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March on Women | Date Night HOOTD + Giveaway!

Happy Monday everyone!

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Today AnUblog is hosting their first giveaway to celebrate Women’s History Month, thus the title “March on Women” being used throughout the month. Stay tuned for more details on the giveaway below.

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Friday night and at times Saturday is date night. Date nights are hardly planned ahead of time and mostly we go with whatever is the mood that day. The plan was to check out Sarah Jessica Parker’s appearance at Nordstrom, however that quickly changed once realizing there was madness at Nordstrom due to the appearance. We decided to check out the Beauty event at Nordstrom that was happening later in the night, and then headed over to Bandera for dinner–surprisingly good!

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HOOTD || Hijab – random (old) | Top – Nordstrom rack (old) | Pants & Shoes – Asos | Coat- Ann Taylor | Statement necklace – Charming Charlie | Henna-inspired necklace – c/o Eternal Girl Shop on Etsy | Bracelet – Forever 21

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Isn’t this such a lovely necklace with the personalized A&U? It was sent by Eternal Girl shop on Etsy. Julia Toussaint, is the designer behind this piece, and her specialty is henna inspired hand drawn jewelry and greeting cards. The necklace featured on this post has an antique gold/vintage feel, it’s delicate, but very well made that looks even better up close. We’re excited to promote Eternal Girl shop and this giveaway, as she is a female entrepreneur and this month is about empowering women to succeed in their endeavors.

Julia is giving away one gift card to her shop so that you can choose a piece from her shop or have one custom made! In order to enter the giveaway just follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget below (everyone gets at least one easy entry, and chance for additional). Good luck!

Prize: 1 – $10 gift card to Eternal Girl shop on Etsy
Giveaway ends 3.23.14 open worldwide (except Canada)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can find more on Julia and her beautiful henna inspired pieces on her blog. And also follow her on social media fan pages Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Have a wonderful week! Stay empowered!

Be Happy. Be Bright. Be You.

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Happy Monday everyone!

A little over a week ago we saw Cirque Shanghai at Navy Pier. The husband and I thought it would be a fun event to check out and visit Navy Pier this Summer. There were drums, acrobat’s, bicycle stunts, comedy, dancing but I don’t remember any dragon’s even though the name is “Dragon’s Thunder”- unfortunately no pics of the show. Therefore this is our day through pictures.

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Our baby pineapple. You will now see a series of snaps featuring this yummy baby. Why a pineapple? Well because 1. we thought it would be delicious to drink a virgin pina colada in a pineapple, 2. we thought we would test our focusing capabilities/skills of the new DSLR using the pineapple as a prop and 3. virgin pina colada in a pineapple costs $13 at Navy Pier! Which we thought was a bit much thus, the obsession with the pineapple! Yes, we are silly like that.        
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Of course a couple selfie before the show.

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And the infamous pineapple returns.IMG_0884  
We rated the show as average. The highlight of the show has to be a 5 motorcycle cage stunt, and then some balancing acts. Other than that it is a fun show for kids (or kids at heart), but don’t go if you are expecting a Cirque du Soleil type production because it is no way near that.IMG_0892  
Since no pictures were allowed during the show these are some after the show snaps with our baby, I mean our pineapple for photos! Yes, we took care of that pineapple throughout the entire show just to pose with it.            IMG_0906

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We strolled around the Pier to capture some fun pics of moi, of course. IMG_0921                        
The day’s outfit was white linen pants, striped tee, my new favorite pink boyfriend blazer, yellow bubble necklace, my leather tote bag which is big enough to carry our DSLR, and metallic cap-toe flats. I’ve been loving black and white outfit looks, and have been wearing the combo in a lot of my outfits and will continue to do so because I’m a rebel, and so I have always thought the rule “no white after Labor Day” was quite silly.   IMG_0924                          
We love these night snaps the husband took. This next one is one of our favorites!IMG_0948IMG_0952 
After dinner, I sat down near the river waiting for the fireworks show to begin while the husband experimented some more with the camera. As soon as he captured this next shot he was quite pleased with himself and came over to show me grinning ear to ear. IMG_0964 
Doesn’t it look beautiful? Quite like a postcard.IMG_0975 
We finally figured out how to focus on a specific object while everything in the background is blurred. Basically, this is what we set out to learn and were trying to accomplish with the pineapple baby.IMG_0978 
If you have never been to Navy Pier, definitely plan to go on a Saturday since there is always a scintillating firework show accompanied with music which makes the fireworks more enjoyable and romantic to watch.IMG_0993IMG_1025IMG_1028 
It was a lovely day spent with my love. And I’m so happy that we get to capture beautiful day’s like this with our new love to share with all of you.IMG_1033IMG_1049 
We hope you enjoyed our day through pictures. Remember – Be happy. Be bright. Be you.

|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- Target | Boyfriend Blazer- Zara | Striped Tee & White Linen Pant- Loft | Shoes- H&M| Bubble Necklace- Charlotte Russe | Bag- Lucky Brand | Rose Ring- BP Nordstrom

Thank you for visiting & have a great week!

Date Night at Geja’s Cafe

Hello everyone!

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It’s Monday again and I have lots to share in this week’s upcoming posts.
First off, the husband and I had a romantic dinner date on Friday. We headed out to Geja’s cafe in Lincoln Park. The restaurant is essentially a fondue spot similar to The Melting Pot. Geja’s cafe is more of the locally known and loved spot for fondue. We checked out the place especially since we had a great Groupon deal for the restaurant. The restaurant is nice and we would recommend it, however having been to The Melting Pot also we don’t think it’s better. What we don’t enjoy about these fondue places is when you order an entree of meat/fish/veggies/tofu you are basically spending time cooking your own food. We definitely prefer having only cheese and chocolate fondues at these types of restaurant’s.

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Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take pictures in Geja’s cafe and even if we were allowed I doubt they would be stellar since it’s one of those intimate setting restaurants with very dim lighting.

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Nonetheless, it was a nice evening where we ordered the specialty dinners which came with a house salad, cheese fondue, main course veggie & tofu, dessert was chocolate fondue, and we ordered a latte to finish our meal.
After dinner we strolled a bit around the Lincoln Park zoo area but had to cut the date short once the husband was called into work. Thus, the lack of more detailed snaps of the day. These pics were mostly taken by the park.

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|HOOTD deets|
Hijab/Scarf- random gift | Top, Skirt, Clutch- Forever 21

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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Sunday at the Chicago Theatre

Happy Tuesday everyone!

This past Sunday Umair and I went to the Russell Peters show which we had been looking forward to for quite some time. Umair and I saw an ad for the show last year one day when we were walking past the Chicago theatre and we knew we couldn’t miss it. The show was as hilarious as we expected and there wasn’t a dull moment even the opening act was quite funny.  Sunday became a wonderful date night out and a nice ending to our weekend.  I’m not sure of the schedule of the show or where the next performance will be but we highly recommend checking it out!

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|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- random old| Top & Pants- Forever 21| Necklace- H&M| Shoes- Sole Society| Clutch- Coach| Belt- BCBGMaxAzria

Thank you for visiting our blog and we hope you have a wonderful weekday!

Friday Date Night | Blue Man Group Show

A few weeks ago we had the chance to finally see the show The Blue Man Group.  On Friday afternoon we received a call from a friend who happened to have extra tickets for the show and wanted to know if we were interested.  Of course, without hesitation we said yes and it turned out to be a first double date experience for us.  We caught up with a friend and his wife who also recently got married, and headed with them over to the theater   The theater itself was designed in a very fun and quirky way with lots of pipes, tubes and rods.  We took a few pictures and then headed in to be seated.  Our seats were literally one row behind the “getting wet” section.  As soon as the show starts you are sucked in with funny commentary that is running on a message board.  The show features awesome electronic techno and rock n roll style music.  We truly had a great time at the show and it definitely is worth the hype.

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