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Outfit Review: Taupe-Brown Dress by Ruby Shakel

Hello ladies! Todays outfit by Ruby Shakel is a semi-formal perfect for fall!

Ruby Shakel, a designer based in Karachi, Pakistan, has been in the fashion industry not just locally but also internationally for over twenty years. She focuses on casual, formal and bridal wear and has just recently ventured into clothing for girls with a "Ruby Shakel Juniors" line.

The outfit I received to share with my readers is a taupey-brown A-line lace dress with an embellished neckline and tulle net gathered sleeves. The contrasting embellishment on the front is a mix of thread work, pearls and stones. 

Personally I do believe that the thread work could have been much neater and precise but the overall effect it gives from a distance is pretty. The tiny pearls all over the lace too don't appeal much to me up close but from afar they give a more formal appearance to the ensemble. The color combination is definitely not one I'd go for myself because it is a bit too dull for my taste but it's a beautiful, subtle color nonetheless and looks perfect for fall.

The sleeves are made of a stiff tulle/net material gathered at the ends which works nicely overall. The dress isn't made to my size and didn't come with a label so I'm not sure if this is a free size or what but it fits pretty accurately for a dress not custom made for me except it's a bit loose at the sleeve and armholes. The length is almost full floor length and I quite like it like so. I also really enjoy the full wide skirt of the dress. Overall the cut would flatter most body shapes and the dress is fit for a semi-formal occasion. You can find Ruby Shakel on Facebook here.

A little bit of posing for you guys, hahah.

Wet n Wild Coverall Cream Foundation
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer
Sleek MakeUP Faceform palette in Light
Sleek MakeUP blush in Suede

Jordana Eyeshadow Pencil in Continous Almond
theBalm's Nude 'Tude palette (review here)
Essence Gel Eyeliner in Midnight in Paris (review here)
Benefit They're Real Mascara

Luscious lip liner in Natural Pink
ColorStudio Professional Pure Matt Lipstick in So Sexy (review here)

 Here's a close up of the eye makeup. I have Selfish all over the lid, a mix of Sexy and Sleek in the crease and  Stand-offish (my fave) in the inner corner! Don't know if you can tell but the Sleek MakeUP Faceform palette highlighter is crazy good!

Thankyou so much for stopping by! Let me know what you think of the dress and the makeup and if I should do formal and semi-formal outfits more often? Have a great day!


  1. Wow You look Stunning <3 Love ur hair style n makeup <3 can u plz tell me from where u buy peep toe shoes?

  2. You are looking so stunning-ly gorgeous! I loved everything about this post; outfit, makeup, hair, shoes...everything is just so perfect. You have done a justice to Ruby Shakel's dress! <3 xx

  3. This post is so enchanting! I love the clothes amd the rose goldey make up. You look "royal" <3

  4. looking so elegant ayesha!... Everything is just wonderful..good job done

  5. Great post fo share such posts often

  6. Wet n wild cover all foundation is my go to base in this season..

  7. Wet n wild cover all foundation is my go to base in this season..

  8. Loveee your makeup honey! like the dress too.

  9. omg...you look SOOO stunning mashallah se! love love love this post! :) xx

  10. I love your dress and the makeup u did MASHAA ALLAH .....

  11. STUNNER! The makeup looks SO pretty and oh yes outfit too :D xx

  12. you look gorgeous.Love the whole look form hair to dress. <3 xoxo

  13. You look sooo pretty MA!! Love the taupe outfit.

  14. Totally in love with this post...

    Dress, makeup, hair, shoes , pictures, everything is just so PERFECT

  15. uff Ayesha, you look so modelesque! I love the full length shots! mashAllah! xx

  16. You look like a model, the pictures are so editorial. <3

  17. Loving the outfit. It's really nice plus so is your eye makeup! x

  18. You and your dress both are absolutely stunning ♥

  19. you make everything look gorgeous.. love your makeover


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