Monday, March 08, 2010

Wanna look good in anything?

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

I mean ANYTHING? buy clothes that fit you. Yes, that simple! Don't buy clothes for the future when you loose that extra five pounds or gain them. Since my first pregnancy I still weigh 143lbs, 10lbs over my pre pregnancy weight and I have been in the dumps about it. I have bags of clothes that no longer fit me and I have been wearing my husbands sweatpants and sweatshirts. As a result I look like a sloppy stereotypical mom who happens to wear a niqab and it is not the image I would like to portray. I mean I am only 24 years old and there is no reason for me to have all these body image issues right now or ever!

I really didn't realized how much of a difference wearing clothes that fit had on your whole well being until yesterday. I haven't purchased any skirts, tunics, abayas or even niqabs in the past 3 years! and that also extends to the intimates. I know tmi! Anyway, I bough 59 pairs of underwear (all kinds) and cute ankle socks among other items and OMG. ITS AWESOME!

I mean I actually like the way I look in them and although we can't afford for me to get a brand new wardrobe we are putting money a side so I can start dressing more appropriately. Yay! Once I get a camera (my first EVER!) I will start taking pcs of what I wear. I hope that , inshaAllah, it will motivate me to dress a little better. I feel like a total different person and all I did was to wear clothes that fit me. Not soo baggy that I look like I am homeless and wearing everything I own or so tight that it is not even hijab.

I think Muhammad Alshareef mentioned in a previous speech that you should appreciate how you look right now. Yeah I want to go back to my pre pregnancy bod but there is someone out there who's goal is to be my current weight. Like they say, the grass is always greener on the other side. I think the grass is greener wherever you are because we live in the present not the future nor the past. alhamdulillah


LovieDrea said...

As Salam Alaykum
Wow this post really helped me out like just 2 seconds ago I was like i hate the way I've been looking lately and I was thinking of changing up a bit lol I too wear my hubby's tee's and sweats :D thank you for this seriously !

.::Tuttie::. said...

wa alaykum as salaam!

yay! your comment was the icing on my cake. Alhamdulillah you shared because I know people read my post because of all the traffic but its nice to hear that it helped them in a positive way.

NeverEver said...

oh I totally do this...

I'm an abayah girl and it is just so easy to stay in my pjs all day, even though I don't feel good in them!


I need to do something.

It's hard though, I have no external motivation you know? No husband or anything... just me!