Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Nothing much to say…just 2 OOTD…its autumn so gotta get the layering on! I try to postpone dragging out the winter coats as far into autumn/winter as possible…like if its blizzarding or 20f then out come the coats…otherwise…nah, because once they come out, it seems like winter is so slow to end!
The first OOTD is the thyme colored Zahra jilbab from Shukr…which btw is a ROCKIN’ jilbab! It has snaps down the front and is cut to be very A-line and more like a dress than a jilbab…but with the convenience and modesty of a jilbab. Only downside is its best for warm weather so I’ll probably be packing it away until spring soon! I have it paired with my shell Aker Turkish silk square scarf from Modefa and on top of that I have a handmade wool sweater which was sent to me from relatives in Iran. Alas its made to be very straight fitting and snug (as they are worn under a chador, in place of a manteau there) and so isnt as modest on me when its buttoned down entirely in public, so i wear it as a light jacket/topper. When outside I had on arm covered which were like fingerless gloves…oh man, i love fingerless gloves in fall! Maybe sorta “hobo” style but they keep my hands warm and ofcourse a pashmina.
Oh dear, I just realized my shoes look seriously clunky with the jilbab and sweater…oh well! Maybe its the angle of the shot. But, in all honesty, as much as I love delicate, feminine shoes I have little chance to wear them. As anyone who lives in a big city on the East Coast will tell you…you walk a LOT if you live in these areas and well, pretty flats just arent very comfortable after 6-7 blocks (looongggg city blocks) or traversing neighborhood sidewalks which are littered with glass, trash and cracks. I reserve the nicer shoes for going places where I dont walk much. My clunky sneakers are for everyday. Ofcourse in the hospital I have clunky shoes too…oh well, I suppose my back will thank me some day!
Then this OOTD, my family went out for a walk and it was in the evening and quite nippy so I layered up again. hah, I dd the Saudi in winter layering style where you wear a hoodie under your abaya! Yea, I learnt that trick while over there. I had one a polar fleece hoodie, my black forsan crepe bisht abaya and then a wool/poly blend crochet poncho from CityMax in Khobar (KSA) on top. I had on the fingerless gloves and a navy shaylah. I was toasty!!!! And ofcourse my black and pink sneakers. heh