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☀️Summer Style Series: Friday Edition☀️

☀️And it’s finally Friday! 🥳Normally during summer vacations the entire week is one big weekend. But somehow no other day but Friday actually feels like the weekend. Back to the photo: if you think I’m displaying signs of sleepiness you are actually right.

☀️This is a pre breakfast 🍳🍞most importantly pre ☕️coffee/chai picture. And regardless of how many showers🚿 I take or how much makeup I put on or how slick my hair is if I haven’t had my breakfast I will continue to look like I’ve just rolled out of bed🛏😴.

☀️On a different note I decided to try the color pink on for a change. Pink is also one of those colors I would normally avoid wearing mostly because I felt the color didn’t suit me 😳. Back to the outfit I’m wearing a hand block printed( a fabric printing technique from India that requires artisans to carve blocks of wood into intricate patterns then dip those blocks into vegetable dyes and transfer the print onto fabric in this case pure cotton). The pants are flowy, cotton palazzos which are perfect for this weather and I’m wearing my favorite style of flats the jutti/khussa in white with gold and silver hand embroidery 🥰. Cost of each piece between $25-$30 bringing the total again to under $100 for the entire look.

☀️A little BTS 🎬info: the heat was actually quiet bearable which was probably due to the fact it was only 10 am at the time and the sun wasn’t in its full blistering 🔥glory till then. So before that happens I’m off to enjoy the day and all of you have a happy friday😘

☀️Summer Style Series Part 2☀️

☀️Hey Fellow Bloggers!

☀️Hope you are having a fabulous summer. Today I bring you part 2 of my summer style series.

☀️I love mixing up pieces from my wardrobe. It instantly gives a new look to a previously worn piece and is a great way to put your own spin on a look.

☀️This particular dress is my favorite because it combines my two favorite style the desi angharka with a full length maxi and it’s pure hand made cotton so it’s not only super figure flattering it’s perfect for the scorching summers 🥵at hand.

☀️To add some western flare to this otherwise eastern look I slipped on my sleeveless denim jacket which adds all the style without the bulk. You can pair this look with sneakers for casual comfort on the go or slip on sandals or go total desi with khussas(juttis). So here is the total look as promised in the previous post. How are you styling your summers☀️?

☕️Chai For One Please☕️

☕️Chai has become one of my favorite drinks ever since I became a proper adult has been a properly brewed cup of chai also known as karak and how my family calls it doodh patti ( tea leaves brewed in full cream milk 😋).

☕️Away from home there are very few places that do chai correctly either it’s too bitter😖, too 💧watery, too overdone with spices till it tastes like a herbal🍃 cough infusion 😳or just plain bland. Cupaghawa is one of those very few places that manages to get it right every time and if you pair it with one of their amazing milk cakes the result is deliciousness 🤪.

☕️So here is to chai fans everywhere hope your next ☕️cup is just as delicious 😋p.s (this is not a sponsored post I genuinely enjoy the chai and the desserts here 😋).

☕️P.P.S How do you guys like your chai? Share some of your favorite chai recipes (yes there is such a thing 😉) with me 😘

☀️Summer Style Series☀️

Hey Fellow Bloggers,

☀️Summer is in full swing and what better time then now to start a style series to give you guys some style inspiration that won’t break the bank and is effortless and weather appropriate.

☀️I love following style blogs but usually the looks they feature are so expensive or require so many buying new pieces each time to recreate the look that I frankly with my limited budget can simply not achieve.

☀️I also tend to remix pieces a lot😋 since it extends the usability of my wardrobe. Plus I don’t follow fashion trends since they tend to go out of style very quickly and you are left with outfits that aren’t trendy anymore. That not only is a waste of your money it also means you are contributing to the worlds🌍 ever growing landfills.

☀️To avoid that I buy pieces that I can mix and match to create different outfit combinations. Also I have recently started to buy handmade, pure cotton clothing. Not only is it breathable in this heat, purchasing from small businesses helps support local craftspeople.

☀️Today’s outfit inspiration comprises of pieces that I have had for several years : my ivory sleeveless top from Loft Petites. I bought this top 4 years ago and I have worn it countless times because it is such a neutral color that works with prints and solids beautifully.

☀️My flowy pants are from American Eagle and I got them on clearance 🥳. These type of pants are perfect for summer they are not clingy and are made of soft, comfortable viscose (not a pure fabric I know but it’s insanely comfortable).

☀️My shoes are from TrunkLane. These are hand made pure leather flats that feature intricate silver embroidery that blings out any outfit and are super comfortable as well. All the pieces cost less than $30 each. So this entire look is under $100 making it super affordable.

☀️Hope you guys enjoyed this first installment of the summer style series. Let me know your style ideas I would love to hear them😘

Shopaholic Reviews: Qua Organics 🍃 Dia De Los Muertos Soap💀

💀Todays review is going to be short, sweet & to the point👉🏻💀The Dia De Los Muertos💀Soap

From @quaorganichaircare 🥰 this is one soap I had been waiting to try for the longest time💕.

💀It’s not only adorable looking it’s smells divine 🌹and it has a sandstone base for exfoliating away dead skin and a creamy top for moisturizing.

💀Plus all the soaps are made from all 🍃natural ingredients like Coconut Milk soap base, Rose Hips Butter, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oi, Vitamin E and Silk Protein and come in recyclable♻️packaging.

💀Recommend: Yes 🥰 Repurchase: Yes 🥰

ShopaholicBlogs💋⚜️What’s in my handbag⚜️

Hey Guys!

Its time for a video 🎥post! And its one of my favorite🤩 kind of posts “The whats in my handbag👜?” series! I love🥰 knowing whats in everyones bag, so if you are like me here is chance for you to catch a peak into whats inside my handbag🤩!

 

ShopaholicBlogs: ☔️Rainy Days☔️

It’s Raining💦😍I know a lot of people will be rolling their eyes because when did rain ever inspire such joy🤩But when you live in a desert 🌵with the sun shining☀️ year round then occasional rain is a welcome sight 💕Also did I mention that to most Desi’s rain is a delightful treat ☔️As a child and a teen we (a gaggle of cousins & our youngest uncle) spent our summer vacations scanning the skies at our Nani’s(maternal grandma’s house)for any signs of dark clouds and would sniff the air for the unmistakable scent of damp earth which would signal that rain was on the way. (Monsoon ⛈season was between July & August when schools were blissfully off)In those days we had serious downpours ⛈that would last for hours🤩. And inspire hours of fun where we would be splashing around every puddle in sight in and around the house, spraying each other down with the additional water hose (despite our Nani’s admonishing that we would use up all the water in the tank 💦) Sliding down at super speeds down our slide and landing in puddles of dirt at the bottom, all the while eating piping hot pakoras with cups of chai (there is nothing like drinking steaming hot chai while trying to avoid the rain drops from falling in your cup ☕️😋)which the cook would be churning out of the kitchen in celebration of the wondrous weather ☔️So it’s not wonder that even today the sight of rain🌧gets me super excited and makes me want to go outside and start jumping around splashing in puddles and getting drenched 💦Here is to today’s glorious weather ☔️ a truly rare occurrence in Dubai🇦🇪.