As you can see from my recent posts, December has been a very indulgent month. The foodie in me is taking center stage, and its starting to show around the midriff big time!
The colour black really does hide a multitude of sins, and an LBD (‘Little Black Dress’) in my opinion, is a closet essential every girl should own.
I found this gem of a dress at Anotah, the rather quirky, outlandish fashion label hailing from Kuwait. Their collections are far from mainstream, and they never shy away from the use of unusual colour combinations. My kind of place I tell you!
This however, one is a plain, plain black.
Sunday morning, and I’m back at the start of yet another rigorous week of work. I spent a lovely, fun-filled weekend with the family on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The weather has cooled down significantly, and we enjoyed leisurely walks around the island, did some window-shopping in Yas Mall, and stayed the night at the very futuristic Viceroy hotel.
I kept my outfit comfy and casual, and funked it up with colorful accessories.
How do you dress up a casual jeans and tee do?
With a gorgeous, heavily embellished jacket of course!
First day of the 4-day Eid weekend saw us window-shopping in Dragon Mall, and I decided to dress up my casual denims with the funky Auto Rickshaw shirt from Quirkbox. I bought this gorgeous shirt from Orange Boxy (yup! the same super-awesome online retailer who sells the uber cool Habibi coffee mug!).
When I saw this cotton midi-length summer dress at GAP, I knew I had to have it. It is lightweight and perfect for hot UAE summers, and I love the versatility of a simple silhouette.
I’ve worn this dress on shopping errands, to the beach, on a girl’s day out (see me wearing it in a previous post here), and even jazzed it up to be office-worthy under a contrasting well-fitting blazer.
Last weekend, we dined at Pharaoh’s, the new Egyptian themed restaurant at Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa. My trustworthy GAP dress did not fail me, and I dressed it up with a Zara statement necklace and the Steve Madden Hercules Sandals.
Kaftans, the modestly long flowing dress synonymous of the women of the Middle East, are also known as jalabiya and dara’a.
With the holy month of Ramadan fast approaching, the social calendar is filling up with Iftar invites and a stylish kaftan would make the ideal choice of attire.
The lovely ladies at Dalila’s Kaftans sent me this stunning red beauty, and I just had to share some clicks with you!
The lovely people at invaluable.com got in touch with me for an interesting collaboration. ‘What are your most treasured pieces of jewelry?’ they asked, ‘what makes them so special? What is the story behind each piece?’
I am a jewelry hoarder. A total boho at heart, my collection mainly comprises of silver, lucky gemstones, chunky beads and quirky artifacts. If the house was on fire, I would have a tough time narrowing down on what to run out with. However, there are a few trinkets that have a sentimental hold on me, and I also happen to wear these pieces most often. This post gives you a brief glimpse into my treasure trunk.
If you’re following me on Instagram, you might recall that a certain grey box in the mail got me very excited this week. It was my very first set of goodies from Judith Hobby Clothing!
Packages in the mail always get me excited!
I love DIY projects but can be pretty lazy at getting them done. My Pinterest boards are flooded with nifty DIY pins I’ve been meaning to do.
Then I found this cute little box of fabric paint and stencils at Tchibo for a meager AED 35!
I’ve had the Quirkbox Minion Boyfriend jacket for over a year now, and can happily say it is one of my wardrobe’s prized possessions. I get complimented on it every time I wear it. It’s bold, its very colorful, and so very unique. So totally me!