H&M Floral Dress + Fendi Shoes

Bonjour Chiara Wears // H&M floral dress & straw bag

H&M floral dress | Zara straw hat | Straw bag | Juicy Couture necklace | Fendi shoes

I had plans for this morning. Writing a new outfit post, checking emails, reply to a couple of business offers. In my mind this was another normal working day.

But when I woke up, I found a message on my phone that changed everything.

As many of you have heard, Qatar has been cut out from diplomatic relationships with most of GCC countries. Saudi, UAE and Bahrain have closed the borders. In other words, we cannot reach directly these countries anymore if we are in Qatar. All flights from and to these countries are going to be canceled.

It was a shock! Although I’ve been living in Qatar for 4 years and I’ve always considered this country my second home, this morning I felt like a stranger trapped in a country that is not mine.

It was just a feeling, since the situation is not that bad. I’m not really blocked here. I’m holding an italian passport, so I can book a flight and go back home.

I have no idea which are the reasons behind this decision, but I neither think we are in dangerous. However, there was a bit of panic all over the country, especially for the food. A lot of the supplies come from UAE and Saudi. With no business relationships, people thought that there won’t be any chicken or milk for Qatar. So, they panicked and the grocery stores have been assaulted. Shelves are literally empty, I never saw something like that!! But – again – I don’t think we will be out of food and there are already news that are calming down the fear, a fear that was too dramatic honestly (said the girl who went to the market in pajamas this morning to grab milk, pasta and cereals!! But “my excuse” is that last time I checked in in a grocery store was weeks ago. So this rush was much needed – panic or not panic).

Bonjour Chiara Wears // H&M floral dress & straw bag

But with this uncertain situation, I didn’t really feel to share anything on social media today. It was too unexpected! I don’t know how important is what I wore or my latest purchase in a moment like this one. At the same time I think that while we hold the breath to know what will happen, life goes on so maybe some distractions are quite welcome.

If you are in a mood to talk of frivolous subjects, I’ll tell you the story behind the straw bag I’m wearing here.

Bonjour Chiara Wears // H&M floral dress & straw bag

Bonjour Chiara Wears // H&M floral dress & straw bag

We all know that straw bags are very popular this year, so I was looking for a new one to add to my collection when I spotted this little embroidered bag in a kids store!! I honestly thought that I wouldn’t really have minded if a 5 years old girl shared my same bag, so I went to the store and I bought it 🙂 for around 80qr!

It was really the perfect bag that I was looking for to wear with this H&M floral dress that I decided to pair with my Fendi shoes. I admit, for the second time, I felt like a French girl.

Goodnight people, let’s hope to have better news tomorrow.

Bonjour Chiara Wears // H&M floral dress & straw bag

Bonjour Chiara Wears // H&M floral dress & straw bag

H&M floral dress | Zara straw hat | Straw bag | Juicy Couture necklace | Fendi shoes

Photography by Sofia Graniello

Chiara Amodeo
About me

Chiara is a quirky and funny Italian girl currently living in Middle East. She is a dreamer, a blogger, a shopaholic, Paris and cats lover. She spends her days with her husband and their three cats, creating outfits with Mrs B. and writing about what she loves!


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Brandi Matthews
Reply June 6, 2017

Great Post babe and I'm so sorry to hear the news. I hope everything will get better soon! Such a cute bag and I wouldn't mind running into a little girl with the same one either!
Happy Monday!
Xx Brandi

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply June 13, 2017

    Thanks so much Brandi for your words, I really hope this situation will be sorted out soon!
    xoxo, Chiara

Reply June 6, 2017

Wow, that is quite a strange situation, a lot of things are happening in our world right now, I am not sure if closing the borders in Qatar is a response to the current terrorism that is happening, but no matter the reason it does make you feel trapped somehow.
I am positive you won't feel alarmed there or something like that.

And I also have to say that I adore your dress, it looks really lovely and I love the bag and the hat too! :D

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply June 13, 2017

    Fortunately life seems to be safe at the moment here! We are waiting for good news!!
    xoxo, Chiara

Reply June 6, 2017

I love the dress. So chic and perfect for summer :) Also your photography is very nice :)
A l i n a //

Reply June 8, 2017

So summer, so bright, so cool look!!

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Reply June 12, 2017

I love this floral dress, it's so pretty on you!

Reply June 12, 2017

Thinking of you. Also, love this beautiful floral dress on you and your straw bag is so cute with it!

xo, Jennifer

Peppermint Dolly
Reply June 12, 2017

Mind yourself please! What news to wake up to.
Side note: I think your dress and bag are just gorgeous.


Reply June 12, 2017

Love this floral summer dress ! and how cute is that bag ! so fun!

Reply June 12, 2017

Love this outfit! Your bag is just too cute!

Xx, Lora | Cherry Cola Style

Reply June 12, 2017

I hope the situation will be better soon.
The dress is stunning and your pictures are awesome. Have a nice week. Love, Esther

Reply June 12, 2017

I love everything about your outfit! From the hat to to the dress, bag and even shoes, everything screams summer!


Tamara -

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply June 13, 2017

    I'm so in need of a good holiday! While I wait to go back to italy, I wear something that reminds me the summer lol
    xoxo, Chiara

Reply June 12, 2017

Obsessed with the dress! I actually got the blouse looking like that, but I totally need the tress too.

Hugs Bella, // Instagram: bellaskoog

Reply June 12, 2017

This dress is too pretty on you! Loving the floral print

Reply June 13, 2017

That is the most stunning floral dress. Love the flowy fit!

Jessica |

Reply June 13, 2017

Nice short red dress
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Monica . Mes Voyages à Paris
Reply June 13, 2017

Such a lovely outfit!! It really suits you!
Mónica Sors

Reply June 13, 2017

Definitely a scary situation. Hope everything turns out okay for you as well as Qatar.


The pink pineapple
Reply June 13, 2017

i love the dress and the post is fantastic
The Pink Pineapple
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Reply June 13, 2017

Loving this summer outfit!! The dress is so gorgeous!!


Seize your Style

Reply June 14, 2017

I love floral dresses and this one is perfect!! The colour, the print, the length, so pretty!! x


Reply June 14, 2017

I neither do understand the reasons for this decision ... and I can absolutely understand your feelings. But you look absolutely fantastic in your wonderful H&M dress! Thanks a lot for sharing!
xx Rena

Saida - She talks Glam
Reply June 17, 2017

Looking super Parisian chic indeed Chiara! Love the red dress with those platform sandals and that straw bag is the cutest. I sometimes check the kids' section in Zara and H&M cause they have awesome stuff for a fraction the price most of the times! Hope you managed to relax a bit in the weekend girl

Love from sunny England

Saida | She talks Glam

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