Travel Bunny: OOTD – Burj Khalifa

Another OOTD! Seems like it’s fashion week here on my little corner of the Internet!

I’ve been doing a ton of sightseeing (and shopping) so I’ve been dressing super comfortably and not necessarily the cutting edge of fashion, but honestly in this case I really think comfort is much more important than being stylish.

We went to the top of the highest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. What an experience! the buildings at the bottom looked like tiny little Lego pieces.

Even though my clothes and flip flops are comfortable, my feet are killing me, which is why I’ve been chilling out tonight and watching some TV.

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The view from the top

 

What would you wear when sightseeing?

In Dubai Mall at an extremely random exhibition right outside the Gucci store...

In Dubai Mall at an extremely random exhibition right outside the Gucci store…

What I wore:

Dress: Mr. Price

Handbag: From a random store in KZN

Cardigan: Mango

Flip flops: Forever 21

My cousin cut off my feet, lol!

My cousin cut off my feet, lol!

Xoxo Carina

Travel Bunny: OOTD – Abayas at the Mosque

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Yesterday I went to the Grand Mosque of Sheikh Zayed in Abu Dhabi. It’s so incredibly beautiful. Doesn’t it look just like the castle in Aladdin?

Even if you aren’t part of the Islamic faith, it’s definitely worth paying a visit. People do go pray there, but it’s a big tourist attraction so you can take guided tours to learn more, and the tours are free. Most of the people that were there were tourists and it was quite busy.

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I enjoyed the tour immensely. The only downside was that I was boiling hot in the abaya. I could literally feel my make up melting off my face. Oh, and definitely wear comfortable shoes!

You need to be covered up so I wore an abaya that’s provided by the mosque out of respect. My flip flops are from Forever 21, and my handbag I’ve had for about two years now and I can’t remember the shop’s name I bought it at. 

What do you think?

Xoxo Carina

Travel Bunny: OOTD – Sightseeing

The view from Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The view from Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Aaah, sightseeing. One of the most amazing things when travelling to another country. That and being an obvious tourist by snapping pictures of the most unusual things. I took pictures of the bathroom signs in Emirates Palace. I could see the people there thought I was completely bonkers, but I digress.

What I wore:

Dress and belt: YDE (By the way, it was so damn hot that my belt started melting!)

Sparkly bow sandals: Woolworths

Bag: From a random shop in KZN, can’t remember the name

Bow in my hair: Gift from my best friend in South Korea

Cardigan: Vertigo

Hope you guys enjoyed the post! Much love!

Xoxo Carina

Travel Bunny: OOTD for the plane

When travelling you want to be super comfortable and not wear anything too tight. In my case, I couldn’t wear anything too revealing either, because Abu Dhabi is a Muslim country and it’s important to respect their rules and laws. I don’t need to cover everything, but modesty is key.

Another problem I faced was I was going from winter to intense heat.

After thinking about it all long and hard, I decided to go for light layers and a pair of comfortable sneakers.

Here’s what I wore:

Alice band: Gift from my best friend in South Korea

Shirt: Edgars

Cardigan: Vertigo

Scarf: Gift from my best friend in South Korea

Leggings: Mr. Price

Pink seahorse socks: Gift from my cousin in Abu Dhabi

Handbag: Some shop in Durban, SA. I can’t remember the name.

Sneakers: Tomi

Ring: Gift from my best friend in South Korea

Watch: Guess

Bracelet: Nomination Italy

I hope this outfit at least inspired or made packing a little easier for those of you who are travelling.

Xoxo Carina

Travel Bunny: Leaving on a jet plane

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Today I’m getting on a plane at 20:30 CAT. I’ll be in the UAE at about 6 tomorrow morning, and to be honest, I’m very nervous.

The last time I flew, my flight was only two hours long and I flew to Zimbabwe. Granted, I probably should’ve been much more nervous about that since a week after I got back to South Africa, they made headlines, because one of their planes crashed at the end of the runway. Why you ask? Well, because there were a bunch of cows at the end of the runway. How the poor animals got there in the first place, nobody knows. Steak anyone? (Relax PETA!!!)

Zimbabwean flag. Cool, isn't it?

Zimbabwean flag. Cool, isn’t it?

Anyway, I just wanted to quickly write this post to say that I’ll posting much less in the next three weeks, but when I get back, which is around the 18th of June, get ready for regular posts again.

Happy Saturday!

Xoxo Carina

Travel Bunny Haul: South African gifts for relatives abroad

Yesterday was one of the busiest days of my life! Why you ask?

I had a lot of loose ends to tie up before I go on holiday such as organising roaming on my phone and some gifts for my family abroad that I’ll be seeing soon.

My family lives in Abu Dhabi and they’ve been there for six years already.

My cousin and I are a year apart and when she still lived here in Johannesburg she never really liked African or truly South African products. It’s not that she hated it or minded it, but if she had to choose between say Nivea or Zam-Buk (herbal smelling cream and lip ice), she’d rather choose Nivea.

These days it’s the other way round. She now wants African artifacts and products that remind her of home so I made a point to go out and get her some authentic South African things.

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Freshpak Rooibos Tea

Rooibos translated literally means red bush. You can’t find this in Abu Dhabi so I’m taking a gigantic box there so that my family can enjoy some fresh, South African flavour every morning.

Zam-Buk

That tiny round tin on the tea is herbal lip ice. I really don’t like the smell at all, but Zam-Buk works very well. It heals cracks and sores almost instantly and makes your lips super soft and smooth. Just too bad about the smell though, because it really is the real makoya!

Roots earrings

Made in South Africa by South Africans. My mom saw these and got them for my cousin. They’re made out of bone and the spots are hand painted.

Sally Williams nougat

The most delicious nougat ever! You get this in the UK as well so if you spot it, buy it! It really is super tasty.

Poetry bath tea bags

I’ve never actually tried these before, but they smelt nice and I figured they’d be something to look forward to at the end of a hard day.

Poetry Earl Grey tea

I actually just got this for my cousin because of the cute box it comes in, but apart from that, it’s basically just normal tea, but one can never have enough tea right?!

Ingram’s Herbal Camphor Cream

Again, I’m not a fan of the smell AT ALL, but it does wonders for your skin. It also heals cracks, cuts and wind burn almost instantly and provides much needed relief from sunburn. It also leaves your skin super duper soft and moisturised.

So there you have it. A bunch of random South African products for my relatives in the UAE. It’s weird how I never even give these products a second thought, because it’s so readily available in SA, but it’s become something really special to my family simply because it reminds them so much of home.

Xoxo Carina