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Wear it Wednesday | Fall Ready Boho Chic

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Happy Wednesday everyone!

I can’t believe that it’s already the “unofficial” start of Fall! The temperature is slowly dipping but I’m crossing my finger’s for Summer to last a little bit longer. I kind of feel, well not kind of, I do feel that I missed out on Chicago Summer this year due to being out of town for all of June, some of July and then while fasting in Ramadan I didn’t want to step out in the scorching hotness. But to be honest, I miss Ramadan more than missing out on Summer.

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If you have been following me on this blog or on social media, you probably already know that all HOOTD featured are outfits I actually wear in my daily life, and most outfit snaps are taken while on date night/day with the husband, or when I attend an event. I love to dress up sparkles and all for the husband, but I’m sure a lot of you can relate with me on the following meme that is popular on pinterest. Therefore, my outfits are planned in advance for special days. 19140367136953881_lft1d5wd_c  Now to the main outfit post! I ordered this beautiful boho chic skirt from Forever 21 a few weeks ago, and knew I was going to wear it out for a date night. This maxi skirt has vibrant Fall colors, and a great print to liven up a basic outfit. This skirt is something definitely different than my usual solid color skirts, and I think I will be looking for more beautiful printed skirts for my collection.
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I will recommend all modest fashionista’s to not be afraid of print especially in maxi skirts because you can easily wear the skirt with many basics as I’ve done in this outfit.IMG_0828 
For a recent date night we had to change our plan’s due to rain and ended up at a local Lou Malnati’s to indulge on a deep dish pizza, and later watched The Wolverine.IMG_0841 
We are a couple of week’s behind on watching The Wolverine so no formal review, but the husband and I both enjoyed it, and give an overall rating of 7.5/10. Contrary to the feedback we had heard from family and friend’s about the movie. We also loved the end credit scene, which everyone failed to mention to us however we were taking our sweet time leaving the theatre and caught it.IMG_0843 
The beautiful art you see in these pictures are up on the outside walls of the movie theatre we are regular’s at, and this last one is our favorite from the bunch!  Beautiful art all over downtown is one of the things I love most about Chi-town.

|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- unbranded | Blouse- NY&Company | Maxi Skirt- Forever 21 | Bag- Lucky Brand | Turquoise Necklace- TJ Maxx | Shoes- Loft

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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

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HOOTD | Scarf Print Dress

Happy Monday everyone!

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Did you all check out the Nordstrom Anniversary sale?

Over the weekend I wore this beautiful scarf print dress that I recently purchased from Zara. I have been looking for a pretty printed dress with length that is passed my knees. I ordered it online and loved it as soon as I put it on. The fabric is silky and even has side pocket detail.

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Beautiful fountain and view of the dress from the back

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Full view of dress outside at night…sorry for the bad lighting.

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Close up of dress and details

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Coach cross-body bag

On the same day I had a mini Mac appointment to test out their new pressed pigments. Here is my finished look. My iPhone isn’t picking up on the beautiful color of the moth pressed pigment which was applied all over my lid. Moth had a beautiful shimmer to it which showed through when layered with embark eyeshadow on the crease and plumage on the inner corner.

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Mac moth pressed pigment all over lid, embark eye shadow on crease and plumage eye shadow on inner corner of lid.

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Mac embark, Mac plumage, and Mac pressed pigment in moth

There are 12 shades that are part of Mac’s pressed pigment Fall 2013 collection. I think any one who loves shimmer and glitter will love adding these to their makeup arsenal. The shades moth, pink pepper and damson stood out to me and I would recommend.

Since it was date night the husband and I picked a new place to dine, Siena Tavern. From the reviews we read it sounded like a great restaurant to check out, however while I did take pictures of the food we ordered at the restaurant (and in pictures the food looks delicious) I will not be posting those on the blog because the husband and I were quite disappointed with what we ordered. I had heard the tiramisu was heavenly, while it was good we didn’t consider it great. The presentation was nice so here is a snap of the dessert.

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Tiramisu presentation at Siena Tavern

We will not be recommending this restaurant to halal foodies or vegetarians as the menu was quite limited and not worth the expensive price tag. However, if you are looking for a nice place to hangout with friends and aren’t a halal foodie you will enjoy this restaurant.

After dinner we strolled back home and enjoyed the weather and beautiful street art.

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Mosaic street art

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Picasso sculpture at Daley Plaza, and little me!

| HOOTD deets |

Hijab/Scarf- gift | Scarf print dress- Zara | Pants & Long sleeve tee- Forever 21 | Bag- Coach | Shoes- Prabal Gurung x Target | Earrings- vintage from India | Bangle- gift

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Road Trip & Spring Deity HOOTD

Happy Thursday everyone!

I hope you all are having a wonderful week. I feel like the week flew by and now I’m looking forward to the weekend.

As I mentioned for Memorial Day weekend we headed out to Cleveland, Ohio. We decided to take a road trip and enjoy the scenery from a car since we hardly get to drive. We arrived in Cleveland late on Friday night and went straight to bed. Saturday morning we hangout in downtown Cleveland, went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (pictures below) as we were entering one of the employees commented on my look and called me “the Spring deity” it made me laugh and I told them I was there to represent Spring. The Hall of Fame was good but not as great as I expected. I think I enjoyed the architecture more than the actual displays inside. In the afternoon we met with friends to have dinner at Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Cuisine. The restaurant has a unique concept of custom creating your stir fry, basically you get to pick which ingredients you would like in your dish and the chef cooks it up while you watch- similar in concept to a hibachi restaurant but quicker! I guess you can kind of screw up your dish if you over do it with the ingredients but mine turned out pretty good. The husband ordered a stir fry from the menu and he also enjoyed his dish.
After dinner we caught a viewing of Fast and the Furious 6 (I can’t believe this was the sixth and seventh is in the works!) You can check out our KISS movie review to see how we rate it tomorrow on the blog.

The next day we headed to Cedar Point with our friends. The husband and I hadn’t heard of Cedar Point until recently- I guess being from Florida the land of Disney World, Universal Studios and Bush Gardens we forgot other theme parks actually exist. Cedar Point was great- it was nice to enjoy some extreme roller coasters but the two hour lines were not fun. The newest roller coaster was Gate Keeper which we rated as second best to Millenium Force- we completely recommend that if you love roller coasters and visit Cedar Point. We left the park pretty late and were drained by the time we got to our hotel. Monday we headed back to Illinois and relaxed rest of the day by watching our newest Netflix tv binge, Alias.

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|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- Target| Top- Forever 21| Skirt- Express| Shoes- Prabal Gurung x Target| Bag- Rebecca Minkoff MAC| Bracelet- Pandora

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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

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