05 May 2013

All Black

Last week we were blessed with unexpected rain here in Dubai. It was raining the whole day and we were so happy sticking our faces out and played in the rain a bit.  It has been a while since we get to smell the rain and see the garden all green and super clean!  Coming from a country smack on the Equator, I grew up with rain everday until I moved here.  So, last week was a real treat!

The not so nice bit about rain here is that things got disrupted simply because.  The roads disappeared underwater and it took days to drain. The drainage system were clogged with sand from the storms and didn't work as efficient as it was suppose to be.  The digital internet/entertainment system (equivalent to talk talk tv in the UK) went berserk and we were without internet connection for a couple of days.  Thankfully most coffee shops here are equip with WiFi connection and we were the regulars for those days!  

On to the outfit, what would you choose from your wardrobe when you want to feel elegant and polished for the day?  For me I'd grab an all black or monochromatic ensemble and top a blazer over.  A pair of fancy killer heels to finish and off I'd go.  Not only I feel elegant and polished, I also feel comfortable and relaxed in this pairing.  Black has always been my go-to color and even if I have been a color convert for over a year (since I started blogging) it is always black that I turn to, to lift me up!









:: Wearing ::

Zara blazer
American Eagle jeans
Splendid t.shirt
Zara ankle strap sandals
Chanel handbag
Gucci belt
Vintage silver jewelry
Captain's old air force dog tag

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69 comments:

  1. Agreed on, black is a life saver! However, the colors of your heels do light the outfit up! You look very modern chic!

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  2. this is my favorite outfit of you!!!! i love the head to toe black and that necklace is actually def a statement necklace- so gorg! love the pop of color in your shoes. perfection. xO!
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  3. This Outfit was Perfect. As I mentioned it was one of my Favorites. The post is already up so stop by whenever you can & check out what everyone wore, including me. =)

    Thanks again for participating Ida.

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  4. I find black to be the most difficult color to wear head-to-toe but you make it look effortless! Of course, you know the shoes and the bag - especially the bag - are my favorite ;-)

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  5. You look smashing in all-black. I can see why it is your go-to look. Thanks for sharing the fabulous look with Visible Monday.

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  6. Interesting to hear about the rain in a climate so different than mine. You look great, black looks both comfortable and elegant. Beautiful shoes and bag. You look lovely with long hair!

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  7. Well we had sun all weekend and we were so happy!
    So welcome i tell you the sun!
    I'm not a black person, but your outfit is very nice and i like the sandals, nice touch!

    Ariane xxx

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  8. Great black outfit and look on you. Thank you for stopping by pret-a-vivre.com :)

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  9. You look very elegant and chic in this outfit. Simple yet stunning look. Like your blue-striped sandals, they give an unexpected pop of colour to this whole-black outfit.
    Here in Nepal there are no rains during winter season, sometimes there is not a single rain during 4 months, everything becomes so dull then. And when finally it rains everybody is so happy then.

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    1. Same thing here, Olga.. the neighbourhood kids were swimming in the puddles! That's a bit extreme I thought ;)

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  10. You look gorgeous. Pretty shoes!

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  11. I'm with you! This is one of my fav outfits of yours! SO SO chic! LOVE the heels, too! Ooh, and the BAG! <3

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  12. You'r Zara sandals are so cute! I've never bought shoes from there bc I fear they will be uncomfortable but I am going to try!

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  13. Very nice in black. Love the vintage dog tag.
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  14. You do look elegant and polished. I totally agree with you, black is a great staple, one you can't go wrong with. You did an amazing job of reminding us just a great an all black outfit can be. Well done!

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  15. I am a huge fan of black and always feel comfortable wearing it! You look great! And wasn't it lovely with the rain! After our years in Singapore, I do miss the rain and thunderstorms that we used to have on a daily basis!

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    1. It was nice to have the whole day of rain.. been a while :)

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  16. You look great in all black - I love the splash of blue in the Zara sandals. X

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  17. cool! :)

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    Have a nice day!! :)
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  18. So chic in all black! And I love the necklace and belt ;)

    XO
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  19. you look great in all black...and I love the pop of colour with those sandals. gorgeous!
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  21. Wow, SO chic. I'm so in love with this outfit. The little bit of blue is perfect.

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  22. Oh my I so love your outfit and you are gorgeous! Love it! Thanks for the visit too I do appreciate it.

    PS. Love the purse more hehehe!

    Kim,USA

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  23. Gorgeous look!I like how these beautiful shoes stand out with all black outfit - great idea! Have a great week dear!
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  24. You can't go wrong with all black & your look proves it to be even more true!! I absolutely love this on you, you look stunning!!
    xoAmy
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  25. You look so chic and I like that bag. Have a nice day.

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  26. I also turn to black to look elegant...and slim! I love the pop of color you added with the shoes - the little hint of black in them is perfect! You always look totally adorable.

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  27. Loving your all black outfit. SO chic! Your shoes are so cute, love the little bit of color it adds to this look.

    xo, Yi-chia
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  28. Very sophisticated. Wish I could get away with wearing your heels. They are very pretty.

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  29. Lovely outfit girl! The all black combo is great!!

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  30. thanks for stopping by my blog hun!! Your shoes here are Fabulous. The perfect pop of color with this chic black outfit.

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  31. You look stunning, dear!

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  32. Yup ... polished black basics are always great. I'm so happy that the wide variety of textures and modern fabric weights allows us to wear darks year-round. What a great addition the little colored sandals are! Your jewelry choices and little front tuck make it really current looking.
    Black seems grounding to me, and always allows me maximum confidence because I can focus on whatever it is I'm doing, rather than what I'm wearing.

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    1. Yes, somehow black give that feeling to me too.. carefree, that's the word :)

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  33. I love an all black look and the addition of those great shoes really makes it special.
    Growing up in the desert city of Las Vegas, I do know a bit about the problems that come with rain in an arid environment. There is no where for the water to go so floods can occur with only an inch or two of rain.

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    1. Yes, that's Dubai.. kind of bitter sweet when it comes to rain

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  34. You look gorgeous in black! Not many people can pull it off so well :) Love the blue shoes with it!

    xo Lulu
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  35. I love the all black look with your shoes being the pop of color!

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  36. Love the all black look! So classic chic!

    xo, Kenya

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  37. Black is classic and you are rocking it!
    Let me know if you would like to follow each other. :)

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  38. I'm an all black gal myself so I totally get it, understated effortlessness is always a winner for me. Sorry to hear about all the trouble the rain caused, I don't know what I'd do without internet!

    SDMxx
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  39. Awwww that was quite some rain Mrs. C....I also grew up in a country full of rain so I totally know what you mean. Now onto the outfit....the unexpected pop of color provided by those pretty shoes & all the other chic touches like the belt & the dog tag nailed this monochromatic outfit together!

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  40. Love your outfit!
    Love this post, your blog is great too and I'm definitely going to have to follow you now! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin'?

    Kendra
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  41. wonderful look. i love totally black outfits.
    kisses
    maren anita

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  42. Those heels added so much to your outfit !! Looking great :)

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  43. Indeed a very elegant and chic look although i would love to see just a hint of color on top as well.

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  44. All black is so chic but I love how you added the little color with those gorgeous sandals! Glad you guys got some rain and the internet is all fixed back up. :)

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  45. you look so amazing in black! love the touch of the shoes!
    kisses!

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  46. Great outfit! Beautiful shoes!

    You want to follow each other in the GFC and Bloglovin?

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  47. Ah, there's nothing wrong with an all black outfit. Black is still the predominant color in my closet ;-) even though I'm 'trying' to experiment with color.

    Love those heels!!

    Monica
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  48. Stunning in black and your fabulous heels are the highlight of this look. I really love it!

    Interesting to hear how much you welcomed the rain but also the problems it caused. I always complain about the weather but of course we don't have any extreme situations here in Germany.

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  49. this is perfect look!

    <3

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  50. This is such a chic and sophisticated look!! I love how you wore all black with a pop of color in the shoes! Fabulous!!!

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  51. You look so very chic in black. Gorgeous! Thanks for adding those pretty shoes! That one bit of colour totally makes the outfit!

    Sue ox

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  52. I see a beautiful CHANEL!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! You look amazing in this all black outfit. That pop of color with your shoes was the perfect finishing touch!

    -ileana
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  53. So elegant! I adore the idea of ankle straps in blue shads!

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  54. Lovely outfit and the shoes.....;-) a big kiss from Italy!!!

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  55. okay, you look seriously classy in the all black. i'm loving that necklace and those shoes.

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  56. I always love an all black look - especially when it involves a Chanel handbag :) You put all of these pieces together just perfectly, and the little pop of blue on your heels is a wonderful touch.
    xox,
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  57. i love the monochrome look and the dash of colour from the shoes, very classy

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  58. Amazing look! So great:)

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  59. You look so chic!! And Those shoes are just perfect, I always love a pop of color with an all black (or white) outfit. I'm so glad I found your blog, new follower here :)

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  60. We have a lot in common, I am also 40, totally agree with you regarding love to travel but hate the traveling. I will be stopping by Dubai on the 14th late night, would love to hear from you.
    Haley www.instyleforless.org

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  61. Hi dear, love your sandals!!! Kisses, Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  62. Gorgeous look, love the shoes!

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