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Pink, Pearls & Polka Dots #HOOTD

Happy Monday all!

floral top pink sole shoeFirst off, have you entered AnUblog’s latest giveaway? If not, hurry and enter here!

Aren’t these photo’s just O.M.G beautiful? That’s exactly how I felt when I first saw them. A few weeks ago, Noon Khan connected with me to collaborate on a photo shoot. I had seen some of Noon’s beautiful photograph through her Instagram and was excited to have her photograph me.

floral top, pink, polka dotLeg statue dot pant black and white polka dot pink clutch floral BW bird and dot fountain and ootd bw floral ootd pink floral pearl polka dotsThese photo’s speak for themselves– so if you are looking for phenomenal Chicago based photographer, who is quite talented then do follow Noon Khan through her social media pages. She is always posting great Chicago scenic snaps with a little twist.

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|HOOTD|
Scarf/Hijab – random old | Floral top – Agaci | Pants – Asos | Clutch – Rebecca Minkoff | Shoes – Paris Hilton | Watch & bow bracelet – Brina Box | Charm Bracelet – Alex & Ani

Thank you for visiting and have a great week!

Umair’s Sweetheart,

Ayesha

Purple & Floral HOOTD + Giveaway

Purple maxi & floral top

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Scarf/hijab – Pearldaisy hoojab | Faux leather jacket – Target | Floral top – Jane.com find | Belt – BCBG MaxAzria | Maxi skirt – Piperline | Emerald ring – c/o of Rica Jewels California | Bag – Phillip Lim x Target | Shoes – H&M

Happy Monday everyone! This past weekend I spent the day with a few girls from my class to spend time away from books and do all things shopping. We rented a zipcar and drove to Premier Outlets of Chicago– we literally spent the whole day there. Frankly, I do shop regularly, therefore I did think wisely about the purchases I was making, and I didn’t want to get drawn into all the amazing deals. I always have a wishlist on my phone, and from there I focus on what I am truly looking for. My purchases will make an appearance on the blog– soon enough.  Emerald ringLook at that gorgeous statement emerald ring I’m wearing! It is today’s giveaway and such a stunner in person. I was even surprised at how much it sparkles due to the beautiful stones surrounding the emerald. It is set in sterling silver with some bronze, and it is about one inch in length. It can be worn by itself or paired with other rings. I was sent this ring by Rica Jewels California from Etsy, whose seller Daniela is sweet to work with and has lots of lovely pieces in her Etsy shop. The bonus to her shop is that a portion of the proceeds go to their Child Fund Sponsored child, Luz. Feel good by shopping away!

HOOTD and Chicago skylineAnd now for the giveaway! It is open worldwide (except Cananda), the winner will receive one emerald ring, just like the one I’m wearing below. You can tweet about the giveaway everyday till it ends for additional entries (remember to mark it on the widget) Read terms on the Rafflecopter widget below for more information, and how to enter. This will be AnUblog’s last giveaway for a while so don’t miss out!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

I design with a lot of passion and hopefully, people can wear and feel my pieces and understand how life is truly a blessing. I believe every piece has a positive message on it.” -Daniela, Rica Jewels California

Good luck on the giveaway!

Umair’s Sweetheart,

Ayesha

*All opinions expressed are of Ayesha from AnUblog. The ring was provided for free for review & giveaway.

Memorable Quotes | Best of Oscars 2014

Happy Monday everyone!

Yesterday the husband and I watched the 86th annual Academy Awards. I for one love watching the red carpet live to see the dresses and all, then might watch the Oscars–this year was no different. Ellen Degeneres hosted keeping it funny like her usual self, and then we’d switch back and forth to watch the premier of The Voice.

In my opinion, all the “trending” actors & actress’ were spot on with their choice for outfits and accessories, no major blunders–accept for Jennifer Lawrence falling–once again. And a list of best dressed can be found on a million places online along with a list of winners for the night–I won’t be critiquing that.

The acceptance speeches were what blew me away. They were inspirational, genuine, and perfectly delivered. While I don’t look up to celebrities as heroes or role models, I will say they might have done a thing or two right in order to be successful and be where they are today. Here are my top favorite acceptance speech quotes from Oscar 2014 winners. Moral of the post–Believe in yourself!

1. Lupita Nyong’o |

When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from your dreams are valid.”

Lupita Nyongo in her beautiful "Nairobi blue" custom Prada dress.

Lupita Nyongo in her beautiful “Nairobi blue” custom Prada dress.

2. Matthew McConaughey | Thanked God, his family and his hero–who is himself.

My hero’s always 10 years away–I’m never going to attain that. That keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing.”

Matthew McConaughey looking dashing in his white tux from D&G

Matthew McConaughey looking dashing in his white tux from D&G

3. Cate Blanchette |

Perhaps those of us in the industry clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche — they are not. Audiences want to see them, and they make money. The world is round, people!”

Cate Blanchette looking stunning in her Armani Prive illusion gown.

Cate Blanchette looking stunning in her Armani Prive illusion gown.

4. Kristen & Robert Lopez |

This song was inspired by our love for you [their girls], and hope you never let fear or shame keep you from celebrating the unique people that you are.”

Songwriters for Frozen, Let it Go.

Songwriters for Frozen, Let it Go.

Photo credit Getty image

That’s all for today. Have a wonderful Monday and week!

Fashion Events | Bloomingdales, The Everygirl, & Melissa + Karl Lagerfeld at Space 519

Hi Everyone!

Fun, fashion, accessories, handbags, ice cream cone shoes, and even voodoo dolls! Yup those were basically what last week’s fashion events consisted of. Of course, I attended with Fatima, from Lace, Pearls and Chocolates, and both events were luckily at 900 N. Michigan. We attended the events after our busy day at school, thus the outing helped us refresh!

We first checked out the re-opening of Handbags and Accessories department at Bloomingdales which was hosted by The Everygirl. There was music, along with lots of baubles, sunglasses, handbags, photo booth, and even some extreme makeup artistry.

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I failed at taking photo booth pictures, this was the only decent one. Later we met the sweet Alaina Kaczmarski, one of the co-founders of The Everygirl.

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We then headed to Space 519 to check out the new Melissa + Karl Lagerfeld collection. The ice cream cone shoes and accessories were fun, but we loved the cute Annetta & Karletto sweatshirts the most.

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|HOOTN deets|

Hijab/Scarf- Navy Hoojab Pearldaisy | Hi-low Top- Bar III | Pants- Loft | Bag- Zara

Thank you for visiting and have a great week!

Wear it Wednesday | A little Leopard at the Art Institute of Chicago

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Happy Wednesday!

The husband and I visited The Art Institute of Chicago last week by taking advantage of the free admission on Thursday’s for Illinois residents. It was the first time we were visiting and weren’t aware of the massiveness of the museum. The free admission hours are from 5-8 pm, and since we arrived after 6pm we scanned around the galleries mostly. But I plan to visit their new exhibit on Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity. Enjoy our day in pictures!

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Hijabi outfit of the day consisted of black, red, gold details and a little leopard. I have worn these pieces separately several times but I’m always a little hesitant to wear this leopard bag because I think it’s too much animal print. But I love animal print, and do consider it a neutral so will have to incorporate more leopard in my outfits.

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Of course, being silly with one of the paintings. I didn’t notice at the time but the lady in the painting is wearing red and black headscarf too!

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I was loved the fact that there were ipad’s in some of the galleries that gave detailed pictures and information about the pieces. In the bottom picture, I was amazed at how high the jousting stick really was. It was even hard to capture it in the full picture.IMG_1152IMG_1155IMG_1158 
This gallery featuring armory was probably the husband’s favorite area since he said the pieces were “real” as apposed to the paintings. IMG_1161IMG_1166IMG_1170
I was in awe after seeing Claude Monet’s self-portrait as his paintings have been my favorite for many years. Especially the water lily paintings in the next few pictures.IMG_1175                   
Seeing the paintings up-close in person is so different than seeing it online or in a picture, you truly see the detail’s and admire the work even more. IMG_1182IMG_1184IMG_1188IMG_1190IMG_1206IMG_1216IMG_1221IMG_1228
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There are a lot of beautiful paintings and galleries with every type of art imaginable at the museum, and spending a whole day to admire everything The Art Institute of Chicago has to offer will be well worth the time especially if you appreciate art.IMG_1245

|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- unbranded | Blazer- Alcala’s boutique (local) | Top- Nordstrom rack | Jeans- The Limited | Bag- Maxx New York (old from QVC) | Necklace & bracelet – H&M | Shoes- Sole Society

I hope you enjoyed our day in photograph’s and remember leopard is a neutral so do try it out!

Have a great Wednesday!

B&W | theWit Rooftop Fall Fashion Soiree

Hello everyone!

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Fall fashion was showcased at the Rooftop on theWit this past Thursday. The event featured looks from Nordstrom, Chico’s, White House Black Market, Tommy Bahama, United Colors of Benetton and few other’s.

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I attended the event with Fatima from Lace, Pearls and Chocolate, and her friend Rehma. We enjoyed the show and munched on some delicious macaron’s courtesy of sweet Fatima. IMG_0768

The show itself was a bit underwhelming as it lasted about 15 minutes, and featured about three looks from each store all which in my opinion were the obvious Fall trends. Nonetheless, it was a nice mini-outing/event, and what is not to love about the beautiful view from the rooftop at theWit?!

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The rooftop soiree was a full house, as can been seen by the pictures. And no fashion event can be complete without some chic pictures of us and our outfits of the night.

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|HOOTN deets|

Hijab/Scarf- No brand | Blouse- Burlington Coat Factory | Skirt- Forever 21 | Shoes- H&M | Bag- Lucky Brand | Bangles- Gift from India

Thank you for visiting and hope you are enjoying your long weekend!

Vogue September Issue Brunch at Nellcote

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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This past weekend I caught up on fashion, and fancy brunching at Nellcote. I attended the event with Fatima from Lace, Pearls and Chocolate, whom I’ve been planning to meet for the past couple of months but couldn’t due to being out of town, Ramadan and Eid. The event was covered by Emma Arnold of Tres Awesome, where she captured the event in her signature street style photography.

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We flipped through the pages of gratis Vogue September issue, while we noshed, talked fashion and watched the fashion documentary The September issue.

House Granola

House Granola

Sunny side-up organic pizza and Lobster Hash

Sunny side-up organic pizza and Lobster Hash

I’m excited for Fall fashion, and these September issue’s are completely enabling the shopper in me. I have been able to browse through the 902 pages of the Vogue issue, and out of all the amazing fashion ad’s I was most ecstatic to see a 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target lookbook inside. Now you all know where I will be September 15.

The massive issue!

The massive issue!

Me at NellcoteTres Awesome Nellcote September issue eventMe photo Nellcote

|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- gift | Dress- Express | Blazer- Alcala’s boutique (local) | Bracelet’s- random old and gifted

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Wear it Wednesday | Maxi Scarf as a Cardigan

Hello everyone!!

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“Who’s That Girl”?! Of course I had to take some silly snaps once I spotted these awesome records on sale this past weekend

Hope you all are having a wonderful week thus far. I’m excited to run a few errands today, but believe it or not the temperature is already dropping to 60’s! I feel like Summer just started and now we are fast approaching Fall. The season’s in Chicago have been quite strange this year since Spring almost skipped over and now Summer was hardly 3 months!

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Back view of the heart & leopard print maxi scarf I DIY’d to a cardigan

Today I’m featuring a maxi scarf that I have been in love with even before I bought it (mainly because of the print). How is that possible? Well the print of the scarf is quite popular since it was part of Louis Vuitton’s collection several seasons ago and I was in love then but not so much with the price tag. But with all pretty high end designer items they eventually trickle down to high street shops, and voila I found mine at A’gaci several months back (but can still be found on ebay).

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Side view to determine the coverage you get with this DIY cardigan

For this look you can take any maxi scarf you own and tie two knots, one from right side and one left side, to the middle of the longest side of the scarf. The scarf then will then look like it has arm holes and you can simply wear it as a cardigan. Quite easy! If you want to learn more ways to wrap your scarf in creative ways there are several YouTube videos showing the process.

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Do you spot the fresh henna? This was taken before the other pics

My Wear it Wednesday look features basics with straight leg denim, a stripped top, and black scarf for hijab. This is as basic as it gets, but by using a printed scarf you can spruce up the look without it being complicated.

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Another silly snap this time with Bette Midler

|HOOTD deets|

Scarf for Hijab- was a gift | DIY Cardigan Maxi Scarf- A’gaci | Top- Forever 21 | Denim- Banana Republic | Bag- Rebecca Minkoff MAB | Shoes- DSW

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HOOTD | Red, White & Blue

Happy Monday everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and now I’m sure everyone is looking forward to 4th of July to spend time with family and friends.

Today’s outfit of the day post is my version of a casual 4th of July look that will be great for parties, picnics or just going out to see fireworks.

I wore this outfit last week when we went on a glass bottom boat in Key Largo. It was a very hot and sunny day and because of the blazing sun we were all drained quickly. We mostly stayed inside the boat where there was air conditioning but went outside when we all started to get nauseous once the boat was closer to the coral reefs, due to feeling nauseous most of us didn’t even get to experience seeing the fish and coral reef- what a bummer! The outside open area on the boat was quite refreshing and windy which helped to get over the nausea. Nonetheless, it was a great outing with the family.

The cutie in one of the pics is my niece who was also the flower girl at my wedding.

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|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- from Pakistan| Top- NY & Company| Skirt- Wet Seal| Shoes- Target| Bag- Rebecca Minkoff MAC

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Wear it Wednesday | 1 Tunic Styled 3 Ways

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today I’m styling a white tunic that is a Summer staple. I consider it easy breezy and can be dressed up or down.

The tunic chosen has a mandarin collar and pleats on the front. This tunic is similar to the one I have on in last two HOOTD pictures (below), however I bought my tunic a few years ago from NY & Company.

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The first look is great for a brunch date or strolling on a beach. I paired the tunic with green linen pants and wedges. The tunic can be tucked in or left out depending on your comfort level.

The second look is great for running errands or shopping. It’s paired with skinny jeans and ballet flats. To add a pop to this outfit a colorful scarf is added.

The last look is great for a special date night or walking around a resort on vacation. This beautiful look is paired with a large sun hat that adds an elegant touch. The colors of the maxi skirt are even perfect for a 4th of July party. The tunic in this look will be worn more as a blouse where the tunic will be tucked into the maxi skirt.

Here is how I styled it a few days ago when I was out shopping and running errands. A few quick snaps from a fitting room.

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|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- from Pakistan| Tunic- New York and Company (old)| Jeans- The Limited| Shoes- Steve Madden| Bag- Rebecca Minkoff MAB (on repeat)

Which styled look is your favorite?

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