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In love with fashion November 29, 2010

Filed under: Fashion,Latest trends — shabbychicfashion @ 7:03 pm

So do you remember my post bout harem pants? I mentioned they need to be a certain quality matched with the perfect top etc, well today I went into Topshop in Avenues shopping centre (Kuwait) and as soon as you enter there are black harem pants hanging so I decided to give it a shot, and I loved them! The material is stretch so it’s superbly comfortable, there is a big bow on the left and there are zippers near the leg, they are so cute!

Harem pants from Topshop

I was hesitant to purchase them cause I got myself a butt and they tend to make the butt a bit bigger but then I found a pair of shoes that I fell in love with too (I fall in love a lot with clothes and shoes) they are black and gold, I love that the gold is minimal but still visible. The pants matched together with heels pulled my posture upright as heels do!

I loved the top I was wearing (not very clear here) it was loose and had a pocket on the right with a fake zipper, very chic but it was 18KD and I thought since I’m going to Australia soon, I’d better stick to buying a top from there since it’ll probably be a whole lot cheaper and it’s not very hard to find one that will look good, unlike the pants.

black & gold heels from Topshop

 

 

The thing I recommend if anyone wants to buy these pants is to match it with a light coloured top, avoid black, navy, grey and go for red yellow green purple etc. The pants are 24KD and the fabulous shoes (on left) are 37KD.

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The blazer; An essential key piece November 24, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — shabbychicfashion @ 1:34 pm

Blazers are everywhere!

I really adore the gorgeous boyfriend blazer we’re seeing so mush of lately. Finally, there is a key piece that every fashion forward woman can use on pretty much any outfit, it’s really important to match your blazer to your outfit and to the season too. Remember, blazers are no longer restrcited to the office, in fcat, they can be added on to just about any outfit! For instance, if you’re planning a lunch with some girfriends on a gorgeous summer day, why not go ahead and wear your most fflattering pair of washed out denim uber-shorts (to the knee), a white satin flowy top and a snazzy yellow satin blazer on top with either heels or flats. You will instantly look up to date with literally ONE piece! Finally!

Blazers can be worn in just about anyway and at any occasion. I love how

Kerr rockin the blazer

Miranda Kerr matches her blazer with an evening dress, even though I wouldn’t do it because I love evening dresses to be the centre of attention but still I completely dig her look.

Now, my absaloute favourite look is the denim/blazer mesh up! Unfortuentley, I am yet to find the perfect blazer to suit me and I can’t find any in Kuwait (so if any of you have any suggestions, please share!). Anyway, I really love a pair of skinny jeans, a casual, white t shirt, and basically any colour blazer you feel like wearimg, I think it just depends on the accessories, you know, bags, necklaces etc. If it’s summer, try opting for a light fabric and color with fresh accessories (go to Forever 21) they have some gorgeous vibrantly coloured necklaces amoungest other things.

Anyway, if you’re scared to take a chance on this fashion piece, just remember it’s pretty hard to get it wrong with this key piece, just remember not to overdo it with the colours and the style, but this is something we should keep in mind when it comes to anything to do with fashion. Since the blazer is the key statement, remember to keep everything else minimal and I assure you, you will be rockin’ this style for a long time, enjoy;)


 

Freeeeaky November 23, 2010

Filed under: Arts and culture,TV & Movies — shabbychicfashion @ 10:46 pm

This is just a quick post for all film makers out there. A film maker discovered a clip from behind the scenes of “The circus” starring Charlie Chaplin, and in this clip, it seems to be a woman on her… cellphone!? In 1928?? Time travel or just a case of the heebie jeebies?! Check it out yourself and make your own judgements, either way  it’s CRAZY!

 

Pamper yourself! November 22, 2010

Filed under: Beauty,Latest trends — shabbychicfashion @ 11:36 pm

This is for all you ladies! Winter is here, and I’m sure you’ve got your wardrobe ready but that’s no excuse to forget about your nails. I don’t like to paint my nails on a regular basis because I am always aware that they might yellow too quickly but I found this amazing incredible new line by Zoya called “FLAME” available at Bubbles Nail Spa in Kuwait. The collection has six different colours all that make that winter outfit look so much more hotter!

ZOYA “FLAME” ‘nail polish collection
The great thing about Zoya and this particular collection is that according to their website (www.zoya.com) is that it is free of “toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) – chemicals that are known to cause cancer and birth defects”. The colours are deep sexy and fresh and they have a tint of glitter but WAIT! don’t freak, I don’t like tacky glittery nail polish but this collection has a gorgeous subtle tint of glitter to it that just makes it look so stylish so if your local nail spa doesn’t have this collection get on their website mentioned above and be sure to check out the different colours available and hurry up and order!


Now, for all those residing in Kuwait I would strongly suggest visiting  Bubbles Nail Spa in the city even though it’s pricey be sure to treat  yourself even if it’s just once. Their collection of nail polish is  incredible there is every single shade you could want and the staff is  great. They are super cautious when it comes to hygiene so  everything they use on you that day is sent back with you to use at  home which is great. There are lots of different kinds of mani pedis I  usually go for the stone massage mani and pedi which comes up to  about 27 kd if I remember correctly, even the hot stones are a one  time use only thing! (Still doesn’t excuse the somewhat high price tag)  but I always go back to someone if their service is great.

Bubbles nail spa interior

The interior of the place is super cool and decked out in a stylish metal industrial kind of way with a lot of natural light which feels fresh and bright. Their chairs are comfortable and the sinks are sunk into the ground which is so much nicer than having someone bring you a bucket of water to dip your feet into! I love that they always bring me a heat pack to rest on my shoulders while I relax in the comfortable recliner. If you ask, they can bring you an eye mask to help you rest while getting your treatment. The best thing about Bubbles is that after you are done, they bring you a machine which allows you to put your hands and feet in for about 7 minutes that will completely dry the polish! Finally, we ladies can leave the spa with our polish still in tact even when we take out our purses to pay!

Two things I hate about this place is the freakin location! It’s in the city so getting there and back will almost always cause you to be stuck in traffic, and the parking is insane!! The other thing I don’t like about it is it is hard to get a reservation if you are calling on the same day. I know that you should always book a day before but sometimes you just feel like getting your nails done and not being able to is a bit annoying, I guess there is always a down side to being popular.

Be sure to check out their website http://www.bubblesns.com. Their address is Jasim Tower Al Sour Street and their phone number is 22960929 OR 22960930. Their website also has a map for directions. Try out their Zoya flame/fire & ice collection!!

 

Stack, mix and match

Filed under: Accessories,Fashion,Latest trends — shabbychicfashion @ 5:34 pm

When it comes to jewellery I really love the look of stacked bracelets and bangles, it can completely lift a simple outfit while adding really great style, and at a very low cost too! You have to be careful when it comes to stacking your lovely bangles on because colour, pattern and the amount of “bling” can make or break the look you’re going for.

Celebs embracing stacked bangles!

I really love the understated look especially when it comes to parties; I love accessories so when I had a party to go to a few weeks back, I bought this gorgeous one shoulder deep purple dress from Al Raya Complex in Kuwait but the dress was so simple (just how I like it) and I needed to glam it up a bit while still maintaining the classy look I was going for so I popped over to Aldo and found a set of awesome stacked up bracelet/bangles (for 4KD pictured bottom right) that went perfectly with my outfit, but like I said depending on the time of day and outfit you can’t just wear any odd thing on your arms!

Stacked bangles from Aldo

Now, there are two ways to decide on what bangles match; if you have the patience to buy a whole bunch of different colours and patterns like I did from Diva (In Australia) you can have the freedom to mix and match between all the different ones you have, you can even add a simple bracelet with a charm dangling down between the bangles but if you don’t trust yourself or just can’t be bothered, there are so many stores which sell them already stacked together in all different colours, coordinated depending on the look you are trying to achieve from Aldo, Forever 21, Monsoon, EXPRESS, Diva (for those in Australia) etc!

The only thing about these gorgeously chic accessories is to always keep in mind to keep everything else to a minimum because you don’t want anything else to take away from your fashion statement. One more thing, please don’t be scared to try it out, fashion is all about having fun and experimenting what looks good on you and what doesn’t! So have fun with it and enjoy!

 

A must! November 21, 2010

Filed under: Food & Drinks — shabbychicfashion @ 9:07 pm

Ok! So I just got back from Istanbul and I had the most incredible time! Sad to be back:(

I know this is not a food blog but there are a few things I must share with everyone. We went to Bursa (as mentioned in my previous blog) and after a trip around the town the family wanted to go to lunch so our driver took us to this place called Molla Yegan, which on the outside doesn’t look like much, but unfortunately I was sick that day and I couldn’t eat:(

The place from inside is really nicely decorated, the outdoor seating is traditional arabic dining with cushions on the floor with long tables in the middle, you even have to take your shoes off before sitting.

Even though my stomach couldn’t digest the mere scent of meat that day, I always manage to succumb to desserts, now you won’t find creme brulee or cheesecake available but there is knafeh. Let me mention, I hate middle eastern sweets but this knafeh is made fresh to order, and it was simply the best.

They bring the knafeh fresh and hot on a steel plate enough to share between 2 situated under A LOT of syrup and sprinkled with bits of pistachio on top. For someone who isn’t a fan of middle eastern desserts I was shocked that I was tempted to order another plate but my guilt of hard work out sessions at the gym kicked in so I didn’t but it was the most delicious thing I’d ever tasted, I can’t believe how good the food in Bursa was!!

Since I didn’t get to eat lunch at this restaurant I can’t judge the food but when 7 people all give rave reviews about their meals I’m gonna go ahead and say that this place is not one should miss.

If anyone gets the chance to get down there let me know if you’re interested for the address, I really hope everyone can experience the culinary delights that exist in Bursa!

 

Update on Turkey November 18, 2010

Filed under: Food & Drinks — shabbychicfashion @ 9:45 am

Hi all!

Iam still away right now but just wanted to give an update on my travels and share something that is a shame to keep to myself!

We took a two day trip down to Bursa to see the mountains and all the nature that we’d heard so much about (it was disappointing to say the least) but it was nice because we are with a big group so its hard to feel bored.

Anyway, on our first day in Bursa we were waiting to get picked up and go to lunch somewhere, and we had heard that Turkey has something called Kebap (yes with a P) Iskender derived from its inventor, İskender Efendi, who lived in Bursa in the late 19th century so we decided to try it out. Now, let me just say that I am in no way shape or form a fan of meat but this restaurant offers only this dish so I tried it, and I think just then and there my taste buds went on a trip to heaven. It is the most delicious dish I have probably EVER had. What it is is beef strips (which I usually hate)basted with tomato sauce over pieces of fried pide bread on top with eggplant dip on one side and yogurt on the other. The waiter then brings out a pan of sizzling hot butter and sprinkles it on top of the meat. Talk about unhealthy!! But if anyone gets the chance to go I can’t stress enough how much you should not miss out on this amazing place.

If you get the chance to go to the one in Bursa you can see on the place mats the family tree of the man who originally created it and how it’s been handed down to the younger generations and now the place is being run by his great great great grandchildren!

Anyway that’s it so far! Ill be back soon!