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post #781 of 1083
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Originally Posted by Moonprysm View Post
Thanks ladies! That was kind of what I was thinking - something tied or pinned in the front instead of in the back would probably work best.
You could always revive the Audrey Hepburn look.
post #782 of 1083
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Originally Posted by Liquesce View Post
You could always revive the Audrey Hepburn look.
1- I love Audrey Hepburn
2- I can't see the pic!
post #783 of 1083
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Originally Posted by chely7425 View Post
I have a question for you ladies... I am looking for tunic tops/dresses I can put over pants. I am rather new in my journey to be more modest/covering and I figure this is a good middle step since I have a lot of trouser pants that I can put a tunic or dress over. I want at least short sleeves, though longer (like mid bicep or longer) would be preferred... any thoughts on where to buy online? Needs to be pretty cheap too...
If you can sew, that is usually a good choice.
And while this is spendy, it gives you something to look for.
Check Old Navy and Target. If you're plus size, Lane Bryant and Avenue have some cute stuff.
Remember that quality is better than quantity.
post #784 of 1083
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Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove View Post
1- I love Audrey Hepburn
2- I can't see the pic!
Google images: audrey hepburn scarf.
post #785 of 1083
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If you can sew, that is usually a good choice.
And while this is spendy, it gives you something to look for.
Check Old Navy and Target. If you're plus size, Lane Bryant and Avenue have some cute stuff.
Remember that quality is better than quantity.
I can't sew to save my life... well, I can reattach a button but that's about it!! Right now we have like, no money but hopefully at some point I can get some nicer things.
post #786 of 1083
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Originally Posted by chely7425 View Post
I have a question for you ladies... I am looking for tunic tops/dresses I can put over pants. I am rather new in my journey to be more modest/covering and I figure this is a good middle step since I have a lot of trouser pants that I can put a tunic or dress over. I want at least short sleeves, though longer (like mid bicep or longer) would be preferred... any thoughts on where to buy online? Needs to be pretty cheap too...
Try Old navy I got 3 of these http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...scid=675577022 for 4 bucks a pice at my local store and then I just ware a crew neck shirt under it. I also got this http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...scid=696798002 I ware them over trouser jeans all the time.
post #787 of 1083
Liquesce, did you have to remind me of google images? how ever will my chores get done?
i went from audrey hepburn to grace kelly. here is one inspired by the latter.

when i went to the masjid on saturday evening (a ladies' henna night for Eid), dh said that my scarf was cute. i appreciated the supportive endorsement. on others it looks beautiful, but to me, still strange on myself.
post #788 of 1083
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Google images: audrey hepburn scarf.
danke
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Modest Autumn! :)

Sooo, it's officially my favorite season: FALL

So much easier to dress modestly in the colder months of course. But being a nor'easterner, it's in my blood to love sweaters

And most of all, I love LONG sweaters. I like to stay as modest as possible in my everyday house-wear, so I like to wear tunic-length stuff over pants. But because I'm still nursing, it's hard to wear tunic-length (or longer, like Shukr stuff) shirts. It's hard to pull up a shirt you're sitting on! So in the winter I can wear a long sweater over a normal-length shirt and then unbutton to nurse.

I just ordered 2 of these, they're only $30!!

http://www.blair.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=3415

And I'm also considering these:

http://www.blair.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=342

I like the first one more but the second one comes in more colors.

I really love these, but not the price (or the dry-clean only instructions):

http://www.jjill.com/jjillonline/pro...F4996&h=M&sk=M

These are nice too but out of my price range too:

http://www.landsend.com/pp/ButtonMoc...5&origin=index

I also really love this:

http://www.christopherandbanks.com/p...entPage=family

I really wanted this, but when I tried to buy one it said "no longer available"

http://www2.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx...arch1Prod=True

ETA: I just found a goldmine:

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/category.do?cid=20408

I just LOVE that these things have been in style lately!!!
post #790 of 1083
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I just ordered 2 of these, they're only $30!!

http://www.blair.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=3415

And I'm also considering these:

http://www.blair.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=342

I like the first one more but the second one comes in more colors.
thank you for these links! I had seen similar but for $50+.

I also am a big JJill fan, but for windowshopping only (until my mom sends me something from a sale).
post #791 of 1083
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I LOOOOVE car coats. I have one in emerald green and one in khaki/gray and I live in them over the winter. I'll have to pick up a black one this summer.
post #792 of 1083
exploring some options here. looking at underscarves, i have seen bonnets that tie in the back as well as tube shaped or headbands. how to know which option would be best for me? i definitely can't get a scarf to completely cover my hair without something underneath (maybe with practice). so far, i have tried a small sheer scarf i have, but it is a bit slippery, and tho i have veery short hair, it was all poking out by the time i left the mosque.
i also am considering the al-amira option. on some sites they look too snug for my face, but the link here seems slightly looser. seems like it could be worth trying for the ease, at least for now.

this would be just for visiting the mosque, or mixed events where covering is expected, and i don't know how frequently that would even happen.

i'm glad i can explore this here.
post #793 of 1083
Honestly, I'd just buy one of a couple of different kinds and see what you like. (I would stay away from Islamic Boutique though ... very, very high shipping.) Personally I prefer the tube style or this headband style on warmer days, but it really is just personal preference (I like that without ties there's nothing to come loose). I mean, I know some women who just really prefer an ordinary bandana ... to each their own.

If your face is even remotely round, you might want to keep away from amiras. They have a knack for making slightly round faced people look like they have a pumpkin for a head. OTOH, there's no learning curve involved in wearing them.
post #794 of 1083
I would like to announce that I have finally lost enough PP weight that I actually fit back into my regular clothes without them tugging or pulling at me in weird ways. Which actually leads to the point of this post ... I have this top, which I bought when I was pregnant with my first child and -- as above -- have never been thin enough to wear until now. Thoughts on scarves to match? I do have a solid colored scarf that's almost exactly the same shade, so it's not like I'm in some great dire need here, but I'm not a big fan of a solid colored scarf matched to a solid colored top so I was just wondering if anyone had a better idea.

I'm also looking for a solid or very subtley printed cranberry red scarf, so long as I'm looking for shopping assistance.
post #795 of 1083
How about white and black? (mostly white.) that was my first thought.
post #796 of 1083
Hmm ... maybe. Maybe a pinstripe? Would that look ridiculous? The trouble is that even though it's tone-on-tone the embroidery on the sleeves really stands out and makes it hard to coordinate.
post #797 of 1083
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Originally Posted by Liquesce View Post
I would like to announce that I have finally lost enough PP weight that I actually fit back into my regular clothes without them tugging or pulling at me in weird ways. Which actually leads to the point of this post ... I have this top, which I bought when I was pregnant with my first child and -- as above -- have never been thin enough to wear until now. Thoughts on scarves to match? I do have a solid colored scarf that's almost exactly the same shade, so it's not like I'm in some great dire need here, but I'm not a big fan of a solid colored scarf matched to a solid colored top so I was just wondering if anyone had a better idea.

I'm also looking for a solid or very subtley printed cranberry red scarf, so long as I'm looking for shopping assistance.
What do you plan on wearing on the bottom?

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...scid=699109022
http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...scid=675789022
post #798 of 1083
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Originally Posted by Liquesce View Post
Hmm ... maybe. Maybe a pinstripe? Would that look ridiculous? The trouble is that even though it's tone-on-tone the embroidery on the sleeves really stands out and makes it hard to coordinate.
pinstripe would be lovely!
have you seen the sparkly-stripey scarves at walmart? that might look quite pretty. though, without seeing the tunic in person...
post #799 of 1083
I can't get the OldNavy pix to load when I click on the links above so I went to the main page and I saw this

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...scid=675789032

I don't know if this is one of the above or not. But I would say a print with dark purple in it might work. That way the dark purple will contrast and you won't have to worry about matching the shade of the shirt exactly.
post #800 of 1083
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Originally Posted by UmmZaynab View Post
I can't get the OldNavy pix to load when I click on the links above so I went to the main page and I saw this

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/produc...scid=675789032

I don't know if this is one of the above or not. But I would say a print with dark purple in it might work. That way the dark purple will contrast and you won't have to worry about matching the shade of the shirt exactly.
hehe! that was one of the scarves i posted!
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