Monday, 9 September 2013

sponsored: the classy Long Black Dress

If you could only save one dress in your closet, which one would it be? In the flurry of the moment, which dress would you lunge for? What determines your choice of the-dress-you-can't-possibly-live-without?

You're probably wondering, who on earth thinks about all these possible what ifs in their free time, especially when it comes to clothes. Me. Only in my free time that is, I have other things to do as well you know...teehee.

Just like a holographic display, all these dresses are in full view, before my eyes. The classic? The long flowy pink dress? The all time favourite or the seasonal dress? LBD or LWD? The one with sparkly bits or the one with lace detailing? The shocking mustard a-line dress?

I came up with two criteria this dress must fulfill.  

Number one, it has to be practical and timeless. I can wear it to different events by layering it with other pieces so it won't be a dress I can only wear once and then put aside deep in my wardrobe.

Number two, it has to be versatile enough to be worn all day, to any event. I don't have to worry about getting it dirty or crumpled in the evening. 

and so, just like how the LBD is championed in the western world as the dress every classy lady should have in her wardrobe. I share their sentiment. Only that my LBD is not the little black dress, my LBD is the Zahra, my Long (and elegant) Black Dress. Who ever said the Muslim girl can't have her LBD?

When I chose the Zahra, I asked my mum. 

"Which color? Brown or black?"

I always harass my mother when it comes to choosing the color of a certain clothing piece I'm eyeing. Why? Because I know myself and I know that I have the tendency to play safe and stick to the colors I'm comfortable in. Which, also in other words means, in my wardrobe, I have 5 pink dresses, 6 navy blue skirts, you get what I mean. 

As always, you can never go wrong with the color black. Classy, elegant and it gives you a slimmer silhouette. Can't possibly go wrong.  

It also comes in 4 other colors.

From now onwards, SuriSara is offering Free Express Shipping to Singapore via SF Express.
So you'll get your dress in a matter of 3-5 days! :)

 I chose accessories that will not overshadow the outfit, but instead, complement them. The cream shawl with tiny specks of glitter from Accessorize, the sleek metal belt, the pearl dainty ring bracelet from Ameemoo and the snake-skin clutch my parents bought for me from New Zealand.

Truly love how the belt and the ring-bracelet perfected the whole ensemble. Especially the pearls! I can imagine Gabrielle Chanel nodding in approval heh. Visit Ameemoo's store for more awesome accessories.

So, which dress will you save?

Much love friends,
Nadya Abd


  1. I just love love love your blog... hehee.. Pls blog more often about your OOTD's and room decor if you have time :) Thankiew =)

    1. Thank you so much sweets! Will do! (: Thank you for reading again! <3

  2. hi. where did you get the "arm cover" since the arms are not lined?

    1. Hi! I wore a thin cropped black tshirt inside! (:

  3. a black dress really is a must have! agree with your list, especially can be worn day and night, as casual or formal. I personally try to buy dresses in various colors, also get variety with prints. :)

  4. I really love how you styled this outfit. It's absolute perfection :) I just wanted to ask, where did you buy that gold belt?