Fancy At Symphony: Checked Blazer & Suede Mules

A couple of weekends ago my younger sister and brother and I managed to catch the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra playing scores from the Harry Potter movies (!!!) at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. I've been to DFP plenty of times with my music teacher when I was younger (used to play the piano, fyi) but it wasn't until the year 2014 when I caught the symphony on Disney/Pixar movies' songs that I truly appreciated seeing/listening to a live orchestra.

Unless it's classical music guys — I just do NOT have the ears for that kind of music. Just pop culture jams for me, merci!

I always see it as an opportunity for dressing up, as I first did so in 2014 wearing a powder blue blazer + jumpsuit, and this time was no exception. Obviously I've loved blazers for a long time but a while ago I entered this full-on blazer phase that I don't think I will ever come out from — nor do I want to — because blazers are super cool and super cute and versatile as heck.

Full disclosure: I even wore another blazer the last time I was at DFP last year. Honestly guys, it really feels like I do not own these blazers but

Funny story though, that time last year that I went to DFP was to listen to the orchestra playing classical music but I bailed halfway through with my mom and my sister to have a late lunch instead (I remember it was dim sum, mmm). Shah finished listening to the whole thing though, such a trooper!
(Thankfully our tickets were discounted, if they weren't we would have just soldiered through too.)

Also, I still haven't figured out the difference between orchestra, philharmonic, and symphony. But let's just conclude with this: I like listening to a live orchestra playing pop culture jams, whatever that's called.

Check out: the houndstooth blazer + high-waist pants ensemble I wore last year to DFP

The tickets to see the orchestra are not exactly cheap so it's not a regular occurrence for us, we're not that fancy, really. But Shah, my siblings and I have our eyes on another symphony this year so I will definitely share the outfit from that one if I get to go to that one, ahhh!

And yes, let's not rule out another blazer-centred outfit, shall we?

Wearing: Topshop checked blazer  |  Pull & Bear t-shirt  |  Bershka wide-leg pants  |  Kate Spade "Hello Tokyo" clutch  |  Zara suede mules  |  Lovisa earrings

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  1. WOW!!! This blazer is really great! The mix of colors is unique (the pop of golden yellow is wonderful!) and you've styled it in a very sophisticated way!
    Blazers have been trending BIG lately and they can really be quite versatile. They immediately add "classic" to any look and make me take an outfit more seriously. Even if that means seriously fun!!

    1. It was practically love at first sight for me with this blazer, but it actually took me like a week before I decided to pursue it for real! I'm glad I got it =)

      I completely agree - blazers = classic. I can see myself wearing any of my blazers for a long, long time.

  2. OMG how did I miss this! Urgh. I love your smile girl. And of course, you slayed the blazer look like it's nothing! I chuckled when you said you prefer live orchestra with pop culture jams hahaha. Perhaps, they should mix it up for diverse audience :D xoxo

    1. Awww thank you Shanaz. I can't remember who but someone told me to smile more in photos, but weirdly I always forget to smile out of concentration in posing (I'm a terrible model by the way).

      I think the philharmonic in KLCC do include modern-culture music nowadays which is the best! There's even going to be a Star Wars one at the end of this year but aghhh I don't know if I'm able to go, but I do so want to!


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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!