Birthday Bling

Tomorrow is my birthday!!! I picked up a few new pieces of jewelry from my favorite Chicago Jewelry Designer Nakamol! She has a store on Michigan Avenue. You can also find her online on Facebook. Accessories have always been one of my favorite things to wear. Here are my new pieces:


This necklace is reversible:


I couldn’t decide between yellow gold and rose gold, so I got both: 



I love statement necklaces and unique jewelry. I recently donated 15 – 20 pieces to a local women’s shelter, so it was time to add more pieces to my collection.

I’ll have a special birthday blog tomorrow. 

Mademoiselle C

I just finished watching the documentary Mademoiselle C about Carine Roitfeld, the former Editor in Chief of Vogue Paris. The documentary shares her journey as she exited Vogue to launch her own magazine CR.

I enjoy watching and reading about other industries and sectors. It’s important because it helps me to think differently about challenges I’m facing. It’s also very inspiring to see the journey of other women business leaders. I always grab a nugget of inspiration.

Plus, Carine always looks so amazing! Her personal style is bar none. Here are some shots of some of her looks that I love:


She is really into accessories, so I always noticed her necklaces & bracelets. I also like her signature skirt & blouse look.

Pins of the Week – Visual Inspiration

I was an early adopter of Pinterest.  Even before Pinterest, I used to collect magazine and design book inspiration into massive binders. Pinterest is a visual “mood” board in a sense and there are thousands (maybe even millions) of users who also collect images there. 

Every Sunday, I’m going to share my favorite pins of the week. 


Style Pantry is one of my favorite e-fashionistas. I recently purchased a vintage pair of high waisted wide leg pants, and I’m looking for inspiration on how to style them. A button up silk blouse would be nice. 

Our First Lady is my style icon. I love this look so much! 


Found this shoe at DSW. I think it would look great with this purple vintage summer sweater dress I just bought. 

I’m always on a quest to get better organized and I love imagining my dream closet. I’m not a fan of white wood. I currently have white wood in my kitchen and its hard to keep clean but the chandelier is stunning! Looks like an orchid or a sea creature. 


Another cute closet inspiration. Bookshelves can be used to store more than books. This actually looks like something made for the bathroom that was repurposed into a handbag organizer. My goal is for my closet to look like a little boutique. I’d definitely borrow this look! 

For all of these pins you can follow me on Pinterest to see my curated collection! 

American Hijab Design Contest

My husband & I went to the American Hijab Design Contest this past week. He served as one of the judges. You can learn more about the contest here: http://americanhijab.wordpress.com/faq/

Here are some of the entries before we actually saw them brought to life on the models:

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Here are some photos from the event:

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A woman can be both attractive and stylish while also being modest. I was definitely  taking notes during the event.