OOTD: Structured Grey Skirt and Pink Hijab

Assalaamu alaikum sisters! Hope you are all well, and busy preparing for the blessed month of Ramadan that is soooo close!

I was inspired by two sisters at work to make a plan and get back to my blog! I still haven’t sorted out my PC/internet situation yet, but stayed late at work today to do a quick post! That’s motivation for you hey! πŸ™‚

Anyway, so decided to start a Outfit of the Day (OOTD)Β series, since I’ve just recently discovered a really OBVIOUS way to cover my face during pics, which means I don’t have to edit them. DUH lol πŸ™‚

Sorry about the poor picture quality, things just aren’t going my way with technology!

My work winter look has consisted mainly of 3/4 length dresses with boots, and 3/4 skirts. Because its super easy to make it look modest, and very elegant at the same time!

Grey skirt with thin pink stripes: I bought this skirt at Truworths years ago, but every year they have similar skirts, the very structured type that works well for work.

Black poloneck jersey: Found at edgars, but you can find them anywhere. Because this skirt has a pink stripe in, I usually wear black knitwear with it, sometimes a button down cardi, sometimes poloneck. This skirt would’ve looked great with a top that has a bit more detail, like a cowl neck, or a fabric flower on or something.

PInk hijab: I’ve been buying every colour I can find in this fabric. It’s really thin and light so drapes easily, it is great for summer as well. It’s also not too thin that the pins damage the scarf. I wish I knew what the fabric is called, will find out. You find them at Vangate Souk, at Sawants creations, and at Khans Panjabis. Prices range from R20-R40 at the various stores.

Black beads: Which you can hardly see, so not the smartest idea πŸ™‚ I bought them at Edgars

Black boots: I LOVE them! I searched for years for the perfect black boots, found these at HQ shoes

I dont wear much accesories in winter, mostly because I’m too cold and lazy in the morning!

OK, thats it for tonight, let me know what you think! Would you like more OOTD posts like these? Jazaakallah

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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 πŸ™‚

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’ πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚ Hope it helps, happy shopping!