Outfits, Style

First Love

A while ago, I was catching up on Margaret Zhang’s recent work on her website when I stumbled upon something she wrote that resonated quite strongly with me. In this post, she writes, “…music taught me how to feel, and everything I touch creatively is driven by emotion – sometimes to an irrational degree.” I think it’s a statement that a lot of people can relate to. Music will always be my first love, and I spent many years learning to play the piano, singing, performing, and making music within the comfort of my bedroom walls. This later developed into an interest in dancing, which I do my best to nourish by attending open classes every now and then.

Modest fashion hijabi blogger Singapore street style denim jacket sudio headphones

Modest fashion hijabi blogger Singapore street style denim jacket sudio headphones

Music has the power to influence my mood in so many ways, it’s insane. These days, I’ve been staying connected to my favourite crooners and urban poets with a pair of Regent headphones from Swedish brand Sudio. They’ve kindly sent over a pair*, and I haven’t parted with them since. I love how classic they look – the white leather material complements the gold hardware so elegantly, and the marble caps add a subtle statement to the design. This is great because it means they’re versatile and I can match them with all of my outfits (the most important thing, lol!). I also appreciate that they’re Bluetooth headphones because my previous pair used to get tangled up in stuff a lot (yes, I can be quite clumsy). After using them for about 3 weeks, I notice that they last a really long time, and that’s coming from someone who tends to forget to charge anything that isn’t her phone or laptop. The website states that it’s built to last 24+ hours – I haven’t exactly put that to the test but I do notice that the battery life really does last quite a while!

In this look I styled them with my favourite denim jacket that I found at a flea market in Singapore. I love the acid wash finish and the statement graphic at the back – a nod to the Young Romance comic books that ran in the 50s and 60s. I also have on a pair of hand-crafted earrings from madebyhazymomo, and Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick in Disturbed on my lips.

Modest fashion hijabi blogger Singapore street style denim jacket sudio headphones

Modest fashion hijabi blogger Singapore street style denim jacket sudio headphones

Modest fashion hijabi blogger Singapore street style denim jacket sudio headphones

Sudio has very kindly offered a 15% off for my readers with the code rougeandruche. They’re having their pre-summer promotion now, which means that you’ll get a complimentary tote bag with every purchase from their website from now till 30 June. International delivery is free, and purchases come with a one-year international warranty.

I’ll leave you with a couple of my favourite tunes at the moment. I hope they get you grooving along as much as they did for me!

*I was sent a free product in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by the company and/or its affiliates in any way.

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  • Reply Antonia

    Such a beautiful post! Music just has such a big impact on our lives, doesn’t it? I actually feel strange if I realize that I haven’t been listening to any songs through the day, By the way you look beautiful. xx

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    June 4, 2018 at 12:31 am
    • Reply liyamh

      Indeed they do! I get the same way too, it’s as if something is missing in my day. I’m glad that you enjoyed reading this post, and thank you for your kind comments 🙂

      June 4, 2018 at 6:32 am
  • Reply Gloria

    A great look for street walks! Love the double denim style and the dark blue high neck!

    June 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm
    • Reply liyamh

      Thank you! I love denim on denim looks – some people might find it a bit much but I think it’s all about finding the right washes and colours that can complement each other.

      June 15, 2018 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply tapeparade

    What a cool shirt! I also love your words about music being your first love. I feel the same and now I work as a musician!

    June 15, 2018 at 6:15 am
    • Reply liyamh

      That’s super cool! I admire people who stick to their passions and pursue it full-time. I wish I have the discipline that you have!

      June 15, 2018 at 11:42 pm

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