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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.

hijabi purple and black outfit

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.

Alhambra dancer chicago

One of the dancers at Alhambra

Alhambra dancer chicago

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.

Hijabi outfit black and purple

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

Zara croc and chain bag hijabi outfit

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


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,

Tempting Tuesday | Wish(Lust)ing & Fall ’13 Preview

Hello everyone!

Fall transitioning is in full swing in Casa a la AnU. The husband and I started Fall/Winter shopping early this year so we can shop around to buy wardrobe essentials we need and actually love. Last year we inadvertently waited till end of the year to shop, and I had a hard time finding essentials I loved!

This year I’ve hauled for Fall quite a bit already but still looking for a nice detailed black (faux) leather jacket, booties preferably in brown/tan family, some over-the-knee-Stuart’s Weitzman 50/50esque boots, sequined or statement sweaters, (faux) leather gloves, camo/utilitarian jacket or vest, a perfect black coat, and berry color winter coat.

This is my mood board wish(lust) which I’m taking inspiration.

For more information on the items featured on this mood board check here.

InStyle magazine’s Fall ’13 Preview event at Topshop, which I attended last week, also gave me fun inspiration. Stylish bloggers, and InStyle editor shared their picks for Fall. Leather, camo, chunky sweaters and fun prints (floral & leopard) were some of their picks. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take many pics because my hands were constantly occupied with yummy mocktails and the gratis September InStyle magazine. Regardless here are some pics with stylish Carly Christman, Jenna of Chi City Fashion, Hunter Style, Dana Avidan-Cohn of Instyle, and Fatima my blogger friend.











|HOOTN deets|

Hijab/Scarf- unbranded | Faux Leather Jacket & belt- Target | Top & Midi Rings- H&M | Skirt- Express | Flower Ring- gift | Necklace- Forever 21 | Bag- Lucky Brand

What are your Fall ‘13 wish(lust) items? I would love to know!

Thank you for visiting!

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