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Outfit Post: Unpretty ♭♪ ♫ ♬

4/05/2013 08:20:00 AM Chai Chen 128 Comments

One of the songs I grew up with was Unpretty from the trio girl group known as TLC. The lyrics lingered through the years and always had a soft spot in me. I think it's pretty influential and straight to the point, straight to the heart ... it has definitely touched and moved me. The message sinks in and it becomes pretty-motivational. At some point, it serves as the words I wanted to tell some people ... let's sing together ...


My outsides look cool, my insides are blue  
Every time I think I'm through it's because of you  
I've tried different ways but it's all the same  
At the end of the day I have myself to blame I'm just trippin'
You can buy your hair if it won't grow 

You can fix your nose if you say so  
You can buy all the make up that M.A.C. can make  
But if you can look inside you, find out who am I too 
Be in a position to make me feel so damn unpretty  
Yeah, I'll make you feel unpretty too

Yeah sometimes, I feel unpretty and have lackluster dressing like this ... lazy dressing of some sorts. LOL. So I just put on what I see around. Makes sense?

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Don't you sometimes feel too tired and too lazy ... close to lethargic? I'm talking about dressing up sort of thing ... well for me, I do ... sometimes. And motivation escapes me so there are times I consider myself dressing up poorly or ... as I said, "lack-luster" dressing. At those times, I just pick up pieces in the wardrobe that are "easy to put on" and doesn't require much styling.

The Fashion Darling Watch
By Tomato Time

During those "lazy day" dressing, I also just use minimal accessories, close to none. I don't want to worry about bringing a lot of things anyway. So the lesser items I bring, the better. Besides, aren't we all getting lazy to bring a lot of stuff anyway? Hehe.

Abstract Marble Painted Pencil Cut Skirt
By Zara Trafaluc TRF
And while I entitled this look Unpretty, I must say this skirt is contradictory. I believe it is actually pretty. The fabric is so soft and stretchable, it one of the many versatile skirts I really love. The abstract marble paint design gives it the unique look it has, that makes it wearable with any outfit; I guess. I can easily mix and match this with my other pieces of clothing. It also gives me that svelte figure illusion so haha! I know it's a pretty skirt. LOL.

Big Black Shades
By Charles & Keith

I have to make sure my outfit is work-friendly of course. And this one, I bet, passes that criteria anyway. So to avoid being too-boring, I accentuated the look with some pop of colors. The skirt, is one. And that cutesy purse is another. The beaded design matches the marble effect on my skirt. Hmmm, I must say this ain't too unpretty afterall huh?

Black Suede Strappy Heels
By Charles & Keith

The most makeup I wear to work is a black eyeliner and that's it! I get too darn lazy to remove tons of makeup on my face too so I'd rather keep it minimal as well. Everyday, I get this plain, boring look haha. And normally, I just tie my hair up. Same ol' me huh? Well, I don't want to attract too much attention so I keep it simple. Sometimes, I guess that drags me to feeling "not pretty" as well hehe. Talk about the irony of it!

Basic Grey Longline Open Cardigan

Not everyone appreciates simple dressing but for me, I'd rather keep it simple than be too flamboyant and loud and attract all the wrong attention ... or get attention for all the wrong reasons. After all, we go to the work place to work right? But every now and then, we get to consider it as our runway ... the world is a very big catwalk for all of us anyway. And sometimes, we have to treat ourselves and make sure we're pretty, facing all the challenges that come our way.

What do you think?

  1. F21 Tear Pointed Drop Earrings, Forever 21 Philippines 
  2. Black Tube Blouse, Self Esteem Clothing, http://selfesteemusa.com/ 
  3. Basic Grey Longline Open Cardigan
  4. Black Suede Strappy Heels, Charles & Keith 
  5. Hearts Charm Silver Bracelet, (Gift)
  6. Big Black Shades, Charles & Keith 
  7. The Fashion Darling Watch, Tomato Time 
  8. Lavender Bejeweled Beaded Purse, (Gift)
  9. Zara TRF Abstract Paint Printed Pencil Skirt, Zara Trafaluc, ZARA




Where to find this look?
Unpretty ♭♪ ♫ ♬
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Do you like this look? Hopefully! (^_^) Stay pretty girls!


Chai

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128 comments:

  1. I feel the same way. Sometimes I really don't want get that much attention. So I try to tone down my outfit :/ And your shoes! :)

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  2. Love your earrings!!!!

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  3. Not unpretty, but pretty :3! I have the same purse :3 I got it as a gift from a shop when buying cosmetics :)
    xxx

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  4. oh my gosh, i love the skirt Chai! and those heels are so sexy, great outfit, you look amazing as always! :)

    I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ XO
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  5. Rowena Rolala LovesApril 5, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    You look fabulous Chai! Simple but so chic!


    Have a great weekend!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  8. Hun, you look good..but I get it, lazy days - I think we all have that!

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  9. I remember that song!!!! My sisters and I always listened to TLC growing up! Love this look Chai! You look gorgeous in a pencil skirt! Rita @ www.CoastWithMe.com

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  10. *hugs* Thanks for dropping by dear!

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  11. Thanks for visiting again dear :)

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  12. Thanks so much for all support dear Christine! :)

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  13. Thanks dear! Will check it out :)

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  14. Thanks Jezz! Yeah those lazy days. LOL :)

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  15. I love that skirt Rita hehe. Thanks for liking it :)

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  16. sergio castaño peñaApril 6, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    perfect style and good sense!
    definitely i stay here,

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  17. I know exactly what you mean. In fact, my outfit reflects my mood of the day. You look very pretty though, in that effortless but cute outfit. Keep rocking love. Thank you for all your support, I'm there for you too!
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  18. That skirt is fabulous hun, love your outfit and I love that song too!

    xoxo Pakize

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  21. Maria João SilvaApril 7, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Great look :)

    xx MJ

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  22. Nice look!! I'm now following you back, sorry for the delay (:

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  23. We all have those days but as long as as you keep dressing up you will feel better! (:

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  24. Thanks Sergio! I appreciate it :)

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  26. Thanks for the invite dear! Will check it out :)

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  27. Thanks dear Brenda! No worries! I keep on visiting your blog and commenting your posts :)

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  28. hi my Chai cuti pie:)
    thank you for visiting my blog!
    You are amazing!!! And this outfit is gorgeous on you!
    kisses
    have a great sunday!
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  29. I loved TLC !!! You do look pretty though ahahah =) did you get the DW watch ? I also got one and it didn't take much but consider they send it from Sweden and Italy is closer ;)

    Do let me know ok ? Kisses dear and have a great sunday !

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  30. very very nice my dear!!!:):);)

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  31. You look beautiful <3 Love the skirt!

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  32. Лидия ФроловаApril 8, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    Love your outfit! Really stunning!
    And I love this TLC song too))

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  33. Very chic and classy <3 it.

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  34. You look realyl awesome!! love your cluthc and watch and that skirt is devine. :)

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  35. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC? Please leave me a comment, follow me and then I will follow you back!!! For sure!! www.comounaprincesa.com

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  36. love the skirt <3 you look great, dear! :)

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  37. Thanks sooo much dear! I appreciate it :)

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  38. Thanks dear Coco Style! Yey! :)

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  39. I hope it reaches me soon! I will blog about it! Excited! :) Thanks so much!

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  40. I really appreciate it dear Lucie! :)

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  41. Thanks Lidia! I appreciate it :)

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  42. Love your skirt. And I remember that song too, great tune.

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  43. nice outfit! I really like your skirt


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  44. Thank you, perfect look and you are pretty ! I´m following you too on bloglovin and GFC.

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  45. Fabrizia SpinelliApril 8, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    You look really lovely in this outfit girl!
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  46. You look so stylish and chic Chai! Great combo dear! Kisses and have a great day!

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  47. I love the print on your skirt, dear! Nice outfit :) http://neverdreamedaboutthis.blogspot.com

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  48. I absolutely also love that song and I've heard Taylor Swift grew up listening to that song too... and I think every girl should feel pretty even if she's dressed down!

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  49. very very nice my dear!!!!:)

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  50. Love this!!!


    xx
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  51. love that skirt!!
    i follow you now!

    kisses

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  52. zairamsu.blogspot.comApril 9, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    Lovelly look:)

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  53. Alba - Petit sweet CoutureApril 9, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    cute sandals!

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  54. I love cutesy finds like this: Abstract Marble Painted Pencil Cut Skirt

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  55. great look
    i love your skirt <3


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  56. Hello sweety! Thanks for stopping by and I heartly appreciate it! This is such an amazing post! (: Like it!! Stop by me soon! xx

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  57. I love that song ;)

    and I love your skirt ;)

    <3

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  58. wow beautiful my dear!!!

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  59. Katya YantarnayaApril 9, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Great look! I love print of the skirt very much!
    You have a great blog! What do you think of following each other?

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  60. You look lovely! That skirt is amazing :) x

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  61. Great blog! So glad I found you, I'm a new follower :),can you follow me too?

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  62. beautiful!

    style decorum

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  63. I think everybody experiences the same feelings:) just put on what you see around you, bit you know what? when you do exactly this way - this is moment when great street style appears:) Thank you for your comments, I've noticed also that my post didnt feed this time, I dont know what the reason:(

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  64. LOVE this look Chai~ I was also a huge fan of TLC growing up... The skirt is styled to perfection =D

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  65. Amazing outfit!! Love your skirt and your heels!!



    Kisses,


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  66. Hello, my dear. I really like your blog and style. Would u like to follow each other?
    kisses,
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  67. Thanks for visiting Tallia! Really appreciate it :)

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  68. Yay thanks Trish! I appreciate it :)

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  69. Great thanks Mara! Let's keep in touch :)

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  70. THanks so much Fabrizia! I appreciate it. Hope I win your giveaways too ... soon :)

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  71. Thanks so much Lilli :) *hugs*

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  72. Yay! Correct! Haha! Thanks Ile :)

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  73. Thanks Emma! :) Thanks for visiting!

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  74. That would be great Katya! Hope you can let me know your blog link. Follow me then I can follow you back. Check my latest blog post too about my thoughts on it :)

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  75. Thanks my dear Chantal / Shan! :) I just followed you back now. Keep in touch :)

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  76. Thanks my dear! Keep in touch :)

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  77. Thanks my dear! Keep in touch! Thanks for visiting me again :)

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  78. Thanks soo much my dear! Thanks for dropping by again!

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  79. Thanks so much my dear Gloria! I appreciate all your support as always!

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  80. Thanks my dear Laxmi! Of course I visit you too :)

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  81. Thanks so much for still visiting me too Rosalinda! :)

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  82. Thanks dear! Sure! #627 on GFC dear. Thanks!
    Keep in touch! :)

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  83. Oh well ... don't worry! I'll manually visit you from time to time :) Keep in touch!

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  84. Thanks so much Prisca! Really appreciate it :)

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  85. I read your previous posts - not only you have a great style as I see here but I'm happy that you have so many smart things/ ideas to say /write - following hope you like me and follow me back Dear <3

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  86. Joyce Posas QuiramaApril 13, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Unpretty? are u serious, you are beautiful inside and outside, lovely outfit!!Pretty, yes you are!
    Dear Chai i was read your bio and let me tell you are a very strong person, love the words that you say about your family and all the care for them, really i apreciate more you now... Hope the bad things don´t disturb your peace and i keep you in my prayers... Lots of love dear :)

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  87. Thanks Rasz! Uhmmm, can you let me know your link? Will check it out :)

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  88. Awww thanks a lot for reading it Joyce! Really appreciate it. Really rare for some people to pay attention :) Thanks a lot!

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  89. Gian Carla TolentinoApril 20, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    I dont actually remember the whole lyrics but I used to listen to that on mtv. I also love TLC's Damaged. Btw, i love your skirt. It's minimal but still classy.

    Followed you on gfc. Have a nice day! Feel free to visit my blog too. Take care xoxo
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  90. great skirt :)

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  91. Thanks so much Gian Carla! :) Will follow you back :)

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  92. Hi dear! Thanks for your message K.I.S.S. :)
    Yeah sure we can follow each other. Just saw your name Gergana. :)
    THanks for visiting! Keeping it stylish and sexy! Woot ;)

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  93. Love your bag

    Your blog is very inspiring

    I'm following you now

    Hope you can follow back!

    Lots of love,

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  94. The purse, heels and skirt are my faves from this look although I like it all. Very cute.

    Stay Stylish,

    TL. Xx
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