Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Boyfriend Jeans

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!

What a great-over-due long weekend it was. I thoroughly enjoyed my time off and I hope everyone did as well!

Now on to fashion, the latest trend I've fallen victim to is the Boyfriend Jeans! I absolutely adore this trend. It carries the perfect amount of  looseness in a pair of pants that is also presentable in public. Fortunately these can be found almost anywhere. Unfortunately, there are so many variations to them, it can be mind-boggling to select the correct pair. 

So here, I did the dirty work for you. Below are four options to select from all of which are in the reasonable price range. Two of which fall into the 'steal the deal' category ;). You can thank me later ;).

3 main things to look for when shopping Boyfriend style:

1) Size.The jeans should still fit you well at the waist. The bagginess should only come into play towards the thigh and leg area. The fitting at the waist will ensure you've selected the correct size for your bod-type. If you want a super baggy look, then opt for one size bigger.

2) Color. A lighter wash is more day-time appropriate  Select a pair that has the 'distressed' look. This is one of the biggest characteristics of boyfriend jeans.

3) Style. The goal of these jeans is to look as if you truly borrowed your boyfriend's jeans! Don't shy away from a pair that looks 'loose'. The whole point is for the jeans to be relaxed and not tapered away! If they don't hug your body but fit at your waist, you've found yourself the perfect pair!

Lastly for the ladies who prefer a tighter fit, I included option 3. You still get all the 'Boyfriend Jeans' qualities but with the added bonus of the feminine fit (since the bottom is a bit narrower).

H&m jeans
$50 - hm.com

Old Navy Girls Skinny Boyfriend Jeans - Dark wash

 I hope you guys benefit from this guide. Will you guys try this trend? I would love to know!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Day to Night Collab with blogger, Leena!

Salaam/Hi Dolls!
I teamed up with the extremely beautiful Leena to bring you all a collaborated post on styling an outfit two ways: taking it from daytime casual to nighttime chic! 

How gorgeous is she?! I love how this southern belle styles all her outfits. She makes fashion so effortless! Although I never thought of pairing converses with a skirt, the concept of doing so screamed 'laid-back cool'. The shoes give the skirt the perfect balance for a daytime look and I'm sure they kept her super comfy!

To learn more about Leena and keep up with her fabulous style,  be sure tocheck out her blog at: www.withloveleena.com
And here is my take on styling this maxi cardigan dress in two ways. I wore the jeans version for running errands and casting my vote and I wore the leather version for date night with my hubby!

Outfit Details:
Maxi Cardigan - Forever21
Boyfriend Jeans- Arden B
Shoes - Charlotte Russe


Outfit Details:
Maxi Cardigan - Forever21
Clutch - Forever21
Pants - Cotton On
Shoes - Similar here
Which style was your favorite - daytime or night?! Also, if you guys enjoyed this post and would like to see more like it, please let me know!
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Friday, May 9, 2014

I am thankful!

Often times in the midst of life and all its glamour, it becomes second nature to just want more, more, and more. We tend to forget that every single possession, every single miracle, every single blessing is nothing but a privileged from The One. Stored in the back end of our conscious, being thankful isn't a daily contemplation that one ponders over. So today, I want to be thankful for every single blessing, test, and challenge that I have been blessed to experience. Allah has given us a promise that, if we are thankful for His blessings, He will certainly give us more.
“And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe’.” (14:7)
 So with this thought, I challenge you to take a minute out of your day (everyday) to thank Allah for the beat that seamlessly pumps inside each and every one of us, alhumdulillah.
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If you are feeling enlightened and eager to read a little more, check out this excellent article on Thankfulness. You will not regret it! :)

Have a beautiful weekend, beautiful people!
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Plaid Out!

This shirt was so soft and so comfortable! It even had pockets (my latest obsession!)
Plaid shirts are usually button down and shorter in length. Great thing about this fabulous find was the length!

Outfit Details:
Top - Forever21
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Ross from a years ago
Bag - Charlotte Russe
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