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Happy National Handbag Day!

Happy Friday!

And a great Friday it is with it being National Handbag Day! Yes, it’s actually an official thing so why not celebrate by splurging (or saving) on a great handbag?! I’ve compiled some amazing options that are all under $350 but they all look more expensive than that.

I am soo loving the new Paris clutch by Rebecca Minkoff! If you have been following my fashion posts then it is no surprise I love Minkoff handbags. They are always on trend and the price point is so affordable for the quality. And the Ostwald Helgason x ALDO Rise collaboration’s lily handbag is such a beauty in the crimson color.

Which handbag do you have your eye on?

Umair’s Sweetheart,

Sale Alert | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale #Nsale

Hi all!

First, have you entered the huge Ramadan/Eid giveaway? If not, do so here.

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here, and going on up until August 3. I was able to shop during the sale preview, and picked up a few items that had been on my list. This is one of the best sales of the year because all the merchandise is new Fall items that are on sale– it may be early to be thinking of Fall but you don’t want to miss out on the #Nsale. I think it’s a great time to shop for yourself, or family/friends for the upcoming holiday season, and get a great deal on designer items that normally wouldn’t be on sale.

My Picks:

I purchased a few thing’s such as a Jo Malone perfume set. I don’t think it’s available online anymore, however it would be best to check your local Nordstrom. In the “picks” above I mentioned the Jo Malone silk blossom because it’s a limited edition item, and smells divine.

I also purchased the Rebecca Minkoff quilted mini affair with studs, which I’m completely in love with. I’ve already worn it out and love the size, stud details, and the color.

My last splurge was a Movada watch (a gift from the husband, as well as everything else I purchased). There is a Movado that is included in the Anniversary sale, and I originally picked it up in the pre-sale because I didn’t want to miss the great deal, however once I brought it home I felt like it wasn’t the classic Movado watch I truly wanted, and my husband wasn’t a fan of it either. In my opinion the Anniversary sale Movado had too much going on, instead of the simple sleek look it’s known for, therefore the next day I returned it and purchased this one –which I’m in love with!! Thank you husband! This also goes to show that don’t splurge on an item just because it’s on sale sometimes it’s best to wait for the item you truly love.

Have a great time shopping & do share your purchases if you end up going!

Umair’s Sweetheart,

Top 10 Summer 2013 Movies & Updates

Happy Sunday everyone!

Bye, bye Summer and welcome Fall! Well, technically Fall started on September 22 but I was pretending it was still Summer, and also around that time I officially became uber busy with grad school. I’m loving being back in school and therefore apologize in advance for the lack of posts. I haven’t been able to even hang out with the husband (*tear tear*) because while it’s only been a few weeks of school it definitely feels like a lot more. I’ve already taken several quizzes and even my first exam this past week and two more are coming up. This is my first time in a quarter system and boy, does it go fast!

Enough about me and lets discuss all the amazing movies that came out this Summer! The husband and I were discussing which ones were our favorite and we were both quite surprised that we watched so many great movies. Our list of “watched” movies was longer but we narrowed it down to our 10 favorite.

These movies are in no particular order because the husband and I do have slightly different opinions on movies and which ones would rank top on our individual lists.

|Top 10 Summer 2013 Movies|

Ironman 3 (read our movie review here)


The Great Gatsby (one of the movies I watched without the husband)


Star Trek Into Darkness (read our movie review here)


Fast and the Furious 6 (read our review here)


Man of Steel (read our movie review here)


Monster University (one of the movies the husband watched without me)


World War Z


Pacific Rim


Wolverine (read more here)


Elysium (read more here)


If you didn’t get a chance to catch these while playing in theater then I’m sure they will soon be available to rent, if not already available on DVD/Blue Ray. We will definitely be adding these to our movie collection.

What were some of your favorite movies of Summer 2013?

Thank you for visiting & hope you have a very warm & cozy Fall!

August Favorites

Hello everyone!

Here is our monthly favorite from August. I know it’s a little late but at least it’s only the beginning of September, and I enjoyed creating a favorite list last month so had to continue.

Favorite Hijab/Scarf– A simple black unbranded scarf that I dressed up and down throughout the month. See more pics of the hijab here, here, and here.

Netflix TV Binge– Orange is the New Black. We finished watching season one and can’t wait for next season to premier.

Favorite Movie– The Wolverine & Elysium both movies were thumbs up for us. Especially Elysium which had a very futuristic yet, original concept.


Flowers of the Month – Fresh flowers from Whole Foods they were so aromatic that even the husband noticed.

And these beautiful beauties the husband surprised me with (local florists).


Makeup Beauty Product- MAC lickable lipstick & Benefit Watt’s Up. The lipstick is such a fun color that I layer with mahogany lip liner from Mac and usually a light brown matte/semi matte shade.
The Watt’s Up highlighter I’ve been using for a couple of months and can’t get over how perfectly it works.


Favorite Food– Catered food from Usmania restaurant and local cook at the family Eid party we attended. You can check out pics from the party here.

Favorite Dessert– Chocolate chip cookie pizza from Lou Malnati’s. We’ve had this dessert a few times before and it’s always a favorite.


Favorite Hijabi Outfit Of the Day– Check out outfit post here.

Favorite Couple Shot– Taken during the family Eid party. See more fun pics here.

Favorite Couple Moment– Going to Navy Pier on the cta to Cirque Shanghai, the husband turns around and tells me “you dazzle me.” I thought it was cute and told him I’m making a mental note to use that sometime.

Shopping Haul Favorite Find for the Month– Clear clutch from Forever 21


Wishlist Item Haul– DSLR Camera the Canon EOS Rebel SL. We finally took the plunge and joined the DSLR bandwagon. We couldn’t be happier with our new baby!


Thank you for visiting and please share some of your favorites for last month.

July Favorites

Hello everyone!

I can’t believe the month of July is almost coming to an end. Where has half the year gone?
With that said, I’ve decided to feature my favorites for the month. This list is in no specific order I have added favorites of things that mattered most to the husband and I this month. Enjoy!

Favorite Hijab/Scarf– Light weight maxi hijab from Kapray Shapray on Facebook.
Not sure if she will sell these individually as I received them to match some outfits I ordered from her.


These scarfs are very lightweight making them great for Summer, they give great coverage and drape beautifully without much fuss.  The picture below was taken on my recent trip to Florida.  You can check out more pictures here.


Favorite Beauty Product– Loreal True Match crayon concealer in light/medium & Milani liquid eyes in 01 black.


Both of these products are so creamy and easy to apply. I’ve been obsessed with both of these products ever since I bought them beginning of July.



Favorite Food Dish– Mediterranean Mahi Mahi at Grand Lux
The husband recommended I try this dish and we were so surprised at the flavor of the sauce and how well all the flavors mixed. We will definitely be ordering this Mahi Mahi dish again.


Favorite RestaurantRed Fish Grill in Miami
I’ve lived in Miami for over 21 years and I’ve never heard of this hidden gem of a restaurant. It feels completely secluded and almost a romantic getaway in Miami. And to top it off the food was scrumptious as well. Unfortunately, we didn’t take any blog worthy pics of the restaurant since it was date night, and we visited the restaurant with three other couples to celebrate our Anniversaries which fall within a few weeks of each other. It was a beautiful and romantic evening which was planned completely by our husbands. The husbands swept us ladies off our feet. Alhamdulillah (all thanks to God).

Favorite Dessert– From Margie’s Candies.
We’ve passed by this ice cream shop a few times and always saw so many people standing outside. It caught our curiosity and we finally tried two sundaes, a brownie a la mode and a caramel one. They were both delicious except we had to get them in to-go boxes because we didn’t want to wait to be seated inside.






Favorite Hijabi Outfit of the Day– I loved wearing my wedding outfits this month. So they definitely are my favorites for the month. My wedding outfits were ordered from Kapray Shapray and my hijab/scarf is from Pearl Daisy.



Favorite Couple Shot– Has to be from my brothers wedding this month. More pictures from the wedding can be seen here.


Favorite Couple Moment of the Month– Our 1st Anniversary.
We had a small celebration in Florida with family. We kept it simple since Ramadan had started therefore we went out to a Middle Eastern restaurant to break fast and catch up with family and friends.

Here are a few snaps from the day.




Hope you enjoyed our July favorites. What were some of your faves for the month?

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