Thank you for submitting your questions on my latest Instagram post! I've answered my top ones here. Enjoy!
1. HIJAB TIPS?
For my look, I really try to do a simple loose wrap with the scarf folded in half so that the trim on the face is more thick, and less stuck to my face.
Fave materials: modal, viscose, cotton
For outfits and hijab suggestions, here are some of my favorite scarf-outfit formulas!
1. Gradual color lightening: for example, if I'm wearing a hot pink sweater, I'll pair it with a lighter shade pink scarf, that way it's a smooth shift between shades.
2. Match with shoes: this is an easy way to make your look feel put together from head to toe. For example, if I'm wearing a white scarf, I'll pair it with white sneakers, and same goes for a gray scarf with silver loafers, etc.
2. ACCESSORIES WITH AN OUTFIT-- YES OR NO?
So, although you don't see me in a bunch of necklaces and bracelets, I always have on a statement watch that matches the hardware in my outfit. I love to wear a bag that brings a pop of color, as well as sunglasses (if you haven't noticed by now!). I feel that my scarf is an accessory in itself, and so I'm technically always accessorized. Some suggestions I'd say is to stack on the gold / silver hardware bracelets!
4. REC'S FOR LOW PRICED PROM DRESSES!?
I'm ALWAYS on the look out for these as well! I've linked some of my faves here under $250. Hope it helps! : )
5. HAVE YOU EVER VISITED SYRIA?
Yes! We used to always go and spend three months of our summer vacation in Damascus as children, visiting family, taking Arabic classes, and pretty much having an amazing childhood in the Middle East. I'd always come back to the USA forgetting English on my first day of school from how long we spent in Syria. The last time I visited was in 2009 before the war.
6. WHERE DO YOU USUALLY SHOP?
I'm so grateful to receive plenty of things in the mail from some amazing brands I work with, so I've actually HARDLY shopped in the past few years. The main stores I do like though are H&M, Zara, Express, Topshop, Boohoo, ASOS, The Frankie Shop, Storets, and Uniqlo!
7. BEST CLOTHES FOR SUMMER TIME!?
I'd totally suggest sticking to lightweight long sleeve cardigans over tanks or rompers. I love wearing culottes, and other forms of wide leg, breezy pants over high low tops. I'm also into maxi skirts and a fitted thin blouse on top. There's so many stylish ways to stay cool in the summer and mainly think about the light weight colors and fabrics (white, white, white!).
8. PLANS AFTER SCHOOL & MARRIAGE?
I might be moving to a new city with my soon to be husband after the wedding--- stay on the lookout on Instagram for announcements! As for post-marriage plans, I'll stay doing what I always do, sharing content and style tips for you all, and iA onto bigger plans! I'd eventually love to return to Saint Louis, and we plan to make it work in the future.
9. MODEST WEAR FOR THE GYM?
I LOVE my pieces from Athleta-- they always have modest tunics to pair with leggings. Another brand I recently discovered is Bella Hijabs- checkout this tunic!
10. UNIVERSITY DEGREE?
Business Management with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies.
12. HOW TO MIX N' MATCH SKIRTS FOR TRAVELING?
I'd always suggest bringing along a white long sleeve blouse, and a denim jacket + t shirt. These combinations can always be paired on top of a skirt, whether going for a more elegant look, or relaxed / casual vibe.
13. BRIDAL BOUTIQUE REC'S IN SAINT LOUIS?
I LOVED Town & Country Bridal for wedding gowns. As for evening wear, checkout Artizta Bridal in Arnold!!!
14. DO YOU GOOGLE POSES OR DO IT INSTANTLY?
I've never really googled a pose before. I kind of do it instantly, and try to make sure there's always movement in the image, whether it be placing my hand against the wall, or grabbing something in my bag--- just trying to keep it entertaining!
15. WHAT DOES MODESTY MEAN TO YOU?
To me, modesty really represents one's inner virtues, such as humility, simplicity, and overall purity of the heart.
16. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
Well, based off on the amount of Buzzfeed quizzes I've completed by now, I'd call myself an extrovert, who's more on the relaxed side of things, but always down for spontaneous adventures!
17. IS YOUR HUSBAND SYRIAN?
18. IS IT OKAY FOR YOU TO MARRY SOMEONE OUTSIDE OF YOUR CULTURE?
Totally! Personally, I love being Syrian and would want my children to grow up and have the same cultural values as I did, so being Syrian was a bonus for me in a spouse!
19. WHAT IS YOUR CAMERA?
iPhone 8s! And Nikon D3200 sometimes (but upgrading ASAP).
20. TIPS ON COLOR BLOCKING FOR TALL GIRLS?
I'd suggest always wearing something high-low, that way its not creating a strict barrier between the colors. Checkout this outfit for an example!
Thanks so much for reading along girls and I'll be sure to do these more often!