Elegant in Blue For Eid Al Adha

Belated Eid Mubarak to all my muslim readers! I hope you had a lovely eid and spent it making memorable moments with family and friends. The girls and I had a great time and today is the last day of the Eid Holidays we all go back to work tomorrow.

I finally have managed to sit down and blog about my outfit like I do every eid. Check out what I wore last Eid.

Every Eid I always like to go for an effortless and simple look and I must admit I just  this look all came together.

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The gorgeous blue dress is from Abaya Addict it’s the Bright Blue Elegant Chiffon Maxi Dress. This dress is by far my favorite dress from their collection to the point that i want one in EVERY color. The beautiful flow cut of the dress is so flattering.

If you follow me on my instagram account you know that I  have quite a collection of dresses from Abaya Addict and it was only natural that I end up choosing one for Eid.

The clutch is hand woven by Banago get yours from Totem Boutique in MGM check out Andy in Oman’s boutique review.


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As accent colors I choose to go white for the scarf and red for the shoes by BC Footwear (most comfortable heels EVER) also sold at TOTEM Boutique and red a bobble necklace.

I wanted a fresh make up look so basically did my daily make up routine nothing fancy!

My pictures were taken by my talented daughters Hadeel and Dania I seriously hope that one of them develops a passion for photography because I doubt that I could take such beautiful pictures at their age, ma sha Allah.

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Once i was ready and Hadeel my 9-year-old saw me she said “So mummy you are representing your Country today? (I thought to myself I am wearing blue not green) as if reading my mind she continued on “Blue, red and white, Mama you look like the French flag LOL” Aww my Hadeel always know how to make me laugh LOL

Thank you for stopping by off to enjoy what is left of the holiday!

by mayya


Make time to do what you love!

Ah my poor neglected blog, believe me I miss sharing my thoughts and creations here. I started this blog back in 2008 and without it I wouldn’t be where I am today (click here to read how it all started). I find it weird that I have this special attachment with my blog. It simply brings me so much joy especially when my readers (if they are still out there) comment by how much they can relate to it.

Life always has a way of  taking over, I seem to be pushing my blog further down the line. Believe it or not blogging is something I remind myself daily about. But I always seem to find reasons why I don’t blog.

Having a full-time job and being mum  (I am sure many mums can relate to this) I seem to always be on the go rushing here, collecting this, buying that I mean there is always a reason that I don’t end up doing what I want to do, and I have finally come to realize why.

 Time Management

It all comes down to that, doesn’t it?

Week to week 2

I have come to understand that it’s not that we don’t have enough time during the day.  24 hours is 24 hours I have to plan my days around that and making the time for whatever it is you want to do. I must admit this year I was much better to keeping appointments, and managing my time with my Erin Condren Planner (pictured above).

Activities that involve just me are the ones I am struggling with. Because it is my time and usually during the course of the day when I am able to have some “me time” I am beat! All I want to do is relax and do nothing.

Clearly doing nothing is not very effective and honestly a waste of time. Might as well make use of it and do things such as  work out and blog and  since I am the only one required therefore I have full control when to do it.

So next step is to find out what time during the course am i alone. Easy peasy for me that would be early morning (before the girls are up) and late evening (after they are asleep ) which means I have to fit my workout/blogging schedule during those times. 

Other activities that I enjoy is sewing and making videos for my YouTube channel. Those are best done during the weekends since I usually like to film and craft in the mornings.

Now that I have all that sorted out I just have to implement and it has started with this post! Yay me!

Do what you love

The aim here  to find things that make me happy, make time for them in my busy schedule and enjoy the rewards.

Now you’ve read my bit I am a tiny bit curious to know, what makes you happy and how do you manage to fit it into your schedule?

by mayya

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