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WIW | Leather Jacket & Maxi Skirt

Happy Wednesday!

Wow, I feel like it’s been forever since I did a Wear it Wednesday post.  I have not been able to take many outfit snaps lately since it’s freezing outside, and when I usually do step out for leisure it’s after sunset and outfit snaps at night don’t come out as great as in natural lighting.  Anywho, January for our family marks the beginning of birthday season.  A few of our family members have birthday’s in January, then the husband and I in February and it goes on until middle of the year when it transitions into anniversary season.

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My #ootn — I loved this faux leather jacket that I picked up from Target!

Last month, as soon as we returned from our vacay we celebrated Umair’s sister’s birthday at Alhambra Palace Restaurant here in Chicago.  The restaurant is known more for it’s entertainment rather than the food.  The entertainment includes everything from several belly dancers, sword, fire dancers, to singers and then later just an all around dance room.  It was a fun night out and we got to dress up and take some snazzy snaps.

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One of the dancers at Alhambra

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This guy was all over the place– he was part of several of the entertainment skits

To the party I wore my purple pleated maxi skirt, but this time paired it with a faux leather jacket that gave the look an edge.  I continued the edgy look with my bag with chain details and some spiked bracelets.  There are so many fabulous faux leather jacket options that it’s hard not to have several in your closet, and maxi skirts are a must for a hijabi’s closet.

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With my handsome husband, my love! Today is my best friend’s birthday. Happy Birthday hun! Love you beyond words!

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I love this Zara bag–has such beautiful details! Completely recommend.

|HOOTD|

Hijab/Scarf – old (similar here) | Jacket – Target (similar here, and here) | Skirt – old  (similar here and splurge worthy here) | Bag- Zara | Shoes – old (similar here, splurge here) | Watch – Movado | Bracelet – exact here

With the beginning of the year, and with February being my birthday month it always inspires me to update my wardrobe by adding new staples that I can wear over and over again throughout the year.  Here are some pieces/styles that have been inspiring me lately.  Let’s see what I end up adding.

Thank you so much for visiting and have great day!

Umair’s Sweetheart,
Ayesha

Ramadan Kareem + Striped Maxi Skirt #HOOTD

Hi all,

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First off, Ramadan Kareem to all my Muslim readers! Alhamdulillah we have been blessed once again to enjoy the mercy of this month. May this month bring immense blessings and happiness upon you and your loved ones, and may all your fasts and prayers be accepted –ameen.

Rooh Afza, dates, pakoray, samosay, aloo cholay, and fruit chaat

{Bon Appetit} Rooh Afza, dates, pakoray, samosay, aloo cholay, and fruit chaat

#ouriftaritable

#ouriftaritable

The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan), he must fast that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number (of days which one did not fast must be made up) from other days.

Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him” (2: 185).

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|HOOTD| Scarf/Hijab - Haute Hijab | Faux Leather Jacket - Target | Statement Necklace - Ameera Noor x Jane.com | Tee - Old Navy | Maxi Skirt - Ann Taylor Factory | Bag - Kate Spade Factory

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|HOOTD|
Scarf/Hijab – Haute Hijab (similar here) | Faux Leather Jacket – Target (similar here, and here) | Statement Necklace – Ameera Noor x Jane.com (similar here, and here) | Tee – Old Navy (similar here) | Maxi Skirt – Ann Taylor Factory (love this one) | Bag – Kate Spade Factory (very similar here, and here)

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week!

Umair’s Sweetheart,
Ayesha

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 | High-Low Top

Hello everyone!

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Today I’m featuring a very hijabi friendly top. High-low tops, skirts and dresses are still all over the place and I think they will be for a while. What I love about high-low tops is the extra coverage you get for the back.

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Here is a picture you’ve seen if you follow me on Instagram. The husband and I went out for iftari at Reza’s, which is one of the few halal restaurants in the city that actually has yummy food. We were surprised to find a buffet set up for iftari that basically had everything from their regular menu and more. We, of course, opted for the buffet and indulged in everything from fresh fruits, lentil soup, chicken/lamb/beef kebabs, and dill/white/biryani rice.

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The following snap is of us after we were completely stuffed and all smiles!

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|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- Pearl-daisy navy maxi hoojab | Top- Bar III | Long sleeve- Nordstrom rack | Jeans- The Limited | Bag- Rebecca Minkoff MAB (still on repeat) | Shoes- Target | Bracelets & rings- gift

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HOOTD | Black, White & Pop of Pink

Happy Monday everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend. I did my usual go on a date with the husband on Friday. We first had dinner at Maggiano’s which was quite delicious- I had balsamic glazed salmon and the husband stuck to having a pasta.

After dinner we had reserved tickets for Man of Steel- which was amazing and you can check out our review here.

The following pics are for my outfit of the evening, and of me admiring Henry Cavill.

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|HOOTD|

Hijab/Scarf- Pakistan| Top- Nordstrom rack| Blazer- Local boutique| Linen Pants- Loft| Clutch- Rebecca Minkoff| Shoes- Prabal Gurung x Target| Earrings- Target

Hope you have a wonderful week!

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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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Blues, Whites & Star Trek Movie Review

Happy Thursday everyone!

This will be a quick hijabi outfit of the day. I wore this outfit a few day’s ago when we went to see the new Star Trek movie, Into the Darkness, which I will KISS review in this post (I know it’s a little late but those of you waiting for the long weekend to see it then this might help.) We liked the movie, but I was confused just a tad since I’m not an avid Star Trek fan.

K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid) Movie Review: Star Trek Into the Darkness in 3D

AnU Overall Rating: 8/10
3D Experience: 8/10
Action Scenes: 8/10
Direction: 8/10
Story: 7.5/10

This hootd look was put together with the help of my main fashion consultant, the husband! As you will see we were matching unintentionally.

Overview with the faux leather jacket.

Overview with the faux leather jacket.

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With the husband, of course!

With the husband, of course!

The cold shoulder detail.

The cold shoulder detail.

Outfit overview without the jacket.

Outfit overview without the jacket.

|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- c/of of Mil|Colorblock top- I.N.C from Macy’s|Long sleeve tee- Nordstrom rack find|Jeans- Forever 21|Faux leather jacket, Shoes & Earrings- Target

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Weekend Brunch, Restaurant Review, HOOTD & Sightseeing!

Hello everyone!

We woke up early Saturday and decided to have brunch at the famous Wildberry restaurant. We actually stumbled upon it a few weeks ago but didn’t eat there once we found out the wait was at least an hour! We enjoyed the outing and the brunch was decent.

Here is our K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid) restaurant review for Wildberry:

Customer service- 3/10 (based solely on our waiter)
Ambiance (outside)- 9/10
Food- 7.5/10
Cost for couple-$$/$$$$
Recommend- yes
AnU overall rating- 7.5/10

 

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|HOOTD Deets|

Hijab/Scarf- ebay| Alcatraz baseball tee- c/o the husband from San Fran.| Long sleeve top- H&M| Jeans- The Limited| Shoes- Steve madden flats| Necklace- Charlotte Russe| Sunglasses- from Hawaii

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Iron Man 3 review & HOOTD deets

Hello everyone! Our usual Friday consists of going out for our date night however this week we decided to order in and catch a late showing of Iron Man 3 in 3D.  We both loved the movie (myself especially since I can’t resist Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man).  Following in our K.I.S.S review which we will do for movies we watch which mostly include action thrillers since Umair is a self-proclaimed geeky movie buff.

K.I.S.S (keep it simple stupid) Movie Review: Iron man 3 in 3D

AnU Overall Rating: 8.5/10
3D Experience: 6/10
Action Scenes: 8/10
Direction: 7.5/10
Story: 7/10

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|HOOTD deets|

Scarf/Hijab- random|Top- Prabal Gurung for Target|Leggings- Express|Belt- H&M|Coat- Macy’s (old)|Earrings- Nadri from Nordstrom|Bag- London Fog tote (on repeat)

Thank you for reading, and we hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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