Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Turquoise Maxi Dress & An Introduction To A New Venture- Lace Love



 Dress: Own design
Earrings, Watch: Gifted
Bangles: from Thailand
Clutch: c/o Charles & Keith
Shoes: ASOS
Photos: Nada Qamber

 I love maxi dresses, especially because they're light and easy to wear. I love the silkiness and shine of this material and knew it would look great in an A-line maxi dress. It's super comfortable but satin like this is super sensitive to stains, so I have to be very careful. Even water leaves a mark! One time I wore this dress to go out for dinner, and when putting make up on I leaned too close to the dressing table and stained the dress with some spilled makeup remover on the table. Argh! This time I made sure to put makeup on before I wore it. When the dress was ready I thought I'd wear it plain, but my mom suggested lace near the hem would look amazing. So we added this multicolored crochet lace and I love how it looks. I paired it with these gorgeous vintage-y tear-drop earrings, which have a pretty flower engraved on the tear-drop stone. I love how they add a classic feel. Keeping with a gold theme, I wore colorful enamel gold bangles, a golden statement watch, and gold heels, and finished with this cute box clutch from Charles & Keith that has a gold handle.

Speaking of lace, as I've mentioned in the last post and the previous one, I'll be bringing you something to do with lace, and here it is. My mother and I have started a business together, selling lace. Me and my mom have been lace lovers since ages {I fell in love with lace because of her}, and we know a lot of women who wanted the kind of lace we get for ourselves from all over the world. So we decided to make it available, at least for the ladies in Bahrain. Here are a few photos of the types of laces we have:

 I've always loved how lace can make a too-short skirt longer and more elegant, or hide a neck that's too deep, or just add a bit of interest to something plain. Which is why we also take orders for sewing lace onto clothes, and we help you match the right lace for the right clothes. 

You can check us out on our Facebook page and our Instagram page. And if you like what you see, show us some love! 

Until next time, xoxo


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Monday, 17 October 2016

Gray, Pink and Skinnies + Why I'm Loving Sleeves Right Now

Top: Romwe + Lace Love
Jeans: Pull & Bear
Earrings, Watch: Gifted
Ring: stall in Dragon City
Clutch: Zara
Shoes: c/o Dune
Photos: Nada Qamber

I'm sure you've been seeing this top everywhere. I've seen it on SO many bloggers, as well as on Olivia Palermo. You must have probably seen them all wearing it off-shoulder. I'm not a big fan of the off-shoulder trend. Done right it looks elegant but done wrong it can look like you're showing too much skin. Plus I have wide shoulders and an off-shoulder top only makes them look wider. So I wore it with the shoulders up, like a boat neck. It looked a little plain when I got it, so I decided to add some pretty pink and white crochet lace to it. {I lurrrve the gradient shades of this lace.} I'm such a sucker for pink and gray combos. I wore this super-comfy and summery blouse with blue skinny jeans, pearl earrings, and silver metallic heels. A big-dial statement watch makes this casual look a bit serious, and I finished with a pink clutch for some color. 

My favorite part about this top is the sleeves. I love the little tie-ends that look so playful and pretty at the same time. I'm loving the entire trend of different sleeves in fashion right now- bell sleeves, fluted sleeves, ruffle sleeves, batwing sleeves, angel sleeves, and so on. I love how just the sleeves can add elegance, glamour, or drama to a shirt or dress. I can't wait to show you what I mean. Also, if you're a lace lover, watch this space...

Until next time, xoxo


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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Blue, Floral and Victorian Lace


Top: H&M
Skirt: Lipsy + Lace Love
All jewelry: Gifted
Bag: Aldo
Shoes: New Look
Photos: Nada Qamber

This skirt has been a favorite of mine for many years now. The original skirt hits quite a few inches above the knee, but as my style evolves I find myself wanting more knee-length styles that are more work-appropriate. I didn't want to get rid of the skirt though. My solution? Lace! You already know I'm lace crazy and seeing that lace is BIG right now, it was the perfect solution. {Honestly, even if lace weren't as in as it is now, I'd still put it because it just looks So. Damn. Beautiful!} I love the Victorian style of this delicate black lace and the length was perfect to make this skirt knee length. I'm especially loving the scalloped ends. And of course, I love the elegance and delicacy the lace brings with it. It's completely transformed the skirt.

I paired the skirt with a light blue top, and accessorized with delicate jewelry with stones in colors that set off the skirt's print- a lariat necklace, bracelets, and an earrings and ring set. I finished with black ankle boots and a red doctor bag that brings out the red in the skirt's print.

If, like me, you want to lengthen a skirt or a dress, try lace. Or simply to add a bit of elegance and prettiness to a plain style. I'll be bringing you more information on how you can do that and where this kind of lace is available in Bahrain. Stay tuned. ;)

Until next time, xoxo


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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Recent Instagram Outfits + My Short Trip To Dubai

Here's a roundup of the latest outfits I've posted on my Instagram @TheSilverKickDiaries. It's been the usual routine and work the last couple of weeks but last week was one of the busiest of my life! I'm glad at the end of it was a long weekend and I could get away to Dubai with mom for some relaxation, girly fun and loads of shopping. 

Livening up workwear with these bright tropical print pants and a cobalt blue tee. I toned the colors down with a gray blazer and accessorized with a double layered necklace.

In gray again with a satin button-down shirt that's my own design, and pink pants from ASOS. Navy pointed toe loafers completed the outfit.

I was feeling cold this day even though it was hot which is why I decided to keep my feet warm with boots. A floral top in mint, paired with blue skinny jeans, and a belt and bag both in tan made up the rest. 

This shirt is one of my favorite button-downs and I have to stop myself from wearing it everyday. Here I wore it with my gray blazer and black skinnies, with a skinny belt. A burgundy bag and purple pumps brought out the colors of the shirt.

I paired this bright pink dress with a jade necklace, a statement watch and a sleek bangle. Nude pumps and my burgundy bag finished the look.

This was a Lady in Red night and I picked one of the simplest dresses I have, paired it with stockings and glamorous heels, and voila! Perfect girls-night-out ensemble! 

My travel outfit- a slouchy and oh-so-comfy white shirt, boyfriend jeans and smart flats. 
Classic but very, very comfortable.

Mom liked the hotel room.

Mummy and me

Ever seen an empty metro before?

At the beautiful and old Creekside Souq

On the way back!

The long weekend is over, I'm back in Bahrain, and as a friend put it, 'back to reality'. Work seems to be swirling around me and I seem to be constantly buying new clothes {partly because I need them, but mostly because it feels like a reward for all the work I've been doing} but never getting the time to wear them and do a proper blog shoot. Arrgh! The eternal dilemma of a style blogger! 

Until next time, xoxo


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