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Bling Post

#AccessoriesCrush: The ‘Bling’ Edit

2 things about me you didn’t know (or maybe you did actually but hey I’ll say it anyway!). A. I am all for the ‘chic & classy’ look. B. I do love a bit of bling too.

And these are my favourite pieces. They only come out at the weekend since I work in a fairly corporate environment but when the bling comes out, you know there’s going to be partying & dancing involved!

OK so these aren’t expensive pieces at all. In fact, investing in jewellery isn’t my thing at all and I would much rather have loads of options so my favourite points of call in the bling department are H&M, New Look and River Island!

Love hoop earrings (the bigger, the better), love the whole rapper – gold chain thing and I do also like the more girlie/flowery look.

Wanna show me your bling?! (did that sound a bit dodgy?) Tag me in your post!

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#StationaryCrush: A little Typo haul

Did I even mentioned my notebook addiction to you guys?! Because I do have one and a serious one at that. I am a sucker for pretty stationary, pens, diaries, note pads, calendars, the LOT! Paperchase usually fulfils that addiction but I’ve not discovered another amazing stationary heaven! Welcome Typo! A cute little store at the new Box Park retail mall on Al Wasl Road. It’s FABULOUS!!

I saw a coupe of posts on Instagram and of course, I had to go and check it out (of course!). Which I did. And I bought a couple of bits & pieces which I though I’d share with you.

I’d been looking for a cute 2015 diary (I know, we’re in March…don’t ask!) and I got this one which I love. The colour is so ‘summery’ and it’s got a day to a page, perfect for all of my appointments and task list.

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I then got a nice notepad. Just you know, to write my thoughts! Or more lists… It’s pink, it’s girly, It’s got different types of pages… love it 😉

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And then look at this cute 2015 calendar! I love that each month you get to turn a new page AND you get a new ‘quote’! It so tiny it hardly takes any space on my desk.

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So to all you stationary junkies out there, go check out Typo!!

 

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#FashionCrush: The Green Pencil Skirt by M&S

Another week, another outfit post!! (Oh and there’s plenty more heading your way cos I did go a bit cray with the whole ‘Summer shopping thin’!).

Now we all know pencil skirts are my thing. I’ve tried them all, A-line, midi, maxi…. for me the shape of a pencil skirt just works. Channelling my inner Kim-K here hehe!

But I usually pick ‘safe’ colours such as black, navy-blue, grey which can look a bit ‘corporate’, so when I saw this one in M&S, I thought, why the hell not!! This way, I get to add a pop of colour and create a super cool look!

I paired it with a denim shirt in keeping with the casual theme, a pair of flowery flats and a little leather clutch!

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Pencil skirt from M&S, Denim shirt from Dorothy Perkins, Ballet pumps from H&M, Clutch from GAP.

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#FashionCrush: The Summer Shoes Edit

How excited are we about this Summer?! Very? Thought so! Just the thought of packing for my upcoming holidays is making me wanna jump up & down!! Can you tell I’ve not been home for a while? 11 months to be precise!

Needless to remind everyone that I am a Compulsive Obsessive Serial Packer. Yep, that’s a condition and a serious one at that.

The main symptoms? Preparing a list of what to pack in each categories (clothes, shoes, make up, bags) months in advance!! Psycho I know.

So, today I thought I’d share the shoes I’ll be sporting during my much awaited Summer Vacay!

First you need a pair of comfortable, versatile shoes which you can wear with practically any outfits. I chose this pair of cool espadrilles from H&M. The most comfy flats ever made! They’ll look good with jeans, my trade-mark navy pants and even a casual denim dress/skirt…

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Next is a pair of flowery ballet pump, also from H&M which I thought were so cute and will be my daytime go to shoes! Perfect with dresses, jeans etc…

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Next up are sandals. You’ve gotta have a pair of fab sandals right?! I found these beauties in Aldo and absolutely love them. I’m well into rose gold this Summer… These can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

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And finally, for those special occasions or evenings out, you have got to pack a pair of (comfy-ish) heels. These are also from Aldo and they are super comfortable and stylish! (I may just get the beige ones too actually…. Oooops!)

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And voila! That’s all you need to ensure your feet look glam & fab throughout the hotter months!

What shoes are you guys packing?!

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AW14 Azza Fahmy for Matthew Williamson Moodboard

#JewelleryCrush: Azza Fahmy for Matthew Williamson Collection Launch

Leading luxury jewellery design house, Azza Fahmy, and celebrated British fashion designer, Matthew Williamson, have renewed their collaborative partnership for a second season and were in Dubai to reveal their Azza Fahmy for Matthew Williamson Autumn/Winter 2014 fine jewellery collection exclusively at Bloomingdale’s-Dubai last week.

Yours truly was privileged enough to be invited to attend the event and check out the collection before everyone else!

Featuring 21 red carpet ready pieces, the Azza Fahmy for Matthew Williamson Autumn/Winter 2014 fine jewellery collection debuted at Matthew Williamson’s London Fashion Week show on February 16, 2014 and highlights the Azza Fahmy signature trademark of sterling silver and 18ct gold combination finishes which creatively reinterprets the star motif in Williamson’s AW14 runway collection. Designed to complement Matthew Williamson’s use of patterns, textures and rich colour palette, the jewellery reflects the high-glamour and exuberant spirit of his coveted designs.

Check out some of the fabulous pieces:

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Love the style! Actually have my eye on the silver ring which would look so lovely this Summer!

In addition to the AW14 showcase, pieces from the Azza Fahmy for Matthew Williamson Spring/Summer 2014 collection will also be on display and available for purchase.

Azza Fahmy for Matthew Williamson is available in the Fine Jewellery and Watches Department on the First Floor at Bloomingdale’s-Dubai, The Dubai Mall beginning May 14, 2014.

Can’t believe I even got to meet the lady AND the man himself :)!

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They were both so very lovely! If you do happen to walk past Bloomingdale’s go in and check out the collection!

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