For the love of the Trouser Pant

Martha's and I

Martha’s and I

One of my friends came back home for a short trip because her younger sister was getting married. After all the wedding festivities settled down, I caught up with her and a few friends. It was very last minute and we got some Chinese food followed by dessert at Martha’s Country Bakery. Fatimas Halal Kitchen is in Astoria and they have good Chinese food and it’s not expensive at all. It’s a laid back restaurant and we all enjoyed ourselves. I ordered my usual which is General Tsaos chicken and beef fried rice. I attached a picture of dinner.

dinner at Fatimas Halal Kitchen

dinner at Fatimas Halal Kitchen

 

After dinner we went to Martha’s Country Bakery which was very close by. They close at 11 pm and we got their right before closing. I ordered tres leches and it was good but maybe a tad bit too sweet. One of their more popular dessert is the very berry napoleon but im not a huge fan. It’s good but I just don’t find it amazing. But everyone I know is obsessed with it. Their frozen coffee drinks are my favorite but it was too late to order one because drinking coffee very late keeps me up.  Service was prompt and everyone was accommodating.

Hmm, what should I order?

Hmm, what should I order?

Tres Leches

Tres Leches

about to dig in to dessert!

about to dig in to dessert!

 

I wore trouser pants in a bright coral/orange hue. I love these pants because they have a great fit and are very long. Trouser pants tend to be a little looser and are generally worn more dressy because of the wide leg opening. They are great pants to be worn to work and can be worn casually paired with flats and a tee shirt. I love the fit of this pant and I have it in a green shade as well. The length of these trouser pants required me to wear them with heels and I wore them with patent leather wedge sandals. I paired the pants with a silk top and I added a gold belt with Swarovski crystal detailing. I wore a silk rectangle hijab (head scarf) which matched the texture of the shirt and the color of the pants. Not pictured well, but my outfit was complemented with a purple Chanel handbag that has a brushed gold chain.

sister and I

sister and I

My outfit of the night details (OOTN):

Trouser pants: CWonder

Silk top: JCREW

Rectangle scarf: Century21

Patent leather wedge sandals: JCREW

Gold Swarovski belt: Judith Leiber. Also worn in one of my previous posts, check it out here.

Handbag: Chanel

 

cakes on cakes on cakes

cakes on cakes on cakes

especially if its dark chocolate!

especially if its dark chocolate!

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For the love of Fathers

my father, husband and father in law

my father, husband and father in law

Everyday is Fathers day. Yes. Definitely true. But to show extra appreciation, here is love for our fathers who also happen to be husbands, brothers, grandparents, uncles etc. This past Sunday was Fathers day.

 

my pops and I

my pops and I

 

While growing up, I know my father worked so much and now that I have my own family and I see my husband working so much I see how much dedication and love it takes for someone to work so many hours and at times be away from family life. My father is a hard worker and he enabled me to fulfill all my aspirations by always being supportive in all aspects. My dad is the typical desi parent where feelings are not always shared. Even so, there was small things that my dad would do that would always show me how much he cared. The one instance that comes to my mind is back in high school when my parents were looking to buy a house and I told my dad I didn’t want to relocate. He actually listened to me and didn’t move. Looking back on it would I do that for my kids? My parents lived in an apartment for their whole lives until the last 8 years when they were able to fully purchase a house interest free. If I was in that same position, and had never lived in a house before, would  I delay that dream of being a homeowner for the sake of your child?

The ironic thing is that one of my managers at one of my stores was telling me he was in the same position. He found a house and his daughter who was 10 didn’t want to move. My advice to my manager was, don’t listen to your daughter. They are so young, they will adjust perfectly. I realize I most likely would have adjusted perfectly fine if we relocated. But at the time I didn’t know that and I was beyond grateful that we didn’t end up moving. Just one instance of the love of a father. (the moving decision only affected me because my elder siblings would continue at their own HS because location did not change their admittance in their specific high schools)

my father in law and I

my father in law and I

My father in law is one of the most gentlest souls I know. There are many aspects of his life that I wish to mimic in my own like opening up a free clinic. He is extremely giving and genuine and always keeps Islam at the forefront. Mashallah. And last but not least, my wonderful husband. He is the best dad to my kids. My kids have a special bond and love for their dad. I’m so proud to say that my husband is very hands on with the kids and helps out as much as he possibly can. He works well over the normal 40 hours a week and my kids definitely miss him a lot. Coming home from work, as he parks the car in front of the house, the audible beep to lock the car sends my kids running to the window. When the keys jingle at the front door they start squealing with excitement: “Baba’s home, Baba’s home!” It melts my heart.

 

hubs and I

hubs and I

 

This past Sunday, My husband and I hosted our first ever BBQ party at our house. It was for family and a few out of town guests. Here are some pics.

my son feeding his dad

my son feeding his dad

It was also my husbands milestone birthday the day before and many cakes were cut.

bro and mom

bro and mom

 

brother in law. hes too young, sorry ladies!

brother in law. he’s too young, sorry ladies!

 

fathers cutting cake. and my son perfectly placed his head where the cake was. lol

fathers cutting cake. and my son perfectly placed his head where the cake was. lol

 

women. always posing with flowers

women. always posing with flowers

 

I wore harem style printed pants. So casual and chic. I wore them with flats because I was running around so much but they would look great with ankle wrap sandals, wedges and espadrilles as well. Paired with a simple black long sleeved tee shirt.

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For the love of Spanish Soccer

 

raf and I

Raf and i

This past Tuesday my husband and I attended the soccer game at Yankee stadium with the world cup champions. It was a friendly international game- Spain vs. Ireland. I have never been to Yankee stadium, so this was a fun first. Also, I have no desire to watch baseball so the fact that I was able to attend a game at Yankee stadium and not watch baseball was a major plus. (I have watched one soccer game previously. That was a few summers ago at Red Bull arena in NJ between the Red Bulls and DC United. We watched Thierry Henry play and he scored one goal. It was a high scoring exciting game.)

at halftime before they went in the tunnel

at halftime before they went in the tunnel. Which players can you spot?

at halftime. note how the bases are covered with grass to get the soccer field!

at halftime. note how the bases are covered with grass to get the soccer field!

Spain was clearly the favorites and were predicted to win. No one scored in the first half. The second half was definitely more enjoyable. Spain scored 2 goals- the first one being in the 69th minute. There are no timeouts in a soccer match, making it one of the quickest games. Football, baseball, basketball etc. are each almost 3 hours including breaks and timeouts. Soccer is 45 minutes uninterrupted followed by a small halftime and then 45 more minutes. The game sometimes goes an extra few minutes which takes into account the few delays during the game. Spain scored a second goal and won the match 2-0.

GOAL! seen in Yankees stadium

GOAL! probably the first time ever seen in Yankee stadium!

 

the champs!

the champs!

me in my Spain soccer jersey!

me in my Spain soccer jersey

Outfit of the day (OOTD) details:

Spain jersey- purchased on amazon.com
Mustard pants- esprit. Was purchased when I was out of town- at Makkah. (It was on display. I couldn’t resist. My apologies.) Read about my Umrah trip here.
T strap sandals: Tory burch

hanging with Derek Jeter's bobble head

hanging with Derek Jeter’s bobble head

The crowd consisted of mainly New Yorkers, some out of towners and a decent amount tourists. There was so many different languages being spoken. It was a fun, lively, friendly, competitive environment. An enjoyable evening was had in The Bronx. The Yankee stadium would be the next best thing in the Bronx to the Bronx zoo! I blogged about it. Read about it here.

outside of Yankee Stadium

outside of Yankee Stadium

raf and I take 2. Thanks for reading!!

Raf and I take 2. Thanks for reading!!

 

 

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For the love of Houndstooth

houndstooth

houndstooth

If you are unaware, houndstooth is described as a checked pattern with broken/notched corners. Classic houndstooth is black and white but there are also different variations like brown paired with cream and blue paired with white. Houndstooth can be considered a standard print alongside with: leopard, zebra, chevron, stripes etc. I actually didn’t own anything with a houndstooth print until Embellished Wraps sent me this beautiful hijab/wrap/headscarf.

more houndstooth

more houndstooth

When I opened the package from Embellished Wraps, I slightly gasped because the colors, textures and material are top of the line. It’s so lush and lux. The simple blush pink color paired with the houndstooth and rosettes at the end is stunningly coordinated. It’s quite gorgeous and this hijab is such an easy way to add extra flair to an otherwise ordinary outfit. I was so excited to put together this post but had to delay it because of my demanding work schedule due to the fact that I just went away on a mini vacation last week. You can read all about my fun family trip to Vegas here and that was my first time I wore my hijab turban style.

here you can the detailing on the hijab, including the beautiful rosettes

here you can see the detailing on the hijab, including the beautiful rosettes

full outfit of the day details below

full outfit of the day details below

Outfit of the day (OOTD) details:

Black dress top: Zara

White jeans: CWonder

Hijab/Headwrap/Scarf: Embellished Wraps

Detailed thong sandal: Bandolino purchased at Marshalls

Crystal embellished peach and silver bangle: JCrew

Black and white crystal bangle: Smartbargains.com

Belt: Cole Haan

Sunglasses: Miu Miu purchased at Century21

 

this is my photographers fav pic. swag

Upon my photographers’ request, I’m including this picture because it’s her favorite

Thanks to @aneekers for taking my pics!

I’m sold on houndstooth print and I’ve got my eye on purchasing more houndstooth articles of clothing! What’s your favorite print?

 

the end

the end

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