Sunday, 24 March 2013

OUTFIT OF THE DAY: A Peachy Confection

We had a family event this weekend, which was a nice opportunity to see extended family, and also have some nice food and some seriously beautiful cupcakes made by my sister for the party we had.

I decided to wear this peach and brown embroidered kameez for the day, which was purchased from a store called Maria's Collection located in East London and specialises mainly in semi-formal outfits, embroidered kameezes and casual kurtas. It also sells pretty outfits from labels like Needlez, which is a Pakistani-based brand which does pretty embroidered and cut-work outfit, which was also the label that my outfit was from. This is the outfit below, which was fully embroidered front and back and had pink sequin panels too - I had to get a plain cotton kameez made as lining though because the Needlez kameez was slightly sheer.

I wore this with brown heels and pink bangles, as well as a handily-matching pink ring given to me by my sister. Because the outfit was quite busy, I didn't want to add too much detail to it, so wore a plain deep coral pink hijab and minimal jewellery, which felt quite comfy.

And this is me wearing the dress, which was very, very comfy and a very flattering colour (although I think the peach and brown was a bit full on because everything I accessorised with was also peach). The kameez was a little loose on me because of the long shape and the fact that there were a lot of panels, but I didn't mind this as it meant it flowed easily and felt easy to move around in. I also found the sleeves a little different as usually I go for fitted sleeves and this was more bell-shaped, which made the kameez look slightly different (my sister said it had a slightly Arab-abayah cut to it, which I could agree with) - although my favourite bit of this kameez was the teal embroidered hem at the bottom.

All in all, it was a really lovely night I really enjoyed wearing this outfit, I don't wear a lot of pink but I thought this was a really pretty, feminine colour and it was also quite summery too. I can imagine getting a lot of wear out of this outfit, and it's something which is quite versatile - Maria's Collection store has a lot of similar outfits to this one which was just as pretty, and are great for those in-betweeny type outfits you may need sometimes for special occasions. I think next time I wear it, I may pick out the blue detail of the outfit and try a different colour combination!

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