Current Obsession: Zara Roll-Collar Cardigan

I have a confession…I never shopped at Zara…like really shopped…until now.  And I don’t know how to stop!

Zara Roll-Collar Cardigan

Pictures from Zara.com.

I promised myself that I would avoid buying a cardigan for a really really long time.  And obviously…I have failed to do so.  I don’t know what it is, but I cannot walk into a store and not look at the cardigans.  I’ve been trying to replace my obsession with blazers and chic jackets to give my wardrobe a more trendy feel.  But when I saw these, I just could not resist and had to buy them in all of the colors pictured.  I may have a serious problem. Continue reading

Shop Your Closet

When I buy anything I consider its longevity and versatility.  I do not like to waste money, but that does not mean I do not spend money.  I just want to make sure whatever I spend on is worth it.  I was never always like this.  In the early years of my marriage, whenever I had to have something my husband would turn and ask, “Is that really necessary?”  It was not that he was discouraging me from splurging here and there…but that’s exactly it.  He was stressing here and there…not ALL the time! Continue reading

HauteHijab Review

HauteHijab, you have stolen my heart!

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My Haute Hijabs!

The past few years I was pretty out of touch with the expanding hijab fashion scene back home in the states and Europe/Australia as I was living in the Middle East.  Nonetheless, I was not completely clueless about the new companies popping up and could not wait to try them out once I moved back.

One issue I always ran into during my hijab shopping trips was the lack of quality.  I would be looking at hijabs right in the store and could see the threads coming out around the edges.   Or I would buy scarves from H&M and Forever21 knowing they would snag.  Yet, I made exceptions and I am sure many of you have too because there just were not enough options out there.

Alhamdulillah for companies like HauteHijab.  I started with one hijab from HauteHijab and in a matter of two weeks ended up ordering two more.  Now, I have their app – love that they have an app. It notifies me as soon as new collections are up (just bought three today – eek, my husband’a going to kill me!).

Three words that come to mind immediately are:  professional, quality, and chic.

Professional

The website is easy to use, appealing, and simple.  The layout is well organized allowing you to get a good idea of the hijab’s look without having to click on each picture.  Not only is shipping free but it is super fast too.  Customer service got back to me the same day when I wanted to make a quick change to my order.  Two thumbs up for making my shopping experience so awesome!

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Quality

Now onto the hijabs.  The three hijabs I have shown are the fifth avenue wrap, the midsummer nights wrap, and the houndstooth forever wrap.  All of these prints can also be purchased as a square scarf if that is your preference.  The hijabs feel comfortable, strong, and high quality.  I love that some prints have a chiffon finish and others have a satin finish.

My only wish is that the wraps were a bit larger for more coverage the way I wear it.  Good news though, my wish is coming true!  I just saw today there will be bigger sizes for both wraps and scarves soon.

Chic

The designs of the hijabs are absolutely gorgeous!  The designers at HauteHijab are doing an incredible job producing prints that are keeping with the latest trends, colors, and seasons.  They feature hijabis in their Spotted Club wearing HauteHijab on their blog and on Instagram providing you with tons of styling ideas.

Overall, I cannot say enough good things about HauteHijab and I really have no complaints.  I have no doubt that I will be a life-long customer, Insha’Allah.  I love to support Muslim companies and I highly recommend you try them out if you have not already.

All of the hijabs were purchased by me and all the opinions expressed are my own.

OOTN: Maternity Formal

Last night, I attended the last wedding of the season for me.  I previously posted on the maternity wedding outfit I was planning here.  And now for the finished look as promised.  I was rushing and completely forgot to include my clutch and shoes.  Will do next time!

Maternity Wedding Outfit

Maternity Wedding Outfit

Hijab – Midsummer Nights Wrap from HauteHijab (Sold Out)

Dress – Knife-Pleated Maxi from Victoria’s Secret online

Sweater – Sequined Long Cardigan from Mango online

Necklace & Bracelets – Forever21 (purchased last year)

Watch – Burberry (purchased last year from Macy’s)