I really am sorry for the lame caption (;

This look should really be called Charlotte Russe meets Forever21.

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Shirt: Forever 21
Cardigan: Forever 21
Pants: Charlotte Russe
Scarf/Hijab: Charlotte Russe
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Necklace: lol you guessed it, Charlotte Russe!
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Cyber Monday: HIJABS HIJABS HIJABS

Hey ya’ll, quick warning: this blogpost will be super messy because I’m currently drinking 3 shots of espresso and because its 8pm and I need to tell y’all about all the deals on hijabs  that end at midnight!

Here we gooo:

1) Austere Attire: Use promo code AUSTEREMONDAY to get 20% the entire site

Heres some of my fave hijabs from Austere:

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2) Louella  (by Ibtihaj Muhammad): 40% sitewide with code SALE

Louella doesn’t necessarily have hijabs but it has the prettiest long sleeve dresses!

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3) VERONA: Black Friday sale up to 70% off. Hijabs, maxi cardigans, and more

This cute hijab is just $6.99 :

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4) Charlotte Russe : 40% off entire site AND free shipping.

Yes I know this isn’t a hijab store but 90% of my hijabs are from the Charlotte Russe scarf section. Super cheap PLUS 40% off. Doesn’t get better than this

5) Hijab Vault: Sale ends tonight at 9pm!!! ACT FAST! Prices as low as $8!!!!!

This blue gray viscose hijab is one of my faves and is now $7.99. Here is yours truly wearing it:

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Ok I have no choice but to stop now to post this in time for yall to cop these deals!

Happy shopping!

A Blast from the Past: Fashion 50 years ago

This upcoming week is one that has been marked in my calendar for months. That’s because this week is a celebration of 50 years of UIC’s Muslim Student Association. As usual, the most important question before any big event is: What outfit will I wear? I’m sure none of us regularly think about why we wear what we wear and what impacts our wardrobe choices, but would any of us be dressing this way if we were in the 70s or 80s or 90s? Probably not. That’s because as the culture, attitudes, and technology of our society change year by year so does fashion.  So before I go through my closet and online stores to find the right outfit, lets rewind back to 50 years ago and think what would we have worn in each decade?

1960s: I promise I’m not biased but THIS IS THE BEST DECADE FOR FASHION! This is the decade of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The decade of the iconic Jackie Kennedy. The 1960s was a time of social movements and youth revolution; fashion mirrored this. Designers responded to social movements with vibrant colors and new patterns. Even though its been 50 years, so many trends of the 60s are still alive today: vibrant coats and patterns, military style, knee high boots, the pantsuit (this is for you Hillary), and patterned men’s dress shirts and cardigans for men.  Just so you all understand my love for 60s fashion, check out these pictures:

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1970s: The two most used words to describe fashion in the 70s are Colorful and Revolutionary! These years were called revolutionary because the dominant choice of attire for women in the 70s was pants rather than skirts and dresses which defined the previous years. This decade was full of bright colors, bell bottom/ flare pants for both men and women. BUT WAIT, I definitely see flare pants in every store in the mall today. Just look at this picture of 70s fashion on the left and pants from Akira today (right):

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1980s: My least favorite fashion decade. Lets just say this decade was very…experimental. From neon to glam rock. Oh and lots of hairspray.

1990s: Plaid shirts, combat boots, leather jackets, baseball caps, sneakers, and choker necklaces. Woah, are we all stuck in the 90s because that description sounds just like 2016!

2000s: ah, so close but so so far away. From denim on denim to Ugg boots to crop tops to track suits. Early 2000s fashion was very messy and constantly changing.

The 21st century rewinded back to the past for fashion inspiration. Most of the fashion trends of today are all from decades ago. Through the 21st century, we see that in the same manner that we learn and build on the history started by others (quick shout out to UIC MSA alumni), fashion takes pieces of the past and uses them as advice and inspiration for the future.

 

If you made it this far in the post, thank you!!!!

Fashion: who we are & who we would like to be

Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design, and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we’d like to be.”  -Blair Waldorf

First things first, a belated WELCOME to all readers! I wanted to begin by explaining why I decided to create DeenInTheSeams and what I hope to accomplish with it. When I first began wearing the hijab at the age of 14, I struggled to see the beauty and self expression in the hijab. I would see the “trendy” outfits my classmates would wear and I couldn’t help but feel left out of the socially accepted fashion norms and trends.

As I grew older, I began to truly understand what hijab meant for me. It wasn’t just a piece of cloth that matched with my outfit. Hijab is a visible expression of who I am and who I want to be. My religion defines me and therefore hijab is a big part of my personal identity. The hijab allows me to feel God-conscious and gives me the freedom to express myself to the fullest while tightly holding on to my deen (religion) and values.

In the midst of discovering what hijab meant to me, I began to shop a lot more to find clothes that spoke to who I was. Going to a high school right across from a mall really fueled my shopping obsession. I really wanted to find clothes and a sense of style that matched my personality and identity. Since my religion was the largest part of my identity, I focused my efforts on finding clothes that fit my personal definition of modesty and also clothes that made me scream “yes this is so me!” in the middle of Macys.

Long story short, my shopping addiction has skyrocketed but thats okay because I was able to use fashion as a personal identification that embodies my faith, personality, and lifestyle. I hope to use this blog as a faith meets fashion page full of outfits, Muslim fashion, season essentials,  news, and more.

P.S. This will be the first of many times that I will be quoting Blair Waldorf. You have been warned. xoxo