Today’s Outfit: Plaza Indonesia Men’s Fashion Week

It was Day Two at Plaza Indonesia Men’s Fashion Week, and I was really looking forward to the Superdry A/W ’13 Preview. But because our photographer was unavailable for the evening’s event, I took a picture of my outfit right outside FDHQ a few hours before the show. For the day’s occasion, I whipped out yet another trusty skirt from (X) S. M. L. and paired it with a soft polyester cream tank from Mango. What resulted was a soft, pale palette that made me feel like a walking macaron :D

Speaking of (X) S. M. L., keep reading through this post to learn more about a contest where you can win something swell from them :)

Tank top Mango | Skirt (X) S. M. L. | Boots Nine West | Shoulder bag Fendi

The skirt is actually a lot of fun to wear because of its dual-layer status: it’s basically a mini skirt circumferenced by a panel of sheer mauve and blue material. As you can imagine, getting caught in a gust of wind or simply walking around in it gave off a pretty dramatic effect, as the sheer material billowed under my knees. It’s nice how a simple and accessible article clothing can give a little bit of drama to a weekday work look!

And here’s a detail of the bag! To contrast the subdued color scheme going on in the dress department, I thought it would be fun to add something a little shiny to the look. This gold Fendi double handle is made of tough, stiff hide that can take a battering without complaint. I always like adding a tough element when an outfit teeters dangerously close to looking overly gamine, which is why I like living by this motto: “Keep your A-line dresses close, but keep your Cuban heel boots closer.”

And now for the contest announcement! We’re conducting an Instagram-based contest called Made in Indonesia Month, and here’s how it works: every time you wear an item of clothing or accessory from an Indonesian brand, simply add the hashtags #MadeInIndonesiaMonth and #FashioneseDaily. Don’t forget to follow (X) S. M. L.’s Instagram and Twitter accounts too! That’s it. This is the simplest Instagram contest you will ever participate in! Winners will be selected based on multiple criteria including creativity, variety, use of local fashion labels, and overall fabulousness. The more submissions you post, the better your chances at winning — so start today!

We will select up to thirteen winners: the Top Three Grand Prize Winners will receive (X) S. M. L. vouchers worth IDR 2,000,000 each! Also up for grabs are (X) S. M. L. accessories for the Top Ten Looks for ten additional winners :)

This contest runs up to September 30, 2013. Feel free to hit us up if you have any questions, and good luck!