For the love of Harem Pants

harem pants

harem pants

Harem pants are super trendy and modest but it has always been difficult for me to find the perfect pair with an ideal fit. A few weeks ago Mode Clothier sent me a package and lo and behold enclosed was the perfect pair of harem pants. The color was a light gray and the light color allows you to clearly see the beautiful drapes which is what makes harem pants so unique. Harem pants differ in where the drapes are located (some drapes are by the hips and some are by the ankles and some have both) and they also differ in how low the crotch of the pants fall. I never thought I would like a pair with such a low crotch but the drapes are perfection. The crotch in these pants actually fall till past my knees. When I wore these pants for the photo shoot, I pinned up the middle but as I was looking through the pictures I saw that it wasn’t properly depicted in the photoshoot pictures. I attached pictures on the bottom of the post to give you a better idea of the frontal view of the pants worn both ways- as is and with the middle pinned up.

 

harem pants sitting

harem pants sitting

I wore these same pants to an interview with Sweet Modesty earlier today and I did not pin up the middle. The interview should be up next week so you can see how I styled these same pants for a different look. Both times I wore them with heels for a more dressy style but they can easily be worn with ballet flats and a simple cotton top or even super casual with a graphic tee tucked in at the front (you don’t want to cover the tie sash because it would be too bulky if the shirt was not tucked in)

here you can see the draping on the hips

here you can see the draping on the hips

I realize it has been a month since my last post and I was totally missing blogging! I was very preoccupied due to the holiday and my laptop actually died. I attempted to get it fixed but to no avail. It was too expensive and so I decided to purchase another one. I hope you guys had a great holiday! My next post will be fitting for fall and will be titled: For the love of Pumpkin Picking and a very laid back casual outfit will be attached. You may have gotten a preview of it if you have been following me on my instagram account @sanahrashid. Hope you enjoyed this photo shoot. These pictures were taken by: @sameetaahmed. Follow him on instagram to see some of his work!

harem pants

harem pants

My outfit of the day (OOTD) details:

Harem pants: MODE clothier
**MODE clothier is offering my readers 10% off on purchases until November 1st- just enter the code: MODHIJABI at checkout. **

White washed silk button up top: GOSilk purchased on ruelala.com. I love GOSilk because they have very modest fitting tops.

Spiked heels: Vince Camuto ( I can’t seem to get enough of these heels, I wear them all the time and I have 3 pairs of them)

Silk scarf: simplyzeena. I love this scarf because I love animal prints and the added touch is the gorgeous chunky gold link print. It’s so lux. This was purchased at the ISNA convention which you can read about here

 

here you can see the drapes on the bottom

here you can see the drapes on the bottom

here are the harem pants with the middle pinned up

here are the harem pants with the middle pinned up

 

harem pants

harem pants

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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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