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Sooo!! looks like I was in a deep slumber… a hibernation of sorts. Now that summer is around the corner, I feel like I’m feeling alive again. Hah! I’ll save you the dramatics! I guess it was a combination of being lazy + too much going on! But I’ve kicked my back side. I’ve invested a lot in this site and my work and I should not let anything stop me! Found this awesome inspirational quote (via breakfastatyurmans.tumblr.com) which pretty much sums me up! 😉

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What have I been up to lately?! Well…for starters! my Facebook page has 164 followers and growing! yay!! (Please visit and show your love by liking the page: Miss TikTik Facebook Page) and I created a Pinterest account as well. If you’re on Pinterest, I would LOVE to connect with you. You can find me here -> Miss TikTik  I cannot believe I did not get on it sooner! I.AM.ADDICTED!!

Just because I’ve been MIA doesn’t mean I wasn’t WERRRQ-in’ it! Here are some of my looks from the last couple of days (that I managed to photograph!)

Miss TikTik OOTD

Top, Jeans and Shoes: ZARA
Scarf: Louis Vuitton
Bag: Russell & Bromley

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Blazer, Trousers and Shoes: ZARA
Snood: Accessorize

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Blazer: River Island
Trousers and Top: ZARA
Shoes: Converse Limited Edition
Ring: Juicy Couture
Bag: Russell & Bromley

Yes!  I do shop at ZARA…A LOT!! But they do some really good stuff (not the best quality but I love it!) and keep on trend.

My current loves? Well I’m going to share one from each category to make it easy and not look like as if I’m trying to over-compensate for my disappearance!

Nail Art of the Week: 

I did not realise how EASY it is to do your own nails. These tutorials are God sent and thank you to every one of you who does them and puts them up for people like me!

NAIL ART

(image via rarelypins.com)

Hairstyle of the Week:

I LOVE this bow hairstyle. It is so cute and perfect for summer. A bit too cutesy but hey! some times you want to look like cute even though you may be a raging devil inside! haha! 😛

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(photo via  beauty-tutorials1.blogspot.com)

Shoe ADDICT:

Ok so I saw these Caroline Issa X LK Bennett (collaboration) heels and DIED! Love the pom pom detail at the back and the colourful embroidery which also reminds me of the Pakistani outfits I have. These heels are perfect for the summer, worn with a pair of skinny jeans/trousers or a flirty dress. Très Chic Daah-lings! 😉  

You can shop the whole collection here!

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As always, here’s a promise to be more regular and connecting with all you beautiful and fashionable people out there!! I will leave you with something fabulous 😉

Remember ladies…

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(photo via refinedstyle.tumblr.com

 

 

Back in London town from my Easter break and the SUN IS OUT!! If you’re wondering why I’m so excited to see the sun…well! It’s April, still windy, cold and miserable in London and finally the sun greets us! Hell yeah, I’m going to be ecstatic! 😀 What did you guys get up to? Anything exciting?!

Here’s hoping spring is just around the corner and the snow doesn’t make a comeback *fingers crossed* because this Spring it’s all about some flirty fun! I plan on wearing lots of colour, quirky prints and sandals. My feet are dying to breathe! Talking about fun and flirty, who loved Burberry’s heart prints visible through see through skirts as modelled by model-of-the-moment Miss Cara Delevingne.

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Safe to say, not all us fashion lovers can afford the extortionate prices of Burberry but us humble fashionistas can improvise and look else where to other brands who can cater to similar tastes! With all the major fashion weeks having given us full blown doses of fashion back to back- there are brands who have taken inspiration from the catwalk and offered us fashion lovers something to look forward to wearing this spring/summer!

A brand that has just hit my radar is Max Studio. Although an established brand since 1979, it has been quietly successful and looking at their current collection- there are definitely pieces I would want in my wardrobe! Their Spring/Summer 2013 collection has some inspiration pieces from the likes of Burberry like the heart-printed jacquard trousers and shorts.

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Looking around the site, it’s very easy to navigate and what I look out for on any fashion website are the VISUALS. They need to be crisp, detailed, stand out and colourful! They need to shout at me to look at them…not even look…GAWK at them! And this website does that. One of my favourite dresses from their new collection is this printed geometric number. I just love the colour combination and can think of a number of ways I would wear it- with some amazing accessories! Ah I’m getting giddy with excitement thinking about how many looks I can milk out of this dress. After all, we are still in throes of an economic downturn dah-lings so got to be smart about it as well, y’know!

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Also love this red dress! Perfectly fits the fun and flirty look for the coming season! Love the sheer panel details as well. And for someone who is conscious about their upper arms (ME!!), the cap sleeves coupled with the  pleated skirt give a flattering look.

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Now ladies, it’s crunch time. Yes, we are going to talk about the monies! Now these clothes don’t come cheap. The geometric print dress is retailing at £99 where as this red number is £175. These are not your run-of-the mill purchases. You spend this sort of money when you’re giving your wardrobe a makeover. And since we’re just at the cusp, where Winter is (HOPEFULLY) bidding farewell and Spring is stepping in, I have a feeling a lot of us will be going for that uplift very soon. I think if you’re good with accessorising then you can re-work these pieces over and over again! Trust me I do that all the time and people still ask me if I’m wearing a “new” top 😉

All in all, I’m impressed with this brand and will be keeping a close eye on these guys! Who knows I may end up adding a few pieces myself! 😉

Check out their Spring/Summer 2013 collection and see if anything catches your fancy. Have you bought anything from these guys before? Let me know how your experience was and what is your opinion of this brand?

Till the next time my beauties! xxx

Nothing like new additions to your jewellery collection. What makes it even more special is your friends gifting them to you and they know what you’d like!! Totally in love right now.

The ring and leather wrap-around bracelet is from Juicy Couture. Now this brand is quite controversial where some people call it “chavy” (non-english people please google the word :P) BUT!! In JC’s defence I would say I for one love most of their jewellery, may be not all of it but all the ones I’ve bought myself and I have been gifted I just LOVE them. Plus the pieces I’ve got don’t have any OTT branding on them so they’re great pieces and ones to keep! Yeah if you’re going to wear a JC tracksuit and UGG boots then I’m sorry but that would be classed as “chavy”. But you have to make sure you wear the brand the right way. FYI! you can never wear Paul’s Boutique the “right” way. That brand is “chavtastic” as it’s best! I think I’ve over done the word “chavy” in this post.

My bestie knows what works for me! 😉

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If you’ve got cash to splash then you have designer options like Hermés, Chloe, Celine and Cartier etc. I have spotted the Hermés cuff bracelets quite a lot and it is on my wish list!

Check out a few I’ve spotted.

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What arm candy have you been sporting lately? Do share! Till the next one xxxx

What Ash’s heeled sneaker couldn’t achieve, Isabel Marant’s high top wedge trainers did! Now every where you go, whether its ZARA, Forever21, TOPSHOP, ALDO etc- they’re all stocking similar versions. I managed to get my special editions ones from ZARA which are almost the same as Isabel Marant except that they’re not! 😛 But hey I don’t have £400+ to spare on those shoes so I have to settle for the next best. If you are intrigued, check out the prices of the Isabel Marant’s high tops on eBAY and your heart may just temporarily stop beating.

To be fair, these shoes aren’t everyones cup of tea so please don’t buy them just to seem “fashionable” because they can also have the opposite affect!

This is how I styled mine:

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High Top Sneakers: ZARA (Buy yours here)

Faux Fur Jacket: French Connection UK

Statement Collar Necklace: ASOS

Red Lippy: NARS matte lip pencil in RED SQUARE (LOVE IT!!)

Rings: TOPSHOP

You can shop similar high top sneakers from ZARA and other high street retailers. If you’ve got extra money to spare then ASH is also doing some funky ones (bottom two).

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Let me know your thoughts and how you’re styling yours if you’ve bought them! xxx

When updating your wardrobe, it’s not always an overhaul you need. You can easily spruce up your whole look by adding key pieces to your wardrobe. I recently shopped at Zara and after a long hiatus, at River Island. I bought some great items from both stores that instantly make my outfit the focus of attention.

Items I bought from Zara:

A red Zara jumper from TRF
A pair of skinny jeans
A jacquard print jacket from TRF
A Leopard gem encrusted necklace

Shoes I bought from River Island:

River Island Saline Studded Boots in red

Items you may already own in your wardrobe:

Bright coloured trousers
Faux leather leggings
Red heels
Beige boots

Now what I have prepared are more than 5 looks (and counting!!) that you can have with these items. With limited cash flow and everyone wanting a piece of the latest fads, it’s time to get creative ladies!! So here’s my take on what I bought and how I intend to wear it. The great thing about the jacquard print jacket is its multicoloured and can go with bright colours like electric blues to subdued beige. Dress it up with a dress or dress it down with a pair of skinny khakis- there is no compromise on style.

Here you go ladies. I hope this gives you inspiration for trying different looks with key pieces in your wardrobe. Enjoy!

Please keep on reading my blog and spread the love!! Xxxxxx

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Okay guys! I’m back from my hiatus. I know it’s been a while. I was just looking for some motivation as I was getting lazy. But I’m back now so will endeavour to be more regular in my posts.

I’m sure you’ve had this feeling of walking past a window display and a shoe, a top or a jacket calls out at you. The more you walk past, the more you want it. Yep! Happened to me. I could not resist but buy these red boots from River Island.

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I had seen a similar pair in Zara but I wasn’t that impressed with them.

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Some might disagree with me and think the ones from River Island are more wacky than the Zara ones. But what I do know is, both these pairs are inspired by the gold studded Susanna boots by Chloé.

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These boots come in red and black and have been worn by numerous celebrities working the trend of studs this winter and jazzing up their wardrobes as well as look. They’re great for giving your look an extra oomph.

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So while I was browsing Harvey Nichols, my high street boots had a face off with the designer counterpart. Suffice to say, I was happy with mine. Also, if I were to buy the designer version, I wouldn’t pay such a steep price for them- I’d rather go for a more classic pair of boots. I mean these boots are great for jazzing up my wardrobe but £90 is the max I’m willing to spend on them.

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I’m loving how many high street retailers are coming out with similar, if not exact copies of the designer versions. It’s great for us who want to wear the designer look, but can’t afford it all the time. Any you’ve spotted while browsing? Let me know. Xx

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Hello my fashionable readers! Yes I know I go M.I.A for a while and then re-appear. I need to keep my act more consistent. But hey that does not stop me from shopping 😛 So I bought this sequin top from TopShop in a sale and matched them with these mint coloured trousers I bought from Zara and these studded boots. Studs seem to be the “IT” part of the outfit at the moment. It is all about the studs- on the jackets, shoes, gloves, shoulder pads; you name it. So here I am being oh-so-casual at a friend’s.

Top: TopShop (sale)

Trousers: Zara (sale)

Shoes: Zara (£69.95)

Today was a day of chilling and strolling through the streets of London. Hey you know the London summer I kept on dreaming about all these months?? Well what do you know! Its finally here, if only for a week!! But hey! Better live it up.

Decided to keep it cool with a pair of Zara print trousers, pinned a flower to a plain T shirt to jazz it up and accessorised with my Prada sunnies, a beaded necklace and D&G bag for the KAPOW affect!! 😉 aaah! I got burnt! I think it will last me till whenever the next time Mr Sun will grace us. Xx

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Alright ladies! Before the weather in London turns sour again, pull out those white jeans from the back of your closet and take them for an outing! Preferably wearing them :p

PS I know I’ve been bad with posting lately but just been sick and tad busy with my day job! But here’s a start to many!

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One new product on my “To Try” list is this Estee Lauder Even Skintone Illuminator. Although, people tell me I’ve got clear skin, I’m not very good at taking care of it. I get lazy and careless. Like any other girl, I have uneven skin tone so from the sounds of it, this product is perfect for me. Priced at £46 for 30 ml and £62 for 50 ml, it is not the cheapest beauty product around but I do swear by Estee Lauder products, they stand the test of time and are high quality products. On enquiring about the product from the beauty counter of Estee Lauder at John Lewis, the lady told me it is a serum that illuminates your skin and you can wear it under your regular moisturiser. It  is similar to Strobe cream by MAC that I buy loads of. So definitely want to see what’s the difference between the two.

You can get your hands on it from any leading department store like Selfridges, House of Fraser, John Lewis and Debenhams etc. If anyone reading this has tried this product then I would like to hear from you! Email me.

For more information on the product, click here.

Till the next one xx