Friday, September 23, 2011

MINUS SEVEN

For about 80% of my friends, a party or dinner invitation means a great excuse to dress up, head to the hair salon, and to get some pretty makeup on. As for me, I was a part of the 80% number. But now? I've turned into a lazy arse when it comes to curling irons and eyeshadow palettes. If you read Garance Dore's "10 Degres de Sophistication", my level has dropped from an 8 or 9 into a 5 (minus the messy bun part as my hair is pretty easy to tame without much labor anyway) for the weekends. and if I got nothing important to do, I would drop to a level 4. These photos represent that "level 4 weekend", as I like to call it now. No makeup, a breezy tank dress, and a pair of sunglasses to hide under... oh, and the hat would be a nice add-on if I lived somewhere outside indonesia (with the exception of bali..)
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When one of those 'Level 4' weekend kicks in, colored contacts always come in handy. Dopey eyes transform into bright pairs at a pinch. Having a myopic degree of minus 7.00, it's highly impossible for me to see properly without aid. But since I'm not a fan of prescribed glasses, contacts have always been the solution for me. I started switching to softlens in 7th grade and I've been hooked since. No burden during sweaty Phys Ed classes, clear vision with goggles in the pool, and most importantly, no Ugly Betty look [note: i had braces back then]. I used to stray away from colored contacts as most of them made me look as if my eyes were looking into wonky directions. Not with these Freshlook Pairs though.. Somehow they're a great fit to my mini asian eyes and the edges blend nicely with my brown eyes, hence a more natural effect..
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I'm wearing the Freshlook ColorBlends in Pure Hazel
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Braided back dress and straw hat from ClubCouture

if you want to create a natural and casual hair style, then check out the ghd website. They have some great stylers to suit all hair types. Whether you want to create curls or poker straight hair, ghd can accommodate all!

92 comments:

Martina said...

great pics!!!

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PetiteLittleGirl said...

Beatiful dress! You look gorgeous, Michelle!

Pop Champagne said...

you look great! love your Miu Miu :D ya the older I get the less I doll myself when I go out haha

fallenmoon said...

i like your lvl 4, you have beautiful skin naturally, you should show it off more! =) i love that color of contacts on you.

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putche. said...

I love the contacts! And the first photo is really really bewildering. I mean, look at the dof! What lens did you use?

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Daria said...

Beautiful pictures!

And this Garance Dore's article is really great, I enjoyed reading. And actually the Level 5 doesn't sound that unfamiliar to me either :)


xxx
Daria

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

your braid is gorgeous!

<3 steffy
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knk said...

cool picture

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paperdolltheory said...

love the simplicity and beauty of these photos. well done
love
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Sienna said...

cute blog!
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Polly said...

Great pics, dear! Love the pack of your dress :)))

Kisses.

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laura said...

The contacts look lovely on you-- especially with that cute braid!
♥ laura

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Natalie Leung said...

you're looking so great! the braid on your dress and in your hair is nice :)

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Landi29 said...

thanks for your comment:D you look great:* i love your eyes:D it's wonderfull follow me;d i follow your blog:*

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful pictures!! Thank you for your visit!
I follow you for Bloglovin now!
I'm very happy if you follow me, too!
Besos, desde España, Marcela

Anastasia Siantar said...

THE TOP!!! and I love your contacts' color.


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Closet Fashionista said...

Loving these photos!! I'm a level 4 or 5 I think, ha ha
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dongala (wanderer) said...

Michelle' you are an amazingly awesome blogger..seriously! :)

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Sandra said...

Oh, that almost open back looks stunning!!!

Hope you wouldn't mind that i borrowed your photo for my upcoming blog post about my inspirations :)
I will add a lik to your blog too :)


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Don't Think Twice said...

wow!!! you have a deep look!^^

that awesome glasses look fantastic!!!

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xoxo dear! :)

Tiffany said...

you look so gorgeous <3

Professor Barbie said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for the comment sweetiepie! Following you, follow me back?? xx
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Agora tô pronta said...

Beautiful!

Michelle said...

beautiful Michelle!

Make Mommy Chic said...

If that's a level 4 I would love to see what a level 10 would be! You are gorgeous, and I love those pics :)

msavila33 said...

amazing shots.

Gilbert Ganda said...

I switched from glasses to soft lens during my year 7 too!

love your colored contacts!

xx,

Karina Dinda R. said...

Lovely! Your braid and contact are so lovely :)

Cheers,
Karina Dinda R. ♥
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t said...

Nice pics!

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AEIDYTHOMERSON said...

great pics as always,love it :)

sajuki said...

amazing photos

Coffee Cream and the Caffeine said...

You look pretty even without make up :) Yeah its true when lazy weekend hits me, i will use big sunglasses to cover my dopey eyes :P

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Belvin said...

great pic and i loved ur glasses

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Melly said...

Great pics. :)

Wrinkle In Time Vintage said...

Gorgeous photos, my favourite is the first one :)

-Laura x
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Bree said...

Your level 4 look is so cute! :) I like it a lot. It's laidback.
I know what you mean though about being lazy to dress up sometimes.
I feel the same!

I love using colored contacts too. It always makes my look way better. I have a bluish grey one that I usually use. <3

I love your braided back dress. So sexy!

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Tamara S. Putri said...

you're so gorgeous! I love that top and the hat. These photographs are stunning (:

Tam
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ChiccaStyle said...

WOW,the 1st picture is amazing!!!

The Cat Hag said...

Your hair and nails are absolutely fabulous, and I think you look darn good! :)


xoxo,
Addie
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Katia said...

You look great! I don't do much air and face prepping.. but I find natural is always better anyways :)

a story about M said...

amazing photos! :) love your sunglasses!
xx

Michelle Lee said...

amazing :)

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Delvy said...

Dear you look pretty. And the softlens color lOve it! Please don't try grey blue or green for our Asia eyes! Make us look worst!!

Luisa T. said...

amazing pictures (:
nice blog

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Sally from Sorelle In Style said...

okay... i just discovered your blog and i absolutely LOVE it! you have amazing style and you perfectly put together each outfit!

i love these sunglasses and that hat!

i am following!! i hope you can follow me back!!


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s

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Leah Olion said...

Awesome photo lovely blog!


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DNA (designers+artists) said...

Love the dress and the sunnies!

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Theonlyfashionprincess said...

You look great! x

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monica said...

i love the braided back of your tank!

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By Sara Romero said...

Honestly you are not the only one that has level 4 weekends haha, I have been keep it in simple and (lazy) also. It's fun sometimes to just throw on something comfy, sandals, and let you hair and your face be isnt it? You look great either way so you can get away with it.

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COFFEE & CARAMEL said...

the braided back dress looks so comfortable ! <3

Seycil Ciceylia said...

Lol, it happen to me, no make up, brezzy tank dress, sunglasses to hide on, and i live in sydney.. so i can wear hat ! just Leave indo dear! lol

*Glam Chameleon* said...

But hun -7????? So sorry to hear that!:( Anyway salute to u cause u always look so gorgeous, and I know how frustrating is sometimes when u need to wear lenses all day long! Love the sunnies!:)
kisses
Jelena
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cherie said...

i love the braid detail on the back of your dress, you look so pretty in it! i read garance dore's article and most of the time i hover in the level 4 to maybe 8 as well.

lapetiteblonde said...

great pictures!
thanks for your lovely comment!=)
i hope that you return on my blog!
follow you!
kisses and have a nice day!=)

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Vicki said...

Adorable pictures! I love love love your sunnies!!! Do we already follow each other? :D xx

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Elena Leder said...

nice sunglasses!

Elle
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Priscilia Cantika said...

you look so gorgeous and that dress is so great!

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Julian Tanoto said...

you look pretty even when u're in level 4 ! :D

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Veren Lee said...

Ci michelle you look pretty and gorgeous :D. Love your sunnies !

Preziosa said...

You look pretty!

Oreleona said...

lovely pics!! i use freshlook too!

Sam said...

Great pictures, you look so pretty!

Susanne Aprisilia Fergie said...

omagahh! U looks stunning with that beautiful dress ci'.
great photos!


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Mónica C. Welton said...

you look great love that back!

Love,
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Kristie said...

If that's your level four, even my special-event look would be a level 3. haha
aaand i also have a myopic degree of minus 7.00. but they told me on that degree we have to use hardlens?

:)
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Abi said...

great sunnies! very nice!

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Kristel Louisa said...

Gorgeous!

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Andrea said...

You always take such cool and interesting photographs. Your sunglasses are amazing.

K. said...

you look very great!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Great picture, I love that hat and glasses. Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it. Love from London xo

Fashion Tales.... said...

I always can use an excuse to dress up, especially with friends. I love your fab photos, always so crisp. Have a great weekend hun. -xo

FashionJazz said...

Ur pics always inspire me hun : ) x

FashionJazz said...

Ur pics always inspire me hun xx

Paula said...

lovely :D

Kiang Inge said...

Even though you're in level 4 u're looking pretty as always
Already read the article and I found it interesting
The leopard sunglasses *lovely*
I love that braided back dress
Your photograph is great you know.

xoxo ♥ , K.I ♥

Kiang Inge said...

Even though you're in level 4 u're looking pretty as always
Already read the article and I found it interesting
The leopard sunglasses *lovely*
I love that braided back dress
Your photograph is great you know.

xoxo ♥ , K.I ♥

pinkmate said...

Great contacts you got there! Awesome photos!

Vanessa

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G.lam said...

haven't been here for a while ~ Thought I'd say hi :)

Great pictures ~

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Bonnie said...

Girrrrrl, you can work it out. I love these pictures. You are way too fierce, lady!

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Ellen H. said...

you are too cute ;) i love the braided detail of the tank <3

xx,
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Angel Garcia said...

It might be a level 4 but still looking amazing!

Hugs! ~Angel

jamie said...

bbbbbb.eautifu.lllllll
ahh! xx

Tasneem said...

nice pictures, you look lovely ! x

silviasiantar said...

gorgeous! love this photo series!:)

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Pratishtha Durga said...

You look pretty lovely for someone with a drastically reduced level of sophistication. Have a great week ahead. And dolling up less is not only about lazy. it's often about knowing what else there is that needs focus.

Dressing Up For Me said...

The braided detail at the back of your dress looks so cute and very comfy too for the hot season! ;)

Sherley S. Wijaya said...

So Pretty! :)
Nice Pics!

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Vania Trixie said...

love the post and your outfit :)