My 2016 Roundup and Top 10 Looks

What a crazy year it’s been…

Diary wearing Sarah Baily jacket, Palmer//Harding shirt dress at London Fashion Week SS17

Sarah Baily jacket, Palmer//Harding shirt dress, Steve J & Yoni P jeans. Gucci shoes.

Diana wearing Adriana Iglesias jacket, Topshop top, Madiyah ak Sharqi trousers at New York Fashion Week.

Adriana Iglesias jacket, Topshop top, Madiyah Al Sharqi trousers, Chloe bag, Jimmy Choo shoes, Miu Miu sunglasses.

Diana wears Zayan the Label coat with Tommy Hilfiger nautical shirt and proenza schouler lace up boots at day 1 of London Fashion Week

Zayan the Label coat, Tommy Hilfiger shirt, Steve J & Yoni P jeans, Chanel bag Proenza Schouler boots

Diana styles a chic sportswear look at New York Fashion Week featuring Gucci sneakers.

Zara top, Zayan the Label trousers, Gucci bag and sneakers, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses.

Diana wearing the tulle overdress trend with gucci loafers at London fashion week

Zayan the Label dress, Dior bag and Gucci loafers.

Diana wearing Mochi dress, Prada shoes, Chanel bag and Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses at New York Fashion Week SS17

Mochi dress, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, Chanel bag.

Diana wearing sportmax gucci and mulberry during day 1 of New York Fashion Week

Sportmax dress, Mulberry bag, Gucci shoes, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses.

Diana wearing a Gucci pleat shirt dress at New York Fashion Week.

Gucci dress, Dior sunglasses, Miu Miu shoes.

Storets top, Revolve trousers, Bvlgari bag, Celine shoes, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses.

Storets top, Revolve trousers, Bvlgari bag, Celine shoes, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses.

OTT, Miu Miu shoes, Dior bag, Fashion Forward, Dubai, blogger

OTT top, Steve J & Yoni P jeans, Dior bag.

My 2016 was a year of change, new challenges and new experiences. It’s also been a time of more floaty romantic pieces, balloon sleeves, plenty of off-shoulder action and slight obsession with botanical green (hence the background in the first pic!) I’m so excited to see what 2017 has in store, but for now here is a brief roundup of my highlights from the last 12 months. Thank you for supporting me, every comment I read puts a smile on my face and I can’t wait to share more adventures with you!

Mashallah Dubai!

Lets start by addressing the elephant (or shall we say the camel?) in the room – DUBAI! Without doubt our big move to the UAE after 10 years in London has been the main highlight. I never actually thought it would happen, but Kip was determined, I was resistant, so here we are and to be honest I’m so happy we braved it. If you want to know what I’ve learnt so far from living in the desert, check out this post. Of course part of my heart will always belong to London and I’m grateful to it for some of the best memories. That incredible city shaped me into a person I am today, I’ve met my best friends there and I can’t wait to pop back for a visit.

Give Me Five

I don’t normally discuss my personal life or shared many pictures from our wedding, but 2016 marked 5 happy years of marriage to an unbelievably handsome, supportive, inspiring, hard-working man of my dreams. He will hate reading this, but I am so happy to have known him since we were 13 and to have shared all these incredible adventures together.

Walkway like a Runway

Fashion week in September has been another major highlight. To do New York and London is tough but I loved meeting some of the US based bloggers that I’ve been following for ages! Attending Bloglovin awards was a big deal as I’ve never been in the room with so many inspiring entrepreneurs such as Chriselle Lim and Jenny from Margo And Me. It gave me a look at where blogging can lead and the career you can have just form being determined, focused and yourself. You can still read up on my NYFW and LFW roundups. 

And finally

I’m meeting 2017 with a sense of excitement and a determination to make it an awesome year! I don’t tend to make resolutions but I am setting goals and this is what I’m aiming for:

  • To travel to 2 new places
  • Learn some Arabic
  • Get back into playing the piano
  • Start a new phase for my blog

Happy New Year everyone, I wish you all the very best! xx


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