Two of a kind!

Last weekend My Good Friend and her husband came to visit. Such a coincidence, we were dressed almost exactly the same!

My good friend on the left, and me on the right 🙂

Printed Satin Top: If you take a look around the shops, you will see many of these printed satin tunic style tops. They are really bold, so I’ve been quite nervous to wear them (and actually still am), but with plain cardis and hijabs they get toned down quite a bit. What I love about them is that they are usually long, and loose-fitting, so with some added sleeves are very easy to Muslimify! They are quite dressy also, so look great with heels for a night out! You can dress them up even further with a blazer instead of a cardi.

My Good Friend found hers at Woolworths, and I found mine at Mr Price!

Jeans: Note to self: Looking at the pic I realise my skinny jeans might be a tad bit too tight, she is wearing a boot leg jeans which definitely looks a lot more modest.

Cardigans: My Good Friend bought hers at Truworths, I bought mine at China Town.

Hijab: She bought hers at Mr Price, I bought mine at Khan’s Punjabis. Purple is a tough colour to buy, there are lots of shades, so if you do want purple, best to take your top/cardigan with to match it.

Shoes: My Good Friend is wearing a cream wedge heel from Woolworths, and I am wearing a tan round toe shoe from HQ Shoes.

Accesories: I was at home so not really wearing any, she had on a cream belt from some random store, and a bronze bracelet with green, red and yellow stones.

Ok, that’s it! What a coincidence hey! Let me know what you all think!

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Hijabi Spotlight #2

Maxi dress with denim jacket and turquoise pashmina scarf

Love this look! This sister has got the perfect laid back weekend look!

Cotton maxi dress (every and any shop, ChinaTown has HUNDREDS): There are hundreds in the shops, in styles, patterns and colours that suit everyone! I like the one above because of the small print (a larger print is sometimes too loud for me) and also because it has many colours in it. So you can draw attention to different colours each time you wear it, for different looks 🙂

Denim jacket (found at Mr Price or China Town): I’m not usually a denim jacket fan, haven’t owned one for years, but it can be quite a nice change to a cardigan. Whereas the cardi would make your outfit look a bit dressy, the denim jacket shouts ‘walk in the park’ or ‘saturday shopping’ 🙂

Hijab (plain Hijabs found at Sawants creations, for reasonable prices): Definitely need to wear a plain colour, like the sister in the pic has done. The turquoise brings a bold splash of colour which is refreshing and very summer-y. This can work with a bold plain pink scarf as well

Accessories (look around for one that catches your eye): I LOVE the silver necklace! Add long silver/gold necklace with chunky pendant to your must-have list! I also like that she is wearing 2 contrasting pieces around her neck. Bracelet is nice touch (see, the metal matches her pendant), you could also wear beaded bracelet or bangles in your hijab colour.

Shoes (MrPrice and Woolworths are my go-to stores for flats): Either sandals or pumps work. You could either wear a colour that matches your hijab, or a metallic that matches your accessories like she has done.

OK, done dissecting the look! 🙂 Hope it helps, happy shopping!

Hijabi Spotlight #1!

Alhamdulillah, it’s becoming so common nowadays to see young women dressed modestly and wearing hijab. Everywhere I look, in the malls, on the beach, at family functions, it’s awesome to see so many young women embrace the Hijab.

With the influx of young women wearing the Hijab, I’m also presented with lots of opportunity for inspiration when it comes to hijabi fashion! Many young women are trying to dress modestly, yet still stay on top of the current season trends. And achieving this very successfully!

So I’ve created Hijabi Spotlights as a means to showcase some of these inspiring women that I see, bump into, and now occasionally stalk to get a picture! Just kidding 🙂

These new cuffed pants (I think that’s what you call them?) are stunning! Very comfy for weekend wear, and loose-fitting enoughthat you can get away with a shorter top. They can also be dressed up quite nicely, as seen above. Can be found en-masse in nearly every shop in ChinaTown Sable Square.

The white lace undertop is also a great basic. Something different from the normal undertop, these can be found in different colours at Jay Jays in CanalWalk or at China Town. It’s a little bit tight though, so be sure to buy one or two sizes bigger.

So, do you love these pants? 🙂

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