Hippy & Chic with a Natural Finish

Yesterday I went to London to spend the day with my family. At first, I was planning to wear one of my very regular outfits which I like because it completely hides my body figure. Due to health and personal issues, I have gained a lot of weight during the last year and I’m apprehensive of being around my family while looking like this. However, while getting ready on the morning, I spotted a crop top and a pair of culotte pants I had recently bought. I looked outside, and it was sunny. Perfect day to wear that clothing combination. So, why not?

I didn’t have time to do my make-up before leaving my flat, so I put all the products in my handbag and decided to do it whilst on the train (as per usual). My initial plan was applying some foundation, eyeliner, highlighter, mascara, lipstick and eyebrow crayon. However, while waiting for the train, I took some pictures which I really liked (you can find them as outtakes below), so I decided to not wear so much makeup. All I did was fill my eyebrows with a dark brown crayon (Amazon), apply black eye mascara (Amazon) on my eyelashes and put a red-orange highlighter (‘Kimberly’ from Bahi Cosmetics) on my cheeks: I ended up removing most to all of the latter since it was too shiny and I wanted a more natural look.

Normally, jewellery accessories aren’t the strongest aspect of my outfits, though I believe this time they were. I wore an antique clock necklace (from a street vendor in China), with bracelets I have owned for a while (the black one with squares was a gift from a friend, the dark brown one in the middle was a gift from my mum, and the thick patterned one was bought in the Peranakan Museum in Singapore). For a smarter look, I added golden and blue hoop earrings, which matched two others bracelets I wore on my other hand (which I forgot to photograph).

The rest of my outfit was one of my favourite clothing combos ever. I wore wide navy culotte pants (Voguees, Amazon), an embroidery white crop top (H&M), brown brogue shoes (Amazon), a colourful bag (from a street vendor in Singapore), and a wooden multi-coloured belt (a gift from an aunt). I can’t stop thinking that this look would be much better if I were significantly thinner , particularly around my waist and hips (one day, fingers crossed!). Still, I’m very pleased with how I looked.

Before finishing this post, I would like to give a small shoutout to my young brother who took the pictures for this photo shoot, as well as a previous one! Sometimes I take the pictures for my fashion and beauty posts by myself, using my Polaroid camera or my phone with the timer features, while others I don’t. My brother did a great job, particularly in the last batch of pictures shared: he was able to capture me beautifully with the flowers and plants laying around! I always love green touches in pictures. And they go very well with the hippy chic look I was sporting. Gave it a more natural ‘finish’!

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