in recent years, i saw a huge change in the way i dressed up. i went down to the minimum basics of style. keeping things simple. classic and chic. dont get me wrong, i love trends. but i learned to incorporate what works for me, with my lifestyle and of course, my age. having matured with my personal style worked wonders for me. i have a much fuller wardrobe and it has been a lot easier to mix and match.

the classic striped shirt is one of my essentials. every woman should have it in their closet. ok. i know. they say it is not easy to pull off – coz you tend to look wider. honestly? i think it just depends on how big the lines are. how you pair them up. and well,  how confident you really are about yourself and your body. the striped shirt works with everything. and i mean everything. from skirts, to shorts, to pants. to mix-matching florals, and other prints. down to your good-old denims. and paired with any color from the rainbow. plus it never goes out of style. which means it will last you a lifetime. ok, i may just be pushing it. do buy a new one every now and then, ok?

anyways, i recently captured some of dubai’s fashion bloggers for MARLA LONDON featuring their aw15 collection. check out the teaser video and stand by for the full post coming up soon. each girl got to pick their favorite bag from the latest collection and we surely had a fabulous time together. cant wait to share the final photographs so you can check out some of the other bloggers from out here, who totally rock in their own special way. i love seeing how different we all are in our personal style (clearly shown in our bag choices too) plus i got to catch up with everyone again. we bloggers out here in the sandpit have a great support system and surely share the love as much as we can by coming together for great projects like this.

oh, and since i was the official photographer for the campaign, i was not in the actual shoot. so kinda did my own here (a little more street style) featuring my brand new MARLA LONDON bag from the AW15 collection. they will be available in the market this coming september.

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BANANA REPUBLIC shirt | MARKS & SPENCER skirt | MARLA LONDON bag | ZARA hat | ZARA shoes | MICHAEL KORS sunglasses

photographs captured by princess lovella