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Wear it Wednesday | Fall Ready Boho Chic

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Happy Wednesday everyone!

I can’t believe that it’s already the “unofficial” start of Fall! The temperature is slowly dipping but I’m crossing my finger’s for Summer to last a little bit longer. I kind of feel, well not kind of, I do feel that I missed out on Chicago Summer this year due to being out of town for all of June, some of July and then while fasting in Ramadan I didn’t want to step out in the scorching hotness. But to be honest, I miss Ramadan more than missing out on Summer.

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If you have been following me on this blog or on social media, you probably already know that all HOOTD featured are outfits I actually wear in my daily life, and most outfit snaps are taken while on date night/day with the husband, or when I attend an event. I love to dress up sparkles and all for the husband, but I’m sure a lot of you can relate with me on the following meme that is popular on pinterest. Therefore, my outfits are planned in advance for special days. 19140367136953881_lft1d5wd_c  Now to the main outfit post! I ordered this beautiful boho chic skirt from Forever 21 a few weeks ago, and knew I was going to wear it out for a date night. This maxi skirt has vibrant Fall colors, and a great print to liven up a basic outfit. This skirt is something definitely different than my usual solid color skirts, and I think I will be looking for more beautiful printed skirts for my collection.
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I will recommend all modest fashionista’s to not be afraid of print especially in maxi skirts because you can easily wear the skirt with many basics as I’ve done in this outfit.IMG_0828 
For a recent date night we had to change our plan’s due to rain and ended up at a local Lou Malnati’s to indulge on a deep dish pizza, and later watched The Wolverine.IMG_0841 
We are a couple of week’s behind on watching The Wolverine so no formal review, but the husband and I both enjoyed it, and give an overall rating of 7.5/10. Contrary to the feedback we had heard from family and friend’s about the movie. We also loved the end credit scene, which everyone failed to mention to us however we were taking our sweet time leaving the theatre and caught it.IMG_0843 
The beautiful art you see in these pictures are up on the outside walls of the movie theatre we are regular’s at, and this last one is our favorite from the bunch!  Beautiful art all over downtown is one of the things I love most about Chi-town.

|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- unbranded | Blouse- NY&Company | Maxi Skirt- Forever 21 | Bag- Lucky Brand | Turquoise Necklace- TJ Maxx | Shoes- Loft

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Date Night at Geja’s Cafe

Hello everyone!

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It’s Monday again and I have lots to share in this week’s upcoming posts.
First off, the husband and I had a romantic dinner date on Friday. We headed out to Geja’s cafe in Lincoln Park. The restaurant is essentially a fondue spot similar to The Melting Pot. Geja’s cafe is more of the locally known and loved spot for fondue. We checked out the place especially since we had a great Groupon deal for the restaurant. The restaurant is nice and we would recommend it, however having been to The Melting Pot also we don’t think it’s better. What we don’t enjoy about these fondue places is when you order an entree of meat/fish/veggies/tofu you are basically spending time cooking your own food. We definitely prefer having only cheese and chocolate fondues at these types of restaurant’s.

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Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take pictures in Geja’s cafe and even if we were allowed I doubt they would be stellar since it’s one of those intimate setting restaurants with very dim lighting.

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Nonetheless, it was a nice evening where we ordered the specialty dinners which came with a house salad, cheese fondue, main course veggie & tofu, dessert was chocolate fondue, and we ordered a latte to finish our meal.
After dinner we strolled a bit around the Lincoln Park zoo area but had to cut the date short once the husband was called into work. Thus, the lack of more detailed snaps of the day. These pics were mostly taken by the park.

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|HOOTD deets|
Hijab/Scarf- random gift | Top, Skirt, Clutch- Forever 21

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Weekend Eid Party

Hello everyone and happy Monday!

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My DIY’d head jewelry from a gold necklace and smokey makeup look for the night

Monday’s are always a drag because it’s sad to know the weekend is over and the work week start’s the daily routine and work grind. But hopefully this week passes quickly and we can enjoy the weekend again.

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The husband and I in front of the Eid Mubarak banner the SIL created

This past weekend the husband and I were invited to a family Eid party. On Thursday night we arrived at my sister-in-law’s house because we wanted to help her with decorating for the party which was held at a hall that is part of a masajid.

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Kid’s activity table with crayon’s, coloring/activity pages, and craft supplies

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The prize table with the beautiful balloon arch the husband created

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My sister-in-law was planning for the party for over a month for about 160 guests (including kids). The planning included party games for kids & adults along with prizes, yummy catered food, theme/decoration for the party, and much more. By the time we arrived she already had most of the supplies for decorating. Friday afternoon we helped decorate most of the party hall, except for the balloon creations and centerpieces which had to be tackled day of the party.

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Balloon poof created by the husband

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The husband hard at work

The husband is quite the expert with balloon decorations! While in college he worked at Celebration Balloon and created all sorts of fun balloon centerpieces and decorations. His expertise came in handy at this Eid event because the balloons definitely added more life and festivity to the room decor. If you haven’t seen these balloon creations you should definitely check out Celebration Balloon.

MashahAllah and Alhamdulillah all of the hard work payed off because all the guest’s raved about the fun interactive nature of the party, the food and decorations. It definitely was one of the best Eid parties I have attended.

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All the balloons used for the centerpieces

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Overview of the decorated hall

As for my outfit of the day, it was an outfit I custom ordered from Pakistan and have worn once before in Florida. I changed up the look by creating a new hijab style, DIY’d a gold necklace into head jewelry/tikka, tried a smokey eye makeup look, and carried a trendy clear clutch (which I’m in love with).

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Close up of the head jewelry

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My new clear clutch and details of jewelry

This Eid party also gave the husband and I an excuse to test drive our new dslr camera, Canon EOS Rebel SL1. We are still learning the functions, but so far we love the results–let us know your thoughts since all the pictures on today’s post were taken with the new camera.

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Husband and I in front of the balloon arch

|HOOTD deets|

My Outfit- custom ordered from Pakistan | Clear Clutch- Forever 21 | Shoes- Pelle Moda from DSW | Gold Tikka/head jewelry- gift | Gold Bangles- Jewelry store in Florida | Rings- Swarovski, from India, and wedding + engagement ring | Makeup- Urban Decay eye shadows, MAC lipstick in lickable, lip liner in mahogany and eyelashes, Nars foundation, Chanel blush | Nails- Orly rage, Butter London slapper, and random gold glitter

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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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Wear it Wednesday | Maxi Dress & a Blouse

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Alhamdulillah it’s the middle of the week but more exciting it’s almost Eid! I say “almost” because we still don’t know if we are celebrating on Thursday or Friday, regardless we will be celebrating with family in Chicago.

In this Wear it Wednesday post I’m wearing a maxi dress I bought last year from Target and styled with a blouse for a more dressed-up-running-errands-or-sightseeing outfit. This blouse trick can easily be achieved with any maxi dress in your closet, and a button down blouse or re-style that chambray shirt for this look.

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The way to achieve this look is to button up halfway and then grab the two sides of the unbuttoned shirt to make a quick knot or two, then simply tuck inward the knots and back of the shirt and belt it. This outfit looks quite feminine, is very hijabi friendly and not to mention non-restricting.

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|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/scarf- from Pakistan | Blouse- TJ Maxx | Maxi dress- Target | Bag- Coach | Belt- BCBG Max Azria | Bracelet- from Hawaii | Rings- c/o the husband

Eid always brings back memories of my childhood and how my mom always made it so special by getting us new Eid clothes, matching accessories and shoes, decorating the house for family breakfast/dinner parties, eating yummy pakistani food, receiving eidi/presents from parents & relatives, and just spending the day carefree. I miss those days or more so miss my mom (May Allah [swt] grant her the highest place in paradise Ameen.)

May you all have a wonderful day & those celebrating (Thursday or Friday) Eid may it be a joyous day spent with your loved ones, with lots of yummy food and carefree relaxing fun!

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July Favorites

Hello everyone!

I can’t believe the month of July is almost coming to an end. Where has half the year gone?
With that said, I’ve decided to feature my favorites for the month. This list is in no specific order I have added favorites of things that mattered most to the husband and I this month. Enjoy!

Favorite Hijab/Scarf– Light weight maxi hijab from Kapray Shapray on Facebook.
Not sure if she will sell these individually as I received them to match some outfits I ordered from her.

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These scarfs are very lightweight making them great for Summer, they give great coverage and drape beautifully without much fuss.  The picture below was taken on my recent trip to Florida.  You can check out more pictures here.

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Favorite Beauty Product– Loreal True Match crayon concealer in light/medium & Milani liquid eyes in 01 black.

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Both of these products are so creamy and easy to apply. I’ve been obsessed with both of these products ever since I bought them beginning of July.

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Favorite Food Dish– Mediterranean Mahi Mahi at Grand Lux
The husband recommended I try this dish and we were so surprised at the flavor of the sauce and how well all the flavors mixed. We will definitely be ordering this Mahi Mahi dish again.

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Favorite RestaurantRed Fish Grill in Miami
I’ve lived in Miami for over 21 years and I’ve never heard of this hidden gem of a restaurant. It feels completely secluded and almost a romantic getaway in Miami. And to top it off the food was scrumptious as well. Unfortunately, we didn’t take any blog worthy pics of the restaurant since it was date night, and we visited the restaurant with three other couples to celebrate our Anniversaries which fall within a few weeks of each other. It was a beautiful and romantic evening which was planned completely by our husbands. The husbands swept us ladies off our feet. Alhamdulillah (all thanks to God).

Favorite Dessert– From Margie’s Candies.
We’ve passed by this ice cream shop a few times and always saw so many people standing outside. It caught our curiosity and we finally tried two sundaes, a brownie a la mode and a caramel one. They were both delicious except we had to get them in to-go boxes because we didn’t want to wait to be seated inside.

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Favorite Hijabi Outfit of the Day– I loved wearing my wedding outfits this month. So they definitely are my favorites for the month. My wedding outfits were ordered from Kapray Shapray and my hijab/scarf is from Pearl Daisy.

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Favorite Couple Shot– Has to be from my brothers wedding this month. More pictures from the wedding can be seen here.

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Favorite Couple Moment of the Month– Our 1st Anniversary.
We had a small celebration in Florida with family. We kept it simple since Ramadan had started therefore we went out to a Middle Eastern restaurant to break fast and catch up with family and friends.

Here are a few snaps from the day.

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Hope you enjoyed our July favorites. What were some of your faves for the month?

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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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Wear it Wednesday | Striped on Stripes

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Stripe on stripes have become quite popular lately especially with the black and white trend. Stripe on stripe are easy to wear as long as you vary the type and width of stripes.

On the mood board I’m featuring some current stripe pieces I’m loving and taking inspiration from. With 4th of July coming up next week stripe on stripes will be a perfect outfit choice.

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|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- Embellished Wraps (won it from contest at Love Zahra| Top- Forever 21| Skirt- Wet Seal| Shoes- Prabal Gurung x Target| Bag- Rebecca Minkoff| Bracelets- Pandora, key lock bracelet from local boutique in Chicago & other jewelry c/o the husband

|Deets for mood for pieces|

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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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