“Subtlety is a word we use all the time. It’s about the clothes not wearing you. That’s quite hard to find in fashion. I think modesty is very sexy”. – Ashley Olsen. Harper’s Bazaar UK, September 2014
For all you party people out there, this one’s for you!! Ok, I’ll calm down a little. But here are two modest party-wear inspirations for you guys this weekend! Keep reading to see how you can achieve this resort runway look and Poppy Delevingne’s edgy look for less.
The first is a soft and feminine look from the runway. I have added three different shirt lengths and designs to fit your personal style. First is a short sleeve floral cropped top, a mid-sleeve floral top, and a long sleeve floral mesh shirt. Each have different floral designs that will go great with the pink skirt. End the look with some ultra funky green heels, I mean check out the clip fastening!
Now if edgy is what you are going for, Poppy Delevinge’s look is a must. You can pull this off with a navy blue blazer, a simple black top, and a layered gold chain necklace. The pants by Calvin Klein are just as cool as the one Poppy is sporting! Finish it up with black heels and you are good to go!
As always, click on the image above or the links to shop each item!
We bought our house almost two years ago, and it was pretty much move-in ready. It was 10 years old when we bought it, and in great condition with a fantastic backyard, Alhamdulillah. The previous owners were an older couple who took great care in their home, and when we bought the house, we kept the drapes and the blinds, and the paint was perfect, the colors and everything already looked great. Because I was 8 months pregnant when we moved in, we never really did much of anything to the house.
Of course we bought furniture and put a few paintings on the wall, but nothing that really made it “ours.” To be honest, I always felt like I was living in someone else’s home until just recently. I’m not sure but something clicked about a month ago. Maybe it was seeing how my daughter will be two in October, iA, or just feeling over the whole- it doesn’t feel like my house thing, but it’s like I finally decided: Yes, this is my home. And yes, I can do what I want in here.
And so it begins. Of course I feel pressure to create a “perfect” looking house, but to be honest that’s not coming from anyone but myself. Sure the whole kitchen and dining area is covered in wallpaper (it’s so subtle that nobody really notices… well, except for the “olive oil” print bottles at the way top. I’ll show you photos some time), and two of the bathrooms need some updating but I’m so grateful to have a home at all, Alhamdulillah. So no, no crazy renovations will be happening anytime soon. Sure maybe some DIY stuff but nothing majorly expensive. For now, I’m focusing on curating beautiful, wonderful, little pieces of furniture or paintings that will make our home seem like “ours!”
Lucite, acrylic, plastic, I don’t even know, but these clear pieces of furniture are the perfect look I’m going for. Light, bright, refreshing, and airy. When you place a piece of lucite furniture in your home, it creates a lighter look. Of course it does, it’s clear! So it’s like it almost doesn’t take up any space at all. And with kids, I like that option more than I do glass. I’m currently looking for a lucite chair for my office space and maybe a solid coffee table for the more formal living area. Here I’ve chosen a few photos for inspiration, and way at the bottom of the post, some options for shopping these clear pieces. Keep in mind that lucite furniture has been around since the 1930′s so you may be able to find some cheaper pieces through thrifting or vintage shopping. For those of you with no patience (and cash to spend), below will be a good start for you!
These chairs are in direct contrast with the dark wood table
A really tiny and functional little nook.
I love this feminine corner.
Feels cozy and comfy, and the the table makes it more modern.
There are so many colors going on here that the clear table fits right in without competing.
These stools add a modern touch to this kitchen space.
What a fantastic living room! The white, clear and mirrored pieces come together perfectly. Dreamy…
Salams and hey everybody! I’ve taken a little break to spend time with family during the last few days of Ramadan and Eid. It’s taken me a while to get back to writing again, but here I am! I wore this caftan with some black pants and heels for an Eid party last week.
It’s always wonderful to get a break from work, or in my case, my blog, so I can start again fresh and rejuvenated! I have a few collaborations coming up with Ahfif (sign up, it’s free to join!) and Inayah, I’ll also be making a few minor changes to the layout of The Haute Muslimah and working on some more variety, including home inspirations and outfit ideas, and maybe even some more personal style posts and a little more on my daughter’s hearing impairment and severe food allergies.
Thanks for hanging around folks, and welcome to the new ones, I hope you’ll stay, come back and visit, and maybe even leave me a comment introducing yourselves! I’ve “met” so many of my readers in real life, and also through tweeting, commenting and emailing, and I’d love to meet some new ones, even if you’ve been reading for awhile!
I love shopping for Eid gifts for family and friends. Thoughtful or quirky gifts are my favorite to give out! These gifts are a mix of items for your parents, siblings and friends- and all under $50! Scroll through and hover over the item for the price, click on it to be directed to the gift item, and share through FB or Twitter… especially if it’s something you want on your wish list!