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Belated Eid Saeed

Due to prepping for my first ever TEDx talk (link will be up for sure when they have the video of my talk ready), as well as getting a 1-minute clip on religion and feminism done for BBC’s #100Women Conference that was live streamed today (I missed it though, and I can’t seem to find a recording of the whole thing :/), as well as trying to keep my head above water in school I’ve been quite inactive on my blog. Since I do keep up with my Instagram, I have several outfit posts coming up the following days.

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In any case, I hope all you lovely people have had an excellent Eid celebration and perhaps even some days off 🙂 My eid was fun but very short; after catching the early prayers and having a long brunch at a Turkish fusion place – kofta for breakfast, nom – we all had to head home for naps before resuming school work. Ah, grad life. What made it so special though was all the new, beautiful individuals I got to spend it with, some of whom I met that day, some of whom I met the evening before, and the rest of whom I met at the beginning of the semester. Until the previous day, I was really not feeling another Eid stuck here in Ann Arbor, but the girls made the day very special.

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Chain print multicolored scarf: Urban Outfitters, faux fur: H&M, blazer: H&M, pleated neon orange maxi dress: Pitaya, multicolored fringe and tribal print bag: TJ Maxx, sandals: Forever21.

 

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Glitter and Lights

A very, very belated Eid saeed to all my lovely readers out there who do not follow me on Instagram or Facebook (I’ve already wished you a happy feast there). Since I failed to wake up super-duper early to manage to catch the Eid prayers in any masgid in Cairo (they’re at 5-or-so AM there which means way after fagr and way before it is healthy to get up and out of the house, as opposed to America’s comparatively comfy 9AM prayers), I tried to dress up a little to still get that Eid feel.

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My outfit was not the most convenient choice for the activities of the day. Although we started relatively light, hanging out at a coffee shop in decent El Maadi, things would soon take a turn for way dustier areas. Again, being the addicts of cheap, dirty kebda (liver) and sogo2 (spicy sausage) sandwiches we are (another reference to this addiction is to be found in the previous post), we just had to get food from an infamous place at share3 Muezz (a historical street by the El Husein or Khan el Khalily district). Taking the sandwiches to-go, we sat in a cafe in el husein eating them with some delish mint tea, to the sound of oud music. Not bad at all. Upon leaving and walking the narrow alleys back to the car, we found a couple of camels and horses for the residents’ kids to ride on (which I of course had to pose with).

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(Upper left: one of the slim streets off of share3 Muezz in decked out in all its sha3by charm, upper right: posing with some flowers prior to going out, lower left: My friend Bahaa is not only a computer genius; he also has one of the coolest hair styles in Cairo, lower right: one of the awesome, decorated camels of share3 Muezz)

We then went to Masr el gededa for some fresh juice (kiwi, yay!), after which we ended the evening in another sandwich store in another dusty area, Ramsis. My previously off-white maxi skirt had definitely done its duty sweeping the streets of Cairo that day.

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Square zebra print scarf: H&M, sequin blazer jacket: Mango, chiffon shirt: Vero Moda, zebra print belt: River Island, off-white maxi skirt: Zara, clutch: vintage, accessories: H&M

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Hajj inspired designwear

This is a little late for this year, but there is always another year coming, insha’a Allah. The mother and daughter team at Sri Munawwarah make beautiful hajj inspired wear with a twist; this year’s collection is called “Pristine Pilgrimage”.

They have been making hajj collections for 16 (!) years, and this particular collection was made especially for the IFF. Follow their blog here.

What do you think?

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Eid Saeed, Eid Mubarak!!!!

Eid mubarak, Eid saeed to all of you out there. I hope you all enjoy your day, and that you will remember to check back after Eid for more hijab related stuff.

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Eid mubarak!

Eid mubarak everybody!!!!!!

Now that the moon can finally be seen, I wish you all a happy feast. I hope you all had a wonderful, blessed month.

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