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Fashion Style

Neon light…

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I’ve been carrying this bag for a little while now and I absolutly love it. It’s definitly a love or hate item. You either want to have it in your life…or you just walk past it. I purchased this baby like 2 years ago from Coach as it was hugely discounted. I knew I was taking a risk because the color is too different and it’s not everyone’s taste. I for sure hear loads of sarcastic comments about how bright it is and how much I stop traffic…but hey, that doesn’t stop me from wearing it! Anyway, here’s how I wore my baby.

I wore a long striped shirt…y’all know how I feel about them <3 I can be in striped everything from head-t0-toe…but I am making huge efforts not to look like a freak! So I paired my dress shirt with a denim pencil skirt and a black bodysuit. To tie in the look I wore a statement necklace to bring in all the colors together. It’s for sure a casual dressy look; it’s comfortable yet different and unique.

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What I wore in detail:

Shirt dress from a local shop from my travels in Jordan. (find similar ones here: http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/womens-shirtdresses).
Forever 21 black long sleeve bodysuit. (find similar one here: http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/thebay/seamless-low-back-bodysuit-0001-ob542813–24?site_refer=CSE_GGLPLA&gclid=Cj0KEQjwyozABRDtgPTM0taCrKsBEiQATk6xDljDC4CUcmWfZBE-yEF0yQWK3an7qYJ8pd6JBOfFYNMaAtv88P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds).
Forever 21 denim pencil skirt. (find similar ones here: http://www.polyvore.com/denim_pencil_skirt/shop?country=ca&query=denim+pencil+skirt).
Black Aldo suede flats. (Find them here: http://www.aldoshoes.com/ca/en/Women/Shoes/Oxfords-%26-Loafers/Corallo/p/47641868-98).
– Coach Neon Pink Bag. (It’s an older season bag..but you can find similar styles here: http://www.coach.com/shop/women-handbags-crossbody-bags).

Would you guys rock this bag? And what would you pair it with??? Share your comments below!

Cheers x

 

 

 

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Beauty Fashion Style

The nude edit!

I’ve been feeling the nude lip for a while now and so far my favorite go to lippie product is Mac’s Faux. It’s a cream finish lipstick that keeps your lips hydrate throughout the day. This muted mauvey pinky color is perfect for everyday use. I sometimes wear it with a little bit of lip gloss over it. It costs 21$ CAD and it truly lasts ages. I uses this on a daily basis and I still have loads left in the tube.

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This lip stick makes me feel extra girly and this is how I decided to dress up today:

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This is cutest shirt I own!!! I love it and I wish I would own it in 99 different colors. Not only does it make me feel girly and pretty, but it makes me feel like a million dollars. I got this a little while ago from Topshop and what I fell in love with was the back slit and the pleating. The back design adds a Je ne sais quoi to it. The price is a little steep for a simple shirt but because I knew I loved it, I couldn’t resit paying the 80$. I was going to return it and left it in my closet for a while before finally deciding that I was going to keep it. I know that I will get a lot of wear out of it. The design is so unique that it convinced me to keep it.

This is what I paired the lipstick and the  Topshop shirt with:

-Red Zara pants I have had for ages.
-Jessica Simpson clog sandals.
-Aldo sunglasses.
-Coach bag.

If you’re into nude lipstick at the moment; which one is your favorite…share it with me in a comment below.

Cheers x

 

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Fashion Style

The dress I fell in love with

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I was walking around downtown Amman and I came across a really cute tiny clothing store..that had unique items and fashion pieces. When I asked the sales associate where they imported the pieces from, he told me they locally made them in Jordan. I was so excited to come across this store because it supported local designer and that to me is always a plus when I go shopping. The fashion industry is made of bug sharks and little fish and I love the little fish. I love supporting them!

Anyway, back the the shopping…I had liked a lot of items in the store..but on my way out, I spotted this dress and then I died. I knew I needed it in my life. I mean, it’s really simple and modest in design but it just screamed my name. It’s stylish, comfortable, summery, girly and very versatile. I know I can get a lot of wear out of this baby. I can wear it with heels, flats and even sneakers and it would still look smashing. I can accessorize it however I want because of it’s neutral color.

And this is how I decided to wear it!

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What I wore:

– Dress from Amman, Jordan (local boutique).
– Necklace from Jerusalem (Antique and Vintage collectibles).
Jessica Simpson Clog Sandals.
– Aldo sunglasses.

What do you guys think of the dress? Is it a yay or a nay?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fashion Inspiration Style Travel

What I wore: Palestine 2016

I took it upon myself to document what I wore everyday throughout my vacation. I wore everything I packed, which was pleasantly surprising…kinda means I am an efficient packer…

 

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What I wore: Thrifted bodysuit – Beaded maxi skirt (purchased from a random store while vacationing in the Middle East) – Zara shoes – Calvin Klein bag – Betsey Johnson sunglasses – Vintage necklace from Jerusalem.

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What I wore: Topshop graphic printed top – Rachel Zoe skinnies – David Jones bag – Thrifted sandals – Aldo sunglasses.

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What I wore: Miss Me beaded top – Rachel Zoe skinnies – Thrifted sandals – David Jones bag – Aldo sunglasses.

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What I wore: Forever 21 top – Rachel Zoe Jeans – Calvin Klein bag – Studded Italian slippers – Aldo sunglasses.

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What I wore: Forever 21 floral top – True Religion skinnies – Italian slippers – Calvin Klein bag – Bulgari sunglasses.

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What I wore: Long striped top (purchased for a local shop in Jordan) – True Religion skinnies – Charles and Keith sandals – Calvin Klein bag – Betsey Johnson sunglasses.

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What I wore: Forever 21 top – Thrifted skinnies – Gifted slippers – Antique necklace from Jerusalem – Claire’s sunglasses.

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What I wore: Zara checkered shirt – Thrifted skinnies – Italian studded slippers – Betsey Johnson sunglasses.

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What I wore: VS Pink burnout top – Forever 21 jeans – Thrifted sandals – Calvin Klein bag – Betsey Johnson sunglasses – Antique necklace.

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What I wore: Forever 21 top – Zara culottes – Squid shoes – Betsey Johnson sunglasses – Calvin Klein bag – Vintage necklace from Jerusalem.

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What I wore: Thrifted graphic print top – Forever 21 jeans – Thrifted sandals – Calvin Klein bag – Antique necklace.

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So which outfit is your fave?

 

 

 

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Fashion Style Vintage

Arabian Gypsy

This yellow skirt is the focal point of this outfit. I am not usually a yellow kinda girl because I find it makes me look weird. I much prefer mustard because it suits my skin tone better. Yellow is a little too bold and a little too out there, it’s like wearing neon orange, it scares me sometimes but I so envy the girls who can pull it off. Although there aren’t any rules when it comes to color and fashion, I sometimes (rarely) avoid taking risks.

I bought this skirt while thrifting with mum a couple of weeks ago but never got the chance to wear it until now. So I told myself that today is the perfect opportunity to be a lemon!!! Because why not?!

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Since the skirt I midi length and a little bit on the overly flowy side, I felt it was very fitting for me to wear it in a hippie/gypsy kinda way. But obviously add my own Arabic touch in it…and not forgetting a little bit of American flare. Can I just humbly add that I am in the with my skin at the moment <3

Okay so here’s what I came up with:

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What I wore: 
-Thrifted denim shirt.
-Thrifted yellow skirt.
-Forever 21 floral kimono.
-Aldo sunglasses.
-Adidas trainers.

 

What do you guys think of this look?? Let me know in a comment below or hit like if it’s a yay!

 

Hasta luego xx

 

 

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Fashion Style Vintage

The perfect summer dress!

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I found the perfect summer dress while thrifting with my sister a few days ago. This is so reminiscent of the 90s and those maxi dresses I would love to wear going to school. It’s like a cross between She’s all that  and Never Been Kissed. This dress totes reminds me of skipping class and sitting by the bleachers or going to the mall at lunch break. Carefree, innocent, youthful times….AHH, youth!!! “Nobody feels the youth pass, but everyone feels when it’s gone”. LOL! I am totes being dramatic. PS: that’s a famous Seneca quote. So, I wouldn’t want to go back to high school, not that my days were bad, they were actually really really really good, but I just prefer life now as an adult. I mean how can I live without paying bills and taxes, huh?!! Adulthood rocks!!!

Anyway, what I am saying is this dress is a beautiful little number that takes me way back to the carefree days (can’t you see how much I want to twirl in this?). This is such a versatile piece because it can be worn in some many different ways and this is exactly why I love it. It’s so girly, delicate, summery, feminine, sexy and just so so unique. PPS: it cost me only 14$CAD…such a bargain and plus I shopped green…so it’s a win win win win situation and everyone is happy. Also, what I like about shopping at that particular thrift store is that some of the proceeds of the sales go to help Montreal’s Diabetes Center.

So without further ado, here’s how I decided to wear this baby…

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What I wore:
-Thrifted Sunflower dress
-Shelly’s London straw shoes.
-Gap acid wash denim jacket.
-Betsey Johnson sunglasses.
-Kate Spade heart-shaped bag.

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So let me know what you guys think of this outfit in a comment below!

Have a wonderful sunny day xx

 

 

 

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Fashion Style

Arabian Princess…

So today is Eid for us Muslims, as I am sure most of you know. It is specifically Eid Al-Fitr (which means the Eating Festival/holiday). This is a celebration we do after fasting the month of Ramadan. What is Ramadan? I will just give you a little explanation before sharing what I wore today.

Okay so, Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims everywhere around the world where we fast on a daily basis from dawn to sunset and no we do not fast for 30 days straight. It’s from dawn to sunset daily. Ramadan is a pillar in the five pillars of Islam. Not to make this too long and for those who are curious, Ramadan is a period for us to redirect our heart away from worldly activities. It is the opportunity for us cleanse our soul by freeing it from harmful impurities. Ramadan also teaches Muslims how to better practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice (be selfless), and empathy for those who are less fortunate. This holy month encourages us to undertake actions of generosity and charity.

After Ramadan we celebrate by visiting our families, friends, offering money to those in need. Giving gifts to little ones and money all around. We buy new clothes and have fun with the people closest to us. So, since I was raised in Canada and we’re far away from our big family, we celebrate with our friends and just sit and enjoy each other’s company.

Since I didn’t really do much shopping for this event, like every other year. I pulled something out from my closet I bought last summer from Palestine but never ended up wearing it.

It’s a beautiful handcrafted long jacket that worked on by local in the town of Jericho in the West Bank. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. With Arabic calligraphy and crochet detailing, this is definitely a collectible piece for me. Even though it’s heavy and the workmanship is intricate and detailed, it’s a very delicate piece.

Here’s the look:

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What I wore: 
-Long embroidered vest from Jericho, Palestine
-Forever 21 black bodysuit.
-Skinny Tommy Hilfiger jeans.
-Zara red shoes.
-Simmons sunglasses.

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I sincerely cannot staring at this beauty!!! This piece makes me want to dress like a Sheikh’s wife for life. So luxurious and exquisite <3

So that’s it for now!

Until next time,

 

Cheers x

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Fashion Style Vintage

White denims worn in 4 different ways.

I wanted to share with you four different ways I like to wear my favorite pair of white boyfriend jeans. I have had these for about 3 summers and they’re still going strong. I purchased them from Joe Fresh when I was randomly shopping for groceries…

One way to keep super clean white denims is to obviously be careful where you sit and what you do when wearing them. To keep them clean, I wash them separately in cold water with a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin (like Tide or something of the sort). I also spot clean if there’s any damage done with shout. It works great!

Anyway on to the post, since it’s summer, it’s the perfect time to get your favorite white pants/denims out for a few spins. Here are 4 different ways I decided to wear mine this summer (I’ll still keep wearing them though).

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What I wore: Thrifted black top – Joe Fresh Jeans – Maxi Forever 21 vest – Vintage necklace – Vintage sequin clutch bag – Forever 21 shoes – Simmons sunglasses.

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What I wore: Zara burgundy top – Joe fresh jeans – Thrifted leather bag – Ash sandals – Vintage necklace and rings.

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What I wore: Thrifted denim shirt – Joe fresh jeans – Charles & Keith shoes – Simmons sunglasses.

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What I wore: Koton striped dress shirt – Joe fresh jeans – Charles & Keith sandals – Kate Spade sunglasses.

These are the looks I came up with..but there’s of course a ton of other ways you can wear white denims. They’re easy to style, super trendy and super versatile. You can dress them up or down depending on how you accessorize it.

There’s plenty of room for imagination and there are no limits when it comes to fashion. Be unique, be you and rock it!

Enjoy the beautiful weather peeps and until next time!

Cheers x

 

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Fashion Style Vintage

The true price of fashion.

I was somewhat aware of the impact of fashion on our social and environment lives. Since the boom of fast fashion, consumerism has hit a new plateau and this will only keep growing if we do not take the time to understand that process of garment making and the impact it has on people’s lives. I was a little bored yesterday and decided to slouch on the couch and watch something off of Netflix. I am usually a diehard fan of documentaries, so when I saw they recently added The True Cost; I was super thrilled as I wanted to watch it a while ago.

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The True Cost is a documentary about the effects and consequence of fast fashion on our society. This is truly a must watch movie because it teaches you to open your eyes to hopefully make ethical choices when purchasing clothes.

The twisted process behind garment making is the reason why I decided to no longer be part of the mass production world. I absolutely refuse to be responsible for the destruction to the environment or be part of the oppression of the factory workers involved. Now, before I go in too deep in to the subject, I want to explain a little bit to y’all what fast fashion is really about…

Fast fashion is the unconventional way retailers now drop collections into stores. Instead of the typical spring/summer–fall/winter seasons presented…retailers now bring out 52 micro-seasons per year, which means new trends in stores every week. This in return means garments no longer have the quality or value they used to. This new trend causes fashion to be disposable (designed to be fall apart after a few uses), which means items are no longer in shape to be donated, which means items are trashed when no longer useful, which causes more waste on our planet. According to a recent study, an average American will throw away 82 pounds of textile waste each year. This waste is non-biodegradable and it just sits in landfills for years and years. In consequence, this causes even more pollution because this waste releases harmful gases into the air.

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This movie helps us to see the process of consumerism, the works behind mass production and the consequences these things have on humans. The biggest victims of our irresponsible and monstrous consumption behaviors are the poor factory workers in developing countries. Bangladesh is one of the countries that suffer from the effects of our high demands in using fashion. Most of the workers are women and children and this unethical trade abuses their health and dignity. It is our responsibility as humans to insure that these workers are happy and live comfortably just like we do.

Major accidents like the Rana Plaza and Tazreen disasters could have been avoided if the factory owners stopped being so selfish into pressuring the women to work despite to obvious poor and unstable working conditions. You can read more about these 2 incidents here.

If you think about it, at the other end, every good we use or consume comes from poor workers that are unhappy. It is in our hands as consumers to be aware and help in treating them better; give them security and respect (sadly, these poor workers live off a merely 10$ monthly wage and suffer from psychological traumas).

There’s a part in the movie where they discussed how Kanpur plays a big role in producing leather for high end brands and it’s the biggest leather producer in the world. In order to be able to satisfy the companies’ needs, India is under more pressure to work faster to be able to cover the amount of products required. These leather factories have a lot of toxic waste dumped into the river, which is the only source of water available to many little towns. Unfortunately, their lives are dramatically affected and the results are staggering and deadly in some cases. The levels of toxicity (Chromium contamination) in the river (the only drinkable source they have) and the soil affect their health in ways I could never have imagined. The poor children who suffer from Cancers, skin infections, terrible mental issues and psychological distress make me triple think about where I put my money.

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For anyone interested to know, the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world after the oil industry. To know that I was a part in that makes me want to gag. The trading practices behind garment making are dirty and inhumane. I am super thankful that my conscious woke up after seeing the truth behind all this. This is one of the reasons why I decided that I will gravitate towards vintage as I am at least making an effort to recycle.

Sustainability and recycling is important and if each of us took a minute to look at the fashion industry with a brighter eye, we’d shed a light on the situation at hand and we’d truly make a difference in the world. My momma always says…it takes 2 hands to clap…so let’s all take a moment to ponder and make good shit happen!

 

Here are some links where you can learn more about the subject:
-http://fashionrevolution.org/
-http://truecostmovie.com/
-http://eco-age.com/

 

Until next time!!

 

Cheers x

 

 

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Fashion Style Vintage

Into the basics…The perfect black pump.

One shoe, two outfits!! Here’s a look into my closet…well ish! A little fragment of it. So I am currently obsessing over my black heels from Aldo (they’re currently on sale) and I have been wearing them a ton. They’re comfortable and versatile. Easy to match to anything due to its black color, duh!! Also, the sun has been giving me an extra oomph to want to dress up all the time. Thank you sun <3.

This is what I call an investment piece, it’s a good leather black shoe that can last years in your closet (obviously if you look after them and maintain them in good shape). You don’t have to spend loads of money on designer heels…this is a basic piece that can be worn in many different ways.

So these are the outfits I came up with this time around. Hope you like them!!!

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What I wore: 
-Forever 21 coral dress..I purchased like 2 years ago.
-Forever 21 denim jeans.
-Vince Camuto studded leather belt.
-Aldo heels (the whole purpose of this post!!).
-Betsey Johnson sunglasses.

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What I wore: 
-Lucky Brand large sweater.
-80s vintage Equimeent floral silk shirt.
-Joe Fresh boyfriend jeans.
-Aldo heels.
-Betsey Johnson sunglasses.

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Fashion doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. You can absolutely work with basics and go from there. Vintage is great way to diversify your closet, help nature and look freaking awesome and unique.

Have a great sunny and healthy week ahead.

Cheers x