Life Lately

Sauce on the Sea Donut FloatI finally took my Donut Float out for a spin, and now I have my eye on a few other cute pool accessories.

Jewelry, Charity, Mint, TranscendAdriana, the founder of Little Words Project reached out to me about her lovely business and their positive message. I chose Transcend as my word of the moment because it encompasses many things. I hope that it will be a daily reminder to be fearless and overcome all challenges and obstacles.  I would also like to surpass my own expectations of myself, and let love and kindness be my guiding lights. Once I’ve taken all the strength I need from this bracelet, I would pass it on to someone who needs it more. These ‘sisterhood’ bracelets come with a numbered tag so you would be able to track their journey after you’ve given it to someone else!

How to be ParisianAnyone interested in starting a book club with me? I always start a book and don’t end up finishing it. Ocassionally I’ll start a book that I get super obsessed with and can’t put down. How To Be Parisian has been cute so far, hopefully I’ll get through it all.

PeoniesI found these beautiful peonies while grocery shopping today and couldn’t believe they’re available in Dubai during the summer! I love keeping flowers around the house and can totally guarantee you’ll be in a better mood if you do the same.

Pink SummerThere’s no end to my love of pink and a cute hat, and so many of you loved this outfit I thought I’d link for you the items that are still available or similar options. Xo

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Summer Prints

If you’ve been thinking about experimenting with some fun and bold prints, now’s the time to do it. The thing about printed pieces is they may seem limited to a season, so I usually wait for a great sale and invest in a few outfits or accessories I can enjoy all summer long. Nordstrom’s anniversary sale starts on July 17th, but they opened early access to card holders today. I’ve linked my top picks below, happy shopping loves! Xo

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Snaps from Chicago

Navy PierI haven’t visited the windy city in years, so during my recent trip to Michigan I decided to go with my family and explore Chicago like genuine tourists. The architecture in this city is magnificent (see what I did there?) and the Navy Pier was truly dreamy. It was an amazing couple of days I got to enjoy with my parents and brother, and I really tried to stay in the moment rather than take thousands of pictures the whole time. I hope you like seeing the city through my eyes and feel inspired to visit it one day. P.S. any other Divergent fans recognize the ferris wheel? Just me? Xo

Ferris Wheel

Navy Pier The Bean

Magnificent Mile

Lake

Skydeck Chicago

Bardot Dress

rania flowers-30How many pretty dresses are really enough? I’ve learned that you can never have too many. I’m always in search of a feminine fitting dress in a new color I don’t already have (or one I have too much of) as well as dresses for different occasions. This off-shoulder Bardot dress from Asos is perfect for spring/summer showers, weddings or day-time events. What’s the one piece of clothing you always love to wear?

rania flowers-9 rania flowers-1 rania flowers-10 rania flowers-39 rania flowers-26 rania flowers-42rania flowers-12Dress: Asos, also love this one here and here / Shoes: Similar Here

Gladiator Sandals

Well folks, it’s officially summer in May. I realize that I mention the weather all the time, but it definitely impacts my style and what I can or can’t wear. I don’t know about you but I’m ready for cute shorts, bright-colored bikinis and lots of boho accessories.
I’ve loved the gladiator sandals ever since I laid eyes on Kourtney Kardashian wearing them years ago. There are so many different styles out there, and whether you like them strappy or chunky, in gold or in black they are an easy way to dress up a summer outfit. I found a gorgeous variety of options, check them out below!

xo Rania

Gold Gladiator Sandals

Blush Vest

Blush-vest2Tee: Zara / Vest: Forever21 / Shorts: Old, Similar here / Gladiator Sandals: Here, here and here.

Top it off

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The right accessory can make any outfit pop and hats are really in this summer. I love a wide straw hat during the day or for the beach, while a wool floppy hat is a glamorous addition to any look. Adding a small straw hat to shorts and a tee can give a sexy yet effortless beach vibe. Check out my favorite hats for summer below.