Trends nowadays take us back to that wonderful 70’s & 90’s era. The vintage photo-ups, the belts and the sunnies, and most importantly the vibrant colors. We always take risks in life and so should we when pairing an outfit! Step outside your comfort zone and dare to wear the irrational; because only we could rationalize any of our decisions in our own unique ways..
The trend-setter generation that’s what I call us! I promised I’d write more about belts last post and what better way to write than with a demonstration?! I remember at some point of my younger life when my mom forced me to wear belts to hold my pants up so I wouldn’t make a fool out of myself walking around in baggy pants. Now though, belts is more of an accessory than a necessity, but an accessory that has the power to change the dynamic of the entire look!
Take this outfit for example, an over-sized sweater on an off-white pleated skirt. Very basic and well.. boring. Adding this red belt twisting it up to a knot adds life to the outfit and somehow changes the entire dynamic of the look!
So let us all enjoy recreating looks while adding fascinating touches here and there that could one day make people look back and relive our glory days.
Till next time..
Skirt: Elizabeth and James, similar here and here
Sweater: Asos, similar here and here
Belt: Pull & Bear (no longer available), similar here and here
People always recommend going for the lighter colors for summer looks, and I am almost always one to disagree!
I could wear an all white outfit every season because well.. white outfits are everything to me.. more or less an obsession! So calming and relaxing.
As much a I want to avoid pinpointing every small detail about this outfit, I simply can’t! This suit was paired with such adequate detail and constructed to perfect a suit out of different items that could fool even myself into thinking it wasn’t just made for this! So suit up, I’m about to start.. Paired with different shades of white starting with a white blazer, creamy pants, and a pearly fringed belt! Leaving me with my final touch of sass by adding a colorful statement to this outfit, my favorite floral pumps.
actually prepared this outfit after getting my hands on this beautiful belt from my amazingly talented designer friend “Anatomi” and immediately fell in love with it!
I remember at some point when belts were a necessity and then suddenly went out of trend. Well I’m more than happy that belts became the new accessory trend which I will be covering more in detail on my next post. Stay tuned..
Something I’ve dreamt of seeing my entire life, it would never cross many of your imagination.. and that is experiencing snow!
Yes, Traveling around the world does not accompany the luxury of seeing snow for me. A true dream come true. It took me back to my childhood making me feel like it’s Christmas finally! Oh and what a wonderful feeling it was
Cherishing the moments I spent under the white frosty trees with absolute joy, having my family alongside me, I truly couldn’t have asked for anything more than that on such a beautiful day!
With all the love and happiness I had, I couldn’t help but share these truly wonderful moments with you.
As Christmas approaches, I wish you all love, happiness, health and prosperity to you and your loved ones. May it be a Merry Christmas to all and a very snowy cozy one indeed 🏼
Over the years, I’ve tried different hair products to sustain healthy hair. With
me being me, trying out different hairstyles and coloring it every now and then
is a must and could eventually cause lots of damage to the hair; like making it
weak and thinning out the roots.
I have to be honest, as soon as I heard about CYNOS
products I was quick to
think that it was impossible to have a product with 0% sulfate, silicone, and
Parabean that could actually improve the strength of my hair.. But, I was
wrong! Trying out the CYNOS Intense Repair shampoo and conditioner for
almost 2 weeks now with every hair wash was beneficial because it didn’t feel
like I was using hundreds of chemicals to get rid of the unnecessary chemicals
on my head.
towel, and applied the hair mask on for 15 minutes then washed it. I did this
process three times already and definitely feel like it revitalized the roots of my
hair with the natural oils in the product protecting and reviving the strength of
I truly believe that this product is beneficial after trying it out for a couple of
weeks and I highly recommend it.
Till next time..
Oh when it comes to street style shoots this will be a favorite of mine!
It started off with a couple of snaps by the beautiful stairs and as I walked away to hydrate this was actually taken! It wasn’t planned and yes it turned out to be my favorite!
Strutting around in my beautiful shoes soaking up the sun in a vintage floral culottes and a simple grey top is all I needed. I know, I always try to make it sound so easy; it truly isn’t haha! The secret is and I love how I could subtly quote drake here “started from the bottom”. To me it’s almost ALWAYS the shoes I start with when choosing the ultimate outfit pairing.
And I think that’s why some of the times I make life so difficult.. not in this case though, as soon as I saw those shoes, the pants was just a must. Got it from a vintage store during my last trip to Italy and the floral print got me going crazy! Hence, the confidence I had walking around in the pair. Tied hair back for a simple look, merely to take nothing away from the outfit and voila!
Who would’ve thought that I’d get to snow a week after this sunny day.. oh wait, right ME
It takes courage to walk around in bright colors, in colors that stand out. It is winter season and breaking the all around habit of going for the cozy formal winter clothes, it doesn’t always have to be dark! We think winter our mind automatically goes to dark and gloomy oversized clothing.
Breaking the rule as per the usual; with an option of adding a long coat for my viewers in the south, north, west, and east (because apparently it’s winter around the world except here), an off-shoulder courageous pink winter outfit along with my nude loubs and a brown bag.
Moral of the story: subtlety is safe, courage is always an eye opener and a way for you to be the talk of the night.. in a good way I hope! 💕
Be the highlight of the show.. Be courageous!
Top: Dubai Closet, similar here and here
Pants: Dubai Closet, similar here and here
Shoes: Christian Louboutin , similar here and here
Bag: Michael Kors, similar here and here
Finding color themes to go with winter and of course the turkey and mashed holidays.. thanksgiving!
So I recently discovered Reebonz online which made life much easier for me when I shopped for some of my favorite brands with a click of a button. Which brings me to this next point of discussion, the Chloe bag..
My favorite item for this season is this velvet burgundy Chloe beauty! Ahh I truly based the entire outfit on the bag as soon I got my hands on it! Paired with a wide cuff knit top along with brown slim fit trousers.
You always have the easy choice of putting on any pair of nude shoes for an outfit like this just merely to stick with the color theme. I mean at this point I’m sure you all have noticed that my preference has always been the nudes!
Wishing you all a thanksgiving filled with turkeys, gravy, and fatty desserts
Top: Storets, similar here and here
Pants: Zara (no more available),similar here and here
Shoes: Valentino, similar here
A weekend away from home..
Featuring Kempinski hotel mall of the emirates and my weekend getaway staying at their recently launched Aspen Ski Chalets.
First off, being a resident in the UAE the chances of seeing actual snow is slim to none. So, having to wake up to the view of the snowy slopes of Ski Dubai by the fire place felt absolutely sublime! The spacious bedrooms, the walls, the kitchen, ahh that marble bathroom was literally everything!
The phrase “home away from home” works perfectly with this.. Onto my outfits for this weekend’s getaway, I wore my favorite Asos jeans paired with a sassy cropped top.
Moving on to a light blue ruffle dress to go with the Spanish paella I had for dinner hahaha.. cheeky I know, but I had to go for it!
I honestly am counting the days to my next visit at the hotel, thanking it for the memories..
Dress: Zara, similar here and here
Jeans: Asos, similar here
After spending so much time in preparation and anticipation for my first ever abroad fashion week, sharing this milestone with my best friend who I had the pleasure of styling as well, I am so excited to share my looks throughout this fabulous week!
I’ve taken so much time prepping myself for the streets of Milan and on my first ever Milan Fashion Week show I decided to go with the trendiest of items this year and strut my way through the first show in my casual denim on denim pick of the day.
Wearing a custom handmade denim jacket for the cool winter breeze paired along with this high waist mom jeans with flared frill hem. As for the shoes, looking for chic on the casuals, my new pair of gold block heeled mule sufficed! Making my statement in denim
Jacket: Hafsa Lodi, similar here and here
Jeans: Asos, similar here
Shoes: Asos, similar here and here
Photography by Michael lp
It begins with what they call a “fadeaway”
Stripes and a beautiful pastel blue top fading into one another!
The work done on this piece is absolutely stunning.. A vision of art and that is something I adore about fashion. It’s not always outfits and clothes, it’s creativity and artistic ability!
I am generally inspired by little things.. Things that don’t necessarily stand out but do have a creative aspect about them.
I really didn’t need to do much with this outfit.. Accessories none! I wanted to wear a pair of nude shoes but went with brown for a small change in the pastels unit. Straight hair, simple make up.. I practically stood there for twenty minutes snapped photos in different plain backgrounds and they all worked! When inspirations turn passions into reality..
If that’s not art then I don’t know what is!
Dress: Anatomi, similar here
For every dull moment there’s always something that brightens up your day. There will always be that something that cheers you up and excites you!
For me, this beautiful floral cardigan Continue reading
I don’t think there was ever a dull moment with this skirt.. Continue reading
We create our own paths, define ourselves with every step, and portray our memories with colors that remind us of what we’ve been through.. Continue reading
Let’s pretend Ruffle Shirts were always in trend and walking around the streets wearing big ruffles in colors that Continue reading
Food for thought, every season is meant to bring the best out of what flatters us during that period of time. Continue reading
Dubai streets have flattered us with the gorgeous skylines and the midnight lights. The mornings are filled with rays of sunshine with a summer, Continue reading
Oh July! With everything that’s going on around the world, please light up the world with your peaceful sun and spread joy; it seems like it’s getting gloomier everyday. Continue reading
When Artistry meets fashion..
A genuine person with an artistic ability that I had the pleasure of meeting recently. Hafsa Lodi’s clothing line is absolutely stunning! I don’t need to speak for it, it speaks for itself.. Continue reading
Brilliant in its simplicity, a symbol to beautiful things needed in this world, springs in positivity, and is just suitable to every season all year long.. All white everything with a touch of Dolce! Continue reading
The Monochromic look..
Out of sight, an illusion maybe..
Always so fascinating to me when I see a jumpsuit that could be worn in so many different ways. Getting creative with your outfits, specifically with jumpsuits to me is so difficult! Continue reading
Ubud made me truly admire nature. It is proof that the creation of a natural artistic masterpiece truly exists! And the beauty of it all is in its simplicity.. Continue reading
Ubud.. The magic that is best described as heaven on earth. We walk around the world and visit places, step foot onto our journey in exploring every little small place; then comes Ubud.
Meditating and relaxing in the hippie side of town . Walking around their beautiful roads and finding people wear the off shoulders, the shorts, the tanks and the flowy beach dresses. Continue reading
The Janna Combination Pleated Skirt according to BCBGMAXAZRIA.. Translation: mid-rise waist tiered skirt for any fancy evening-outing you have that pairs well with a basic sophisticated zigzag lace peplum top that I decided to tuck-in making the entire focus on that wonder of a skirt. Continue reading
The kind of photoshoot that you never planned for and end up being your favorite.. Into the blue
Believe it or not this is my first blue dress I’ve ever owned yet.. And “yet” here is used in the sense of me planning on adding Blue to the top of my favorites list! Continue reading
I hosted a private brunch at the Ritz Carlton Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi for my closest fashion bloggers and social media influencers in a fabulous collaboration with “S*UCE” who exclusively displayed their newest collection during the event that was beautifully organized by plum and gem. Continue reading
The beauty of an all white outfit is fully represented in probably every word there is in the book (light, purity, innocence..) Generally all white outfits are statements on their own. Having said that, the unique African handmade touch Continue reading
Art.. Fascinations and abilities to create unique perspectives on how portraits define differentiation. It’s almost as if it purposely blends in yet stands out in the same time! This one is more on blending in..
As promised after attending the stunning catwalks and presentations of the Dubai’s Fashion Forward season 7, here are my picks on the must haves for this Fall and Winter 2016 collections displayed!
The never ending love of a jumpsuit.. Starting off with the wide legged cut and a lil spring and summer mix at the top. Continue reading
Held in one of the most fashionably fit venues (and probably named for the event); Dubai Design district 3.. Spacious enough to fill the entirety of UAE’s and Middle East’s Fashion enthusiasts and influencers! Continue reading
The minute you realize that you could be whatever you needed to be with the comfort of your own mind being set to accomplish some dream, Continue reading
A general overview of an outfit that was purely based on a hairstyle and a pair of comfortable shoes..
The comfort, the uniqueness, the standouts.. This is “The Trainer”
Been overwhelmed with different places around the city that offer such wonderful aspects to life.
An absolutely Stunning and colorful line filled with energy is Mary Katrantzou’s Spring 2016 collection..
Got me twirling around on my tip toes..
Take a deep breath.. It’s now time for a mixture of some of my favorite shades of colors.. Before that though; here’s one for wearing clothes every possible way you could!
Sometimes with all that’s going on around you, you forget to pause and take a breather.. To look around and take it in! To walk, to live, and just be yourself!
Be your own motivation, be your own guide, be confident, and be an achiever!
Whether it were the red roses, the chocolates, the cards, or the company your surrounded with; on February 14 we like to dress up!
We like to get fancied up and a pair of hot red Kurt Geiger shoes along with this lace white and soft pleats black bottom IRIN jumpsuit should do it! But then again we also need to look at the bigger picture here..
Maybe sometimes I put on clothes to boost my confidence, maybe sometimes I try new things to feel a new sense of excitement I’ve never felt before, but one thing I never do is let my clothes wear me!
It’s almost Valentines.. A day people get to celebrate with their loved ones all around the world! Truly one of my favorite occasions because I get to witness the entire world celebrate love all at once and that doesn’t really happen so much.
My “Hot Seat” post highlights the new look I just got and I have to admit I wasn’t really sure about it but it grew on me.. Right before I had my hair makeover by darkening the routes and brightening up the low lights (Ombre style), I had this shoot!
Feeling a sense of excitement to being part of an environment so supportive and empowering women all around the world. I was invited to be one of the ladies on the hot seat at her hub event and was asked a couple of questions on how I started my journey and what my days look like..
Always in trend and never gets old.. VINTAGE!
I always wondered how it would’ve been for me to be born in the 60’s – 70’s era! If I had the chance to travel back in time and spend an entire day, I truly believe I would love every second of it!
here Sharing with you our Abu Dhabi street style moments, filled with laughs and so much fun!
Sweats for comfort and ripped jeans for casuals.. Those sandals though are what I based the entire outfit upon!