Sunday, 7 September 2014

Friends and mini-me's at the park

I had promised, in this cuteness overload post, to show you pictures of my friend Fazela and me together. But before that, a bit of background story. I've known Fazela since I was born and I was with her when she first met her husband while we were all in college. Fast-forward a few years later, they got married, had two kids and now live happily ever after in Kuwait. Somewhere after her wedding we lost contact with each other. But she's here now, visiting her family in Bahrain and I'm meeting her now after all the fast-forwarding! It's weird, in a wonderful way, when you meet your best friend and there are mini-me's of her around. 

Last evening I took the mom and tots to the park, and Anceeta joined us. 


It's been a lovely last few weeks catching up with her and getting to know her kids. Saying goodbye is always sad but at least Kuwait is not that far away and the tickets aren't that expensive! 

And now for the exciting news I've been dying to tell you. I leave on Sunday for a two week holiday to Thailand. *cue cheering and fanfare* 

I am soooo looking forward to the sun, sea, beaches, rain and massages, massages, massages! This will be my second solo vacation after Italy and I can't wait! So Gorgeous Reader, I won't be posting from there, but I'll be updating my facebook and twitter, so that's where you can stalk me until I'm back. 

Miss me. I know I'll miss you! xoxo

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Style Case Study: Victoria Beckham

One of the best-dressed celebrities and ladies, according to me, is Victoria Beckham. Whether it's on the red carpet or just out and about, she's always stylishly turned out. I decided to do a style case study on her and show you how she manages to be such a style goddess.

1. She keeps it simple. 
A pencil skirt with a loose blouse. A dress simply paired with gorgeous shoes. A simple top and trousers. She knows keeping it simple is keeping it classy.  

2. She knows what works for her, and she sticks to it.
For instance, she loves pencil dresses and pencil skirts. She knows that these flatter her figure and her personality, so she repeats them, in brilliant different combinations and styles.

3. Her penchant for structure.
Every outfit I've seen on her is extremely well-fitted and seems like it's made for her. {Which it probably is}. She knows that wearing structured, streamlined clothes, does wonders for your look.

4. She repeats classics.
A white tee, black blazer and denim shorts is a basic, yet eternally classy look. VB knows this and isn't afraid to rock these kind of classic outfits, again and again. 

 5. She doesn't try too hard or dress too 'starry'.
I love that Victoria does a lot of girl-next-door outfits like a simple A-line skirt and a top. She's not constantly looking for the next trend or trying to look quirky, like other stars.

6. It's all about the shoes.
If there ever was a living style icon showing how the right shoes can make an outfit, it would be VB. She knows that  you can carry off the simplest of outfits like a top and skinnies beautifully, with the right pair of heels.

7. She breaks rules.
Fashion rules, that is. VB is petite. Petite women are usually told not to wear long coats and high-waisted flares because it would make them look shorter and bulky. Yet she knows that these looks work for her, and she carries them with panache.

8. The sunglasses and bag.
No matter what she's wearing when she's out and about, she has on a fabulous pair of sunglasses and a fabulous handbag, which totally make her outfit. For instance, this has to be one of the simplest ensembles I've seen her in: a tank top and flares.Yet it looks polished because of the sunnies and handbag.

9. She's always well-groomed. 
Her hair and make-up are impeccable, all the time. Which makes every outfit look all that more amazing. This outfit is one of my personal faves. A simple man's shirt with sleeves pushed up, printed pencil skirt and pumps. And hair pulled back into a sleek ponytail. overall effect: Wow.

10. She doesn't make excuses.
I mean, come on, this is a busy mom of 4, which includes one toddler, she's a businesswoman in her own right, yet no matter what, she's always well-turned-out. My kind of woman. {And no, she doesn't have a personal stylist.} 

So, any questions?  ;)

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Gift Ideas for Him

It's bloody difficult to shop for men, isn't it? *Closes ears against the sound of all female readers collectively saying 'YEEESSSSSS!'*

I mean, seriously, guys, we know you find it hard to shop for us, but at least there's so much you can choose from. But when it comes to picking out a gift for the men in our life, we have very little choice. But worry not, dear reader, Silver Kick to the rescue! Here's a short {but very well, painstakingly and time-consumingly thought-out} list of what you can get for your boyfriend, husband, male friend, brother, father, et al. Please note: You will not find wallets, cuff links, perfumes and money clips on this list. *Closes ears against all male readers collectively saying 'Thank you!'.*

Pajama sets from Debenhams

 Bath robes from Marks & Spencers.

Ties from Debenhams.

Shirts from Marks & Spencers.

Bed sheets and bed sets from Debenhams.

Gift subscriptions to his favorite magazines like GQ, Men's Health, Nat Geo.

Fancy USB sticks.

Specialty books.

USB Speakers from electronic shops.

External HDD

Tea-maker from Teavana.

Watch from Aldo, Casio, Timex, Swatch.

Parker pens from hypermarkets or specialty stores that sell high quality stationery.

So there you have it. Enjoy the huge smile on your man's face when you gift him one of these.

Next up: Gift Ideas for Couples.


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Just thought I'd bring you a cupful of cuteness

One of my oldest and best friends, Fazela, is visiting Bahrain and I've recently been spending time with her and her two kids. Of course, I'll post pictures of her and me together, but before that, here's some cuteness for you, courtesy of her well-behaved yet adorably naughty toddler. So, Gorgeous Reader, meet Ali Asgar, and Ali Asgar, meet Gorgeous Reader.

Don't you love how his expression transgresses from innocent to happy mischief? 

I'm not in these pictures as I was the one doing all the snapping, but like I promised, more later.
Watch this space. xoxo