Bisous!

Hi guys!

It’s been a while but I’m not giving up on the blog just yet. 😉
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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Bisous
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Bisous

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 🙂
Allez, Bisous!

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Bisous

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 😉
Skirt : Cotton On

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

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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 😀 –  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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Beach

Bonus : a view on the Dubai Marina towers 😉

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 😉
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… 🙂

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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

50 shades of black

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I love that this outfit was so easy to pull out – and as you can see I was not extremely fresh that day! – but yet has so much detail into it : velvet, cotton, leather, suede… And of course a touch of pink!

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Have you seen this bag before? I actually bought one of the last pieces, it’s the first bag from the colab between Betty Autier –  leblogdebetty, one of the first bloggers I followed – and Lancaster. I love that it’s so roomy and the studs on it that gives the outfit a bit of an edge!

Saboona Xx

Sweater : Mango
Skirt : Vintage (similar Asos)
Shoes : Topshop (in the same spirit Topshop, River Island via Asos, or New Look via Asos)
Bag : Betty x Lancaster 

Crop and Mom

I’ve always said that I would never show my belly and who’s the kind of girl who does that and whatsoever. Well. Who doesn’t change their minds, right? 🙂
First off, I found these mom jeans at Zara in the TRF section. It is the first time that I found mom jeans that fit my figure and that I feel good in. I initially bought them in black and got so much wear out of them; when I saw them in pink during the sales I did not hesitate for a second and jumped on it. I usually wear them with a more “regular” t-shirt tucked in, but decided for this style to pair them with a crop top.

I bought this crop top to wear with a very high waisted skirt, which means that there is basically no skin showing up. With those pants however, it is a different story. I have to admit that I only realised how much skin was showing when I looked at the picture 😀

But because I was somehow conscious that some skin was showing, and because the weather is still quite chilly here in Dubai, I added this bomber jacket. I love the blue on black flower patterns, it brings some texture to the looks without taking all the attention and without being too hard to pair.

With everything that was going on between the crop top and the mom jeans and the bomber jacket, I went for the cool and relaxed vibe of the leather black Converse.

Bare with me on the relaxed outfit as a. it is definitely my style and b. I was running out and about to help my friends shoot pictures for their clothing brand – more on that later.

Thanks for hanging out with me and see you around!
Saboona

Bomber Jacket : Promod (inspired from this one)
Crop Top : River Island
Mom Jeans : Zara
Sneakers : Converse

Staying warm – Zara studio collection discovery

I am going to France in a week and the weather is starting to stress me out.

It is now freezing and I have not been exposed to a temperature below 15°C in about 2 years. Yes, I know, wow. Of course, I have almost no warm clothes in Dubai, except for my yellow coat – such a brilliant idea to get it! 😉

So I wandered in Mall of the Emirates – y’know, the one with the ski slope – and found this beauty in Zara.

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It was part of the Studio collection so it’s beautifully made, 100% wool, heavy but not itchy. I love the classic design of the breton shirt and the nice details on the collar and the shoulders. I am not really sure of the practical side of the very long sleeves, I’ll report.

Last but not least, it was a bargain!
Striped mini dress – Zara, 149 AED 469 AED  (currently around the 25 Eur mark in France)

Hopefully it will keep me warm when I’m in France and I will happily report with pictures 🙂

It’s all clear now

I have suffered from acne for many years. Not that it was particularly severe but enough to make me feel uncomfortable in my own skin. Because it was not severe, people would not really care, doctors, parents, friends. For a while I just believed that it would pass and I needed to be patient.

I am not sure what was the wake up call, maybe turning 26 and thinking “I am 26 now, it is not a teens’ acne, if it is to last my whole life I gotta learn how to take care of it.”

As very simple as it seems, I found all my answers on Caroline Hirons‘ blog.

She is just amazing, very knowledgeable about beauty in general, and funny and sassy, which is exactly down my street. You can find on her blog info about particular products or issues, and I remember finding this video specifically helpful. It helped me figure out where my acne could come from and gave me options to try to clear it.

In a nutshell, my skin routine is now:

AM:
cleansing with any gentle cleanser (Cetaphil, cleansing oil, anything gentle really), these days I use one from Boots Botanics
Sometimes : gentle hydrating toner
Effaclar Duo (+) – La Roche Posay


PM:
Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover – Sephora  (because I wear waterproof mascara everyday)
Cleansing oil – L’Occitane (or The Body Shop, or their Cleansing butter )
Toner Glow Tonic – Pixi
Triacneal – Avene
Sometimes I would put an extra layer of cream or oil if I feel dehydrated.

The least I can say is it cleared my skin and changed my life (so cheesy).