I love Friday here as it is weekend in the Gulf states. Today we decided to head on our favourite restuarant in Adliya area called Coco. If you are in Bahrain you should visit this cosy place. The food is so good and affordable. I decided to wear my new sandals and new skirt which I got during Spring sale. This Prada saffiano bag was quite a few years old and it lost its structure due to careless care! But I still very much love it. My sister got this bag for me while she was in Paris.
Today I also practiced new method of applying make-up learning from some gurus on youtube tutorials. It is amazing how a few techniques can totally transform you into different looks.
Hope you enjoy your weekend! See you next time..
Lately I don’t know if it was my unknown source of stress over something I don’t even realise. I believe whatever it was it drove me to be crazy enough to go on a shopping spree which last for a while. Recently I purchased 3 pre-owned hangbags which I dont know why I bought them. Haha. But at the end I do like them and I didn’t pay much for them.
My first purchase was MCM revisible shopper medium size in congac colour. I like it because it is not too big and it comes with a small clutch which can be used separately. It was very new since the pre owner didnt use it much. I paid for $ 248 I guess it was a good price.
At first I was reluctant about buying it but when I tried I like it and think it suits me.
My second purchase was Carolina Herrera Audrey Bow bag. I am a big fan of this designer but only purchased two belts from the brand. I found this black bow bag online and decidedto meet up to see the bag. When I saw it I like it so I decided to give it a try. The bag is pretty old around 5 years but it has a few wrinkles which will be difficult to fixed. It is cute but it doesnt hold much stuff. It is more like casual day out but not for a busy mummy day. The bag has been authenticated by CH shop in Bahrain.
I havent used it yet. Plan to use it on a grocery day out tomorrow. I will ask my husband to take some pics for me.
My last crazy shopping for bag was another CH holiday bag in brown. I love it and will collect it on Sunday. I am sure it will be good chpice for my trip to Europe at the end of July.
Writing an entry now makes me realised of my stress source, my selfish colleague. He is full of himself and sometimes it is too much for me to bear. Anyway, hope you like my purchases.
Apart from lace, I am crazy about pleated top, dress, skirt or jacket. I got this lovely pleated long dressy jacket from a shop called Splash in Bahrain a while ago. It looks amazing and so lady-like. I think wearing it is an appropriate attire for attending tonight reception at the Hotel in town. I dont want it to open too much so I pinned it with a simple pearl pin. Not much accessories today. Later on I will change my heels from a simple black pair to a fancier one. Like what I wear today very much.
I have been a big fan of this Swedish brand, H&M, for many years now. I recently bought this black pleated dress from the brand as a cheap version of Designer’s brand. Love it. I also bought a other black pleated cover from Dorothy Parkin, English brand for plus size women a long time ago. They are perfect matches. It is easy to wear and yet looks incredible elegant. I think I can wear it for day and night. The fabric isnt too shiny but soft so it holds my figure very well and doesnt make me look large. For the price of it and for what I get out of it, I will score it 10 out of 10.
I bought this lovely olive dress from H&M a while ago and wore it yesterday on a day out with my boy. The dress was lovely and thin for a hot summer in Bahrain but somehow the fabric got easily stained. Once stain got in, it leaves some marks which doesnt look nice. I took K to a boat trip and went on to visit Bahrain National Museum. It was so much fun but the dress looked so spoiled when I was home. It was easy to clean though that was a plus side.
Today I had to go to an Embassy Bazaar which is an annual event here in Bahrain. It has been organised by the Mother and Child Society for many many years to raise funds to support a vulnerable group of people in the society. Many embassids participated at this event including my embassy. I chose to wear simple white lace top and a statement sa-rong. My sa-rong is in shocking pink with amazing patterns. It was weaved by hand to create amazing patterns. A unique technique has been taught from generation to generation. Every time I wear this amazing piece of sa-rong. I can feel warmed by love and care of the persons who created them. Some pieces can take up to half a year or more to make. Love them.
This special sa-rong was made by a group of tribe called Thai Leu. Their work is amazing and recognised by colourful pattern. I got it from a trip to Chiang Rai province in Thailand.
Hope you like it as much as me.
Good morning Sunday!
I have always been a chubby girl. I am quite aware of my body shape which is not categorised as curvy but more as boxy. I do not have a very slim waist line to divide my body like the curvy girls. My top and bottom parts are quite equally big. After one pregnancy and one big operation of ectopic pregnancy, my belly has never be the same. I however try to dress up to cover the bad parts and hi-lighten the good parts. Thanks to many bloggers out there, I have learnt a lot from you guys. Being stylish is not always naturally born but from researching as well as from trials and errors. I sometimes tend to wear things which are not for a boxy girl but why not. Like wearing this brown belt on the black dress to enhance my waist line. Well, if you like it, go for it. It is sometimes about the attitude to hold your body with confidence. Self-confidence can be the great finishing touch!
Have a wonderful day to you all.