Sorbet Ombre Caftan with The Sweetest Pearl Sewn Scarf

OK, let's talk about this sorbet ombre caftan. Guys, I LOVE THIS CAFTAN. I bought it in 2014 when I paired it with a printed scarf for Eid, and has been wearing it many times since. I then matched the caftan with a soft pink hijab for a wedding in 2016 (in which I matched this caftan with the EXACT same bag, yes).

Wore it again and again outside the blog, until I reached a point where I felt like I've got to stop wearing the caftan to each wedding and whatever fancy event I get invited to, or run the risk of people thinking I don't own any other nice outfit!

A green-themed solemnization party last month seemed like the perfect time to fish it out of the depth of my closet but I was dismayed to see the stretchy material starting to wear off; there were a few spots of faint discolouration, and I could see certain parts of the caftan losing its stretchability and forming odd tiny bumps. They're hard to see unless I physically point them out to you in real-life, but I'm still so bummed about the fact that I won't be able to keep this caftan around for my use forever.

But in the meantime, before it just completely decays, I'm just going to enjoy having it around!

A little background on this outfit's story: My family and I — plus a whole bunch of our extended paternal family — went to the city of Pekanbaru in Indonesia last month over a long weekend for our cousin's wedding. It was the furthest we've ever travelled for a wedding, but anything for the love of our extended family!

It's normal for the families of each the bride and groom to have a "colour theme" for their outfits during a wedding event. For the solemnization, mint green was decided for our family's side — the groom's — and this sorbets-hued ombre caftan was the closest thing in my closet I could wear to fit into the theme.

Adding a green scarf definitely helped make me look more "on-theme" overall, and that's where this faux pearl-sewn scarf came in. It actually belonged to one of my cousins that I pinched years ago (lucky me because dang I'd never buy a scarf that expensive!) but never worn. After having it on in Indonesia, I am officially in love with how delicate and sweet the scarf is.

It'd be interesting to see how I wear the scarf with usual casual ragged outfits, wont' it?

Wearing: A very old caftan from Subang Parade  |  Zara white leather mules  |  Issey Miyake Bao Bao tote


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I'm a modest blogger based in Malaysia. Here on The Good Weekender, you can find journals of my evolving modest personal style, based on the art of looking casually stylish while still remaining modest, and doing it all on a budget.