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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

ModCloth’s Uniquely You | Dinner Party Darling Dress Styled

Happy Spring everyone!

This morning in Chicago didn’t look Springish, however the weather in the afternoon improved to the sun shining brightly. Yay! Now that it’s officially Spring, it’s all about pretty, and fancy dresses. In honor of dresses, I’m bringing you a beautiful little black dress that can be worn to an evening wedding, fancy cocktail party, or a lovely date night.

Is she lovely?

Isn’t she lovely?

ModCloth recently contacted me to be part of their Uniquely You campaign on Wanelo. They sent me a snap of one piece, in this case the dinner party darling dress, and told me to add up to seven other pieces from ModCloth’s current collection to finish off my look. I felt flattered and excited that I get to put my personal spin on a classy little black dress, and make it work in a conservative look without skimping on details.

As you see from my Wanelo board (click each piece to get further details), I chose the basic long sleeve tee and opaque tights for the conservative take, then added all the special pieces and sparkle. For jewelry I chose this stunning statement necklace, classy pearl bracelet, and dainty rings. Then I added the beautiful black clutch with the lucite bow to mimic the bow detail of the dress, and to finish off the look with a pop of color the stunning turquoise peep-toe heels! Doesn’t this styled outfit make you want to go on a fancy dinner now?

If this one style wasn’t enough –check out my picks for Spring and Summer dresses from ModCloth. While looking through the collection of dresses it was so hard to choose a few to showcase.

Hope you all have a wonderful start to Spring. Stay empowered because it’s still Women’s History Month, and have you entered the giveaway? There is still time so hurry deadline is Monday 3.24.

Umair’s Sweetheart,

Ayesha

*Not a sponsored post. Just a collaboration with ModCloth for their Uniquely You Campaign.

March on Women | Meeting George Kotsiopoulos & Swarovski Event

Hi all!!
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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)
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!

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!

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