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.
  

I have noticed you guys asking where you can buy some of the featured products. If you do I can spend more time searching for them :)
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1)YES
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All the above items were taken from Lovedrobe and if you are interested they  have a coupon code GIFT15 15% off the first order.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ankle Skirt in Paprika

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

Have you ever worn a single color in multiple shades? I don't think I have ever had the guts to do it but I LOVE this look.  Too tight to be hijabilicious but it is good for inspiration.  What do you think?  I don't know what kind of hijab style to match it with?

Ankle Length Skirt by Newport News - $39.00 - $44.00

Luxurios Unisex 100% Cotton Scarf - $13.99
Lightweight Reversible Pashmina Peace Sign Fringe Scarf / Stole / Wrap - $16.99

aww, you guys DO love me

I was checking my analytics today trying to see a visual of where your guys were coming from and voila this is what I found:

SubhanaAllah there was a total of 90 countries who stop by and said hello! 
Top 10 Countries who LOVE Hijab Life



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drop me a line, where are you guys from?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Peachy Summer

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

If I had the moola this is what I would wear in the summer.  I love the simpleness and breezy feeling of this outfit.  Also the pants come in cream if you want but I chose dark gray because I have issues with light colored pants.  I would have gone for strappy sandals but I am in to pointy ballet flats this week.   Ahh, the days of the internet when I can create looks that I would want to wear to my hearts content.  Alhamdulillah and its free! So here you go gals, enjoy!


  1. Chadwicks Linen-Blend Diane Pant - $14.99
  2. Trinity Racerback Drop Waist Button Down Pintucked Tunic Silk Cotton Blend Tunic Top Orange - $25.00 
  3. Torrid Plus Size Cream Tab-Sleeve Open Cardigan - $38.00 
  4. BLACK POINTED BALLET FLAT SHOES WITH GOLDEN STUDS & BOW WOMEN'S SIZE 6.5 $29.99 
  5. Cheyenne's Large Orange Enamel Chandelier Earrings -$40
  6. House of Harlow 1960 14kt Yellow Gold Plated Aztec Bangle with Leather $75
  7. Hand-spun Silk Multipanel Tan and Avocado Strawflowers Scarf -$49

This is EXACTLY what I wore today

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

Unfortunately I can't take pics of myself and post them online and my mannequin is still in storage so you guys have to use your imagination. The skirt was $16 at walmart and the organic cotton smocked halter dress (also from walmart) was $9.  Since am pregnant these smocked dresses have been HEAVEN plus I used them as extra long tunics.  I have NOT found an affordable cardigan yet but I am still searching.  I instead used a jean jacket (dark and very nice) to cover up the arms.  I wore a black hijab because it is one of the most breathable ones I have and I paired it with a half niqab and a black and white under piece.  I looked good let me tell you.  OH, and the purse was this hobo style black with camel handles for $10! 

My shoes left a lot to be desired but all my pairs are in storage and am too broke to be buying new ones.  Ladies I think this is on the top of my list of my favorite outfits.  I STILL don't have a camera so dang it am behind on everything.  BUT never fear am saving up to buy one so you guys can see my outfits. :)


ps. btw the dress OVER the skirt left a nice band of color underneath and it looked pretty cool. I got a lot of compliments even though I wore it to just hang out at a friends house.  Whatcha think?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vanilla Dress

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

I was browsing amazon trying to kill sometime before the next prayer since I stupidly stayed awake all night and I came across this beauty. OMG people. OMG. I like the design going down the front and the bottom layer as well. You would definitely need a cardigan and a hijab that goes pass the chest but it would be so worth it!






  1. Rip Curl  Junior's Pinta Dress $35.27 - $49.45
  2. Kenneth Cole Women's Open-Front Cardigan $79.00
  3. Devotion ID Bracelet $490
  4. Tivoli GM $1360
  5. YSL cashmere silk logo scarf* YSL cashmere silk logo scarf $285
  6. Jessica Elliot - Gold Dream Wrap $58
  7. Steven By Steve Madden Women's Apryl Ornamented Slingback Thong $89.12

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jumpsuits for the home

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

I had plans for this jumpsuit to be hijabified but after close inspection it still isn't baggy enough for my taste nor does it reach to the ankles.  Although I have recently started dressing up for staying in ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶  (oh, yeah baby!) this outfit would do it or even for entertaining friends at home.  Personally I don't wear shoes in the house so no sandals for me BUT I love gladiator sandals.  My weakness are strappy sandals.

  1. Halter Capri Jumpsuit - $33.95
  2. Skull and cross bone necklace - $10
  3. Kensie Girl Junior's Shawl Cardigan - $34.91
  4. Love Bracelet Bundle | Never Shout Never -SOLD OUT
  5. BLACK STRAPPY GLADIATOR STYLE WOMEN'S FLAT SANDAL - $26.99
  6. Stars & Stripe Vest Top -SOLD OUT
 ps. To purchase any of the items in our sets, click on the link above or you can check them out on our page "items from our sets."  Keep in mind that some items are either on clearance or on sale and may no longer be available. 

to buy or not to buy?

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

I want them! I want them! But they are USED and the chick wants $21 PLUS shipping and they have a couple of rips by the crotch. So dang naggit I have to move on.   BUT LOOK AT THEM! I was considering buying it and making a pattern and taking them to my local seamstress but alas $21 for someone as broke as me is too much.

ELEVENSES Anthropologie Linen Super Wide Leg Pants

POLL
1) BUY
2) DON'T BUY

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Market Research

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم
 
I am doing some market research and I wanted to have your input.
  1. How much do you pay for your hijab?
  2. What are the lengths?
  3. Who are your favorite sellers?
  4. Colors?
  5. Styles?
  6. What is the most you have EVER spent on one?
  7. What is the least you have EVER spent on a single hijab?
Also,
What did you MOST hate about dealing with an online retailer?

What was the BEST treatment you received and why was it so?

JazakAllah khayran ALL for your inputs!



Img from Sabreiah Falesteeni Khaliji's closet (I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Red Flamenco

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

Believe it or not that striped tunic is ONLY $7.95 (at least while supplies last) and I decided to use this professional flamenco skirt with it.  I have this new obsession with tubular hijabs (see this post) so I HAD to add it here as well.  I think you might need an amira hijab underneath made off very thin material to keep your neck from being exposed but other than that I think this is good to go.  

I know there is a difference of opinion whether the feet need to be covered or not. I am of the opinion that they should although I am still doing some more research on it since I was only informed of the ruling but not given any proofs.  So what do you gals think?

  1. Adult Flamenco Skirt - $35.95
  2. Ethnic Charm Bangle - $45
  3. Anne Kiel Golden Bloom Necklace- $119
  4. New Steve Madden Saahara Silver 8.5 Womens Sandals - $47.99
  5. Dolan red stripe jersey round tubular scarf - $41
  6. Spotty Barrel Bag -$41
  7. Striped Tunic Shirt 100% Woven Cotton (Small)- $7.95 - $8.95
    ps. To purchase any of the items in our sets, click on the link above or you can check them out on our page "items from our sets."  Keep in mind that some items are either on clearance or on sale and may no longer be available.

    Friday, June 11, 2010

    I need frilly skirts!

    Salaams all!

    I have a couple of dollars to spend and would absolutely LOVE some, long, fluffy, frilly skirts that aren't in the $50+ category.

    Here are some I like:


    I LOVE these kinds of dresses and I like skirts in this style as well.


    also any affordable cardis like this one?



    can you help a sista out? where o where can I find them?