28 January 2013

Paint the day bright! - 'Spring Cleaning'

During the weekend we did a bit of 'spring cleaning' in preparation for our annual yard sale in one of the parks here. It was quite amusing watching the boys going through their closets, books, shoes and video games deciding what to go and what stays.  I saw some pairs of old jeans that do not fit anymore, couple pairs of outgrown Converse and toys they don't play anymore going into the pile..  

For us adults yard sale in the park is an excuse to bring some good food and hang out with friends while doing a bit of people watching. We have been doing this every year.  The not so good part is that we'd go with our junks and come back with other people's junks!  So much of spring cleaning..








On another note, this sweater caught my eyes for obvious reason, the color which I think did my skin tone quite well.  This cashmere scarf by DVF (God, I love it!) is another good investment in my closet.  I have it in my handbag all the time, perfect for shielding from the super strong air-condition that is quiet the norm here in Dubai.  Plus it looks good too, isn't it?


:: Outfit ::

Sweater : GAP
Jeans : American Eagle Outfitter
Scarf : Diane Von Furstenberg
Shoes : Steve Madden
Bag : Chanel Vintage
Watch : Micheal Kors 

71 comments:

  1. I love your perfect look! Kisses.
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  2. This bright sweater is amazing and looks so good on you

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the bag and the scarf! You look lovely Mrs C!!! :)

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  4. Mrs C that virbrant colour looks great on you and makes you ready for spring, well you have great weather anyways hahaha.
    How amazing is the design of this chanel bag? Where di you purchase it? Its simply beautiful

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    1. Hi, Ani! Thanks for your sweet comment. The bag I bought it at a small consignment/vintage shop here. It is from 1994 but was well kept by the previous owner :)

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  5. You look great in orange! I love the heels with the look too! I wish I had a reason to clean closets every year!

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    1. The boys are growing up so fast, they change clothes at least twice a year and most of the clothes would still be good, a pity to just throw

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  6. sweet sweater, fits you nicely and i love the colour!

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  7. i love that scarf...it was a great buy! and the sweater looks great on you, i like the color on you!

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  8. Super strong air conditioning...jealous. There will be no need for air until lat may in chicago...lol.

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  9. The color of the sweater DOES look great on you!
    How perfect is your scarf! And, of course, the bag!!!<3
    Have fun people watching and swapping junks! haha

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    1. Haha! Thanks and I will surely do!

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  10. Yes the color of the top did lots for your flawless olive skin Mrs. C & how flirty it looked with that scarf!!

    REBECCA
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  11. Very nice pics and your outfit. I really like your scarf.

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  12. I love this look. So simple yet so elegant when paired with the scarf and chanel! Love the color on you, definitely your new go to color!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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  13. Lovely look! I love everything.

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  14. That color is so fabulous on you!!
    xoAmy
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  15. really great look, the orange suits you really well:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  16. Spring cleaning is such a must, especially for all fashionistas a like lol

    Xo Inna
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  17. Orange is a great color for you, and I love the addition of the scarf!

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  18. That Chanel bag! OMG is to die for!
    You look great!
    Your writing style is just a joy to read!
    Would love to follow each other on GFC & bloglovin?
    Let me know with a comment and I always follow back!
    Lots of love from London.
    Love G xx

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    1. Following you too now sweet!
      Thanks for the kind comment x

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  19. You can always save the spring cleaning for another day - you look too fabulous any way. ;)

    Sequins&Stilettos

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  20. great post! I'm ur new follower! Hope you like my blog too!

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  21. Love it!!
    I'd love for you to check out my blog :)

    xo Ally

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  22. Such a fun outing, My town has something similar and I've thought about participating. A little intimidating though, since we're new to town!

    Your outfit is just stunning - love the bright pop of color and the casual-ness of your cross body. Looking gorgeous as always :)

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  23. Love the chic look - so classic! Hope you're doing well!

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  24. hahaha, as they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure!
    BTW, orange and leopard print look smashing together!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  25. oh my gosh! I love this look! Adore that sweater and loving that scarf, fab bright colour combo!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
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  26. I love your sweater and the color looks great on you! I just read your profile and love it and it made me smile :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  27. The yard sale sounds amazing!! I would probably bring home many things as well!
    That color does look lovely on you and of course I love that vintage Chanel!
    :)
    Allison

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  28. Beautiful outfit :) I love your bag!! Amazing ;)

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  29. Sounds like a fun day ... p.s. love that bag - it matches my ballet flats!
    x
    Melissah

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  30. Lovely outfit! The bag and scarf are my favs! Kisses, have a lovely day! :X

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  31. Hahaha that's always the way! I try to get rid of stuff but always end up bring more back with me too!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  32. Love this look on you.

    If you get a sec, check out me latest post... ' Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend.' It was love at first sight when I saw this skirt. I would love to read what you think.

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  33. lovely bag! have a nice day!

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  34. Cool sweater, I'm currently looking for a similar model in coral =)
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  35. Love the bright sweater with leopard scarf! :)
    Wondering if you would like to follow each other? :)
    Please let me know.
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  36. You look beautiful - that sweater is such a great colour! I got my first cashmere scarf for christmas and I love it.

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  37. Love it ♥

    And like your Blog.
    Maybe you like to follow each other through GFC and Bloglovin?
    Just let me know ;)

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  38. love the bag!!! is a dream!!! the over sized sweater and scarf look amazing together!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  39. Great outfit. I agree that the color of the sweater looks great on you. Beautiful scarf and bag!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  40. I like your blog sweetie, Maybe we can follow each other?♥
    If you want follow me, leave me a comment saying and I will follow you back
    Kiss from Portugal*
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  41. I absolutely love this! The color of your sweater is so vibrant and striking, and I love how you accessorized with a fun animal print scarf!

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  42. That Chanel. Oh my gawl, I wish I could tote it around, it's freaking adorable! I love the color of the sweater and the scarf is perfect, especially against the vibrant hue of tangerine. How is the weather right now in Dubai? It's really cool that you and your friends have an annual garage sale, although I have to agree with you, I'd probably come back with everybody's stuff too! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a wonderful day!

    xoxo,
    Genie


    www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

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  43. love how the scarf pulls the whole look together! also enjoyed your anecdote about your annual yard sales...too cute xo jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  44. nice outfit! I love the printed scarf!

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  45. I really like your outfit here, simple and chic!!

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  46. Cute post~! Love your pictures! Would you like to follow each other?
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  47. I always love having a scarf, especially when I travel. Love the vintage Chanel, of course! Another great look! Hope you have a great day and if you get a chance, I would love for you to stop by and check out my PLAY style post.

    xo Grace
    www.wrinkledchiffon.com

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  48. That bright orange is a gorgeous shade!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  49. I love the color of that sweater on you.. and the animal print scarf is a perfect touch to this outfit! :)
    Have a great day!

    Xo,
    Amor GLAMOROZA

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  50. I love the orange sweater and I love the animal print scarf with it even more. You look fabulous!!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  51. you look lovely dear ^^

    Caroline
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  52. Lovely sweater, love the colour !
    And of course I love your bag !

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  53. totally love the color of sweater very sweet!!
    wld love for you to visit my blog..and follow maybe?
    www.fashionistaera.blogspot.com

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  54. Elegant and pretty :)
    Your bag is perfect :)

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  55. Oh, your bag!!! <3 Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  56. I love this look on your! Super chic. Those colors are fab and I love how the scarf complements everything.
    xx
    Ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  57. Aww, sounds like a fun day, although anything with the word "cleaning" in it sort of depresses me. :) LOVE that beautiful colour on you!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  58. Orange is a lovely color on you. Hope all is well for you. BTW thank you stopping by. I'm well. Life has been too crazy so I took break from blogging and the blogging world. I hope to get back to blogging soon.

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  59. i love your chanel. such a classic!

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  60. you look so amazing,dear! Really like your Outfit <3
    Wish you a beautiful day!

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