Here's to another amazing find that you absolutely must bid on! Eletric blue is once more one of this season's colors. What better than a gorgeous electric blue handbag to create nice little contrasts in your summer looks. Hurry up and log into The Fancy Bid to get a chance at winning this beautiful piece. Tomorrow's the deadline!
Look 1: Color-blocking all the way!
I am wearing: white denim from Page jeans, coral top with a V-neck from Dior, green emerald pumps from Christian Louboutin, Saint Laurent Paris electric blue purse now available on www.thefancybid.com
Look 2: Monochrome with a contrast
I am wearing: black and white jersey dress from Zara, Gianvito Rossi pumps, Chanel earrings, Chanel mirrored sunglasses and Saint Laurent Paris electric blue purse now available on www.thefancybid.com
Look 3: All black with a splash of blue
I am wearing: black pants with a white line from Bel Air, black top with lace details from Marc by Marc Jacobs, black heels from &Other Stories, statement necklace from Zara and a Saint Laurent Paris electric blue purse now available on www.thefancybid.com
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With the summer season and the explosive festive month of August coming ahead, there’s never been a better time to be savvy about shopping in the sales. It’s not always about spending less, but making your money go further! Just like any woman out there, I LOVE sales so it's time to know how to shop it right!
I want to start today's post 4 main tips to guide you during your sales shopping:
- Be Open to Ideas: always be on the hunt for new brands, new styles, different items.
- Buy Classic and Statement: sales are good opportunity to get a grasp of the hit statement piece of the season or to actually complete your closets with basic items that you need.
- What about an Update? Always update your wardrobe, not only from a season to another. Invest in better fabrics, more flattering cuts.
- Plan ahead: there’s always the risk of something you don’t really love (because of the low price) or that you don’t really need. All you need is to actually have in mind what main pieces you’ll need in your closet to continue the season.
A couple of days ago, I dropped by ABC Achrafieh for my summer sales' shopping. And I have to say that I've spotted a lot of items that you absolutely must go and try on. I tried to target statement items, bold colors but also classic clothing staples that every woman needs in her wardrobe.
While you discover my selection below, you will see that I went from statement items like a coral Sandro dress to very original Iro printed harem pants or very sexy shorts (with florals or in metallic shades) and a couple of colorful clutches for you to transform your summer looks!
Discover my Top 15 items that you can currently shop at ABC department stores:[caption id="attachment_15078" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] black and white printed harem pants - Iro[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15079" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] maje - red top with peplum[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15080" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] Casual printed t-shirt - Maison Scotch[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15081" align="aligncenter" width="1481"] metallic shorts - Berenice[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15082" align="aligncenter" width="1003"] floral printed shorts - Berenice[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15083" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] ba&sh - black top with sheer details[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15084" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] Cosmoparis - black and gold sandals[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15085" align="aligncenter" width="1094"] green clutch - Olga Berg[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15086" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] royal blue clutch/cross bag from Olga Berg[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15087" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Coach red purse[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15088" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] Coach pumps[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15089" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] Coral dress - Sandro[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15090" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] patchwork printed jeans - Iro[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15091" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] Claudine Pierlot black dress[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15092" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] Kenzo blue printed dress[/caption]
Hurry up, during sales, every day counts!
Pictures taken by Dana Jaafar, currently an intern at larmoiredelana.
First, I have to say how excited I am about the new project of ABC Verdun. I believe it's really going to bring a nice change in this area of Beirut that I visit on a daily basis. The more the shopping destinations in town, the better!
To celebrate the start of Ramadan, ABC Verdun organized with Ajialouna (NGO dedicated to support education, health and social activities) an inaugural event that was held in Verdun street. Verdun Street definitely is one of the most dynamic streets in Beirut and I love the way it embraced the spirit of Ramadan with the bewildering decorations specially arranged by ABC Verdun for this occasion. The festival which took place in Verdun displayed a collection of cultural, religious, and family-oriented activities designed to cater to the entire family. Visitors enjoyed exciting activities including Darawish performance, Fayha Choir, Hakawati, live music, Koudoud Halabia in addition to a distinctive exhibition space featuring authentic Lebanese gourmet foods and delicacies, hand crafts, art and calligraphy along with corporate stands.[gallery ids="15064,15065,15066,15067,15068,15069,15070"]
I really loved seeing ABC Verdun launching this new concept of Ramadan celebrations. Personally being a lover of the holy month myself, I always like to see such initiatives, especially when linked with great and active NGOs like Ajialouna. Visitors to the festival has been enjoying the special street decorations during the holy month. Also and as part of this initiative, Ajialouna and ABC Verdun are donating samples of clothes and daily Iftar meals to kids and less privileged families. Nothing more beautiful than that!
In a country like ours where instability can sometimes be destabilizing, it's always beautiful to celebrate together the diversity, beauty, solidarity and true essence of this blessed month.
Last but not least, this first activity by ABC Verdun is extremely promising for what the project will offer us when it's officially opened. I'm just too excited to see the heart of Beirut enjoying a new shopping and lifestyle destination. It simply gives me hope :)
I always love the idea of adding a little twist to my outfit. Imagine how beautiful it gets when this little touch is simply a vintage item. Although there has been a huge vintage craze ongoing for a while, a lot of people still don't appreciate it. I believe it's an acquired taste. A lot of people still prefer adapting to the current trends. There's nothing wrong in always being after the latest styles but the ultimate styling secret is to always try to create contrasts. In Beirut, whenever I need a little vintage fix, I rush to Pastel Boutique. Recently, I can't get over how much I'm loving statement vintage earrings. They take a simple outfit to a whole new level.
I am wearing: pretty little embroidered dress, green emerald snakeskin purse by Pastel Boutique, my meringue a l'or rose sandals from my collaboration with Poise Design, vintage mirrored sunglasses and (fabulous!!) YSL vintage earrings (#larmoiredelanaforpoise).
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Everyone craves a much needed vacation. But the worst part of any vacation, other than it always ends so soon, is the moment when you open your bag at the hotel to find wrinkled outfits and spilled toiletries. Thankfully a lot of experienced travelers have shared some amazing tips that will help us pack smarter this vacation season.
Wardrobe: Lay your clothes out ahead of time to make sure you have everything you need but don't actually pack them until shortly before you're ready to depart. That way you'll minimize the time they spend squeezed up in your suitcase. On the other end of your trip, be sure to hang up your clothes as soon as you arrive in your hotel.
When it's time to lay your clothes in your suitcase, don't fold each item individually. Keep delicate clothes from wrinkling by folding them around cushiony items like sweaters and knit shirts. Place the top half of a pair of pants in your suitcase, for example, smooth a sweater over that, and fold the pant legs up over the sweater. Never fold clothes more times than is necessary to fit them in a bag. Also some travelers swear by tissue paper or plastic as a buffer between layers of clothing.
Space utilization: Fill the corners of suitcases with clothes rolled into little sausages. This way you can distribute lots of items evenly throughout a small bag. Though this method saves a lot of space, it is best suited for heavy-duty fabric items.Shoes: To protect shoes from scuffing and being crushed, stuff them with tissue or socks, and slip them into fabric or plastic bags. Toiletries: Buy travel-size cosmetic bags for your toiletries, regardless of the length of your trip. This includes your makeup remover, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. always double-bag them, first in the cosmetics bag, then in a plastic shopping bag. You definitely do not want a leak in your luggage. Some other handy tips: - Leave some space in your bags for some travel shopping -Always write down a check list before packing - When packing hats, fill the head space with some socks to stop it from flattening - pack some shopping bags for dirty items on your return trip Do you have your own packing secrets? Don’t hesitate to share them with us! This post was compiled by Jana Ezzeddine (interior designer), you can email her on email@example.com if you have any questions or to suggest new topics. Fashionably yours, Lana xx