Eid al-Fitr 2017 Outfit: Caftan From Mecca

Caftan from Mecca for Eid outfit 2017
No doubt, the effort I put into my Eid's outfit this year was considerably a lot less than last year's green, gold and black one. Shah and I decided not to buy anything new this year, opting to wear these dark chocolate brown baju kurung and baju Melayu we've worn from a few years back.
Well, at first, anyway...

There were a lot of back-and-forths happening inside my head because on one hand I've always liked the idea of wearing the traditional baju kurung on Eid, but on the other hand it would've been so nice to wear something new!

In the end, "something new" won and I ended up in this beautiful caftan Shah's mom brought back for me when she performed umrah in Mecca last year; I never got around to wearing it as I kept waiting for a special occasion to put it on, and there's nothing more special than Eid.

Caftan from Mecca for Eid outfit 2017
Caftan from Mecca for Eid outfit 2017
On that note: Eid Mubarak and Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to my Muslim readers! I hope you all are having a wonderful first week of this Syawal month.
Let's continue the positive deeds we did and good thoughts we harboured during the previous holy month of Ramdhan. Always be thankful for what we have been blessed with! Take the time to remember our less fortunate sister and brothers around the world who are not able to embrace this occasion as freely as we can, and don't forget to pray for them. Always be kind and generous to everyone around you, regardless of their race, belief, and faith.

Loads and LOADS of love to you all!
xxoo Liyana

Caftan from Mecca for Eid outfit 2017
Caftan from Mecca for Eid outfit 2017
Gold block heels from H&M

Extra notes:
- Baju kurung (for female) and baju Melayu (for male) are the traditional wears the Malays wear in Malaysia; here is a sample of a modernised baju kurung I wore last year for a wedding.
- It is the norm for couples and family members to be all matchy-matchy in their traditional wears during Eid! Shah decided to wear a robe (also from Mecca!) instead of the usual baju Melayu this Eid, where my scarf perfectly matches his robe as you can see on my Instagram, or see our matching green Eid outfits from last year (with Shah in his baju Melayu!).
- Read more about "Umrah" in Wikipedia.

Wearing: Caftan from Mecca  |  H&M gold block heels  |  Kate Spade bangle

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  1. I remember last year's Eid outfit Liyana and, although it was beautiful, the browns and richness of this year's is blowing me away!
    You look so serene and beautiful and your skin is just glowing!
    Fake Fabulous | Style and Fashion, over 40

    1. Thank you, Samantha! I'm happy you like this outfit that much. And anyway, this caftan is way, WAY more comfortable than last year's outfit! Reading your comment makes me very glad I decided to go with this caftan instead of the other outfit.

      I'm actally having a good skin moment right now so the fact that you noticed it makes me feel all glowy inside =D


  2. Oh Liyana! This is probably the most beautiful kaftan I have ever seen!!! The scattered paisley, the colors, the sheer fabric at the bottom. Your mother-in-law has impeccable taste. The fact that it was purchased in Mecca makes it so perfect for the very special Eid celebration. You look BEAUTIFUL!!! I would love to see a photo of you and Shah in your Eid regalia!! Love, Jude

    1. You know what, it's weird, my mother-in-law and I have SUCH different taste when it comes to clothes (and house decor, and, come to think of it, we have different taste PERIOD!). This caftan is probably the first thing she ever bought for me that's sort of lies on middle ground, and is the perfect combo of both our tastes; I was pleasantly surprised when she showed me the caftan after she came back from Mecca. I can't wait to tell her how much you and Samantha (in her comment above) LOVE this caftan, she will be so happy to hear it! Thank you for your sweet compliments, Judy, I am very much looking forward to the next time I wear it again. Perhaps with a lighter-coloured hijab?

    2. A lighter color hijab would be lovely but like Samantha I really love the rich color of the one you chose for Eid! Love, Jude

  3. I just viewed the photo of you and Shah on Instagram. You match beautifully! I love the color of your hijab an What's shirt. Jude


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