|Sweet potato fries|
|Mac n’ Cheese|
We stayed for a bit, then high tailed it across the street for even more champagne and indulgent consumption to celebrate Tabitha’s upcoming birthday (it’s tomorrow!). I didn’t get a whole lot of photos at the event, but I did take pictures of our meal…..yes, this says a lot about my priorities. I filled up on champagne and a
healthy high calorie meal, accompanied by many laughs and much fun. A perfect evening!
Tell us a little bit about your blog:
Leia’s Delights is a fashion and lifestyle blog. I share my personal style via outfit posts, and I also include nail art, recipes, flower arrangements, and other pretty little things that I like!
How long have you been blogging?
Are there many Bangladeshi fashion bloggers or a blogging community?
What is unique about Bangladeshi fashion?
The most amazing aspect of Bangladeshi fashion is the bright colors and quirky color combinations! Bangladeshi ladies aren’t afraid to take risks with patterns, colors, prints, etc. – they make bold statements which I just love!
Three favorite items in your wardrobe?
Ooh, this is such a tough question. I have a high-waisted black skirt that goes with almost everything in my closet and is the perfect girly, flowy shape (you can sort of see it here). I also love this salwar kameez – it’s so figure-flattering and I just love pastels! Lastly, I adore this bright floral See By Chloé skirt I scored for £1 on The Outnet.
What’s currently on your wish list to buy?
Since I love high-waisted skirts and trousers, I’ve got ‘crop tops’ on my wish lists – preferably in lots of different colors and patterns!
You know my love of vintage clothing, so I have to ask – are there vintage clothing shops in Bangladesh?
Sadly, no: the country itself is barely 40 years old! However, since Bangladesh is home to several garments factories, there are markets where you can find surplus items and rejects from the factories. The biggest market is called Bongo Bazaar – it’s all indoors, with several stalls set up by vendors – and it’s an absolute goldmine if you have the patience to dig through piles and piles of clothing!
If someone were to travel to Bangladesh, what is one item they should buy to incorporate into their wardrobe?
There are two things to remember before traveling to Bangladesh. (1) It’s hot and (2) while it is more modern than other Muslim-dominated countries (i.e. women don’t wear hijabs or burkhas), it’s important to take modesty into account, so don’t bring too many cleavage-baring tops or mini-skirts! If you were to bring one item, I would say pack a lightweight scarf – it’s easy to throw on like a shawl or dupatta and makes most tops more modest.
What would you like bloggers around the world to know about Bangladeshi fashion?
The majority of women here wear a sari on a daily basis, which is a long piece of fabric draped around the body. It’s a very versatile type of garment – not only can you find them in a myriad of different fabrics, prints, and colors, but they can be dressed down for the day and dressed up for evening-wear.
Once again, I’m totally out of whack posting items I wore a few days earlier. This 30×30 schedule is throwing me off! Doesn’t help that I had Monday off of work, so I keep thinking it’s Tuesday, but it’s Wednesday (not that I’m complaining!). This week is extra busy – it’s already flying by!
Feeling light on words today, so please enjoy some photos of Atlas peeking out of a box:
After a lot of humming and hawing, I got the email that there was a limited number of bags available to waitlisters, and went ahead and bought it. At $160 + $25 shipping (from Canada), it is by far the most expensive purse I’ve ever purchased. That being said, I am utterly smitten! When I pulled it out of the box, I thought it looked small. But once I set everything up inside, it’s actually quite roomy! The padded inserts that protect the camera and lenses are customizable, so you can move them around as needed. In addition to my camera and one extra lens, I can still fit in my day planner (cuz I’m old school like that), make up bag (because I’m vain like that), wallet, keys, phone, etc with room left. They quality is great even though it isn’t leather; it definitely feels like a high-end bag. It’s pretty darn cute, and I’m super picky about my purses!
If you’re in the market for a fashionable camera bag, I would recommend theit.