Saturday, 30 June 2012

Lots of new things!

My parents just got back from a trip to India and they got me a lot of cool stuff! Me so happy! 
Lots and lots and LOTS of bangles and other jewelery! Remember there is no such thing as too many bangles. Or earrings. Or necklaces. He he.
Tops in candy colours... I designed these and my mom got them stitched in Bombay. Aren't they yummy? 
A gorgeous maxi skirt. This was totally unexpected. I love it and can't wait to style it! Although it's a bit short so I have to wait for my mom to add another white panel at the end to make it longer. 
And of course, my Mills & Boons romance novels. Addicted to these since I was a teenager!
 Hope you're having a great weekend. 
Happy Saturday!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

My feature in Grazia's June issue

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

To treasures, walking bare feet in the grass and supercute friends.

Anklet: Gifted
Pretty feet!
Rings: Accessorize, Bangles: Various.
Top: H&M, Skirt: Old, Belt: F21, Necklace: Gifted, Watch: Vintage
Fun fact: this maxi skirt is at least twelve  years old. {Which means I was a teenager when I wore it last. Yikes!} My mom bought it for me when I was in high school. After wearing it many, many times I had given it back to her to donate to charity, but she sneakily stored it away. And I discovered it recently. And the best part, I still fit into it! Yay! Don't you love it when you find a treasure in your own home? This skirt was a huge favourite of mine and I'm so glad it's still in great condition. I love the embroidery on it and can't wear to style it lots of other ways. Just goes to show that a good quality and classy item of clothing never goes out of style. 
Note to self: Don't give away anymore clothes! Hoard hoard hoard!

On another note, when was the last time you walked bare foot in the grass? I did it today and it felt goooood. Also, how cute is this anklet? It was gifted to me in the cutest way possible- a friend of mine was wearing it, I pointed at it and said, "OMG that is frikkin' gorgeous!" and she removed it and said "It's yours." Ah, such friends.
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Lessons from Winnie The Pooh

The things that make me different are the things that make me.

Pay attention to where you are going because without meaning you might get nowhere.

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.

“Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.

“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today," said Pooh.
 "There there," said Piglet. "I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.” 

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. 

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Move away from negativity

Shirt: Jeanswest, Shorts and  Earrings: H&M, Belt and Purse: Mango, Shoes: New Look, Watch and Necklace: Gifted, Bracelets: Various. Photos: Anceeta Martis 
I always tend to wear clothes that reflect my mood. And the last few days I've been surrounded by a lot of negativity. So I wore all white today to feel better and pure. There's just something about white that makes you feel clean, plus it's a great colour for summer.
When you're surrounded by negativity, whether it's toxic people, bad memories or an unpleasant incident, the best thing is to just distance yourself from them. If it's a toxic person, remember that you have no obligation to keep in touch anymore. Don't think and care about what they will think. If they hurt you, or are bullying you, or are just plain giving you bad vibes, stop talking to them. There are people who love you and value you for who you are. Surround yourself with these lovely people. These are the same people who will help you forget a bad memory or an unpleasant incident. But only if you let them know that you're in a bad place. The bottomline is, do something to move away from a negative place to a better, more positive one. And of course, dress up! It's the cheapest and easiest way to feel better!

P.S: I bought these heels from New Look for BD 19.5. In 3 weeks, they were on sale for BD 14. In another week, they're now for BD 9.5. What a rip-off! Buyers beware!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Lately I have...

Had yummy chaat {Indian savoury snacks}.
Put up pictures of us three kids.
My older brother Moayyed
My younger brother Arif
Found his new hiding place.
Had the yummiest burger from Blaze Burgers.
Caught a {very boring} shoe exhibition.
Went through my mom's huge lace collection.
And took a photo of my cute heel and purse charm that I got from Pisa.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Boyfriend Blazer and Ruffled Skirt

Rings: Left: Gold Souk, Right: Gifted, Chain: Accessorize  
Blazer and Skirt: Zara, Top: Camaieu, Heels: New Look, Photos: Anceeta Martis
It's burning up and this ruffled skirt is lovely for the heat. I paired it with a blue sleeveless top and added my boyfriend blazer. A great blazer will always pull your separates together. A few delicate accessories and my nude heels complete the look. Everything I'm wearing today is cotton so I was nice and cool. I've recently gotten addicted to this bronze eyeshadow. I love how well it enhances my brown eyes. And as for my hair, I decided to braid it to the side to add a sweet edge to the look. If you're braiding your hair, remember that it shouldn't be too neat. Messy is sexy!

Happy Wednesday!