Kamis, September 30, 2010

The Beginner's List

What a hijab beginner needs?
I will try to make a list here, in my opinion. Let see:
- Headscarf or shawl (of course)
- Undercap
- Cardigan/jacket
- Long pants/skirt
If you like you can also get some atachable manset/sleeves/cuffs (Not really get it? I'll talk about this in later post).

Yes, I draw it with crayon. Yes, it's my sons'. Yes, it's not a good drawing. Would you stop??

All the above items are essential to our transition days. Our clothes was maybe tight and short, that can not cover the parts that need to be covered.
Those are the least you can buy.
Here's what's in my shopping bag:

I got IDR 30,000 each for the plaid (looks a bit like Burberry's, huh? :p ) and IDR 20,000 for the stretchy blue one.

The undercap I bought are actually a very wide bandana. The sellers usually call it Ciput Mesir or Ciput Arab (Egyptian/Arabian undercap), I got them for IDR 9,000 each.

For cardigans, probably we'll talk more in other post.

I bought them all in online shops. Yup!

Hm? Why my didn't I choose the basic colors for scarves? Well,... because I like the ones I chose. Besides, I still live with my Mom and she wear hijab looong before I do. So I can borrow the basics while gradually buying for myself. Hehe.

That's all?
Well, I still have long pants and long sleeves tops. I also don't go out much, since I became a stay at home mom. With these limited clothes I (probably) still can survive!
Insya Allah..

Rabu, September 29, 2010

New Hijabi

Assalammualaikum wr wb,
I finally managed myself wearing hijab now (alhamdulillah!), even though it has been years postponed and almost forgotton. Long story!

As I decided to wear hijab, I realize that there will be some changes in our closet. I need clothes that cover up most of my body, like longer and looser tops and bottoms, and also headscarves.
Since I don't want to burden my dear hubby with too much shopping, I feel that I have to go thrifty. I always been thrifty anyway. Well, most of the time.

Anyway, so I guessed it'll be a pretty good idea if I start to put this in my blog. I love clothes and I love writing, and I love if I can get cheap-good fashion items! I also have to mix and match the clothes I have, and I probably don't always get it right. You may help me then *whispering* ^^.

But, remember, this is not a flashy, up-to-date fashion blog. So you won't be finding me in designers' clothes, since I'm not so into branded fashion items. You won't even find great English writing too, since my English capability is quite limited.
One thing, I actually a camera-shy, but let's clean my closet's mirror and give it a shot!

Salaam. :)