Black Ruffles Denim Top & Favourite Androgynous Pinstriped Pants To The Rescue

Zara Black Ruffles Denim Top
One disadvantage while traveling is you can never pull out the exact things you want from your closet to make up a day's outfit, so you just have to make do with whatever you brought along. I'm not exactly known to have impeccable in-advance outfit-planning skillz; on normal days, I usually decide on an outfit one hour before going out (the remaining hour is for applying makeup).

As much as I do try to plan out outfits before any long trip, who has the energy to figure out five or six outfits down to a tee and try to jam every single thing comprising each outfit into one single luggage? I certainly don't, especially when I don't get much warning before my trip commences.
(PS: I usually find out I have to travel anywhere from 2 to 5 days before flying/driving off, and by the way do you know I'm a professional procrastinator?)

Zara Black Ruffles Denim Top
Zara Black Ruffles Denim Top
    Statement Rings Haji Lane Singapore
    I don't know if it is obvious, but this outfit somehow takes me out of my comfort zone a little bit... (Hoping it isn't obvious at all though.) It's always good to take yourself out of the zone of comfort you've drawn up for yourself though, because how else will you challenge yourself otherwise?

    •     •     •     •     •     •     •

    Here I wore the ruffled denim Zara top I mentioned in my off-the-shoulder post, and like I talked about, the placement of the ruffles is so ideal for a hijabi, with my scarf not in the way or obscuring the ruffle details.

    I usually find crop(ish) tops hard to style, including this black denim long-sleeved; I just find them not working with most of my jeans so this is why I love my faithful androgynous grey pinstriped pants (and also the navy blue one!) which have "rescued" plenty of my crop(ish) tops in their hour of need!

    Zara Black Ruffles Denim Top
    Aldo Pom Pom Tassel Green Quilted Chain Bag
    Zara Black Ruffles Denim Top
    This was taken on my last day in Singapore in the National Gallery Singapore where Shah and I managed to catch Yayoi Kusama's exhibition, which I loved SO MUCH. This was also the day we were due to leave for Malaysia so I also wish we had more time to enjoy it, but really, I feel lucky enough to have caught some of the polka dot works that resulted from the brilliant yet complicated mind of Yayoi Kusama.

    Note: Follow me on Instagram to see some of Yayoi Kusama's famous polka dot art works

    Read: More about Yayoi Kusama here

    Androgynous Grey Pinstriped Pants
    Adidas Relace Low Sneakers
    PS: I am UHBSESSEDDD with that green bag, guysss! Another outfit post with a clearer look at my green baby will be up on Affordorable soon so stay tune for that! xo

    Wearing: Zara black ruffles denim top  |  Hotwind pants  |  Adidas Relace Low sneakers  |  Aldo bag  |  Rings from Haji Lane, Singapore  |  Stradivarius hoop earrings

       instagram      pinterest      twitter   


    1. This outfit is just so cool Liyana!! Starting sith your hijab scarf! The mix of fabrics is very unique (birds and leopard?). I love that!! Then your denim top with it's raw edged ruffles is very unique and fun. Your green bag with the bright baubles is just so cute and happy. What a great combination of pieces my dear!!
      Thank you for including the biographical information about the artist Yayoi Kusama! What an interesting woman, artist, perspective, life journey she shares with us through her art. How wonderful that you got to see it! Love, Jude

      1. THANK YOU Judy, I am so glad for your approval on this getup! And yes the scarf has both swallow the bird and leopard prints on it! Super observation, Judy, I don't think many people could tell they are birds. I got it from Brussels years ago but as old as it is, it continues to be one of my most prized scarves - I've yet to come across anything like it.

        You used the word "happy" to describe my green bag, and Judy, that really describes the bag perfectly for me. It really is such a sweet little bag, I love the pom pom and the tassels and the vibrant green of it!

        I only came to learn about Yayoi Kusama right before my trip to Singapore, but I was very pleased to have gotten the chance to read about her and to see her art. She's certainly a fascinating artist, isn't she? I heard that when her exhibition was in a city in the US, there was a 14-hour line for one of her installations (!!!), although I'm not sure how true that story is (14 hours sounds scandalous)!

    2. People will stand in line for some pretty crazy things in this country. Of course this is entirely a judgement call, but people who stand in line to make purchases of the latest phone, I-pad, TV, or athletic shoe are way beyond my personal limits. To see a beloved artist or musician...? Maybe...
      I think it's really great that you have a beloved scarf. That one is very special. I have a cousin who works in New York as a textile designer and at one time she was designing scarves!:-) Love, Jude

      1. I can certainly believe my dear no-nonsense Judy can't stand the idea of lining up for an iPhone! I have never lined up for it (like, really, isn't it just as fine to get the exact same thing just a liiitle bit later?) although I can sort of understand how some people find it exciting to be the "first" in line for something.

        I can tell you this: I am not opposed to lining up for a ride at Disneyland though! But I do draw the line at "120-minute wait".

        PS: A 90-minute wait on the other hand I'm still OK with, but it was Shah who did the waiting while I go around the park doing other things before re-joining him! =)

        A textile designer who is an ex-scarf designer, wow! I bet she has some interesting stories to share.

    3. Girl, I can see why you are obsessed with that bag. It's such a fun one! With the colorful pom poms. I love your androgynous styling and am a fan of that pants style. It's always refreshing to come here to see your outfit up close and I love how you wore your hoops with your hijab. Super creative :D x

      1. Thank you, Shanaz! It IS such a fun bag, isn't it? Not at all practical, sure, but so funnn. I'm very happy you like this outfit, and I'm glad of the approval of the hijab + hoops too; I'm not much of a hijab-style experimenter (watched some "how to tie your hijab" YouTube videos but they never work out on me) so adding earrings help keep things interesting!


    Post a Comment

    I'd love to have a conversation with you about my post. Please share your thoughts & I'll reply as soon as I can!

    Contact Form for Pages [DO NOT DELETE]

    Hi, I'm Liyana

    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!