Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Modern Traditional

Hi, all!

I just attended a close friend's wedding, and dressing up is a definite because all of us in the group loves fashion!
I even made it a point to paint my nails and put on eyeliner; that is maximum effort on the beauty department for me, okay?
So if you see my nails done AND with winged eyeliner, I must love you very much!

It was a Malay wedding, so I decided to stick to a more demure look.
I wanted to go with a pink dress at first, but I decided at the last minute that polyester is my enemy during this crazy hot weather in Penang (which didn't last by the way; it rained nonstop the same night WTF).

Since this was a traditional wedding, it was the best time for me to wear a batik sarong skirt!
I love the mix of colours and how the prints are tiled on the fabric.
If you have been following me for awhile, you'd recognize that lace top (wore it on my birthday last year), which is from the H&M Conscious Exclusive 2014 line.
It is one of my favourite tops ever because it's so ornate; even with the off-shoulder and trumpet sleeves, it doesn't feel too trendy.
I chose this ensemble because I like how the lace instantly updates the look without me having to try too hard to stick to the traditional theme.

STYLING TIP: If you're thinking about dipping your toes into mixing trends, I highly recommend wearing lace with every other texture or print you can think of. Basically, lace is something you can easily wear without appearing like you didn't look in the mirror before you left the house, haha!

Top: H&M
Skirt: From a thrift store
Flats: J. Crew
Clutch: From an online shop
Vintage earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane

Here is a bonus close-up image on my barely-there makeup while showing off my earrings (of course I had to post it; I have winged liner here!!!):

You can only see a subtle glow on my lips, but I actually had my favourite gold glitter lipgloss on.
I also matched my nails to my blue-tinged outfit; review on the exact colour will be up at the blog soon!

Here is a close-up on the earrings I was wearing for this special day:

STYLING TIP: Filigree jewelry goes hand-in-hand with lace; both are ornate and romantic!

So that wraps up another wedding-guest outfit!
I'm not sure when will be the next wedding I'll attend, but it has been a great run so far.
What are your favourite looks so far?

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