Oct 282014
 

Mariam Sobh Hijab Fashion and Hijab Style Blog

I’ve always been a fan of supplements. Taking vitamins on and off for years, particularly when I was pregnant.

But, with how hectic life can be, I often forget.

In the last two years though, I noticed that I have felt more sluggish than usual. Tired and stressed and frustrated that I couldn’t do anything about it.

That’s how life is in general for most people these days though. We can’t seem to keep up with all the demands being placed on us from all corners! Whether it’s family or friends or work or children’s school functions, etc. and the list goes on.

I’m the type of person that is quite hard on myself. It’s part of my nature I suppose. I try to focus on more positive things, but when I get hit with a ton of stress, I turn into one big ball of negativity.

What I’ve known all along, is that I need to get adequate sleep and nutrition or else I don’t respond well to stress.

My body shuts down and I get sick a lot easier when I’m not on my A game.

So what is one to do?

My goal is to take things one step at a time. Instead of dwelling on the future and “what ifs” I focus on the now.

That means, I ask myself… what am I doing today this moment that I need to get done? Once I get that out of the way, I move on to the next thing.

It’s not always easy, but it’s a start.

Another things I’m working on is building up my nutrition.

I recommend you speak with a health professional before embarking on anything, so please do not do anything without expert advice.

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So here are the 3 ways I’ve been working to counter negativity and stress in my life:

  1.  I have started taking additional supplements to my daily multi-vitamin/Vitamin D/Omega’s to help put my body in balance. Magnesium, Calcium and B Complex vitamins have been added to my list. It could be the placebo effect, or perhaps they are working. Because I certainly do feel more refreshed and focused.
  2. The other thing I’ve found that also helps besides eating right, sleeping right and getting enough water and exercise, is finding something you love to do. I think that’s something we all search for subconsciously. I don’t know if there is a perfectly happy life out there, but I do believe we can get pretty close to it.
  3. The final thing I’ve done to decrease negativity in my life is stopped going on Facebook as much as I used to, and limiting that has enabled me to be more focused on real life human interaction. Social media is a great tool, but it can also take a toll.

What do you do to relieve stress?

Oct 242014
 

As the cooler temperatures become more and more consistent, it can be hard to find something to wear that is between a coat and a jacket.

Hijabtrendz Junior says she doesn’t want to be too puffy, so we compromise with this jacket. It’s almost a mix between a sweatshirt and a trench coat.

Hijabtrendz Junior fall fashion 2014

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It’s heavy enough to keep warm, but light enough to not feel like it’s winter.

Outfit deets: jacket was a gift from grandma, but the label says “cutie fashion”.

Uniform: Target

Tights: Target

Shoes: Stride Rite

And here is a bonus video from Hijabtrendz Junior:

Oct 222014
 

Best in Bridal Too Sexy for the Dress

One of our Hijabtrendz fans and local hijabi fashionistas from Chicago was recently features on television for a show called “Best in Bridal” on the FYI network.

Check out Nora on the show by watching the full episode here.

If you want to keep up with this stylish hijabi you can follow her on instagram.

Oct 212014
 

We had the opportunity to check out a brand new high end luxury store in Chicago called PRSVR.

Margaret Williamson is the owner of the brand. She says PRSVR stands for “persevere”.

“The idea really started about 10 years ago. My husband and his two college roommates came up with this concept. They were doing a lot of traveling as “sneaker heads”. They loved to collect high end sneakers, and they couldn’t afford all the super high end luxury items like luggage.  They wanted to look distinguished and stick out from the crowd, but they didn’t want to look like everybody else.”

And Williamson says that eventually led them to the concept of an elevated lifestyle brand that would carry luggage, foot ware and apparel.

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Margaret Williamson, owner PRSVR.

Williamson says her husband sat on that dream for about 8 years, but he did a lot of the footwork during that time.

Williamson’s husband traveled to Paris and eventually trained in Milan as a cobbler. He wanted to learn the art of shoemaking and how to actually make the perfect carry on bag.

When she met her husband to be three years ago, Williamson says she noticed him because of what he was carrying.

“He was carrying a beautiful ostrich duffel bag, and I stopped him and I was like oh my goodness.. this is just gorgeous, where did you get it? and he said he made it!”

Willimason says each time she saw him after that, he continued to impress her with other handmade items.

“It was this awesome jacket, and then it was an amazing sweatshirt. And I just finally said if you’re doing this, there may be something there. So two years ago we launched the brand.”

So what does PRSVR stand for?

Passion, risiliance, sacrifice, values, respect; Williamson says they believe these are the fundamentals needed to achieve perseverance.

“The brand itself is created for people who live and work in the city. So it’s for those people who need pieces that are stylish yet functional.”

The entire line is a his and hers collection. Williamson says a lot of the pieces are crated in both male and female silhouettes.

You can see some of the photos from their lookbook here:

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And here are some shots inside the new store:

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While I was there, I got to try on the leather track pants. I’ve never busted out leather pants because I’ve never felt confident enough to wear them. These were comfortable and loose and I have to say the heels (I borrowed them from Margaret) added a bit of edge to the look.

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 So, what are your thoughts? Are you digging the leather look? 

Want to check the store out? Head over to 900 N Michigan ave. The store is located on the 5th floor to the right of Bloomingdales.

If you’re not in Chicago and are interested in shopping online you can go to the website. They offer worldwide shipping.

Oct 182014
 

hijabtrendz review

Awhile back I posted how I was on the search for products that didn’t contain harsh chemicals.

My youngest seemed to have developed some reactions on her face and I wanted to figure out what was causing it.

I went on a major spending spree buying toothpaste and hair care and lotion to try my best to alleviate her symptoms.

In the process…I ended up finding something for myself that I absolutely love.

Soap from Simply Birgit.

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I’ve always used face washes, but now I use this soap and I have to say the smell and clean feeling afterward are pretty amazing.

This is my personal review and may not be someone else’s cup of tea…and the price tag is a little steep at $8.00 a bar.

So, not it’s your turn…

What is your favorite skin care cleanser?