Vela Scarves

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 šŸ™‚ Ā My friend over at HafsacreatesĀ posted onĀ Instagram asking her followers for hijab organizing tips. After I shared how I store/organize my scarves, she encouraged me to writeĀ 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 organizeĀ 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 aboveĀ method keeps me in check with my scarfĀ 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! šŸ˜›

 

 

 

 

Black on white, white on black

It takes me forever to get dressed now…partly due to the ‘selecting the outfit’ phase!Ā  I’ve attributed this to a few factors:

  • weight gain due to pregnancy
    • I’ve lost half of my pregnancy weight and haven’t really bought any new clothes aside from the occasional cardigan and blouse. As a result, my wardrobe seems very limited (and snug!).
  • breastfeeding
    • the limited clothing choices I have is reduced even more to those items that I canĀ  comfortably nurse in.

And to make matters more trying are the multiple weddings we’ve attended in the past couple weeks.Ā  I refuse to buy or sew new outfits for every event so I’ve had to come up with creative ways to wear pieces that I already own. The dress below was first worn to my graduation and then later to a family event.Ā  Both times I wore it with a shirt under for a semi-casual look but for a wedding I wanted something more formal so I wore a black blazer over. I added a few bling pieces for some sparkle as well.

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IMG_7532Outfit consists of:

Dress: Jessica Simpson

Scarf: Vela

Blazer: Gifted

Ring: Guess

This is how I wore it to my graduation a couple years ago:

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Which look do you prefer?

 

It’s indeed a good Friday…

Jummah Mubarak dearies!Ā  Today was a wonderful Friday as it’s a public holiday in Canada – Good Friday.Ā  It was nice to go to Jummah with the hubs and visit our families.Ā  Today was also the last ‘distraction day’ I’ll have before the next two weeks ofĀ  assignment deadlines and final exams cramp my life šŸ˜¦Ā  Anywho, here’s my somewhat Spring-like outfit for our somewhat Spring-like weather.

Outfit consists of:

Hijab: Vela Scarves

Maxi Dress: Forever 21

Undershirt: Gap

Flats: Old Navy

Bag: Guess

Cuff: Soon to be available at Bahiya Collections