Monday, July 28, 2014

EID MUBARAK!

Salaam // Peace
Eid Mubarak Ladies!!!!!! I hope everyone has a fabulous Eid filled with love, hugs, good food, and company! Please remember to continue praying for the less fortunate around the world and pray for a world where humanity can coexist.

Quick post featuring my Eid outfit! Didn't have time to do proper photo session but here is what I managed!


 I have been obsessing over this ring. This particular style is called 'kundan' which dates back to the Mughal Era. I love the oversize statement it adds to the hands, looks so elegant. It was super sparkly in person, too! Love it!


Outfit Details:
Dress: I bought this from a standalone store in Mecca
Hijab: Find a similar here 
Ring: Find a similar here
Clutch: Arden B



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DIR Fashion ~ Eid Inspiration #2

Hello love bugs!
I'm back with my second Eid Inspiration! This inspiration is aimed at being a little less dressy than my first inspo, leaning more towards trendy and comfy. Since denim was such a huge trend this season, I've decided to amp up this gorgeous denim dress c/o of DIR Fashion with classic cheetah, red lips, and sparkling jewels!

















Outfit Details:
Dress c/o: DIR Fashion
Hijab: COVER33
Belt: Forever21
This dress was sooo soft and unbelievably comfortable I wouldn't mind spending all day in it. Stitched to perfection, the quality, material, and flow (not to mention how hijabi friendly it is) did not fail to impress me. And for a mere $40, I would consider this baby a steal. (Originally $50!)
Be sure to checkout DIR Fashion for more modest and Hijab friendly dresses!
You can also find them on Instagram @DIRFashion
Are you loving the denim? I am!
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Trending: Maxi Cardigans

Trending this summer: gorgeous cover up kimono and maxi cardigans. Although these can be a beach favorite, it works perfect for the modest fashionista serving its full purpose of  being a cute-throw-on-cover-up.

Here are a few Maxi Cardi's I've styled in the past:



If you think these are cute, you can now get your hands on similar styles!

Purchase this here

Purchase this here

Purchase this here

Pictures taken from Boohoo.com and Forever21.com

Do you love this trend?
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Love to Dress ~ Eid Inspiration #1

Peace be upon you all! <3
Since Eid is just around the corner, I wanted to provide some simple Eid Inspiration that you lovelies can take insight from! Here is my first 'Eid Inspiration' for Eid Al-Fitr 2014. Usually for Eid I opt for traditional clothing but this year I may go with a simple dress or the alike. In this look, I focused on jewelry to bring some oomph to the simplicity of this dress courtesy of Love to Dress. I initially wanted to style this dress with a printed scarf but the more I examined the dress, I realized pairing it with a neutral hijab and dressing it up with accessories will do the trick.




Headpiece is actually a necklace!


This gorgeous nude dress is full length with full sleeves and has hidden side pockets! 
The dress has a dull but beautiful sheen which is noticeable in the light. Made of viscose and polyester blend, the material was super lightweight, soft, and breathable. I'm wearing UK Size 8 and as you can see, it fit me like a glove! The dress if fully lined so there is no hassle of wearing a slip etc underneath.










Outfit Details:
Dress c/o: Love to Dress
Clutch: Arden B
Arm Jewelry: Forever21
Necklace: Cou'Couture
Necklace used as Headpiece: Charming Charlie
Love to Dress has also launched their new promotional video, be sure to check it out here!
Did you like this look? I would love to know!
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Online Shopping Tips!

Hi Ladies!
One of my favorite ways to score deals and unique clothing items is through online shopping! Quite often I get asked about where I do most of my shopping (check out 'my favorites' tab above) and how I manage to find 'long tops!' 
Online shopping can be both tricky and lucky but in order to remain lucky, you've got to make sure you nail down the basics! That's where I come in! To make your experience less troublesome, I've put together a useful guide which will make online shopping that much easier! 
Time to elaborate:

1) Knowing your measurements is key to having a successful shopping experience. Sizes vary based on brand and countries so know your basic measurements. When you're shopping, make sure you take a quick glance at the available 'size chart' for each item to ensure you are selecting the appropriate size. Styles vary which means sizes vary as well.
2) USE THE SEARCH BAR! I cant emphasize this enough! Online shopping can quickly become overwhelming when you're searching through page after page filled with items. Narrow your search so you get to see exactly what you want. This eliminates the overwhelming "I'm over it" factor. Personal Tip: Instead of looking through 'Tops' I directly look through the 'Dresses' sections. Most of my shirts are not meant to be tops but are dresses. This is how I always score my 'long shirts.'
3) Online stores often have different merchandise available online and in stores! Skim through the sale section FIRST to ensure you snag a couple steals before splurging.
4) Never online shop without seeking a promo/discount code! Having a promo code to knock 15-20% off or even score free shipping makes the online experience a tad bit more exciting! And it is quite likely you will find deals online more than in stores. My all time favorite discount site to raid beforehand is: RetailMeNot
5) If a review is available, read it! It's much more practical to get perspective from an actual customer who has purchased the item then to believe the fancied up description given for the item. Many times, a review is my sole factor in purchasing or dropping an item.
6) Act as if you won the lottery! Fill up your cart with whatever catches your eye or makes you want to make that fashion risk! Leaving out an item also leaves you with regrets once you're towards the end of your shopping. Adding whatever is appealing (obviously) will give you a better chance of finalizing the items in your cart when it's time for checkout.
These are the tips I use when I online shop (which is a lot) and I'm 99% satisfied when my items come to my front door so I'm positive these will be helpful to you!
Do you have any tips to share?! If so, please share as I would love to know!
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Abaya life!

A late RAMADAN KAREEM!!!!
Wishing everyone a blissful month! May you all take advantage of all the bounties that come with this month and make the most of it, insh'Allah!
I'm finally back from my time away from the States! It's time to get back in routine and I have many exciting collaborations coming up that I cant wait to share! :)
Whilst in Saudi, I really couldn't do much fashion over there since the dress code is strictly abaya! However, I was able to steal some snaps of me in my Arabian attire!








Mountain of Uhd, Medina: Where the second battle took place.




Outfit Details:
Scarf - Bershka
Abaya - From a street in Jedda called 'Makarounah'
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