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    Affordorable.com

    is a virtual space where Liyana Aris documents her evolving modest personal style, which is based on the art of looking casually stylish while still remaining modest and doing it all on a budget; about 93% of her closet are filled with affordable things. (PS: The remaining 7% has a lot to do with her secret addiction to Adidas shoes and her occasional splurges on discounted high-end bags and clutches, shhh.) [+]
    20.11.17 .


    Hi, remember how I like to "steal" Shah's clothes? I'm back it againnn  except I'm stealing my regular favourite again, namely this chambray shirt. Honestly at this point I should just call it my shirt since I cherish it more than he does...

    (PS: I don't think he's even worn it since the last time this shirt made an appearance on Affordorable, when I wore it with these fringed loafers, so you see what I mean about how this shirt is basically mine.)


      I'm "recycling" a bunch of things here including the chambray shirt: those flared jeans and the cutout jelly bag (both worn with cat-print pajama top previously) and my lips-print scarf, but this day was the first time I put on these red studded strappy ballet flats. If you've been a loyal reader of Affordorable (btw, THANK YOU), maybe you can recall these exact flats but in black?


      Bringing more looks your way soon xx

      Fun Useless Fact: Red is my favourite colour but also probably the least colour in my closet (this needs fixing, yesss!).


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      16.11.17 .


      I call myself a "colour chaser" (seriously, it used to be in my Instgram bio even) but I'm not opposed to an all-black outfit either. I definitely understand the appeal of dressing oneself in black head-to-toe  or in my case here, almost all black head-to-toe.



        Just like any other colour, black seems to have different shades too (if you need proof, just test a bunch of liquid black eyeliners from different brands guysss) but unlike other colours, pairing shades of black together is practically foolproof.

        Most of my wardrobe purchases were discoveries I made in stores themselves, meaning they were not things I set out to buy when I stepped into their stores  which is how most people we know shop anyway, am I right or am I totally right?

        I love being pleasantly surprised when I find something that I immediately fall in love with and must have in my closet, but for some reason finding this witchy, perforated-like black robe felt like a true marvel! I think the facts that I'm a hijabi and for 5 days out of 7 every week I'm the "throw-anything-clean-on" kind of dresser mean I will be getting a whole lot of use out of this easy casual robe.

        (Side note: It does need a little ironing, annoyingly, but hey if no one sees the wrinkles on this blog or Instagram, did the wrinkles even really happen?)




        By the way, I am UHBSESSED with these champagne coloured mules. They were one of my Singapore scores and I find it hard not to wear them with every single outfit I put on. I'm not very happy with how these photos turn out so I'm looking forward to wearing them again very soon just for them to make another appearance on Affordorable!



          Wearing: H&M robe  |  Zara black jeans  |  Mules from Haji Lane, Singapore  |  Mirrorcle bag/clutch (I seem to like wearing this ringed bag with robes!)
          14.11.17 .

          It was so exciting when I found out my Instagram friend @ati_o had taken the time to sketch me and watercolour it in! I've never met Ati before but I've always admired her from her feed: she's basically a super woman who travels the world for work and yet has time to compete as a triathlete in various competitions  and yet has time to draw wee little me!

          Thank you again for this honour, Ati <3



          If you want to see the photo of me that inspired Ati's sketch, visit my How Hijabis Can Wear Skirts Without Looking Too 'Girlie' post!

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          10.11.17 .


          With the exception of the love affair I had with my Adidas drawstring backpack which I wore throughout my F1 experience last year, I don't think I'm much of the backpack fan in general. But seriously though, I have been carrying this little thayng with me everywhere I go, including to F1 Race Day recently  and I mean EVERYWHERE. I never fully realised how having both hands free at ALL times can be so liberating!

          (Also, try using the frightfully wide and spanking heavy iPhone 7 plus using just one hand, guys. Just, nope, not happening for me.)


            So I know the checkered blazer trend is SO on right now but hey I just got this blazer a few months ago on sale in Bershka (you might have seen it paired with my metallic skirt from my Milan post?), so I'm not about to add another blazer into my closet so soon!

            But, you know, let's not rule out me scoring a checkered blazer in a future sale...






              Wearing: Bershka pinstriped blazer  |  Zara Champs Élysées t-shirt  |  Levi's slim jeans  |  Mango denim mules  |  Backpack from Myeongdong market in Seoul