All Simple

Shawl: shopwithinmyhijab
Top: Online
Pants: Uniqlo
Bucket Bag: Flea
Watch: Daniel Wellington






Went for the simple casual look with this oversized top. Pardon me as I forgot which online shop I got the top from. It was on sale sometime back so I guess it's not made available anymore. I will be a little busy around this time as I am preparing myself for my final exams. I will steal some time to update this space of mine from time to time as I have lovely outfits from online shops to share with you ladies. 

In the meantime, take good care of yourself everyone! My love ones and friends are getting sick and I pray for their recovery soonest! Hydrate yourself with plenty of water okay! 

p/s: I am selling the shoe away. Size 37 but best fit 36 as size runs small. Email me at withinmyhijab@gmail.com if you're interested! 

photos by Amin



Much Love, 
Zahra J.

Thrifted

Shawl: Shopwithinmyhijab
Stripe Top: Thrifted
Pinafore Dress: Thrifted
Pants: Factorie
Shoe: Soesg
Bucket Bag: Flea
Accessories: Daniel Wellington and H&M








I went on a shopping spree last month and all items was thrifted! Fleas teaches me how to patiently dig for "little treasures". Especially during poly days, I frequent fleas at least 3 times a month! I can't help it! The cheapest top I bought was priced at 50cents! The reason why I was seen to be wearing a different clothing throughout my 3 years in poly. Mix and match your clothes is another way to go. Try having a few favourites pieces and create different looks with it. 

I have always wanted to get myself a pinafore dress and this is the closest I found. I love the slits to it allowing me to pair it with any coloured bottom I have. For this look, I was playing it safe by matching the dress with a black pants. Probably I should create a few looks with this lovely pinafore dress ey! 

Weekends is approaching so hang in there everyone! 

photos by Amin

Muh love, 
Zahra J.

That experience you wouldn't wanna miss ; Dining under the Stars


I had no clue as what was in store for me as the only thing A told me was "We are going for a nice dinner on the 20th." Since then, I was looking forward for the 20th. Why? One, 20th of each month have always been special for us though we do not celebrate it often. Two, A rarely have something planned out of the blue unless its our anniversary or my birthday. 

He drove to Labrador Park and I had no clue to which restaurant we could dine in the area. According to A, we reached earlier than expected. So we stroll around the park and I had the chance to take some pictures for my next outfit post! (stay tune!) So as we walked, someone approached us. A introduced me to his friend, Farhan. Apparently, the guy was his secondary school friend. Farhan sounded really professional when he said "I will be your host for today. Amin have a surprised dinner for you". I was lost for words. A and I followed Farhan and while walking, I saw a dining table for two in the middle of the park. All nicely set and simple said, all ready for a candle light dinner. 

I seriously wanted to run away as I have never experienced dining in the open and I had no idea on how I will react when people around will look at the two of us eating! A told me its all gonna be okay and Farhan being a great host he is told me to calm down and introduced me to the chef, Chef Afnan. (Yes, we had our own personal chef) =D

The ambience was just perfect. By the sea, a private setting (a romantic one I should say) just for A and myself and our very own personal host and chef!


Chef Afnan! He was really friendly and he patiently explains each dish he prepares for us. Also, feel free to interact with Chef Afnan while he prepares your meal! Plus, according to Chef Afnan, the menu is used as guide for customers. He generally cooks whatever the customer wishes to have and he will add his own twist to it. He loves challenge!



Here's A and Farhan, the host for the evening.


The lovely set up. 



We had three course meal all together starting with the Appetizers, Entrees and Dessert. 

The Appetizers


I had creamy wild Mushroom Soup. I'm giving this 5/5! Its so delish that I only shared a spoon full with A. The sweet crunchy bread compliments the soup really well. (I can vividly remember the taste as I typed this) I am a mushroom soup lover so I have tasted many different kind of mushroom soups. From the instant one and to one that is made from scratch! This is just exceptionally delish!


A had Tobiko Lobster Tartine. He loved his that he couldn't stop complimenting the appetiser. I couldn't agree more.

Next up was Entrees. 


I had Beef Milanese. I just love steak! I will give this 4.5/5! The only thing that didn't made it perfect was the tenderness of the steak. It was too well done as according to the chef, his tenderiser was spoilt and he apologised for that. Forgiven of course! The sauce was just nice and you will have this lovely after taste. (pardon, I'm not a food expert so I can't express well)


A definitely loved his. He had Surf and Turf. He gave it 5/5 too. He loved the prawns dipped with the sauce, especially. According to the chef, his speciality is experimenting with sauces. He rarely gets the same taste of saucy each time he creates one. So, in other words, the taste of the sauce just gets better and better. 


We wrapped the lovely dinner with a sweet dessert.



The message on the plate totally got me speechless. I was beaming with happiness and this got me all shy. The dessert is a fusion of western and local. Just perfect to end the lovely dinner.

I really need to compliment on how Chef Afnan displays his dishes. I can tell he takes pride in his work. Awesome job, Chef!


Overall, I enjoyed the whole dining experience. One, its my very first experience to dine only with A under the stars and took our own sweet time enjoying our food. Two, both the host and chef are really friendly people and they made the whole atmosphere with zero awkwardness. Three, I never knew A would be this romantic as this is our very first candle light dinner. HAHA!

So, the whole experience is possible thanks to Mayornice Avenue! (click here) They are the first that I knew to have such dining concept. Clients are free to choose your dining location! Awesome eyy. For price, I am not able to disclose to you as I am clueless about this myself. Both A and the host kept it a secret from me. Feel free to enquire more yourself! 

Mayornice Avenue also does take aways and home cook base. Start enquiring people! Its an experience you'll definitely enjoy. 


Dearest A, thank you for everything huns.



Much Love,
Zahra J.

Touch of Edge

 Shawl : SHOPwithinmyhijab
Long Cardigan : Bugis Street
Sleeveless Top & Abstract Pants : Cotton On
Footwear : The Editor's Market
Sling Bag : Rebecca Mincoff
Watch : Daniel Wellington






I was going for a simple casual look to run errands yesterday. Initially I've had planned on wearing my maxi skirt but I know pants would be a much comfortable choice. Dug my wardrobe and found this printed pants. As the pants itself gives a lovely abstract, all I had in mind was plain tops and shawl to compliment it. The long cardigan is one of the best buy as it matches most of my outfits by completing my casual and dress up days look. 

Adding a touch of edge by completing the whole look with gladiator sandals which is my new found comfort and Mini MAC by Rebecca Mincoff. 

photos by Amin

Much Love,
Zahra J. 

Oversized

Sweatshirt : Linton Global College 
Pants : H&M
Slip Ons : Online (you can get one from YHF)
Watch : Daniel Wellington
Beaded Bracelet : Gift from a Korean friend







Been raining these few days and I was browsing my sweater collection and found this gem. This sweatshirt holds a lot of memories. One, I got it from one of my favourite professor back in Korea who have passed on. He was really a fighter. He fought his illness for years and I have no idea he was sick till my last few weeks in Korea. This sweatshirt was the only piece left in his office and he said, "first come first serve". Being the ever kiasu Sinagporean me, I ran down to his office right after class. 

To any NYP students out there majoring in business courses, I urge you to take up the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in the country of your choice. You'll gain valuable experience, know yourself better and make lots of international friends. Yes, the timeframe of 4-6 months away from your loved ones is hard but keep on motivating yourself that this is once in a lifetime opportunity you wouldn't want to miss. Being financially capable is also something you have to consider. I wanted to opt for one of the European country but after the discussion with my parents, I am thankful that my parents do allow me to do a semester abroad and that I should help them to cut down on expenses as much as I could thus choosing Korea as my destination country.

It was really hard at first and being really close to my parents and A, I felt the loneliness and what's worst is the distance. It got better as days goes by and I kept telling myself to enjoy my time as much as I can as 4 months will fly away really fast. True enough, as the day of departure from Korea drew nearer, I was really reluctant to leave. Korea is just awesome. My professors made the extra effort to keep international students feel at home and we can all discuss about anything and everything. Something that I do not really experience here in Singapore. Also, make as many international friends as you can! With that, I do miss being crazy with my international friends. 

Pardon for this long post but, don't miss this opportunity if it comes by your way! 

Paired up my sweatshirt with baggy pants and slip ons as I wanted the laid-back look. September is here and may this month be a better one for us all. Till the next one!

photos by Amin

Much Love,
Zahra J.