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Blue & White #HOOTD

Happy Monday!

Just doing a quick #HOOTD, I’ve been quite busy lately with school, and thus haven’t been posting as regularly. This blue & white outfit I wore a few weeks ago but never got around to posting the snaps. I hope you all enjoyed your Mother’s Day weekend, while I’m not a mother yet, it is important to remember that Mother’s Day is everyday.

Also, today is the last day to enter for the emerald ring giveaway. If you haven’t entered, hurry and do so here.

Me and the bean ootd

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Scarf/Hijab – random old | Maxi dress – Target | Pants – local boutique | Necklace & Belt – Ann Taylor | Shoes – Nordstrom Rack (don’t recommend) | Bag – Rebecca Minkoff MAB | Chain bracelet – Forever 21 | Trench – Express

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Thank you for visiting & good luck on the giveaway!

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!

Emerald ring

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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.

Wear it Wednesday | Leopard Print & Blue + Giveaway

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Leopard ScarfEven though it’s April it’s still quite chilly here in Chicago, as you can tell by the picture above. While the temperature is way better than negative degrees, the husband and I want it to be sunny everyday. I think this is one of my first HOOTD photo shoot for this year outdoors! Kinda crazy to realize that but I’m sure I’ll be able to do more of these HOOTD post’s now with the weather warming up.

Love necklaceThis HOOTD of the day started around the high-low black dress (a key piece), and the sparkly love necklace I’m wearing (related to the giveaway today). After deciding on the first two pieces I wanted to add a pop of color that is where the bright blue pants came in, and lastly when deciding on a scarf I went with leopard as it’s now considered a neutral and the print I’m wearing actually has hints of blue in it. I love how easy it is to pull a look together once you have one or two pieces to start off from and then just build the rest of the outfit around it.

Coat and treesThe sparkly love necklace I’m wearing in this HOOTD, was sent to me by a wonderful Etsy seller, Annika Lofberg. Annika owns the shop Glamorous Sparkle and specializes in pretty handmade bracelets, necklaces, and earrings that can be customized for a special occasion. She uses Czech glass beads in many of her creations, and because she is amazing she is offering one lucky AnUblog reader a bracelet of their choice from her Etsy shop. Yes, ANY bracelet you like from her shop. A few of my favorites here, here and here. Enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter widget below, read terms on widget, open worldwide! Additional entries can be earned everyday by tweeting about the giveaway until the giveaway ends (just remember to fill the widget).

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The love necklace Annika sent to me was beautifully packaged, and is well made. At first the size of the pendent through me off, however once I wore it I actually liked the size because most times when I wear dainty necklaces they get hidden with my head scarf, and if you have been admiring those trendy necklaces with large font’s but are wondering how it will look on you then I think a pendent that is about 2″ will be a better alternative.

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Scarf/Hijab – Phillip Lim x Target | High-Low top – Forever 21 | Pants – Target | Shoes & Coat – Steve Madden | Love Necklace – c/o Glamorous Sparkle | Crescent Necklace – old | Bag – Rebecca Minkoff MAB

Live What You Love

Live What You “Love”- mantra for my life! Alhamdulillah (All thanks to God)

Thank you for visiting and good luck on the giveaway!

March on Women | Spring Home Decor + Giveaway

Hello everyone!

Today I’m featuring some of my picks for updating your home for Spring with beautiful pieces from talented female Etsy sellers, and a giveaway from one of them for an original painting.

Now that it’s finally Spring (or at least I’m pretending it is here in Chicago), I’ve been on the hunt for unique items for my home that can quickly brighten up my space without much hassle. Changing up artwork, throw pillows, small decorative items can easily accomplish this without major renovations, so here are some of my unique finds from Etsy, you can click on each item to find out more information.

Top row || Agate coasters | Pastel rose topiary (enter code springwhimsy15 for 15% off -ends 4/30) | Burlap monogram wreath

Middle row || Colorful tulip bowls | Spring printable art | Original bird drawing

Last row || Inspirational painting | Spring shower curtain | Flower throw pillow

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Win this original 5 x 7 painting by Rachel Bingaman

Win this original 5″ x 7″ painting by Rachel Bingaman

Today’s giveaway is hosted by Rachel Bingaman, a full-time professional artist. Her paintings focus on abstract realism and contemporary landscapes. Her original oil paintings are award-winning and internationally collected and can be found in private collections all over the world.

You can find more on Rachel and her art on her Etsy page, her Facebook page, and her blog.

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Title: Fields of Lilac
Size: 5″ x 7″ (12.7cm x 17.78cm)
Materials: Professional Grade Oil Paints, Impasto Medium, Canvas Panel
Certificate of Authenticity Included

Rachel is giving away {1} original painting from her Etsy shop, Fields of Lilac, to upgrade your wall or home decor for Spring. Just follow the directions on the rafflecopter widget below (everyone gets one easy entry). Giveaway starts 3.25.14 and ends on 4.7.14 (read terms on widget). Additionally, you can tweet about the giveaway everyday for additional entries until the giveaway ends.

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Have a great day, stay empowered, & good luck on the giveaway!

Umair’s Sweetheart,

Ayesha

*Giveaway painting is being sponsored by Rachel Bingaman. All opinions are my own.

March on Women | Meeting George Kotsiopoulos & Swarovski Event

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If you didn’t know by now it’s Women’s History Month and I’ve been celebrating all month long — here are some posts (here, & here) if you missed them, plus there is a giveaway which you can enter here!

Some FYI for Women’s History Month– proves why it’s important to celebrate achievements of amazing women.
womens history month-rebecca-cohen-cartoon-vitaminw.co-REVISEDA few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending an event at Swarovski in Chicago Michigan Ave. where George Kotsiopoulous from E!’s Fashion Police was promoting his new book, Glamorous by George: The Key to Creating Movie Star Style. It was a fun event to browse Swarovski’s collection, mingle with guests while enjoying some sweets, sips, and chat with George who made his way around to guests of the events to sign his new book and take photos. George looked handsome in his suit and amazing tweed tie, of course.

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When I got the chance to chat with George I asked him what key advice would he give to women styling their outfit everyday and here is what he replied,
1. wear pop of color, 2. some bling/sparkle, 3. attitude!, 4. a beautiful smile – which he told me I already had. Yay!, 5. and a great handbag –then glanced at my outfit and told me that I was already doing all. Double yay!

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Ayesha, your glam jacket matches my gloves!! (referring the the cover of the book)

I’m excited to finish reading Glamorous by George over the mini school break I have coming up. If you want to upgrade your style, then check out George’s new book for practical style tips.

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HOOTD || Hijab/Scarf – random old | Blazer – Zara | Striped tee – Loft | Pants – Forever 21 | Watch – Brina box | Bracelet & ring – Swarovski

(I apologize for the low quality snaps as these were taken by my iphone 5)

Have a great week, stay empowered & remember to enter the giveaway!

Umair’s Sweetheart,
Ayesha

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)
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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!

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