bismillah ir rahman ir raheem
We are busy getting ready to go back to school (me!) and work (dh!) now that fall is upon us…so I havent had much time to update things. I am still working on getting some nice pictures of the Al-Athari overhead abaya…so bare with me…another few days. en’sha’Allah and it’ll be up.
Anyway, there was a bit of discussion about the pale rose color of jelbab from El Bassira. I have one and I must say I do like the color. Ages back I got one in their “vieux rose” (ancient rose) and I found it was this odd brownish-pink which washed me out. This pale rose is like a mauve-ish pink tone hich surprisingly works with my skintone. Its a color I would generally never consider buying but lately Ive been drawn to these colors which I always found strange…hehehehe…pink, burgundy, mauve…taupe….I dont know, I guess age is wrecking its havoc on my brain!
Here is a snap from outside…we took a walk and I wore it. I wore it a few days ago and really, have found the color to be quite suitable. Its a 1 piece jelbab in microfiber. its a medium-weight fabric which is considered all-season, Its definetly not as airy as the light microfiber but I prefer the regular microfiber as its a bit weightier so I feel like covers everything better but doesnt drag my head down or give me a neck ache. I usually try to go for the 2 piece sets now, but I donno…i felt nostalgic and got a 1 piece. heh
The only read drawbacks (2 sofar) that ive found about the color is…1…it shows stains and water really easily..like if I am sipping a coffee and a bit drips…voila…its quite obvious or a few days ago, I noticed there was sweat marks around my hairline where the narrow back headband was positioned. I was a bit peeved about that. Plus as its a lighter tone it shows the shape a bit more when its windy. Hence when its windy and im walking I hold it away from me like I would do with a Gulf overhead. These concerns arent usually obvious with darker toned jelbabs…but still…its a nice color, kind of unexpected and come winter it’ll look nice with a brown hoodie or cardigan.
What do you all think?
BTW for those of you who are trying to get your hands on a bottle green jelbab…Bismillah Boutique has some in the light microfiber designs… but they sell out super fast…