Usually when Ramadhan rolls around I'd already be thinking about shopping for outfits for the celebratory month of Syawal, but living part-time in two cities and the resulting exhaustion from having to travel constantly between three cities (we still have to occasionally visit Shah's hometown after all) kind of take the fun out of planning Syawal fashion, though.

Thankfully I already have an outfit for the morning of Eid (fyi also the first day of Syawal) that I bought a looong time ago though, so that's one less unticked things on my Eid To-Do List!

    I'm used to getting a few other modest outfits to wear for when I attend the inevitable Eid "open houses" a.k.a. THE BEST PART of the month of Syawal, what with all the Eid food and the fun of hanging out with family and friends! Unfortunately, I just don't think it's possible to find time in between my travels to do that much Eid shopping so I'll just have to rely on whatever is already in my closet, including this modest black pleated dress.

    Extra read: What is an "open house"?

    Generally, Malaysians wear modest outfits when attending Malay weddings and open houses, and more often than not the outfits worn to those events are interchangeable. I wore this black dress with a gorgeous bejeweled bag (really, isn't it gorgeous?) bought in Dubai's Textile Souk, paired with these rainbow glittery boots to a friend's wedding, but I can see myself wearing this getup while attending a future open house.

    But perhaps sans the glittery boots though; it's just easier to wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off as, after all, it is customary here to take off your shoes before entering one's house!

      PS: Read the dramatic story of how I came to own this black pleated dress.
      PPS: Explore the hashtag #ModestyIsPriority on Instagram to see more of my modest outfits!

      Wearing: Uniqlo pleated black dress  |  Zara rainbow glittery boots  |  Bejewelled bag fro Textile Souk, Dubai  |  Heart-shaped earrings from Seoul

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