Seems like its a blogging day today. A little over a week ago, some friends and I had a very busy saturday where we attended the Silk of Paradise Tea Party to celebrate their anniversary and finished off at Modah to do a meet and greet! At the SOP Tea Party I met some amazing local entrepreneurs, got to take some pictures behind a beautiful back drop and of course sipped on some delicious tea!
At Modah, I was able to meet some awesome fellow bloggers and vloggers which gave me even more encouragement to keep on going with my YouTube videos. I also shopped of course at Modesty Collections (I cant stop) and bought some deeeeelicious halal candy from Blossom & Bean. Modah is a large store that has a variety of different vendors from women’s clothing to candy and household Islamic decor! You must check it out!
I just have to say that It’s really nice to know that our community is evolving and that our local Muslim entrepreneurs are providing such excellence! Not only does it make me happy to be apart of something so great but it gives me the encouragement to move forward in my dreams and what I want to do in life. I am truly so proud of all the vendors who have such amazing pieces of clothing for us Muslim girls to dress modestly AND fashionable, to Lindsay at Blossom & Bean who’s halal candy has opened wonders for my little cousins, LOL! and to my fellow bloggers and vloggers who’s posts on fashion and beauty show that Muslim girls can be both modest and fashionable. I truly love it all!
Pictures from both events, links to various vendors and my OOTD details are all listed below. XO!
Saira, Fatma, Saman, Myself and HafsaAt the SOP Tea Party T
These sisters drive me absolutely crazy sometimes.
Dress – Designed and made by a friend
Necklace – The Gift Of Glamour -http://thegiftofglamour.com/
Watch – Michael Kors
Links to vendors mentioned in this post:
Black? Slimming? Always!
Today I wanted to share with you a rather simple ootd that can always be dressed up AND down with the right accessories. A few weeks ago I was in Unionville and wanted to snap a couple shots of my outfit to share with you guys! You could most def get away with wearing a dress like this throughout most of the year so even though summer is almost over, autumn is just beginning 😉
The top I wore is one of my favourite pieces from H&M ever (seriously, I have it in every colour). It is a black pleated dress that literally goes with anything and is so comfortable to wear. The material is stretchy, the dress hides my love handles and of course, the dress is black (always slimming!). Now, the worst part about this dress is that it is not selling this season. The best part about this dress is that there are always multiple variations every summer! I bought the dress in L and wash it every few weeks, it hasn’t shrunk yet and I’ve literally had it for about 3-4 years. I paired my favourite black pleated dress with a beautiful necklace from my girl Hijabi Mama as well as a pair of hot pink shoes.
Check out my OOTD pictures below. XO
Special thanks to my bestfriend, Fatma Pathan for taking the pictures.
Check out Hijabi Mama here: https://www.facebook.com/HijabiMama
Irene Sarah was the one who introduced me to the Lorac Unzipped Palette. Through her videos, I was convinced to buy it when I went to Florida because the colors were so beautiful and neutral! The palette includes 10 shimmery and matte eye shadows and comes with an amazing “Mini Behind The Scenes” eye primer.
I feel that the palette is easily comparable to the Naked Palette however, I can certainly see why other guru’s think the Unzipped Palette is better. When I used this palette with the primer that was included, I didn’t crease all day. In fact, I hardly had any fall out when applying the shadows to my eyes.
If you are ever going on a trip, I think this palette would be amazing to take– not only because of the neutral colors that would go with any of your outfit’s but also because of how small it is in size. It is light and wont take up too much room! Overall, I totally love this palette and find that I use it on a daily basis, especially for work because the colors are so neutral.
Feel free to see my YouTube video above so you can do a similar neutral look and my swatches below!
The colors listed:
Kaftans, kaftans, kaftans!
Why do they remind me of Cleopatra, Kim K and Dubai? No idea, but what I do know is that the kaftan is a beautiful outfit that is modest, unique and extremely comfortable.
The kaftan has been around for thousands of years in various different cultures, especially in the Middle East. Over time, the kaftan has become something of a modest outfit choice for Arab women. It has also made its way in to the West because of Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner’s trip to Dubai which included glamorous photos all over social media.
Some kaftans come with belts to accentuate the waistline and some flow to the ground for that goddess-like feeling. Kaftans can be worn casually on the beach as a cover up or they can be worn to a wedding event. The best thing about this type of outfit is that most of the time they are a little baggy which means they fit any size! They hide your love handles, make you look taller by falling to the ground and totally make you feel glamorous – as you should! I wore a kaftan last night to my friend’s wedding reception and let me tell you, it was beyond comfortable, classy and easy to wear. Normally, I wear saris, lenghas or shalwar kameez but I felt I needed a change. The heavy embroidery on the neck line added the glam that I needed/wanted which meant that I didn’t need to wear a necklace. Instead, I wore bigger earrings which I considered to be my statement piece. I also paired my kaftan with a gold Michael Kors watch and kept it pretty simple on my arms. I wish I did more with my hair but we were lacking time since it was a week night. Check out some pictures though I hardly had any time to take many – also, if you’re on the hunt for a kaftan you need to check out Hijabi Mama – it’s where it got mine! (She also sells jewelry and hijabs!)
Outfit is from my girl, Hijabi Mama. Check her out for kaftan’s, jewelry and more!
Meet the hubby!
Hope you guys enjoyed this post of my ootn, and don’t forget to check out Hijabi Mama for outfits just like this! xo
Tutu skirts and high tea? Absolutely.
It was a cloudy day when a few of my girlfriends and I decided to go for High Tea at the Windsor Arms in the Yorkville area of Toronto, we celebrated my 25th birthday. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon where we updated one another on our lives and enjoyed various types of tea’s, warm raisin scones and gourmet mini sandwiches.
A fun day like this also meant planning for an extraordinary outfit. Being curvy and (I hate this word…) plus size, it’s definitely not easy finding a fabulous outfit on such short notice. With some thought and inspiration from Carrie Bradshaw and Kate Spade, I decided to design my own midi tutu skirt and have my sister in law sew it for me. We bought some lining and blush pink tulle and with a few alterations – VOILA! I was originally going to wear my midi tutu with a light grey woven sweater but seeing as how it’s summer, there wasn’t much out there. I did however go into Old Navy (I know, Old Navy?!), and found a perfect black and white striped top which I thought was very Kate Spade inspired. I paired my outfit with a heavy statement piece which was a beautiful silver necklace from my girl, Hijabi Mama (link below). I also wore my Gramercy Crystal watch from Kate Spade and some cute silver studs. Lastly, I threw on some white closed toe shoes and I was good to go!
Midi Tutu Skirt – Designed by Anisa Haq, hand made by my SIL Shakira Synon
Top – Old Navy
Shoes – Shoedazzle.com
Watch and Purse – Kate Spade
Necklace – Hijabi Mama – https://www.facebook.com/HijabiMama
Photography by – Hafsa Pathan – http://www.hafsapathan.com/
A few more extra pictures from my 25th celebration:
Hope you guys enjoyed this post and my outfit details! Let me know if you would like to see more of these.