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Scarlet Segreto

IMG_8024Hey All, If you haven’t already don’t forget to check out my new blog site sojustnice.com I have been posting style looks from my recent time in Dubai. Check it out here and don’t forget to sign up and follow me on bloglovin.

Have an AWESOME weekend. xx

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morningHey guys, Here we are middle of the week and luckily its another sunny day, since Sunday the weather has been raining and miserable. I woke up this morning ready to catch up with a back log of emails and some NYFW fashion shows and the sun was shining. So I put on my sunny outfit since I will be indoors most of the day I love to just be comfortable at home. I am getting ready to head to Milan and Dubai in a couple of weeks and so need to do some shopping for those trips and I for sure can’t wait to be back in Dubai and wear some of my last summer purchases.

I am also choosing my favourite trends from the SS 14 shows to show you too this week. Can’t wait for LFW ….. always a little bit of eccentricity and the London look makes me experiment with my wardrobe.

What I Wore: Top: Fillippa K, Shorts: Maje, Trainers: Nike, Necklace: Tiffany & Co, Bracelet: By Sophie Ipad case by OTT

What are you guys buying for Autumn?

Ciao For Now xx

Stars and Graffiti

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Here is my last look from London, after trawling Columbia Road and Shoreditch you can read all about that here. I took some photos with some of the street art in the area wearing my new favourite jeans. I am having a bit of a love affair with nude and blush colours at the moment and when I saw these jeans in Harvey Nichols Dubai I had to have them. The star vest is a new purchase from J Crew on my recent trip to West Coast US. You can read all about my stay in LA and road trip north on the blog and catch up with my recent travels to London too.

What I Wore: Earrings: Ralph Lauren, Top: Black vest from HM Nederland and Star T-shirt J Crew, Jeans: Paige Denim, Bag: Zara, Sandals: Bazaar Istanbul, Sunglasses: Versace

Have you got your summer travel plans sorted yet?

Ciao for now xx

Trending Tuesday #8 Ramadan

IMG_5762IMG_5737DSC_1027IMG_5766DSC_1044IMG_5785IMG_5828Hey All, Before Ramadan ends this week I wanted to just tell you all about my first weeks of Ramadan in Dubai. As this blog talks a lot about East and West, this is the one thing I wanted to share with my readers in the Western part of the world. Before I moved to Dubai I had never experienced Ramadan in a Middle Eastern country. Well, my first Ramadan was in winter of Dubai and was actually quite cold in the evenings much different to this time round. It was extremely hot and I was in awe of my friends and family who were fasting in heats of 40-45oc for long hours. Aside from the fasting, Muslims who are participating in Ramadan are able to spend more time with family and friends as well as spend time in prayer and deepening their spiritual enlightenment. For me, in a household where one member of the family is fasting; my Dad, its a time for us to admire his strength during this challenging month and to spend time with friends and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Ramadan. Dad and I were actually home alone together so I enjoyed cooking for Dad and friends, my key dish this Ramadan and a cooking challenge was Lamb Tagine receipe is here, I hear everyone enjoyed the food…… phew! I also spent time catching up on emails that were long over due and reading my magazines out by the pool in the evenings.

The pictures above show some highlights of Ramadan tents in the One and Only Royal Mirage in Dubai (my favourite hotel as you know from here). One of the favourite things to do in the evenings is to meet with friends at the many tents around the city. My favourite tent was and is always the one at Royal Mirage, gorgeous tent colours with wonderful music and of course the best highlight, Shisha. You can see the from the photos the wonderful tent that has been up at the Royal Mirage and if your in Dubai I can highly advise visiting this gorgeous tent.

Another favourite thing we enjoyed this Ramadan was Freej, I wrote all about the wonderful creative mind behind Freej earlier in Ramadan and I can tell you that the latest series was just amazing with fantastic animation and carefully selected stories for each episode. Once the series is released on DVD with subtitles I’ll be sure to let you know.

As we have reached the end of Ramadan the shopping craziness begins with people buying gifts and new clothes, so on that fashion note here are my go to places for your shopping:

Malaak: For your beautifully designed Abaya, Kaftan and Turban essentials

Liliaya: Their online store currently has some of their wonderful pieces on sale

OTT: Gorgeous Kaftans and items for home are now for sale in selected boutiques

Butik.ae: The Butik is the go-to place for gorgeous one-off pieces

S*uce Gifts have a great money pouch for you to keep all your Eid money in or to gift to another

I hope this has given you all an insight into the wonderful atmosphere that Ramadan creates of spending time with love ones and sending gifts to those that you may not see often but, still are dear enough to you to think of at the special time of year. As I sign off I hope you have all had a wonderful Ramadan and Eid Mubarak to you for the end of the week.

What do you think is special about Ramadan?

Ciao for now

Nude

DSC_0191DSC_0192DSC_0886DSC_0189Hi All, this is the first style post in a while as I have been traveling its been hard to keep up with all my posts for the blog but, I promise I still have posts from California, London, Dubai and now Spain as well. I have recently become quite obsessed with blush and nude tones. I think it looks so clean and is easy to mix and match. With all the Pre-fall collections carrying in-between pieces there is plenty nude options for your wardrobe.

In this look I share my favourite way to mix nude with pastels and of course my favourite accessory colours of Black and Gold for a feminine outfit perfect for light, late nights!

Playsuit: Sandro, (available on Sale) Skirt: Massimo Dutti, Bag: Jimmy Choo, Shoes: Zara, Necklace: Tiffany & Co, Ring and Bracelet: By Sophie’s Closet Dubai.

In the Suitcase

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Hello All, I am sorry there has been some delay in a post but, for some reason my WordPress and I have not been getting along and its been impossible to get these posts too you. Stay tuned this week and hopefully I will have some good posts coming up for you.

Today is all about what has been in my suitcase, as you can imagine going back and forth these recent months between Dubai and Amsterdam has meant living out of a suitcase and so I have decided to spend some more time here in Amsterdam the next couple of months with a few other trips in-between. So, my first trip coming up is Mediterranean so I am looking forward to posting a few pics from sunny sea.Before that, here is essential holiday items for me, as I’m sure you can all appreciate its always difficult packing light but usually I manage to keep my suitcase to a nice 10kg 😉

Top Picture: Left to Right

Beach dress: DIY

LBD: Sandro

Skort: Zara

T-shirt: Gap

Dress: Matthew Willamson

Shorts: Maje

Shirt: Scotch and Soda

Middle Picture Left to Right

Top: Massimo Dutti

T-shirt: Sandro

T-shirt HM Nederland

Bag: Shop in Athens

Whats your favourite items to take in your suitcase?

Ciao for now xx

In the Park

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Hey All, Here is my first style posts from Amsterdam. I am hoping to share more of my looks from Amsterdam over the summer but, I am actually not going to be there much ,,,, again. Well one of my favourite places to go to meetings and spend time in a park is Westergasfabriek. This week Amsterdam Fashion Week is taking place at Westergasfabriek and I am loving all the catwalk shows so far with some really original and unique designs.  The most difficult thing about dressing in Amsterdam is that you never know what the weather is going to bring and riding around on my bike often poses footwear issues!

For this first look I wore: Scarf: Mille Rostock, Top: HM Nederland, Jeans: Paige Denim, Trainers: Nike, Bag: Balenciaga

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This second look was for an hanging out at Toko MC at the Westergasfabriek. The sun was shining and I felt like suddenly wearing lighter colours for the light evenings. Being in Dubai over summer means I always miss the light till 10pm so was happy to ride my bike in late evening without lights!

What I Wore: Jacket: Maje, Top: Forever 21, Jeans: IRO, Trainers: Nike, Bag: Balenciaga

Do you enjoy light late nights in Europe?

Ciao for now xx

Pictures by Mike Godlieb