Side-Braid Turban Tutorial for Hijabis

I posted this tutorial a short while back, and I wanted to share it here on my blog. I used to wear this turban style inspired by Ascia AKF after attempting it with a plain scarf that I bought from H&M. I wanted to try something new and found a really great tutorial by Yaz the Spaz, here. It’s a lot more comfortable and is super cute. It works with both a triangle scarf and a rectangular one. There are so many different styles people are doing nowadays… or at least, it seems like nowadays because I never saw any of this before I got Instagram :P! I love that you can go all out, style it up different ways and really create a look that represents YOU. I’m not at all interested in fashion, nor am I too risky when it comes to clothing. I like to be comfortable… I love my crocs :). I usually like what’s trendy, but I’m becoming less and less influenced by my peers. Fashion is fun, I like to see it, and maybe some day I’ll be a great shopper, but for now… I’m good. I love hijab, and I’m completely comfortable wearing the turban. If you want to know why I wear the turban my answer is simply, because I want to.

DC Mipsterz | A Very Mipsterz Xmas

Saturday Night –

Tamana is a makeup GURU; God bless her.
Tamana, my partner in crime & meee
took complete advantage of the penthouse restrooms, and we don’t care
Don’t let that smile fool you
clique-y
oh, you didn’t know? locker rooms are FUN.
oxford rules: selfie
I RSVP’d to two parties in one night… UGLY SWEATERS, no curfews, graduations, and high school reunions
ARE YOU TIRED OF RED YET?
Mipsterz isn’t really about anything too crazy, for those interested. Tamana and I walked into the room not knowing ANYONE. We didn’t see a single familiar face. It really didn’t matter for long… we were up and socializing and snacking on delicious sweets, and really just getting to know a bunch of really great people. Everyone was so openminded and to me, that’s what a real Mipster is. Mipster isn’t about the way you dress, or about your social status. It’s about who you are and how willing you are to let your real self shine. It’s so important to be an individual and to be comfortable in your own skin. We need to start supporting our community members and making some REAL progress in introducing Islam to those who don’t yet know about it. How can we do that if we’re too busy bashing one another within our own faith?? Seems ridiculous when I write it down… Seems completely counterproductive. Let’s focus on what’s important, and have a little fun while we’re at it. Open your mind, extend your hand, and be YOU.
xx

Once Upon a Ramadan

Summertime, Ramadan shine.

I’m really hoping to stay on top of reading Quran and becoming more knowledgable about our deen. Being at my internship, Islamic Relief, and being surrounded by other spiritual people during the Holy Month will be a very nice change from previous years, which I spent at school away from my family. I think people are anticipating a difficult fast because of the heat, but we have it so good compared to people in countries where A/C isn’t a known acronym. Just remember that the next time you begin to complain. Ramadan is not supposed to be difficult! It’s supposed to be pleasant. It brings us closer to God.
If you’re able, please think of donating to one of the many incredible projects by Islamic Relief by visiting http://www.islamicrelief.org. You can help refugees, feed the hungry, sponsor an orphan, give water to those without, and contribute to so many more charitable acts of your choosing.
Ramadan Kareem, everyone! And may Allah (SWT) make it easy for Muslims around the world.
If you’re not Muslim and interested in learning more, let me know and I will gladly direct you to some helpful sources. Fast with me for a day! The benefits are countless.
Before I forget, I might as well include my turban trial! Summer heat definitely gets to me, as it gets to many hijabis… I tried this turban out for a wedding and despite the occasional upkeep, it was a nice change for an evening!

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Xx.

b-a-c-k

hiii friends, I’m back! 🙂
it’s been a while, but I think it’s time I get back into my blogging phase. i loved blogging, and this year I just kind of lost it while in school…
but now that I’m officially an alum (CRAZY!!!)… I think I can make some time for pinkgingerale. Besides, I need an excuse to write now that I’m not going to be doing it for class.
so far my summer has consisted of hosting visiting family, attending a graduation in New York, volunteering at my sister’s second grade class, and hanging out at home. I don’t mind too much. Today I was working on some resume stuff and searching for local opportunities to intern, volunteer, and hopefully work. JOB HUNTING IS TOUGH. Who knew!?
I guess I could use my unemployment period to be catching up on Downton Abbey, but I just want to organize my belongings, exercise, and garden. I mean, I haven’t done much of any of those yet, but hey! Intentions count for something, right?
Organizing is probably the hardest thing. After four years of staying at college and really only living out of a suitcase during summer break, I have a LOT to organize. Plus, since Samirah became a Nabbus I got her old room and so there was just a lot of sorting to be done.

Anyway, check out this cute dress I got from Need Supply Co that was mad expensive but I won a $50 gift card from a graduation party and violaaa! The result is stylish.