Hello lovelies, I’m Maryam! A minimalist, intersectional feminist and creatively driven teen from sunny Sydney. I’m a lifestyle, wellness, travel and fashion blogger currently undertaking undergraduate studies at Billy Blue College to get my Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration. I’m a self proclaimed iced coffee fanatic and avid fan of indie music, chai lattes, rocky road, cherry blossoms and bohemian styling. On and off, I pursue work in the social media field as an influencer, partnering with clean beauty, jewellery, home decor brands and the like to bring you my top picks.
It’s certainly true that nourishing my body looks different in this season. I’ve come to eat more intuitively and banish good and bad vocabulary when it comes to fuelling myself. Our bodies are these amazing complex machines that run in such a spiffy and seamless manner majority of the time. Why not honour that and refuse to label food as occasional or indulgent? As a younger teen I would micro manage my eating habits. I suffered from an eating disorder, Anorexia Nervosa. I can honestly say that freedom from restrictive eating is the best I’ve experienced- I feel so privileged to be able to enjoy meals once again and see them for what they are.
The rituals and habits we build around our daily lives are what keep us centred and grounded. They ensure we prioritise focus and incorporate moments of tender loving care into what can become a busy and bustling day with no reprieve. When you keep your body’s largest organ, your skin, happy and healthy, the return will be more than worth it. If you’re looking to rearrange or improve your current skincare routine or build it from the top, the vast number of products, techniques and ingredients out there can feel dizzying. If you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed already, look no further. Curating a cost effective routine that caters to your needs is more than achievable. That blushed beauty look that us women so yearn for is within reach and realistic. A well balanced complexion has less to do with how blessed you are by the genetic gods and more to do with consistent application and a thorough, well researched selection of products that are tried, tested and founded in beauty and wellness science. Ultimately, how you care for your skin is a personal matter- however, it’s necessary for you to sort through the noise to find your holy grail. Here’s what to keep in mind as you begin.
Every week I compile an inspirational post with quotes and writing on healing, faith, love and encouragement for you to seize the days. Featuring Morgan Harper Nichols art and writing, my week in pictures and more! x
Ah, rural Australia. What a treat! My week long trip sure reinforced that I’m a city girl at heart. That’s not to say that being out in the sticks didn’t teach me a thing or two though. During my first trimester of holidays from college I spent some time in Victoria with family. My grandma, mum, brother and I went to see my cousin Aaron and his fiancee Rachel. They recently bought a place in Princetown, a coastal village located on the Great Ocean Road and east of the Twelve Apostles. It’s about fifteen minutes from Port Campbell where the pair used to rent a house together. They were roommates at the time and worked at a local restaurant, Waves.
Time for the big reveal! Those of you who have been following along religiously with my bedroom renovation series would know that I’ve spent the better part of this year designing my space from head to toe. Having just started higher education pursuing a career in Interior Design, this project increased my confidence greatly and built up the momentum I needed to dive into my studies self assured. I’ve learnt valuable skills in taking my ideas from the drawing board and bringing them to fruition. I’ve challenged myself on a consistent basis to be a part of the action and get really hands on with the process.
In today's post I chat about the enneagram personality type and see how well I fit in as a four. I explore some of the common traits of fours and see how I compare! Using the attached quiz from She The Spy you can work out your type as well. The enneagram helps you understand motivations and what drives other people in both positive and negative ways. It's a great tool for deepening your relationships!
Ten Questions with Megan Lang: Chatting all things Bible Study, Dual Citizenship, Smoothie Bowls, Digital Lettering and more!
I have a blogger interview series where I chat to different teen creators! This week's feature is Megan Lang. We talk about her bible study, having dual citizenship, smoothie bowls, digital lettering and more!
This post is an instalment in my wardrobe curation series! I chat about culling pieces that aren't right for you anymore and building a wardrobe that represents your lifestyle, personality and interests. I talk about dressing for your body shape and what to let go of.
The style essentials you need to recreate your favourite Pinterest looks this Autumn!
While we may not look exactly like the girls on Pinterest, we can still create routines that redefine what becoming 'that girl' means to us. That's why The It Girl Diaries was created; to inspire you to become your own muse and discover the It-Girl within. So today I'm exploring the 'that girl' trend and sharing some ways you can incorporate these ideas into your daily life.