Anything but basic

The black maxi dress.

With this pregnancy I find myself reaching for easy to wear, needs no ironing, can withstand a messy toddler, kind of clothes. If there’s one such item in my closet it has got to be this sleeveless maxi dress I bought during my first pregnancy. It’s not designed as maternity wear but because of the stretchy fabric and cut, it literally grows with you during pregnancy. Plus I bought it in a size bigger than I was at the time. I’ve mostly worn it with loose cardigans but it looks just as good with a long sleeve t-shirt underneath. Add the right accessories and this dress goes from casual to evening ready.


IMG_2444(1)Outfit consists of:

Dress: The Bay

Cardigan: Thyme Maternity

Scarf: H&M

Here’s how I styled it for a wedding during my first pregnancy:

maxidress4And here it is with a t-shirt worn under:


Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak everyone! Taqqaballahu minna wa minkum! May Allah accept from me and you.
I hope you had an enjoyable Eid. It was a great Eid weekend for us Alhamdulillah. As usual, lots of food and lots of family visits. I managed to only get a quick snap of one of my Eid outfits. As it’s summer I went with something semi casual, colourful and lightweight.



Outfit details:
Hijab: Vela Scarves
Dress: Zara
Lace Cardigan: Hayah Collection

Baby wearing

I’m an occasional ‘baby wearer’. I think because I use a car to get around, baby wearing hasn’t always been possible. So when we planned our vacation  to Malaysia, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to put the Ergo to use. And I’m sure glad I did!

Through airport hassles, inflight nursing sessions, napping through visits to popular tourist spots where strollers aren’t permitted, or just for comfort and closeness.

Airport marathons. That’s what they should call disembarking the plane and getting to the immigration and baggage counters. As parents who’ve traveled with babies/toddlers/kids know, you gate check the stroller. But what I didn’t realize was that you don’t get the stroller back until you pick it up from the baggage carousel, after you’ve gone through immigration and after walking miles (or that’s what it felt like!). Boy was I glad we took the baby carrier on board with us! The last thing I wanted to do was fiddle around with bags while holding my baby in my arms.

With our Ergo, T was safely and comfortably strapped on me while my arms were free to carry his diaper bag and a backpack! He was snugly wrapped around my chest, feeling happy and content in strange, new environments. And it didn’t hurt! I was surprised how comfortable the Ergo was. I suffer from occasional bouts of back pain so the thought of carrying T for any length of time scared me somewhat.

There are other good baby carriers out there as well. We chose the Ergo based on the many good reviews and longevity of the product. It can be used from when baby is 7 pounds (with the newborn insert) all the way up to a 45 pound toddler. I’m not sure I’d want to be carrying a 45 pound child…maybe that would be a good time for his dad to start the baby wearing!


Didn't even realised he'd fallen asleep!

Didn’t even realised he’d fallen asleep!

Admiring the view from the 86th floor of the Petronas Tower

Admiring the view from the 86th floor of the Petronas Tower

Look mom, no hands!

Look mom, no hands!