Wednesday, July 31


Going out for dinner during Ramadan always causes a wardrobe dilemma and this is the situation I found myself in last night.  I was off to dinner at the lovely West 14 and needed an outfit that was
dressy, yet conservative. It's very hard to find a modest outfit which covers your shoulders and knees, and at the same time still makes you feel glammed up and girlie.

After trying on about four different outfits I decided to be safe and opt for my maxi skirt from Koton.  The PU material is a little more glam so I feel dressed up, and this skirt is so comfortable to wear in this humidity.  This skirt is one of my wardrobe stables because it is easy to wash, no ironing required, it goes with everything - plus it is really unique.  I think Koton is great store for picking up those one off pieces that nobody else can get their hands on.

I paired my skirt with a cropped silk top from Reiss, it is really loose and comfortable which is perfect for the heat.  I am a huge fan of Reiss, it is a little more pricey then the high street but I love this brand as there is no compromise on quality.  Whenever I am wearing Reiss I always feel well polished and sophisticated, as they have such lovely cuts.

I accessorised my look with my favourite jewelry box pieces.  My gold fatima hand necklace which I had made in the souk at The Dubai Mall, my new bracelets from a small local company called The Missing Link, and my Marc Jacobs watch (standard).

On my feet, I wore a patent pair of pointed court shoes from Jimmy Choo.   I love Jimmy Choo as he makes the most comfortable shoes I could serious wear these kick all day and night without complaining.  I also need to have a lot of height when I wear this skirt, otherwise I worry about tripping over because it is so long - and that definitely is not a good look!

I had a really lovely evening, the views over looking the water with the Dubai Marina sky scrapers in the back ground are beautiful - and it is so lovely to see the sunset over the city.  It was actually really breezy last night so we took a long walk around the residents too.  I am definitely not a credible food critic, but I must say that I was not overly impressed with my meal - West 14 has a great friendly and relaxed atmosphere but there are definitely better steak houses in Dubai to visit.