Yesterday I turned 23! Woohoo! Okay, to be honest, I'm not too thrilled about that but now I'm starting to feel like age is really just a number - both positively and negatively. I celebrated it by going to the Museum Fatahillah and Museum Wayang, in a field trip with the rest of my campus. It wasn't in celebration of my birthday, of course - the timing just happened to be perfect! - but I enjoyed it anyhow. I've never been to both these museums before, as far as I can recall, so I was really excited to check out what's inside. Aside from these outfit shots - taken by my friend Ken, I also took tons of photos from the museum but they would actually be too many for this post so I'm only sharing five. They're located in the old town of Jakarta so the buildings still feel quite colonial and they create a triad - together with Museum Keramik as well - facing a huge square in the middle. It was like we traveled back in time. Sadly, I feel like both the museums aren't so well tended and rather small in size. But they have some really wondrous objects to showcase.
Ask by Asky backless dress // vintage shirt via Etsy // vintage loafers + hat // Braun Büffel purse (old) // outfit photos by Ken
This is the dress I bought at Brightspot Market last month. It is actually a backless dress, which you can see from the photo above, and has a romantic silhouette on its own. But I'm not all too comfortable wearing a backless dress - to a campus outing, no less - so I decided to wear it over this vintage shirt I've been loving for over three years. At first, I hesitated on wearing this out since the colour looks so similar, the combo looks almost flushed. But then I decided to wing it anyway because the silhouette looks rather nice. And - you know what? - I'm happy with my decision. The dress, in particular, is really lovely to wear. I didn't have to wear a bra, since the chest area is padded. Jakarta's heat was unmerciful, though, so I shed the look as soon as I got home - which is a long and winding story that covers my feet in blisters. I'll be updating the birthday list soon so stay tuned!