Monday, December 23, 2013

7 winter essentials + lookbook

sweatshirt: DIY by @thatgirlyusra // lipstick: black cherry by revlon
baby its cold outside! If you're experiencing winter like I am here in the northeast, it really is cold! The first snowfall was beautiful to watch from inside but a pain to be in. Yet there's still a calmness about it. In winter my main rule is to bundle up but that doesn't mea just thick sweats and puffy jackets. Winter to me, is all about basics. Two favorites of mine this winter are dark lipsticks and anything gray! You'll see a lot of it coming up. Here, what I think, are 7 essentials for this winter plus some awesome looks just for you guys!! enjoy ;)
1. Statement Coat
bag&sweater&coat: zara // jeans: forever 21
This is my number one. Iff you do not get anything this season you must get this! Sometimes if Im running errands I'll even wear my home clothes inside but my statement jacket on top just makes it look so much better. Statement jackets can be whatever you want: a unique structure, a cape jacket, a bright color, oversized jacket, or patterned one. I bought a cape one I can't wait to show you all!
2. Cowl Scarf
cowl scarf: h&m // hijab: urban outfitters
Another key to staying warm: chunky cowl scarves!! These scarves really keep me warm on the super cold days! They can add some color to your look as well. Sometimes if I catch myself wearing all black I'll throw this mustard or a purple one on!

3. Statement Gloves
maxi&jean jacket: forever 21 //  plaid shirt: target // lipstick: courtisone by sephora rouge
90's kid? totally! That was the inspiration behind this look. I wish I had a full body shot but it was super cold that day so I quickly took it! Gloves add so much personality! I have these cut off gloves that I love for the warmer days. I also recently purchased leather quilted gloves that I cannot wait to wear!! These were 4 bucks from forever and my leather was were 12 from target!
4. Booties
skirt & scarf: h&m // jacket: boutique // booties: forever 21
We all have plenty of's time to get booties! I was hesitant too but they give an outfit a completely different look. I purchased these beautiful brown booties from Forever for 12 bucks! yes 12! They had 50% all boots and I jumped on it! They're surprisingly comfortable too. This is probably my favorite outfit in terms of colors. Everything I love about winter is in this outfit! :)

5. Leather
leather pants&scarf: h&M // booties: target
OH leather. I really thought this would be a trend but has definitely become a staple in my closet! leather pants, leather sleeved sweaters and jackets, leather gloves, bags, etc. It's here to stay. It's hard to find not so tight leather pants, most of them are tights. I got these pants from h&m. Cotton on has some now too! You can always get a leather jacket or leather sleeved jacket too. It's basically unavoidable. 

6. Fur
maxi&leather jacket: forever 21 // fur vest&neck scarf: h&m 
Fur is just so winter! If fur vests aren't your thing, try out a fur collar at least. It just makes you feel glamorous :) most stores are carrying fur vests, jackets and collars now!

7. Sparkle
shirt: dor l' dor boutique // shoes&bag: forever21
Can't forget some winter sparkle. The prettiest part of snow is how it glistens when the sun beams on it. Add some sparkle to your outfit with a statement necklae like mine, something with sequin and shine...but not too much. Just a little ;)

hope you enjoyed! here are some more of my winter looks!

happy holidays,
with love
sania <3

Sunday, December 1, 2013

batwings, poncho's & capes!

salaaam everyone! Though I am not a fan of cold winter nights, I do love some warm oversized batwing sweaters, ponchos, capes...whatever you want to call it! Their so cozy, warm and chic. A simple sweater with skinnys and heels and some statement jewelry and you're ready to go out. These are also perfect for holiday parties to come this season. Although we don't celebrate many of the holidays we still end up getting together for the days off just to spend time with family and friends. Here are some different types that I have worn recently and in the past.

Cape Sweater: H&M // Leather Pants: H&M // Booties: Target
I'm going to begin with my favorite piece!! I got his beautiful cape sweater from H&M a few week ago. It was a little pricey but I just fell in love and it was exactly what I had been looking for. This is definitely a statement sweater so I just paired it with a black hijab, leather pants, and booties. I spiced it up with some glam eye makeup and red lipstick. I wore this to a friend's house who hosted a Friendsgiving party! Everyone really loved it. 

Leather Pants: H&M // Cape: Dor L' Dor Boutique

Cape jackets are the best! Sometimes you may look like Batman, but it's totally worth it. There is just something so sophisticated about a cape. I'm looking for a black one lately since gray is a little harder to pair with many of my clothes. I also wore black booties to make my legs look longer instead of short and stubbly. 

Palazzos: H&M // Blouse: Forever 21 // Shawl: Macy's // Necklace: Zara

You get invited to a party and the dress code is.."Holiday Wear". What does that even mean? Well to me to means the above picture. I love shawls and sweaters for the holiday. I also think it means bling and sequins! That's what reminds me of Holiday wear. I wore this outfit this past thanksgiving at our family party.

Sweater & Jeans: Forever 21 // Boots: Call it Spring
This is more of a casual cozy look for the not so fancy events. This batwing sweater is so cozy and just makes you want to go to sleep in it! I usually wear it to school or for my long days running errands. I was so excited when I found this one cause of how long it is! I could not give this one up. 
Pants & Poncho: H&M // Hijab: Forever 21
This is also another everyday look. This can be also be worn in some work environments. For myself working in a office, it fits well. It may not go with formal business dress codes but can work for many such as teachers, those working with kids, and other places similar places with a casual dress code. The office I work at is also freezing!! This sweater really comes in handy and keeps me super warm. 

hope you enjoyed. check out similar pieces below
with love,

Poncho's: Forever 21, Macy's, Macy's 2
Sweaters: Forever 21, Forever 21 2, Nordstrom 
Cape Jackets: Forever 21, Nordstrom