Monday, 25 July 2016

Consideration







Sheer top - Missguided // Bra top - Tommy Hilfiger // Sweats - Primark // Boots- Asos // Choker- Topshop

In all honesty, I should have made this post a couple of days ago but I have been procrastinating big time. I kept on trying to decide what to write under this post and came up with different ideas but none of them stuck. I usually like personalising my posts so I didn't want to just post some pictures of my outfit and call it a day, like I've done on a previous post. But whenever I came up with something to write, I thought, would people be interested in what I have to say? Then I would scrap that idea and come up with something else. Eventually I realised that I need to just write and stop caring so much if a couple of people weren't into it. At the end of the day, it's my blog. My space for writing and posting whatever I want. I should be comfortable writing what's on my mind.

This also takes me back to the day when I actually shot this outfit. I never just wear sports bras out. Even when I'm exercising, I usually have a loose tee over it. The only time I would just wear a sports bra on its own is if I'm lounging around or exercising at home but I thought I'd incorporate it into an outfit post because it's something I wear often enough. Surprisingly I was super comfortable wearing it out (well, with the added support of the sheer top), even when people kept passing by as the photos were being taken. I definitely wouldn't call it body confidence because I feel to some extent that not everyone is entirely confident in their body, including myself, and everyone has stuff they want to work on but I would say I'm comfortable or I don't care as much as I used to. Also, it's really hot at the moment so I think showing more skin is generally accepted right now haha. Basically, if you're comfortable in whatever your wearing then go for it. :)




Friday, 15 July 2016

Summer Remains







Shirt - Topshop // Skirt - American Apparel // Choker - Topshop // Leather Cuff - Ebay // Shoes - Nike via Asos

In the spirit of summer, I decided to bring back a little colour to my wardrobe with this skirt. Also in the spirit of summer, I thought I’d talk a little about my current state of mind. I can’t tell if it’s the fact that it’s summer or the fact that my personality is evolving that I have become a lot more unconcerned about certain things that may seem trivial in the grand plan that is my life. I’ve been a lot more willing to try new things and experiences and I tend to shrug off negative situations. I’ll give an example. I recently applied to a job I really wanted and got through the interview phase but I ended up not getting it. This could have had me feeling super down and awful but I kind of shrugged it off and tried to see the positives in situation. I figured that at least I had more practice with interviews as they are so essential in the job application process. I decided to let go and not dwell on the bad situation and just kept applying for other jobs. (I am aware this is not the usual story one hears from bloggers or people ‘trying to make it’ as they only show the side of things going great in their lives but I’m going to be real with you and tell you that nothing is going great for everyone 24/7 haha). Everyone has their ups and downs and their own stuff to deal with but what’s important is how you approach the negatives and bounce back from it.

Finding that I’m more chilled about a lot of things (again this might just be summer fever talking) has been pretty cool and it’s been fun, I mean it’s Summer Sixteen (s/o to Drake), but it also has its faults. It means I let a lot of thing slide. When I say I let a lot things slide I don’t mean I’ve let myself go or have become lazy (lol) but what I mean is that I’ve let a lot of people’s actions towards me slide. Things I probably should be mad about, I just can’t find the energy to dwell on. I acknowledge someone has acted wrongly but I try and forgive or at least move on and try and find the positives in the situation. People that don’t stay in your life usually come as lessons. No-one’s presence in your life is truly a waste, as long as you find the lessons to be learned with them.

To put things simply, summer is a time to let go of things and relax a little and maybe go on an adventure or two. I know it’s so much easier said than done but it gets easier once you decide to. And when you decide to, life (or at least summer) becomes a lot more fun.