With Winter in full swing- it’s all about coats, boots and warm jerseys.
But what about that period in between?
As you may know from my previous posts, I have a capsule wardrobe – this is a “mini wardrobe” so to speak, of items you love to wear, bought consciously/purposefully and generally really great quality.
While many stick to numbers, like the 37 piece seasonal wardrobe of Caroline Rector of Unfancy or the Project 333, I have decided to forgo this, as it can be quite limiting, and have stuck to having a mindful closet, with good quality pieces and easy to assemble outfits (I tend to mix both summer and winter pieces because of the weather in this city and I have the space to store all my clothing to be accessible at all times).
So if you are following my latest series, I have asked my sister, Ilhaam, to give us some insight into her capsule wardrobe and her take on sustainability.
Read more below on how you can build you capsule wardrobe to fit your needs and lifestyle- and if you have not had a look at the first post, here you go
Sustainable Closets and Slow Fashion – you may have heard these terms around (especially of late, given the impact we have had on the environment, one the major impacts being fast fashion).
Some of you may be wondering if slow fashion is just a trend, is it really for you and how do you go about changing your shopping habits and wardrobe to accommodate this lifestyle change.
I decided to talk to my sister, Ilhaam, about her current experience with capsule wardrobes and the world of sustainable fashion.
Hello lovelies, with winter upon us, I am pretty much ready to dust off my coats and knitwear and just layer it on up!
I have been investing in a few jerseys and boots, cause you can never have too many, and I am so excited to pair them with my summery items (skirts and soft pants).
See this kind of outfit below.
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.
February is on our doorstep and it’s the time where I am usually getting into the swing of things and trying out new experiences.
For those who may not know me – I love breakfast food.
Why have I never tried Batavia Cafe until now? For that, I do not have an answer but boy was it amazing!
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!
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).
Hello Lovelies! Hope your Friday is amazing (Jumuah Mubarak).
Khalida and I had a photoshoot yesterday (the weather turned out to be pretty amazing).
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.