SOMETHING PRETTY

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Every woman has that go-to something that makes her feel pretty when wearing it. And I don't just mean something that makes her feel like she looks pretty, but literally makes her feel pretty. For me it's Batik, and all other culturally inherited patterns in various areas throughout Indonesia, but for the purpose of this article I'll just refer to Batik. 

I think Batik is genuinely and consummately beautiful. Recently I was involved in a workshop where we were taught to paint Batik on a 30x30 cm canvas. Man, it looked so easy how those ladies did it. My canvas doesn't turn out so admirably, haha thanks to my major lacking of drawing and painting skills. But an important take away was that original Batik cloths that are traditionally painted are more than just paintings, they are a continuous effort of preserving the culture and heritage that originates from and has been passed down to hundreds of generations on this homeland of ours. 

Hence, wearing Batik makes me feel like I am a part of my people, like I am connected to this motherland. Give me Batik anything, and I am a happy girl.

Do you have anything that makes you feel heart and soul pretty? Please do share!




44 thoughts

  1. I do like batik whenever it's in a skirt or a dress but somehow men batik shirts looks really old and too traditional to me. You look so lovely in the pictures, love the slit on the skirt, makes it really pretty.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  2. What a beautiful message! Your outfit is so pretty & and you are just so gorgeous! I can tell your happiness radiates from within <3

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    1. thank you Shveta, such nice words to say :))

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  3. Nice look!
    xx

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  4. Looking lovely! Nice outfit♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  5. fantastic post and pictures my dear!! love it :D xoxo

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  6. I'm glad you've found something you feel absolutely comfortable in! You are rocking this look, love! Keep it up :)

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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  7. Cute skirt!

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  8. You're so pretty! I love your outfit :) xx

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  9. You look so pretty in this outfit! That skirt is such a lovely piece! It looks perfect on you! I love your shoes! Have a nice day, Wynne!

    Danielle
    www.spring2spring.com

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  10. That skirt is beautiful!!! I love the colors :)

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  11. Hm, I cant think of any fashion item that makes me feel that way. But red lipstick makes me feel all powerful and happy.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  12. I love batik too & this is so pretty, dear! I'm following you now at Twitter & would love to have you follow me too! xoxo

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  13. You look very pretty in this outfit! Love batik too, the prints are usually so beautiful!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  14. You look adorable! I really like that skirt :)

    Florals&Smiles

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  15. That skirt is adorable, I love the look! Happy Holidays!!

    xoxo www.touchofcurl.com

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  16. That skirt is adorable, I love the look! Happy Holidays!!

    xoxo www.touchofcurl.com

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  17. I love Batik! I'd love to learn how to make it. That skirt looks beautiful.

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

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  18. Lovely casual combo dear!
    XX
    Chiara
    http://shesinfashionblog.com

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  19. I'm not surprised this makes you feel pretty because you look stunning! Weirdly my leather jacket makes me feel pretty even though it's not a 'girly' thing - it does make me feel so happy though x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

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  20. I didn't know that pattern is called Batik! Your smile is beautiful and radiates in your writing!


    Macarons and Mischief

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  21. i used to hate batik but now i'm so in love <3
    you looked pretty

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    x,
    soniatahirmakeup

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  22. i love batik and the creation behind it!

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  23. I really like your necklace !

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  24. so batik is like the pattern? on your skirt? it's so pretty! sounds like you've attended some great workshop :)

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  25. I don't think I have anything that makes me feel that way however sometimes a good lipstick can make me feel good! You look so pretty in these photos, I really like your skirt.

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  26. That's such a cute look! Love the skirt :) xxx

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  27. Great outfit! That's really interesting about Batik. I usually love wearing something vintage and different, that makes me feel that way.
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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  28. I love how the happiness is translated in these photos! Work that Batik. :)

    JennifHsieh

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  29. You are so sweet and adorable in this outfit Wynne!!! I love your skirt! Have a nice day and thank you for your visit!!! Kisses from Italy,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Bloglovin of Eniwhere Fashion

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  30. You look so adorable sweetie! Fantastic photos! :)

    Kisses and have a nice Sunday ❤
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  31. You look so adorable sweetie! Fantastic photos! :)

    Kisses and have a nice Sunday ❤
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  32. You look so cute and indeed, pretty! A great pair of shoes always makes me feel amazing, oh, and a great dress too lol! ;)

    Love,
    Whit

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

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  33. You look sooo pretty! :)
    Love the post! This is a beautiful outfit and your photos are cool! Keep in touch!
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  34. batik looks great
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  35. superb!
    kisses, Lisa
    Luxe Toutou
    http://www.luxetoutou.com

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  36. Thanks for the nice post

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  37. Thanks for the nice post

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thanks for the thoughts!

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