Maxi Dress

Black on white, white on black

It takes me forever to get dressed now…partly due to the ‘selecting the outfit’ phase!  I’ve attributed this to a few factors:

  • weight gain due to pregnancy
    • I’ve lost half of my pregnancy weight and haven’t really bought any new clothes aside from the occasional cardigan and blouse. As a result, my wardrobe seems very limited (and snug!).
  • breastfeeding
    • the limited clothing choices I have is reduced even more to those items that I can  comfortably nurse in.

And to make matters more trying are the multiple weddings we’ve attended in the past couple weeks.  I refuse to buy or sew new outfits for every event so I’ve had to come up with creative ways to wear pieces that I already own. The dress below was first worn to my graduation and then later to a family event.  Both times I wore it with a shirt under for a semi-casual look but for a wedding I wanted something more formal so I wore a black blazer over. I added a few bling pieces for some sparkle as well.


IMG_7532Outfit consists of:

Dress: Jessica Simpson

Scarf: Vela

Blazer: Gifted

Ring: Guess

This is how I wore it to my graduation a couple years ago:


Which look do you prefer?



Grad lunch

Over the weekend, my in-laws treated me to a grad lunch and dessert.  It was a very hot day so I choose to wear white with a pop of colour:

Outfit consists of:

Dress: Old Navy

Poncho: Forever 21

Undershirt: The Gap

Scarf and purple headband: Islamically Designed Store

White bonnet: Bahiya Collections

Shoes and Purse: Aldo

Bangle: Gifted

Baby Z’s Aqeeqah

A while back I posted a few pictures of a baby shower that I hosted for my very good friend M. This past Saturday was her baby’s aqeeqah (celebration for a new-born).  I can’t believe he’s grown so much already!  He’s going to be a looker, Masha Allah! Meanwhile, the temperature in Toronto is finally getting on the hot side, so it’s the perfect time to bust out my chiffon maxi dresses.  Here’s what I wore:

Outfit consists of:

Dress: H&M

Jacket: RW&Co

Clutch: Aldo

Belt: H&M

Shoes: Aldo

Headband: Ardene

Watch: Dolce & Gabbana

Other accessories: unbranded/gifted