Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Casual Outfit of the Day (OOTD) - South Asian Edition

Today marks the end of a very holy month! This morning, my family and I attended a local community get-together...

Given it was so early in the morning, I didn't want to get all glamoured up, so here's a casual outfit.
This is called a shalwar kameez and derives from both Persian and Arabic languages. Women accompany this outfit with a dupatta, which is a scarf/shawl worn across the body, or shoulder, and often wrapped around the head during religious gatherings. SO VERSATILE!

In simpler terms, it's a long shirt (short or long-sleeved) worn above loosely-fit pants, accompanied by a scarf!

My aunt had this shalwar kameez stitched and tailored by a tailor in Pakistan. Such a comfortable outfit!

The outfit is about eight years old. Fashion from South Asia is obviously more mainstream now and more widely available in Western societies, thus more fashionable than this outfit here.

As for makeup, I wanted to keep it relatively simple for the morning.


Products used:

Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer in Pink
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 155 Medium Beige
Sephora Collection Mineral Loose Powder Foundation in Medium 30

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals All-Over Face Color in Rose Radience

Hard Candy Glamouflage - Heavy Duty Concealer in Medium
Origins Quick, Hide! concealer in Neutralizer (Discontinued)  
Black kohl eyeliner (kajal) from local ethnic food/video/music/convenience
L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black

Eyebrows (To fill in only):
Maybelline Stylish Smokes in Natural Smokes, Outer Corner color used only

MAC lipstick in Blankety
NYX lipgloss in Lilac Field (Discontinued)

See you soon


  1. You look like Jazmine, only better!!! LOL! Seriously though, it looks awesome! Very soft...

  2. it was 7 in the morning... i was in NO mood to curl my hair, wear bangles, do smokey eye, and wear some elaborate suit... i went in flip flops actually LOL. Jasmine was half-nekkid at ALL times!!!

  3. She did show tummy AND cleavage... Very awkward when you're at a community function (with your parents) that happens to be during a holy holiday! LOL!