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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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Driving in Dungarees

I was driving down to the neighboring state (Michigan to Ohio) to catch up with my girls and needed something comfy. Fortunately, these fab acid wash dungarees arrived just in time for the trip, and so I paired them up with a loose, plaid boyfriend shirt, a mohajababes maxi hijab, and tan accessories for a relaxed look.

By the way, this is the second time I wear these maxi scarves (see the purple one in this post), and I absolutely love them for their ultra light texture, huge size, and the fact that they come in several different solid colors. All my solid scarves prior to these ones were pashminas – quite the torture on hot summer days in Qatar and Egypt for example. Check them out cause they feel and look great (do not judge my scarf here – I had been driving on the freeway with my windows open for 3 hours prior to these pictures).


Scarf: Mohajababes, plaid shirt: Boohoo, acid wash dungarees: River Island, bag: Guess, sandals: Forever21, accessories: Urban Outfitters, H&M


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