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

Outfit Ideas for Navy Stream Inayah Abaya

Outfit Ideas for Navy Stream Inayah Abaya
I recently purchased the Navy Stream Inayah Abaya from Ahfif – so excited they will be selling them in the US, and while I was waiting for it in the mail I was just imagining different ways I could wear it. Here is the first idea board.

I wanted to soften up the look with some creams, nudes, light pinks, and lighter blues. I also wanted to give myself options of dressing it up or keeping it casual. What do you all think?

Of course, no outfit is complete for me anymore without my Haute Hijab! My latest purchase is included in there. Lastly, I have been keeping an eye on Tarb, another Muslim owned business.  I may have an excuse to finally buy a bag now – hehe.

Keep an eye out for my next idea board.

Sunnah Diet

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Two weeks ago I was sulking away about all the things I needed to get done…lose weight…make up my missed Ramadan fasts…and hit it me!  Bam!  A Sunnah diet!  Okay, fine…that’s not exactly how it went down.  One night at dinner my husband was commenting – with a great deal of surprise may I add – that I did not eat much.  I retorted, “I’m on the Sunnah diet; one-third food, one-third water, and one-third air.”  He responded, “Honestly, that’s the best diet to be on.”  And ladies that is when it hit me.

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