Dresses Ideas For Summer Engagement Parties That Will Suit Your Style

Dresses Ideas For Summer Engagement Parties That Will Suit Your Style

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There is a saying that says that you know that you are mature when you find you are attending more than two weddings this summer. I do have just two wedding this summer, but there are a lot of engagement parties going on here and there. I am so excited for my friends and I am looking to attend all of them, but then it comes to the biggest question ever, what do I wear? It is so hard to decide what to wear to an engagement party. I think planning your dress for a wedding is so much easier than planing for an engagement event. Usually, the later is a much smaller party with only close friends and family attending and sometimes it is just a gathering at someone’s home, so you can’t dress to fancy yet you can’t go with just a dress, so you need something in the middle ground and it has to be something mature just to give the vibe that you have moved from the young adult category to the adult category.

So today I have decided to share with you five dresses that you can wear to a summer event that I am sure one of them will suit your body type, your style and the occassion you are going to. Please don’t forget to write in the comments which one do you like the most.

Summer Party Outfit

Summer Party Outfit

Summer Party Outfit

Summer is here for everyone, apparently, with parties going on everywhere for everyone, but since I started training, work training, I don’t get any vacation for the first three months, which means, bummer, no summer for me. Even in a national holiday, I didn’t get a day off, so I am here in my apartment enjoying a solo day off where I can’t get any real vacation or travel to enjoy summer.

Summer Party Outfit
But I decided not to let this get into me and ruin my summer, I decided that I will enjoy my summer to the max even if I have to through my own summer parties, at least so I can enjoy the summer party outfits I have styled before summer starts.

Summer Party Outfit

This dress got the most likes on my Instagram stories and everyone wanted to know where I got it from. Unfortunately, I got it from a local facebook page here in Egypt and I don’t know where it is originally from. But I think it is from Zaful or a similar site.

When I got this dress it was too long on me, so I cut it down and I DIY ed a hair band, in this video, from the scrap and it looks so cute with it. I am obsessed and styled it with a sneaker, but it would look perfect with a sandal and a summer bag, don’t you think?
I hope you are enjoying your summer so far and enjoying all the parties coming up in your summer and see next post.

A Very Not Work Type Outfit

A Very Not Work Type Outfit

A Very Not Work Type Outfit

A Very Not Work Type Outfit

A Very Not Work Type Outfit

A Very Not Work Type Outfit

I just started work today!!!

If you have read THIS POST you would have known that I have finished college and starting work right away.  AND today was my first day at work. Mind you it was just an induction day and not a real work day, but still, it was pretty exciting to know more about the place I am working and know what I should be doing to support this place and stay out of trouble.

One of the things that were mentioned, was the dress code. You might know, or not know this by now, but I am a classic style and very feminine style kind of girl, You can check out more of the styles that I love over HERE. The reason I mentioned that it is because I don’t really mind having a very strict dress code, I would actually prefer to have one, but unfortunately for me and luckily for everyone else, we have a smart casual dress code.

They kept mentioning what we can wear and what we can’t wear and basically I am not allowed to wear revealing clothes and then I remembered this outfit and the first thing that came to mind it, wear anything that is not this outfit.

What I can wear is something that covers my assets up there, not like this dress. Something that is longer than this dress. Something that is wider than this dress and no crazy patterns like the one in this dress.

This made it pretty easy to find out what I can wear and now I am going through my closet and sorting my outfits into work type outfits and not work type outfit.

I will be sharing with you more about my work outfits in upcoming posts.

How To Change Your Style And Still Be True To Yourself

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Changing your style can be very intimidating. Believe me, I know. Personally, I don’t have a problem when it comes to changing my style. I define my style as powerful yet feminine. So, to me, I can wear anything that will give that vibe in the end. It doesn’t have to be a classy piece, I can wear something like the one I am wearing above which is not classy by any means, or the trendiest outfit I have got in my wardrobe, but it gives the vibe that I wish to be known for.

But, I see people who are close to me, that never ever change their style, their wardrobe is like the same top/outfit in different colors. That is me describing my sister and my sister in law. Thier style is great and I love it, but they complain all the time that they buy a lot of OT items, but they feel like they are wearing the same thing all over again. Honestly, that is correct. My sister has the same top in different shades, the same shoes in different colors. My sister in law buys all these fancy items from different fancy stores, but she is like wearing the same top from the same shop all the time. I also find that is the most asked question on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL is how to change my style.

Let me just say, real quick, that I don’t find any fault in wearing the same thing or the same style all the time, as long as you are okay and happy with it. I like the change and that is why I keep changing my style, but if you don’t then stay the same, it is easier and it will save you a lot of money and a lot of space. What I am trying to do is helping those who would like to change their style.

The answer is very simple actually. Define what you would like to be known for. For me, I would like to be perceived as a strong independent woman and how I can achieve this through my clothes is that I wear things that gives a powerful yet feminine vibe. I wear all the colors, I wear all the cuts as long as it suits my body. Then I look for a way to add the vibe I am looking for in my outfit.

For example, the outfit I am wearing, is pretty simple, not trendy and very oversized, not something I would typically wear, but I liked it and to add a strong vibe to it, I added the headband. It showed that I am not afraid to express myself in clothes and add trendy weird items, so it gave the strong vibe, then I added the silk underdress with the golden touches, in order to give the feminine vibe. You can take a look at the outfit I wore in my last post and you will know that this is so different than the one I went for last, but it gives the same vibe in the end.

So, wrapping this up. Define what you want people to know you for in two to three words, then build up all of your outfits to achieve this vibe, with hidden touches, not something big, but believe me it will make a difference.

Feeling Myself In This Checked Zara Dress

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I am living in ZARA’S DRESSES these days. I mean, last post and today’s post have been all about Zara’s dresses and to be honest, I think I would go back there again and get myself a couple more pairs, to enjoy this summer.

Zara is killing it this year. I remember just last summer I went to Zara and I didn’t like anything from their collection and this summer I like the entire collection. I am not sure is it because the shop at Bellevue was a bad one and this shop here in Cairo is a good one, and I can check out all the items in a good way that makes me want to buy all of them, or is it because the designers at Zara upped their game this year more than ever.  I don’t know, maybe it is simply because my style has changed a lot since last summer.

Moving on from talking about the shop itself, why don’t I let you in more about the dress. My favorite fashion blogger right now is MARY ORTON and let me tell you that she is killing it with the dresses game and this combined with my obsession with dresses, it became a dangerous combination. I remember that I saw a pic of her on Instagram in a checked dress and then found this CHECKED DRESS while I was shopping and tried it on, I loved it so much. It has all the elements that I am looking for in a dress. I mean the feminine vibe is there, it suits my body perfectly, it is so trendy and not to mention that it is the perfect hight on my shorter self.

I always find it difficult to find a dress that is below the knees that suit my body and this hight it is almost impossible, but I found it in this number and I took it back with me home. So let me know about another store that I can find good dresses to buy in the comments down below.

Burned Mustard Obsession and it this dress is from Zara

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Burned Mustard has always been an obsession of mine. I always loved this color and to find that it is one of the color trends this summer made me so happy and so excited that I can wear it as much as I like.

I don’t know whether that dresses are becoming more trendy this summer or is it because I entered this phase where I feel more like a woman than a girl, but these days I can’t get enough of dresses. I swear whenever I am going shopping, I stop at dresses and I end up buying a dress, not a skirt, not pants, just dresses. I feel like it suits my body perfectly. With this ZARA DRESS, It didn’t take me much to actually end up buying it, even though when I tried it on the first time I ended up getting large instead of small, but I knew that we were meant to be together. I decided to style it with my BLACK VINTAGE ZAFUL SUNNIES and my black pointed heels from Centre point, but oh boy I ended up liking this combination and I have more ideas for this dress and more styles, that I think I will be showing you in future posts.

For example, this dress would look amazing with a straw hat and a tan to nude sandals, don’t you think. It would look amazing on vacation, even though I don’t think I will be getting any vacation time, since I will be on probation period in my work and I won’t have the right to take time off to go on a vacation while summer, but what I can do is that I can take the end of the year off and head somewhere tropical and enjoy a couple days of sunlight in December, I like this plan. What about you? What are your plans for the summer?

Start The Summer With All White Look + Life Update

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I am starting my summer with all white look because this summer is special to me, very special actually.  I have graduated from college last week and I finished my educational journey and I am starting my career journey. If you told me four years ago that college would pass so quickly I wouldn’t have believed you, but now, looking back, it passed so quickly and honestly I didn’t want it to be done, but it was the right time for it.

Now it is time to find a job that is suitable for me. Basically blogging and youtube is my hobby, but I am not making any real money from it, no matter how I wish to be a full-time blogger, but till then I have to find a job that supports my lifestyle and now I need to look for a good job, so wish me luck.

When it came to this outfit. I have this eyelet top from ZAFUL, and I wanted to style it in a way that is so chic and unique, so I styled it with a white jeans, this one I got from Old Navy and, to have classy touch in this outfit I added this golden Aldo Slides that it was a steal from Aldo with 50% discount, so talk about a steal.  In the end, I got an outfit with my favorite color combo at the moment, white and gold. What is your favorite color combination?

What about you? What are your plans for summer? Please let me in, in the comments down below and let us have a conversation.

A Tour In My Wardrobe

A Tour In My Wardrobe

Today I will be giving you a tour of my wardrobe. I will be showing you how I go shopping and choose my outfit to be aligned with my style.

A Tour In My Wardrobe

The first thing you will notice in my wardrobe is that it has a lot of classic pieces, not so much of the funky trends that shows every season. If there is a trend I like and I want to add to my wardrobe then I look for a classic or a more classic version of it. Just like I did with the red color. I looked for a blazer since I know it will live with me a lot of time.

 

A Tour In My Wardrobe

The second thing you will also find that my outfits are all fitted, I don’t have a lot of oversized items, not because I don’t like them, but because I know that it doesn’t suit my body that much and I took a vow that I would only wear items that suit my body type. That is the main thing I am looking for whenever I am shopping. If it suits my body then it is a go if it is not, then I wouldn’t buy it no matter how beautiful it is.

A Tour In My Wardrobe

The third thing is that I try to make all of my items aligned with how I want people to perceive me. So I would like my personal brand to be a strong independent woman. That is why you will find a lot of fitted items that go with the word strong and independent yet they are also feminine with a lot of heels and beautiful garments to stress on the woman part.

A Tour In My Wardrobe

That is it you guys this is how my wardrobe goes and how I describe my style. I also shared with you some outfits to show you a sneak peek into my style.

 

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ESRAA BASSIOUNI

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Get Ready For Summer 2018 With Me

Get Ready For Summer 2018 With Me

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Hello, lovelies,

I am almost done with exams and I am almost done with college. I can’t believe there will be no summer vacation for me since I will start work as soon as I am done with college and as much as I am excited I am as afraid.

But one thing I am excited about is summer and summer clothes. It has been summer in Egypt for almost a month now where everyone is in their summer clothes and I know I am, it might not be the hottest days of summer (you can’t stay without air condition these days) but it is hot enough that I was sweating just standing for five minutes outside to take this pic. It was indeed a heat wave, but it reminded me why almost every summer I went to stay with my brother in Seattle, just to stay away from summer.

If you haven’t gathered that already, but I am obsessed with red and any outfit that has a red touch to it and since it is a big trend this season, it is a bonus. I wore this top with paper sack pants in THIS POST, but I wanted to style it in a classic look, since that what describes my style these days. I styled it with classic high waisted pants, another big trend for summer 2018. Added a belt to it, to high light the waist and added this Gucci dupe that matches the belt so well. In the end, I wrapped this outfit up with another red to it with the heels.

I wanted to ask you what is the trend for summer 2018 that you are obsessed with? Let me know in the comments down below.

I hope you found this post helpful, SEE YOU IN THE NEXT POST.

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ESRAA BASSIOUNI

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Essentials Spring Layers

Essentials Spring Layers
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You can’t survive Spring without spring layers, especially in Egypt. This spring has been crazy when it comes to weather. A couple of weeks ago, we had a shower that flooded the city or Cairo, I am not kidding you, it truly flooded the city, then a week later we had a heat wave that reached 40 and 40 something degree Celsius and now it is cold again. One day it is sunny and the next it is cloudy and hazy. The dust is something that is so bad, and actually I can survive the crazy weather, but I can’t survive the dust, it gets me so chocked out and it makes my car looks like we have been through the desert, even tho I clean it every single day.

 

For example, this shirt I was wearing on the hottest day of the heat wave and I was drenched, just because I spend five minutes outside the air conditioned mall to take the images, and now I wear it and I actually gets cold and I need a jacket. Usually I am not the type of girl who spends hours contemplating what to wear, but when I am not sure of the weather I can be thinking on end trying to find the perfect outfit to suit the weather.

 

That is why spring layers are essential for me, especially that Cairo has a desert weather with being so hot in the day time and so cold in the night time, so that is the reason why I always keep a jacket on me, to me the perfect jacket is a light weight cardigan or replace the cardigan with a scarf, both would add a layer that would keep me warm and both would fit in my bag, as I hate carrying out jackets on me.

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ESRAA BASSIOUNI

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