I’ve been a little MIA on my blog over the past two weeks or so, and I’ll be the first to admit that I have no valid reason aside from I was fundamentally disinterested in blogging and basically it has not been at the forefront of my mind as of late. My mom had been planning to take a much-needed vacation in the Philippines so she could celebrate her birthday and anniversary with my dad, and I was obliged to make the necessary arrangements for her… it was pretty exciting and an awful lot of fun but also incredibly demanding! I’ve been so distracted that I barely noticed the weeks slipping by. Nevertheless, it’s always a joy to serve my parents and see them happy together.
So, how did you all celebrate your 3 days off work? I was supposed to accommodate a handful of fun visitors over the weekend, but given that Allan and I don’t frequently share a day off, my friends and I decided to defer the slumber party to some other date so I could spend some time with the boyfriend. I know, what a spoilsport 😛 To cut the story short, Allan and I drove to Ras Al-Khaimah and visited the historic Jazira Al-Hamra which is also known as the Ghost Town. Now before I freak myself out while typing this down, it used to be a village occupied by a tribe whose main livelihood was pearling. Somewhere down the line, it was abandoned and neglected and has remained uninhabited up to this day, hence the name. I won’t pretend I know more of its history to avoid the risk of sounding like a talking Wikipedia. Anyway, we drove through narrow alleys and cautiously scouted the area before making for the ruins…
… and then we found it. Well, Allan did.
The old, ruined house is ideally situated in the solitude of the quiet village, providing a perfect backdrop for our photoshoot. Soon as we parked on the curb of the dusty front yard, I reached for the Star Of This Post in a flash.
ASOS are undoubtedly one of my favourite online shops for affordable and unapologetically cute and feminine clothes. As a change from my usual off-shoulder buys, I decided to try a slightly punchier, more dreamy dress that is possibly my most favourite yet! This is a mid-weight woven fabric dress with square neckline and open back with cross strap design that is adjustable and can be tied at the back. The skirt goes full allowing plenty of leg room… Ah, this timeless piece has easily become the belle of my summer wardrobe.
And then… it was just a matter of posing as awkward as I could manage 😀
Photography by Allan Roska