Sorry for being MIA! Ive been busy with a lot of stuff since the semester ended and I will continue to be busy until my semester resumes…hahahha. Such is life! In addition Ive felt a bit down lately about this blog as I feel like some people, you just can not please! Either what I write and show is TOO conservative or NOT conservative enough-and then sometimes people bicker or I hear about it inrl…oh, forget it! I show my own personal style and likes and dislikes and information which may be useful through this blog, I dont push any one methodology or madhab and yes I have no qualms switching from a black abaya one days to the next day a French Jelbab to the next day a calf length Irani manteau with a Turkish scarf. I’m eccentric with my style and if others arent…then Allahu alim….as long as its constitutes proper hejab…i’m with it! mash’Allah.
**and just for the record…cuz Ive had some RUDE comments from “readers”…this blog is NOT solely a garment review blog! Its a plethora of things…related to proper Hejab…and if I want to showcase Irani tribal hejab styles or review a jilbab or talk about scholarly rulings behind covering the chin…LOL…so be it! I can choose to do so. Don’t pidgeon hole me! jazakh’Allah’Khair**
Lastly…Ramadhan is close! May it be a rewarding fast for all of us, en’sha’Allah.
Anyway…summer is in full swing…I was over on E-Tesettur this evening and saw some pardesu which I think are really lovely and ever so summery.
The first is…
A sunny YELLOW number from Almera! If it was at least knee length of a wee touch longer I would be all over this yellow number! How summery…how beautiful! I *love* yellow…I own like 3 yellow scarves and really can not get enough of the color in the summer. mash’Allah. This manteau could indeed be rocked with wide-legged jeans or a long skirt. The style is uber Irani due to cut and length but again, it could be made more modest with a skirt or wide legged jeans (like those Skirt-Pants from Shukr).
On the longer front…
This 3/4th length from Şukran-Dİamat with such a swishy, wide hem. I am seeing a lot of Turkish pardesu/manteau being cut with a wide, full, dress like bottom. I LOVE that style…it cover curves well while gives a feminine style and is probably airier and lighter than the more staid straight cut.
Then this full length number aslso from Almera. Although the cut is very traditional jilbab style…the color is very unexpected…its like a peacock green. Very stylish and unique. Also the simplicity of cut and double breasted style is very flattering yet everything is covered and modest. mash’Allah
Oh and I wanted to add, as par my previous post. I recieved the pants from Shukr and have been wearing them daily! The Denim Maymoona ones are indeed good everyday denims…they are actually 100% cotton…I forgot how comfortable cotton denim was since it seems like 98% of all jeans on the US market are a blend of spandex and cotton or rayon and spandex and you really feel it in the high humidity! ugh. No complaints there…the Denim Skirt-Pant are very nice but they lack some of the graces that their own denim Lengha jeans had…for example the front and back seams are weak and ive already had to reinfore the areas and due to the way they are cut and folded…if you stand yes they look like a skirt but when you walk like lengha jeans…yet they are cut in a slightly funny way. I dunno, I cant explain. I adore them…dont get me wrong…but they arent as nice as their old Lengha jeans…I wish they would bring those back…