Hey there! I’m so disappointed that I am not able to hit up the Gilt Warehouse sale this Friday. Make sure you enter the giveaway if you live in Chicago! You can enter it here.
Here is a casual look – I scored these boots from a Gilt.com sale as a matter of fact! I think I actually squealed when the box arrived at work, I was so excited. I like wedges for winter because they feel more sturdy against snow and ice, and the heels stay perfect longer. These have a cool metal detail on the heel which I love too.
Scroll down to the bottom for a little story about Eid ~
The only thing consoling me for missing the Warehouse Sale is the fact that I am *finally* going to have family to celebrate Eid with this year! Eid, for those who don’t know, is like Christmas for Muslims. It is twice a year though; one is after the pilgrimage to Mecca commemorating the Judeo-Christian-Islamic story of the Prophet Abraham and his son Ismail, and the other one is after the month of Ramadan. That’s your history lesson for the day, kids!
Growing up, I remember waking up at dawn to start getting dressed up for Eid. As a kid it was the only time I could get away with wearing makeup – I was celebrating, after all! See why I love it so much?
After visiting the mosque for prayers, we would go visit family and friends at their homes. We would get money from our parents as a gift – another reason why I loved it – obviously!
It was called ‘open house’ and different people would host every year, and everyone who wasn’t hosting, was invited. Basically we would house hop, eat and eat, visit with a bunch of friends throughout the day, and eat some more. I get really nostalgic every year around Eid, since I’m usually away from my family- they all live in California- but I am determined this year will be different! It’s not like I couldn’t celebrate it without my family here, but it just didn’t feel the same without them.
Now, I have my brother and his family here (my current guest room visitors), and some good friends coming over for dinner. I can’t wait! I’m looking forward to making great memories that my son Adam will remember fondly when he grows up. What traditions have you started that you love? Feel free to share below or email me!