09 July 2012

OOTD : Shalwar Kameez Comfort

Asalaamu alaykom ya binaat, inshAllah every thing is well with all of you! Here is my outfit of the day, one of my favorite shirts that I own yet never seem to wear :/

It was gifted to me from one of my best friends who was born in India and whose parents got it for me on their last trip there :) i absolutely love a good shalwar kameez, yet i shy away from wearing them because they are often so colorful and wildly patterned that i feel like i stick out...

what do you guys think about shalwar kameez?


Love the bling :D

Long enough to wear with loose pants or a maxi skirt

Allah m3akom,
muslimah on the moon xx

02 July 2012

HOOTD : Vintage Aztec

Asalaamu alaykom ya binaat, inshAllah all of you are doing well out there in the world...
as for myself,
i'm sitting at home trying to figure out a ton of errands and problems that need to be solved! :(

I decided to take a break though...so here's today's HOOTD 
Be sure to leave a comment with your opinions :)

Loving this aztec scarf from Charlotte Russe

29 June 2012

Style : Winnie Détwa

Asalaamu alaykom, to day i'm writing a quick post about one of my favorite style bloggers :

(previously known as modscarfie)


She is a young hijabi with exellent style and exceptional taste and I love how she can make allmost any outfit work. Half of these looks I could never pull off by my self but I love looking at them for inspiration and just for general ideas on how to style my wardrobe :)


One of my favorites!
photo cred : Winnie Détwa 


27 June 2012

OOTD and Tarwee2a!

Asalaamu alaykom ya binaat, inshAllah this post finds all of you in the best of health and spirit :)

Here is a quick snap of todays outfit and the breakfast that accompanied it!

Bangles : Trendy Melbourne
Maxi skirt : Express

25 June 2012

OOTD : Crochet Flowers

Asalaamu alaykom ya binaat, inshAllah every thing is well with all of you...here is todays outfit post! :)

Adorable scarf from Princess Rockz!
I defanitely recommend this brand

Pretty leaf ring that was gifted from my sister

13 June 2012

Modern Mary

Asalaamu alaykom ya binaat,
to day I am doing a review for a American-based company named Modern Mary. They specialize in modest attire for young women, and their pieces are fashionable enough that they can be worn by hijabis and non-hijabis alike!

I received the Pleated Shirtdress in Sunshine (size Small) during Hijabi Fashion Week. I want to start of first by saying that these clothes are very well-made and the fabric was thick and soft. The sleeves on the dress are ruffled and I love the structure that they give to the outfit. Unfortunately for hijabis, the only choice is to wear a long sleeve shirt underneath this dress to show off the sleeves, or wear a sweater to cover them. My only complaint about wearing a shirt underneath is that the belt at the waist is kind of figure-revealing so I would not feel comfortable wearing it like that.

And allthough I initialy thought otherwise, I found out that my package was shipped and received in three days, which is very quick!

30 May 2012

HFW 2012 - Day 3 : Time Travel

Asalaamu alaykom ya banaat, inshallah every thing is well with all of you! 
Here is my third outfit for Love HFW

The third day has a theme of Time Travel, so I chose a vintage blazer I found at a thrift shop and paired it with one of my first hijabs that I ever owned! This rose coloured scarf has been with me for a long time, just as I'm sure this blazer was with someone else for just as long :) I paired the blazer and scarf with a nude tank top that I bought this week end and black maxi skirt!



Black Maxi Skirt : Express



Allah m3akom,
muslimah on the moon <3

HFW 2012 - Day 2 : Favorite Hijab

Asalaamu alaykom ya binaat, here is my second entry for Hijabi Fashion Week.

Hijabi Fashion Week

For the second day, you are suposed to pick your favorite scarf..mine is a flower maxi hijab from Princess Rockz that always fits perfectly and gives plenty of coverage no matter how you style it! I highly recommend her products as I have never been disapointed, and the prices are especially reasonable :)

Bird-watching

Thought I saw one!

He was right out side the window on a little ledge!
Mashallah it was adorable :D

Scarf : Princess Rockz
Blue Chiffon Maxi Skirt: Express

Allah m3akom,
muslimah on the moon <3

HFW 2012 - Day 1 : Leaders in Hijab

Asalaamu alaykom ya binaat, inshAllah every thing is well with all of you. Today's post is about Hijabi Fashion Week, which takes place two times a year. It gives girls a chance to express themselves modestly and fashionably at the same time, I was a huge fan last year but didn't have enough courage to participate :P


The theme of the first day is Leaders in Hijab.
I love this theme because it is a great reminder that us hijabis are strong and can accomplish any thing that we want :D I work in a professional environment and play a leadership role allmost every day. Here is a typical outfit that I might wear to work!

Love this scarf!
Bought it from a thrift shop a few months back

Blazer allso from the the thrift shop :D



Paisley is one of my favorite patterns

Mustard yellow purse
Gift from my mother :)

SALE! :)

Allah m3akom,
muslimah on the moon <3

17 May 2012

Garden Flowers

Asalaamu alaykom ya binaat, inshallah every thing is well with all of you! Here are some pictures of the day with a new scarf that I purchased recently. I was bored out side and decided to snap some pictures near my mom's garden :D







These purple flowers are so gorgeous and the vines climb up a cute wooden lattice!



The color is gorgeous as well, I've been looking for a scarf in this shade for a long time...




11 May 2012

Food of the Day: الأطعمة المفضلة لهذا اليوم

Asalaamu alaykom girls,
inshAllah every thing is well with each and every one of you...
I took pictures of some food I made yesterday and figured I could share them on here! :D

دجاج محمر

فتوش مع شنكليش

01 May 2012

Beautiful Gifts from Umm Sultana

Asalaamu alaykom ya binaat, inshAllah kil shee tamaam m3akom..
I feel terrible for not having made a post in so long...I know that most of you girls probaly don't follow my blog regularly, but I still feel guilty nonetheless!

I recently received a beautiful package from the blogger Umm Sultana, you can find her here:

She is opening a store soon in the Philadelphia area for any muslimahs living in the States!Umm Sultana had a giveaway a while back, and I won the competition! The gifts that she sent me were so far beyond my expectations that I don't even know what to say. Mashallah she has impeccable taste, and I was completely blown away by the time and detail that went into this gift. The packaging was adorable and I didn't want to open the pin box because it was so cute...

I will be sure to make a post using all of these items as soon as possible,
I allready know that I'm going to love all of the gifts ;)

Business cards are stunning mashAllah,
I love the adjustable ring as well!

09 April 2012

OOTD: Teal Animal Print

Salaam girls, just a quick OOTD with some more gifts from the lovely Trendy Melbourne! One of my favorite crinkle maxi scarfs that has a lot of diferent colours and diferent patterns all over, it matches with a ton of outfits because it has so much variety :) let me know what you guys think!

Animal print maxi scarf

Teal, Brown, Black, and Green!
I love this beautiful ring that was a gift from Trendy Melbourne
Take care,
muslimah on the moon <3

31 March 2012

OOTD : Pink Tie-Dye and Pearl

Salaamu alaykom girls, here is a quick outfit of the day using some of my beautiful gifts from the blogger Trendy Melbourne. Let me know what you guys think! :)

I love the way this scarf drapes so lightly!

27 March 2012

Thank you to Trendy Melbourne : شكرا يا حلوة

Asalaamu 'alaykom ya binaat, inshallah every thing is well with each of you...

I never knew about the world of blogging until recently, and I certainly was not aware of how many young muslim women had one! Today I am posting about a lovely sister from Australia. She is one of the first bloggers that I subscribed to, and is one of my favourites because she allways keeps it classy and covered :)

Find her here: Trendy Melbourne Blog

I would like to thank the beautiful sister behind the blog Trendy Melbourne, as she is the one who sent me these gifts. I cannot express in words how much this means to me, not the physical nature of the gifts, but the realization that the sisterhood spans so far across the world. Alhamdulillah we have all become connected, even though we are thousands of miles apart. Mashallah I feel very blessed, and jazaha Allah kheir for taking the time to put together such a beautiful package...here are a few pics of my gifts, I have allready created outfits with all of them and will upload them shortly! 

Let me know what you guys think, 
and don't forget to check out her blog and subscribe :)


Gorgeous mother of pearl bangles
Hot pink tye-dye scarf, perfect for summer!
Turquoise and gold ring that was not listed in the giveaway,
what a beautiful surprise :)


Inshallah I will post the OOTD with some of these items soon, I cannot wait to use all of them...the bracelets will certainly be a regular guest in future as they match with allmost every thing that I own!


Allah m3akom,
muslimah on the moon <3

14 March 2012

My life : الأهداف

Wallah I know I should have more goals in life. Bas shou bidde a7keelak la7keelak? y3anee ana busy fil jaam3a wa 3ande shoghul kteer kamen :/ 

But firstly, I want to thank Umm Sultana at Lifestyle of a Furiously Fab Muslima for posting a giveaway that prompted my post...you can find her here :


The Giveaway:
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Some times you get stuck in a spot where you feel like you aren't going any where... and that's where I am right now. Some of my tests at university didn't go as well as I thought they would and unfortunately some of my summer plans have been cancelled as a result. I was planning on taking a year off and traveling, but a lot of things are not turning out how I expected. I think I'm going to stay at uni for another year wa b3adayn inshallah baru7 masr :)


12 March 2012

OOTD: BB HIjabs Red Polka Dot Review

Asalaamu 'alaykom ya binaat, inshallah kul shee mnee7 wa ta7t asi6ara el youm ;)

Soo I have been procrastinating alot lately and have finally decided that enough is enough. Rainy weather recently has been bringing me down and I haven't been getting much done...in fact, I've gotten nothing done! I skipped a class to day because I'm not ready to come back from spring break yet :( In response to this, I have decided that I need to get motivated and start pushing my life in the right direction. So many opportunities have come to me, and I have not taken advantage of them. I don't want to live with regrets and I've realized that I should put more effort in to every thing that I do. 

Point being...I'm going to try to keep up to date with my blog and not get discouraged when it doesn't turn out perfect. At least I'll be motavating my self to get up and do some thing in the morning! :) 

Here is my OOTD...let me know what you guys think!
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From: BB Hijabs       http://www.bb-hijabs.com/
Cost: Originally 12£, but I got it on sale for about 6£!
Size: Approximately 190cm x 65 cm, or 75"x25.5"
Material: Chiffon mix, I think..


27 February 2012

Cookin' in the Kitchen : الأطعمة المفضلة لهذا الأسبوع

Asalaamu 3aleykom ya binaat, inshallah every thing is well for all of you. I decided to change things up to day and rather then presenting my outfit of the day, which consists of some very fashionable sweatpants lol, I decided to post a few pics of the best meals that me and a7 made during the week. I know the pictures aren't great, but I'm still working on getting the lighting/editing right, so bear with me....

 Veggie pizza with tomatos, spinach and fetta
البيتزا بالخضار وفيتا

22 February 2012

BB Hijabs

Asalaamu 3alaykom ya binaat, inshAllah kul shee mnee7 m3akom elyoum..keef al 7al, aish al a5bar?

Recently I purchased three scarfs from BB Hijabs, a UK-based company that offers very reasonable prices. In the hurry of moving around my apartment, I misplaced them..but I just found them again on a cleaning spree! I've never worn them before but once I do, I will be sure to post a review. Here are some quick pictures of the goodies :) Any opinions on them before I take them on a test drive?

The package was a little scuffed from its journey in my closet...

16 February 2012

OOTD: Stripes and Skirts

Asalaamu 3aleykom ya binaat, inshAllah kulu tamaam m3akom! I am working recently on trying to find time for my blog, but all of the recent activity due to my classes has made it impossible. Here's my quick OOTD that I put together. I've been working on trying to wear skirts recently, as some of my shirts are not quite long enough to wear comfortably with pants :(

21 January 2012

My Top 4 Resources for Modest Clothes

Asalaamu 'aleykom ya binaat! InshAllah all is well...

Today I am posting about online resources that every muslimah can use when she's unable to find suitable clothes in the local shops. I have lived in both extremes: where there is a large Islamic community and modest clothes are available every where, but allso where the Islamic community is relatively nonexistent and the majority of my wardrobe was gathered from the maternity section of major department stores.

One of my biggest struggles at university is finding appropriate clothes that I can actually afford. So many times I find myself in a shop that has cute outfits, yet for some reason they barely cover my stomach. When I eventually find my way into the winter rack, I can usually find a few modest things that I like. Yet, a lot of stores in the downtown area near my university are small boutiques that argue quality over quantity and the prices are steep. Now don't get me wrong, I love well-made things and I would be willing to spend if it was worth it. But every time I find myself in this position, I allways wonder if I could find it cheaper somewhere else...so here is a compilation of the places that I usually look!

InshAllah this may be of help to sisters who find themselves in a similar situation! Comment and let me know what you think, or link to any websites you might recommend!

ma3salaama,
muslimah on the moon <3

1. eBay : eBay is one of my top resources, it compiles products offered from all kinds of people and all kinds of places. It's kind of like an online auction market where you can find allmost anything. My strategy is to look here for scarves and cardigans that are of a name brand where I allready know what my size is. I have contemplated buying 3abayaat, has any one bought some from this website?

On eBay, there are literally millions of people trying to sell their wares. Some items are handmade, some are straight from top department stores, but as long as you know what your looking for, it's usually a cinch. The prices can be low or high, it depends on the seller and quality of product. But I can usually say with certainty that most clothes on this site are priced much lower then they are in the store! The only downside to eBay is that some times you have to sift through a lot of bad stuff before you find the gem.


2. Etsy : To be honest, I have never actually tried this site myself, but I have heard great things about it. I plan on checking it out very soon and I will relay my results when I decide! If any one has tried Etsy or has opinions about it, be sure to comment because I am very curious.






3. Topshop, Forever 21, H&M : These are the stores that are geared towards teens and young women for the most part. The clothes aren't allways the best quality, but the prices are usually very affordable. A lot of times, you have to dig through the racks and find the items that are of decent quality, but the low prices make these stores very tempting! Often times I buy tank tops, undershirts and camis here because they are very inexpensive and nobody sees them, so they don't have to be great quality.



express.com

4. Express : I order my clothes from this store online. I have purchased a lot of their 'dresses,' which are usually short enough that I wear them as a shirt with a maxi skirt or with loose pants. Many of their dresses are short sleeved and I like to wear a long-sleeve of a different colour underneath and then coordinate my hijab. My absolute favorite item from this store, however, is their cotton maxi skirt with the a fold-over top.  I cannot stress how much these skirts have become a staple in my closet!

11 January 2012

Review: PrincessRockz Chocolate Bon Bon

Salaam ya binaat, inshAllah kul shee tamaam elyoum! Ana mnee7a, 7amdellah..especialy since I have finaly received my package of scarves from the UK-based company Princess Rockz. This is my first purchase from their website and it will certainly not be my last! 


I bought six scarves in total (all from the seconds/reduced section) and am very impressed so far. One of my favorites from the package is the Chocolate Bon Bon Hijab, which is solid in colour but has bobble-detailing around the edges.


The scarf itself is 100% polyester and measures 192x60cm, it was the perfect size for me! The material is very lightweight but not sheer, and easily breathable. 



Even better, the cost is regularly £5.20 but mine was only £3.50 because it was in the seconds section. And although all of my scarfs were considered to have "small defects such as tiny holes or snags," I was hard pressed to find any iregularities until I went slowly through the entire scarf.

Check out her products here: http://www.princessrockz.co.uk




Here is a quick outfit I put together with this scarf:
Let me know what you guys think :)

Wallet: Liz Claiborne
Sweater: Merona
Dress: Kathy Ireland