You know what is a real challenge for hijabis when they travel overseas where it's hot and humid? Planning outfits that are not only modest, but suitable for the touristy action of walking around under the hot sun where sweat trickling down your back is inevitable, where darting into an air-conditioned area at any time is not an option?

I'm actually starting to think packing for winter is easier than it is for tropical weather, I can't believe it myself.

    Thankfully I had stowed away some pieces for......well, I didn't know what exactly, but my trip to Jakarta called for them! Aside from the red-orange kimono robe from the last post, this green (teal-green? Can't quite pinpoint the shade) floral-print dress was another perfect choice. It has a rather large keyhole neckline hidden underneath my hijab here — you might be able to spot the "ribbons" I let loose instead of tying the keyhole — but I always layer a thin cotton top underneath anyway, to absorb, you know, anything that needs to be absorbed.

    PS: Sorry, sweat is really not sexy to talk about, is it?

    If it didn't have split-sides I would've just worn a long cotton dress underneath but some sort of pants were needed here, and as much as I'd have liked to wear cotton pants, I don't have any cotton pair that is cute enough to wear underneath (food for thought, hmmm) so I went with the usual suspect: jeans!

    Just like the ombre drop earrings in my kimono robe post, these aqua chandelier earrings were a 100% bought to be paired with this green dress; it gives me a buzz when I find the perfect pair of earrings for an outfit.

      Can you imagine walking around in a 33-degree-Celcius + 70% humidity weather wearing what I wear here? Non-hijabis probably feel hot just looking at this outfit (very much understandably so!) but this really was the ideal outfit for me: weather-appropriate (for a hijabi, that is), plus I looked photo-ready which is always the goal!

      PS: Below is the exact green dress I wore, available on ShopStyle if you're interested plus a bunch of other pretty floral things from Mango to lust after.




      These shots were taken in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah or Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park. If you ever visited Jakarta, I absolutely recommend you visiting this interesting beautiful place as it really felt like the many different cultures of Indonesia squeezed into one place, albeit a huge one where walking from one end to the other is not an option; we actually had to rent a scooter to go around the entire place, which was a challenge for me as I'm really not a fan of motorbikes.

      (Plus all the getting-on-getting-off action ripped my dress a little bit at the seam, but it's easily fixed, no worries.)

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      Thank you for reading, I hope you like this outfit like I do 


      Wearing: Mango dress |  Monki jeans  |  Lovisa chandelier earrings  |  Aldo bag  |  Adidas Stan Smith sneakers


      Click each image below to go to older posts featuring the green pom pom bag & the cat-face jeans underneath my green dress:
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