Hope you’re doing well and enjoying the sunny summer weather ☀️
I always get asked how I come up with so many outfit combinations and everyone thinks I have 8706532 articles of clothing. I am not *always* shopping, as per popular belief hehe. I do have a closetful of clothing, alhamdulilah, and I am always thinking of new ways to wear the clothes I already have. I think that’s the essence of fashion. Especially as I’ve been getting this feedback recently, I thought I’d make this blogpost about how to expand your wardrobe!
When it comes to ethnic wear, it can be difficult to re-wear the same outfit in a short period of time. The eye-catching intricate glitz and glamour that accompanies ethnic wear can even be difficult to style in ways other than its original form. But, if you’re going to spend a good amount of money on such pieces, you want to wear them in more than one way!
Can we just take a second to digest the fact that we are already HALF WAY THROUGH Mahe Ramadhan?!?! I seriously can’t believe it! Time is flying by so fast! So happy early congratulations on the birth anniversary of the grandson of the Holy Prophet (SAWW), Imam Hassan (AS)! It really makes you think – am I really taking advantage of this Ramadhan. Inshallah, we can assess ourselves and see if we are doing what we wanted to do and changing in the way we wanted to improve ourselves. We still have 15 days to take advantage of this holy month of blessings – we got this 😉
Now that time is flying by so quickly, I don’t know about you, but I’m really thinking about Laylatul Qadr and Eid! Speaking of fancy events, I’m already hunting for the perfect outfits for these occasions! Yes, I said outfitS! I mean, there’s Eid Night, then Eid Morning Prayer, then Brunch at my cousins, and it goes on!
Hence, when I saw this gorgeous abaya from ModestWear, located in Modah, I knew it would be perfect for something Eid related! When it comes to abayas, I’m more of a simple person. I don’t like too much bling or too many colours, I like the embroidery/jewels to be black, or silver/gold, just my personal preference. This abaya has some gold detailing, but it also comes in silver! I’m also really into the batwing sleeves on abayas. They make the abaya so much comfier and flowier and I feel so light in it. And of course, this abaya is batwing sleeves :). It also has the same gold and black pattern from the neckline on the sleeves so the continuity is great.
But, what I love MOST about this abaya is that it has an asymmetrical hem line. The right side of it is all draped, so there are beautiful pleats and gathers that flow perfectly at the side. Especially with the super soft material, it just flowed so nicely. I honestly felt like royalty in this abaya! Not kidding – I might as well have been a princess from UAE because I was dressed for the part 😉
Well my name, Malikah, does mean Queen, so I guess it was meant to be?! I mean if the shoe fits, I’ll take it 😉
To finish off the look, I just wore a light brown hijab to complement the bronzy-gold on this abaya. I had to add the silver headband though hehe :$ I felt too royal not to LOL.
Don’t worry – I’m going to have an Eid guide coming to HijabiHeroes verrrrry soon inshallah! Look out for that – you’ll get Eid outfit ideas, Decor ideas, and gift ideas! So basically everything you need for Eid :))
Check out ModestWear @Modah too! They have a wide variety of abayas and kaftans! They’re all about those royal outfits eh 😉 ModestWear even hosts some of Louella‘s dresses :O I was so excited when I found out!
And of course, if you didn’t know, Modah is an islamic lifestyle store – or what I call, the all-in-one store! It’s like a department store as it houses many different islamic brands ranging from modest clothing, halal gummies and sweets, to artwork! They even have a new chai bar that I need to check out soon! 😉
Hope you like this look!
Thanks to the broski for the pictures :))
I hope you like this abaya as much I do! Can’t wait to wear it for the Laylatul Qadr/Eid nights! And of course, after Ramadhan to banquets and other fancy occasions!
Did you notice that my site is now just hijabiheroes.com! YES, I finally switched my domain! So if you followed my blog via email or wordpress, please re-follow on here! I would really appreciate it! I changed my host too and it’s a little complicated, so I would be grateful for your support. A huge shoutout to my friend who helped me do all of this and making HijabiHeroes a better site! 🙂
This past weekend I participated in the 2015 Umoja Games. Umoja Games is a muslim soccer tournament for North America focused on the key principles of unity and brotherhood. Not only was I playing in the Women’s division, I also was on the local organizing committee as the Games were held in Toronto this year!
We had a great time and despite all the hurdles, we made it! At the end of the hectic weekend, I hold on to some amazing memories! From working on the player badges at 3 am to running around the women’s soccer fields trying to get all the stats and update the social media accounts, it was all worth it. You could say it was all fun and games 😉 (GET IT LOL)
Like any other tournament, there was a closing ceremony after the finals game to culminate the entire weekend. All of the trophies were awarded and it was a very busy time! Of course, I have to share my outfit from the ceremony!
Being on the local organizing team, I had to set up for the closing and run around the area to get everything done. Hence, I wanted my outfit to be functional and comfortable so I could easily do work but something more fancy to match the event.
I really like palazzo pants and I think they look classy but are very effortless. They’re especially nice for the hotter climate because you aren’t restricted by tighter trousers but you’re not necessarily wearing a dress. And the fact that they are super loose/wide and give an illusion of being a maxi dress ensures that they are also very modest! Win win for both teams! (Aren’t you loving all of my soccer/sports references?!? haha!)
Also, can you believe these aren’t real palazzo pants?! WAIT, what?! These are actually the bottoms for an indian outfit of mine :$ But when I tried the outfit on, I just knew these pants would have a double purpose!
I paired these blush ones with a crisp white crop top from Forever 21. The ruffle at the bottom added a nice sophisticated touch. To tie the look together, I added a pink printed hijab with white and coral accents and a silver necklace to add a little sparkle. For some contrast, I wore cognac brown loafers as they are comfortable for a lot of walking and add some colour to the look!
I hope you like the look!
Thank you Aziza for being my photographer hehe and to Salwa and Fatima Jiwan for the creative input 😉
Hijab – Ardene
White top – Forever 21
Palazzo Pants – Part of an Indian outfit :$
Necklace – Costa Blanca
Purse – Aldo
Shoes – Aldo
I had so much fun with all of my friends, new and old and those who traveled from all around the US to attend the Games. It was nice seeing you all again! To my team, I know we didn’t win the tournament, but we played well and I’m thankful for this experience. To my friends who came to watch and support all of us, thank you so much! It was super sweet knowing that someone was cheering for us and having faith in our abilities. To my friends who I met at the closing, even if we just talked for 5 minutes or if we hung out more, I hope you are all doing well and I’m so glad we had a chance to meet up again and I hope we see each other very soon!
Thank you all for an awesome weekend 🙂
It’s summer vacation, even if it doesn’t feel like it just yet, I’m still enjoying every second of it!
So when I found out Wardrobe Fashion House was having their 1-year anniversary sale this weekend (May 1-3), I definitely wanted to go check it out and kick off summer with one of my favourite activities – Shopping 🙂
Wardrobe Fashion House is a Pakistani fashion boutique located in Brampton, Ontario. They have outfits for every occasion from unstitched outfits, simple lawn cotton, to party wear, and even some more heavy formal wear. They also have some outfits for men and you can finish off your look with their stunning jewellery and purses! I’ve been shopping at Wardrobe Fashion House from around the time it opened and honestly, their collections just get better and better! Their decor is really nice too and everything is very elegant and colourful!
They kindly invited me to scope out their anniversary sale for you all and hence, I got a sneak peek at all their great deals and even had the chance to wear some of their outfits to show you all! And when they say sale, they mean SALE because EVERYTHING in the store is on sale! There’s so many deals going on, even for the new arrivals! There’s many different sales racks such as 40%, 50%, and a $150 outfit rack. This sale is so good that some outfits on the 40% and 50% racks actually end up being less than $100! So you’re bound to get a great deal!
They are also launching their bridal collection so that’s super exciting too! They’re going to have refreshments and hors d’oeuvres and every day, there will be a Lucky Draw to win a Party Wear Suit valued at $250!
I think Wardrobe Fashion House made a mistake of inviting me early because I already picked up some outfits hehe 🙂 But don’t worry, I didn’t buy the entire store (I was about to though LOL), so I left some of my favourites for you all 😉
Wardrobe Fashion House
5-519 Ray Lawson Blvd, Brampton, ON
Open 12 pm – 9 pm
Make sure to check it out and don’t forget to mention HijabiHeroes (or you could say Munira sent you, that’s my mom’s name LOL) when you go shopping 🙂
Now here are some of their outfits modelled by yours truly! I had the chance to wear some outfits of different styles so you can see the various outfits Wardrobe Fashion House has that can work for the many occasions of life!
Outfit 1: Casual Lawn
This outfit is a cotton kurti with a matching dupatta (shawl) that has a beautiful grey, pink, orange, and cream colour combination. The fitting of this top was so perfect and the embroidery on the front was very classy and pretty.
I also wore a gold and pink bangle that is the perfect touch to this outfit!
Outfit 2: Party Wear
This outfit is an outfit I didn’t expect myself to like so much! This gold ensemble with green, orange, and pink floral embroidery has it’s own flair. The very wide palazzo pants makes this outfit very unique.
Outfit 3: Formal Wear
This look is my favourite! This outfit is quite heavy and hence, I sadly had to say goodbye to it (One of you better grab it and give it a good home LOL). This gorgeous navy/royal blue outfit with gold embroidery and a hint of teal is just perfect. This outfit has a layered look and looks quite like an indian maxi dress 🙂 I paired it with a cream shimmery hijab to accent the classy gold detailing.
Outfit 4: Sari
Lastly, I got to wear a sari! YAY, I love saris but I’ve never worn one to an actual event. I just sometimes try them on at home for fun LOL. I did however wear a sari to my school’s Culturefest so I enjoyed reliving my sari outfit memories :’) I got to wear my beautiful peach and gold sari with a super sparkly and bedazzled clutch that’s perfect for any bridal occasion!
Just a heads-up: I had to be very modest with this look but I just wanted to show you all that Wardrobe Fashion House also has an amazing collection of saris and I really wish I could own them all. Even just lined up on hangers, they just look so beautiful :’)
That’s a wrap! Make sure to check out Wardrobe Fashion House’s 1-year anniversary sale this weekend, staring Friday May 1 to Sunday May 3!
Hope you enjoyed this post 🙂
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I hope you are all doing well and had a great week!
I just had two of my four final exams for first year this week! Talk about stressful! But I now have a week break until my next exam so I thought this would be the perfect time to take a breather! And of course, write a new blogpost 😉
And since I’m delighting in my glory of being half way done all of my exams for this school year, I would love to share an amazing company with you all! Le Trend Boutique!
Le Trend Boutique is based in my hometown of Orlando, Florida and sells beautiful Indian ethnic wear, perfect for bridal and party wear! You can even customize the outfit of your dreams! Trust me, I’ve seen many bridal and formal outfits that were custom designed by clients, and Farzana, the owner and mastermind behind Le Trend Boutique, definitely does not disappoint! Hence, I’m super excited to be wearing one of her outfits and sharing it with you!
I wore this beautiful cream outfit with blue and green lace. And as you all know, I adore my lace! The gold and royal blue embroidery on the top half and sleeves is so elegant and adds the ideal amount of glamour to the look. But my absolute favourite part of this outfit is that it actually looks like a blouse and a maxi skirt! This outfit epitomizes the perfect fusion of East and West! And I definitely had fun with the super flowy lace bottom of the outfit! I twirled around in this outfit at least 10 times, no lie! I just added a gold belt at the waist line to bring the outfit together! I finished the look with a dusty gold clutch and my favourite royal blue Dara Boutique Hijab.
Shoutout to my brother who took all of these lovely pictures for me :))
And there you have it! As you can tell, I had a really fun time taking all these pictures and posing around 🙂
I hope you like the entire look!
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