top: jcrew | pants: topshop | shoes: zara | baubles: asos, apricot lane, michael kors, ysl
Alaa and I haven't had a real date night in a while, so this past weekend I took it upon myself to invite him out to dinner, coffee, and a movie. I would like to add that I had every intention of whipping out my wallet to pay for all of these events....but I kinda- sorta forgot.
I remembered on the drive home.
And that is reason #3478904 why I love my husband.
We ended up going here , and ohmygosh, it was so good! I'm already dreaming of going back! Alaa has been wanting to see Taken 2, so that's what we saw. It was good, but I'm ready to see a movie where Muslims/Arabs aren't the villains. It's stereotypical movies like that that make me want to stand up and say "I'm a Muslim/ Arab and I like butterflies! And pink! And hugs! - I'm not a bad person! I'm not what you see on TV!"
There are so many misconceptions about Arabs and/or Muslims and I really hope this blog dispels a lot of them. I can't say that I represent 100% of our population, but I do think that I fit in with the vast majority - either living here or overseas. I always find people to be hesitant to ask questions about Islam and/or the Arab culture for fear of sounding stereotypical or mean. In all honesty, I would rather you ask me and get an honest answer , than just assume what you've read or heard is true.
You can always e-mail me here if you have a question!
I'd love to hear it :-)
P.S. The tag of these pants blatantly say "keep away from fire". After noticing that, I was a little paranoid all night long.
My thought all night long :
Must. Stay. Away. From. Flames!