HOW TO STYLE: Sweaters – FT. The Hijab Souq

Hey everyone!

I hope you are all doing well! Eid-e-Ghadeer Mubarak! Today marks the anniversary of the event of Ghadeer. On this day, after the completion of the Holy Prophet’s last Hajj, he declared to the people that his cousin and son-in-law, Imam Ali would be the successor after him. This is a monumental day in Islam and a day worth celebrating!

Unfortunately, I have night class today and instead of celebrating with family and friends at mosque, I’ll be partying it up in my Roots of Medical Terminology 3 hour lecture, ayy D:

Today I have a very special post! It just started getting cold here (and I mean like 8º C, we go 0 to 100 real quick) so this is my first official Fall post! It’s an ideal time for this post so everyone’s good to go with their outfits for the season 😉 In addition, I’m collaborating with one of my favourites for this post – The Hijab Souq! I’m so excited to feature their hijabs in my outfits! All of these outfits actually turned out so well! This may just be one of my favourite posts 😀

The Hijab Souq is a USA based business and sells hijabs and accessories that are great for all aspects of your wardrobe! Literally, they have the biggest selection of solid coloured hijabs I HAVE EVER SEEN. It’s so perfect! They also have a variety of printed hijabs and special occasion ones as well. They even have these really cute calligraphy clutches and statement necklaces! This is right up my alley!
On their website, you can find plenty of style inspiration and outfit ideas on how to style their scarves! You can also see lots of pictures of happy customers styling the scarves in their own unique way 🙂

They even offer Free Shipping to the US AND Canada for orders over $50! Yes, I did just say that it includes Canada! I know, monumental :’)

Check out The Hijab Souq on their website, Instagram, and Facebook! They always have sales going on so you definitely want to be updated with their social media accounts!

For this post, I decided to choose the 4 types of sweaters that I wear most and show how I like to wear them. These are: Thick/Chunky sweaters, Thin sweaters, Maxi Cardigans, Cropped sweaters (jumpers). I also feel these are the most practical for the cold weather and most popular right now.
I hope you enjoy this post!

Sweater 1: Thick Sweaters

Alright, let’s be real. Thick sweaters just make us all sad because it enforces the reality of cold weather LOL. Might as well make them look cuter so we can feel better about ourselves! But honestly, we all have to wear these types of sweaters one day or another. With these sweaters, you can really do anything. I love to play with colours when it comes to these types of sweaters because you already have a unique texture from the fabric itself, so you can either play with patterns or mix up the colours.

For this outfit, I wore a black and white sweater with stripes on the back. Hence, I chose not to incorporate any more prints into the outfit. It is long and flattering, and has two zippers on the sides that can be opened to create some slits. I paired it with the Royal Lace hijab in the Tan colour. This hijab has to be one of the SOFTEST hijabs I have ever seen/own/worn! The lace is on both edges of the hijab, and I even changed my hijab style to show it off! You know a hijab is pretty amazing if it makes me change my hijab style :’)

I decided to wear some standard fall colours with this outfit – olive green, tan, and cognac brown! This outfit turned out really well and it’s perfect for everyday use. I wore this for running errands and I can easily see how this outfit will become a go-to for school.

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Outfit Details:
Sweater – Target
Olive Pants – HM
Boots – Ardene
Hijab – The Hijab Souq (Royal Lace)
Purse – Kate Spade

Sweater 2: Thin Sweaters

I LOVE this outfit! It’s so casual yet perfect. Thin sweaters are great for those in-between days where it’s chilly, but not super cold. They’re also great for layering because you can add more pieces and have the option of removing some if it gets warmer. Hence, I decided to style the Hijab Souq scarf around my neck, instead of as my hijab! I know, sneaky! But with thin sweaters, scarves around your neck look super cute and are a great to add some extra warmth without the bulk. I even have a post on HOW TO STYLE: Neck Scarves, so you can have plenty of ideas on how to wear them with your thin sweater :’)

I wore this plum purple sweater and some distressed jeans! I actually DIY-ed this pair, so I plan on doing a post on this soon inshallah! For some reason, when I envisioned this outfit, I just felt like it needed some hole-y jeans. I just thought it made the look. So I made some and I’m so glad I did 🙂 Of course, I wore leggings underneath for modesty purposes hehe. I wore the Candy Fiesta hijab around my neck. I love the fun, unique print – it is versatile for year-round wear. The tassels on the edges made this hijab even more ideal for being around my neck! I just finished the outfit with a solid brown hijab that matched a shade from the hijab. Overall, I’m really pleased with this look!

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Outfit Details:
Sweater – HM
Jeans – Target
Brown hijab – Silks
Neck hijab – The Hijab Souq (Candy Fiesta)

Sweater 3: Maxi Cardigans

Is it okay to also ABSOLUTELY ADORE this outfit as well?!

This is by far one of the biggest trends recently in the (hijabi) fashion community. Maxi cardigans are perfect because they’re super long and look great over anything and everything. They’re very handy in that way and hence I wanted to share a different way to style them!
They’re definitely great for wearing something shorter underneath because you know you’re still modest and covered. But, I also really like wearing them with a longer top underneath! The maxi on maxi (more like midi on midi) look is really chic in my opinion! It’s almost a bit redundant and unnecessary – I mean, I’m wearing a super long cardigan for a reason! Take it for what it is, but the two long pieces really compliment each other and have a sophisticated look. This is a new way that I love wearing my maxi cardigans so I had to share it in this post 🙂

I wore this gray speckled maxi cardigan with this Pink long sleeve Midi Dress from Daya Couture! So again, maxi cardigans are awesome for layering and keeping you warm yet stylish. I paired these two with the Tri-Coloured Hue hijab. Honestly, the second I saw this hijab, I envisioned this outfit. It was just meant to be 🙂 I’m really into Ombre hijabs these days and I love how this one has 3 colours – beige, pink, and charcoal gray. The hues on this hijab are on point! The combination is just so classy and matched exactly with this outfit. The texture of the sweater and colours from the hijab mesh well together. These pieces were made for each other!

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Outfit Details:
Maxi Cardigan – Urban Planet
Pink Midi Dress – Daya Couture
Leggings – Target
Ombre Hijab – The Hijab Souq (Tri-Coloured Hue)
Shoes – Aldo

Outfit 4: Cropped Sweaters

Cropped sweaters have definitely become a fall/winter wardrobe staple for me! I just got into them last winter and I wish I discovered them earlier! They’re quite easy to style and my favourite way to wear them is to layer them with longer blouses underneath! Sometimes, if you have a sleeveless blouse, it’s hard to wear them with a short cardigan or a long sleeve tshirt underneath. So for added warmth, you can easily throw a cropped sweater on top! I also wear these sweaters with maxi skirts, they’re the perfect length and are a great way to hang on to your skirts for a little longer 😉

For this outfit, I wanted to go for a black and white look and then spice it up with the hijab. Starting from the sweater, I wore a light gray, almost silver-like) sweater, a black and white grid print blouse, white jeans, and black heels. The blouse has two slits on the sides, which adds to the modern feel of the his outfit. Although unintentional, I liked how the white-black-white-black pairing worked out! I wore the Tri-Coloured hue hijab once again, because it’s pretty modern and works well with the pieces in the outfit.

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Outfit Details:
Cropped Sweater – HM
Grid blouse – Sirens
White Jeans – Target
Ombre Hijab – The Hijab Souq (Tri-Coloured Hue)
Heels – Forever 21

And there you have it! I sincerely hope you enjoyed this post! I know I loved coming up with all of the outfits – because now I have 4 great outfits on my go-to list hehe! If you have any feedback, please let me know!

Remember to check out The Hijab Souq on their website, Instagram, and Facebook! Remember, you get FREE shipping if your order is over $50!
You can also check HH out on Instagram and Facebook to see more outfits and the random shenanigans of my life :’)

Thanks for reading! Talk to you soon <3

Malikah :))

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~

WHAT TO WEAR: Back to School Outfits! FT. Luluwaah

Hey hey everyone!

I hope you are all doing well and getting into the routine life now that school has started! I know, it’s a bummer, especially after having a 4 month summer vacation!

But before I get into more details about school, I just wanted to apologize for not posting for about 2 weeks!! It’s unacceptable and I’m so SORRY! 🙁
I’ve just been really busy preparing for school and also helping organize the Al-Wahda Sports Festival held in Toronto. Also, last week our school begun but we already had about 4 chapters of reading to do before the first day of class! And we only found out two days before, which was on the Labour Day weekend! So the stress level is already elevated :’)

Anyway! I’m in my second year of University, studying Nursing! I’m taking 7 classes (usual full course load is 5…) only because that’s how intense and jam-packed the nursing program is! My classes for this term include Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Social Determinants of Health, Anatomy of Medical Terminology, and then my Clinical Placement course, my Service learning placement course, and the Problem-Based Learning course where we analzye different care scenarios and get a more rounded approach to Nursing.

As you can tell, I’m already exhausted and I’m JUST starting my FIRST full week of school. It’s going to be a looooong semester! I figured some of you may be in the same boat, so I thought I’d share some Back-to-School Outfit ideas with you all to ease the load of getting out of bed and dressed in the morning! I think I’m going to be wearing all of these outfits this week… LOL

These outfits are suitable for the Summer-Fall transition but can definitely be adjusted to fit the climate needs of a particular day!

With all of these outfits, I am wearing a hijab from Luluwaah! Luluwaah is a proud Canadian company that prides itself in providing affordable yet quality products to its consumer. I have known the owner of Luluwaah for a very long time and she is one of the most sincere and beautiful people I have ever met! Luluwaah also donates a portion of their sales to a village in Tanzania! I love that they’re a socially responsible company as well!
Luluwaah hijabs are really nice because they’re a great material! I’m pretty sure all hijabis know the struggle of finding the perfect material for a hijab. These hijabs are a great balance between super soft, but stiff enough so they don’t fall off and stay in place all day. They don’t fuss around, which is ideal for school, because you know you’ll be good all day long!

They also have a great variety and selection of printed and solid coloured hijabs with cute accents such as tassels and lace. These frills add a little something extra to a solid hijab which are awesome to enhance a plain outfit. Luluwaah also has the most unique ombre hijabs with the prettiest colour combinations!

From the packaging of the hijabs, their website, the quality of the hijabs, and much more – I was so impressed by the attention to detail from Luluwaah. Their packaging was very elegant and made me feel so excited and honoured to be opening a package! Their website is easy to navigate and their “Blog” section gives some ideas on how to style their scarves!

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AHH THIS IS SO SO SO PRETTY!
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That gold wrapping though :))
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A personalized note! Loving it!

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The main point is to be comfortable and modest, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to wear sweatpants all the time! These outfits are all very casual, but yet put-together. I am a strong believer of the notion that the way you dress influences your mood and productivity. Even if I’m just at home but I feel as if I have a lot of work to complete – I change out of my pajamas (I know, it’s sad) and change into a shirt and jeans. This way, I’m mentally prepared for the day and getting ready helps with my efficiency.

I hope you enjoy! Check out Luluwaah on their website, follow them on Instagram, and like them Facebook!
A big thank you to my best friend Kulsoom for taking all of these cool pictures 🙂

Outfit 1: A little bit of Everything
Just a little Tassel – Bubblegum hijab

This outfit plays off of various ‘basic’ elements to create a complex look. You have the black and white stripes, black and white print on the cropped cardigan, light wash jeans, and contrast solid hijab.
I love mixing neutrals and basic pieces together because 1) it’s super easy to do, and 2) the final product will basically always look good!

This summer, I’ve totally been loving black and white stripes so I had to include this t-shirt in the outfit. The light wash jeans are super comfortable due to their relaxed fit, so they feel a bit like sweats! And then coral is an amazing summer colour so I had to add it in this outfit as well. The strong contrast and having the black in the outfit makes the look perfect for transitioning seasons. To be honest, I was SO totally tempted to wear my jean jacket instead, but by swapping one piece of the outfit, you can create a different look suitable for another season!

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Outfit Details:
Striped t-shirt – Urban Outfitters
Cropped Cardigan – Gift
Jeans – Target
Hijab – Luluwaah (Just a little Tassel – Bubblegum)
Shoes – Target
Bag – H&M

Outfit 2: I swear it was Summer yesterday?!
Lacey Affair – Azure hijab

This outfit is my salute to Summer. It says “I’m in denial that school is over”, but more importantly “Why does school have to start”. And lastly, it also says “I’m dressing as if I was on vacation (basically how I dressed all Summer)” :’)

But honestly, pants like these that are tapered but also flowy are so perfect for summer and long days! They’re lightweight and comfortable but they also make you look put together. These are my next favourite after palazzo pants but less maintenance, so they’re perfect for long school days!

I paired the printed pants with a simple black blouse (a no-brainer) and a blue lace hijab to complement the hues of blue in the pants. The lace adds a nice touch to a casual and super easy outfit!

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This hijab was so unbelievably soft, I just can’t <3 <3

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Outfit Details:
Blouse – Target
Printed Pants – Urban Planet
Hijab – Luluwaah (Lacey Affair – Azure)
Shoes – Aldo
Bag – H&M


Outfit 3: Blanket in an Outfit
Glittered Ombre – Earth hijab

This outfit was especially designed for the days that you wish you could bring your blanket to school! Oversized sweaters are the way to go. Anything oversized is to be honest. There’s nothing else to say. This oversized olive cardigan/sweater screams “cozy” to me! It looks like it is made out of a light material, but it is actually pretty warm! This way, you can be snuggled up all day and if you squint and try really hard, you could pretend you’re still in bed :’)

BUT, can we just talk about how beautiful and wonderful this hijab is?!?!?!
It’s an ombre hijab with light grey, cream, brown, and burgundy! 4 total fall colours in one hijab and a little glitter to top it all off! This hijab is probably my favourite! I totally adore the other two, but this one is just SO unique and gives off a really nice vibe once layered and styled.
The slight sparkle and complexity of the hijab balances the oversized nature of the sweater and adds a hint of sophistication to the look.

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Outfit Details:
Oversized Sweater – Macys
Black Pants – H&M
Hijab – Luluwaah (Glittered Ombre – Earth)
Shoes – Aldo
Bag – H&M

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Thank you all for the support, and my apologies once again for not posting for a bit! Inshallah I have some great blogposts lined up for the rest of September 🙂

Speak to you soon!

Malikah

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~

OOTD – Kingston Getaway

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all doing well!

Last weekend my family and I went on a little weekend trip to Kingston. Kingston is about 3 hours from Toronto and on the way to Ottawa and Montreal. It’s a very historic city with many important locations from Canadian history.

We went from Friday to Sunday and we just wanted to relax and see a new place. On Saturday, we did some typical sightseeing and explored Fort Henry, the Downtown area of Kingston, and near the waterfront. We had booked a Boat Cruise to see the 1000 Islands which was on Sunday early afternoon that was a 3-hour tour. It was so nice and relaxing.

The hotel we were staying at also had an indoor pool so I ended up spending a lot of time swimming and relaxing! We reached on Friday night and I went straight to the pool and I think I went swimming at least 3 times during our trip! What can I say, I have to take advantage of any opportunity I get to jump in a pool!

Here are some pictures from the trip and my outfits!

I stuck to really simple outfits for Friday and Saturday because I just wanted to be comfortable all day long. If anyone knows me, they know that I love my jean jacket to death. Hey, if you’ve seen any of my blogposts you probably could’ve figured it out too! I think jean jackets are ideal for any occasion, especially to throw over a top and be ready to go. Hence, I had to wear my jean jacket over a simple black and white grid blouse for an easy outfit. Black and white grid prints are also really ‘in’ right now and they’re so versatile because you can dress them up or down.
For the cruise on Sunday I thought I’d spice it up with a fun floral maxi dress – perfect for being on the water.

Sorry this is a shorter post! Hope you enjoy the pictures 🙂

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The view from Fort Henry!
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Waterfront
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Our boat 🙂
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View from the cruise!
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Subhanallah, so pretty!

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Relaxing in the Jacuzzi!

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Saturday Dinner at AliBaba restaurant! So blessed!

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Friday – Road Trip ootd
Friday Outfit Details:
Olive Shirt – Hollister
Jeans – Target
Sandals – Aldo
Hijab – Silks
Purse – Kate Spade
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Saturday – Sightseeing ootd

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Saturday Outfit Details:
Jean Jacket – Target
White and Black Top – H&M
Black Jeans – H&M
Sandals – Aldo
Hijab – Dara Boutique
Purse – Kate Spade
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Sunday – Cruise ootd
Sunday Outfit Details:
Floral Maxi Dress – Forever 21
Hijab – Silks
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Overlooking the stunning view, Subhnallah!

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thank you so much for the support!

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Malikah

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~

HOW TO STYLE: Florals – FT. Tatuis

Hello Everyone!

I hope you’re all doing well!

I can’t believe it’s already August!! There’s only a couple weeks til school starts again! How crazy is that! Being off from school since the end of April has been pretty nice and I’ve totally forgotten what it’s like to actually have class! I’m starting my 2nd year of university and I’m definitely a bit nervous, inshallah everything goes well.

Since there’s not that much time until summer bids us farewell and we once again meet the dreaded Canadian winter, I thought I should maximize this hot weather and write a blogpost about how to wear florals! I think I’ve mentioned this in like every blogpost since Ramadhan lol but florals in the summertime just make me so happy! So why not wear them, and know how to style them, for the rest of summer!

I decided to break this post into three sections of florals – small print, medium-sized florals, and then your big floral patterns. I thought that this would be a good approach to take since floral designs can differ so much and how you’d wear one style wouldn’t necessarily be how you would wear another. Also, for each size of floral, I have made a general ‘rule of thumb’ to help as a guide. This is just something I came up with to help give an idea of why I chose to style the floral the way I did.

For the small and medium sized floral design outfits, I’ll be wearing hijabs from Tatuis! They have some really nice hijabs and they are a great cotton material. Many other bloggers have worn their hijabs such as Hijabs by Hanan, Nourka92, and AModernHijabi!

I hope this post is beneficial to you all! Let’s get started 🙂

Small Florals

Rule: 1 colour from the design, the rest Neutrals

Small Floral designs are probably the easiest and most common floral out there. They aren’t too overpowering and not too bold either. They’re a safe pattern and hence, there’s not much thought that goes into wearing a small floral print.

For such prints, a good outfit idea would include one colour that’s included in the floral-printed article of clothing and then the rest of the outfit can include neutral colours. This is a really easy way to go because it always works out to make a great look. For example, if you have floral printed pants, you can just wear a white or black top and then a coloured hijab (using a colour from the floral print in the pants) and you’re set! A cute outfit is ready with no thought or effort whatsoever!

For my outfit, I wore this navy floral printed hijab from Tatuis with a blouse and palazzo pants. Palazzo pants are great for the summertime as they are really breezy and comfortable but also modest. They prevent you from feeling too hot as the wide leg pant does not stick to you. Tucking a blouse into palazzo pants is also a staple outfit idea – always sure to please!

Since the hijab had coral-pink flowers in it, I wore an orangey-pink blouse and black palazzo pants. This follows the rule of 1 colour from in and the rest neutrals.

This hijab is really nice! It is slightly on the smaller side in terms of the width, but it still draped really easily and I really liked how it looked! Normally, with a new hijab I tend to fuss with it for a bit and have to wrap it a couple times before I achieve the desired look, but with this hijab, I just did my normal style and it looked great right away!

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This hijab just flows so beautifully!

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Outfit Details:
Blouse – Costa Blanca
Palazzo Pants – Costa Blanca
Hijab – Tatuis

Medium Florals

Rule: All Neutrals

For medium-sized florals, my suggestion is to pair them with all neutrals. Now I don’t know if this is just me, but to be honest, I hardly ever find a medium floral print. When I thought about it, I realized, I only ever see small or big floral designs.

Medium Florals look great with neutral colours because it allows the floral print and the colours from that piece to stand out and become the focal point of the outfit. Adding in other colours to such a design may overpower the outfit as medium sized prints in general are the odd ones out.

Hence, I paired my yellow floral printed Tatuis hijab with gray, navy and black. Adding in the navy compliments the colours in the hijab and doesn’t make this a ‘boring’ outfit as it’s mostly plain colours. I decided to wear a gray loose tshirt dress and pair with an opened denim shirt. Chambray shirts are a great alternative to jean jackets, especially as they work when you want something a bit longer because jean jackets just don’t make the cut. (Hehe you get it, they don’t make the cut because they’re too short :’) Wow, LOL) I finished the look with my favourite black pants and summer sandals.

The cool thing about this hijab is that there’s already a slot/opening for your head! Say whaaaaaat!
Yes, this hijab is already set with a ‘short’ and ‘long’ side and then a space for your head to slide right in! How neat! I just slipped this hijab over my undercap and did my hijab style like normal! It was honestly so much easier because I didn’t have to worry about adjusting the two sides and making sure one isn’t too short or too long! And, the end of the long side has this really cool ruffle effect which adds a nice touch and some dimension to your hijab look :’)

This is actually a new look for me and a totally last minute random put together, but I really liked how the entire outfit came together!

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You can really see the Ruffles here!

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Outfit Details:
Denim Shirt – Cotton On
Gray Tshirt Dress – Forever 21
Black pants – H&M
Hijab – Tatuis
Sandals – Aldo
Purse – Kate Spade

Big Florals

Rule: Anything and Everything

Okay, hear me out. I know ‘anything and everything’ is a bit shocking, considering I just mentioned at the beginning of the Medium florals section that you don’t want to make an outfit too overpowering, but if you’re already wearing a big print, might as well embrace it! Because, why not?! 🙂

Honestly though, with a bold pattern, you can really do anything with it. You can wear all colours, as long as the colours are in the floral design, or you could wear all neutrals, or both! You’ve already made a statement by rocking a bigger pattern, so there’s no need to shy away.

For this outfit from my Eid Guide post, I chose to wear some of the colours that were already in the bold floral printed ball gown skirt. The colours aren’t too bright and they add a nice contrast to the look, which ensures the outfit isn’t too overpowering. Also, it’s important to remember that the colours you choose to wear would also depend on the event or occasion the outfit is for. If the outfit is just for a regular casual day, you probably wouldn’t choose such a look.

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Outfit Details:
Top – Forever 21
Skirt – HijabiMama (Available at Modah)
Hijab – Ardene
Clutch – Beaudefy (Available at Modah)

Extra Outfit Ideas:

I thought I would include some more outfit pictures of small, medium, and big florals and how these outfits work with their respective rule of thumb 🙂

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Small Florals 1 Colour (Navy) + Neutrals (White)
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Small Florals 1 Colour (Mustard) + Neutrals (Cream)
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Medium Florals All Neutral (Navy Dress)
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Medium Florals All Neutral (Gray shirt, Black pants, Cream hijab and purse)
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Big Florals All Colour (Cobalt blue hijab)!

I hope this post was helpful to you all!

Thank you so much for the support and special thank you to Tatuis for the beautiful hijabs!

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Lots of love!

Malikah

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~

OOTD – Feeling like a Princess – FT. ModestWear @Modah

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all doing well!

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 :))

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The wind was crazy when I took these pics!
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The full look 🙂
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Signature pose 😉
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Close up of the side gathers! <3

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HAHA, had to share this shot! I Swear my entire abaya flew around in the crazy wind! Hey, at least you know it’ll keep you cool :))

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!

Thanks for all the support, always <3

Happy Fasting!

Malikah 🙂

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~

OOTD – Always Blushing

Hello hello!

Hope you are all doing well!

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 😉

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I love this picture 🙂
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Classic pose lives on 🙂

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Had to add this candid with my dear friend Fatima Jiwan <3 Her outfit was super cute but unfortunately, we didn’t get a front view picture! But it was definitely #hijabiheroes approved as you all know how much I love my jean jacket and maxi combo! Love love love her! <3

Outfit Details:
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 🙂

Til next time Umoja Games!

🙂

Malikah

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~

OOTD: Flying Away in the Green

Hey hey!

How’s everything?! I hope everyone is having a great and relaxing long weekend so far! 🙂

At MIST back in the middle of March, I made some amazing friends from my competitions team. One of those friends was Aamina! We met at one of the meetings before MIST and we instantly clicked! She’s two years older than me and she goes to York University. Aamina has always loved photography and recently purchased a new camera and wanted to test it out. She wanted to get more practice taking pictures of people and of course, being the great friend I am, I offered to help her out 😉 Because it’s not like I looveeee getting pictures taken or anything LOL. Anyways, this week I went to visit her so we could have a little photoshoot and I LOVED the pictures!

For my outfit, I was inspired by my military green button down. I hadn’t worn it in a while and thought it would look really cool just open. I wanted to add a more feminine touch to the outfit so I wore a rose pink hijab and my black straight pants that I’ve actually been OBSESSED with since MIST awards ceremony/my ‘gooning’ outfit. Of course, I love my statement necklaces so I added a gold and black necklace from Aldo and finished the entire look with some more gold jewelry because…wait, do I even need a reason to accessorize?! 🙂

For some reason, this outfit reminds me of a safari look or something like that ahha! Let me know if you are catching my drift 😉

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LOVE
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Of course Canadian spring really means mild winter so the wind was crazy! Aamina captured this perfectly!

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When I got to York, we prayed first and then Aamina got straight to work! Love this shot with my tasbih (prayer beads) from Karbala <3
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York U though

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Is it really an outfit picture by me if it doesn’t include a brick wall!? LOL
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AHHH I love this one too!
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bless <3
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While I was running through the 6, my hijab was flying LOOL! But actually, my hijab has a mind of its own :’)
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A closer look at the accessories 🙂

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Hijab – Target
Military Green Top – Hollister
Tshirt – Target
Pants – Costa Blanca
Necklace and rings – Aldo
Shoes – Target
Purse – Coach

And that’s it! Aamina took over 130 pictures! It was hard to narrow it down but I found my favourites! I hope you liked them!

Wanna see more outfits?! Check us out on instagram – @hijabiheroes!

Hope you enjoy the rest of the long weekend!

Talk to you soon 🙂

Malikah

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~

HIJABIHEROES GIVEAWAY!!

Hello Hello!

Recently, as in Monday, HijabiHeroes hit 1,000 followers on Instagram! Alhamdulillah!

Now I know numbers do not matter but making a difference does, but I still was super duper excited when this happened!

I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway for a while now to show my appreciation to the HijabiHeroes family! And yes, I think we are a family. Because ever since HijabiHeroes has started, all I have been receiving is positive comments, support, and love. And this is all what makes HijabiHeroes so special. I don’t feel like it is just me, Malikah, doing all of this, but instead, it is a combined and collaborative effort. By reading my posts, commenting on an instagram picture, or just liking my Facebook posts about a new article, every single action has made me the happiest.

YOU ALL MAKE MY HEART SMILE <3

Therefore, I thought reaching 1 k followers on Instagram was a nice excuse for having a little giveaway! I have been planning this out for some while and I have a special business that I want to share with you all that has helped this giveaway happen!
If you read my post about Salam Shop, you may already know them, but if you don’t, I would like to introduce you to the Muslim business with the cutest notebooks, sticky notes, pencils, USB drives, and totes TO DATE. I would like to introduce you to…. The Pampered Muslimah! (https://www.facebook.com/ThePamperedMuslimah) Ever since I heard about Salam Shop opening way back when, I found out about The Pampered Muslimah and was IN LOVE with their Islamic themed notebooks! A little while back, I found them on Instagram and went on a little liking spree 😉 After that, Alhamdulillah, we just started talking and here we are!

You should also check out Silk of Paradise while you’re at it 😉 https://www.facebook.com/SilkOfParadise

THE GIVEAWAYS:
So back to business! There will be 2 separate give-away contests going on! I wanted to be able to give back to you all, so I thought having two prizes would be better than one!
Also, since this giveaway pertains to reaching 1k on Instagram, and recently starting up our Facebook page, I thought having an Instagram prize and a Facebook Prize would only be fitting!

I wanted to add some of my favourite things from my favourite places! On Instagram, many people said hijabs and jewellery would be great giveaway prizes so I made sure to include them 🙂

There are a couple simple rules to enter and will be listed under each prize! The only downside for the Giveaway is that it is only open to Canada and the United States. Inshallah soon I can have another one soon that is International!

The giveaway will close March 8, 2015!!

Facebook Giveaway

RULES:
– Subscribe to Hijabiheroes.com via your email address

This might show up differently if you don't have a WordPress account, but you should see something similar any time you go onto hijabiheroes.com!
This might show up differently if you don’t have a WordPress account, but you should see something similar any time you go onto hijabiheroes.com!

– Like the HijabiHeroes Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/HijabiHeroes
– Like The Pampered Muslimah Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/ThePamperedMuslimah
– Comment “DONE” under the Facebook post announcing the giveaway!
FOR AN EXTRA ENTRY – Invite 3 friends to “Like” HijabiHeroes by tagging them under the Facebook post announcing the giveaway!

PRIZES:

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Overview of all the prizes you can win!

 

You can win:

– Maxi Hijab from Aldo

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– The Pampered Muslimah “Smile! It’s Sunnah” Notebook

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– Silk of Paradise Cuff bracelet

– Black Handchain from Aldo

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– Gold Handchain from Aldo

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Sorry for the weird angle!

 

– Gold long chain necklace from Aldo

 

Instagram Giveaway

RULES:
– Follow HijabiHeroes on Instagram
– Like the Giveaway picture
– Tag 3 friends in a comment and say “DONE” (If all 3 friends follow HijabiHeroes, you’ll be entered again! – must be new followers though!)
FOR AN EXTRA ENTRY – Follow The Pampered Muslimah on Instagram!

PRIZES:

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Overview of all the prizes!

 

You can win:

– Maxi Hijab from Aldo

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– The Pampered Muslimah “Knowledge and Paradise” Notebook

– Silk of Paradise bracelet

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– Black Handchain from Aldo

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– Gold Anchor bracelet from Aldo

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– Gold long chain necklace from Aldo


I wish you all good luck and thanks again for everything!

Both Giveaways close on March 8!

Lots of Love!

Malikah

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~