Sunny Seat Window Mounted Cat Bed

I adopted my cat, Cheeseburgers, in October of 2014 from the West End Shelter in Ontario, CA when he was about two months old. They are a no-kill facility, and were amazing to work with. The process was both thorough and efficient and the staff was professional and seemed to genuinely care about all the animals. According to the shelter, he is a pure Siamese cat. He is very affectionate, and loves to snuggle and purr. His temperament is very playful – sociable, vocal, playful and inquisitive. I constantly find myself looking for new toys and treats for him, and that’s why I found the Sunny Seat Window-Mounted Cat Bed.

I got it a couple of weeks ago, and it has become my cat’s favorite place to hang out. When I get home from work, I usually find it lounging on top of it. Here is a picture of Cheeseburgers relaxing on his Sunny Seat Cat Bed.

Blue eyed cat on the Sunny Seat Cat Bed
My kitten Cheeseburgers lounging on the Sunny Seat Window-Mounted Cat Bed

To ensure it works as described, make sure that the surface is very clean before you apply the suction cups so they adhere properly. When I was trying to decide where to hang the seat, I noticed that the suction cups don’t stick completely if there is any dust. My cat is fascinated by the refrigerator and loves to put his head in the freezer every time I open it. I tried sticking this seat on my stainless steel fridge to enhance the excitement in my cat’s life. However, the suction cups didn’t grasp tightly to the surface- so I decided to stick to the glass on my balcony window.

Though Cheeseburgers is still a kitten, he has already become quite a leaper – I stuck this pretty high on the glass and thought I would have to pick up my cat and manually place him on the seat, or stop being cheap and possibly buy another seat and place it lower as a step stool to the higher seat. However, my cat loves hanging out on this seat so much that he frequently puts his own life in danger and leaps to it and stays there for hours. I highly recommend this product as it definitely adds excitement to my Cheeseburger’s life who is too scared to ever go outside. By lounging on the seat, my cat can enjoy watching the world outside of my apartment.

Sunny Seat Window Bed
Here is an image of the Sunny Seat Window Mounted Cat Bed from the manufacturer

Here is an image of the Sunny Seat Window Mounted Cat Bed from the manufacturer. My kitten is about 13 pounds and this product seems to be able to handle it well so far. At under $20, this product is a great addition to Cheeseburger’s furniture.

 

Eid Mubarak – Eid outfit, makeup, and hair

In this post, I’d like to share the look I created for this past Eid Mubarak. Eid is s an important holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Families get together on the day of Eid and rejoice together. I went to a family dinner party and wore a new Shalwar Kameez suit, which is the traditional garb for Pakistan. My shalwar kameez was a soft green color with red and gold embroidery work throughout the garment.

Eid outfit, Pakistani clothes
Eid Mubarak. My complete look for Eid.

Since my suit was quite shimmery and heavily embroidered, I kept my jewelry to a minimum. I wore a gold necklace which I borrowed from my mom. Here is a similar style I found which I liked a lot. Its traditional and fun but still looks elegant and not too gaudy.

Desi jewelry, eid outfit
An Elegant Traditional Bollywood Style Necklace Set in Gold Finish

I kept my hair pretty simple. First I tried to give it some volume by teasing the top using a teasing brush, and added the Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing and Texturizing Powder to add some volume without having to tease too much.

I kept my hair pretty simple. First I tried to give it some volume by teasing the top using a teasing brush, and added the Big Sexy Hair Powder Play Volumizing and Texturizing Powder to add some volume without having to tease too much.
This is one of my favorite products to use when I’m looking to create a “big hair” or “messy” and “bed-head” look. I curled the ends using a 1 inch Conair curling iron. Then I set the hairstyle using some volumizing hairspray. This is a simple hairstyle and any one can easily create it. Just remember, if you want more volume, then take smaller sections of your hair so you thoroughly curl all of it. If you have long or thick hair, then just remain patient and be sure to curl smaller sections, hold the curl in your hand for about 30 seconds until the hair cools down, then finally hair spray your locks to ensure the curls don’t come out.

I wanted to wear a red lip for this look as my Shalwar Kameez suit had red and gold embroidery throughout. Plus I thought the pop of bright color would be appropriate for the joyous occasion. I used me favorite red lip color – Lime Crime Velvetines, Red Velvet. It’s a long-lasting, waterproof liquid lipstick that goes on with the ease of gloss and dries completely matte. Its extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way. It retails around $20.00 and one tube lasts for a long time. I’ve included a swatch for this shade below for ease of reference. I kept the rest of the makeup fairly simple. I tried to bring out my eyes by adding a pair of false eyelashes and by lining the waterline with a jet black kohl pencil.

Best red lipstick
Lime Crime Velvetines – Red Velvet

Here is a list of the main products I used to create this look:

MAC Studio Fix liquid foundation

Ardell Multipack Demi Wispies Fake Eyelashes

Lime Crime Velvetines, Red Velvet

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Liner, 645 Black

Hope you enjoyed this post on my Eid outfit as I had a lot of fun creating this traditional desi Pakistani look for this celebratory occasion.

 

All Black with a Pop of Pink

Although most of my wardrobe consists of basic staples in shades of black, I still try to create outfits which show my style and personality. Since I work in an office all day where impromptu meetings are often called, I strive to dress comfortable yet still polished to an extent. Luckily my office dress code is very business casual which gives me a lot of flexibility. Here is an example of what I wore to work a couple of weeks ago when the weather was a little cooler.

Duri wearing Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots
Wearing Stuart Weitzman 5050 over the knee boots – a must have item for your closet

As I mentioned in a previous post, a pair of black comfortable over the knee boots are a wardrobe staple for every girl. My favorite ones are the Stuart Weitzman 5050’s – They are extremely comfortable, and true to size. I can walk miles in these and it feels like I’m walking on butter. These boots are offered in several colors and finishes, but the black napa leather is my favorite option. The leggings I’m wearing are super soft, stretchy, and opaque which is must- especially when your top isn’t long enough to cover your entire butt. These leggings by Hue have a wide waistband which offers comfort with style and stays in place all day; no pulling and tugging required! The basic black tee is light weight and hasn’t faded after going through at least twenty wash cycles. Its by a brand called Three Dots which can be found in most department stores and Amazon. It is great on its own or as base shirt for layering and it is available in over thirty colors! I own a few other colors besides the black one I’m wearing here, and they have all kept their original color and shape after multiple washes. Lastly, this Armani Exchange jacket is one of my favorites. Its a mix of faux leather and a jersey knit which makes it very comfortable and easy to move around in. I bought mine at the Armani store in Pasadena, Ca.

Armani Exchange Jacket
Close up of the jacket – Armani Exchange mixed media moto jacket

Notice the small pop of pink? Pink hello kitty crystal earrings, pink nail polish, and the pink gloss help me show my girly side. I have had these earrings for over two years now and they have yet to loose their shine. At just under $20 bucks, they are quite a steal. I tend to keep my makeup fairly simple for work; neutral eye shadows, a quick swipe of pink blush, and some pink lipgloss complete the look.

Hello Kitty cute earrings
Hello Kitty Earrings add a pop of pink to the all black ensemble

Here is what I’m wearing if you wanted to get a similar look:

  1. Top: Three Dots Women’s Short Sleeve Mid-V Neck Tee
  2. Jacket: Armani Exchange Mixed Media Jacket
  3. Leggings: Hue Women’s Ultra Leggings with wide waistband
  4. Over the knee boots: Stuart Weitzman Women’s 5050 Over-the-knee boot
  5. Earrings: Pink crystal hello kitty earrings
  6. Nail polish: Loreal Paris Colour Riche Nail Enamel, Pink Me Up
  7. Lipgloss: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pop
Cute Hello Kitty Crystal Earrings
Hello Kitty Earrings – Large 3/4″ Kitty Stud Earrings

P.S – This particular Armani Exchange jacket is sold out currently, so I found a few similar “mixed media” options.

XOXO Juniors Beaded Sleeve Faux-Leather Moto Jacket

BCBGeneration Women’s Mixed Media Wool Jacket with Leather Sleeves

French Connection Women’s Fast Jacket

BCBGMAXAZRIA Women’s Donna Mixed Media Moto Jacket with Leather Sleeves

 

French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Classic Fit-and-Flare Dress

I wanted to share one of my favorite dresses here. Honestly, this dress is a staple for every girl’s closet. It can be easily styled for the office, or for a night out. The minimalistic design along with the figure flattering silhouette is perfect for all body types. Here’s the fabric composition: 62% Polyester, 33% Viscose and 5% Elastane. It feels like weighty yet soft cotton with a slight stretch, hiding any imperfections perfectly.

It can be easily dressed up or down with other accessories and is appropriate for all seasons. I have worn it with leggings, jacket, and my favorite over-the-knee boots in fall and winter. Summer time requires no additional clothing staples; put on a pair of your favorite strappy sandals and instantly feel like a starlet.

French Connection blue dress
Feather Ruth Classic Dress in whisper blue color

It’s available in a few different versions to fit your style- one with a plain boat neck, another with a cutout in the front, and one with a sexy open back.

French Connection designer Dress in black, white, and blue
French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Classic Fit-and-Flare Dress in black, white, and nocturnal

The first classic version is a fit-and-flare dress with an arched waistline and pleated skirt. It’s a sleeveless boat neck with a zipper closure. I have this dress in black, white, and blue. Yes, I loved it so much that I had to get in three different color!

Find them all here: French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Classic Fit-and-Flare Dress

French Connection Feather Ruth Classic Cut Out Fit and Flare Dress in black
French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Classic Cut Out Fit and Flare Dress in black

The second version has a cut out detail in the front. Be forewarned ladies, this dress is a bit less modest as the cut out is strategically placed to show some cleavage. Though I didn’t feel comfortable with this version due to the cutout, it may be suitable for someone else.

French Connection Red dress
French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Fit-and-Flare Dress with open back style in a rich red color

Find this version here: French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Classic Cut Out Fit-and-Flare Dress

The newest version of this dress has a plain boat neck with a sexy cut out in the back. It’s simply beautiful.

It can be found here: French Connection Women’s Feather Ruth Fit-and-Flare Dress

I feel elegant in this simple yet standout dress every time I wear it. A word of advice, French Connection tends to run 1 size small, so a size 6 in most brands is a size 8 in French Connection. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

 

Must Have Over-The-Knee Boots

A pair of comfortable and stylish black boots are a must have in every girl’s closet. My absolute favorite boots are the Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots in black nappa leather. The 5050’s are an international best selling model. This over the knee boot has a stylish design of half micro stretch (in the back) and half nappa leather (in the front). The elasticized fabric allows for the ultimate stretch to fit most legs, while the buttery napa leather provides a sleek and modern look. Due to the genius design, women with both thin and thick calves can enjoy these boots equally. Adorned by various Hollywood celebrities, the 5050 model is a beautiful boot which will never go out of style. These can be dressed up or down very easily, and are a staple for every fashionista.

Find Stuart Weitzman 5050 over-the-knee boots in various colors here : Stuart Weitzman 5050

Here are a few celebrities wearing these boots. These instantly glam up every outfit and are perfect for both day and night time.

Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots
Selena Gomez wearing Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots

Actress and singer Selena Gomez is seen traveling in these boots. I travel in these very often so I can speak with experience- it’s very easy to quickly take them off and on while going through TSA! These are no less comfortable than wearing Ugg boots, but also provide a more polished look to your outfit.

Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots
Emma Stone wearing Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots

Actress Emma Stone looks feminine and flirty while pairing these boots with patterned stockings and a mini skirt. This spring outfit is proof that these can be worn all year round!

Celebrities in Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots
Various celebrities wearing Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots

Here’s a glance at a few celebrities; actresses and super models wearing the Stuart Weitzman 5050’s. Each outfit looks perfectly chic and fabulous.

Stuart Weitzman shoes are popular among editors, stylists, and celebrities. The designer Stuart Weitzman’s has said “I design shoes to make women happy”. Each shoe is made in Spain with attention to detail so it looks as great as it feels. I think the 5050’s are a precise mix of comfort, class, and style.