Monday, 29 December 2014

why hello there, dusty blog.

Hello you,

2014 has been really an inactive year of blogging for me. Growing up, I've always been a fan of writing. I kept diaries, poured my heart and soul into them when I'm feeling on top of the world, when I'm down in the drain, when I'm angry, I write. I've always found writing therapeutic and I genuinely miss it.

All these years, I kept a blog and I wrote a lot. But on sghijabgirl, I found myself writing lesser each time. Maybe its because I try to keep it as general as possible, I don't write about personal things because I figured, this is a fashion blog. People don't come here to read about how you went out with your friends, where you dined, where you travelled to, that's what I thought.

But I neglected one thing about myself. I have come to a realisation that I am not a fashion blogger. Yes, I have such immense love for clothes and fashion, I enjoy styling myself and sometimes in my head, others and I love visuals. But I can't cough up the words on fashion. Can't come up with fashion jargons so for the first time after a long while, I realised, this is an area that I don't think I'll ever be proficient in.

I don't know what took me so long to realise this but I was really trying to figure out, why is it so hard for me to update sghijabgirl? I have the visuals. All I have to do, is to add content to accompany it. Why is that so hard?

Guess I got my answer.

Now where do I go from here?

Love,
Nadya Abd.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

sponsored: the quarry





I miss blogging guys. I miss going out to random places in Singapore to have my outfit shots taken. So I went a bit crazy today when I had these shots taken at a super ulu location! And because I also miss photoshop, I went more crazy with editing. Playing with the colors and textures :) I hope you enjoy this set of visuals because I sure did. 
I wore this outfit to a wedding because after a month of Hari Raya, I got a bit tired of wearing traditional clothes. So I put together this outfit, an oxford shirt, an A line skirt with lace panels and a satin shawl. 

White Oxford shirt; Muji
(comes in Light Brown with White Lace Panel)
Ash Lee Satin Shawl; Duck Scarves (fashionvalet)









Much love friends,
Nadya Abd


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sponsored: Jewel Collection by Poplook

Oh can't help but feel that I've been transported back in time. Among paddy fields and vast fields, just me and my bicycle. 

One can always dream.

This dress consists of two things I quite like. 
Handsewn jewels on my sleeves, not too much, just the right amount to give the dress a hint of classy.
And ruffles. Got to love me some ruffles. 

For their Eid collection, Poplook uses a higher quality chiffon material for their dresses. The lining too. 


I've been wearing a lot of dresses lately, especially since its Ramadhan. I see a lot of girls taking up the 30-day Ramadhan challenge, wearing dresses and skirts everyday. As much as I would love to, and I do don on dresses and skirts, there are some days, especially days when I have a lot of classes, going up and down the stairs, running around school, hello pants, you're still my goodfriend. 

So no, I'm not taking up the challenge but every now and then when I have a slightly relaxed day at work or when I'm not working, I'll choose dresses and skirts over jeans and pants anytime :)




I usually go for dresses I can wear to work. Not too thick material because my gosh, walking around in a classroom can really make you feel hot and stuffy. I love that this dress is not too glamorous for work. Simple and classy. The color might be a bit bright, but oh you know, I just love to experiment with new colors. 

Though if you are not a fan of bright colors at all, this dress comes in Black too. 
All the more Coco Chanel, if you know what I mean :D


Chiffon Shawl; Kaffah
Bag; Mum's Vintage








They've just launched the last collection for their Eid Special Pieces!
The Baroque Collection.
Can't wait to get my hands on it!

Poplook Website: poplook.com






Friday, 11 July 2014

Sponsored: Zalia by Zalora

Do you know how sometimes you see an outfit online, and you think, oooooo prettyyyyy, but nah, don't think I can pull it off man. 

That was exactly what I thought. 

Plus, I was thinking, where on earth do I wear this? 
Wedding? Too glitz and glam.
Out and about in town? Too tai tai.

So when I did this OOTD in town, I will not lie, I felt so out of place and a bit embarassed hehe. What on earth is this girl doing, twirling around in Mandarin Gallery in a sequined cape?!

But when I saw the photos, goshhhhhhhh, I am madly madly madly in love with this outfit. 
The cutting of the Lace Dress gives me the perfect silhouette. The dress is a little fitting but I love that the Sequin Lace Cape covers it all up nicely :)

The Lace Dress and Sequin Lace Cape is from the Zalia Collection designed by Zalora for Hari Raya. I was spoilt for choice when I looked at allllll the outfits. Everything's too pretty! But I thought, hmmmm, let's stop being safe for awhile and choose something out of my comfort zone. No regrets. Hehe. Can't wait to wear this for Hari Raya!

Go on, move out of your comfort zone. You know you want to :D





 This outfit also comes in Black.

Found a discount code for you! Take 10% off Zalia items by keying in the discount code "ZALSURIA"














Much love friends,
Nadya Abd


Thursday, 19 June 2014

the Faridah outfit.

As much as I love pastels, I always tend to stay away from flower prints. I'm seldom experimental with my clothes, constantly choosing plain dresses and skirts, with minimal designs on the fabric. When I saw Poplook's Hari Raya Garden collection, my heart skipped a beat when I saw this particular one! Then I thought, nahhhhh, you can't pull this off, let's just stick to safe colors in hues of green, pastels, close to no graphic design pls. I mean come on, hot pink? Yellow? There's no way you can pull this look off, N.

But thank you for the rebel in me. Who doesn't love a challenge? And to be honest, I really love the floral design on the skirt, there's a little bit of pastel pink, white lace, and I thought of allllll my other Hari Raya tops I can match it with. When I look at this pink blouse here, ah, pair it with pants and I get a work outfit. You see, I love to deconstruct clothes especially when they come in pieces like this, I like versatility and the freedom to mix and match because....you know me...I hate to repeat clothes and when I get to mix and match, there's no way I'm repeating the exact same outfit hehe.

When I chose this outfit, by the name of Faridah, in the fabric description, it says, silky satin. Hmmmmm, at such an affordable price, silky satin? With floral designs? My gosh, turns out, it really is silky and the quality of the satin is just so...lux! None of those cheap material, guys. The quality is soooo good!









and yes, I brought this outfit all the way to Japan. Thank God for this awesome location which is the hotel I was staying at, gave the perfect setting for a lovely outfit. 









This year, Poplook has created 4 different looks for their Hari Raya Collection, released from time to time. The last collection hasn't been released yet, I'm really wondering what is the theme for the upcoming collection! :0

Click here to shop and see see! Hurry! :D


Much love friends,
Nadya Abd



Monday, 9 June 2014

sponsored: TudungPeople Singapore


I've always heard about the TudungPeople brand. I love their adverts and I'm always amazed at how they go out of stock in a matter of minutes! Salute the Malaysians, especially when it comes to all these popular brands, items can really go OOS fast. So imagine how I felt when the team behind TudungPeople Singapore approached me for a collaboration! Finally, I'll get to see what this craze is all about.

 

Messenger Bag; Longchamp
Nude Court Shoes; Pazzion





Clearly, you can see that the shawl is made of good quality material. Not those sheer type, this cream shawl is almost opaque! And I definitely prefer this material because, hm, how to say this, its more structured. I prefer structured than soft, flimsy material because I like a certain shape around my face area hehe. I believe different girls prefer different material, when it comes to shawl, but this is my favourite :)



and did I mention how wide the shawl is? Gives you full coverage, which I know for sure, I like best about TudungPeople's shawls.

The one I'm wearing here is the Numa shawl, an everyday favourite for many shawl-wearing girls. The team behind TudungPeople SG restocked 8 colors of Numa and also, the Naylaa collection which is the long-forgotten square tudungs. Heh, I still remember how it was a staple in everyone's wardrobe to have square tudungs. Long gone are those days, but hey, I do know of some people who are still die-hard fans of the simple square tudungs. 

Also, they are currently offering a 10% discount on the Arraynaa shawls! The much-raved about shawls with pretty lace on the side! So pretty! Especially for the upcoming Eid!

Especially for my blog readers, they are giving away another 5% off on all collections.
Simply type in nadyatpsg when checking out ok!

TudungPeople Singapore is the exclusive distributor of TudungPeople owned by the lovely Fazrena Aziz. To purchase these lovely shawls, proceed to www.tudungpeoplesg.com

Instagram: @tudungpeoplesg



Love all these teeny things that come with the shawls <3









Much love friends,
Happy Holidays!

Nadya Abd