Although The Future Is A Little Bit Frightening

Maybe you recognize the title of this post as part of the lyric to 'Kung Fu Fighting'. The Kung Fu Panda's version and not the original one, I mean; I kind of look like I was about to present some martial art chops in this getup - fashionably yet cartoonishly, I mean, since my tolerance for pain is probably lower than my 6-year-old nephew's...

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Shah and I almost, almost got to visit a different country that's going through the end of autumn and into winter this week, but alas, it wasn't meant to be. I was really looking forward to experiencing autumn again, but no matter; it's good to be reminded to count your blessings, and I am aware that I've experienced more autumns than most people in my circle, in different countries, so honest to God I know how incredibly blessed I have been in my life.

Sure, sure, I'm in the middle of a humid and rainy season here in Malaysia but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to channel the vibes of autumn in this khaki green tied kimono top and the earthy shades of my scarf. Brings back good ol' memories of my previously experienced autumns fo sho. I paired the top with these crazy "winged" pants - they have this drapes on the front right and back left - that my older sister bought, which she handed down to my little sister, which have now made their way into my closet.

My older sister Fiza showed me a photo of these pants before she bought them to ask me if I wanted a pair and I said, "Um, NO THANKS", because at the time they looked so weird on the model in that photo. I had forgotten about my smug reply right up until I saw my younger sister Rina wearing it one day and asked her "WHERE did you get those pants - I WANT" and Rina answered, "You said you didn't want them", and I realised my grave mistake, guys.

But thank God for sisters - especially for generous ones who are of about the same size and (occasionally) don't mind sharing clothes.

See: This padded jacket I borrowed from Fiza and blazer I borrowed from Rina

By the way, I still haven't met my second glitter sneakers; turns out they're not the easiest to locate, but of course they're not. It's surprising even to me how versatile a pair of glitter shoes can be; I've worn them with a black maxi skirt and with ripped jeans here.

Wearing: H&M kimono top  |  "Winged" pants from random online store (I say random because there is no tag)  |  Aldo glitter sneakers


  1. The colors of your hijab with the jacket and pants are just perfect monochromatic coolness!! I love the bits of red in that scarf!
    The fact that different pieces of the outfit have a family history makes them even more intriguing and fun. You put your stylish twist on and VOILA!

    1. Thank you Judy! I went a little out of my comfort zone with this outfit, but I'm glad someone else like it, too! <3
      Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go find out what else my sisters have been hiding in their closet...


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I'm a style & lifestyle blogger based in sunny (and ever humid) Malaysia. On The Good Weekender, you can find typed journals of my evolving modest personal style, travel adventures, skincare/beauty updates, home decor things, and stories of other bits and pieces of my everyday life. I hope you'll enjoy flipping through these pages of my virtual book!