So I was sent a jalabiya by the company Wahat Aljalabiya, a huge franchise with 79 branches in the middle east. They have a huge variety of kaftans, jilbabs, jalabiyas, abayas in a multitude of colours and gorgeous fabrics. The funny thing is that they emailed me with the suggestion that they send me this particular jalabiya as it had a kind of (and I quote) 'Aussi Crocodile' look to it! That made me laugh so much as it sort of does with its brown, beige and gold tones, kind of like the Australian Desert/Crocodile skin. Yay for being an Aussie! :)
The jalabiya is to an absolute pleasure to wear as it is 100% cotton and perfect for our hot Aussie summers. I actually wore this in 37c degree heat (98.6F) and it kept me so cool as it allowed the breeze to enter the natural fabric. It was also really comfortable as it wasn't tight or constricting.
To style this beautiful piece I thought I would shnazzy it up by wearing my woven platform heels in a similar tone to the jalabiya and a snake skin clutch with a nude satin hijab. I think the overall look would be absolutely be appropriate for a night out with friends or a dinner party as it has that gorgeous golden embroidery on the neckline to make it stand out. Having said that this can also be worn in a more casual manner swapping the heels for strappy flats and changing the hijab from satin to a cotton shawl hijab in a beige or brown tone.
Now time to announce the good news! Wahat Al Jalabiya has decided to hold a competition to win this fabulous piece! All you need to do is enter your email and then describe this jalabiya in the comments box! There is a short introduction video available to watch called Desert Rose (I named it :) so watch that to get your inspirational juices flowing!!
Click here to enter today!!
It is so simple you would be crazy not not! Please share this post with everyone you know so they can enter too.
Also for you lucky Hijab Revival followers/viewers you can get $10 off your next purchase if you enter the code hijabrevival during checkout! Lucky you!!
Overall I really liked this jalabiya and think that it is something everyone must have in their wardrobes.