Sorry I've been a non-blogging spoil sport, but I was so busy last week that I had little time to do anything! Also, I have a new website up for my novel I am publishing this year insha allah. If you follow me on Twitter, you will know what I am talking about. If you don't, you can check it out at http://www.alyshaking.com/. There is lots of stuff to look at, watch and read so get on over there!

Also, last week one of my good friends got married here in Canberra. The ceremony and the reception, though marred by rain, were fantastic and I had the honour of photographing the whole thing.

For the Hen's Party we had at one of the girl's places, I managed to snag a seriously cute outfit from Etsy. The theme was pink and black (as was the wedding) so you will understand why I bought this dress. In anycase, I would have bought it anyway - it is fantastic!



Described on the advertisement as a 70s disco goddess dress, I had to have it. It is fantabulous and it fit perfectly, alhumdulillah! I wore a nice light black hijaab with it (in a crazy style which I will never be able to replicate but looked awesome none-the-less). And the great thing was that it cost only about $30AUD and that was with postage from the US! You've gotta love Etsy...

So that's what has been happening with me. Sorry if I don't get on here as often as I would like but I will try as best I can!
This is a tad late but I want to say a massive THANK-YOU to the wonderful chicky babe over at Imperfect Stepford Chronicles for giving me this gorgeous award. I love getting awards!

As per these blog awards, they come with some 'rules', so here goes!


Put the logo on your blog in your post.

Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.

Link the nominees within your post.

Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blogs.

Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.


So here are my nominees for the Sunshine Blog Award!
(sorry I don't really know 12 bloggers so here are the ones I love)

Aifa at Aifa's Suitcase - she is a girl after my own heart. Her blog is so cute and I love her sketches - how does she do it??

The sister over at Modest Justice cos she's not afraid to be honest - you go girl!

Hijab Revival - Another awesome Aussie hijaabi fashion blogger  

Sakeenah from Abaya Chic cos she's just awesome in general.

Another vintage blogger, What are they wearing now, cos I love the stuff she sticks up. I want!!

Congrats to all these awesome chicky babes!