november favorites

Fall fashion is definitely my favorite. I love the warm colors and it’s so much easier dressing modestly when the temperatures finally start coming down after what seems like a never-ending summer. Living in Southern California, we don’t really get the ‘real’ four seasons but we do get to indulge in fall fashion, especially make up since the weather doesn’t necessarily have to be cool for that (although, I do love me some sweater weather).

Being on a student budget, I’m a huge fan of drug store make up but it can be challenging to find products that you like because you can’t always swatch them the way you can with higher end make up. When I’m trying a new product and I’m not sure if I’ll like it, I usually buy the product from a cheaper brand ($1-2) like Wet n’ Wild, etc. And then if I like the color of the product, I buy it in a higher quality brand and keep the cheaper one as a back up in my purse for touch ups!


So here are some fall favorites:

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flowy florals

This weekend I attended a fundraising banquet for the Council of American-Islamic Relations’ Los Angeles Chapter with hubs and the in laws. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. I’m going to do a full post on this sometime soon, but Islamophobia has had a really large impact on the Muslim community. This article perfectly explains why it’s actually a public health issue and that’s why organizations like CAIR are so incredibly important. 

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review: LOFT flash sale

I’m a big fan of LOFT‘s clothing, especially when it comes to professional clothing. At a lot of other stores it feels like the clothing lacks any sort of personality and I don’t see any reason to dress boring-ly just because I’m an ‘adult’ and I have to go to clinic/the hospital. Last week I picked up a few pieces during their online flash sale – all sale items and a few new items were 60% off! Because their regular prices are completely out of my student budget, I only ever purchase anything during their flash sales. They pretty much have a sale going on at all times so if you’re eyeing anything, just wait a couple days and it’ll probably be on sale! They have a ‘Friendsgiving Sale’ coming up so look out for that!

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tunes blarin’ 

Finally took hubby to his first concert tonight! Turns out he’s not a fan but it’s all good because now he knows. I think it’s important to at least try something before you decide you dislike it. It was kind of a ‘belated’ birthday present for me but mostly it was a night we were both free and a we found a decent local show.  

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grunge

It’s been way too long since I did an outfit post so I thought I’d do one today! I had to be a little creative today because I have yet to do my laundry from the trip heh. I pulled out this old black maxi skirt that hasn’t gotten some love in a while. We were supposed to have six hours of lecture so I definitely tried to dress as comfortably as possible. The afternoon lectures got cancelled because the professor had a bee infestation… That sounds like the most stressful thing ever. 

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Eid al-Adha

It’s been kind of serious on the blog the past couple posts so I wanted to keep things light and share how I celebrated Eid al-Adha yesterday! Eid al-Adha is a major holiday celebrated around the world by Muslims. It’s a celebrations of Abraham’s and his son’s willingness to sacrifice in obedience to God and God’s ultimate mercy. If you have any questions about the holiday or Islam in general, please let me know and I’ll do my best to answer your questions!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to skip classes but decided to dress up a bit since it was Eid after all! I paired this royal blue top with black pants and the Steve Madden booties I got over summer. I don’t wear this top very often but I loooove the color. I love the way it pops and it looks great in a lot of different combinations. I also like the almost peplum-like way it falls.

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dots galore 

One of my favorite things about second year so far is that we have much fewer hours of required classes and classes in general. It’s a lot more independent learning and since I do best studying on my own anyway (I’m a slow learner and have to repeat everything at least ten times before I retain it), it feels a bit more manageable. And now that hubby is no longer commuting and officially moved into our apartment, I love having slow mornings when I can just sip my coffee at home and we can catch up.

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