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post #841 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.
love your shoes!!!!!!!
post #842 of 1083
this Sikh website has a link to a letter about the proposed Pass ID Act. the letter calls for protecting the right to wear religious headcoverings (that do not cover the face) when photographed for an id. on the website you can send an email to your senators if you are interested. the letter is inclusive of all types of religious headcoverings. Before sending, you can change the place where it says "Sikh" if that does not describe you.
post #843 of 1083
I have this scarf. It's big enough for hijab, but as you can see it is extremely sheer ... way too sheer to work. *But* when I pulled it out of my closet a few days ago I found it was PERFECT with that purple top with the embroidered sleeves. So I poked around, and I found one exactly like it on ebay which I just won for $2.37! So now I can layer them or even just stitch them together and have the perfect light, shimmery silk scarf.

(Signed, Liquesce, apparent bargain hunter extraordinaire.)

ETA: Also wanted to mention that Anokhi is starting to introduce larger sized scarves. Now if only they would do something about their prices. Still, I have my eye on this one.
post #844 of 1083
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ETA: Also wanted to mention that Anokhi is starting to introduce larger sized scarves. Now if only they would do something about their prices. Still, I have my eye on this one.
that one is gorgeous! now i have my eye on it, too.
post #845 of 1083
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ETA: Also wanted to mention that Anokhi is starting to introduce larger sized scarves. Now if only they would do something about their prices. Still, I have my eye on this one.
Ohhhh............ such beautiful prints. I think I just had a scarf-gasm.
post #846 of 1083
The one of their I do have is really nice, but it's from back when the rectangles were $14, and I thought they were kind of borderline price-wise even then.
post #847 of 1083
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Ohhhh............ such beautiful prints. I think I just had a scarf-gasm.


Oh man I had such a bad day, thanks for making me laugh.

I totally love that print too.
post #848 of 1083
So, I finally got the polyvore clipper thing to work with my browser, and made a set for that scarf print here. Of course the only thing I actually own are the boots, but a girl can dream, right?
post #849 of 1083
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So, I finally got the polyvore clipper thing to work with my browser, and made a set for that scarf print here. Of course the only thing I actually own are the boots, but a girl can dream, right?
Of course she can! Isn't that what polyvore is about?
post #850 of 1083
Hi ladies! I admit, I've been a lurker reading this thread for several months and I'm finally posting. Please bear with me, 'cause I'm not good at summarizing & this will probably be long! I've been wanting to discuss this for a long time.

About a year ago I read the passage in 1 Cor. 11 regarding head covering, and I've been thinking/praying/researching it off & on ever since. I really think I should be wearing one, at least while at church, but I have to admit I'm not thrilled with the idea.

I've never seen a Christian woman wearing a head covering in public around here, and I don't know anyone who wears one at church either. Of course there could be some, but I've never seen or met them! I go to a large, conservative church in the suburbs of a med/large city & no one wears a head covering. When I spoke to one of our pastors he (nicely but firmly) told me why the head covering was a cultural issue that is no longer relevant. I admit I'm afraid of being judged by the people in my church - either they'll think I have a "holier than thou" attitude, which I don't, or they'll think I'm just crazy or confused. Worst case, they might get annoyed with me... I'm also afraid of someone confronting me about it or getting into a big discussion of why it isn't necessary. I don't do so well with confrontations & heated discussions!

My parents & my husband's father have started going to the big mega-churches, which have a strong "come as you are, don't be too legalistic" approach to worship. So I know they would disagree with head covering too. And that's hard when they're the ones who raised us as Christians in the first place.

ALL that to say... I know that my fears of other people's opinions are not a good excuse to ignore something the Lord wants me to do. But I'm still scared to just jump right in with a style of head covering that really stands out. My husband supports whatever I want to do, but he would prefer that I wear something relatively stylish & not too attention-grabbing.

I thought I'd start with a very wide headband. I'm not sure if that's exactly what the Lord wants me to do, but at least I would be attempting to follow His word & the true top/crown of my head would be covered.

I've bought several wide headband & wrap-style things in the past couple of months & they won't stay on! I think the back of my head is just shaped wrong to hold them in place???? They slide up, itch, etc. I wore one to church for the first time yesterday & tried pinning it in place, but it was really uncomfortable. I can't find a wide tie-on headband or other tie-on covering in our local stores (I've been looking for months!). Money is *really* tight for us right now, and I feel like I've already "wasted" it by buying the things I have. So I don't want to randomly start buying things online when I can't see them or try them on in person....

I'm hoping you ladies have some ideas or suggestions for me... either a cheap option I can try, styles or ideas that might work, or some sewing directions? I considered sewing something, but I'm really not sure how to design it, what shape/size/material it should be, etc. Thanks for "listening" & for any feedback!!
post #851 of 1083
Have you considered a plain traditional bandana? It wouldn't stand out as a "religious thing" and it would look more like a fashion statement maybe? You could choose how to wear it (as a triangle or folded into a headband). They are cotton and of course they are dirt cheap.

There is a HUGE selection at http://www.coveryourhair.com but they are easy to find around town too.

Oh, and I am a big believer in the idea that God knows if you are doing your best to struggle for something He likes.

HTH!
post #852 of 1083
mom2fussy, do you happen to have a sheer scarf of any kind in your wardrobe? you can easily fold a scarf into a long thin strip, tie at the nape of your neck, then let the ends hang down (or tuck the ends under). maybe that kind of headband would stay for you.

if this doesn't make sense, there are even videos like this one

good luck in finding something that works, and in handling any response from family. with the support of your dh, and you prayers, you will surely make the right choices.
post #853 of 1083
I like bandanas (though I need either those snappy clips (like this) or pins to hold it on all day).

Since I got sick of only having the standard paisley solid colored bandanas, I bought some cotton that is a somewhat similar weight to a bandana (not at all the same type of fabric, but it has a nice drape and is close to the same weight with stripes, cut a square and hemmed it (I don't know if your crafty, but a hand rolled hem is really sturdy and nice looking.) (yes this means that the stripes are diagonal, it looks good) I made mine a bit bigger than a bandana, but it could look like a bandana, but pretty and fancy for everyday or for church.

good luck mama. (and one thing I discovered is it is JUST like what my mother told me about dances in the 6th grade: everyone is MUCH more concerned about how they look than how you look. I was worried I would get a ton of notice and negative attention from covering. Hardly anyone notices. people I see a LOT notice, but not people I see occasionally, and they rarely comment.)
post #854 of 1083
THANKS so much, everyone! I checked out the links; being able to visualize some things helps a ton. I hadn't thought of using those clips - I figured bobby pins should be able to do it, and they weren't working.

I don't own too many things I could modify, because I've never been much of a scarf or bandana person. But I'm very "crafty" & will have to browse through some of my fabric or hit up the sales at the local fabric store.
post #855 of 1083
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I don't own too many things I could modify, because I've never been much of a scarf or bandana person. But I'm very "crafty" & will have to browse through some of my fabric or hit up the sales at the local fabric store.
Don't forget that a headband or head cover of the type you're thinking of would take so little fabric you could probably recycle some of your old clothes or clothes you find at a yard sale or thrift store.

Have fun!
post #856 of 1083
For bobby pins to work requires a trick I learned in ballet in my youth. The pins MUST be crossed into an X (with one pin inside the other in some way.) And then another set on the other side. For some reason, this is so much more secure than one pin per side.

And if you do see people around town covering in a way you like (particularly if it is some tricky looking tie with a scarf lol), ask them how they do it! I've been asked a few times, and I'm happy to show any woman how my scarf is done on any particular day. I've also done my share of asking. Sometimes I get turned down, (sometimes I get ignored if the woman doesn't speak english) and sometimes, I learn a beautiful new way to tie a scarf. (even if it is simple, sometimes seeing the details helps. I asked one mama at synagogue how she did her scarf. Turned out it was just folded in half into a triangle, and then tied under her hair and pinned at the sides. But it helped, seeing the knot under her hair, helped me picture things.

(also, if you make a square scarf, I wouldn't recomend bigger than a yard across the diagonal, and NOT a yard square. I made mine a yard square, and the it just doesn't tie quite as well, imo.)
post #857 of 1083
Just found this website today and I noticed these cheap scarves somebody might be interested in:

http://www.eastessence.com/products/..._10-32-10.html

They have some really gorgeous wool shawls too.
post #858 of 1083
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Originally Posted by UmmZaynab View Post
Just found this website today and I noticed these cheap scarves somebody might be interested in:

http://www.eastessence.com/products/..._10-32-10.html

They have some really gorgeous wool shawls too.
Wow im in love with the dresses really good prices also
post #859 of 1083
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Wow im in love with the dresses really good prices also
I think UmmIbrahim had made a blog post about a small order from them ... IIRC she said they were of a better quality than you might expect for the price, albeit not as nice as higher priced garments, and that they do tend to run a bit big.

ETA: Her review is here.
post #860 of 1083
for those who like the little triangle with ties cover {not really sure what they are called} I discovered today that our .99 only store has two packs for just $1, and they came in really pretty patterns & colors. Blue, yellows, pinks and whites mostly, with some floral patterned.
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