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!
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!