Denim & Burnt Orange

1 June 2016

Can I tell you a secret? But you have to promise not to tell anybody else, OK? OK, it is this:

I dress a lot more conservatively when I go back to my husband's hometown to visit his parents.

Wait, what? You fake conservativeness in front of your parents-in-law, too? And everybody else does this? Oh. Well. 


But I guess your idea of conservative is different from mine. I mean, sure, with the hijab on my head, I guess to most parts of the world, I appear pretty conservative already. But I'm pretty positive that it is general knowledge that ripped pants and studded jacket are not generally considered conservative in the eyes of parents-in-law. 
The average-ly normal ones, that is. 

My parents-in-law are, thank God, pretty cool with my wardrobe choices, but sometimes it's more about respecting them than attending to my sartorial needs, so I tend to steer clear of scandalous pieces that include rips and studs when I'm visiting themand even when visiting my own parents sometimes, who are less old-schooland turn to a lot of palazzo pants and flowy tops. 
Except I couldn't find any flowy tops to bring, so I made do with this denim shirt instead. 

And is there a more reliable bag than Kate Spade for a touch of sweetness?

Wearing: Mango denim shirt  |  Teetoo palazzo pants  |  Cotton On slip-ons  |  Kate Spade Belle Place Straw Satchel

Join the conversation!

  1. love this outfit so much! I do wear more conservatively when I go to my parents!

    1. Love that someone else is in the same boat - and sharing it with me! Thank you Farida! XO

  2. I laughed at your conservative-ness Liyana! (In a good way)
    You are anything but conservative, in my eyes.
    Always funky.
    Always a little edgy.
    Always on point!
    Can those trousers do no wrong? I really love how versatile they are.
    This colour combination is so rich and vibrant.
    Orange and blue, perfect.

    1. I'm glad I managed to amuse someone else (besides myself, ha ha ha)!
      To be honest I wasn't sure how most people would take this outfit but if you like it, then I feel like I did it right! Thank you Samantha XO

  3. Hi, Liyana..
    Just found your blog recently, and I love it. I also love your outfit in this post: the cut, the color-combination, and your fabulous Kate Spade handbag. I would pin that bag to my 'Dream Items' board on pinterest ;)

    1. Thank you! I'm really glad to have gained another lovely reader XO


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