Thursday, January 27, 2011

OOTD: She's A Flower Child

If you remember me asking for ideas about how to dress for an 80s party last week, well, the party occurred.

I also said I'll turn up in colourful makeup but that didn't go quite according to plan. Suffice to say, my attempts at recreating this made me look that I was punched in varying shades. However I found another makeup inspiration in the form of Georgia Jagger from a Vogue British magazine a few months back and painted myself according to the colour hues I see on her and voila, I think they turn out pretty nice!

What do you think?

The source of inspiration.

Well because the colour tones took on blue and green, it immediately made me think of peacock feathers and plus Katy Perry's "Peacock" song had been resounding in my head recently so I decided to dress in peacock feather colours! And then the Forever21 headband was in my way so I snatched it up too and ...


I also have the beautiful navy blue ASOS Curve Embellished Scalloped Hem One Shoulder Dress I've been dying to wear and of course there is also the ASOS Portfolio Envelope Clutch which I bought in green on an impulse and didn't look back. A peacock-worthy outfit was born and the 70s flower child emerged.

I didn't intend to look like a 70s bohemian chick but somehow I just did so I went with the flow. If all else fails, I could say that I am living in the 80s with a 70s mindset. Talk about ways to wriggle out of the situation!

These are my gorgeous Evans lace tights. This is the only pair that fits me beautifully and I love them to bits. I am intending to grow my tights collection through Evans!

I love how I turned out except I wished I had a fitting black blazer instead of replying on my waterfall one because I felt it would look way better with a fitted blazer.

Verdict for the ASOS Curve Embellished Scalloped Hem One Shoulder Dress:

When I first saw the dress, I was head over heels over it. However the price deterred me from getting my hands on it as early as I would have like but still it was worth the wait. When it went on a discount, I bought one in mink. But then it got discounted further and unable to resist, I bought it in navy blue as well. This dress is heavy with all the beading. It fits just right with an inner elastic waistband, invisible to the eye so that the dress lies well on the body and does not float around. It couldn't really float around even if it wanted to, the embellishments are heavy. It would probably lay limped without the elastic band so for that, I am grateful. Although I think this dress looks absolutely gorgeous with one shoulder off but part of me still wish that they could have designed it to cover both arms so I need not struggle with an outerwear for it and disguise its beauty. All that was needed was to have both sides with sleeves and yet retain the scallop hems and it would be a perfection. Some people found this dress short but being 5'5, I found it long enough to retain my modesty and of course I had the lace tights on just in case. Overall this dress made me feel beautiful, polished and I know many others would say the same.

Bows for ASOS Curve Embellished Scalloped Hem One Shoulder Dress:

Even when I reached home after hours, my makeup held on well and I am so mighty pleased that I have to beg your pardon for my final bit of narcissism.

Dress: ASOS Curve
Envelope Clutch: ASOS
Waterfall Blazer: New Look
Headband: Forever21
Earrings: Topshop
Tights: Evans
Flats: Melissa Ultragirl Flocked Faux Velvet
Rings: Topshop and Miss Selfridge

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Blogger CurvyEveryday said...

I love the makeup, especially the hint of green in the corner of the eye. So pretty. The outfit is great. That dress is so pretty on you. I wished it hadn't been one sleeve I would of bough it too. That clutch was the perfect impulse buy. I can't wait to see the mink one on you. You know you could say your look was also inspired by studio 54 80's, to fit it into the 80's theme. Very Glam Rock.

January 27, 2011 at 1:30 AM  
Blogger Anika said...

you look sooo pretty! <3 I love your soft makeup, really highlights your beauty :) big hugs! xx

January 27, 2011 at 1:31 AM  
Blogger Fat Aus said...

you look gorgeous!

January 27, 2011 at 2:03 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Oh gosh, you look like a princess! The eye shadows look just great! I bought a huge eye shadow palette quite recently and hope to be able to make something like this once :)

The dress looks fab on you, too!

January 27, 2011 at 2:16 AM  
Anonymous Stiletto Siren said...

Very cute love! You look beautiful!

January 27, 2011 at 2:21 AM  
Blogger Carmella said...

You look so great! Love the makeup and your headband. Its great to hear that you love that dress so much and good to know that ASOS's more expensive pieces are worth it when it comes to quality unlike some brands

January 27, 2011 at 2:26 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

your so pretty!!
i love the outfit, its amazing! as is your makeup :))
-Rosie x

January 27, 2011 at 2:32 AM  
Anonymous laura said...

I really love how you paired the [gorgeous *gawk!*] dress with those amazing tights! And it sure doesn't look heavy at all!

January 27, 2011 at 2:37 AM  
Blogger heavyaura said...


January 27, 2011 at 2:45 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

So pretty...Love the dress headband tights earrings everything! :)

checkout my new contest if youd like...Im sure you could put together a killer outfit!

January 27, 2011 at 3:06 AM  
Blogger IcedGem said...

Your make up is great! And that dress looks wonderful on you. Looks like you had a really good time :) xx

January 27, 2011 at 5:10 AM  
Blogger sheshotta said...

i love everything about this look ! the dress is amazing, your make-up looks flawless and the accessories match perfectly ! you look stunning xoxo

January 27, 2011 at 6:01 AM  
Anonymous Thriftymomma said...

Very pretty. I was going to order that dress but wasnt sure about the one shoulder. It looks fantastic with your lace tights and peacock earrings. Love the headband. You are so cute and a sweetheart. I just love your blog!

January 27, 2011 at 6:09 AM  
Blogger aroselikethis said...

your make up is beautifully done you look really cute!
that dress looks just darling as well :)


January 27, 2011 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger DaniellaBella said...

You look great! I love the dress and my goodness that bag! Brilliant!

January 27, 2011 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Gazel M. said...

You look all glammed up and cute. This is an adorable look!

January 27, 2011 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Very pretty dress. I would probably prefer two versus one shoulder dress for the under garment (bra) reasons. Less of a hassle that way.

January 27, 2011 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Lexy of BeautyFash said...

You look amazing. Such pretty pictures, loving that clutch!!

January 27, 2011 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Kirstin Marie said...

I LOVE your eye make up!!! It looks gorgeous!!! That dress fits you so well, and looks beautiful on you. I wish I had cool 80s parties to attend here!!

Kirstin Marie

January 27, 2011 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Franceta said...

You look gorgeous! The makeup is FLAWless & that green bag, I would kill someone for it haha!

January 27, 2011 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger BBM said...

look at you pretty lady! i love that dress on you and you have me drooling over the clutch. man oh man i want one! we really need to party hardy together one of these days D .... ;-)

January 27, 2011 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

The makeup is so pretty! I love the deep blues and the dramatic eye! Gorgeous. Looks like a really fun party and a beautiful party dress!
Ps. Peacock earrings! Yes!!!! Great minds think alike! hehe!

January 27, 2011 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

The 80's is hands-down my favorite decade. It's so fun to re-create!

Your make-up looks stunning. The colors are very bold and rich. You did an excellent job! :)
Your dress reminds me of being very 80's inspired but with a kick of modern to it. I love the accessories you added with it.
Overall it looks like a really good time!

January 27, 2011 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Love it! I just gotta say, your make-up looks PERFECT. Are you a professional and I've just been unaware of that fact? It looks so great. Love those earrings too. I think you look great!

January 27, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Jeniese said...

You look so pretty!!!! Ahhhh love the peacock feathers and the dress!!!

January 27, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger mitten paws said...

love the makeup. jealous of the clutch.

January 27, 2011 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Immer. said...

you're SO cute..
and the dress is very nice!

January 27, 2011 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger aly said...

oh my gosh. just wandered over here for the first time. i ADORE your blog and style!

January 28, 2011 at 3:13 AM  
Blogger Beej said...

Lovely dress and tights, I wish we could see it without the jacket!

January 28, 2011 at 4:28 AM  
Blogger Nnenna said...

I love your eye makeup- I think you did a beautiful job! I am always so impressed because I'm pretty useless at makeup, haha :) The party looks like a lot of fun and I also love your green envelope clutch!

January 28, 2011 at 6:04 AM  
Blogger Weesha said...

hun you look gorgeous!! love the dress on you and the eye make up! p.s I' sending you an email, just letting you know in case it gets spammed or something :)

January 28, 2011 at 6:27 AM  
Anonymous Bella said...

Girl, when you look as beautiful as you do in these shots, you can be as narcissistic as you want! Your make up serves to enhance your beauty and that dress is unbelievable. I can't believe how much I agree with your observations on clothes. It's uncanny! That said, you look smokin' hot in your dress and tights! Go Dee!

January 28, 2011 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger thomessa said...

That eyeshadow is so gorgeous! I love how it has tones of different colors in it! I loved that dress the moment I saw it on Asos, and it looks really good on you!!

January 28, 2011 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger jadaandjon said...

how cute are you. adorable.

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January 28, 2011 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Dee O. said...

Great photos! Everyone looks so nice..and I really like that green clutch!


January 28, 2011 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger StephanieDJL said...

Oh wow, I love everything about this bb! You look so gorgeous! I think I need the whole outfit ;) I hope you had fun :)

January 28, 2011 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger nicolette said...

wow, i'm totally, totally in awe of your peacock eyeshadow! it's gorgeous!!!

January 29, 2011 at 1:14 AM  
Blogger Linda Pochinda said...

pretty retty pretty! you look like you had a great time!
love the outift and the tights!


January 29, 2011 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Lauren D said...

You look unbelievably beautiful! Everything about it is just absolutely perfect. That dress was made for you :)

Lauren x
Pocket Rocket

January 30, 2011 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger Brittany said...

I love bold eye makeup, so daring and fierce! You look so precious and that headband is perfect!

January 30, 2011 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger dc said...

You look like an angel... from the eighties! But it remains contemporary!
You are gorgeous!

January 30, 2011 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

your outfit is gorgeous and it looks like you had a great night =)

Hannah xx

January 31, 2011 at 6:10 AM  
Blogger dc said...

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January 31, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love your dress and the peacock theme!

January 31, 2011 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Asia said...

You look FANTASTIC! I love love LOVE your makeup, it is so cute and fabulous! You looked great my dear, also kudos for rocking those tights, they looked awesome on you!

February 1, 2011 at 1:43 AM  
Blogger 3ate4 said...

Love the eyeshadow colours you've used.

February 2, 2011 at 5:56 AM  

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