Asalaam alaykom ramatullahi wa baraakto sisters and friends,
I can't believe some of you are still following my near defunct blog. Jazzakallahkheir;).
I don't know what happened but I have been the world's worst blogger. I remember a time in my life where I was balancing full-time work, a husband, a social life, and still had the time to be creative with the blog. I am so sorry, I swear, but I remember someone asked me how I could make a billion fashion sets and still have time for work and marriage: the answer is, I didn't have children.
I remember hating when my favourite bloggers announced they were pregnent because I knew it would affect their blogging. I don't know why, but the time I used to spend of my spare time gets spent making a silly little girl giggle, and chasing her around, and trying to teach her English since she prefers to answer anything I say in Arabic;). I spend my extra money on getting her toys and cute hair accessories instead of on purses and designer abayas.
And I still do totally take care of myself at home and do makeup and clothes that my husband can see, but as for hijab fashion, I have been only moderately stylish to say the least. Let's call it the barefoot fashion blogger syndrome. I can still post the trends before others but am too lazy to apply them to my own life and have stuck with a classic and stream-lined style.
I even sold my Birken so that I could afford a family vacation.
Ahhhh, the life of a former fashionista turned Mommy. As I am not a maternal woman (even now) I can at least say I am coping with motherhood and my munchkin seems to love me and find me a fun person to be around, so I get a B+ there.
I had aimed to get the beautifulmuslimah blog up and running by now, but it is soooo hard. There are so many posts to edit the wording (and anything ugly) 500+ and I feel overwhelmed.
Good news is, as soon as blogger fixes their problem of the image upload button I will try to get some images uploaded for ya'll here anyways. I made some fashion sets.
You may note my style has changed. I did the whole abaya ras and niqab thing for a while, but it just isn't necessary in Oman like I found it to be in UAE and with Saudis so I will try to get back on track with being modest but stylish. I know the trends for cuts in abayas here in the GCC so I will report on the latest collections.
And I might be attending the Nawal Al Hooti and DAS shows at Muscat fashion week (inshAllah) and I will post on local events (most of them not Islamic ones) through photos of pretty things and through a more culturally orientated blog I guest-post on: www.howtolivelikeanomaniprincess.blogspot.com .
I haven't had time for any Islamically researched posts, but I will try to list my favourite online websites, and bloggers (as I am little behind on that).
Love to hear from you ladies. Masalaama for now;)