As salaam alaikum all,
Yes, it’s that time of year again. ISNA is having it’s 44th annual convention. Alhamdulillah, my hotel is booked and registration is paid for. What does this have to do with fashion you ask? Well, if you want to get some really great Islamic clothing at a discount price (and in addition to some Islamic learnin’) I suggest going to conferences like ISNA. If you don’t know already, this happens to be the largest conference in the United States and vendors come from all across the United States and Canada to sell their wares. I can’t tell you how many times sisters have asked me where I’ve gotten something from and I’ve had to break the news that I bought it at a conference in another state. (Sorry sisters).
People have a lot of things to say about ISNA and what a fitnah it is. I personally have enjoyed myself each time and didn’t find myself in any trouble. I just did my thing. And as far as fashion goes, I usually make a list of items I would like to buy so that I can stay focused and not go on a wild, gluttonous shopping spree. This year I am limiting the amount of money I’m going to spend, insha’allah.
Here are a few of the things I have on my list:
A white georgette hijab
A two piece prayer garment
Two unique abayas
Creme-colored hijab pins
Pop and Hip Hop Nasheeds (trying to avoid the music during Ramadan)
A couple of books
Some type of program to help me learn more Suras
Jelly candy from Astrolabe (they were good y’all, don’t sleep)