Maybe you remember this flowy green high-front-low-back top that I wore on Eid two years ago? I expressed excitement at the anticipation of wearing it with jeans in that Eid outfit post, so #goalsachieved as this is already the second time I'm jeans-ing the versatile top on the blog.

    But the real stars of this OOTD? The sweet tied-around-the-ankles, two-toned embroidered cloth ballet flats I bought last year from a little shop in the gorgeous Zhouzhuang water town near Shanghai.

    The shop had rows and rows of colourful embroidered cloth flats and shoes which made it so hard in deciding which ONE pair to take back to Malaysia with me, but this red-and-green pair (such an unusual combination too, right?) just somehow telepathically spoke to me.

      Also: yes, an entire year passed by before I wore them. I'm known to stash clothing accruments for a prolonged period of time before "debuting" them at the right moment, so I suppose you could say it's like......I possess a special kind of sartorial willpower.

      Or not. (Food for thought).

      Read: That willpower MUST be related to my "collector" persona, I'm sure of it.

        Wearing: Top from Subang Parade  |  Mango ripped jeans  |  Embroidered cloth ballet flats from China  |  Backpack from Myeongdong market, Seoul

        PS: Intensely wishing I had blogged about the nicknamed "Venice of the East" water town to link in this post, but you can peek the place in my Instagram pics here!

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          Update (6/6): Decided to share Zhouzhuang pics after all, check out the photo diary!

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