Floral Cardigan

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!

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For me, this beautiful floral cardigan was it! Wore it on a plain white dress to actually give it a little more color or maybe just a little more life!
I think you all know by now that my favorite colors include white and yes of course pastels. But there’s always something out there that brings more fun to an outfit, something that makes it stand out!

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This outfit’s fashion statement is this unique handmade floral cardi made to create joy into your boring moments.. Moments that all of a sudden feel as exciting as they could ever be!
Made and created with love..

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Xx
DEE Cherry blossom

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Cardigan: Hafsa Lodi, similar here

Dress: Asos, similar here and here

Sandals: Next, similar here an here

Mesh pleated skirt

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I don’t think there was ever a dull moment with this skirt.. Wore it for an event paired with a black body suit and gold sandals making the outfit so classy.

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This one though is a more casual and playful outfit! Still the statement; the Black mesh pleated skirt with a simple tank top and the final touch of sporty and playful.. My adidas originals.

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When I have something as pretty as this skirt, I wish I could never take it off! And having the ability to mix and match a single piece creating a number of different looks is every bloggers dream!

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From classy and chic to playful and casual, this is how I wore my favorite skirt! ❤

Xx
DEE

 

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Skirt: SheIn, similar here and here

Tank: H&M (no longer available), similar here and here

Kicks: Adidas

The IT factor

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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..
I picked this off white fringed crop top because well let’s face it, fringes are an IT factor this year and for some reason it felt like freedom when I put it on, a feeling so uplifting it’s irresistible!

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With fringed tops lots of people assume that you need to pair them with anything simple because they’re considered to be too much meanwhile pairing it with something over the top could end up making the outfit look somewhat tacky. Yes that could be true to some extent, however, pairing it with this red slim fit trousers along with a nude pair of Louboutin’s made it still look simple yet vibrant! I believe it’s all in the details and I have to admit if the trousers weren’t a little high waist it would’ve ended up looking weird, proving that there’s always a way to make it work!

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Colors don’t define us, they’re merely a simple representation of a distant memory we like to be reminded of every now and then. So pair your outfits on the basis of making it look right. I adore colors, a favorite of mine though will always be white.. And I hope one day when I look back, most of my memories would be filled with the simplicity that is white!

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Outfit DEEtails:

Top: Zara, similar here and here

Pants: Mango, similar here and here

 

Ruffle

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Let’s pretend Ruffle Shirts were always in trend and walking around the streets wearing big ruffles in colors that pop was perfectly normal.. Wait a minute, looks like it’s true. Fact: Ruffles and colorful outfits were always in trend! Ever since the 70s if men wore shirts it was almost always ruffled, if women wore dresses or shirts they indeed were ruffled and let’s not forget the pop in color!

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Picking this shirt out from the awesome collection along with dark jeans and a pair of pink tassel and fine fringes Shoes.. All for a pop colored look! Along with the choker that actually came along with the shirt (this idea I loved very much)

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I believe that the more colorful the outfit is the better it looks; it does become more attractive on the eye with a little contrast in the color selection.

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On the other hand, I also believe that too much of something ruins the image you have in mind.. So choose them wisely, after all with colors you could rarely go wrong!

 

Xx
DEE Rainbow

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Top: Perla Boutique, similar here and here

Jeans: Zara, similar here 

Shoes: Kurt Geiger, similar here 

Over-the-shoulder ANYTHING!

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Food for thought, every season is meant to bring the best out of what flatters us during that period of time. Even though I truly feel that summer belongs to everything and anything on a beach, sea or an ocean.. Basically showing off your tan with a hot summer wardrobe, I always feel like there’s room to up the ante!

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Adding to that little thought of mine, to balance out my figure; a peachy slick midi length dress perfectly aligned to the body can do exactly that. Kicking it up a notch by adding a classy touch to the outfit with the everlasting love I have for the over-the-shoulder blazer.

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That being said, at this point a pair of any nude shoes to go along with the pastel look would suffice. Therefore, seeing an opportunity and taking it.. my Louboutin’s again and again and again! Any excuse to show’em off
Xx,
DEE Rabbit face

Outfit DEEtails:

Blazer: Zara, similar here and here

Dress: Miss Selfridge (no longer available), similar here and here

Shoes: Christian Louboutin , similar here and here

Summer essence

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Dubai streets have flattered us with the gorgeous skylines and the midnight lights. The mornings are filled with rays of sunshine with a summer, yes, so hot you can’t seem to get yourself off of the sandy beaches to keep yourself cool and hydrated! However, there will come a time during the summer where you just need to beat the heat and walk around to get to places other than the beach!
At times like these, I pair up the best colors that, well, don’t absorb heat!

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White trousers so smooth with an off shoulder crop top (2 trend setters this season)

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I’m not sure here if it were a statement pair of heels or a statement outfit.. Either way I’ve constantly paired yellow shoes with similar outfits before due to my everlasting love for the summery sunshine vibes that outfits like those give!

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With the summer’s bright sunlight it’s almost inevitable that our number 1 go-to colors are just as bright and sunny Black sun with rays
What are your go-to colors for summer?

Xx,
DEE Sunflower

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Pants: Zara, similar here and here

Top: Balinese shop, similar here and here

Pumps: Zara, similar here a

July

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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.

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Oh July! You seem to start so beautifully.. With the sun mesmerizing our shores, I seem to be running towards the beach on my holidays and daydreaming of them every time I close my eyes at the office!

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Oh July! You fall under my favorite season “SUMMER” and have always treated me well with the outfit ensembles instored for me. Starting off with this Cream ribbed flared leg lounge set that I couldn’t resist wearing on the shores of Bali!
Every July I look forward to putting on the summer beachwear outfits; and here stranded by the beaches of the wonder that is Bali, almost stranded.. I portray the official kick off to my summer ensembles!

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Looking forward to putting them all on and sharing them with you soon!
Hope this July spreads unity and peace
around the world..
Xx
DEE

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Lounge Set cream outfit: Beach City, similar here and here

Sun Glasses: Beach City

 

Outspoken

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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.. With the Arabic calligraphy on this amazing pair of jeans and the stunning pearls perfectly aligned at the bottom, what else is there for me to say?!

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Yes, the nude Louboutin’s is all the fashion needed on a simple yet outspoken outfit like this!
There always is a fashion statement in every outfit and this proves that there will also always be a piece of art that could inspire an entire outfit to become your own statement.

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Outspoken jeans indeed yet a quite artist with her talents here is the inspiration behind this outfit!

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Xx
DEE Heavy black heart

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Jeans: Hafsa Lodi, similar here and here

Shoes: Christian Louboutin , similar here and here

Top: H&M, similar here and here

Bag: Carolina Herrera, similar here and here

Summer of white

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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!

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With summer recently kicking off and still wanting to look formally chic I decided to pair my white shirt dress with my beautiful new pair of D&G floral printed shoes! The color is just a perfect fit for this season and the prints just springs with happiness and is definitely something missing from the world right about now!

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Add your favorite sunnies to the outfit, here I went with these beautiful pair of marble sunnies that pair well with almost every outfit I put on and strut the streets because your street-chic ready!

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Share your thoughts on summer trends below, I’d love to know your favorite colors for this summer!
Xx
DEE

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Dress: Asos, similar here and here

Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana, similar here and here

 

Monochrome

The Monochromic look..
Out of sight, an illusion maybe..

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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! The last thing I had in mind was wearing it simply on its own; simply due to the fact that it looked like it needed to be showed off at a special event. However, trying this on with a simple white T was all I needed to turn this outfit to a suitable day wear. An office wear as well!Perfect fit for my day activities and an illusion to my night out..

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My favorite thing about such outfits is the easy switch from a day wear to an evening one!
Sometimes the furthest of things we could think of are right in front of us and making the best of what we have is always what we should be looking forward to most.

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How would you switch from day to night wear with jumpsuits like these? Share your thoughts below.

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Jumpsuit: from Bali, similar here and here

Top: H&M, similar here and here

Sunglasses: Freyrs, similar here

The View

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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..

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Here Id like to take you on a ride to see through my shades, to walk in my shoes, and most importantly to view nature’s simplicity at its best.
On this ride to simplicity, I wore a cropped top to pair with a long side-slitted pleated skirt. The reason behind this outfit is that when the view is as beautiful as heaven why try to overshadow it?!

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We work towards highlighting it and appreciating that natural beauty sent from up above!
Hence, we see tranquil beauty in the fascination that is nature, and through my shades regardless of how small; you see that the only highlight is the breathtaking view that swept me off my feet..
Nature’s simplicity was the inspiration

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Outfit DEEtails:

Skirt: Zara, similar here and here

Top: Zara (no longer available), similar here and here

Sunglasses: BeachCity, similar here

Ubud

 

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.

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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. The colors are mostly white and pastels but I bet you can also reach to the same conclusion..

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The greenery is heavenly and no matter how you stand, how you take your steps, it will always be the background.. The background that cant be blurred and will forever be the highlight of every image.

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So to best portray the beauty of it all, I wore a simple long white beach flowy dress because a background like this would have to always be the highlight..

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Beacause the highlight of every image here will always be.. UBUD

Magic only exists in beauty that cant be described

From the other side of the world..

Xx

DEE

Outfit DEEtails:

Dress: Next, similar here and here

Irresistible

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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.

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I kick-off this post with describing the stunning collection available at BCBGMAXAZRIA, the beautiful dresses that I dreamt of stuffing all into one bag and packing them away to home.. No exaggeration needed, I ended up using two of the many gorgeous outfits available on one post because I couldn’t get myself to choose one!

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From the pleated skirt to the angelic Mesh Peplum Dress, where do I begin? White dresses always tend to give that angelic-feel to me! All it needed was the gladiators to complete the perfect basic angelic look I had imagined it’d turn out to be.

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The beauty of it all was with two outfits and the many more I had in mind it began to feel overwhelming to me.. and to start and end with a description that best describes this season’s collection I say.. IRRESISTIBLE

Xx

DEE

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Skirt: BCBG

Top: BCBG, similar here and here

Clutch: BCBG, similar here

Dress: BCBG, similar here and here

Into the blue

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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!

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I went back and forth trying to make up my mind on this until I clicked the “add to cart” button and then there was no turning back! My problem with online shopping is that I could never see how it looks on me and could never really make sure the size fits perfectly. And don’t even get me started on the hassle of sending back an item or replacing it (never done it and I’m not planning on starting to do so); read about it and seemed to be a lot of work!

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Back to the blue, the pearls perfectly designed the front and back of the dress, a breakfast at tiffanys kinda feel to it.. I immediately thought of these pair of Ted baker heels. When we want to pamper ourselves we go get our nails and hair done, we dress up, and go around the city showing it all off.. With this though, I stood by a beautiful alley perfectly shaded and felt like a princess indeed!
Sometimes all we need is just a pretty blue dress to make our day!

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What are your thoughts on the blue dress?

Xx
DEE

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Dress: Shein, similar here and here

Shoes: Ted Baker, similar here and here

Sunshine

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With inspirations to enhance your creativity, in a sky filled with stars you find your self shine the brightest.
Yellow.. What else then? On denim but there are always ways for you to be different, no unique! We walk for miles and miles yet when we look around; we find ourselves standing around the same spot.
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The one difference is that with every step you stand a little bit taller.. That, is my definition of confidence. You could walk a million miles, go through a thousand sea, see the darkness and the light and still find yourself standing around the same spot but if we choose to take every step as a learning curve then all of a sudden your energy is lifted and a bit taller (wiser) you are.
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Let your energy redirect the sun ray towards your soul and shine through..
Stand Taller!

Xx

DEE

Outfit DEEtails:

Top: H&M, similar here and here

Jeans: Zara, similar here

 

 

 

Sunset Paradise

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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.

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Starting off with the amazing job that plum and gem pulled off with the beautiful set up and stunning display.. Sunset Paradise themed in white and pastels with myself being dressed in a beautifully selected dress made by “S*AUCE” and previewed exclusively for the first time at the event. These dresses are all now available online to pre-order on their website!

 

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A feeling of paradise was established when the beauty from within shined through the sunset.. I couldn’t be any happier to be surrounded by my support system and to know that there’s always room to expand my inner circle!

From Sunset with love..

DEEforDana

 

Breaking barriers

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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 of an Ankara design here becomes the main focus of it all. Breaking barriers..

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Every outfit needs its statement and this one is a favorite of mine! Ankara fashion is filled with a thrilling sensation of color and inspiration! It’s vintage and unique.. A visual paradise of colors if you may.

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The beauty of Ankara Fashion is that at the very rare moments of dullness you face with your outfits it stands out and at every moment where your outfit is fully represented in light, purity, or even innocence it breaks barriers; it adds perfection!
A unique perspective..

Love,
DEE
Xx

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Skirt: H&M, similar here and here

Top: Zara (no longer available), similar here

Bag: Souq Qaryet Al Beri, similar here

 

 

Blend In

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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..
Spring casuals start with bright colors, off-shoulder tops, and a good pair of jeans!

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Reality is, everything and everyone your surrounded with is a platform that defines your identity and virtually creates the uniqueness in you. Then all of a sudden you find that everything in the past, the memories, become pictures of art that blend into reality and stand out because of what they mean to you!

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Sometimes we find our selves looking to stand out but sometimes creativity appears blending in! Define phrases and make them go with your own understanding! Be unique, after all that’s what art is!

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Top: Lookbook store, similar here and here

Jeans: Zara (no longer available), similar here 

Earrings: Asos (no longer available), similar here

 

 

Fashion statement.. SIMPLE‏

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The never ending love of a jumpsuit.. Starting off with the wide legged cut and a lil spring and summer mix at the top. Never really was I ever put in a situation where I couldn’t just obsess over the details on a jumpsuit.

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The thing about them is they are so simple, it’s basically a one piece suit and in my eyes I see that it could always go either way, simplicity overload or a suit that speaks! In this case simplicity it is yet you still stand out.. With not so much of an outspoken detail in the outfit but enough to have SIMPLE as your actual fashion statement.

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The ease of standing out doesn’t require so much efforts because sometimes effortless is almost perfection!
“in striving for perfection we achieve excellence”

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Strive to be your best self!

Xx
DEE

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Jumpsuit: Mango, similar here and here

Shoes: Zara (no longer available), similar here and here

 

Fashion Forward Season 7

 

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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! Gathered for one similar interest.. FASHION!
Fashion forward always highlights the creative minds and fashionable statements covered by its attendees.

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Many of the designs were absolutely phenomenal, the bloggers went all out with their creativity.. And Best part of it all was meeting these stunning, creative, and beautiful people behind it all! I must add that the highlights I share with you here don’t do it justice, but I can only add so many..
Street styling and strutting Dubai’s Fashion Forward D3, snapping and capturing some great moments; only to share with you some of Dubai’s creative social influencers I had the pleasure of spending time with along with sharing the details on my Alexander Wang Day 1 outfit and H&M Day 3 outfit.. What better way to cover it all than on a post with you?!

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Stay tuned for DEEpicks and favorites on the new upcoming collections I got to see on the catwalk.

The Blues

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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, no matter how distant, is when you find yourself living for a reason.. And it shouldn’t be to please others but maybe not live in fear of yourself or of giving up! Ambition.. Built by confidence and hard work, believing in yourself and all those around you, and most importantly to see the good!

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When your confidence is built you find that nothing is impossible!
Let’s get into it shall we? We imagine that our formals could be at some point too formal.. But with the right bag, the right shoes, and the right attitude we get the perfect fit!

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The blues.. Lighter shade for the top versus the darker shade for the bottoms. I’ve mentioned it a number of times in previous posts; yellow will always be my first choice in making a statement to my outfits when I have the “blues”. So strong yet subtle in a way it makes it look like it was just meant to be. Combined together with a fun and cheerful attitude making you wonder what really is too formal about a suit?!

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Your attitude and confidence will always be key in life! Not just with your wardrobe.. It makes or breaks you!
So put it on and have fun were here to make a difference aren’t we?!

 

Outfit DEEtails:

Blazer: Banana Republic, similar here and here

Pants: Banana Republic, similar here and here

Top: Banana Republic, similar here and here

Bag: Banana Republic, similar here

Braided

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A general overview of an outfit that was purely based on a hairstyle and a pair of comfortable shoes..
 I was booked real early for another photo-shoot I’m really excited to share soon with you, so I was basically on the run the entire day; barely had time to get to this photo-shoot but it went perfectly well.

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Thanks to Marquee and The Nail Spa for doing an absolute amazing job, the hairstyle honestly looked perfect on every outfit I had photoshoots with! A perfect braid along with this beautifully printed skirt all I needed was A basic crop top. As for the outfit statement, and a very comfortable one I must say, these yellow pair of Geox!

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All that’s left is a smile and snap!
Till next time..
Xx
Dee

Outfit DEEtails:

Skirt: Zara, similar here and here

Top: Pinko, similar here and here

Shoes: Geox, similar here

FEBRUARY 14‏th

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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..

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Prints

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I spent the first couple of days of this beautiful new year with the preparations of my ’16 objectives and goals list! Such an exciting period of time this is. It’s almost the 1 year anniversary of the launch of DEEFORDANA and I’m filled with joy for all the love and support I’ve gotten from all you beautiful people.

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