How many Reds do you have?

 

I love red lipstick and i really love the colour red. My afafir with red lipstick started 4 years back and the first red lipstick I bought , have applied the lipstick and removed it. Wearing a bright colour on your face as makeup or on body as clothes, requires a lot of confidence.

Colour is nothing but a projection of your inner personality. Colour is what you feel from the inside. On the days that we feel cheerful, we subconsiciously pick a bright pink. On days you are feeling blue, you will pick up a pale blue or grey .

Colour is like an instant mood lifter, a quick fix for a dull day.

Back to my love for red. It finised a whole case of my first red lipstick before I could get confident to wear red. Red used to give me jitters, it used to make me feel that am i actally this or projecting a fake person, it used to make me look awkward. Than one fine day, i decided that am not going to remove the colour of my lips. It felt so uneasy, but the moment i started looking at those pictures with me in Red lipstick, i was sold. This colour dominates my makeup box. The colour that made me feel awkward, than confident is now my fail safe colour. I have a red for work, a red for party,  a red for every ocassion 🙂

 

Personal – Social – Professional Attire

Personal - Social - Professional Attire

 

Everyone has a different lifestyle, even 2 people living in the same house will have a different lifestyle / the type of people they interact with .
But our lifestyles can be boradly classified under three sections.
  • Personal
  • Social
  • Professional

Depending on what we want to project or create a brand for ourselves we should dress accordingly.

Say for someone working in a bank / consulting firm where their role is more client facing, it is advisable to follow the Business formal wear guidelines.

The basic idea is we should seperate our Personal – Social – Professional attire, a bit of overlapping or mixing clothes is all right but if we dress the same everywhere than we are not projecting the right appropriate image.

Your own Image has various nuances to it, being appropriate to where you are going is one of the important aspects of dressing up.

When you audit your closet , seperate your outfits / clothes in these broad sections ans than evaluate what you have and what us missing for you to create an appropriate image for yourself.

Keep in mind, its not just the clothes, its the whole look / style that you evaluate. Your accessories and jewllery should also resonate with what type of image you are projecting.

Pose with Style

So am not expert at posing or clicking pictures. Infact even after so many videos &pictures,  I still get conscious when I have to get a picture clicked, hence I have tons of elevator selfies ;-).

One thing figured out in this whole process of clicking and getting clicked is the way you stand.

Below is my picture, one picture am standing straight facing the camera and in other one am slightly turned to one side, keep your back straight – no hunching, rest your weight on the leg behind, tilting head a bit and a big broad smile. Voila see the difference. So this sounds too much work but trust me its not 🙂

Its not just about the pictures, but improves your whole body language. Once we see our picture looks good, we automatically feel confident about way we have styled ourselves.

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Double up your Formal Top

Am sure by now you have realised that I love doubling up my things and create new outfits with it.  If this is your first post than read other blogs post on my styling

I always thought that saree is not my style, but Singapore has changed me. In the last 5 months I have worn saree 3 times, that is sum total of last 5 years that i must have worn saree.

But saree with a twist. I wear my shirts / blousons / Tees as a blouse. This way I look forward to styling my saree and the style becomes so uniquely me.  You can also read this post on saree styling.

Below is my saree styled with a Marks & Spencer top.

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The below picture is of the top that I have used with the saree above.

Note to Self : STOP TAKING SELFIES in the elevator 😉

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Styling Mistake : Black on a hot day

We went on a small holiday to Dubai and this was a rest day. Dolphin shows for the kids and a stroll in the park before lunch.

Now dubai sunlight is great for great photos, plus I look great in black ;-). My mathematical side said “Great Sun + Great Colour = Gorgeous Pictures”, So with this amazing thought in mind, I decided to wear a black  midi dress and made my poor husband also wear a black tee to coordinate. Epic fail….

The pictures I thought have come great but now when i look back at old pictures, am wondering WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING 🙂

My learning from this is , keep the weather and day in mind before deciding the colour to wear.

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