Asalaamu alaikum wr wb all! I hope noone expects a lot of postings because I’m halfway through a crazy med-surg course, so I honestly am not going to be posting much for the next few months, I’ll post a little but not too much.
Anyway, here are a few of my past few outfits…actually from the past 2 weeks,
I recently found this short style denim jacket which I wore out quite a bit the past few weeks…at first I worried it may look funny on me since its a style I normally see on teenagers in skinny jeans and tee-shirts and its cut very short, but I found that with a long abaya it looks quite decent and its definetly cooler than most traditional denim jackets due to the much shorter length. I personally wouldnt recommend it with a tunic and pants or skirt because i may show too much, but with a baggy abaya it’s very workable and adds a bit of urban style to the outfit.
My Bedoon Essm Turquoise abaya from Saudi Arabia with a turquoise pashmina shaylah, my grey sneakers, navy Paquetage messanger bag (Ive had since 2005 which has traveled with me around the world !) and the short denim jacket.
Shukr denim jilbab with grey Iranian maghneh and same messanger bag! LOL
I’m not a huge fan of denim jilbabs…but this one from Shukr is very nice, its more like a full length button front tunic or something! Nothing gaudy or 80’s about it and the denim is very sturdy but lightweight and comfortable! Not all stiff and hot like some other denim jilbabs Ive had in the past!
This mildly decorated satin abaya from Saudi with brown crepe shaylah from Bedoon Essm in Saudi Arabia and that same short denim jacket! I tend to NOT wear satin or anything decorated because I definitely prefer plain and simple styles but this one isnt **too* decorated or fancy or gaudy (shudder) and so its worn occasionally…it just has some funky Saudi cuffs. LOL
My Pseudo-Turkish look..okay so yah its straight up Turkish style…LOL also one of the rare occasions I wore a skirt! I loath skirts with every fiber of my being generally as I just do not find them comfortable or even very modest (hello, wind, stairs, buses…need I go on? and who wants to layer pants under a skirt in the heat! not I!), but this skirt is quite comfortable. I came across it at a thriftshop (yes I shop those and I aint ashamed to say it!) its pure linen, button front, quite bell-shaped and fits quite comfortably..its also a designer brand…Etienne Aigner. The manteau is a summer Turkish “kap” purchased at HijabStyle in AlKhobar (Al-Rashid Mall) and the scarf is a traditional “oya” scarf a Turkish friend gave me before she returned to Turkey. wallahi…those Oya scarves are SOO comfortable and they stay put to well! Love them, perfect for summery days! mash’Allah.
My Jade green two-piece jelbab with a lightweight light green and grey hoodie.
Super comfy, basic with a very urban look which fits in well here. alhamdullah.
Hope ya’ll found some of my “styles” nice…LOL…its probably put some of you to sleep, but i figure why dress up for everyday wear with all kinds of stuff, because it sort of defeats the purpose of hejab anyway.