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#FashionCrush: The White Lace Dress

About time I posted a bit of a fashion-y post! I’d love to do more of these but the logistics of it is a little… complicated! This time though, I enrolled the help of my very good friend Liouaa who also blogs at jamtheglam.com and we played dress-up in her garden!

I recently went on a bit of a Summer shopping spree and picked some really good pieces. Things I wouldn’t normally wear but thought to try them out anyway…. cos that’s what fashion is all about right?

One of the things I got is this lovely white lacey dress from H&M. It was such a bargain too (AED149 I think)! I love the length of it, I love the lace details which makes it so feminine and I love the fact that it can be dressed down or up for a night out.

I chose to model the daytime/dressed down look by pairing it with a cropped denim jacket from Koton, a pair of leopard-print espadrilles from H&M and a little leather clutch from Gap.

 

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I’ll do a ‘going-out/evening’ version for sure so will share on my Instagram :)

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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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#FashionCrush: It’s all about ‘Parisian Allure’ with the Isabel Marant for H&M Collection

Creating wearable looks with attitude is Isabel Marant’s straightforward design credo. Her collection for H&M synthesises this distinctive philosophy: real clothes that capture the moment. Picking up the most beloved and iconic pieces from her career, Marant has put together an eclectic wardrobe of must-have urban staples with trademark Parisian flair.

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Everything a contemporary woman needs is included, from tees to sweatshirts, from tailored outerwear to dresses, from chunky knits to attractive boots and bohemian accessories. Everything goes with everything because Isabel is convinced that style is all about individual attitude. She encourages the wearer to interpret, freely.

The Isabel Marant for H&M collection is an eclectic mix of boho elegance and rock ‘n’ roll insouciance. The spirit is quintessentially Marant: mannish tailoring – coats and jackets with strong shoulders and cocooning cuts – is featured alongside skinny trousers, sweatshirts, loose blouses, floaty dresses and textured knits. Embellishment adds nuance: tie-dye prints on trousers and blouses, western piping on lean trousers. Skinny and cropped leather trousers have an assertiveness that is softened by looped-knitted pieces.

Check out some of the pieces – I am massively crushing on the black smoking jacket and one of the dresses so cannot wait for these to hit the shops!!

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I tried on the shiny bomber jacket!

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Accessories are boho accents. Marant’s signature beaded chains, skinny scarves and long metal belts mix with bangles, bracelets and earrings. Footwear includes cone-heeled soft boots and a pair of very Parisian high-heel pumps. Knitted scarves and beanies, rocker boots, printed trainers, sailor caps and beaded belts punctuate the men’s wardrobe.

The collection oozes the same ease and taste for embellishment that has won Isabel Marant a dedicated following. In this groundbreaking collaboration with H&M, these clothes are made available, for the very first time, to a wider audience of all ages. With its energetic spirit and lack of style dogmatism, it is a celebration of the individual.

Available at H&M Stores across the region from November 14 2013

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#TrendCrush: Glam ‘Summer Essentials’ by guest blogger Haya

Hello my lovelies it is that time of the year again… that is of course SUMMER time!

And there are so many fab things to buy this year that here at The Glam Crush Chronicle we have created a special edition with our ‘5 Star buys’ of the month!

We shall start with a summer essential; the BIKINI. Now there are many great bikinis being offered this time around from all of your favorite high street and designer stores, so this choice was quite a difficult one to make.

But there is one bikini in particular which has stolen the hearts of leading fashion magazines such as Company UK and even Pinterest and the great news is that it is from none other then TopShop!

 

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TopShop – AED225

It is a Tropical green pattern 50s style bikini, and if you are only going to buy one this year it should be this one! In my personal opinion it suits everyone (yes that is a bold statement) however it really does and let me explain why:

It simply has the ability to add curves were needed and hide tough spots such as love handles and tummy bulges were needed. It also has the amazing power of lifting those lovely lady bits; thanks to the top being designed as a bra with some much needed support!

Last but not least don’t let anyone fool you into thinking a 50s style bikini cant be sexy because they are!

Next star buy of the month is actually an entire store! Accessories will be your best friends this summer and the collection offered at New Look was just too good to pick from, so we have included the whole store to bring you a Star Store of this summer, can we all say New Look? Yes we can! Check out their Facebook page for great offers, inspiration & look books!

Check out New Look’s Glam Gallery!

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Our third star buy is this amazing summer hat from Accessorize; it is the orange floppy hat. The colour is just oh so summery and floppy hats are definitely something you may want to look into getting, they are just effortless and you don’t need any make-up, the hat speaks volume.

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The forth star buy is from none other than H&M, this butterfly sleeve beach tunic ticks all the right boxes for summer. It is bursting with colour, its tropical floral pattern screams summer glam and for AED49 its such a steal!

 

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H&M – AED49

Last but not least, let the animal in you shine with this animal print maxi from River Island. It also gets extra bonus points for not only sporting animal print (very trendy) but also a neon green neckline another right on-trend piece! This item isn’t yet available in the UAE but can be ordered online here! River Island has an amazing Beach Wear collection this summer so it is worth checking out their other items too!

 

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River Island – £25

There you have it the 5 ultimate Glam Crush star buys for you to chose from or get all to insure you are summer ready.

Bon Voyage Glamies!    

Haya  xo

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