06 September 2014

Trend - The 'Boring' White Button Down



Old news. White button down on women has been existing since the movies were running black and white. Then Audrey Hepburn came and stamp it firmly on the scene when she appeared in hers paired with a pair of capri pants and ballerina flats. Fashion world were reeling and suddenly the 'boring' white button down became an all time must have. Me, I never turned my back from this simple piece when I saw Julia Roberts wearing one in the movie Pretty Woman, making that cheap mini skirt she wore it with looked like a million bucks! To me it is the easiest piece of clothing to pair with and I just cannot stop buying! One can never go wrong with it, be it casual or polished. It never fail to look chic which ever way you pair it with - over a pair of shorts, jeans, pencil skirt or even the long elegant glittery skirt as Sharon Stone once wore to the Oscar! If I must have only one item in my closet, it definitely have to be this boring white button down shirt. Okay enough of me babbling, now you, what do you think of white button down?

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01 September 2014

... and the sun will rise to a better day

Hello there, dearest friends!  First and foremost I would like to thank all of you who have sent me those comforting messages through the blog and email following my last post. I was so touched and appreciate all of them. You made me feel that I was not alone in my cocoon and that it was not a crime to feel vulnerable, that it was just me being human and not because I was weak. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

I tried channeling my frustration somewhere else and turn it into something positive. I spent time with the boys, talked to them about their college plans which proved to be a good motivational move as they were all inspired and started making plans for a better school year ahead. I also put myself in a self imposed fitness challenge of 90 days starting a few weeks back. I figured, it has been a while since I last took my fitness seriously. So I started a tailor made program to give myself a kick start. It was not easy to get back on track but it was worth it. 

In between looking for potential colleges for the boys, doing research for my fitness challenge and working out, I basically had less time to dwell in stuff that was consuming me. Some things are not for me to change, they are way beyond my control, "Way above our pay grade" as Captain put it. In short, I feel a lot better today.. despite the hot weather that is still going strong.

Thank you again for being there.. sending all of you a big hug and will be back soon!

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07 August 2014

Depressing Summer

43 degrees in the shade

Dear treasured readers,

I apologize first and foremost for not being active on my blog and on yours lately. In fact I haven't been active in any social network for weeks if not months now. It is like I am going through a phase or a spell and I can only hope it will go away soon.

You see, summer in Dubai was never a good thing for me and it still is not after all these years. Instead of looking forward to summer, the thought of having to go through it for 5 to 6 months just drag me down.  This summer is no difference than the last but this year it seems to have more reasons to make my spirits sank. The news like of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Taiwan's GE222 and Algeria's AH5017, the crisis in Gaza and Iraq, the landslide in India and  the Ebola outbreak in Africa, just to mention a few, simply add heaviness to this gloomy summer of mine. I can only hope and pray that all the crisis and suffering the world is facing will go away or get better as the days will get better for me.. in time. 

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