Absolutely heart this dress that was an adhoc buy from Miss Selfridge in the week. I was dashing round The Dubai Mall picking up some stuff for work when I past the store and this dress caught my eye – it was love at first sight. I think all women have soft spot for Boho style; there is something organic and romantic about the effortless look. As you can see from my previous post, I had a weekend away and I thought this would be the perfect ‘holiday look’ that is both dressy and casual. I like that combo muchly.
The dress has a cream slip with an embodied net that goes over the top. It is really comfy to wear, especially in the heat, and although it is quite casual attire – it really is a stand out piece because of its unusual layering. Underwear was a slight issue, with the fabric being so see-through you kind of her to go as minimal as you possibly can! I went for beige lace basics as I thought that to be the least obvious with minimal pinching. To accessorize, I went for an amber/orange clutch from Bottega Veneta which is a beautiful piece but admitted entirely impractical. It only gets a rare showcase when the contents consists of: a debit card, lipstick, that's about it. Maybe a post note with key telephone numbers on at a push.
DINNER AT BASILICO
That evening I trotted off to dinner at Basilico to have one of the best meals I have had of my life. Big statement I know. For start I went for burrata cheese (love), which came to the table with a bel jar covering it filled with smoke adding the most intense flavours – delicious. Then for mains, which I already feel incredibly guilty about, I had venison with foie gras pâté (awful I know). I have to say, it was amazing. The restaurant was very quite though so did lack atmosphere, which I didn’t really understand as the service and setting was lovely and although it was a la carte dining, the prices were really reasonable. Our bill came to under AED600 inclusive of a bottle of white.