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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.) [+]
    27.6.14 .

    I went on a retro route on my visit to Floria in Putrajaya last weekend.


    I found this tied cropped top ages ago from a shop in Tropicana mall. I actually bought three of the same top in different colours; this one, with its retro-inspired prints, and another two in basic solid colours. They're actually not the easiest to incorporate into an outfit so I was happy to discover it paired well with my black palazzo pants.

    Only now I'm thinking "I need to get more of these palazzo pants, then."


    Tied crop top: Twenty Second Concept
    Black t-shirt: Topshop
    Palazzo pants: random stall in Berjaya Times Square
    Ballet flats: VKI
    Scarf: Bow Bow
    Handbag: Lancel

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    27.6.14 .

    I went on a retro route on my visit to Floria in Putrajaya last weekend.


    I found this tied cropped top ages ago from a shop in Tropicana mall. I actually bought three of the same top in different colours; this one, with its retro-inspired prints, and another two in basic solid colours. They're actually not the easiest to incorporate into an outfit so I was happy to discover it paired well with my black palazzo pants.

    Only now I'm thinking "I need to get more of these palazzo pants, then."


    Tied crop top: Twenty Second Concept
    Black t-shirt: Topshop
    Palazzo pants: random stall in Berjaya Times Square
    Ballet flats: VKI
    Scarf: Bow Bow
    Handbag: Lancel
    26.6.14 .

    It's also known as Putrajaya Flower & Garden Festival but I think it won't be too much of an exaggeration to say that the real highlight of the event was probably the umbrellas hanging at the entrance.


    Seriously, isn't that just the sweetest thing? Anywhere underneath this umbrella installation makes the perfect spot for photo-taking (especially for instagramming and tweeting, of course).


    I have to admit, I went to Floria with an idea of how the event would be like, but, alas, my expectation was too high. I did enjoy oohing and aahing over some of the beautiful, exotic orchids but the most fun I had was in the shaded shopping area (typical) where I had too much fun window-shopping to take any good photo.

    My camera did manage to capture some photos outside, though, so, here we go!


    7 more photos to follow:

    25.6.14 .


    I don't know if it's unusual or not, since I'm well into my late 20's now, but I've always loved going to the zoo. Not just the zoo, I love visiting other animal-themed parks as well, like the Bird Park and the Butterfly Park. Shah and I had some time to spare on our recent trip to Johor Baru so to off we went to Zoo Johor!

    I would like to mention this: we found quite a few bad reviews online about the zoo. I do agree with some of the reviews but then again, you have to remember, the entrance fee for adult is RM 2 per person. That's a completely minuscule amount for a zoo entrance, people.

    The zoo seemed like it is in need of a extra maintenance work but it's not at all bad in there. For RM 2, considering! I have very little knowledge in animal care but it appears to me that there are a few cons. Nevertheless there are pros, too; as imperfect as the zoo is, I still enjoyed spending my day out in it.

    This dear deer is a little cheeky!
    Baby ducklings
    More animal photos:

    24.6.14 .


    Shah and I went to Johor recently and it was our first time ever together there. I wish we had time to visit Legoland and the Hello Kitty theme park but we just weren't able to. We had time for Zoo Johor though!

    20.6.14 .

    When a couple of my friends were complaining about their spots (as every women in the world do), I advised them to make use of concealer but they replied with, "I don't know how to use concealer!".

    A much as I love makeup, I'm the first to admit that I'm not a makeup expert at all, so I'm constantly watching tips from makeup gurus on YouTube. I made it a point to learn Concealing 101 from them as even though my skin is relatively clear, I get these nasty spots every other week.


    In this post I'm going to share the simplest and fastest way to conceal using only two productsthree, if you count my ring finer as the third without having to make up the entire face. Basically, this method would be most helpful to those who don't always bother with foundation and eyeshadow and whatnots, but would still like a fresh(er) face when going out the door anyway!

    The two products are:
    • a good concealer that is a close enough match to your skin colour; I use MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW35
    • a cotton bud

    Read on to find out my easy-peasy, on-the-go concealing method.

    16.6.14 .


    Gone are the days when powder blue is a no-no.

    11.6.14 .


     I never fancied the denim-on-denim look muchthat is, until I met the perfect match.

    Plus, denim + red is my favouritest combination everest!


    I've had these Mango jeans for ages but recently unearthed it from my many unpacked boxes (cue embarrassed-face emoji). This denim shirt was a hand-me-down from my little sister, who is just no longer into it. But lucky for me, as this shirt is still relatively new.


    How adorable are these red ballet flats? My all-time favourite colour is red so when I spotted these nestled amongst the boxes of shoes on a Payless rack, I knew I had to get them. With beautiful floral and butterfly prints and priced at below RM 50 in the sales, they're a total steal.


    Are you into the whole denim-on-denim look? I used to think that it won't work, but evidently I now think differently. If the two denim pieces are in the same family of hues then they could work very well worn together, in my personal opinion.

    But what do you say? Sound off in the comment box down below as I would love to hear everyone's thoughts on this!
    9.6.14 .


    I love the classic modernised take on baju kurung, the traditional wear for Malays. I've always adored the simplicity of the old-school, shapeless baju kurung (best worn during a scorching hot afternoon!) but the modern versionwith its added curves, without being too fittingis undoubtedly more flattering, and the more popular choice nowadays.

    Interestingly, even though baju kurung is worn throughout Malaysia, the choice of colour and prints could vary in different places.