Maxi Skirt Steal

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We all know that hijabis love maxi skirts as a go to wardrobe staple. But did you know that maxi skirts can transition well for fall weather?

Just make sure to pick a maxi skirt in a nice deep color and pick one up with pleats so it falls in line with the pleated skirt trend.

I pair mine with knee length riding boots and shorter tunic paired with a cool vest.

I love this particular maxi skirt find because it’s lined, long, and who can beat this price? It’s also perfect for petite hijabis who can’t always find long skirts that suit their small frames.

Let me know what you think of this hijabi fashion find. Stay tuned for more exciting fall beauty and fashion posts.

Body Image and Muslim Women

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My older sister wanted to share her thoughts about how Muslim women are not immune to unrealistic images of women in the media.

It could not have come at a better time since I have a bully in my life. She, like most bullies, think its okay to tell people unflattering and just mean things. It’s not.

Her latest thing to talk about is my weight. At first, I was hurt. Then I tried to be proactive and watch what I ate and exercise. Then I realized, “Screw this bully!” She probably is cranky because she wishes she could enjoy life like I do! (Plus I really enjoy food and was getting annoyed saying no any time someone offered me something to eat). Here is what my sister said:

“We all have fellow women (and men) who try to impose unrealistic ideals on us. What can we as practicing Muslim women do to help this situation? First we must believe that this body temporarily houses a far more beautiful thing called the soul. How beautiful this soul is depends on our deeds and actions and not some arbitrary thing like genetics. We must believe our bodies are an amanat or trust from Allah and as such must put pure and halal food into it and make sure it’s done in moderation.

We must also make sure we are exercising at least 30 minutes a day. This can be done and maybe sisters can start a walking club. Even sisters at home can do tons of exercise that don’t require special equipment. Learn to love and embrace your self. I read somewhere about stretch marks– I am a tiger that has earned her stripes.”

So I still watch what I eat and exercise, but I would much rather be known for my beautiful soul. And let’s all pray that this bully starts to change and focuses on having a beautiful soul herself.

Fall Fashions

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Clockwise from upper left hand corner: metallic scarf from Express, ruffle cardigan from Simply Very by Vera Wang, the Court shoe at Zara, long pocket skirt by Zara.

Fall is a hijabi’s favorite time of year. This is because stores are brimming with hijab friendly items like long sleeved cardigans, long skirts, and even longer sweaters.

One of my favorite things to do in fall is to stock up on jewel toned pieces. It’s a great way to update your look without having to do an entire wardrobe overhaul. This season, I am loving all of the teal pieces I see. Wear one item in a jewel tone and keep the rest of the outfit neutral.

The outfit I compiled is pops of emerald green and teal tempered with black. Nude pumps finish the look by lightening the whole outfit.

What are your go to pieces for fall?