Can a dress be sporty?

Hello dears and happy Tuesday!

Hope you are having a wonderful week so far. This week I’m taking a little break from Work Wednesday with this post (so I won’t be posting tomorrow )  also with it being so close to the end of the year, I’m thinking of ways to revamp or change up my blog… Stay tuned..  Anyhow, let’s get to it shall we? So my title is, can a dress be sporty? What do you guys think? I found this sport dress from Diamonds in the Rough (DIR) Fashion. The pictures on the website were cute, the dress looked like it would be extremely comfortable especially as like a weekend casual look. So I couldn’t decide if I wanted the navy or gray or both! I decided to go with navy first since it is winter. Plus I thought the dark color would possibly be a little slimming, and I wasn’t at all sure if I was going to fit this dress.

If you have followed my blog, then you know part of my challenge in finding dresses is that I’m quite tall. Mostly when I look at the sizing on many of the Muslim online shops, the length is 58in standard. I usually need 61in, though I will settle for a 60in. The other challenge I have is I have gained some weight recently and I’m Definitely on the chunky side at the moment, and again many of these sites do NOT have plus size dresses. Sooo imagine my surprise to see that the size was XL AND the length was 60in??? I figured I would give this dress a try. PLUS it is VERY affordable!

So here are some pics of the sport dress. It was a bit tight, however, it was also very comfortable. I’m big on material- I don’t really like some of the really cheap polyesters/rayons because they garments do not last as long sometimes. The material of this dress is a bit stretchy and feels very soft like a pair of sweats. If they had a larger size, I would go up one more size so the dress could be a bit looser on top around my chest and arms. Another super cute thing about this dress is that it has a hood. So it is like a hoodie and a dress all in one.

I wore this dress two different ways. The first, I tried to dress it up a bit with heels and the second look is with sneakers and has a more casual look. I would say overall I’m happy with this dress and happy that DIR Fashion sells larger and longer clothing items! I will definitely be ordering from them again.

OOh AAAND I have to apologize about these pictures, the lighting is horrible! Trying to take pictures in these cloudy winter days is a challenge to say the least!

 

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💕FASHION BLOGGER FRIDAY💕

Ok guys squeezing this one in before the day is done! #fbf 💕FASHION BLOGGER FRIDAY💕 Today I’m featuring @thetallmuse! Her blog is dedicated to sharing fashionable clothing for us #tallgirls. Because I’m also tall, I love checking out the different sites that she shares to find things that are long enough for me. Aside from being a fashion muse to me, and absolutely beautiful, I had the pleasure of meeting her and she’s lovely inside and out ! Check out @thetallmuse and her blog and even if ur not tall , don’t worry, u can get inspiration as well! 😘😘

  

That time I met Zubaidah …

Hi guys!!! If any of you follow me on instagram or facebook, then you have already seen that I got to model some of Styled by Zubaidah’s spring dresses. I met her at a convention not only did I get to wear a couple of her fabulous dresses, I also got a little impromptu interview. I was super excited because I have been following Styled by Zubaidah on Insta for awhile and I love her dresses. Here is my mini interview and pictures:

Who is Styled by Zubaidah? Do you know? Zubaidah originally started her company selling unique jewelry. Now she sells women’s fashion and specializes in selling sizes 12-22. How amazing is that? A company especially for us curvier women, because guess what, we want to look fashionable too!! Not only does Zubaidah run her company designing beautiful women’s fashion she is also a wife and mommy and has a full time job outside of running this business. A woman after my own heart! I asked her about her background and what made her want to start this company.

When asked about her clothing she said, she likes to make things that have some stretch to it. Stretchy material is great for curvier women,  she wants to make sure the clothes fit comfortably.

I asked her how does she build up clientele. Her response was mostly word of mouth and events. She has a quality product that people want to spend their money on, and its modest. For example, the cardigans I’m wearing in the pictures wasn’t sheer, so would not require much layering especially during the hot summer.  She does post on social media as well.

Lastly I asked her what is her biggest challenge-? Like a true designer, her answer was, redefining , staying relevant, having things that fit the curvier women that they will feel comfortable in. Doing this AND being a mother  (finding the time for it all). However, even with these challenges, she loves it and does it for the pleasure of her lord. Providing women with clothes that they can feel beautiful in, while still maintaining their modesty.

I am great full I got to meet Zubaidah and I look forward to meeting up with her again in the near future iA!

Now, how about these dresses and cardigans? They are all available here.

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Zubaidah and I in the elevator.

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Getting ready for the photo shoot.

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Slim fit coral zipper Aisha dress. New for spring.

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Black and Peach Daisy maxi cardigans. Look at the daisy cut outs. So cute.

Tropical tribe Layla dress, love those pockets!

Tropical tribe Layla dress, love those pockets!

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Carefree BMW

So this one is a late post… hmmm let’s see, back on March 29th I got to participate in a photo shoot for project carefree bmw. What is that you ask? A movement started by poet Sadiyah Bashir and photographer Soda Ahmed to embrace the culture, religion and beauty of the Black Muslim Woman.  To watch the full video click here.

What did I wear to this photo shoot you ask? Great question! I finally got to wear my Amanda Valentine Maxi color block dress!!! Ok who watches project runway? If you do, you’ll know who Amanda Valentine is. She went to fashion week in the finale and had two maxi dresses. I LOOOOOVED both of them, they are so bohemian chic. Anyhow I stalked her website until she put them for sale, and I got one. I love this dress. Quite honestly though, I was nervous about how this dress would look on me since I’m not a size 0 you know. A couple of my friends thought it would look like a sheet on me. Well I took a chance anyway because I loved it so much and I think it looks ok. What do you think? Oh and by the way, how fabulous is this necklace?? My friend got it for me as a gift and I LOVE it!

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The Amanda Valentine color block maxi. Original on the left and me on the right :).

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30 day hijab challenge

Hey guys! 

During the month of match I participated in a 30 day hijab challenge on Instagram. I “tried” to wear a different hijab each day and play around with different styles. Of course I missed a couple days. Here are my hijabs and links to where I got them. Some of them were gifts or old or from overseas so I don’t have a link for them. 

   

This one is a Scout Rigby silk scarf

  

Also from Scout Rigby

    

This one is from Medina

  

Also from a street vendor in Medina

  

Bow hijab

  

This one was a gift but I think they got it from DSW

    

Tried the side braid turbn style. i had mixed feedback on this one.

  

Infinity scarf, no pins needed!

 

Ruffle hijab

         

From a street vendor in MEDINA

    

From a street vendor in MEDINA

  

From a street vendor in MEDINA

  

This one is sooooo old!

     

💕 FASHION BLOGGER FRIDAY💕

💕FASHION BLOGGER FRIDAY💕 Today I’m featuring the beautiful @coverupchic ! A blogger who I absolutely love! I feel like I can relate to her because the majority of clothes I wear are work clothes and she puts together modern and classy yet modest outfits that are perfect for work! And her shoes and bags are everything 💗💗. I also love now she puts the pics together with all the outfit pieces laid out so it’s easy to see the The pieces. Check out her blog at http://coverupchic.blogspot.com and her IG @coverupchic. Trust me u won’t be disappointed!!

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Happy Friday!!!!

So on my instagram page I have been doing something called Fashion blogger Fridays. My take on #fbf, instead of flashback Fridays.  Today I thought, why not post on my blog as well for those of you who do not follow me on IG or FB, I can still share these wonderful bloggers with you! Normally I will post one about one fashion blogger each Friday, but today I will post all of the bloggers that I have posted the past few weeks to catch you all up. Today I featured Fabhima She is one of my most favorite fashion bloggers. Her sophisticated chic style is so fabulous and gives homage to style icons from the 50s and 60s. She pulls off styles that I wish I could ! Her instagram page is @fabhima, or you can check out her blog here.140

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Deeqa is the very first fashion blogger that I featured for FBF. She is one of the most unique fashion bloggers I have found so far.  Her style in her own words can be described as “authentic, creative and bold”. She wears a lot of vintage looks and many of them are self made.  She pulls her inspiration from her mother’s closet, Audrey Hepburn, and Sarah Jessica Parker.  Her blog can be found here.136

Leena was one of the first fashion bloggers I started following. I love her style, its impeccable.  Not only is she one of the cutest bloggers out there, she’s so sweet.  She answered my questions since I’m new to blogging (whereas some bloggers totally ignore you lol). Beautiful and caring, great combo! Her blog is found here.137

 

I like to get ideas and inspiration from all kinds of bloggers. This day I featured Tanesha. Her blog was named best curvy blog in 2012 and she has a collection as well. I love her blog because if you see something you like you can buy it from her website. Also she is tall and curvy so when she wears something I can kind of have an Idea what it might look like on me. Love seeing other curvy bloggers! Her blog can be found here.138

Audrey I happened to randomly stumble upon while going through my instagram feed and followed her after just seeing one picture.  On top of being so adorable, I love her style.  I feel like in a way we are a bit similar in that we don’t fit into one specific kind of style, but take from different styles to put together stylish outfits.  I also like that she is studying to be a journalist (totally would I would have done in my other life!).  Her blog can be found here.139

I hope you guys enjoy these installments of FBF! When I find things that I like, I love to share, so check out these guys 🙂