Posts tagged Outfits
#OOTD Week of 08.13.19
Wearing: Tory Burch   dress    |  Loeffler Randall  bag |  F21  shoes (   similar   )

Wearing: Tory Burch dress | Loeffler Randall bag | F21 shoes (similar)

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Wearing: Moon River  dress  | Kenneth Cole  shoes

Wearing: Moon River dress | Kenneth Cole shoes

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Wearing: Mi2h  dress |  MSGM  jacket |  F21  shoes |  Amazon     straw basket

Wearing: Mi2h dress | MSGM jacket | F21 shoes | Amazon straw basket

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Wearing: F21   blouse   | Joie   shorts   | Loeffler Randall   bag   | F21  shoes (   similar   )

Wearing: F21 blouse | Joie shorts | Loeffler Randall bag | F21 shoes (similar)

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Wedding Planning is Stressful

These are the days leading up to my best friend’s wedding and I must say she is very stressed, therefore I’m stressed (lol). But the one thing she hasn’t stressed over at all is the man she is marrying, and that’s the most important thing. All the little things don’t matter in the long run — but don’t let anyone fool you, wedding planning is stressful! I should know, I planned two of them.

In other news, I’ve been off my game with it come to scheduling my life. Somehow it’s now mid-August and I don’t know where the time is going! Waiting to celebrate my 4-year Egypt wedding anniversary with the hubby this weekend and then party at my best friend’s wedding.

#OOTD Week of 07.26.19
Wearing: Tory Burch   dress

Wearing: Tory Burch dress

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Wearing: F21  top  | Jil Sander Navy  pants  | Sephora  straw bag

Wearing: F21 top | Jil Sander Navy pants | Sephora straw bag

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Wearing: H&M  top |  Scotch & Soda  pants

Wearing: H&M top | Scotch & Soda pants

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For a while now I’ve been lost as to what “label” I am. An architect, a blogger, or does designer cover it all? I’m not a stranger to it, being born in the US but with Ecuadorian and Egyptian blood, who I am has always been a question. Slowly, but surely, I’m starting to actually apply what I tell myself. I’m a mixture of different pieces — a woman, Muslim, architect, writer, fashion-lover, traveller, daughter, sister, wife, architect, Egyptian-Ecuadorian-American. I am me.

A big part of it all was people telling me to find a “niche” in my blog and social media. Find one pieces out of all the parts of me and focus on it. But I couldn’t. I can’t. My friend asked me a good question, “do you want to be a model or a human?” and the answer is… human. I want to be me. Whether that gets me readers or followers isn’t the point to it all. I love being able to be myself and freely explore and share the different parts that make me whole.

It’s definitely a process, but to those of you who follow along with me, I appreciate the love. And those who aren’t interested, it’s completely okay.

Cairo #OOTD Week of 07.01.19
Wearing: Sachin Babi  dress

Wearing: Sachin Babi dress

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Wearing: A.L.C   dress   | Coach  sandals (   similar   )

Wearing: A.L.C dress | Coach sandals (similar)

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Wearing:  Ulla Johnson    dress

Wearing: Ulla Johnson dress

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Why did we go back to Egypt (4 months later)? Because it’s home. It’s where I met this guy 10 years ago. Where I met some of my best friends. It’s where my siblings and I got closer. Where my parents really got to enjoy time together. — To be honest, when we first moved to Egypt, all those years ago, I was a bratty teenager, constantly complaining that my parents were ruining my life (yes, I was that cliche). Only to end up falling in love with the country as my own home. Home is where the memories are and laughter is always shared.

#OOTD Week of 06.05.19
Wearing: Figue Love  dress

Wearing: Figue Love dress

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Wearing: Capulet dress | Kooreloo  bag  | Walmart shoes

Wearing: Capulet dress | Kooreloo bag | Walmart shoes

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Wearing: Marchesa Notte  dress

Wearing: Marchesa Notte dress

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Wearing: M.i.h Jeans  jumpsuit

Wearing: M.i.h Jeans jumpsuit

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Lately, it feels like I’m spreading myself too thin and at the same time I’m holding back. I started this site as a place to write my thoughts, experiences, and connect with others. Yet, I find myself reluctant to do so. I post Instagrams stories of events I go to, but never really talk about what I experienced. Partially from fear of opening up and partially from just not having enough time, because I’m going to too many (plus started a new job and renovating a new house). Often times I step back and analyze myself, so here’s what I’ve come up with so far: I’m trying to do so much to make up for all the time I’ve been away… I’m trying to grow this blog, but I’m also afraid of what others will think, so I’m focusing my efforts on all the wrong things – like going to as many events as I can instead of openly talking about a select few.

My motto for architecture is we analyze issues (social, economical, urban) and formulate solutions (in the built environment). Well in this case for me, I think it’s much easier to form solutions than to actually apply them. I am well aware my biggest issue is my confidence. I just hope, in time, I am able to resolve it and truly, openly, be myself.