When I started looking for quotes to start this off……one kept popping up under my Google search and one which definitely resonates with the vibe of the whole post:
“Surround Yourself With People Who Get It”
Five mums – Nessa, Helen, Simone, Kaya and me – bloggers, wives, friends, fashion and beauty lovers, all let loose on a Saturday evening at the fab Jetty Lounge at the One and Only Royal Mirage on a school-night. What were we thinking? Well we were mainly thinking after finishing about 25 cocktails between us……..when are we doing this again?
How did this all come about I hear you asking and what were we there for?
I have to hand it to Instagram and the power of social media firstly for bringing us all together. The gorgeous Nessa (co-curator of the fabulous Dreaming Always website where a love of style, travel and motherhood is shared under one platform and who has recently just moved to Dubai – (read all about her emotional move over to the desert here)- got in touch with us all last year before the big move and I suppose you could say, we’ve been friends ever since. Dreaming Always is about bringing like-minded women together to share our love and struggles of motherhood, our creative interests and passions, some ‘time-out’ from being busy mums – hence where the ‘mama-meetups’ come in, give support to each other and just have a laugh. And a laugh with some cocktails…..we certainly had! If only we all didn’t have to get up the following morning for the school run etc………..
So what do you wear to a glam-hang-out with five very stylish girls?
You go to Zara of course like I did and buy all of the things! My outfit of choice for this little get-together was a midi-length gingham skirt – read all about my love of gingham and the biggest trend for SS17 here – a slogan t-shirt with the word ‘GANG’ across it coz obvious reasons he,he, a cute embellished pineapple bucket-bag (which broke by the way – not impressed Zara!!!) and a pair of bright yellow comfy suede mules from H&M. I also glammed it up with a pair of yellow H&M tassel earrings and my fav Céline ‘Catherine’ sunnies.
I loved this outfit coz it’s me. I love all things midi-length these days and I love playing ‘dress-up’ with slogan tee’s. Plus……I’m living in mules at the moment mainly coz they’re so comfortable, I can walk in them and they just go with everything. They better not go out of fashion any time soon!
So this is us…….five normal girls just having a laugh on a hot afternoon in Dubai and secretly planning our next ‘Mama-meetup’. One thing I must add though, the fab Claire Stafford – who is an amazing photographer totally put us at ease as you can probably tell and I think I can speak for all of us when I say, we’re not lovers of the whole ‘
posing like you own it’ thing! You can read Nessa’s lovely post about it all here as well as Simone’s fab take on it here also.
Zara gingham skirt – buy here
Zara ‘slogan’ tshirt – buy here
H&M yellow mules – buy similar here
Zara Pineapple bucket bag – buy here
H&M tassle earrings – buy similar here
Céline ‘Catherine’ Sunglasses – see similar here
I’ve mentioned on a previous Instagram post how ‘your vibe attracts your tribe’ – and if my vibe can attract girls like these into my life, then I’ll take it and run with it! I’m happy to call them good friends and know that we’ll always have each other’s back during the good and the bad times – after all, thats what friends are for. More importantly you need good people in your lives whilst living as expats in a foreign country…..here – your friends are your family. #truth
As always, thank you for stopping by my little blog, hope you enjoyed this one and until next time…………
Sláinte (cheers in Irish)