All this while I've been accumulating pieces for my closet based on the assumption that it is A-OK to layer (that is, thin pieces only), because when would I ever need to walk — like really do some walking — under the hot sun in Malaysia and in its humidity? Other than to get from point A to point B, which are usually short distances anyway? I mean, I spend so much time indoors outside of my house, plus all these places are always comfortably air-conditioned.

But whatever the story is, bottom line: I don't own enough cute long-sleeved tops that I can just wear on its own without having to layer.
Note: Urgent shopping needed for my next summer vacayyy.




This was actually one of my "breezier" Italy outfits, although it may not look that way. Initially I was worried people would think I'm crazy, walking around in a blazer (albeit a super, super thin one), but then I saw an Italian man walking past me looking so Italian-chic in dark blue blazer, white shirt, and smart tan pants, and I immediately felt better.

I spent the day in Milan in this outfit, visiting Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (taking photos and shopping at high-street stores around them!) while holding a cup of two-scoop gelato around (spilled some on my skirt, gelato melts so fast) and proceeded to take the train to Florence — these photos were taken at Milano Centrale train station as a matter of fact — arriving after the sun set, and got a two-scoop gelato again while walking from the hotel to Il Duomo di Firenze. I was happily comfy in this outfit for the whole day!



    I mentioned in my previous white shirt + off-the-shoulder post about how I haven't been able to find a maxi metallic pleated skirt, and I still haven't, guys; the one I have on here is actually tea-length but when worn low enough on my hips, I'm able to pass it off as (sort-of) maxi!

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    Did you guys notice the hoop earrings I have on? If you didn't, it's cool, as the earrings are really subtle. I got these from a set of four hoops from Stradivarius in Corso Buenos Aires — was so excited to come across the store because I fell in love with it back when I visited Spain years ago! I recently mourned the demise of my Stradivarius leather jacket, remember that? (The brand still isn't available in Malaysia why though.)

    I'm starting to think about wearing earrings under my hijab more often now, what do you think? I don't know if it's "my look" yet but I'm having fun experimenting, so I'll see where the wind blows with this one...



    Wearing: Bershka grey pinstriped blazer  |  Pull & Bear "Lisa Simpson" t-shirt (worn with denims previously)  |  Mango silver pleated skirt  |  Adidas Stan Smith  |  Stradivarius hoop earrings


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