WIWTW: Distressed Jeans + Autumn Kimono

Hey guys! Welcome to another What I Wore This Week post, where I feature an outfit I wore during the week, the occasion and how I styled it.

It’s not even Autumn yet and it’s already cold again. I wished so hard for it to stay sunny indefinitely, but like every year, I was disappointed. It suddenly went from being too hot to stay outside to being too cold to be out of my bed.

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Event: Late lunch & Shopping

I’ve always found it tricky to dress up distressed jeans during summer time, so I had been holding out on wearing these ripped jeans from Stradivarius until it got cooler. Now, before I get into how I styled them, here’s why ripped jeans are a thing now:

-They’re so EDGY. If distressed jeans were a person, they’d be that one moody sarcastic kid you saw around in high school. They’re fashion’s way of saying: so what if I’m ripped, I’m still a pair of pants, and I’m awesome AF.

-They can be SEXY. They really can, if the rips are in the right places (above the knees, for example), your distressed jeans will make heads turn.

-They can DRESS DOWN your look. If you’re wearing a chic shirt with a pair of heels, but you’re heading to class or an evening out with the girls, ripped jeans are the perfect fit.

For this outfit, I chose to wear a pair of blush-pink espadrille flats so my shoes wouldn’t take away the attention from the other vibrant colors.

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Then I chose this grey turtleneck from H&M and paired it with my new favorite drape-cape-thingy-majiggy (what is this even called, it’s not a poncho or a cardigan?) that I got from H&M as well. I’m going to call it a cape. I LOVE capes like this because they can be worn on hot days (with a tank top and shorts) or chilly days (with long sleeves and pants). I especially love the Autumn colors, they’re so vibrant and perfect for this season. I’ll be wearing this cape with black, white, brown, grey, khaki and mustard colored clothes.

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And y’all already know about my cute black pouch from Zara, it’s half faux leather and half faux suede.

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Want my look? Check these out!

Mock turtleneck: $29.99 at H&M
Jeans: $57.00 at Asos
Cape: $34.99 at H&M
Shoes: $33.00 at Asos
Pouch: $59.90 at Zara
Lipstick: $17.00 at MAC Cosmetics

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WIWTW: End of Summer outfit with a bandeau and trousers

Hey guys! Welcome to another What I Wore This Week post, where I feature an outfit I wore during the week, the occasion and how I styled it.

After spending the weekend in Annecy with my BFF’s I came back to Lyon and it was 35°C. This is called a canicule in French, when the Sun reminds you about global warming. When you’re transitioning from Summer to Fall your wardrobe can sometimes get a little stale. So you venture out to buy last minute summer clothes, but to your shock: the sales have ended, so the summer collection is gone. You’re left with sweaters and sparkly NYE dresses. What do you do?

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You find this season’s Autumn color palette and you are bound to find t-shirts, formal tops and slinky dresses. Designers have a trick I’ve noticed: they tend to keep the summer trends that worked the most by adding Autumn colors (like rusty brown, mustard yellow, red, camel and khaki) to their Fall collection. That way, people will still buy “summer clothes” that are suitable for September.

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Event: Good-bye Party

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Friday was the type of the hot day you’d spend in your lightest undergarments in front of the fan. Except that I had to go to a friend’s good-bye party and I didn’t know what to wear, until I found this rust-colored bandeau from Pull & Bear. It’s made of light cotton material and its color is perfect for the warm pre-autumn days.

I paired this top with my comfy white trousers from Zara. They really dressed-up the bandeau, turning this into the perfect summer party outfit. Keeping the same autumn palette, I chose my beige sandal heels from Just Fab.

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And this handmade African-print bag that my mother gave me.

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Want my look? Check these out!

Bandeau: $12.99 at Pull & Bear
Trousers: $49.90 at Zara
Bag: $44.73 or €39.95 at Etsy
Heels: $59.95 at Just Fab
Lipstick: $8.99 at Milani Cosmetics

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Wanderlust part 2: Dubai, Maldives & Milan

“wanderlust ˈwɒndəlʌst/ noun : a strong desire to travel.” Yes, this is what I have and it will never stop as long as I can breathe.

First destination: Dubai, UAE

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Duration: Approximately 2 weeks
Where I stayed: Al Quoz area
Type of vacation: Family
What I loved: Shopping at the biggest malls (Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates & Deira City Centre)
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What I wish I did: Ski at the Mall of the Emirates (my brother went to Ski Dubai and loved it)
Where I ate: Al Halabi (Lebanese Restaurant): It had the best labneh & hummus bowls.
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Where I partied: GQ Club at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, a fancy cocktail-bar before midnight and an Rn’b old school hip-hop club afterwards.

Second destination: Hulhumale, Maldives

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Duration: 5 days
Where I stayed: Le Vieux Nice Inn
Type of vacation: Family
What I loved: Massages at the local massage parlour which name I can’t believe I’ve forgotten, but it’s a new one in Hulhumale about 1min away from the hotel. We tried the coconut oil massage and it was an incredible hour. Make sure to ask for Sandy!

What I wish I did: Snorkelling (we didn’t have enough time)

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Where I ate: Sala Thai, an incredibly chic thai restaurant in the capital Male. The decoration was beautiful,  the setting was peaceful and food delicious.

Where I would’ve partied: 
Subsix, a breath-taking underwater venue at the PER AQUUM Niyama resort.
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Third destination: Milan, Italy

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Duration: 3 days
Where I stayed: The Marriott Hotel 
Type of vacation: Young Couple
What I loved: Being a tourist in Duomo and shopping at Minus Much More on Viale Regina Giovanna

What I wish I did: Milan Fashion Week (we missed it because we went to Milan mid-August)

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Where I ate:
Spontini where I got a huge slice of delicious pizza smothered in hot mozzarella, homemade tomato sauce and proscuttio ham for only €4.

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Where I partied: Navigli, a lively area filled with bars that will offer you an aperitivo (tapas, appetisers…) with your drink during Happy Hours and a beautiful view of the canal.

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Tips for World-Trippers & Wanderlust

Hey guys! So as you’ve probably seen in my last two WIWTW posts and on Snapchat, I’ve traveled quite a bit this summer. I’ve always loved to travel, it’s in my blood. Everyone in my family likes to travel, especially my dad. He’s been to so many countries, you’d say he’s a citizen of the world. Side note: my dad is the most interesting person you’ll ever meet. He’s a living encyclopaedia for travels.

Before I go ahead and give you tips for traveling to Dubaithe Maldives and Milan in the next post, here’s a checklist of things that I find VERY useful to pack when I’m traveling.

Carry-on Bag / Week-end Bag Checklist

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-Passport & boarding ticket
-Wallet & keys
-Phone & phone charger
-Laptop & laptop charger
-Face & body cream (less than 100ml)
-Breath mints or gum
-Small toothbrush & toothpaste (less than 100ml)
-Small deodorant (less than 100ml)
-Basic make-up
-Sample of your favorite perfume (100 ml)
-Fragile technology like cameras & iPads
-Extra underwear
-Sweater or light jacket
-Earphones
-Fragile things like cameras, sunglasses & iPads

Optional:
-Neck pillow
-Hair brush & hair ties
-Change of comfortable clothes
-Plastic bag for dirty laundry

Suitcase Checklist

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-Everything else you need to bring including clothes, shoes, underwear & a toiletry bag.
-Small first-aid kit
-Leave a quarter of your suitcase empty for souvenirs.

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WIWTW in the Maldives: Little Black One-piece

Hey guys! Welcome to another What I Wore This Week post, where I feature an outfit I wore during the week, the occasion and how I styled it.

This week, my parents surprised us with a vacation INSIDE a vacation (inceptacation) by bringing us to the Maldives for their 30th anniversary! We stayed on the Hulhumale island, exploring the nearby capital Male and the beautiful beaches surrounding the exotic location.

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The first thing I wanted to do with my sister Safiya, was to test the waters and go swimming in the clear blue ocean.

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Event: Beach Day in Hulhumale

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Because the Maldives is a Muslim country, there are certain customs that we had to respect at this particular Hulhumale beach: no bikinis. They have dedicated “bikini beaches” and resorts for tourists, but it just so happened that our island didn’t have one yet. I had absolutely no problem with following these rules, because we were the guests. (Please be mindful of this, whenever you visit a foreign country: be respectful of their culture.)

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Every girl needs that one swimsuit that will still be flattering no matter how much vacation food she ate, and this is mine, from Etam.

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I paired this swimsuit with a cute printed cover-up from Jennyfer and my Fendi sunglasses.

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And finally, these platform sandals from H&M‘s Divided collection finished off the look. These are really confortable, but I suggest you buy one size bigger than your normal size because H&M shoes tend to size smaller than usual.

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Cover Up: $89.00 at Asos
Swimsuit: $128.00 at Asos
Sunglasses: $270.00 at Fendi
Sandals: $14.99 at H&M

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WIWTW: Printed Culotte in Dubai

Hey guys! Welcome to another What I Wore This Week post, where I feature an outfit I wore during the week, the occasion and how I styled it.

This week I’m in DUBAI with my family!!! I’ll tell you about that in another post, but let me just say how amazing it is to be with my parents, siblings, sister-in-law and baby nephew in one of the coolest cities on Earth. I wouldn’t trade it for the world :)

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Event: Lunch with friends at Dubai Marina

I know, I’m obsessed with off-the-shoulders tops but that’s because they look good on broad shoulders. Also I was feeling particularly feminine so I went for this cute ruffled top from Zara. I also borrowed my mom’s earrings she got in Beijing for a vintage feel.

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And then these culotte pants from Zara also, are to die for, because I got them on sale and they were the last pair! The floral print is so elegant, and the navy blue tassels give the vintage feminine vibe that I was going for.

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And finally my mother gave me these cute burgundy heels from JustFab that go perfectly with the burgundy accents of the culotte pants.

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Want my look? Check these out!

Top: $49.90 at Zara
Culotte Pants: $39.90 at Zara
Heels: $39.00 at Lulu’s
Lipstick: “Devotion #14” – $8.99 by Milani Cosmetics

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WIWTW: Styling an Off-the-shoulders Top

Hey guys! Welcome to another What I Wore This Week post, where I feature an outfit I wore during the week, the occasion and how I styled it.

This week’s outfit is actually from last week, when I attended Mama Shelter’s latest blogging event: Mama’s Market, hosted by three lovely French bloggers: Calie MailholLaurine Perry (The Girl Next Door) and Capucine (Capucine Spirit). Mama’s Market is an awesome event that happens on Wednesdays at Mama Shelter, where you can discover innovative brands (fashion, home decor, jewelry, art, and more) and sip a mojito at the same time! (I’ll tell you more about it in a later post.)

So I decided to go to this event with my beauty blogger friend Leila (La Pause Beauté de Leila) and this is what we wore!

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Event: Mama’s Market

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One of my favorite things to wear this summer is the off-the-shoulders trend. It’s such a feminine and elegant look, I had to get this light blue top from Zara.

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These sleeves man…

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Then I paired this lovely top with white high-rise trousers from Zara (yes, my favorite store).

And I totally found an excuse to wear my favorite heels from again, Zara.

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Finally, I finished off this elegant look with a daring black fringed bag from I don’t remember where.

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Want my look? Check these out!

Top: $35.99 at Zara
Trousers: $49.90 at Zara
Heels: $69.90 at Zara
Bag: £28.00 or $38.31 at Very
Lipstick: “Tulle” – $6.00 by Colourpop

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WIWTW: Navy Blue & White @ GAASTRA’s Fashion Show

Hey guys! Welcome to another What I Wore This Week post, where I feature an outfit I wore during the week, the occasion and how I styled it.

This week, Garde Robe got to collaborate with GAASTRA, a Dutch brand that initially sold sails (as in sailors, yes.). Over a hundred years later, the brand has now “transformed itself to an overall fashionable and functional lifestyle brand”. So on Tuesday, GAASTRA had a fashion show at the fancy Lyonnais venue Le Boudoir, organized by Sébastien Pilia and we took pictures of the event. The dress code was navy blue and white, matching GAASTRA‘s sailor heritage and all of the guests looked splendid!

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Event: “Les Voiles Blanches” Fashion Show by GAASTRA

I decided that I like culotte trousers now. I know I said I’d never wear them, but I found this pair from Zara that I think is too cute. I paired these striped trousers with a simple white crop top (that I cut from an unflattering maxi dress).

I especially like the bow detail at the front which added a little feminine touch to my outfit. Also, I painted my nails with Chanel #487 Rouge Fatal, which I never do, because I paint my nails like once a year. But I decided that I have to be a grown-up now and learn how to do my nails and not bite them off.

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And remember this little white bag from Zara? Perfect for evenings out when I just need my wallet and phone.

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I decided to go boho with my accessories, by wearing these dream catcher earrings from Zara and little silver beads in my hair.

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To finish off the look, I wore my Pull & Bear white tennis shoes.

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Want my look? Check these out!

Top: $30.00 at Asos
Culotte Trousers: $49.90 at Zara
Sneakers: $75.00 at Adidas
Bag: $39.90 at Zara
Earrings: $19.90 at Zara
Chanel “#487 Rouge Fatal” Nail Polish: $19.00 at Posh Mark
Lipstick: “Devotion #14” – $8.99 at Milani Cosmetics

Stay tuned for new outfits featured in What I Wore This Week by checking the Fashion section on my blog weekly :) Subscribe to Breakfast with the Beatles by clicking ‘Follow me by Email’ on the top right-hand corner of this page! ALSO, make sure you check out our blog  Garde Robe by Sidney and me, entirely dedicated to street-style.

SPRING – My Summer Wishlist

I recently discovered this awesome clothing and accessories website that sells over 850 brands in their online store: SPRING. I’m really lazy when I shop online so websites like this are perfect for me: it’s all in one place!

As I was browsing through their new accessories, I decided to pick out my wishlist for this summer. It’s always a good idea to plan ahead with apps like Pinterest so when you’ll want to update your wardrobe, you can just check your list! Here is my wishlist with my favorite accessories from SPRING:

Summer Wishlist from SPRING

Khaki baseball cap

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Rose embroidered baseball cap

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Eightynine NTL 014 watch

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Daniel Wellington Classic Glasgow Rose Gold

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Metal Retro Vintage Circle Round Sunglasses

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Retro Gold Metal Frame Round Sunglasses

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Oversized Graphic Yellow Scarf

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White Gold Skinny Stacking Rings

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Sullivan Slim Leather Nude Belt

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Feel free to pin these to your Pinterest wall so you can go back and find them! Also don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more fashion inspiration & SPRING to see their new collection :)