On the Lust List.

 

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These Givenchy “Matilda” sandals are absolutely killer! They’re not your typical strappy heels, what with the textured leather and the gold metal heel. They come in black or white. Wear these babies with a pencil skirt and blouse for uber chicness. Amanda Seyfried, who is now the face of Givenchy’s Very Irrésistible fragrance , was spotted wearing them at the premiere of ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’

On the Lust List: Givenchy Matilda Sandals: £1,118 

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Fall Trend: The Mono Earring

 

Mono earrings are all the rage at the moment and a key trend for this fall. Angelina Jolie and Rihanna have been seen pulling this edgy look off. It’s a refreshing change to the earcuff! Wear your hair to one side and pair your mono earring with a simple stud for a sexy asymmetrical look!

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Beauty Pick: Clarins Toning Lotion with Camomile

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Every time I travel, I make it a point to buy two things ‘duty free’. 1. A lipstick and 2. A skin product. The reason why I do this is because for years, I have tried to maintain my skin so as just to wear lipstick and a little mascara. It’s been quite a journey considering I have extremely sensitive skin. I like to try new products but still continue to purchase the ones I think do the best job for my skin depending on the season and weather.

While in Barcelona last month, I picked up this AMAZING toner by Clarins. I never gave much thought to toners before, but this is definitely one for the books. It removes the impurities that your cleanser can’t get rid of. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and smelling great! And because it’s alcohol-free, it doesn’t make your skin dry. I’m really happy about finding this toner! (See smile below)

Try it and tell me what you think!

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What to wear in this Ramadan heat.

The holy month of Ramadan is time of self-reflection for many of us. Muslims all around the world fast from sunrise to sunset to help us train our self-restraint and feel with the needy. It is a month dedicated to charity and kindness unto others. I feel that although for most of the year I don’t think about it twice, Ramadan is a month in which I dress a little conservatively- out of respect to others. Most of the Middle East has dealt with quite an early summer, with heat waves reaching as high as 39 degrees in Amman. To those of you living in the Gulf, this might seem normal. However for us living in Jordan, it’s sometimes intolerable. We’re not used to weather like this you see, our bodies do not adapt well to this type of heat. But nonetheless, we’re grateful for the sunny weather because our winters have been blistering cold and icy over the past couple of years.

So in this scorching heat, what do you wear? I’ve opted for blouses over lightweight jeans. Today I wore a maxi dress under a little denim jacket with cropped sleeves. I feel that a white blazer is a Ramadan essential in this heat because it’s casual and it’ll keep you cool enough at the office, and you can also dress it up with heels for a chic iftar outfit. I especially like this Zara one below.

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Kaftans and abayas are also an option, especially if they’re made out of lightweight silk. They’ll keep you cool and you’ll look like you’re dressing for the occasion, which is always a good thing. Invest in a good quality Kaftan because it will come in handy for a friend’s henna night or Katb Ktab celebration.

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Compartmentalization.

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If you know me at all, you know I can’t handle a mess.  I’ll admit to getting flustered and untidy sometimes, but its organized chaos and tends not too last more than a few hours. I’m the type of person who can’t go to sleep if my suitcase is unpacked or a drawer in the dresser is left open. So you can imagine the little piece of heaven this Marni oxblood leather bag is to me. It has 5 internal compartments AND an front pocket too!

I’ve already begun compartmentalizing:

1st compartment: Cash, credit cards, and coin pouch.
2nd Compartment: Lipstick, hand cream and comb.
3rd Compartment: Panadol, chewing gum, and the occasional Mentos.
4th Compartment: Sunglasses.
5th Compartment: iPhone, earphones, and Samsung Galaxy Camera.

Front pocket: Pen. (A pen always comes in handy)

The bag also comes with a detachable strap so you can change up your carrying style.

Heaven? I think so.

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Cool Kids Only.

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How cute are these Filles à Papa’s one piece bathing suits? The playful swimwear is inspired by New York street style, so it combines jersey lettering with cool cuts. Pair these swimsuits with denim shorts and some rounded shades! 

Each bathing suit comes with its own neprene pouch. Sweet. 

Poolside with Stella.

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Nothing says easy breezy like a pair of espadrilles. I love this Silver mesh Stella Mccartney pair because they can air out and the metallic tone matches practically any beach kaftan or bikini. I hope you’re all having a wonderful Friday afternoon! X

Balmain Blues.

433045_in_xlIf you know me at all, you know I’m obsessed with leather jackets. In the summer time I roll up the sleeves and in the winter I wear with gilets and scarves. This Balmain leather jacket in sky blue with gold hardware has kept me awake for some time now. It’s almost 3 AM.

 

Tala M’s instagram feed.

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For the greatest hand parties, check out @talasmurad’s instagram feed! You’ll obsessed with all the ring candy and black diamonds. The Tala M collection will add some edgy glamour to all your outfits! Every picture on her instagram account that pops up on my feed is an absolute treat. <3

“Yves Saint Laurent” to be released January 8th.

Yves Saint Laurent the film, starring Pierre Niney, depicts the life of the famous designer and is set to be released on January 8th of 2014. The film was approved by Laurent’s long-time business and romantic partner Pierre Bergé. The film focuses heavily on Laurent’s couture career starting from when he was assigned creative director of Christian Dior in 1957. It is also gives us a deeper insight into his relationship with Bergé. There are two biopics depicting the life of the famous designer set to be released in 2014, but only this one has Bergé’s seal of approval. I’m so excited about this!

Striped & Spotted Loves Gucci!

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Check me out in the December issue of U magazine Jordan as the “super six” embark on a journey to celebrate our love for Gucci in collaboration with Time Center. Watch us as we showcase a beautiful collection of fine jewelry and watches just in time for Christmas! Stay tuned for the ultimate Gucci experience.

I’ve got my eye on a beautiful bamboo watch, maybe a little “To:Me From:Me” christmas present  is a good idea! Because I sure have been good this year.

Xoxo

I’ve got my eyes on you!

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For the past few seasons, the Kenzo slingbacks have taken the fashion world by storm, becoming every fashionista’s shoe wardrobe must-have. This fall, Kenzo debuted this gorgeous pair of patent leather ceres slingbacks with a touch of gold detailing. They can be styled with anything from pants to skirts. The insoles are cushioned for comfort too, so you can do proper milage in these babies!