Tuesday 30 October 2012

Eid and the week before

Oh heavens! This week has been a total rush, after realising that there was so much I still needed to do.
It started with a seminar at the Crystal Towers hotel, one of those financial ones, which just seems to go on and and on....
Eid was a few days away and I still had lots of running around to do.  Buying new Eid clothes for my youngest (Ihsaan) was first on the list, the only one who will still wear whatever I come home with. At least I can still have some fun with him especially with the gorgeous new trends and great kiddies stores to choose from. He also loves anything new!

Eid morning dawned, with really dull weather! Oh what a disaster- the outfit bought for Ihsaan whilst it was super trendy was also really bright. Nonetheless, he loved it and thought he could brave the cold with his brightly checked summer shirt. It only lasted about an hour, then he decided, he would wear his favourite denim shirt over his checked one. It actually worked out pretty well!
Ihsaan contemplating the weather

Earthchild skinny berry pants|ZARA neon checked summer shirt |Earthchild denim shirt and Nike hi-tops
The boys & good friends...still looking fresh!

Just a snippet of the delicacies on offer
I usually cook a dish, add it to the dishes my mom-in-law has made, and we enjoy lunch as a family. This is a big deal, there are 14 of us, and whilst any meal together feels festive, Eid lunch is just that much more special. The food, atmosphere and children all high on sugar by 12 o clock certainly adds that “special” feel!

Or they could be exhausted half way through the day!
Being the Mum (and cook), I had a morning outfit to complement the kitchen duties, something simple but elegant at the same time. We always have a busy morning at home, although the weather seemed to have kept all the neighbours at bay!

My morning outfit;

Satin print circle skirt| black embellished ZARA t-shirt| Nine West nude pumps| necklace by Lovisa

Eid is always lovely, spending time with family, and remembering those performing Hajj (pilgrimage).  It’s also an important time to remind the kids to be thankful for such loving families and to be mindful of their advantages.
End of the day photo booth!

 My afternoon Eid outfit:
Silk Trenery print dress| Country Road Wool Cardigan, Fish net stockings| Nine West Nude pumps| Honey Necklace

Cream Patent Leather Slinbag with chain and ribbon detail: Charles & Keith

My other half and I ... looking very tired!


RuBe xoxo

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