Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Summer Love- No layering required

Hello friends,

My goodness 2015 has started and is already 6 days in as I write up this post.. might be 7 by the time the post goes live :P
Summer is here for us living down under. It's been so inconsistent but of course thats nothing new for us Melbournians.
As a hijabi people are shocked to hear me express my love for summer and all things hot weather. It makes sense though... people can not comprehend how I can see any advantages as a hijabi with the heat. Friends and colleagues alike question me all the time. I've always loved water and sunshine and also that my african skin can't handle the cold.
On the topic of heat one thing I've always managed is my ability to dress for the weather. I dislike layering and would avoid it where possible.
Here's an outfit worn on a really warm Melbourne summer day-
A light chiffon long sleeve dress with buttons down the front paired with my jeans.
Jeans aren't my go to bottoms but they were ok for the day.

-Outfit details-
Dress- Vintage from Lost & Found market
Jeans- Tribeca 
Hijab- borrowed
Bag- Mocha
Shoes- Tony Bianco
Sun glasses- Witchery
Watch- Michael Kors

Next post- My trip to Perth... super excited for some time off from work for 2 weeks and just can't wait to be a beach bum for a few once.
Until Next time..
Take care
Trendy Melbourne xoxoxo

Monday, 6 October 2014

My Eid Outfit in full

Hey beautiful,

Hope you've all enjoyed Eid celebrations with your loved ones.
Alhamduallah the weekend has come and gone too fast enjoyed with the company of loved ones.
I took a sneaky 30 min away from serving and preparing meals to get my pictures done for my outfit as promised.
I'm lucky to have an awesome niece who's willing to put up with my demands :P in search for those great shots.
I've had this dress for months but just never got around to making the required adjustments. It was extremely long and required a lot of work. Part laziness and not finding a tailor i trust just added to the delay. 
I feel in love with it scrolling through Asos and it was mine in under a week thanks to their amazing express shipping. I loved the detailing and it's imperfection to some extent. It reminds me of traditional Eritrean clothing. My mother use to crotchet the exact patterns on linen and sell them. She told me and couldn't believe it so i went looking for it and I found some in my linen cupboard. i'm talking about over 25 years. 

Here are the photos:

-Look Details-
wrap dress- Asos collection  
Hijab- Myer  Necklace- Free People 
Sunnies & clutch- Witchery
Ring- H&M

until next post,
take care
Trendy Melbourne xoxoxo

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Eid Look 3- Jade and White

Hey Eid Mubarak to those who celebrated around the world,

It was  one crazy friday for me so i wasn't able to post.
I'll be celebrating tomorrow (sunday) inshallah.
Wishing you all a happy Eid and may Allah accept all the deeds and efforts of those who made the hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).

My last look is properly my favourite look.

Its simple but enough wow factor to wear on such a special occasion as eid or to any formal event you may be attending.

-Look details-
Green dress- local store White cardi-dress- 
Hijab-local hijab shop Necklace- market
Bag- Oasis London Shoes- New Look

Photo's once again thanks to my beautiful nieces Nada and Hajar for helping out on the day.

P.S I will share my eid ootd on Sunday night

Until than,
take care
Trendy Melbourne xoxoxox