Bagels!

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I decided to bake bagels at home and I am so happy with the final result that I wanted to share it with you.

I followed the recipe of Sophisticated Gourmetย because it was not using any mixer. Not only I do not own a proper mixer for bread and dough but I really wanted to try kneading.

I used Chapatti flour because where I live in Dubai I did not find easily bread flour – and I did not have the patience to wait until I found it ๐Ÿ˜€ The result looks pretty good to me, what do you think?

I was happily surprised to see that it is actually quite easy to do. It does take a while because of the proofing time, but there is nothing difficult.

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I popped some seeds on some of them and left the most of them plain as I knew I would have to freeze the extras.

That’s it for me guys, I just wanted to share the excitement! Let me know if you try the recipe and how it turns out ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stories

Hi lovely people!

I didn’t have a chance to shoot anything recently but with the opening of one of my favorites’ shops in Dubai, I thought I would share a peak in my wishlist.

As usual I am in love with the crazy patterns, and the pink and the glittery (shout out to the very unicorn-ish shoes at the end!)

Sumer Fiesta Print Dress

Summer Fiesta Print Dress

Slit Crepe Dress Pineapple print

Slit Crepe Dress with pineapple print

Frill Dress Black

Frill black dress

Coton top Print

Cotton top with Toucan print

Floral Halterneck dress

Floral Halterneck Dress

Suede Tassel Leather Sandalette

Suede Tassel leather sandalettes

Leather Glitter Sneakers

Leather Glitter Sneakers

I hope you’ll love it!
And let me know what’s on your wishlist ๐Ÿ˜‰

Business Casual

I have and like very casual outfits – in case you hadn’t noticed ๐Ÿ˜€ – so it is a real struggle most mornings to put together a proper “business casual” outfit to go to work.

This is why I figured you might be interested in seeing the ones I like the most! ๐Ÿ™‚
Here’s the firs of the serie…

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A little zoom on the shoes? Those are SO comfy I almost forget to take them off when I reach home – huge deal.

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And another zoom on the skirt because I love it so much!

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Hope you like it, see you soon!

Top : H&M
Skirt : H&M from ages ago
Shoes : Repetto (Flora)

Bisous!

Hi guys!

It’s been a while but I’m not giving up on the blog just yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰
I re-created for you one of my faves outfits from the cooler days – when we could still wear jackets and denim shirts outside!

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I love adding a little sparkle with the lurex socks – plus, who wants to wear sneakers without socks?! And I feel like the skirt keeps everything kind of girly ๐Ÿ™‚
Allez, Bisous!

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Shirt : Swildens (Similar here and there)
T-shirt : Stradivarius – couldn’t find it but found a “bisous” onesie for your men, here, you’re welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰
Skirt : Cotton On

Socks : & Other Stories (Similar here)
Sneakers : Converse

A day at the beach

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Flowers at the beach

Hey guys!
We went to a brunch and so I needed an outfit formal enough to be in public and casual enough to be in the heat and by the beach.
I think those crop tops can be super flattering because they enhance the bust – which is my slimmer part ๐Ÿ˜€ –  and paired with high waisted pants they do not expose too much skin.
Speaking of high waisted pants, can we take a moment for those – not so discreet – beauties? In case you didn’t know I have a full on passion for loud prints and patterns, so of course, I immediately loved this print.

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Bonus : a view on the Dubai Marina towers ๐Ÿ˜‰

Top : River Island

Pants : Zara (Last year’s)
Sunglasses : Dolce & Gabbana (Similar)
Sandals: Les Tropeziennes (very similar)

Blending in the background

The sun is finally back in Dubai so I seized the opportunity to take a few shots in my favorite decor : flowers! How gorgeous are those Bougainvilleas by the way?

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Blending in the background

I am a normal person: I love to be comfy on the weekends, so I love all the tricks to look somehow put together but still feel like i’m in my PJs.  And this outfit is clearly inspired by that. It is super comfortable yet I think the black is a safe option, I added bright shoes, lips and bag, a touch of gold jewelry and rolled with it. I really like the final look!

T shirt : Zara

Culottes : Zara (similar)
Bag : Coach
Shoes : Topshop
Sunglasses : Dolce & Gabbana (similar)
Rings : Aldo – Adeline Affre& Other Stories

Earrings : & Other Stories

Gingham part two

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I love the Gingham trend and told you it would be back on the blog! I saw this black and white top, with the frills details and the flared sleeves… love.
One more time, it comes from Zara. I feel like this Spring’s collection was made for me and more generally, over the years Zara’s been very much down my street.

This outfit is completely monochromatic but I enjoyed it that way – for once. I only gave it a kick with the red lips (Sephora, cream lip stain, it’s bomb). Of course I paired it with my favorite combo of the moment : Converse and Betty x Lancaster handbag.

 

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Top : Zara (I couldn’t find it online but bought it very recently ๐Ÿ˜‰
Pants : Zara (last year’s collection)
Shoes : Converse
Bag : Betty x Lancaster

Gingham in the palms

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Living in Dubai can have some advantages and we really had a good time taking a few pictures between the palms.

On another note, I am fully enjoying the gingham trend. I love this short dress and how versatile it is: I could wear it on top of jeans as well as tights, giving it a completely different look. This look is very casual, because it is the weekend y’know, but it would easily be dressed up with fancier pants and classier shoes.

I hope you’re enjoying the gingham, because there’s more to come… ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Mythos dancer

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I’ve been looking for a skirt like this one, ballet dancer style, for a while. However to be honest it has been hard to style. It is very girly so I went all the way with a feminine shirt, and paired it with my favorite combo of the moment : leather jacket, leather black Converse and Betty x Lancaster handbag.

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Skirt : Zara
Shirt : Zara
Leather Jacket : Zara (similar here)
Sneakers : Converse
Bag : Betty x Lancaster