Steal her look: Selena Gomez

I have been spending too much time reading celebrity blogs or watching ET and I have been so into the celebrity style for less lately…don’t know why, perhaps I’ve got too much time on my hands. Anyway, I thought it would be super fun to do a little blog-series called Steal her Style…where each Friday, I choose a celebrity and try to recreate their style from a particular look and adding my on little touch to it. So to start this series today, I decided to go with Selena Gomez, not for any particular reason other than I fell in love with her jeans in this particular look…the jeans remind me of a pair I owned in high school and they were my favourite pair. My dad had bought them for me one summer when he was away and they made look slim (I always thought because I had curvy hips…that I was fat, I know, silly!).

*PS: I will always put links at the end of the blog so you can shop the look for less*

The look is quite simple, but I fell in love with it the minute I saw it; I think because it’s pretty yet simple and effortless chic. And here’s my interpretation….



CARDIGAN: Unbranded (gifted) ‡ TOP: Polo tee ‡ JEANS: Thrifted-Buffalo ‡ SHOES: Topshop ‡ SUNGLASSES: Forever 21

Selena, in the picture, is wearing a coat, but since it’s way too hot for me to wear one, I decided to go with this taupe cardigan instead. It’s lightweight, airy and I feel like a super-heroine in it (every time the wind blows). I decided to go with my regular light wash cropped denim because they still fit me. Instead of wearing a blouse, I went with a white polo tee and it felt casual for the outing I was going to, didn’t want to be way overdressed with a blouse. Instead of doing simple black sandals like Selena, I went with my favourite hot pink sandals because I wanted to tie my outfit all together. Having chosen to go with a colourful scarf, I wanted my shoes to end the outfit beautiful and I am super happy with my decision because color is always the best option.

For my first “Steal Her Style” blog, I am really happy with the outcome; although the outfit I chose is simple, I am happy with the result and cannot wait to find more inspiration for my future posts. I will try different celebrities with various different styles just to get out of my comfort zone and I cannot wait to see the results.


Hope you guys liked this one and if you have any celebrity suggestions, please leave me a comment!



The transforming moisturizer!

Pregnancy hasn’t been all that bad, I mean, yes I felt sick and weak for the most part, but I am starting to see the light. Pregnancy has given me amazing hair, nails and skin and I am totes enjoying while I can, because I know it might go downhill after birth. My skin is pretty much very clear since I got pregnant, I do get the occasional hormonal breakout, but it’s not bad at all. The only thing I have noticed is that I am very very dry, even more so than I was pre-pregnancy. My skin is sensitive and dehydrated and it is super easy for me to react to environmental changes and products I use. I suffer from eczema and contact dermatitis, so it is very necessary for me to keep my skin hydrate at all costs. I know that with pregnancy, there are many products that you cannot use due to ingredients, but I have had this particular cream with me for a good while and I absolutely love using for days when my skin is super parched…which has been for a couple of weeks now. Vomiting doesn’t help either! For the first trimester, I found it super hard for me to even digest water, drink it, smell it and all the jazz. I forced myself to drink water by adding lemon slices to it, but I still didn’t consume enough of it. Right now, I am very thirsty, so I am capable of downing 2 liters, no problem; which I am completely happy about it, because it helps with dehydration.


I haven’t been worried so much about my skin; I am just trying to keep the eczema at bay, because it’s painful as hell. I get it around my eyes and lips mostly, but it can be around my nose and the rest of my body if I am not careful. I have done multiple allergy tests and just turns out I have contact dermatitis and can easily have eczema and the worst part is that cortisone cream doesn’t work all that well with me. Total suckage!


So to come back to original part of this post, my face has been extremely dry especially around the lips and nose and this cream saves me every time! I bought the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream last May to prep my skin for the wedding. I have always had dry skin and tried a couple of different creams, but nothing really kept me happy…it was either too thick it broke me out, or too blah and did nothing for me. I had read a lot about the magic cream before buying it, because this damn this is freaking expensive! It literally is a pay check on its own. It cost me about 200$ to get the 50ml size. Damn import charges. I hate those, because they kill! But honestly, from my experience, it was worth every penny spent. Will I repurchase, probably!


The cream itself is like a facial on its own. The consistency is thick and rich, but not greasy. It feels luxurious on the skin and sinks in right away. It doesn’t leave any oily film or weird layer on the skin; it literally just disappears into the skin the minute you put it on. The skin is instantly subtle and I know it sounds way out there, but it’s true! I have felt a difference whenever I use this. PS: I also love to take it down to my neck. Sometimes, I stop using it and my skin screams for it, then when I go back, my skin is happy again. I mostly use it at night because I want to keep it as long as I can and so when I wake up in the morning, I see brighter, healthier, happier skin. I might even add glowy! It truly is a magic cream, for me anyway. It smells a little bit rosy, which is delightful; it’s light and not overbearing whatsoever because the minute you apply the product, the smell dissipates.

 ♦ ◊ ♦ ◊ ♦

For those who are looking for instant, luxurious, amazing hydration…look no further, this is literally magic!

A date with nature <3

We were spontaneous! Actually hubs was; for the first time in a long time and it was delightful. I was a little bored from spending too much time at home lately and so this past weekend, hubs decided to take me on a little dinner date to Ramallah. Nothing fancy, just a quick trip/walk around the city. It was relaxing and actually super fun. We stopped a few places to look at the horizon and appreciate nature a little; the weather is usually super nice once you leave Jericho and the minute we started going up the hills, the breeze was to die for. Since we weren’t doing anything fancy, I dressed up super casual but with a little bit of sparkle, obviously, because why not? And also, I feel like dressing up lately has given me more energy than usual. Putting a little more makeup than usual too has given me more energy and a boost of confidence I have been lacking lately.

Anyhow, this is the outfit I chose to wear:


I have had this silver sweater in my closet for 2 years now; I had bought it to wear to any event, and never actually got around to doing it. Instead, I kept it there, sitting and waiting for the right moment to take it out for a ride. Today was the day; it’s actually super comfortable and soft despite the fact that it looks a little bit stiff. It was quite expensive at the time when I bought it while on vacation in Saudi Arabia. Since I knew we were eating heart, heavy food, I knew I needed to wear looser fit pants, well because the belly is growing and tight pants and food/baby belly doesn’t go hand in hand. I got these maternity cargo pants donated to me by my sister in law and I thought it would be the perfect time to test them out. So glad they’re simple and just go with everything. The belly band is re-sizable and it’s prefect because I can wear them all the way to the end of my pregnancy.

Got these espadrille flats while on a little vacation in Jordan with the hubs a few weeks ago and the weather was just too prefect not to wear them. I am so scared to go up a shoe size, I so love my 6.5 feet and cannot imagine being a 7.5. I got used to having all the shoes available in my size at the stores and also, they’re small and they’re my favourite body part. Haha! Not a foot fetishist here, just love my petite frame.


We walked around Ramallah city for about an hour and then ended up heading home, because the weather got a bit colder…good thing I carried my favourite trench with me in case. It came in very handy!



My favorite part of this whole outfit, obviously, was to finally be able to hang out with husband without being sick or looking grim or feeling nauseous. We were able to enjoy each and giggle and laugh, walk around and just be completely content for a few hours. My other favorite part, was to soak up nature, which is something I miss doing. My sisters and I used to always make time, back home, to enjoy nature and connect with it. These are the moments that I truly miss. Spending time with my family, away from technology…arguing, fighting, then getting back to being friends again; these moments are irreplaceable and today brought me to that and I am forever grateful.



To me, today was exceptional! We didn’t dress fancy, or have fancy food, we were simply unorganized and spontaneous and that make me happier than anything else in the world. To top it off, we were one with nature, we couldn’t have asked for anything better!

My husband dressed me: take 2!

We went for dinner and I was totally uninspired today and so I asked my husband, for the second time, to dig into my closet and to dress me for the day, because I was a lazy hot mess. He enjoys doing so because he’s so opinionated when it comes to fashion…especially when he sees me wear questionable items. He’s always got something to say..good or bad, there’s always something.


Since the weather is starting to become milder and less windy here in Jericho, I can go about without a coat or jacket, so instead, my hubs opted out for a cardigan. I was so into them when I was in college and wore them much that now, I just can’t even look at them. I have 2 in my closet, just in case, but I never reach for them, because I feel like they make me look older for some reason. Hubs like them on me, so he pushed me to wear it over my shirt.

Mr. opted for a very fancy and smart outfit, his main focus for this one are the pants. Much so like last time, his love for pants on me is kindda interesting. He, for some reason, loves these white textured pants I have from Forever 21. I guess he appreciated the detailing.

I have had them for a good 4 years now and they’re still going strong. Since going to fashion school and working in the industry, I no longer spend so much money of trendy pieces because I know they come and go and the effects of fast fashion are quite painful. I now shop smarter and buy things that I know will last me a long time, just like these pants. White trousers are always a thing and besides, you can make any piece a thing if you want to…it all depends on you.


SHIRT: Splash ♠ CARDIGAN: Cleo ♠ PANTS: Forever 21 ♠ SHOES: Badgley Mischka ♠ BAG: Aldo ♠ SUNGLASSES: Rayban aviators


Since I was wearing a pretty colorful, printed veil, I went for my wedding burgundy heels. So happy I am getting wear out of them because they were damn expensive and I am so glad I still have them. Some asshole stole my wedding dress and I still haven’t recovered from it. I am so incredibly upset and sad and every time I think about it, I cry. So, all that to say, I am very glad I still have my wedding heels and I will wear them to death. I also have been obsessing with my embroidered Aldo bag since my sister gifted it to me last summer. I cannot seem to use anything else and it has been my go-to purse to a lot of events and outings. If I had to choose one item that fully represents me in my entire wardrobe, it would be this bag. It’s black yet colorful, detailed, textured, sleek and super stylish.
As for my makeup, I went very minimal and my hubs loves it that way anyway. We both think I look cross-eyed when I have a heavy smoky eye. Haha! Besides, one of the good things about pregnancy is that it’s been kind to my skin and I haven’t broken out too too much (expect for when I vomit a lot). It’s a little on the dry side, but it’s still fresh and glowy.

What do you guys think? I am very proud that for the second time around, my husband knocked my outfit out of the park, wouldn’t have changed a thing. Is this outfit a yay or a nay?!




First trimester; things I wish I knew!

13 weeks in now into my pregnancy and I still feel rubbish! I seriously do, I thought that these symptoms would get better, but for some reason, some were a lot worse than before. I wanted to share with you in this post the realities of the first trimester of pregnancy and the things that they don’t tell you in biology class or even at the doctor’s office. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was already 4 weeks in, which was somewhat of a relief, because I had weird headaches and nauseas but never knew what it was. Then after having a crying party, I decided, hey gotta take care of myself and enjoy this process, I mean everyone out there says it’s amazing! So I got to eating healthy and doing my morning yoga and just staying zed and just overall enjoying life with my hubby. Then reality happen and the 5th week in, I felt horrendous and sick all the freaking time!!! So here are the things I wish I knew about the first trimester. Honestly, these are things I wish I knew, everyone’s body is difference and everyone’s pregnancy is different and I salute all of my pregnant ladies out there for having the courage, the will and the power to continue with this journey and for staying strong throughout the whole 9 months. You gals are all my heroes!

♠ Morning sickness ♠

I wish everyone would just be honest about this one and stop freaking calling in it morning sickness!!!! It isn’t morning sickness, it’s all day sickness and yes, it even happens at night and I did have to get out of bed a couple of times to puke my little heart out! I mean it’s just constant, never ending nausea and it’s starting to annoy the hell out of me. I know that making a human inside of you and carrying a life is such a miracle, and don’t get me wrong, I truly feel blessed to be able to create a human inside of me, but damn does this nausea/vomiting thing take a toll on the body. It almost feels like I lost sense of control on my own body and I am purely directed by my raging hormone levels. Some days, I felt insanely weak; I could barely get out of bed. As hard as I tried, I couldn’t find the energy to be physically present for my husband and that made me feel like a failure. I know it was out of my control, but it was a feeling I had and couldn’t brush it off. I cried constantly because I was tired of feeling tired. I wanted to be my little energetic self again. I wanted to eat because I felt hungry all the freaking time. So, between the 5th and 10th week, I felt like I was stuck in a shit storm and couldn’t get out of it. But I was surviving, day in day out, I decided to not think past the present moment and I think that helped me quite a lot. Week 11 and 12 were meh, I had some break days in between the vomiting sessions, but right now I am back to regularly having to visit the toilet. Trust me, I ain’t looking for a pity party, I am just sharing what I went through and I know that other women have it worst and I feel you sisters! You can do this!

♠ Dysgeusia ♠

My doctor didn’t warn me about this bit but I kinda dislike her for it. It’s basically a fancy term to describe the fact that you constantly have a disgusting metal/mineral taste in your mouth and it affects your sense of taste. It was so strong at first; I couldn’t even eat certain spices or even drink mineral water. It’s so unpleasant but it isn’t the worst part of the first trimester, you simply need to constantly suck on mints and not think of it. Apparently it gets better once you pass the first trimester, but I still have it. Some people say it continues throughout the whole pregnancy, but then again, everyone is different. So here’s to hoping that this does end for me soon!!

♠ Increased sense of smell ♠

You can smell from miles away, it’s insane! Your sense of smell is so heightened that the littlest strange smell that you never cared about before will disturb you to bits! I would say that this was a huge issue for me between week 5 and 10 and I felt so bad because I couldn’t even bare my husband’s natural odour. I felt terrible, because it’s no one’s fault but the raging hormones inside me de-balancing everything…but I would basically sit and sleep far away from my husband because I couldn’t stand his smell at all!!! And he was my favourite perfume of all time before the pregnancy. Le boo! But this too passes and now I don’t mind him hugging me.

♠ Fatigue ♠

This uncontrollable feeling of sleep is so new to me. I mean, I was a little bit of an insomniac prior to my pregnancy and would sometimes go about my days on 3 hours of sleep and sometimes no sleep at all. But right now, I want to sleep all the time, anywhere and everywhere basically. It’s an urge I can’t even fight! It’s so weird and bizarre and even if I do end up sleeping a full 8 or sometimes 9 hours, it isn’t enough. I never used to take naps and now I just fully embrace them, because when baby pops, I know I won’t have much time for sleep. Listen to your body and if you’re tired and need to rest, then just do it and don’t even think about feeling guilty, because guilt is just wasted energy. As for the fatigue, sometimes, well I get up and feel like I can conquer the world and other times I wake up and feel like a 99 year old woman. My joints hurts, my bones hurt and my brain hurts. We don’t realize it sometimes, but physical pain completely affects your mental state and if sometimes can hinder the relationships you have with the closest people around it. I wouldn’t go around and say I’m depressed, I am not far down that way, but I’m sad, because I feel like I’m missing out on a lot of quality time with my husband. And to be completely honest, I sometimes feel alone in this, even though it’s not true. If you do have that feeling, know that there are a lot of women out there who share your feelings. So stay strong, you can do this!

♠ Mood swings ♠

Out of nowhere, I would get angry at my husband. So unfair, I know! Sometimes he would just be sitting in his little corner and I would secretly just hate him (not really…but really). Or sometimes, he would just do some of his regular mannerisms (which I never minded before) and it would piss the hell out of me. Then I would pick at him and just argue with him. Luckily my hubby is very patient with me and understands that sometimes I can’t control myself. I started leaving whenever I felt involuntarily bothered and let my husband be my husband and be content in his little bubble. Once I would calm down, I would go back to him and we’d be good again. I think if you’re aware that it’s just hormones, you’ll be able to control yourself and avoid unnecessary arguments or fights.

♠ Weird pains ♠

Your body is obviously preparing itself for carrying a baby and delivering that baby. Your hips will start to expand and your organs move to make room for the growing human inside you. I thought I would only feel physical pain towards the second trimester but it started early on for me. 6 weeks in and I started feeling throbbing pelvic pains, I wouldn’t say they were awesome, but I definitely didn’t mind them. I usually have a great tolerance to pain and this part of the pregnancy doesn’t bother me much. I can totes live with it. There’s also the sciatic nerve that starts to be uncomfortable and the weird aches and pains in your joints. I wanted to be so active, that sometimes I pushed myself to hard and ended up much more tired than I was before. So I would absolutely recommend that enjoy being lazy, because this isn’t the hardest part, the hardest is yet to come. So if you can’t do the dishes for one night, then screw it, don’t just take your time and focus on staying happy and healthy.

♠ Breathlessness ♠

It’s such a funny one, when I was first pregnant and didn’t know about it, that first month, I thought I was getting old and losing shape or that I had smoked one to many shishas with my husband over the summer. The simple task of getting dressed was dreadful, I would be completely out of breath and didn’t understand why…but then when I found out I was preggo, it was explained to me and it all made sense. Going up the stairs can be hassle, but it’s super funny to me because I am such an athletic person and I am not used to it. But like other symptoms, you learn to live with it and live each moment as it comes.


I hope that this post doesn’t sound to negative or too rant-y, but I feel like I needed to share what I felt and how I was disappointed with the expectations versus the realities. The only truth about pregnancies I ever had around me, were my sisters and the freaking movies. My sisters, I am sure, also suffered, but I was much younger and can’t recall much of it, or perhaps, because I was nowhere near having a child of my own, I never cared to take notes. Can we just be completely raw and honest and real about this?! Yes bearing a child is a miracle, but there are untold truths that need to be put into the light and we need to give knowledge to younger women out there that this doesn’t come easy. Movies glamorize the whole process and in my head I thought, yes, I will just be a glow bomb for 9 months and things will be perfect. No they aren’t!!! I want to put it out there and say when I was single, I never thought twice about the truth behind pregnancies and the “side effects” that came along with it. I think it is truly important to stay empathetic and understanding towards pregnant women. They go through a lot of physical changes and it can be daunting on their mental state. So if you have a pregnant woman around you, be supportive and be kind, because she’s creating something beautiful inside and needs all the support she can get!

Not just another jumpsuit…

I haven’t written in ages! It feels like forever…but I have a really good reason for it; no silly excuses or procrastination involved. Not only have I been uninspired but I also have been quite sick since the beginning of the new year. Last time I wrote a post was all the way back in December and then when January hit, I started feeling ill and uncomfortable…so turns out I was pregnant the whole time and didn’t even know. I am not going to lie and say I was super happy or ecstatic when I found out…in fact, I was a crying mess, telling myself I still wasn’t ready to hit full adult mode on (although it already is on…)! I wanted to still be a carefree gal and do the things I wanted. However, reality and life gave me another option and another road to go by. Here I am, 12 weeks in, still feeling queasy and ill at times, but I must say that I feel much much better than I did for the past couples of weeks. Pregnancy is not as glorious as everyone claims it to be…or at least for me it isn’t yet. I have been a vomiting ball of disaster I haven’t been going out much. But since hitting the 11th week mark, I was able to get around some places without running straight to the toilet. We had a wedding to go to Friday and I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to get out of my PJs and into something a little more glamorous and clean. So, in today’s post, I wanted to share with you what I wore in Bethlehem. Since I haven’t gained weight yet, from the lack of eating, I am still able to get into my clothes and look cute. Maternity clothes are just so freaking hideous and I protest and will not get into them!!! Why the hell do they make everything so hideous and shapeless?!!! I checked a couple of stores and all I see are potato sacks and some ridiculously expensive leggings that I can buy pretty much anywhere. So I still didn’t buy any maternity wear, until I figure it out…we’ll cross that bridge, we’ll get there.


So since it’s still a little bit cold around here at night, especially outside Jericho, I doubled up with a bodysuit underneath it all. The last thing I want is to catch a cold with all that’s going on already.

JACKET: Monsoon ◊ JUMPSUIT: Forever 21 ◊ SHOES: Topshop ◊ BELT: Vintage (unbranded) ◊ CLUTCH: Aldo ◊ VEIL: Voile Chic ◊ RINGS: Damas Gold

I went for this Forever 21 jumpsuit that I have had for 2 years now and have worn only twice and to be completely honest, it was one of the few things that was faltering and didn’t make me feel like a total fat ball (I mean I know I’m not fat, but sure feels like it; my movement it pretty limited and I’m breathless all the freaking time!!!!!). My belly sort of comes and goes…I think it’s more prominent depending on what I eat. That day, I felt a big bigger and more puffy than usual. I, however, was able to force myself and put a belt over my belly to give myself a little bit of a shape, rather than just walking around and having people wonder if I ate one too many tacos. I was quite content with the final look and yes, I went a bit ham on the makeup! Which is something I don’t usually do! But, hey, do what you feel!

My hips are obviously preparing for the baby’s birth and are larger than usual, so the jumpsuit was a little tighter around that area, but overall, the look came out better than I expected really. I ended up wearing this Monsoon military jacket again, because well quite frankly, it was expensive and I need to wear it as much as possible. Money’s worth! Haha!


So for the first time in a little over 2 months, I feel human and decently presentable. I was pretty yellow and felt like a ghost, so for me, this is a big big progress and I am super thankful that I am still standing vertical! Can’t wait to get back into blogging, have missed it so much and now I have found my strength again, I can’t wait to share more outfits and bits.



A visit to Temptation Mountain in heels!

This is my last post of 2017! Can’t believe it’s over already! It’s been quite an emotional ride; filled with great and not so great moments, but I know that I am coming stronger out of this one and I cannot wait to take on 208 by the horns. 2017 brought me closer to the love of my life but tore me a little bit away from home. Emotional I tell ya! Anyway, what a better way to end the year than with a huge outfit bang! This is a little bit of a tiny DIY, a very simple one; a super simple one that you can easily do with anything bling-y you have! I was simply too tired of wearing my black culottes all the time, and I didn’t want to buy new ones, so I just pimped them up real good. I had a few knicks and knacks around and so I used them to turn my plain old black culottes into a cultural piece.

Hubbs has been telling me about Temptation Mountain for a while and has been wanting to take me there for a little walk around, but we never got a chance until today. Temptation Mountain is like 5km out of Jericho and it is said to be the mountain where Jesus resided while the devil tempted him during his 40-day fast. There’s a beautiful monastery there and there’s loads of pilgrims from all over the world that pass by this monastery during their prayer and redemption journey. I met a few and it is quite interesting to see them so dedicate to renew their faith. The church is high and isolated and I am sure it is the perfect place to be in when you are in search of finding yourself and in search of inner peace. So, what better way to end the year than in a place of solitude and reflection to get the chance to reflect on your past actions and work on the future to better yourself as a citizen of the world.



This outfit I wore seems so fitting to the fact that it bring culture and history all together. I know I am wearing heels and all, but it really wasn’t bad to walk in them!

I decided to bedazzle my culottes with Palestinian embroidered pieces I had lying around and add some gold coins for extra oomph.



SHIRT: Zara (thrifted) ♥ Pants: Zara ♥ SUNNIES: Claire’s ♥ SHOES: Charles & Keith Sandals ♥ JACKET: Vero Moda Trench ♥ EARRINGS: Aldo


I wanted to take time to wish you all the happiest of holidays and to have a wonderful new year!!! May 2018 be filled with amazing opportunities, endless happy memories and loads of peace and love!