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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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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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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date night 

Finally had the chance to do a date night with hubby in what feels like forever! It’s definitely difficult to juggle both our schedules plus other family engagements but you gotta make time for what’s important. We went to one of our favorite seafood restaurants in our city. Hubby isn’t a fan of sushi so the only time I get to have any is when I go out with friends or we go to a restaurant that serves other things as well so this place is a great compromise. Although I do end up getting tempura so that he can enjoy it a bit too (yes, I know I’m so considerate…). Read More »

finals attire

Firstly, I just wanted to share with you all that I passed my exam!! I’m officially a second year medical student!! Thank you so so much to all of you who reached out with love and support. It truly means so much and I’m so grateful. And so excited to finally enjoy summer!

Before moving on, I just wanted to quickly share what I usually wear to non-clinical finals/exams. The name of the game is definitely comfort in these instances because you don’t want anything to cause you to lose focus. I purchased this t-shirt from an online Islamic clothing store called 5ivepillars a few months ago and have worn it to every final ever since. Actually now that I think of it the only time I forgot to wear it was the musculoskeletal exam and I failed that one, so…

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outfit for a cloudy day 

I’ve been pretty cooped up at home studying for the past few days but one of my good friends was visiting from abroad and I’m so glad I got the chance to catch up with her for a few hours! Hanging out with people in Ramadan can be a tad awkward since “hanging out” is usually a food/drink centered activity and we’re fasting, so… But we found a shady spot and just sat and caught up after not seeing each other since December and it was really great. And since I was actually leaving the apartment, I had a reason to put on real clothes.

The weather has been so strange here in SoCal. It’s summer so it’s pretty warm but it’s also been overcast and humid. The weather was giving off a fall vibe so I went with it.

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father’s day outfit 

I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day with the father figures in your lives! And to those of you who weren’t able to celebrate with your fathers, for whatever reason, so many prayers and good vibes your way.

For my first outfit post I thought I’d stick with the two things I think about when choosing an outfit: modesty and comfort.

And of course it’s impossible to take a photo without giggling when hubby is taking the photos.

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