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Eternal Nostalgic

N.B. this is an old excerpt, written god-knows-when. 

I often reminisce about my late teenage years in Dubai and wonder if I can go back and live there. It has only been a few hours in the city and I already know I cannot live in a sexist/classist society. May be the people who live there do not feel that way, but coming back from States and having an instant encounter with people, it all comes rushing back. How people judge you by the bag you are carrying, by the clothes you are wearing, by the color of your skin. Even the service staff who themselves might not be extremely rich or living in luxury, but they treat you and give you service according to your status and how you "appear" to them. I find it fascinating as a bystander and infuriating as someone who is subjected to this behavior. Every society has its issues ... its struggles. I am completely aware that no country is perfect, but I am just glad that I didn't decide to make this my home. Being an eternal nostalgic, I have always missed and fondly remembered all the cities I had lived in (even San Antonio) and feel they contributed to who I am today but I don't know what I learnt from Dubai. May be how not to judge people by their wealth and status!


This is the same skirt I had styled several times here
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Top - Banana Republic // Similar
Skirt - FabIndia // Similar
Shoes - Adidas // Same
Hat - Nine West // Better
Bag - Alexander McQueen // Similar

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  1. Both your eye makeup and your hair look really awesome in these photos!

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  2. This is the reason I would never go back and live in Lagos Nigeria.
    Such a sexist, elitist, classist city too.

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  3. true that. i felt the same way there.

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  4. I really love this entire post, because the photos are stunning. I assume your husband took them, and he is ON POINT! Your makeup is beautiful + I want those Adidas ;) My boyfriend and I talk about moving somewhere else, not because I miss it, but because I'd love to experience life elsewhere too! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  5. Loving the smokey eyes and the pink bag. I have never explored fab India. You have soo many pieces from there. I need to check it out this time around when I visit India.

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  6. I don't feel like people should be judged by their wealth, status or the brands they wear but rather their character... wishful thinking lol! I find myself thinking about this more and more as I get older and it's just not okay. And the sad thing is that a lot of times society deems this as normal or even as a way that people strive to act. I don't get it.

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  7. wow, I can't imagine living in a place where you constantly being judged by your wealth and status.

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  8. I love this post and how honest you are. Looking beautiful as always!

    Rachel
    www.hello-her.com

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  9. Dubai is tough city for sure to live in, especially for women. Your eye makeup is absolutely stunning by the way!

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  10. I've heard that before about Dubai, so upsetting. I love that you look for the lessons places you've lived have taught you though, that's such a beautiful perspective

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  11. I love that you take life lessons from every place that you've lived. Your makeup is beautiful here!

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  12. Love the smoky eye lady, and your outfit!

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  13. It's hard to imagine living in a place where you feel you are constantly being judged, assessed, and treated as such, though I know even in the US there are people living that reality.

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  14. This is such a pretty outfit! I love how timeless and chic it looks. Xx.

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