Friday, September 9, 2011

The rain that poured around 3 pm today made clouds hover and cover the sun around lunchtime. But rain or shine, I wanted to look presentable today. I think that should be my motto: To always try and strive to get away from the rut of shorts-and-big-tshirt and take time to put a look together. I do however, get away with the put-together keme with simple lines and solid colors, like a bright blue cobalt dress like this, which costed me less than 600 bucks by the way. Dresses like these always seem to love me and I love them back, so I have like four of these long body-hugging cotton dresses, in several cut variants, but same solid color and body hugging pegs.

Dress: Forever21
Bag: Cole Vintage
Flip Flops: Havaianas
(gave Fitflops a rest today and I need easy-to-wear footwear since I'll be getting a pedi today)

I usually dress up like this whenever I have raket like a wedding or casual event to go to or a client meeting especially on summers, or what the heck, even rainy days like today. The only problem was that I had to teeter the skirt like a gown so I don't soak up my dress. And no, that's not a white tank under the dress. That's a tan line that never went away. Long dresses also tend to make me look taller than my real height, which is ironic as some girls shrink when they wear anything past the knee. Swear any permutation of this dress (solid colors though) shall be hunted by me and put straight to my closet. Although I can't seem to wear light-colored ones. Just bolds, warms, and darks. Remember the backless dress from Topshop I wore last summer? I was supposed to choose the light gray one but the light didn't quite like me back. The red one did though, even if it was a deep red instead of in-your-face bright red.

My makeup for the day, as usual is kept simple as I'll just be in the mall for bank errands and stuff, but I took inspiration from Angelina Jolie - light cat eyes and nude lips.

  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer NW20 on undereyes
  • MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer NC30 on blotchiness
  • Paul and Joe Creamy Compact Foundation #5
  • MAC Studiofix Powder NC40
  • Fanny Serrano Two-Way Powder Foundation in Rajah to contour
  • The Body Shop Blush
  • MAC Lightful Foundation NC15 to highlight undereye

  • MAC Espresso

  • MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
  • MAC Beauty Sleep all over lid
  • MAC Saffron on crease
  • MAC fluidline in Blacktrack
  • CoverGirl Lash Blast

  • MAC Style It Up

A look like this was kind of fast to do, so at least I have a trademark look, somewhat when the need arises for me to wear makeup at work (come to think of it, I really should) and I have time now to do something too: comb my hair. :P So I guess I ought to be stocking comfy and low-maintenance dresses like this, yes?


Anonymous said...

i love the dress! did you buy that just recently? i wanna get one!!

Bambi said...

i think i bought it last february or march. i love that dress too. it hugs me well. :)