Live and Let Live

I started this blog with only one thing in mind and that is to have a place which motivated women and young girls to live their lives the way they want too. Whether its is through a daily dose of inspiration through fashion or a lot of times through talking about harsh issues like sexual harrasement and other improtant topics. I receive emails on daily basis from young girls who wish they were able to project themseleves in a confident way and to them my blog helps by motivationg and inspiring them to live their life on their own rules.

To all those women today I want to say that just know that it is not easy but we have to stand for our rights and for what we believe in. To me confidence is not a constant it is something that needs constant work there will always be people who will try to bring you down and today I want to share a terrible example of that but before I go into details I want you to know that this has furthur fueled my fire and passion to talk about this issue. To help women understand that your body and what you choose to do with it; whether it is clothes or anything else is solely your descision.

This incident hurt me a lot but I not broken not shattered because I am too strong for that. This is not the first time it has happened and probably not last either. it all started by me posting a picture on FB and within seconds the first comment popped up ‘R u muslim?’ usually I delete & block comments like this because I know that they only stir up drama and nothing else but lately I have tried to address this issue and was not shocked to being called that “this is why women like me get raped because we post nude pictures like this” If that was not enough I was told that I will lose my “virginity’ because of pictures like this. I am only bearing my shoulder and its still a nude picture to them. When a close relative came to defense she was also called names threatened to be raped and that somehow they found her college information and told her she better “watch out” I live in US but she lives in Pakistan. I know she will be just fine. She is an aspiring writer and a very strong young women and there are so many of them in Pakistan. I keep moving forward because it is my life and I want to set a great example for my daughter so she can pursue whatever she wants in life. I just wanted to share it with all of you to know that it is not easy but we should never ever let someone else’s hate change our way of life.ZFB

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Women’s Rights News also took not of the story and published it on their site. As always thank you for reading the goal of the post is only to create awareness. I am originally from Pakistan and lived 17 years of my life there. It is a wonderful country with amazingly talented and beautiful people however women there and everywhere even in United States are not immune to harrasement and I hope after reading this they will know that there are so many others like them who face ignorance and still choose to live their life on their own terms.

 

 

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Python Bow Blouse & Metallics

Python Bow Blouse is my other budget friendly find from the Altuzarra collection. Lately I have been doing a lot of outfits that are super chic and still very affordable. Last week I did a ‘Chic on a Budget‘ post and then a post about ‘Fall Coats Under 1oo‘ I think it is important to remember that fashion or style is never dependent on money, you can achieve a very trendy look like I did in this post with  Boy Friend Overalls for $35 or a basic weekend look with a Plaid Shirt. In my humble opinion we should always choose outfits that bring our confidence out and make us feel beautiful inside/out.

Python Bow Blouse & Faux Leather Python Bow Blouse Animal Print & Faux Leather-002 Animal Print & Faux Leather-003 Animal Print & Faux Leather-004Love the stag bag. It was easy to fit all my belongings when I was out & about with Serena, I like how it has two completely different looks. One is more metallic and the other one has a nice python print which went so well with the top. I love the matchy matchy!

Etienne Aigner Stag Bag Animal Print & Faux Leather-006 Red PumpsAs always thank you for stopping by!

Altuzarra for Target – Python Bow Blouse

Faux Leather Pants – Nordstrom, Similar at H&M ($34.95)

Stag Bag – Thanks to Etienne Aigner

Pumps – Similar Here, Here & Here

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The Perfect Blazer – Polished Meets Simple

The  perfect blazer to me is a simple shell that brings out our best personality. It accentuates our best features and contours the body to look its very best. As the fall arrives in full swing I have been looking for blazers that are meticulously tailored and help me exude a confident & polished look. This blazer from Jones New York definitely fits that criteria. It is versatile and very flattering. I like this blazer for the fall & winter season because it is well fitted and doesn’t stretch out or lose its structure when you wear a sweater or thick layers underneath.

In the first look I paired the blazer with a fiery red sheath dress (also from Jones New York). To me this look exudes a very powerful, confident and still a sensual look. The red dress has a feminine feel with waist slimming details. I specially like the faux leather trim on the shoulders which adds a slight bold feel to the over all look.

Red Dress Jones New York-003 Red Dress Jones New York Red Dress Jones New York-001 Red Dress Jones New York-002 Red Dress Jones New York-004The second look is a bit more boyish with focus on the faux leather but still very feminine all thanks to this versatile blazer that creates a sleek look perfect for every day of the week.

Jones New York Blazer Jones New York Blazer-002 Jones New York Blazer-001 Jones New York Blazer-003 Jones New York Blazer-004 Jones New York Blazer-005As always thank you for reading!

Ponte Knit Blazer – Jones New York

Dress – Jones New York

Faux Leather Pants – Zara (Similar by Karen Millen & BCBG)

Black Bag – Chanel (Love this DVF bag & Rebecca Minkoff bag)

Red Bag – Chanel (Like this Chloe Bag & also Rebecca Minkoff bags here & here )

Ankle Strap Heels – Similar Gucci  Splurge here & steal here

Red Suede Heels – Similar here & here

Compensation for this post was provided by Jones New York via AOL Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Jones New York or AOL.

 

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10 Fall Coats Under $100

Fall coats are a key wardrobe essential & I like my essentials bright, happy & budget friendly. Here are some of the bright steals I found this week also I have created two new Pinterest boards for Fall Coats & Fall Boots to give you some inspiration and ideas for your fall/winter closet.

 

Fall Coats

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Altuzarra For Target – Chic On A Budget

Altuzarra For Target is here and I think it is wonderful when high fashion brands/designers work together with budget friendly retailers. I personally live on a budget all the time. I am that girl that when I enter a store the first thing I do is make a run for clearance section to see if I can find some crazy sale options. That is the case when I am doing online shopping as well. God forbid I pay full price for something and it goes on sale, that is definitely a mood killer for me! The good think with the Altuzarra collection is that I do not have to wait for it to go on sale because it is already so budget friendly. I really love the over the knee boots & the orchid print sweatshirt. There were a few things that I ending up ordering online because they were already sold out in stores like this wrap dress & striped dress. If they do fit well then you will definitely see them on the blog soon.

Altuzzara for Target-001 Altuzzara for Target Orchid Top Floral Clutch Altuzzara for Target-005 Altuzzara for Target-004 Altuzzara for Target-002 Caged HeelsThank you for stopping by!

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