22 April 2013

Reporting from Dubai, this is...

This outfit started as a joke! I was trying on some outfit when Captain walked in and took one look at me in this ensemble and said "Ciao, Christina Amanpour!" Yes, he's right.. I do look like a reporter on a job covering some sort of news somewhere especially with the vest and satchel! But I doubt Christina Amanpour will be rocking three and a half  inches heels while on the field! 

The weather in Dubai is slowly but surely getting hotter as I write, but it is still nice enough to be outside especially towards the end of the day and at night.  We try to take this last opportunity to dine outdoor, hit the park or go cycling around the neighborhood before the summer hits full scale.  I would still consider April a good month to visit Dubai.  That said, an old friend from Malaysia is dropping by the city for a couple of days while on her way to England at the end of this month.  She is now looking at some flights to Dubai with a connection to England so that she could make this meeting a reality.  I am actually really looking forward to see her, it has been ages since we last see each other.  I hope by the time she arrives, the weather would still be fine to take her around and experience the city. 










Back to the outfit, what do you think of this ensemble?  Frankly I didn't go out wearing this, well, not yet at least.  But I think for the right occasion or activity, this could be a perfect look.  Would love to hear what you think :)

As usual I am linking up with other fabulous ladies on Not Dead Yet StyleWatch What I'm WearingDC In Style and Style Elixir.  So for you bloggers (even if you are not!), do check them out and join in the party!  I leave you all with my warmest greetings from Dubai and have a great week!

:: Outfit ::

Button down : Ralph Lauren
Vest : Zara
Pants : Michael Kors
Shoes : Coach
Bag : Mulberry Alexa
Sunglasses : Vintage Serengeti

75 comments:

  1. That vest with that sjirt are so nice. Perfect color combination. I hope.. I will see Dubai, it is one of my plans. Have a great day.

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  2. You look great!!! I love the colour of the shirt!!! And not to mention the bag, always wanted a Mulberry Alexa!! It is getting very hot now in Dubai but the evenings are fantastic still and we are also taking the opportunity to dine outdoors as much as we can these day! Have a great week! xxx

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  3. Perfect outfit!....colors, fit and styling. Your yellow blouse just makes it! Beautiful shoes also. So well done.

    blue hue wonderland

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  4. Great look! The vest is a perfect finishing piece. Thanks for sharing it with Visible Monday : >

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  5. Can't believe you don't go out wearing this beautiful look, amazing combination-very chic and elegant, well, I think it's not going to work during hot summer days but spring and fall seasons are perfect!!!
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  6. LOVE the outfit! How chic is the vest!
    Yes, you should def wear this on your next outing!
    GREAT bag, too!

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  7. I love that vest and bag.

    Just how hot does it get there in the summer?

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Suzanne, easily 45 - 50 degrees.. we are at 35 now

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  8. You look stunning in everything! I especially like the satchel, sunglasses, and the vest, but the entire ensemble totally works together...like you said, for the right occasion. Do people dress fairly formally in Dubai???

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    1. People dress like in anywhere else here but the locals they do dress formally in their traditional attire which are equivalent to suits and dresses. But the expats dress like us, some formal some less. I normally run around in tees and shirts over but I do dress up once in a while. It is easy to get pressured as you tend to see stylish people around. I went to a dinner show recently in a dress regretting half way there thinking I'd be the overdressed one, how wrong I was.. I was the most moderate one!

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  9. Hi!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog A Pear Shaped Gal. I love your simple outfit here .. quite stylish - I spotted those Coach shoes right away (love 'em!).

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  10. I love the jacket! Thanks for linking up.

    Doranda
    www.watchoutforthewoestmans.blogspot.com

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  11. i love your bag and the vest is the perfect layering piece!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  12. greeeeat look. lovely vest and shirt combo :D

    shall we follow each other?

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  13. i like! your husband's joking reference was clever, but i love this outfit: you look chic!

    xo P

    phiphi's blog

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  14. Love the entire outfit! And those Coach shoes -- to die for! Love your vest, too; we're finally getting a Zara store here in Scottsdale and I'm looking forward to shopping there.
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

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  15. I think this outfit is casual chic, I like it! I love the vest!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. I love this Neutral, Chic Outfit Girl. Your Coach Pumps are Phenomenal. Great Bag, too.

    By the way, I am doing a special Birthday Blog Party where I invite all of My Readers & Followers to participate. Of course I love your style so you are Welcome to do so. =) All you gotta do is Style an outfit and E-Mail it to me by May 2nd. I will be running the post with everyone's outfits on May 5th & you can link My Blog or that post to your blog either on the 5th or the next time you post after that. My E-Mail is ada.furxhi(at)gmail.com Let me know if you'd like to participate Stylish Lady. It will be FUN!! Thanks. =)

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  17. Hi there!! I really love this look on you, the outfit is so stylish and you look lovely-the vest is fabulous, as is the gorgeous Mulberry bag xxx

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  18. That vest is amazing! I'm glad this look made it to your blog:) The colors are all fabulous together!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  19. Great combination of colors, you look really chic!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  20. Kak very stylish love the vest...

    Rossa Deken

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    1. Thanks Rossa :) Glad to see that you finally managed to comment ;D

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  21. I really really love the look and think you should wear it out!

    Thankfifi
    p.s. hope you are well.x

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  22. I love this outfit! especially those shoes! too cute
    xox

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  23. First off, those shoes, WOW! Second, even though I don't live in Dubai, I do live in Texas which gets pretty darn hot too. I'm wondering how to do outfit posts when I'm living in tank tops and shorts all the time. It's going to be a challenge! Maybe we can learn from each other. ;)

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    1. We could take one shot and run back in the house where the a/c is ready blasting and a nice cool (make it cold) glass of lemonade is waiting.. touch up and go out quickly for the next shot and run back in again.. I think with luck we should be done in 4 hours. How about that ;)? Feels better to know I am not alone :)

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  24. Love your outfit, so funny that it started out jokingly! That vest is SO great and I especially love it with the yellow

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  25. This is a lovely colour combination and the casual chic look is perfect!

    Annette
    Lady of Style
    now on Facebook

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  26. You look super cute! Those shoes definitely make the outfit. :-)

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  27. Love this look. Stopping by from the link up. I"m hosting a Stella & Dot giveaway and a link up this Thursday April 25. Would love it if you stopped by and said hi.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  28. You look fantastic, an absolute vision. Hope your friend gets over to see you! xxx

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  29. Oh I want that Zara vest and your bag as ever is making me drool, what a collection you must have!!!

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  30. I'm jealous that you're going into the hotter months now. The weather here in Sydney is getting colder and colder. :(

    You look fantastic by the way. As per usual! :)

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  31. What a great post :)! Love the shoes!!

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  32. I absolutely love that military vest - and how fitted it is! You look amazing :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  33. Hehehe yes very reporter on duty. And I do hope you'll get to spend time with your friend.

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  34. what a great vest! i'm totally looking for one :)

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  35. Love your vest! It looks great with your bag!! I hope you & your friend have a great time when she comes to visit!
    :)
    Allison

    A's Fashion Files
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  36. I think it's a cool busy-days-running-around outfit =) Probably with flats but leave this pair of heels in the car and when it's time for coffee/tea time, just slip it on and you'll look perfect =D

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    1. Wow, that's a great idea! Thanks :)

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  37. I LOVE this ensemble...especially the green vest with the yellow shirt! And that Mulberry satchel...so beautiful! Great look my friend!

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  38. really love this safari style! so trendy!!
    so so cool!

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    Sergio,xx

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  39. I love this outfit on you. You are gorgeous! Thanks for the visit I do appreciate it.

    Kim, USA

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  40. That vest is so cute on you! I hope you're able to meet up with your friend :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  41. Hi sweety!! I've just discovered your blog and i like it very much!!
    Beautiful pictures and it is indeed an amazing post!! :)
    Tell me about my new post in the water:
    http://peaceinmyshoes.blogspot.com.es

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  42. I can't believe it started as a joke! The color combination is great on it, and the outfit fits you perfectly! Lovely look :)

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  43. I really like this, it is very "on the scene reporter-ish," I think you look great though! I haven't gotten a vest like this yet, but I've sen a lot of people waring the, :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  44. So cute! I love the bag and the yellow and green color combo! Great outfit!


    Allison

    ygtfw.blogspot.com

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  45. Mrs C, I love the lemon and olive together. Such a pretty combo!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  46. Such a cute outfit! I love that vest!
    xoxo Bethany

    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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  47. I don't think it's a bad thing you look like chrstian amanpour, I love her hahah and I think a safari vest is a closet staple :)
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  48. I actually think is my new favourite outfit of yours! If there's one thing that gets me everytime it's anything safari themed. I've been searching for an affordable khaki vest forever now. Will definitely have to check out Zara. If I ever took fashion advice from my husband, I'd never be able to leave the house HA.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  49. Looks great! Such nice proportions on the pieces all together. Amanpour-esque, of course, but definitely your own look. Fun to see the bright studs on the olive drab. I hope your friend makes her connections, and you get to enjoy her company.
    Thanks so much, again, for playing the eleven questions game. I enjoyed your answers a lot!
    Hope cool weather holds just a bit longer for you ... we're hoping for the same.

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  50. I so wanna buy the military jacket!! I'm your newest follower on bloglovin :) I'd love for you to follow my blog too. xo

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  51. Haha, the earth is definitely acting menopausal based on the weather we have! Its crazy.
    Love the military vest and chic heels :)

    Trendy Teal

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  52. Love so much the vest and the shoes!!! You are perfect for a spring day!!!
    xoxo
    www.donkeycool.blogspot.com

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  53. wow beautiful look & nice photos!
    Maybe we follow each other !?
    Let me know :)

    www.YulieKendra.com

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  54. If you're a reporter in this outfit, you're a very styling one indeed! While it does have elements of journalistic style, personally I think the elements work together beautifully :)
    xox,
    Cee
    www.cocoandvera.com

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  55. This outfit looks comfy and very practical! Love the bag. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  56. Greetings from California! Love the outfit...perfect Safari wear! But I love the Mulberry even more!

    -ileana
    www.ileanamarcel.com

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  57. Paying you a visit. Been at your blog before I remember.
    I like this outfit because it is casual and chic thrown together. I like those opposites.
    The shoes gave me a surprise... 3 hours ago my colleague in The Netherlands was showing me a photo of her new shoes on her iPhone... exactly the same as yours. Although I doubt whether they are by Coach as I don't think that brand is sold here. I will check. What a small world.
    Greetje

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    1. Hi, Greetje! Thanks for dropping in :) Zara came up with something similar to the shoes I was wearing in their SS 2013 shoe collection.. quite similar in my opinion :) I think Zara is available in The Netherlands, if I remember it well

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  58. I really like this outfit on you! Military/camo is really in right now, so I say go for it. You look gorgeous. I think the shoes are a perfect go-with.

    Cute how you and Alison are trying to figure out how to do outfit photos in the heat. I'm unlikely to have that problem, LOL.

    Sue xo

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  59. Really great outfit! Gorgeous color combination. You look as always fabulous and stylish!
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  60. I think you look awesome ... love the yellow top with the vest.
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