i once asked my photographer to join me shopping. and she had this weird look on her face in the fitting room as i hanged the clothes i was going to try out. i kind of thought it was coz i had so many stuff with me but midway my fitting, she asked me the question…why were all the clothes long, loose and a tad bit unflattering for someone she felt could pull off wearing all those sexy, body-con dresses. it was like i was shopping for my grandmother and not myself. i laughed so hard and fell to the floor. seriously. i knew then and there that she really did not know me that well just yet. i sat her down and said that this was my style. my personality. and that i am actually rather conservative – meaning i may show a bit of skin, but i will always try my best to downplay it. the fact that i live in a muslim country means i also need to be more considerate of their beliefs and respect their culture. besides, sexy to me isnt always short or form-fitting or boobs and butt out. there is a fine line between keeping it classy and going way too hoochie (sorry). and even if i may have a decent body type that can pull off all those sexy outfits, i prefer to keep it a little mystery there. plus those deym dresses are uncomfortable with the “i cant breathe coz my dress is too tight” and definitely unnecessary coz of the “i cant eat coz my tummy will show”.
the quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her..
anyways, because we are talking about shopping, let me take this opportunity to share a little treat this week. i am an avid fan of waiting for big sales but honestly hate running around the malls and squeezing through the crowd during those big promotions. so you can imagine by smile (it is as big as forever) whenever SHOPBOP holds their amazing sale events. i can sit back, enjoy browsing and buy what i want during the sale in the comfort of my own home. as shown here in my latest outfit post – wearing my gorgeous MLM label off-shoulder top and holding onto my MICHAEL KORS bag which i both lovingly bought during a SHOPBOP promo.
and guess what?! SHOPBOP will once again have their amazing friends & family sale event, where you can get 25% off your shopping for the next 3 days. the sale event will kick start today, 13th october 15:00 GST dubai time and ends on 16th october at noon GST. the best part?! items from the “designer boutique” and “sale” are eligible for the offer. do note that there are a few brand exclusions so make sure you check out their list for details.
all you need to do is note this code upon checkout: INTHEFAM25 (oh here is my insider tip: this code will work as early as 8am GST dubai time on the 13th)
so what are you waiting for?! i am in my pajamas this tuesday morning, coffee in tow and code noted, ready to get down to business. ive featured some of my personal favorites for you so come and join me today and lets get shopping!!
photographs captured by princess lovella
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