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25.10.15

How not to be a 'Fashionista' | Style & Life

 
I already started mentioning this before in my last blog post about LFW, but I really hate being told what to wear and how to wear things, not that anyone goes around wagging their finger and scribbling on their clipboard at me - but I mean from the fashion critics each season. I choose items every season that I like and ditch the rest that I hate or the ones that will never suit me. I really only buy items when I think they're original pieces, I will get a lot of wear from them or that they will stand the test of time and near enough 9 times out of 10 I always get compliments on things that are that little bit different or extra special, regardless of if it's 'so 2014'.

Throughout my life I've had some very different senses of dress, which I'm not afraid to admit branched from surfer chick chic to a more 'emo' embrace, but from this information you can hardly say I wasn't into the trend of the time.
I suppose in many ways I was probably trying to just gather my bearings on what my personal sense of style is and like every fashion season you always see after a long enough time that the same loop of trends have come back round having been reinvented again and again. No those statement butterfly backed earrings are NOT new, neither are jeggings, and those multi-coloured metallics? Please.

Although I love to be in fashion and 'down with the kids', this is where I feel many young women, grown women and super fashionistas alike slip-up, literally leaping into each and every trend with abandon, never making something truly their own and beating themselves up when their body-shape doesn't suit that bodycon dress, or why their face doesn't look great under those Alexa Chung endorsed cat-eye sunnies.

Fast forward to my style in 2015 and I'd definitely say it's more of a mix of new and old with anything from charity shop to Net a porter being mashed together, a fashion phenomenon their calling high/low dressing (one that was spoken about in this weeks Stylist). This style of dressing is very versatile and original, and the kind where I get many compliments from (many coming from my grey poncho and scarf combo pictured which I love).

What I'm getting at here is that the most comfortable I've ever been in my own wardrobe is now - where I finally feel happy wearing every item in there, and choosing which one to dress in is now the only challenge.

Michelle


What I wore
Black leather boots - Newlook
Black treggings - Forever 21
Polka dot oversized shirt - M&S via Charity shop
Tartan scarf - Boutique
grey and stripe poncho jacket - Minuet via Charity Shop
Handbag - Vintage

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22.10.15

Big announcement | Life

This week I'm not talking about fashion, BMI, carbon footprints or relationships as per usual, I wanted to talk instead about my latest endeavor writing back at Vulture Hound Magazine


18.10.15

How much do I weigh? | Life & Inspiration

Ever since I was young I've always been conscious of my size, with my weight (non-drastically may I add) varying over the course of my life, like every other person on this planet. Sometimes I'd be slim and sometimes overweight, and when I got to my last year of university I decided I wanted to take control and be the size I wanted to be.


11.10.15

The world is your oyster in association with Spottster | Style


Being such an avid ASOS user I've never really been one to use any other app/website to shop with, as I find ASOS provides me with almost all of my shopping needs (other than when I casually go on a quick high street shopping spree on my lunch break because I just fancy it). 

I don't know about you but I also find it terribly inconvenient and tedious having multiple accounts to juggle across many different sites and mediums (yes I know what a first world problem). It just creates a new headache when shopping for deals, and its SO much better when everything is all in one place doing all the leg-work for you.


4.10.15

Too 'Thin' | Life & Thoughts

As you may or may not already know I'm a bit of a health fanatic and (although sometimes difficult) I do try and make it to the gym at least 4 times a week to maintain my personal well being, health and also size. 




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