Green Peplum + My Popinjay

For Mother’s Day this year I got a Popinjay Quilted Kufic fold-over bag. I love it so much that I planned an outfit to go with it! I’ve said it before- I love a fit and flare peplum top – I think its very flattering, and I love the color green. I feel green really compliments my skin tone. So a green peplum fit and flare top – is a win-win situation in my book! For this style I paired it with black faux leather pants and peep toe booties!

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Top: BeExquisiteFashion / Bottom: Akira / Shoes: Dolce Vita / Statement Piece: Kenneth Cole / Bag: Popinjay 

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Black and Blue

Happy Wednesday Everyone (or should I say mom since she is probably the only one reading the blog since I went MIA). I apologize! Its been a crazy week with vacation, work, Ramadan, and overall life in general! But I’m back and ready! I have fun projects and updates that I am excited to share with you soon. Did you guys get a chance to check out the Nordstrom Anniversary sale? I went the first day and grabbed some awesome additions to my wardrobe that I will post on the blog in the next couple of weeks!

On the style – So this top is actually a shirt dress and  a fabulous find from Nordstrom Rack! I usually wear this dress to work with a pair of tights. I thought I would experiment with it a little – so I tucked it in to my favorite white pants, and paired it with blue heels. I dressed it up with a gold necklace and accessories. Its a great look to wear to work or dress up to wear to a dinner party! blackandblue1blackandblueblackandblue2blackandblue3

Top: Nordstrom Rack (Similar) / Pants: Banana Republic (Similar)  / Necklace: H&M (Similar) / Shoes: Chinese Laundry (Similar) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff 

Friday Funday

Hi Everyone!

Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! We spent another weekend in Michigan with both my family and my husbands family. Zara spent some quality time with both sides, which was great. The weekend was filled with relaxing, food, and of course fireworks! The worst part  of the whole weekend was spending 3 hours in traffic on 94 getting home.

Before we left Friday, Suhail, Zara and I stopped by the Roosevelt Collection in the South Loop to pick up a few things before heading out. We had no idea how awesome the area was getting with all the new restaurants and stores. I’m loving all the new development in South Loop!  We snapped a few pictures while we were there. When we are traveling I love wearing something easy and comfortable – like a maxi dress! I paired the maxi with a jean jacket and sandals -Its an easy chic look!

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Maxi Dress: Gap (Past season – here is something similar) / Jacket: Old Navy / Sandals: Enzo Angiolini

Red, White & Blue – Happy July 4th!

Happy July 4th everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying their day off with family or friends! Here is my red, white & blue outfit in honor of Independence day. I picked up this blouse from Jcrew and paired it with white crop pants. I loved dressing it up with red heels, bag and a statement piece!

Have a safe and happy Independence day weekend!

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Top: Jcrew / Pants: Banana Republic (past season – but here is something similar) / Shoes: 1. Marc Fisher (same shoe – different color) 2. Anne Klein (same color – different shoe) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Statement Piece: Francescas (past season – here is something similar) / Earrings: Tory Burch

 

Orange Checkers

Happy Wednesday ya’ll! (one day closer to the long weekend!)

There were so many great sales going on this past weekend that I couldn’t resist shopping a bit! I picked up these checkered cropped pants from Ann Taylor Loft. I really liked the pattern and they are a light and airy fabric, which makes it great for summer. For this particular look I paired it with light orange cardigan from Jcrew Factory and of course a pretty statement piece!

Also, did you guys get a chance to see that Donna Karen is debuting its new DKNY Ramadan capsule collection! It is a 12 piece collection which the clothing is a little longer, modern, and have a more modest silhouette. Check out the DKNY website for the collection lookbook.

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Top: Jcrew Factory / Pants: Ann Taylor Loft / Necklace: Akira Chicago / Shoes: Jessica Simpson (past season – here is something similar) 

Got the blues

It is July 1st! Can you believe half the year is already over – where has the time gone? I’m gearing up for the long weekend, as usual we will head to Michigan to spend sometime with family and friends, have BBQ and enjoy some fireworks. Can’t wait!

The pants to tops ratio in my closet is disproportional, I have way too many pants and not enough shirts to match them all. But that didn’t stop me from getting these pleated front jogger pants! I’m always a little weary of pleated front pants because I am only 5’2  and it sometimes just doesn’t look right. But when I tried these on I loved them!

For this look, I paired the jogger pants with a blue blouse, a blue floral blazer, pretty heels, and a few gold accessories, including a statement piece!

Gottheblues

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gottheblues5Top:  1. Akira (here is the same top but in different color), 2. Akira (here is a different top but same color)  / Blazer: Old Navy / Pants: Akira (here are the same pants but different color), 2. Missguided (different pants but same color) / Shoes: Guess / Statement Piece: (past season but here is something similar) Forever 21 / Earrings: Tory Burch / Braclet: Jcrew / Watch: Michael Kors

 

Pink Peplum

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend. Here is the outfit I previewed on Instagram on Friday.

Since I was little, I’ve always loved the color pink. Its such a fun and vibrant color. So when I found these pants at H&M (on sale!) I grabbed them. They are great because they are a trouser pants, so I can dress them up for work, or dress them down for a summer BBQ. On this occasion I dressed it up with a black peplum top, and a statement piece. I love peplum tops, its very figure flattering- as it is fitted then flares out.

This weekend was also the start of Ramadan! Ramadan Kareem to everyone who observes this month. Suhail and I were a little more excited to celebrate this year because its Zara’s first Ramadan. So we had an extra special Iftar (breaking of the fast), the first day. We had a few friends over and dressed Zara up. Its great celebrating a bunch of firsts with a baby!

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Top: Armani Exchange (Past season – similar) / Pants: H&M (On sale now!) / Shoes: Juicy Couture / Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Statement Piece: Forever 21