{5 Faves - HijabGirl}

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{Scarf Hanger}

In case you have never heard of one, this is what a scarf hanger looks like.

$12.99 @ Star Scarves

{Almost Perfect Tee}

Old Navy has a nice jersey dress on sale that is almost the perfect modest t-shirt for Muslimahs. It has an empire waist (which is not so modest) but the drawstring allows you to make it as loose as it needs to be.

Scarf Top Pants Tote Sandals

{What's New?}

Hijab Girl has added some new breezy scarves that are perfect for warm weather.

Sparkling Rings One-Piece Wrap, $8.95

{5 Faves - Artizara}

5 Faves is a new segment which will feature five items that I like from different Islamic clothiers. First up, Artizara.

The Farah Lacy Shirtdress, $54.99

The Feroza Long Tunic, $74.99

Milano Wraparound Duster, $44.99

Qum Scarf, $8.99

Silver Bismillah Necklace, $39.99

{Modest Formal Wear}

This floor-length modest gown is from Artizara. Princess-seaming makes the back of this dress a little snug for my taste, but I think it's a step in the right direction for formal modest clothing.

{Colorful Inspiration}

We all have colorful printed scarves and trying to build an outfit around them can be confusing. Here are some tips to help you coordinate a good look.

1. Decide whether the scarf calls for a casual outfit, or a dressy one. Many scarves (like the one in the example below) can go either way.

2. Choose the bottom. The skirt or pant should match the darkest color in your scarf. If you do not have anything in that shade, go with basic black. I chose a black pant.

3. Choose the top. The easy way: Your top should be black or white if your bottom is NOT a neutral color (like black, brown, navy, or dark gray). If your bottom IS a neutral color, your top can be white, black OR any other accent color in your scarf. I chose a shirt that matches the yellow accent color in the scarf.

4. The shoes. Choose a shoe that features at least one of the main colors in your outfit. My shoes match the pants and the scarf.

5. The bag. Choose a bag that matches your shoes or another main color in the outfit. My bag matches the shoes and the pants.

6. Jewelry. Choose one or two pieces that match a main color in the outfit OR stick with gold and silver. I chose a black necklace to match the pants.

Scarf Top Pants Necklace Bag Sandals

{Graduation Dressing}

Samira requested an outfit to be worn to a graduation. I chose these pieces because they are light and airy and they would be very comfy and chic at an outdoor or indoor event.

{Red, Whte, and Blue}

{Fancy Skirts}

Click the link below for more long skirts. And don't forget to check the Outlet section!

{Modesty For Less}

Last week, Precious Modesty featured lovely (but pricey) maxi-dresses from JCrew. This week, Nordstrom serves up more affordable versions of some of those styles.

How to Wear Them

*It's always a toss up when shopping for modest clothes. These maxi dresses give us the length, but they are very form-fitting on the chest... Luckily, any busty-ness should be covered by the hijab.

{Modest Fit Tips}

If you have trouble finding long skirts, you may want to try stores that cater to Tall women or that at least offer a Tall option on some of their clothing. One store that I really like for this is JCPenney. Typically, they offer a Tall option on their Worthington and East 5th skirts and they usually list the length so that you'll know whether it will truely be long on you.

One skirt to try is this one:

Now it looks short on the model, but that is because it's not meant to be an ankle length skirt, but if you buy it in a Tall, it will be ankle length on you.


If there's any fashion/hijab-related topic you'd like to discuss, or any outfit you'd like me to put together for you, or any fashion question you'd like to ask, please let me know and inshallah, I'll post it for you.

I am so glad that we are having discussions here and I really do enjoy the company of you all. Thanks so much, and I hope that nobody takes offense to anything I have said.


{Chic Black and White}

I really like this picture; and I want that jacket.

{Modesty For Less}

I started out with the intention of writing about inexpensive modest clothing, but, I got a little crazy with the prices because I started finding so many pretty things that weren't completely affordable. Inshallah, I'm going to start a "Modesty For Less" segment.

I must say that I am not the only one that digressed from low-priced intentions.
Rebirth Of Chic actually started out as Modesty For Less and you know their skirts are not cheap!

{Maxi Dresses}

JCrew has some gorgeous dresses. They're not very affordable, but they are so pretty! Any of these would be lovely with a jacket or cardigan.

{Reflecting on Modesty}

With all of this discussion about what is and what is not modesty, I have been thinking about the fact that some people cannot even afford the most modest of clothes. Just look at the majority of the Islamic shops around you and online. Long dresses can be as high as $100+. Long shirts and dusters can be $50+ - like the one pictured below. Long skirts are the same. Shukr is having a huge sale right now, and still some sisters cannot afford their sale prices. (In my opinion their regular retail prices are ridiculous and maybe even haram in terms of Islamic business ethics.)

Not everyone can afford these prices. So what are their choices if they don't have sewing skills and do not have the means to pay for a seamstress to tailor make something for them? They have to buy what's out there and do the best they can with what is available to them.

I say all this to say that we should not be so judgemental on a sister according to her clothing. Only Allah knows what her situation is and only He knows what her intentions are. Modesty is a branch of Iman, however that statement is not only pertaining to clothing. It also pertains to a person's character, her shyness, her humility, etc. These things are spoken of in the Qur'aan and Sunnah more than a Muslimah's dress-code, so I think that we should put just as much, if not more, focus on a person's character. Let's not beat each other down over what we wear, let's help each other be wonderful WHOLE Muslimahs, inshallah.


{White Skirt}

If the jacket is fitted like this one, I'd wear it open. Click below for details:
Jacket Skirt Scarf Bag Bangles Pump

{Cairo Hijab Trends}

An article written in the Christian Science Monitor describes how young Muslimahs in Cairo, Egypt layer colorful sequined and laced headscarves to make unique hijab styles.

Excerpt: "When she's not watching Egyptian fashion TV, Ms. Mohammed is checking out what other young Muslim women are wearing on the street or on the subway... Mohammed is like a growing number of young Muslim women in Egypt who have taken to transforming the hijab, the Islamic head dress, from tradition to fashion statement."

Some people don't like it that some Muslim women use their hijab to make fashion statements, but to me it's like: I have to cover my body - so I wear nice clothing; I have to cover my hair - so I wear a pretty scarf. Of course there is a spiritual relevance to the hijab, but in terms of appearance, it's just a part of my outfit... so why not make it match?

I do however, disagree with one statement in the article which says that girls use different hijab styles as a way "to attract eyes of the young men". By no means, should hijab be used for the purpose of attracting men's attention - that just defeats the whole concept of hijab. So yeah, I think that you can express yourself with your hijab, by matching it to your outfit and whatnot but if you're trying to be the gaudiest, most highly-decorated hijabi, maybe you should think about your intentions in doing so.

Aside from looking constrictive and a little weird, that hijab kinda looks like a camel's hump on her head. Click here for more pics.

{Dressing Up}

Click below for details:
Duster Pants Scarf Clutch Pumps

{Stylish Abaya Revolution}

I love the paisley embellished abaya with the patent leather red shoe. So pretty!

Excerpt from A Declaration of Independence:
"While the abaya remains black and obligatory [in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia], always including matching head and, sometimes, face covering, women like Ms. Yousef now exercise a measure of fashion independence by selecting the shape and decoration of their abayas. So just as Western women have different clothes for different occasions, most Saudi women own a variety of abayas to suit a variety of occasions from shopping to visiting to parties and, increasingly, to work."

{Denim Trousers and Espadrilles}

Click below for details:
Scarf Jeans Shirt Satchel Espadrilles

{Hijab Girl}

Hijab Girl offers lovely scarves for a very low price. This pretty square scarf is just $7.95... Other scarves are as low as $3!

{Fly Honey Bee}

Isaac Mizrahi Sateen Jacket - True White $39.99
Xhilaration® Large Tote - Yellow $19.99
Merona® Picabo Dress Sandals - Black $19.99
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{The Perfect Spring Shirt}

Sisters get ready to run to Sears! This button-down tunic is now on clearance for $18. I have it in all 3 colors and they definitely will get a lot of wear this season.