navy gonna get it

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photos by Muhammad Khidhir
(H&M scarf, Zara blazer, Uniqlo tee, pants c/o Young Hungry Free)

Despite the change a few months back, modest wear still feels new to me, what with adapting to looser fittings and sizing up my clothes. It feels good, liberating to say the least, to not care if my tummy or “assets” will show i.e. I can eat however much I want to and forgo sucking my belly in because hey, nobody can see anything now. A shapeless silhouette is all you’re gonna get (in syaa Allah). Having said all that, I hate how I look bigger because of it, as thought I’m drowning in them. That, or I’m doing this whole dressing up thing wrong.

Whatever it is, 1) I still love my blazer to death and 2) I genuinely love the pants. Maybe pairing them up was a bad move, I don’t know, but that just means I get to repeat wearing these wide-legged trousers again. Yaasss!

P/s: Anyone caught the pun in the title?


mustard & chilli [sponsored]

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photos by Muhammad Khidhir
(batik snoodie c/o Harmoni, Hana Tajima x Uniqlo tunic and pants c/o Uniqlo, River Island crossbody bag, Zalora heels)

The best has yet to come. This batik snoodie, an upcoming new hijab from Harmoni, has got to be the  most efficient one yet. Sure, snoods in general are a breeze and takes only a minute to put on and style, but to iron them takes an additional minute, or two (or possibly even five in my case cause my iron takes forever to heat up) and therefore eliminates the less in effortless. With a print like the batik, creases are impossible to spot so it honestly saved me a whole lot of time! I was still very much late for work though, so excuse my lack of makeup.

Granted, the batik print can make coordination tough, but thank goodness the Hana Tajima x Uniqlo apparels that were sent my way (albeit months ago) work so well together, it was as if I purposely planned it out (I promise you I didn’t!). Wore them out so many times but never got a chance to photograph. So guilty of being a serial outfit repeater, but who isn’t? (Unless you’re AdR, or just extremely wealthy).

In any case, don’t miss out on Harmoni’s new collection that’s launching very soon. Follow them on IG @byharmoni_official for the latest news, and check out what else they have to offer over at their site here.

Have a great Sunday ahead!


slate [sponsored]

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photos by Masturah K.
(midi snoodie in silver c/o Harmoni, oversized shirt c/o Young Hungry Free, pants bought from Bugis Street, 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli, ZALORA loafers)

If given the choice of choosing black, white or grey, I’d pick the last over the other two. There’s no reason why. It’s just a personal preference, like how some of us cannot be caught dead in colours. When the Harmoni team sent new arrivals my way for yet another collaboration, I was stoked to receive this piece. A product that goes seamlessly with outfits I had in mind is an immediate winner, and this silver snoodie killed it.

As mentioned previously, I like the first batch of Harmoni’s snoodies, what I refer as the Mini, but because of the short twist, it was hard to coordinate with tops that are not high-collared, i.e. round neck or V-neck blouses. Perhaps the maxi would be best paired with the latter, so it really depends on your apparels as well. Will be reviewing the Maxi, as well as the Ombak shawl in my upcoming posts, but in the meantime, head on down to Harmoni’s site here.


pajama party [sponsored]

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photos by Muhammad Khidhir
(Mumu Scarves, Uniqlo tee, Zara cardigan, Kivee pants, Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac c/o REVOLVE)

I can’t begin to describe how lazy I am to dress up every morning for work, especially when I’m weighing the option of sleeping in an extra 15 mins vs. using that time to pick out pretty outfits. The former. Always. Wins.

However, when you’re gifted a bag you’ve been eyeing for the longest time but never got around to buy, you know you’ve got to put in a tiny bit of effort in your ensemble. That’s what I did. Sort of… I mean, that explains “pyjama party” right? Right. Makeup. Always. Works. (& colored contacts too)

For a quick How-To on achieving this no-brainer look, check out the style edits below for inspiration.

From left: BB Dakota Waverly Pant, Knot Sisters Taylor Tee, Schutz Eikel Wedge, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC, Callahan Big Knit Cardigan

At REVOLVE, you can find hot cult labels like Lovers + Friends, For love & Lemons, NBD, Tularosa and Zimmermann, labels Singaporeans love. The best part about REVOLVE is that they offer free international shipping for orders above 100USD, which makes shopping that much more fun and worry-free. To check out more of what REVOLVE has to offer, click here.


black black heart [sponsored]

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photos by Muhammad Khidhir
(Accessorize shawl, Lacerta Pocket Cropped Top c/o aere, ASK by Asky Febrianti flare pants, Bimba y Lola booties)

My dark somber mood is not going anywhere anytime soon. Part laziness, part wanting to appear invisible to the world, which explains why I stopped short on dressing up, because to iron a nicer shawl that complements the whole outfit was taking up too much of my energy and time. Regardless, thanks aere for the continuous shower of love with the box of goodies! More of that to come moving forward.

Till then!