Monday, July 14, 2014

Black and white

Last weekend, my friends and I had a chance to sell our clothes during Pre-Raya Bazaar. The sale was a bit slow in the beginning but as time goes by it became better. Alhamdulillah. The most important part is we had fun and have gained new experiences. We had a chance to meet new people and establish new connection. It was wonderful indeed.

I've even bought myself a cute pants from a friend of mine on the first day of the bazaar. I love the birds print on it, the colours are just nice. To be frank, I was so excited to wear this pants. I was actually thinking about pairing it with a white blouse but I've been wearing white too many times now (I might have bored you). Hence, I decided to pair it with a black chiffon blouse from New Look which I bought from Indonesia a few years back. For the whole outfit, I decided to go with prints on prints look. The pashmina that I was wearing belongs to my sister.


Wondering where did I take these pictures at?

It was just a random location. I told my brother to drive us to Pan Pacific, Sutera Harbour. But I had no idea where exactly to do the photo shoot. On our way to park our car, I saw these cute red doors located just before the entrance of the car park. Then I thought this place is just perfect! It was a random idea but I love the outcome so much.

Overall, it was a great weekend.
I hope you have had a wonderful one too.

Until then,
I wish you all happy fasting!

Monday, July 7, 2014

The birthday dinner

6th July 2014.
Today marks the date of my father's 50th birthday.
I can't believe that he has finally turned 50. Oh my, time flies.

As usual, we would have a family dinner to celebrate the birthday. But since it's Ramadhan, then it's dinner-slash-iftar. Last year, I made an Ombre Cake for my father on his 49th birthday. Unfortunately this year I wasn't able to do so because of the timing. Hm. I'm planning to bake him something tomorrow. It's better late than never, right?

Anyway, my family and I celebrated my father's birthday at The Square RestaurantNovotel. The food there was awesome. If you're thinking about where to head to for iftar, then I'd suggest this place. The place was nice and the view was fine. I just can't stop thinking about the food. I love the food. Oh wait, did I mention that it's buffet?

For the birthday dinner, I decided to wear this Satin Pleated Skirt which I've bought over a year ago. Just like the rest of the skirts I owned, I'm in love with this skirt too! To make the outfit looks more dazzling, I decided to put on a necklace (which cannot be seen clearly in the picture) from Colette. For your information, I'm a big fan of Colette Hayman accessories and bags. I'd usually buy the accessories during sales and would spend hours in the store trying to figure out which one to buy. Who says being a woman is easy? Hmm.

Until then.
Have a wonderful day fasting!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

My saturday

Yesterday, I decided to try something new and bold in colour.
I chose to combine black and white with striking yellow. In addition, I wore a polka-dots printed skirt which was inspired by the 1950s fashion. I've been wanting to wear this skirt since the day I bought it. But I didn't because I thought it would be better to pair it with something brighter.

A few days ago, I went to Vincci and bought Helena (the shoes).
The first time I saw it I was already in love! What I like about Helena is it adds more of the 1950s style to the whole outfit. I've always been a fan of Vincci because the shoes are always amazing and affordable too. If you're living overseas, you could get Vincci shoes from Zalora.

As for the place where I did my photo shoot, my younger brother and I went to Shangri-La's Resort located in Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu. This place is lovely. If you feel like watching sunset, visit The Sunset Bar. Don't worry, the place is open air.

Well, I'll let these pictures do the talking.
Until then.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Tutu skirt

Skirts are my favourite.
It's a must in my wardrobe.

My younger brother and I went to Outdoor Development Centre (ODEC) today. I've discovered this place long time ago and haven't been visiting this place for years. If you've heard of or been to Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), you'll be familiar with this place. This place is so beautiful and breathtaking. Subhanallah. I've been planning to come here since I was in Brisbane and grateful that I've had a chance to do so. Alhamdulillah. 

It was midday when we came. I didn't take a lot of pictures because the weather was hot. I've had to stand the heat when my younger brother took this picture. Anyway, I'm happy that I've accomplished one of my plans. More to come. Insha'Allah.

As for today, I decided to wear a tutu skirt. I've been thinking to do this photo shoot for quite a while. At first I thought Masjid Bandaraya (Bandaraya Mosque) would be a wonderful place to shoot this skirt but since it's Friday and the Muslim brothers will be having their Friday prayer (it's a recommended prayer held weekly at the mosque), it would be awkward to do a photo shoot there. Hence, I did it here. Anyhow, I'm still happy with the outcomes. I was trying to sharpen my skills in photography at the same time. Hm. We'll see about that.

Until then.
Have a blissful Ramadhan.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Like a princess

Hello, there.
I'm back in Malaysia for two weeks.
My flight was on Thursday and it was a smooth journey.


I feel grateful to be able to meet my family again. I couldn't forget the feeling I felt few years ago when I lost two of the most important people in my life. It hurts (even until now) thinking about the fact that I wasn't there to meet and kiss them for the last time. But I have to accept the fact that they are no longer here in this world and that I can only share them my prayers. Since then, I've told myself to try my best to cherish every single moment as I possibly could with my family because Allah knows when their time will come. Allah knows when my time will come.

I went to Sutera Harbour a few days ago with my younger brother and best friend.  We went there merely for the sake of visiting The Muffins. Unfortunately, the place was closed due to construction. Although I was a bit sad but I was thrilled to discover this beautiful place which I've never known has existed before! I wish I could describe it by words but these pictures explain it better. I was amazed and thought that I might as well do a photo shoot here someday. But being me, I could not wait any longer. So, I went to visit this place again the next day with my younger brother. Only this time, I wore a beautiful Royal Iman 2.0 dress in Pink from Love To Dress. For your information, Love To Dress is a label owned by Sister Sumayyah Nasaruddin. Such a wonderful person she is. May Allah give her barakah always.

I love every single detail about this dress. Being a pastel-colour lover, I thought that I might as well pair this dress with a beautiful yellow half-moon shawl custom-made by a friend of mine. Do visit my Instagram for more details. I was enjoying the photo shoot and twirling around with my dress (not to mention that the weather was hot). I'm thankful to have a very dedicated photographer.

Oh, I'd also like to wish you Ramadhan Kareem and happy fasting.
May Allah accept our ibadah this Ramadhan. Ameen.
I hope you have a blessed month.
Until then.