OOTD

The Maxi Shirt Trend

March 22, 2015

When my friend Chris visited from Florida, I made sure she shopped her butt off and that definitely included a trip to my fave plus size stores around Dubai. Both of us spotted this sheer maxi top on one of the blown up posters in the Yours store but unfortunately, it wasn’t in stock yet.

About a week later, I saw it in person at the Yours SS’15 press preview and let the Yours team know how much I loved it because I really wanted them to inform me when it would be in store. A few days later, it showed up at my door step… #bloggerperks. They definitely made my day!

I’m totally feeling the maxi shirt trend right now, and I think this top was a nice incentive for me to shake off my winter comfort zone and get my chubby arms out again! I embraced my sleeveless game, and then winter came, and now I’m all shy about going sleeveless again but hey, just like every body image hurdle, I just have to keep pushing myself to be bolder.

It helps that I felt super edgy and chic in this top :) I love wearing it with my new boyfriend jeans.

Yours Clothing Black sheer chiffon maxi shirt, DIY plus size boyfriend jeans, River Island studded nude shoes, New Look cuff, aliExpress necklace, Rebecca Minkoff Avery tote

Yours Clothing Black sheer chiffon maxi shirt, DIY plus size boyfriend jeans, River Island studded nude shoes, New Look cuff, aliExpress necklace, Rebecca Minkoff Avery tote

AliExpress maple leaf gold necklace

Yours Clothing Black sheer chiffon maxi shirt, DIY plus size boyfriend jeans, River Island studded nude shoes, New Look cuff, aliExpress necklace, Rebecca Minkoff Avery tote

River Island studded nude shoes

Yours Clothing Black sheer chiffon maxi shirt, DIY plus size boyfriend jeans, River Island studded nude shoes, New Look cuff, aliExpress necklace, Rebecca Minkoff Avery tote

Yours Clothing Black sheer chiffon maxi shirt, DIY plus size boyfriend jeans, River Island studded nude shoes, New Look cuff, aliExpress necklace, Rebecca Minkoff Avery tote

New Look gold and white cuff

Yours Clothing Black sheer chiffon maxi shirt, DIY plus size boyfriend jeans, River Island studded nude shoes, New Look cuff, aliExpress necklace, Rebecca Minkoff Avery tote

Yours Clothing Black sheer chiffon maxi shirt, DIY plus size boyfriend jeans, River Island studded nude shoes, New Look cuff, aliExpress necklace, Rebecca Minkoff Avery tote

Yours Clothing Black sheer chiffon maxi shirt, DIY plus size boyfriend jeans, River Island studded nude shoes, New Look cuff, aliExpress necklace, Rebecca Minkoff Avery tote

Sheer chiffon button down maxi shirt c/o Yours Middle East (Available online here) / boyfriend jeans are cheap oversized skinny jeans that I DIYed one weekend (similar options here and here) / Shoes – River Island (old) / Cuff- New Look (old) / necklace- AliExpress / bag- Rebecca Minkoff

 

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Events, Style Inspiration

New Look for Spring Summer 2015

March 16, 2015

I know this is a picture heavy post, but I just wanted to make sure you have a thorough shopping list :) Here’s what’s in store for New Look SS’15!
New Look Summer Spring fashion preview 2015

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New Look Summer Spring fashion preview 2015
New Look Summer Spring fashion preview 2015
New Look Summer Spring fashion preview 2015

New Look Summer Spring fashion preview 2015
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OOTD

Outfit on Repeat

March 3, 2015

I’ve already shown this dress off in a previous post but I really liked this outfit so I decided to blog it. It’s nothing amazing, but I was really feelin’ myself. Plus, I was super comfortable, I survived a whole evening at The Dubai Mall in these shoes!

Forever 21 plus biker jacket, Asos Curve peter pan contrast collar dress, New Look golden brogues, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote Forever 21 plus biker jacket, Asos Curve peter pan contrast collar dress, New Look golden brogues, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote Forever 21 plus biker jacket, Asos Curve peter pan contrast collar dress, New Look golden brogues, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote Forever 21 plus biker jacket, Asos Curve peter pan contrast collar dress, New Look golden brogues, Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote

Asos Curve dress (OOS) similar here / Forever 21 Plus faux leather biker jacket (OOS) similar options here and here and here / New Look golden brogues / Rebecca Minkoff mini MAB tote (on SALE in select colors here)

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Style Inspiration

NEXT SS’15 Women

March 1, 2015

It’s that time of the year when every second day is a press preview for what’s in store for spring/ summer, I always like the Next events because a) they have cute shoes b) their kid models are SO cute!

I ended up buying myself a new pair of shoes after the event, I thought they screamed summer chic and I like the contrast between the pale blue and the stripes:

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Here are some of my fave shots from their campaign, and I am 100% stalking their stores for that fringed leather jacket!

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Makeup

FOTD: Illamasqua Lipstick in Box

February 25, 2015

Hello! It’s your resident lipstick junkie enabling you for yet another purchase. Apologies in advance?

I love a velvety red lip, and I’m sure this is popular opinion. Who can resist a classic red lipstick that instantly brightens your face and makes you look like you put some effort in to your appearance even though you probably just slapped it on in the elevator on your way to work (that could be just me).

Illamasqua lipstick in Box Wearing: EX1 liqud foundation in F200 / Nars Radiant Creamy concealer in Custard / Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (I purchased mine from Amazon) / Wet n Wild Icon Blush in Mellow Wine (So happy they’re now in Dubai!) / Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Precision Pen / Rimmel Argan Mascara / Illamasqua lipstick in Box / Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper in Mahogany

So, a few months ago, THE Alex Box, Creative Director of Illamasqua, hosted a glamorous event to show off Illamasqua’s new collection. Apart from giving me major hair envy with her Cruella Deville hair color, Alex Box also gave us a live demonstration.
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The end result: (also, Alex Box and Illamasqua regrammed my photo that night, major highlight of my instalife)

After the event, we got little goodie bags filled with a few Illamasqua products and that is how I came to possess Box. It’s everything you need in a red lipstick- longwearing, pigmented and it makes your teeth look whiter. I reach for Box whenever I’m in a hurry or too undecided about my make up. It’s just a beautiful, classic red lipstick you simply can’t go wrong with. I definitely recommend trying it on at your nearest Illamasqua store just to see if it’s the perfect red match for you.

Swatch of Illamasqua lipstick in Box

So, what’s your go-to red lipstick?

OOTD

That Missguided Grid Set

February 22, 2015

Have you shopped from Missguided yet? I’ve only placed one order and I got this set (fell in love with it as soon as they launched). I think their range is quite trendy and they’re not too expensive. I they’re a little more edgy than Asos Curve, right?

Sizing wise, I would say they are true to size. I was a nervous shopper so I chose to upsize for this set- the skirt is quite loose but the top fits perfectly. Both have a bit of stretch in them so I could have ordered them in my original size. Oh well :) I also bought this knot top in black which I absolutely love, it’s so great to throw on in a hurry with some jeans and heels.

I’m already eyeing a few things for my next purchase, like gorgeous green midi dress and this little tartan number.

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Missguided crop top and midi skirt / New Look fur clutch / River Island shoes (old)

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