Sunday, 6 August 2017

Eid Ul Fitr 2017

Good day Beautiful people,

I know this post is super late because life has just been super hectic! I'm sharing a few pictures of Eid Ul Fitr that we celebrated on the 26th of June and as you now Eid is a very special day in any Muslims life and is celebrated with family and friends. This Eid was different to other Eids, something felt missing and has been feeling so every Eid since my mother in-law passed on, my sister in-law and kids from Namibia also didn't​ join us for Eid this year and my husband slept half of the day away because he was'nt feeling well at all. My daughter was just the cutest even though she didnt quite understand what was wrong with her father, she went to check up on him every few minutes, stood infront of him to make sure he's still ok and stroked his hair and kissed him then went off to play again for a while again. So beautiful to see the love between daddy and daughter, I tried my best to make the day enjoyable for her.

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen my posts about Muneeb that recently went for an operation, hence the hectic part and it was difficult not only for him in the beginning but for me too, he could'nt move much so I had to help him alot but he came around very quickly and was better in no time, Alhamdulilah I Shukr Allah for that.  
We managed to atleast get one family pic on the day, over the years it became a tradition to take family pictures on Eid.


I'm wearing: Yde dress 
Lovisa tassel earings ,
Foschini Bag  (old)
Kelso Bangels
Zoom shoes 

Shazia's wearing : Gadijah Khan dress 
Shoes also bought from GKD 
Whimsy headband
Akusesarict tassel earings
Sling bag  from shop in Vangate Mall

Nadia SS
Keep Shining!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Events: Fun at the Styled up Fair

Slms / Hi Ladies

I know it's been a while since I last blogged. It was Ramadaan and before I knew it it was Eid. Today I'll share a post with you that I actually wanted to share before Ramadaan but just never did the final touches and got hung up and then completely forgot about it, sounds more like a forgetful grandma to me hey?

So this post is all about the fun I had at a event I went to in May. Echi "my blogger friend" from Halaalife blog was the event organizer and she's also the Brand Manager for Fair Couture. The event was to showcase Fair Couture's latest designs, shop, mingle, meet and eat, no wait and dance. I ate dishes I never ate before, very delicious Indonesian foods, the starter was what they call bakwan (it's like a daltjie) and the other one rissoles, tasted like a springroll just a bit different and very tasty (such a pity I didnt take a pic). In fact with every break came something to eat.
After the duas and greetings the lovely Yasmine from Chantique Health and Beauty did a makeup demo and some lucky ladies also won amazing prizes. Then after showing us a few designs we had a break to shop and mingle and then enjoyed delicious thai noodle and bottled water. Lots of entertainment followed on stage, the ladies from Sams dance studio made it so much fun and even if we were'nt the once on the stage shaking it, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

 Echi was full of surprises and a really great and funny host, she was such a natural on stage and so full of love. Then came the big surprise when she joined the dance studio ladies on stage doing a dance on Justin biebers song, everybody was surprised and wanted to join the dance shcool after that. Some great energy went through Erin Hall. 
Guess what? another break to have some desserts​, delicious fruit kebabs and green pancakes with coconut filling served with hot tea or coffee of choice. And for a takeaway the cutest cupcake from Shazzy cakes and treats & some won cappuccino vouchers from mista Barista Coffee.

They also had a professional photographer, the lovely and talented Quanita from Quanita.e_photography, so anyone could go and have their pics taken (private pics that was emailed to us personally) at the “photobooth” .

Guests enjoy shopping Fair Coutures range. (top)


Makeup demo and pamper sessions 

Laughs on the stage while showing of some of Fair Couture's designs.

Rana Scarves stocking beautiful colourful pattern and pom-pom scarfs also chokers from Rogero Style, Halaal nailpolish from Novabeauty and more.

Bottom:  Echi doing a dance on stage with the ladies from the dance studio

  guests joined on stage

Food food, yummy Thai food

Some pics by myself and and some by Quanita E Photography

I hope you enjoyed.
Thank you for reading and always keep Shining!
Nadia SS

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Stripe shirt

Hi there ladies, how's it going?

I know I've been awfully quiet on my blog lately and not posting as much as I'd like, I apologise. Last month myself and my little one went to Namibia to visit family and I really wanted to blog about our trip but just never got the time. 

My thoughts lately
I aways think about how blessed I am to have such a great family, they don't realise it but it's all the little things that count. My daddy (dad inlaw) goes and fetch my daughter everyday from creche, by the time we go fetch her she already ate and most times went to mosque with him to make Maghrib, and she loves going to mosque with him. Sometimes I fetch her before they leave for Magrib and she cries to go with to go make salaah, how cute. My mommy on the other hand cooks for us every other night and that really helps when we get home late and hungry, she'll decide to do our washing just because, and all these little things really help in our busy lives and I appreciate it so. But besides all the great stuff and knowing my baby is safe I can't seem to shake the weird scary feeling that I've been having lately. I have thoughts like "What will I do if anyone tried or did something to my family but mostly my baby". I guess it's all the horrible things happening in Cape Town / SA lately, it's not only happening to babies/ young children but also to adults. What goes on in the people's minds raping and murdering? Are more and more people becoming mentally ill? I mean no person in his/her right mind will do such things to a baby. Just the thought of it makes me sick, sometimes the headlines alone are so bad that I can't even read futher. I'm so worried when my child's not with me and constantly phoning and wanting to talk to her. I pray each and everyday to the Almighty to guide and protect our children. 

On a more positive note in less than a week the holy month of Ramadaan will start, I'm so excited. Not only a time to cleanse our bodies but also our minds and uplift our spirits, do good and give more, more than we do in the rest of the year. In Sha Allah. Wishing you a beautiful month and may you reap the rewards of this beautiful month and may your fast be accepted In Sha Allah, Ameen. Ramadaan Kareem to you and your family. 

About the look:
 I went to an event and decided to wear the stripe shirt. Who doesn't love a stripe shirt? especially one with bell sleeves huh. This kind of shirt has been trending on Instagram/ Pinterest for a while and I've been loving it. This particular one I'm wearing I bought from online shop @phashionista, found them via instagram (like I find most of the online shops)Their service is amazing ladies, you can inbox her and withing minutes she will respond back with price, size or availability or what ever you want to know. I've had instances where I inbox or even comment on a pic to ask about a price or something and they just don't bother to reply or they reply after a week. I just went and matched the rest with my top and jeans, the bag, chocker, boots and jacket goes together and I added gold accesories.

Outfit details:
Stripe shirt : Phasionista_sa
 MRP Jeans & chocker
Forever New watch
 YDE sunglasses and Earings (4Flavour )
Sissy Boy Bag and bangles from Edgars &
Charles and Keith Boots (bought last winter)

These pictures were shot by my colleague JP (instagram:ctthe_life_photographer/)


Thank you for reading and always keep Shining!
Nadia SS