Rollin' with the Homies

Hi guys!

I'm finally back home now! Which explains the drastic change in temperatures (hello 37-degree celcius!)
 and sceneries for the blog (a nice break from my back garden in the UK). We are well into the Summer now in the UK, which also means we are right in the middle of Ramadhan in Brunei. I hope it isn't too late to say this, but to all of our Muslim readers, Selamat Berpuasa!

Since it's Ramadhan, I got to thinking about the pun on dates (the fruit you break your fast with) so I decided to create a look that was girly and appropriate for date nights (yet edgy because you all know how much I gravitate towards my all black outfits). One look at this skirt and you'll know it's typically not my style but I was challenged to figure out how to make this more me.

Being in Brunei, dressing up is not something people really do. So I wanted to find a balance between being dressy without looking overdressed. This got me into thinking about the trend of mixing girly, structured pieces with casual, grungy elements.

Although I don’t wear skirts very often, the midi skirt trend is one where I feel I can pull off comfortably. It’s feminine whilst still being modest, which is perfect, especially since you gotta keep it PG in Brunei. This beautiful red midi skirt is from Romwe. The subtle frog print covering the skirt adds an unexpected quirkiness to this girly piece of clothing. The pleating detail makes the skirt full and structured, which could easily make an outfit look prom ready and overly formal. To contrast that, I decided to tone down the formality by pairing it with this tongue-in-cheek "Homies" shirt which plays at the brand Hermes.

Photos by Anisah Alkaff (IG: @yourlastjuicebox)

To finish off the look, I accesorized with a pearl necklace and opted for classic black court heels, which almost gives it a Parisian chic vibe. If this doesn't make you excited for date night then I don't know what will. If your date is in the day time instead, you can always substitute the heels for classic ballet flats for an even more casual vibe.

So that's a wrap for this week's look. I hope everyone is having a good Summer, whether you are back home in Brunei or still in the UK waiting on graduation day. To those graduating this year, congratulations!!




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