Fancy Florals

Happy Sunday Lovelies! For some, either your or your family is partaking in the Cycle Tour – I hope it goes well (my dad is doing the race today for the 08th time! All the best!)

With the lovely we weather we have been receiving, I have been taking advantage of all my summery and spring clothes before I have to start layering again.

I recently starting buying items from Mr Price again – I have always found some of their shoes to be quite good quality, and it has seen me through three years at College, so it’s a really great buy.

Other items I have gotten are maxi and t-shirt style dresses, layering tops (long sleeved, turtle necks) as well as really comfy soft pants.

Fancy Florals

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Modest Beachwear

Back to the grind this week! I am at work again and slowly getting used to the fact that I can no longer sleep until 10h00 everyday and binge watch Brooklyn 99 (you guys! It is the best! Go watch it now!)

I had a pretty restful period off, and over the last weekend, Labeeq and I joined his parents and siblings in Arniston for camping and tanning.

This meant getting to wear my new swimsuit from Designer Warehouse with my take on modest beachwear.

I have been looking for a comfortable, yet flattering beach look for a few years now and after a wonderful chat with Sahra Heuwel (check out her amazing photographs and outfits here) as well as some inspiration from the amazing and beautiful Nabilah Kariem , I finally found something that

I am not going to get into Islamic dress, hijab or the awrah (عورة) here, I just did what was comfortable for me and what I would deem suitable and appropriate to wear in public.

See my outfit post below – and if you have any suggestions or tips & tricks that have worked for you, let me know in the comments!

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Look Post – Black and Taupe

Hi Lovelies! So summer is nearly here – I am really going to miss sweater and boots kinda weather but am so excited for sandals and skirts!

I don’t wear heels much anymore, I have taken a real liking to sneakers, but when I feel like dressing up I dust off a pair of my all but three pairs of heels.

See my outfit and the details below (click on read more).

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My Style Evolution

Hello Lovelies! A Ramadaan Mubarak to my followers who are celebrating this holy Month. Two days in and it’s going by so quickly!

I was archiving my photos on my PC when I started going through old photographs (and by old I mean from about 2011 onwards) and I can tell that my style has changed, grown and evolved overtime so much so, that I thought I would go through the timeline to find out what looks I still keep today, what I have put to rest and what I would still like to experiment with.

Mind you, I feel like I still haven’t quite adapted to a specific style (as my outfit usually depends on the mood I am in) and I am still pretty much finding myself.

Read more below about my journey thus far.

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AW/17 Capsule

Hi Lovelies! Hope this weather is treating you well – I love colder weather (more layers – as a modest dresser this is super important).

It’s that time of the year where I look through my wardrobe and build a seasonal capsule (if you’ve been following me from the beginning, you will know I have taken on a minimalist style and lifestyle).

Read more below about what I gravitate towards now and how I build my outfits.

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Frocking Cotton: Rebranded

Hello Hello Lovelies! I hope you have been well… So, you’re probably wondering, “hey, why is this girl back on this blog? Did she not start a new blog recently?” Well then, this is true, but here are the facts…

So, Frocking Cotton was established in 2010 (back then known as Pretty Young Things) as a means of expressing my love for fashion, writing, books and animals.

I then rebranded about two years ago as Frocking Cotton, but with the same content. I felt that whilst I was passionate about the topics, it didn’t cover my love for events and my dreams and aspirations to become an event planner specialising in weddings.

This is when (within this year) I decided to start Everyday Dreaming. I wanted a space to write about and focus on events, with my personal interests as an aside. Initially, the idea was to have two blogs; Frocking Cotton and Everyday Dreaming, but, the time and maintenance proved to be too strenuous.

At this point, I still felt unfulfilled, like I wasn’t as passionate about blogging as I once was.

This leaves us here today…

I have now reinstated Frocking Cotton as my sole blog, however, with a twist on the content.

What can you expect from Frocking Cotton now?

You will find content relating to beauty and style, as well as topics about events, tips and tricks, DIY projects and what I have learnt about being in the industry.

Would you suggest running two blogs to anyone?

If you are someone who has two different topics, e.g. IT and Food, then you would probably have two different readerships and dynamics in terms of followers.

Having two blogs would work logistically whereas with myself, I have followers and readers interested in both topics (as they aren’t too far off from one another) and having one blog with the readership I have allows me to mix my professional and personal interests.

What does Frocking Cotton mean to you?

It is my creative outlet, my place of thoughts, ideas and inspiration.

I want it to be about quality products and services, what I stand for in my own life, as well as remaining authentic as I grow.

I appreciate the followers who have stood by my side, even as I try to find myself in this ever growing and crazingly (is that a word?) saturated industry.

Love always

Nuhaa

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