05 January 2014

New Year's 1st post! - Military Inspired Pants

Happy New Year, everyone!  Hope all of you had a blast last on the eve of 2014. On this side of the planet, we had a wonderful, small and intimate celebration at my house with some friends and family. At midnight we all adjourned to my rooftop bracing the relatively 'cold' night (about 15 degrees) for the spectacular New Years's Eve firework display from Burj Khalifa. We are lucky to live in the shadow of the giant building that allowed us he clear view of the display. 

The display lasted a full 6 minutes followed by another display that broke the Guiness World Record as the biggest and longest firework display. It ran from the Atlantis Hotel on the Palm all the way to Port Rashid and since we are also a block away from the beach, we got the best view of that too. I took a video but somehow it didn't load when I try to share it here.

Now, back to the outfit post this week, I am pleased to announced that I finally found the perfect military inspired a.k.a. camouflage pants that I've been looking for.  There were many in the market but they were mostly the jeans type. I was looking for the loose cargo/utility or pants type and after a long while of searching, this pair came along.  I found it on Shopbop and it was on sale! 

I love the slouchy look and the feel of the material. They are perfect for travel or even to run around in  while doing errands. If any of you are interested in buying this pair, know that they run big, so do size down if you do not fancy the baggy look. I am normally a 27/28 jeans size and I ordered a 26 and achieved the slouchy look I was hoping for.

:: Wearing ::

Joe's Jeans military pants ((now on sale!)
Bop Basic tee (old)
Aldo booties (old)
Prada bag (very old)
Self-made leather bracelet ((DIY tutorial here)


  1. Your outfit is just perfect.


  2. Great outfit and happy new year again! We went out to the desert between Layan and the Ranches and saw Burj Khalifa but unfortunately did not see much of the Palm! You've got mail, hope to see you soon! xxx

  3. Those pants have the perfect amount of slouchiness...love them! They are great with the tee and booties.

  4. I adore the slouchiness of this outfit, gives it such a casual chic vibe. So my son tells me over the weekend that he wants to take a graduation trip to Dubai. I got a kick out of that! Looks like a very fun place to visit.

  5. Hi Mrs C, I think you look really good in this pair of pants! I love Shopbop too but I only buy stuff when they're on sale. :)

    xo Jo


  6. Beautiful photos! I love your army pants - you really know how to rock camo! I especially adore your boots, they're the perfect accessory! So effortless.

  7. Great pants Mrs. C and your boots are so cool with them. You have an inspiring style I enjoy seeing!

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  8. Those pants look soo comfy! I love how you styled them with the cute booties!

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  9. I like the slouchy camo pants and the more subtle print!

  10. I heard those fireworks were amazing. Love your pants.


  11. Love the boots& the whole look! Happy New Year, my dear!:X


  12. What a wonderful outfit. Love every peace of it, but the pants most of all! :)

    Have a wonderful week
    greetings from Germany

    Dana :)

  13. I hate camouflage clothes. A personal thing. But this is the third time I see an outfit with camouflage print which I really like. Am I changing? Or do you just know exactly how to combine it right? Anyway: really nice.

  14. Happy New year Mrs. C!!! You are looking fierce in your camo pants! I definitely need to invest in a pair! Love the slouchy feel of yours! Super cool outfit:)!

  15. Happy New Year to you !!! Another great outfit Mrs C !

  16. Happy New Year!! And I love this travel look! So effortlessly chic. Those pants were seriously made for you and they have the perfect amount of slouch!


  17. Happy New Year my friend...that was a grand fireworks display coming from one of richest nations on earth. Is it just me but I think you are losing weight???!!!! You look definitely GREAT!!!!


    1. I put back on all the weight I lost during the holiday season.. can't escape all the good food! Sigh.. at this age it is hard to loose weight but so easy to pile on!

  18. Hey Mrs C thnx so much for stopping by! Love that military look! Plz let me know if u want to follow each other! Greetings from Frankfurt to Dubai. xo, Sabina OceanblueStyle

  19. Nice look. Simply and casual. I like very much your pants!
    Eni K.



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