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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.) [+]
    29.5.14 .


    "Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they'd just walk around naked at all times." - Betsey Johnson

    These satin jogger pants, I feel, are a testament to Betsey's statement.

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    29.5.14 .


    "Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they'd just walk around naked at all times." - Betsey Johnson

    These satin jogger pants, I feel, are a testament to Betsey's statement.

    24.5.14 .


    Would you prefer to call this 'sleeveless denim jacket' or 'denim vest'?

    I bought this sleeveless denim jacket (that's what I decided to call it) with kitschy patches earlier this year without knowing what to wear it with. I spent ages in my stuffy closet room trying to match it with my other tops and pants and dresses but the combinations never felt rightuntil I got this black shirt from Pull & Bear and these subtly-printed black pants at Trio.

    22.5.14 .

    Avocado is definitely a new-found love for me. I never used to appreciate avocado but finding a few avocado-filled recipes that simply worklike the Avocado Feta Orange Saladis spurring my determination to try out even more  avocado-filled recipes.

    And that leads to a new favourite of mine: Avocado Toast.


    You can find the super simple recipe on Simply Sandwiches' blog or go straight to its source, food52.com.

    19.5.14 .


    I attended a wedding over the weekend but had run out of the usual baju kurung / baju kebaya (still at the laundry, too tight, etc.) so I turned to one of my trusted abayas: this oxblood red one.

    I saw this jubah at a store in Subang Parade and it was on sale for RM 100. 
    I personally find it hard to find an abaya that comes in a solid colour that I actually like, like this one.

    15.5.14 .

    "Hi, my name is Liyana and I am a fashion hoarder."

    That's what I thought I was at first. But waitam I really a fashion hoarder?

    First of all, let's understand what the word 'hoard' means. From Merriam-Webster.com:
    (1) Hoard (noun) = a large amount of something valuable that is kept hidden, or a supply or fund stored up and often hidden away
    (2) Hoard (verb) = to collect and hide a large amount of (something valuable)

    Judging from the number of never-worn and can't-remember-last-time-it-was-worn items taking up space in my closet, I might just belong in the not-so-elite group of fashion hoarders. But then again, I put all my items up for display in my closet (thus, not hidden) and many would disagree with me on the the value I put on certain items (hence, not-so-valuable, maybe?).

    So at the end of the day, it might just mean one thing: I am a girl who just loves to shop.

    Current unworn items include, but not limited to:

    2.5.14 .



    This salad is honestly the brightest, most colourful and most delicious salad I have ever whipped up in the comfort of my own kitchen.

    This simple recipe needs exactly seven ingredients and trust me, they're really, really easy and quick to prepare! No cooking necessary; only some slicing and dicing skills are needed (and you don't even have to be good at those two things).