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Hi! I'm Shabana. I live in Bahrain. I'm a businesswoman by day and a fitness instructor by night. I believe that dressing up is the easiest way of loving yourself, and this blog is where I journal my outfits and my life. If you'd like to know more, click on the About Me tab on top. I hope you enjoy my blog!
                            
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Oatmeal and Floral for a Rainy Day

Oatmeal and Floral for a Rainy Day






  







We've had a week of rain in Bahrain and I LOVED it. I took these photos on a day when it was drizzling, there were big fluffy white clouds in the sky, and to top it off, I saw a rainbow. But with the rain everything seems to look a bit gray, so I decided to inject some color into my outfit with these floral pants. They're elasticated at the waist and are made from a light, cotton material, making them VERY comfortable, and the peg leg {fashion speak for pants that are tapered just above the ankle} means that they're really practical for wet weather. 

This oatmeal sweater is a recent purchase and I love the loose sleeves and the elegant fall. It's not too warm, just right for a cool day, and I reckon I'll get some use out of it in the summer months too when the air-conditioning makes it seem like winter. Because the sweater is loose, I wore it with peg leg trousers to add some structure and not make the entire silhouette too baggy. I added a bit of color to the sweater with a blown glass leaf necklace that my brother got me from Serbia. I love how it matches the print of the pants. On my hands I wore a statement watch and a statement ring with black stones to match the dark colors in the pants. Nude pumps and a red envelope clutch matched all the other bits and complete the look. This is a cheery, elegant look for the office, or for coffee with friends. Or maybe to walk around in on a rainy day.

Sweater: Zara, Pants: Debenhams, Necklace, Watch, Ring, Earrings: Gifted, Clutch: Aldo, Shoes: Next

Until next time,

xoxo

Shabana
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Preppy Olive Green + Russet

Preppy Olive Green + Russet














As I was mentioning in this last post, layering in winter is so much fun. And the most classic layering is a shirt + pullover combo, with the collar of your button-down peeking through the jumper. It's a very preppy, androgynous look that looks chic and screams professional. It's one of my favorite winter looks for the office for sure. Here I chose to stick to warm winter shades like olive green and russet. I love the combination of these two colors. It's a warmer, muted variation of green and pink. I wore a white shirt under as white is a nice bright shade that pops with both the green and russet. This pullover is a slightly chunky knit so it feels fluffy and warm. A pretty floral necklace adds a girly touch, and a stacked ring and a menswear watch complete the accessories. Since these booties are low-cut, I turned up the cuffs of my jeans to show them off some more. 

It's been raining non-stop for the last week and I'm loving it. I'm not loving the mud and puddles everywhere, obviously, but the rain, the clouds and the sky are pretty damn beautiful. We get this type of weather for such a short period of time that I can't help but enjoy it. It's the perfect weather for staying snug indoors with a hot drink and a book, and watching the rain through your window.

Pullover: Koton, Shirt: Gifted, Jeans: Zara, Necklace: Jane Norman, Ring: Debenhams, Bag: Aldo, Shoes: New Look.

Until next time, xoxo

Shabana 
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Red and a Blanket Scarf

Red and a Blanket Scarf













It's become SO cold in Bahrain! Brrrr! And you know you've got to layer when it gets this cold. It's important to have a few clothes that look great when worn one on top of the other, instead of wearing all the contents of your closet when it starts freezing. I'm wearing a blue full-sleeved top on skinny black pants, with a red pea coat and tan boots. I threw on a blanket scarf for good measure. I love huge scarves in the winter. This one has a pretty geometrical print, and is big and bulky. I look a bit bulky because of it, but hey, I'm snug. With so many big clothes on, I kept the accessories simple with just some pretty pink floral earrings and a stacked ring. This coat is one of my oldest ones from Zara, and it's 52% wool, which makes it beautifully warm. Everyone should have at least 1 wool coat in their closet, for when it suddenly gets cold or if you have to travel to a colder clime. I can't wait to try more layered winter outfits because I have to admit, it's so much fun!

Top: Koton, Pants: ASOS, Coat: Zara, Scarf, Earrings: Gifted, Ring: Autumn Fair, Bag, Boots: Aldo. Photos: Nada Qamber

Until next time, xoxo

Shabana 
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Big Black Wrap Coat

Big Black Wrap Coat





 









I was lucky to have found this coat on sale on ASOS a few months back. I always say that you get great winter stuff for throwaway prices in the summer. A big black coat is so versatile for the winter as you can wear it over anything and it doesn't look dated. I love that this one is a wrap coat, so you're quite snug once it's secured with the belt. The big collar adds drama and the length is perfect if you're tall and want a coat that's slightly on the longer side. And of course, my favorite bit- nice deep pockets. Here I wore it over a dark green floral pussybow blouse paired with blush pink skinny trousers, and fancy black heels to balance the bulk of the coat. The dark green contrasts well with the lightness of the pants, and when the coat is closed, the black looks great against the pink of the pants. With so much going on with the clothes, I kept the accessories simple with just a few thin bracelets and simple earrings {not seen}.

Coat: ASOS, Top, Bracelets: Gifted, Pants: Zara, Bag: Aldo, Shoes: New Look
Photos: Nada Qamber

Until next time, xoxo

Shabana 

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Floral + Burgundy

Floral + Burgundy














Continuing my love affair with ASOS pants, these burgundy ones are from their Tall collection. They're a straight cut and I love how long they are. The material is a soft cotton with just enough stretch. With bold colored pants like these, it's fun to pair colorful blouses to really set off the colors. This cotton floral button-down is one of my absolute faves, and the deep red of the pants brings out the pink in the shirt's print. Since the outfit is pretty simple and classic workwear, I added some playful jewelry with a heart pendant and some knuckle rings with cute heart charms.

I'm {surprisingly} enjoying the cold weather we're having. I took these photos when it was warmer, obviously. Now I can't leave home without a coat. And a scarf. And socks. Maybe I'm liking the cold because I get to finally wear my big winter coats. Haha.

Top: Own Design, Pants: ASOS, Necklace, Earrings: Borrowed from mom, Bag: Aldo, Shoes: Steve Madden, Photos: Nada Qamber

Until next time, xoxo

Shabana 

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