Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bur Dubai: Textile Souk

Typically when I travel, I tend to stay away from places and experiences that I can get here in the United States. However, Dubai which is mainly known for its tall fancy building and luxurious lifestyle, offered very little of a unique experience. Also being an international/expatriate city, it was hard to get a true taste of the indigenous Arab culture.
However, a trip to the Textile Souk in Bur (old) Dubai provided a bit of the local culture I was yearning for. To get to the Textile souk, we had to get on an Abra boat ride (which only cost 1 dirham). The boat which had no railings, offered no security whatsoever! Despite my safety concerns, I enjoyed the boat ride, and my buddy and I even made friends with one of the locals.
My time at the Textile Souk was awesome. The market was filled with so many gorgeous fabrics (definitely a fashionista’s haven). Haggling with the traders reminded me so much of the markets back in my hometown of Lagos. After strolling down hallways of the sand-colored buildings, and copping a few items, we called it a day and headed back to the glamorous Dubai.
Below are pictures, I hope you enjoy them.

Ankara Pants& Bangle by Chic Therapy| Tee:Old Navy|Sandals:Target
An Abra boat (Water taxi)
Our boat driver was such a sport
Our new friend

Hello new friend

It was such a beautiful day in Dubai

Checking out the traditional beaded flats
Coconut drink for a beautiful day
We checked out some spices, and the chicken masala spice smelled so gooood!

So many Jalabiyas to choose from

How gorgeous are these throw pillows

Should I get this pink? (I ended up with the blue one in this post)

This shop attendant was a riot! We had so much fun in his shop--good times!

                    That's all folks. Have a great week!

Monday, February 09, 2015

Glittered pink

 Products used

Eyes: Inner corner- Wet&Wild in Groupie & Lorel hip duo in Sculpted| OuterV-Toofaced neutral palette:Eyepencil-Upper lid: Black Radiance| Lower lid: Ulta pencil in Deep black matte
Face: Revlon Color stay foundation in Cappucino| Iman pressed powder| Blush: Mac-Ambering Rose
Lips: Revlon lipstick in Mink & lipgloss in Supernatural

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Maxi at the mosque

This post is a continuation of my Dubai trip and it features my visit to the Jumeirah Mosque. The mosque was one of the top sights on my to-do list and I had also planned to take the mosque tour and learn about the religion and customs of the UAE. However, my friend and I arrived late for the tour and were not allowed access into the mosque. Not one to waste an outfit, I figured we might as well make most of the time and take pictures in the beaded jalabiya we had purchased the night before. Here goes...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Denim, blue & Yellow

I was in New York this past weekend, and although it was wet and slushy, I couldn't help but rock my new metallic blue pumps and yellow flared skirt. It was just one of those outfits that I had styled in my head and was going to execute regardless of the weather.
During the day, It wasn't too cold in Brooklyn (where I spent most of my time) and I was comfortable wearing a short skirt. However, temperatures dropped in the evening and I was super thankful for the pair of leggings that I grabbed just before I bolted out of the door. Anyway, here are the outfit pictures I took.
Have a fab week chicas.
Skirt & shirt: H&M | Bag: Kate Spade Saturday| Shoes:Go Jane

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Travel Therapy: Florence, Italy (Firenze)

I was in Rome last year, and with Florence only an hour away by train, my friend and I decided to take a day trip there. My time in Florence was chilled and although I didn't get to do much, I was able to soak in some of the charm of the beautiful city. I most definitely have to go back to Florence. Next time I visit, I'll plan to spend a few days and enjoy all the wonders the city has to offer. But until then, I'll relieve the memory through these pictures.
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore( Il Duomo di Firenze/ Florence Cathedral)
A view of the Cathedral from down below
A peek at beautiful Firenze
Taken from the bell tower
More of Florence
The cross on the dome of the cathedral
The bell at the Giotto’s Campanile 
Ankara print clad mannequins and visual designs at the luxury store, Luisa Via Roma 
Leather goods at the street market

Don't you just love the yellow walls with the blue accents.
I was gobsmacked by this talented street artist
Aren't these street restaurant amazing?
A beautiful view of Ponte Vecchio
Stopping to catch my breath as I make my way to the top of the bell tower
Micheal Angelo's " The Deposition" or "Florence Pietà" at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo