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Review | Got Eidee? Shirt

Happy Sunday!

I love quirky fashion statements- so I was happy review this got eidee? shirt by Anika Shah on Etsy.  I ended up wearing this shirt on Eid, since it was just the husband and I this year celebrating in the middle of the week with my fractured arm.  As you can tell these snaps are several weeks old since I am wearing my arm sling.  I couldn’t make any special Eid food thus we decided to go out for brunch at Southport Cafe.

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My motivation for creating these fun, Eid shirts was my five year old son. He looks forward to the holiday Eid but he definitely looks more forward to receiving Eidee(s) more. We had an Eid party years ago, and these shirts were created as an Eidee (gift) along with a $5 bill to each kid. Since then, so many parents have been raving about the “got eidee?” shirts. I’ve sold them and given them away and people love the cute, catchy phrase! It’s hard living in the US and being raised Muslim especially when other holidays are greatly publicized. Eight years later, my then five year old son who is now thirteen solely created the “99 Problems but Fasting Ain’t One” Ramadan shirt. In addition to the collection, the beard shirt was born simultaneous to the hipster beard trend that is apparent nowadays. I have fun creating these shirts but enjoy seeing a fellow Muslim have fun wearing a “got eidee?” shirt. After all, you know it’s Eid until someone asks, “got eidee?” – Anika Shah

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At Southport cafe we tried their bread pudding pancakes, and they were quite good but I think I prefer the ones at Meli cafe better. After brunch we walked around Wrigley Field Stadium, then Michigan ave for some window shopping– it was a relaxing day with the husband.

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The shirt is great for kid’s of all ages, especially school aged. The shirt is handmade with 100% cotton, and quite soft when on. I did wash it after wearing it, and it held up to the wash with all the lettering still in place. This shirt is great to give as a gift or just to wear around after Eid namaz lounging with the family.

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Scarf/Hijab – Old Navy (similar here) | Shirt – Got Eidee? | Cardigan – Kohl’s (similar here) | Skirt – Ann Taylor factory (similar here) | Bag – C Wonder (cute option here and here) | Necklace – Jane.com (love this one and this one)

Umair’s Sweetheart,
Ayesha

*This is not a sponsored post.  AnUblog was sent the shirt for review, and for giveaway.  All opinions are our own. Some links may be affiliate links.

Wear it Wednesday | Afternoon Wedding Style

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I’m back with a Wear it Wednesday post–after many weeks of hiatus. However, I wanted to share this sweet, yet no fuss wedding guest outfit. A few weeks ago the husband and I were invited to a Valimah, a wedding reception hosted by the groom, it was at a local Pakistani restaurant.

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I apologize for the bad snaps, we forgot to take our dslr and thus had to take snaps from the iphone, and later the snaps we did take from the dslr were just in bad lighting. But how handsome does my date look?

It was a Pakistani hybrid wedding and I could have worn a traditional outfit, but I opted to wear a beautiful maxi skirt that I got from Ann Taylor several months ago and was dying to wear to a perfect occasion. This skirt was a major score since it was a off-season sale item, and thus I had to wait till Winter passed to enjoy it. It is a bit long on me, however with the heels and my fancy BCBG floral belt it works. What do you think? The rest of my ensemble is basics that I paired here, and pieces I find incorporating in other outfits pretty easy.

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Scarf/Hijab – Haute Hijab (similar here, and here) | Striped Top – J Crew Factory (similar on sale option here) | Necklace – Ameera Noor x Jane.com (cute Kate Spade version here) | Maxi Skirt – Ann Taylor (such a pretty version here) | Heels – JCPenny  (loving this version here) | Minaudiere – gift (love this one) | Flower Bracelet – NY&Company (similar here) | Stone Bangles – Gift from India (similar here and here) | Rings – Gifts (midi ring option here) | Belt – BCBG (exact one here)

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

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!

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.

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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!

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|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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Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr 1434 H

Happy Monday everyone!

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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and all my Muslim family & friends a great Eid weekend.

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The husband and I headed over to Suburbs on Wednesday night since Eid had not been declared and we figured it would be best to be ready for either Thursday or Friday Eid.

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At 10:45 p.m. Wednesday night Chicago Hilal committee announced Eid to be on Friday based on no moon being sighted and then literally 30 minutes later they retracted the statement saying moon was sighted in some areas and therefore Eid-ul-Fitr will be on Thursday! Alhamdulillah the joys of moon sighting. We were reminded in the Eid khutbah (sermon) that we are constantly being tested and it is only Allah(swt) who decides what is best, and in this case what day was best to celebrate Eid this year.

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It was a beautiful sunny day, and we spent most of the day eating and catching up with family and friends.

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Our outfits were both from Pakistan including most of the accessories except some jewelry which were given to me as gifts.
Ayesha’s shoes- Pelle Moda from DSW

What did you do this past weekend?

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