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Three Ways to Wear a Little Black Dress

three ways to wear a little black dress I am over the moon with my little black dress from BA&SH at Monica & Joe! I think it’s really classy! I’ve made a little video of myself wearing it three different ways – a little chic ballet look, a Robert Palmer-esque glam look and a more grungey biker look. I think I’m most comfortable with the third look but I shall be sporting all of them over the Christmas hols!

As I write, I have another tab open at the Monica & Joe checkout with a biker jacket and another dress in my basket – there’s a 50% sale on! This is probably the most dangerous time of year for me, financially, because I can’t resist a bargain. Oh well. I’ll never change..

I’ve listed all of the makeup used for each look below the video pane – I hope you like this type of Style video as I’ll be doing more in the future!

Dress is from Monica & Joe and is by the label BA&SH! It’s on sale at the moment!


Natural Look:

 Ballet Pumps, Office

 Clinique High Lengths Mascara, £15: http://tidd.ly/


 Jouer Tinted Moisturiser, £29: http://goo.gl/7lnmY

 Jemma Kidd Cream Blush in Pawpaw, £14 delivered: http://tidd.ly/5f47893b

 Sue Devitt Shadow in Icelandic Fjord: Fenwicks

 Urban Decay Liplove in ‘Taunt’, £12: http://tidd.ly/124b77ab

 Biker boots look:

 Biker Boots are from Belstaff

 No7 Tinted Moisturiser, £12: http://tidd.ly/594c2705

 YSL Touche Eclat Shade 2: £17.95 delivered at CheapSmells: http://tidd.ly/3e71286e

 Giorgio Armani Lipstick in Beige 100, £23: http://tidd.ly/98f01cab 

 YSL Tuxedo Eye Palette: check counter

 YSL Dessin du Regard Black Eye Pencil, £18: http://goo.gl/KCeBK or £14.50 delivered at CheapSmells: http://tidd.ly/ea3c7ef7

 Red Lips Look:

 Base, Jouer as above

 Shiseido Bronzer, shade 2, £32: http://goo.gl/dzHEA

 No7 Shadow Pencil, £10.50: http://tidd.ly/f38277a5

 All For Eve Lipstick, £10.50 with free delivery: http://tidd.ly/7d9ecf79

 YSL Dessin du Regard Black Eye Pencil, £18: http://goo.gl/KCeBK or £14.50 delivered at CheapSmells: http://tidd.ly/ea3c7ef7

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  1. You are so gorgeous, Ruth!!! I love all three looks, and your face looks stunning!!

  2. To be fair you’d look gorgeous in a sack, but you do look stunning in your lbd! x

  3. I like this type of style video! x

  4. Great looks, and I love the 3rd, with the side parting and 60’s doe eyes… Rock chic? xxx

  5. Thanks for this Ruth! I do love the way you do no makeup makeup :) My favourite is the third outfit too – so great for traipsing around the city all day.

  6. I seriously LOVE posts like these! This is fabulous styling!

    Your blog is great, I’d love for you to one day stop by my blog, read my posts and maybe even comment. You’d make my day with doing that!

    On my blog I have did a few days ago a post on some brands (like H&M and Zara) copycatting from huge brands. Is this ok or are H&M and Zara going too far? I’d love to hear your opinion about it!

    Hope to hear soon from you, until then… Merry Christmas!


    Rock ‘n Style

  7. Hi, What colour of Jouer tinted moisturizer would you recommend for Indian skin tones? Happy new year in advance

    • @Pragya to be honest, they don’t have a very wide range of shades – they are very sheer and blend out extremely well. It’s more of a ‘hint of tint’! Quite yellow undertones in mine, rather than pink, though – and ‘golden’ and ‘glow’ look as though they would match Indian skintones nicely? x

  8. I think you look the best in the 3rd look. You’re beautiful when your hair is down :)

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