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!

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:

Winter Style Tips!

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all doing well! Hope you enjoyed your long weekend and Family Day (if Canadian) or President’s Day (if American), or regular old Monday (if from anywhere else LOL)!
Sorry my post is late, but had a fun family dinner last night so didn’t get around to posting!
But, HAPPY FAMILY DAY to you all! Thank you all for being my HH family and the best supporters ever 💕💕

Now I know in the Winter, it can be really tough to wear a cute outfit when all you can think about is not freezing in the -20 ºC weather (may fluctuate with windchill 😪). Or you may have a nice outfit, but it’s buried under your huge winter jacket and cannot be appreciated. Then, we end up being lazy with our style and just live in a hoodie and sweatpants (am I right) 🙋

Often in my regular blogposts, I incorporate Style Tips, which are a general rule of thumb that can be applied to everyday dressing. Hence, I thought I’d make a blogpost just for Style Tips I follow in the winter season! This blogpost idea was suggested by my girl Zahra Maryam, so thank you once again!
Like I’ve mentioned before, if you have any blogpost ideas you’d like to see on HH, please shoot me a message or leave me a comment and I will definitely try to make a blogpost about it inshallah!

Alright, let’s begin!

OOTD – Winter Greys – #AZPhotoDesignxHHxMotives

Hey Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well!

This collaboration has been a long time coming and I’m finally glad its here!
#AZPhotoDesignxHHxMotives

As you probably already know by now, considering she’s been in a couple of my blogposts, Azra from AZ Photography and Design is a really close friend of mine! She’s one of my best frans.
We have been talking about collabing for a while and we finally had a chance to pick a time that worked for our busy schedules for a fun winter photoshoot!
Kulsoom, aka What’s Your Motive, joined in as well, of course. She helped out with a very special part 😁

We shot in a park and near the Living Arts centre. It was freezing cold that day, but Azra was an absolute trooper! Not only was she willing to shoot in any location of my choice, she was also so understanding and never complained about the weather conditions or anything! Her flexible nature was definitely appreciated, because we all know HH is quite particular! 😉
She was well prepared for shooting in both locations and knew what poses would work well.  Everything was so perfect and every photo came out stunning!

She definitely knows what she is doing and has shot a variety of events in different settings. From weddings, portrait sessions, family shoots, or indoor, outdoor, snow, sunshine, you name it, Azra can capture it! And do a phenomenal job at it! I would highly recommend her for any occasion!

#HijabiHeroes – Winter Edition

Hey Hey everyone!

How fast a week has just flown by! It feels like just yesterday I was sitting here writing a blogpost! But to be honest, I think I just wait all week for my Sunday night blogpost time so I can sit and write 😁

It is finally time for #HijabiHeroes – WINTER edition!
I just wanted to thank you all for such positive feedback on the #HijabiHeroes – FALL post, and for your support in general! Everyone loved it so much and so many people wanted to be featured it the upcoming posts! You’ll see some familiar faces, but most of the lovely #HijabiHeroes featured are new to HH. Of course, if you’d like to be featured in a #HijabiHeroes post, please DO NOT HESITATE to ask me! I’m really nice, I promise 😁 Seriously, I’d love to have you all on HH! ☺️💕

Once again, thank you to all the beauties in this post for supporting me! Every person featured in this post has a special reason they are here and they have all contributed to HH in one way or another – whether it’s taking my pictures, talking to me about HH, speaking kind words about HH, commenting on my Instagram pictures (you know its real when 😉), and even trusting me for advice on fashion. I am truly grateful for everything!

Alright, enough of the sappiness! Here is #HijabiHeroes, winter edition!

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!~