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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.) [+]
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    Denim & Burnt Orange


    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. 

    Anyway.

    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


    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. 

    Anyway.

    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

    6 comments

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

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

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    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.
      XXX
      Samantha
      FakeFabulous.com

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      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

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    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 ;)

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

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