LA Photo Diary-Big Bear

Big Bear, California, in one word, is awe-inspiring. How can one not be charmed by the feeling of solitude away from the bustle of Southern California, up in the mountains, crisp air, and the right amount of cold and snow, to make you feel like you’ve traveled far from the heat of LA basin? I’m Waffa, Ahfif Communications Intern, and here’s a peek into my weekend getaway at Big Bear.

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Rustic door opening up to a backyard of wilderness. Waking up to this view right here left me in awe every morning.

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The absolute best part about this trip was my phone was barely needed. Put your phones away and enjoy what’s in front of you.

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If you’re worried about layering excessive amounts of clothing, you won’t need it.

My outfit consisted of:

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This scarf is perfect for women who wear hijab and for women who don’t. Wrapping the scarf around my neck kept me so warm, I didn’t need a coat.

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The cabins near Big Bear Lake were absolutely stunning.




The best part of my day was the sunset. Why would you even want to look at your phone when you have this scene?

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8 Item Work Week Wardrobe

How much time and effort do you put into what you wear? Even a small task can take nearly hours out of your week. Why not simplify it? Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, answers a question at a press conference about why he wore the same grey shirt every day and responds, “I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community,” Zuckerberg said, after clarifying that he had “multiple same shirts.”

And he’s right, Refinery29 coins this term as decision fatigue, stating “once you eliminate the small, inconsequential choices you make daily, you can free up your mind to be more creative and productive”.

Here is a brief overview of techniques for building an 8 item wardrobe that will fit your needs of a 5 day work week, whether on the go or at an office.

  1. Love the versatility of neutral colors.
  2. Scarves are perfect for choosing accent colors.
  3. Dress in layers.
  4. Mix and match.
  5. Choose timeless silhouettes.

Having a hard time letting go of 100 other items in your closet? Try putting together this 10 piece capsule in one side of your closet and see how well it serves you for one work week.


  1. Essue Belted Wrap Coat
  2. Chalk Maxi Cardigan
  3. Thick Knit Black Maxi Cardigan
  4. Inayah White Crepe Midi
  5. Side Split Top in Black
  6. Lana Dolman Dress in Black
  7. Black Structured Wide Leg Pants
  8. Nude Wide Leg Pants
  9.  Beige Fringe Trim Scarf
  10. Rose Blush Cotton-Wool Scarf
  11. Black Leather Trim Scarf
  12. Grey Chiffon

Ahfif Style Hacks: Layer On

Longer line layers are essential this season so embrace the trend with new Side Split Tops at Ahfif!

IMG_6098 copyWearing our Side Split Tops can’t get any more effortless! This long top features a high neck, cutaway bodice and deep side splits providing the perfect coverage for any look.

IMG_6102Summer styles this top in statement flats and jeans for a casually sophisticated look.

BLOG2 For a bold look, try bright colored pants for a flash of color. Have fun!


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