27 July 2010

*Tumbleweed Blows By*

Sorry for the recent lack of posts, I've been a bit busy as I've just started my new summer job, yayy :D It's at a popular theme park so it's quite exciting stuff! Anyway, even if I did have time to post I wouldn't be able to as I'm running very low on Internet allowance at the moment and that doesn't get topped up until August.. I should be back on track in a week or so.

16 July 2010

Statement Sleeves

I love these abayas :D Shame you can't get them online..

These two look like they're defending themselves from some sort of incoming blow.. The sleeves are great though :D

But my two favorites have to be..

14 July 2010

Maxi Skirt From American Apparel

I came across this lovely chiffon maxi skirt in American Apparel which I thought I would share with you. It's £52 and comes in tan and black, I think it would be great to dress up or down for work or play..
It's a bit sheer so you'd need to wear something underneath, but I love it! If it wasn't for all the other things I've ordered since I've had all this spare time on my hands, I'd have certainly bought the tan one by now..

12 July 2010

Reader's Look: All White

SM reader Batul from Turkey sent in a photo of her in a smart white suit and lovely pink hijab in the traditional Turkish style we all know and love:

I made a polyvore version of the look but didn't pay too much attention to the pricing, sorry!

Pure White

Pure White by Zaenab

Thanks Batul! If you have great hijab style and you want to share, email me and I'll feature it on Reader's Look :D

10 July 2010

Bored? Take The Colour Quiz

There's this quiz I came across a while back which claims to tell you how you are feeling from the combination of colours you choose.. I was a bit sceptical at first but it actually works, it's really weird. Give it a go here.

08 July 2010

Sour Grapes

It's nothing to do with anything but with exam results day looming (i.e. tomorrow..!), I found myself reminded of an old time favorite..

The Fox and the Grapes: An Aesop's Fable (from this site)

One hot summer's day a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. "Just the thing to quench my thirst," quoth he. Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: "I am sure they are sour."

It is easy to despise what you cannot get.

07 July 2010

A Weird One..

Anyone who's read this blog will probably have gathered that I'm not a registered member of the Haram Police, nor do I want to be. However, today while waiting for the bus with my mum, I saw one shocker of an outfit which I just have to show you:

It was essentially this..

..with one of these..!

I glanced at my mum as the woman strolled past with the rest of her family and then pulled my dress down and inch or two..

06 July 2010

Nabila's Pick Of The Week

A very yellow, very summery look:

My take on Nabila's look, with all items under $50 each..

Floral Maxi Skirt

Floral Maxi Skirt by Zaenab

05 July 2010

Loose Hijab Tutorial

A bit of a different hijab style here; I haven't tried it yet but it looks promising. It is by lovehijab on YouTube. I really don't know why but the first sentence just cracks me up.. lol

02 July 2010

Zainab's Request: Maxi Styling

I recently had a request from Zainab who has bought a turquoise maxi dress from H&M and is wondering how to wear it. I know the dress she is talking about as I have seen it myself in the store but H&M does not have an online shop so I have found a dress that looks similar to it.
Here's some formal and casual jacket ideas for the dress (the items are all under $50):

Maxi Dress

Maxi Dress by Zaenab

For more ideas, check out this post.