Oct 222014
 

Best in Bridal Too Sexy for the Dress

One of our Hijabtrendz fans and local hijabi fashionistas from Chicago was recently features on television for a show called “Best in Bridal” on the FYI network.

Check out Nora on the show by watching the full episode here.

If you want to keep up with this stylish hijabi you can follow her on instagram.

Oct 212014
 

We had the opportunity to check out a brand new high end luxury store in Chicago called PRSVR.

Margaret Williamson is the owner of the brand. She says PRSVR stands for “persevere”.

“The idea really started about 10 years ago. My husband and his two college roommates came up with this concept. They were doing a lot of traveling as “sneaker heads”. They loved to collect high end sneakers, and they couldn’t afford all the super high end luxury items like luggage.  They wanted to look distinguished and stick out from the crowd, but they didn’t want to look like everybody else.”

And Williamson says that eventually led them to the concept of an elevated lifestyle brand that would carry luggage, foot ware and apparel.

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Margaret Williamson, owner PRSVR.

Williamson says her husband sat on that dream for about 8 years, but he did a lot of the footwork during that time.

Williamson’s husband traveled to Paris and eventually trained in Milan as a cobbler. He wanted to learn the art of shoemaking and how to actually make the perfect carry on bag.

When she met her husband to be three years ago, Williamson says she noticed him because of what he was carrying.

“He was carrying a beautiful ostrich duffel bag, and I stopped him and I was like oh my goodness.. this is just gorgeous, where did you get it? and he said he made it!”

Willimason says each time she saw him after that, he continued to impress her with other handmade items.

“It was this awesome jacket, and then it was an amazing sweatshirt. And I just finally said if you’re doing this, there may be something there. So two years ago we launched the brand.”

So what does PRSVR stand for?

Passion, risiliance, sacrifice, values, respect; Williamson says they believe these are the fundamentals needed to achieve perseverance.

“The brand itself is created for people who live and work in the city. So it’s for those people who need pieces that are stylish yet functional.”

The entire line is a his and hers collection. Williamson says a lot of the pieces are crated in both male and female silhouettes.

You can see some of the photos from their lookbook here:

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And here are some shots inside the new store:

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While I was there, I got to try on the leather track pants. I’ve never busted out leather pants because I’ve never felt confident enough to wear them. These were comfortable and loose and I have to say the heels (I borrowed them from Margaret) added a bit of edge to the look.

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 So, what are your thoughts? Are you digging the leather look? 

Want to check the store out? Head over to 900 N Michigan ave. The store is located on the 5th floor to the right of Bloomingdales.

If you’re not in Chicago and are interested in shopping online you can go to the website. They offer worldwide shipping.

Oct 182014
 

hijabtrendz review

Awhile back I posted how I was on the search for products that didn’t contain harsh chemicals.

My youngest seemed to have developed some reactions on her face and I wanted to figure out what was causing it.

I went on a major spending spree buying toothpaste and hair care and lotion to try my best to alleviate her symptoms.

In the process…I ended up finding something for myself that I absolutely love.

Soap from Simply Birgit.

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I’ve always used face washes, but now I use this soap and I have to say the smell and clean feeling afterward are pretty amazing.

This is my personal review and may not be someone else’s cup of tea…and the price tag is a little steep at $8.00 a bar.

So, not it’s your turn…

What is your favorite skin care cleanser?

Oct 152014
 

I’ve written about this trick before, so let this be a friendly reminder… maternity tops are your friend, even if you’re not preggo.

Yep, you read that correctly!

Shop in the maternity section for a great selection of tops that look good and aren’t hugging you in all the wrong places.

Here is what I recently came across at Target:

maternity blouses for non preggers maternity blouses for non preggers

Now, the key is to try the tops on. Don’t assume because it looks nice it will actually fit.

I tried on a few and was mortified by how they made me look extra pudgy.

But, when it came to the blouse it was a nice cut and I knew I would have to get it in different colors.  And as I looked to find pictures online, I saw they come in more colors than they had at my local store… uh oh hold me back I may have to order them!

Pictures of me in the tops to come soon I promise, it looks totally different when there is no baby bump :)

Overall Target seems to have the most universally flattering maternity fashion I’ve come across…or maybe I shop there too much! lol.

If you use this trick, where are your favorite spots to snag great items?