Saturday, May 25, 2019

Elegant


Looking for a fun Memorial Day weekend outfit? This white jumpsuit is perfect for a night out or for a fun BBQ event! I love jumpsuits as a go to outfit when I want to dress up, but don't exactly know what to wear. This one is from Amazon but through the brand Romwe and it is $24 with prime shipping!

White jumpsuits can be dressed up in multiple ways. I decided to make it more Summer time appropriate with my favorite straw clutch and these bright turquoise earrings. You can always dress this outfit up for more of a night look with a black cross-body bag and black heels.

What will you all be wearing this weekend? Let me know!









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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Chambray Culottes


Flowy pants are my best friend during the warmer months. They are so comfortable to wear and they automatically dress up any outfit. I've had these chambray pants in my wardrobe since last year and I wanted to re-style them again for this Spring! This outfit is perfect for a day out to lunch with friends, a blogger event, and even a great outfit to wear to work by wearing some flats instead and opting out the tassel earrings for some simple studs. 

I of course wanted to dress it up with some heeled sandals, as well as these tassel earrings. Unfortunately, I lost my absolute favorite Vanessa Mooney earrings (crying) so I had to find a new pair to replace them asap. Thankfully, Amazon has a ton of dupes for this earring and they look exactly the same! However, I have to admit that these earrings are nowhere near as good quality as the VM one's, but they do the trick for now. 

I felt like my straw bag was looking a bit plain on its own so I decided to add these cute little fake flowers inside for an extra bit of flare to the look. A great tip is to add a scarf or flowers to your bag if you want a more dressed up vibe. It's such an easy way to do so. I hope you all like the look!










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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Host the Perfect Bridal Shower!

This past weekend, I had the chance to help host a bridal shower for my best friend, Imaan! As fun as it was to help create this bridal shower, it was also pretty stressful when it came to planning and budgeting for it. If you are planning a bridal shower soon, Etsy, Walmart and Amazon will be your best friends! This is where we ended up finding the most budget friendly items which still looked super elegant at the same time. We first started off with a theme which was decided to be a rustic theme with rose gold accents. We decided to book a local community center which ended up being in our budget once we split the costs. Tables and chairs were provided in the community center which was perfect for us.




As for decorations, we first started off with the big decorations such as creating a grass wall backdrop as well as coming up with a good table setup. The grass wall backdrop was actually much more simple to set up than I thought it would have been. Imaan had purchased the grass backdrop from Target and in order to make sure that the backdrop would stand up straight, I attached wood boards to the back of it which I purchased from Home Depot. I attached these boards using a staple gun and it was quite easy to put it together! We wanted to have Imaan's and her fiance's initials on the backdrop and I purchased these gorgeous initials on Etsy from a seller named ThePinkToolBox. These letters were not pre-painted and so I purchased from rose gold spray paint from Amazon that did the trick. The candles on the backdrop are from Amazon and the balloons above the backdrop are from Etsy and Party Depot which our friend Qurratulain attached together to create this cute bouquet of balloons.



For the table setup, we wanted it to solely be a dessert table so we kept it simple with the cake, a donut tray, and some cute easy to make mocktails. As for the tablecloth, this was purchased from Amazon. This beautiful floral cake from ordered from Whole Foods and was only $40 to create. All I did was show them a photo of what I wanted and it was able to be done! The donuts were from Krispy Kreme and the macaroons were from Costco. Our friend Qurratulain made small dessert cups which consisted of custard and berries.



As for the setup for all of the guests, we welcomed them in with a welcome sign which was purchased from Etsy. For the tables, I purchased cream table clothes from Walmart and these faux blush pink rose petals from Amazon for a very inexpensive price. In the midst of all the chaos, we had almost forgot to purchase utensils, cups and napkins! Obviously this was an easy fix and we just went to Walmart to purchase the essentials, as well as water and soda for the food. We catered from a local restaurant in the area and we kept it simple with some pizza and subs but of course based on your bridal shower, you can totally alter this to be whatever you want. For music, Imaan had her own bluetooth speaker and I would suggest it be best to ask one of your friends or acquaintances to borrow a speaker for that day so that you don't have to.

Now this is just the basics of how to make sure to host a great bridal shower but you can always add or subtract more to your own. I hope this was helpful for you all!


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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Finding the Modest Maxi


Once it turns 70 degrees, all I wear are flowy pants, skirts, and dresses! Maxi dresses are a modest girl's go-to look when they want to dress up but aren't quite sure what exactly to wear. The only thing about maxi dresses are where to find them. Places like Forever 21 have the occasional nice maxi dress but most of the time, you'll find their dresses to have slits or be see through. If you do end up finding a maxi dress, many times it turns out to be super expensive. However, I've found one store that has some gorgeous modest maxi dresses that don't end up costing you an arm and a leg!

I had no idea what the store Altar'd State was until it opened up in my local mall. Now don't get me wrong, this store can still be a bit expensive but since they are a Christian based company, they are big on modest clothing which is also perfect for us Muslim gals! I would suggest first browsing through their sale section because those are going to be the more reasonably priced items in the store. I ended up finding this maxi dress that I'm wearing for today's post on sale for $25! I love the simple, yet colorful pattern on the dress. You can easily dress this up or down depending on what look you're going for. 

I of course went a bit more casual and bohemian with this outfit. But I would easily dress it up by ditching the hat, putting on some dressy statement earrings, and opt for my nude block heeled sandals instead. This dress was perfect for the warm weather weekend here in the D.C. area and I'm so glad that i've found a new place to shop for some more modest dresses. Another store that I've noticed has been amping up their dress collection is Francesca's. They are a bit more on the affordable side and always have sales going on in their stores. Let me know if you've found any great dress stores in your area!








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Sunday, April 7, 2019

A Festival of Blossoms

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival here in Washington D.C. is one of my favorite events in the area. People come from all over the country and the world to see these beautiful blossoms by the Tidal Basin. Of course, I also took this as an opportunity to get some fun photos!

I love this time of year because I can finally bring out my midi and maxi dresses again. I love wearing dresses because they are so easy and comfortable. For this look, I wanted my dress to contrast with the pink flowers which is why I went with this navy blue. This midi dress is from Loft and I thought it was perfect for both work, and to wear for a nice day outside. Since I work in a more professional workwear setting. I would opt to wear this dress with either a cardigan and flats or a blazer and some block heels.

I have been loving these wedges from Soludos. They are one of the most comfortable pair of wedges that I own! If you have wider feet, it will take about 2-3 wears for you to break them in but after that they are good to go. Since the top of the dress is more plain, I wanted to add some fun with these tassel earrings which are again a staple accessory in my wardrobe this Spring and Summer season. You guys already know how often I wear this basket bag during this time of the year so I course I had to add it to this look as well. I am so excited to bring more fun Spring and Summer dress looks for you all. I hope you all like this look!

These awesome photos were taken by photographer Rob Gonzalez and you can check our more of his great work by clicking here!



















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Monday, March 18, 2019

Lightweight Duster

Some Spring days can still be a little chilly. Duster and trench coats are the perfect way to still wear your Spring outfits, but stay cozy at the same time. I have yet to find a nice trench coat to invest in but for now, I have a few light weight dusters that I can wear instead. This one in particular is from Forever 21 and I got it on sale for literally $10! I have a love/hate relationship with Forever 21's sale section because it can be so frustrating to look through everything, but once you find a gem, it ends up being an amazing deal. My favorite blogger for my Spring and Summer inspiration is Julia Engel and you can check out her BEAUTIFUL blog my clicking here! She is always wearing light and colorful outfits which is exactly my color palette for the warmer months. That is what inspired this light pastel look for me.

My best friend Imaan and I decided to go out to National Harbor for this nice Spring day and we were so happy to see that some of the flowers had started to bloom! I knew I wanted to wear some pink accessories with this look because that is my go to color in the Spring and Summer seasons. Julia tends to wear really pretty scarves in her hair and although my hair isn't as long as it used to be, I still decided to try this look out for myself and ended up loving the way it came out. I love a pair of crisp white pants during this time of year so I decided to bring these wide leg ones out for this look paired with this feminine white eyelet top.

If you have been following me for a while, you will know that I have a great love for basket bags and so I knew I had to bring out my trusty basket bag from Doen that I've has for almost 2 years now. I wanted to be comfortable because I knew we would walk around quite a bit, so I opted for these pointed toe slides which go with just about everything. As for the rest of my accessories, I went with some statement pink earrings, as well as my gold watch. Let me know what your favorite part of this look was and if you'll be buying a duster coat for Spring yourself!

















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Monday, March 11, 2019

Spring Sweater Dresses

Okay, this is going to be my first blog post in almost two months so bear with me! I have been SO uninspired this Winter season (it's my least favorite for fashion) and I didn't want to post anything I wasn't genuinely happy with. But, Spring and Summer are my seasons to dress colorfully again and I am so excited to bring some new content! This season has brought forth some super fun and unique trends that I am so excited to try out. From bright pastels, to big polka dots, I am all for it this season and I hope to find some fun items for you all to try out this year as well.

I'm going to kick it off with a Spring trend this year which is the perfect transition item, the midi/maxi sweater dress! Unlike sweater dresses in the winter, these over the knee length sweater dresses are much more lightweight and breathable which makes it the perfect Winter to Spring transition item. They come in a ton of different colors and are being sold just about everywhere at the moment. Mine in particular is from a store called Lou & Grey. This store has been one of my favorites to shop for this Spring season because of the effortlessly trendy and chic styles they have to offer! I love this sweater dress in particular because of the stripes which really help elongate the body. 

With this dress, I wanted to add some layers to give it some more color which is why I opted for these light washed frayed hem jeans. This is also perfect when it starts to cool down at night because your legs will be covered and warm. For accessories, I wanted to opt for some light pieces to go with the Spring look. I decided to add my little white round cross-body bag but to add some color, I added this lemon printed scarf which I thought gave a fun pop of color to the look. As for accessories, I just decided to wear these fun marbled resin hoop earrings, as well as my watch and rings. Hope you guys decide to try out this trend yourself!

































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Monday, January 14, 2019

Fave Winter Coats



Winter has officially made its mark in the DC area which means it's time to bring out those big Winter coats. Sometimes it can be hard to style clothes during this time of year because we're usually all bundled up trying to prevent ourselves from freezing our butts off. But, you can always style yourself with a statement coat. Statement coats come in a variety of patterns and textures including the oh so popular teddy coats, faux hurt coats, and the classic plaid coats. All of these add some fun to what may be a more plain outfit underneath but the best part is you're still bundled up and ready to face the Winter temperatures.

I've decided to show you a few ways that I have styled my coats thus far from more casual looks to more "going out" looks.

Keepin' It Casual 

This outfit is perfect for a day you may be just going out for lunch with a friend or maybe just running some errands. I love wearing very comfy clothes underneath and then adding a fun statement coat on top. This one in particular is from Chicwish and it is honestly one of the greatest quality coats that I currently own.




Edging It Up

I've been experimenting a lot with adding a bit more edginess to my outfits. Adding a coat always helps with adding some texture to the look. This coat in particular is from Nordstrom but you can find a nice white teddy coat just about anywhere. Here is a similar one that is super affordable!




Girl's Night

This look is perfect for a Winter girls night out because of these fun maroon lace up boots. I thought this coat added a nice touch to the look because it was a little fancier compared to the others with this nice plaid pattern. The best part about this coat is that it is the most affordable out of the rest. I purchased this coat on sale for $27 at Forever 21! And yes, it actually keeps me fairly warm which is great.




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