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post #181 of 1083
hey veggiemomma,

I have friends who hold that interpretation too. while I don't agree (or i wouldn't cover with cloth) I honor it. and I am happy to see people not just ignore the verses/command all together b/c they find it ncomfortable to adhere too. I'm glad to see that though we interpret it differently, it's still honored! =)
post #182 of 1083
This is a little off topic, but I just found the COOLEST modest workout clothes:
http://skirtsports.com/shop/new.cfm

Probably not modest enough for some (and certainly not all of their products are modest) but the Tough Girl outfit is SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET.

pricy, but sweet.

to make this topical: I run with a baseball cap or a visor. I know the visor is kind of cheating, but ... what can I say. Now that it's : winter in Wisconsin : I run with a fleece cap with ear flaps. Very stylish.

Off to find the Modest Mama's tribe :
post #183 of 1083
Yeah, those skirts are WAY too short for my comfort level. I ordered some more hats on Monday or Tuesday from eBay (I posted the link earlier in the thread) and they arrived yesterday. I didn't really NEED more hats, but I was very happy with the few I'd ordered from her before and realized that I only had 1 that was good for winter (thick cotton so it keeps me warm outside but is cool enough to keep on all day inside) and purple doesn't match EVERYTHING. So I ordered one in black (and one in a black/white print since I couldn't decide which black hat to get) plus a wool beret in case I wanted something warmer (and I'm glad I only got one, as I think the cotton ones are more flattering on me- the wool is navy which matches EVERYTHING). Half the hats I bought a month or so ago are too cool to wear outside right now.

I was surprised when they arrived yesterday- when I ordered them in September it took a week from the time I placed my order until she even processed it. I remember being dissapointed that I didn't have them in time for Rosh Hashonna. I suspect the seller is an Orthodox Jew and had already closed shop for the holiday when I placed my order. It makes me feel even better about buying from her and recomending her to friends.
post #184 of 1083
Hmm. Those skirts are pretty cool. I dunno if I'd be comfortable wearing them. They're a nice idea though!

Had one of my best girlfriends trim my hair tonight just to even it out. Had a hard time tying my covering back on afterwards for some reason. Probably just a case of me being over tired.

Was going to do some more pre-christmas baking tonight but I think I'll do dishes instead. Woohoo! super exciting evening tonight, eh?
post #185 of 1083
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I am a headcovering Mennonite. We've been going to a Mennonite church for about a year and a half and I started covering with a bandana about six months in. What's funny is that I'm one of two people in our church who cover.
Me too! I cover because honestly, it looks neater, it seems modest, it reminds the world that I am married, it reminds me not to be vain, I am trying to remember to be in prayer all the time, and because I don't want to get at all involved in hair dying, perming, etc. So it is economical and frugal.

Unfortunately I only use a bandana or one Snood I have. I want more of a Tam, perhaps made of hemp. Also I want beautiful scarves, but I don't know where to look.

DH really wants me to have my hair out sometimes, but I have locks, so for his company party I may buy a Yaffa wig. Fun! There is a book on worldwide head coverings that I am longing to get!
post #186 of 1083
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plus a wool beret in case I wanted something warmer (and I'm glad I only got one, as I think the cotton ones are more flattering on me- the wool is navy which matches EVERYTHING)
I look positively ridiculous in a beret. How do you wear yours? Sad since Kohls recently had wool berets on clearance for $4.

And re: the skirt length, you're right, they are short! I would wear it over running pants/tights
post #187 of 1083
oh, I have a CUTE berret from the thrift store...can't wear it, looks ridiculous, but can't resist owning such a pretty piece of knitting LOL!
post #188 of 1083
I have a navy blue berret/tam that I crocheted. I love them!
Would love to buy one, though!
I love snoods but the trouble I have with them is that I wear a lot of hooded sweat shirts and the hood ends up bumping the bottom of the snoods around and it ends up slipping off my head (no matter how many bobbypins I strategically place). Anyone else have this problem?
post #189 of 1083
Hi ladies! happy Thanksgiving!

Does anyone know how to sew covers like the "meg" style snood at garlands of grace?
I'm completely sewing-challenged, but if there is even a rough pattern or example somewhere I would love to give it a whirl. My friend has some awesome cotton prints I'd love to make into a cover.

Oh and not to further diverge on the skirt discussion, but I got some awesome floor length denim skirts from Style J. I would highly recommend them if anyone is looking (cause I always have trouble finding well-fitting clothes locally) -wearable, walkable, super-duper fit
post #190 of 1083
Yes, those are the kinds of cloth snoods I make and wear. It's a simple pattern to draft. PM me and I would be happy to draft one and write up directions to send you
post #191 of 1083
I generally don't wear hoods- except a nice, loose one on my raincoat that I gently place over my hat to keep my hat dry. The only hood I use regularly is on my robe- which I use in place of another headcovering, not in addition to. This way I'm modest even if I'm too lazy to get properly dressed.
post #192 of 1083
I cover but it's not for religious reasons - I've lost my hair due to alopecia areata and have given up on annoying wigs. I have been trying to wear different scarves and mostly wear tichel scarves or something similar in a Jerusalem twist (I think it's called that), often over top of a pretty beaded hijab sleeve. As I've been exploring different cloth hair coverings in order to cover my own bare head, I've learnt a bit about 'covering' and appreciate the many reasons behind it.

I was wondering if you could recommend online vendors that you've used for your coverings. I've been eyeballing these two sites but apprehensive because neither site gives a physical contact number. It's a shame. I emailed almuhajabaelaniqa.com about their beautiful scarves and after almost 2 weeks, they have not replied.

If anyone could vouch for the authenticity of these sites or recommend others, I'd appreciate it. Merci.


http://www.almuhajabaelaniqa.com/new-hijabicaps.html

http://www.modestworld.com/
post #193 of 1083
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Originally Posted by darling_deedee View Post
I have a navy blue berret/tam that I crocheted. I love them!
Would love to buy one, though!
I love snoods but the trouble I have with them is that I wear a lot of hooded sweat shirts and the hood ends up bumping the bottom of the snoods around and it ends up slipping off my head (no matter how many bobbypins I strategically place). Anyone else have this problem?

I have this problem too. I wear wigs and scarves and the hoods - unless I gracefully and carefully move the hood - it will bump what is on my head. I also find the same issue with turtleneck sweaters and my hooded ski jacket. Perhaps raising the snood higher off your neckline - a smaller snood, I guess?
post #194 of 1083
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If anyone could vouch for the authenticity of these sites or recommend others, I'd appreciate it. Merci.
I've had something from al-Muhajaba el-Aniqa before ... maybe about a year ago, so it's not the most up-to-date experience. For just scarves their prices are a little higher than comparable, but I wasn't unhappy overall. If you're having trouble getting in touch with the proprietress you might try contacting her through her blog ... online hijab sellers have a bad habit of disappearing without a trace, but around the two eids it's usually just more a question of distraction.

They're British, but Islam Orient, The Hijab Shop, Scarf World, and Hijab World work out at least better than I expected with shipping and the exchange rate (well, the latter two can get pricey sometimes), and have pretty stellar reputations. (I've had my eye on this for, um, roughly forever, but there is NO way I can justify the cost. They do have options across price ranges though.)

I feel like I recommend them for everything clothing related, but several of my favorite scarves come from Shukr. Check their main page ... there's a coupon code for free shipping at the moment.

I've never been a big fan of the look of their prints, but the solid colored scarves and accessories I've had from http://www.almuhajabat.com/ have been good quality, and I've had great customer service from them.

I have a shawl from this ebay store (this one ... sooo much nicer/richer than shown). Also here and here, for less winter-only things.

Oh, and if you like the sleeve-type underscarves, Veiled by Design has every color under the sun available. Although not the pure cotton that one would gather from her product descriptions.
post #195 of 1083
OH, Liquesce, THANK YOU! THANK YOU - these links and comments are incredibly helpful. I'm thrilled. :
post #196 of 1083
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OH, Liquesce, THANK YOU! THANK YOU - these links and comments are incredibly helpful. I'm thrilled. :
Oh, I'm so glad, and you're welcome. Hope you find what you're looking for!
post #197 of 1083
Sooo ... anyone want to help me figure out what to wear to my own wedding in, um, roughly two weeks? It's a very low-key, casual kind of affair ... second wedding, a simple civil ceremony followed by a prayer at the mosque, no fuss, no big reception, and absolutely no gowns, so I've been planning on just pulling a couple of nice things out of my regular wardrobe ... but now I'm not so sure. I mean, I don't want to look like it's only about as important to me as going out for a cup of coffee, kwim? But dresses are a hard fit on me (a size smaller on top than bottom, so dresses often are either snug at the hip or baggy at my shoulders and chest), so a skirt suit or skirt and blouse are pretty much it ... I've been thinking about making a plain, dressy skirt and blouse "fancy" with a somewhat more opulent headcover, but am kind of stuck for ideas.
post #198 of 1083
What's your idea of opulent?

You can't do lace unless you have an under scarf, right? My first thought is a mantilla type veil, possibly beaded but I don't know how well that would translate into a hijab.

Mazal tov on the wedding! ::


what is the traditional congratulatory greeting/wish for Muslims?
post #199 of 1083
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Originally Posted by Liquesce View Post
Sooo ... anyone want to help me figure out what to wear to my own wedding in, um, roughly two weeks? It's a very low-key, casual kind of affair ... second wedding, a simple civil ceremony followed by a prayer at the mosque, no fuss, no big reception, and absolutely no gowns, so I've been planning on just pulling a couple of nice things out of my regular wardrobe ... but now I'm not so sure. I mean, I don't want to look like it's only about as important to me as going out for a cup of coffee, kwim? But dresses are a hard fit on me (a size smaller on top than bottom, so dresses often are either snug at the hip or baggy at my shoulders and chest), so a skirt suit or skirt and blouse are pretty much it ... I've been thinking about making a plain, dressy skirt and blouse "fancy" with a somewhat more opulent headcover, but am kind of stuck for ideas.


I love weddings.

I like the idea of a skirt suit, maybe in a soft color (can you do off-white or pastels?) with a lacey, complementary soft-colored scarf. Got anything like that? Need someone to wrangle the little ones while you shop/try on?
post #200 of 1083
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I was just looking at wedding gowns, and holy crap is this one gorgeous! I love that they're not white.
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