art adventures

on december nineteen, twenty-seventeen, my friend and I went downtown and had a day filled of art and fun. we laughed, we talked, and we drew. literally. this day was a day dedicated for us to catch up after a few months and to explore the arts we could find in downtown.

our first and only stop (or so we thought) was going to the Royal Ontario Museum, or the ROM. we only went their to explore and look around. oh, we also brought our sketchbooks with us. we drew everything we found interesting and beautiful and we went through the entire building while having our sketchbooks in our hands, backpacks on our back, and looking wide-eyed at everything around us. we went everyone, well, everywhere we were allowed to go. their were two exhibits that we weren’t able to go to as we had to pay an extra amount. one of them was Christian Dior’s collection. I was disappointed to say the least. at least I got to see one of them, which was a little red number. absolutely breathtaking! we mainly spent time on the second floor with all the animals and spent almost an hour or more just in that section. our trip to ROM and sketching was definitely a success!

we spent about three-ish hours there, and then proceeded to go to the tim hortons to have a little lunch. I obviously had an ice-capp even though it was freezing outside, with a croissant. we stayed at the place for about an hour-ish while finishing up our lunch, and talking about what we were doing in our time out of university. also, I may have looked through her entire sketchbook. honestly, my friends are so talented! you all should check her out on Instagram! her name is @nagayamaaa .

after we were done, we did a quick stop at starbucks, and then proceeded to walk for twenty minutes. we randomly decided during lunch to head to some art stores we love. we just didn’t know that it would take so long! we ended up going to curry’s and above the ground! I will say that I may have spent a little more than I should have while we were there. we can’t help it though! everything is there! and it’s so beautiful! and it’s art supplies! you wouldn’t be able to resist them either!

the whole day in general was amazing! and I really have to thank my friend for inviting me on this art adventure! we did so much in just a few hours. we spent time at a museum and got through almost everything. we had lunch together. we spent a little too long in some art shops looking at pens and sketchbooks! we drew everything that we came across. we chatted and caught up about our crazy and hectic new life we have been living. we spent time together that I appreciate so much. so, thank you to you. you have been an amazing friend, and this day was honestly a day filled with laughter, deep talks, new revelations, art, and so much more. here’s to many more!

samsta<3

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#polypresents: party dresses – satin in the new year

#polypresents: party dresses - satin in the new year

 #polypresents: party dresses – satin in the new year by saamstaa featuring typography wall art

this look is perfect for the new year and formal parties. the look consists of a silver dress with a glitter belt, and simple gray heeled boots. accessories include a glitter satchel, ring, crown and a watch. this look is simple, and with the accessories added makes it much more formal and perfect for formal events. #Winter #newyear #PolyPresents  #contestentry

 

Halston Heritage shiny dress
495 CAD – stylebop.com

Gianvito Rossi gray ankle boots
570 CAD – net-a-porter.com

Sole Society sequin handbag
35 CAD – solesociety.com

Tiffany Co preowned ring
3,475 CAD – 1stdibs.com

CLUSE white strap watch
150 CAD – trouva.com

Bling Jewelry bridal flower crown
32 CAD – bluefly.com

Glitter belt
38 CAD – gap.com

Umbra typography wall art
42 CAD – coggles.com

 

Dubai Modest Fashion Week (2017) – Part 2

Dear Reader,

Here is the final mini-collection of my favourite designs that were showcased at Dubai Fashion Week from December 8th to December 9th. I would say that this fashion week was definitely a success with the amount of designers and influences that attended to support the show. Not only that, but it once again helped to show that being modest can also mean being fashionable. I thank and appreciate all these Muslim designers and Muslim fashion lovers greatly for showing the world who we are and that as Muslims we also love fashion.

Once again, as it is a mini-collection, the list of designers and their links are added before the collection is seen. If you click on a picture, the designers name should show up. The pictures were collected from the official website and Instagram.

The website I used to look up designers, their designs, was called Dubai Modest Fashion Week. Continue reading

Dubai Modest Fashion Week (2017) – Part 1

Dear Reader,

Here is a mini-collection of my favourite designs that were showcased at Dubai Fashion Week from December 8th to December 9th. As it is a mini-collection, the list of designers and their links are added before the collection is seen. If you click on a picture, the designers name should show up. The pictures were collected from the official website and Instagram.

The website I used to look up designers, their designs, was called Dubai Modest Fashion Week. Continue reading

Dubai Modest Fashion Week (2017)

Dear Reader,

Dubai Modest Fashion Week took place from December 8th to December 9th. This fashion week is under a collection of five that happen worldwide under Modanisa Fashion Week. It was an eventful two days, filled with fashion shows, talk shows and so much more. Many Muslim influencers and bloggers attended and showed us what was happening behind the scenes, and what they thought of the looks. Continue reading

Winter 2017

Dear Reader,
This past week, I have posted outfits for the Winter 2017 Collection which consists of some of the trends seen this past year and season which I love. Not only that, but these are some main styles that I have been loving for a while now.
As you can see, this collection has a very specific theme surrounding the main colours of Winter. If you have been following my blog, you will have seen that I post monthly mood boards. This month is basically a combination of blues, whites and silver to represent what I feel this season is like. The colour palette is basically inspired from my December Mood Board and what I personally am into lately.
I am absolutely in love with all these looks. I enjoyed creating these sets, and I hope you all enjoy looking through them. 🙂

Dear Reader, enjoy this winter season!

samsta<3

a touch of silver

a touch of silver

 a touch of silver by saamstaa featuring cluse watches

this look is a more evening or party look. the look consists of a silver pleated skirt, with a white sweatshirt tucked in. sparkly heeled boots are added giving the look a nice touch. accessories include a silver necklace, rings, watch, a marble phone case and the final tough of a sparkly silver satchel. #Winter #winter2017 #party

 

Sans Souci white crop top
37 CAD – sanssoucistores.com

Marco de Vincenzo mid length skirt
365 CAD – vestiairecollective.com

Chiara Ferragni white boots
340 CAD – farfetch.com

Sole Society metallic purse
35 CAD – solesociety.com

Tiffany Co round ring
3,510 CAD – 1stdibs.com

Jennifer Meyer Jewelry 18k ring
355 CAD – ylang23.com

Cluse watch
150 CAD – trouva.com

Silver necklace
10 CAD – delias.com

Marble iphone case
13 CAD – etsy.com

 

winter lace and sparkle

winter lace and sparkle

 winter lace and sparkle by saamstaa featuring stackable rings

this look is perfect for going out and on the run. it’s casual but has that little bit of fancy through the sparkles throughout. the look consists of a white lace top with white flared jeans, and a large gray coat on top. accessories include a gray beanie, watch, phone case and ring, with a  white satchel and shoes with a little bit of sparkle. #Winter #winter2017 #casualoutfit #casualchic

 

Topshop crop top
55 CAD – topshop.com

Gray coat
37 CAD – shein.com

Tom Ford flare jeans
760 CAD – modalist.com

Kaanas lace up shoes
155 CAD – revolve.com

Kate Spade handbag purse
425 CAD – shopbop.com

Jennifer Meyer Jewelry stackable ring
830 CAD – ylang23.com

CLUSE rose gold watch
150 CAD – trouva.com

Icebreaker beanie cap
34 CAD – backcountry.com

Marble iphone case
13 CAD – etsy.com

Linea Venus wall stickers
27 CAD – houseoffraser.co.uk

 

cozy by the fire

cozy by the fire

 cozy by the fire by saamstaa featuring white ruffle socks

this look is cozy and perfect to wear in doors. the look consists of navy blue corduroy button down skirt, with a white knitted sweater. navy blue tights and heeled boots, with a pair of cute frilly socks peaking out are added to the look. accessories include navy blue scarf, satchel, beanie, watch and of course some glasses. the scene set in front of me is everyone sitting by the fire, drinking hot chocolate and telling stories. what a lovely night. #Winter #winter2017 #cozy

 

MANGO white turtleneck sweater
86 CAD – mango.com

Glamorous corduroy skirt
45 CAD – topshop.com

Tight
23 CAD – lindex.com

River Island white ruffle socks
6.89 CAD – riverisland.com

Kenneth cole boots
235 CAD – bloomingdales.com

CLUSE rose gold watch
150 CAD – trouva.com

Barneys New York fringe shawl
76 CAD – barneyswarehouse.com

Caslon beanie cap
19 CAD – nordstrom.com

Vintage clear glasses
13 CAD – shopzerouv.com

 

coffee shop writer

coffee shop writer

 coffee shop writer by saamstaa featuring Kate Spade

this look reminds me of a famous and trendy fashion blogger who would sit in a café writing out a blog post. (aka what I wish I could be 😛 ) this look consists of a gray knitted turtleneck with white flared jeans, and a navy blue coat. accessories include white marble phone case, watch and glasses. it also includes navy blue beanie, scarf, bag and heeled boots. this is one of my favourite looks! #winter2017 #winter #coffeebreak

 

Le Kasha grey cashmere sweater
1,200 CAD – farfetch.com

Tom Ford white flared jeans
765 CAD – modalist.com

Speed Limit 98 ankle boots
27 CAD – amazon.com

Mansur Gavriel blue suede handbag
forwardbyelysewalker.com

Kate Spade watch
250 CAD – katespade.com

Barneys New York navy scarve
76 CAD – barneyswarehouse.com

Caslon navy knit hat
19 CAD – nordstrom.com

Vintage circle glasses
13 CAD – shopzerouv.com

Iphone cover case
13 CAD – etsy.com