Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The perfect summer party dress



Dress: Cooper St
Clutch: Zara
Bracelet, Earrings: Vintage
Bangles: ?
Photos: Arif Feroze

This frock from Cooper St is the perfect summer party dress. It's not cut too low, isn't too short, yet it's strappy and light. The straps at the back are originally longer than what you see, but since that made the dress hang too low, I had them stitched together to give me a better fit. This dress is SO comfortable to move around in. I love how the skirt is tucked in at the end, giving it a unique look. The flaps on the top half make it look effortlessly chic. Altogether I love the drape and fall. And of course, the slate gray blue color. Today I paired it with black Mary Jane heels and gold accessories, and added a pop of color with a pink clutch.

In other news, I just received the visa for my vacation today. FINALLY! It seemed like ages since we applied. My brother and I will be going in July to a place where I've been wanting to go for YEARS now. And I'm super-duper excited. But hush hush, I must keep mum, until the time comes. I've already said too much. Haha!

Until next time, stay stylish,

xoxo

Shabana


Sunday, 24 May 2015

Blush lace and floral pants



 Top, Rings: H&M
 Pants: Own design
 Earrings, Bangle: Forever21
Bracelets: Stradivarius
Bag: Aldo
 Shoes: New Look
Photos: Arif Feroze

This top caught my eye in H&M because of the lace shoulder panel. I love how it makes a simple t-shirt look whimsical and delicate. And the blush pink color of it makes it even more so. {Lace is everywhere and on everything now, don't you think?} I paired it with these turquoise floral print wide pants in this look, and as the outfit is simple, I'm wearing more accessories than I usually do- gold knuckle rings, golden earrings, bracelets and a bangle. An orange bag adds a pop of color while the nude heels tone it down. An effortless and casual look all over, perfect for the weekend!

These days I'm just watching the heat build up and trying to keep myself away from the flu bug that's going around. The weather getting so hot makes taking outfit photos a real challenge, I'll give you that! But I love taking them and writing these posts so much that come rain or super-hot-and-humid-desert-weather, I still want to take pictures. 

What about you? What's keeping you going in spite of this brain-melting heat?

xoxo

Shabana


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Fresh for Summer



Top: Reiss
Skirt: Own Design
Shoes: New Look
Bangles: Assorted
Necklace: Vintage
Ring: Mango
Bag: Aldo
Photos: Arif Feroze

I put this look together starting with the top. It's getting hot and I wanted to wear this light and soft white t-shirt. I looked for a suitable bottom to pair it with but nothing went as nicely as this skirt, even though I know I wore it just recently for a post last month called Spring has Sprung. The white top brings out the white flowers in the skirt, and overall the look is summery and fresh. I accessorized with a delicate vintage necklace, multi-colored bangles and a chunky ring. I pulled my hair into a high ponytail, and nude sandals and a black bag completed the look. 

It was a beautiful Friday afternoon when we took these photos, and my mom decided to join us for the shoot. I think this is one of my favorite photos with her.



Stay stylish.

xoxo

Shabana

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Let The Pictures Talk





See more on my Pinterest board Amazing Photos. Image source is linked to the photo. For images without the source, if the photo is yours or you know the source, let me know and I'll be happy to link it.


Sunday, 17 May 2015

Six Different Ways To Wear Pink Jeans



Colored jeans are a big favorite of mine and these baby pink ones I wear a LOT. From top left, here are 6 different ways I styled mine-

1. With a teal top and a red leather jacket. Teal contrasts well with pink and I kept the jacket within the same color family as pink, so it doesn't clash. I kept the shoes neutral with nude pumps.

2. With a white silk blouse. This is a simple, feminine look because of the softness of the silk blouse. I added black booties to toughen the look up a bit.

3. With a mint tee. This look is completely casual and great for running errands. Strappy sandals and a big tan satchel bag completed the look.

4. With a gray top. Pink and gray are a match made in heaven. A floral necklace and strappy sandals finished the look.

5. With a purple blouse. All the vibrant color on me made it necessary that I tone it down with black shoes and a clutch.

6. With a red sweater. This is a fairly simple look, but the addition of big earrings, a clutch and dressy shoes, it's taken up a few notches.

So don't be afraid to wear colored jeans thinking it won't go with other items in your closet. It can either be paired with a neutral color, a color in the same color family, or contrasted with one. 

xoxo

Shabana


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Shift dresses in Bahrain summers


Dress: Own design
 Necklace: Forever21
 Ring & Earrings: Silver Souk
 Bag: Aldo
Shoes: Steve Madden
Photos: Arif Feroze

Summer's here! The temperatures have hit 45 C already! Remember to stay hydrated, Bahrain readers! {I have two big bottles of water in my car and a small one in my purse at all times. Ah, the convenience of big bags!}

In such heat a cotton shift dress is a blessing. Loose and comfortable, while still looking chic. AND it's suitable for work. While designing this one, I kept it simple and added a beautiful lace piece on each sleeve. Since the length of a shift dress gives ample space to wear long necklaces, I accessorized with this peacock necklace. Some pretty silver drop earrings and silver rings completed the jewelry. I matched red pumps to my red bag, and of course, finished with red lipstick.

How do you keep cool in summers?

xoxo

Shabana


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