I’ve been missing…plus my solo trip to Dubai Feb 2022

It’s been nearly three years since I’ve written a blog post. I know it’s shocking right? I was surprised myself when I had a look at the date of my last post. What’s the reason for my absence? As my close friend would say “life be lifing” and I’ve been living life offline. The truth is, it takes intentional effort and commitment to consistently keep writing and creating content for your readership, alongside a full-time job, and personal commitments to family, friends and participating in recreational activities. I’m learning not to be too hard on myself where I fall short on creating content. There will be times where my consistency may drop, and in my view that’s okay. Sometimes you need to take a break and tap out of the online sphere, because there are things that need to be done and need to be achieved offline too! Also, in the time that I’ve been offline, there are things that I’ve worked towards and achieved that I’m extremely proud of. So now that I’ve explained why I’ve been missing in action, I guess it’s only right for me to move onto today’s topic of discussion – my solo trip to Dubai last month.

I love travelling and wish to travel more (time and finances permitted). I love travelling with family and friends, but since turning 30, and taking a few trips alone, I’ve found that I very much enjoy travelling alone. Let’s be honest, it’s easier. There’s no need to set up a WhatsApp group and figure out who within your circle of family and friends is available and up for a trip. You can literally just pick a destination, book your flight, hotel and transfer, and that’s it. You’re done, and off you go!

I had planned to do a lot of travelling from 2019 onwards, but the global Covid19 pandemic wasn’t shorted lived and is still very present, but we are learning to live and navigate life in its presence. With the ever-changing government rules regarding your vaccination status and the cost of Covid19 testing (pre and post travel), I was put off from travelling. However, with the realisation that Covid19 and its variants will be with us for the foreseeable future, I’ve decided (dependent on the advice from the government and health specialist) to travel where I can. Life is far too short and I’m keen to see more of the world that exists outside of the United Kingdom.

Dubai was amazing. The weather was good (about 25 degrees Celsius, which is perfect for me), and the atmosphere was peaceful. I needed the break, especially after an extremely busy season at work. I stayed at Jannah Place Dubai Marina Hotel. The location is great. It’s really close to Dubai Marina Mall; this is important for those with a passion for fashion and food like me. I even managed to bag myself a new pair of stonewash jeans from H&M, but that’s a blog post for another day. In case I forget, the pictures were taken at Five Palm Hotel, Jumeirah Dubai. I spent a few days there and treated myself to a spa day, as it was highly recommended by a friend. This hotel is amazing, and I will be returning there at some point in the future. Check them out if you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Dubai. You will not be disappointed.

Clothing and accessories:

Black swimsuit - from a store in Cyprus

Yellow ruffle skirt - H&M

Earrings - Oasis

Watch - Armani Exchange

Sunglasses -Warehouse

Black sandals - New Look

Orange swimsuit - Shein

Hair stylist:

Princess Preprah

Summer is here. Ladies are you ready?

The summer season has officially commenced. Ladies are we ready? There are so many colourful pieces in stores at the moment. Arguably, it’s best to walk by without taking a sneaky peak, especially when you know deep down that you don’t actually need anything new. Well we don’t necessarily have to wait until there is a need to buy right? Sometimes we just want to give ourselves a treat, especially after all the work we put in during the week in our 9-5 jobs (or even later, depending on the industry you work in). And on that note, today’s outfit of the day is filled with colour. I’m loving this green blazer from Zara that I’ve combined with orange high heels and accessories. I’m all about colour, so the coloured body suit is a bonus for me. I think this is a great outfit for a lunch date with your girls or a special friend. You can tone it down by leaving the blazer and high heels at home and wear a cardigan and some flat sandals instead – a perfect piece for a picnic or a walk in the park. And yes, before I forget, I do love a hair flick!

Green Blazer – Zara
Orange necklace – The Art Centre, Accra, Ghana
Coloured body suit – Zara
Jeans – H&M
Orange Bag – River Island
Orange high heels – New Look
Photography - @matsitek

Outfit of the day: Red Leather Trench Coat

It has been a minute ladies. I know. My only excuse is that life gets in the way. Forgive me for my absence. Okay, now that I’ve been forgiven, we can talk clothes and more clothes – the more exciting stuff. Today’s outfit of the day is this red trench coat combined with red ankle boots.

This look has been inspired by a friend, who I recently met up with. She was wearing a bright red jacket which had been personalised (click this to see where it was from) and I loved how it looked on her! In all honesty, this is one of my favourite outfits of the year. The red is popping!! I was in two minds about combing the coat with my red ankle boots, but in my view it works. I must say, I'm feeling like a bold super model on a runway, ready to take on the world.

In all honesty, this is one of my favourite outfits of the year. The red is popping!! I was in two minds about combing the coat with my red ankle boots, but in my view it works. I must say, I’m feeling like a bold super model on a runway, ready to take on the world.

Depending on the weather, you can wear this coat with a black short sleeve top and leather skirt. And if you’re not in the mood to wear a skirt, you can put on a pair of black and white checked trousers with a hint of red – as if the red trench coat isn’t more than enough! You know I’ve got you. Outfit details below!

 

Earrings – River Island
Red leather trench coat – Top Shop
Checked trousers – Top Shop
Red ankle boots – Office
Photography @matsitek

 

 

 

Spring is here: Outfit of the day

I think it’s fair to say that the month of march has been so good to us. There were times when I questioned whether we are actually in spring or whether the summer season has commenced. I don’t know about you, but the bright sun is getting me all excited (ignore the serious look on my face in this photo – I was in the girl boss mood when I took this picture!). To welcome the start of spring, I’ve opted to wear a bright yellow blazer with black shiny vinyl leggings and high heel shoes – perfect outfit for a night out with the girls.

Wig - @miamor.ma
Yellow blazer – Top Shop
Black vest – Primark
Black shiny vinyl leggings – Top Shop
Black high heels – Dorothy Perkins
Photography - @matsitek

Outfit of the day: Crop Faux Fur Jacket

So, we’ve made it past cold old January. Yes! All we've to do now is plough through cold old February. This week we have seen both rain and snow, but we are not fazed by the harsh weather conditions. We are still going to turn up in bright colours. Well I know I am. Today’s out of the day is this gorgeous fuchsia crop faux fur jacket, teamed up with a yellow and black polka dot crop top, black leggings, and black and purple high heels. I don’t know what it is, but I feel so empowered when I wear bright colours when it’s cold and dull outside. Fuchsia appears to have a special place in my heart at the moment…not quite sure why. Anyway, I’m committed to staying warm in this weather and this faux fur jacket hasn’t failed me thus far. February, I’m ready for you.

Faux fur crop jacket – Mango

Crop polka dot top – Zara

Black leggings – H&M

High heels – Zara

Photography - @matsitek