Dayum, let’s take pictures of Sheer Khorma with puris and hashtag Eid Mubarak?
In the hustle and bustle of the last week before Eid, I am being a complete slave to my ‘eye for fashion’ while making sure that everyone looks perfect in their new attire. The excitement and the noise is a complete mixture of bliss and misery altogether. As I scan the room with the people at my home, little do I realize how blessed I am for this cozy place I call home.
Out of the blue, reality hits me and the next chapter of my excitement begins with my Eid outfit(s) which are ready way before time. Last minute shopping is a big no-no and there can be no fashion disasters which I would regret till the next Eid! Playing a smart move and there’s no stopping me this time.
Although my family and I reside in the U.A.E, we celebrate Eid as much as any family in Pakistan. It’s a mandate to be dolled up in the traditional Shalwar Kameez (or let’s just say that any of my design that gets as close as possible). Count me on this one, when I say there’s no better feeling than wearing your own creation. #FeelingProud
Voila; there it is! Say hello to my Eid outfit which is a Pakistani dress with an Arabic touch, trendy yet classy. The idea of playing with colors and creating something unique, fancy and elegant all thrown together.
Let’s talk about the next big thing, tulip pants; I mean how gorgeous are they?! In my opinion, they can be worn with anything, if I were challenged to style them with any of my brother’s T-shirt; I would totally kill the look.
Nevertheless, I was not looking for that particular style this Eid so I headed to the Instagram page of well-known designers where I found beautiful creations of cape dresses. They have been in fashion for a while now, be it in Pakistan or UAE. It did not take me a minute to decide that the idea of it was pure love.
Moving on, the next step was to sketch my thoughts on a piece of paper and a day later, I had my design ready. I immediately rushed to my tailor with excitement and submitted the design which had transformed a cape style into a top that has side cuts, giving it a trendy look.
The top has a beautiful spread of white and gold all over it with colorful patches that are mostly used in Jalabiya (a.k.a Arabic gowns). To add elegance to the look, I paired it with a waist belt and a choker.
Yes, the choker necklaces from the 90’s are back and there are stunning designs that one can choose from. However, I am not a big fan of necklaces and find wearing pieces around my neck a bit uncomfortable. Gladly, I survived in this one during the shoot and you might even notice that I tied it a bit loose around my neck.
Adding cream colored pants that include a detailed design on the bottom was the best mashup for this. Saying that they fall somewhere in between cigarette and tulip pants would be an ideal description.
How can a look be complete without a great pair of heels? Mine are obviously from Zara and these went perfectly with my outfit. I was very close to getting a new pair of heels to complete the look until I decided to check my shoe closet one more time.
Photography is by @UmairIqbal and I must admit that he did an amazing job! #NoEdit #NoFilter
I can’t wait to wear this dress on Eid and style it with a gorgeous headpiece. I am also looking forward to a lot of Eidi and of course home-made Punjabi sweets. *YUM*
Thank you for reading this article, hope to see the gorgeous outfits that you all will be rocking. Do not forget to hashtag Dayuuummm. Just kidding! Hehe