Memorial Day Outfit: Beyonce for H&M with my twist to make it unique

Hi lovelies,

As I had promised in my haul video that I will be finding creative ways to somewhat alter the Mrs Carter for H&M dresses so can be considered alittle unique. This dress is probably the hardest since its printed and is already black and white. I had thought of several different ways of wearing it and some of which I might be doing in a post soon on how you can convert this dress into other things other than just “A DRESS” 🙂
I was looking for a belt. A big bold Leather cuff style belt but had no luck so I ended up creating one on my own. Nope and it didnt need any gluing or stitching together. Let me know if you are interested in knowing how to recreate this belt. This gave me ideas to recreate several other belts on the whim for dresses and skirts.

I had planned to put a crop leather jacket on top but it got really warm today and decided to not go for it. Maybe that will be an addition for Fall or next spring weather. After looking at the picture I realized the print is VERY close to camo print. I don’t know I had a different idea of this dress all along and now I am wondering if everyone else is in the same boat. Either way I still love the dress. It is very comfy and breezy.

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Bangle: Real Pearl by Monet

Dress: Mrs Carter for H&M (if you are lucky you might just find a few pieces in store)

Shoes: Abeo
Watch: New York and Co

 

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You Scream, I Scream, We all scream for Army Green!

Hi lovelies,

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?

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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

OOTD: Orange Skinnies Springing into Spring!

Hi lovelies,

It has been a long long time since I last posted an outfit post. I actually have accumulated quite a few posts and should be putting them up regularly. This outfit was worn a few weeks ago when I went out with my hubby and parents for lunch at Fogo De Chao. One of my fave Brazilian steakhouse. This is probably the first time I wore my orange skinnies and ever since then I have been obsessed with them! I dress slightly more conservative around my parents so I didn’t want to go over the top with showing skin. It’s a cultural thing we do out of respect for our parents don’t know how else to explain it. Anyhow given that fact this outfit will be perfect for a lunch get together in a more formal setting.

The pictures were taken at La Madeline where hubby and I later went for dessert since mom and dad had to rush off back to work. I love that place cause of their mini desserts and ah coffee that comes out  in a REAL CUP. I hate this about US, coffee is always given in to go cups well atleast where I live at.I miss Europe and middle east because of that.

Anyhow let me know what you think of the outfit and what color skinnies are you currently obsessed with?

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Belt: Target

Clutch: H&M

Jeans: Kardashian Collection – Sears (Currently in store)

Sandal: Sigrid by Dansko

Top: H&M

For a Good Cause- Beyonce H&M for water Haul! Bikinis and Dresses

Hi lovelies,

I recorded the haul last week when the line came out needed some time away from exams and such to edit the video and put it up so finally here it is!

I bought everything that I was dying to buy from the line and for those of you who are thinking and feeling guilty about buying into the whole collaboration fad going around this one is for a good cause. H&M for water is a charity where 15% off the sale proceeds from the Mrs.Carter (Beyonce) for H&M line will go to build and provide water in impoverished countries. So it is not that bad after all 🙂

Enjoy the video and let me know what pieces are your favorite or possibly are already part of your closet 🙂

Fitness 101: Delicious Healthy Banana and Peanut Butter Breakfast/Snack/Post work out Drink

Hi Dearies!

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        I am very excited to share this recipe with everyone because if I like it am sure others would love to enjoy it as well as I am very picky with food and drinks specifically breakfast. I had been drinking this on and off when I felt like it as a treat for the past year or two but recently with my I am going to get fit phase I ended modifying the recipe a bit to make it more health friendly. You can skip the soy protein if you dont care for this drink as a protein shake or booster and just enjoy this drink as a delicious treat with all the ingredients that most homes have at hand 🙂

This shake is like a milkshake you buy from the ice cream store! Trust me you do not feel you are drinking some protein shake what so ever! I mean Banana and Peanut Butter? mmmmm. Just finished mine for breakfast today and I am already looking at the empty glass wishing I had a second one. Well I wont recommend two glasses at once lol but its just too yummy to not want more 🙂 Try it out and let me know if you like it.

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Ingredients:

1/2 Banana

1 tablespoon peanut butter

8oz (1 glass) Fat Free milk

1 teaspoon sugar (You don’t have to add sugar, I do because I like to make it just like an ice cream shake)

1 scoop Genisoy Soy Protein in Chocolate flavor

Instructions:

1- Dump all ingredients in the blender

2- Blend well

See how simple is that? Breakfast/Postworkout Drink/snack done in minutes and possibly gone even in less than minute cause its delicious 🙂

 

 

Fitness 101: Sudden Motivation and how to attain it!

Hey Guys,

Here is a picture of me from 2 weeks ago for motivation, sans makeup and hair perfection and oh I put on shorts without having exercised for 1 and a half month….lets get real here on my blog.

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  Been a while since I last did a fitness post or any post for that matter lol. But trust me my fitness posts are only going to get better because I have realized why most people have a lack of motivation when it comes to exercising and how you can go about finding the right motivation!

So I am in an uber hyped about the new Beyonce for H&M line or better Mrs Carter for H&M. Now you are wondering what does that have to do with my fitness post? Well let me explain. Most of us look at the media day in and day out. We look at magazine covers and what not and feel sad about the few bad spots on our body. It can range anywhere from I wish was shorter to I wish a leaner, to I wish was more tan or more curvy or less curvy etc. You get the idea right? We then one day decide to kick start our fitness routine and try our best to eat right and drink right and workout right to look like some super model that looks NOTHING close to what we can ever attain! I mean I am South asian, 5’4 and quite curvy due to being short and if I try to look like Giselle, its really not going to happen. So here comes Beyonce in the picture. Yes yes I know I am not black either lol BUT and this is big BUT we have some similarities in our body types! Beyonce although quite tall compared to me is still curvy. Very curvy at that. She is mastered the art of sculpting her curves into the right proportions and it looks good! No I don’t want to be her clone but it gives you motivation because you see a body similar to yours and you know its attainable maybe not a 100% but its a good motivation to LOOK IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

Now here is another bonus that you can look for when you are trying to set your eyes on a role model for your fitness: TRY TO FIND SIMILARITIES IN INTEREST. If you want to attain that body and follow a regime similar to that of your fitness role model you need to LIKE what they do! Quite easy for me cause Beyonce is a performer she loves to dance. I love to dance. I have been telling people around me for the past entire year that majority of my exercise is achieved by dancing. Ofcourse you can’t just get away with one form of activity you have to add alittle bit of this and alittle bit of that. Don’t forget to eat right. I’ll be dumping boat loads of posts in your lap soon in regards to healthy snacking!

And at the end of the day understand you don’t want to be Beyonce. You want to be YOURSELF! The best you can be, the healthiest you can be. You dont have to do crash diets and try to get it this summer. Little changes over time will get you to your ideal body and help you stay there. Crash diets will work for this summer and then come Fall you’d be right back where you started.

Who is ready start getting fit with me? Lets keep in touch by hitting that follow button trust me you wont be disappointed 🙂

I have got Updates!

Its been months since I last spoke to you all sigh! Things have been insane on my end for a bit. I even missed my one year blogaversary 😦 Oh well thats okay we will make up for the lost time.

But schedule wise things are doing alot better on my end. I have two more weeks of school which is making me sleepless for now. Two projects, two presentations, one 30 paper and one exam and I will be done with my first semester of School. Below are some highlight of my last few months good and bad:

1)Went on our first vacation to the beach. Got really cold the weekend we were there but I did throughly enjoy myself. Found some really brilliant places to eat which I will be sharing with you guys via food posts. For now enjoy this picture of the beach 🙂

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2) I am eating healthier than I ever had and I have tons of health snack options to share with you guys. I am going to start making that part of my weekly posting schedule.

3)I witnessed alot of ingnorance first hand, nearly lost it and had to shake my head and walk away. This will probably lead to several posts in the Deep thoughts section.

4) I ran! I finally ran well not for long but I ran for 2 minute the first day, then next day for 5! I am not sure how fast I can pick up my pace and speed but it didnt hurt as bad as I expected! For those of you who are avid runners I know this is nothing but ever since the foot injury I have been dying to run again like I used to back in High School. Used to be the second fastest in my school …I know know been a while :-p

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5) And I went crazy shopping. The biggest haul video ever recorded by me will be put soon so stay tuned 🙂