Last night was date night with the hubby. It’s been a long while since we had a date night. It was just a simple dinner at Manhattan Fishmarket (we had coupons! Hehehe…) and drinks after. But I sorta pulled all the stops in as it’s been awhile since I dressed up. (Eid doesn’t count cuz its mandatory to dress up for Eid. Heh.)
Anyways, as I am a fairly new Hijabi, my wardrobe don’t really have that much suitable outfit. I suppose I’m all set in the casual/daily department but not in the special occasions department. And throw in a 6 months pregnant belly, it just makes things a little complicated.
Thank God I found my purple convertible maxi dress. Its a multi-way dress that can be worn in….well, multiple ways! My bridesmaids wore this dress for my wedding dinner and there was an extra piece (one of the original bridesmaids backed out at the last minute), so I decided to keep it for myself. Good thing I did! Simply paired it up with a black long sleeves top and I’m all set!
It was comfortable and fuss free. The material is stretchy spandex but it was pretty lightweight. The skirt got caught on my feet a few times but that was because I was wearing sequined flats. I bought it online from MyLittleBow for $36. They have a whole collection of this dress featuring different colours and length and comes with a choice of with a tube top or without.
I know that this dress is nothing new but even years after it was first released, I see people still wearing it. If there’s one dress that you simply MUST HAVE in your wardrobe, it would be this one. Get them in multiple colours and length, its great for any occasions and will stay with you through the years….even maternity!
As for my hijab, it was a regular black pashmina shawl. I bought it a long time ago for $10 from one of those push carts at Bugis Junction and my crisscross ninja inner is also $10 from Zara’s Closetz.
And here are pictures of my makeup that accompanied the outfit.
- Illamasqua Hydra Veil
- Illamasqua Pressed Powder Foundation – #215
- Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow – Vernau (for contouring)
- Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette – Creme Brulee, Candied Violet, Black Forest Truffle & Champagne Truffle)
- Everyday Minerals Lucent Powder – Wet Sand (Discontinued)
- Everyday Minerals Blush – Glam Guru (Discontinued)
- Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss – Belladonna
Until then, be glamourous always!
I just found out that the two Everyday Minerals items have been discontinued. I emailed in to ask for a close replacement and they recommend their new All-over Shimmers or the Pear Finishing Dust which are available in a 7 Piece Sample Kit if you’d like to try all the shades. As for the Glam Guru, you can try the All Smiles blush