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
In Canada, there is a saying: "it's either winter, or construction." While that is very true, so is this: in Canada, it's either winter, or shaadi season. Over the next eleven days, I have eight wedding events to attend. Nine including the event that I attended last week. Which of course leads directly to the: "what… Continue reading And so it begins!
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 ladies! So, as you may have read on here, this time last year I was in Pakistan shopping for all of the clothes for my wedding! (Sigh, I want to go back!) This meant getting all of the wedding dress(es) for the main events, but also all of the "trousseau" outfits (clothes traditionally given… Continue reading Weekend Brunch Outfit
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!
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)
I'm fortunate enough to live downtown Toronto, where the vintage scene thrives. Toronto Life recently reported that there are "more than 70 boutiques spread across multiple neighbourhoods and prices that make shoppers in New York and London envious." And it was at one of these vintage shops, Cabaret Vintage on Queen West, where I found… Continue reading The Most Perfect Bridal Shower Dress
Exhibit A: my mama, exhausted after a day of shopping in Liberty, and decided to make the giant plush couch at Karma a bed as I tried on my wedding dress 🙂