SOPHISTICATION deux

Shawl: Shopwithinmyhijab (IG)
Jacket: Vintage Tweed Jacket by Hayfa
A Line Maxi Skirt: Noir by Hayfa
Bag: The Soho by Poplook

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Shop: www.hayfa.com.sg
Instagram: @ladyhayfa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ladyhayfa





I have always thought that maxi skirts would be hard to portray a formal look. Since I don the hijab, I will only choose pants for formal attire. Simply said, I was rather skeptical on how a maxi skirt would suit a formal look. 

Hayfa changed my perception on this and I am excited when now I can wear maxi skirts for work in the future. The skirt is of A-line design and is made of medium weight stretch poly-elastane. So comfortable and it really spells sophistication. Pairing the lovely skirt with Hayfa's tweed jacket and moving away from the normal blouse. The tweed jacket can be worn zipped up or just like how I did. The first thing that came to mind was, 'Will it be too hot for our sunny weather?" It's not! One of the piece you should definitely keep in your wardrobe. 



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Completing the whole look with Poplook's famous soho bag. I can chuck anything and everything in this bag. It's so roomy and it perfect for me as I really have the tendency to pack more than I should especially when I am running late. 

photos by Amin

Much Love,
Zahra J.







Jazel, you so fine.


Satin Shawl in Magenta: shopwithinmyhijab (Instagram)
Maxi Dress: Jazel Lace Maxi Dress by Poplook
Watch: Michael Kors







Poplook never fails to attract my attention on pretty maxi dresses. Jazel caught my attention especially when the dress is complete with a tie back sash and cuffed sleeves. The lace designed is a bonus to the dress making it look more feminine. I chose beige when I realized my other dresses are mostly in bold colours. Heh. I hope I still do justice to this pretty piece tho.  Jazel comes in 5 other colours! Do check it out, here.

I have been wearing satin shawls as of late. I love the coverage and satin shawls outshines any outfit I pair them with. Such a stunner on its own. Do check out @shopwithinmyhijab for more shawls collections! 

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To shop Jazel: www.poplook.com
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photos by Amin

Much Love,
Zahra J.



Sophistication ft HAYFA


Shawl: Shopwithinmyhijab (IG)
Blouse: Classic Wrap Blouse in Rose nude by Hayfa
Formal Pants: Metro
Bag: Michael Kors

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Shop: www.hayfa.com.sg
Instagram: @ladyhayfa
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ladyhayfa



Giving myself sometime to sort things out before I start sending in my resume and finally joining the "actively seeking for a job" bandwagon. One of the questions that came up to my mind was, "What am I going to wear for my interview?". First impression counts and I would definitely want to give my best at every opportunity that comes. 

Hayfa solves it all. Hayfa creates modest and exclusive apparels that best suit working ladies. From shawls, blouses and even skirts. Best part, Hayfa is also affordable. You ladies should totally check them out!

As seen on me is the wrap blouse in Rose Nude. The wrap blouse comes with a sash where I tied a ribbon and place it at the side. It is a versatile piece which not only can you pair up with pants but also with formal skirts for work or a volumed skirt when attending for functions. Do take note that when it comes to formal attire, it can be quite challenging. Firstly, you really need to do your research on the industry that you are aiming for. As not all shades of colour are suited for all industries. But here's my take on how I will dress myself for interviews. 

All the best to everyone! (especially job-seekers like myself) Always be yourself and do plenty of research!






photos by Amin

Much Love,
Zahra J.





Aderyn x Adrea by Poplook


Top: Adrea Blouse in Grey c/o Poplook
Skirt: Aderyn Flare Maxi in Burgundy c/o Poplook
Crossbody Bag: Rebecca Minkoff mini Mac
Accessories: Michael Kors and Tiffany&Co










Couldn't resist not choosing Aderyn from Poplook as one of my maxi skirt collection. Now I know why the skirt is much loved by many that it was sold out like hotcakes in all colours. I had a pretty hard time choosing the best colour for myself. Settled for burgundy as I realised I didn't already have this pretty colour. Everything about this skirt is just love. The length, flow, cut and material. Hurry! You should totally get your hands on this pretty skirt. 

While browsing through Poplook, I was searching for a simple printed top to go along with Aderyn. Adrea caught my eyes. A lovely shade of grey will compliment my Aderyn in burgundy plus with the baroque print from Adrea, gives prints to my plain outfit. If you have been reading this space of mine, you would notice I am full of colours. I mean, who wouldn't love colours right? =D 
Adrea is also a versatile piece where you may pair it with any jeans or pants for casual days. It also requires minimal or no ironing in case you need to grab a top when you are running late!

Poplook Shop: www.poplook.com
Poplook Instagram : www.instagram.com/poplookshop

photos by Amin

Much Love,
Zahra J.




Nature


Top: Bugis Street
Satin Shawl: c/o Therainbowcloset (IG)
Pleated Skirt: c/o Calaqaisara (IG)
Monochrome Outerwear: Flea







Still in disbelief that studies is over for me. Alhamdulillah. May all the hard work and effort I've put in to shape my future pay off, InsyaAllah. I definitely enjoyed University life thanks to my circle of friends. No doubt, I will miss them. I wish all of you success in your career guys! 

Now, I will dedicate my time to blogging and the awaited hijab tutorials. I am still deciding if I would want to do a pictorial or a video tutorial. I'll let you girls know once I have decided yeah? 

I have been receiving lovely skirts from various blogshops and I simply love them all. You see, skirts and me, we are like the best of friends. This lovely pleated skirt is actually in a lovely shade of emerald green but due to the lighting, it differs a little. Its made of crepe satin. As you can see from the pictures, the umbrella is not really the intended accessory here but due to the raining season and I still have to go on with the shoot, and well, it came in handy! Thrown over an outerwear to accessorise the outfit. 

Have a great week ahead everyone!

photos by Amin

Much Love,
Zahra J.




Pastel-ly Love


Headchain: ZAHRACRYSTAL Headchain c/o OHNVF by Nafisah
Shawl: Aida Chiffon Tudung - Dark Purple c/o Poplook
Tiered Dress: Haifa Chiffon Maxi Dress c/o Poplook
Crossbody Bag: Rebecca Minkoff






pictures by Amin

Recently, I was a bridesmaid to two of my lovely girls and it was an enjoyable experience. I get to witness how tedious wedding preparations are and on the actual day, how it is most important to keep the bride calm at all times. Plus, seeing your best girl getting married, you just can't express the happiness you have for her. Since a bridesmaids duty is to be there for the bride and run any errands when needed, a bridesmaid should also look presentable and pretty!

I have chosen Haifa Dress in Lilac as I simply adore the tiered design and I was aiming to go pastel. Something new for my dress collection. Plus points of the dress are the cuffed wrist and a drawback string. My ultimate favourites all found in a dress. Completing the look with hues of purple shawl together with a lovely headchain by OHNVF to jazz up the whole look. Simple and lovely. In my eyes, everything was how I have imagined it to be.


photos by Amin
Great news! OHNVF will be giving a 5% discount for those who orders Zahra Crystal Headchain. Simply quote "ZAHRA5" upon checkout. Do note that discount last for only three days.                  
(14 October - 16 October 2014)


To future brides, look no further! Poplook have recently launched their Weddings and Celebrations collections best fits for your girls. Each designs outshines one another based on the different designed drapes. Plus, the colour palette includes both pastels and bold colours. Let me feast your eyes on the lovely collections.
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Too beautiful for you not to check the collections out. Now, I can't wait to plan my bridesmaid theme for my girls. 

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Shop Links
OHNVF by Nafisah : ZAHRACRSYTAL Headchain
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Much Love,
Zahra J.