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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!
                            

Baby Blue Ballooned Blouse and More Fun Things To Wear




I hate following fashion rules of wearing deep, rich colours in winter. Bright colours make me happy when the weather is making me sad. Also, most winter outerwear like coats and jackets are in deep colours, like this black coat. So wearing lighter shades underneath makes for great colour contrast and the darker coat pulls the look together. 




This baby blue blouse {say that ten times fast} was made for me on request. I had looked through my wardrobe and realized I didn't have enough blouses in light shades, so I asked Sajida of Saji's Couture to make me a few. I got this one and another one in baby pink, because, you know, pink-crazy. As soon as I got the top I knew I had to wear it with this fuchsia pant. Blue and pink look so cute together and the soft powder blue of the top stands out against the brighter and deeper fuchsia of the pants.


This top is a soft crepe material which great for summer and very comfy. I had only one specification when I was ordering it- that the sleeves be dramatic. So Sajida made me these gorgeous balloon sleeves with a wide cuff at the end. Since the material is slightly thick, they really puff out. I always like it when my top has dramatic sleeves because it makes a really simple blouse look fabulous. Imagine this top with straight sleeves. It would look very plain. But with these sleeves, it stands out even if paired with plain bottoms. 



I decided to wear these pants because of the width of the balloon sleeves. They're straight in the leg, which balances the top out. This pant is one of the comfiest I own. The material is thick, with a bit of stretch. It's a cotton mix as well, which makes it wearable and durable. I've had this pair for over 2 years now. I've styled them with a polka dot top in this post, and with an orange shirt in this post. The most fun thing about these pants, of course, is their colour. A bright pant always makes the whole outfit bright because the lower half of our bodies is longer than the top half. So wearing pants and maxi skirts that are in bright colours and pretty prints always makes more of an impact than the same in your top.

Since the top has a simple V-neck, I wore these adorable pom-pom earrings that I stole from my cousin in India my cousin in India gave me from her collection. I love how the pom-poms cascade down in tiers and swing as you walk. So much fun! The black of the earrings makes it stand out against the blue, and because the earrings are so pretty, I tied my hair back so they could be seen in their complete cute glory. 


On my hands, I wore a big ring as the sleeves don't leave room for bracelets and a feminine floral watch.


These photos were taken when it was colder, which is why I'm wearing a big black coat. Like I mentioned before, the black coat ties the whole look together and also adds substance to the outfit. 


I chose a bag and heels in neutral shades as the clothes are vibrant. Pointed-toe pumps always look so elegant and powerful. The thin strap on these doesn't just make them look more elegant, it also makes them more comfortable because of the added support. A big structured bag is great for when you want to look professional and of course, carry your laptop/ tablet in and out of meetings.


I can't wait to style this top with other bottoms {and style this pant with other tops}. When buying new clothes and jewellery, I always make sure what I'm buying goes with everything else in my wardrobe. This takes out the hassle of pairing it when putting a look together, it makes your wardrobe so much more flexible, and you look expensive because you hardly repeat an outfit combo. Read more about my advice on putting outfits together to reflect your personal style and why it's so important for discovering and shaping your authentic self, in my book, Loving Yourself In Style. Available for only $10 online and BD 3.500 for the physical edition in Bahrain. In the book, I also talk about my life experiences and how they made me who I am today, and life advice I learned along the way.



Top: Saji's Couture, Pants, Coat: Zara, Earrings: Gifted, Ring: from India, Watch, Bag: Parfois, Shoes: New Look.

Until next time

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