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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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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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|HOOTD deets|

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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HOOTD | Red, White & Blue

Happy Monday everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and now I’m sure everyone is looking forward to 4th of July to spend time with family and friends.

Today’s outfit of the day post is my version of a casual 4th of July look that will be great for parties, picnics or just going out to see fireworks.

I wore this outfit last week when we went on a glass bottom boat in Key Largo. It was a very hot and sunny day and because of the blazing sun we were all drained quickly. We mostly stayed inside the boat where there was air conditioning but went outside when we all started to get nauseous once the boat was closer to the coral reefs, due to feeling nauseous most of us didn’t even get to experience seeing the fish and coral reef- what a bummer! The outside open area on the boat was quite refreshing and windy which helped to get over the nausea. Nonetheless, it was a great outing with the family.

The cutie in one of the pics is my niece who was also the flower girl at my wedding.

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|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- from Pakistan| Top- NY & Company| Skirt- Wet Seal| Shoes- Target| Bag- Rebecca Minkoff MAC

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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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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

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Road Trip & Spring Deity HOOTD

Happy Thursday everyone!

I hope you all are having a wonderful week. I feel like the week flew by and now I’m looking forward to the weekend.

As I mentioned for Memorial Day weekend we headed out to Cleveland, Ohio. We decided to take a road trip and enjoy the scenery from a car since we hardly get to drive. We arrived in Cleveland late on Friday night and went straight to bed. Saturday morning we hangout in downtown Cleveland, went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (pictures below) as we were entering one of the employees commented on my look and called me “the Spring deity” it made me laugh and I told them I was there to represent Spring. The Hall of Fame was good but not as great as I expected. I think I enjoyed the architecture more than the actual displays inside. In the afternoon we met with friends to have dinner at Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Cuisine. The restaurant has a unique concept of custom creating your stir fry, basically you get to pick which ingredients you would like in your dish and the chef cooks it up while you watch- similar in concept to a hibachi restaurant but quicker! I guess you can kind of screw up your dish if you over do it with the ingredients but mine turned out pretty good. The husband ordered a stir fry from the menu and he also enjoyed his dish.
After dinner we caught a viewing of Fast and the Furious 6 (I can’t believe this was the sixth and seventh is in the works!) You can check out our KISS movie review to see how we rate it tomorrow on the blog.

The next day we headed to Cedar Point with our friends. The husband and I hadn’t heard of Cedar Point until recently- I guess being from Florida the land of Disney World, Universal Studios and Bush Gardens we forgot other theme parks actually exist. Cedar Point was great- it was nice to enjoy some extreme roller coasters but the two hour lines were not fun. The newest roller coaster was Gate Keeper which we rated as second best to Millenium Force- we completely recommend that if you love roller coasters and visit Cedar Point. We left the park pretty late and were drained by the time we got to our hotel. Monday we headed back to Illinois and relaxed rest of the day by watching our newest Netflix tv binge, Alias.

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|HOOTD deets|

Hijab/Scarf- Target| Top- Forever 21| Skirt- Express| Shoes- Prabal Gurung x Target| Bag- Rebecca Minkoff MAC| Bracelet- Pandora

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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.

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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
 

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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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