red pencil dress

red dress for the holidays

Kate Spade square gift box clutch

the perfect dress for the holiddays 2015

red pencil dress for the holidays

Dress/Vestido: Felicity & Coco (available in 10 different colors),  Purse/Cartera: Kate Spade New York (loan via Dubai Mall),  Shoes/Zapatos: Schutz, Sunglasses/Lentes: RayBan

This dress is truly something else! I first saw this dress on Rachel from The Pink Peonies a few months ago and after thinking about it and going back to Nordstrom time and time again I finally decided to give it a try. The dress is under $100 and if I ever changed my mind Nordstrom offers free returns. This dress is definitely a bit more form fitting and SPANX are a must. What I love the most about this dress is how versatile it is, the red color makes this dress perfect for the holiday season. The form fitting silhouette allows this dress to be the perfect date night look and depending on your work environment it could also be worn for your holiday office party. I love the contrast of the gold zipper with the red, the zipper travels the entire length of the dress. I added this holiday inspired gift box clutch from one of my favorite brands, Kate Spade. I am seriously loving all the different holiday inspired pieces such as this purse and this one. My husband and I will be celebrating Thanskgiving with our friends in Abu Dhabi and wish you all a wonderful holiday weekend. I wanted to take the time and THANK YOU for your support this year, know that I am extremely thankful you take the time to read this blog. Also don’t forget to stop by the blog tomorrow for a roundup of the best Black Friday Sales! Happy Thanksgiving Amigos!


Les cuento que este vestido es ideal! Viene en diferentes colores y se puede usar para casi cualquier ocasión. El color rojo hace este vestido perfecto para las Navidades, la forma del vestido (un poco pegado) hace vestido perfecto para salir en la noche y depende de tu trabajo este vestido también se puede usar para la oficina. El vestido es un poco ajustado al cuerpo así que les recomiendo un par de SPANX. Personalmente a mi me encanta el color rojo, y el zipper dorado es el contraste perfecto. Combine el look con esta cartera de Kate Spade. Kate Spade tiene unas piezas super lindas para esta temporada como esta cartera y esta. Les cuento que mi esposo y yo vamos a pasar Thanksgiving con nuestro amigos en Abu Dhabi y les queríamos desear un feliz fin de semana. Yo les quiera dar las gracias por todo el apoyo este ano y por por visitar este blog. Happy Thanksgiving a todos!

Location: Dubai,  Photos by: Boa Campbell

What is Like To Know It

A few months ago my sister-in-law asked me, “what’s up with your captions on Instagram, what is Like To Know It“? I was so glad she asked me! If you follow me on Instagram then you have seen me use and tag Like To Know It and you are probably asking yourself how it works. Let me brake it down for you. Like To Know It is a way to shop your favorite Instagram pictures in just three easy steps.

1. Visit where you can register your email (it really takes 2 minutes). When you sign in to Instagram click ‘authorize’ and thats it! Yes…really!

2. While on Instagram if you ‘like’ any of my pictures with a link within minutes you will receive an email with all of my outfit details.

3. Open the email and click on the image of the product you wish to purchase (or learn more about) which will then take you directly to the retail store.

what is like to know it

INSIDER TIP: You can go back to and click on the ‘menu’ seen on the top right corner, click ‘settings’ and manage how often you want to receive the emails. Follow me today as I take over the Like To Know It account with local Dubai blogger Nadya Hasan. Thank you so much for your love and support and I look forward to hearing your feedback on this takeover. Below I’m featuring a few pieces I will be wearing during the takeover…hope you enjoy this sneak peek.

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Dress/Vestido: BB Dakota (also here),  Purse/Cartera: c/o Rebecca Minkoff (different colors here),  Sunglasses/Lentes: Dior,  Shoes/Zapatos: ASOS (sold out) similar here and here

Happy Monday Amigos! I’m so so excited to start off the week! There’s so much going on…I just got back from my trip to Portugal, Thanksgiving is just four days away, Black Friday is on Friday (my husband and I are doing all of our holiday shopping then) but the most exciting news is I’m taking over the Like To Know It account tomorrow Tuesday! Make sure to visit the blog tomorrow for more details! Even though I’m in Dubai (average temperature is high 80s fahrenheit) I still want to share with you one of  my favorite winter essentials, sweater dresses. This sweater dress is extremely cozy and soft, I love the oversize turtleneck and the long sleeves. You can easily wear this sweater dress with sneakers similar to my style above for a casual fall outfit. Or add a pair of black leggings and winter boots for the snowy winter days. I know I’ll be wearing this sweater dress over New Years (traveling to a very cold and snowy place). Below I’m sharing a few of my favorite sweater dresses, let me know which one is your favorite on the comment section below AND DON’T FORGET to come back tomorrow for more of my LTK Takeover. Have a great Holiday Weekend ahead!


Feliz Lunes a todos! Estoy super emocionada por el comienzo de esta semana! Acabo de llegar de mi viaje a Portugal, esta semana también es el Dia de Accion de Gracias, Black Friday (cuando voy a comprar todos mis regalos de Navidad) pero aun mas emocionante es que mañana Martes voy a “takeover” la cuenta de Like To Know It en Instagram. Mañana en el blog les contare mas detalles. Auque estoy en Dubai (y el clima es caluroso) todavía quería compartir con ustedes unas de mis prendas preferidas para el invierno, los vestidos tipo suéter. Este vestido es super comodo y suave. Se puede usar para un look casual como el mío con gomas para los dias de primavera o también se puede usar para el invierno con medias y botas. Abajo comparto con ustedes mis vestidos preferidos, déjenme saber cual es su preferido en los comentarios. Muchas gracias por leer y no se olviden de pasar por el blog mañana Martes.

Location: Dubai,  Photos by: Boa Campbell

Holiday Gift Guide: Jetsetter

This might be one of my favorite Holiday Gift Guides yet! Below I’m sharing a few must-have items for every jet setter in your life (mostly gear for women). Thank you so much for reading and if you have any questions on any of these items let me know. Hope everyone has a great weekend!


1. Colorful Adaptor for the International Traveler (I have at least 2 of these) 2. Passport Holder (must-have card slots for your ID or Global Entry card)  3. FujiFilm Instax Camera (fun gift)  4. Laundry Bags  5. Hunter Rain Boots (PACABLE)   6. Cute Eye Mask   7. Gold New Balance Sneakers (chic and comfortable travel shoes) 8. Winter Hunter Socks  9. Herschel Supply Co Backpack   10. Leather Cosmetic Bag  11. Cozy Cardigan 12. Rebecca Minkoff Black Leather tote (with zipper)  13. Mirrored Sunglasses  14. Long Champ expandable duffle (perfect for a weekend getaway and unexpected shopping) 15. Timeless Daniel Wellington Watch 16. Tory Burch hanging cosmetic bag (with hanger) 17. Kate Spade laptop bag  18. Bose Wireless Headphone

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BCBG vest dress

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Dress/Vestido: BCBGMAXAZRIA (also available in black), Shoes/Zapatos: Jimmy Choo (old),  Purse/Cartera: FurlaSunglasses/Lentes: Dior

This dress is definitely one of those timeless pieces that can be worn throughout the years and for different occasions. I spotted this vest dress at the BCBG store in Yas Mall Abu Dhabi and loved how elegant and understated it is. You can opt out for a simple pair of nude pumps for a perfect office work attire. This jacket-style dress can also worn during the Fall season with a pair of over the knee boots. The delicate lace details adds a romantic touch to the look and also allows this dress to be the perfect date night attire. The best thing about this dress (besides the side pockets of course) is that it also comes in a romper, short version. Thank you for reaching and I look forward to reading your comments on this post.


Cuando vi este vestido en la tienda de BCBG en el Yas Mall de Abu Dhabi me encanto porque me parecio una pieza clasica y elegante. Es un vestido que se puede usar durante todo el ano y para diferentes ocasiones. Se puede combinar con tacones color hueso para un look elegante para la oficina. O se puede combinar con botas altas para un look de otono. El encaje le da un toque romantico y femenino al look, así que este vestido también fuera perfecto para salir en la noche. Lo mejor de este vestido (aparte de los bolsillos) es que viene en una version tipo braga, mas corto y juvenil. Les cuento que por los momentos estoy en Comporta, Portugal y pueden ver todas mis fotos de mis viajes aquí. Gracias por leer y espero ver sus comentarios sobre este look!

Location: Abu Dhbai,  Photo by: Ekaterina Ivankina

What to wear this holiday season

dresses for Christmas

red dresses for the Holiday season 2015

What to wear this holiday season

Dress/Vestido: BCBGMAXAZRIA,  Bracelet/Pulsera: Mine (similar),  Shoes/Zapatos: Jimmy Choo

Wondering what to wear this holiday season? Well it would be my pleasure to help with you that! Either for your office holiday party or your annual holiday party with your friends…I’ve found a dress for you. This stunning red pleated dress from BCBGMAXAZRIA is ideal for any wedding or gala this holiday season. At first I was bit concern about the cutout on the center on the dress but lets just say everything stayed where it was supposed to…haha. I highly recommend this elegant and dramatic gown! Below you have a few budget friendly options and few other options for you to splurge on. Which dress is your favorite? Let me know in the comment section below! Hope everyone has a great weekend and greetings from Portugal.


1. Classic Pencil Dress  2. ASOS Metallic Skater Dress  3. ASOS Green Metallic Mini Dress  4. BB Dakota Black Lace Dress  5. Gold Sequin Dress  6. Red Mini Pleated Dress  7. Tadashi Shoji Embroidered Lace Dress (available in 11 different colors)  8. Kate Spade Square Gift Box Clutch  9. Red Long Sleeve Dress  10. Kate Spade Colorblock Dress  11. Red High Low Dress  12. Halston Heritage Tulip Dress  13. Champagne Bottle Clutch  14. Perfect Party Sequins Shirt Dress  15. Ornament Clutch 


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Madewell leather backpack

Madewell leather backpack

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Shirt/Camisa: Everlane,  Pants/Pantalones: Mango, Backpack/Bulto: Madewell, Shoes/Zapatos: ASOS 

A quick hello as I’m currently on my way to the airport for a very exciting trip! It has been a bit humid and warmer the past few days so instead of trying to fit into my skinny jeans I wore these striped printed pants from Mango. I added my go-to blouse from Everlane and these white sneakers from ASOS. I have to say I am pleasantly surprise with these sneakers. They are extremely comfortable and pretty much go with anything; jeans, pants, dresses and skirts. These white shoes are casual and a fun way to refresh your wardrobe. I added perhaps one of my favorite accessories in my closet, this Madewell leather backpack. I’ve used this backpack some many times my brothers started calling me Dora the Explorer…really? I usually use this bag while traveling, it is extremely spacious (fits my MacBook Air), its durable and I love the color of the leather. Follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (chicflavours) to know where I’m heading next! Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Les escribo rapidito ya que voy saliendo para el aeropuerto! Estos últimos días han sido de mucha húmeda así que en vez de tratar de usar mis jeans termine usando estos pantalones de rayas. Use mi camisa de Everlane y estas gomas blancas de la marca ASOS. La verdad es que estoy sumamente sorprendida ya que son super economicas y cómodas. Me encanta el look de los zapatos blancos, es algo diferente y le da un poco de color y aire al look. También use uno de mis accesorios preferidos, este bulto de la marca Madewell. Lo uso tanto que mis hermanos me comenzaron a llamar, Dora la Exploradora…pueden creer? El bulto es super espacioso, perfecto para viajar, y tambien lo uso cuando voy a un cafe a trabajar. Me pueden seguir en Instagram o Snapchat (chicflavours) para ver a donde voy!! Espero que todos tengan un buen fin de semana!

Location: Abu Dhbai,  Photo by: Ekaterina Ivankina


Holiday Gift Guide: For The Guys

gifts for men who have everything

November officially kicks off the holiday season!! Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. It is the only time when I get to spend time with my entire family. Throughout the entire month of November and December I will be sharing different holiday gift guides starting with perhaps one of the most difficult ones – what do you get the men in your life? In this is case my husband, father, two brothers, father in law, and brothers-in-law. I know…big family! When shopping for my husband I ask myself, “what do I get someone who has everything?” My idea is always to buy a gift that will make his life easier, something useful and unique. For example, my husband travels a lot for work and getting him a multiple converter make a small yet positive impact. Below I’m sharing my gift guide for the men in your life under a budget ($150 and below) along with a few splurges. Thank you so much for reading and let the holiday season begin!!


1. Monogrammed garment bag (perfect for traveling)  2. An Inspirational Travel book  3. Classic Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses  4. Hand Stitched Ski Hat  5. Bonobos Pants (my husband has like 8 pairs; affordable and amazing quality)  6. Holiday Inspired Wool Beanie  7. USB Travel Adaptor  8. Fun and unique eye mask   9. Classic Daniel Wellington Watch  10. Tod’s Colorful Moccasin (surprised my husband with a pair last year…it was love at first sight)  11. Perfect Winter Sweater  12. Classic Timeless Wallet  13. Tumi Tri Fold Garment Bag  14. Money Clip Card Case  15. Sperry Top Side Winter Boot


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the best lace dresses

Dress/Vestido: BCBGMAXAZRIA (on sale),  Shoes/Zapatos: (similar)

Happy Monday Amigos! Hope everyone had a great weekend! As the Holiday Season approaches (yay) I’ve been in the hunt for dresses and a few new outfits. While trying a few things at the BCBG store at Yas Mall Abu Dhabi the sales lady was nice enough to bring this dress and mentioned this was her favorite piece in the entire store. I will confess and say I would have never tried it on if it wasn’t for her (perhaps I’m a little shy about the crop top) but I’m so glad I did. I love the delicate and famine lace. This dress is definitely more on the sexy side and would make for a perfect date night look. The best part of this two piece cutout dress, is you can easily wear the skirt without the matching crop top. You can either add a classic button down shirt or a more conservative black top. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite lace dresses below that would work for the upcoming holiday season. Thank you so much for reading and I hope everyone has a great and productive week ahead!


Como pasaron el fin de semana? Ya que se acerca las Navidades estoy en busca de vestidos y looks nuevos. Mientras me probaba algunas cosas en la tienda de BCBG en Yas Mall la señorita que trabaja en la tienda me dijo que me probara este vestido, ya que era su preferido en toda la tienda. La verdad es que si no hubiera sido por ella no me hubiera probado este vestido, digamos que no soy fan de los crop tops. Pero la verdad es que me encanto el encaje. Este vestido es un poco mas sexy y perfecto para salír en una cita. La mejor parte de este look es que la falda se puede usar sola con otra camisa; tal vez con una camisa blanca sencilla para un look mas serio o con una camisa negra manga larga. Abajo comparte con ustedes mis vestidos preferidos con encaje, espero que les guste. Saludos y que tengan una buena semana!

Location: Abu Dhbai,  Photo by: Ekaterina Ivankina

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the best ponchos and capes

Cape/Poncho: Ann Taylor (on sale),  Pants/Pantalones: Chelsea 28,  Purse/Cartera: Gucci,  Sweater/Sueter: Ann Taylor (different colors)

I took these pictures while in New York when the weather was a bit chilly but I could still pull off these white pants without a heavy coat. White pants are one of those timeless pieces in your closet; easy to style and a guarantee way to add an elegant touch to your outfit. I added a classic grey sweater and one of my favorite pieces for Fall and Winter, a cape (also known as a poncho). Capes are a fun alternative to jackets and a perfect layering piece during the colder months. You can style a cape like seen below, loose allowing to show its beautiful movement or you could also add a belt to accentuate your figure. I love the pockets and elegant camel color on this Ann Taylor cape that can easily be styled with jeans or black leggings as well. My favorite things about the cape and poncho trend are the wide variety of colors, cuts and prices. Below are a few of my favorite capes for the Holiday Season ahead. Thank you so much for reading and I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Les cuento que me tome estas fotos en NYC cuando habia un poco de frío pero todavía podia usar este look sin una chaqueta pesada. Use un suéter gris y estos pantalones blancos, los pantalones blancos son una prenda clásica que todas las mujeres debemos tener en nuestro closet. Combine el look con una de mis tendencias preferidas para el otoño y invierno, un poncho o capa. Los ponchos son una buena alternativa aparte de las chaquetas. Se pueden usar como en las fotos, dejar el poncho abierto y mostrar el movimiento y el corte. O también se le puede dar una forma al look agregándole una correa. Este poncho de Ann Taylor me encanta porque esta a buen precio, tiene bolsillo y el color es clásico. Abajo comparto con ustedes mis ponchos preferidos, a diferente precios, diferentes colores y estilos diferentes. Gracias por leer y espero que tengan un buen fin de semana!

Location: NYC  Photos by: Jovana Obradovic 

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