OOTD | Three Days of Eid

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Happy Eid Al-Fitr everyone! 

Or as I would usually say it, Selamat Hari Raya! 

A celebration for the end of Ramadhan, where we dress up, visit houses and celebrate. It's such a great time, and many cultures celebrate it differently. In Brunei, we dress up in traditional garb, Baju Kurung but now, it's more like Baju Fesyen. It's unique and culture-bound, that some may be unaware of. 

So here are my three outfits for three days of Eid! 

Fire and Blood

I set hearts on fire. Light them with the strike of a match. Watch them ignite in cardinal flames. A bewitched beauty to behold. They burn so bright and so bold. Then crumble into ash, crashing down against cold grounds. I set hearts on fire. Never did I realize I would be charred black.

Shawl : (similar) | Top : Lenalee Designs | Beadwork : (Mom)  Skirt : Dian Serra
Shoes : Summit | Bracelets & Necklace : (Mother's) | Bag : Ferrigamo

Guys. I have a cape now. I'm basically Batman.

I understand that the proper term is 'Batwing Top.' However, I prefer the cooler alternative, Batman Cape. I couldn't contain my excitement when I found out it was a cape. We bought the top in plain black. My mom did the beadwork, sewing in the embellishments. It is an unspoken requirement for Raya dresses to have beads somewhere. Though, I will remove them once Eid is over.    

I paired the dress with MN Liquid Lipstick in #33, a dark red shade that I have fallen for. This goth look provoked many relatives to claim that I came out of Twilight. Though, in this context, I did not consider it an insult. 

Since families are expected to match, my mother co-ordinated accordingly. The best clothes are worn on the first day and the colour motif was red and black. Dresses pressed and hanged on display the night before so the next morning would be a swift breeze. 

Once my siblings and I were dressed, we decided to take a few photos. Well, we tried to. We don't seem to photograph well together, which disappoints my mother. Ah well, c'est la vie.

Cool Neutrals

You were so cool to me, and I was so good to you. Yet time has made contenders out of us. Old smiles frozen in distant memory and empty goodbyes remain. Go cry war, but I will still stand. Take the first step, but I will not recede. Raise your banners, but I will not draw my blade. The pen, after all, is mightier than the sword.   

 Shawl : Asha Karim Collection | Sunglasses : Raybans | Dress : Made to Measure 
Beadwork : (Mom) | Shoes : Louis Vuitton | Bracelets & Necklaces : (Mom's) 

We decided to go simple on the second day of Eid. The simple blue dress was different shades of blue, subtle enough to be a surprise. My mother, being ever amazingly resourceful, had sown the beads in the hemline. Giving it a more personal touch.

The shawl from Asha Karim Collection is my favourite piece. I'm not a fan of overbearing shawls, but this was gorgeous. A basic beige shawl with various stripes of brown and blue sequins sown in. 

Fun trivia for this day is that I wore bronzer for the first time in forever. If you read my Five Beauty Confessions, you know that I hate bronzer. My sister convinced me to, stating it would match the general colour scheme. I relented. 

Also, babies.

My favourite part of Eid is not the food, or the nice clothes. It is the children I get to meet. My nieces and nephews, cousins that I might only see once a year. I adore children, playing with them during Eid. It just makes your day when they smile that toothless grin.

SunButt wanted to be involved in photo-taking. He laid down on the patio, ignoring the camera pointed at him. He's a stray ginger with an ass so big and yellow, it eclipses the sun. For a stray, he's an awfully pampered boy. Lying down with his belly for us to scratch and purring against our legs. Our actual cat, Jon Snow, is jealous.

 Blue Hues

We have deprived the ocean. How it begs and pleads for just one small glance. Its waves wash over us, tongues lapping against our bodies. It wants to drown us. Flood our lungs with tears from wasted time and idle patience. The ocean is vast, but limits itself in fear and love.   

Shawl : (KL Expo) | Dress : Dian Serra | Beadwork : (Mom) 
Bracelets & Necklace : (Mom) | Watch : Casio

Long. Everything about this outfit was long.

The dress was long, a good six inches was touching the floor. The shawl was long, reaching my waist. It almost makes me miss having long hair. Almost. As much fun as it was for the fabric to sway against the wind, hair not getting caught in branches still triumphs.

Like the first two outfits, my mother did the beadwork. Unlike her useless daughter, she is exceptionally good with her fingers. Able to crochet, sew and bead since she was my age. With that said, I can type fast. Which evens it out in my opinion.

Also, more babies. 

The day is not over until I have held at least one baby. That is the rule I have pertained to during Eid, which is surprisingly easy since Brunei is filled to the brim with newborns. I am conforming to a stereotype because I absolutely love children, and I think they love me too. At least, Baby Deli does. She is delicious. 

The first three days of Eid is packed. House hopping, snack binge-ing, awkward silences. By nightfall, energy dwindles down to the bare minimum before we drop dead on our beds. Still, we had a grand ol' time. We're exhausted, we're stuffed, but we're grand.

Even if you don't celebrate Eid, I hope you had a fantastic weekend whether you visited friends or stayed at home. My long weekend was wonderful, if you could see from my Instagram. Good food, good company and goodness all around. 

So how was your weekend?


  1. I love the last blue outfit the best, the colour suits your skin tone so so well! I hope you had a nice celebration with your family :) My weekend was crazy busy too but for sure it involved lovely food and company :D

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. Sounds lovely! You look so stunning! x


  3. Lovely! :)


    1. That's really wonderful, Bash! Family is everything! And your mom is a talented woman who should be a designer! ;) So beautiful what she created! So happy you've enjoyed those day of Eid, dear! You know me... I LOVE black and how it looks with red even more, you Batman! ;D What a gorgeous combo of blue and neutrals on your second look! The bronzer suits you very well, Bash! Totally into the layered effect of your third dress and the unique print!
      Lovely post, sweetheart!!

      xoxo Ira

  4. The last outfit is my fav!! You look amazing

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  5. Can I just say wow? All 3 look amazing on you! Love the first and second one!

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  6. Mashallah! Your outfits are stunning and each more beautiful than the next! Love this photos so much and Im glad you had a good Eid!


  7. I love the style and colour of your red dress! Your outfits are really pretty. Love your makeup Bash! :D


  8. Your face and your eyes are wonderful with every color... Maybe my fav is the second...

  9. Oh wow, all of these outfits are great! You look so beautiful girl!


  10. I never knew families were expected to match on these days with regard to colours of clothing, how interesting! I really like the final look shown in this post, seriously, you're so beautiful - you have an unique look about you and your profile is wonderful!! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  11. I love the pale blue one with a camel shawl, you look so beautiful and statuesque x


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  12. Hello Bash,

    this post was very interesting and informative. Thank you for sharing! :)

    Cannot wait to read more from you!

    Have a nice day,


  13. What wonderful photos indeed.

  14. Absolutely stunning - especially the outfit with the red dress! Very striking.

    Paula | Lifestyle & Laffs

  15. I can't decide which outfit I like the most---because you look stunning in all of them<3 Oh, I totally feel you about kids---they literally steal my heart~
    She Will Be

  16. While I love all three outfits, my favourite has to be the second one! You look absolutely sweet and lovely there. And Selamat Hari Raya to you. xx

    ps: Just wondering if you speak Malay? I'm not sure if Bruneian speaks the same Malay language as Malaysians or there are differences like the Indonesians?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  17. wow i like the first and third outfit so much!
    you look so stylish :)

    Alice's Pink Diary

  18. I am so loving the blue hues on you. They definitely look amazing on you and pop off your skin. Simply beautiful.

    Kia / House of KTS

  19. It sounds like Eid was amazing! I wish I lived near my relatives, since there are many times my parents have told me about how they used to celebrate holidays together with everyone when they were little, but all our relatives are 14 hrs away by plane, and I've never had that experience.

    Anyways, I love your second outfit! Your makeup is so on point (as always) and can I just take a moment to complain about how it is that everyone in your family has such flawless skin?? How???

    SunButt <3 That is possibly the cutest name ever.

    Angelina Is

  20. You know, you truly are beautiful Bash!

    Meme xx

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  21. Bash you look muuuuch better than batman! :D :) You have a beautiful oriental style which I find really beautiful!

    Have a lovely day dear!


  22. I love the skirt on the blue dress. So elegant <3


  23. Oh, all of your outfits are amazing! Thank you for sharing them ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  24. wow wow wow! Beautiful outfits especially the second and the third one! You look so beautiful :)


  25. I just love the cool neutrals looks, such a stunning contrast!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  26. I love every look! You look beautiful! I love the pale look with sequins, stunning! The babies are adorable


  27. Your style is always on point Bash, have to stay Blue Hues is my favourite that colour is just fab!


  28. I love how flow-y the first outfit is! The second outfit is so effortlessly cool! And the third outfit has such a fun print! I hope you enjoyed the celebration :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  29. loved your second and third look :)

  30. I love your outfits,I can't get enough of your dresses ,they look so chic and fabulous and your hijabs look great too

  31. You're just the most beautiful human being ever. I absolutely adore the colours in the second look, they're just so you. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful weekend, you deserve it!x


  32. loving it sweetie...
    kisses from dubai ♥

  33. I adore your light blue look! You look stunning! So perfect!
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  34. you look gorgeous in all three! and selamat hari raya <3


  35. I find the customs for the holidays of different cultures and religions to be so fascinating so it was really interesting to learn more about Ramadhan and also see the beautiful outfits you wore. All the looks are lovely but the last blue dress was especially striking to me and what you said about the ocean was poetry :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  36. Aww.. Bash, all these outfits are looking great and creatively worn by you!
    Glad that you had a wonderful time during the festivities.
    Have a great day!

    Jhem | JhemSays.com

  37. You look amazing in all three outfits. I love seeing Hijab fashion!

    - Liz Lizo

  38. Wow, I love your third outfit and your batman cape is way cool!! I'm glad you had a lovely time :)

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  39. Happy Ramadan ^_^ I hope you have eaten a lot of food
    and received presents! Your traditional clothing are
    beautiful c: Xx Ice Pandora

  40. Pięknie wyglądasz. :-)

  41. lovely style :)))


  42. I was going to pick a favorite from these outfits but after looking at all of them I really couldn't. You look stunning, they all look beautiful in their own little way. there is just always one thing that stands out in each outfit, I love it!

  43. Love your outfits, you look georgeous in all of them

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  45. The second photo from the second look is too much holy wow. You are STUNNING

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  46. So beautiful Bash. Love how you changed your lipstick to suit each day. Stunning and very glamorous!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  47. Selamat Hari Raya!

    While I love all of the outfits since you perfectly pulled it off, I am biased with the first one because I am always in love with black and red combinations! Also adding the fact that you can style both batwing cape and red skirt differently even after eid! Your mom is so good at beadwork, your batman cape looks alive with the beads, so even if you won't remove it, I believe it'll still work! :) Such awesome style, and you have that perfect charm in your profile :)

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  49. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS. These are all absolutely stunning looks.

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  50. Looking great in these outfits! :)

    Hope you had a good time! :)

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  51. Your looking so classy and beautiful bash.
    I wonder why your not commenting back, I think maybe your busy.
    Anyways, happy eid to you.
    For me all the outfits are amazing :)

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  52. you look so fabulous :) I love the red one *_* Love your outfits :)


  53. You look fantastic! I especially loved the last outfit, the blues look so great against your skin tone!


    Mardiyyah x


  54. Mashaallah. Mashaallah! Hijab really suites you, bash! :) My fave is your last outfit, the blue one. And oh! Your winged eyeliner is perfect! How did you do it?
    Belated Eid Mubarak! Much love from a revert here in Philippines. :)

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  55. Gorgeous! My favorite is the blue one!

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  56. You look so stunning! The second outfit is my favourite, gorgeous colour x
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  58. Happy End-of-Ramadhan! =) All three outfits are pretty cool - but I like the second one the most. :-)


  59. Gorgeous outfits dear!

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  60. I love all of these looks! Just stunning!!!


  61. The three coordinates are so pretty but my favorite was Cool neutrals


  62. Wow you are absolutely beautiful!!!

    - Cielo

  63. You look beautiful. Especially in the first outfit, very mysterious woman!

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  64. OMG The middle outfit! I am dying here girl! You look phenomenal !
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  65. I really like your all of your outfits, Bash, but my favourites ones are 1st and 2nd one, you look stunning, dear :)


  66. Living in London means that we don't get to celebrate Eid as much as you would do however back home in Morocco it's much more fun. I love the last outfit as the blue really does make you look like a mermaid (which is always a good thing!) Baby Deli is super cute too :)
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  67. This second outfit is pure perfection, really. The tones are bomb! It's amazing to see some parts of a culture that it's so different from the one that I live in. :)

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  68. All the outfits are stunning really, I love your use of colours, prints and silhouettes. If I had to pick though, I'd go with look one.

    Princess Audu

  69. I can't believe you're 17! You look so elegant and royal-like. I definitely can't choose between any of your outfits. Perhaps, may I say that blue is just gorgeous on you?


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  70. wonderful! the last one is my favorite!