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The ’80s Glasses

This may or may not be the last post I write from Oslo this time around. I’m leaving Norway behind Sunday as I head to Granada, Spain, for what I anticipate to be a quite enriching scholarly program,  Dialogo Global’s Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation and Islamic Revival. The two-week trip shall be wrapped up with a weekend in Barcelona, insha’ Allah.


This is just going to be some gushing over finally getting to wear these insanely cool vintage ’80s sunglasses I snagged from my mother’s closet of treasures at the beginning of my stay. I felt cool. They would have been even better with a turban style, though, so I need to make sure that happens in Spain sometime. Otherwise my outfit is really chill: I was visiting a dear friend of mine outside the city and I needed something to lounge around in while still looking presentable. Jersey is the thing for such a purpose, and if you want to be just as comfortable as I was, you should head to H&M asap and grab this cheap baggy skirt with pockets. I’m loving it.


Aztec print scarf: Bikbok (Norway), pleated back chiffon shirt: Urban Outfitters, tribal print mash-up peplum top: Bikbok (Norway), jersey maxi skirt (H&M), bag: Guess, studded gladiator sandals: River Island, accessories: vintage from mom’s closet, Yemen.

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The Simple Life

While spending the afternoon and evening at my grandma’s place with mom’s family barbequing and eating delicious sweet stuff, I was inspired to grab/sit in/come out of Norwegian looking things for some different looking Instagram pictures. My family was not too amused with my attempts to pass these things off as typical activities here.


(Upper left: Reading lamp/flashlight Norwegian style. Upper right: Norwegians enjoy a good cake – this is actually true.  Lower left: pimp my ride, Norwegian edition. Lower right: Norwegians keep dungeons, not basements)

But I was, haha. Creds to my uncle for snapping way better pics than my mom (it is almost like my soon-to-be ex-roomie Sarah took them :)). Also; despite the rural appearance, these photos were all taken 15 minutes driving from the city center – it is far from as bad as it seems…


Scarf: H&M, fringed suede vest: River Island, neon pink shirt: Forever21,  tribal multicolor pants: ASOS, small bag: Gina Tricot (Norway), leopard sandals: New Look, accessories: ASOS, Icing.

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Layers, Layers, and More Layers

A very, very quick post as I gotta get packing for New York, DC, Oslo, and Spain (that’s right; I’m traveling for more than a month from tomorrow, and I didn’t even start putting stuff together). So basically, this outfit is as comfy and casual as it gets. It is built around the washed-out tribal Forever21 pants which supposedly are skinnies. Now I can’t stand true skinny jeans on myself and so whenever I see a print I like I get the absolutely largest size possible to ensure the coverage of pants with a slightly more normal fit (hijab tip, btw, as it doesn’t really matter how the pants fit on top since you cover it anyway).

Bas keddah. The way nicer-than-usual photos are the work of my very talented friend, Anushey Pervez. Find her on Instagram here.




Sometimes, just sometimes, it is a good idea to iron that scarf!




Scarf: Indiska (Norway), vest with chiffon layer: Pitaya, light denim shirt: Ebay, tunic top: Pitaya, tribal print jeans: Forever21, bag: Guess, pumps: Aldo, accessories: ASOS

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End of Semester Mashup

I know it has been ages since my last OOTD, but as referred to in my last post I have just been extremely busy with school, traveling, and so on. Also, it is the end of the semester, which leads to less than great outfits as dressing in the morning and getting to classes are done in quite a hurry. As such, I’m combining three of these thrown-together-in-a-moment outfits here in this post. For more frequent updates for those times when my roomie is not around to take pictures or when my outfits are less  blog-worthy, check out The Hijablog on Instagram.


Headscarf and neckscarf: Egypt, zebra tunic/cardigan: Zara, tribal multicolored top: River Island, pleated maxi skirt: Boohoo, bag: Forever21.


Scarf: Ebay, plaid embellished shirt: Boohoo, plaid super comfy jersey maxi skirt: Hijab-ista, bag: vintage from mom’s closet, ankle boots: Aldo, accessories: ASOS, Icing, Pitaya.


Scarf: Forever21, camo tribal embroidered boyfriend shirt: River Island, crocheted lace vest: Egypt, tunic: Gina Tricot (Norway), Aztec laser pattern jeans: ASOS, bag: Egypt, shoes: Aldo, accessories: H&M, Icing, River Island.

That’s it for now but keep your eyes open for a post on my California trip and the Fashion Fighting Famine show coming shortly.


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Hijab Fest!

Shoes and purses are nice enough, but it is difficult for a hijabi to ever have too many scarves. Obviously then, when the girls behind Imaan & Beauty offered me to try out some new scarves for the spring, I was really excited to do so. Picking out a few from their many bold hijabs was not an easy thing; there are just too many fun prints to choose from. I ended up selecting the Sweet Mulan, Aztec Tassel, Safari Spring, and Baroque Red; all of them maxi scarves. I was also sent some cute bracelets and really smart magnetic hijab pins – Pinjabs – that don’t mess up your scarves when you use them. I hope to feature them in another review soon.


The above picture illustrates how the colors look like in daylight. They’re just really pretty, and the materials are breezy and easy to work with. Maxi scarves are also perfect if you want a more voluminized look. Below you’ll find pictures and direct links to all four. Although I loved them all, Sweet Mulan and Safari Spring are my favorites.


Sweet Mulan is my ultimate favorite among the four scarves. The gorgeous oriental floral print and silky smooth texture is right on point for the spring. Get the Imaan & Beauty Sweet Mulan scarf here.


The best part about this tribal print scarf are the four tassels on each end. Super cute! Get the Imaan & Beauty Aztec Tassel scarf here


This lightweight, huge scarf is perfect for volume. The print is superb, although I find it a little hard to incorporate in an outfit. Get the Imaan & Beauty Baroque Red scarf here


Another favorite of mine, this scarf is big, bold, and beautiful. I love the playful look the different prints and colors create. Get the Imaan & Beauty Safari Spring scarf here

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