WHAT I WORE SERIES- BLACK AND BLUE

 

Hi dears,

Dubai’s weather is amazing now.. with temperatures during the day of 25C and in the night of 20C. It is just paradise!

Still, we have some AC issues in the office and you will always see me with some jacket or scarf in work days and lately with a very stubborn flu. This is what I wore few days ago to go to work and I got quite a lot of compliments.

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I love the colour combination – black and petroleum blue. Normally, I love colours but I am pretty conservative when it comes to the business attire. The skirt is from Fabrika, the blouse is from New Look and the jacket from G2000. The pendant is from Tous and the chain bracelet and bag are from Aldo.

The earrings are part of my precious collection of earrings of the world. These ones are a beautiful present from Nacho and Elianne- Luv u guys!- when they went to Italy some months ago. They have a beautiful story behind as they are handmade by a very special artisan and are made of opaque glass.

I love earrings. Whenever I travel, I always buy at least a pair and I have a nice collection by now. I love the ethnicity, uniqueness and the recovered memories of that trip or of the people that bought them knowing of my weird addiction.

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Maybe I shouldnt say addiction, I dont like the connotations of that word. My husband loves this picture- for some reason I dont understand- I look like a shar-pei! Sorry..  Mmm.. looking for a better word for my ehem.. addiction.. the English Theasurus brings this up..

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2013
addiction

  • dependence
  • habit
  • fixation
  • craving
  • compulsion
  • habituation
  • inclination
  • bent
  • enslavement
  • substance abuse
  • alcoholism
  • monkey on one’s back
  • jones
  • obsession
  • need
  • acquired tolerance
  • drug addiction
  • withdrawal symptoms
  • dipsomania
  • binge drinking
  • heavy drinking
  • problem drinking
  • drug dependence
  • nicotine addiction
  • chain smoking

Uff!.. well, you can choose. I stay with cravings…My God, I need a therapist or another dictionary.

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This pic is much better. For some reason my hubby always enjoys taking pictures of me when I am talking or eating or sleeping but when I pose, with a  beautiful landscape behind, all smiles and with my better angle, it doesnt interest him. Lol.

Luv,

Lil

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WHAT I JUST LOVE.. THE PINK WALKATHON

www.whatijustlove.comHi dears,

I just saw this great initiative and had to share it with you. Every month of October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness. Since 1997 Burjuman has a Programme called Safe and Sound to raise awareness about this particular cancer.

Most of the breast cancers if they are detected in the early stages can be cured, so don’t be scared.. go to your doctor, get checked, get peace of mind. I know it is a bit uncomfortable sometimes, but it is way worthy.

During this entire month, Safe and Sound have a lot of activities, but the pink walkathon is the one I am not going to miss. The coming 1st of November, Friday, starting 8.30 at Zabeel Park, Area A, Gate 1 you will find me ready to mambo together with many other people, not only women. Cancer may affect all of us one way or another.

The fee to join is of only 50 dirhams, 30 for children between 8-12 and totally free for children of less than 8 years old. You can pre register at the Burjuman Information counters and if you don’t have the time, on the same day, directly at the park,  between 7 and 8.30. So tell your friends, bring your family along, tell your neighbor, your colleagues, your yoga teacher..

By the way, if you are not fit, no worries, it is only 2 kilometers and it is a walk, no need to run. After the walk, there will be a live band, dancers, kids games, face painting, pink bazaar and food stalls.. It will be a fun Friday morning!

This is super worthy, so get pink, learn how to self examine yourself, tell a friend, make sure everybody knows that early detection saves lives. My aunty is a survivor and I am not missing my check ups thanks to her advice many years ago. By the way, you have a free check up thanks to the programme, so no excuses.. get your appointment.

This time I am going to ask you to like the Facebook page not only of the blog, but also of this great initiative.

Safe and SoundWhat I Just Love

Pink & Luv,

Lil

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WHAT I JUST LOVE.. A GOOD TIME WITH MY NEW SISTERS AT SISTERS.

Yesterday, it was fun.. We hold our first Meet up for the Dubai Fashion & Lifestyle Bloggers Community, a new Meet up Shaheen and me have been putting together for the last few weeks. Could you believe there was not such a community, association or group for bloggers with fashion or lifestyle as main topic in Dubai?..(Hellooo, I insist .. in Dubai!).

I guess Dubai itself it is a bit like that, so fast paced, everybody minding their own business. A bloggers set of mind requires some time and space to research, write, go to events, take pics, and work on the unique content we always want to offer,.. and it feels a bit lonely sometimes. When we met we both felt the gap right there and eventually she started the meet up and I volunteer to assist her.

The Meet up took place at the Sisters Beauty Lounge in The Village Mall (Jumeirah area). The saloon has a very nice atmosphere and has a separate area for nails (manis and pedis), another for hair treatments, another section for facials, waxing and massage and even a very cute Kerastase bar with a russian lady that knows a whole lot about all the Kerastase products and what goes well to what type of hair. I am going to follow her advise on a few tips. Since I arrived to Dubai my hair is in serious misshape and I tried so many things with not always the expected results, I am still looking for the right product, the right hairdresser, the right treatment..

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All paying attention to the explanation of the hair expert @ Sisters saloon.

The branch manager of Sisters showed us their premises, provided all the attendees with drinks and small tapas and offered us a bag with goodies and samples to test and a free mani or pedi (gorgeous coral toes- Thanks Michelle!). It was 10 of us so we got them busy for a while.The bloggers sisterhood at the Sisters saloon.

I am so glad to be part of this Meet up. The attendees were all amazing and had lots of ideas to improve and make the group really thrive. Everything is about helping each other, learning, developing relationships with one another, with the press, with the brands, growing personally and “blogger-ssionally”. (if where you missing my leliquistani.. there you go!). ;). I loved the energy and the camaraderie between all of us.

Let me introduce you some of the blogs of my fellow DF&L Bloggers. If you have a minute check them out. We are all in a path to self improvement and we love to have your feedback, so please comment, engage, like, share..

Red Lips & LaceThe Glam Crush ChronicleCherry CrossYour Bubbly Butterfly

Also please follow, love, like and share all the Insta, Facebook and new Twitter and new Pinterest accounts of this blog. Yep! you can still follow it through my personal ones, you are very invited, but there will be more content on the blogs own accounts… at least it wont be as random ( food- work- shoes-dreams-foursquare-handbags- Dewa bills-wt*?).These are the links.

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These are some pics of the event. If you are a fashion or lifestyle blogger, you live in Dubai and want to join, please drop me a line or click here to  get directed to the Meet up page.

Lots of Luv,

Lil

 

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Kerastase bar (licensed!).

 

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Cabin

 

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With the A.. Angel sleeves!.. Le Fashion Dictionaire I

Hi there!

Sorry, It has been so long since the last post!!. My intention to post one day yes and one day no has been impossible since I came back from holidays. Reason behind is work, so I hope you all understand. These last weeks I have been working in a very interesting project, well, one day maybe I give you more details, for now, all I can say is that it was very intense and needed a lot of my time and dedication. So, no energy left.

I wanted to start my Fashionese dictionary so here we go with the first word.  😉  And the winner is.. with the A, … (drums in the background) …Angel sleeve.

These are the long and very loose fitting sleeves that look like angel wings. They were very popular in the sixties and seventies and now from time to time I see beautiful tops and dresses too- maybe not so hippie-hippie style anymore. We have seen them a zillion times and I must say I like them because they are very comfy.

angel sleeves hippie

“Angel sleeves are very loose fitting sleeves, very popular in the 60’s and in the 70’s”

 

 

 

These are some pictures for you to see the angel sleeves because at the end of the day, an image is worth a thousand words. This dress is from Asos- Sorry now it is out of stock. I like it very much. The angel sleeves are kind of subtle here.

angel sleeves asos dress

A better example is this top. You have seen this short sleeve version a lot this summer. Well, in Dubai all year long we have summer.. same with the cute colored dress.

angel sleeves top

angel sleeves colours

 

This type of sleeve we have seen a lot in Disney.. yep, I think it is a favorite for all the  princesses -Disney or Royal- from immemorial times. Check this dress.

angel sleeves dress

 

And to wrap up the images of the word of today’s post.. In children’s clothing we have plenty of angel sleeves, but at the end of the day they are angels.. ain’t it?

 

angel sleeves dress and little angel wearing it

 By the way, check the Facebook page and press the magic button (saying “Like”- in a little blue hand) and be my angel and my guest to check all the posts there. The Facebook page has some other unique content, not only the posts from the WordPress platform. So don’t miss it!

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Lots of Luv,

Lil