I Am is literally located wall-to-wall with Claire’s, facing Carrefour on one end, and Bath & Body Works on the other end (Avenues). I spotted some of those huge fluffy scarves by the entrance and decided to pop in for a looksy. I didn’t end up getting any scarves, but after a quick lap around the store, I picked up yet another Black Headband (it’s an addiction, I tell ya’) and a stack of colorful Rings!
I Am sells all kinds of accessories at an extremely affordable price point! More people should shop there!
At the Perfume & Makeup Exhibition (here), despite the fact that I actually said “no, thanks”, a sales assistant near the entrance, had gone ahead and spritzed some of Elie Saab Girl of Now (blue petals) on me. I glared at him angrily before continuing on my way (to check out the other booths). After some time, I noticed an interesting yet not unpleasant scent (a distinctly creamy sweet mixture of almonds and possibly hazelnut) emanating from where he’d sprayed my bomber jacket. So, once I was ready to leave the place, on my way out, I went back to his booth and asked to purchase the perfume he’d rudely yet cunningly spritzed on me earlier, which was Elie Saab Girl of Now.
Serving you some far out 80’s shoulder-padded Powersuit realness!
Contacts: Desio Wild Green
Sunglasses: Louis Vuitton Aviators
Earrings: Call It Spring Gunmetal Triangle Studs
Vest: Marks&Spencer Reversible White Vest
Jacket: H&M Light Beige Fitted Jacket (haulage here)
Top: H&M White Sleeveless Blouse (haulage here)
Pants: H&M Light Beige Suit Pants (haulage here)
Shoes: Aldo Stellaa White Peep-Toe Pumps (haulage here)
I cut my hair!!!! Well… technically, I was at the salon and the hairstylist cut my hair. I was taking my nieces to get their herr did at the salon for Eid and it was taking forever, so I plopped down in one of the chairs, and on a whim, asked the hairstylist to chop all my hair off! Incidentally, the woman who cut my hair didn’t speak a lick of English nor Arabic, only Turkish, and literally the only word I know in Turkish is tuz which means salt, so we had to basically communicate using over-exaggerated gestures and a lot of pointing, but we got there, eventually.
Sunglasses: Louis Vuitton Aviators (can you tell by now that these are my favorite? lol)
Earrings: Call It Spring Gunmetal Triangle Stud Earrings
Top: Zara Grey Muscle Tee
Jeans: H&M Dark Denim Blue Rugged Rinse Shaping Skinny Jeans
Bag: Milano Padlock Black Leather Cross-Body Micro Bag (purchased from Debenhams)
Shoes: Multi-Color Bandage Wrap Sandals (purchased from one of the open-air vendors in Thailand)
I was supposed to get my picture taken so I could renew my passport and get issued a new driver’s license (‘cuz I lost my old one and kinda’ needed a new one asap because I’d gotten into a fender-bender). I didn’t wear any makeup except for the Givenchy Lip Balm (haulage here) and no jewelry apart from a pair of delicate stud earrings. When the guy took my photo, I was like “Who is this monster?” (kidding! The flash on the camera – or maybe it was just his camera settings – washed me out and I’ve already got sallow skintone, to begin with, so I looked pretty sickly). I told him to trash the photo and that I’d just come back later. The “plan” was to put a little bit of makeup on, for next time, but somehow, I ended up with a “beat face” (I blame RuPaul’s Drag Race)!
The last time I was at Aldo (haulage here) I was instantly smitten with these White Peep-Toe Pumps! Unfortunately, Size 39 was much too large on me and 36 was way too tight. The only size 37 available, was the one on display (tester). I totally would’ve purchased it too, except one side (the tester) had been significantly stretched out, to the extent that my foot kept slipping out of the shoe as I walked around the store, whereas the other side fit perfectly fine. The Sales Assistants (two women and a man) kept urging me to go ahead and purchase it, assuring me that the size was fine, regardless of the blatantly large gap. I think not. I wasn’t about to spend KD 20/000 on a pair of shoes that so vastly differed in size, from left to right!
That said, I was obsessed with the White Peep-Toe Pumps and really had my heart set on getting them. So, I had the man um… manning the cash register, call up all the other Aldo stores and ask if it was available in a size 37. They told him it wasn’t from the current collection so they had no way of knowing if it was in stock or not, and if it was in stock, it was most likely in the sale section and they had no way of reserving a pair for me. Basically, it was no longer listed in their inventory. Thankfully, the Aldo store at The Promenade Mall came through! They had a size 38 but they could only put it on hold for 24 hours. I couldn’t make it in time… and sorta’ lost interest. So the Aldo branch at The Promenade Mall called me up to remind me. I told them I couldn’t make it (meaning they might as well go ahead and sell it). They called me up the next day as well, and the next and the next and the next.
3 weeks later… they were still calling me (thirsty much?) to come pick up the shoes, and since I’d already been to The Promenade Mall once before (at the crack of dawn) to check out Sultan Center (haulage here), I figured I might as well explore the rest of the place… during opening hours. I ended up picking up the gorgeous White Peep-Toe Pumps and Multi-Strand Gold Coins Necklace (trending) and since the Free Choker Necklace promo was still ongoing, I picked out a Tan Braided Suede Choker for free (for purchasing worth KD 15+)!
On April 4th I found myself at Souk Sharq, again. While there, I decided to check out Aldo. I’ve always loved Aldo (both the shoe store and accessories store that are wall-to-wall to each other at Souk Sharq, which is just super convenient)! Before Aldo was available in Kuwait, my favorite cousin and I used to fly to Dubai and stockpile Aldo Accessories and Aldo Shoes for ourselves all the time. More recently though, I’ve become absolutely besotted with their Handbags! As such, I wanted to check out their recent Handbags Collection but ended up getting 3 pairs of Sunglasses instead. Also, I got to pick out a Choker Necklace for free (for purchasing over KD 15/000)!
One of the Sunglasses I got was yet another pair of Clear Aviators (so cool!) while the other two were Cat Eyes (current trend) including one of those Matrix-Inspired Tiny Black Sunglasses (also currently trending). Cat-Eye Sunglasses aren’t really my style (I’m an Aviators girl, through and through) but it’s nice to switch things up, from time to time.
Hair Clip: Scünci
Aviators: Louis Vuitton
Earrings: Call It Spring
Bracelet: Call It Spring
Shirt Dress: H&M (haulage here)
Thong Sandals: H&M
Another Outfit of the Day post, except it was in the same day as my last Outfit of the Day post (I really am terrible at this) and I only switched out the Kaftan for a Dress and my Heels for Flats, so I could go out in the evening. I’m wearing the Shirt Dress (hauled here) that I got for my imaginary Safari Trip. Look at how cool it looks on the model in the photo and then compare it to how it looks on me and my 5’1 frame lawl That said, I like the H&M Olive Green Shirt Dress and that’s all that matters, right? (Right!) It took me a beat to find appropriate footwear, but in the end I settled on the H&M Thong Sandals. Now all I need is a Topless (convertible?) Jeep, to complete the look ^_~