Hello, dear friends!
It was an interesting weekend for us here in Dubai. I have to say interesting because what happened last weekend was just something so rare! It started on Thursday morning when I received a call from my sons who were in school telling me that they were coming home. I was like "What??" Well, apparently KDHA (or the Education Ministry) had decided to evacuate all schools in Dubai and sent everybody home in order to brace for bad thunderstorm that was coming. Now, THAT was really rare.
Rare because first, we don't get thunderstorm in Dubai and second if the KDHA resorted to evacuate the schools, that should pretty much be VERY BAD right? So, we waited.. nothing. In fact it was sunny the whole day on Thursday. It must have been a scam, we thought and moved on like normal. I even called to schedule for our old sofa set that we've given away to be picked up the next day. Come that night around 1 am Friday morning, it rained. It rained so hard, complete with lightning and thunder I was awoken confused. It took me a while to figure out that I was actually in Dubai sleeping in my bed and not back in Kuala Lumpur where rainy nights like that is a norm! It rained the whole night..
As a result, this was what I woke up to the next morning..
That was the scene right outside my front gate. The garden of the house is one level up from the red pavement and during the night the water actually rose all the way into the garden! The last time something like this happened was about 3-4 years back when it actually rained non stop for 3 days and yet this scene was created within a night this time. The last picture is of the guys who came to collect the sofas around 3 pm on Friday and the water level is still pretty much the same. It rain some more on and off on Friday and boy was I excited to say to everybody in the house "Guys, use the wellies if you need to cross the street!"
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Anyway, enough with the rain and back to this week's outfit post (by the way this pictures was taken before the rain, LOL!) Leather and pearls, 2 very different characters in one pairing. I thought together they make a great combination. They both balanced each other and create a harmonious look that is not too hard or too dainty, like an opposite attract!
Leather skirts are so much in trend lately that you can find a pair almost anywhere. I bought mine from Forever 21 in winter last year and paid nothing for it. I was attracted to the simplicity and the elegant cut, as for the top, I've had it forever and was featured here on the blog many times. The pearl necklace is from LENA Jewelry, made from fresh water pearls in uneven shape and 24K gold chain. An item like this would stay in your collection forever as it is classic, versatile and evergreen!
This pairing in my opinion is chic enough for dinner or for those who dare, the office! What do you think?
:: Wearing ::
Forever 21 blouse (old)
Forever 21 skirt (old)
H&M clutch (old)
Christian Louboutin shoes