Monday, October 29, 2012


We hope all of you had a lovely Eid.  We surely enjoyed our Eid, alhumdulillah, celebrating with our family and close friends.  Here are some pictures to re-cap our Eid for you.

Nazreen, rocking the animal print and bubble necklace trend

Mary, keeping it chic in a trench coat and stripes

Nicole looking gorgeous in a lace dress with her cutiepie, Talal

Remember ladies, keep it simple, keep it stylish, but always keep it modest :-).

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Watch Out!

Watches are wardrobe staples for every closet. They are probably the most useful accessories we wear as women. Watches come in a variety different colors, designs, and prices. Here is a guide to finding the right watch for you!

There are basically two different styles of watches. You can get watches with leather straps or with metal bands. They both have advantages and disadvantages. Leather straps are great for adjusting to your wrist size, and can be changed easily. Unfortunately, they get old and dirty fast. Watches with metal bands don’t have the issue of getting old or ripped, but you have to get them adjusted at the store to your wrist size. They also, after a while, will get scratched.  Both have their ups and downs, but you can choose what is best for you.

Depending on your wardrobe, skin tone, and accessories you can chose the right watch for you. If you are going for a more casual look, opt for a simple watch. If you want a more formal and sophisticated look, pick a watch that’s more elegant. Depending on your skin tone, choose the right colors. If you are cool toned, your skin favors silver, platinum, and white gold. Warm skin tones favor gold, pewter, brass, and copper. This is just a generalization. If you try on something opposite of your skin tone, and it complements you, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear it. When picking out which metal or color to get, go for either a neutral color or a color you wear a lot. It will be easier for you to complement your clothes to your watch.

Fossil Watch, Women's Emma Brown Leather Strap 38mm ES3118 (available at Macy’s)

Juicy Couture 'Beau' Crystal Accent Leather Strap Watch (available at Nordstrom)

Michael Kors Watch, Women's Chronograph Dylan Rose Gold Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet 43mm MK5412 (available at Macy’s)

Betsey Johnson Watch, Women's Rose Gold Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet 38mm BJ00040-14 (available at Macy’s)

Michael Kors Watch, Women's Chronograph Blair Bronze Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet 39mm MK5493 (available at Macy’s)

Michael Kors Watch, Women's Chronograph Runway Twist Alabaster Acetate and Silver Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet 38mm MK4263 (available at Macy’s)

Burberry Watch, Women's Swiss Nova Check Fabric Strap 26mm BU9212 (available at Macy’s)

Burberry Check Stamped Round Dial Watch  (available at Nordstrom)

kate spade new york 'gramercy grand' bracelet watch  (available at Nordstrom)

AX Armani Exchange 'Hampton' Quilted Dial Watch  (available at Nordstrom)

Michael Kors 'Blair' Chronograph Watch  (available at Nordstrom)

Betsey Johnson Watch, Women's Rose Gold Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet 40mm BJ00004-17 (available at Macy’s)

Michael Kors Watch, Women's Chronograph Camille Rose Gold Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet 44mm MK3196 (available at Macy’s)

Lacoste Watch, Unisex Goa Multi-Color Silicone Strap 40mm 2020039 (available at Macy’s)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch, Women's Two-Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet 36mm MBM3194 (available at Macy’s)

When it comes to accessorizing with your watch you have a lot of options. Here are some examples.

Stay Modest, Stay Stylish!

Gusta Iren for HijabiTopia

Friday, October 26, 2012


All of us at HijabiTopia would like to wish you an Eid Mubarak. May you spend a wonderful Eid with your families and friends, across the globe.

Sending you all a great big Eid Hug! :-)

Nicole, Mary, Nazreen & Elif

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Creativity Put A Hole Through My Wallet

Having an eye for creativity comes at an expense!! 


Because every time you walk into a fabric store, you have to force yourself to not touch any fabrics because the minute you feel the piece of fabric, a never ending stream of thought overcomes you on all the different projects you can do with that piece of fabric. At the end of your fabric store tour, you find yourself buying 3 times as much stuff you originally came in for. 

So its safe to say that my creativity is sometimes my ultimate bank account emptier. From italian silk to beautiful chiffon and detailed lace, fabric can get a little pricey. If you are targeting normal, everyday fabric, you can find it at a very affordable price at certain retailers but once you step up your game to quality fabrics that simply take your breath away once you lay your eyes on them, then you're talking about double and triple digits. 

In the end, it all depends on your customer base and what you're in search of. If you're like me and can't control your creative stream of thought, make sure to ask around for quality and affordable fabrics. They're not always in the fancy looking stores. If you ask the right people, you'll find that some of the greatest quality fabrics are in the smallest and weirdest looking buildings ever.

Shop smart ladies...

Ndaa Hassan for Hijabitopia

"Fashion Show Coordinator, fashion blogger, and designer/owner of Écharpe à la Mode line, Ndaa Hassan is an Egyptian American fashion fanatic with a passion for art, design, fashion, decor, sushi, chocolate and other random things. She aspires to bring the beauty of modest wear to light along with inspiring the youth to follow their dreams to becoming whatever their hearts may desire. whether thats a fashion designer, lawyer, doctor, teacher or an amazing mother."

Monday, October 22, 2012

Boots 101

Fall time is the beginning of boot season! Boots are a great way to spice up your outfit, because there is such a variety. They range from different styles, colors, and prices making it easy to mix and match with your outfits. Depending on your outfit, body shape and style, choosing the right pair of boots is essential.

Saddle Up
The first type of boot is equestrian boots (aka riding boots). These are tall and usually reach below the knee. They come in so many different colors. If you want a pair that you can wear with a lot of different outfits buy a neutral colored pair.

MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Fulton' Harness Boot (available at Nordstrom)

Tory Burch 'Elina' Riding Boot (available at Nordstrom)

BCBGeneration Shoes, Mailino Boots  (available at Macy’s)

STEVEN by Steve Madden Shoes, Inspire Tall Boots (available at Macy’s)

Country Girl
If you love the western trend, then these are the perfect option! Adding a pair of cowboy boots can give your outfit a western vibe.

Lucky Brand Shoes, Tablita Booties (available at Macy’s)

Lucky Brand Shoes, Tierra Slouch Booties (available at Macy’s)

Steve Madden Women's Shoes, Graced Western Boots (available at Macy’s)

BCBGeneration Shoes, Bastille Booties (available at Macy’s)

Boho Chic
The Bohemian trend is back, and better than ever. Fringe boots are the best way to bring out your inner bohemian chic.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Shoes, Hi-King Fringe Boots (available at Macy’s)

FALCHI by Falchi Shoes, Avaa Western Boots (available at Macy’s)

Rain Dance
Rain boots are the perfect option for those rainy days. These keep your feet from getting wet and still look stylish. Depending on the color, you can pretty much pair these with any outfit. If you like to have more options when it comes to clothing, buy a pair in a color that you wear the most or a neutral color.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Shoes, MK Logo Rain Boots (available at Macy’s)

Sperry Top-Sider Women's Shoes, Pelican Tall Rain Boots (available at Macy’s)

Burberry Tall Rain Boot (available at Nordstrom)

Hunter 'Original Tall' Gloss Rain Boot (Women) (available at Nordstrom)

Biker Chic
If you like the biker look, then these boots are for you. They come in mostly grey, but have a different lengths and designs.

G by GUESS Women's Booties, Youski Booties (available at Macy’s)

Vince Camuto Booties, Winchell Motorcycle Booties (available at Macy’s)

Classy Lady
If you are looking for a classy and more sophisticated look these boots are for you. Boots with heels are the perfect way to dress up your outfit in the fall and winter, weather they are tall or short. They also come in a lot of different colors and materials.

G by GUESS Women's Shoes, Gileza Platform Booties (available at Macy’s)

GUESS Women's Shoes, Oleta Faux Fur Cuff Booties (available at Macy’s)

Tommy Hilfiger Shoes, Frita Tall Dress Boots (available at Macy’s)

Pair of Pillows
On some winter mornings, you get so cold you don’t even want to take off your pajamas. If you are interested in a more casual, warm and stylish look, these boots are for you. These come in a variety of selection and price ranges. Boots that are made from actual sheepskin are a lot pricier than those that use artificial fur. These are also available in different colors.

UGG® Australia 'Classic Short' Boot (Women)

UGG® Australia 'Selia' Boot (Women)

Bearpaw Shoes, Victorian Boots (available at Macy’s)

Bearpaw Shoes, Mamba Boots (available at Macy’s)

Miss Rebel
Combat boots are the season’s hottest trend. These are a great way to toughen up your look. They also come in a variety of styles.

                                   Madden Girl Booties, Gemini Booties (available at Macy’s)

Steve Madden 'Troopa' Boot (available at Nordstrom)

Make sure to get boots that flatter your body shape. You can also accessorize your boots with a pair of leg warmers. Keep warm and stay stylish!

Gusta Iren for HijabiTopia