Special Occasion

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So you have a friend’s wedding, engagement, or any formal occasion to attend and you don’t know how to wear your hijab. That’s pretty much me all the time.

After searching for ways to wrap my scarf in a way that won’t let loose during the event, I found a really simply and beautiful way to wear it: Shawl Tutorial . I personally love wearing my hijab simple because putting too many pins to hold my hijab in place make me crazy, so I’d rather keep myself from the hassle and be worry-free.

For this event, I wore a strapless chiffon Grecian dress  in pink and a white polyester  hijab with a hint of pink sparkles. I also wore a silver head hand around my hijab to hold my scarf in place and to give it a more formal look.

Patterned Pashmina

 

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My very first patterned pashmina hijab!

So, since summer is approaching, I’ve been trying to find easier ways to wrap my hijab without requiring the hassle of putting pins everywhere to keep it in place. And, I found the easiest and best way ( at least for me) to wrap my veil without having it on too tight and, at the same time, not having it fall apart when I move. I’ll be posting a video soon on how to wrap the pashmina hijab the way I have it here, and it is so simple.

I bought this print pashmina hijab from Egypt, but I know so many hijab stores sell very similar patterned pashmina hijabs. I normally never wear printed hijabs, but I decided to give it a try. So if you’re like me and don’t like to wear anything but solid hijabs, you might find that printed hijabs aren’t so bad–give them a try.

When I was doing some searching for hijab materials, I came across this wonderful inspirational hijab site–Pearl Daisy–that sells so many beautiful hijabs with amazing styles I’ve never seen before; they sell a variety of gorgeous printed pashmina hijabs, so I’ll definitely be trying out some of their hijabs.

Hijab Material

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Here are two types of hijab materials for a casual look:
1) Purple Turkish square hijab (polyester)

2) Green cotton crinkle hijab

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Here are two other hijab materials that you can check out:

1) A leopard print hijab (rayon material)

2) A light chiffon white shawl with a black under piece.

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Here are two other hijab materials for a more formal look:

1) Black sheer shawl worn with a hidden under piece.

2) Slightly printed white silk hijab.

Style

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Dressed in a striped dress and a denim shirt.

 

 

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Hijab worn with harem pants and light pink blouse.

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Light blue pashmina hijab.

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Dressed in navy trousers and white blouse.

 

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Two piece hijab: blue under-piece and a bright yellow crinkle hijab.

 

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High waisted pleated skirt and light denim shirt.

 

 

The Myths Contaminating This World

“So, are all ‘your kind’ forced into marriages?” My God, the misinterpretation that people take for Islam–culture and religion are completely different from each other. I’ve been asked this question so many times because people assume that hijabies are forced into marriage, which is completely against the teachings of Islam. Sometimes, people fail to recognize the difference between forced marriage and Islam’s teachings of marriage. Let me put it plainly for those who don’t know… a Muslim woman is allowed to either deny or accept a man’s marriage proposal to her, and vice versa for the man. Yes, that means that a Muslim women is allowed to propose to a man as well. That also means that both the man and the woman are able to CHOOSE the person they plan to spend the rest of their eternity with.

“Did your family force you to wear that (hijab)?”
Islam is not a religion of compulsion, so, no, I was not at all forced to wear hijab; it was my decision as I mentioned in my previous post. While a woman may be encouraged, it is never okay to force her to wear hijab; she should be able to make that decision for the sake of Allah. Besides, forcing someone to do something will only make them hate it more. This story is a perfect example of what I mean.

“Are you guys allowed to talk to guys?” OMG, seriously? if you are wondering…no, we are not to be shielded from the world of men. We can talk to them just like any normal being–that is, with respect, because we expect the same respect back.  So don’t mistake a women’s want for respect for “dude, she’s not allowed to talk to guys.”

“So do you work with your degree? Or are you forced to be a stay-at-home mom?” This question really gets me. I work so hard for my education and plan on following my career, so when people ask questions like that, I feel like firing up–but I don’t. Again, people just mistake culture for Islam. These cultural norms adopted in the Middle East are not related to what Islam advocates. According to Islam, a women is permitted to work if she wants, but she cannot be forced to work to support financially for the house. She has the right to work and not work–it’s entirely up to her.

 

Spring Hijab

Aren’t you REALLY HOT in that? If you mean that in a physical attractive
way, then YEAH. No, I’m shivering in this blazing weather. I mean really,
come on’. I don’t understand why people have to make such obvious remarks.
Don’t we all get hot when it’s humid? Seriously though, if you’re wondering…I’m
not melting under my hijab. I usually wear lighter clothing and sheer hijabs
when its hot out, so it’s not that bad. Do you ever notice how people wear hats,
or how construction workers and gardeners cover their head from the sun?
See, they do that as protection from the sun. It’s not as hot as it looks, I promise.

I paired together a white maxi dress with a denim vest for an effortlessly chic
look. You can wear a light long sleeve shirt under the dress for coverage and
wrap the 
peachy hijab however you like.

Spring Hijab

Spring Hijab by moamen featuring a bib necklace

Zalando dress
$77 – zalando.co.uk

Bardot denim waistcoat
$82 – bardot.com.au

Floral shoes
modcloth.com

Reiss
reiss.com

Michael kor
$255 – johnlewis.com

Sheer shawl
etsy.com

Hijab Stores In New York

Have you wondered were you can find nice hijabs in New york? Well, I was trying to find stores that sell similar hijabs to the ones I’ve been featuring and came across some really awesome hijab boutiques that you can check out. Their prices range from an average of $8 -$20 a hijab depending on the fabric and designs of the hijab.

 

 

 

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