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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!
                            

The Last Of The Summer Dresses + Let's Clear Something Up



This material had been with me for some time. I had planned to give it to a tailor to make a pretty blouse from it. It's a delicate, soft and sheer georgette. I love the baby blue colour and the textured little flowers on it. My mother had bought it a long, long time back. {My mother has a stash of materials since she loves to sew}. 

Since now I get everything stitched from Saji's Couture, I showed it to Sajida, owner of Saji's Coutur, and she recommended a dress instead of a top. Her reasoning was that the material was a lot and making a blouse would waste the rest. Plus this texture and type of fabric would look great as a dress. Sajida showed me the kind of pattern she had in mind, I yes'd it, and a few days later I had it. 


The only problem was that it was a bit short in the front. So mom and I decided to add lace from our shop, Lace Love, to make it longer, but just in the front. This blue cotton lace with the gorgeous flower motifs went perfectly with it and is just the perfect width to make the front hem of the dress long enough to just skim my knees. 


The finished dress looks stunning. I love the unusual pattern of the dress with its crop-top like top half. It shows off the sheerness of the material perfectly. The sleeves are not actual sleeves, but the top half falling over the arms. It adds more whimsy to the dress. The high-low hem keeps it playful, while the lace adds elegance. I like that the belt is of the same cloth and it cinches the waist. It can be tied in front or the back as it's attached to the sides. The dress is the ideal pattern for this fabric as the cloth is light and in this shape, it flows and moves with you. I took these photos on a windy day and I loved how the skirt blew around my legs and flared out at the back. It's a great dress for summer, with the softness of the cloth and comfort level. 


I accessorized with intricate gold earring studs, a simple bracelet and a bracelet watch. I kept with the pastel colours and grabbed this pink bag. I love that this bag is made entirely of foam, but still has some structure to it. I finished with these coral pink heels that have become a firm favourite because of how comfortable they are, and of course, I love the colour. It's a deeper shade than the dress and the bag and pulls the look together.



However, this is probably going to be the last of my summer dresses this year as the temperatures are already cooling down. Now you have to wear at least a light jacket as it becomes cooler in the evenings. 
Dress: Saji's Couture, Lace: Lace Love, Earrings: Al Jasra Jewellery, Watch, Bracelet: Parfois, Bag: Save My Bag, Shoes: New Look

Let's Just Clear This Up

If you've been reading my blog for the past few months, you've seen that I've been wearing a lot of pieces from Saji's Couture. I've heard someone {who's clearly jealous of Sajida's success} say that Sajida has been paying me to wear them, or that I'm getting them for free. This is not true. If I'm getting something for free and posting about it, I'll mention it clearly and the blog post will be labelled "Sponsored Post". 

I pay for all the clothes that I get from Saji's Couture. And this is because I genuinely love them. I love that the clothes are unique and that it's couture, meaning that it's tailored to my fit and shape. Sajida offers excellent customer service and makes sure that I'm satisfied with a piece, even if that means it goes back to her for ten alterations. Lots of times a few pieces have been scrapped completely as they were made for me but didn't fit properly, and she's had to make a new piece from scratch, with no extra charge to me. Also, her designing is really creative and the finished piece is stitched well. For all these reasons, I wear a lot of Saji's Couture. 

I have said this before and I'll say it again- I only promote things I genuinely love. I turn down freebies and events that are not relevant to my blog niche, and those whose quality I don't like. I'll only endorse what I absolutely, truly love, so that you as a reader can get the same experience. So even at the risk of making you get tired of seeing the same brand on me, I'll still wear it. Also, it's really sad that people can't be happy for someone like Sajida who's following their passion and being successful at it. 

Rant over.

Until next time,

xoxo
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