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!
Be sure to check them out on instagram and online and they also ship worldwide! yay! xo.
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
Hafsalodi (@hafsalodi) has always secretly been my favourite! Her designs are super unique and quirky yet totally wearable on a daily basis! I’m in love with a shirt from her previous collection and had been eyeing these embellished abayas which I’m 99% sure she hand-embellishes herself so #loveputintoaproductmeansIloveitevenmore ! It made its debut on Eid whereupon I decided it needed a real-life flower crown for a photo-op et voila! Be sure to check her pieces on instagram and fashlink! xo.
*this post has literally been sitting in my drafts for ages because photos wouldn’t upload etc etc. hence the delay! eep! >_<
Early May I met my cousin in Lisbon where we were meant to have a sunny, happy-go-lucky, catching up type holiday! We hadn’t seen each other for a bit and both had time off and wanting to go someplace so figured why not. Portugal’s been on the list for a while now so I was uber excited to head over and do some exploring! But ohhhmyyygoshhh. The weather.was.terrible.! Of all weekends or the few days that we were there, the weather man must have been having a domestic at home because he was not a happy camper at all! Rain, and cold weather, and the need for multiple trips to Zara to purchase extra clothing was more than needed as it was all just so unexpected. I had been checking the forecast prior to heading over and literally the day before, the week before was sunshine and highs of 24, and it suddenly dipped to a high of 18 with thunderstorms..!! Nonetheless, we had a lovely time and made the most of just being together and in the country lol sun did shine one of the days we were there so we finally got a chance to do some sightseeing, but other than that it was really just a pleasant getaway full of shopping, makeup, snapchat filters, and food galore! Definitely have to make a trip back at some point!
p.s- pastel de nata’s aka the amazing custard looking tarts you’ll notice in more than one photo…! ahmahzing! xoxo
Shopbop Middle East (@shopbopme) is doing an uber cool giveaway for Ramadan! Below are 2 of the pieces chosen to style for them which I think are super comfy and versatile pieces to have in ones wardrobe, Ramadan or not! Details on how to enter are below and I believe the last day is the 28th of June! Good luck love bugs xo.
-choose something from www.shopbop.com you’d like to wear for Ramadan and take a picture of it
-follow @shopbopme on instagram, post the photo with a caption telling us why you picked the item, and tag @shopbopme @shopbopme_ramadan #shopbopme
-you’ve got the chance to win a $300 USD voucher alongside a daily draw!
*Riller & Fount Luca Caftan Midi Dress in Sandstone
Scarf & Shoes: Mango
Bag & Jeans: Zara
*Line & Dot Beaux Embellishment Maxi Dress