As much as I like yo show you guys my fun and carefree side in my regular outfit posts, I realized a whole aspect of work outfits that I put on is missing. Most of the time it happens due to lack of time to take pictures and I am also not a big believer in wearing make up everyday of my life. It is only a weekend thing for me or when I go out to get togethers or special occasions.
My fave work attire consists of Pencil Skirts and my newfound love for blazers is still going strong from last year. I think I currently own about 6 blazers and I might just be adding a few here and there if I find the right fit and colors :). Anyway this was worn for a work event and I wanted to look a bit more polished hence the statement necklace and makeup. We took atleast a 100 pictures but I was squinting in every single one. My camera man husband loves natural light which means he expects to stare directly into the sun haha. Hence I only was able to find a few decent pictures.
Now with being able to wear dress shoes again the world of possibilities is endless this fall. What will I wear to work? Leggings? Tights? More pencil skirts? Skinny pants or dress pants? hmm why don’t you subscribe and find out.
PS: I am currently working on keep it classy at work so when I mentioned tights and leggings haha I mean to find appropriate ways of wearing them
Necklace: H&M (currently in store)
Top: Express the last Hurrah
I haven’t had a chance to put up any outfit posts for a while. It was due to lack of time and also my tendonitis making me live in my sneakers so most of my outfits comprised of shorts and rolled up skinny jeans. Anyhow so what is the big secret reveal today?
For those of you who have been following me loyally have caught on that I had a foot ailment which made me live in ugly doctor prescribed shoes! Well well well what do we have here in this outfit post? A NEW PAIR OF SHOES! I finally was able to find the perfect pair of custom made shoe insert that will let me wear flat shoes like normal human beings! I have been wearing them the entire last week and most people noticed an immediate change in my sense of style. Granted I always put an effort into my clothes but now its a piece of cake. The idea of putting outfits together doesnt bog me down anymore from time to time due to my lack of shoe choices. Anyway I am proud owner of three new flat shoes And will be adding to my collection overtime. Maybe just maybe one day I can start wearing heels again. If any of you out there are having foot issues feel free to talk to me over here or on my FB page. I would like to help people attain the same freedom I finally achieved.
Anyway back to Labor Day weekend. It was a fun weekend filled with just Hubby and me. Him and I did alot of fun things well things that I mostly enjoy with him. We went out on the town on Saturday and Sunday. I danced the night away trust me when I said I danced…I DANCED for 5 hours straight with no foot pain which made me feel normal again. That also helped burn tons of calories lol. I had already swam and worked out that morning so all of a sudden everything is feeling more snitched up. We were up late at night so I was too tired to go to my coworkers cookout for labor day but I somehow dragged myself to get some errands done as well as grab some Ritas! Oh not to forget my aunt brought my kiddos (lil cousins) to our pool and it was fun swimming with them. It was awkward being around my family in a swim suit but thankfully I wasn’t wearing a two piece.
How was everyone else’s Labor Day?
Bracelets: Forever 21 and H&M
I am only a few days late haha but thought I’d still share my outfit ideas of how I am coping with living 24/7 in my tennis shoes and still trying to incorporate Holidays and Outings. If I have learnt anything from being injured on and off is that you have to make do with what you can. Giving up on dressing as a girl only drags you down. I told myself last time “Never again will an injury take away from my sense of style”. Ofcourse it isn’t going to be as impeccable as my outfits that I wear on a regular basis without tennis shoes but practice makes perfect.
For 4th of July I went to my aunt’s house for a cookout with our entire family. The indoors at all my relatives’ houses are extremely cold and I freeze to death so I always take a blazer or sweater with me. Those are always easily removable when you walk outdoors when layered with a tank top. I don’t wear shorts around my family so jeans had to make do. I had later on changed into a pair of shorts to go see the fireworks with the hubbster and friend. I was still in a bit of pain so walking was out of question. We didn’t make it all the way to the lake but the point was good company and fireworks Unfortunately I by mistake deleted the pictures from the camera we took that day when trying to move them onto my laptop!!! Still somewhat annoyed about that so I am pulling pictures from my cellphone that I took for instagram. Thank God for cellphone and instagram.
PS I decided to make this look more festive by doing Red white and blue makeup on my eyes and Nail art. Let me know what you think!
Belt: Came with some jeans from Forever 21
Bracelets: Pandora and Macys 14kt White Gold
I am not sure if everyone feels this way but I definitely have completely opposing styles which I switch back and forth between. One day I want to be sweet and innocent and next day I chose to be sophisticated and sleek.Then there are days where I just want to drone on leather and kick some behinds – not literally or..well maybe haha. But sometimes I wake up and go oooo I really want to mix one with the other and confuse people out there. That is exactly how this outfit got birthed.I wanted to wear lace but I didn’t want to be a sweetheart. I wanted to be mildly bad ass and that is exactly what I did with the cropped tap and my cropped leather jacket. Dont ever be afraid of mixing different styles, if mixed well they can be extremely well put together.
Anyway I was glad that it was a slightly chilly day and my leather jacket was a much needed garment. I have noticed as long as I cover my arms or my legs on a slightly chilly day, I can skate by without freezing to death. I have been diligently working out and I see some changes already in my legs but I am not done yet. I need to kick back the fitness posts up so I can explain how I achieved the results you are witnessing in these pictures. The day was spent forlicking around town, eating lunch with the hubby and running a few errands
Crop Top: Vans
Lace Skirt: H&M (currently in store)
Leather Jacket: H&M
As promised I have a gajillion outfit posts from the past few days. The weather is getting better and I don’t have to bundle up in a million layers with a jacket on top anymore. I get cold easy
Army green has always been one of my most fave trend. I love anything camo as well. I have been caught wearing army green and como even when it wasnt a trend haha. So ofcourse it isnt a surprise that I will immediately pull anything and everything army green out of my closet. This dress has to be one of my most expensive purchases as H&M butttttt I just couldnt not have it once I tried it on and I loved the gold detailing on the dress. Hubby and I went out to eat lunch and then we decided to stop by our public library for these pictures. It just recently got renovated and it has to be the cutest and most serene little place with little ponds and gardens. Hubby and I love books and reading so we plan to go back and stand an entire afternoon just looking through books – ah geeks much?
What do you think about the army green trend?
Bracelet: 24kt Gold (gift from parents bought in UAE)
Dress: H&M (currently in store)
Sandals: Sigrid by Dansko
Sunglasses: H&M(currently in store)
Watch: 14kt Gold Kolber bangle style watch
Today was one of the warmest days of 2013! I was a little worried because I have been extremely sick for the past 3 days and I was scared that I might be in bed all day today instead of going out and having a ball. Thanks to my hubby who fed me pretty well the last two days and forced me to get out of bed and shower in hopes it will make feel fresher mentally. IT DID! not only I got to go out but I also recorded my new haul video!!! Sooo excited to edit and share it with you all soon this week.
I decided to wear my latest edition to my closet the H&M tweed dress. I just love how it fits on me. We still dragged along my spare wool jacket incase I feel cold or start getting sick again. I did have my moments when I felt faint but it was a beautiful day. We went to one of the oldest part of our city which is literally my backyard! I am excited because its full of antique shops, cute lil stores, coffee shops etc. We stopped by Bean Hollow and I had the best ever Chai Frappe! We also bought a humongous Cherry cheese danish to share! We took all that fun stuff to the park. Walked around and ate. After that we went to my fave burger place and I stuffed my self with some delicious food All in all a productive day….hopefully this will not wear me out to make me sicker tomorrow…lets keep our fingers crossed.
Clutch: Snake print H&M
Dress: H&M (Currently in Store)
Leather Jacket: H&M
Today is the big day well one of the big days in Football. My team the Ravens has officially won the Division Championship and we are one game away from Super Bowl (in American Football for those of you who are reading this from other parts of the world )I hated American Football about 3 years ago. I grew up over seas and Cricket and Soccer (err which is what REAL FOOTBALL IS everywhere but in America lol)
Anyhow I had to work at a NFL Store and its my habit to know my products really well so I decided to dwell into American Football world. 3 weeks down the road I am routing for the Ravens and screaming at the TV screen like a maniac. Now when there is a Ravens game on TV I refuse to leave the house or have to be around TV where ever I go.
As each week progressed I was going nah lets give our team another weak and I’ll do an outfit Post with my Jersey as an Outfit. And when better to do it then this week? This was taken on Day one of my Purple Jersey weekend. I had initially decided to wear something purple the entire week but instead I decided to just wear my Jersey every single day of the weekend! Girls whether you like football or not this is one of the cutest ways to pull a Jersey off and still look feminine and cute. If you have an invitation to a Super Bowl Party. All you need is YOUR jersey or just borrow a friends, boyfriends, brothers, sisters or whoevers. Put a longer tank top on to cover your behind in those tights to keep it classy unless you dont care everything hanging out. I just find covering my behind classier And then put the jersey on! I wear mine with leather leggings and if going out with a leather jacket as well. Makes me feel cute but tough..like I can chow on some bones of the team we are going against…Yeah I gets pretty aggressive. My friends are always stunned at how someone can be as nice as me but a complete opposite of that when watching football. And no we are not talking about curse words or bad words…I am just plain violent and competitive lol
Anyhow heres to hoping Ravens are going to Kill the Pats tonight and we will head to Super Bowl… GO team Purple!
Clutch: SnakePrint – H&M
Leggings: Leather -G by Guess
Tank Top: H&M
Top: Ray Rice Jersey – Ravens- NFL.com
Hope you all had an amazing Christmas Day and prep for New Years is going as strong on your end as it is on mine…haha well I have nothing planned as of yet because we were planning to have a house party only we are moving to a new place early February and in my excitement I have plans of packing things ahead of time during my break so we have to just pick it all up and go!
This Christmas I was more excited about the presents I gave to people than the presents I received and had to open. I knew the presents I bought meant alot to me I had spent hours contemplating what each person wanted, needed and liked. Hubby and I woke up and opened the presents we gave each other. I was in dire need of a mug and he knows I love starbucks, so I got a starbucks signature mug and a furry animal hat! I wanted a cute furry hat for a long time and he found me the cutest one ever!!! I was sooooo happy! I actually have had it on all day till I got dressed to go see my family and unfortunately it was raining hard all day otherwise I would have worn it out today to the mall lol
My outfit for christmas was kind of a big confusion. Part of my family is pretty conservative and my idea of a cute christmas dress would not be appreciated by some of them lol. So I had to find something more appropriate. I decided to put on my snake print skinny jeans that I showed in my Last Haul video. I put on a sleeveless Ruffle front top and my fave Red Blazer! I had to wear Red! And I decided to semi Curl my hair. I rarely do anything to my hair other than keep it natural so it was a good surprise for most of the family lol
We ate tons of food! Spent time with my humongous family and opened more presents at my parents later! I am going to ofcourse do a video on the gifts I got as well as a few other things I have bought recently! So watch out for my new video in the next few days =D
Blazer, Bracelets, Clutch, Necklace and Skinny Jeans from H&M
Ruffle Top from 5.7.9
Boots from Dansko
Furry Hat from American Eagle
Mug from Starbucks but ofcourse!
Would you believe if I told you that alittle over a year ago my life was colorless? well atleast when it came to fashion. I would only wear dark colors other than red! Oh gosh and yellow as well as white were out of the question. I guess it has a lot to do with my cultural upbringing and talking to quite a few friends from similar backgrounds I realized how it has been beaten down in our system by society that light colors are a terrible thing for dark skinned people only as you grow older you realize that its not quite so! Actually some of my family, friends and acquaintances still have not realized this! So with this concept I present to you my mustard yellow leggings and gloves! Trust me I never imagined myself mixing with this color but I am glad I did…I cant get enough of this now! I am already thinking and raking my head on how else can I incorporate this into my closet! And then ofcourse duh it hits me earlier today how these are my school colors too! Yeah sometimes I can be really slow at picking up things possibly because my brain is like a constant land mine of thoughts one explosion after another- alot of people that personally know me will attest to this. The mustard color isn’t picked up well by the camera unfortunately.
Anyhow this outfit was worn to a quick stroll around the city where we visited a coffee shop that I had been meaning to stop by – Van Gogh Cafe and then after being unable to figure out where to eat we all hoped into my car and sped back to our trusted Sunday Night spot -Duclaws Brewery (Ah remember the land of the best lamb burgers i mentioned in a previous post?) Ofcourse reviews will shortly follow this post
The Ravens won after a tough game and I wondered if its because everytime I dress in anything other than my football jersey on a sunday the game becomes alittle tough to win – Superstitious much?
Anyway let me know what you think of the mustard yellow and are you are willing to give it a try…and if you already have please feel free to share it with me in the comments section!
QUICK CARDIGAN TRICK: I put a matching color cardigan under my cap sleeve summer dress, added some leggings/matching gloves and viola we are ready for winter!
Bracelet: 14kt Diamond
Gloves and Leggings: H&M currently in store
Scarf: gift from my in-laws last year
As December is coming around work schedule is getting more hectic at our office. I am doing alot better than last year when I was up till midnight everyday working on projects but this year I guess since this is my second admission cycle (going through the whole read, process and send out admittance letter by christmas) I have picked up my pace and haven’t been working too much from home but sometimes it is still needed hence I have been MIA on and off the blog but I promise with Thanksgiving break and Christmas break around the corner I will be posting more regularly posting
Anyhow this is the outfit I wore this past weekend when I hung out with my hubby and well earlier his bestfriend and now ofcourse mine too- Mike. We had decided to go check out a chain restaurant I heard alot of hype about Eggspectation (Will be posting the review of the restaurant tomorrow so check back) and then we were planning to head to the mall to buy Black Ops for the boys to play. I didn’t want to be overdressed because this was more of a hangout session with the boys and not just me and hubby! We came back home and decided to watch Snow White and the Huntsman and Oh gawd I am glad I was told by some of my friends when the movie first came out to not go to the theater and waste my money. The movie caused me to fall asleep on the couch only to be woken up by the boys crying in agony of how bad the movie actually is. We decided to stop it half an hour into the movie and called it a day.
Unfortunately I am sad that the sweater’s color didnt come out right. It is more of a dark peachy blush pink (If that makes any sense lol) I had been eyeing it for the longest time at the store and finally got my hands on it. So Excited!
Bangles: Tri-colored Hoop Earrings worn as Bangles – Forever 21
Clutch – Snake Print- H&M
Leather Leggings – G by Guess
Necklace: Forever 21
Top- H&M (Currently in store)