Hello Friends! 1 wedding down and only 1 just one left to go before SM and I are done with our summer wedding circuit! #NowWhatDoWeDoOnWeekends? At the shaadi on Saturday, I wore one of my jahez outfits that I got from Lahore (I think in a shop in Cavalry Ground) - a beautiful, light pink banarsi sari.… Continue reading Pink Banarsi Sari for a Saturday Shaadi
Hi guys! I realized you can't really talk about shopping for your wedding trosseau in Pakistan, without talking about buying unstitched kapray with completed kaam. When I was shopping in the PK last year, in addition to all of the readymade outfits that I got (which were the majority), I also got a few outfits… Continue reading Unstitched Kapray with Kaam (Clothes with embellishment)
Hi Everyone, Some of you were interested in knowing how to best prepare for your wedding shopping trip back home, wherever that may be! Well, this is what I did before I went to Lahore in March 2013, hope it's helpful to you too! -Safa 1. Make a List This may sound simple… Continue reading What to Do Before you Go Wedding Shopping in Pakistan (or whatever other place in South Asia)
Hello hello! My fellow Canadians: um, why did our parents come here? Lol, It's sooo cold! So allow me to take you back to Lahore, where it is wonderful and warm (well, at least it was when I was there last March!) I've talked about the label Chinyere by Bareeze before, in fact; I rated… Continue reading Ready-to-Wear, Chinyere!
Happy New Year Everyone! For all you 2014 brides, your year is here!!! Exciting times ahead, inshallah (god willing)! 🙂 Last week I was at a wedding, and the fun thing about attending weddings after yours is that you get to wear all your clothes from your jahez (clothes given to you from your family… Continue reading Jahez (Bridal Trosseau) Sari
Hi guys! So, this episode of the Dawat Diaries is about the first post-wedding function SM and I went to, exactly a week after we got back from our honeymoon. So naturally, I got very decked out (just like a new bride should :p lol I laugh, but the truth is it is fun to… Continue reading The Dawat Diaries: Episode 2
Hi guys! I know, I knowwww, I've been completely MIA, and yes, I'm totally blaming married life for this! (Read: I'm obsessed with decorating our apartment and that's how I spend all of my time these days!) But I cannot wait to blog about the three main wedding days and I'm expecting all of the… Continue reading Bridal Trousseau (aka jahez kapray)
When I was in Lahore this past March, designer lawn was all the rage. It seemed like every designer was coming out with lawn print collections, and me being the eager shopper I was made sure to visit some of the top exhibitions. (Of course my cousins made fun of me for this - they… Continue reading Sania Maskatiya 2013 Lawn Collection
What better time to pen a post than when one feels nostalgic about the subject?And how I do! For Liberty, the main shopping bazaar in Gulberg, Lahore, the heart of the city's commercial/shopping area.Yes: shopping in Pakistan can be frustrating, things take time, shopkeepers don't always keep their promises, it's hot and tiring... but I… Continue reading Liberty! (Clothing Edition).
Most of the clothes I got for my "jahez" (bridal trousseau) were ready-to-wear. For me, this was the way to go because 1) what you see is what you get and 2) I was only in Pakistan for one month and for those of you who have shopped in Pakistan, when you order outfits, what… Continue reading Top 3 Ready-to-wear Shops in Lahore