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. 


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


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

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

  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.

    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

  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 ;)

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


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Hi, I'm Liyana

I'm a modest blogger based in Malaysia. Here on The Good Weekender, you can find journals of my evolving modest personal style, based on the art of looking casually stylish while still remaining modest, and doing it all on a budget.