Wednesday, December 31, 2014

NYE + Strawberry Milkshake | Food Fashion


Food Fashion: where I dress up like my favorite thing in the world, food. Featuring looks good enough to eat. Scroll all the way to the bottom for a quick recipe! Whose hungry?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Silver Tinsel on a Green Tree

Top: TJMaxx // Pants: Delia's // Flats: Kohls // Undershirt: Gap // Hijab: Target 

Over the weekend I went to a lunch event with some local mentally/physically challenged teens and it was very refreshing to see everyone enjoy each other's company and just simply talk and eat and feel blessed. Isn't this homemade party favor the cutest?! Although of course I don't celebrate Christmas (Muslims celebrate Eid twice a year instead) the lights, magic, and good cheer of December really are so nice to see. People donate and reach out to so many people during this time of the year.

I wanted to wear this dress in a different way, one that would really work and still be modest at the same time. You might remember from this post that when you're lost, make your clothes tell a story. So I decided I'd make my clothes show winter with sparkles like you see in the first snowfall you admire from your bedroom window in the night and silver like the bows you place on presents and green like the misletoe that decorates the Hogwarts walls.

What are your favorite things about winter? Life improves just like the weather always will so remember-
Life is spontaneously splendid.
Aiman ox

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Frozen Lipstick

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Top: TJMaxx // Pants: Kohls // Boots: Steve Maddens (they turn any outfit into a cute one) // Mirror: looks antique, but it's actually just one I sneaked from my momma's room // Bangles: Eid gift
[On my face: a bit of Revlon's matte lipstick in the shade 006 Really Red]

Don't let the sun fool you- it was freezing! Oh, the sacrifices I make for my readers. (Haha, just kidding. It's my pleasure to pull crazy stunts like this :-)) I love adventuring and nature is always waiting to be explored. By the end of this photo shoot mine and my best friend's fingers were frozen red. We promptly proceeded to run to my house and whip up a few mugs of homemade hot cocoa, straight from the Godiva bar! Doesn't that sound delicious? Let me tell you that it sure was.
The sunrise was magnificent this day, and I sometimes feel that sunrises are more beautiful than sunsets- they're more private and personal, and being awake while the whole world is asleep is an experience for the books in of itself. The colors are so soft and it's so lovely to watch the earth wake up from its slumber.
Any color would pop against black/white/neutrals so you can't ever really go wrong. I decided to go with red for a more classic, timeless look. If you aren't a hijabi you could wear colored lipstick, shoes, or accessories. Just make sure they're statement pieces to catch the eye- bold, sharp shades work best.

Life is spontaneously splendid. I hope you're having a wonderful day!
Aiman oxx



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Em Somerville Interview

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Ever wondered about Em Somerville, the artist behind the cute, original, and all around glitter worthy artwork featured on her Instagram and sold on her shop? She claims that the thing she loves most about art is that your creativity is your own, and obviously, as you'll see if you continue reading, her hard work and goal to do what she loves for pay has been paying off with the amount of positive feedback she's received in the past few years. We know she loves baths, plastic dinosaurs, and being herself, but what are her favorite things to illustrate? When can she be found baking? How has Instagram affected her? Keep reading to find out all that and more :)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pineapple Summers

Pants: JCPenny // Striped Full Sleeve: New York and Company // Pineapple Tee: Kohls // Rings: Suzy Sheirs & Ardenes // Shoes: Nine West

This ensemble consists of two completely separate shirts layered on top of each other. The matching gold and white along with the mint green and mustard made a fun experiment, and I loved getting the chance to be creative and have to go out of my way to make this work. 

Happy experimenting and making new outfits of old clothes! Life is spontaneously splendid.
Aiman x

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

You're Right, Wall

You. Are. Beautiful. And don't you dare tell yourself otherwise. Look harder. Make a list of your pros and cons if you have to. But don't let negative thinking eat away at you. It's all in how you look at life. Food for thought: You call people beautiful, and they don't believe you, but you know that they are and that you're telling the truth. So when someone tells you that and you don't believe it, it doesn't make it any less true. Believe in the compliments you recieve. Swallow down that thought with your water. The glass is always half full.

Hijab (headscarf): Saudi Arabia // Top: New York & Company // 
Belt: Discovery // Pants: Kohls // Shoes: Call It Spring (Canada) // Rings: Aldo

Start your preparations for the New Year now! Let's make 2015 the best year yet. You make your own happiness. For now, I'll believe in you for every bit you don't.
Promise.
Life is spontaneously splendid.
Aiman ox