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    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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    Eid Outfit: The Traditional Baju Kurung | Electric Blue & Golds

    Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
    Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
      Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
      I keep talking about wanting to wear a two-piece baju kurung to share on this blog, so finally here is oneee.

      This electric blue baju kurung actually belongs to my mother, which I successfully pinched from her right before I got engaged to Shah; I remember saying I wanted to wear it for my engagement party eight years ago and being told off by my mom to "Stop talking nonsense, Liyana!" Well, surprise surprise, mother knows best because the purple modern baju kurung I tailor-made afterwards for that special day was wayyy prettier and more appropriate (and my mom LOVED it).

      PS: Malay future brides in Malaysia usually host the engagement party before the weddings (that's right, it's typically plural) where the future groom's mother put the ring on to seal the engagement deal instead of the boyfriend!

      Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
      Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
        Matching electric blue and gold in style
        It must be noted that this blue baju kurung in particular is slightly more voluminous than what we Malaysians normally would wear; my other pairs of old baju kurung were narrower than this, too. My mom has always been pretty slim as well so I'm not sure what happened with the tailoring, to be honest.

        It doesn't bother me though; I actually like the fitting, plus I'm just uhbsessed with the thai silk material. I've always loved electric blue but wearing this old thayng again made me realised how far back my love for the colour dated! My mom saw me in this outfit last weekend and was all, "Wait a minute, I recognised that baju kurung!"

        (She's letting me keep it, though, I'm sure she knows I could give it a lot more love than she could.)

        Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
        Statement necklace Lovisa
          Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
          Nowadays women of all ages in Malaysia turn to the more stylish modern baju kurung that cinches in oh-so-slightly at the waist, which generally flatters more than the shapeless traditional version. Sure, the loose-cut old-school baju kurung might not have the most flattering shape but the fact that it's a surviving piece of Malaysia's history makes it real special, I think!

          Nevermind that the bunching and ballooning up of the extra fabric makes it appear as if I have a perpetual food bump (which I do, especially during the one-month celebration of Eid!) or even pregnant (which I am definitely not)...I'm still going to wear it, guys.

          Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
            Matching electric blue and gold in style
            I wanted to bring out the gold threads in the top part of the baju kurung so I accessorised with the gold block heels that I wore on Eid this year and the greenish gold scarf I wore during last year's Eid. Even with the strong bold hues I had on, oddly I felt a little bare, which was why I added the long necklace I got last year but never knew when to wear. It accidentally stayed hidden underneath my scarf most of the times, but I felt like it really completed my attire!


            Wearing: My mom's old tailored baju kurung  |  H&M gold block heels  |  Lovisa necklace


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            Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
            Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
              Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
              I keep talking about wanting to wear a two-piece baju kurung to share on this blog, so finally here is oneee.

              This electric blue baju kurung actually belongs to my mother, which I successfully pinched from her right before I got engaged to Shah; I remember saying I wanted to wear it for my engagement party eight years ago and being told off by my mom to "Stop talking nonsense, Liyana!" Well, surprise surprise, mother knows best because the purple modern baju kurung I tailor-made afterwards for that special day was wayyy prettier and more appropriate (and my mom LOVED it).

              PS: Malay future brides in Malaysia usually host the engagement party before the weddings (that's right, it's typically plural) where the future groom's mother put the ring on to seal the engagement deal instead of the boyfriend!

              Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
              Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
                Matching electric blue and gold in style
                It must be noted that this blue baju kurung in particular is slightly more voluminous than what we Malaysians normally would wear; my other pairs of old baju kurung were narrower than this, too. My mom has always been pretty slim as well so I'm not sure what happened with the tailoring, to be honest.

                It doesn't bother me though; I actually like the fitting, plus I'm just uhbsessed with the thai silk material. I've always loved electric blue but wearing this old thayng again made me realised how far back my love for the colour dated! My mom saw me in this outfit last weekend and was all, "Wait a minute, I recognised that baju kurung!"

                (She's letting me keep it, though, I'm sure she knows I could give it a lot more love than she could.)

                Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
                Statement necklace Lovisa
                  Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
                  Nowadays women of all ages in Malaysia turn to the more stylish modern baju kurung that cinches in oh-so-slightly at the waist, which generally flatters more than the shapeless traditional version. Sure, the loose-cut old-school baju kurung might not have the most flattering shape but the fact that it's a surviving piece of Malaysia's history makes it real special, I think!

                  Nevermind that the bunching and ballooning up of the extra fabric makes it appear as if I have a perpetual food bump (which I do, especially during the one-month celebration of Eid!) or even pregnant (which I am definitely not)...I'm still going to wear it, guys.

                  Electric blue traditional baju kurung Raya open house
                    Matching electric blue and gold in style
                    I wanted to bring out the gold threads in the top part of the baju kurung so I accessorised with the gold block heels that I wore on Eid this year and the greenish gold scarf I wore during last year's Eid. Even with the strong bold hues I had on, oddly I felt a little bare, which was why I added the long necklace I got last year but never knew when to wear. It accidentally stayed hidden underneath my scarf most of the times, but I felt like it really completed my attire!


                    Wearing: My mom's old tailored baju kurung  |  H&M gold block heels  |  Lovisa necklace


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                    2 comments

                    1. WOW!!!! This gown is GORGEOUS!!!! It's easy to see the fine quality of the fabric. This is truly one of my favorite posts ever!!! My goodness Liyana, you look so beautiful in these photos. Perhaps a bit of your mom's pride for you is showing up in your eyes! Love, Jude

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                      1. Oh Judy, your kind words make me tear up a bit. I'm so so happy you love this traditional outfit. Thank you, thank you XXXOOO

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