Eid al-Adha 2019 Outfit: An Unconventional Eid in Floral Embroidered Kimono-esque Abaya

Shah and I had probably the most chill and unconventional Eid al-Adha celebration we've ever had with my family a couple of Sundays ago. Our usual Eid "itinerary" did not take place e.g. instead of eating the usual local Eid food like nasi himpitrendangkuah kacang, and lodeh for Eid breakfast, we ate waffles instead. My mom's Eid cooking is ah-MAY-zing but her waffles are legendary; it's what I'd usually request on my birthday mornings!

We all spent most of the day at home just lounging around watching fun movies, entertaining our niece Arya with movies she's never watched; Shah chose The Croods to show her and I went with Matilda afterwards.

Which, may I add, was a bigger success than Shah's choice. None of my family members had seen Matilda either (I KNOW RIGHT) and they were all laughing throughout the movie. I'm a huge Roald Dahl fan, with Matilda being my absolute favourite book so perhaps when Arya is older I'll be able to convince her to read it too.

We had hot chocolate and sticky date pudding at one of our favourite restaurants during teatime (again, very out of ordinary for Eid — or should I say out of "Eid-inary" hew hew) before finishing our Eid celebration with watching Get Out late at night. (Honestly, how our Eid turned into a Netflix movie marathon, I do not know.)

My least favourite movie genre is horror/thriller (movies by my bae Tim Burton not included because his movies are in their own genre) so I imagine my siblings were thrilled they finally succeeded in making me watch it.
FYI, I absolutely loved the movie. (Maybe I should try It next?)

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And now on to my Eid outfit, consisting of a beautiful floral embroidered kimono-inspired abaya I bought in Mecca and en electric blue scarf to match the embroidery. I have plenty of beaded black abayas so to own an intricately embroidered one feels quite special, really.

A touch of concealer, some brow-filling and swipes of red lipstick to complete my simple look and I was Eid-ready!

Wearing: Floral embroidered abaya from Mecca  |  Zara leather mules (the same ones I wore with the "donut" rainbow caftan on the 2nd day of Eid al-Fitr)

I absolutely adore these extra-modest accented black abayas! Click on each image below to see more of my favourites:


    1. Your Eid al-Adha abaya/caftan is GLORIOUS!! I've always been a huge fan of embroidered clothing. This is just so lovely! It's kind of "Moody" in the color mix! Although, I can't imagine you eating waffles and lounging while watching movies while wearing this very formal and elegant caftan. On the other hand...it does look comfortable!!
      It sounds like your Eid holiday was a memorable one!! Love, Jude

      1. Full disclosure: I took off the abaya right before settling down to watch the movies, while keeping the t-shirt and long skirt I had on underneath. I didn't want to wrinkle it too much before I get the chance to shoot it! I put it back on right before going out for the hot chocolate. The abaya has a low V-neck and is a button-down (flimsy buttons, might I add) so it's quite necessary to wear a layer underneath.

        It was a lovely Eid for my family. I do love the usual hectic Eids where we go out and visit people but this chill way was a pleasant pace of change =D

    2. Liyana girl, you look bomb in your abaya! I can't ever wear something as long and roomy as this though as I find that I'll be swimming in a sea of fabric and will perhaps lose my footing and trip all over myself. LOL. That said, I've been admiring your flowy looks and trying to emulate them in a midi length. As always, you look gorgeous and I hope you had fun on your quiet Eid.

      1. Thank you so much Shanaz! Glad you approve of this shapeless thayng. Roomy dresses are firmly in my comfort zone because I'm always worrying about food bumps showing (and I get them a lot, too), and I can feel a hundred percent confident in a roomy dress! I think roomy midi length dresses are totally adorbs too, I love seeing women wearing those with sneakers, and I'm sure you look stylish in them too.


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