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Honeymooning in Alanya

A week after my wedding we went on a well deserved holiday to Alanya in Turkey. My husband arranged for us to spend a week at a 5 star hotel, all inclusive, with a spectacular view, blue sea and golden sand. It was scary, my first time abroad without my parents, however I was super excited, it felt like a proper adventure! I had been to Turkey before (Istanbul with my family), so I knew how amazing Turkey was, the people the environment was all amazing in my first trip which made me even more excited to go and see another part of Turkey. We got to the hotel (Gold city) in the middle of the night, totally exhausted after a 2 hour drive from the nearest airport (Antalya), that night was spent trying to sort out problems with the hotel and their terrible customer service. Next morning we were up taking in the view...and eating (I discovered my husband is an eataholic) -__- Over the next couple of days we went down to the hotel's beach and went para-sailing, it

I Got Married!

Here's the big revelation (which is not quite a revelation if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram)...... The reason I've not posted in so long is because a lot has happened since April and to be honest it all happened so fast I just went along with the buzz until it came to a point where there was so much I wanted to tell you all I didn't know where to begin so I just left it until now. So 7 months on and... I got engaged, got married, moved houses, went on holiday to Turkey, went back to uni, was made full time permanent at my job.... and have just been so busy trying to juggle everything that my brain hasn't stopped to just let it all sink in, still feels a bit surreal. I guess the beginning of my fairytale started thousands of years before the sky met the sea, the man I now call my husband was written in my fate for me, I pray that this story will transcend time and space and will carry on for eternity in Jannah. It was such an emotional, fun filled, joyous a

Review | Wardrobe of style fashionista

Salaam salaam Another review post today. So the name of the company is a bit of a mouthful but it sums up the lady behind it all. One of my readers messaged me via my Facebook page recently telling me about her idea for a new hijabi clothing business. I checked out her page (which also doubles as a blog) and loved her modest and colourful style. The sister then asked if I would review one of her dresses and how could I refuse? I said yes straight away and gave the measurements she required. A couple of weeks later I received a beautiful green tissue paper wrapped parcel (= Of course I had to rip it open and try it on! First thing I noticed was the luxurious feel of the fabric, it was silky and had a good lining which meant it didn't become static and stick to your body, I uploaded some sneak previews of the dress on Instagram (@iHijabi_blog)… Dressed up with some gold jewellery I tried it on in the kitchen on top of my PJ's as soon I opened it hehehe

OOTD | Maleka Abayaz

Salaam salaam! I have so many blog posts I have been meaning to publish but it's a little difficult finding time to take pictures for them and actually sit down and type. Yesterday I went to an evening wedding and found it was the perfect opportunity to wear one of the dress I have recently had made. There are a series of posts coming up introducing you to some amazing talented ladies each who have started their own tailoring/dressmaking/Muslimah clothing company. First of these is Maleka Abayaz. I first came across Maleka Abayaz at an Islamic fashion event for charity and after seeing her designs on the catwalk I couldn't stop raving about her. Since then I have had the opportunity to wear not one but 2 of her beautiful creations. (Images of the first one can be found on my Instagram page (ihijabi_blog) as well as Maleka Abayaz Instagram page). Anyway here is how I wore the Opulent pleated velvet dress in Royal blue. The dress is absolutely stunning mashaAllah and I

Review | Jumana Couture

Assalaamu alaikum girls. Today I shall be finally sharing with you my review for a new company called Jumana Couture. Jumana Couture was set up by two sisters, both of whom love fashion but found that in the UK it was difficult to get hold of high end quality and elegant varieties that are available else where.  As they frequent the Middle East they relish the opportunities to fill their wardrobes with amazing designs and styles that take a while to trend here.  This is how Jumana Couture began, the two sisters  started sourcing some of their favourite brands and picked things they liked wearing and felt others would love too.  Jumana Couture's first collection is of Kashkha scarves.  ' Kashkha ' is a well known brand in Middle East and in some far East areas.  Their scarves and Kaftans are on trend in Dubai and are of fabulous quality. The samples I was sent are both Jersey, right now there is an influx of jersey items both Hijabs and abayas in the market.  However,