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Grey Layered Look Jumper Shirt Loungewear

So excited to introduce my collab with Femme Luxe Finery with you all. You all know I’m all about comfy and chic, and this online shop has the most comfortable chic styles around! Most of the items I’m wearing are actually perfect for Fall weather. But, there’s hardly any Fall type of weather here in Miami, so I like to rock the styles when I’m able to.

My first look is the Grey Layered Look Jumper Shirt Loungewear. Even though it’s a loungwear, the style is chic enough to wear to your office or for a business meeting. I paired the look with black pointed toe heels and black handbag. Love the contrast of the black and grey of this outfit. The material is soft and hugs the body just right. The white shirt detail of the top is what makes this look unique. This is a two-piece set, so each item can also be worn with other looks.

Black Couture Print Hoodie

I pretty much live in this Black Couture Print Hoodie now. It’s so plush and comfy! I also love the length. It’s perfect to wear with jeans or biker shorts. It’s stylish enough to wear with your favorite sneakers for an errands day. I wore this while out meeting my friends for coffee. Didn’t feel too hot in this because I went with shorts and my absolute favorite Nike sneakers.

Grey This Is My Day Off Sweat Shirt Print Sweater

This sweatshirt definitely gets a lot of attention! I wore it more than once and specially at supermarkets, people will stop me to ask where can they find this sweatshirt. It’s just a fun shirt to wear when you literally have nothing to wear. A comfy piece of clothing with humor attached.

Black Long Sleeve Loungewear Set

Ah found my airport outfit for sure! This two piece Black Long Sleeve Loungewear Set is effortless chic outfit that you can put on and enjoy traveling in. The material is lightweight enough to not feel too hot and it’s modest enough to wear anywhere.  Another look that you can pair with sneakers. Another two piece set that can also be paired separately with other outfits.

Let me know what you guys think of these new styles. Casual looks are definitely in trend right now. It’s all about how you rock the casual that makes these everyday styles into a fashionable one.

xoxo, Afroza

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I first came to learn about airports that offer layover tours was when I was booking my tickets for Bangladesh back in October 2018. I was checking Turkish Airlines and while booking, I noticed on their website that Istanbul Airport offers free layover tours. I was already planning on visiting Istanbul on my way back from Bangladesh to Miami, which is why I didn’t take advantage of that program. But I did research to see what other airports offer this amazing free layover tours and saved it for my future travels. I mentioned this to one of my friends, and he said that I should do a post to share this with you all. Which is, of course, a great idea! Here are the 6 airports that offer free layover tours of their city.

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1. Istanbul, Turkey – New Istanbul Airport

photo: afroza_khan

The free layover from Istanbul is only available for Turkish Airlines passengers. If you are flying through Istanbul and have 6-24 hours layover time, then you can enjoy Touristanbul! To book Touristanbul all you have to do is proceed to Hotel Desk in the International Arrival Hall half an hour before the tour starts. You will have to go through passport control and customs control. The scheduled tours are every day from 8:00 to 11:30, from 08:30 to 15:00, from 08:30 to 18:00, from 12:00 to 18:00 and from 16:00 to 21:30. Just make sure your departure and arrival time of your flight is compatible with the scheduled tours.

Touristanbul is completely free for Turkish Airlines international transfer passengers.

Tour includes: Transportation services by shuttle bus (from/to airport), Guidance service by a professional tour guide in English, Meal servings (breakfast and/or lunch), All the museum fees included and Free time

You will need a visa to enter the city – here are the visa regulations from Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the link: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa, for e-visa (online visa service): https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en

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2. Singapore – Singapore Changi Airport

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Free Singapore Tour is available for passengers who have 5.5 hours to 24 hours to spare. The guided tour is for about 2.5 hours. There are two types of tours, one is the Heritage Tour that runs five times daily and City Sights Tour that runs twice daily. When I was 11 I visited Singapore and fell in love with the city but I don’t much remember how the airport looked like. But, now one of my travel goals is to visit Singapore Changi Airport and just stay and explore the incredible airport for the whole day.

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3. Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Narita Airport

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Another place on my travel bucket list! But even if I get a long layover in Tokyo, I would totally take advantage of the Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program. They offer both guided and self-guided tours for travelers on a budget. The tours are completely free, but transportation is not provided.

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4. Seoul, Korea – Incheon Intl Airport

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It’s clearly stated on their website -“The passenger who is eligible to enter to KOREA can join the tour.” And if you have a 5+ layover time then exploring Korea transit tours is worth it. There is free transport from the airport and back and a free English speaking guide. But they do charge $10 USD (10,000 KWD) fee. Check out all the tours here.

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5. Doha, Qatar – Doha Intl Airport

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Almost had to take Qatar Airways for one of my trip to Bangladesh and I was looking into doing the layover tour there. But ended up booking with Emirates at the last minute. For people with a layover of more than 5 hours at Doha, the free tour is definitely something to consider. There are 6 tours every day, all the info can be found here. Doha City Tour introduces some of the city’s highlights such as – Katara, The Pearl, Museum of Islamic Art and Souq Waqif.

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6. Taipei, Taiwan – Taoyuan Intl Airport

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For passengers with 7 to 24-hour layover before their next connecting flight, a trip to Taipei is a must. The tours are pretty detailed and there’s a lot to see and do. For full information on tours, visa and general info – click here.

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xoxo, Afroza

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May the flowers remind us why the rain was so necessary – Xan Oku.

I love anything boho, especially dresses that are long and flowy. Lately, I’ve been shopping for outfits on Amazon, I mean I’m always shopping on Amazon. But I started to find styles that are so perfect and the prices are just amazing. This dress I found was under $35! Not a prime item, but it didn’t take too long to reach Miami. So tempted to get the other two colors in lilac and black. I just love the design of this dress.

I will be sharing more of my Amazon fashion finds on the blog with you. It’s just too easy to shop right from my bed and have some of the styles delivered in 2 days. Oh, the luxury! Feel free to share links of your favorite Amazon fashion find in the comment below. I would love to check it out!

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xoxo, Afroza

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Eid Mubarak everyone. Hope you all had an amazing day! Mine was super chill like always. Eid in Miami is nothing like Eid in Bangladesh. Also since there’s no Eidi for me anymore (gift, especially money that is usually given to children by elder relatives and family) Eid is just no fun lol. Btw, my mom actually said if I dressed up on Eid day, she would give me money. But I had to work and couldn’t, completely missed out on some extra cash! I wore my Eid dress on the 2nd day and my friend captured these photos for me so that I can share one of my favorite look with you all.

I bought this dress last November when Lashkaraa was having a big sale. I fell in love with the dupatta and the intricate design. Also, the teal green color of the salwar kameez is just so pretty. It was an easy decision to purchase this. I kept it for Eid, but I know I will be wearing this more often. The dress I’m wearing is now sold out but check out their other amazing collections.

xoxo, Afroza

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Do you ever look in your closet and say I have nothing to wear! Well, I did, but this time I had a reason. I’m packing up to move and also doing a lot of traveling. Half of my clothes are in boxes and the other half in suitcases. Yup, I’m a late unpacker. I was invited to a chic Miami event and needed an outfit to wear for the night. With limited time and budget, I turned to Amazon and wow it did not disappoint. Found the most beautiful top that received so many compliments! Someone actually said it reminded her of Rihanna’s Met Gala outfit! Being compared to anything Rihanna just made my night!! And the best part, this was under $25!! This top also comes in pink, beige and grey. I’m thinking about getting the pink one too! While browsing Amazon Prime, I found some more gorgeous tops that I saved for later. So I’m sharing them with you all in this post, in case you need something to wear in 2 days :)

Shop Tulle Off Shoulder Deep V Neck Lace Up Ruffle Blouse

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8 AMAZON PRIME CHIC FASHION TOPS UNDER $25

1. Elegant V Neck Long Sleep Belted  Wrap Blouse, 2. Off Shoulder Ruffle Lace Up Smocked Waist Blouse

3. Long Sleeve Chiffon Blouse, 4. Long Sleeve V Neck Hollow Out Floral Long Blouse

5. Mesh Insert Layered Ruffle Sleeve Blouse, 6. V Neck Floral Print Bell Sleeve Shirt Casual Loose Top

7. Lace Mesh Layered Sleeve Ruffle Peplum Blouse, 8. Sheer Tie Neck Pearl Beading Blouse

xoxo, Afroza

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This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com

HERstory should be celebrated every day. But it’s quite amazing to present a box of amazing goodies to the superwoman in your life to surprise them with the nicest gifts for National Women’s History Month. Also it’s important to recognize the superwoman within you! I will be sharing this box with my mom and sister and can’t wait to share all about the amazing goodies in this package! Let’s check it out…

HARLEQUIN BOOKS

My sister and I are a collector of good books! Harlequin books are perfect for someone who loves well-written stories about strong female characters, sisterhood and female friendships, women’s journey and female empowerment. These are books for women who love to read and share strong and heart-warming stories.

29 DATES by Melissa De La Cruz

This book really captured my attention just from the title! But the story is much more intriguing and something my sister and I can relate to. The story is about Jisu’s traditional South Korean parents, who sends her are on as many dates as possible to find the right boyfriend. She is juggling settling into a new city, a new school and attention from two very different boys. Very fun and interesting read!

THE THINGS WE CANNOT SAY by Kelly Rimmer

Set in 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. A young woman gets married, a decision that will alter her destiny. Two stories are intertwined between Nazi-occupied Poland and the fast pace of modern life.

THE CLIFF HOUSE by RaeAnne Thayne

A story about bonds between family and women. Sisters Daisy and Beatriz Davenport found a home with Aunt Stella in the welcoming town of Cape Sanctuary. They come across issues that ranges from ex-husbands, family secrets, and the power of taking chances.

#StrongWomenRead Sweepstakes 
Enter to win #StrongWomenRead prize pack, which includes – scarf, a sleep mask, reading socks, a cosmetic bag, a pen, and six incredible new books! Visit StrongWomenreads.com and write about the strongest woman in your life – real or fictional!

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EARTH SHOES

Sneakers are my go-to shoes for everyday wear. It’s amazing to find sneakers with not just gorgeous detail but the most incredible comfort. These are the Journey Ramble, the sock-like design adds comfort and the leather details and sporty sole adds a classic appeal. Earth’s footbeds feature heel to toe cushioning and reinforce arch support! Women’s shoes by Earth are made with more responsible water-based adhesives and vegetable tanned leathers. Amazing fact: Earth Shoes plants a tree with every purchase!

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SWEDISH MASSAGE FROM HAND & STONE

The perfect gift for mom any day! Hand & Stone offers professional massage, facial, and hair removal services. Swedish massage is my mom’s absolute favorite, it involves long, fluid strokes of muscles and tissues with a pressure that varies from light to medium to firm.

Here’s a special offer/discount for you all, take advantage of their membership and enjoy an introductory offer for $49 or $59 for the Swedish massage based on your location. Visit Hand & Stone for info.

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CASIO G-SHOCK S SERIES GMAS120MF-2A2 WATCH

What a gorgeous sports watch! Casio’s G-SHOCK S Series timepieces were created for tough and active women and feature legendary G-SHOCK toughness in a fashion-forward design. A watch that goes with your everyday wear. The S Series GMAS120MF-2A2 features a matte navy colorway, which is highlighted by metallic accents of the watch face. It also comes equipped with features such as 200M water resistance, auto LED light, 4 daily alarms, 1/100th second stopwatch, and countdown timer.

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KNOURS YOUR ONLY CLEANSER

A good cleanser can make a big difference for your skin. Knours is a clean beauty hormonal skincare line that works wonders to make sure your skin is at it’s best when Aunt Flow is on the way. Your Only Cleanser is oil to foam formula, which starts off as oil to dissolve every last trace of makeup and then transforms into a foam to provide double-cleanse. To use the cleanser, apply one to two pumps to dry skin and gently massage to remove makeup. Wet hands to massage and lather, then rinse thoroughly with water and pat dry.

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ROOT CRAFTED ARTISANAL COCKTAIL MIXER

This is just an amazing gift idea for a host. It’s beautifully presented and really easy to mix. For someone who doesn’t drink alcohol, you can just mix 1 part club soda and 2 parts ROOT. The all natural organic ingredients of Lemongrass’ flavor is refreshing and has an elderflower simple syrup with a touch of fresh lemon. ROOT cocktail mixers are created by 2 moms and now available on Amazon Prime.

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xoxo, Afroza

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Photo: One Day In Arizona
Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures. – Lovelle Drachman
Photo: On the Road with 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Denim
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustav Flaubert

Photo: Zion National Park, Utah
Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta

Photo: One Day In Arizona
We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury

Photo:Weekend Getaways With Royal Caribbean International
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – Susan Sontag

Photo: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet – Rachel Wolchin

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage. – Paulo Coelho

Photo: Weekend Getaways With Royal Caribbean International
Travel expands the mind and fills the gap. – Sheda Savage

Photo: One Day In Arizona
Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves. – Euripides

Photo: Monument Valley, Arizona-Utah Border
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine

xoxo, Afroza

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January 2019 is almost over and I must say, I started this year off the most luxurious way possible. A staycation at Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables was a dream come true. Every little corner at this historic hotel is breathtaking. Just take a look at the room I stayed in. The decorations, color, and atmosphere in Biltmore Hotel is pure luxury!

Hotel stay means must-have room service.

Another angle of the glorious room. Love the way the sunlight peeks through. Oh and I’m completely obsessed with the crystal amethyst chandelier. Currently on the hunt to find one for my room.

The Biltmore Hotel is a National Historic Landmark, officially opened in 1926. It’s located in the beautiful Coral Gables area. The resort has 271 rooms and features incredible Mediterranean architecture with classic Italian, Moorish, and Spanish influences over the 150 acres of tropical landscape.

Biltmore hotel offers a restored Donald Ross 18-hole, 71-par championship golf course, a European spa, tennis courts, fitness center and the largest hotel pool on the East Coast of the United States with private cabanas. The Biltmore pool is world-famous, measures approximately 23,000 square feet and holds 600,000 gallons of water. It’s easy to take a dip in the pool, it stays a warm 80 degrees at all times! 

The first night we had dinner at the chic Fontana restaurant. A traditional Italian restaurant surrounding The Biltmore courtyard and fountain. It was a chilly night out, so having dinner inside was the perfect choice with a large group of people. Of course, I had to try the steak which was just delicious. If you want authentic Italian food, a night a the Fontana is a must!

New Year’s reset wouldn’t be possible without a day at the spa. The spa is situated on the 7th floor with gorgeous panoramic views of Coral Gables. The elegant spa is 12,000-sqaure-foot sanctuary for personal peace and tranquility.

The Biltmore Spa Boutique features a fun and interactive BABOR Beauty Bar. This BABOR corner showcases the company’s most exclusive products such as Ampoule Concentrates, DOCTOR BABOR HYDRO RX – a collection formulated with triple-action hyaluronic acid and HY-3 peptides to hydrate, plump and add radiance to dehydrated and lackluster skin.

At the Biltmore Spa, I truly experienced New Year’s Reset thanks to an amazing BABOR facial. BABOR treatments are based on science and the pioneering research of founder Dr. Michael Babor. During the facial, the technician uses a specific approach to the treatment which delivers precise and effective result tailored for an individual experience. This technique leaves skin firmer, more radiant, and smoother in appearance. I received the Vita-Detox Therapy Facial. The exclusive detoxifying complex contains high dose vitamins C and E, as well as RetinewA16 complex, minerals, and anti-oxidants that treat and pamper the skin and help neutralize the harmful substances that induce aging.

When you do visit the Biltmore Hotel, don’t forget to look up. The details are truly incredible.

After the spa day, it was time for Afternoon Tea at the Biltmore. It was a great way to end the staycation and besides the amazing facial, afternoon tea was one of my favorite things to do at the Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables. Inspired by the Vanderbilt tradition of sharing afternoon tea with guests, the Afternoon Tea offers sampling of fine cheeses, artfully prepared sweet and savory canapés, and a selection of Newby Teas.

Thank you for the incredible staycation Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables and Babor

xoxo, Afroza

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TryNatureBoxBeauty #NatureBoxBeauty #CollectiveBias

We tend to look for the best in makeup and skincare. Have you ever wondered what’s in your hair care products? Have you thought of using better ingredients to give your hair the love it deserves? Using oils for hair is not a new thing for me. In Bangladesh, where I was born and raised, oiling hair every weekend was a must. It’s a common practice and that’s why our hair tends to grow thicker and longer. As a blogger, I feel blessed to always experiment and try the latest and greatest in products. Which is why I’m so excited to introduce you to Nature Box from Amazon. I also want to tell you a little bit about why I’m using Nature Box 100% Cold Pressed Apricot Oil products. 

About Nature Box

Nature Box is a nature-inspired, environmentally-friendly brand with a mission that’s all about spreading positive vibes around the world. Each product includes the highest quality of ingredients, and it’s vegan certified and solidaridad certified. Solidaridad is an international development organization that supports small farmers in the sustainable cultivation of palm oil in several regions around the world.  A brand that cares enough to not only create incredible products but also share a positive attitude towards every aspect of their work is a brand I support! Currently, they carry 5 different collections featuring cold pressed oils: Apricot Oil, Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, and Macadamia Oil.

Why I chose 100% Cold Pressed Apricot Oil to try.

I have never used Apricot Oil before. After doing my research, I was mesmerized by the benefits of this amazing oil and immediately knew this is what my hair needed. The 100% Cold Pressed Apricot Oil helps to restore hair shine and give hair a soft, touchable feel. I love how my hair looks and feels after it’s dried. It’s much easier to manage and I can just brush my hair and go! I’m also using the Nature Box 100% Cold Pressed Apricot Oil hand soap in the bathroom. It immediately became everyone’s favorite at the house! The hand soap softens the skin and provides moisture after wash. The 100% Cold Pressed Apricot Oil collection carries more products for your hair and skin care – check it out here!
Nature Box products are available for purchase on Amazon.com and if you have Amazon Prime, it ships in 2 days!

xoxo, Afroza

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I can’t do high heels anymore. I seriously can’t walk in them like I used to during my college years. Now, I’m only wearing pointed toe kitten heels. It still gives me a lift and super comfortable to wear all day. My leopard kitten heels that I purchased from Payless lasted me almost 4 years, and it’s still going strong. Leopard print is the one trend that will always be trending. My Payless leopard heels are not available anymore, but I found so many amazing new styles you guys can try! I might have to stock up on some of these leopard styles too.

  1. Franco Sarto Duran Pumps Women’s Shoes
  2. Dallonly Genuine Calf Hair Pump
  3. Marc Fisher Analia Pointed-Toe Flats Women’s Shoes
  4. Manana Leopard Heel
  5. Katarina Sole Society
  6. UO Leopard Kitten Heel Mule

xoxo, Afroza

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