Ramadan EID #ootd #fashionpost #style #lookbook

109.jpgRamadan EID sale Pink Dubai Farasha Abaya Caftan, stones Embellished Kaftan, Moroccan Fancy Kaftan, Beaded Evening Gown, Plus Size, Evening
from Etsy – ScarfTurbanHijab

ALDO Norta – Women’s Footwear Sandals Dress Heels – Silver
from ALDO Shoes

Tory Burch Womens Gigi Metallic Clutch, Silver
from Tory Burch

Storyteller #ootd #fashionpost #style

ootd225CHANEL MEDIUM CLASSIC DOUBLE FLAP BAG $2,200.00, ASOS Maya Petite Embellished Body-Conscious Dress $160.00 $122.00, Badgley Mischka $225.00 Romance Evening Sandals

For Keeps #ootd #fashionpost #style

ootd224Stuart Weitzman $365.00 Bridal & Evening Collection Poco, ModCloth Exquisite Elegance Dress in Navy $175.00 , The Hut $572.75 ASPINAL OF LONDON LOTTIE LETTERBOX CHAIN BAG – NAVY

Simple Elegance #ootd #fashionpost #style

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  • GIVENCHY Antigona leather clutch $ 540 MyTheresa, Elegant Style Long Sleeve Yellow Alecon Lace Evening Dress 2014 Bateau Backless Floor Length robe de soiree A Line Special Occasion Dresses US $107.44 – 129.55 DHGate, Some Kind of Vixen Nude Dress Sandals $4100 LuLu’s

Lemonade #ootd #fashionpost #style

ootd203ALDO SONG SILVER $55.00, Dresswe Price: USD$ 126.79 Shining A-Line Scoop Asymmetry Hollow-Out Evening Dress, The Outnet OSCAR DE LA RENTA Tatum embellished metallic cracked-leather sandals $594 Original price $1,350

Making A Statement #ootd #fashionpost

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  • Overstock Christian Dior Lady Dior Embroidered Leather Handbag Today $3,499.99, Nordstrom CeCe by Cynthia Steffe Bow Front Shift Dress $139.00, Lyst Rene Caovilla White Strass Pavé Rim Faux Pearl Leather Sandals $1345 From Lane Crawford

Glitter Days #ootd #fashionpost

ootd162Nordstrom Jimmy Choo ‘Large Maia’ Glitter Clutch $775.00, Zappos $69.95 Chinese Laundry Wow Glitter Platform Pump, ebay $189.00 + $89.00 Shipping 2016 Arabic Dubai Moroccan Kaftan Dresses Luxury Long Sleeve Muslim Evening Gown

Green With Envy #ootd #fashionpost

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Valentino – Women – $1,195.00 Rockstud Leather Shoulder Bag, green, ONE SIZE from Stylebop US, Etsy PrincesssBride $189.00 2015 forest green chiffon prom dress with sequins,new elegant women dresses for wedding party,discount long evening gowns in stock., Michael Kors Avra 6pm MSRP $395.00 $197.99

When #Insomnia Strikes: How I Make Myself Sleep

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What time do you get up in the morning?

I get up when I need to get up these days. It all depends on what I’m doing that day. It’s also even more dependent on when I finally fall asleep.

I count my blessings on the days that I can sleep because I do have bouts of insomnia and those are the absolute worst. My insomnia episodes were so bad at one point I had to go see a doctor.

When I was in high school I could get up at 5:30 am, no problem. But then in college is when I started having problems getting up in the morning. Much of it was due to lack of routine, fluctuating schedules, being bogged down with so many assignments and stress.

After college, I still had a difficult time waking  up in the morning and that was largely due to overworking. I’d be working 3 jobs at a time and would pass out at night and feel completely unrested and exhausted in the mornings.

Here are some tips I use to fall asleep and wake up:

  1. Create a routine. Let your body get used to the idea.
  2. Keeping the room as dark as possible.
  3. Stay away from the phone, computer, TV, etc.
  4. Have some chamomile tea or other soothing warm drink a few hours before bed.
  5. Do not chug water right before bed. I drink water before bed, but only a tiny amount so I don’t have to get up a bunch of times to pee in the middle of the night.
  6. Stretch before bed.
  7. Exercise earlier in the day or evening. Working out right before bed wakes me up.
  8. Shower in the evening so you can go to sleep clean and not have to worry about getting up early the next day for a shower.
  9. Turn off your phone notifications.
  10. If you’re a procrastinator- Stop! I know, I know. It’s easier said than done, but it’s impossible to sleep when you have all these plans and stress running through your brain.
  11. If you’re like me, music wakes you up so don’t listen to any high energy music before bed. Or invest in an alarm clock that plays loud music to wake you up in the morning.
  12. Don’t go to sleep angry. Try and settle your scores before trying to sleep. If that’s not possible try and get your anger out in other ways. Think journaling, meditation, video games, talking to a friend or working out. Whatever works for you.
  13. Make sure you are dressed for the weather. If it’s cold, dress warm and keep extra blankets closeby to keep warm. If it’s warm, sleep in light breathable clothing or put an ice pack in front of a working fan to get an extra cool kick from your fan.
  14. Eat healthy. Junk food will often make you feel sluggish. Don’t have caffeine in the evening. Keep away from the high sugar foods before bed and don’t eat a heavy meal before bed.
  15. Aim to wake up earlier than you actually need to so that way when you hit the snooze button, you still have a bit more cushion time.
  16. Plan out your next day’s schedule, outfit, breakfast or whatever else you need to get ready for the next day.
  17. Don’t be so hard on yourself. We all have our good and bad days.
  18. If you’re not getting your fix of Vitamin D during the day, you might want to invest in a sun lamp. There are sun lamps that come with alarms and help gradually wake you up in the morning.
  19. If nothing works, and you can afford to, go see a doctor. There may be an underlying medical issue as to why you are not sleeping enough or not able to get up in the morning.
  20. And lastly, don’t stress. And don’t stress about your stress!