What I… Fatima from Miss Saib

Miss Saib is a blog that incorporates all things fashion, food, beauty and lifestyle and it’s written by Miss Saib herself – Fatima!

Based in Cape Town Fatima is a young, passionate blogger who loves nature and writing. Read on to find out more about her and her blog…

What I…

 

What I know… I know, understand and firmly believe that everything happens for a reason and that what is meant to be, will be. This belief has gotten me though a myriad of trials in my life and always gives me the patience I need when I got though anything else. I also know that my health and wellness is more important to me than anything material and that the best way to maintain it is through exercise and prayer. You really cannot underestimate the power of both (especially prayer). Oh, one last thing, after years of struggling and being in constant pain, I can seriously say that the Chinese herbal route of looking after your body and aiding it to perform at its best, is the best route to go.

What I love… This may sound corny, but I really am so in love with life and everything to do with it. It is such a beautiful thing and I would never bad mouth it and think that life is a bitch. We simply need to look around at the innumerable bounties of beauty around us, all so full of life and beauty (such as the earth and sea). I could honestly stand on one spot all day and just drink up the view around me. Writing is also another love of mine; I write for my soul and find it immensely therapeutic and so important in this technology obsessed age. Oh, and I really, really love roses, peonies, sushi, green-tea, ice-cream, my mom (even though she really enjoys fighting with me) and all the memories I have of my dad.

What I read… studying English comes with the perks of being exposed to incredible literature and art. I love reading books that warm up my soul and feed my spirit. The book I read when I feel a little lost is The Alchemist, it never fails to give me motivation and perk me right up. When I feel vulnerable, scared or hopeless, then I reach for God of Small things and Beloved as they both teach me different things each time I open them up. I particularly love Nervous Conditions and The English Patient as they both leave me feeling blissfully happy yet so much more mature after every page. The book I read the most though has got to be Love in the Present Tense which always, always leaving me wanting more, it really is such an easy, but excellently heart-warming read. My all time favorite’s though are all the kiddie books by Roald Dahl which I am trying to collect. My favorite is Charlie and the Chocolate factory and Matilda. Gosh I think I need to stop now!

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What I want… honestly, all I really want is for my dreams for the future to come true. Other than being healthy and happy for my whole life, I want to travel the world and see all of the beautiful places on this earth. I definitely want to be a successful business woman and get my doctorate degree in English. I never want to stop pushing boundaries and challenging myself as I think that once you just start going with the flow of things, you miss out on so, so many opportunities which could have led you on a completely different, yet amazing path.

What I wear… a smile, always. It’s the best greeting you could give and automatically makes people comfortable. On a more fashion related note, I am a fashion blogger after all; I simply wear whatever I want. I don’t ever conform to what’s in season and wear something because someone is telling me to. That being said, I rarely dress up (except for important events/dates/parties) but believe that is you smell good, your hair is clean and your makeup is flawless, then you are ready for anything. As I am getting older though, I find that I never go anywhere without my Indian bracelet and dainty necklace which was a gift from someone close to me, they are just a part of me and wearing anything without these two things makes me feel so under-dressed.

What I need… I honestly don’t feel like I need anything. I have a roof over my head, clothes, education, food and a wonderful group of friends and family, which is already so much more than what the majority of the people in the world have.

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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