Monday, April 23, 2018

A Spring Picnic

Not gonna lie, I felt a bit like Julia Engel at this cute picnic my best friend Imaan and I had for Imaan's birthday! We wanted to do something outdoors for her birthday since it was going to be so nice out, and we always wanted to have a picnic. So we decided it would be a fun idea to go out to Home Goods and get some cute picnic items. We found this insanely adorable picnic basket that came with 4 pairs of utensils, 4 plates, and 4 cups all for $40! We also found this cute blanket for about $20. We were having some trouble finding a wooden tray to set our drinks on because no tray we found was under $20 or so. So to substitute that, we found a wooden board with a quote about dogs on it LOL, and we flipped it over to create a tray instead and spent $7 on it! Imaan also purchased this delicious non-alcoholic drink from World Market. It's called the Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower and Rose Lemonade and it was sooooo good!

Of course, if we were having a cute picnic we had to make sure to dress the part as well. We both ended up wearing purple tones and it coordinated so well together! The only thing we were worried about was the weather, but it ended up being such a beautiful day out for this picnic. I purchased my maxi dress from a website called Neva Style which sells long sleeve maxi dresses for every occasion. It looks to be mainly catered towards Muslim women, but there are so many gorgeous dresses on there that anyone can wear. This dress ended up being $30 for me! As for Imaan's look, she found this gorgeous pastel purple skirt on sale at H&M and she wore a silk top with it to dress it up. Her hijab also went perfectly with the outfit and she just looked absolutely gorgeous in this look!

These beautiful photos were taken by photographer Jose Constantino. I would definitely recommend hiring him if you live in the Washington D.C. area if you need any special photos taken. His Instagram is called @Meeksiegram and you can view his awesome work by clicking here!

My Look!

Dress: Neva Style (very similar), Hat: Here is a similar one! (and it's cuter!), Purse: Here is a similar one!, Watch: Here is a similar one!, Picnic Basket: Home Goods

Imaan's Look!

Shirt: H&M, Skirt: H&M (on sale in stores), Hijab: Veiled Collection , Purse: H&MWatch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Kendra Scott

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Yellow Midi

Skirt season is finally here! I love wearing skirts in the Spring and Summer because they are so comfortable and they keep you cool during the warmer months. For the past 2 years or so, tons of brands have been coming out with more modest styled skirts to cater to women with more modest backgrounds. Before then, it would be very hard to find fully covered maxi skirts or dresses and if you did find one, it would be pretty frumpy looking. I'm so glad that more retailers are finally catering to all kinds of people out there with different styles!

If you've been following me for a while, you would know that I purchased this particular midi skirt last year from Madewell and I wore it to death! So I thought why not re-wear this skirt for this Spring season as well? Mustard yellow is still a huge color trend for this season so you can still find a similar style of this skirt at other retailers. I also purchased this top from LOFT last year but I did not get to wear it too often. I was so glad that the yellow in the top matched perfectly with the skirt. Remember ladies, you don't always have to buy new clothes to create new outfits! Just play around with your own closet and you can always come up with something new with pieces that you already own.

Basket bags are still huge this season and I have a very unhealthy obsession with them (I have 6 and still counting LOL). This straw bag from DOEN has been my fave since last year because it just goes with everything. It instantly turns any outfit into a Spring look! This particular bag has been sold out for a while now but this year, many other retailers have come out with very similar options in the same price range (about $30-$40). For accessories, I wore these super comfy mule sandals, my trusty Charming Charlie watch, and these fun layered hoop earrings!

  • Skirt: Here, here and here are some similar options!

  • Top: LOFT (here is something similar but doesn't have yellow embroidery)

  • Earrings: Here are a similar pair!

  • Watch: Here is a similar one!

  • Shoes: Here are a similar pair!

  • Purse: DOEN (here is a similar one!)

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