Fringe Twinge

Fringe Twinge

Nasty Gal ripped tee
nastygal.com

Vero Moda long top
$47 – nelly.com

See through tank top
bodycentral.com

Black velvet top
bodycentral.com

Monki black velvet top
$20 – monki.com

Oh My Love cami top
$66 – topshop.com

Fringe jewelry
bodycentral.com

Crystal jewellery
claires.com

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I’ve been away for quite some time now and for that I apologise but now I’m back, back again xoxoxo
So, recently I’ve been very, incredibly, positively leaning towards the fringe trend. It’s fun, it’s sassy and very pro-boho chic if you pair it with the right apparel and accessories. The fringe trend has been around for decades so to suddenly highlight it now would in no way downplay its significance in the past. One of the reasons I adore it so would be due to its spread during the flapper era – 1920’s. And what’s not to love about flappers? They openly flouted social and sexual norms and did so with great style whilst listening to American jazz music. I have half a mind to base my 3rd year dissertation on flapper’s characterised in great works of literature. I haven’t even started university yet but this is just me thinking ahead as always.
How exciting is it that summer is here? It doesn’t quite seem like it but it is!
I won’t lie, my main source of excitement at the moment is the World Cup… although Portugal’s first game had me clutching my sides in pain. You do have to credit Germany for their tactical team and unified strength though. In my opinion, I think this is Germany’s year to win it.
That being said, keep Portugal in your prayers because my mother and the rest of her side of the family (including me) would be over the moon if they were to get anywhere close to semi’s. Good luck to England too!
Hope the teams you’re supporting fare well XO
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DXB |3| XO

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Maxi Shirt Dress – Original Bershka – Alternatives – Boohoo /AliExpress

Spread Winged Eagle Necklace – AliExpress

Assorted Coloured Leather Bangles – Almari

I must have changed my outfit around four times on the last day I spent in Dubai. The first of which was this gorgeous maxi shirt dress from Bershka – which has got to be one of my favourite stores ever! I first discovered the brand in Portugal around 2008/9 and I must mention that the stock they have in Portugal is better than what their stores stock in the UK. Don’t shoot the messenger cause it’s pretty true. It’s the same with Zara and Desigual – the latter in which I can’t fathom ever buying anything in (it’s almost too messy a sight for my eyes.) The reason for which however I attribute to Portugal being so close to Spain, which is where the brands mentioned above originated from so it makes sense for the Portuguese stores to get the creme de crop in terms of stock.

However I did find this item of clothing in the Bershka store in Westfield! I’ve been biding my time to wear it since December, so of course jumped at the opportunity to get it out in the sunny streets of Dubai and let it take in some air and obtain much needed attention. Don’t you adore the bracelets by the way? (I do.) The ones with the snake print are probably my favourites. They’re adjustable as well so one could wear it as an arm cuff if wanted… which I think I probably will some day soon…

Have a good Bank Holiday or in other regions cases, just a really great weekend everyone!

Nailah XO

Florals & Geek Chic

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Floral Print Playsuit – Miso – Alternatives found at ASOS & Missguided

Oversized White ShirtMiss Selfridge

Black Bowler Derby HatEbay (A steal at £3.39!)

Clare Lace up Boots – Sold Out on the BANK site! But alternatives at Newlook!

Animal Print Rimmed GlassesEbay

Gold Choker – Parfois

Faux Fur Coat – M&S (Sold Out)

I don’t really know how I put this look together (I’m in a bit of a sleep deprived haze at the moment – 27 hours and counting) but I think it started off with me finding the floral playsuit. I’ve had it for years and never really worn it but felt that I should and then I started questioning why playsuits/jumpsuits disappeared around the winter time. The answer is obvious enough but I sought out a solution and thus coupled it with the shirt. which I thought worked quite well. Then I added the accessories (not even going to mention the leggings because in this weather, they’re basically a necessity – unless you’re one of the brave ones). I won the geek glasses off an Ebay bidding war (told you guys I was starting to get addicted to them!) and I do adore them. Although my mother did tell me straight off that I looked like Ugly Betty as soon as she saw them on me. Harsh eh?

I just threw on the hat as an afterthought but thought it worked well too and then added my faux fur lover to the mix for some vintage glam. The boots were added to the ensemble because well, they’re gorgeous and super comfortable and I honestly cannot bare to part with them!

I’m not a fan of these pictures (you can see how much my eyes are crying out for sweet rest) but wanted to share the OOTD with you all 🙂

Hope everyone hasn’t had as terrible a case of Monday Blues as I have xo

Sapatos de Seaside

Lisbon-Portugal

Seaside’s shoes have been a part of my wardrobes entourage for years now and why ever not? The brand thrives on high quality and innovative products that not only look great on your feet but make love to them too. I jest you not!

Seaside’s shoes are some of the MOST comfortable shoes I have ever had the pleasure to own! They are truly amazing, breaking in high heels (Sapatos de Salto) has never been so enjoyable.

Being a Portuguese brand, Seaside has done considerably well on the international scale and have been in business for over 25 years now. In my mind I envision the head design team to be a cozy bunch of avo’s (grandmothers) who note down every idea, detail, stitch and style to pass down to later generations so as to keep on the tradition. Oh, did I forget to mention that these avo’s are incredibly stylish and are always decked out in the edgiest apparel/accessories?

I remember my first Seaside shoe; It was the summer of 2007 in Lisbon and I was twelve and on the verge of a prepubescent breakdown not knowing if the guy I pledged to love even knew of my existence and what not. My mae (mother) decided to take me shopping to get my mood out of the perpetual funk it was in at that stage and after a few huffs I let her lead me out of the house and onto the street. I vividly recall hefty cow figurines being scattered around the streets of Lisbon that year, leftovers of the Cow Parade from the year before. There was even one in front of the Seaside store in Praça de Londres, Lisbon.

The first Seaside shoes I ever bought were these huge pink imitation trainer flatform’s (Flatform’s in 2007, I was ahead of my time I know, I know.) They were my first sort of heeled shoes and for that reason I adored them. I even went home and showed them off to my crush the next day! (He may have laughed okay)

They may have been slightly odd to adorn my twelve year old feet with but I loved them and they went on to be a member of my shoe clique for years. I still had them up to two years ago until I moved to London and left them behind in Kenya (Seaside’s shoes are amazingly durable!)

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Top LeftSapato de Salto 

Top RightBotas de Salto

Bottom LeftSapatos de Cunha

Bottom RightBotins de Salto

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Top Left – Botins de Cunha

Top RightBotins de Salto

Bottom LeftConfronto

Bottom RightBotins de Salto

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Top Left – Botas

Top Right – Sapatos

Bottom Left – Sapatos

Bottom Right – Sapatos

Regardless of style – formal or sporty, modern or classic, for adults or for kids, male or female – SEASIDE follows the fashion trends and develops collections that meet its customer’s needs and expectations.

Unfortunately Seaside doesn’t have any stores in the UK (Hopefully they will one day- Envy those of you that live within distance of one) but they do deliver to Brazil and certain countries in Europe!

Shipping & Delivery
In the case of Portugal, deliveries are made within 10 working days.
In the case of Madeira and the Azores, the delivery time may vary between 7 to 20 days
The orders are shipped throughout Europe with delivery up to 30 days depending on the destination country. Delivery rates do differ and are as follows:

Delivery Rates    

Portugal
Land: 
3,75€
Islands: 8,75€

Spain
Land:
 7,75€
Brazil: 27,75€

France and Germany: 14,75€

Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, UK, and Switzerland: 19,75€

Czech Republic and Luxembourg: 24,75€

If anyone’s been put off by the delivery rates, they shouldn’t be. Great quality shoes with innovative and edgy designs suitable for all occasions with competitive and affordable pricing? Not to forget how good they are to your feet… Go get your own pair now!

The first blister is always worth it with SEASIDE 🙂