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Midwest Mood

My apologies for the lack of posts the last few days: I was celebrating the end of the semester with a long weekend in another Midwest middle-of-nowhere city, Columbus, Ohio, where I did typical Midwestern things such as hitting the local malls, eating ice cream, barbecuing (or rather hash w nash; after all, a Palestinian was responsible for it), and otherwise bumming around and spending time with some of my dearest friends from my undergrad days (you know, back when I had time to be social). We also did less all-American things such as dabkeh, group karaoke to North African hits sans mic, and dropping birthday cakes on the floor (love you guys; you never fail to entertain me) .

The weather was quite acceptable, but has since then cooled quite a bit and so I could wear medium light clothes without being too cold. Loose, baggy, and comfy outfits were king as I enjoyed a couple of lazy days to the max. Things shall definitely sharpen up in time for New York.

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Raiding the local Forever21 (and H&M) is a must when one is stuck in smaller cities in the Midwest without European chains such as Zara, but why is it always burning hot inside? Guess which pieces I ended up with?

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(What I’m wearing: Head scarf: Mohajababes, neck scarf: Gina Tricot (Norway), leather jacket: Pitaya, tribal fringe top: River Island, pleated jersey maxi skirt: Unique Hijabs, bag: Forever21, spiked peep toe heels: River Island, accessories: Icing, ASOS, River Island, Ebay)

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(What I’m wearing: Hijab: Unique Hijabs, neon kimono: H&M, washed out graphic tank: H&M, acid wash dungarees worn as jeans: River Island, bag: Forever21, holographic flats: Forever21, accessories: Icing)

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Review: House of Gems

I love it when sisters are doing their own thing, mA, and thus I was thrilled to receive some pieces to review by Fawziyyah of House of Gems. One of many great things about House of Gems’ products are that they’re all one of a kind and handmade, so if one wants something truly unique, one should be sure to check out the Etsy store.

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I was sent the two items seen above to try; a cute pinkish bracelet and a really cool pair of earrings. Although both are really creative, I have to say that my favorite by far are the earrings. They’re just more edgy, more my personal style. The bracelet would probably look great on someone a little younger or more girly than myself, but apart from that, it appears to be a nice, sturdy piece as well. Below are some more pictures of the products in use. Again, similar great jewelry can be purchased on the House of Gems Etsy page here.

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What do you think? Would you want to get your hands on any of these pieces?

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