Ok, so if you had to pick three items of clothing when it comes to Fall, what comes to mind? Think quick, first three things! It’s difficult for me to narrow it down, but the first three, out of many, that popped into my head, are over the knee suede boots (I’m currently lusting over the Stuart Weitzman Highland Otk boots), a cape/coat with some kind of faux fur situation (whether it has faux fur on the collar or it’s a faux fur coat, by the way Kendall Jenner was my inspiration for this) and just cashmere or “cashmere-esque” sweaters. I love how I said three items, but each item has like different variations to it! Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The way the weather gets crisper and the leaves start changing and more importantly I love fall fashion! The beautiful jewel tones, rich colors and textures, chunky layers, and beautiful coats are just some of the pieces that excite me about fall fashion. Here are a few things that are on my wish list along with some inspiration when it comes to what I want to wear this fall! Subscribe and comment below to let me know what you guys are lusting after for this season! xo
So as many of you know, I love being on Pinterest to the point where it’s becoming a little bit of an addiction! I love it because you’re able to see so many different trends, home decor styles, quotes, places to travel, different types of recipes, fashionable people and many other things all in one place. One person, who I seem to see a lot of when pinning is Miroslava Duma and I have become obsessed with her style! Granted, I might not be able to pull off some of her looks in the way that she does, but I still love the way she pairs different shapes and colors together. Her style is intriguing to me because she’s fearless in the way she dresses and she’s not afraid to push boundaries and break rules when it comes to fashion. Although her style is sometimes bordering on being trendy, I love the way she mixes it together with very classic silhouettes, for example, she’ll wear a gold bedazzled pencil skirt with a blazer or she’d wear culottes and a vest but all in cream so it looks streamlined. Little updates like that can really elevate your style and it doesn’t always have to be a piece of clothing, you can be trendy with your accessories or even your makeup. The juxtaposition of combining different pieces is what can personalize and take your style to the next level. So, I hope that you find some of her looks inspiring and comment below to let me know which Miroslava looks are your favorite and what fashion icon inspires you. xo
So it’s almost November and in New York City, it’s really starting to look like Fall. With the changing colors of the leaves and the crispness in the air, I’m getting more and more excited to start wearing chunky knits and more Fall-appropriate clothing! During this season and especially as we head into winter, people normally go for darker colors, such as black, navy or gray, but you can always inject a little bit of color just to kind of shake things up a bit. Maybe it can be a coat, an accessory or even a makeup look, such as a bold lip. Hey, if we’re going to freeze, at least we’ll be fashionable in the process, right? Here are some images that inspired me to put my fall wardrobe together and hopefully can help all of us get excited for the colder months. Don’t forget to subscribe and comment and tell me what’s your favorite thing about Fall and what looks you guys are into.
So lately, I’ve been in such a rut when it comes to dressing. I keep wearing a black top (different black blouses, but all very similar), dark J Brand jeans, black perforated flats, black hijab and a polka dotted bag. Some call it minimal, I feel like I’m in a rut. It’s not so much the colors, it’s how I look at my closet and all I see is the same kind of black top and jeans even though my closet is basically busting at the seams with clothes. Granted the weather has been extremely weird in NYC lately, (very hot and humid then it was raining and then chilly and now back to hot) and I’ve been fasting but I don’t think it would hurt to liven things up with a little bit more effort. So, I look to someone who masters dressing in such an elegant way. Effortless but classy with mixes of high and low fashion. I’m sure many people are aware of her, but for those of you who don’t know which NYC style icon I’m speaking about, Olivia Palermo. The way her name rolls off your tongue, is somewhat like her style. Effortless but always luxurious. From the trends she follows to her classic investment pieces to the way she puts her stamp on menswear, she is always inspiring to watch. Here are some images that inspired me and I hope that it helps you as well whenever you’re feeling like you’re falling into a rut! Please email subscribe and comment below on what looks are your favorite!
With the weather heating up in NYC and my hijab not giving me enough air ventilation, I turn to the next best thing: free-flowing clothes that allow me to breath and not feel that I am going to have a heat stroke. The only problem with that is sometimes that can make a curvy girl look a little frumpy. So, I usually turn to maxi dresses especially because they are so easy to wear and versatile. Just throw on a cardigan or a jean jacket and it’s effortless and gives you the ability to move without feeling so constricted. Also, it’s something that can be used for both day or night. During the day, maybe you want to wear it with sandals or flats and at night you can dress it up with strappy heels and a light blazer for a night out look. Recently, I was online window shopping and I saw this dress that reignited my love for maxis all over again. I don’t know if you guys ever experience this feeling, but sometimes when I see an item of clothing or a certain accessory that I like all of a sudden everything in my closet somehow manages to match with it. It’s like this whole process in my head that makes me start quoting Rihanna, like where have you been all my life..am I the only one that does that? Anyways, so I saw this Iris and Ink stripped silk maxi dress on Outnet.com and that Rihanna moment just popped into my head! I was like this dress is so versatile, I can wear it day, night, to the park, on vacation, to family gatherings, to work, to school, at home, when walking my dog..by the end of this convo with myself it started getting a little crazy. Apparently, I thought I was a celebrity because walking my dog while wearing a long maxi dress with heels is something that obviously happens in my everyday life. So jokes aside, most likely not going to wear that dress while walking my dog, but you get my point. That being said, it inspired me to start looking for more maxis to bring into my wardrobe. So below, I have a couple of maxi options and images that may inspire you to start incorporating some into your wardrobe. So have fun shopping and comment below to let me know if you guys experience that Rihanna moment as well or am I totally standing alone?
When thinking about fashion icons, it’s hard to imagine that Blake Lively wouldn’t be one of the top contenders on that list. I know that she had been in the public eye before Gossip Girl, but I think during and then after that show is when her fashion sense really evolved into what it is today. Lately with her promo tour, for The Age of Adaline (which I’m dying to see), she has been back on the scene and reminds us all that she is still one of fashion’s fiercest. The way she tells a story with the way she dresses, from her clothes to her accessories, makes it a joy to watch and get inspired by for a fashion obsessed person like me! Although she has had a lot of top style moments over the years, these are some that stand out and inspire me!
It’s interesting when you think about what inspires people to do certain things or how certain images or quotes can impact you and trigger something deep inside of you to make a change in your life.
Growing up I never felt like I belonged within my community whether it was externally or sometimes even within my own community, for example in school situations or even in certain family functions. I mean come on I don’t necessarily look like the girl next door! Being a Muslim Afghan-American woman, made me wonder how I could maintain my rich culture and faith, but at the same time not feel like an outsider within the society in which I live in.
When thinking about this, I started wondering why I felt this sense of not belonging and why these thoughts were occurring to me. I wondered if I was having some kind of mid 20’s crisis (yes, I know what you’re thinking, Sahar, there is no such thing as a “mid 20’s crisis”) so I looked to find ways for an answer to this newfound “crisis.” I started with looking through quotes, reading books and analyzing things within myself until I came to the realization that a lot of it had to do with fear of failure. Fear of not living up to my full potential. Fear of not being understood. Fear of failing in general because maybe I felt that I wasn’t where I thought I should be at this point in my life.
Starting a blog for me was a way in which I could express myself and hopefully find people who were like-minded. I’ve always been interested in fashion and design in general, but there is also a part of me that loves connecting with different kinds of people and learning about different cultures, traveling and having amazing experiences and although we are all different, there is something beautiful in which we can offer each other. You don’t look like me and I don’t look like you and that’s okay. I came across this quote and it made me realize that we can’t let the “picture in our head of how things should look like” hold us back. Life is about the journey and not just the destination and being able to learn from those experiences is what makes us beautiful. True style doesn’t only have to do with how you look or how you dress, but it has to do with knowing you’re not perfect and learning to accept yourself, flaws and all.
“You must be willing to change. You must be willing to break the deal you made with the devils within. You must be willing to leave the past and not be tempted to rebound when times are tough. You must be willing to let go of everything and anyone that takes you back to your sins. You must be willing to have hope. You must be willing to have hope that you can change and that you will and that you will be better. You must believe you are worthy of change and you are worthy of improvement and you are worthy of being the best. You must be willing to set aside your negative notions about life, about hardships, about people, about things, about yourself. You must be willing to stop feeling sorry for yourself while looking at the world move around you. Get up and make something of yourself.”
— Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah