Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring Neutrals











Cardigan | Shirt | Denim | Belt | Scarf | Wedges | Bag c/o | Watch c/o | Bangles | Lipstick in Venezia

Happy Monday! I'm in complete spring mode and I've pulled out my white jeans for a spring neutral inspired look. I recently updated my white denim and love these girlfriend style relaxed denim - if you are in the market for new denim I highly recommend it! I could wear this outfit all spring long and switch up my scarf based on the occasion. These neutral colors are staples and should be in every gal's closet. I am obsessed with these wedges because they are super comfortable and make me look so tall!! I need to pick them up in a few more colors for spring!

Can we take a moment to recognize this beautiful JORD wood watch?! I'm obsessed with the zebra wood watch and champagne face and makes the perfect spring accessory. JORD is known for their beautiful wood watches and has an extensive colocation of women's and men's watches! I'm loving this rose colored watch and this pretty mint one for spring! I'm super excited to share this exclusive contest offered by JORD for ADITL readers. Enter the contest via this link valid until April 23. The winner will receive a $100 e-gift code to the JORD site to use toward a purchase! All others will receive a $25 consolation e-gift code at the close of the contest! Basically everyone is a winner!!!

You will be seeing a ton of these white denim pants, beige wedges, and wood watch combo on my blog - I apologize in advance - but seriously everyone should go out and buy them!! You won't regret it, I promise!

Thanks for stopping by!

|| Photos by Lindsay of L.A. Birdie Photography ||


Watches Made From Wood


Friday, March 24, 2017

Caravanserai

Caravanserai - Baltimore - Hampden - At the Caravan in Baltimore - Afghan Coats - Peruvian Boots

Caravanserai - Baltimore - Hampden - At the Caravan in Baltimore - Afghan Coats - Peruvian Boots


Caravanserai - Baltimore - Hampden - At the Caravan in Baltimore - Afghan Coats - Peruvian Boots

Caravanserai - Baltimore - Hampden - At the Caravan in Baltimore - Afghan Coats - Peruvian Boots Caravanserai - Baltimore - Hampden - At the Caravan in Baltimore - Afghan Coats - Peruvian Boots


Caravanserai - Baltimore - Hampden - At the Caravan in Baltimore - Afghan Coats - Peruvian Boots

Recently I had the lovely opportunity of collaborating with Caravanserai, a local boutique in Baltimore's Hampden area! At Caravanserai you can find everything from fashion, accessories, home decor, and furniture from all over the world! For the collaboration I had the opportunity to feature the Jimi Hendrix inspired Afghan Coat, beautiful grey Peruvian Boots, fabulous jewelry, and this stunning Balinese peacock chair. The social media manager, Melanie, is such a sweetheart and extremely knowledgable about all the global pieces in the store. I wish my apartment was big enough to fill with the colorful poufs! They currently have a lovely selections of colorful flats and loafers perfect for spring.

Checkout Caravanserai on Facebook and Instagram and be sure to stop by their amazingly stocked store in Hampden!! If you don't live in the Baltimore area, no worries, the store will be launching an e-commerce site soon so be sure to Like and Follow to stay up to date with the launch! 

|| Photos by Maura and Roy Harsher || 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Top 5 Spring Trench Coats

Spring is officially here and as the saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers!" 
If there is one item you should own in your closet for spring it is a classic trench coat. They are perfect for brisk spring mornings and rainy days. I personally own a classic khaki trench coat, pink/blush one, and black trench. Since I walk and take public transportation my coat game is strong because it is usually cold in the AM and sometimes it warms up by the time I leave the office or it's back to cold. 

My top 5 picks for trench coats are: Classic Khaki, Basic Black, Pretty Pastels colors such as baby blue, Blush Pink, and a fresh Ivory Trench. I've found a bunch of affordable options for trench coats and linked below!

Have a lovely day!

Under $100


Under $300


Splurge Coats


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monochromatic // Blush

Monochromatic blush pink outfit - banana republic pink pants - bauble bar Adelia bib necklace - haute hijab scarf - ted baker clutch - hijabi - ASOS pink sunglasses - fashion blogger - street style modest fashion

Monochromatic blush pink outfit - banana republic pink pants - bauble bar Adelia bib necklace - haute hijab scarf - ted baker clutch - hijabi - ASOS pink sunglasses - fashion blogger - street style modest fashion

Monochromatic blush pink outfit - banana republic pink pants - bauble bar Adelia bib necklace - haute hijab scarf - ted baker clutch - hijabi - ASOS pink sunglasses - fashion blogger - street style modest fashion

Monochromatic blush pink outfit - banana republic pink pants - bauble bar Adelia bib necklace - haute hijab scarf - ted baker clutch - hijabi - ASOS pink sunglasses - fashion blogger - street style modest fashion

Monochromatic blush pink outfit - banana republic pink pants - bauble bar Adelia bib necklace - haute hijab scarf - ted baker clutch - hijabi - ASOS pink sunglasses - fashion blogger - street style modest fashion

Monochromatic blush pink outfit - banana republic pink pants - bauble bar Adelia bib necklace - haute hijab scarf - ted baker clutch - hijabi - ASOS pink sunglasses - fashion blogger - street style modest fashion

Monochromatic blush pink outfit - banana republic pink pants - bauble bar Adelia bib necklace - haute hijab scarf - ted baker clutch - hijabi - ASOS pink sunglasses - fashion blogger - street style modest fashion

Monochromatic blush pink outfit - banana republic pink pants - bauble bar Adelia bib necklace - haute hijab scarf - ted baker clutch - hijabi - ASOS pink sunglasses - fashion blogger - street style modest fashion

Monochromatic blush pink outfit - banana republic pink pants - bauble bar Adelia bib necklace - haute hijab scarf - ted baker clutch - hijabi - ASOS pink sunglasses - fashion blogger - street style modest fashion
Blouse | Jacket (old, similar) | Trousers | Heels | Clutch | Sunnies | Necklace | Bangles | Cuff

It's officially spring and I'm busting out all my pastels! I'm really into monochromatic pastel outfits now a days. I love how all these pieces worked together, even though I bought them all separately! This pink moto jacket is from two years ago but I absolutely love it! I've found an almost identical one here that comes in several beautiful colors! I'm hoping for warmer temps so that I can finally ditch my winter coat and boots and get my spring on!

Have a lovely day!

|| Photos by Gordon ||

Monday, March 20, 2017

Persian New Year (Nowruz)

Persian New Year - Nowruz - Norooz - Haft Seen - Persian New Year Tradition - Significance of Haft Seen

Happy First Day of Spring!! 

The first day of spring also marks Persian New Year also known as Nowruz! Today marks the official first day of spring. Persians and many other countries celebrate this joyous day as a welcoming of spring and the renewal of nature. The UN has recognized today as International Day of Nowruz

There are many traditions and rituals that take place leading up to Nowruz and following it. The exact time of new year is known as "Tahvil" and its marked by the exact moment when the vernal equinox occurs. Therefore the new year doesn't always occur at the same time every year - as opposed to NYE when the clock strikes midnight - this year on the East Coast Tahvil was at 6:28am.

Persian New Year - Nowruz - Norooz - Haft Seen - Persian New Year Tradition - Significance of Haft Seen Persian New Year - Nowruz - Norooz - Haft Seen - Persian New Year Tradition - Significance of Haft Seen Persian New Year - Nowruz - Norooz - Haft Seen - Persian New Year Tradition - Significance of Haft Seen

The most significant tradition - and my favorite - of Nowruz is the traditional new year table known has "Haft Seen." The Haft Seen translates to the Seven S's which consists of seven items that symbolize various things and begin with the farsi letter S. These items include: 

Sumaq [Sumac] symbolizing the color of sunrise
Senjed [Wild Olives] symbolizing love
Serkeh [Vinegar] symbolizing old age and patience 
Sib [Apple] symbolizing beauty
Seer [Garlic] symbolizing medicine
Samanu [Wheat sprout pudding] symbolizing affluence 
Sabzeh [Wheat, barley, or lentil sprouts growing in a dish] symbolizing rebirth

Persian New Year - Nowruz - Norooz - Haft Seen - Persian New Year Tradition - Significance of Haft Seen Persian New Year - Nowruz - Norooz - Haft Seen - Persian New Year Tradition - Significance of Haft Seen

In addition to these items it is customary to include other symbolic items depending on the tradition of the family. These items include: Sonbol [Hyacinth] symbolizing fragrance, Sekkeh [Coins] symbolizing wealth, a gold fish to mark the the passage from Pisces to Aries, a mirror to reflect the light of wisdom and creation, candles to symbolize holy fire, decorated eggs to represent fertility, and a copy of the Quran or religious text to signify prayers.

Persian New Year - Nowruz - Norooz - Haft Seen - Persian New Year Tradition - Significance of Haft Seen

Wishing all those who celebrate Nowruz a happy first day of spring. Eyedeh shoma mobarak!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March Birchbox

March 2017 Birchbox - Beauty Blog _ Birchbox Review - Birchbox Reveal - Fashion Blogger

March 2017 Birchbox - Beauty Blog _ Birchbox Review - Birchbox Reveal - Fashion Blogger

March 2017 Birchbox - Beauty Blog _ Birchbox Review - Birchbox Reveal - Fashion Blogger

The March Birchbox theme was "Pretty Mighty" and included products that are high performing and bring out your inner boss! I was excited to try the Cargo Bronzer sent in my box. The Micro Water sample was another product I was excited to try. I've been addicted to Bioderma for the past year and can't get enough of water based cleanser and makeup removers. This product is just as good as Bioderma and I really enjoyed sampling it.

My sample choice pick was the Benefit mascara - I'm in love with this product!! I've been using to for four years now! The perfume sample of Tokyomilk was very citrus and fresh, it's very different than my normal floral scent, but I really enjoyed sampling it for a week. The hair product sample smells amazing! I have yet to use it but the smells is wonderful and I'm sure the product will do exactly what it is suppose to do!

As always you can sign up for Birchbox for only $10 a month here. Hope you enjoyed my March Birchbox unboxing! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Pink // Brooklyn Bridge

brooklyn bridge photos - pink trench coat - m. gemi flats - pink sunglasses - OOTD - fashion blogger NYC - Hijabi blogger - Haute Hijab Scarf - Kate Spade Pink Bag - J. Crew Denim

brooklyn bridge photos - pink trench coat - m. gemi flats - pink sunglasses - OOTD - fashion blogger NYC - Hijabi blogger - Haute Hijab Scarf - Kate Spade Pink Bag - J. Crew Denim

brooklyn bridge photos - pink trench coat - m. gemi flats - pink sunglasses - OOTD - fashion blogger NYC - Hijabi blogger - Haute Hijab Scarf - Kate Spade Pink Bag - J. Crew Denim

brooklyn bridge photos - pink trench coat - m. gemi flats - pink sunglasses - OOTD - fashion blogger NYC - Hijabi blogger - Haute Hijab Scarf - Kate Spade Pink Bag - J. Crew Denim

brooklyn bridge photos - pink trench coat - m. gemi flats - pink sunglasses - OOTD - fashion blogger NYC - Hijabi blogger - Haute Hijab Scarf - Kate Spade Pink Bag - J. Crew Denim

brooklyn bridge photos - pink trench coat - m. gemi flats - pink sunglasses - OOTD - fashion blogger NYC - Hijabi blogger - Haute Hijab Scarf - Kate Spade Pink Bag - J. Crew Denim

brooklyn bridge photos - pink trench coat - m. gemi flats - pink sunglasses - OOTD - fashion blogger NYC - Hijabi blogger - Haute Hijab Scarf - Kate Spade Pink Bag - J. Crew Denim

brooklyn bridge photos - pink trench coat - m. gemi flats - pink sunglasses - OOTD - fashion blogger NYC - Hijabi blogger - Haute Hijab Scarf - Kate Spade Pink Bag - J. Crew Denim

brooklyn bridge photos - pink trench coat - m. gemi flats - pink sunglasses - OOTD - fashion blogger NYC - Hijabi blogger - Haute Hijab Scarf - Kate Spade Pink Bag - J. Crew Denim

brooklyn bridge photos - pink trench coat - m. gemi flats - pink sunglasses - OOTD - fashion blogger NYC - Hijabi blogger - Haute Hijab Scarf - Kate Spade Pink Bag - J. Crew Denim
Trench | Jeans | Flats | Sunnies | Hijab | Watch | Bracelet | Handbag | Cuff Set | Lipstick

Spring is just around the corner and I'm loving all the pastel colors, I especially love this blush pink trench coat! I think blush pink is basically a neutral and can be paired with anything!! I can't wait to pair this trench with a floral dress and heels when the weather is a bit warmer. I'm also eyeing this pastel blue trench. Also can we talk about these pink sunnies for less than $13 bucks?! Everyone should own a pair - they are so fun and super cute for spring!

Shop my look below and have a lovely day!



|| Photos taken by Ali Asaei ||
 

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