If anyone knows me, they know I love to shop! The whole process of walking around the mall and scoring good deals is an art that I adore. I was never into online shopping because I wanted the experience of looking through the racks and trying the clothes on plus I didn’t want to pay for shipping and returns. In recent years, this has shifted for me and many other consumers. We now have easy and convenient returns and free shipping with services like Amazon prime. This past year, I have found good deals on clothing with easy returns on the site. The prices are usually better than what you can find in retail. It brings together different retailers so makes it easy to shop and compare and usually includes several photos with different angles. Here are a few of the items I have purchased and worn from Amazon this past year.
Started 2017 with this cute, sparkly tank. Here’s the link for the tank top.https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01KO2T5F4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499693848&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=gold+sequin+tank&dpPl=1&dpID=61B8FedgGzL&ref=plSrch
This skirt was so cute for spring. The material was nice for the price. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01JFPZVKY/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1499694573&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=silver+pleated+skirt&dpPl=1&dpID=41LHu71lagL&ref=plSrch
Loved this little cardigan. Such cute embroidery on it. Perfect to throw on for a summer pool party. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B072JJYJB9/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499694774&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=black+embroidered+cardigan&dpPl=1&dpID=51aoK9hf36L&ref=plSrch
They also carry accessories like this fun belt
Happy shopping guys! Leave a comment for any items you have loved from Amazon.
Hope everyone is doing well! As we head into the last ten nights of Ramadan, we usually try to step up the worship, especially if we have been slacking. I know we also are looking forward to Eid, especially the kids! There are so so many fun ideas for decor nowadays and it’s always a fun project to involve the kids with also. For Ramadan decor, I had a banner already printed and added some paper flowers. The link for the banner is not active anymore but there are plenty of ideas out there. You can also make one from materials at target or any home craft store.
This banner was made using materials from Target
This one was a cute idea, photo source Pinterest, link for the banner below. http://pin.it/DqxQerf
The people over at Zaffron shops make Eid decorating a breeze and carry all types of decor from cupcake toppers to napkins, banners and balloons. Check them out at https://www.zaffronshop.com/. They also have an amazon shop for you last minute Amazon prime shoppers. https://www.amazon.com/Zaffron-Shop/pages/9009637011
Summer is finally here! One of the hottest trends this summer is the kimono cardigan. It is so popular that while I was at Forever 21, I had a guy ask where he could find one for his girlfriend! This seasons kimonos come in all sorts of lengths and prints and at all price points that you really can’t miss out on trying one! It is especially a nice trend for those who dress more modestly as they can be thrown over literally any type of outfit and instantly be a cover up, almost like an open abaya look. Here is one that I tried from Forever 21. They carry many affordable options that you can try out.
Zara has some very stylish options that are especially popular with bloggers.
Here is one from Asos that even Bollywood star Alia Bhatt couldn’t resist.
Try out this trend and post below or tag me on Instagram @hijabi_mommy
We were able to visit Morocco recently, a long held dream of mine. The history, food, people, breathtaking architecture and nice climate made it a perfect country to visit. I enjoy visiting Muslim countries and showing the kids the grandeur of Islamic history. We also love hearing the adhan. April was a great time to visit, mild climate and tons of fresh oranges and orange juice! We visited Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains. Each city had its unique charm and tons to see and do.
For the outfits, I had to take into account weather, there were some hot days in Marrakech and chilly nights in Casablanca. I focused more on prints and earth tones in order not to clash with the surrounding environment and architecture.
Dress: Boohoo www.usboohoo.com
Shoes: Tory Burch www.toryburch.com
Denim jacket: TJ Maxx
Photos taken at the Hassan II mosque, a modern marvel in architecture.
The next day, we took a day trip to Rabat. The highway was quite comfortable and scenic.
It was a gem of a city, we visited the chellah, which contained ancient ruins and gardens. The mausoleum of king Mohammed V was worth the visit for the intricate work. I was bit disappointed we weren’t able to fit a visit to Chefchouen in but the Kasbah of the Udayas made up for it with its ocean blue walls and amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Hijab: Cover 33 http://www.cover33.com/_p/prd1/4589744461/product/copper-frayed
Top: Target www.target.com
Pants: Zara www.zara.com
Next, we were off to Marrakech. It was everything you picture Morocco to be. There are so many sights and sounds to take in. We stayed within the walls of the Medina. Note, cars are not allowed in and you will have to hire a cart man to take your luggage. Also, pay attention to landmarks because it is very easy to get lost. There is shopping all over, I found you need to bargain at least 50% lower than asking price. There are plenty of tourist sites close to the Medina and we could not visit them all. Guess we have to visit it again 😉.
Hat: saks www.saksoff5th.com
Hijab: Voile chic https://voilechic.ca/products/nude-taupe-luxury-chiffon-wrap
Jumpsuit: Free People www.freepeople.com
Shoes: Neiman Marcus last call
Dress: Free People www.freepeople.com
Pants: H and M www.hm.com
We then ventured off to the Atlas Mountains. The Berbers wear an intense blue so we all decided to incorporate blue in our outfits.
Hijab: Verona collection https://www.verona-collection.com/collections/viscose-hijabs/products/copy-of-viscose-hijab-
The purse was perfect, I used it to carry my camera and everything else and can be worn as a cross body also.
Sorry I couldn’t link directly to some of the products as I had started shopping in the fall. I can’t wait to visit Morocco again and in the meantime will have to try to make my own brew of mint tea.