A Casual Day

 

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Christmas decoration is everywhere and I just couldn’t feel happier, I only wish to see that all the year around. I love to go to Australia and enjoy the nature there. the season now is almost summer but it was still a bit chilly that day. Travelling changed a lot of things in my life, open my mind to many cultures and made me happier, but I couldn’t feel happy without the company of this girl that you see with me in the photo. It’s so weird how people can meet for the first time and they get along and feel like they knew each other long time ago.

It was a causal day, so I grabbed my favorite new ripped jeans from Topshop and put on a Tshirt and a jacket, keeping it simple and playful, so I can do my usual long walks in the city without feeling any pain in my legs.

 

Have a fabulous day and thanks for reading my post.

Items of this look:

Mavi Tshirt

Topshop Pants

Garage Jacket

Rue21 Necklace

Bershka Shoes

Michael Kors Bag

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Grey, Brown and Blue

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Winter colors can be very traditional and boring, so don’t miss any chance to infuse some bold colors in your wardrobe during this winter. I tried here to add this bright blue scarf to my neutral palate (grey and brown) in this outfit to make the look more colorful.

What I like the most about this ankle back zipper boots from Minnetonka is the design can allow me easily to dress it up with a dress/skirt or dress it down with a pair of jeans.

 

*This post was brought to you by Minnetonka Moccasin Middle East.

 

Have a fabulous day and thanks for reading my post.

Items of this look:

Promod Dress

Esprit Scarf

Minnetonka Back Zipper Boot similar here

Gap Belt

Jemulet Bracelet in Cobalt Blue similar here

Esprit Bag

10 Things Fashion Bloggers Shouldn’t Worry About

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Since I started blogging and I came across a lot of issues regarding my look, my photos and how to maintain my blog. I Literally have some days that I don’t want to leave my house for a photo shoot and sometimes I’m too tired to sit in front of my laptop doing all the post work cause simply I have another full time job that is taking my energy and sucking out my time. sometimes i feel that i have no motivation to continue and my insecurities will hit me in the heart. but I never stopped, i might take some days off of the blog but I never lost my passion cause simply i love to do this job. So, I decided in this post to share with you my thoughts regarding blogging hopefully it will motivate someone there to continue what they started and let go their fear.

As a Fashion Blogger you shouldn’t worry about:

1. Not having the perfect hair style. How many times you had to cancel your photoshoot cause you are having a bad hair day, I did that a lot. I’m one of those girls who are not naturally gifted with beautiful locks but I never was afraid to experiment with different hair styles. Sometimes i don’t have the time to style my hair the way i want but i learned new tricks to keep it manageable.

2. Not having the best Camera. its a common issue between a lot of bloggers, but instead of nagging about how bad your camera is, try to put some efforts into editing your photos or take some good time to find that amazing location for your next photoshoot cause eventfully you’ll grow up in your work career and then you’ll have the money to afford a better Camera but until this time comes up stop complaining about your camera and fix your photos.

3. Not having this model like body. ok, that’s a serious issue for most of us. you are looking at this polished image of this famous Fashion Blogger and you are dying to transform your body into that image. but no matter how hard work you are putting in the Gym or your excessive dieting you are not getting any result. but Why, why you are killing yourself over that. Do you think you won’t be a successful Fashion Blogger if you are not skinny. Hell no, you are a fashion blogger cause you have a unique fashion style not because your body size. people go to your blog cause they want to see a normal person that they can relate to and inspire them with outfit ideas not a model in a magazine. So, please stop hating your body and start appreciating your good values and put it into action. even though I’m one of these skinny girls. but honestly guys I wouldn’t be bothered to start a strict diet to keep my body slim if I was not naturally like that.

4. Not having a fancy wardrobe. we all work our heart off to earn a living which put us in a critical situation every time we go for a trip to the shopping mall or online shopping. We all want to buy the latest in fashion and update our wardrobe regularly without breaking the bank. you are trying hard to buy the best of what your eyes can see but sometimes your wallet is not helping you. it looks like a monthly struggle but instead of breaking your heart over this fancy shoes on the window display try to be selective with your choices, it’s all about how you put this outfit together not how much it costs you. mixing and matching will fill your blog posts with wonderful outfit ideas. just remember you are a fashion blogger not because you have million pieces of clothes, it’s because you know how to style this piece of clothes into million different looks.

5. You can’t strike a pose. we are not all born as professional models and it’s not that easy for most of us to find a comfortable and unique pose to show you on the blog. I admit that my modeling background helped me a lot to develop natural poses on my blog but do you think I’m pose ready every photoshoot. of course not, I have a lot of horrible stories behind the scenes that i would love to share with you in another post. I tend to rely on my lovely sunnies for two reasons. firstly it will give me this posh look that compliment my outfit. secondly i don’t have to worry that much about my facial expressions (sometimes I’m not happy) and focus more on my pose. If sunnies are not good option for you, just smile naturally in front of the camera and you’ll get that photo right. and lastly checking a lot of poses on the internet and practicing them is definitely will make you a pro.

6. You are not on the perfect age to start a blog. since when fashion was limited to these people between 15 – 35, then why fashion blogging should be. we don’t lose our fashion sense with time we only improve it. Do you remember how you used to dress when you was in high school, will you be proud of your fashion choices at that time. fashion is ageless and it’s all about experimenting and developing. It serves large audience and what will make you stand out from the rest is your ability to make these clothes looks fabulous on you not that number in your ID.

7. Your writing skills If English is not your first language, then this point is one of your biggest concern while blogging. But do you think that should make you less confident, Definitely not. People go to your blog to see your beautiful images but also to read your blog, they knew who you are and with time they will get used to your writing style so please don’t disappoint them. Don’t try to be someone else and always write the way you talk normally, your voice will reach your readers and they will engage with your posts more. Developing your writing skills is something you shouldn’t ignore if you wants to be a successful blogger, but keep it simple.

8. Taking Fashion Risks I’m one of those that rarely take Fashion risks, so this point is going directly to me :) but since I started blogging a lot of things changed in my outfit choices. Fashion Blogging brings the creativity side of you that you neglected with years giving excuses to your busy schedule and your hectic working hours, taking fashion risks will come naturally while you are blogging and every time you’ll come up with different style than the usual, you’ll love your new image and start appreciating more what you are doing.

9. Retouching your Photos. A lot of people criticize Fashion Blogger for retouching their photos neglecting all the efforts they put to create a beautiful image. In my opinion retouching your photos is totally fine as long as it’s not done excessively and it’s not changing the way you really are in real life, like changing your body size, your skin color….etc
I’m suffering from skin acne since I started working as a flight attendant due to the difficult life style and the constant lacking of sleeping and fatigue, and although I’m treating this problem but it seems that it will take long time for my skin to be totally clear. So, it’s a big confident issue for me to put my photos there without retouching my face. It’s like doing incomplete work. But I never lied to my readers and I always say that I’m not gifted with this flawless skin that everyone see.

10. Getting Popular. I know it’s the ultimate goal for a lot of Fashion Bloggers but it’s shouldn’t be yours. Getting your blog popular will come with time. It’s something you should work on it, not wait for it. It requires a lot of efforts, sweat and tears to get you there. Even when you see some other Fashion Bloggers getting so famous fast depending on their looks and you start wondering when this will happen to you. You have no idea what they’ve been through their journey. Do your home work and success will knock your door at the right time.

Finally, the whole idea of writing this post is not to make you feel lazy and not to work on yourself. But to give you the motivation to better yourself without feeling less confident about your looks. Accept yourself the way you are, but don’t stop there. Remember good things happens to those who work hard and one day you and me will achieve our dreams.

 

Have a fabulous day and thanks for reading my post.

 

Print on Print

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Mixing prints can be intimidating experience, but if you are following simple guide lines you won’t fail to create a great outfit. I tried to mix Windowpane with Tartan Plaid here taking advantage of the contrast between these 2 colors.  your options are unlimited when it comes to mixing prints just try to mix dark color prints with light ones and you’ll be safe.

 
Have a fabulous day and thanks for reading my post.

Items of this look:
Forever21 Sweatshirt
Zara Pants
Banana Republic bracelet
Ecco Boots
Michael Kors Bag

NEW ERA Snapback

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Recently, I collaborated with New Era to show you some of their amazing Caps like this Retro Mickey Mouse one. In the beginning it was a challenge for me to style it, as I didn’t want to create just another causal look, so I opt for a casual chic look by adding this studded Blazer which I bought from Zara (almost 2 years ago bigsmile).
Sorry for the quality of the photos in this post but I didn’t have enough light and it was a challenge to re-shoot again the next day as I’m going for a long flight tonight neutral. if you liked the cap you can check more designs by NEW ERA here.
I hope you liked the look and stay tuned as I’ll be posting another outfit with NEW ERA Cap soon.

 

Have a fabulous day and thanks for reading my post.

Items of this look:
Zara Jacket
Stradivarius Shirt
Mango Jeans
Rue21 Necklace
NEW ERA Retro Mickey Mouse 9FIFTY Snapback
Steve Madden Strappy Sandals
Charles & Keith Bag

 

 

Denim on Denim

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I always feel scared to wear Denim on Denim as it might look tacky, but I was wondering how it will look if we paired two different shades of Denim together. I should say the result didn’t disappoint me. the key thing here is to mix light with dark colors and add some accessories to distract the eye from this monotone outfit.
I wanted to add some edge to this look. So, I ripped this jeans at the knee, my husband thought I was angry and I’m destroying my jeans, but later on he realized what I’m doing and he was quite happy with the result mrgreen.
I’m sorry to publish that many photos in one post, but the reason is  this photo shoot took more than the usual 15 minutes that my husband always give me for every look, and I was walking in this amazing park. So, I couldn’t resist not to take many photos.
Finally, a little secret to tell you guys is that I’m so in love with this pair of flats from Minnetonka Moccasin. I felt like I’m wearing nothing in my feet. they are very airy and comfortable. and this design just makes me wants to wear it with every single outfit I have. If you live in Dubai you can check Minnetonka Middle East Facebook Page here, to find out where you can get your pair of Minnetonka.

What do you think of this look, would you wear Denim on Denim like me?

 

*This post was brought to you by Minnetonka Moccasin Middle East

Have a fabulous day and thanks for reading my post.

Items of this look:
Forever21 Shirt
Massimo Dutti Pants
Calvin Klein Bag
Minnetonka El Paso Suede Moc similar here
Lovisa Cuff
Vintage Scarf (I bought it from a small shop in Times Square, NYC)
Location: Al Mamzar Beach Park, Dubai

Shorts and Boots

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The weather is seriously getting better in Dubai, and now it’s really fun to explore Dubai looking for beautiful spots to shoot.

 
The look today is minimal with a clean cut. I created this look because I always get bored of wearing the same layers in Fall and winter. I wanted to change this habit by creating a look that you can easily pull off and if you added few items you can change the entire outfit without breaking the look.

 
So, if it’s chilly now where you live and you can’t go bare legs, then just add some heavy black tights to this outfit and you are good to go. But if it’s snowing or really heavy cold in your place, then I suggest you to wear a long coat over it with different color, any pop of color will make this outfit standout.

 
Now, no need to tell you that these boots from EMU is your best friend to wear during Fall and winter and you can pair it to any outfit whether its casual or formal. It will give you maximum comfort while you are running here and there.  I might not wear it that much in Dubai but it’s a stable piece in my suitcase that goes with me in my travels.

 

 

*This post was brought to you by EMU Middle East.

 

 
Have a fabulous day and thanks for reading my post.

Items of this look:
Zara Shirt
Mango Shorts
Stradivarius Vest
Rue21 Necklace (from Dallas)
EMU Boots
Michael Kors Bag