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  :)

Face:
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 

Nailpaint:
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 :)





9 comments:

  1. Woww you look gorgeous Tanya <3 Lovely pics too!!!!
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  2. loved your dress and your makeup !! u look vry prettY !! : )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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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