Mar 202015

Just Long Shirts has been around before the whole “hijab fashion” and “modest fashion” craze and we love the new tops they are releasing this weekend.

Our favorite is this blue color block top. It’s going to be a perfect addition for a Spring/Summer 2015 wardrobe.

We can’t wait to place our order!

just long shirts


It’s also priced reasonably well at $38.99 which is hard to find these days.

We’ll let you know what we think once we get it!

Mar 192015

We just popped into The Gap to see what was in stock today and couldn’t help it…we bought a few items.

This particular one is on sale, it’s probably a dress, but for hijabis it turns into a shirt

From $70 to $23 how can we say no? We love the length and the color.

If you’re noticing a bit of an orange tinge to the skin in the above photos…it’s the aftermath of the self tanner lol. We think it looks pretty good for a fake n bake kind of situation.



There were lots of great dresses that could make tunics so we snapped some photos of them to give you a peek:

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We will save the other items we bought for a future post when we style them all fancy haha.

Are you digging these new Spring looks?

Oh and the pink hijab we’re wearing is from the Jersey scarves limited collection...we have a few left in stock here!

Mar 182015

“Bronzage” is the term our relatives in Lebanon used when they would refer to our sun kissed glow after being out at the pool for hours in the summer.

Well, we’re nowhere near an outdoor women’s pool, so that tan is nearly impossible these days. And we also want to be careful to keep our skin protected from the sun. When we were growing up, it wasn’t much of a concern. Sure we slathered on sun screen, but after 4 hours of swimming, you were bound to lose some of its protection.

In any case, we’re gearing up for our summer skin care routine. And it’s all about giving yourself a hint of color.

This is what we picked up:

sunless tanner lorealtan

We’ve used L’oreal before and we loved the results, and we thought we’d try Jergens and see how the color came out on that one, maybe a combination of the two?

There is also the option to go and get a spray tan, but these days it’s so easy to do it in the comfort of your own home. We’ll show you pics once we’ve got our glow on, hopefully we don’t turn orange! lol.

Mar 172015

Mariam Sobh Hijab Fashion and Hijab Style Blog

A few years ago I started writing a novel as part of the Nanowrimo challenge. It’s where you try to write an entire book in one month.

I had put it to the side and forgotten about it, and once in awhile I’ll take a peek at it and wonder why I haven’t done anything with it or finished it.

Well, my plans are to put it online for you to read and enjoy, because we really don’t have many stories featuring Muslim characters living their normal lives. Plus, it showcases Muslims are normal people who make mistakes and do things that aren’t perfect.

One reason it has taken me so long, is that I’ve been a little hesitant since it has some content that alludes to some intimacy, but there are no graphic details. However, I’m sure there will be folks who think it’s too much just to mention the word love. At the same time though, with the material out in the world now, some people may wonder what I’m talking about because it’s so tame lol.

So, with that being said. Are you curious now? :)

My goal is to get it up for the summer so it can become your favorite “beach read” hehe.

In other news… I’ve been enjoying the sun and went for an amazing bike ride yesterday. It has been at least a year since I last rode my bike. How sad is that? lol. I kept putting it off and saying once I pumped up my tires I’d hit the road.

Well, finally I walked my bike to the gas station down the street, filled the tires with air and rode off down to the lakefront. It took me about 45 minutes to get from my apartment to downtown Chicago. I met up with my husband and had a light lunch at Whole Foods and then biked back home.

It was a bit tough because of how strong the wind was pushing against me on the way back. I felt like I was climbing an endless hill. Once I got home, my legs felt like jello. But it was amazing at the same time. This morning though, that’s a different story haha..I’m feel sore and bruised. But, I’m excited and ready to do it again.

There is something fulfilling about getting a workout in that just felt like a fun relaxing trip through nature.

Now I have to make sure I keep it up!