Online Shopping Review: Abaya Addict

Abaya Addict Solidify

Abaya Addict Makes Amazing Clothing for Hijabis

Salaams my lovelies! I hope you are having a great week. With the Bay Area heating up to almost summer temperature, I really can’t complain. However, when it comes to what to wear, I never know quite what to wear. I want to look nice, but I also want to be comfortable too. I always end up in jeans or a maxi skirt, but I always feel too hot in jeans with this nice California weather and maxi skirts get annoying because most of mine need a lining. I just want a piece of clothing that I can slip on and go and do my thing!

Luckily for me, Abaya Addict has the perfect pieces that look stylish, but are made with comfort in mind. I ordered the Solidify Abaya in Caramel in a Medium size. I wish I could say more about the shipping, but I think I had the unlucky timing to order my items when the force behind Abaya Addict was ready to deliver her baby! I will say that the customer service is superb because even though I had a few ordering issues, once they realized my items had not shipped, they just shipped it along with extra scarves! I had originally ordered a Solidify in Denim, but that piece was no longer available so they asked me to pick another one. I am glad when it came because it fit well. It was modest, well tailored and can be dressed up or down. I dressed my abaya up with a sparkly belt when I headed out to halaqa last week. All the ladies kept asking me where I got my abaya from. Thank you Abaya Addict!

I also like how I can wear this to my office and make it a part of my work wardrobe. I would just throw a blazer on top. It literally is a piece you can wear a million ways and if you feel lazy like I do sometimes, you can just throw it on by itself and go.

I wore one of Abaya Addict’s hijabs yesterday in the California heat and it was so lightweight that I didn’t get my usual headaches from the heat. Plus, the print was so festive that everyone in my office stopped and commented on how nice the hijab looked too.

This online shopping destination is one that any stylish hijabi should visit. Once you do, let me know what you think.

Meet the Brand: Inayah Collection

Inayah

Inayah

Jumah mubarak! I hope that you are well on this beautiful Friday inshallah.

Are you looking for a modern yet modest clothing? I used to struggle with trying to find hijab friendly clothes. Now, I feel like even walking into a large chain like Forever 21, there are countless options for hijabis. However, it still takes effort to layer some of those pieces from mainstream chain stores in order to look modest. It also is harder for curvy hijabis to layer too. I find that lots of cute outfit options for our slender hijabi fashionistas just ends up making me look bulky! The good news for hijabis who (a) hate layering too much and (b) look bulky with layers, is that there are more and more hijab brand houses cropping up. One of the beautiful things about the internet is that hijab brands that may be located in other countries are now easily accessible! I am always excited to not only support my fellow Muslims, but it is also nice to be able to shop in the comfort of my own home. I love to do it while sipping chai in my pajamas and my baby is asleep.

One of the more established brands is Inayah Collection. They have a great selection of not only hijabs and abayas, but also options like maxi skirts, pants, and tops. They even sell cute hijab pins! The one thing I really like about this brand is that their clothes are lightweight and have graceful drapes. Drapes flatter any figure! For slender hijabis, it adds some volume and for curvy hijabis, it hides some of the lumps and bumps. If you have not heard of Inayah Collection, please check them out! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Online Shopping Review: Haute Hijab

Haute Hijab

Haute Hijab

 

I am always on the look out for great places to shop for modest, yet fashionable clothing items. As a working professional, it is important to look clean and polished in the office. So when I found Melanie’s website Haute Hijab, I was definitely excited to shop. One of the things that I look for is quality over quantity. I love bargain chain stores like Forever 21, but I have found that after a few wears of the item, the item literally rips, or becomes unwearable. I would much rather have a piece that can withstand time because of the quality of the material, stitching, and workmanship. So while Haute Hijab’s prices are on the high end for some of my readers, I want to assure you that these pieces are definitely quality pieces that are worth the investment.

Here is a rundown of how I ordered my items through Haute Hijab:

Online Browsing: Haute Hijab is very easy to navigate. I was more interested in modest clothing, I clicked on the Clothing tab to browse. 2013 has been announced the year of Emerald Green, so I immediately fell in love with the Jade Tulip Silk Skirt. Since it is close to my birthday I sent a hint to the Hubster that this is just beautiful. Being a good Hubs, he took the hint and went online to check it out.

Buying Experience: So when the Hubster actually bought my skirt, he was very sweet and assumed I was a size 2 (I am not a size 2, but thank you Hubs for thinking I am thinner than I am!). Luckily, Melanie and I know each other from Instagram so when I let her know my Hubs purchased a skirt, she pinged me a note to ask if I really wanted a size 2. How sweet is that? I emailed her back letting her know that no, I needed a size 6 in reality. She immediately notified her team and they shipped the correct skirt. For readers who may not know Melanie, if you just email Customer Service, they are very responsive and will amend your order if necessary. I can’t say enough good things about the Customer Service experience with this site!

Shipping: There is FREE shipping to U.S. and Canada. For all other countries, shipping is a flat rate of $5.00. It ships quickly and you will get an email notification of when it ships along with a tracking URL. You can track when your package will arrive which is always nice!

When I finally opened my package, I found the sweetest note from the Haute Hijab team on a branded postcard thanking me for my purchase which I personally thought was such a nice touch. The only bad thing is that I foresee is my bank account getting smaller because I can see myself buying MORE from them!