Absolutely breathtaking scenery, eleven awesomely beautiful girlfriends and one very much needed holiday... that pretty much sums up my recent road trip to New Zealand's most amazing holiday destination, Queenstown. If I could choose one place to live in New Zealand for the rest of my life, Queenstown would probably be it.
It's autumn at the moment... and it gets pretty cold down here in the South Island. I made sure I kept myself warm and toasty by wearing this lush fur vest. Some people choose to dress more casually than usual during a vacation but I'm kind of the opposite. Holidays are about spending quality time with your family and/or friends. It's also about spending quality time with you because you need to take care of yourself too - mentally, physically and spiritually. Therefore during a vacation I do one of the things I love most which is having fun with fashion!
On that note... I try not to wear tight jeans or pants when I go out nowadays. 90% of the time you would see me in a dress or skirt because I think I look the most modest in them. However, on some days I do make an exception and for the road trip I did it because a) a skirt / dress would've been quite hard to do activities in, b) I don't own any loose pants / jeans that would've kept me as warm. These jeans were the most practical option for me.
So girlies... please don't think I'm advocating tight jeans as appropriate outdoor clothing for Muslimahs. They're great to wear at home, definitely. Having said that, I'm not judgemental if you do wear skinny jeans or skinny anything for that matter. Not wearing tight clothes is something I'm personally trying to change about myself ever since I started wearing hijab a year ago. One thing I've learned is that it does take time to have the hijabi mindset and the best thing is to do it gradually. I never force myself to wear something I don't want to but I do take the time to learn more about Islam in order to understand why God wants both Muslim men and women to dress modestly. With that, I hope to better myself as a Muslim by taking baby steps, inshaAllah.
For my resort beach-wear look... check out this post from the holiday I went with my family a few months ago. I <3 Malaysia.
P.S. Can someone please make these cool palazzo-like jeans more widely available? Because I really would like to start wearing more denim jeans again!