Serving you some 5’1 Ramadan Realness (because nothing quite says Ramadan like throwing up some Buddha Hand Signs, obvi)!
Hair Clip: Scünci
Aviators: Louis Vuitton
Earrings: Call It Spring
Bracelet: Call It Spring
Vest: Marks & Spencer
Kaftan: Local Designer
Sandals: Kenneth Cole Reaction
I am the one
don’t weigh a ton
don’t need a gun
to get respect up on the street
Jokes, Jokes! I am is actually the name of my favorite accessories store! I am has a much nicer and way better selection than Claire’s! Their products are more durable (last longer) and they’re substantially less expensive (read: dirt cheap) too! For whatever reason, both accessories stores I am and Claire’s are wall-to-wall with each other (I wonder if it was by design, because if so, someone has a great sense of humor. I am Claire’s. Geddit?) I believe I am originated in Germany (hence the superior quality). In fact, my first time shopping at I am was actually while I was in Germany! They sold everything from Handbags and Scarves to Sunglasses and of course Jewelry. Here’s the thing though, everything they sold looked insanely awesome (granted they didn’t cater to tweens lawl)! That’s why I was super excited when they opened up shop in Kuwait and I’ve been shopping there quite frequently ever since! Sadly, for whatever reason, they don’t seem to get much traction over here (which is a shame). C’mon guys, go support I am by buying their stuff!
H&M were having a promotion awhile ago (a couple months ago actually) for H&M Fashion Week where if you bought any two items you got the third free and also for every 10KD spent you got an entry coupon for the raffle draw (I think it was either KD1,000 or KD 10,000). I only found out about the promo after I decided to pop in to H&M (1st Avenue – the one facing Shake Shack, MAC, River Island, etc… and wall-to-wall with Zara). Right off the bat, I noticed that they’d revamped the store (moving all the makeup, skincare, hair stuff, shoes, handbags and other accessories from one of the entrances, all the way to that little area, that used to be reserved for childrens’ clothes, whereas the kids’ clothes have now been moved one floor up). I wasn’t really in the mood to try on any clothes but I couldn’t resist picking up a few brushes (as you can see) and once I found out about the buy two get one free deal, I decided to pick up a few more random items.
According to the Priveleges App, that I’d downloaded on my phone earlier, H&M’s collaboration with The Weeknd was just released in stores (beginning of March). Since I was pretty much obsessed with Starboy (mainly because of Daft Punk), I made time to go check out the collection at H&M (Phase III Branch). I wasn’t impressed with what was left (which had been very picked over) but I did find several exciting new pieces (that had nothing to do with The Weeknd‘s collab) and H&M also happened to be having a Buy Two Get One Free deal going on.
In honor of the Super Moon tonight (mentioned earlier here), I thought it would be fun to have an entire post solely dedicated to moon-inspired jewelry. I had no shortage of pictures to choose from, thanks to places like Etsy. All the pictures I got were courtesy of google. I had the hardest time with this, so much so, that I actually deleted the first version (after posting it) because it looked a bit rushed (to coincide with the Super Moon) and I wasn’t happy with the whole thing. Let me preface this by saying, moon-inspired jewelry can be pretty hard to pull off, depending on the finish, the material used, and how you wear it. Certain statement pieces can resemble costume jewelry (which is totally fine if you’re going for the whole Goth thing or Steampunk thing or whatever the kids are into nowadays), while other pieces can come across as tacky and cheap (regardless of whether you might actually have spent an arm and a leg to acquire them). I know it might not sound like it but I’m actually all for moon-inspired jewelry. However, I’m also aware of how it can come across, sometimes.