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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.


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?


(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)


(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.


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.



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

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