Monday, March 26, 2018

Be Colorful!

Hello Lovelies!

Brighter shades happen to be a very popular thing in Spring. This season is all about staying warm whilst adding that touch of color as we migrate away from the winter season and all the dark tones. I wouldn't usually choose this bright clementine color, but I thought that it would be eye catching and unique in regards to the outfit. I love how it is simple, yet screams bold. This look can be versatile or striking, depending on how you dress it up.

The base of the outfit is very simple. These striped black linen pants can be paired with almost any top of choice. I enjoy wearing cropped tops with these pants because of the high waist it has. I also like how I can take off my coat and strut the casual look, or pair with the coat and hand clutch to spice things up. Yes, you may be thinking that there isn't any orange or pink in the pant to create a cohesive appearance, but sometimes it just works out. The clutch was added because it holds the orange along with various other colors which I think offers texture. I would definitely think of working off of simple looks to create an "out of the box" outfit.

Don't be afraid, wear what you want. I feel like I need to reemphasize this constantly because I used to want to wear pieces of clothing that others would make fun of. I learned to take it all in and not care, because that's what made me happy. Wear bright colors, buy something that you would never buy. You never know, it may look amazing on you but you were too afraid to try. Take that step!

Till next time:)

Trousers: Brandy Melville
Top: Brandy Melville
Shades: Aldo


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Go Big or Go Home

Hello Lovelies!!

Back with another post for the month of March! I've been busy planning more and more for you guys so some exciting things are coming soon:) I'll keep you posted on that. Anyways, I wanted to introduce the latest look that I have completely fallen in love with. It happens to be an integration of multiple textures and patterns. It might be a bit much for most people but I promise it actually does all tie in together. I'll walk you through it, no worries love!

Alright, let's start out with the base and focus on accessories later. The blouse I chose is a peplum styled top that is accented with pearls (which are considered classy), belled quarter length sleeves, and an old century mimicked collar. Along with all of that, of course me being me, I also layered a black and white patterned satin belt to add more shape. Yes that is a lot of action to the top but like I usually say, go big or go home; if it works, it works. For jeans I went with a pair of ripped denim that is detailed with navy patches in some areas. While you can go more simple with white jeans or a solid colored pant, I decided to go with this pair because it adds more dimension and texture. For those of you who are not on board, that's okay! There are ways to dial this down several notches in order to make it the right look that suits you and your personality.

The ways in which you could make this look more orthodox and compatible with your usual wardrobe is by losing the belt, and again as stated previously, by wearing a solid pair of bottoms. Additional ways on keeping it classy and bold while still catering to you is if you, wear a standard/neutral purse and lose the shades for a more traditional pair of sunnies. The last way you can change up the look is by selecting shoes that convey who you are. What I suggest for the casual look would be either white, black, or nude. If you opted out of the belt and purse but still wanted a pop of color that isn't too much out of your comfort zone, I would decide on a red heel to make it pop.

Now that that's out of the way, I'll explain the accessories that I liked with this outfit that portrayed who I am. If you're not afraid of  being bold then I recommend trying out this look! Okay, now enough of that and back to the actual accessories. I really liked these accessories because of the range of texture they offered to the look. The velvet teal wrap around heels give it a sophisticated impression whilst accompanied with the blouse. When I added that teal color, I knew I wanted to tie it in with the purse. The reason for choosing this purse again, not only for the texture, but to create a cohesive palette. Lastly, I wore cat eyed glasses for an added touch of charisma. I feel like this outfit screamed me and is why I was fully confident when I had it on. I enjoyed how everything was delicate and on the more feminine side. The shoes, the handmade purse, and glasses all add pizzazz. I agree that it may be more than enough for an outfit, and sometimes pairing items may look funny, but it all depends on how you put it together and what the items are. 

Never be afraid of being who you are. Wear what you want to wear because you should feel happy doing what you want to do. Don't let society dictate what you wear. At the end of the day, if they want to laugh, let them. They're probably just jealous that they can't pull off the look like you do. Always be proud of who you are. If you can, even try to incorporate your culture into your style as well. The more unique, the more you stand out.

Love you guys,

Photo details:

Shooting with Aisha was amazing! She was a blessing to work with. Fast yet great quality photos.

Aisha Attique
IG: explorewithaish

Jeans: American Eagle
Purse: Handmade in Lebanon


Monday, March 5, 2018

All About Prints

Hello Lovelies!

Finally back with another post! How've you guys been? Hopefully good haha

It's almost spring and I've been waiting for it ever so patiently so that I could pull out all my prints! Let's just jump right in:)

This look is inspired by curtains. Wait what? Yasmeena.... curtains? Yes, curtains. As a kid I would always admire my mom's paisley and embroidered curtains and thought they would be beautiful as a shirt or a gown. So once I found these gorgeous gold satin trousers I knew I had to have them because they're such a unique item to have in your closet. I see these as being worn on the days where you want to be classy but still comfortable enough to not be dictated by the outfit and lose yourself in it (because remember, the pants are the highlight, but YOU want to be the star of the show).

Along with the pants, I paired it with a semi off the shoulder white wrap around blouse. The reason I chose this top is because it adds character to the outfit but is also crisp enough to compliment the bottoms due to it's being white and doesn't steal too much attention. Another option you have for pairing with a print is fixating on a black top. My go to's are black and white, or the occasional complimentary color that is already provided in the print that could match it. For shoes, I wore a pair of white/cream heels. The chosen shoes elevate the outfit because it goes white-print-white, thus the attention is on the pants. These heels are an essential to any wardrobe because of the versatility that they offer. I wear these heels with almost any outfit and they never fail in making me look proper and professional. Now onto accessories! I thought that because this is already a stand out look, I would go easy on the jewelry. On my wrist I have two simple gold bangles, and I wore emerald green gold edged earrings so that I wouldn't look washed out (so just to add a pop of color).

Photo details:

Loved shooting with Meenal! Check her out if you want photos near the Seattle area!
Her info:

Meenal Patel
IG: meenalphotography

Trousers: H&M Lebanon
Heels: Mix No. 6
Earrings: Aldo

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