Happy Friday Everyone!
Another crazy week just flew by and I am super excited for the weekend! We will be heading to Michigan for Eid (The end of Ramadan) this weekend. I love going to Michigan, we get to spend time with family and friends and Zara gets spoiled by her grandparents! Its hard to balance work and a 9 month old, so it is really nice when we go to Michigan, because Suhail and I get some R&R (rest and relaxation). After we get back Suhail and I have made pact to go on a health food binge – I’ll let you know how that goes (or if it goes at all)! What do you guys have planned for the weekend?
So the past few days in Chicago the weather has been a little mild. I’m not complaining because I love spring and fall temperatures! I bought this sweater from Jcrew months ago thinking I would save it for later this year. But when the temp dropped I seized the opportunity and wore it last night for dinner! I love this classic look. I wore the sweater with a tank, and paired with blue jeans, wedges and gold accessories.
Have a great weekend!
Top: Jcrew / Jeans: AG Jeans / Wedges: Jessica Simpson (past season here is something Similar) / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelet: Jcrew
Todays look is one I would wear when I am on the go! Those are the days you want to keep it as easy and casual, but still look chic! For those days I always turn to a couple go-to pieces in my closet. With the weather being a little chilly I chose a pretty aqua blue drape sweater and paired it with a tank, grey jeans, a scarf, and flat sandals.
Sweater: Club Monoco (Past Season) Similar 1 or Similar 2/ Tank: Frenchi / Jeans: Express / Sandals: Enzo Angolini (Past Season) Similar / Scarf: Target / Earrings: Tory Burch
I hope everyone had a great weekend! This was a fun one for my family and I! Ramadan is a time of year where you want to be close with family, friends and community! Growing up in Michigan during Ramadan we spent every weekend going to Iftar parties. So when we moved to Chicago 4 years ago I wanted to make sure we kept up with the traditions. On Friday we hosted our Iftar party. It was great to see most of our friends here in Chicago. We of course had Iftar, dinner and dessert, but I wanted to add a few personal touches! I found a great sign off of Etsy from Optical Designs- that said “Keep Calm its Ramadan” . I also made date pops! I found the recipe from this awesome blog based in Dallas, TX called “Honey and Dates”. FInally I added some Ramadan decor around the hall from Ranoon.com.
On the Style: The funny thing is, when you start style blogging, you want to go through your closet to see what you have and what you think will look great when you put it together with different outfits. I bought these yellow snake skin design shoes from BCBG generation so long ago. I forgot I had them, so when I found them again – I wanted to plan an outfit around them! I love neutral tones. So for this outfit I paired these fabulous cargo pants from Zara with a loose fitting tank and a tweed jacket that I picked up at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! In some of the pictures, I’m carrying Baby Z’s Diaper bag (can’t leave home without it)!
Jacket: Stoosh / Tank: Frenchi / Cargo Pants: Zara (On Sale Now!)/ Shoes: BCBG Generation (Here is something similar) / Necklace: Laura Lombardi / Diaper Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
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!
Top: BeExquisiteFashion / Bottom: Akira / Shoes: Dolce Vita / Statement Piece: Kenneth Cole / Bag: Popinjay
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!
Top: Nordstrom Rack (Similar) / Pants: Banana Republic (Similar) / Necklace: H&M (Similar) / Shoes: Chinese Laundry (Similar) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
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!
Maxi Dress: Gap (Past season – here is something similar) / Jacket: Old Navy / Sandals: Enzo Angiolini
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!
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
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.
Top: Jcrew Factory / Pants: Ann Taylor Loft / Necklace: Akira Chicago / Shoes: Jessica Simpson (past season – here is something similar)
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!
Top: 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