Hijab organizing tips

There are probably hundreds of blog posts on how to store hijabs! I’m just going to add to it as well 🙂  My friend over at Hafsacreates posted on Instagram asking her followers for hijab organizing tips. After I shared how I store/organize my scarves, she encouraged me to write a blog post about it. And so here we are (a couple months later!).

I use an IKEA multi-use hanger, similar to this, for my everyday go to scarves. The benefits of this hanger are multiple: scarves don’t get as wrinkled on it, they are easily accessible and removing one from the hanger doesn’t interfere with the others. It also takes up minimal room in my closet.

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For my “fancier” scarves, those for Eids, weddings and other special occasions, I use the IKEA Skubb boxes as dividers to organize them. I first separate them by colour, then fold them to roughly the same size and stack them horizontally against each other in the boxes. It’s visually appealing as the scarves are organized by colour and you can quickly see how many of one colour you have (or don’t have). And the boxes keep the scarves contained so when you take one out, it doesn’t mess up your entire drawer.

 

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The above method keeps me in check with my scarf purchases! If I’m thinking of buying a scarf (or two!) I quickly glance at my collection to see which colour/material/design I already have. I’ve been able to resist some impulse purchases this way but also bought a few colours that were missing (hello dusty pink and all those nudes!). On a positive note, I did a major purge when I first implemented this system and have continually done smaller purges within the last couple of years. Now if only I wasn’t slightly addicted to the Voile Chic collection, my wallet would be happier! 😛

 

 

 

 

Dress reveal

And the chosen ones are:

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Both of our dresses are from Modanisa: I’m wearing the orchid print dress and my sister in law is wearing the diva dress. I’ve linked them in my previous post.  Our hijabs are from Voile Chic (we are obsessed with their line of chiffon and jersey scarves!).

Which dresses were your favourites?

 

Positively blushing! 

Blush pink, baby pink, salmon, powder, nude, gold, rose gold. Those are the colours I’ve been seeing for the past few months. Why you ask? Well, my younger brother-in-law is getting married 🙌🏽  and my sister-in-law and I have been on a mission to find a modest gown that befits the occasion. We’ve seen so many that we absolutely loved! From haute couture Elie Saab numbers to fast fashion ones.

After much deliberation, we ordered the ones we couldn’t stop thinking about. And I thought, why not share some of my favourite ones with you, my readers. After all, I don’t want our research to go to waste. So here are our top finds!

Modanisa:

http://m.modanisa.com/en/orchid-evening-dress--salmon--minel-ask-220126.html

Orchid evening dress

http://m.modanisa.com/en/diva-evening-dress--gamze-ozkul-236870.html

Diva evening dress

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Ayperi evening dress

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Mesh evening dress

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Julina evening dress

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Lace evening dress

Mirage by Numra:

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Pink pearls evening dress

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White and gold organza dress

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Blush embellished lace dress

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Nude embellished floral lace dress

Abayabuth:

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Elle evening gown- gold

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Elle evening gown – rose

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Beige evening dress

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Salmon evening dress

Elie Saab

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The Birth of Light collection

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Resort 2017 Collection

Rima Tadmory

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Floral dress

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Nude embellished dress

Photo Credit: Modanisa, Mirage by Numra, Abayabuth, Feizaonline, Elie Saab, Rima Tadmory Woman

If you’d like to shop any of these dresses, just click on the caption of the image.

Can you guess which ones we ordered? My next blog post will reveal the chosen ones…

Guiding our little tribe

The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: “Every one of your (people) is responsible, and everyone is responsible for whatever falls under his responsibility. A man is like a shepherd of his own family, and he is responsible for them”(Bukhari and Muslim).

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“Your wealth and your children are only a trial, whereas God, with Him is a great reward (Paradise).” (Quran 64:15)

“Wealth and Children are Beautifications (Zeenah) for the Life of this world.” [Quran 18:46]

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“O Our Lord! Grant us Spouses and Children that will be coolness of our eyes and make us the leader of the Muttaqoon (those who have taqwa).” [Quran 25: 74]

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Matchy, matchy

Are you a mom who loves to have her kids wear matching clothes? I’M ONE! My boys are 2 years apart and I can get away with reusing clothing from my older one for my younger one. I do this for the most part, but I can’t help but buy matching outfits for them, especially if it’s a special occasion.

They might (most likely will) hate me for this when they’re older but for now I’m enjoying dressing them alike for as long as I can! I even like to make the hubs and I colour coordinate with them if it’s a really special occasion (like on Eid).

A simple way to have them dressed alike is to have a similar or identical item in their attire. In our case, it’s usually their pants or tops that are matched.

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Do you dress your kids alike? How do you achieve it? And do people give you weird looks for doing it or do they compliment you?