Zara floral embroidered black mesh dress with cutout boots
Honestly, people probably thought I was crazy, cruising around in the hot, hot Venice summer in my long-sleeved black top underneath this floral-embroidered black mesh dress. There I was, in the midst of shorts, mini-dresses, and flip flops  and in a pair of boots.
Boots in summer, guys.
Cutout boots, but, still.

No regrets, though. I distinctively remember what I wore when I first came to Venice (I have photos in FB as proof, too): a baggy brown long-sleeved t-shirt, ripped jeans, and flip flops. As comfortable as that garb was for a hijabi, it was not cute at all  except I did put on a sweet floral print aqua scarf, which in my opinion was my outfit's saving grace.

Zara floral embroidered black mesh dress with cutout boots
Venizia Straw Hat in Venice
    Zara floral embroidered black mesh dress
    Zara floral embroidered black mesh dress with cutout boots
    This time around I made sure to wear something that I feel fits Venice's romantic vibe and my personal style as well; I thought this floral black mesh dress from Zara was "Venetian" enough. But it's not like me to go "romantic" all the way, which explains the pairing with my non-sensual Mickey jeans  one of my fave jeans evah  and the cutout boots I scored from H&M's recent sale.

    Zara floral embroidered black mesh dress with cutout boots and Mickey patch jeans
    Zara floral embroidery black mesh dress
    Zara floral embroidered black mesh dress with cutout boots
      10 euro Venezia straw hat in Venice
      I made sure to pile on the SPF on my face too as the sun in Europe is less forgiving than in Malaysia where there's constant supply of fluffy white clouds in the sky. But really, buying that wide brim straw hat from a local vendor was such a genius decision in preventing tan lines on my forehead from my hijab, which happened to me annoyingly plenty when I was living in Paris.

      Plus, isn't the hat just adorbs?

      Straw hat in Venice Italy
        Venice Italy
        Oh, and I also made sure of one thing: my outfit might not have to be as comfy as my icky brown outfit from my last trip to Venice, but it must be breezy enough to prevent me from fainting from the summer heat!

        All in good balance, guys <3 What do you think of my Venice outfit?

        PS: I evidently like my Mickey jeans with sheer things  and I really like see-through dresses too, like this peach mesh dress and my dark emerald green tulle one!


        Wearing: Zara floral mesh dress  |  Zara long-sleeved t-shirt  |  Meters/Bonwe jeans  |  H&M cutout boots  |  Zara striped bag