Lifestyle, Style

List of Frivolous Joy

July 30, 2018

It’s been quite some time since my previous post here. But that’s what happens, when I get into the carousel of work, shootings, business trips and short holiday travels, in between. It’s no wonder having own business make you busy and even though it’s mostly good kind of being busy, I’m glad I finally found some time to sit down, pour into my thoughts, write a new blog post and share with you these fresh “summer in the city” outfit photos.

I think the middle of the summer is the right time to put serious topics aside and focus on what summer is about. Frivolous joy. When we are concerned about building our careers and paying annoying bills, sometimes we tend to forget it really doesn’t take a rocket science to experience feelings of pure happiness and joy.


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As a reminder for myself and hopefully an inspiration for you, I put together List of Frivolous Joy!

  1. Enjoy the refreshing shower a little bit longer on hot summer day.
  2. Inhale the smell of perfume for few seconds while putting the drop on the wrist.
  3. Listen to the Touch and Go, specifically the song Straight to Number One.
  4. Have a good hair day, every day. Let’s be honest. We are all the vain creatures and it feels good to charm the world with the best possible version of our hair.
  5. Let the breeze slightly ruin that hair, close your eyes and let it caress you.
  6. Drink lot of lemonade. I prefer the one with no sugar, but few leaves of fresh mint make it perfect.
  7. Sit at the coast, letting waves to tickle your feet.
  8. Get a new dress. And shoes. And a bag.
  9. Wear big earrings.
  10. Take a beauty treatment. It can be a face mask, teeth whitening, applying serum for eyelashes. Or everything.
  11. Wear something that make you look like you came straight from the Sex and the City.
  12. Wear red high heel sandals.
  13. Eat seafood pasta. I know I mention this quite often, but it has been proven, that pasta makes us happier!
  14. Go for a walk after the summer storm and breathe deeply that amazing air.
  15. Take a beautiful photo.
  16. Have a nice small talk with an interesting stranger.
  17. Discover new pretty coffee shop.
  18. Spend long time in design shops and boutiques, even those with too expensive items, just to take a look at those beautiful pieces, and get inspired. Design furniture and home decor showrooms are the best.
  19. Go to the gallery and look at the paintings until you decode, what the artist wanted to express.
  20. Read a detective thriller.
  21. Watch your favorite series you have already seen before.
  22. Read the stories about my favorite figure skaters.
  23. Browsing images on Pinterest.
  24. Take the horse riding class.
  25. Visit Rituals shop.
  26. Dance with Martin.
  27. Meet a close friend, get some drinks, tapas and make fun of our lives, including weird people that crossed our way since we have seen each other last time.
  28. Have the impossible conversation with my family, while noshing some good Lebanese food.
  29. Get a massage.
  30. Finish the day with a glass of Prosecco on the terrace.

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OUTFIT: JUMPSUIT/ from HERE,  styled with SHOES/ DEICHMANN, LEATHER BAG/ bought in Italy, jewellery/ bought in Lebanon, SUNGLASSES/ bought in Liverpool

This outfit and styling is a pure expression of the frivolous joy. It’s a good combination of bold color and simple, yet refined design. To make the whole look even more fresh and playful, I paired it with the red sandals, matching with one of the jumpsuit’s color and the bag, matching with another. Striking earrings, John Lennon style sunglasses and the youthful hairstyle seemed to be an obvious choice. What do you think?

So, this is my list of frivolous joy. But I’m really curious, how’s yours? Which are those little pleasures, that effortlessly make you feel it’s beautiful to live in this world? Please, share with me, in the comments! And don’t forget to have a great summer.

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© Creative direction and editing: DANIELA RIFAI  Photos: DANIELA RIFAI, MARTIN JESNY

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  • Reply Natalia Gutierrez August 9, 2018 at 2:26 am

    I love this outfit! Fresh, colorful and way stylish. You look so beautiful here, your hair and makeup look great 🙂

    • Reply Daniela August 28, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks so much Natalia! 🙂



  • Reply Alexandra August 9, 2018 at 5:00 am

    I’m in love with your style. Major inspiration!

    Alexandra | This is How Fashion Girls Wear Dress for Vacation

    • Reply Daniela August 28, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks a lot Alexandra! So nice of you!


  • Reply Comfy Cozy Up August 9, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Me time and a fabulous outfit, always works for me 🙂 You look great in this outfit.

    • Reply Daniela August 28, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      Thanks so much. I’m happy it works for you the same way.


  • Reply Gabrielle August 10, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Firstly, you look SO gorgeous! You wear this multicoloured jumpsuit s well darling and the imagery in this post is a total dream. Secondly, this list is such a fun way of spreading pure joy! Drinking prosecco and getting massages? Yes please!!

    aglassofice.com x

    • Reply Daniela August 28, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks so much Gabrielle. Your lovely comment made me smile. Thanks for reading. Have a great day.


  • Reply Erica August 11, 2018 at 3:24 am

    This two piece is absolutely gorgeous on you dear! Love the summer colors 🙂


  • Reply mercy August 14, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Your jumpsuit has the colours of summer, so fun and pretty. Visiting a new café and buying a new bag make me happy. Thanks for the inspo dear, even if it’s not summer in Aus I’m still living in these little tips to make me happy.


    • Reply Daniela August 28, 2018 at 11:14 pm

      Thank you Mercy! So glad to hear my post is inspiring for you!


  • Reply Jen August 20, 2018 at 5:31 am

    This look is AMAZING! Love stripes so much, it looks marvelous on you ♥

    • Reply Daniela August 28, 2018 at 11:13 pm

      Thanks a lot Jen for such a sweet comment! Have a great day!


  • Reply Heather Rowland August 22, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Stunning two piece and such a fun list to read – it definitely made me smile!!

    Heather xoxo

    • Reply Daniela August 28, 2018 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks a lot for reading! I love to hear, that you enjoyed!


  • Reply Maray August 23, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Beautiful look, kisses!


    • Reply Daniela August 28, 2018 at 11:10 pm

      Thank you Maray!

  • Reply Erica August 24, 2018 at 5:27 am

    This set is so beautiful on you! Love the colors 🙂


    • Reply Daniela August 28, 2018 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks so much Erica!

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