Work It

Love To Dress blouse, jacket and pants / dUCk scarf / Valentino bag and heels

So I woke up super early this morning, even though I went to bed later than my usual bedtime. Was actually in bed by eleven but my mind just wouldn't shut down. I guess I was too nervous and anxious for the release of the new collection this morning!

Just wanted to share with you guys my thoughts this early morning. This Fall 2016 collection marks the 8th collection I've designed for Love To Dress, and will be the last. The last that I create alone. Sorry, I missed that 'alone' part out, hahaa. I have a designer on board the team now, yay! Don't worry I'm not going anywhere. Wouldn't want to even if you asked me to leave. Alhamdulillah, I am enjoying every collection, every day, every hour and every minute of it because it's a constant effort of getting to know this woman that I'm dressing; the LtD woman. And she is one inspiring person.

In case the pictures don't speak for itself, this collection is all about redefining work wear, with a subtle feminine twist. Work in our life, plays such a huge role, that this collection was a no brainer. We'd be silly not to think of your work wardrobe. Our work is so significant to us, and apparently other people too because it is almost always the second question they ask you after 'Are you married yet?'. 

One of the first few things I picked up from the Quran was that to work was such an honourable thing in the eyes of our Creator. The work we do is something truly loved by Allah swt. He loves those who earn an honest living in the best way that we can, with the skills that he has given us. So I dedicate this collection to all my working LtD women, whether you are working in an office 9 - 5, from home, or doing something out of the ordinary. Keep giving it your best effort as it inspires me to do so too.

May Allah swt reward us for the work that we do, open doors of opportunity for us, and gift us all with much success in this life so we are even more successful in the next and eternal life. :)

Photos by

Kim L.

p.s. If you're baffled as to which to get first because realistically most likely we can't get them all at once, I suggest the jacket first simply because you can style it in so many ways. And then get the pants and blouse. :)

Click here to view the full catalogue.

Birthday Breakfast

I thought long and hard about what I'd share on my first post in my this new category 'health' and knew this would be the perfect one. A surprise birthday breakfast last month with these two best friends of mine.

If you guys follow me on either my Instagram or snap chat, you'll know that I'm a HUGE FAN GIRL of eating clean and juicing. Besides my actual human friends, my best friends are fruits and veggies, chia seeds and avocados. The thing is, I never thought I'd be this person. Six months ago, my definition of breakfast included deep fried hash browns. Yummmmmmm (back then). Now, I salivate at the sight of a half cut avocado or fresh juice dripping out of a slow-pressed juicer.

This was a significant change in my life, and to be honest, it wasn't easy to change my diet full circle at the start. But I managed to pull through because I had the most important thing in this whole equation, SUPPORT. Having a support system was more important than knowing what to eat. Thankfully, my family was totally on board and my mum the health enthusiast, just looked at us like, finally you get what I've been doing my whole life. My best friends on the other hand...they love junk/MSG/anything I say no to they love, basically. True story.

So I told them that this diet change was for real and I needed their support too. I don't know why I was so worried because they went beyond what I ever expected. I know they don't get what on earth I'm talking about most of the time, and zone out the minute they hear the word health or don't eat things with MSG in it. But somehow, they always have a way of surprising me by showing just how much they actually know me. And I love them so much for it. 

That early Saturday morning just after sunrise, they blindfolded me and walked me up a gravel road and surprised me with the most beautiful breakfast spread! Ahhhhh, loveeeee. And, it was at a super special location (Toots' new home in the making).

Overlooking the lush greens, a table for three, decorated with all my favourite flowers (somehow they managed to find Peonies!!! I dieee), there on the table, a buffet of my favourite things to have for breakfast. Fresh juice, Greek yogurt, oats, nuts, chia seeds, fruits, raisins, and edible flowers to garnish. I guess they were listening to me rambling away this whole time. Safe to say I enjoyed the breakfast spread the most. Toots is slowly trying to eat better, but Vivy literally didn't touch anything on that table, so she brought her own Coco Crunch lol #makeduaforvivy.

Anyway, I was seriously in disbelief and awe. I couldn't believe they did this for me because I knew they were soooo busy with work and their kids. Loving every bit of it is an understatement.

In that one hour we sat there over juice and yogurt, I enjoyed every minute of their company, kindness and love shared. (wow, emo overload) I guess sharing this post took me back to that morning.

I thank God everyday for gifting me with these two, who show me so much love and care (even though they act macho and deny their love for me), and are so supportive of my whole new love for eating clean even though they don't get it and still think french fries are veggies because they come from potatoes! -_______-

Sighh, long way to go to get them on board. But whatever, I love you guys long time!

Will Be Back Soon InshaAllah

Salam everyone! I owe you guys a huge apology really. I'm sorry I have been super mia. Minus the fact that so much is going on right now, I am in the midst of revamping the blog and adding a few other new categories. A lot has happened in the past year. A lot of good things! And so it has left me impacted, hence the want and urge to share much more with you.

It might take a little bit more time (this blog thing-y) than I expected because I decided to do this myself, rather than hire someone to do it for me. But I need to learn at some point right, and googling how to move from one blog platform to the other is a just google search away. So as blur as I am, I think I can do this!

With the new website and content shared, I hope we can connect on so many more levels. Speak to you guys again soon inshaAllah! :)