Friday, August 28, 2009

.: Meme away :.

My Islamic way of dressing.

Tagged by Hajar Zamzam Ismail. Thanks sis. Sorry it took me so long.

Reason is, I'm uncertain on how I should go with this post. My conclusion is, probably, I am supposed to indicate my way of dressing according to the principles of Islam. As a starter, I am extremely old-fashioned with zero fashion sense, so you are bound to read some super simple get-ups. Please skip this post if you do not want me to bore you. Sister Zamzam, I just had to pinch your format. :)

If I were to choose which one is me ...

Presently, I am mostly mini-qubeisya.
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At home :: 90% of the time, I'll be in "Kaftans". Sometimes, due to its length, it can double up as a broom and sweep-away the mess you leave behind during snack-time. :)

Prayers :: Always, in a white "Telekung" with some embroidery. Yes, I bring it with me even when I'm out. That should explain why I lug a bagpack. :)

Make-up :: None. I'm contented with the natural look. If I have a greasy face, I have a greasy face. If I have a zit, I have a zit. And if I have chapped lips, I have chapped lips. :)

Outside :: "Baju Kurung"

When I'm too lazy to iron it or want to save time, I will wear pants or long skirts matched with a / multiple layered long-sleeved top. :)

Hijabs :: To be brutally honest, I'm not a 100% hijabi. More of a 95%. I'm working towards it. Insha'Allah. My hijabs are normally the square scarves [regardless of the size], and rectangular shawls; with or without the pins, and brooches. I don't use any of those hijabs that you can slip on in less than 5 seconds and look wickedly smashing in it. I actually look frumpy in those.

Shoes :: Strapped-on sandals! And slip-ons! No heels! NO HEELS! And I put on socks.

Nails :: Years ago, I managed to obtain some henna, and slabbed it on my nails. Nowadays, keeping it short and clean is more than enough. :)

Perfume :: None. I'm happy with that. :)

Hair :: So far, I haven't done anything to it.

Accessories :: I wear a necklace, and a bangle. The necklace was a gift from my mum's colleagues when I was born. I've been wearing it for about 3 years now. Meanwhile, the bangle was a gift from my mum when she went for Umrah. I've been wearing it for 1 year, after I snapped the previous one. I still keep the beads though.

Colors :: My wardrobe consists of pastels, earth tones, red, pink, black or white. Nothing loud, i.e. sudden burst of summer colors. Although, I am starting to move on to other shades.

While I was searching for hyperlinks, I found out that the author for the "telekung" link is an old lost acquaintance of mine. What are the odds ...

Anyone can snitch this meme. :)
11.02pm Malaysian Time


Unknown said...

Salaam Hajar! haha I've seen this pic in an email and i manage to laugh everytime. I guess I go between qubeisya and mini-qubeisya. I've been told I have that stay away or else look when I walk on the street :(
Not to be too critical but the worst is hijab sexy. What's the point of the hijab? Khair inshaAllah.

Hajar Alwi said...

Wa'alaikum'as'salam Sabrina. Aww~ I'm sure deep inside, you're extremely approachable. :)

Clearly depends on the person's own definition of what is a hijab ...

Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

CUUUUUTE! I love the pic. Do you wear the mini-glare too? LOL! I don't think I have that one in my repertoire! I wish I did, because maybe people would respect me then, instead of acting rude. Heehee.

Hajar Alwi said...

Mini-glare? What is that? I tried googling it up but uhh ... something else came up and I don't think you have that in mind. Haha~! Sorry sis, maybe you can offer some explanations and enlighten me. :)