My Style Evolution

Hello Lovelies! A Ramadaan Mubarak to my followers who are celebrating this holy Month. Two days in and it’s going by so quickly!

I was archiving my photos on my PC when I started going through old photographs (and by old I mean from about 2011 onwards) and I can tell that my style has changed, grown and evolved overtime so much so, that I thought I would go through the timeline to find out what looks I still keep today, what I have put to rest and what I would still like to experiment with.

Mind you, I feel like I still haven’t quite adapted to a specific style (as my outfit usually depends on the mood I am in) and I am still pretty much finding myself.

Read more below about my journey thus far.

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AW/17 Capsule

Hi Lovelies! Hope this weather is treating you well – I love colder weather (more layers – as a modest dresser this is super important).

It’s that time of the year where I look through my wardrobe and build a seasonal capsule (if you’ve been following me from the beginning, you will know I have taken on a minimalist style and lifestyle).

Read more below about what I gravitate towards now and how I build my outfits.

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Frocking Cotton: Rebranded

Hello Hello Lovelies! I hope you have been well… So, you’re probably wondering, “hey, why is this girl back on this blog? Did she not start a new blog recently?” Well then, this is true, but here are the facts…

So, Frocking Cotton was established in 2010 (back then known as Pretty Young Things) as a means of expressing my love for fashion, writing, books and animals.

I then rebranded about two years ago as Frocking Cotton, but with the same content. I felt that whilst I was passionate about the topics, it didn’t cover my love for events and my dreams and aspirations to become an event planner specialising in weddings.

This is when (within this year) I decided to start Everyday Dreaming. I wanted a space to write about and focus on events, with my personal interests as an aside. Initially, the idea was to have two blogs; Frocking Cotton and Everyday Dreaming, but, the time and maintenance proved to be too strenuous.

At this point, I still felt unfulfilled, like I wasn’t as passionate about blogging as I once was.

This leaves us here today…

I have now reinstated Frocking Cotton as my sole blog, however, with a twist on the content.

What can you expect from Frocking Cotton now?

You will find content relating to beauty and style, as well as topics about events, tips and tricks, DIY projects and what I have learnt about being in the industry.

Would you suggest running two blogs to anyone?

If you are someone who has two different topics, e.g. IT and Food, then you would probably have two different readerships and dynamics in terms of followers.

Having two blogs would work logistically whereas with myself, I have followers and readers interested in both topics (as they aren’t too far off from one another) and having one blog with the readership I have allows me to mix my professional and personal interests.

What does Frocking Cotton mean to you?

It is my creative outlet, my place of thoughts, ideas and inspiration.

I want it to be about quality products and services, what I stand for in my own life, as well as remaining authentic as I grow.

I appreciate the followers who have stood by my side, even as I try to find myself in this ever growing and crazingly (is that a word?) saturated industry.

Love always

Nuhaa

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Modest Capsule Wardrobe

Hey my lovelies, so while most people Spring Clean, I tend to purge and tidy up nearly every month – I like everything neat and in it’s place.

So, for those who followed my previous blog, Frocking Cotton, you would know that I did the Wardrobe Architect to determine my capsule wardrobe. While I am still trying to find my ultimate style (it’s always changing, depending on my mood), I have slowly transitioned into more basic outfits, and prefer 1 or 2 items of clothing. Now, as someone who wears Hijab, this can be a difficult task, as you need to cover your arms, wear longer length tops, pants that aren’t too skinny, higher necklines, etc.

This seems impossible with 1 or 2 items of clothing…

I will also always use trusty Pinterest for my inspiration, however I found that there aren’t many modest/hijab capsule wardrobes out there! So I decided to help those out there who are looking to create capsule modest/hijab friendly wardrobes, where 1, 2, maybe 3, items will be an everyday basic.

Read more after the jump

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Hijab Fashion Week SA

Hello Hello my lovelies! Hope you have been well and keeping warm, now that winter is upon us!

This past Sunday, I had the honour of attending my 3rd consecutive Hijab Fashion Week SA show (run by Abashiya Achilles of Fabulous in Hijab).

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Now the Hijab Fashion Week is held to showcase local Hijabi and Modestwear designers clothing lines, whilst spreading the word about Hijab, modest dressing and encouraging women to embrace their style while still remaining classically covered.

Held at the beautiful Nico Malan Hall in Observatory, with its beautiful tall windows and tons of natural light, this was a perfect venue for a Sunday morning session.

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The show was hosted by Abashiya’s older Sister, Gadija Khan of the GKD label.

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