Fashion

A year in review – Top blog posts of 2017!

Hey guys, Happy New Year 2018! I hope you guys had a fabulous start to the year, I surely did 🙆 A new year, is also a new year with Leo as it is our anniversary, so I spend NYE with him and a couple of friends. We ended in a totally fabulous rooftop penthouse in FIVE Palm Jumeirah! Fireworks, Lost frequencies, lots of food and lots of drinks! If you’d like to see some snippets from the night, check out my “2018 highlights” on Instagram - @damselindesert ! (Oh, I just love this feature btw haha) 2017 has been a year of great accomplishments, learnings, both good and bad. From my first international trip, to turning 21, to revamping my whole blog, to graduating as the top student of the whole of my university and lastly, my first job! I feel like I have grown so much through the ...
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Monochrome

Hey loves, Hope you guys had a lovely Christmas! This is the first time I didn't spend it with my family cause I had to work and couldn't take leave because of my probation period.  Same with my sister, so we ended up staying in, cozying up with socks, drinks and watched Christmas movies! Who else loves watching Christmas movies with your family? It's like an age old tradition for me and my sister! 🎄 Lucky for me, we convinced our family to not open any gifts till my sister and I visit Bahrain this weekend, so they all have to WAIT! Haha. So going back to today's look, I'm back with the Korean fashion. My bathroom shelves are filled with Korean beauty products and sheet masks so it was only natural that I was slowly going to start entering the world of Korean fashion too. For men's inspiration you ...
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The Mexican in me

Hey guys, Okay, so a new post has been a long time coming. I don’t want to be an “Instagram Influencer”. I honestly hate the word influencer because there’s a huge difference between being an influencer and a blogger. Unfortunately, I travel up down to Dubai from Al Ain, so I lose a lot of time there and its tiring as hell! And the weekends go for family, Leo and doing other blog stuff or events. Usually, I have been able to cope up well and write posts but this past week was jam-packed with events, and I ended up giving all my free time to that instead. Anyway, my New Year Resolution is to do a post every week without fail, no matter the events or craziness in my life. I started this blog to write, so I am going to make more time for that. So moving on, ...
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When in doubt – Red Bandana

Hey guys, Happy long weekend! Hope you guys have been having a lovely time so far! I decided to unwind from the world this weekend because the past two weeks have been super hectic with work. So my weekend is going to have food, Kdramas, food, sleep, food and pool! Comment below and let me know how you plan to be spending yours 🙆 So today’s post is a rather simple look with Disney vibes as so many you have told me on Instagram. Tbh I didn’t think of that! This yellow one-shoulder top is super summery (I know, I know it’s supposed to be winter, but we are in UAE, so it doesn’t really count)! I teamed it up with my favourite denim skirt from Bershka and embroidered heels. The bag is a new and favourite addition to my wardrobe. It’s a limited edition bag from Shoe Mart that ...
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Casual Affair

Hey guys, Hope you are having a great Wednesday! Today I am sharing another look I shot in Ras Al Khaimah. I am thrilled with the amazing response the last post got – didn’t know that so many of you were curious about the place! If you are still wondering about the location – check out my last post HERE where I share all the details about this Instagram worthy hotel!So today’s look is very casual and laid back – something I would wear for date night or weekend brunch. Date night reminds me – Leo is always complaining that I don’t dress when I got out with him, but I only do if I have an event or a photoshoot 🙆 haha. Poor thing, I promise I am going to start making more of an effort for him too, maybe even do a series of date night outfits ?? ...
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Stairs and Pairs

Hey loves, Happy Tuesday! As a lot of you know my best friend Neha (from @neha_style_diaries) left Dubai and moved to Mauritius for good. I miss her as much as I love her, so I am super excited for this new journey in her life – I mean who doesn’t want to live the Island life 🌴 So before she left, she gave a bunch of clothes that didn’t fit her with tags still on! Crazy that girl is haha. So I had to style them and share these amazing outfits with you because if there is anyone in the world you want clothes to be passed down to you from, its NEHA! Her style is absolutely amazing! ALOOTT you have been asking me where on earth this location is and don’t worry I am not going to be one of those people who keeps all my secrets to myself ...
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Blue Stripes

Hey loves, Hope you had a great week. I finally got around to creating some content and doing some photoshoots last weekend that I am super excited to share with you all! I am so happy that it is finally getting a little cooler in Dubai, shooting in the heat is almost making me faint 😰 For today’s post, I am featuring this lovely look I shot while I was in Bahrain. I have this thing for midi skits and stripes, and both of them TOGETHER? You don’t even want me to get started. The funny thing is that my sister hates both, so she’s always giving me this weird look when I buy one (mostly cause she won’t be able to wear it haha) What I love about blue stripes are that they are eternal, they go with everything, and you just can’t have enough! If you are a ...
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Skirt the issue ft. I Saw It First

Hey loves, I am super excited about today’s post because I am genuinely super impressed with this brand. I have had the worst experiences with online shopping, so I am always skeptical on buying clothes from new places. If it’s cheap, the quality is poor, and if it’s expensive, it’s too expensive. It’s usually difficult to find a median that solves the problem. BUT! Allow me to introduce to you I SAW IT FIRST! When I was scrolling through the website, I was like, hmmm these rates are too good to be true..but I was pleasantly surprised! This skirt which I absolutely love just costs 60 Dhs! The quality and embroidery on the skirt are stunning; I feel like it should have almost cost more if that’s even normal 🙆. ISIF adds 100 new styles to their website every week, and their main aim is to provide all the current ...
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Sister Series 2.0 – Suited Up

Hey guys, Back with a new post today! Life has been a bit crazy right now because I am shifting this weekend but I keep telling myself tha it will all be worth it in the end (hopefully 🙏) Wrote today's post from Ras Al Khaimah because I attended a wedding over the weekend. And our hotel was so aesthetically pleasing, can’t wait to share the new photos with you guys! Today I am finally getting around posting my final Sister Series look with my little sister. For our last look, we opted for a little formal attire because I have been trying to build a formal wardrobe lately. And my inspiration is KOREAN fashion. Honestly, they have the whole loose blazers and shirts nailed down to a whole new level. So when I saw these blazers on sale at Bershka, I had to buy them. I am planning to ...
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A shoe for every occasion with Vincci

Hey guys! Can you believe it’s October already? Where did this year disappear to honestly?  Also, I am writing today’s post on my way from Al Ain to Dubai because life has gotten busy again and this is the only time I have free 🙆 So Vincci just opened a new store in Sahara Center and I had the chance to visit the store and pick up some amazing stuff! My mom and I have gone to Vincci for years because they honestly have the best shoes at super affordable rates. So today I am sharing my current fav picks – a shoe for every occasion! Casual Chic Wearing this shoe as I write this post -  I LOVE IT! Apart from being super comfy, the color is absolutely stunning. It’s an upgrade on your classic white shoes, because it’s a pretty pastel blue that almost looks white, but it’s not ...
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