For the love of The Fall

fall

For the love of The Fall. This is the most unoriginal title ever. What better time to make a new post than during my favorite season. As seasons transition, I believe it mirrors my life and is the perfect title for a post after a 10 month hiatus. And so, ode to Fall.

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dress

Long sleeve dresses are such a rarity that when I do come across one, I can’t seem to pass it by. This dress is slightly longer in the back than the front. There is so much fabric to this dress that it gives it an effortless flowy fall. It fits true to size. I styled it with a belt but it was not needed. One slight issue that you can notice in the previous picture is that the back is only closed by buttons and I had to wear a tank top under. The dress is not sheer but it is partially lined to maintain the flowy, super bohemian shape.

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dress

Outfit of the Day (OOTD) details:

Long sleeved dress: Free People. This exact print is sold out I believe. It can also be found at Macy’s.

Gold chain leather belt: Tory Burch

Suede booties: Zara

* I know I have been MIA forever but I was on the Pix11 news a few months back and it was definitely one of the highlights of my year. You can see the clip that aired on TV along with the article by clicking here.

** Thanks to Saman H for being my most favorite photographer ever. Many more posts on the way. Stay tuned!

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For the love of the Poncho Sweater

poncho

poncho

When you hear poncho, do you think of a rain cover that is sold at sporting events or theme parks during the rain? Or the woolen garment that is typically worn is South America that has a slit to slip your head through? These thoughts initially would come to my mind first but this poncho is so much more wearable than those. A poncho is a very loose top with or without sleeves that has a small opening at the neck. If you twirl in a circle, the top would resemble a flower from above because it’s so loose and flowy.

gold buttons on the sleeves

gold buttons on the sleeves

This particular poncho has sleeves and it is a turtleneck and that’s why this is ideal for fall. In addition it has gold buttons on the arms to add a little detail. I love that you can wear this poncho with jeans, or even front pleated casual pants.  It would look great with harem pants as well. A poncho is usually worn casual/ casual chic. I wore mine with heels because the heels worked well with the outfit. The one downside is that it’s very hard to wear a jacket with this because of the dolman like sleeves. A poncho can be worn with another poncho jacket, a very loose jacket with dolman sleeves or a capelike jacket.

poncho

poncho

I realize you have probably never seen a poncho worn with another shirt underneath but this poncho was simply too short for me to wear separately and be comfortable with it. So I wore this poncho with a longer cotton shirt underneath to keep the casual materials in sync. I also wore a crushed georgette hijab to complement the casual look. You always have to wear what you are comfortable with; it doesn’t always have to stick with the norms because at times you wont be comfortable with the norms.

black and white full

black and white full

Outfit of the Day (OOTD) details:

Poncho sweater: Alfani purchased at Macy’s on sale for $47

Booties: Michael Kors

Jeans: Guess

Hijab: www.al-mujalbaba.com

poncho sweater

poncho sweater

After this photoshoot, I had an interview with Arte TV about Muslim Fashionistas and my blog. I will link the clip to my In The News section when it airs. (That is why I chose this touristy location- Long Island City, per their request). All of these pics were taken by: Ismail. You can catch him at: www.calligrafist.com

poncho sweater

poncho sweater

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