Eid 2014 - Wildflower

Monday, July 28, 2014

Eid Mubarak everyone! Inshallah you all had a nourishing, fruitful Ramadan and a wonderful happy Eid!
So I had bought a couple of things for Eid during Ramadan and I was happy about my purchases. That was until I saw the Wildflower skirt by Sorayya which changed my mind instantly.  The change worked out perfectly as Eid day was a sunny affair and the pretty floral and cheerful colours matched the weather.

This skirt is designed in the 1950's style with its thick high waist band and slim cut. It also features a very clever kick pleat for easy walking. 

I wore the skirt with a plain denim shirt which I tucked in at the front but left out in the back.

Made of a light fabric, this skirt is not see through and very spring/summer friendly. You can dress it up with heels or casual it up with a cute pair of flats or sandals. 

Make sure you go and check out their website here, their FB here and their Instagram page here for their latest collection, up to date news and special promos.

Eid Outfit Looks with Nismashop - One Dress Two Ways!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Salam all! I have been working so hard to bring you some lovely Eid outfit ideas and I finally have my last installation. To help me bring this series to an end is the fabulous and very new Nisma. I was absolutely honoured when they contacted me to collaborate. They stock top notch modest designer wear and I commend them for helping Muslim owned businesses make a name for themselves and gain exposure.

I recieved the very popular Inayah black wrap dress to style and feature in a post. Once I had a look at the dress I realised it was very versatile to wear both formally and casually due to its unique design structure. Featuring dolman sleeves, soft pleating along its faux wrap, a tie wait belt and and a shorter front and longer back. So sit back and enjoy a barrage of photos showing all the goody details I paired with the stunning dress. 

Look One:
This look is sleek and paired down. I chose to keep colours to a minimum with gold and maroon accessories. The beautiful chiffon hijab is from Kamilia Melbourne and was absolutely beautiful to wear with the classy dress. Perfect for Eid or a dinner date as it is dressy without being over the top. 
My maroon velvet Nine West heels match my leather Veronika Maine clutch but also matches the gold accessories as it has simply beautiful golden embroidery stitched in. 

Look Two: 
This look utilises the same dress and hijab but with a boho twist. I styled this look for the more casual girl, for those who prefer flats over heels but still want to look dressed up and snazzy. I also changed the hijab style from long and flowy to a more casual wrapped look. Jeans, an embroidered ethnic clutch my DIY tassel necklace and spike flats are all that you need to turn the quite formal looking dress into something daytime wearable.

Make sure you go have a look at Nisma's website here and follow Nisma via FB and Instagram for some truly inspiring modest clothing. 

Safiyas Room - Hand Made Quilts for the Modern Home

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I have always loved quilts. They are just so cosy and gorgeous, who wouldn't love to snuggle up to a warm soft blanket?
I have been tempted in the past to purchase a whimsical quilt but the hefty price tag always turned me off. I have seen handmade quilts go for $300+ and when you have little ones running around with markers and grubby hands the thought of displaying such an expensive investment really does not seem right. 
When I was vitually approached by the lovely Khadija the owner of Safiyas Room to feature her stunning ethnic inspired quilts I was over the moon for two reasons. 
First because I finally got to snuggle my very own handmade quilt! I knew I would love the beautiful colours and designs as soon as I looked at her website. And the fact that each one is handmade makes them all the more special as you know they are not mass produced in some global factory. These are meticulously made and each one is slightly different from the next making them unique and special. The second reason why I was ecstatic was because I get to write a blog post about something other then hijab fashion. I knew straightaway how I wanted to feature these babies. 

Here are the finer details directly from the website,
"Our Jaipuri quilts are handcrafted in India using traditional block printing techniques. The quilts are 100% cotton from the top and back to the binding. Our artisans first create the outer cover using block stamps to create each individual floral motif, a process that can take up to two weeks. Once the outer shell is printed and has dried, it is hand-filled with cotton to ensure even distribution and softness. The quilt is then hand stitched using cotton thread for durability and longevity"
Luckily these beautiful quilts are on sale for $80 per quilt with a flat rate shipping of $10! And if you spend $200 shipping is absolutely free. How affordable is that?!

I love anything light and dainty, and teaming the ethnic print with the girly decor really makes a pleasant contrast.

Here I have draped two quilts together the Asma (orange) and the Noor (blue) quilts.

For best results these quilts should be dry cleaned but you can also hand wash them in cold water.

You can see the beautiful quilting detail. They are extremely soft and warm, I usually never use a product before a photoshoot but I couldn't help myself and actually tested out these quilts at night and boy are they snugly and warm! 

The quilts are actually reversible, the underside is a much lighter almost summery pattern so you can switch it up when you are in the mood!

Make sure you go check out her gorgeous collection via her websiteFB and Instagram!

Coloured Abaya at Mode-sty.com + FREE SHIPPING!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ok so if you haven't noticed I have been mentioning some fantastic modest clothing companies for Eid these last few posts because I know how frantic things can get if you are one of those women who like to wear new clothes on that beautiful festive day.
I have another little gem for you that not only looks good but is one of those mummy friendly dresses that you literally POP on fuss free. And guess what ladies? If you enter the code "ColouredAbaya" at checkout you get FREE shipping worldwide! This offer ends Wednesday the 9th inshallah so hurry and grab a long sleeved dress for Eid!

This black tulip dress is by Coloured Abaya from Mode-Sty. It comes in a variety of colours such as pink, red, cobalt blue and sky blue and sizes from XS to 4XL so you are spoilt for choices.

It's special tulip design means it has these lovely pleats all along the hip area, but a word of caution if you are a but hip heavy it would probably be best if you choose a different Coloured Abaya style to avoid over exaggerating that area.

This dress is made of a stretch jersey so it is very easy to wear and care for. And look how adorable the puff sleeves are!

I teamed the dress with a black hijab from Hijabi Australia (see previous post for full details) and plain black heels. Sometimes the less you wear the more elegant you will look. 

Check out their website here and all their social media sites are as follows,
Instagram @colouredabayas

Hijabis Australia - Hijab and Accessories

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Salams my lovelies!
The blessed month of Ramadan is upon us once again Alhumdulillah! We have made it to another year and I pray that our Ramadan is a joyous and productive one inshallah! 

Ramadan brings out the festive side of me, it holds such good memories of family and togetherness that I always get butterflies in my tummy just thinking about it. I don't know about you but we go out a lot during Ramadan, whether it be a family gathering or a friends house and during those times I like to put in a little extra care to my attire. I try to keep makeup minimal, focusing more on things like proper chest coverage and modest clothing.

I find this gorgeous hijab and hijab accessory piece from Hijabis Australia is perfect for a girly night in with friends to celebrate out deen and break our fast together. 

The emerald green accessory (our Prophets s.a.w favourite colour) is stunning against he plain black of the shawl hijab.

The edges of the hijab are sewn tight with a pretty black satin. 

As you can see the hijab has plenty of fabric to provide excellent coverage. 

Hijabis Australia recently brought out a small collection of clothing just in time for Eid so make sure you go check them out, you won't be disappointed inshallah.

Make sure you follow Hijabis AU via FB here and Instagram here