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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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

Pink Chambray

I Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. Here is the details on the pink chambray outfit I previewed on Instagram last week! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love a great chambray shirt! It looks great with everything. This time, I paired it with light pink pants from Jcrew, and a pretty statement piece.

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Top: Banana Republic / Pants: Jcrew / Necklace: Forever 21

Here is the last time I wore Chambray.

Rain Rain Go Away

Hey Everyone!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend! We came back to Chicago from Hawaii and sadly we came back to rain. Although, we are happy to be back, we missed our baby, and after being on the beach for 7 days we started to get island fever. It was a great trip, we did some surfing (I was so sore afterwards), jet skiing, hiking, and of course some major relaxing!

On the outfit – this is more a business casual look. I paired high waisted straight leg trousers from Zara, with one of my favorite blouses from Forever 21, and a light jacket from Asos. I dressed it up with a necklace from Kenneth Cole, and basic black pumps.

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Top: Forever 21 (Last Season – here is something similar) / Pants: Zara / Jacket: Asos (Last Season) / Shoes: Ninewest / Necklace: Kenneth Cole

Polka Dot Blues

May-12-2014

Hope everyone had a great weekend and a fabulous Mothers Day. Yesterday was my very first mothers day as a mom! I got a handbag and flowers from my husband, and daughter, and a necklace from my mom, and sister! It was an overall pretty relaxing day!

This weekend my husband and I had a lunch date with a few friends of ours. We went to Kingsbury Street Café in Lincoln Park. The food was delicious, and the chocolate muffins are to die for! To lunch I wore this look I call the “Polka Dot Blues”. If you can’t tell by now – I love jackets over everything. I think they give an overall polished look. I paired these blue pants from Akira, with a black polka dot blouse from Zara, and topped it off with a Jacket from H&M. The necklace I am wearing is from Lauren Lombardi.

Jacket: H&M, Pants: Akira (Last season, but something similar), Top: Zara (Last season, but something similar) .

 

Business Casual Cool 

May-9-2014

Happy May everyone!

Yesterday my daughter turned 7 months! Where has the time gone? I feel like it was yesterday when I was rushing to the hospital with my husband because I was in labor.  These last 7 months have been the happiest and toughest in my entire life.  Happiest, because the joy a child brings to your life is amazing.  Coming home from a crazy day at work to see my daughters smiling face is wonderful! Toughest, because having a child turns you life upside down, and everything becomes a balancing act. I think the hardest thing is that your time to do things for yourself is so limited. Sometimes I wish I had the ability to be in two places at once – like at home with my husband and daughter – and out shopping at the same time! Oh well, I guess this is why they call motherhood the most challenging job in the world. If I figure out a way to be in two places at once I will let you know my secret!

I wore this outfit as a relaxed business casual look to work this week. I love cropped trousers pants, because you’re able to really show off your shoes! These pants are the Slone fit from Banana Republic. I paired it with a blouse from Zara, and my favorite jacket from Jcrew.

 

The Editor

April-21-2014

I’m so happy it’s starting to get warmer out! We can finally walk outside without a warm puffy jacket! This weekend my family and I got to enjoy the sun and test out our new camera! I got the hubby to take some pictures of my look!

When I moved to Chicago 3 years ago, I fell in love with Akira. For those of you who don’t know – Akira is Chicago based clothing store that has some awesome finds! I’ve been searching for some reasonably priced black faux leather leggings and of course I found them at Akira! I paired it with a white blouse from H&M (here is one that is similar.) Finally, I topped it off with this awesome jacket from Jack by BB Dakota .

My accessories include this fabulous necklace from Kenneth Cole, my favorite bag from Mulberry, and black pumps from Ninewest.

I’m so excited to be sharing some of my awesome finds with all of you!

Have a great week!


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