No Denim challenge: Day 3 (OOTD)

So today I am sharing with you my outfit…day 3 in the no denim challenge…this is honestly harder than I thought. I always reach out for my denim and then I remember I’m on a one week denim ban. Today’s outfit is pretty chill, as we were invited  to the in laws for dinner…so I didn’t want to be too restricted in what I was wearing because I would obviously help set and clear the table. Therefore, I did not want something super fancy or too dressed-up…and this is what I ended up wearing.

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WHAT I AM WEARING:

SUNGLASSES: Kate Spade ⊕ SHIRT: Vintage ⊕ BELT: Vintage ⊕ PANTS: House of Harlow ⊕ SHOES: Jessica Simpson


I got these House of Harlow pants in a sample sale once. That was the beauty in working in the fashion industry, you get to be invited to many sample sales and you get to buy clothes for a cheap as 1 or 2$ a piece. Like this is insane! And then you find them in stores  for like 75% more than the actual production price…consumerism, ahh!! Such a touchy subject. Anyway, back to the blog, I bought them because they’re so freaking light! Like seriously, I wish y’all can feel how light and soft they feel. It almost feels like wearing nothing. It was perfect for the hot weather.

I decided to pair it with my favorite mustard vintage shirt I bought a while ago from the Nova thrift shop in Hudson. I added a vintage black leather belt I also got from Nova to add a little but of dimension in the outfit as I didn’t want it to be completely bluh and bland. I love this belt  because it’s just soft leather and you can easily make it either wide or thin by rushing it and tightening it around the buckle. And, also, it’s black, so it’s a great piece to have in your wardrobe as it can easily be mixed and matched with other outfits.

I then wore my Jessica Simpson clog sandals that I got last summer…they’re still going strong. They’re leather, so I know they will last me a very long time if I continue to take care of them…for me, items like this are considered investment pieces because I know I can wear them with anything and over a long period of time.

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I added the red for a pop of color…these I love these colors combined together. They make me very happy. Mustard is a pretty weird color to fall in love with, but I am a mustard girl!

For day 3, my no denim challenge game is pretty awesome. Chill outfits make me happy and being stylish and comfortable all at once is always a home run!

 

 

No Denim challenge: Day 2 (OOTD)

Okay so maybe I am cheating a little today…since it’s a party and there’s no way I would wear denim to a party…so I am logging this day in my challenge no denim week and showing you my outfit. It’s an outfit I am super proud of!!! Not only was it all on point, but my makeup too! I am really getting good at this highlighting and bronzing thing! I wanted to go all out this time, since it was a wedding shower and we were headed all the way to Bethlehem for a supper. I even wore gold jewellery, fancy, I know! I don’t usually like to accessories a lot but like I said, I just wanted to go ALL out.

Here’s how it came out!

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WHAT I WORE:

SHIRT: Thrifted  ♥ PANTS: Forever 21 ♥ SHOES: Topshop ♥ BAG: Aldo ♥ ACCESSORIES: Gold


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I am super happy I wore pants, I was sick and tired of wearing skirts and dresses and didn’t want to go with another too formal outfit…when I went through my crazy wardrobe, I found these!! I had only worn them twice before…so third time is a charm and this combination is my favorite yet!

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I felt very elegant and put together and these items were super affordable. Working in the fashion industry made me more conscious as to where I put my money and I certainly am not afraid to wear thrifted items or vintage items because I know I am doing good to the planet. Like this shirt for instance…it has to be one of my favorite shirts I own…like seriously! I wear it all the freaking time. I love it mostly for the fit and for the stripped print.

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I can always count on this thrifted shirt to give me style and poise. I can wear it with literally anything! Tucked in or loose,  it looks good either way.

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I got these pants from Forever 21 over the Christmas period for an office party. I love them because they’re not leggings and they fit like looser trousers. They don’t pinch or itch. They’re cropped and so using them for an event works perfect.

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Can we all take a moment and take in how beautiful this bag is. I am so thankful that my sissy got me this as a present. She remembered I fell in love with it while we were shopping at Aldo over the holidays and got me it. Thanks sissy ❤

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I have worn these in many previous blog posts and I still love them as much as when I first got them. They look tragically painful but they’re seriously awesome. I danced in the like a crazy person before and didn’t get hurt. Topshop always make things right, that’s why it’s my go to shop whenever I need good quality items for  fairly reasonable prices.

I am pretty stoked that my outfit came out just as I wanted it to: awesome! Day 2, no denim challenge is a success!

 

 

No Denim challenge: Day 1 (OOTD)

As promised, I am going a whole week without denim and I am going to take the time to document my everyday outfit so show you that there are options to dress up and look nice and feel comfortable without adding denim to your wardrobe. Being a denim addict myself, I am not giving my other clothes a chance to see the light.

So today was date time with the hubs and I..we had a few little errands to run, down in Ramallah city, and so we decided to take the opportunity and spend time together playing bowling, having supper, shopping and the strolling around the city. He works like crazy and only has 1 day weekend and we sometimes do not spend enough time together and so having the little time like today means so much and I always try to make the best of it.

So here’s what I went for today:

I feel in love with this shirt the minute I saw it on the Topshop website. I knew I would have this piece in my wardrobe for a very long time. It’s loose but not too much, which means I can tuck it in my pants if I want…and the good part about this shirt is the print which makes it very versatile to mix and match to different other pieces in my wardrobe. Oranges and yellows aren’t usually colors I go for but this time I dared to go orange because it’s color-blocked. I have said it before and I will say it again, Topshop is always my go to place for good, tailored, stylish and quality shirts…they just know how to make them right.

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I paired my color-blocked shirt with my favorite Forever 21 trouser. They have been in my closet for a good 4ish years and I am super proud that they still look like new. I bought them in the sales section and only paid like a little less than 20$…I wish they would make them again, because the fit is just so freaking fabulous and the fabric is to die for!!! It’s light enough to wear in the summer and the tapered cut is super stylish. I usually like to wear them with tops tucked in…which is what I did today. The grey color is a perfect neutral which makes them easy to wear with pretty much everything you own.


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WHAT I WORE:

SHIRT: Topshop ◊ PANTS: Forever 21 ◊ SHOES: Coverse ◊ SUNNIES: Aldo ◊ BAG: Aldo
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…and since we were going to walk around the city, I needed to be comfortable and this is why I took out these babies out…

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I wore them to death and they’re still going strong! The reason why I love these shoes so much is because they’re leather and not fabric. So they look fancy enough to wear with smart pants! Comfort is totes there and I can always count of my favorite Converse shoes. I am thinking of investing is another pair in a cool color to wear for a pop of color…perhaps a fuchsia or an orange…

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This bag was given to me as a wedding gift…which was weird at the time…but now that I think about it, it was the best gift I received. I have used this bag countless time and I will continue to use it…Aldo gets it right when it comes to down to accessories. I can always count on them for bags!

I say for day 1 without denim…this outfit was a success and I cannot wait to keep playing mix and match with the rest of my items in my wardrobe.

 

Running errands: OOTD

It’s Wednesday and it is also known as running errands day…So when you know you’ve got lots of running to do, you simply cannot compromise comfort…but style, that you can totes keep. I always try to keep that in mind…dressing up is super awesome and fun, so why not dress up when running errands too? So this is how I decided to hit up downtown today…

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This is a pretty simple and comfortable outfit. I feel like I did not sell my style short and I still managed to sprint around town to get things done. I have had these sandals since last summer and it was such an impulse purchase but it was the best purchase. They’re holographic for one! This has become such a trend that it even hot the makeup world. I remember owning a pair of silver holographic booties when I was in high school and they were bomb! I remember dad buying them for me as a travel gift and I hated them when I first saw them, but when I put them on, I never took them off! Wish I can find a photo of them because they were seriously amazing! To make my high school self happy again, I bought these instead, they’re a little more practical but still so fabulous. They’re leather too, so I know they will last me a good amount of time….plus they’re from L’Intervalle;  a Montreal company with made in Spain treasures.

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These jeans I wear all the freaking time!!! I just love them! I got them when I was in a desperate search of the perfect high waisted skinnies and when I saw them on sale a while ago on the Free People website I broke down in a zumba dance…so I decided without even trying them first to invest in a blue pair and a black pair and omggg they fit like a glove and hit you high enough in the right spot just a little above the belly button….good investment…if any of you is looking for a good pair of skinnies, they’re definitely worth the money!

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WHAT I WORE:

SUNGLASSES: Aldo ‡ SCARF: from Turkey ‡ SHIRT: Topshop ‡ JEANS: Free People ‡ BAG: Coach ‡ SHOES: L’intervalle sandals

I could wear outfits like this all the time, since I’m a jeans kinda gal. I am planning to give myself a challenge and try to go a whole week without jeans and will try to document it and share it with you guys…it’s going to be a little hard but I am so up for this challenge.

Figuring out life…and a little OOTD

Moving to Jericho wasn’t exactly one of my greatest hits as I still trying to sort things out. And whilst being on this never ending new self-discovery journey, I have hit a few low moments and this week wasn’t the best one. It is absolutely a culture shock for me…funny you say? Well, I know that I am Arabic and all and my roots are forever Middle Eastern but I was raised in Canada and it’s totes not the same mind set. Don’t get me wrong, I mean this is a wonderful place but I feel like is so not as fast paced as I would like it to be. I mean I know I just have to sit down with myself and figure out exactly what it is  I truly want. It was always clear to me in Montreal…being a business owner was my calling and even though it still is….I just need to re-work my grounds and figure out how to being. Fashion has always been my true home. The colors, the texture, the beautiful and endless lines and structures and just everything about it keeps me alive inside. I know that this is where I need to be…fixing garments, curating vintage and styling outfits..now that is my calling! There are still a few gapped spaces that I need to fill out as it comes to fashion here in Palestine. Some things are not as “fashionable” as I “thought” they were. I mean, I will never follow rules, ever! Because that’s just who I am…but it turns out apparently that if you go to a public and social outing, you’re not to repeat the outfit you wore there any where else….because people already saw you in it. I am one who recycle outfits quite a lot…especially if I truly love the pieces I have. And I love pretty much everything I own. Oh and apparently, vintage isn’t a thing either…..who knew?!

Anyway…I know I am super ramble-y but I just needed to vent out a bit and writing does help me set things into perspective and help me see the bigger picture. I always had a diary that I wore in religiously…up until my sister found it and put her nose in it…le boo! As I was stuck in a big funk, I wasn’t super inspired to dress up in anyway or blog either. Today, I woke up and found my strength again. I find the human mind so fascinating and even though the will and power does come from us, sometimes I can’t help but feel so hopeless and helpless. So today, instead of sitting here and whining and feeling sorry for myself…I decided to get dressed so casually and go out for a little chill time with the sissy in law and her kids. She’s always so positive and I love her for keeping me that way too.

Along with my little chit chatty ramble…I wanted to share with you my little outfit..as it was super perfect for a hot hot 40 degree summer day…without further ado, here it is:

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WHAT I WORE:
SHIRT: Thrifted ◊ SKIRT: Stradivarius ◊ SUNNIES: Aldo ◊ SHOES: Charles & Keith

This skirt is super light and airy and feels so comfy on a hot day and shoes too!! I mean did you see the the holes in the shoes. Look how happy I look;

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All in all I would say this was a pretty chill and relaxing day. A happy one and hopefully this is the start to a new high where I find myself again and enjoy life’s precious moments.

So my dear internet friends, if you are in a funk or hitting rock bottom, fear not as you are not lone. We all have those moments and take your time to feel every feeling that come through you…but the most important thing that you must keep in mind is to keep going and to keep fighting for yourself and for your dreams. It is not about the fame or the money to the final destination, it is about those little moments and those little challenges you pick up along the way of your journey. Savor them and enjoy them as they are but faint memories that only you can remember.

That burgundy dress…

I have had this dress for a little while now, I wanted to wear it on the wedding day to change things up a bit….but the things is, the wedding was so beautiful that I did not even have time to get off the dance floor and this dress took a little bit of rest…until this very moment. We were invited to my hubby’s cousin’s wedding and I needed something to wear and this was just the perfect dress. I know I have a slight obsession with burgundy but it’s just such a pretty majestic color!!!

I was so happy that hubbs decided to match with me…I was proud, eeekk!

…and this is how I decided to style the dress….

I got this dress from a little boutique on St-Hubert Street in Montreal called Anais Designs. They’ve got loads of beautiful evening dresses for reasonable prices. Although I wanted to spend this time and make my own dresses…I unfortunately did not have it…time was just missing. So when I saw this dress, I knew it would be the prefect dress to wear to an important event…being long sleeves and all makes everything so much better and easier for me to style. I was loved the most about this dress is the detailing and the beading; it’s feminine and super delicate. I truly felt like a princess with the cut and flow-iness of this dress…makes me never want to take it off!

The shoes I got from Browns and they are Browns Couture exclusive. The perfect silver shade to complement my choice of turban/veil.

What I wore:

DRESS: Anais Designs ∞ SHOES: Browns Couture ∞ SUNGLASSES: Aldo ∞ EARRINGS: Crystal Couture Bridal

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If you’re in the Montreal area and looking for an evening dress, I suggest you hit up Anais Designs because they’ve got beautiful dresses for loads of shapes and sizes.

You’re for sure going to find something awesome for yourself and it will totes be perfect to dance in!

 

 

DATE NIGHT OUTFIT <3

It was date night tonight…supper time, perfect time to dress up fancy and cute and wear the highest heels I own. It’s hard for me to dress up (sometimes) these days as I still live in a luggage. Mixing and matching outfits isn’t an easy task at the moment but I still manage to come up with cute ones (once in a while). Today was exceptional because I was planning to wear this piece for the longest time and today was the perfect opportunity. Now I know it’s kinda on the expensive side (200$) and I don’t really give a hoot because it’s so gorgeous…I was super willing to splurge on this one. It’s simple, but very luxurious in a way…the fabric is to die for and the fit is fantastic. I feel like it was made for me. What made me fall in love with it even more is that it’s a jumpsuit!!! WHATTTT??? Who else feels me here? Jumpsuits are perfect for any occasion I find and when adding the right accessories, you can turn it into a killer outfit.

Here’s how I wore my Cynthia Rowley jumpsuit for a date night with the hubs…

 

What I love about this piece the most if the fact that it looks like a dress but then you walk and people are surprised it’s a jumpsuit. The pant width and length is perfect. The print is gorgeous and it gives you endless possibilities to mix and match it with any color. I find that print can get a little overwhelming on me as I am very petit, but this was just the right amount of print and the right size at that. I didn’t feel like it ate me up…

WHAT I WORE:

JUMPSUIT: Cynthia Rowley ♥ SANDALS: Topshop ♥ TOP: Thrifted ♥ SUNGLASSES: Guess ♥ CLUTCH BAG: Borrowed (sister in law)

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I opted not to cover up the jumpsuit with a jacket, so I wore a tight top underneath. I was pretty happy with the result…

I got this piece a year ago and this was the first time I was able to wear it out…but if you are interested in getting a similar piece…here are some option to consider:

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