Floral Maxi Shirt Dress + About The Silver Kick Company

This has to be one of my favourite dresses. Yes, I know I say that for every dress I wear. But what I love the most about a maxi dress like this, is its practicality of wear. When you wake up late on a hectic morning and just don't know what to wear, slip on a pretty maxi dress and you're done.

Style Talk

What I really liked about this dress is that it's very work-appropriate too. The collar and the cuffs on the sleeves make it look professional and smart. There are buttons all down the front of the dress, and they're functional, not just for show. You could call it a shirt dress since it's technically a shirt that's been lengthened. But because it reaches the ankles and not just the knees, it looks much more elegant and work-friendly. 

The material is a thin cotton so it's great for summer wear. You don't need to open all the buttons to wear it, of course, just slip it over your head. The fit is perfect: it's not too tight, and it falls around you and moves with you. I'm wearing a UK size 10. Obviously, the main thing that attracted me most to the dress is the floral print with its delicate leaves and flowers. 

 I actually didn't like this dress when I saw it {although I LOVED the print}. I thought it too prudish for me, with the collar and buttons closing all the way up. My mom picked it out for me and made me try it on and I was in love.

In this look, I accessorized the dress with a flowery gold ring and pearl earrings. On my feet, I wore black pumps with cutouts. These shoes are fast becoming a favourite because they're so comfortable. The insides of the shoes have a slightly raised arch which makes them very comfortable for someone like me who has high arches on their feet. 

I finished with a dark pink handbag to bring out the pink hints in the floral of the dress. I'm sure this dress can be styled with the buttons opened, as a long jacket/ coat. Maybe I'll try that look soon. I'd also love to try the dress with different belts. {It doesn't come with one.}

Dress: Koton, Bag: Parfois, Shoes: Marks & Spencer. Photos: Arif Feroze

Life Talk

The middle of Ramadan is over and we're sliding towards Eid. I don't know what that means to you, but to me, it means getting busier work-wise as we gear up to have our clients ready for the boom period of Eid. {I run an advertising agency called The Silver Kick Company.} It's an exciting, vibrant and creative time. You'd think I'd be exhausted running around all the time but being exhausted doing what you love is... really, really nice. 

It's been more than 4 years running my own company and I must say, it's been a lot of fun. I've learned so many things, been through ups and downs, and met some of the most amazing {and horrible} people along the way. I've grown so much by learning how to do new things by myself such as registering the company, getting my own corporate bank account, managing finances and dealing with clients. The best parts of the TSKC journey have been about forging and strengthening relationships with old and new suppliers, building a team of super amazing people, and making clients happy. If you've started a business or are planning to, my biggest advice to you would be to 1.) Make sure it's something you really, REALLY love doing, and 2.) Don't. Give. Up. 

I talk in detail about my career and how I came to start my own company after resigning from a good position in a big company in my book, Loving Yourself In Style. I also talk about other topics such as passion, education, fashion and style, health and fitness and money management

As usual, every Ramadan my sleep schedule gets totally messed up. I'm up all hours. I'm napping at weird hours. But that's just how it is. The annoying thing is that just when your body gets used to all the late nights and the sleeping in bits and pieces, it's Eid. And then you spend all of Eid catching up on your sleep. If this is you, leave me a comment below. Let me know I'm not alone. ;)

Until next time

Shabana Feroze

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