My 2017 Fashion Story

I know I am way past the regular deadline of 2017 roundup but regardless, I still want to share this post with you. I will be highlighting three 2017 fashion stories.

First, I will start with my favorite outfit pictures of 2017. Then, I will be highlighting the unique and different styles that I wore during 2017. Lastly, I will be sharing my most lovable outfits of 2017.

PICTURE PERFECT 2017

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This is hands down my favorite picture someone took of me, ever! I mean, this is postcard material! From Turkey, with love.

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I loved this because, it’s a happy one. It wasn’t a fake laugh but a genuine one. The story behind it is that I was trying to take a serious pose but one of my friends made a sarcastic remark thus creating this random one.

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I intentionally took a picture next to one of Sugar & Spice’s doors because they are so picturesque. And the result? now everyone knows how short I am 🙂

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This is also a photo that was among many other burst shots. I wonder what I was thinking about at that particular second? And no, I wasn’t trying to showoff an engagement ring as some thought. Disclaimer: This girl is in a relationship with her business (to share later).

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I mean, oh happy picture?
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Not sure if this is a good photo or a really funny one. Still, a 2017 favorite.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT 2017

This is to share the styles that I thought I would not wear or the styles that others found it interesting:

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Two words: Unicorn scarf 🙂

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Those bright shoes! I remember I once wore those to work and I received compliments from not only my co workers, also from students and the director himself.

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I am not a fan of fur but I felt stylish this day in particular. I remember only wearing it one other time during the whole year. Well, the weather doesn’t help either right?

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Maxi dresses. I wore a lot of them during 2017 and I shall continue to do so in 2018. Just because they are easy to wear and comfortable.

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Turbans. No, I will not be discussing why I chose to wear them. I have a whole blog post draft prepared for that which I am not ready to share yet.

FAVORITE OUTFITS 2017

I will let the photo speak for themselves 🙂

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Have a happy 2018 everyone 🙂

Love,

Zee

 

Foodie Adventures of 2017

So here it is, the infamous annual round up that every blogger and social media influencer has to edit and post.

2017 was a great year of foodie adventures. It costed me gaining weight but nevertheless I very much enjoyed all of them.

Part One will be about the new places and dishes I tried.

Part Two will be about my new foodie addictions

PART ONE

Let me start by listing the new places/dishes I tried and loved:

Manhattan Fish Market

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The costumer service at the Ban Mahmoud branch is really fantastic. Plus, very delicious seafood options

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/the-manhattan-fish-market-fereej-bin-mahmoud

Chaclate

Specifically their Medovnic cake. Picture says enough 🙂 Going back this year to try their breakfast options.

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Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/chac-late-katara/info

Triangle 

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Located at the pearl. This place has been a controversy among food bloggers. Some found it overrated while others loved it. I loved it. Bonus: cute waiters

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/triangle-5-pearl-qatar

Churro Spot

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Discovered them at the food festival and my did they do the best churros dripped with Nutella ever!

Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/churros_spot/?hl=en

Basta 

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They do the best Karak I have ever had!

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/basta-23-al-gharafa

Bulbul

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Located at the Tornado tower, a tiny restaurants that serves Lebanese dishes. Loved every single order. Tip: go there before or after lunch hours.

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/bulbul-dafna

Angelina

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Finally found the perfect place for a non-buffet brunch! Generous varieties for just 150 QR. Bonus tip: The brunch menu is on the Entertainer!

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/angelina-dafna

Hafiz Mustafa in Turkey

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The most amazing dessert in Turkey! ‘Nuff said! Highly, highly recommended.

PART TWO

This part will showcase my 2017 foodie addiction. Dishes that I kept ordering and restaurant that I constantly revisited:

Eggs Benedict

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This year, I switched from ordering standard Omelet to Eggs Benedict. All thanks to the Angelina Paris! Hollandaise sauce is king of all sauces.

Tufo @ Max Restaurant

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We are Max addicts at work & whenever we order from there I always have to order their Sizzling Tofu! It is spicy and mixed with Mayo!

Max Restaurant’s Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/maxs-restaurant-al-sadd

Caribou

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Every morning on my way to work, small mint condition mocha with extra shot of espresso soy milk no cream 🙂 Every Single morning

Mooya

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Located close to my workplace, Once a month, whenever I feel stressed and completely shutting down, I pass by this place and either order their sliders or Texas Burger

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/mooyah-salwa-road

Volume

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Their coffee is amazing (Cereal Latte) and their desserts are unique (Cereal Cake)

Tip: not everything is on their menu. Check out their Chiller when you enter for more dessert options

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/volume-cafe-pearl-qatar

Knefe

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Have you ever ordered something that triggered nostalgic emotions then you had to constantly order the same just to feel home again? This year, Albisana restaurant did that to me! All I wanted was knefe after that!

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/al-bisana-restaurant-katara

Sisig

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Another favorite filipino dish! It is prepared with either fish, chicken, or beef then mixed with onions and bell peppers then sprinkled with Mayo sauce and non cooked egg. You mix and eat. Might sound gross, but extremely delicious.

Barrio Fiesta Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/barrio-fiesta-al-hilal

Chicken & Waffle

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One of my ultimate favorites for 2017. I practically ordered it almost every time I saw it on a menu! This one is from Eggspectation

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/eggspectation-al-gharafa

French Toast

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I remember ordering this dish Magnolia Bakery and being hooked for the rest of the year. Absolutely love French Toast! Morning, Lunch, and Dinner. I predict that this will continue until 2018

Sugar & Spice

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I honestly cannot count the number of times I went to Sugar and Spice in 2017. One of my top three places in Qatar! If not, ever!

Zomato page: https://www.zomato.com/doha/sugar-spice-al-waab

Happy New year everyone 🙂

 

Cheers,

Zee

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My 3 Fashion Trends Predictions of 2017

I know that every fashion girl out there is probably looking forward to the next huge fashion statement of 2017. Last year, chokers and off-shoulder tops were everywhere & everyone wanted to wear them. Here are some predicted trends of 2017:

  1. Statement Sleeves

    Really looking forward to this look! It can be applied to all sorts of clothing. Tops,

  2. sweaters, dresses, blazers, shirts, and even maxi dresses. I already have one that I bought from Zara & I’m planning on purchasing more clothing with this style.

2. White Shoes

Minimalism in shoes. White is making its come back without being too loud. Whether you choose to wear sneakers such as Puma, sandals like Boss, or some fancy white flats from Christian Louboutin. What I like about this trend is the twist. Wear white sneakers with a little black dress and voila, your look is completely different yet still trendy. Make sure that the sneakers you’re wearing have a certain edge like cool shoe laces or embelished with stickers or emojis. In fact, white shoes matches everything and yes, I insist, everything.

3. Political Slogans

2017 is a year of politics. Fashionistas want their voices heard through their style and designers through their runways.

Until my next post 🙂

Cheers!

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My Self-Improvement Plan for 2017

2017 is my year. For the first time ever, my heart skips a beat whenever I say the year “2017”. I feel like I am finally home. Let me put this way: It feels the same as when you first step out of your hotel balcony overlooking an amazing scenery.

This year, my goal is to be better mentally, emotionally, and physically. Every year, I mentally list what I plan on achieving. Some I accomplish, some not. That’s life. However, since I’ll be blogging this year, why not share them. My list might inspire you to create your own goals/achievements for 2017.

I will call this list my self-improvement plans for 2017 🙂

  1. Exercise Daily: I know, I know.. this is a common goal for probably half the population of the earth, buuuuuuut it is a legit goal. Why not? For me, I have a treadmill in my bedroom kicking at my conscious every single day. I bought it for a reason last year and I’m planning on honoring that. I will not set a goal weight. I will simply focus on improving my health and body. I know by time, routine will kick in and I’ll go back to slacking. This time, I am allowing my OCD skills to kick in and I’ll be setting a plan. I will watch my favorite shows while exercising. Thus, every time I step on the treadmill, I’ll be excited about the next episode instead of whining over being lazy. Furthermore, I will be walking and/or running on that treadmill for a maximum of 45 minutes. (If you’re smart enough, you’ll know that most show run between 20 to 40 minutes).
  2. Read 12 books: Each month, I will read one book. As simple as that. This year I’ll be focusing on self improvement books particularly in the business/entrepreneurial field.
  3. Daily Positives: At the end of each day, I will write down in my journal one positive thing that happened that day.
  4. Budget my Expenses: Truth be told that I can be a borderline splurge. I love makeup, clothes, food, coffee etc etc. Most importantly, I love spoiling the people who are dear to me with little treats. This year I plan to continue on doing all that but wisely.
  5. Visit a New Country: My dad is overprotective. However, I don’t know how or when or where yet but I will be visiting a new country this year.
  6. Closet Purge: Another brand new goal for me is to clean up my space. This month, I will be cleaning out all the clothes, shoes, and other “stuff” that I no longer use.
  7. Bucket-list: I’ll be listing down that “stuff” that I need to buy, accomplish, finish, gain, start, etc this year.

Well, so far, here is my self-improvement plan for this year. I will let you know by January 1, 2018 how it all went 🙂

Mini little tip: Buy a notebook. Create your own list and plan! Draw, doodle, list, anything!!! Just grab a pen and a notebook and write down what you want.

Cheers!!!

Zee

2017-plan

 

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Last Minute NYE Outfit Ideas – For those who just realized NYE is just around the corner

Why do I feel like it was just December 30, 2015!!! How the &^%# is it already December 30, 2016 !!!

Anyways, here are last minute NYE looks for y’all who just realized NYE is less than 48 hours away.

Monochrome:

If you’re just too busy (or lazy) to stress about what to wear for NYE, just go for the monochrome. It is classy, easy to wear, and very compatible with NYE’s motif. Below are outfit ideas for the lazy, the chic, and the hijabi.

Lady in Red

I am one quarter Chinese. So, of course I adore the color red 🙂 I am sure everyone of us have a red outfit in their closets. Below are some inspirational looks for a last minute NYE party:

Velvet Luxe

I am not a huge fan of Velvet. However, if worn wisely, it can instantly transform a dull outfit. For example, in the first picture below, the color choice is smart. In the second, it was used as a coat and in the third picture, I mean come on, those pumps are so sexy!

Sparkle Sparkle Sparkle!

Even if an event comes up out of nowhere, a lady should always make a statement with her look. In this case, why not shimmer all the way! There are several stages of shimmering beauty: Stage One, just a simple sparkle; Stage Two, all the way high shine tunic; Stage Three, designer baby!

I hope you enjoyed, and liked, my ideas.

Have a fabulous NYE and an awesome 2017, everyone ❤

Cheers!