Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Floral + Burgundy












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

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.

Until next time, xoxo

Shabana 

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

White and Pearls in Winter










Cape top, Watch, Cuff: Gifted
T-shirt: Koton
Jeans: c/o Salsa
Clutch: Zara

I love white in winter. It looks super elegant and classy. Add pearls to that, and you have a winner. Which is why I'm completely in love with this cape crop top. I love the double ruffle bell sleeves and the pearls sewn in the front. The fabric is textured and thick to keep you warm. I wore a russet colored tee-shirt underneath to contrast with the white. Since the top is loose, I wore it with skinny jeans and finished with high-heeled boots to balance and elongate the silhouette. A cuff and statement watch keep it smart and a pink clutch bag adds color to the look.

It's been a hectic start to the year with lots of work and very little play. Having had a crazy December, I'm looking forward to a small weekend break in Dubai in a few weeks. And of course, I'm looking forward to planning this year's travel. I can't believe I haven't done it already!

Until next time, xoxo

Shabana 

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Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017 Personal Goals

I'm sad to see 2016 end. Yes, you read that right. It was one of the best years of my life. I had many small, and one big goal met in my businesses, I made lots of amazing memories

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Ruffle Sleeves And Pink















Top: Koton
Pants, Shoes: ASOS
Earrings: Ebay
Bag, Ring: Gifted
Watch: Fossil
Photos: Nada Qamber

I'm completely in love with this top, with its soft, chiffon-like material, the perfect fit and the details. I don't usually wear black as I find it boring and common, but the ruffle sleeves in this blouse make it look elegant and add that little bit of flair. I paired it with rose pink pants for a contrast, the colors as well as the texture, as the top is silky and the pants are a linen mix. I accessorized with gold accents -  a statement watch, ring and statement earrings, and metallic gold pumps to match.

This is a festive time and if you're wondering why I'm not doing any party outfits, it's because I'm buried with work and being the introvert that I am, I like to stay as far away from parties as possible. My foot is on the gas at work, never stopping for a moment, and with all the festivities and chaos going on, I find it hard to find peace this time of year. I enjoy it at the beginning of the season, but by the end I want to run screaming for the hills. I'll be glad once we're in the new year! 

Until next time, xoxo

Shabana 

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Monday, 12 December 2016

50s White Floral Dress


  



  




Dress: Romwe
Earrings, Watch: Gifted
Bangles: from Thailand
Bag: Aldo
Shoes: ASOS
Photos: Nada Qamber

Let me start off by saying that these pictures were taken when it wasn't as cold as it is now. It was when the weather was cool and pleasant, and I was able to get away with wearing a summery dress like this one. 50s style dresses like these are a huge favorite of mine, because they flatter a tall and straight frame so well. And of course, they look incredibly elegant. The only problem with this dress is that it doesn't have a lining, so I'm wearing a petticoat skirt inside the dress. If you have dresses and skirts that don't have lining, there are many petticoats available in shops in the Manama Souq for very reasonable rates. I've got them in different colors and shapes to go with different clothes.

 I kept it simple in this look by accessorizing with a few colorful bangles and earrings that match my belt. A statement watch and bag make this look work appropriate {you could always throw on a blazer to make it more formal}, and I finished with metallic blue pumps. I love the lacey scallop detail on them.

In other news, I'm freezing. That's all. That's it. it's all my brain can think of right now. And also how I always love it when the blazing summer transitions to cooler temperatures, and I think I'm going to like winter this time around, but nope. 

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Shabana 


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Instagram recently + Weekend Trip To Dubai

November went by in a flash don't you think? The last few months of the year always seem to go by quickly. As if they're sliding downhill and picking up momentum as they go along. I've had a lovely November, with a short weekend trip to Dubai with my brother, to catch a performance by one of my favorite comedians and to meet some friends. Here are a few outfit pics from my instagram @TheSilverKickDiaries to start off. 

I had a long, tiring day when I took this photo so please excuse the expression on my face. I paired a plain purple top with a baby blue blazer and my oldest dark wash skinnies for a business casual ensemble.

This polka-dotted top is fairly simple so I added a statement necklace for some glam. Don't I match well with all the green?

A burgundy top with mint trousers, and a sharp-shouldered blazer to pull it all together.

I'm loving these red pants from ASOS.com. I paired them with a gray-blue satin button-down and a navy collarless blazer for a streamlined work outfit.

Dubai Weekend Trip
I didn't take a whole lot of pictures while I was there, as I was focused on having fun and relaxing. But here are a few.

My travel wear- a printed silk top paired with russet jeans, and a gray cardigan which I recently bought from ASOS.com. 

View from my hotel room- concrete and nature criss-crossing all over.

 Real fossil of a dinosaur in the Dubai Mall.

How could I not make a stop at The Cheesecake Factory?

View of the sun making a grand appearance, from my friend's apartment on the 19th floor.

Colors and lights at the Dubai Marina.

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Until next time, xoxo

Shabana 


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