Archive for ‘Dress for the Season’

August 9, 2011

Light & Airy

There is something so peaceful & beautiful about this caftan from Eshakti. The ginko leaf embroidery gives it rich detail. I think it’s perfect for a cool summer evening spent relaxing on the patio or taking an evening stroll.

Ginko leaf embroidery caftan $59.95

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July 18, 2011

Summer & the Layering Dilemma

For those of us who still maintain coverage during the increasingly hot months, a dilemma arises. How does one look cool as a cucumber even while maintaining you modest look?

Fabric, fit and color really matter here. You want to look for lighter materials (cotton, linen, seersucker, light denim) and avoid clingy less breathable fabrics like jersey.

For the hijab-wearer, I highly recommend avoiding polyesther fabric during the hot months. Consider a looser wrap style, that maintains modesty, but also allows for some space between the scalp, neck and the scarf. Shayla scarves are great for this!

Mariam Sobh of Hijabtrendz has some awesome tips here.A more popular summer look among modest-dressing Muslim women is the cardi paired with maxi dress. In this case, fit and material still matter. You still want to look for a cardi and maxi dress that are made from light fabric.

If you want to sidestep layering all together, consider looking for long-sleeve maxis and/or long-line tops & tunics.

I think a kurti and wide-leg trousers are a great summer option.

White makes me feel and (look cool). In this outfit, I’m pairing a white kurti with black embroidery, linen blend trouser pants, a bit of color in a light-summer teal scarf, and Italian leather wedges.

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1. White Kurti (East Essence) 2. linen blend pants (Evans) 3. Opaque summer teal scarf (Pearl Daisy) 4. Italian Leather Wedge Sandal wide-width (Avenue)

February 13, 2011

Dorothy Perkins Maxi DrEsS

Here is a light, maxi-dress to help you welcome spring:

Rather than going dark-I would complete the look with a bold cardi, light accessories and wonderfully textured flats.

Black tie dye maxi dress
42 GBP – dorothyperkins.com
Dorothy Perkins dresses »

Green crew neck cardigan
18 GBP – dorothyperkins.com
Crewneck cardigan »

Satin big bow aliceband
6.50 GBP – dorothyperkins.com
Hair bows accessories »

Jewellery – Accessories – evans
10 GBP – evans.co.uk


Light Weight Pashmina (Wheat)
$7.73 – scarfworld.com


August 25, 2010

Fall 2010 Inspiration I : Powerful Femininity

This Fall I’m inspired by powerful femininity- Soft textures within classic, bold structures. I’m crazy for florals, lace, deconstructed ruffles (like the ones in a Vela scarf) and the hint of toughness suggested by a military shirt dress.

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1. Vela ruffle scarf 2. Vela scarf 3. Carmakoma Angel Shirt Dress 4. Old Navy Embellished Cardigan
5. Evans Floral Border Print Dress 6. Evans Khaki Military Shirt Dress 7. Dorothy Perkins Cream Border Lace Dress 8. Dorothy Perkins Teal Print Lace 9. Evans taupe pleat bag 10. Dorothy Perkins purple belted structured bag 11. Dorothy Perkins burgundy corsage necklace

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July 23, 2010

eShakti: Cool Looks in Sizes 0-26

eShakti makes wearable, breathable clothes for all women.

As the Northeast continues to heat up, I am definitely inspired by the cotton fabric and colorful prints of this online boutique. eShakti not only features sizes 0-26; but they also customize clothing for your specific style needs.

Here are some of my fave looks from their day look and maxi dress collections:


(FLORAL PINK DRESS)


(GRAPHIC BLOCK PRINT DRESS)


(FOLK EMBROIDERED DRESS)


(RAW EDGE FLORAL APPLIQUE STRIPE DRESS)


(ROSETTE APPLIQUE MAXI)


(TIERED PATIO DRESS)

UM, i think i want them all?

June 26, 2010

Cute Summer Dresses @ Faith 21

My fave summer dresses available @ Faith 21.


*Belted Bold Stripes Dress*


*Wave Vision Dress*


MY FAVE *Sweet Couple Dress*

Check out Faith 21 dresses here.

May 31, 2010

Cool and Collected in White & Khaki

These lovely, breezy maxi dresses from ASOS CURVE are the perfect subtle choice for the modest girl as the temperatures begins to rise.

Gorgeous bow front bandeau maxi

March 30, 2010

Gold Blush

I love the gold and pink tones in this kimono tunic by Hijabi Couture

It pairs nicely with a black maxi skirt

(Trieste Maxi Skirt by Igigi)

To finished the look add beaded flats, gold accessories, a light-weight black pashmina and a pretty blush colored handbag.

March 28, 2010

A Sandal Extravaganza!

When it comes to Summer 2010 sandals I’m all about pale pastels, metallics, beadwork and bold pops of color, color, color!

Personally, I gravitate towards wedge sandals because my favorite things to do in the summer involve walks in the park, window shopping in the city or strolling the boardwalk. For me these are definitely wedge activities : )

I checked out the Sandal Shop @ Nordstroms’s and Chinese Laundry for my fave sandals.

THE NIGHT TIME SANDAL

(Seychelles Joan Wedge available at Nordstroms)


(Dresden Suede Wedge available at Chinese Laundry)


(Poetic Licence Date Night Sandal available at Nordstroms)

THE BEADED SANDAL

(Zizi Girl “To Die For” Sandal available at Nordstroms)


(Franco Sorto “Cool” Espadrille available at Nordstroms)


(The Malini Sandal available at Chinese Laundry)

THE NATURAL AND PALE SANDAL


(The Bellflower Sandal available at Chinese Laundry)


(The Natural Wedge available at Chinese Laundry)

THE STRUCTURED SANDAL

(The Linkit Sandal by Nine West available at Nordstroms)

THE METALLIC SANDAL


(The Michael Kors Juniper Espadrille available at Nordstroms)


(Jessica Simpson Crepe Wedge available at Nordstroms)


(The Via Spiga Delany Sandal available at Nordstroms)

THE POP OF COLOR SANDAL

(Franco Sorto Focus Wedge available at Nordstroms)


(BCBG Belboa Sandal available at Nordstroms)


(BP Stella Sandal available at Nordstroms)


(Fergie Kappa Sandal available at Nordstroms)

I’m in love with the purple Poetic Licence Date Night Sandal. What are your favorite styles?

March 27, 2010

Modest Price: Fashion Bug (yes Fashion bug)

Moving from NYC to a small town taught me a few things. I had to cook at home more.

AND I had to find fashion inspiration wherever I can. I know that some style lovin’ girls have issues with Fashion Bug but I say don’t allow past prejudices to get in the way of your style.

One thing that I love about FB besides the prices is that they have a variety of sizes within one single store. I like the idea of going with a smaller girlfriend & being able to shop together.

Here are some cute (under $30) dresses that I have my eye on:

A Floral Skirt Dress

A Tiered Chiffon Dress

A Floral Cummurbund Dress

So, what do you think about these FB looks? Would you buy them?

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