Get dressed … for success

Over the weekend, I had not one, not two, but THREE opportunities to doll myself up and look pretty. Now, this would not seem like a daunting task for some people, but for me, this task now requires some thinking and planning, since embracing motherhood means I need to factor in the inevitable need to run after Ethan, and yet look demurely sexy and charming at the same time.

How now, brown cow?

Dress-Up session #1
Friday evening, we drove to Sungai Petani for my BIL’s wedding reception – actually it was a wedding dinner that was hosted primarily by the bride’s side. I chose to wear a black figure-hugging tube dress with embroidered flower details on the top and bottom of the dress. I’ve had this dress for close to ten years, I think…so I was mighty glad I could still pull the look off. Of course, the risk that came with wearing a tube dress and caring for a mighty active toddler was that there is a high chance some things that are not to be revealed will be revealed. So to prevent that from happening, I took Susan’s advice and brought along a shawl. I made sure it was an opaque shawl, so that whenever I needed to, I just draped it over my shoulders and it certainly did its job well. I chose to wear my maroon pashmina shawl (a gift from hubbs all the way from India); the maroon shawl was to offset the black and plus, it went well with the little red flowers on my dress. The night was pretty chilly too, so the shawl was a saviour.

This is a picture taken before the dinner started, while we were hanging out at my hubby’s distant uncle’s house near the dinner venue.

Dress-Up session #2
The church wedding ceremony was on Saturday afternoon. After donning a black outfit the night before, I decided to glam it up a little for church. After all, my hubby was gonna be wearing a suit! So I wore a knee-length orange spaghetti-strap batik dress, sewn with intricate beads and sequins. I hardly wear this dress because I’m afraid that Ethan might pull out the beads or sequins, but I decided to take the risk this time round, assuming that I would not need to carry him around much anyway (hubby can do the honors 😀 ). Now the v-neckline for this dress was a tricky one with a toddler around, so I had to add a tube top and a matching orange shawl for drama. After all, there was bound to be video and photo footage of me in this attire, what with me being one of the cantors and also there was the tea ceremony after the church wedding and all…..might as well stand out 😀

Here’s me tickling Ethan silly before the church ceremony started. Don’t really like the angle of my face in that picture, but it does show a good view of the dress.

Dress-Up session #3
For the dinner reception at g Hotel, I decided to go grecian goddess-like, but not wearing white though. I opted for a halter straight-cut long black dress, and accessorized with a chunky purple-jaded bangle and round silver decorative dangling earrings. And since the guests had seen me in the same hairstyle over the last two sessions, I did my hair up a tad differently by putting half of it up in a simple twist-n-pin bun, decorating it simply with three floral two-legged pins, all the while praying hard it would stay up for the entire night (and it did!).

And of course, *Cinderella* must have a *Prince Charming*, yes?

Of the three outfits, I actually found the halter dress the most versatile to wear whilst caring for a toddler. I could even dance around without the need to pull here or tug there. And I even could do a nappy change in it.

Highly recommended. Think I’ll go get myself some more halter dresses. And halter tops. And halter whatevers. Plus, I love the bare-backed sexiness halters exude. Donchafinkso?

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22 Responses to Get dressed … for success

  1. ehon says:

    play dress up. lol! it’s always easy for the guys. as long as it’s not too colourful, all is good!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Guys have it easy. Most people don’t remember what guys wore, but for us, I have to think and think and think to make sure no one has seen me in that dress before I wear it (if possible la).

  2. Jemima says:

    *wolf whistles*

    10/10 for the halter dress. 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress *blushes* and says: Thanks Jem! I felt like a perfect ten too 🙂

  3. LB says:

    Gorgeous!! Stunning!! Very Leng!!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks LB!

  4. Pink Cotton says:

    wow…u r one hot mama…
    hahaha..tats a lot of ocassion to doll urself up =)

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Pink Cotton…. Nowadays I hardly have reason to dress up, so I must make use of whatever chance I get!

  5. 10 years later and yet can still wear your dress! My clothes bought last year are getting too tight already. 🙁

    The Giddy Tigress says: Good thing it was made of stretchy material though. But clothes too tight nvm…more reason to get new ones! *grin*

  6. rinnah says:

    I spy a hot gucci mama there! *wink*

    The Giddy Tigress *winks* back!

  7. wen says:

    very pretty mama!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Wen!

  8. KittyCat says:

    My vote’s for the halter dress too! I like the hairdo too but never figured out how to do it…will you teach us?

    The Giddy Tigress says: Ah. The hairdo was something I cooked up at the last minute. I will show you if we meet in person though, but simply put, I just take one part of my hair in each hand, twist them a few rounds, pin it up with bobby pins and put in the hair clips! It’s probably easier if you have thicker and fuller hair though. I have very fine hair, so the pins kept slipping off.

  9. parisb says:

    I like the orange one – so bright and cheery and that halter dress was exactly what I thought it would be like. Great choices and looking good!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Paris! And you were a great *advisor* too!

  10. sasha says:

    got good figure anything also can la, right? *wink*

    The Giddy Tigress says: Now the trick is to LOOK GOOD despite the not-so-good figure liao 😛

  11. huisia says:

    wow, you know, you really pretty with those dresses!! I like your orange batik, and you look gorgeous with it…one word “pretty”!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Huisia!

  12. denna says:

    wow..since sona was born i don’t really have time to look after myself..everything was done in a rush..haha

    The Giddy Tigress says: Well, you will soon find time to squeeze in some time 🙂

  13. keeyit says:

    I like your orange color dress. Look sunny. You look elegant in the black color dress also.

    Next time you can try to tight all your hair up to be a bun? Quite nice..

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yes, I will definitely bun up my hair the next time I wear that halter dress. I need to find the right hair accessory first.

  14. iamthewitch says:

    I am so jealous of you! I haven’t had a chance to dress up for the longest time!!! 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: But you can!!! And I will be looking out for the pictures!!!

  15. lilian says:

    Yorrrr…so envy. I have stopped wearing skirt or any loose blouse when my little kids (from 1-5) think it is funny to lift it up or open my blouse to see what bra I am wearing. The other day, my cilaka boy did a stunt. He put his fingers into my jeans’ slot for the belt and he actually tried to swing, by hopping and holding to it. Niamah, my jeans almost dropped! And this has to happened in Sunshine Farlim. *sigh*

    The Giddy Tigress says: Sunshine Farlim??!! I am surprised that shot didn’t come up in someone’s blog or something…. next time wear tighter jeans mar LOL.

  16. mistipurple says:

    so pretty you look. hubs must be so proud of you. 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks misti!

  17. Paik Ling says:

    Wah….hot mama on the prowl!!! Loved what you did to your hair for the dinner as well.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Paik Ling!

  18. kyh says:

    Woah… so sexy and elegant! And yes, u look so chic in that black halter dress! I love the orange batik too…

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks kyh!

  19. Jolenesiah says:

    erm… r u good at doing hairstyle?
    hehe should teach us how to pin up the hair you did for ghotel dinner… look VERY nice…

    The Giddy Tigress says: Maybe I will post pictures…see if I have time or not.

  20. ehon says:

    what happened to giddy tigress? no update for a while eh..

    The Giddy Tigress says: Giddy Tigress getting back her roar….sigh….

  21. BossCat says:

    *look up and down*

    cinderalla??? where?? where??

    *runaway as fast as possible*


    The Giddy Tigress says: Cinderella changed into a beautiful princess liao, that’s why cannot find her anywhere….kekeke

  22. jacss says:

    emmm…..go to be able to dress up ‘leng leng’ once in a while…..
    sexy nya i like the orange one…….btw, how come didn’t see yr new bag, hehehe

    The Giddy Tigress says: Ohhh…I was carrying my new Carly bag when I was wearing the orange batik one, but I put it down on my seat for a while (my friend was looking after it).

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