November 28, 2013

Excuse Me Hana Tajima, Can I Please Borrow Your Style?

Sooooo…this is my first outfit photo post pregnancy and post head-scarf wearing, so you guys; please be gentle! I do realise and am very, very aware that I haven’t lost all of my pregnancy weight yet and it’s pretty much a struggle everyday; so really, please be gentle!

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Blazer: Asos, Shirt: River Island, Scarf: H&M, Necklace: Zara, Jeans: GAP, Shoes: Boxfresh

Of course, Z’s stroller just had to be in the picture, sibuk ah! Haha! Anyways, I took a page out of Hana Tajima’s style and just experimented with it for more chest coverage. But by the end of the night I seemed to have lost one of my jarum peniti and almost freaked out thinking that Z might come in contact with it. Luckily nothing happened but I just have to make sure that I am more careful next time with my pins. Eeeeks.

So whadya think? Teehee

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p/s: my face is soooo booooolaaaaat (round)!!!!! Pfffft!!

November 27, 2013

Okay, So I've Started Wearing The Headscarf (Hijab)

I think the title itself should be self explanatory, I started wearing the headscarf. At first I felt like I should probably explain WHY I started wearing it and all, but then I realised I can’t be bothered about explaining it. Wearing the headscarf is a deeply personal thing for each individual. Sometimes you start early because you’re parents encouraged you and sometimes, like me, you take a whole lotta years to do it. But either way, it’s definitely a challenge. I mean wrapping the headscarf itself takes time, patience, and skill (both of which I don’t really have what with a crying baby and all). And you have to make sure that your hair doesn’t sneakily peek out of the scarf is a whole other challenge in itself (which I’m failing terribly at. Tell me what I’m doing wroooooong??). Oh, have I mentioned that I have to also accommodate my glasses as well? Yeah, it’s basically the PhD level of tudung (scarf) wearing! All this plus a baby that doesn’t really recognise her Mama in a headscarf, nice right? *Sigh*

Aaaaaanyways, I’ve fixed my niat (intention) and I am hoping that I can fulfil it to the best of my ability *Insyaallah*. I won’t say that I haven’t changed, but I also won’t say that I’ve turned into the most Islamic, pious, radical human being ever. I’m still me, just a new and improved version; like the iPhones! Yes? No? Bad example? I still like my fashion; I still lust over clothes and jewellery (i.e. material things) but I’m trying to keep it in check. And no, I’m not trying to be a hijabista/hijaber/hijabi (or whatever it is) but I do have to admit that I am strangely more confident after donning the headscarf. But yeah, we’ll see how it goes. 

It’s been quite a few weeks already since I’ve done it and sometimes it feels as though it takes five minutes and it’s perfect and the rest of the times, I am screaming at the tutorials on YouTube. So much for being calmer, eh? There are a lot of things I need to edit and remove but I’ll just get to it slowly, in time. I don’t have loads of time, but in time it’ll all be done. *I hope*

So that’s the news for today! I’ve started wearing the headscarf, deal with it yo! LOL

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November 24, 2013

Si, I've Been Awfully Naughty!

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While my Mumsy was here I took her shopping heaps of time and on one of those days we went into Debenhams where they were having storewide discounts. As Mumsy was shopping, I was walking around the perfume department and stumbled across this little gem; Si by Giorgio Armani. To be honest at the time I bought it it was freshly launched and the I didn’t even know it existed. All I knew was it smelled reeeeaaaaaal gooooood! I sprayed a bit on my wrist and for the next half an hour I was basically walking around with my nose glued to my wrist! Mumsy was the one who basically egged me on to just jump the gun and purchase it! And I’m really so glad that I did.

The perfume itself has a really deep and musky scent but if you were to ask me what I think it smells of, I would say Lychee! Yeah, to me it absolutely smells like lychee and its delicious. I’m generally very much partial to citrusy smells but this smells amazing all day on me. Hahahahahahaha I know such a broad claim, but I swear that husband feels the same way too: that it smells great on me! LOL

But I only bought the smallest bottle because even though I was being naughty I didn’t want to be too naughty! I’m being a real good girl with it too, just spritzing it bit by bit to make sure it doesn’t finish too soon. Yeah, that’s how much I love this perfume!

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November 22, 2013

Yes, I'll Admit It...I'm A Mommy Blogger

Wow….this has been a really long absence from the blog. And really I have no excuse other than life has just really caught up with me. I’m almost always busy with a chore or other and once I’m done I spend as much time I can playing with Z. So far, we’ve survived two rounds of vaccinations; which resulted in the most clingy baby you can imagine, growth spurts which resulted in sleepless nights for Mama, giggles plus heaps and heaps of poop+farts! Oh and I totally forgot to mention, that we are already having subzero weather in Glasgow. As I type, Z is next to me wrapped up in a blanket and so am I! I feel like a caped crusader because I am basically walking around the house wrapped in a blanket.

I know this has been coming but yeah, I should really admit it to myself that ‘Yes, I’m a mummy blogger’. I’ve actually read a whole lot of articles condemning bloggers and what not, saying that mummy bloggers are self rightoues and what not. But hey, I just blog about my life which right now includes my husband and my baby. No judgement from my part. I mean hey, we are all doing the best we can for our kids so I hope I don’t get judged too.

Anyways, this was just for today; a note to say ‘Hello, I’m still alive!’ LOL.

We’ll talk soon!

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November 2, 2013

When Babies Sleep Through The Night...I'm Sorry But, Say What??!!

Yesterday Z was totally the champion of fussy babies. Nothing seem to be right for her; Leo the Lion was boring, nursery rhymes were blah, sitting in the car seat was whatever and Mama trying to prepare dinner was a total joke! Everything made her cry,heck she even was angry at the boobs just staring at them and screaming! She just wanted to be cuddled and kissed and sang to; ‘You are my sunshine’ to be exact. I ended up making dinner carrying her in the Boba Carrier while singing to her, I kid you not. It was pretty nerve wrecking trying to make sure that the oil didn’t spit on her! I gave her a bath (I had to she was smelling like chicken curry!) and by the time I finished dressing her up, she was back to being a fussy lil' ol’ lady. The worst part of it all was the fact that she refused to go to bed. Z would just catnap for 20-25mins then just wake up and continue fussing

She finally, finally went to bed at 12-something a.m.and I of course dove under the covers as soon as she had settled down in her Moses basket.

The next thing I know I could hear Z stirring in her basket and when I opened up my eyes it was light out. Whaaaat? I sleepily asked husband what time it was and he answered, ‘It’s 8 o’clock’. Say what now? Yeap, after the massive fussy episode, she decided to reward the both of us by sleeping all night through! I’m not too sure what this means; is she growing up or was it just a happy accident. Whatever it was it was, I am deliriously happy! I think I’m drunk on sleep!

And to top it off, we had a lovely big breakfast today: chocolate chip pancakes with strawberries, bananas and maple syrup and delicious hot mocha with (skimmed!) whipped cream while Z happily played with Leo in her cot. Trust husband to find the low fat option for everything! Oh and the pancake batter; it’s a mix from the bottle to which we added dark chocolate chips. Fast and delicious but not so pretty looking. Don’t look at me like that, I have an overly attached baby! Ppffffffttt!

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I am just keeping my fingers crossed that Z starts sleeping through the night more regularly….erm….yeah, minus the fussy episodes please! Eeeeks!

Happy weekend y’all and Happy Diwali to those who are celebrating!

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EDIT: 3/11/13 Yeah it was just a happy accident! Z woke me up every couple of hours for feeds last night. *yawns*

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