Sunday, June 27, 2010

Review: Shurk Maliki Hoodie

Today I am going to share with you a review of shukronline’s Light Jersey Maliki Hoodie. I often browse this site, and on a recent visit I broke down and ordered this jacket. Once it arrived I was very pleased with the quality and detail put into this jacket. It has a very modest fit, yet because of the design it does not look boxy. Usually I hate how jackets are often tight around the arms, and as such they are hard to layer, with this jacket it is not an issue. Actually the fit is so modest even if you went a size down it would still not be figure hugging.

Issues: Overall this is a great piece, but because of the thickness of the fabric it would not be great for hot, or in my case hot and humid, climates during the summer; however, there is plenty of airflow and you would be fine for short periods of time even in summer heat. Shurk’s site does warn you of this if you switch from the main page to the details tab (this is a great feature).


Although it appears this woman is making no attempt to dress modestly, I wanted to post this picture as a reminder. I have seen it more and more where women at the mall wear a scarf, but wear not only skin tight clothes but often semitransparent items. Before you go out look in the mirror and if you can see your undergarments or skin then there is no need to put a scarf on. It is sad to say but women in trousers and a tunic are more in line with the idea of modest dressing than those who wear a scarf with a tee-shirt and leggings or tight and transparent clothes.

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Basic Shayla

Trying to make my own step by step how to post reminded me of all those fancy Egyptian styles, and sisters magazines. This is an older picture, but it is a nice basic style.

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Square Scarf

After showing this blog to a friend she asked what I meant by square scarf tied behind. Below is my attempt to show you the style I was talking about:

Step 5: pin beneath your chin

Step 6: twist loose ends in front

Setp7: pull the loose ends behind your head and tie them in two loose knots

Make sure that your knotted end is underneath the main triangle tail of the scarf. Here is a youtube video demonstrating a similar style:

Please note that with small square scarves it can be hard to tie your knots first, and instead you have to twist the scarf pull the ends behind your head and tie the knots. Also, a decorative broach at the base of the chin is an accessory for this style.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Great Buys

Today I stumbled across a great sale at H&M. In general, I frequent this store because it often carries modern clothing that are modest styling friendly. Today my new closet additions are tee-shirt tunic hybrids, both cost only 5 dollars : )

The black one is a classic loose, yet not boxy, tunic. It has elbow length sleeves and the hem falls mid-thigh. This one will look great paired with anything from wide leg jeans, to flowing skirts. It is relatively plain, so it will be great to add accessories to.

The second find has a more unique cut. Its styling is reminiscent of a butterfly style abaya, since it is loose beneath the arms and gets more fitted around the arms. Much to my surprise, despite the thinness and great breath-ability of this shirt, it was not transparent; however, it is a bit shorter than I would have liked.

It would have been neat if there were long sleeve versions of these shirts, I would have especially like to see long sleeves on the gray one. Other than that these are nice pieces at a great price. Also, if you are in store check out the great selection of accessories, which are perfect for personalizing and dressing up plain outfits.