I hope you are all doing well and the fasts are also going beautifully 🙂
Sorry for not posting twice last week, I haven’t been feeling too well, so haven’t been on my game. But inshallah, I can get back to it!
Now with Ramadhan amongst us, many have labelled this month as #AbayaSeason. Abayas are all the rage, and you know what, I can’t blame anyone for sporting them more often this month. First of all, they are super modest, like the epitome of modest garb. They are also really comfortable, because you could honestly be wearing your PJ’s underneath, and no one would know! And if you are wearing a front opening abaya, then you can just wear a flowy skirt or comfy pants and be happy. All in all, this is #AbayaSeason, and I’m embracing it! 😝
Jokes aside, abayas are actually a great option and inshallah I hope to integrate them more into my wardrobe! I have been wearing abayas more lately, especially the front opening ones. Since they have a kimono-like style, they are great to wear with palazzo pants, skirts, or even jeans! I wore my Dara Boutique one to Halal Food Fest and my friend Shumaila’s bridal shower! I’ve even posted some abaya inspiration outfit pictures on my Instagram recently! You know I like to start the trends before they go mainstream 💁🏽😂
(Belated) Eid Mubarak to you all! I trust you all had a wonderful Eid inshallah and may we be alive next year once again witness the holy and blessed month of Ramadhan, ameen.
Alhamdulilah, Eid was on a weekend this year, which was totally convenient for everyone! Eid became a 3 day Eid weekend celebration and I enjoyed every minute of it!
I thought I’d share some of my outfits from this busy weekend! I hope you like them 🙂
Eid Night – Friday Ethnic Wear
As we celebrated Eid on Saturday, our Eid night/chand raat was on Friday. We went to the mosque for iftaar like always. After iftaar, we had some supplications and a prayer to recite before Eid. It was so nice to recite these duas as a community. For an entire month, you spend every night with the same people, so it only made sense to pray on Eid with them too!
Also, for Eid, as I am on the youth committee, I made Eid Grams for people to gift others with. An Eid gram is basically a box of chocolates that you can purchase to give to someone else in the mosque and then we can deliver to that person on Eid night. It was such a huge success, with around 250 orders! We got special “Eid Mubarak” stickers custom printed and we put one on all four faces of the box and then hand filled them with an assortment of yummy chocolates. People even ordered them to take to work, give to their neighbours, and even to gift to the places they volunteer at!
For my outfit, I wore a pakistani suit. This one is very colourful – with pink, purple, orange, and white! I love the colour combination of this outfit, as the colours are bright and fun, but also look classy! The bottoms are palazzo pants, which are definitely a plus because they’re super comfortable and fashionable as well! You could even rock this outfit without the dupatta/shawl. This outfit has a silk shawl that has a different pattern than the outfit, giving it a unique look.
I would tell you the outfit details from this look, but I got this outfit at a bazaar a while ago and I don’t even remember the name of the person/business :$ Whoops :$
Saturday – Eid Morning Formal Maxi Dress
For Eid morning, we woke up bright and early (and I mean like 6 am :$) to get ready and get to mosque early for Eid salaat. We got to the mosque 30 minutes early and all the parking was already gone! So yeah, it’s pretty crazy! The mosque is always jaaaam packed, but it’s such a nice feeling to recite the Eid takbirs with everyone!
After Eid Salaat, at around 10:30-11:00ish, we went to my uncle’s house for an Eid brunch. Every year, there’s always brunch at this uncle’s house and we all gather together. I love breakfast and breakfast foods, so brunch is always yummy. We had some African/Indian dishes as well as some different breakfast cuisine. To highlight a few things, we had barazi (pinto beans in a coconut based curry), mandazi (african sweet bread), Lentil and vegetable bake (a new dish this year lol – it was lentils with vegetables with a light general flavour with eggs baked on top – I’m not describing it too well but it was soooooo good), fresh fruit salad, and lots and lots of sweets (indian mithai to nutella frosted brownies)! We go big, or go home 😉
For my outfit, I didn’t want to wear anything super heavy because it was the morning time. Of course, I still wanted to be formal, but something more light. It’s good to wear new clothes on Eid, as per a saying from the Holy Prophet, so I decided to head over to my favourite store, Modah, and pick up a lace long sleeve maxi dress! I mean, how could I not follow the Holy Prophet’s saying 😉
I got a navy lace maxi dress from HijabiMama and wore a silver and blue statement necklace to add a little bit of sparkle. I actually wore this dress in my Eid Guide – Decor, Outfits, and Gift Ideas blog post, but I wore it with a belt. Although I love this dress with a belt, I thought I wouldn’t wear one for the morning to keep the flowy and airy nature of the dress. Also I knew I was going to have a nice hearty brunch, so didn’t want to accentuate any bad parts if you know what I’m saying 😉
I just wore a floral hijab to add some colour and my favourite nude heels!
Had a little mini photo sesh right at the end of my uncle’s street lol!
Dress – HijabiMama
Hijab, Shoes, Necklace – Aldo
(I actually have a problem LOL – didn’t even realize it was all Aldo until now whoops :’) #sorrynotsorry)
Purse – Coach
Saturday – Eid Dinner Maxi Skirt
After the brunch, everyone was really exhausted! We all only got a couple hours of sleep the night before and had a very hectic morning/afternoon. We came home and rested for a bit and changed as well. We then went to the cemetery in Toronto where my grandfather and grandmother are buried and went to pay a visit to all the departed souls. (Please recite a Surah Fateha for all our deceased loved ones)
After, we drove around for a bit and then headed to dinner. Ever since we came back from our trip to Iran, I’ve loved Persian food! You would’ve thought I’d be sick of it by now, but I miss it so much! Well mostly their kebabs hehe! So we decided to have some yummy iranian food for Eid dinner.
One of my friends gifted me this gorgeous scarf for Eid. It’s so different – it’s cream, with periwinkle and a creamsicle orange squiggles almost. I decided to wear it because she gave it to me with so much love and she was excited to see a HH outfit with it 😉 I based my entire outfit around this hijab!
I tried on a couple different looks with a cream skirt and a light blue top, but I didn’t really love them. But then, I remembered that I ordered this beautiful pleated periwinkle skirt from London! I actually wore it on Eid-ul-Adha to an Eid festival/carnival! Turns out, it matched perfectly! I wore an off-white blouse (my go to crop top blouse basically) and I loved the way the entire outfit turned out!
And my mom totally rocked my Daya Couture midi dress! It look so nice on her! :))
And yes, my mom and I totally share clothes! And shoes, and jewelry, and purses, and everything else LOL! Normally I end up taking all of her stuff and she wears my hijabs hehe! I’m pretty sure she’s already planning to take this hijab I wore and convert it into her square style! What can I say, scheming runs in the family 😉 LOL
Hijab – Gift
White blouse – Forever 21
Skirt – Dorothy Perkins (UK)
Necklace and Shoes – Aldo (Yeah, it’s really an obsession LOL)
Purse – Coach
And there you have it, my Eid weekend in a nutshell! I hope you all also had a wonderful Eid as well! I’d love to see what you wore on Eid too! Hashtag #hijabiheroes or just tag me so I can take a look 🙂
Wanna see more pictures and outfits?! Check HH out on Instagram and Facebook! You should also subscribe to my mailing list to get new HH posts straight to your email inbox! It would be a great Eid gift from you to me :’)
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!