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!
White trousers so smooth with an off shoulder crop top (2 trend setters this season)
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!
With the summer’s bright sunlight it’s almost inevitable that our number 1 go-to colors are just as bright and sunny
What are your go-to colors for summer?
Pants: Zara, similar here and here
Top: Balinese shop, similar here and here
Pumps: Zara, similar here a
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.
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!
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!
Looking forward to putting them all on and sharing them with you soon!
Hope this July spreads unity and peace
around the world..
Lounge Set cream outfit: Beach City, similar here and here
Sun Glasses: Beach City
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?!
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.
Outspoken jeans indeed yet a quite artist with her talents here is the inspiration behind this outfit!
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
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!
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!
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!
Share your thoughts on summer trends below, I’d love to know your favorite colors for this summer!
Dress: Asos, similar here and here
Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana, similar here and here
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! 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..
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.
How would you switch from day to night wear with jumpsuits like these? Share your thoughts below.
Jumpsuit: from Bali, similar here and here
Top: H&M, similar here and here
Sunglasses: Freyrs, similar here
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..
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?!
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
Skirt: Zara, similar here and here
Top: Zara (no longer available), similar here and here
Sunglasses: BeachCity, similar here
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. The colors are mostly white and pastels but I bet you can also reach to the same conclusion..
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.
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..
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..
Dress: Next, similar here and here
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.
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!
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.
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
Top: BCBG, similar here and here
Clutch: BCBG, similar here
Dress: BCBG, similar here and here
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!
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!
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!
What are your thoughts on the blue dress?
Dress: Shein, similar here and here
Shoes: Ted Baker, similar here and here
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.
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!
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..
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..
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.
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..
Skirt: H&M, similar here and here
Top: Zara (no longer available), similar here
Bag: Souq Qaryet Al Beri, similar here
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!
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!
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!
Top: Lookbook store, similar here and here
Jeans: Zara (no longer available), similar here
Earrings: Asos (no longer available), similar here
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!
2. Dee By Dalia
3. Three Fifty Nine
4. Three Fifty Nine
5. Zayan the Label
6. Dee By Dalia
7. Lama Jouni
All photos were taken by: Courtesy of Getty Images
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.
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.
The ease of standing out doesn’t require so much efforts because sometimes effortless is almost perfection!
“in striving for perfection we achieve excellence”
Strive to be your best self!
Jumpsuit: Mango, similar here and here
Shoes: Zara (no longer available), similar here and here
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.
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?!
Stay tuned for DEEpicks and favorites on the new upcoming collections I got to see on the catwalk.
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!
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!
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?!
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?!
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
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.
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!
All that’s left is a smile and snap!
Till next time..
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!
It’s about time that I start wearing line midi skirts to work! Paired with a striped knit top with gold side buttons.. “fit and flare”!
Definition of comfort in my book is not being held back.. A simple do.
The black long sleeve dress with white vertical stripes. A very casual look with a messy ponytail for a hairstyle. There is the simple side of comfort.
Just before the sunset I walked in an alley with nothing but white walls and oh yes the beautiful sunset.. I was wearing my black sweater paired along with my ballerina skirt that I got back with me from Italy.
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.
2015 has been an accomplishment itself. I am honestly did not expect to achieve so much in such a short period of time!
2015 was the mark of a beginning to my dreams aspiring to be working amongst the best within the FASHION industry.
Fringed skirts, tops, or even accessories are some of my favorite trends of 2015. Along with patterns and yes of course the all time trend and favorite pick of mine.. Red lipstick! It just never gets old!
It is the most wonderful time of the year.. Ho Ho Ho.. Finally it’s Christmas and a very Merry Christmas to all! May it be filled with love, happiness and turkey dinners to you and your families!
Hello my loves!
I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! It’s very exciting and a bit stressful since I didn’t finish my gifts shopping yet! Every time I go to the mall, I end up shopping for myself!
Some of the most classiest colors are the nudes. I’ve always felt that nude colors create a calming yet classy shade towards anything you wear.
“How you like me now?!”
I start off this post with attitude.. Yes, a pair of ripped jeans for a punk funk kinda look along with an eyelet top!
Culottes are definitely one of my favorite trends, I love styling them in different ways. Casual with sneakers, chic with heels, or you can mix both and get a smart casual look; and that’s why I love Culottes so much!
A fresh look for a brunch with my beautiful ladies, I went with a bright yellow Midi Skater Skirt paired along with a navy blue top and my black & white heels.
Whole, complete, peace, pure, brightness, and SIMPLICITY.. That is the symbolism of the color white! A color you could definitely never go wrong with.
Happy Turkey day to all of you out there celebrating Thanksgiving around the world!
Thanksgiving brings us closer to our families and friends and help us give thanks to all the blessings bestowed upon us! I for one am thankful for the outstanding support I’ve gotten from my family and friends and most importantly all you beautiful people!
Hello my loves!
Prints have become a vital trend in fashion, whether it was an animal print, floral, polka-dots or stripes.
I am honored and flattered to have been nominated by two amazing bloggers Shell and Molly. These two beauties are beyond wonderful and have always had the ability to make my day! Their styles and personalities are amazing and I really hope that all of you follow them, believe me you won’t regret it!