Meet Sammi (this pic only resembles her---it isn't actually her). Sammi works in a teen "club wear" / "casual" cute clothing store, for the same company I used to work for. We met when Aalia, Boxie and me were hanging out, shopping. Sammi has seen me wearing everything from abaya and niqab to skinny jeans and cocktail dresses and she always let me use the stroller change room cuz the store only has mirrors outside the rooms, except that one, and men sometimes have their girlfriend's model stuff for them, so I don't like to peer out. Sammi let me always, kindly. The first time I wore niqab into the store I heard one of her co-workers whisper about how I could wear what I am wearing so I had to correct her and be like, I choose this, I love it, and I get to have the clothes you have AND the ones I am wearing, and mine are more beautiful to me. Anyways... Sammi and most of the girls at the mall have learnt about Islam (badly) from the influx of Saudi boys here on scholarships. Sammi actually had a "boyfriend" that told her he was an Arab prince. She laughed and googled him. Sammi fell in love with one of the playboys, and he broke her heart, but she had been looking up Islam (since he told her he couldn't marry her if she wasn't a Muslim) and she learnt the religion was more beautiful and worthy than him. So she came up to Boxie and me, and asked us to explain it to her. I don't know if she is totally %100 serrious about becoming a Muslimah but she did ask how to pray and came to the Masjid and she asked how she would wear hijab and keep her job. So Sammi, this post is for you, because you are certainly more courageous than me, who was waaaaaay to scarred to approach Muslimahs....I remember going through the same conflict until I stopped caring soooo much. Anyways... I remember people telling me five hundred different things, but I know, since my first attempts at hijab came from Sammi' store, that she'll be able to imitate the store's feature looks easily with hijab----a modesty makeover of this site (warning, contains music so turn speakers off) to see what we are giving a modesty makeover to: http://www.sirensfashion.com/main.htm click on new looks). Here is my makeover of the first look
and the yellow skinny jeans look redone with a Siren's tunic dress.... and yellow skirt instead.