A good read for High End Brand name buyers and for ladies hoping they can afford to buy those!

Hiya! I have been MIA again for a day or two! The long weekend just put me in a world of my own and I am having a hard time getting back to regular world and work :)

So my thought was I need to write, write about something I will feel passionate about something that will get my blood pumping and get me back in touch with the realities of the world and possibly realities of fashion world!

You can be fabulous on any budget! You dont have to live life thinking oh I wish I could look like this or dress like this or could own that!

So you have been eyeing those expensive brand name heels and possibly a bag or a dress or two. How much of your bank will you break if you were to drop some cash on those items? who knows? maybe your entire life savings (just kidding but close to it!) Why is it that we feel the need to buy brand name items? Trust me I was a big name brand victim! Growing up in the middle east you always wanted the latest of everything! The electronics, cell phones, clothes, brand names and yes even cars! It was always a cat and mouse chase who is going to one up who next. It took quite some adjustment when I moved from place to place, continent to continent and eventually settled in US. Back then the cell phones in the US were outdated and so were the clothes! The brand names I used to buy in Europe and Middle East weren’t even heard of over here! I had to stick it out with the few that were available. Then something changed….something for the positive. Somehow and I don’t know how long it took but it clicked in my head that I dont have to spend 90 dollar on a pair of tube top that is barely 0.5mm of clothing just because its labelled Betsy Johnson! I can take my 90 dollars and come back with atleast 5 pairs of dresses! Get some use out of them and throw them away not feeling guilty that one piece of clothing  was 90 dollars and I have only worn it 20 times in a year!

What I am trying to imply is yes it is okay to have a few name brand things in your closet and splurging on yourself once in a while but if you are having feelings of insecurities that so and so friend of yours is buying brand name things and you cant seem to afford them THEN STOP…slap yourself real hard and tell yourself this:

“IT IS NOT THE LABEL that makes the person or the clothes! It’s the person that makes the clothing!” Repeat after me and chant it over and over again till you fully understand this.

I might buy the most expensive items and wear them in such hideous manners that you would never guess they came off of the rack of BCBG or Michael Kors!

And quite honestly some of the things I didn’t even realize why were they such a rave for example I refused to love or buy Coach bags till they started making bag without their brown logo all over it! (The original coach design) Do I want to be a walking billboard? No. Just because everyone is buying it, you and I dont have to buy it! Do you really think some of these items cost 700 dollars to be created? not really its just the price you pay for their logo! Well there are some stores that will give you the back story of why something is so expensive so fine charge me big bucks if you really have a good reason to.

So girls every where listen up! Dont feel bad if your budget is 10 20 or 100 dollars a month! Save up a little for that one big ticket item but feel free to flaunt your not so expensive labels because you my dear are the one that makes that dress amazing, not the logo!

Here are some of the cheap fantastic finds I’d like to share as examples. Feel free to comment on the post, agree or disagree after all we are a community and we must discuss whats on your mind :)

Charlotte Russe Metallic Snake Skin Pump $30 buy here

Forever21 Pleated Lace Bodice Dress $24.80 . Buy Here

Forever 21 Rope Necklace $7.80. Buy here

H&M Turquoise Bag $17.95. Here

H&M Flower Dress $24.95. Here

Outfit Memorial Day Weekend!

I have been extremely lazy the past couple of days even getting up and going to the gym was like pulling teeth! Today on the agenda? Pool time! I skipped opening of the pool because they always have tons of food and people come in masses people who will never be caught dead at the pool! And when I say masses our apartment community is one of the largest in the area soooo yea!

I have been slacking on the last two haul videos I have done. They need some editing and such before I can put them up. I am hoping to get them up this week because one of them has bikinis that I purchased and ofcourse they are still in store incase you want to get your hands on those! I mean they were 4.95 a piece! And some jewelry plus more clothes. I haven’t gone shopping lately as most of my closet is now to update with my size and the spring/summer trends :) I am looking for bags and accessories for now if you guys find some cool stuff feel free to shoot it my way!

How is your memorial day weekend going?

Bag: XOXO

Belt: H&M

Dress: H&M basics (currently in store only 12.95)

Flower: Hairclip from H&M

Necklace: Silver Chain with balls from UAE

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Your Weekly Style Shopper: Bring in the Summer Wear some Ocean for $54.54

Hi Lovelies,

It’s Friday and its time for my weekly Style Shopper where I share an amazing bargain outfit with you that I am currently drooling over. This dress is a must have for me and I would definitely be stopping by to grab it at H&M. So the trend this summer will be a lot of water related colors! Sea Greens and Ocean Blues! For the most part the backdrop that I have noticed is mostly white! So we are bringing back Black and white with flowers! Not bad at all….I mean who doesnt have tons of black and white in their closet? I know I was all black and white for years! Anyhow the long weekend is upon us and I can not wait to start it. I have a fun filled day planned! Going downtown again stopping by Baltimore Museum of Art and then hitting up happy hour at Brio an Italian Restaurant. A friend was telling me about the cheap small plates that they have and according to him they are scrumptious! Soooooo ofcourse there will be pictures and reviews on that. Oh the night might just ended up in dancing….i am not sure if my messed pinkie toe will like it, cause it possibly is broken from the bump thump I had 2 weeks ago or so and is only getting worse…we will see :)

For now enjoy the Bargain outfit and if you haven’t subscribed already Hit the follow button…trust me you know you need some cheap finds for the coming summer :) Much love! Have a great start to your memorial day!

Bracelet: Forever 21 – $6.80

Clutch: Target – $9.99

Dress: H&M – $ 12.95

Gladiator Wedges- Forever 21- $24.80

Bgr The Burger Joint- Best Burger I have ever had with the Uniquest/Fanciest Soda Machine!

The Southwestern with Onion Rings

We found this gem of a place thanks to my amazing foodie cousin and her hubby! I will be forever grateful to her for this epic find. If you live in a state where Bgr Joint is located run to it NOW, you will not be disappointed! Check out locations here.

Bgr Joint Menu boasts all kinds of Fancy Shamancy Burgers such as the Wellington which is described as “Roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions, garlic with a touch of mustard seed and blue cheese”, The Ahi Tuna – “Fresh sushi-grade tuna topped with grilled pineapple, pickled ginger, a touch of teriyaki sauce, and our mojo sauce” and tons more!

Before I jump into describing the two delicious burgers that are my favorite at BGR Joint. Let me enlighten you with this amazing Soda Machine that is located at Columbia, MD branch. It is a very unique Soda machine with flavors of Soda that are not even locally available: Here is a quick run down of a few I have tried: Peach or Cherry or Raspberry or Strawberry Sprite, Cherry or Pineapple or Raspberry Fanta, Vanilla Bangs root beer etc.

That soda machine is enough for me to keep returning to the store. My first day there I got “The Greek” which is a lamb burger seasoned with cumin, mint and garlic. Topped with tzatziki sauce and feta cheese. It was featured on Food Network’s Throw Down with Bobby Flay and it won! I have to say it was pretty delicious. My second visit there I tried the Southwestern which is a very unique kind of burger something that I have never seen anywhere else before! This burger is infused with southwestern influences, like chipotles, poblanos, onion and chilis. Topped with pepper jack and served atop mango black bean salsa. Soooo yummy! It is always so hard for me to pick between the two burgers. Hubby has lately been just getting a regular Burger. He says he likes that the best off the menu! But trust me everytime I offer him a bite of whatever I decided to get that day he gets a second thought that maybe he should have gotten that Haha. I need to pay BGR joint a visit this weekend for sure! The onion rings are huge and perfectly scrumptious. The fries although nothing fancy but are quite yummy as well. You could also order sweet potato fries or grilled asparagus. I have yet to try both of those but knowing how amazing the rest of the menu is I am sure they are worth every penny as well.

Not to mention they have milkshakes. I haven’t yet had enough space in my stomach to try them after having one of their moderately priced but Humongous burgers. You know you want some now! Try it and let me know what you think :)

Unfortunately I was too hungry and impatient to take pictures of the Lamb or Hubby’s regular hamburger but I will update the post with new pictures once I stop by the Bgr Joint again!

Mens Fashion arrives on ChiclyCute: Coral is not only for Women!

Hello Fellas (and ladies reading this to revamp their fellas closets)!

ChiclyCute will be doing a weekly Mens Fashion Post! The idea was ignited when I was hanging out with my male gang and they pointed out that they would love to get some pointers on Mens Fashion. I was like aha! Not a bad idea at all! Clearly all of us ladies have men in our lives daddy, bros, hubbies, bfs yada yada. And ofcourse you Fellas can keep your wardrobe up to date, why do all the work of searching in vain when I can provide you quick help ? :)

So go ahead hit the follow button and your weekly dosage will be delivered right to your inbox.

Coral is not just for the Ladies this Season! Its my Fave Color this season after all!

Feeling Bold? Why not wear a head to toe Coral Suit!

 

Not feeling that bold? Lets take it down a notch and try out a Coral Button up. We can still keep it quite manly by pairing it with darker pants and tie. Wanna go Casual? Forget the Tie and just go with the Dark Denim

Are we going to want to tone it down a little more? No Worries if you aren’t up for doing a Full on Coral Button up why not hide the Coral Tee Under some neutral colors such as white and beige?

Why wear coral on top when you can pull some classy Coral Casual Pants with a nice dark sweater :) You know you have options!

If you are still not fully ready for the Coral trend this year and want to start small (we know baby steps!) Try out Coral as Accessories. These key pieces will be great conversation starters at a party!

Floral, Sea green and pastels and worn by Gisele Bundchen! What more can we ask for?

Yes you read it right this is the Dress Gisele Bundchen wore in the H&M ad campaign when the dress hit the market! I have thrown in a picture of her in it  for you to enjoy!

Hello Lovelies,

Soooo the day out in downtown was a success yesterday. Only I never visited the cute  shops like I planned or ate at  “The Corned Beef Factory” They close at 8pm and we had late lunch at Lebanese Taverna. I can’t imagine how much I walked yesterday! My husband reminded me how about 2 years ago I had barely walked 10 minutes and was crying in pain cause of my feet problem. And yesterday I walked all over around, back and forth between inner harbor, fells point and little Itlay. I say Dansko’s are some magical shoes and every girl should own a few pairs :) Today on the agenda is getting dressed and going to a friend’s graduation BBQ! I am excited as I haven’t seen some of my friends in a while!

P.S This is the same dress I wore to the Wedding After party last week.  What do you all think of it? Isn’t it just sooooo pretty?

Dress: H&M (last spring)

Bag: Iam

Bracelets: H&M (currently in store)

Necklace: Forever 21

Watch: Realities

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Forever 21 Rust Skirt paired with H&M Yellow Dress….Sun and Red Sand…Beach Inspiration!

Hiya Lovelies! The weather today is amaaazing here and I need to get my behind out the door so me and hubby can enjoy some downtown time. I had recently discovered a small quite shopping area with some really unique stores in Downtown Baltimore. So I am headed that way. I also am planning to check out an eatery in the area called “The Corned Beef Factory” which reminds me I have gone to a million eateries and haven’t posted a review in weeks! Will be working on that! What are your weekend plans? Fill me in :)

PS. I had high expectation of this outfit and it looks aaaa-maaa-zing in person! Everyone at work and random strangers were in love with it…sadly the camera and light didn’t do it justice.

Bag: XOXO

Bracelets : Target

Scarf: Some tiny beach front shop on a vacation

Skirt: Froever21 (was featured in my youtube Haul video check it out)

Top (Dress): H&M Basics(currently in store)

Watch: New York & Co.

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Your Weekly Style Shopper: Make me Blush for $32.79

I am sooo excited to share these amazing finds with you guys because I desperately want the bangle and scarf that I have featured in this week’s Weekly Style Shopper post! I am not kidding the moment I set my eyes on this Bangle which is only $3.99 at Papaya Clothing I knew I had to find  a matching dress and items to go with it. Finding the scarf to go with it was something that got me excited even further! Ah need to go find them myself but why is it that I can never find some of these items in stores?  Last resort as usual Online shopping! But I have something against paying for shipping lol.

Let me know What you think about these items. Come on I am sure they excite you as much as they excited me? yay? nay? :)

Bangle: Papaya Clothing – $3.99

Dress: Forever 21 – $12.50

Scarf Tribal Print: Forever 21 – $8.80

Thong Style Flip Flops: Forever 21 – $7.50

Quick 5 Minute Updo! The one I did for my H&M Conscious Collection Pics :)

So I have been MIA again for a couple of days. You know what I’ll say? haha been busy with work right? I guess you all know me too well by now. Anyhow I had been meaning to edit this and put this video up for a few days now since I had promised to share my quick and easy updo that I had done for my H&M Conscious Collection Lace Dress(Click here for pics of the outfit). Check it out! As always comments, suggestions and follows are welcomed. There is never enough love around lol

What other way can you wear a pretty Belt except on the Waist? I wear the Sky and the Sun :)

So this weekend has been immensely busy for me! Saturday was get crazy for a wedding reception/after party day! I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what I wanted to wear to the reception. It was a Orange, Green or Floral themed Reception and we could range anywhere from semi casual to somewhat dressy. I opted for a pastel green and pink Spaghetti Strap dress which was ofcourse Floral! Pictures to come soon :) Sunday ofcourse was Mommie day! First hubby and I went to see his mommie and then I asked Dad to bring mom over to my place after she gets off of work so I can cook her dinner. I have cooked dinner for everyone except my mom only cause she is an awesome host and chef and she does all the cooking for me hehe :) For those of you who don’t know much about Pakistani Culture we aren’t really big on Mothers Day so It was an easy surprise, she didn’t in the least expect anything more than just a tiny gift :) Right now its 2am in the morning and I am exhausted. I have finished some Monday work for my job in hopes it will give me a good head start for the coming morning! Yawn! Enjoy my Bright Sunny Mustard Skirt with Clear as Sky, Blue top :)

Belt tip: You see the funny twisty necklace around my neck? haha it was a belt that came off of a recent H&M skirt purchase. There are gold links on the back just like a necklace would so why wouldn’t we utilize it as a necklace?

Bead Bracelets: Target

Clutch: Missoni Target

Necklace(In reality a Belt!): H&M

Skirt: Forever 21

Top: Banana Republic

Watch: 14kt Kolber Watch

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