Looking presentable need not take tons of makeup, designer togs or expensive accessories.
As a working mum with two young kids, I try my best to put my best face forward whenever I’m out. I mean, it need not take too much time with the right stuff, and a little effort lets the parties whom you’re meeting know that THEY are worth spending time on to look presentable for.
Case in point, especially if one is meeting clients, or hanging out with the girlfriends. Honestly, I wouldn’t want my own husband to feel like he’s walking next to a yellow-face wife or lazy panda either :P
I’ve been keeping this little secret under wraps for some time: Yours truly did a collaboration shoot with MONDAYSUNDAYS, a new fashion online store which curates whimsical and quirky lifestyle products. With its wearable everyday accessories, it’s easy to be a fashionable mama without breaking the bank!
It’s now ready for me to share how busy mums can amp up that style ante without a wardrobe overhaul! I’ve also managed to create 3 different looks with my own clothes with sunglasses from MONDAYSUNDAYS – who says pregnant mums can’t style up? :P
#1: Work Chic
Hide those tired peepers and look fashionably ready even on a Monday! Jazz up a smart casual outfit or dress-down on a Friday with this pair of grey-purple ombré frame Poppy Sunglasses ($19.90), available upon pre-order.
It looks like black, but it’s NOT actually black too – nice surprise, huh? Its hint of colour and roundish frames makes it an easy everyday choice to complement your wardrobe effortlessly!
Here’s a close-up on those lovely hues on this pretty pair of shades! And if you’ve got cheeks in the way like me, it actually fits nicely without the weight on your face. To be honest, I didn’t think round shapes could actually look quite nice but it seems to accentuate my face shape! *happy*
#2: Flirty Weekend
Welcome the weekend with happy colours! Luna Sunglasses ($21.90) are an instant face brightener with its matte pink frames and metallic blue lenses. Comes in pink and yellow (available upon pre-order), so ladies, take your pick!
Fashion tip: If you’ve got yellowish skin tones, a bluish undertone helps to brighten the skin so you look like you’re glowing! Works for lipstick colours too, to bring out the “whites” in your teeth! ;)
Metallic lenses are one of this season’s must-have’s and what better way to go bright with them! If you’re not the girly girl (like me, again! HA!), this pink may look like it came from Barbie’s wardrobe, but honestly, you won’t end up looking too cutesy.
#3: Preppy Casual
Aviators look set to be a fashionista’s staple – and this pair of Alexa (LANCHING in end Sept!!) comes with mirrored lenses which are on-point! Don these shades and stay protected in the Sun, while exuding a mysterious air ;)
The thing about metallic aviators is… they are classics that add a vintage touch to any outfit. Go bohemian, preppy, androgynous, or just a simple tee and shorts – these eye accessories make you look like a Korean star right away!
Oh what fun when girls come together! Here are some behind the scenes from our photoshoot! :D
Sherie working her magic fingers on me! :P
That fashion photoshoot was definitely fun for a very pregnant me (I was in between week 34 and 35 at that time!), although the weather was bright (but best natural light!). Am sure Leroy, aka B2 (since we didn’t know his gender then!) had an interesting day with mama strutting around :P
Can I just add that I loved the way my lips were veiled with a flattering shade that’s not too loud for my fair skin? And the makeup survived the sweltering heat and outfit changes – woot! Thank you, Sherie, for making me feel like a star! :D
With a nicely made-up face, no look can be complete without the right styling and perfect angles captured. BIG ‘thank you!’ for putting these looks together with my limited wardrobe. A pregnant mum’s wardrobe instantly shrinks to that 10% if you know what I mean… LOL.
And, if you need more style inspirations, check out #mymondaysundays on Instagram! In addition to eyewear, MONDAYSUNDAYS houses a collection of cute wristlets, watches and passport holders to name a few! New arrivals are launched every week, so keep your eyes peeled!
Photos & Styling: Audrey (Instagram: @audreytz)
Makeup & Hair: Sherie from Makeup Refinery (Website: makeuprefinery.com, Instagram: @makeuprefinery)
Model: That’s me!
Eyewear: All MONDAYSUNDAYS (Website: mondaysundays.com, Instagram: @mondaysundays, Facebook: @mondaysundays)
Outfits: Model’s own
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