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post #821 of 1083
I'm finally taking the leap - I bought 2 handkerchief style covers today at the thrift.

I'm a trad catholic and a single mom, but for the last six months or so I've felt strongly that I should cover.
post #822 of 1083
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Originally Posted by frugalmama View Post
I'm finally taking the leap - I bought 2 handkerchief style covers today at the thrift.

I'm a trad catholic and a single mom, but for the last six months or so I've felt strongly that I should cover.
Congrats! Will you only cover at Mass or will you try to cover in some way full-time?
post #823 of 1083
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Congrats! Will you only cover at Mass or will you try to cover in some way full-time?
At mass for sure, and probably when I'm out of the house for now. I'm trying to ease into it.
post #824 of 1083
congrats. easing into it is definitely the way to go, imho.
post #825 of 1083
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congrats. easing into it is definitely the way to go, imho.
agreed. my rabbi's wife told me the same thing, actually. It's been really good advice.
post #826 of 1083
not a huge selection, but really great deals at hijabgirl's after Eid sale

(especially good if you like stripes)
post #827 of 1083
I was disappointed when I received my headcoverings by devorah order today. Without asking me, she had substituted a non-sheer fabric in the same color for the sheer one I had ordered. It was not as delicate as I hoped, and very dark and somber (almost black, and solid colored). It was just too much for me. I need my coverings to be light and fun, a fashion accessory as well as a covering item. (not that I'm all that picky about matching, I just grab something non-clashing from the basket usually lol) My comfort zone is a thin line between average american (albeit a tad more modest) dress, and covered modest dress (but never "plain dress"). It just didn't work. I sent an email, and hopefully will exchange it for something sheerer and more fun. I was disappointed though, because I had to wait for it, and then it wasn't what I wanted (I knew I would have to wait, she said so when I ordered, because they're custom made).
post #828 of 1083
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So my first ever Etsy purchase is going... nowhere? I ordered a really beautiful convertible headband from Garlands of Grace's Etsy store but I haven't heard a thing from them in almost a week. No shipping confirmation, no response to my email, nothing. I know a lot of ppl here have ordered from there... are they normally this slow? I was really looking forward to this headband and if it was good I was going to ask them to make me 3 more in different colors.
Just wondering how you liked what you got ... assuming you ever got it? I keep eying things from there for at home or as headbands or underscarves to work with hijab, but the prices always put me off a bit.
post #829 of 1083
I covered for a little while the other day while on the bus - did it take a while to feel "right"?

I rarely wear anything on my head, so I don't know if that was it or what.
post #830 of 1083
So, another outfit coordination "opinions sought" post. Yesterday I bought these shoes, which I would not ordinarily in a million years buy, but they were in the sale to end all sales such that I could actually afford to consider shoes that would go with practically nothing. They're pumpkin, tan, light blue, lavender, magenta, and red embroidered on black. What WOULD you wear them with? I'm kind of figuring on black slacks, a white shirt, a black scarf, and an underscarf to coordinate to one of the colors in the shoes, but not sure if that's all a bit plain with something that busy on my feet. I was also thinking about just finding a sort of baked pumpkin colored scarf to match to the dominant color in the shoes ... I have a light blue scarf that would match to the blue, but I feel like there's just not enough blue there for that to not clash. I also have a jacket that could match to the magenta-ish shade, but again, there's maybe not enough there?
post #831 of 1083
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Originally Posted by Liquesce View Post
So, another outfit coordination "opinions sought" post. Yesterday I bought these shoes, which I would not ordinarily in a million years buy, but they were in the sale to end all sales such that I could actually afford to consider shoes that would go with practically nothing. They're pumpkin, tan, light blue, lavender, magenta, and red embroidered on black. What WOULD you wear them with? I'm kind of figuring on black slacks, a white shirt, a black scarf, and an underscarf to coordinate to one of the colors in the shoes, but not sure if that's all a bit plain with something that busy on my feet. I was also thinking about just finding a sort of baked pumpkin colored scarf to match to the dominant color in the shoes ... I have a light blue scarf that would match to the blue, but I feel like there's just not enough blue there for that to not clash. I also have a jacket that could match to the magenta-ish shade, but again, there's maybe not enough there?
How about a gold or gold-ish color? That would pick up on the gold accents in the shoes, not clash with anything, and be easier (I would think) to find.

Or how about purple? The purple seems pretty strong to me.

You have great taste by the way! Maa shaa Allah!
post #832 of 1083
Thank you. If I tell you the price you will possibly literally keel right over. Today: $40. Yesterday ................. $4.95. I almost died.

And you're right ... a kind of a gold tone, maybe an "old gold" color, would go, wouldn't it. I mean, obviously not like gold lame or something, but maybe a silk so it has that just slight sheen while still being totally classy.
post #833 of 1083
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Thank you. If I tell you the price you will possibly literally keel right over. Today: $40. Yesterday ................. $4.95. I almost died.

And you're right ... a kind of a gold tone, maybe an "old gold" color, would go, wouldn't it. I mean, obviously not like gold lame or something, but maybe a silk so it has that just slight sheen while still being totally classy.
totally!
post #834 of 1083
why is it so freakisly impossible to find a long a-line black skirt?!
post #835 of 1083
I don't know, but if you find one, PLEASE PLEASE tell me where. I need a couple and am probably going to end up making them since they are SO hard to find.
post #836 of 1083
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why is it so freakisly impossible to find a long a-line black skirt?!
How long, and how casual is ok? (i.e., Out-and-about wear, church wear, office wear ...)

ETA: If you don't mind home sewn and just don't want to do it yourself, Ringger Clothing's design-a-skirt option includes either black corduroy or black twill, custom lengths, pockets, and either a flat-front waistband or all-around elastic. So there's always that option failing anything ready-made. I know a couple of Muslim-oriented sites sell simple, more comfy/casual black a-line skirts ... al-Muminat and al-Mujalbaba come to mind. And, like I think I mentioned in the Modest Dressing Mamas thread, Shukr really should be restocking very soon for winter ... if it can wait my own personal first option would be to wait it out and see if their comfort-fit a-line skirt or similar show up stocked in black.
post #837 of 1083
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Originally Posted by Liquesce View Post
How long, and how casual is ok? (i.e., Out-and-about wear, church wear, office wear ...)

ETA: If you don't mind home sewn and just don't want to do it yourself, Ringger Clothing's design-a-skirt option includes either black corduroy or black twill, custom lengths, pockets, and either a flat-front waistband or all-around elastic. So there's always that option failing anything ready-made. I know a couple of Muslim-oriented sites sell simple, more comfy/casual black a-line skirts ... al-Muminat and al-Mujalbaba come to mind. And, like I think I mentioned in the Modest Dressing Mamas thread, Shukr really should be restocking very soon for winter ... if it can wait my own personal first option would be to wait it out and see if their comfort-fit a-line skirt or similar show up stocked in black.
Danke!!!!!
post #838 of 1083
Hijab Style has a cute skirt!
Now if I could only get the site to load...
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post #840 of 1083
wow, I'm loving that skirt. It would be so perfect for work... (of course, I already spent a large amount of money on two pairs of pants, which while I prefer to wear skirts all the time, I HAD to have black pants or long skirt the next day and couldn't find a long black skirt in time. and now I don't have the money. maybe a holiday present...)
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