Friday, September 10, 2010

EID-UL-FITR MUBARAK

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليك


EID MUBARAK! May Allah swt reward us all for our fasting and accept all of our good deeds ameen.  I am  only days away from giving birth inshaAllah and I would love for you guys to keep me in your du'as.  May Allah swt give me an easy, healthy painless and quick delivery at home and may my child be born healthy from amongst the pious and righteous ameen.


Thursday, September 09, 2010

Don't Worry

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليك

Alhamdulillah. I wasn't really worried about the fringe fanatics trying to incite violence by burning the Qur'an since its the proper way of disposing of such a beautiful and holy book anyways.  I also didn't feel that they deserved to be mentioned by name as to not increase their notoriety but I decided to post the below statement from Lupe Fiasco because it is so true. WE really need to stop being so reactionary and be more proactive in how the community sees us and how we interact with the community at large as well.

"If they burn a book, have no worries. The book will feel NO pain so neither should you! True destruction of the Qur'an cannot be done with fire; it is destroyed when we fail to remember & practice its lessons in our daily lives. If this occurs, then it is ANOTHER fire that you should truly be concerned about!" -Lupe Fiasco on Twitter 

I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship but Allah swt and Muhammad (saw) is His messenger.  I am pleased with Allah swt as my Lord, Muhammad (saw) as my Messenger and Islam as my religion.  LA ILAHA ILA ALLAH! 

Monday, August 23, 2010

I have a secret...


OBVIOUSLY wouldn't wear it outside but I am thinking of purchasing a couple of outfits for staying in with the hubby.  NOW how do you manage to do that with a toddler in tow and 8 months preggers?  Maybe I should wait until I can go to the gym and get my figure back or is that just wishful thinking?  Because then I will have TWO babes to take care of.  BTW LOVING absolutely LOVING this pregger body so the belly aint an issue. Suggestions?

Monday, August 16, 2010

What do you do with your broken or mismatched jewelry?

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

First RAMADAN MUBARAK Y'ALL! I hope you are enjoying Ramadan as much if not more than I am (inshaAllah).  May Allah swt accept all of our deeds and fasts as complete. AMEEN.

Secondly, I wanted to know what do you guys do with your broken or mismatched jewelry? both fashion (costume) and Gold/Silver?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Awesome hijabi

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

Tell me how AWESOME is she?  mashaAllah.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I ♥ Abāyāh!

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

Alhamdulillah I was gifted the I ♥ Abāyāh! fb page by a sister who no longer had time for it.  I LOVED it because its so hard to start from scratch and this one had enough followers. Obviously the more the merrier so if you are interested click on like and share with your peeps!




ps. I secure the I ♥ Abāyāh! blog but I am  not sure if I will be blogging about abayahs just yet.  If you are interested in writing let me know! inshaAllah

Friday, July 23, 2010

Niqabi in Boots

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

Check out the sister @ 0:52.  Hijab, niqab, abayah and cowboy boots. MashaAllah.  Gave me some inspirations for my next set.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Chinese Memories

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I started wearing these beauties because they were cute, unique and above all only $2. I KNOW! I bought them in all the colors available. After maybe 6 months my whole school was wearing them so they weren't as unique any more but they were still $2 so I kept buying them.  I haven't seen them around lately but I checked them out on Amazon and was sorely disappointed in the prices. After looking around for a while I am considering buying this 6 pairs for $26.99 with taxes and shipping it will probably come out to $5-6.  Should I get them?  I am having trouble finding affordable flats to wear with my skirts.  The other China doll slippers are going for $10 and up without shipping so they have been eliminated.





I only want these because of Mr. Bruce Lee  
Kung Fu Shoes

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Your thoughts?

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I added 3 things to help me gauge your interests since I am a sporadic and random blogger.  The first is a share button to make it easier for you if you decide to tweet, facebook, buzz or stumble upon my post.  I have encountered my posts being forwarded and I appreciated the love.  The second is a simple like button and your fb friends will see that you like it.  The third arrow on the right is for those who want to subscribe to my posts or to the comments left by others.  So what do you think?

Caped Hijabi

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I was browsing online for some plain hijab looks and came across this image. Its simple, elegant and very regal looking.  As a mother of a toddler am not sure I can keep this pristine white look for more than an hour but I think I can wear this style in another color.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Funky Shoes Part 6: Hijabi on-the-go

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

For the hijabis who cannot let go of their childhood Heelys this is the 'mature' alternative. 



I never had the guts to ask my mom for a pair of these even though I WANTED them sooo bad.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Funky Shoes Part 5: The Pedi Hijabi

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

When Nelly said "I'm a sucka for corn rows and manicured toes" am pretty sure this is not what he meant...

It reminds me of superheroes who wear their undies OVER their tights this is something similar.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Funky Shoes Part 4: The Invisible Hijabi

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

LOL. If I wanted to mess with people I would SOOO buy these shoes! They are made of mirrors so the reflections give an illusion of being invisible. However, stay away from opera singers or they may shatter.

WORK IT SISTA!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Funky Shoes Part 3: The Animal Lover Hijabi

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I hope they are not made out of leather/suede.

Funky Shoes Part 2: The Scuba Diving Hijabi

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

If I ever go scuba diving I'll remember to pack these.



lol. would you wear them?

Friday, July 02, 2010

Funky Shoes Part 1: The Super Hero/ Villain Hijabi

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

 I am a shoe fanatic and I LOVE to virtually shoe shop. I hate the stores because I can't seem to find the variety, no parking or large crowds, but the intertubes cure that for me.  Downside is that I can't try on the shoe before I buy it but hey, sometimes all I need is some eye candy.   Here is what I found so far :)

If you are in to batman/ cat woman or if you have a super hero alter ego these shoes were MADE for you baby!



Maybe you are more of an villain, how about Harley Quinn? (Joker's girlfriend)
 


or what about Doctor Octopus' wife?



Kill Bill style shoes...





Would you rock any of them?

 btw, what is the FUNKIEST shoe you have ever come across?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

DUDE I so want to go

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I have benefitted from each and every single seminar/webinar/product I have ever taken by Sheikh Muhammad Alshareef.  It totally sucks that the price for this one $3,997.00. Deadline is this June 28th so there is absolutely no way I could even begin to raise the money :(  Sucks. I think I progressed faster and with more purpose learning on my own via books, sites or seminars like the ones the sheikh does than I did in college.  I so want to go back to college with the clear vision I have now then I did before, subhanaAllah I would SOOOO kill 

Niche Hero




Friday, June 25, 2010

Indonesia what are you doing to me??

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I was browsing through my FB main page when I noticed one of my friends was tagged in an image and usually I ignore those but the abaya in that pic caught my attention. OMG.  GORGEOUS abayas!  The store is Hawa and they are based in Indonesia. Some of the abayas were priced at $37 but most where $30 and under.  I took some of the images so we can drool together.


Color : Maroon
Fabric : Cotton
Size : M
Measurement :
BUST : 98
HIP : 121
SHOULDER : 36
LENGTH : 131


ME WANT IT!

It looks impressive and because it is made of a light cotton most likely its a blessing in the heat and humidity.

This last one has this hippy chic vibe to it.  I love the colors and I love the style!
I think I  may need to learn Malay and Indonesian (is that their language?) because I LOVE their hijab styles and abayas.  Much more livelier than the khaliji ones.  Anyone know of a good tutorial site for either language?

The Maxi Slip

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

Beginning next week is the slip week. What is a slip you ask?  Well since you asked,
a slip is a woman's undergarment worn beneath a dress or skirt to help it hang smoothly and to prevent chafing of the skin from coarse fabrics such as wool.
Since this is maxi season I have seen a lot of sisters rock some beautiful dresses but the jersey material makes them cling to their bodies in a not so modest way.  Solution?  a slip.  I remember that in El Salvador the women would not go outside without wearing some form of slip but when I came to the states its like no one has ever heard of them.  The closest I got to an answer was the slip dress which is just a lingerie inspired dress.

Anyway the following should help you out in choosing one.  If you are NOT planning on wearing anything underneath your maxi to reduce heat stroke you can check out this full length slip.  It may be worth as much as a maxi on sale but it will save you some embarrassment at the masjid. iA.


If you prefer only the bottom to be covered you have a these to choose from the ones below that you can reuse with maxi skirts or any other skirts you may have.



Anyone own and wear a slip?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Public Service Announcement: Hot Weather

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم


I was reading LK's post on her Ink Blots Blue Abayas blog and I wanted to pass the word along.  

 Its hot outside ladies and layers done the wrong way aren't your friend.

      post coming soon...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Black Tie Hijabi

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I have been thinking of ideas for future sets and besides the ones already mentioned in a previous post I was considering black tie events.  I don't think I have ever done any in this theme!

Would you be interested in sets like these? Or its not something you get invited often to worry about?

If you have suggestion leave a comment here or or fb.

OMG in the clearance section!

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

Does ANYONE know if Fashion Union ships to the USA?  I was browsing their clearance section and came across these beauties. I WAN THEM!







they are all under $20 US dollars.  I am going to write to them right now to see if they do.

Girly Mood

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I have been looking recently at plus size clothing lines because with my pregnant belly I can't fit in to my regular clothes and am not too keen on most (there are exceptions) maternity lines.   Maybe it was because I wasn't looking for it before but I have recently noticed that the plus size section is getting trendy and stylish clothes.  I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the elastic waistband in skirts, you can't really tell that its there but its way more comfortable than the zippers and am loving it!  

I was always more of a military girl until the last couple of years and I can't get enough of pinks and frilly stuff.  GAWD I never thought that would happen but it has.  Here are my favorite thus far that I will be using in sets



I REALLY like this look but I think it looks better on smaller chested women.  Otherwise your girls will be in people's faces like its nobody's business. ;)

I have purchased a couple of dresses in this style because it accommodates my growing bust and belly and I can also wear them when things get back to normal inshaAllah.

No reason I just like it.

I have been wanting to make a set with chucks recently and this is the color that I most prefer.  I'll probably make it some time this week iA.
  

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