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The perfect little black dress.

Charlize Theron stopped heartbeats at this year’s CinemaCon. She wore a little black dress with some sexy cutouts by Dion Lee.

I would definitely kill to own a dress like this. Won’t you?

the front

the sexy back

the hot, strappy heels. Ankle straps are perfect for skinny ankles like mine.

Also last April, Kim Kardashian was seen flaunting with diamond-studded gold earrings with Kanye West’s initials. I am in love with how they are very personalized and very unique at the same time. I would love to make my own when I have extra money.

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Trick or treat?

TREAT!!!

As I have said, this year’s Valentine’s Day will be my first time since birth. I am a late bloomer, I guess. πŸ™‚ But it was worth waiting for 26 years. After a long 15-hour flight from Sao Paolo to Dubai, I found these waiting for me. They are the biggest roses that I have received in my entire life too.

We had a date by the poolside under a clear but almost starless night sky, Bossa Nova music, heart cutouts sprinkled on our table,Β  a whole bottle of Champagne, a special person in front of me, lovers all around us and some lonesome hotel guests watching us from their balconies.

The night was wonderful so husband, thanks to you. One day, I will surprise you too. And it’s going to be a good one.

We were booked on a date that night in here. Shades Bar, The Address Hotel at Dubai Marina Mall

Shades Bar, The Address Hotel at Dubai Marina Mall

GETTING READY FOR THE NIGHT

He finally got to wear the bow tie that we bought a year ago from Folded and Hung.

I gave this cufflinks to him on our wedding day.

He’s got junk in his trunk, yeah.

The sizzling menu on my plate tonight

MRS. PARAS

Some of my favorite things that can be found on my vanity table.

If you are not sure what color of shoes to wear, go nude. Nude-colored heels will look good on anything.

The things a girl will do to look good on a date.

My good ‘ol watch

2 hours later, I am good to go.

Another good 'ol trusted friend, my leather jacket that I bought on a bargain somewhere in Nottinghill.

Ready for dinner. And very excited too.

Our building, Art XII

We have arrived.

The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina Mall

Dinner by the infinity pool

outdoor bed

bubbly for my bubbles

We downed a whole bottle for the night.

9 dishes for the night

They say about shoes, "If it ain't hurting, it ain't working." That was partly true for tonight.

Shades Bar

1st dessert for tonight. Second dessert was me.

We stayed a little longer and smoked mint-flavored shisha.

Can you spot me?

Two very satisfied customers. While waiting for by the ladies’ restroom, he already made a long conversation with a Russian man who was also waiting for his two dates. It is good for me that my husband is uber friendly because then I wouldn’t have to. πŸ™‚

My restroom photo. If only they can set up the same lighting in all dressing rooms.

cute purses by Ted Baker

Don Ricardo Paras Jr.

Happy away and happy to be home too. Dress by Topshop. Shoes by Charles and Keith.

My swag from our Vday date.

Thank you husband for indulging me in my top worldy sin--vanity. πŸ™‚ Mwah!

A very disappointing movie that annoyed us too much we had to stop it after 20 minutes into it.

Culminating the night with steaming cup of organic tea from South Africa, a sweet kiss and much much more. πŸ˜‰

 

P. S.Β  This year is a leap year. Just so you know.

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Temptation.

SHOPPING DAY AT MALL OF EMIRATES.

I can resist anything but good books, Facebook, my favorite television series, new sexy underwear, end of season sale, shiny and expensive things, any reason to dress up and doll up, a few more minutes after the alarm goes off, and an irresistible pair or two of brand new shoes on sale. These among other things. πŸ™‚

I AM SO GUILTY!!! But I am happy so it is okay.

And this day was all mine.

Thank you Steve Madden.

…I put on a new pair of shoes and suddenly I am okay…

I finally got a pair of riding boots.

My new favorite. they are very comfortable on the feet too. I have seen something very similar in Jennifer Aniston about three years ago. Since then, I never stopped looking.

A sweet pair of kitten heels that I bought for myself and my sister.

A pair of rock and roll that comes with a kiss.

Beauty doesn't have to hurt. This has got to be the most beautiful pair of leather shoes that feel like heaven on my feet.

Traincase love, anyone?

What better accessory to complete the outfit with than a smoking, yellow Lamborghini. πŸ™‚ #Dreaming with my eyes wide open.

MY GROWING BOOTS COLLECTION

Found a safe haven for my wedding gown. 85 dirhams only at Centrepoint.

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New address.

My shoes are moving out. Well, we have actually moved out. But, the feeling has not sunk in completely. A little bit in here and over there are still a cluttered mess, especially my laptop. And that is one major reason for my long absence from my word of blogging. I don’t feel like working when things are not in their proper places. It gives me enough reason to procrastinate, given that I am always looking for one. Hehehe.

To my shoes on the left, this is my final good bye. You have served me well.

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Love for Boots!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE boots! Leather boots, Uggs, thigh-high boots, riding boots, hiking boots, stiletto boots…all of them! I can get never have enough love for boots. They are so much fun! I bought 8 pairs in four years. Only 3 pairs of them I really use. I still love to have them even if I cannot wear them for practicality reasons because, again, they look pretty on my shoe shelves.

I saw these Doc Martens 1460 patent boots while shopping in Singapore. It was an instant love affair. Unfortunately, they do not have it in my size. I will definitely go back in my next Singapore flight and force one of their available sizes on my feet if I have to.

Price around 3, 500 Php.

How to wear them:

Boots are so easy to wear. You can wear them with skirts, shorts or dresses. They add these instant rock and roll flavor to any outfit. A little caution to those with thick calves. Boots make them thicker.

Photos grabbed from somwhere in the net.

Hi-cut boots have a mind of their own so they look best when the rest of the outfit is minimal like plain shirts and bottoms.

The photo with the painting is grabbed from chuvaness.com

Imagine this very feminine outfit with boots instead of those heels. Super hot!

H&M boots for my hubby. He loves them.

Men in boots areΒ  just love! Jude Law, most especially.

Some more… πŸ™‚

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Not so lucky early bird.

Now I know why I did not find H&M‘s new Conscious Collection. I was a day too early. Tsktsk. It is officially on display starting the 6th of this month. I have to go back to buy these. Not all of them. Just a few. We’ll see. πŸ˜‰

They are super chic. A lot of colors going on. Just perfect against the falling leaves of fall. I love the shoes, most especially! I can walk with them all day!

H&M just opened in Singapore. So to my Singaporean friends, get ready!

Now, I am off to Delhi!