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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

Wear it Wednesday | Graphic Tee & Maxi Skirt

Hello everyone!

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Today I have a quick post showing off my new favorite graphic tee featuring the Superman logo. I was never a big fan of Superman until I watched Man of Steel (you can read our movie review here) this year. I loved how the story was explained so well in the movie that I finally understood why so many people are obsessed with Superman (I know I’m a little late), including the husband.

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I’ve worn this maxi skirt several times this Summer, but mostly paired it with a more dressier tops (as seen here). I’m definitely enjoying this juxtaposition of the edgy/rugged graphic tee paired with something more feminine like a maxi skirt. I plan to incorporate this look more into my outfits, as it’s a great casual everyday look.

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|HOOTD deets|

Scarf/Hijab- gift | Graphic tee – Target (men’s section) | Skirt- Wet Seal

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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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HOOTD | Scarf Print Dress

Happy Monday everyone!

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Did you all check out the Nordstrom Anniversary sale?

Over the weekend I wore this beautiful scarf print dress that I recently purchased from Zara. I have been looking for a pretty printed dress with length that is passed my knees. I ordered it online and loved it as soon as I put it on. The fabric is silky and even has side pocket detail.

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Beautiful fountain and view of the dress from the back

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Full view of dress outside at night…sorry for the bad lighting.

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Close up of dress and details

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Coach cross-body bag

On the same day I had a mini Mac appointment to test out their new pressed pigments. Here is my finished look. My iPhone isn’t picking up on the beautiful color of the moth pressed pigment which was applied all over my lid. Moth had a beautiful shimmer to it which showed through when layered with embark eyeshadow on the crease and plumage on the inner corner.

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Mac moth pressed pigment all over lid, embark eye shadow on crease and plumage eye shadow on inner corner of lid.

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Mac embark, Mac plumage, and Mac pressed pigment in moth

There are 12 shades that are part of Mac’s pressed pigment Fall 2013 collection. I think any one who loves shimmer and glitter will love adding these to their makeup arsenal. The shades moth, pink pepper and damson stood out to me and I would recommend.

Since it was date night the husband and I picked a new place to dine, Siena Tavern. From the reviews we read it sounded like a great restaurant to check out, however while I did take pictures of the food we ordered at the restaurant (and in pictures the food looks delicious) I will not be posting those on the blog because the husband and I were quite disappointed with what we ordered. I had heard the tiramisu was heavenly, while it was good we didn’t consider it great. The presentation was nice so here is a snap of the dessert.

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Tiramisu presentation at Siena Tavern

We will not be recommending this restaurant to halal foodies or vegetarians as the menu was quite limited and not worth the expensive price tag. However, if you are looking for a nice place to hangout with friends and aren’t a halal foodie you will enjoy this restaurant.

After dinner we strolled back home and enjoyed the weather and beautiful street art.

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Mosaic street art

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Picasso sculpture at Daley Plaza, and little me!

| HOOTD deets |

Hijab/Scarf- gift | Scarf print dress- Zara | Pants & Long sleeve tee- Forever 21 | Bag- Coach | Shoes- Prabal Gurung x Target | Earrings- vintage from India | Bangle- gift

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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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HOOTD | Hot Pink & Navy Blue

Happy Monday everyone!

Here is an hijabi outfit of the day from my vacay! My family, friends & I did a few touristy things yesterday and visited a beautiful beach in Key Biscayne. The weather was blazing hot but we all had a great time and took some fun and memorable snaps at the beach.

My outfit of the day snaps are courtesy of my younger sister who took nice detailed shots and also a beautiful pic for the back of my favorite skant this season- I will be wearing these palazzo’s on repeat! I love the saturated colors of the top and pants and decided to pair it together which pops with the sunny, beachy backdrop. Enjoy!

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|HOOTD|

Hijab/Scarf- Embellished Wraps (won it at contest from Love Zahra)| Pink top- Nordstrom rack| Long sleeve- random old| Skant (Palazzo)- Zara| Shoes- Prabal Gurung x Target| Bag- Rebecca Minkoff Mac| Key lock bracelet- from local boutique in Chicago| Rose earrings- borrowed from sister/photographer of the day

What are your Summer vacay plans?

Thank you for visiting and hope you all are having a great beginning of Summer.

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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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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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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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