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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I was recently asked a question about storage tips in the wardrobe on one of my Instagram posts but to be completely honest I need help in that area too. But this question gave me the idea to write about my shopping strategies and the general rules I follow when it comes to putting together an outfit.

1) Fast fashion or Designer?
I am a huge fan of designer clothing as they are well made and unique and I love to splurge occasionally. But having said that I am also a huge fan of cheap fast fashion as it is easily accessible, fun and of course very affordable. I approach fashion with an open mind and judge everything I buy based on the craftsmanship and fabric. I have bought many "cheap" items of clothing that have lasted me years because of the way it was made and it's great quality fabric. I love mixing and matching my clothing in terms of cost, I will balance out an expensive piece with a more affordable one just to give it a more laid back air. 


2) Accessories?
This one is simple - buy excellent quality bags, shoes and jewellery and it will instantly make your whole outfit look better. Yes this is an old rule but it still applies today. If you stick to buying only excellent quality accessories I guarantee you will always look chic. Things I love to splurge on are leather bags and shoes, and a few key pieces of jewellery in gold or silver that I rotate and wear weekly. 
Yes it is true that I also like to buy affordable accessories here and there when the mood hits me but nothing beats the feeling a good handbag and shoe.


3) Style?
I generally don't stick to one style. Some people may think its mad but let me explain. I love fashion. Not love but LOVE and I simply cannot limit myself to one colour palette, one cut or one look. To me life it way too short to worry about what category my look falls under. If I like it I will wear it. Simple. Don't worry if it's from a cheap store, or if it's too bright, if it's vintage, if it's too dull, too old school. Who cares? Instead think about how it makes you feel, if it suits your body and whether you will wear it again. These are the only things you should question before buying the piece. 

Outfit details:
Dress: Valleygirl
Bag: Vintage leather cross body
Shoes: Witchery
Jewellery: Mix of Pandora and custom made. 

Nötr Collection

Monday, January 18, 2016

If you are an insta follower of mine then you have probably seen my style posts about the new online store Nötr Collection. Nötr bases its look around minimalism and "less is more". Minimalism is incredibly trendy at the moment but is something that Muslim women should apply to their daily routine when it comes to dressing. Nötr not only favours cool neutral tones and clean lines that is the basic idea around Minimalism but it also uses the style movement to dictate the quality and quantity of designs it chooses to stock. Basically Nötr wants to make modest dressing super easy and accessible without the need for excessive layering.
Here are a few pictures from their collection for your perusal. If you would like to check out their full range head on over to their instagram page @notrcollection or their webstore

P.s they currently have free shipping if you spend over $150! All you have to do is use the code FREESHIPPING at checkout.

Youtube Collaboration - The Dawdling Duo X Hijab Revival

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Salam everyone! Thought I'd share something a little different with you all and reveal a collaboration I did with the little chickens over at The DawdlingDuo (@thedawdlingduo) 

Watch both videos and subscribe to both our channels to watch future collabs and other silly stuff. 

My Ghaania

Thursday, December 24, 2015

I often get asked about my stying techniques and how I choose clothing that suit my shape and still fit in with my general "look". Sometimes you need to tweak a little bit of this and a little bit of that in order for it to look good. But then there are some piece that are just classic and work no matter what style ethos you follow. 
Insert My Ghaania 3 Piece Travelling Edition in Smokey Pulp. This three piece set was designed to work in harmony with each other. Made of moss crepe in has a lovely stretch to it so comfort is guarantied. You look super classy and put together but feel like you are wearing the most comfortable home clothes. This ensemble has no zips so the waistband is elasticated and is worn by simply popping it on and you are ready to go. 

I have paired this look with the My Ghaania Coco Shawl in Shark Blue to offset the lovely petrol blue shade of the set. This hijab is made of Japanese chiffon and has the most gorgeous My Ghaania charm attached to it. Plus if you are a sucker for cute packaging this hijab actually comes posted in its own customized box.

Make sure you visit  My Ghaania on InstagramFB, and their website to peruse and possibly buy the most comfortable chic outfit you will ever own. 

Modesty InStyle

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Are you a fan of Turkish fashion but don't want to pay for the crazy shipping costs? I know I am and there have been many a time when I have perused Turkey based websites and places items into my cart only to realise the actual shipping cost was more then the cost of the item. I would always leave the website with a sense of deflated excitement as there are so many high fashion companies in Turkey that produce top quality and on trend clothing for Muslim women.
This brings me to the exciting news of introducing Modesty InStyle Australia to you all. This company is a Melbourne based clothing store that stocks over 40 different Turkish labels without the hefty shipping costs. They stock everything from casual comfy day wear to bedazzled and sparkly long sleeve maxi dresses. I was recently invited in to have a look and choose an outfit for this feature for marketing purposes and as soon as I walked in I noticed this absolutely gorgeous pink trench style dress. It features a full top to bottom gold zip which is made functional with a gold and rhinestone zipper handle. It also has a self tie belt in the same fabric as the dress and a slightly shorter front and longer back. I paired it with one of their made in Turkey off white chiffon hijabs to give the trench a classy touch.
To all my Sydney readers Modesty InStyle recently opened a store at169 Waterloo Road Greenacre so now you too have first hand access.
I hope you enjoy this post and please make sure you go and like their Instagram and FB page so that you may keep up to date with all their newest stock.