I just had to share this outfit. I'm wearing this victorian vintage looking knit floral lace turtleneck maxi dress that sways so beautifully when you walk and is in the most beautiful color. It's in this rich magenta shade that is to-die-for; such a statement dress! I topped it with this blush duster that has side slits so you get glimpses of the rich magenta color fusing with the blush - it's a beautiful site to see. I pulled the dress out from the wrist area and pulled the duster sleeve up so that the magenta color could pop. I've been doing that lately with a lot of my looks to get that multi-color effect and been loving it.
Ok so its no surprise that Stuart Weitzman is responsible for the boot of the season with his iconic line of over-the-knee silhouette boots in rich stretch suede fabric. I particularly fell in love with the "Tieland" style that has the block heel. Now, these boots come with a hefty price tag of over $800. They're gorgeous don't get me wrong, but I did not want to spend that much on a pair of boots. I came across these similar ones by Catherine Malandrino, and ordered them just to see if they were any good. To my surprise they were PERFECT. They fit even better than the Stuart Weitzman ones. The SW boot comes in a very tight stretch suede fabric that is almost too tight because when wearing them with a pair of jeans it creates a bulge at the thigh area sometimes depending on the size of the leg.
Love is in the air, and God knows I've fallen in love with this fun and funky sweater. This one has got to be my favorite - that all around fringe detailing though! I've had a lot of luck with this brand English Factory - they have really unique pieces. You definitely have to be careful with this type of sweater though because it can be very unflattering sometimes if not paired with the proper pants. I usually don't like sweaters that are mid-length because they make me appear heavier than I really am, but the trick is to make sure you wear the most flattering pants for your figure. For this look, I particularly like a pant-like straight leg cut. Can we talk about these one-of-a-kind tuxedo point flats though? I love the two-tone edgy feel to them. You can wear it with sheer black stockings too for more coverage.
Sooooo the story of this top is similar to my post about Grey Hues Galore post: It was another random, but very lucky buy from the Zara sale back in December and it happens to be literally one of my favorite shirts that I will probably ever own. It comes in the color that I've been loving as you guys already know, the infamous light grey. This elegant top is made out of knit and has this gorgeous eyelash lace detailing that gives me extra coverage around the hip and bum area. It's flawless.
What inspires me to keep wearing my hijab is the possibility of changing people's perspective one what a hijabi women is "supposed to be." I hope that when people meet me and talk to me they will be able to look past the hijab and see that I am just a typical American like them.
I’m so excited to share this next outfit with you, but I say that a lot, don’t I? That’s just a testament to how much I always have you all in mind! With this outfit I had a lot of luck with holiday sales. When I was in Virginia, I was lucky enough to put my hands on this Zara top I’m wearing. It is seriously to die for and such a great buy. You know when you’re not looking for anything in particular, but then all of a sudden your eyes happen to fall on the perfect statement piece that ends up being one of the nicest and coolest tops you've ever owned? Ya, that's what happened here. I love the two-tone grey on white. It makes it appear as though I’m wearing two different layers, but it’s really just one top, AND I love love LOVE the cowl neck. You can’t tell, but there’s a zipper detailing on the side that allows me to adjust it making it tighter or wider. It’s spectacular.
Ive been dying to share this outfit with you all. Im trying out a new style that I haven't warn before and now im hooked. I was inspired by a lot of the crop tops I saw being warn over long sleeve tops not just by hijabi bloggers but non-Muslim mainstream bloggers as well. What made me do it was seeing this gorgeous over-the-shoulder lace scalloped top and not wanting to wait to wear it only for girl parties (if you're wandering, I purchased it months ago - in keeping with the #nonewclothes challenge ;0)
I have been waiting to wear these leather (pleather really) jeggings since I first laid my eyes on them. I absolutely adore them and I gotta say my favorite thing about them is that they are two-toned. They have a stretch fabric on the back and leather fabric on the front. I mean that’s the epitome of perfection, right? I’ve been trying to find a pair that are not too form-fitting and that are also flattering, since leather fabric can sometimes make legs appear larger than what they actually are. So believe me when I say I was beyooond overjoyed when I found these gems.
ok you already know by now that I dream in PFH dresses so when I tell you I’m in LOVE with a dress then you know that I mean it. This stunning multi-printed-colored dress is a win on every level. First off, it’s not every day that you find a gorgeous fall/winter printed long sleeve maxi dress. I feel like it’s always more easy to find Spring/summer printed maxis. This print is a beautiful mix of white and burnt orange stripes with rattle snake strides – stunning combo! Secondly, the I love fit. It has a tie waist that’s detachable. I’m wearing a size small but wished I got a size medium so that I could have a little more room in case I gain wait. Thirdly, that fabric is rich and beautiful. Lastly, ITS ON SALE!! This puppy is only $89.99!! Get yours before it’s gone! Trust me, it will be one of your favorite pieces. I added a fur collar as a shoulder accessory to make it even more of a statement piece.
On that note, I am officially starting a new series on the blog called #NoNewClothes where I am challenging myself to not buy any new clothes or shoes through to the Spring. I think it's safe to say that I have way more clothes and shoes than I need and they just don't get warn enough, so I want to use this opportunity to maximize everything that I already own. So every outfit post you will see going forward are of items I already own prior to today's date; some pieces I've had but I've never warn so they may look new. Do you think I'll make it till the Spring? I hope so! I'll be sharing lots of tips on how I'm able to re-wear and re-work a lot of my stuff. Join me in this challenge buy tagging your pics with #getPFH and #nonewclothes. We can share tips together! It's a great way to maximize your closet, save money, and overcome the need to always have the latest and greatest.
I'm so happy we're finally experiencing the Fall season here in California and to start it off, I'm wearing a cape that I am absolutely in LOVE with. I adore the split sides and those buttons that trail down my arms are a major plus. I'm playing off my favorite color of the year that I have been incorporating in many of my outfits as you may have already seen. Those light grey and blue hues have me in awe. mmmhmm.
I have to tell you all about a to-die-for kaftan! This white kaftan with gold and crystal embroidery at the neck and shoulders is guaranteed to be a show-stopper. It’s by a brand called COVEREDBLISS. It has the flow of a queen and falls so nicely on the body. Best of all it is NOT sheer and has full lining so you don’t have to worry about any improper exposure. It also has a tie at the waist to adjust the fitting according to your comfort. It’s a one size fits all.
Ready for my favorite poncho of the season? This gem is so elegant and an absolute must-have item! It's in my favorite color of the year too (grey/light blue). It has a detachable faux fur collar, which makes this piece so versatile. If you’re looking for a more subdued look then you can remove the collar or you can opt to leave it for a dressier ensemble. The best part about being able to remove the collar is that you have the option of adding it to other items in your wardrobe that need that final UMPH.
This, by far, was probably the most memorable experience of the entire Dubai trip: a woman’s only private beach! Every hijabi’s DREAM! This is one of the perks of living in the Middle East. As a hijabi, we barely have the chance to sunbathe in an open and private space so being able to enjoy an entire private beach without having to worry about what to wear or covering up was such a delight. The view overlooking the golden sands of the gorgeous Jumeriah coastline didn’t hurt either ;)
You’re going to love the spots I’m about to share with you. Burj Al Arab Hotel is a spectacle to remember. It’s the third tallest hotel in the world, and the best part is that it’s built in the middle of an island in Jumeriah Beach! The hotel takes the shape of the sail of the ship, and has a helipad at the very top of the roof. It epitomizes ingenuity at its fiiiinest.
Depending on which package you purchase, you can make an entire day trip to the desert. They offer additional activities like camel riding (which we did), and then in the evening they offer belly dancing, dinner, and hooka in an Arab setting but we didn’t do that because it’s very touristy. So my friends and I did a morning time trip from 9am returning at 1pm at the Hatta Desert which is an hour east of Dubai. Here’s the best part, guess how much it cost for all 11 of us? $20 per person and guess what? That INCLUDES a private driver that will pick up each person in your group from their location and drop them back off! It really doesn’t get better than that! The trick is to book via www.Cobone.com - this could be considered as one of the Groupons of the UAE, and you find deals on it for everything. The Groupon site actually has an extension for UAE so be sure to check that out as well: https://www.cobone.com/en/deals/dubai
I am SO happy to announce that PFH is now on YOUTUBE! I’ve received so many requests from you all over the years asking for certain tutorials and now I will be making that happen! I will officially be VLOG-ing (video blogging). Don't worry I'll still be making regular blog posts as well.
One of the best ways to spice up any outfit is to throw a cape over it. I’m in looove with this black long sequin cape that gives me all the right coverage in all the right areas. It’s such an elegant statement piece that drapes beautifully. Aleena Khan designed this piece exclusively for Kamal Beverly Hills. Check out Kamal’s boutique for some of the most jaw dropping custom pieces!
I’ve had a real obsession with both fur and fringe this winter. I know when you think about combining both of them in one outfit it seems like it would be a bit much but not if you do it in the right way. I adore this knee length cream colored knit sweater with a detachable fur collar! I can easily remove the collar and wear it on any other jacket/coat, so that’s a win. I paired it with straight leg jean and suede fringed pumps. The fringed pumps have been a huge hit this season and I really love it; adds a touch of edge and surprise to your foot game.
I spent the weekend on a ski trip to Lake Tahoe and am still in awe of how beautiful of a location it is. A bunch of friends and I rented a cabin in an area called Kings Beach overlooking the lake on the northern part of Lake Tahoe, right at the cusp of Nevada and California. It was the perfect variety of terrain from mountains, to snow, to sand, and water.