Trèsind- Very India.

Can you believe after months of wanting to visit Tresind we finally go and I forget my camera (which I carry almost everywhere) at home? Well I can as it was my husbands birthday and I also forgot his cake in the fridge- guess the excitement of molecular gastronomy meeting indian cuisine got to me.

It is absolutely true what everyone is saying, going to Tresind is not like going to any other restaurant it’s a whole new experience that will, legit, awaken ALL of your senses. As we were seated I was handed a personalised note (A PERSONALISED SCROLL WITH A BOW ON IT, TALK ABOUT MAKING ME FEEL SPECIAL AS SOON AS I ENTER, HOW CUTE!) which explained the name/concept etc of the restaurant ‘Très’ meaning ‘very’ in french and ‘ind’ for India.

The waiter then bought over an aroma filled steaming jar and wet towels to “refresh ourselves” before we got started. Everything was bought over in a nice relaxed pace, beautifully presented…

Deconstructed pani puri. literally a burst of flavours in my mouth which got me buzzing for the rest of the meal.

Modernised chaat trolley. “this was art in the form of chaat” so glad I waited to type this out instead of saying it out loud at the restaurant in front of everyone haha but it sounds pretty cool right? but for real the live presentation of this was absolutely stunning and the taste was even more ❤

Tiger prawns with soft crab shells. Full of flavour traditional tandoori prawn

Passion fruit lava lamp. this drink was absolutely stunning *Gordan Ramsay voice* the most exciting part was the making, when the server added the ingredients to this huge venturi glass, and the drink bubbled, throwing the passion fruit seeds and the fresh berries up and down caused by the reacting dry ice, it felt like I was watching a beautiful science experiment.

Raan. probably the best raan i have ever had in my life, mouth melting, cooked to perfection, its definitely not to be missed.

Deconstructed Black Forest cake. This was another beautiful live presentation like the chaat trolley, if you like black forest cake then you will love this.

Paan flavoured candy floss. this was an amazing twist to your traditional candy floss and the way it was served on a tree between pretty flowers GAWD we were all in awe.Gotta include a picture of the birthday boy and I cause we unintentionally co-ordinated and dassss cute… OOTD- Skirt: Missguided | Top: Boohoo | Kimono: Market | Shoes: Dorothy Perkins 

Ok now back to Trèsind, absolutely everything the taste, the presentation, the bubbly staff, EVERYTHING gets a 5/5! Thank you for a great experience.

 

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SCHOOL RUN, FUN?

So I am currently temp mummy while my parents are away and to answer the question above: no school runs are not fun. not. at. all. This job is hard man but don’t worry I won’t go on a about that right now, instead I just want to say I MISS AND APPRECIATE MY PARENTS EVER SO MUCH and I can’t wait till they’re back and I can have my original ‘sister’ title. Dedicating this post to them, they’re probably never going to read it but its always cute to have someone dedicate something to you YAAAKNOW. Anyway here are some outfits I put together for the school run week: AFTER SCHOOL runs btw,  the morning runs were basically abaya over my pj’s and a shawl over my head and half my face because didn’t really want anyone to see me in that state…

Monday

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Top: Primark Mens because its almost impossible to find plain white tops in female sections that are not see through erghhhh why??? | Mom Jeans: Pull&Bear | Coat Blazer: HQ | Bag: Primark

Tuesday

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Top: H&M | Skirt: New Look | Bag: Primark | Hijab: Whitechapel Market

Wednesday

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Cape: InayahC | Top: Primark | Skinny Jeans: Next | Shoes: TKMaxx

Thursday

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Top: Primark | Treggings: Uniqlo | Hijab: Whitechapel Market | Heels: Primark

Friday

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Abaya: Ilford Lane | Shoes: TKMaxx

I clearly love the shawl you see in almost every outfit but have no idea where its from and I’m currently on the hunt for more like it so please do let me know 🙂

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THE BOOHOO DRESS.

Seeing a maxi dress with full sleeves and good chest coverage honestly makes my heart beat faster and at a good price as well *faints*

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life size chess board which happened to be right next to my hotel room was literally screaming PHOTOSHOOT MOMENT lmao

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Dress: Boohoo
Transparent box bag: eBay
Wedges: New Look
Jewellery: Aldo/ Primarni

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ALADDIN &THE PYRAMIDS.

Salaam lovelies, I went to see the pyramids in Cairo and no Aladdin wasn’t there but I wore my Aladdin pants so same difference right?! After two days of freezing in Cairo the day we went to pyramids the weather was beautiful alhumdulilah!

We travelled around on horses which was absolutely amazing – I love the clippety cloppety sound when a group of horses are walking together ❤ The guide who took us around had PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLLLLLLZ YOU KNOW –

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Look at me touching the top of the pyramids, I went to Egypt for this picture and I’m so glad I got it, also got one of me jumping over the pyramids but going to keep that to myself ha. Shout out to the guide, thank you ever so much!

Aladdin outfit 1:

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Aladdin pants: eBay
Top: Select
Maxi cardi: Whitechapel market
Jewellery: Aldo/ Primarni
Sandals: JustFab
Shoulder bag: Coach

I loved my Aladdin pants so much I decided to wear them again but this time in Sharm El Sheikh because obviously can’t outfit repeat in the same city lol

Aladdin outfit 2:

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I really don’t know why I’m pouting like that lol 😐

Top: Primarni
Sunglasses: Primarni
Everything else same as outfit 1

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AIRPORT OOTD.

Hi guys, just a quick ootd before I board my flight to EGYPT YAYYYY!

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Wet look trousers: Boohoo
Top: H&M
Maxi Cardi: Whitechapel market
Hijab: Whitechapel market
Trainers: Levi’s
Travel bag that manages to fit my whole life Alhumdulilah: Next
Leather jacket: Bank

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*just realised I forgot to publish this post anyway a bit late but here it is now (not that anyone was waiting lmao) – btw soooooo glad I grabbed my leather jacket last minute, it’s quite cold in Cairo which is quite sad as I bought my sun hat 😦

DUBAI STYLE.

This post has been in my drafts ever since I got back from Dubai which was absolutely ages ago but you know what they say about the posts in your drafts… yeah that’s right no one says anything about them I’m just really lazy and I never got around to completing it and by ‘completing’ I mean writing anything beyond the title.

Okay now that I’ve given you the useless introduction I’m going to jump straight into the less useless post. One thing I love about going to Dubai is buying Abayas. I usually buy a good years supply of them but this time we were only there for 3 days and had people to see, places to be so I only got three 😦

So first things first go to Dubai mall or any big mall and identify the latest abaya trends then go to the souks and get the same design for a 1/4 of the price (or less yassss) BARGAIN BARGAIN. This time round everyone was wearing all sorts of styles, the wings had come back, pleated ones, zip all the way down style and also plain abayas with a designer tag/chain thing at the bottom.

The wing style had always been my favourite so my first buy:

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Clutch: New Look

Pointy Heels: Dorothy Perkins

Next I got an simple everyday, early driving lesson/ tea morning Abaya:

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This abaya is a life saver, whenever I have to leave my house early morning I’ll throw this on and actually look and feel more awake and because its not just a plain black it actually looks like I’ve made some kind of effort to get ready!

Finally I got a ‘not going to the party/dawat because I can’t find anything to wear oh wait I found something I’m coming now’ abaya:

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I wanted to get a nice printed abaya that I could wear to last minute parties and dawats and still look FRESH yaano and nothing beats the black and gold combo so when I saw the pretty print I had to get it.

Rings: Primarni

Feet Killers: Aldo 

Okay that’s all for now folks, apologies again for the bad quality pictures they will get better as soon as someone in my family bravely takes on the role of my personal photographer in sha Allah. 

JORDAN INSPIRED.

I love buying and trying traditional outfits from all the places I visit, especially if it’s from a market and I can watch my mum haggle like a pro!
So obviously when I went to the markets in Jordan and saw all the beautiful Jordanian dresses hanging there I had to drag my mum into the shops to get me one.

So we went into the shops and mum was set on a price so she haggled her way down but wasn’t convinced so standard procedure, she said ‘no it’s ok’ and started to exit the shop in hope that the owner would call us back with a better price and ALHUMDULILAH he did…………….


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***Sorry for the terrible picture quality, everyone refused to take pictures of me and the front camera as you can see is blerghhhhh

Dress: Market in Amman, Jordan

Leather Jacket: Bank Fashion (last year xmas sale)

How beautiful is the embroidery ❤ There was also loads of little sequins on it but I wore it when I went to wadi ram for camping and I think they all got lost in the sand (note: don’t let your siblings bury you in sand when you’re wearing something nice) </3

This OOTD has got me looking through all the pictures from Jordan for like the 86th time! Visiting Jordan was such an amazing experience from climbing up a mountain on a DONKEY to visiting the alleged cave of the seven sleepers everything was absolutely fantastic!

Sunset over the dead sea:
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Red Sea:
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Wadi Ram:
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Petra:
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The girl who gave me a ‘gift’ and asked to take a picture with me, then shouted at me when I didn’t have money to buy the gift she handed me lmao:

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Supposed cave of the seven sleepers:
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BATWING CARDI.

Oooo check me blogging another ootd. ‘Batwing Cardi’ tho, I need to be more creative with my titles I know ~

I love love love this cardigan so much that I was actually going to blog a mini look book thing with it but then I remembered how lazy I am and thought nahhhhhh
So here’s the one and ONLY outfit
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Black Batwing Cardi: Inayah Collection
Top: Primark
Jeans: Zara
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins
Bag: Burberry
Necklace: eBay

Salaam guys
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J.

“HAAANGOVER TERI YAADON KA, HAAANGOVER TERI BAATON KA” I sang while putting on my asian attire because singing bollywood songs is just standard procedure when putting on asian clothes, am I right or am I right?
I’m right ~
So today’s post will be my first ever ootd. Seeing as it’s my first please excuse my terrible full length picture taking skills
Let’s start with the most important part…

 MY FACE

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Flicked/Winged my eyeliner for the first time ever today, took me three YouTube tutorials and just over half an hour on my eyes but I did it YAY

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Black Bobble Hijab: Whitechappel Market
Next the outfit:

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Kurta: J. (Junaid Jamshed) in Pakistan
Black Leggings: Primark
Gold Clutch: Aldo
Finally the shoes:

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The heels were a gift it says ‘pretty fit’ inside idk what that is or where that is tbh?!

Went to Faroz in ilford for an Auntie’s 50th birthday surprise – Alhumduliah had a fab time with all my faves:

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