Prints Charming

Dress – Topshop | Blazer – TFNC London | Leggings – River Island | Shoes – vintage | Earrings – Gifted | Cuff – vintage (from Mughal era)

Hello, hello, hello!

I am in a great mood this evening, and as is everyone from England! It’s because we’ve had such glorious weather throughout the whole of this weekend! It was lovely and bright with plenty of blue skies and sunshine. However, I will not dawdle on the weather, let me move on.

I am a sucker middle Eastern prints, they are beautiful, intricate and vivid. So it’s a no brainer really as to why I adore this dress! The print was eye-catching, the length was perfect for layering with leggings and it was an all-round perfect addiction to my pre-summer wardrobe. I wore matte black leggings underneath, to really make the print of the dress stand out individually. I decided to add a cultural twist, as I normally do, to this outfit, by wearing these stunning flats I picked up at a street market in Pakistan. They were handmade vintage and effectively inspired by the Mughal era; definitely my taste! And finally, I thought it would be interesting to contrast the vibrant colours of the dress with a muted pastel pink blazer. The edgy shoulder pads adds and edgy contour to the outfit and heightens the posture.

You know I always include lots of images in my posts, almost too many! This post is no exception and I’ve included some of my photography of  fabulous rose bushes various other beautiful flowers. Recently, I’ve been glued to A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. My friend urged me to read this book, and her recommendation for this book follows suit. Mistry is probably one of the best contemporary writers of our time.

Love from,

Miss Iffa



  1. Natasha Fatah
    March 25, 2012 / 7:39 pm

    The prints definitely are charming. You look lovely, really like how you styled this

  2. Hira
    March 25, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    Thank you so so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I am beyond flattered =)I agree with you….. seeing fellow desi bloggers is SUPER EXCITING!There should be some kind of online forum for us! There used to be a website but it got shut down! Boofollowing you now as well madame =)

  3. Shabna
    March 25, 2012 / 8:40 pm

    Such a beautiful dress! x x

  4. allie
    March 25, 2012 / 9:07 pm

    The dress is so pretty! The tribal print is busy and the jacket just tones it down(

  5. Vale ♥
    March 25, 2012 / 9:49 pm

    The dress is amazing, loving the colors on you 🙂 I am also happy about good weather, surely helps being in a good mood, right ? If you want let's follow each other on google, Bloglovin and Facebook page ;)Fashion and CookiesFashion and Cookies on FacebookFollow me on BloglovinMy Twitter

  6. Nicolette
    March 25, 2012 / 9:50 pm

    lovely dress! the print is gorgeous!x

  7. Lacey
    March 25, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    That print is beautiful and all the colours are so lovely! The pictures of those flowers are stunning along with your blog,Lacey xoxo

  8. Kiwi
    March 25, 2012 / 10:39 pm

    That's so cute! I love how you seem to have that much fun, taking the photos! Great blog, keep going!xoxo

  9. Aida
    March 25, 2012 / 11:14 pm

    Sweetie, this has got to be the most touching comment I ever received! It's a true honour to have such an amazing reader with me and I'm really happy that you made your apperance here because that way I could also be acquainte with your blog wich I truly love as well and promise to explore more from now on in more detail – although I have a terribly busy life that leaves me almost no time left than to write my daily post from monday to friday. But this isn't about me now it's about you and the qualities of your blog that is interesting, beautiful, meaningful and captivating – a reflection of your own character for sure!wish you the best and a great weekkisses

  10. Ayantika
    March 25, 2012 / 11:56 pm

    wow…you are looking so adorable <3…loved the prints and total outfits…also the flats !:),

  11. Well...
    March 26, 2012 / 12:35 am

    Definitely being charmed by this print! Haha, love that dress, you look gorgeous :)Trendy Teal

  12. Jenelle Witty
    March 26, 2012 / 12:43 am

    Love that blazer! Thank you so much for your comments on my blog, I am glad you like it. The water colour header on your page is so beautiful. I am going to follow you now too. I love the UK, I will get back there again soon. Thanks again, Jenelle.

  13. Rosie Rouge
    March 26, 2012 / 2:42 am

    That dress is smashing, love the shape of the blazer as well!

  14. Namita
    March 26, 2012 / 3:14 am

    Love the tunic 🙂 so pretty 🙂

  15. FashionGeek
    March 26, 2012 / 6:58 am

    Aww thank you so much for your lovely comment , i hope to see more on my blog! I as well fell in love with your blog! And you look so fierce! I love the blazer! Now following you! I hope you can do the

  16. June
    March 26, 2012 / 7:35 am

    Lovely pictures! you look great!

  17. opal
    March 26, 2012 / 8:26 am

    You remind me a lot of a close friend…nice print and styling…and I can see from the pics spring in full glory

  18. Paige Wilkins
    March 26, 2012 / 10:58 am

    thankyou for your lovely comment. your blog is great!! love your outfit x

  19. Loves Happy Hour
    March 26, 2012 / 11:46 am

    love the prints!!!cheers!

  20. anchy
    March 26, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    love ur outfit honey! i follow u!xxx

  21. Mary M.
    March 26, 2012 / 1:38 pm

    Love the title and the print itself! I also adore that you like to write quality stuff and not just post pictures! Amazing blog!Mary x

  22. Anonymous
    March 26, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    what a cute dress!xoxo,kaura

  23. LPFashionPhilosophy
    March 26, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    So pretty!PS. We’ve a Emerging Thoughts Giveaway! Check it out, if you’d like 🙂 ox from NYC!davie+ericaLPFashionPhilosophy

  24. Alison
    March 26, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    I love the print on this dress. It's really gorgeous!

  25. Anonymous
    March 26, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    thank you so much for your comment, it means a lot to me!here does not appear that you follow me :))) xx

  26. Cleome
    March 26, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    hello, first, I loved your comment on my blog. it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 🙂 THANK YOU. 2.) you're soo cute, I loved the pictures you posted. Isn't spring time amazing.

  27. Mesmerize
    March 26, 2012 / 10:25 pm

    ohh s wonderful jacket! I love it!please visit me in free time:)

  28. Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥}
    March 26, 2012 / 11:17 pm

    Very pretty!xoRachel

  29. Flashes of Style
    March 27, 2012 / 4:06 am

    Lovely prints! <3xoxo,Bonnie

  30. Style-Delights
    March 27, 2012 / 5:11 am

    Love your outfit!! And the hair look different (and beautiful)!!:-) The energy from your photos is shining thru the screens! Keep it up! Hope you are having a wonderful day!-JyotiStyle-Delights BlogLet's Twitter TogetherFriend and Fan on Facebook

  31. Ritika
    March 27, 2012 / 5:24 am

    Thanks alot for your comment on my blog. That is so very sweet of you. Needless to say, you have a nice blog and great style too.. Deifinitely you won a new follower!

  32. Pranita
    March 27, 2012 / 5:40 am

    So pretty! Love the color and the pictures!You ve been tagged on my blog. do check! :) from Bindigasm

  33. chp_dzn
    March 27, 2012 / 9:55 am

    You are so adorable! You have such a unique style. We <3 your blog! We are your newest followers! Love,Rachana & Diana

  34. Ruth Arthasya
    March 27, 2012 / 4:29 pm

    Nice prints, I like ur blazer<3:)Following you:)It'll be so nice, if you follow me back:)Have a sparkling day!xoxo.

  35. Anonymous
    March 27, 2012 / 6:16 pm

    This is a very great outfit! And it suits you just perfectly!I think you have exquisite taste – I adore it! :)And thank you so much for your lovely comment on my posts and all the compliments! (I turned a very deep shape of red when I read it!) But I can give it all right back to you: You're a very beautiful girl, just enviable!I'm also deeply impressed by the texts your write to comment your photos. Your concept of not balancin between two cultures, but connecting them, is very creative! I, too, love Asian fashion and mixing different cultures – or learning about them. 🙂 You have great potential!

  36. Katie Martin
    March 27, 2012 / 6:48 pm

    I've been looking for books to read and i will definitely follow your recommendation! 🙂 lovely photos

  37. EvA
    March 27, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    Beautiful photos and dress! Thanx for your comment, I really love your blog and your style! <3follow:)xo

  38. indie by heart
    March 27, 2012 / 9:47 pm

    Really cute look, and nice photos. Your yard looks gorgeous, we still have snow here :DThank you for the comment! It's so nice that I could help (how to make link) and give inspiration. 🙂 Do stop by anytime again, I love new blog friends.Satu – Indie by Heart Ps. Birthday Giveaway

  39. Meganne
    March 27, 2012 / 11:37 pm

    Love the beautiful colorful rich fabric of your dress! Material Fixations

  40. his_girl_friday
    March 27, 2012 / 11:52 pm

    So gorgeous! I love the print.

  41. Rebecca
    March 28, 2012 / 2:11 am

    Hi there! thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments! i love your jacket! i am your newest follower! it would be great if you could follow me back :-)xx

  42. Paula
    March 28, 2012 / 3:17 am

    love your style <3wonderful jacket !!!! :)I finally foud "follow" option 😛 so it I'm becoming your member first :)Kisses!

  43. LoveT.
    March 28, 2012 / 5:01 am

    Lovely Dress ,love the Color!Great Blog ,i follow :)xoxo

  44. Karishma
    March 28, 2012 / 7:08 am

    Just so you know, you made my day! :*Love your blog too. Definitely going to visit more often.Karishma

  45. Kailey
    March 28, 2012 / 11:57 am

    Oh my god, I absolutely love the title of this post! I had to reread it a few times to realize it says "Prints" instead of "Prince", haha! ;_; Anyway, this is such a beautiful look, that dress is heavenly, and the pictures in this post are wonderful <3

  46. Alice McGenniss-Destro
    March 28, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    stunning- that dress is so vibrant 🙂 x

  47. Pop Champagne
    March 28, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    the print on this dress is really pretty!!

  48. Anonymous
    March 28, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    Hey! Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog! Your blog is so wonderful! Would you like to follow eachother? Im following you now, i would love for you to follow me too?! These are such pretty photos! x Hannah Rose

  49. misslikey
    March 28, 2012 / 10:06 pm

    pretty print. and charming indeed. I am also very happy because of the weather…finally!

  50. Pull Your Socks Up!
    March 28, 2012 / 11:45 pm

    Hello! I gasped when I saw your beautiful frock – the colours are so vibrant and it's something I would wear for instant happiness:)). The shoes are absolutely divine – I wish I could get my sticky mitts on some – Pakistan here I come! The jacket is perfection – totally gives the outfit sharpness. Thank you so, so much for your very kind comments about my blog – I'm so happy to "meet" you here!! I'm following you lovely. xoxo

  51. Mom Fashion World
    March 29, 2012 / 2:21 am

    Hello darling!First, thank you very much for your nice words!Greatly appreciated. I'm sorry for my late reply…I hope you understand :-)Your outfit is nice, I like blue.P.S. You mentioned you're following mebut I still don't see you on my GFC dashboard.If you don't mind, can you please follow me again?Just to let you know, I'm now following you back on GFC.I will wait for you on my blog, darling!

  52. Romi Ya
    March 29, 2012 / 3:39 am

    Hi! Thanks so much for your comment! 😛 Following you right back!Love your dress here, so cute!I'm giving away 7 Bar necklaces wanted to share with you :P7 Bar Necklaces GIVEAWAY! Romiya Fashion Inspiration Blog

  53. KANI
    March 29, 2012 / 5:30 am

    Hey! Thank you so much for voting for me in the ASOS comp! Just a kind reminder that you can vote every day 🙂 Hope to see you in the UK!

  54. ola
    March 29, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    hi darling. thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog – so sweet of you. 🙂 they mean a lot and I really appreciate them and your support!! xxi love this printed dress you are wearing. the colors and pattern is so much fun – it looks like you're having a lot of fun in the photos – lovely!

  55. Tanvi
    March 29, 2012 / 7:15 pm

    What a gorgeous print!!! Love it. You are adorable. ∞ © ∞

  56. Stylist Steph
    March 29, 2012 / 7:30 pm

    Love the print!

  57. Spoonful Of Diamonds
    March 29, 2012 / 7:48 pm

    thanks for stopping by! love your blog. i can tell how culturally influenced your outfit is, and i love that!!xx

  58. Noush
    March 29, 2012 / 8:11 pm

    Thank you for your comment you're so adorable :)I love your dress and this look is perfect !!!

  59. francisdodson
    March 30, 2012 / 11:20 am

    This dress is gorgeous! I love the photos of the flowers. So pretty 🙂 x

  60. Nikki
    March 31, 2012 / 5:46 am

    Your dress is stunning, I love the print! And your photo's are so lovely too:) XX

  61. Cassaela
    March 31, 2012 / 7:51 am

    Lovely dress, you look beautiful! Shame the weather didn't last for Easter ;_;The Undercover Dress-Up Lover x

  62. Me and Moustaches
    April 6, 2012 / 6:06 pm

    I wanted to personally say thank you for that beautiful comment you left on my blog! It has made my day and by far been the loveliest comment I have every gotten. The weather has been lovely, shame it's not lasting, and the print on this dress is beautiful! I want this for my holiday (:

  63. Tona Lungchang
    April 8, 2012 / 5:09 am

    your dress looks amazing.

    April 10, 2012 / 8:05 pm

    great styling!

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