I hope all is well on your end. I’m back with a quick outfit of the day. This look is my golden girl look, cause you know that highlight is poppin’ (Cardi B’s voice).
All my fellow Muslim girls understand how exciting it is to find a cute long sleeve dress, they are so hard to find!
Shoes: TJ Maxx
I love chiffon hijabs, I feel like it’s such an easy material to wear and it’s breathable, which is great for summer. If you have not tried chiffon hijabs give them a try, and let me know what you think!
Hi guys! (in my best Dina Tokio voice)
I saw something on social media not too long ago and wanted to discuss it…and what better platform to do it than this blog.
What I saw a few weeks ago kind of rubbed me the wrong way. I saw a few girls talking negatively about a young woman named Halima Aden on Twitter. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Halima Aden, she is a Somali-American model. She was recently featured in Vogue Magazine and walked the runway for Yeezy Season 5. Halima is an inspiration to many, including myself. Seeing a young, Somali, hijabi making it in the fashion world is truly inspiring, but seeing other girls slandering her is kind of frustrating. The fashion world is not very hijabi friendly as it is, so seeing this young woman breaking all these barriers is amazing and you really can’t help but root for her.
These young women’s disparaging comments really made me think of the importance of female support. I think it is vital that we, as women, support and uplift one another. Being in a world that seems so dedicated to tearing women down is difficult and it’s made much more difficult when those that are doing the tearing down are fellow women. Women are conditioned to see each other as competition from a young age, that’s how society wants us to view each other, as adversaries rather than as allies. So, instead of falling into that trap, we should make a conscious effort not to view each other as the enemy. This mentality of “there can only be one woman” only hinders us. We should always remember that someone else’s success does not take away from our own. As women, we should be rooting for one another. I mean, after all shouldn’t we want for our sister what we want for ourselves?
I love seeing other women succeed. It inspires me to see women being brilliant, successful, powerful individuals in their own right. So, ladies, let’s not look at each other as the competition, instead I say we look to each other for inspiration.
This OOTD was for a friend’s bridal shower. The theme was red, but to be honest I was nervous about how red would look on me. In the end I ended up loving the look. The details are posted below, let me know what you guys think of the look!
Hijab: random Somali shop
Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t been posting often, let me give you a quick update on what’s been happening. I’ve been so busy with life! My husband, my sister, and a group of my really close friends have been graduating college the last couple of weeks, so I have been celebrating all their accomplishments. Congrats to the class of 2017 y’all did it!! (mashallah)
And in other news, I just celebrated my first Mother’s Day, happy belated Mother’s Day to all the moms, y’all are amazing. My mom doesn’t really care much for Mother’s Day, she’s a firm believer of “Mother’s Day is everyday,” so I thought I wouldn’t really care for it either, but y’all I love Mother’s Day! It’s nice to have a whole day that is just about celebrating us, plus I love getting gifts.
That is all the updates I have for now, I will work on keeping you guys update more often. To keep up with me on a daily basis follow me on social media. All of my social media information is in the ‘About’ tab.
Here is a quick makeup look, let me know what you guys think and if y’all would like more makeup looks. The details to this look are posted below:
Foundation: Maybelline Fit me – Shade 330
Concealer: LA Girl Pro – warm honey
Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow wiz & Brow definer (both is the shade ebony)
Lashes: Kiss Eyelashes (I don’t know the exact name)
Contour: Tarte – MakeupShayla
Highlight: Tarte – MakeupShayla & BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel palette
Lipstick: NYX liquid suede – soft spoken & Brooklyn thorn
When I used to think of pregnancy I used to automatically think of the excruciating pain of labor. I didn’t realize how amazing of a journey it was until I experienced it for myself. Pregnancy is one of those things you have to experience for yourself in order to truly understand what I’m talking about. It’s a wonderful, often painful, and definitely loooong journey; but it is such a beautiful miracle to experience.
During my last semester of college my husband and I found out we were having our first child, and we were elated. None of my friends had kids, so I didn’t have a peer to warn me about what to expect. The morning sickness, random aches and pains, and the terrible fatigue were all worth it the first moment we heard our daughter’s heartbeat. This little person who was half me and half my husband was going to join the world!
Then came the day we finally got to meet her. After almost a full day of labor, Kam decided to grace us with her presence. The moment I laid eyes on her all of the pain went away. To finally see this person I have been waiting months to meet was incredible. Tears of joy streamed down my face as I heard her cry for the first time.I loved her even before I met her, so that love tripled a million times when I met her.
I have never experienced a love like the love I have for my daughter, I honestly did not think I could love anyone this much. Every second of pain was worth it to have this little blessing that is Kam. Whenever people ask how motherhood is going I don’t know how to describe it, my words can’t accurately describe what it’s truly like. The only way I can put it is that having a child is like having your heart in human form. Your child becomes the absolute most important thing in your life. I could have the worst day ever, but the moment I see my daughter it’s like any feeling of pain, anger, or sorrow wash away.
As much as parenthood is this amazing experience, it is also tough. This little blessing comes into your life and has all these needs that you have to take care of. Having your sleep interrupted every two hours to feed a newborn really lets you get a taste of how difficult parenthood can be. To be a parent, you have to be able to sacrifice a lot things such as your body, your freedom, your time, and maybe a little bit of your sanity; but I know those of us that are parents wouldn’t trade it for the world. I truly hope that any of you that want kids someday are blessed to experience how amazing parenthood is, there is nothing like it.
Hey guys! Sorry that I’ve been MIA for a little while. Here is a quick OOTD featuring my new favorite hijab. My hijab is from Amara, if you haven’t heard about them make sure you go and check them out. They have amazing hijabs, the colors are stunning. Plus they have a ‘Somalia’ hijab, which all of the proceeds of that hijab go to help those that are affected by the drought.
For this look:
Hijab: Amara (the color is deep blush)