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.

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I love boho. There’s something magical about the play of colors and ethnic prints, and how it all effortlessly comes together with the suave simplicity of a Western silhouette.

When I saw this Stella Jean dress on the Moda Operandi site, I couldn’t resist putting it together with Steve Madden’s knee-high gladiator sandals, and recreate a look of my own.

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