Printed wide leg pants + red suede pumps | Discernment in friendship

dis·cern·ment – diˈsərnmənt/ – noun
the ability to judge well.

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My mom always told me that some people come to your life for a season and others for a lifetime. But learning to differentiate between the two can be the result of terrible backstabbing experiences and other lessons learned the hard way so to prevent such unnecessary pains, I figured I’d share 3 ways you can differentiate fake friends vs. real friends.
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Ankara maxi skirt + ruffle top | Stop trying, start doing

IMG_4126 I had to come to terms with the fact that I was an ‘organization freak’ who completely lacked self discipline. You know the type of girl whose room is neat, the girl who can tell if someone touched any of her shoes… You know, the kind of girl who uses a planner to schedule her whole life, and then accomplishes none of the things planned. Yup, that was me during most of my 20’s.  Continue reading Ankara maxi skirt + ruffle top | Stop trying, start doing

Dubai travel diary: Buffet at the Atlantis

Dinner at Dubai Atlantis (14)Gracie was able to make dinner reservations at Atlantis for all 11 of us so we headed back to the hotel to freshen up after spending the afternoon at the mall. I couldn’t wait because I needed an occasion to wear the most beautiful jumpsuit I’d ever seen which was a score from AQAQ’s semi annual sale.

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Dubai travel diary: Brunch at the Dubai Mall

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All good thing always come to an end but thankfully the memories made on this trip will last a lifetime – well at least until amnesia and old age kick in. Ha! 🙂

Dubai travel diary: Gold Souk and Jumeirah beach

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From what we understood, the Gold Souk was a flea market where they sold affordable gold jewelry and other things. So on day 6, we made it a point to spend a few hundred dollars to get nice earrings and necklaces that will last many years to come. But once we got off the metro (which was very clean by the way unlike NYC subways), we quickly realized it was a place for someone to buy affordable engagement rings and splurge on other luxurious pieces. Bummer!

Dubai Travel Diary: Boat cruise, Marina walk

Since there were so many photos to share, I figured it’d be wise to separate day 5’s day and night adventures. If you missed the first part of this post, please click here for pictures of the Dubai tour we did earlier that day. 

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Dubai travel diary: Dubai tour – sightseeing

Although we had driven to Abu Dhabi the day before, we hadn’t had a proper tour of Dubai. So a little exploration was on the agenda for day 5.
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