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Dress/Vestido: Kate Spade (LOVE this one),  Shoes/Zapatos: Schutz,  Purse/Cartera: Kate Spade (loan via Kate Spade New York Abu Dhabi Mall), Hat/Sombrero: Sensi Studio,  Earrings/Aretes: Kate Spade

Happy Hump Day Amigos! Long live the sunshine and warm weather…at least in Abu Dhabi…haha! When looking for a fun and feminine dress, Kate Spade is always go-to brand. While visiting the Kate Spade New York store at Abu Dhabi Mall I spotted this pink printed dress and knew it would make for the perfect brunch outfit. This dress can easily be dresses up with high heels like seen above or wedges for a summer look and even dress down with cute flats. While shooting these pictures in Abu Dhabi a car pulled right next to me and my photographer. To be 100% honest I didn’t know what to expect but as the windows rolled down I noticed it was four local women (Emirati) yelling from their car, ” lovely, you look amazing, please tell us where that dress is from.” I couldn’t believe it…I have been in Abu Dhabi for a whole year and this was my second interaction with local women. Not because I don’t want to talk to them or I’m not interest (on the contrary, would love to befriend them) but because the opportunity has simply not been there. I told the girls I was a blogger, they came out of the car and took a few selfies. A perfect example of how fashion has no boundaries…no? Thank you so much for reading, you can shop this exact same look and a few of my favorite Kate Spade dresses below.


Cuando estoy un busca de un vestido femenino y coqueto, siempre pienso en Kate Spade. Mientras visitaba la tienda de Kate Spade New York en Abu Dhabi Mall vi este vestido de Kate Spade y me encanto el color y se que lo puedo usar en varias ocasiones. Se puede usar con tacones como los mios para salir, con plataformas para el verano o con sandalias bajas durante el dia. Les cuento que mientras me tomaba estas fotos se nos acerco un carro a mi a mi fotógrafa. La verdad es que me pasaron 100 cosas por la cabeza y no sabia que pensar. De repente bajan el vidrio en el carro y veo que son 4 mujeres locales que me comienzas a decir, ” que bella te vez, nos encanta tu vestido, de donde es.” La verdad es que no lo podia creer. Llevo un año exacto en Abu Dhabi y solo he hablado con las mujeres locales (Emiratas) una solo vez, así que podrán entender mi sorpresa. Les dije a las chicas que era una bloquear, salieron del carro y nos tomamos unos selfies. Me parece un ejemplo perfecto de como en la moda no hay limites. Muchas gracias por leer y espero que les guste este vestido!

Location: Abu Dhabi,  Pictures by: Ekaterina Ivankina

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Jacket/Chaqueta: Mira Mikati (loan via Sauce Loves),  Jeans: MadewellShoes/Zapatos: ASOS s/o (loving these and similar here), Purse/Cartera: Alexander WangTee/Camisa: PLAY Comme des Garcons, Sunglasses/Lentes: Dior

While in Dubai this weekend I stopped by my favorite store Sauce Loves where I spotted this playful bomber jacket by London based Lebanese designer, Mira Mikati. I love the classic navy color with a fun modern twist. This jacket has colorful emoji-styled details that is guarantee to make a few people smile. I added my go-to high riser jeans from Madewell and this understand Alexander Wang mini duffel bag. I thought the dark burgundy color was perfect for Fall and how amazing are the studs on the base of the bag?  Hope you like this fun and casual look. Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to seeing your comments.


Como pasaron el fin de semana? Yo estuve por Dubai donde pase por una de mis tiendas preferidas Sauce Loves donde vi esta chaqueta super única de la diseñadora Libanesa Mira Mikati. Me gusta el color azul oscuro con un toque diferente, que son estas caritas (emojis) de muchos colores. La verdad es que use la chaqueta durante el día y todo el mundo me miraba y me sonreía. Combine la chaqueta con mis jeans preferidos de Madewell y esta carterita super coqueta de Alexander Wang. La cartera me parecio super sencilla, el color es perfecto para el otoño. Espero que les guste este look!

Location: Dubai,  Photos by: Boa Campbell

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Dress/Vestido: L.K. Bennett,  Purse/Cartera: L.K. Bennett,  Shoes/Zapatos: Schutz,  Bracelet/Pulsera: Kate Spade also hereBelt/Correa: L.K. Bennett

Happy Friday Amigos! I was first introduced to L.K. Bennett by my good friend Ashley in Chicago, she kept on raving about the brands quality so after walking by the L.K. Bennett store at Marina Mall (Abu Dhabi) I decided to check it out. I’m so happy I did because I love their feminine and classic silhouette and vibrant colors. This chiffon dress was my absolute favorite! The light material was perfect for the hot weather in Abu Dhabi. Even though at first I thought the tea length of the dress was a bit serious for my style the orange and blue tones of the dress and flowy movement kept this dress fresh and beautiful. I added a pop of color with this two-tone belt and bright patent clutch; the clutch is definitely a fun way to add a little “flavour” to any outfit. You can shop this exact same look below or those of you in Abu Dhabi make sure to stop by the L.K. Bennett store at Marina Mall. Have a great weekend and thank you for reading!


Feliz Viernes a todos! Pueden creer que estamos en Octubre…osea se nos va el año. Les cuento que la primera vez que descubrí la marca L.K. Bennett fue atra vez de mi amiga Ashley en Chicago, ella siempre decía que le gusta la cálida y el look de la marca. Asi que finalmente pase por la tienda de L.K. Bennett en Marina Mall (Abu Dhabi) a ver que me parecía la tienda. Y la verdad es que quede enamorada del estilo de la marca, sumamente femenina y colorida. Este vestido de gasa fue uno de mis preferidos, la gasa es perfecta para el calor en Abu Dhabi. Al principio el vestido me parecio un poco serio por el largo pero los colores y el movimiento del vestido lo hace ver fresco y super lindo. Le di un poco de color al look con esta cartera patente y la correa de dos tonos. Espero que les guste este look y espero leer sus comentarios.

Location: Abu Dhabi,  Pictures by: Ekaterina Ivankina

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If you saw this fun picture on my Instagram then you know it was my birthday exactly a month ago! I didn’t tell you all, but I turned 26…! Over the years I’ve learned the importance of taking care of myself, watching what I eat, following a workout routine, and most importantly learning to take care of my skin. I learned most of my secrets from my mom and I can’t wait to share them with you! While growing up my mom taught me that if I consistently followed her “skincare secrets” it would almost become a routine…and let me tell you it definitely has! A few of my mom secrets are below…

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1. Drink water and keep hydrated…this will definitely reflect on your skin.

2. Always wash and clean your face before going to bed. Even if I’m tired from a busy day or night out I always remove my makeup using Pond’s cleaning wipes. These wipes are great for removing my makeup and dirty particles that have accumulated throughout the day…especially in the humid and hot days in Abu Dhabi.

3. Protect your skin from the sun, either by using sunblock or hats! If you’ve visited the site before then you know I am constantly wearing hats. Not only because I think they’re a fun way to add a little “flavour” to any outfit, but because I try to minimize the impact of the sun on my face.

4. My mom always used to say, “You are never too young to use skincare products and preserve your skin.” With so many overwhelming products in the market my mom suggested POND’S Rejuveness. With an affordable price tag and easy purchase from Target, I gave it a try and I’m so happy I did. After just a few days I noticed how smooth my skin was and the softness of a few wrinkles around my eyes.

5. Get your beauty sleep. A no brainer, but sometimes we forget the importance of actually getting some rest and getting a good nights sleep.

I’m curious to learn any beauty secrets you got from your mom or were passed down to your by your family! Feel free to share them on the comment section below or on social media using #SeeForYourself and #Ponds. If any of you are interested in trying these products you can now download the free app, Cartwheel by Target and save 10% on all POND’s products from 9/27/15- 10/3/15 and 5% from 10/4/15-10/31/15. Happy shopping!

 A big thank you to Lunchbox for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Location: St Regis Abu Dhabi  Photos by: Boa Campbell

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Dress/Vestido: Elisa J (also love this one),  Hat/Sombrero: Stradivarius (very similar),  Booties/Botas: Michael Kors, Sunglasses/Lentes: Ray Ban

Can you believe September is almost over? It is crazy how fast this year has gone by! I shoot this Fall inspired outfit while back in Chicago and honestly I can’t wait to be back in the city and experience some cooler weather. I found this extremely comfortable sweater-dress (under $100) while scrolling on Nordstrom and I couldn’t believe my luck! When buying Fall dresses I always ask myself, how many ways can I actually wear this. For a casual look you can add a wool fedora and booties as seen below or add a faux fur vest like this one for a night look. I would recommend sizing down on this dress, it is meant to be strechy but even then the dress has a wide neckline and loose fit to it. I added my new favorite booties, they really go with everything and a pop of color with this burgundy floppy hat. You can shop this look and other fall dresses below. Hope everyone has a great start to their week.


Pueden creer que ya casi se acaba el mes? La verdad es que este año ha pasado volando! Me tome estas fotos en Chicago cuando hacia un frío delicioso. Consegui este vestido tipo suéter en Nordstrom y la verdad es que no lo podia creer. Me pareció que tenia un buen precio, super comodo y perfecto para el otoño. Cuando compro vestidos para el otoño siempre me pregunto, cuantas veces puedo usar este look. Este vestido se puede usar para un día casual con botas bajas y un sombrero como en las fotos o también se puede usar con un vest (chaleco) para un look de noche. Les recomiendo pedir una talla mas pequeña de lo normal ya que el vestido corre un poco grande. Abajo pueden comprar el mismo look y ver otros vestidos perfecto para el otoño. Muchas gracias por leer y espero leer sus comentarios.

Location: Chicago, IL  Photos by: Meagan Shuptar

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Sweater/Sueter: Wildfox  (dress version and loving this sweater),  Jeans: Madewell,  Booties/Botas: Michael Kors (also here),  Sunglasses/Lentes: Dior,  Bag/Cartera: Louis Vuitton

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (chicflavours) then you know I’ve been in Jordan for the past few days. My husband and I are spending a few days in the Dead Sea (which is not really a sea but a lake…more on that later) and the historic city of Petra. Before this adventurous trip I was actually in Chicago for 24 hours before flying to NYC for Fashion Week. My friends often ask me what I wear when I travel and to be honest it really depends on the kind of trip: either a international flight or a short flight (everything below 5 hours). One thing that is consistent across all my travels is comfort always comes first. The day I left to NYC it was a rainy and chilly afternoon in Chicago so this soft and cute sweater from Wildfox was the perfect choice for my airport look. Wildfox offers casual items with a fun and cheerful twist. I wore these high rise skinny jeans (last seen here) and my new booties from Michael Kors for an overall casual and comfortable look. I will confess these are my first pair of  MK shoes and I am extremely happy with the quality and comfort. You can shop this airport inspired look below. I hope everyone is having a great weekend and I can’t wait to tell you more about my time in Jordan.


Si me siguen por Instagram or Snapchat (chicflavours) entonces saben que estoy en Jordania. Mi esposo y yo estamos pasando varios días por acá visitando el Dead Sea y la historica ciudad de Petra. Antes de este viaje por Jordania pase 24 horas en Chicago antes de viajar a NYC para la semana de la moda. Muchas de mis amigas siempre me preguntan que como me visto cuando estoy viajando, y la verdad es que depende mucho del tipo de viaje. Si es un vuelo transatlántico o un vuelo corto (menos de 5 horas)…pero la verdad es que sin importar las distancia siempre me gusta estar cómoda. La mañana que salí para NYC de Chicago estaba lloviendo y un poco frío, asi que este suéter de Wildfox fue perfecto para mi viaje. Es sumamente suave y caluroso. Use estos jeans de Madewell y mis boticas preferidas de Michael Kors. Les cuento que este es mi primer par de zapatos de Michael Kors y me encanto la calidad del cuero. Muchas gracias por leer y espero que les guste este look casual.

Location: Chicago, IL  Photos by: Meagan Shuptar

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Dress/Vestido: Piccione Piccione (loan via Valley Dez), Shoes/Zapatos: Valentino ( similar style), Sunglasses/Lentes: Ray Ban

Hello Amigos! Just a quick hello today because I am currently in Jordan!! Wohoooo! I wore this colorful feminine dress last week at the rewardStyle Party in NYC. I received tons of compliments and while waiting for a cab I had a few people ask me where this dress was from. This dress was fitted at the waist and the skirt created a lovely feminine volume. I know this dress is a big investment so I tagged a few similar dresses (more affordable) below. Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to sharing pictures and my recommendation of Jordan with all of you.


Un saludo rapidito ya que por los momentos estoy en Jordania! Les cuento que use este vestido para la fiesta de rewardStyle la semana pasada durante la semana de la moda. Todo el mundo me preguntaba que de donde era el vestido, desde otra blogueras en la fiesta hasta la gente del hotel donde me quede. Este vestido es ajustado a la cadera y la falda del vestido tiene un poco de volumen que crea un efecto super femenino y coqueto al caminar. El vestido tiene un precio alto así que abajo comparto varios vestidos del mismo estilo un poco mas accesibles.

Location: NYC,  Photos by: Jovana Obradovic

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Jumpsuit/Braga: Alexis and here (also loving this color), Sunglasses/Lentes: RayBan, Purse/Cartera: Zayan the Label (similar style)

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I spent most of my weekend catching up with my husband and unpacking from NYFW and repacking for our trip this Tuesday. My husband and I are heading to Jordan for a few days and I couldn’t be more excited. One of the main reason we moved to Abu Dhabi was to travel and explore different parts of the world we would have not even thought about visiting while back in the US. You can follow my trips on Instagram and Snapchat (chicflavours) for travels. While in NYC I attempted to wear this gorgeous floral lace jumpsuit. I say attempted because I bought it online on a major sale and after trying it on I realize it was extremely long. It will definitely need to be altered, I decided to keep it because it is honestly one of the most flattering pieces in my closet. I love the open back, the quality and floral lace is feminine and classy. I look forward to wearing this jumpsuit again on a date night with my husband. You can shop my favorite jumpsuits below…


Como pasaron el fin de semana? Yo me la pase con mi esposo y desempacando mis maletas después de la semana de la moda y empacando otra vez para mi proximo viaje a Jordania. La verdad es que estoy super emocionada por visitar Petra y espero que sigan mis viajes por Instagram o Snapchat (chicflavours). Mientras en NYC trate de usar esta braga de encaje y digo trate porque lo pedi por internet y después que me llego medi cuenta que me quedaba sumamente largo. Me va a tocar cortarlo pero la verdad es que valdrá la pena porque este ‘jumpsuit’ es algo completamente diferente a cualquier cosa que tengo en mi closet. Me encanta que tiene la espalda abierta, es sexy y elegante a la misma vez. Abajo comparto mis ‘jumpsuits’ preferidos, espero que les guste.

Location: NYC  Photos by: Jovana Obradovic

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Dress/Vestido: Zayan the LabelSunglasses/Lentes: Dior,  Jacket/Chaqueta: Zayan the LabelShoes/Zapatos: ALDO (similar style), Purse/Cartera: Zayan the Label

TGIF Amigos! I had the pleasure of attending the Diesel Black Gold Show on Tuesday afternoon at NYFW! It was a very busy show with tons of bloggers and celebrities attending. I wore this matchy-matchy outfit by Dubai-based designer Zayan the Label. I wanted to wear something completely different that would stand out and went for this maxi white dress and matchy silver jacket. I received tons of compliments on the jacket – how cute are the embroidered flowers? You can learn and shop more about Zayan the Label here. The Diesel Gold Show offered classic pieces such as leather jackets and rompers with a masculine twist. I had the opportunity to go backstage and interview the creative director, Andreas Melbostad, where between cheers and a champagne toast [it was also Renzo Rosso’s bday (the founder and designer of Diesel)] I asked him two main questions:

  1. What is your favorite piece of the collection and why? “It’s quite challenging to choose just one, maybe the overalls- they are so known, but we fabricated them to give a new content and attitude. Sexy at the same time for the tomboyish girl.”
  2. If you could describe the collection in three words: “Abstraction, structured, and masculine and femininity.”

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Above are a few pictures of my backstage experience- everything else was posted on my Snapchat: chicflavours. A special thank you to Zayan the Label for letting me borrow these pieces and The Quode Dubai for the invitation to attend the show. Hope everyone has a great weekend and I look forward to hearing your feedback!

Location: NYC  Photos by: Jovana Obradovic

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Dress/Vestido: Chicwish (sold out but similar style here),  Shoes/Zapatos: DVF (also love these),  Purse/Cartera: Louis Vuitton

Hope everyone is having a great week! Just a quick hello before I board my flight back to Abu Dhabi. It has been crazy busy the last couple of days while in NYC, I feel so lucky to have attended some amazing shows! If you follow me on Snapchat (chicflavours) then you noticed I went backstage at the Diesel Black Gold Show and interview Renzo Rosso himself (more on that later) and I particularly loved the Milly Runway Show. In the meantime I wanted to share this fun and playful skater dress with all of you. Skater dresses are extremely flattering (drawing attention to your legs) and a flirty option. I wore these amazing platform sandals from DVF, I love the touch of gold and the ankle strap adds a touch of sexiness to the shoes. As you can see above it started pouring while I took these pictures which honestly felt amazing…we really don’t get a lot of rain in Abu Dhabi…haha. Thank you so much for reading and you can shop some of my favorite skater dresses below.


Les cuento que he estado super ocupada en NYC, la verdad es que me siento super feliz de haber podido atender diferentes desfiles. Si me siguen por Snapchat (chicflavours) se dieron cuenta que tuve la oportunidad de entrevistar al diseñador de Diesel Black Gold y me encanto el show de la marca Milly. Les contare un poco mas de la semana de la moda después pero mientras quería compartir este vestido super coqueto. Este tipo de vestidos (skater dresses) ofrecen un movimiento super coqueto y enfocan la atención en las piernas. Use estas nuevas plataformas doradas de la marca DVF- estos tacones son super cómodas! Mientras me tome estas fotos en Chicago comenzó a llover y si les soy sincera se sintió de maravilla…digamos que no llueve mucho en Abu Dhabi. Muchas gracias por leer!

Location: Chicago, IL  Photos by: Meagan Shuptar

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