Black Cape Blazer & Black Studded Abaya Dress

Forever21 Black Cape Blazer Black Studded Abaya Dress
I usually wear my abayas as is, so it's a pleasant surprise even to myself when I saw how well this modern cape blazer matched this traditional abaya dress (the abaya was my Eid Al-Adha outfit in 2016). This abaya may be studded but it's still relatively simple, so I'm loving how a lot cooler and more dramatic the whole pairing became — very fitting for my birthday outfit.

Forever21 Black Cape Blazer Black Studded Abaya Dress Forever21 Black Cape Blazer
(Oh, yes, I'm just going to casually announce that I celebrated my 32nd birthday ten days ago. No biggie.)

Forever21 Black Cape Blazer Black Studded Abaya Dress
Forever 21 Black Cape Blazer
I bought this cape blazer like TWO YEARS ago but couldn't find the perfect occasion to wear it. I generally love cape blazers but oddly this is the only one I've ever liked!

I really thought my first time wearing it would be to a fancy dinner or symphony orchestra or something, with maybe sleek pants and chunky heels but, nope; it was to be after attending an afternoon wedding and before I had (birthday) pancakes and (birthday) truffle fries for tea (my kind of tea anyway) at a favourite restaurant.

Forever21 Black Cape Blazer Monki Pyramid Clutch
As cool as cape blazers go though, I definitely have to give some of the credit to this leopard-print scarf which is one of my ALL-TIME favourites, and also: that little pyramid bag definitely doesn't get as much use as it deserves, really.

Forever21 Black Cape Blazer Black Studded Abaya Dress
    Forever21 Black Cape Blazer Black Studded Abaya Dress
    Forever 21 Black Cape Blazer Black Studded Abaya Dress
    Hope you like my birthday outfit!
    PS: The glen plaid blazer + burgundy boots = my evening birthday outfit!

    By the way: do you guys notice my new blog look? I love it and worked on the design for some time, so I hope you guys like it ❤

    Wearing: Abaya from Aman Sentral, Alor Setar  |  Forever21 cape blazer  |  Lovisa stacked hoop earrings  |  H&M flats  |  Monki pyramid tote  |  No-brand scarf


    1. This dress is a beauty! I looked back at your 2016 post and loved the way you styled it there as well. The way that the embellishments are applied in a pattern on the bodice is so pretty. This was a great choice for your 32nd birthday. Love, Jude
      I hope that it was a lovely and festive occasion! I'm guessing that pancakes and truffle fries (?) are a couple of favorite foods. What fo you put on top of your pancakes?? I. I have a great love of maple syrup and pancakes are a great reason to indulge in a generous pouring! :-):-)

      1. My family and Shah made my birthday extra special for me this year and I felt very lucky indeed!

        I love pancakes and truffle fries! I usually wouldn't eat them together but at this particular restaurant, I combine them every time I go there.

        I loveee maple syrup too, my dad used to travel to Canada a lot and he used to bring back tins of pure Canadian maple syrup, they were SO GOOD.

        If I make pancakes at home, I'd top them off with just butter and maple syrup. I'd slather wayyy too much butter and pour more maple syrup than advisable and would have a great meal that way! At the restaurant though they have all these "gourmet" pancakes, so I had the one with salted caramel, chocolate and banana, and it was really good, mmm.

    2. Happy belated birthday, girl! You slayed it in your outfit. And that pyramid bag is a beauty. I'm always so inspired looking at your OOTDs - always so expertly styled! Love the pop of leopard and you are killing it in this stunning abaya :O

      1. Thank you for the wish, Shanaz! Very happy that you like this outfit! I never imagined to "style up" abayas but now it has opened up a whole world of (style) possibilities! I must have been inspired by your styling of the baju kurung bottom =)


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