still on my never ending wish list!) but all hail ASOS! found these lookalikes on the site (link here) and although the toe cap isn’t metal, they get the job done for me lol this was the first time wearing them out and no blisters or achings, only comfort so 10/10 from me!
Another sharing is my beautiful rosegold wishbone necklace from Astrid & Miyu! They’re based in London and do gorgeous fine jewellery, and def worth checking out! they sent me this beautiful piece alongside a silver infinity necklace and a gorgeous ring stack which you’ll hopefully be seeing in future posts. Packaging was uber cute (totally got destroyed after Kuwait customs took it apart) but eep made me a happy girl! Be sure the check out their website (link here) and follow them on instagram (@astridandmiyu) x
will try to get at least one winter outfit in whilst I’m here for a change of scenary lol but freezing rain is in the forecast so we shall see how that goes! Hope y’all are well and keeping warm and excited for some sunshine! love love xoxo
Oversized Shirt: H&M
Wishbone Necklace: Astrid&Miyu
hiya!! hope all is well with all y’all! It’s literally been aages since I’ve posted about anything on here so instead of writing a whole blurb about all that I think its best to stick to point form!
-err I can finally walk normally now alhamdulillah! That was the greatest scare of all time and something I wish on no one! especially while on holiday in a foreign land and just blah:( last post I wrote was the day or second day of my accident whilst we were still in Phuket. Long story short, we were meant to go to Vietnam after for about 2 weeks but ended up staying in Bangkok for the Intl. Hospital as my gash had gotten infected somehow and there was a chance they’d have to re-open the stitches which I def was NOT having! So at least 10 days of hols consisted of daily hospital visits for an IV which was my outing for the day lol ended up doing 4 days in Vietnam which wasn’t nearly enough time but was beautiful! back to Kuwait and foot no better, had to go for MRI due to possible tendon and muscle cutting because I couldn’t wiggle my toes and risked surgery to fix the tendon but alhamdulillah alhamdulillah the scan showed nothing of the sort and it just needed time to get over the shock! So here we are about 2.5 months after the accident with a scar on my leg and occasional swelling and pain but alhamdulillah for where I’m at now! It’s honestly the worst feeling being immobile and it just makes you sad and feel sorry for yourself and helpless and blah just not in a good place! especially on your birthday!!
-had a few visitors come over as well which was nice! mother dearest and my sister were over for a week which was nice and a day after they left my sister-in-laws also paid a visit so it was about 2 weeks of constant family and then sudden quiet lol but the company was nice!
-we celebrated Kuwait National Day in Kuwait which was pretty exciting! threw some water balloons out the car which never actually exploded but sh thats okay! Everyone gets really into celebrating National Day and the roads are blocked and it ends up being on huge traffic jam of happy people having a big water fight and waving flags which was a neat experience!
-school has been school! Today we actually celebrated 100 days of being in school which was shocking lol only 100?!
-also!! the purpose of this post!!! eeek!! Iman and I went to Dubai to see John the Legend at the Dubai Jazz Festival which was AHMAAZING! We decided to do a bit of a splurgy wurgy as it was onlyy 2 nights and it was the infamous Johnny boy so we stayed at the Sofitel right across from JBR which was beautiful!! The view was just ahh and being able to keep the door open on the balcony with a warm breeze coming through was heavenly lol Kuwait was still a tad bit chilly so warmth was mm but yes, definitely recommend the Sofitel! The beds and pillows were like clouds and service was wonderful and we just really had a good time! Iman is also a fab travel buddy who loves taking selfies so suffice to say we got on quite well lol xx
That’s the shortest snapshot of whats been happening so far lol I do miss taking the time to sit and write and organize my photos into a post for you guys and also myself so inshallah I’m set on blogging at least once a week to catch up..maybe share photos of our trip and places we went etc. and hopefully outfits as well! Hope you’ve all been swell and life’s been good to you thus far! Anyone have plans or suggestions for spring break?! >_< xoxo
Back from Canada as of a few weeks ago and settled back into routines and markings. Grannie is doing much better now alhamdulillah x Schools been busy; the week I got back we had inspections and people visiting which made everyone a tad bit on edge and it was just hectic all around. We also have an International Day coming up next Wednesday so expect pictures from that! Similar to what was done last year (if you recall seeing pictures from ‘Italy’ that my class did last year), except at this school its a whole production filled with song and dance and lights; the whole ten yards! Exciting no?! Our country this year is Costa Rica as the other 2nd grade classes are Argentina and Panama so we’re all sticking to the ‘Americas’. Cannot wait to show you my board!! so so cool and so proud of it! Kudos to my TA who is a genius and loves art and detail like me and never thinks my ideas are OTT and goes with it lol we’re a good team alhamdullillah! A girl in my class had brought in a cake for me upon my return with a note from her mum saying ‘because she love you too much!’ which was adorbs lol and I also received a personalized mug from another girl which melted my heart a little. As frustrated as I get and however many feelings I feel at times whilst teaching lol my ickle class still gets me every time <3
err we went desert camping this past weekend; a few teachers from school had organized a day in the desert similar to what was apparently done last year so we went along. It was uber cool and not what I expected. Not ‘glamping’ lol it was essentially a fenced compound with about 5 tents within the enclosure. From the outside they look a bit daft but step in and you’ve got beds in one, sofas in another with TV’s and electricity, a grass garden, a tiled kitchen, a regular toilet lol all the comforts of home really. We spent the day playing games and just chilling; there was a barbeque with some delish meats and salads and it was a really lovely day out! 🙂
Also visited the Qout market; again you might recall seeing/reading about it last year. The atmosphere hadn’t changed much, but we enjoyed strolling and eating lol btw, Evian do Kenzo water?!! only in Kuwait init!
We did a Thanksgiving (American) with everyone as well a couple weeks ago which was nice; we had a potluck, so I made apple cumble and was quite chuffed with meself haha felt a tad bit over dressed for the occasion as it wasn’t ‘that’ type of fancy dress Thankgiving lol but oh well! My first American Thanksgiving accomplished! Usually we do turkey and mash and all that jazz with the famnily back home and go to the cottage for Canadian Thanksgiving so nothing drastically different there!
Also! Parent teacher interviews! on a weekend! and I survived! haha the same week I got back, interviews were set for the Saturday meaning we really only got one day off school resulting in the feeling of an extra long week 🙁 but! after interviews Iman and I visited one of the malls which was holding a free manicure type thing so we figured why not after such a long day lol aandd I finally got the chance to meet the lovely lady who had invited me to her salon last year (Marshmallows @marshmallows_kwt) ! Such a lovely person who insisted on sitting with us whilst we got our nails done and chatted with us as though we’d been friends for ages which was really lovely! Hi Shahad if you’re reading this! If you’re in Kuwait reading this, definitely go visit the salon for a mani/pedi, hair colouring or somethang! Guaranteed you won’t leave disappointed!
Other than that not much else has been happening. Have a couple arts&crafts pieces the girls have made which turned out cutesy which I’ll post, and something hella exciting as well but don’t want to jinx it so say inshallah lol hopefully you’ll know soon enough! Sharing some pictures from here and there and inshallah I’ll be back on here soon enough! xx