With spring-cleaning, a lot of hidden treasures reveal themselves. When I come visit my mother in Abu Dhabi, I get the pleasure of rummaging through her closet and incorporating some of her pieces with my own to create interesting outfit combinations. Here I am rocking a Donald Duck and Daisy Duck Oversized shirt that she purchased from boutique in Switzerland many years back. It comes back to life as I pair it with my camel harem pants from Vince for an effortless breezy spring/summer attire.
The humidity makes it difficult to have non frizzy hair, instead surrendering to the fizziness and maintaining the curls using Miss Jessie’s Pillow soft curls styling lotion may yield affirmative results. Here I rock my frizz in a low ponytail and a loosely parted fringe.
I finished off my outfit by accessorizing lightly with black striped shades by Fendi and pointed black flats by Charles and Keith.
Photography by Hanah B
Styling, Editing and Writing by Mona Hamid
Shirt: Disney Vintage
Shoes: Charles and Keith
Keeping a creative mind-set when it comes to your look can help you create unique outfits that tell a story. This ladylike take on summer day dressing evokes the glamour of old Hollywood starlets and was inspired by scenes of sailors bidding adieu to their impeccably dressed paramours at the port.
The elegant, loose-fitting cream dress is made of a lightweight material that is perfect for a summer day and features a subtle ruffle detailing on the neckline. The belted waist on the dress adds definition and creates a feminine silhouette, while the longer sleeves and below the knee length keep things demure and sophisticated. Chic accessorizing is all about keeping it simple with statement pieces that tie the look together. Here, a maroon hat acts as the focal accessory and gives another glamorous vintage aspect to the outfit. The complimentary bangles add a contemporary feel and accessorize the look without overwhelming it.
Low heels are a comfortable footwear option for glamorous daytime dressing. These navy blue suede shoes continue the nautical colour palette and also add colour contrast. To finish things off, dark red lips compliment the deep tones in the look and add a glamorous touch.
Photography by Nelly Karim
Styling and Modelling by Mona Hamid
Writing by Reem Buhazza
- 1970’s Ivory Dress: Encore Vintage Store (Portland, Maine)
- Maroon Hat: Reiss
- Navy Suede Pumps: Madewell
- Lipstick: YSL (Rouge Por Couture/Shade 206)
- Chunky Gold Bracelet: Encore Vintage Store (Portland, Maine).
- Half Baked Sunglasses: YSL.