Archive for ‘Inspirations’

February 14, 2011

Orange. Gold. Paisley.

Try a pop of color in this rust-orange tunic dress by Evans.

Complete with dark jeans, silk scarf, platforms and gold jewelry.

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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


February 9, 2011

Anna Scholz @ La Grande Dame

I try not to subscribe to the rules. You know the ones specific for the larger woman. Don’t wear prints, stripes or patterns. Don’t be too colorful. Wear black constantly. Black is great but but breaking the rules can be awesome.

That is exactly why I love these two pieces by Anna Scholz available at La Grande Dame.

The first is a long, belted, striped cardigan. I would wear it with dark-wash jeans and a soft pashmina.

($99.99)

The second piece is a cotton – cashmere, color block wrap dress. For coverage I would either wear it with a light layering tee or a turtleneck.

($99.99)

February 7, 2011

Spring Forward: African Print Inspiration

The textures, the patterns, the colors. So lovely.

Great pieces from NakiMuli Inc. (dubbed as America’s Funky Sweetheart) a Brooklyn based line that features funky-African inspired clothes up to a 3x (size 22/24) & accessories.

Denim-African print dresses & neck scarves from Wada-Africa

November 28, 2010

Abaya Love

I’ve been so busy, busy, busy with work and life but I have not forgotten about my lovely blog or taken a break from thinking about modest (plus) fashion.

It's getting colder here in the Northeastern United States and I love the layering I can do during this season. It's the perfect season for modest fashion with an abundance of gorgeous scarves, cozy sweaters and swagger-ful boots so I can’t wait to do some winter-inspired posts, Insha’Allah!

Soooo lately I’ve found myself slipping into an abaya whenever I can-for jumuah prayer or Eidul Adha (belated Eid Mubarak <3!)This abaya is calling my name! Although it is black, I love its drama and bling. It’s only $60 and still under $100 if you choose to have it custom made.

What do you think? Is it a bit Elvira-ish? Or do you ❤ the drama?

September 18, 2010

(Fall) Weekend Casual

I love this multi-print tunic dress.
It’s perfect for browsing those Saturday yard sales/open markets or taking a Sunday stroll. I’d wear it with wide legged jeans, cardi, flats and a colorful pashmina.

Mixed bead bangle set
13 GBP – dorothyperkins.com
Metal bangle »

evans – tops & tunics – new in
27 GBP – evans.co.uk


evans – jeans & denim – clothing
30 GBP – evans.co.uk


Light Blue Pashmina (Plain)
$8.35 – scarfworld.com


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September 6, 2010

Eid Look 1 : Abaya Inspiration

Abaya is always an elegant choice for Eid. Typically, for Eid, ladies opt for the most elaborate bling, bling abaya. Yet, because we will be celebrating Eid in the United States during the summer I am inspired by lighter styles of abaya this year.

My first choice is this gold, embroidered Faryat abaya from East Essence**:

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As far as hijab I think it would look great with either a similarly toned gold hijab or a sheer black hijab with gold accents both from Hijab Store Online:

Black IS my favorite color but in order to do it with a softer, summer edge I chose the boho inspired blue embroidery of this Maassama abaya also from East Essence:

You can either play up the color by wearing a bold blue hijab or go for classic elegance with a black sequined hijab:

**Side Note: I think East Essence is one of the best choices for plus size Muslimahs. You can get a custom fit abaya for a reasonable price. When combining the cost of shipping in addition to customization you still end up with a bargain : )

August 29, 2010

Video Clip: Rabia Z Hijab Style Tips

There is also an article and photo gallery to accompany the video. Hat tip to Mariam Sobh of Hijabtrendz for first alerting her readers to the initial article : ) If you want to stay on top of all things Rabia Z friend her on Facebook.

I’ve become a fan of the jersey hijab style lately. Although, I find because of my rounder face that I have to work to add a little bit of volume to the jersey hijab-as it tends to cling. When I wear jersey material as hijab I use a flower clip that I made myself after watching Hegab Rehab’s instructional video.

Which styles do you like, amigas?

August 26, 2010

Modest Find: Tie Dye Maxi Skirt

I adore this tie dye maxi skirt from Evans.

I think it would be great paired with a black tank, jean jacket, burgundy scarf for color, peep toe black wedges (love those!) and a flash of silver bangles. How would you style it?

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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Index
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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