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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!

Zara croc and chain bag hijabi outfit

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

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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

Blue Printed Maxi #HOOTD

Hi all!

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Hijab/Scarf – random old | Blazer – local boutique | Maxi dress – Macy’s INC | Bag – Kate Spade | Sunnies – Prada

I’m here with a quick outfit post, and some updates. I was obviously taking a pretty long break from blogging not for any particular reason I just got busy with my classes and then when I wasn’t in classes it was just nice to step away from the blog.  Anywho, there are several posts I need to get out so even though some of these are several weeks old, I still would like to share what I wore and did and such.

the bean and ootdSo as you can tell, I was at The Bean, again. But this time it was for a meet and greet with photographer Langston Hues of Modest Street Fashion, Annie Swift of The Style Menu, and Irene Sarah the youtuber/photographer. And of course, I went with Fatima of Lace, Pearls and Chocolates. It was a nice day out to catch up with fellow bloggers and fashionista’s of Chicago.

Fatima and AyeshaAyesha, Annie Swift, Ruelala, FatimaAyesha and Irene SarahFor more snaps of the meet and greet, you can check out Chicago Muslim Bloggers. Have a lovely day! Oh & Happy Summer!

Umair’s Sweetheart,
Ayesha

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

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

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.

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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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?

Thank you visiting!

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HOOTD | Turquoise and Peach

Happy Friday everyone!!!

Long weekend is finally here! What are your plans for the weekend? We will be taking a road trip to visit some friends and possibly good old amusement park fun.

Me snapping pics of myself whilst...

Me snapping pics of myself whilst…

the husband is "holdin it down" playing ingress.

…the husband is “holdin it down” playing ingress.

This hijabi outfit for the weekend features a sweet turquoise and peach color combo with one of my favorite dresses. The color’s work well together because they are complementary stemming from hues of blue and orange. This day look is very comfortable and can be pulled together with any dress that you already have in your closet.

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My excitement right after I noticed the dandelion actually flew!

My excitement right after I noticed the dandelion actually flew!

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|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- Ebay|Dress- BCBGMaxAzria|Long sleeve tee- random (old)|Leggings- Old Navy|Shoes- Prabal Gurung x Target|Tote & Necklace- TJMaxx find|Knuckle ring- H&M|Sunglasses- Loft
 

Thank you for visiting and have a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend!

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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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Fashion on the Street

Hello everyone!

Hope you all are having a great week. The weather has warmed up in the last few days and it gave us a chance to take some great pictures outside. I’ve been excited to share the first few pictures because we came across these beautiful fashion posters while walking and I asked the husband to quickly take a few snaps for me.

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Here I am trying to pose like one of the model’s in the posters.
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And of course, a post is not complete until I feature a picture with the husband! So here is a silly picture of us!

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|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- c/of of Mil|Chambray top- TJMaxx find|Long sleeve top- random (old)|Skirt- Express|Belt- H&M|Necklace- Target|Bag- Rebecca Minkoff MAB (on repeat)|Shoes- Francesca’s|Sunglasses- Loft

Thank you for joining us today & we wish you a very fun weekend!

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