Ladylike dressing : Look of the day

Some updates before I start :
1) I won the Indian accents contest on Stylepile the pictures of which you can see in this post.
2) I have been featured in the Blogadda's Notable Newbie's Wall of fame.

So yes! I am absolutely delighted and would like to thank all of you for it  :)

Clinique- Super City Block SPF 40 (perfect for oily skin and phenomenal protection from the sun)
Laura Mercier- Oil free foundation primer (ideal for long lasting foundation on oily skin)
Bare Escentuals- Bare Vitamins Prime time foundation primer (use it on open pores for a flawless porcelain finish)
Clinque -Even Better Makeup SPF15 foundation(ideal for oily skin and great coverage)
Lancome-Skin perfecting face powder(very natural finish and doesn't look chalky) 
Smashbox- Camera Ready Concealer 5 (to conceal darkness around the eyes and all blemishes)
Mac-Satin Mac Red A80 lipstick
Maybelline-XXL Curl Power Mascara 

BYS-Fatal attraction N198

Dress: Gift, US
Wedges: MBK Mall, Bangkok
Earrings: Forever 21, Tokyo

This was my OOTD on my husband's birthday . We started our celebrations with lunch at a nice restaurant and what better occasion to dress up ladylike. Ladylike dressing to me is a right mix of elegance ,sophistication and feminine dressing. It is transforming yourself from a girl to a woman. 

I decided to wear an animal print body-con cocktail dress gifted to me by my mom.A belt cinched my waist and made the whole look more polished and put together. I made a neat side bun and wore a red lipstick, which was to compliment the overall feminine vibe.For my eyes,I used nothing but loads of mascara on my lashes and curled them.

How I did my hair ?
To get a nice puff on the crown area,I backcombed my hair and fixed a bumpit inside.To seal the backcombing and puff, I used a hairspray which is very essential.Also,it is really hard for the backcombing to stay on very silky straight hair .So to ease it up, avoid using a conditioner for the crown area on that day. Also, look for a shampoo which doesn't make your hair very soft. In my case, herbal shampoo's(such as Green Apple from Biotique) makes my hair a bit dry and rough and perfect for getting a nice puff . For the bun, I gathered my hair on one side and twisted and rolled them and pinned them with a butterfly clip. This takes barely 30 seconds.

Where I feel I didn't quite get it right
I feel that the red wedges and a funky green nail paint are more appropriate for a more girlish and casual dressing.A nice pair of pumps would be ideal for this look.  I wore these since I had a lot of walking to do and they are quite comfortable. A clutch bag would go perfect with this look . I was carrying a big bag which didn't go well with the whole look, but since I had to dump in a lot of my stuff ,it made more sense .

I would love to hear from you guys on what you feel about this look :)


  1. Woww you look gorgeous Tanya <3 Lovely pics too!!!!

  2. loved your dress and your makeup !! u look vry prettY !! : )

  3. Ohh.. i so like the red hot lips. you look gorgeous and nice work with the pics..

  4. awesomeness <3 <3 <3 LOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Gorgeous <3 red lipstick looks perfect on you ^^

  6. I love your shoes and dress! You look ultra stylish in these pics xoxo

  7. Looking super stylish!
    Yes pumps would have been ideal for the outfit.. but not for walking! Comfort over fashion - always! :)

  8. Wow....just love this look honey....suits u....1 of my fav look:))))

  9. Love the dress!! looks good on you! got your blog from TrimmingsAndLace! hope you'll stop by my blog when you get a chance. Cute blog!


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