At the start of the year I vowed to make some changes on my blog. Amongst those changes were the ideas that I would post more casual outfits on here and also that I would show an item of clothing more than once if thats what I truly wanted to do because, well, thats real life. I don't wear things once and then throw them out! So here is a top you've seen before, boots you have seen before and a beret and sunglasses that you've seen before but a totally new look that I have been wearing so bloody often!
I could talk about this cardigan until the cows come home! I've featured it in my May Favourites video (that you can watch here). I raved about it in what I got for my Birthday and now I am dedicating a whole blog post to it, why? Because I am in love with this cardigan. I love the fabric, the way it moves, the way it feels. I love the colour...its actually my dream pink! I love the way it fits and how it is perfect for this time of year in the UK coz ya know, one minute you're freezing cold and the next you're sweating ya tits off and it's perfect for that because it's holey! It's some kinda open stitch knit thing...I duno I'm not a...fabric expert??? Is that a thing?!
Most of all I love the way this cardigan makes me feel when I wear it. It suits my personality. Fun with a hint of crazy. Glam with a, little more than?, hint of tacky. It stands out in a sea of neutral toned longline straight up and down cardigans. What more could I want?!
And it's clear that, at least for now, my love affair with black and pink is still going strong. Which is funny because it used to be a colour combo that repulsed me. And yet, here I am. What's black and white and pink all over? Me, apparently!
SO WHERE IS THIS MAGICAL CARDIGAN FROM?! I hear you cry! Well, Missguided. I own like less than 5 things from there but I may just double that number by buying back ups of this cardigan! The rest of the outfit is....shocker...Lazyoaf and Asos. Nothing new there.
What's so wrong with repeating outfits anyway? Like where did that come from? If you've found a look you love and feel great in, baby you wear that every day if you want to! I mean, maybe wash it once in a while but you catch my drift! And if a particular colour combo is quenching your thirst right now, go with it. I am! I am embracing that which I used to loathe and accepting that maybe it reflects how my life has been recently, an even mix of fun and serious tingz. Yes I just wrote tingz. Yes it ended with a Z. I'm in a weird mood and it's midnight ok allow me.
I hope anyone reading this leaves with the encouragment they need right now to wear what makes them happy and what makes them feel good even if that means repeating items or whole looks. And go with the flow! Follow your instincts, if you are drawn to a colour or colours right now then maybe that is for a reason. After all, colours can seriously enhance or change our moods!
Fashion should be about gut instincts and being playful, having fun and doing what YOU want. Not what society wants from us. I mean, shit, look at me. I'm a fat girl wearing horizontal stripes, bold block colours, bulky fabrics, a short skirt, a tight top, chunky boots and bare legs. I couldn't be breaking any more of these bullshit fashion "rules". But IDGAF! Who made the rules anyway?
"I don't care what you think about me, I don't think about you at all"
- Coco Chanel
Peace & Love darlings xxx