Grey Turtleneck Sweater

I’ll be completely honest with you, I haven’t worn a turtleneck in over 4 years. I remember when they were really in and I loved them so much I’d get a whole bunch in different colors. Then one year I thought: 1. They make me look chunky, 2. They’re so unflattering and 3. I hate layering them. That’s the beauty of a trend that comes back in style, it evolves into something better.

I wanted this grey turtleneck instantly when I saw it. I loved the cutout shoulders and the loosely knit stitching. The best part is it’s so soft and light-weight that I can wear it during our cooler days in Dubai and not feel like I’m suffocating. How do you feel about turtlenecks and how would you style them this year?

xo Rania

Dubai Street Style

Mini Satchel

Cutout Turtleneck Sweater

Grey Turtleneck Sweater

Ear Jackets

Skinny Jeans, Oversized Sweater

Skinny Moto JeansOutfit Details: Grey Turtleneck: Shopmaccs | Jeans: Topshop | Nude Pumps: Aldo | Earrings: Aldo (c/o) | Satchel: Topshop (Namshi)

Photography by Mrunmayi Pandit.

Checked Cape

I knew that I needed to invest in a great cape this year, but with all the options out there it was so hard to pick just one. I finally chose this checked cape from Morning Lavender because it’s stylish, cozy and really versatile.

Capes can be worn over dresses, skirts or shorts, and even with jeans on a long flight. Since it has an oversized fit, I wanted to make sure I balance the outfit with a v-neck tank and my favorite pleated skirt. The caged heels are to add a touch of dressiness to the whole look. I am also really obsessed with my new reversible bag from Nordstrom, the cognac colors goes with pretty much anything and it’s so spacious that you can toss pretty much anything into it and just go.

Have you got yourself a cape this fall, and if so how are you planning on styling it this season?

xo Rania

Checked Cape

Checkered Cape

Checked Cape

Checked Cape

Checked Cape

Checkered Cape

Checkered Cape

Outfit Details: Cape: Morning Lavender | Skirt: Old from Zara, Similar from Tahari | Heels: BCBG, similar Vince Camuto | Reversible Bag: Nordstrom.

Photography by Mrunmayi Pandit.

Sephora Face Mask

I love a good salon facial but for the most part doing face masks at home seems more convenient. I usually stick to natural ingredients like this Dewy Skin Mask, which is what drew me to the new sheet masks from Sephora.

I wasn’t drinking enough water last week and my face got pretty dry and flaky, so I used the Rose Sephora Face Mask and it instantly rehydrated my skin. The masks smell amazing and are completely mess-free, which I love!

I’ve tried a couple of the eye masks as well, and although I’d like to tell you they will make your dark circles disappear, that’s not really the case with any product I’ve ever tried. The ginseng and lotus eye masks were both great for brightening and tightening the eye area, giving that ‘good night’s rest’ appearance.

Have you tried any sheet masks yet and if so, what are you favorites?

xo Rania

Sephora Face Mask

Step into Fall Effortlessly

At the start of a new season it can seem a little overwhelming to switch into a new wardrobe. Between pulling out the cute things we already have and deciding what we need to keep up with this year’s trends, it makes me want to throw everything out and start fresh. I will not be doing that and neither should you, here are my tips to help you step into fall smoothly.

  • It’s best to always start with the basics: a great pair of jeans, the right shade of lipstick and of course a killer pair of boots.
  • A stylish cape or blazer is a great investment piece because it can be styled many different ways. A beautiful cashmere waterfall cardigan is another versatile piece that will definitely stand the test of time.
  •  Accessorize with a trendy bag and plush scarf in neutral shades, and add some dainty jewelry for that final touch.

Keep it simple, focus on the necessities and you will certainly be ready to step into fall. I hope you liked my picks, I’d love to hear your wardrobe tips and tricks!

xo Rania

Pink Pleated Skirt

As you may already know, I’m huge fan of unexpected outfits that aren’t constrained by seasonal trends or what everyone’s usually wearing, so I had to find a way to style my favorite pink pleated skirt this fall. Navy and Pink is one of my all time favorite combinations, because it’s the perfect balance between girly and chic. I opted for a fitted sweater to give me a lady-like silhouette, and accessorized with heels and a lace clutch to make it look more dressy. You can always wear a loose cropped sweater and booties for a more boho look.

I know I’ve been gone a while, but I’m back and I have a lot of fun things I’ll be sharing with you. Last week was pretty hectic and difficult, so I needed time to recoup and focus on my health and well being. With that said, the work never stops and I’m constantly working on new content and improving The Blush Diaries for you all.

xo Rania

Pink Pleated SkirtPink Skirt for FallPink Pleated SkirtPink Asos Midi SkirtLeopard Heels

Sweater: Zara Basics | Pink Pleated Skirt: Asos | Heels: BCBG Maxazria | Clutch: Similar from Style&Co. | Lipstick: Nars Audacious in Fanny.

Photos by: Mrunmayi Pandit.

Ribbed Midi Dress

I can’t believe it’s October already! It was just yesterday I was enjoying my first Pumpkin Spice Latte over Christmas break. I know it sounds so typical but I absolutely love this time of year. Growing up in Abu Dhabi I didn’t get to experience the seasons, so my first year living in Michigan was pretty magical. Autumn leaves all over campus, my first ever snow flake on Thanksgiving and hot cocoa and Christmas jingles at the mall were all new to me. Okay, I’m getting a little ahead of myself now, but I really like to enjoy all the little things.

It’s still super warm and humid over here, so I can’t pack on the layers yet but you better believe I will on the blog hah. I’ve always been afraid of a ribbed midi dress for obvious reasons, but thank God for spanx! This dress is an amazing layering piece and can even be worn on it’s own causally as well, I’m looking forward to styling it a bunch of different ways this fall.

xo Rania Fall Neutrals

Boohoo Drape Coat

Dailychic stuck in the midi with you

Fall NeutralsRibbed Midi Dress: Daily Chic, similar from Urban Outfitters | Coat: Boohoo | Pumps: Aldo, similar from Inc. | Clutch: Similar here.

Photos by: Mrunmayi Pandit.