Hello friends! I’m writing from the very beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand. We’re a week into our 14-day adventure and it’s been a lovely trip so far. We planned a day of activities today but unfortunately they have all been cancelled because it’s snowing!! In spring! It’s odd but we’ve been told that this could happen… So it wasn’t a complete surprise.
While waiting for the snow to stop, I thought that I’d share more about an outfit I styled a weekend ago. It was a gloomy day in Singapore, and I wanted to bring some cheer with a brightly coloured getup.
I’m wearing a blue floral pajama top that I got from Zalora, and paired it with bright orange pants from ASOS. It isn’t a colour combination that I usually rock, so I’m glad that the overall look turned out so well. They’re both rich tones that complement each other nicely.
I actually styled this outfit to match my earrings from MITA. I love the blue and yellow colour combination and the fun shapes – they brighten up any look instantly! They were gifted to me by local brand THREEONETWOFIVE, which I wrote about in my previous post as well.
If my bag looks a bit worn, it’s because it is! It’s from Kate Spade and I’ve had it for about 4 years. It saw me through my exchange days in Rotterdam – being thrown into bike baskets and lugged around on my travels with me. It’s still buttery soft and great to throw on when I want an accent piece in my looks!
The latest addition to my shoe closet – this pair of strappy sandals by Teva! I wanted to invest in a pair of summer shoes that I could walk a lot in. I actually brought it along with me on this trip for shorter walks when the sun is out. I’ve really enjoyed these Tevas and I hope to add more to my collection soon!
Hi friends! I hope you have been well. The past few months have been quite a whirlwind. Lately I’ve been exploring new routines and reviving old hobbies to try and get my head in a space that’s healthy again. The good news is that I have quite a number of travel plans lined up for the months ahead, so I’m hoping to close the year on a high note. 🙂
Here’s a look I pulled together sometime last weekend. It featured one of my favourite colour combinations to rock these days – a pastel pink and light blue combo. In this getup, I’m wearing my comfiest pair of blue jeans from a Hana Tajima x Uniqlo collection launched a couple of years back. I threw on a white mock neck t-shirt and over that, I’m wearing a pink men’s shirt that was passed down to me by my uncle. (He was very confused as to why I wanted men’s clothing, but I love oversized fits so the shirt was perfect for me!). And of course, a pink turban to pull the whole look together.
What really completed the outfit were the accessories that I chose to go with it. I adore these Half Moon Earrings from Indonesian brand MITA. It was the first time I wore polymer clay earrings and I didn’t expect them to feel so lightweight. They were gifted to me by local label THREEONETWOFIVE, which is dedicated to empowering women through jewellery – a brand mission that I admire and support. THREEONETWOFIVE curates and sells women-led jewellery brands from around Southeast Asia, one of them being MITA. 10% of every purchase that you make on their site goes to Tamar Village, a non-profit organisation that helps ladies, men and youths-at-risk in Singapore. Do check them out when you can!
The first day of Eid/Hari Raya usually feels the most festive. Everyone celebrates after a month of fasting and don their festive wear, sometimes colour coordinated with the rest of the family. For this year, my family decided to go with purple as our colour for the first day. (It’s my favourite colour!) I found this outfit at my go-to mall for traditional wear. They sell the top and bottom batik print skirt separately, giving shoppers the freedom to mix and match different colours and prints how they like. I had lots of fun with that and settled on this bright pink and aqua blue floral design for the skirt which really stood out for me. It’s a great contrast against the purple top, which I liked because of the flared hem. Traditional kebayas have a more fitted look. The flared hem gave me a lot more freedom to eat as much as I wanted without feeling too self-conscious for the entire day!
My Hijab Look
I was a little nervous about trying a new hijab look. Past insecurities about my face and head shape made me question whether I was wearing it the right way. Right before I stepped out of the house for visiting, I told myself that as long as I felt comfortable and focused on what was most important for the day – spending time with family – everything was going to be alright. This was an easy hijab look that I pulled together with the help of this video, using a scarf by local modest fashion brand Nushee Nurra that I found at the annual Ramadan bazaar.
Accessories & Shoes
I wore a pair of earrings by sadhu, which I wrote about in this post. The rattan design of the earrings go really well with the batik printed skirt. I got my silver sling back heels from local brand Charles & Keith. They were the perfect Hari Raya heels, meaning that I could easily slip and out of them whenever I needed to entire/exit a family member’s home.
As for my makeup, I used Glossier’s Lidstar in Lily, Fenty Beauty’s Shimmer Match Stix in Unicorn, and Mattemoiselle in One Of The Boyz. They are all different shades of purple, and it felt like a fun beauty and outfit pairing to try out.
I’ll be posting about my second Eid look very soon. To everyone who’s still celebrating, have a great second week of Eid!