Friday 23 August 2013

Colour denim trend

Hey there lovely readers,

Life has returned to the normal humdrum, school runs, soccer runs, lunch box snacks etc etc. The fast is behind us and it is amazing how quickly my family has returned to the normal crazy pace! I miss the tranquility and spirituality though.

Last summer saw the introduction of coloured denims, reminding me fondly of those colour 501 Levi's back in the 90's. I rarely wore them back then as I was still pretty young, and could not keep up with trends very easily as my mom bought my clothes!

I was quite taken by the colour denim trend, and particularly like my neon ones. I managed to grab two neon pairs on the last summer sale early in the year, with the hope that wasnt just a passing fad. Well, it is around for another season, along with patterned denims, ombre denims, metallics and textured jeans. 

There are so may varieties to suit all tastes, from bold statement floral denims to subtle patterned denims. (Seen in store at GAP).

I chose to detract from the neon with my oversize ZARA handbag, which I pair with almost everything! Its big and such a statement that it works for most looks :-D

I am wearing:

Denim shirt (old)
Guess T-shirt
Edgars jeans
Stuttafords Sass scarf
Necklace and bracelet by Sass Diva
Silver necklace (Gift from Mecca)
Bag from ZARA
Shoes Zando (last year)

Earrings by Guess

Some celebrities looking fine in their neon denims:

Christina Milian

Eva Longoria

Jessica Alba

All images above courtesy of Google

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Ciao for now,

RuBe xoxo

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Tuesday 13 August 2013

My Neon Eid

Eid day dawned, and it had turned out sunny and dry and less chilly. We were so blessed after the wave of icy cold the preceding couple of days. I hope everyone had a beautiful day with family and friends.

The end of the fast was celebrated with great enjoyment by the boys who were starting to look really exhausted. The month meant very little play, they spent  a lot of time reading Quran, helping in the kitchen, homework with a little bit of free time. So they were ready to return to normal life and resume sports activities, TV, games and... of course eating!

As usual we spend the day visiting neighbours, friends and family and passing on good wishes. The kids, all decked out in new threads, receive money and gifts, which makes the day extra special for them.

I usually have many unworn dresses in my closet, so I decided to wear one of them and only bought some accessories and a clutch, my shoes were a recent import. I don't really do shopping centres during the fast unless it is an absolute emergency, so no retail therapy during Ramadan (I'm sure online shopping doesn't count?)…

My morning outfit is usually one geared for comfort as I spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing lunch, so I wore my Perry Book Store princess skirt with a silver lurex knit top. I was unfortunately so busy that  I neglected to take pics!

After lunch, I chose a knitted print dress with sparkle tights and my Louboutin inspired neon and perspex heels.

Fully beaded clutch

Snake print on my dress

These shoes are actually neon, and not yellow as they appear on this pic - red soles inclusive
My boys and I

Some friends who visited the morning
My afternoon outfit:
Dress (old sale purchase)
Falke tights
Shoes own import
Scarf Edgars
Accessorize clutch
Forever New Necklace
Honey earrings

Ciao for now,

RuBe xoxo

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Tuesday 6 August 2013

Free Spirit

Hello lovelies!

The fast is almost at an end, and I am happy to say that I have accomplished all I wanted. It's the first Ramadan that I am at home and able to spend the time exactly as I planned it.

Being a stay-at-home mum has been amazing, although I suspect that after the fast, I will start to feel restless with the need to be doing ME things ( i.e. not mommy duties, or wife duties, or homemaker duties) :-)

I have been blessed with the ability to pursue so many other things... things I would not have been able to do whilst working.

One of the most challenging projects has been my sewing and design classes. It has given me a new appreciation for a fine garment, made in an exquisite fabric. I have never been good at needlework, and even dropped it at high school, but I have always been interested in fashion, always wanting unique and unusual pieces. I would therefore alter some items myself (by hand) whether to bead, embroider or change it up. So it made perfect sense that I would purchase a sewing machine and enrol for classes, right? It's not important that I had no idea how to operate a sewing machine, or cut on a pattern, or even alter something! But, I have learnt and am still learning as I go along....

So I feel the need to acknowledge, Abashiya Achilles (there are many others I'm sure), the lady behind Fabulous in Hijab (Check out her FB page here), who made me this lovely leather-look maxi tube skirt. All the hard work, and time behind the sewing machine is now something I can relate to, although I doubt I will enter the realm of garment manufacturing!

I paired the skirt with the Free Spirit, Quirky Stylista top and one of my favourite Converse sneakers, for a chilled look.

I am wearing:
Mr Price sweatshirt
Fabulous in hijab leather look skirt
Beanie (old)
Converse sneakers
Rose Gold accessories from Sass Diva

RuBe xoxo
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