Self-Portrait Contrast Peplum Top

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Top/Camisa: Self-Portrait (similar),  Jeans: Topshop,  Shoes/Zapatos: Valentino (similar),  Purse/Cartera: Lucy Folfk and here (similar, similar)

A quick hello today because if you follow my Instastories then you know I’m feeling a little under the weather. I found this feminine Self-Portrait contrast peplum top while visiting my favorite store in Abu Dhabi, Sauce Loves. I love the peplum style and oversize ruffles on the front. The neckline is playful and adds a unique touch to this top. I added a simple pair of jeans but this top can also be worn with black pants, white denims or even a simple black skirt. I hope everyone has a great day and let me know what you think of this Self-Portrait peplum top below.

Location: Abu Dhabi,  Photos by: Ekaterina

Floral Embroidered Maxi Dress

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Dress/Vestido: c/o Chicwish (under $100),  Shoes/Zapatos: Jimmy Choo (old) (similar style),   Purse/Cartera: Gucci (also here)

If you’ve been following my InstaStories then you know I am back in Abu Dhabi! Tom and I spent ten amazing days in Italy, discovering Tuscany and meeting up with my younger brother in Florence. I love reading all your comments on Instagram and your direct messages on InstaStories, thank you for following and if you ever have any questions about our trips (where we stayed or activities) let me know…happy to help. I’m a huge fan of maxi dresses and this floral embroidered maxi dress from Chicwish is no exception. I love the colorful embroidery, the sexy v-neck and beautiful movement. The best thing about this dress is the affordable price tag! Below I’m sharing a few of my favorite maxi dresses for every budget, which one is your favorite? I styled this dress for lunch with wedges but it can also be styled with a summer fedora and sandals for a casual day look or even add a faux fur vest for the fall season ahead. I’m currently catching up on email, hitting the gym (have to burn all the pasta and pizza we ate) and getting ready for yet another trip towards the end of the month. I look forward to reading your comments and I hope you have a great week ahead.

Location: Abu Dhabi,  Photos by: Ekaterina

Rebecca Minkoff Embellished Shoulder Tote

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Top/Camisa: Kate Spade New York (love this color),  Short/Chores: ZARA (old),  Purse/Cartera: c/o Rebecca Minkoff (also here) Shoes/Zapatos: Soludos (also here)

A quick hello as I am still in Italy with my husband and younger brother. Tom and I drove from Tuscany to Florence to meet up with my younger brother and his girlfriend for a few days before we fly back to Abu Dhabi. While back in Abu Dhabi I wore this casual denim shorts with this Kate Spade New York top I found in Abu Dhabi Mall. This top is soft and airy and perfect for the extreme heat and humidity in Abu Dhabi. I added this fun and spacious Rebecca Minkoff Embellished shoulder tote for an overall summery and casual outfit. This bag is perfect for your summer travels, I love the pompom and tassels details and the gold coins make a small sound while walking. This tote can easily be styled for the beach or a summer brunch, you can easily fit anything from your laptop, to a towel and other major essentials. Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to hearing your feedback on this outfit. Do you like this Rebecca Minkoff embellished tote?

Location: Abu Dhabi,  Photos by: Ekaterina

matching lily set

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Top/Camisa: Kate Spade New York (similar), Skirt/Falda: Kate Spade New York (also here),  Shoes/Zapatos: Soludos (also hereSunglasses/Lentes: FendiDress Version/Vestido: here

Happy Monday Amigos and greeting from beautiful Italy. If you follow me on Instagram (check out my InstaStories) then you probably know I’ve been in Italy for the past few days. Tom and I flew from Abu Dhabi to Rome, rented the cutest little Fiat and drove about threes hours to Montalcino. I’ve been practicing the little Italian I know, taking in all the views, perhaps eating a gelato or  two and tasting some Italian wine. Much more on this trip later on! Before leaving Abu Dhabi I had lunch with a group of my friends and wore this matching lily set set from Kate Spade New York. I love the feminine pattern on this lily skirt, the side pockets and fun movement. This lily skirt can easily be styled with a black or white top and even with a striped top to create a fun contrast. I can also see myself wearing this matching lily set for a day of meetings in Dubai or for brunch over the weekend. I added these cute Soludos wedges (summer perfect) and these fabulous Fendi sunglasses for a elegant summer outfit. Hope everyone has a great week ahead!

Location: Abu Dhabi,  Photos by: Ekaterina

Kate Spade silk maxi dress

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Dress/Vestido: Kate Spade New York (also here and here),  Purse/Cartera: Kate Spade New York (also here),  Hat/Sombrero: Found it in the streets of Bogota, Colombia (similarsimilar),

By the time you read this I will be on a plane heading to Italy!! Italy is definitely one of my favorite destination and I’m excited to explore the wine region and also meet with my younger brother along the way. Before packing to Italy I visited the Kate Spade New York store in Abu Dhabi Mall where I spotted this airy silk maxi dress. I love the feminine pattern and the crochet details. The silk material is perfect for the warm summer days and the keyhole and tassels add a playful touch. The selling point on this dress is how versatile it is, you can easily wear this dress as an elegant coverup, for a lunch date with sandals or for a summer party with wedges. I added this fun hat I bought in Colombia but you can find similar ones here. I styled this Kate Spade silk maxi dress with this fun bag, (actually a cosmetic bag) I love the unique shape and fun style. You can follow a more personal view of my travels on InstaStories and Instagram.  Hope everyone has a great weekend and thank you for reading!

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Cuando lean este post voy a estar en un avión para Italia! Italia siempre ha sido uno de mis lugares preferidos y estoy super feliz de conocer una parte diferente de Italia y sobretodo encontrarme con mi hermano menor por unos días. Mientras empacaba para Italia visite la tienda de Kate Spade New York en el Abu Dhabi Mall cuando vi este vestido de seda. El vestido es super comodo y el estampado es super femenino y perfecto para el verano. Lo que mas me gusto del vestido es que super versátil, se puede usar para la playa o la piscina, para un almuerzo con sandalias o una fiesta con plataformas. Combine este vestido con este sombrero que compre en Bogota pero hay unos similares aca. Finalmente use esta cartera de Kate Spade que de verdad es para los cosméticos pero me encanta la forma y el estilo. Pueden seguir mis viajes en Instagram y mis InstaStories. Espero que tengan un buen fin de semana.

Location: Corniche, Abu Dhabi  Photos by:  Ekaterina

Self Portrait Floral Lace Midi Dress

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Dress/Vestido: Self Portrait also love this dress,   Shoes/Zapatos: Schutz,  Purse/Cartera: Lucy Folfk and here (similar style)

Happy Hump Day Amigos! I’ve been crazy busy working on Soraya Hennessy, catching up on emails and trying my best to survive the unbearable heat and humidity in Abu Dhabi. Over the weekend I visited one of my favorites stores in Abu Dhabi, Sauce Loves where I spotted this beautiful Self Portrait floral lace midi dress. I loved Self Portrait, they offer some of the most beautiful feminine dresses out there. I’m sure you have seen this dress that “broke the internet” a few seasons ago and is initially how I became familiar with the brand. As much as I love many of their dresses, personally they are a bit tricky to wear as I tend to be bigger in the chest area. I was so happy when this midi dress fit like a glove! I love the ruffle hem and the midi length of the dress balances the sexy v-neck. I added these classic heels from Schutz and this cute bag by Australian brand, Lucy Folk. I would love to hear your thoughts on this dress. Are you familiar with Self Portrait?

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Feliz Miercoles a todos! He estadado super ocupada con Soraya Hennessy, respondiendo emails y tratando de sobrevivir el calor y la humeda en Abu Dhabi. Durante el fin de semana pase por mi tienda preferida, Sauce Loves donde vi este vestido de encaje de la marca Self Portrait. Self Portrait es una marca que ofrece unos vestidos hermosos y femeninos pero si les soy honesta personalmente se me hacen super dificiles de usar por mi figura. Asi que cuando me medi este vestido de encaje estaba super feliz. El vestido es feminino, y el largo lo hace elegante y el escote un poco sexy a la vez. Combine el look con estos tacones de la marca Schutz y esta cartera de la marca Australiana, Lucy Folk. Espero que les guste este look!! Saludos!

Location: Abu Dhabi,   Photos by: Ekaterina

What to do and see in Santorini and Oia, Greece

Chic Flavours at the Grace Hotel in Imerovigli, Santorini Greece

 Swimming at the Grace Hotel

Chic Flavours in Santorini, Greece round hammock

Chic Flavours in Santorini, Greece

Chic Flavours in the Grace Hotel Santorini

Santorini, Greece

hic Flavours in Oia, Greece

Chic Flavours at the Perivolas Hotel, Oia Greece

Chic Flavours walkign in Oia, Greece wearing For Love and Lemons dress

Perivolas Hotel Greece

  View from the Perivolas Hotel

Chic Flavours enjoying the view Oia, Greece

The view from the Perivolas Hotel Oia

A little bit over a month ago my husband and I were lucky enough to visit Greece and spend a few days in Santorini and Oia. Greece has always been an “it” summer destination and after seeing so many beautiful pictures of the endless blue water and white houses sitting on a cliff we couldn’t wait to visit. We were in Greece for about five days but if you get to visit for a longer period of time I would also recommend also visiting Mykonos (of course) and Palamidi. Hope you enjoy reading my suggestions and highlights and if you have any questions please let me know: )

1. Grace Hotel in Imerovigli: Perhaps one of the most beautiful properties we have ever stayed in! The Grace Hotel offers spectacular views of the water, outstanding service, refreshing cocktails and a delicious five course breakfast. This property is very romantic, you can sit by the pool and enjoy the view.

2. Greek Wine: Need to say more? Greece offers some delicious local wine and if you are able I would recommend renting a car and visiting some of the vineyards or taking a wine tour around the most popular wine cellars.

3. What to Pack: Make sure to pack comfortable shoes; sneakers and sandals. Don’t even bother packing heels because you won’t use them, you will constantly be walking up and down the stairs and on cobalt streets. Santorini and Oia were surprinsgly windy (all day around) and the temperatures drop during the night and wearing a shawl was a must. Of course don’t forget your swimsuit, sunscreen, hat and hiking gear.

4. Food: This is actually a touchy subject for us. Let me star off by saying we love Greek food. When I first moved to Chicago I lived five minutes away from Greek Town and I made it my mission to try every Greek restaurant. I understand this might not be the most authentic Greek food but I was still very much looking forward to eating Greek food in Greece. Unfortunately we were a bit disappointed. Besides the outstanding service and food offered at the two different hotels we stayed in we weren’t as pleased with the restaurants outside of the hotels. They were extremely touristy, the service was rushed and the portions were extremely small for the 40 euro price tag. We might have chosen the wrong restaurants and hope to go back next summer and try different venues.

5. Picturesque: Santorini and Oia might be some of the most picturesque places I have ever visited…right up there with Capri. The opportunities to take pictures were endless; the stairs to the water, bouganville flowers everywhere you walked, the colorful doors, the different vineyard, colorful sunsets and even the donkeys going up and down the stairs.

6. Boat tour: A boat tour is a nice way to explore Greece, we were able to swim, see the “black sand” beach, eat delicious fresh seafood and meet some other great couples.

7. Tourism: Oh boy oh boy…it was busy and touristy! At night we walked around Oia and the amount of people was incredible. As we walked to find a restaurant for dinner we made a wrong turn and ended up on a “sunset sight” and the number of people was pretty ridiculous. This is something we will definitely consider next time we book our trip to Greece.

8. Perivolas Hotel: We initially stayed two nights at the Grace Hotel in Imerovigli and then made our way to the Perivolas Hotel in Oia. The Perivolas Hotel is a unique little gem, it is carved into the side of a cliff, offering some beautiful views of Oia. The rooms are unique in design (sculpted stone walls), spacious and have a beautiful terrace. Some of the perks were the breakfast and being walking distance from the town center of Oia.

9. Hiking Fira – Oia: My husband and I try to do a hike wherever we go! Its a fun way to explore our surroundings and enjoy the views. We did a two hour hike from Fira to Oia (you can also do Oia to Fira) starting by walking the cute town of Fira, enjoying the views and seeing more of Santorini. I would highly recommend taking a few bottles of waters with you, sunscreen, a hat, a camera, comfortable shoes and some cash.

10. Romantic: The views and maybe the wine too…haha make Santoini and Oia an incredibly romantic place. I feel blessed to be able to make all these memories with Tom and sharing them with all of you. :) Have a great weekend and thank you for reading!

 

colorblock leather backpack

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Dress/Vestido: ASOS (similar, similar),  Backpack/Bulto: Grafea (also love this style),  Shoes/Zapatos: Stella McCartney (also here, here and here), Sunglasess/Lentes: DIOR

Can you believe it’s August already? Time is flying by and this month is no exception. I will be traveling to Italy for ten days next week, getting ready for Fashion Week and the launch of Soraya Hennessy. Very busy and exciting months ahead. Thank YOU for continuously reading the blog and sharing your comments, feedback and recommendations with me. One of my guilty pleasures are cute backpacks. My brothers keep making fun of me and saying I look like Dora the Explorer but I find leather backpacks easy to travel with and a different style from the typical tote bag. This Grafea multicolored leather backpack is perhaps one of the most beautiful backpacks I have ever seen. I first spotted this leather backpack on Shopbop and loved the soft pastel colors. I loved it even more after receiving it, the leather is beautiful, durable and strong. I also love this all white version (so chic) and I’m actually thinking of getting this clear backpack too. I wore these statement shoes from Stella McCartney and this easy striped tie front dress for a casual day look. Thank for reading and I hope everyone is having a great week so far!

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Pueden creer que ya estamos en Agosto? El tiempo ha pasado volando y este mes va hacer lo mismo. Voy saliendo para Italia por 10 días la semana que viene, preparándome para la semana de la moda en Nueva York y sobretodo el lanzamiento de Soraya Hennessy. Muchas gracias por seguir leyendo el blog y sus comentarios! Unas de mis accesorios preferidos son los bultos. Mis hermanos se ríen de mi y me dicen que parezco a Dora la Explorada…haha. Los bultos son super fácil para viajar y es algo diferente a la típica cartera. Este bulto de la marca Grafea tiene unos colores pasteles, el cuero es duro y duradero. Tambien viene en estos colores vivos, este blanco elegante y en plástico. Combine el bulto con este vestido de rayas y estos zapatos tipo plataforma de la marca Stella McCartney. Espero que les guste este look y gracias por leer!

Location: Chicago,  Photos by: Meagan Shuptar

ruffle red skirt

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Skirt/Falda: Intermix (also comes in stripes),  Top/Camisa: ZARA (similarsimilar),  Earrings/Lentes: All Things Mochi,  Shoes/Zapatos: Valentino (similar)

I had the opportunity to spend the week in Bogota, Colombia with my parents as well as work on Soraya Hennessy, so much more to come! By the time you read this I will be in Barcelona, Spain for a long layover as I make my way back to Dubai. I’m actually thinking of getting a hotel room and exploring the city for a bit. Any recommendation in Barcelona? This red ruffle skirt is perhaps one of the most playful items in my closet. I love the bright color, the knot detail can be style as seen above or in a big bow and the ruffled hem adds a fun movement while walking. One of the latest trends this summer season are dramatic ruffles in everything like skirtsshirts, dresses and jeans. What do you all think about this skirt? I added a fun contrast with yet another knot on my shirt and these bright beaded earrings from Dubai based brand, All Things Mochi. These earrings were sold out on Shopbop but were recently restocked, definitely a fun way to add a little “flavor” to your outfit. Thank you for reading and I hope everyone has a great start to their week.

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Tuve la oportunidad de pasarme la semana en Bogota, Colombia con mis padres y trabajando en Soraya Hennessy, pronto les contare mas sobre mi marca. Cuando lean esto voy a estar en Barcelona, Espana esperando mi vuelo de regreso a Dubai. Ya que tengo una escala de 8 horas en Barcelona, voy a conocer un poco la ciudad, tienen alguna recomendación? Les cuento que use este mismo look en Chicago, y esta falda es una de las prendas mas coquetas que tengo. El color es un rojo vivo, el nudo se puede amarrar como en las fotos o en un lazo grande y la falda tiene un bonito movimiento al caminar. Finalmente combine la falda con una camisa de rayas y estos aretes de la marca All Things Mochi. Los aretes son super vivos y una manera de darle un toque alegre a tu look. Muchas gracias por leer y espero ver sus comentarios sobre este look.

Location: Chicago,  Photos by: Meagan Shuptar

my favorite mini skirts

Chic Flavours wearing Michelle Mason Cage White SkirtChic Flavours wearing Michelle Mason Cage Skirt in white

Shirt/Camisa: ZARA (similar),  Skirt/Falda: Michelle Mason (also comes in black),  Shoes/Zapatos: Dolce Vitta (similar), Sunglasses/Lentes: Illesteva (different colors available)

This week seriously flew by! I’m still in Bogota, Colombia running around and working hard on Soraya Hennessy. While back in Chicago I wore this white mini skirt from Michelle Mason. I’ve always found mini skirts are a little tricky to style but I decided to give this asymmetrical and sexy skirt a try. To balance out the side cutout I wore this long sleeve shirt but this skirt an also be styled with a sweater or go all out with a simple black or white spaghetti strap. Below I’m sharing a few of my favorite mini skirts. Hope everyone is having a great weekend and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this cute skirt.

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