Friday, July 19, 2013

What I'm Loving ♥

Who else is super busy with Ramadan? It always seems like when you have the energy to get things done you don't have the time to do them only during Ramadan it's the other way around! I have enough time to do things, only I never have the energy to start or see them through. So here is my way of giving you a little something while I get my act together and get a few good posts started! 

Monday, July 1, 2013

MPE Obsessions - July

Look at me! I'm all on time and stuff. I am determined to make my blog a priority, no matter what else I have going on! So this months obessesions are all about Ramadan. For all my Muslim followers, you all must be as excited as I am because Ramadan is my favorite time of the year! For my non-Muslim followers, you must be wondering either what the heck Ramadan is or how on earth can I be looking forward to month of fasting!? Well I'm going to answer both questions for you!

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar  (which basically means that every year our dates change based on the moon) and it is during this month that practicing Muslims fast, that means both food & water, from dawn until the sun sets. I can understand that a lot of you might think that that would be awful and hard on your body but it really isn't. It's mind over matter, I mean how many times have you been so busy that you get into bed and suddenly realize that you haven't eaten? It doesn't hurt you. 

But Ramadan isn't fasting just for the sake of fasting, it has a deeper meaning. Ramadan is a time to reevaluate the way that you are living and either get back on the right path or solidify your place there. It's sort of like we make New Years resolutions and have a month to work on fulfilling those resolutions. But it isn't only about adjusting your own life, it's about coming to terms with others. It is a time of forgiveness where we should try to make peace with people that have wronged us and also to bring your loved ones closer together. Basically, it's about out cleaning up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings.

So, this is how I see Ramadan, and the reason I love it is because, besides all of that goodness, it has such wonderful family memories. It's like the best Thanksgiving weekend but it lasts a month! You get yummy food that is almost solely for Ramadan and when it's time to eat, all the family gets together and  shares the moment together. That might seem insignificant to some people, but when everyone has their own life and schedule something as simple as sharing a meal at the table is hard to achieve. Also, knowing that all the Muslims around the world are feeling the same way is such a beautiful and touching thing that it is hard not to get somewhat emotional.

Ok so enough about Ramadan, if you have any questions you can always email me ( and I will be more than happy to answer them! I hope you enjoy this months picks!

1. Ramadan Kareem – 2. TARTE Amazonian Clay BB Illuminating Moisturizer – 

Friday, June 28, 2013

She's Blushing

I haven't done a Colorific post in a while and that's because I completely hadn't realized! So this is me remedying that! So I hope that you enjoy this one; BLUSH! It's such a delicate and feminine color, perfect for hot summer days when you don't want to wear the typical white because let's face it, if you're like me, your whites never stay white for long!

MY TIP: Don't limit yourself to one shade, add variety to your wardrobe and give more peachy tones a try!

Monday, June 17, 2013

What I'm Loving ♥

Hello from Jordan! I'm on vacation at the moment, in Amman, for a cousins wedding! There's nothing better than a break from reality and the day to day grind. This is by far my least favorite destination option, I'd rather be somewhere in Europe but beggars can't be choosers so Jordan it is! But all that aside, there's something about travelling that makes me want to go out and buy new things (haha like I need more of an excuse to go shopping right?) 

So these are what my travelling obsessed mind is loving right now! Enjoy and make sure you follow me on Instagram @my_pinkelephant for pictures of my trip!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Harvey Nichols Shoes Styled

If you are followers (which you should all be!) then you know that I am a diehard Harvey Nichols fan. I love the store and right now they are rocking a killer Seasonal Sale. Hurry up and get your favorite designer items at 30% off! I am a shoe junkie so I figured this was the perfect time to style these two shoes that I saw when I visited yesterday and am currently obsessing over. They're both on sale and available at the store, so head over quickly before someone snatches them up!

I mean how adorable are these Mr. Pickles MBMJ loafers?! They have a kitty version too! Too cute! And I am in desperate need of a cute, neutral pair of flats because I have literally destroyed my last pair and Repetto is the best out there!

P.S. I need to give a HUGE shout-out to the amazing shoe-department staff. They are the sweetest and most helpful ever!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

MPE Obsessions - June

Hello June! It's taken you so long to show up! I feel so guilty that I missed doing this post last month. I have been so busy with work and events. I know that that is the same excuse that I always you but it's the truth! But have no fear, I have a few posts lined up and ready to hit the press soon. 

So this months obsessions are all about color and flowy fabrics. Everything you need for a fun vacation, and that's all I can think about because on the 12th that'll be me! I'm going to Amman for a well needed rest and for my cousins wedding. I can't wait! Make sure you follow me on Instagram (@my_pinkelephant) for a play by play leading up to and while I'm on the trip!

And everyone needs to watch Vikings! It's amazing!

1. CHLOE Marcie Calfskin Leather Crossbody Bag – 2. Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 – 3. PRADA Candy – 
4. YSL Mascara Volume Babydoll – 5. BUXOM PASSPORT COLLECTION The Day Tripper Edition – 
6. VIKINGS Season One – 7. CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Virgo Suede Slippers – 8. 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2013 – 
9. DEBORAH LIPPMANN Mermaid’s Dream – 10. TIBI Pleated Silk-Georgette Dress

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