Thursday, November 5, 2015

Outfit of the Day

Man I need to brush-up on my photography skills! Until then, here's a quick outfit of the day post. I took this one while visiting Harvey Nichols Kuwait and I fell in love with this box cross bag by Edie Parker. I was wearing my cropped denim pants by TopShop, Gucci 'Princeton' fur lined loafers , and Co flared top from AlOthman

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Golden Super Star.. That is What You Are

Golden Goose sneakers were the flavor of the day for my peeps at the office the other day (year we're lucky to have a no-dress code policy in the office! Don't they look super cool in a "you-can't-sit-with-us" kind of way?! I like Golden Goose Delux Brand brand just as much as any sneakers-loving girl, but I have this dilemma with the sizing! Golden Goose Delux Brand is that kind of brand which is not consistent with the sizing, much like Louboutin you know? Which makes picking the right size online a nightmare. I bought a pair once online and it really felt like I was wearing 2 sizes smaller. I don't know if it's just me or other people can relate to it? Let me know your thoughts. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

être cécile x Aspinal of London in Kuwait!

First of all, have I been living under a rock lately?! How come I never knew about Aspinal of London having its own store in Kuwait, in the Avenues to be more precise?!!! I discovered it by coincidence on my way to dropping my kids to Kidzania. And the next surprise was finding one of the hottest collaborations of the season on display right there in front of me! être cécile, the uber-cool brand created by one of my style icons Ysamin Swell, has teamed up with Aspinal of London, designer, manufacturer and retailer of luxury leather goods and accessories for men and women, to present us with a collection of handbags, backpacks, and leather goods that blends the classiness and luxury of Aspinal and the quirky coolness of être cécile. I was hoping to see the famous plaid backpack, made noticeable thanks to Yasmin Swell during fashion week, but unfortunately it wasn't ordered for Kuwait. My 2nd favorite pick is the multi-colored box bag shown in the photo above. It's kind of compact and first the essentials. They also had other styles on display that might appeal to others. Scroll down for more.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Wink to Pink

Wasn't it just yesterday that made my "team flats" declaration??! And then I come across this hot fuchsia heel with a fancy collar by Aquazzura and suddenly I'm all weak in the knees! What can I say?! When it comes to fashion I somtimes get all bi-polar!! Had to practice a lot of self-restraint in order not to fall in its trap. So far I'm proud to say that I have succeeded. Now all I have to do is avoid passing by it.... good luck to me!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Pointy On Point

Call it growing old(er), but I find myself recently always striving for clothes and accessories that are both stylish and comfortable. I no longer have the stamina to wear something that's uncomfortable. Comfort has become a “must have” when it comes to my fashion purchases. So for shoes, I've been opting for fancy flats that are anything but boring. Like these pair by Max & Co. They're pointy, they're flats, they're covered in faux exotic skin, they don't break the bank, and their bright red! What's not to love?!?!

You can find these pretty pointy flats at Max & Co. Boutique located at the Avenues Phase II.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Wishing you all a very happy Halloween! What did you end up dressing as? This year I focused on my kids costume and I ended up wearing a boring hairband as a costume. My boys looked amazing though! A Scarecrow and a skeleton! Will try to share a photo soon.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Statement Necklace that won't break the bank!

Found a really nice statement necklace that won't break the bank! Spotted this greenish beaded necklace at Weekend by Maxmara at The Avenues the other day and it was selling for KD 35 only. The beauty of it, is that it can be worn as a belt, wrapped around your neck in a cute knot, or simply have it dangling on your neck. Just what a frugal girl needs to give an outfit an instant upgrade.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fur Fever!

I can’t help myself… I love fur (faux and real!). The chicest and easiest way to dress up your any boring coat, knitted top, or jacket. I just spotted this half striped and half bright fox fur collar at Weekend by Maxmara and it was selling for KD 77 ONLY! A bargain I would say! I truly felt like it was calling my name. I just may have to have it. It comes in variety of colors, which would make this a perfect fit for whatever you wear.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mamas & Papas x Liberty London in Kuwait!

I was looking for a gift for my relative's new born when I came across this super cool and exclusive collaborated collection from Liberty London for Mamas and Papas, at the brand's store in the Avenues Phase II. The collection included a range of strollers, clothes, and accessories completely decorated with Liberty’s striking prints; bold designs that let you stroll around in style. Needless to say I ended up buying the gift from this selection, one lucky stylish baby, ha?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Event: Peace of Art Exhibition

I found out about the Peace of Art exhibition by coincidence while doing my regular walks at AlShaheed Park. The exhibition is organized by LOYAC Kuwait, a nonprofit organization working towards the overall development of youth within our region and to empower them through unique opportunities to evolve into highly humane effective citizens.
LOYAC is re-purposing oil barrels into seats that are going to be showcased throughout various venues in all of Kuwait’s governorates. The intention behind using oil barrels is to highlight the nation’s most prized asset, as a symbol of peace and contribution, further underlining Kuwait’s role as an advocate of humanitarian initiatives, activities and breakthroughs.

I was impressed by how organized the exhibition was and by the work of some of the participants/artists. My favorite barrel was this beautiful piece, shown in the first photo above, designed and painted by Ibrahim Habib who is a devoted fine arts educator. According to his bio on display in the exhibition, his dedication towards the development and appreciation of art in Kuwait can be seen through his dynamic roles as an Art Consultant, Instructor, and Head of Art Supervision at Kuwait University, Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah, and Bayt Lothan, respectively. I also liked the artwork done on the barrels shown below. Scroll down to find out who the creative brains behind them:

By the way! You can bid for this beautiful piece and more via this link.

This barrel is painted by Abdulraheem, also known as F160, one of Kuwait’s most promising artists. I personally own two paintings by the artist and one miniature wooden boat. His curiosity towards history, media, poetry and politics, allow him to develop an extreme level of depth behind his work.

This one is more on the funky side! It is painted by Abdulla Al Enizi, a member Kuwait’s extravagant graffiti artist community. This would look cool outdoors.

I love this piece! It is painted by Amira Behbehani, one of Kuwait’s leading female artists. She has engraved herself into Kuwait’s history, as a pioneer in the world of art. I would love to have this piece in a corner at my new home.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Outfit of the Day

I must apologize for the radio silence! I haven't posted in quite sometime. Having a full-time job and raising kids ain't easy! So I'm glad I managed to steal some time off to update my beloved blog. I'm more active on instagram (@confashions) nowadays I guess! Anyhow, here's a quick outfit of the day post. I took this photo right after work. I was wearing a Roksanda flared short-sleeves jacket, decorated it with a tiny ecru alphabet brooch, paired the jacket with Roksanda's striped top, TopShop's cropped blue pants, and Giambattista Valli's embellished pointy flats from AlOthman Boutique.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Shop Confashions' Picks on Net-a-Porter

 I haven't shared my favorite pieces from Net-a-porter for quite sometime! Blame it on my super busy life! So what have you been eyeing for the new season? Shopping for the new season is always full of temptations, justified purchases, and a looooong wish list. Check out some of my favorite items of the season on Confashions' Picks, a dedicated page on Net-a-porter where you’ll get to see my absolute favorite picks on Net-a-porter. Click here to start shopping. I'm sure you'll find something that piques your interest...

Outfit of the Day

Yup. I'm still wearing my caftans, mainly for our Friday's family gatherings. this week chose to wear my Kristella kaftan by C&M, the lower line for Australian brand CAMILLA AND MARC. I'm not sure if it's visible in this photo but if you look closely at the sleeves, you'll notice this huge knotted detail which I found unique and adds a modern detail to the basic striped Moroccan-inspired oversized silhouette. I paired it with my J. crew woven straw flats and layered beaded necklaces.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Outfit of the Day

Boxy crochet fringed top from Melange Boutique paired with loose black culottes from TopShop, the perfect combination for a bloated-and-need-comfy-clothes kind of day. Finished the look with pointy flat slides and multi-layered necklaces.

Monday, October 5, 2015

LEO Studio Design

I just got to know about this quirky-cool Italian brand called LEO Studio Design while browsing the selection at Harvey Nichols Kuwait. I love pieces with quirky flavor, but I know how I'll feel about them after a couple of months. I'll be like "What the hell was I thinking?!". HOWEVER! if the price points are not breaking the bank then there is no harm, right? I thought so too! So not only I loved the embroidery detail on the bags and shoes, but also their price tags! The shoes were selling for KD 53 only?!! Not bad at all! And the backpack was selling for 60 something?? I think I'm sold on this one! Scroll down to check out the other styles. 


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