Staying Fabulous one day and one Hijab at a time

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Why wear Hijab??

When I was a little girl I asked my father "Abu why do Muslims cover?"
He said, when you go into a fancy jewelry store you see many jewels displayed in the glass cases. Any customer can see how precious they are. Anyone can see their beauty. But, when you ask the jeweler for his most beautiful diamonds, for something rare, unique, best quality he must go into the safe and uncover them. They are in the back safety covered and only shown to a privileged few. This is you Khadija,this is the Muslim woman. This story always stuck with me. I began wearing my hijab very young in life and this has always helped me remember the beauty in covering.

The Muslim woman who has been truly guided by her faith and has received a sound Islamic
education does not wear hijab just because it is a custom or tradition inherited from her mother or grandmother, as some foolish men and women try to describe it with no evidence or logic
whatsoever. The Muslim woman wears hijab on the basis of her belief that it is a command from
Allah (SWT), revealed to protect the Muslim woman, to make her character distinct, and to keep
her away from the slippery slope of immorality and error. So she accepts it willingly and with
strong conviction, as the women of the Muhajirin and Ansar accepted it on the day when Allah
(SWT) revealed His clear and wise command. (excerpt from Ideal Muslimah by Dr. Muhammad Ali al-Hashimi )

And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their
modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what
[must ordinarily] appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their
bosoms84 and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their
husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers'
sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women. (Quran 24:31

Friday, January 15, 2010

Neutral Days

I love this look. The hijab is also at Primo Moda for $15. I just ordered a few hijabs from them yesterday I cant wait until I get them. The sweater is soft and feminine perfect for this time of year.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Who ever said the shoes make the outfit?

Aslaamu-Alaikum ! Everyone knows the age old saying "the shoes make the outfit". Well for muslimas the Hijab can defiantly make the outfit. This hijab I found on Primo Moda it is a little pricey for one hijab but it is nice to splurge every once in awhile. Primo Moda also has many other hijabs for $12 and up. Ebay also is a good place for silk hijabs for cheap often for $10 and less.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fall Favorites

Items in this set:
Shawl Collared Cardigan, $35
Women's Long Silk Paisley Skirt at TravelSmith Outfitters. -..., $79 Edith Velvet Boots, $31
Hall of Fame - Handbags, $221
Genuine Carnelian Vintage Nouveau Goddess Necklace : YoursTruli -..., $64

Even though fall "season" is technically over, this is still a fly ensemble for the cold winter months. I love the guitar bag its very unique. Match this up with M.A.C wookwinked , bronze, and Urban decay smudge shadows for a nice brown smokey eye look.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Khaki Love

Items in this set:
Blueberry Pie Dress, $55 Jeanie Cardi (Bar Pink/Gold Sequins cardigan, $37
Oasis Long Sleeve Jersey Top, White, L, $29 Women: Hip slung easy flare pants - oak, $50
Jessica Simpson Clonise High Sandals, $50 Michael Kors Clutch bag $139 , Kenneth Jay Lane Bangles $21

I love this look casual and fly. I love, love, love denim and Khaki. Everything is reasonably affordable, and can be mixed and matched with other items in your wardrobe easily.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Purple Rain

Purple is one of my favorite colors. Here is a cute casual purple ensemble for everyday. All items in this set are affordable and can be mixed and matched from with similar items from H&M or Marshalls for even better prices. The wide leg jeans and shirt dress make classic combination for Muslimas.

Purple resin bangles $13
Hijab $7.87 Neu ring $14 , lavender hijab $20
This second set is a beautiful lavender combination. The grey and purple hijabs would look fly if they were wrapped together in a double hijab style wrap. Or with the grey a lone and a purple under piece. Great oufit for Jumah or night out with the hubbie or girls.

Hello World

Aslaamu-alaikum ! This is my first post to fabulous muslima. This blog came about after searching for countless hours for fly, trendy and stylish yet modest ensembles. As most young Muslim fashionistas know, it can be difficult task trying to coordinate hijabs everyday and still stay modest and stylish. I also created this blog to help other muslimas out there piece together stylish outfits that are also affordable. How frustrating is it when you find the perfect dress, only to find out that it cost half of your paycheck? Yes, I know it sucks big time. Inshallah I plan to do my best to find the best deals and steals and post them. I love wearing my hijab and get many compliments when I go out. However it saddens me when I see other Hijabis that look like they just threw something on and left their house. Muslimas we have to represent! You can be stylish and modest at the same time, without it costing an arm and a leg. The fabulous muslima is a mindset more than anything else. Being fabulous is about taking care of your WHOLE self , mind, body, and spirit. Eating right, exercise, focusing on your deen and your health all play a role in maintaining fabulosity. Stay posted.
Here is a Asian Grunge look. Most items in this set are $50 or less.

Items in this set: