Minimal Pieces

Accessories are an integral part of almost every person’s life. But as I was preparing to write a blog post about my favourite accessories, I realized that I don’t even have that many. This made the task a lot easier, but also made me realize that I have been wearing the same accessories almost everyday for a year now. I should probably work on spicing up my accessory drawer, but for now, let’s focus on these minimalistic pieces that I cannot live without.

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I’m going to start off with this watch, which you have probably spotted if you read my previous posts. I got it almost a year and a half ago after asking my mom if I could have it. No, I didn’t buy it, nor did I receive it as a gift. This is one of my most cherished items. It used to be my grandfather’s watch, which I loved. After going to university, I was searching for a simple gold and black leather watch for ages, but then remembered this watch which I saw in my mom’s drawer. I immediately called her and asked if I could have it, and she said yes!

Ever since, I have been wearing it EVERY single day. I must say, the leather is a bit ruined from the back, but other than that, it functions properly and whenever I look at it, I remember the great memories I shared with my grandfather when I was young. He had long been an inspiration for me, and carrying a piece of him around makes life a bit more inspiring.

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If you couldn’t tell already, my accessories are very androgynous. I have always been the girl who would shop in the men’s section, or who would buy men’s cologne and not women’s perfume. I honestly do not know why, but I am attracted to the simplicity and sophistication that men’s accessories carry. The Bleu De Chanel cologne has been one of my favourites for years now. When I first smelt it, I fell in love. But I thought, no Dina, you shouldn’t buy men’s cologne, that’s a bit weird. But now, I have it and I wear it everyday. It smells fresh yet has a very unique wooden smell to it.

Moving on, sunglasses are one of my favourite accessories as well. Finding one that I like has always been a struggle though. The one below is by Dior, which I saw online and immediately asked my parents to buy for me from Dubai. Finding it wasn’t easy apparently. My mom had to go to 4 different stores to find this specific style and colour. I do not regret this purchase, although it was a bit on the pricier side, I wear it as much as I can and love it so much. It is quite unique yet sophisticated!Β blog07

Now, for my most worn necklaces. I have always loved layering, whether clothes, accessories, or in interior design and styling. These necklaces came in a set which I bought on Etsy, handmade by Layered and Long. Before buying them, I had been thinking about them for almost a year. They were a bit of an investment as they are gold, but my friend was kind enough to buy me a gift card for half the price, and I was able to purchase them on my birthday, almost a year ago.

I honestly thought I would soon get sick of them, but I never did. They are so effortless, and yet I get so many compliments whenever I am wearing them. Now, whenever I wear a basic t-shirt, I feel so bare if I do not put these necklaces on! They have become part of my everyday wardrobe. The quality is fantastic, I have worn them going swimming, showering, and sometimes sleeping, and they still look as good as they used to when I first got them. Also, they arrived in the cutest packaging (a huge plus!). If you want to get someone a gift, I would definitely recommend these.Β blog04blog03blog09blog11

Cologne – Bleu De Chanel
Watch – Fendi
Sunglasses – Dior So RealΒ (Gold/Copper Black)
Necklaces – Layered and Long
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC (sold out, but I love this one)

I hope you enjoyed reading this, let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers!
– Dina

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