OOTD

Yours London AW Lookbook 2014

December 17, 2014

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share today’s post, it’s my first lookbook post on Weesha’s World, YAY!

I’ve collaborated with British plus size fashion brand Yours London before, so when they contacted me again for their new winter collection, I couldn’t say “YES!” fast enough. Apart from the fabulous jackets and knitwear, I loved their range of trendy trousers and jeggings- lots of acid wash and fun prints. And, because I’m all about the glamour, I couldn’t resist choosing two party outfits- a beautiful jumpsuit and an extremely flattering dress from their Limited collection.

I’m not going to ramble on too much because this is a picture heavy post, I just want you to know that everything I’m wearing is in store now, and I also spotted some new holiday dresses during my last visit. I highly recommend checking their plus size lingerie too, like their clothing, the quality is pretty great.

P.S There’s a discount voucher for all my friends in the UAE at the end of this post!

Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai /Top with quilted shoulder detail / Baroque print trousers/

Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai /Jumper / Faux shearling waterfall front gilet / Snake print panel jeggings/

Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai /Eylash knitted cardiganSnake print panel jeggings/ top with jewel embellishment/

Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai /Burgundy and black boucle coat / Animal Print tunic / Jersey jeggings with denim look/

Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai /Black & white textured waterfall jacket/ Grey acid wash denim jeggings/

Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai /Black and white monochrome  skater dress/

Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai Yours London plus size fashion store in dubai /Black cowl neck crochet back jumpsuit/

I hope you like the lookbook, I would love to know if you have a favorite outfit!

Don’t forget to use this voucher the next time you visit the Yours London stores at Al Ghurair Mall, Sahara Centre or Dalma Mall:

Yours Dubai plus size shopping discount voucher

*This post was sponsored by Yours London but all opinions are my own. All clothing was provided by Yours London, accessories and shoes are my own.

Beauty, Hair, Skin

November Favorites

December 12, 2014

This is going to be a beauty heavy post, mainly because I think sharing fashion related faves would be boring. You see photos of them in outfit posts anyway, right?

So, here goes!

Estee Lauder double wear

No matter how many new foundations I try out, I always return to my holy grail- Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. It stays on forever, has great coverage, and feels light on my skin. The only con is that it has sunscreen so you end up looking like Casper in photos taken with a flash, but I think flash photography is ugly anyway so I’d rather be blanked out in those photos. Ok, honestly, I just try to avoid wearing it to events where I think there might be an annoying camera man shoving a blinding light in my face.

Illamasqua Hydra Veil

Oh man, where has this been all my life? I got a sample of Illamasqua’s Hydra Veil at one of their events, I loved it so much, I just had to get the full size product despite the heavy price tag (around 200 aed). This stuff is hydrating and makes my skin feel super soft, I can leave the house at 9 am and come back at midnight with my make up intact. The sales assistant advised me to try this instead of the Matte Veil because I have combination skin. I don’t use it over my t-zone, I use a mattifying primer in that area instead but I honestly don’t mind a shiny nose if the rest of my face is flawless! Also, I only need a tiny amount for my entire face so that price tag hurts a little less now. It’s on sale now at Asos btw.

New Look necklace dubai

Lately, I’ve been into long, boho necklaces like this one from New Look. It has been thrown on almost every time I rush out the door. I like the stacked effect and it’s not a huge statement, it’s just this subtle detail and I think it’s a nice change from my usual style.

Lolita Lempicka ”Elle L’Aime A La Folie” (eau de parfum extreme)

Ah, I think I’ve found my fave perfume for life! I loved Lolita Lempicka‘s Elle L’Aime edition from last year so it’s no surprise that I’m obsessed with their new, more intense version Elle L’Aime A La Folie. Gorgeous packaging aside, the scent is a divine combination of jasmine, sandalwood, mandarin orange and other elements. It’s not a light scent but that’s my preference. I’m a fan of the Eli Saab perfumes, if that gives you a better idea about what I like.*

Soap n Glory The Righteous Butter and Sugar Crush Body Scrub

I have to confess, I’m a bit of a Soap & Glory noob. I’ve only tried some of their make up and I think I may have been missing out. I’ve used the heck out of my tub of Righteous Body Butter, it smells amazing and makes my skin really soft. I like that it absorbs into the skin quickly and does not leave any residue. I’ve been using it with their Sugar Crush Body Scrub which is just as awesome. The scrub contains brown sugar, sweet lime, almond oil, and macadamia grains which gives it this sweet citrus smell. It’s a mild exfoliant so if you usually find body scrubs too harsh for your skin, I’d recommend checking this one out.

Both these products were sent to me by Boots Middle East, who are now on Facebook btw!

Redken Curvaceous Ringlet Anti Frizz lotion

I got my first “curly” hair cut last month by Georgie from Pastels (thanks for the recommendation Aseya!) and she was freakin’ brilliant. She is the first hair stylist I’ve met who really understands curly hair and has so many tips on how to manage perfect curls. She taught me a new technique to dry my hair and recommended Redken’s Curvaceous Ringlet to help encourage defined and frizz free curls. This stuff really hydrates my hair and some how gives me soft, shiny, frizz- free spirals that look super pretty. The only con is that I’m constantly touching my hair which is not great at keeping the frizz away #viciouscycle.

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I got my next beauty fave from Beauty by Edge, a beauty salon/ store that specializes in hair extensions and stocks a lot of cult beauty products, one of them being the Love Your Hair Conditioner. Love Your Hair have a Dubai based instagram account but I couldn’t find anything else about the brand online. This conditioner is wonderful, it really does hydrate and nourish your hair, you can instantly feel the change as soon as you apply it. After I wash it out, my hair is soft and smells lovely. It also makes detangling super easy, which is a major bonus for curls or anyone with long hair. I will be buying more of this stuff and I want to check out their Organic Argan Recovery Treatment too.*

Nars Taj Mahal blush

Nars Taj Mahal blush has been calling my name for a while and seeing it in person at Sephora just made me weak. I have no regrets though, hands down my favorite blush ever! It adds this lovely warmth to my face and compliments my brown skin beautifully, I could write poetry about this blush so I’ll stop here but don’t let the bright color intimidate you, it’s gorgeous on the skin.

Box Therapy Dubai

My last favorite for November is a new subscription box service in the UAE. Box Therapy sends you a box full of goodies each month, they range from fashion, beauty, home decor, fitness vouchers, etc. I think it’s a box that encourages you to take better care of yourself and I love the idea. I think this would be a wonderful gift for yourself, or a mom or that workaholic friend. I absolutely loved their November box and I can’t wait for the next one!*

*Given by PR or the brand, but opinions are always mine and honest.

So, what have been your favorites lately?

Blog

New Hair Inspiration

December 8, 2014

As much as I love purple, I’ve decided to move on to something a little less alternative for 2015. I might be meeting the man’s mother in February and she’s super conservative so there’s that… Also, I’m kind of excited to try a more neutral hair colour. I miss my usual bold colour palette!

I’m toying with the idea of blonde or even ash blonde/ grey. I think I might jump onboard the whole ombre bandwagon because dealing with roots is expensive and I hate being that high maintenance (I could be buying shoes instead!).

What do you think? Any suggestions?

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OOTD

Nothing To Wear

November 30, 2014

Yep, I’m still doing the whole tartan+ animal print thing! I’ve had to stop myself from buying everything plaid and tartan in my sight. When I like a trend, I tend to go overboard  ( remember when spikes were in? sigh*) so I’m going to try and calm myself this time. Also, how cute is this jumper?! A fashionista’s must-have!

New Look jumper, Koton tartan pencil skirt, Steve Madden Animal print sneakers, Zara necklace, lavender hair IMG_2564 New Look jumper, Koton tartan pencil skirt, Steve Madden Animal print sneakers, Zara necklace, lavender hair New Look jumper Marc by Marc Jacobs Clearly perspex bag New Look jumper, Koton tartan pencil skirt, Steve Madden Animal print sneakers, Zara necklace, lavender hair Steve Madden Animal print sneakers new look jumper lavender hair New Look jumper, Koton tartan pencil skirt, Steve Madden Animal print sneakers, Zara necklace, lavender hair

New Look jumper ( in plus size here, also in white)

Koton pencil skirt (similar in plus size here and here and here, and straight size)

Steve Madden Animal Print sneakers

Zara necklace

Style Inspiration

A new plus size range: Missguided+

November 18, 2014

  1. Plus Size Grid Print Midi Skirt and Crop top
  2. Plus Size Grid Print Wrap Dress
  3. Plus size PU Sleeve Checked Coat
  4. Plus Size Cuff Hem Trousers Khaki and in Floral print
  5. Plus Size Bardot Bodysuit Burgundy
  6. Plus Size Selfie Slogan T Shirt
  7. Plus Size Tartan Mesh Panel Skater Skirt
  8. Plus Size Knot Front Drape Top

I’m so excited about Missguided+ launching, lord knows we need more plus size shopping options! While I haven’t had the chance to attest for quality, I love what I see- super trendy pieces, something that we don’t see a lot of. There’s nothing frumpy here! While they claim to be aimed at “babes of all sizes” they only go up to a size 24 UK. I sometimes wonder if that is the cut off mark for some brands as “acceptable fat”. But that that a whole other blog post, so anyway.

They ship internationally and have dedicated websites for the US, UK, Australia and Europe. Here’s delivery costs and time.

Let me know what you think about the collection!

Makeup

Fall Face of the Day

November 18, 2014

Technically, there are two FOTDs- the first one I chickened out of because I don’t think I’ve figured out the right make up combination for it. I don’t care too much if it suits me, I’m really feeling vampy make up and lipsticks and I’m going to wear them anyway. I know it’s not for everyone, but neither is purple hair or most things in my closet :) The second one is more me, I’m almost always in a bold red toned lip.

Oh well, hopefully I’ll have a better attempt with Vamp It Up soon.

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Face
Eyes
Lips

What are your favourite lipsticks for fall/ winter?