#HIJABIHEROES – Winter 2017!

Hey hey! I hope you are all doing well!

I thought, what better way to show my love and gratitude to you all than posting a #HijabiHeroes post on Valentine’s Day?! Seriously, I say it every time, and this time is no excuse, thank you for all of the love, support, and encouragement you have all given me. I love writing the #HijabiHeroes posts, because not only do I just get to gush about how cute everyone is, but I also get some style inspiration myself hehe.

If you’d like to be featured in my Spring #HijabiHeroes post, please comment below or message me! I would love to have you on here 🙂

Okay, without further delay, let’s get straight to our Winter #HijabiHeroes!

OOTD – Fall Casual FT. Hijab Loft

Hey lovelies!

Hope you are all doing well! Boy, what a week this has been! Busy to say the least, and I’ve been on that borderline ‘I think I’m getting sick but nothing full fledged yet but it’s been like this for like a week now’. So please pray I don’t get sick!! The weather is changing every second here so we need communal prayers for everyone not to get sick LOL.

Anyways, since the colours are changing and the leaves are falling, so it was only appropriate to post a Fall ootd! I mean we are almost at the end of October, so I think I’m late on this to be honest! Well, I’ve been posting loads of my daily outfits on Instagram, so don’t forget to check that out (self-promo ayyy).

This outfit all started off when I saw this scarf from Hijab Loft. I knew it would be perfect for the Fall and Winter time, and not just as a hijab of course! If you know me, you know I love versatility, so this hijab also makes for a great ‘blanket’ scarf to me! The quality of the fabric is very nice and the material is ideal for this type of look. I love the colours in this Marrakesh hijab from Hijab Loft – pink and grey is one of my favourite combinations for the colder seasons!

OOTD – Baseball T’s and Flannels ✌🏽

Hi Hi!

I’m super stressed with exams this week (3 back to back 😰), but I needed a break from a long day of studying, so thought I’d whip up a quick blogpost 😋

Before I continue on with this post, I never announced it on here, so I wanted to tell you all!
*drum roll please*
The Hijab Souq launched a blog called Aspiring Muslimah and I’m one of the 11 aspiring muslimahs part of it! Hehe get it 😏 It’s a blog for fashion, lifestyle, design, and much more and I’m beyond excited and honoured to be involved! You can check out my first post here!

A while back, I realized my wardrobe was consisting more of a bit dressier items, and I never really had anything to wear for casual days. I couldn’t just throw on a t-shirt, because I didn’t really own any LOL (excluding the t-shirts I use as PJs obviously hehe)! I was on the hunt for long sleeve, long, loose fitting t-shirts at the mall, and that was predestined to be an unsuccessful mission. The 3 L’s. Long Sleeves, Long Length, and Loose Fitting. I might as well have been looking for thick chunky sweaters in the middle of Summer in the Bahamas!! Alas, at the store I least expected to satisfy my needs, I found these super cute long baseball tees from VS Pink! I was so excited, and they were on sale too! 🙊

HOW TO STYLE: Little Black (Maxi) Dress (Back to Basics) FT. ModeSTyles

Hiiiii guys (Dina Tokio voice LOL)!

I hope you are all doing well, and if you are amidst exam season, I hope those are going well! My first exam is Friday and I finish exams next week! Sorry for the delay with this blogpost, it’s just been super busy these past couple of days.

If you’ve been here for a while, you’ll know about my How to Style series! You might also know that HTS posts are actually one of my favourite blogposts to write! I find them helpful to myself, so I really enjoy it! As my style is transitioning to more basic pieces, I really wanted to show how I style my wardrobe essentials. So an off-shooting from the How To Style series is the Back to Basics stream! Back to Basics will feature my wardrobe staples, including a simple black maxi dress in this post! I’m so excited for upcoming posts inshallah 🙉

Ahh the Little Black Dress! Known to be a staple in a woman’s wardrobe. In this case, it’s a Little Black (Maxi) Dress! They’re super easy and essential in my opinion, and can be dressed up or down to fit the occasion. Maxi dresses in general are very convenient to just throw on, and black ones especially are pretty awesome. I’m wearing a simple straight cut black maxi from H&M in all of the pictures!

OOTD – Malikah in Mint FT. eShakti

Hey everyone!

I hope you are all doing well!
Yay, School is almost done!! My last day of class is tomorrow and I’m beyond excited. Just 4 exams separate me from summer vacation! And this snowy weather 😭

This past weekend I went to a wedding, and it was the first one I attended for the 2016 wedding season! #FatsWedsDats doesn’t count, because it was 2015-2016 hehe! 😋 But speaking of #FatsWedsDats, it was her brother’s wedding, so I definitely reminisced on my #DoneDoneLondon trip! 🇬🇧

Now knowing me, you know I like to do things a little differently! The mendhi, or henna ceremony, was the first official wedding ceremony for #BilalandSamiha. As it was in the afternoon, instead of wearing an indian outfit, which is the common attire, I decided to wear this beautiful Mint/Teal dress from eShakti!

OOTD – Coins and Kicks FT. Luluwaah

Hola Canolis!

I FINALLY MADE IT FOR #HHSUNDAY. I know the past couple weeks I’ve been off my game, but ya girl is back on track.

I have SO many blogposts lined up, I’m kinda going crazy aha! It’s going to be some hectic times, but I’m excited! I also have exams coming up (eww, I know right), but let’s not worry about that too much eh 😅

I just wanted to share this quick ootd with you all! It’s a little typical, it’s a little different.

If you’ve noticed for the past couple of months, the colour grey has becoming a standard colour in my wardrobe. Grey is my new Black haha. I find that I am really attracted to grey now because it’s so easy to style! Grey matches with everything and can work for casual or formal occasions. It’s my go-to colour now.

MIST Toronto 2016 #MISTinthe6ix

Hello hello!

I hope you are all doing well!
I’m currently sitting on the couch, wrapped in a blanket, with a tissue box and plastic bag next to me 😷 So heads up in case this post is messy/grammatically incorrect/or all over the place. I knew if I didn’t post this tonight, my whole schedule will get messed up. So here’s a new post #HHSunday!

I’m here with my MIST 2016 blogpost!
This year, I was the Competitions Co-Manager for MIST Toronto. Last year I was a coordinator, so this year, I stepped up to the manager position. The competitions team is in charge of finding judges for the competitions, preparing all of the competition materials, ensuring the competitions run smoothly on the days of, and more. We are one of the largest teams on the overall Dream Team and we have a lot of work to do, before the weekend and during the tournament days.
I had a great team this year and an awesome Co-Manager, so thank you all for dealing with my stress and craziness!

Now, as the Dream Team,we have to dress professionally. But as HH, I have to dress stylish 😉
I went back and forth between many outfits and finally decided on these three.
Totally unintentionally, well partially, but I had a Pink and Black theme for all three days of MIST! 💕😎 I actually picked my outfit for Day 1 first, and then Day 3 – Awards next. I realized that both were Pink and Black, so I thought, if I could, I’d make the second day outfit pink and black as well. I actually ordered something, that wasn’t pink and black haha, because I ordered it before I realized this colour scheme, but it didn’t come in time. So I ended up wearing pink and black for Day 2 as well so I guess it all worked out!

Without further ado, here goes!

#HijabiHeroes – MIST Toronto 2016 Edition

Hello Hello!

I hope you are all doing well!
So I know I didn’t have a blogpost up for #HHSunday, but I told you I’d make up for it, and here I am.
This past weekend was MIST Toronto 2016!!

Last year, I did a whole post about MIST and this year, I’m back at it again 😉
Now, in this post, you might be wondering where my outfits are?! Don’t worry, they’re coming.
But, I wanted to do my #HijabiHeroes post first! A lot of the ladies featured in this post have made a significant impact on me, whether it’s mentoring me on my new position, laughing at my jokes, or just competing in MIST and making it the awesome organization it is. I really would not have had the experience I did if it weren’t for you all. So thank you.
As the whole #HijabiHeroes series is about giving back to all those who support me, it was only fitting for this post to precede my own.

Alright, I can go on forever about why I love MIST and how amazing it is and how I just want to rewind back to Saturday morning, but I don’t want to cry….again…and again.

Quick disclaimers
1) I want to apologize if I didn’t include you in this post! I had planned to take a bunch of pictures, but I underestimated how busy I would be! If you ever want to be included in one of my #HH posts, please let me know!
2) Not all of the pictures are mine – Huge shoutout to the photographers behind IFS MIST, I know there are a lot of people who contributed to the MIST albums, so thank you all for these pictures! Also thanks to @beardedbengali, a fellow MIST Dream team member for the pictures!

OOTD – Maroon Maxi and Simple Slits

Hey hey!

I hope you are all doing well!

Mega apologies for not having a blogpost up this weekend! MIST Toronto is this weekend and I’m GOING CRAZY haha! There is so much to prep and as I am Competitions Co-Manager, I have a lot to finish up before the tournament days!
So heads up – blogposts will be delayed next week too, but there may be two to make up for it 😉

Before I begin, I just wanted to say Happy International Women’s Day! 💓

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I wanted to share a quick OOTD with you all!
With the weather fluctuating so much, I haven’t been able to start transitioning my wardrobe into Spring wear. It’s all a big tease – one day I think it’s Spring, the next day there’s a huge snow storm and classes get cancelled!

As you all know, one of my favourite pieces to wear are maxi dresses! Unfortunately, when the winds are blowing at 9706454 km an hour, or if there are layers of snow and ice on the ground, they’re not always practical! But I just couldn’t take all the bundling anymore! I mean layering is really fun and a hijabi’s dream, but I really miss the warm weather! So for my MIST meeting this past Sunday, I decided to compromise with this high slit maxi t-shirt dress from Zara!

How to Transform your Outfit from DAY to NIGHT – FT. Zisanzo Watches

Hello there!

Another week, another blogpost! For this week, I decided to do something a little different, but hopefully helpful for those busy days!

I thought it’d be cool to write about how to transform an outfit from day to night!  We all know that casual attire is more suited for the day time, and we tend to wear darker colours or dress up a bit for evening events. Hence, I wanted to take one basic outfit and show you how you can change it to work for both day and night!

So, my BIGGEST Style Tip for this is – it all depends on the ACCESSORIES!

It is ALL about the accessories! All you need is your core items and you can manipulate your accessories to make your outfit appropriate for any time of day.

Let’s break it down: