Posts tagged ‘my look’

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 : )

February 16, 2010

Style Remix: Double Scarfing

Fashion blogger and online boutique owner Ange of Hegab Rehab posted about using a double scarf look to brighten up a plain outfit. Well- I decided to double scarf for another reason. I was torn between wearing two hijabs.

The dress I chose for the day was anything but plain (deep purple- velour- empire waist) but I was torn between going all matchy-matchy with my purple Bint Qamar scarf or wearing my new fave-a crinkly floral Target find.

I opted for both-using the purple for my hijab and the floral for an accent. See below.
(Um, -perdoname for the strange glow-I took the picture on my cheap-o cell. A sista’s waiting for that upgrade. ; )