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July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015

Outfit: Pink for Eid


Salaam, Lovelies. Eid Mubarak.. and may you all have a blessed Eid!

Since the last day of Ramadhan until now, day 6 of Syawal, days have been being hectic for me so that I couldn't post even one single post and update my social media. I've been so busy cleaning the house, cooking, went silaturahim to family and relatives, also to the neighbors around our home, welcoming and serving our guests at home, doing laundry, etc. -- as you also usually do on Eid ;p

[Note: silaturahim, in Arabic صِلَةُ الرَّحِمِ , means: visit, meet, or get together especially with those who have, or ever had, close-relation with us]

This is my outfit on day three of Eidul Fitri. I wore my Daisies print dress on day 1, and a lime-green dress with small red polka dots on it on day 2. Sadly I didn't have a chance to take some decent pictures of those outfits.

On day 3 of Eidul Fitri, our neighborhood were having an Eid gathering (so called here 'Halal bi Halal') as an event for us to silaturahim. I wore this outfit to that occasion. I love the dress' soft color pink and its chiffon-crepe fabric. The print also is a combination of my favorites: dots, stripes, and little flowers.. paired with another favorite of mine, the square pattern -- of the socks.

This small canvas bag was picked more because of its functionality and practicality: is to bring my baby's goodies. I love the picture of little tree on the bag and the lace embellishment.

Outfit details:
old shawl
old pants
Tommy Hilfiger watch
Scoop bag (gift from sister)
old checkered socks (same here)
old sandals
*pictures by Lady Elmas


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July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015

Outfit: Adding yellow to the classic black-and-white stripes


The classic black-and-white stripes is pretty much similar to the plain basic colour, such as black, white, grey, navy, camel, that can be paired with almost any other colours, or even patterns -- like I ever wrote in my previous posts; 'What colors match the black-and-white stripes' and 'Fresh looks of the classic black-and-white stripes'.

As for me, actually I'm not a huge fan of black-and-white stripes on t-shirts or dresses, especially the ones that come with bold/wide stripes. I think they resemble the prisoners' clothes, if the stripes are printed horizontally; or pajamas, if the stripes go vertically.. (don't you think so? no?). Even though I can't deny that these stripes can look so gorgeous, and many people have been pulled them off fabulously, I would rather wear these stripes in unusual or twisted patterns, such as printed diagonally, a mix of horizontal and vertical stripes, a mix of thin and thick lines, or mixed with one other colour, etc., or simply wear stripes in any other colour combination rather than black-and-white.

Like in today's outfit post, I wear a dress which has a black-white-grey-stripes pattern. The addition of grey lines to the black-and-white stripes make this dress looking more understated (less bold) and uncommon. The yellow cardigan add a fun pop of colour, and for the headscarf, I pick a scarf with shade grey to tone down the whole look. A black, yellow, or other colours, headscarf will only make this look looking too bold or "too busy".

So here I am, out and about, with my little sweetie, in a matchy-matchy outfit..

Outfit details:
grey headscarf (old)
old dress (bought in a local store)
cardigan (thrifted)
black pants (old, similar)
black socks
sandals (borrowed from mom)
*pictures by Lady Elmas


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July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

Hijab Style Moment: Laudya Cynthia Bella's Look on Sunsilk Hijab Hunt 2015


I'm in love with this outfit worn by Laudya Cynthia Bella when she recently hosted a competition in Jakarta, Indonesia; The Sunsilk Hijab Hunt 2015. I love the gown's structure, colour and lace embroideries, as well as her pretty headwrap.. Beautiful!

[Images source: Laudya Cynthia Bella's instagram account]


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July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015

Outfit: Little Grey Riding Hood


Honestly, when it comes to title my outfit post, I often can hardly think of anything that seem like a perfect title for the post. Wearing and styling clothes in the morning when preparing myself for doing that day's activity, is both spontaneous and planned for me.. Sometimes I planned and tried out my outfit in the night before, and sometimes it's not like a plan that came into practice; only picturing the outfit in my mind along with what that would be a perfect photo backdrop/scene for it so that it will become a loveable outfit post. Sometimes I'll just pick up what I want to wear spontaneously in minutes before I leave the house (sometimes I love the result, sometimes I didn't). And sometimes I didn't wear what I've planned to the night before, I changed my mind in the morning and wear something else. Then I snapped few pictures of me, where ever and whenever it's possible (carrying children around on my own limited the option) to be my outfit photos on the blog. As well as the clothes I wore, sometimes I planned the photo-scene (I really wish I can do this more), sometimes I didn't. All of these is an expressive, creative, fun process for me to do and I'm nearly never think of what title of the post would be.

So, when it comes to title-ing the 'outfit-of-the-day' posts, voila.. I often got "blank". I'm not sure whether I should go with a literal title, or went with metaphorical or allegorical title -- not to mention the technical things like SEO, etc. It would be much easier if I also had some tips/tutorial on the outfit-styling that day or have some information to share beside the outfit itself. I usually would simply title the post with those tips or info.

If it's the same outfit, it would be harder, I also have to think on what title should I use that would differentiate it from the previous same one. On the other hand, sometimes two (or three, or four) different outfits can go nicely with the same title. For example a title like: 'Pairing Stripes with Dots', can be a title for millions of outfit posts, so you have to see what differentiate each of them, whether it's the location the photoshoot was taking on, the story behind the outfit, the mood that day, or the tips to achieve the same look, anything.. that can be used for a more specific/special title.

So here I am in a lovely pale baby-blue dress with white polka dots and pretty laced collar, paired with my new favorite scarf; a wide charcoal-colored cotton scarf, and a grey flared outer. The pictures turned out very nice in spite of they were taken by my sweet 7 years old little boy -- of course after I adjusted the camera-setting first. When I started to look at these shoots, I thought this outfit somehow resembled the Little Red Riding Hood, but in shade grey -- even though the scene didn't support the look.. it's not in the forest. The grey coat and the scarf can be pictured as a hoodie coat. So I ended up title-ing this post with the metaphorical one..

If I wear the same scarf and coat in the future, won't it be boring if I use the same title?

And these shoes again.. that have a small rip at the front-part.

Outfit details:
Pendora polka dots dress (thrifted)
Gelmor outer (from Adele store)
navy pants (old, similar)
black polka socks
Adele handbag
Tommy Hilfiger watch
unbranded shoes
*pictures by IR


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July 3, 2015

July 3, 2015

Few Creative Ways to Achieve Merrier Walls


Do you feel like living in a boring home just because of your big, blank walls?
Pure Wow shared nine creative ways to add texture, dimension and style to any room in your house. From full gallery wall, indoor planting, plates-grouping on the walls, vintage letters, hanging a toolshed to wall paintings/stickers, etc. .. Read here for more ways to inspire you.


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Outfit: Blooms


Floral prints can sometimes look old-fashioned and uber-feminine.. This could be lovely on some occasions, yet not always. If you want to steer yourself away from this cutesy, it can be done easily. According to the Denver Post, you can tone down the bright, bold and busy floral patterns by
adding a little bit of "edge" to your look. For example, top a floral dress with a cool jacket or vest that just might channel a rugged, utilitarian or tough-girl attitude. Start with a pink floral frock, then throw on a fitted denim jacket, a motorcycle-style jacket, or a lightweight anorak.
Or, according to Vogue UK, some of the tricks to make florals seem fresh once again are by teaming floral pattern with leather jacket or biker boots, or bring the "blooms" to life in 3D, be it through accessories choices -- like wearing a floral brooch/corsage or headband instead --, or through decoration detail -- like a solid dress with floral texture on its collar.

Pairing florals with edgy shoes or sandals in solid colour also can do the trick. However, in this outfit post, rather than wearing my leather jacket or denim jacket with edgy boots or my platform sandals, I brought this bloom-smothered prints to the old-fashioned way; pairing this vintage floral dress with a classic nude-colored cardigan, my usual tan slip-ons -- that need to be replaced because one of this pair has gotten a small 'tend to be bigger' rip at the front -- and a retro-style handbag. And I do think I need more "edgy-ness" -- and shoes -- after seeing my photographs here.

How do you style up your floral-print dress this season?

Outfit details:
old cardigan
Belle Robe dress (Allamoda 2ndhand store)
old pants (thrifted)
Tommy Hilfiger watch
silver flower ring
old peach checkered socks
unbranded shoes
*pictures by Lady Elmas


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June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

14 Best Summer Outerwears by Ericdress & some buying tips

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What kind of jacket or coat style you are looking for when you are in the hunt for a spring-summer jacket? A typical trench coat? Leather jacket for windy days? A jean jacket for transitioning from spring to summer? A thin linen blazer? A plaid over-sized blazer? An edgy checkered black-and-white cropped jacket? A bold long-style coat? Or, a pretty lace jacket or a cute floral retro-style coat?

There are so many options out there, whether it's online or offline. You can also have more than one style to be worn interchangeably depending on your mood or the weather that day.

Regardless, buying outerwear might be tricky for some people. For me, outerwear is something I want it to be versatile and sturdy, as well as stylish.. just like shoes. This "requirement" make me looking for quality when buying outerwear, and quality comes with price. So, when you've just found your dream summer jacket, what's next? You'll look at its price, don't you? (if you don't, so it's just me who done that..). Price always comes into my consideration when buying an item. I won't spend crazy amount of money on clothing item and its shipping cost (if buying online). Even though it's true that mostly more expensive items come with more exquisite quality.

So I usually look for a moderate (if lucky, I might have a high) quality with an affordable price one -- if any. And the search mostly took a very long time, because it's a rare (and a fortunate) to find such delicacy in cheap prices.. Psst, I give you my secret, I frequently find these gems in thrift stores (yet not everyone want to wear secondhand clothes). My tips on this is.. don't get tired to be in a hunt for something you would love to have. If you see the coat of your dream in a price that is out of your price-range, try to look for it in ebay, etsy, instagram, or in secondhand stores, or wait patiently for a moment as you may stumbled upon it in a place or in a way you've never think of before (for example: the item unexpectedly is being discounted), or wait for a great sale season (with risk that your dream item will not available anymore). Or, you might also get it new in some online stores that sell cheap coats.

As for you who are looking for a new summer outerwear in an affordable price, it might be worth it to check out Ericdress.com. Ericdress is one of those online shops which offers various clothing items, including outerwears (you can find them here), handbags (here), and accessories (here), in quite cheap prices.

As I went browsing Ericdress.com yesterday, I found these great selections of jackets and coats -- see my picks above -- that look chic for those summer days. Well.. what do you think of my picks?


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