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!
For the second day of Eid/Hari Raya, I wore this deep blue bisht – a traditional Arabic garment – from local brand Oushk (pronounced ooh-shk), which manufactures their designs in the U.A.E. I found it at The Grand Bazaar, an indoor market that was held towards the end of Ramadan. The bisht has a mix of different fabrics and textures. The sleeves and middle section are soft and solid, while the rest of it is translucent, with velvety floral motifs that add a touch of class and femininity to the piece.
I wore the bisht over a white inner long-sleeved maxi dress. What I love about the bisht is how versatile it is – I switched out the maxi dress for a white long-sleeved t-shirt and flared pants later in the evening when I wanted something more comfortable to go visiting in. It also felt incredibly regal to have it on. When I draped it over my shoulders and got accustomed to the way the fabric flowed and moved around me, it felt like I was wearing a cape!
My Hijab Look
I got more confident trying a new look after Day 1. I didn’t follow any tutorials for this look – I just draped yet another piece from Nushee Nurra over my head, fastened a couple of pins here and there and found a way for it to work for me. You can tell I was a lot more comfortable this time round!
Accessories & Shoes
I LOVE these earrings. I got them as a gift for my 24th birthday – a pair of bejewelled beauties from Lovisa. As for my footwear, I wore the silver sling back heels from Charles & Keith, like I did for Day 1. I made sure that I picked a colour that could match most of my looks, so these heels will be on heavy rotation over the next few weeks.
I had so much fun doing my makeup for this day! For my base, I used Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint in Dark, followed by some contouring using Fenty Beauty’s Match Stix in Truffle and highlighting using Match Stix in Rum. I created an easy smoky eye look using Glossier’s Lidstar in Herb. To pull the entire look together, I used Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint to create a statement red lip that would stand out against all that blue.
I must say, I am in love with how glowy my skin looks in that first image! I’ve been working hard switching up my skincare routine to get that glow for Eid. I’ll be sharing some of the products that have been working for me in my favourites post this month. Look out for it!
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!