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Location: Maputo, Mozambique

I’m having an intense writer’s block atm, therefore I’m going to talk about my modest outfit of the day! 

For the first time I decided to rock this duster as a dress. I replaced the waist belt with this beautiful chiffon scarf. Love the way it turned out, specially how the scarf colors go with the camel tone.

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A waist belt or a scarf tied are definitely not enough to turn this cape into a dress. I had to wear denim shorts under it, to avoid being overexposed during the photo shoot. To turn it into a ‘safe’ dress, making some hidden stitches with a needle and thread might be the best thing to do. This could restrict some leg movement but not as much as a pencil skirt would, right? 

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When it comes to accessories, I mentioned on my 5 Current Favorites Video that I’m slightly very obsessed with woven straw bags. I believe they instantly give a ‘Summer holiday’ vibe to any outfit.

Woven bags are very cheap here in Mozambique.  One of those abundant artisan goods that I never cared about until Instagram bloggers made it trendy. Last Summer when I was in the UK, I couldn’t wait to come back home in order to purchase woven bags. The first one I bought, I styled in this post. This is my second one and there’s a third I’ll be styling soon. There’s nothing more trendy, cheap and ethical to buy so I’ll be adding more to the collection!

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So, would you rock a your favorite duster as a dress? Or would you rather get a wrap dress instead? 😀 Let me know!

 

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Yara Mel

 

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35 Comments

  • Reply Elegant Duchess

    fantastic styling, love the scarf idea, very creative! xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

    February 18, 2018 at 9:06 am
  • Reply Maya

    I would have never known this was a duster if you hadn’t mentioned it! It looks so good as a dress, gorgeous color for spring and summer.

    February 17, 2018 at 1:48 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Maya, I love it for Summer!

      February 18, 2018 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Mercy

    I like how you style this duster and stay in the same nude tones. That belt is pretty awesome, the fabric and colours are adorable.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    February 16, 2018 at 12:26 am
  • Reply Nina Nguyen

    You look so chic, love it!!
    xx- Nina

    http://www.ninalnguyen.com/2018/02/my-first-new-york-fashion-week-recap.html

    February 15, 2018 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Gemma

    The duster looks amazing styled as a dress! Have a lovely week.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    February 13, 2018 at 6:49 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks, you too Gemma! x

      February 14, 2018 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Ashley

    Love this remix- such a super chic look, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    February 13, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Ashley!! x

      February 13, 2018 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Rubi

    Loving the neutral tones of this outfit Yara!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

    February 13, 2018 at 7:00 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Rubi ! x

      February 13, 2018 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Freeoversea

    woow you look so gorgeous 🙂
    Great post!

    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,
    xx

    Patricia & Miguel
    http://www.freeoversea.com

    February 12, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thank you both 😀

      February 13, 2018 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Gabrielle

    Such a chic look and I love how you’ve tied a chiffon scarf around your waist – the perfect finishing touch! Have a fabulous weekend!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    February 10, 2018 at 3:32 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Glad you did! Thanks Gab 🙂

      February 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Anne

    Turned out gorgeous!! Looking lovely

    February 10, 2018 at 2:40 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Anne xx

      February 10, 2018 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Izzy

    Super super cute! Really love the way you styled this, very creative <3

    The Quirky Queer

    February 10, 2018 at 1:55 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Izzy! x

      February 10, 2018 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Olivia Poncelet

    So stylish loooove this look 😀
    Nice pics too 😉
    Have a wonderful weekend !
    Olivia Poncelet <3
    http://www.oliviaponcelet.com

    February 10, 2018 at 10:36 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Oliviaa 😀

      February 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Olga

    I love the outfit and the way you’ve styled it!!! It looks amazing on you! The bag is really pretty as well, can’t wait to see how you style the ones next! Great post!

    Love,
    Olga from Myme

    February 10, 2018 at 10:28 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Olga! Can’t wait to style 🙂

      February 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Vanessa

    Love the dress! SO gorgeous, babe!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    February 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks so much Vanessa! xx

      February 10, 2018 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Rosanna

    What a great idea and such awesome styling too! Cool pictures!!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

    February 9, 2018 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks dear 🙂

      February 9, 2018 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Simplement Lui

    Very elegant look with this neutral tone dress!

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2018/02/04/first-anniversarheel/

    February 9, 2018 at 8:11 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Lui!! xx

      February 9, 2018 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Valeria

    Wow! It’s gorgeous!
    https://leraseyo.blogspot.com

    February 8, 2018 at 10:08 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Valeria! xx

      February 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Marieta (@ootd_in_style)

    OMG, this dress compliments your skin tone perfectly! I also love all the accessories you have paired it with–perfection!

    xo,
    Marieta
    https://ootdinstyle.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/spring-finds/

    February 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Aww glad you think so. I love camel on me too. Thanks Marieta 🙂

      February 9, 2018 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply toyas tales

    I like your duster turned into a dress. It looks so chic. I love dusters especially if they have button closures because you can easily transform it.
    LaToya
    http://www.toyastales.blogspot.com

    February 8, 2018 at 5:08 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      True! I love the ones with closures as well. thanks Toya 🙂

      February 8, 2018 at 5:57 pm

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