DIY Ripped Jeans!

Hey hey hey!

I hope you are all doing well! Midterms are done for the most part and I’m back! Sorry, I really wanted to upload this post a bit earlier, but things just got a little busy trying to catch up with all my other classes! If I’m not posting on here, I’m almost always active on my Instagram and I regularly upload OOTD’s there!

But, I did this DIY a couple weeks ago to test it out and loved how it turned out! I even featured it on a couple pictures on my Instagram! Ripped jeans have been very ‘on trend’ lately, but the ones in the stores can be super distressed and ripped, which I am personally not a huge fan of. I love the ripped jeans look, just not too much aha! Also, they start to look a bit weird if they have a lot of cutouts and you’re wearing leggings underneath for modesty!

I thought, since I’m not going to find exactly what I like in the stores, might as well make my own! Also, my mom didn’t think buying a pair of ‘defective’ or ripped jeans was a good way to spend her money LOL. I had this pair of jeans that I’ve literally had since middle school and I NEVER wear them, so I thought why not use this as my test pair. If it works, hallelujah, if not, no biggie. I found a couple methods online and used a little bit from each to come up with a technique. I loved the way they turned out, although I think they could use a little bit more distressing.

Now, I wear my jeans with leggings underneath, and because the jeans I chose to DIY are a straight fit, they have some space for the extra layer. If you want do this DIY on a skinnier fit, you can just take some fabric and attach it  from the inside to cover up the rips. And don’t worry, I actually like the way my jeans look with black leggings underneath! There’s always a way to make something modest, and still stylish! :’)

Here’s the DIY and some ways I styled my jeans!

– Ofcourse, your pair of jeans!
– Scissors (Fabric scissors help, but they are not necessary)
– Tweezers
– Marker/Pen

Now, you could go ahead and wing it, but I suggest making some markings or lines where you would like to make your holes/rips, so you have a general idea for what your finished product will look like.
The best way to do this is to wear the jeans, and then draw a line where you want to make your cut. This way, you know exactly where the rips will be on your legs. Especially if you want to make a rip in the knee, wearing the jeans really helps!

Once you have all the markings, you will need to start making some cuts! You can take the jeans off of course hehe 🙂
For the rips, you can cut on the lines you have drawn, but you will also need to make a second cut, around 1.5 inches above or below the initial cut. If you want a relatively thin rip/cut, then you can decrease the distance between the two cuts. If you would like the rip to be at the exact location of the line, then make two cuts around an inch above and below, so you know the rip will be in the right place.
Be careful to only cut the top layer of the fabric, unless you want some cutouts on the back of your jeans too LOL!

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So the middle line is exactly where I wanted my rip to be, so I drew a line above and below so I could make the right cuts!
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Snip snip snip!

Now that you have two cuts, you have one piece of fabric in between them. The key to getting the rips is to pull on the vertical blue threads, which will expose the white threads of the jeans. Using the tweezers, you can pull out the blue threads that have been cut when you made your slit. At first, it’s a little hard, but once you get going, you can see them really easily and keep going. I’d suggest starting in the middle so you can see exactly what you’re doing!
You can refer to the pictures because it’s easier to understand 🙂

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As you can see, you just pull the vertical threads out of the fabric with the tweezers. The result is just the horizontal white threads

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Once you finish removing all of the vertical threads, you will end up with something like this:
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There will be some naturally occurring distressing around the cuts, but if you want a very natural “store-bought” look, just pop them in the wash. After going in the dryer, they should have the frayed edges around the rips! Funny how the ‘natural’ look is the ‘store bought’ HAHA.

I ended up making 4 total cuts in my jeans, just to keep it simple, yet edgy!

I hope this DIY was helpful and clear! If you have any questions, just drop a comment and hopefully I can help you out!

Here’s how I styled them!
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Sweater – Hollister
Jeans – DIY (Original pair from Target)
Hijab – Dara Boutique
Boots – The Bay


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This outfit is from my “HOW TO STYLE – Sweaters FT The Hijab Souq” Post!


Outfit Details:
Green Shirt – Hollister
Black Tshirt – Target
Jeans – DIY (Original Pair from Target)
Hijab – London, UK
Shoes – Aldo
Purse – Kate Spade

And there you have it! I hope this post was helpful and I hope you recreate your own DIY pair of ripped jeans! You can always tag me on Instagram or Facebook so I can see your outfits! 🙂

Speak to you soon! I have a really cool, and different, blogpost coming up next inshallah!
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Have a lovely week! <3


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OOTD – Missing McMaster

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are doing well!

For those of you who had exams, I hope they went well inshallah!
I just finished my last and biggest exam yesterday! It was a practical exam for Nursing and we had to perform many different assessments on standardized patients. The most stressful part is that you have no idea what you’ll have to do until you enter the patient’s room!

Anyways, now that exams are over alhamdulilah and my first school year in university has come to an end, I thought I would pay tribute to my beautiful school, McMaster University.
Back in March, one of my best friends came to visit McMaster University as she had a day off. Of course, as she’s a photographer, we had to snap some shots 🙂
We tried to take pictures in front of some beautiful architecture and historic charm that makes McMaster the homey and warm campus it is. Unfortunately, it was still snowing back then, and seems to be close to it now (sad Canadian life), so we didn’t get as many shots. I hope you can still see some parts of McMaster!

McMaster, it’s been real. My first year in university has taught me a lot. Besides the two semesters of Health Science Anatomy and the many nursing skills I now possess, I learned a lot about myself. I learned to be more giving, more genuine, and more independent. I learned about my biases and my judgements and faced situations that were new, different, and sometimes made me uncomfortable. But at the end of it all, I learned to be me.
Inshallah, looking forward to the rest of my university career at McMaster!

For my outfit, since it was still colder then, I chose to wear my fur vest. Not that I really have to have an excuse to wear it, but still 😉
I paired it with a long sleeves crop top and simple black skirt. To add some colour to the monochrome outfit, I wore a navy floral hijab.
Hope you like it!

McMaster’s campus is known for it’s greenery, so I promise it’s actually green LOL
Cool doors for cool buildings
“Sorry, no paparazzi please” just kidding, it was more like “If you don’t get nice pictures omg…”

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Hijab – Target
White top – Forever 21
Fur Vest – Target
Skirt – Urban Planet

Thanks for reading!
Look forward to a blogpost-filled summer inshallah!

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DIY No-Sew Kimono Vest

Hello everyone!

I’m back again! I know, shocking! Before I go back into exam study mode, I thought I’d squeeze another blogpost in 😉

Today I have a DIY! I was going through my website and I realized how I haven’t recently posted in neither the DIY and Health & Beauty sections, so therefore, I wanted to have something a little different today!

I’ve wore my DIY kimono from last year recently and someone thought it was store bought! She was amazed that I made it, and that it’s was once a regular hijab that I bought at the mall! I’ve been wanting to make more kimonos so I can wear them, especially as the weather is getting warmer as summer is approaching (and hopefully, it actually reaches Canada!). Unfortunately, I just haven’t had the time to do so because of school, exams, and just my busy life! Hence, I wanted to share this really quick, less than 1-minute way you can achieve the kimono look with no damage done to your wallet or any piece of fabric/hijab!

This kimono style is like a vest as it doesn’t have the flowy sleeves like the DIY sewn kimono does, but it still has the flow throughout! The best part is, you can literally have an unlimited amount of these kimonos, well as many as you have hijabs!
So all you will need is a hijab! That’s it 🙂
You know me, I always need an excuse to buy more hijabs! Because, hey, not only would I be wearing it as a hijab, I could also wear it around my neck (and if you want to know how to style a hijab around your neck, check out my HOW TO STYLE: Neck Scarves post 😉 lol) and as a clothing piece! Sounds good to me!!

Here are the simple steps:
1) Fold your hijab in half width ways, or otherwise known as a “hamburger” fold lol.
2) Tie one of the folded edges with one of the open edges together into a small knot.
3) Viola! You’re done! You just spread the fabric apart from where the knot is located and you get two sides with two open spaces that are the arm holes!

Here is a simple video I made demonstrating how to do it! I wanted to write it out and have a visual aid 🙂

With it this easy, you can make kimonos out of every hijab you own! And after you’re done rocking your look, you can just simply untie the knot and fold up your hijab like nothing ever happened 😉

This is really perfect for the spring and summer time! They’re so light, airy, and effortless and you can always have a unique and different look!

Here’s how I styled mine from today! I decided to wear denim on denim, as it’s one of the Spring Trends I mentioned in my Gaya Magazine article!

So flowy 🙂
Of course, I HAVE to do the signature HH pose 🙂

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Outfit Details:
Hijab for Kimono – Hollister
White Hijab – Dara Boutique
Denim Shirt – Cotton On
Jeans – Targe
Shoes – Aldo

I hope you like it and find it super easy and helpful!

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Talk to you soon!


~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~

DIY Fashion Kimono!

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all had a great start to this week!

Recently, I came across a video that was a DIY project to make a kimono. No, not an actual kimono but the one’s these girls wear nowadays 😉 To be honest, I haven’t really come across any in the stores but then again, I haven’t looked for them, so I might have just passed one by and not realized. I did see some at CottonOn when I was in Florida though, here’s what they look like!

kimono CottonOn  Kimono – $29.95 USD


It’s basically a really light weight shrug that is very loose and effortless, and yet fashionable and cute at the same time. As you can see, this kimono retails for $30! Personally, I was not particularly enthused about kimonos when I saw this. But they do look really cute and I think they’re great for the spring and summer, especially for picnics or trips to the beach! They are really versatile so when I came across the video tutorial, I was like hey, might as well try it out! The best part about this DIY is that you can make your kimono out of an old scarf!! Yes that’s right, make a kimono out of a hijab – easy, fast, fun, and using things we already have at home! Upcycling – Hijabi Heroes Style 😉

Materials you will need for this DIY:
– Maxi Rectangle Hijab
A test to see if your hijab will be long/big enough for this DIY: When you fold it half to bring the two shorter sides together,
if this length is longer than your shoulder length, then you’re good to go :))
– Needle and Thread (Thread preferably matching the colour of your hijab)
The Needle I used was pretty big – it made sewing a lot easier!!
You could use a sewing machine if you have one, but I decided to make mine by hand!
– Scissors
– Tape Measure
– Straight Pins


Sorry for the super bright picture! I made the kimono at night so the lighting was pretty bad – but I wanted you to see the beautiful pattern of the hijab as well as all the materials I used!











Here’s a basic overview of what we will be doing. It’s not as hard as it looks :))

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First off, you just have to fold you hijab as illustrated in the photo above and make sure it’s inside out!! This way, when you sew, your nice seam will be on the outside of the garment. The fold of the scarf should be at the top.

On both of your sides, measure out 60 cm using the tape measure. Mark that area with a straight pin so you know where to stop sewing. Then from the bottom, you will just sew all the way up to this pin marking. Try to sew as close as you can to the edge to make a nice crisp seam. Once you reach your 60 cm mark, just tie off your thread and you’re good to go! The opening beyond the 60 cm mark is your armhole!

This the side of my scarf!

So we’re kinda almost done! I told you this would be easy!! With your hijab still with the fold at the top, measure across the bottom of the scarf to find the middle. I also measured across the top and my hijab was slightly wider at the top, so I just averaged the two midpoints! Then I placed some pins in the middle mark to make a straight vertical line. Then, cut along this line BUT ONLY THE TOP LAYER!! If you cut both layers, you won’t have a back piece LOL so make sure to only cut the top layer of the hijab.

The entire scarf
Attempting an artsy picture where you can see the pins haha
My middle was 49 cm!

And now you’re pretty much done! All that’s left to do is hemming! But honestly, I am currently wearing mine to school (writing this post as I’m at lunch LOL) and I didn’t hem mine. But I will do so later on today!

For the hemming, all you have to do is fold over the rough edges from the part you just cut and then just sew the fold to prevent the edge from fraying and giving your kimono an unfinished look. Just do this on both side and you’re good to go! A really easy way to do this is to make the fold on the rough edges and iron it (make sure it’s on a low setting – ex: silk setting) so you have a nice crease to easily sew together! This will also ensure your hem is straight!

Just turn it inside out (LOL) and then your kimono is done! Mine probably took me around 15-20 minutes to make! The hijab was less than $5 so I made this for a bargain :)) $30 v.s. less than $5 😉 Good job, good job :’)

Mine also turned out really long because I used a super maxi hijab but you can wear it with a maxi skirt/dress or with some cute boyfriend or skinny jeans and some cute accessories! I feel like this is a piece that you can just throw on top of a simple outfit to bring everything together.

Here are some pictures of me styling it!

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Outfit Details:
Kimono: DIY 😉
White Lace Sweater: American Eagle
Jeans: Joe Fresh
Watch: Aldo
Loafers: Aldo
Bag: Fossil
Hijab: Ardene
Gotta give credit where credit is due! Here’s the link to watch the original DIY video: DIY EASY KIMONO BY LAURDIY

Make sure to follow us on instagram for daily ootds and more pictures of my kimono!! @HijabiHeroes

Thanks so much for everything!

~ Where Style and Modesty Save the Day! ~

Malikah <3

DIY Decor Wall Art!

Good Morning Sunshines!

Before I begin, Zainab and I would just like to thank everyone who has supported us with our blog and our new instagram page so far! We already have 85 followers on that page alhamdulillah and everyday, that number keeps growing! We’ve also been featured twice on the Instagram account – GorgeousHijabis! So make sure to help that sister out too by following her – @gorgeoushijabis! Thank you all soooo much! <3

Okay moving on from the sappy stuff (already saw too much from Valentine’s Day yesterday LOL!), this week I had a day off from school because the Grade 9s  and 10s were writing a practice exam for Ontario. Completely random considering we all just found out last Thursday, but hey, no complains right 😉

Therefore, instead of working on my business report  (which I did end up doing!), I decided to do something productive (ahem ahem) by making something to hang up! It’s a decor piece and found my inspiration for this on Pinterest! Here’s what it looks like!

The final piece!

It was super simple! I found all my materials from the Dollar Store! Yay for Canadian Dollarama:)
– Canvas
– Paint
– Gems/Buttons
– Foam Paint Brush
– Ruler and Pencil
– Painter’s Tape (Just used to help paint the straight lines)
– Glue Gun

I decided to use gold paint because I was using pink gems and thought they would look nice together! You can also use buttons, like I am using to make another one like this, but I already had pink gems at home and I just wanted to try it out before using the buttons.

Main Materials
Yes, I used a mat from when I was a baby that I always put under any art or craft projects lol :$
My Stripes!

I first measured the length of my canvas and decided the pattern I wanted to make. My canvas is 10 inches long and my painters tape is 1 inch, therefore I lightly made 10 1-inch markings on my canvas with the pencil and ruler and then made my stripes with the tape from there. The great thing about the painters tape on the canvas is that you can easily remove and change its location without any damage to the canvas or any trouble at all. So if you mess up, no worries, you can just move it around and you’ll be good! I had to change my tape lines too lol! At the end, I was able to have 5 stripes of white and five of gold.

After 5 coats of paint and no tape!
2 coats of paint!

After, I just started to paint! For the paint I was using and the final colour I desired to have, I needed to paint around 4-5 coats of the gold. But, the paint dried VERY quickly, so it didn’t take long at all actually!

After I was done painting, I decided what pattern I wanted to make my gems in. I wanted to make a heart because I thought it would look cute so I decided to grab a scrap piece of construction paper and folded it in half. I drew out half a heart and then cut it out. Yes, I know Kindergarten style here, but hey, I got a symmetrical heart in the end! 😛 I took the outline of the piece I just cut and centred in on my canvas and taped it on with the painters tape. This acted as my guide to glue the outline of the heart in gems to make sure I would have the same shape as intended!

My heart outline/stencil
The outline with gems
The final creation!

After that, I just started to glue my gems around the border and after I made about two layers, I removed the stencil I made. Super easy just a little time consuming if you’re like me and get distracted easily lol! Nonetheless, this is how it turned out!

I hope you guys enjoyed this long post! I know this diy project is super easy and simple and you probably didn’t really need a step-by-step on it, but here you go LOL! I hope it was helpful and I hope it inspired you to get creative! I really like this piece because it adds a cute twist to your room and you don’t have to spend a lot of money on fancy decorations – personalize your room and make it something special!

Have a great weekend lovelies!

~ Where Style and Modesty Save the Day! ~


DIY Face Mask!

Hola Chicas!

I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far!

Speaking for myself, some days my skin just needs a little uplifting! Here’s a super duper easy face mask to make at home with ingredients EVERYONE has! (no lie though)
This face mask really helps to exfoliate your skin, clear out your pores, and get rid of blackheads!
After, your skin will glow, feel fresh and soft, and overall, leave you with a nice minty fresh look!

There are only 2 ingredients needed for this! I wasn’t lying when I said it was going to be simple 🙂
All you need is Toothpaste and Salt!
Grab a bowl, and put 2 parts salt to 1 part toothpaste. I used about 4 teaspoons of salt and 2 teaspoons of toothpaste. This made enough for both my mom and I to use this mask.

Just mix in these two with a spoon and fold the salt into the toothpaste. I promise it will all come together! Once mixed, add about a teaspoon of water and you’re good to go!

One important thing before you apply the mask on your face! Wet a facecloth with HOT water and place it on your face. This is crucial as it will open up your pores and allow the mask to work its magic.

Apply the mask evenly on your face. Avoid the eye area!! Salt burns open wounds so you wouldn’t want to get this near your eyes, not even lids or anything!

Leave it on for five minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water. Maximum use is once a week as the mask can be harsh on the skin at times. At the end, your face may look a little red – not to worry, the redness will fade in a couple minutes! Make sure to moisturize when you’re done to prevent any dryness and keep your skin healthy!

Super easy, quick, and inexpensive! Most importantly, remember to embrace your natural beauty and feel comfortable in your own skin! <3

The two simple ingredients!
Mixing the salt with the toothpaste
All mixed in before adding the water
The final product!

If you tried this mask out, let me know your results! Also, if you know of any other face masks, comment below! 🙂

– Malikah

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~