As-salaamu ‘alaikum, ladies!
I rediscovered my platform trainers lately and always turn to them when I want to dress super casual and comfy, especially on days where there are a million and one errands to run (literally, I find myself running).
I have no idea where these platforms are from, but I’m sure they are sold in most shoe shops.
The Hijab is the “Subtle Petals” Thin Scarf – one of theeee prettiest scarves I own! I haven’t done a tutorial for this hijab style, but it’s pretty much like my “Asymmetrical Hijab Style” with a Square scarf. Tutorial coming soon!
My jeans are straight leg ones from Primark. I have a couple of these as they wear out quite quickly (I don’t mind – can’t expect much from those kinds of prices!) so I went to buy some backups the other day and couldn’t find any! If anybody knows of any store or brand that make straight leg jeans, do let me know – I can’t seem to find them anywhere.
Grey top from Primark
Pink long sleeve tshirt from H&M
Bag from Accessorize
Necklace from Accessorize
So as I was running around sorting things out, I realised something and wanted to share it with you. Part of the errands involved Pearl Daisy preparations; the store will be opening in a few days, i’A, and a lot of hard work has gone into it from our small team. As I was giving the one-over to the paint colours and admiring the pearl hangers (YES!), it hit me how this journey has brought me to a place I’d never expected. And it’s all thanks to God, for placing such amazing supporters, viewers – and, well, Daisies – into my life. I cherish every single sister (whether in Islam or in Humankind) who takes the time to lend a part of her day in messaging me, watching or commenting on my videos, commenting, “liking” or sharing my Facebook or Instagram content, tweeting me, purchasing from my store, just doing anything to support Pearl Daisy. I truly am thankful to you all.
In my life, I was always thirsty to expand my horizons and make the most of every moment. I wanted to learn new things, gain knowledge about so much, attain new skills and talents and methods of artistic expression. I recall so many moments where I felt so overwhelmed because I just wanted to do so much, all the time, and during certain moments I would become particularly aware of how our Creator, subhaanahu wa ta’aala has placed so much beauty in the world, filled not only with the miracles of nature but also the wonderful potential we hold as human beings in enriching our lives. Anyhoo, what I’m trying to say is that in all that time, being someone who has a business or makes YouTube videos or online content was never one of the things on my list. I had never imagined I would be able to do it. Not because I had dreadfully low self esteem but because I was never the ‘popular’ or ‘super confident’ girl growing up, and, alhamdullilah, I tear up when I think of all the peace, comfort and love I found when I looked into Islam. Alhamdullilah for everything.
So my question for today is: pinpoint, out of the innumerable blessings in your life, one blessing that was totally unexpected for you. I’m sure we all have many.
Let’s all say, “Alhamdullilahi Rabb il ‘Aalameen” (Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds) <3