OOTD – Distillery District

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all doing well!

A few weeks ago, my friend Fatima and I were talking and mutually agreed that we needed some adventure in our lives. We both recognized that our city of Toronto has so many cool places to offer and we have to start our journey somewhere to uncover the hidden beauty of the #6ix. So a couple days ago, we started this mission of exploring Toronto with our first stop – Distillery District!

Distillery District is located a couple blocks from King station in Downtown Toronto. The main intersection is King and Trinity and you can take the 504 streetcar towards Broadsview to get there! Make sure to travel in the right direction though πŸ˜‰

Distillery District is a historic area, filled with shops, eateries, and many sights to see and isΒ a mix of an old little town with a big flashy city. I tried to capture this essence in a couple photographs below! The District is bursting with culture and heritage, with unique art in galleries and on the street! There are many exclusive finds and something to learn with every turn of a corner. I’m really glad we had a chance to visit and venture around the District! It was nice to see some vintage charm in Downtown Toronto πŸ™‚

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Love the mix of old town and high rise!
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Yes, Distillery District is home to the infamous LOVE sign! Everyone was swarming around to take cute pictures, so when I found it empty for one second, I rushed to take a shot!

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Right in the middle of DD! Candid of Fatima πŸ™‚
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The calm before the storm! Literally!
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The area just a little bit further up from the previous picture…5 minutes later :$ I swear we were in Toronto, not in Orlando! #FloridianinCanada

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It was an off-on rainy day so I decided to go ultra comfy and cozy with the outfit, in case of a downpour! Also, with the humidity in the air, I wanted to be in something oversized and airy to help the air ventilate. I decided to keep my outfit pretty casual and work with the colours of my clothing to create a unique look.

I wore a mix of neutral basic colours for the main components of my outfit – nude hijab, grey sweater, black pants and loafers, and a cream bag. Then, to add a pop of colour, I wore a yellow-green-and-mint floral hijab draped around my neck for added coziness! I swear I know it’s not winter LOL but I couldn’t resist! I actually felt really comfortable throughout the day so it worked out πŸ™‚ This was a perfect outfit for being out-and-about and walking all day long!

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<3 Toronto!
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Always posing in front of brick walls – what can I say :’)

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A lovely shot of Fatima, if I do say so myself πŸ˜‰

Outfit Details:
Nude Hijab – Silks
Sweater – Hollister
Black Jeans – H&M
Shoes – Target
Bag – Aldo
Floral scarf – Target

I hope you liked this post and a virtual tour around Distillery District!

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Thank you πŸ™‚

Speak to you soon!

Malikah <3

~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! πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰ (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.Β 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!

IΒ hope you like the look!
Thank you Aziza for being my photographer hehe and to Salwa and Fatima Jiwan for the creative input πŸ˜‰

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I love this picture πŸ™‚
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Classic pose lives on πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

Til next time Umoja Games!

πŸ™‚

Malikah

~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~