Posts tagged ‘Accessories’

June 9, 2010

I like to Dingle-Dangle

I’m realizing now that that when it comes to accessories I have been inspired by two main people for most of my life.

Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink

and my grandmother. It makes perfect sense. Remember in Pretty in Pink when Blaine takes Andy to that terrible party and some chic makes fun of Andy’s pearls? The point is that Andy showed up to that boring-bland party kind of grandmotherly in pearls. Andy’s accessory sense was indeed older lady funky.

See

Um, it’s definitely not Posh-Spice. But since I was a kid I loved the way older women accessorize. Everytime I visited my grandmother’s house during the summers I would raid her closets- coming back with big necklaces, crocheted hats and oversized handbags.

As a hijabi I find that I resist the cookie cutter aspects of Muslimah style through my accessories and their homage to ❤ Grandma Daisy ❤ and Molly. So you can usually find my hijab accompanied by a little dingle-dangle

A little silver:

A green bead and gold wire thrift store find:

The best part- you don’t need a ton of money to find great signature necklaces : )

March 14, 2010

MP Hot List: Yummy Spring Cardigans & Floral Accents

I really like the length, colors and style of these cardis from Igigi.

The ruffle detail in this wrap cardigan is great. I like the jade and purple options.
It also comes in gray.

This open chocolate cardi is warm and great to wear over maxis, abaya or trousers:

I’ve also been loving these floral pieces from Evans.

A black floral zip around purse:

Navy floral scarf great for doublescarfing:

February 18, 2010

Flower Power: Inspired by Lady Day

Billy Holiday rocked a flower in her hair like nobody’s business:


(One of my favorite photos in which I imagine her dress as a blinged-out abaya! )

Etsy shops Enchantedly Yours and Autumn Oaks Designs are sure to bring romance and softness to your wardrobe with their handmade flower accessories.

Enchantedly Yours’ flower hair clips and headbands are perfectly adaptable for hair or scarf:

Pink & Lime Green:

Open rose with pearl center:

Slip this satin handband over a fave black hijab for a nighttime look.

I’m in love with this oversized rust orange flower

This Autumn Oaks Designs’ grey flower brooch is perfect for work or play