Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Scene: Sparkle & Sophistication Party

Sparkle & Sophistication is a jewelry company owned and run by Chicagoan Nusrat Siddiqui. Over the weekend, my friend Ayesha and I attended the official media party for S&S held at Lacuna Artist Loft. The event was attended by a number of Chicago fashionistas and jewelry lovers. Jewelry from S&S was displayed at the event for guests to style and makeup artists and hairstylists primped guests for a fun lookbook photoshoot at the trendy venue. Between getting makeup done, chatting with Nusrat, and eyeing beautiful baubles, we munched on decadent cupcakes from Tipsycakes and swayed to on-point tunes. I loved the S&S jewelry and how she made Swarovski crystals the star of several pieces. My favorite pieces from the collection would have to be the MOD necklace with the tassel and the Empress necklace with statement crystals.

What I Wore: The weather was beautifully warm so I pulled out a kimono from H&M and paired it with trousers and a blouse from the LOFT, pumps from Nine West, and a gifted cross body from Nordstrom. 

See the entire jewelry collection by visiting Sparkle & Sophistication

Monday, April 7, 2014

Style Icon: Basma Kahie

One of my favorites hijabi style stars is Basma Kahie. I love her effortless sense of style and how she always looks classy and sophisticated. Her day to day looks are simple yet exude so much elegance. As a lover of long skirts, I'm drawn to her endless collection of essential maxis and would love to raid her closet! 

Style Icon Basma K

1. Solid scarf to match skirt: Haute Hijab
2. Sophisticated top: Reiss
3. Solid column skirt: Windsmoor
4. Classic pumps: Zara

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Style Icon: Olivia Palermo

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Kitchen: Shrimp Linguini Alfredo

When I go out for Italian, I often eat some sort of pasta dish, usually alfredo. For a Sunday night in, I cooked up a big skillet of shrimp linguini alfredo using this recipe from the Candid Apetite.