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A crush for the city

I’ve been through a love/hate relationship for Beirut. As I lived most of my life in the mountains, they have always been the closest to my heart.

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But growing up, especially during my college years, I have grown love for the city as I lived there for a couple of years.

A love I never expected to have for the crowded streets & the things I used to hate became a different kind of inspiration.

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The part I don’t like is still there, but I’ve found ways to enjoy my fondness to Beirut:

Walk through it: With the traffic of the city, the only way to enjoy it is to park your car somewhere & walk. Capture new things & discover the small details!

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Schedule it: Beirut has a lot of mood lifting & inspirational activities to offer. Things to be experimented differently from day to night. So try to alternate timing / activities as much as possible to keep that love!

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A simple morning walk, a tasty cup of coffee while finishing some tasks, late lunch with your friends or drinks with your co-workers. A whole range of activities through day & night to fit everyone, without forgetting that everything can be done in the same area. So can you help not falling in love with Beirut?

Top & Jeans: Zara – Bag: Mango – Sandals: Charles & keith – Choker: Forever 21

December Wishlist!

W I can’t believe we are half way December, just 9 Days left till Christmas! If you haven’t bought all your Christmas gifts yet (or considering buying some for me :p), here are some of my December picks! 1. A casual yet edgy black jacket from Zoe Karssen – “Champ” bomber jacket 2. I’ve been in love with Frends headphones a long time ago, but this Layla edition with all the bling is just carzy! The perfect gift for a girl who loves music and fashion. – FRENDS x BaubleBar, Layla headphones in Rose Gold 3. Perfumes are one of the top gifts to buy & Miss Dior Eau de Toilette is my all time favorite. I know there are a lot of gorgeous perfumes out but it feels that this one is just made for me! 4. I’ve tried Chanel blushes before and really like them. It’s time for a new shade thought! Chanel Fall 2014 Blush Innocence #160 5. Every girl should own a red lipstick but I tend to choose a bit darker shades. From the Burberry Christmas 2014 campaign: Burberry Lip Mist in Oxblood No.214 6. I was hesitating between a leather jacket with a fur collar or a boyfriend coat. I finally made up my mind by choosing a statement outerwear and fur! They are both a must have this season. Oversized light pink coat with fur collar – River Island 7. Oversized sweater are the best thing for cold weather, choose a bold color & style them well to stay far from a boring look.I went for a pink cable stitch oversize sweater – Zara 8. You can’t go wrong with sexy black leather pants! Leather pants with zippers – Zara 9. A timeless piece is a constant love reminder – Michael Kors Lexington Tri-Tone Chronograph Ladies Watch Mk5735 10. I love reading and I wouldn’t mind books as a gift, actually people should consider buying books as a gift more often! Meanwhile I don’t have a reading list but Paolo Coelho book “Adultery” is having a good feedback so why not? I would appreciate more reading suggestions 🙂 11. The lace up trend is still hot since last spring/summer season. And those heels can turn any simple outfit from average to outstanding! – Sam Edelman Zavier Caged Lace-Up Pump 12. Loved the texture & shape of this bag the moment I saw it, but I have to admit I like the one in Oxblood more! Perforated office city bag – Zara.

Ripped & Tucked

In the earlier post “redhead by choice” I talked about my new hair color, changed from light brown to Mahogany red, so I went for an unplanned casual photo shoot just to see how it looks. I was wearing light colors to celebrate the weather that was still warm last week. A casual pale blue T-shirt that I bought without trying it on & it turned out to be a little bit loose. I rolled up the sleeves and tucked the front of the shirt in my pants for a more defined look. So if you ever buy something and it doesn’t turn out to be the way you want it to be, or it doesn’t fit, think of alternatives. You can always experiment with your clothing items to achieve the desirable look: tuck, rip, roll, accessorize…. get creative! I paired the T-shirt with white ripped denim and white textured leather sandals with holographic detail. I added a silver statement necklace & silver bracelet with pearls for a feminine touch.

Jeans & T-Shirt: Zara, Sandals: Aldo, Necklace & bracelet: Local Store

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Comfy casual

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Happy Easter guys! Might be late but better than never!

This is just a quick look for the casual outfit I was wearing last week for a night at the movies. The idea of going to the movies is to relax so I was wearing one of the comfiest looks: boyfriend jeans & sneakers!

While keeping the outfit very simple with light colors, turquoise sneakers popped out the look paired with a super cute beige shoulder bag.

P.S: we watched Transcendence movie starring Johnny Depp. It’s a good movie that make you question the limit and interfere of science in our lives and morality. And every movie starring Johnny Depp is a hit. Duh!

Jeans: Stradivarius – Sweater: Zara – Sneakers: Adidas – Necklace: H&M – Bag: Local store

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