Not the usual

Style

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As someone who has always loved to play dress-up, personal style will forever be an important part of my life. As I’ve gotten older my style hasn’t changed drastically but the reasons for why I wear what I wear has. I used to be very much into dressing to look stylish. I loved getting compliments on my outfits, learning about new trends and reading fashion blogs.

These days I put outfits together that I think are interesting. I wear things that would have once shied away from and I feel a confidence in doing so. In this particular outfit I’m wearing a pair of pale blue wide leg trousers. It was my first time wearing them out despite having brought them at least 6 months ago. I always thought that I’d pair the trousers with black or grey. However, when putting the outfit together I found myself choosing a dark yellow sweater along with my khaki green coat and bag.

It always feels to good to wear something that is not the usual, something outside of my comfort zone. I feel confident when I’m wearing things that I feel comfortable in and part of that comes from not putting so much effort into trying to be stylish.

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Getting comfortable with discomfort

Inspiration, Style

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The older I get the more I see the value in doing things that are outside of my comfort zone. I used to have so much fear around doing certain things alone that I ended up missing out on many of the things that I was interested in. This resulted in my fears growing further and further becoming much scarier than the reality.

Why I chose not start over

Style, Thoughts

dscn0015-1-1This time last week I was all set to write a farewell post on this blog. I’d gone as far as creating a new account on WordPress with the intentions of starting over completely. However I’ve changed my mind. I’m not ready to give up on this site yet.

Sometimes it is as though I am just going round in circles because I always end up coming to this similar conclusion, that I am just going to stick to my own style of blogging and not try and fit any sort of mould. This is all good and well until I begin to question whether the content I am creating is good enough, if it is something worth sharing.

My mind has been a mix of start over with a brand new blog dscn0007-1-1or just quit blogging altogether. My level of progress has been discouraging at times, making it hard to continue on. Especially when I go online and am surrounded by people who have surpassed me in just a few months or a year. Also, with where I am currently at in my life I’ve realised that blogging doesn’t mean as much to me as it used to. Once upon a time I felt like I needed a blog to be heard and to express myself instead of just doing it in real life. Despite how much blogging has helped (by serving as an outlet) I have come to understand the importance of bringing that aspect of myself offline and allowing people to see that side of me.

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The idea to start over was incredibly tempting as it would have given me the chance to do whatever I wanted on a fresh blank state. However, creating a new blog would be the equivalent of running away and people always say that your problems follow you wherever you go. I think I’ve finally realised that if I can’t sort things out here on my current blog, I won’t be able to do it on a new site either.

So, I’ve decided to stick with this blog but I want to push the boat out a little more, steer things in a slightly different direction. I’m somebody that thinks about a lot of different things and I have opinions and thoughts that I’d like to share with you. Perhaps, I haven’t yet had the confidence, to come forth and pour out much of what I’ve had to offer. I think that now, I’m ready.

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A return to things of the past

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Well I guess I should start this post off with ‘Happy December 1st!’. I have so much amazing content coming this month and I’ve decided to start off with an outfit post. Now it has been a very long time since I last shared an outfit here and I’ve completely forgotten how to pose so bear with me. 

AW16/17 trends: The puffer jacket

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Growing up the puffer jacket (or coat) was the kind of winter coat that my mother approved of it was ‘practical’ and would keep me warm she’d tell me. However I just thought it made me look, well puffy. Anyway fast forward about 8 or 9 years and I’ve totally changed my view. I currently own a knee length navy puffer coat with a fur trim round the hood and I love it. It keeps me warm on cold mornings and I love how it looks over the top of a stylish outfit. I’ve really been loving the bright bold colours as well as the shorter bomber length. Below you will find some outfit inspiration from Pinterest as well as a few places to shop.

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So glad to be out of the style rut (pt2)

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Today I’m sharing the second half of the trends that I am into for the coming season. If you missed part 1 click here.

Minimalist chic white trainers and jeans @jacintachiang:

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White trainers

I think white trainers are great for a minimalist look but I’m still unsure as to whether I want all white or white with black details. A year ago I’d have never even considered white trainers. Since then I’ve changed and I’m ready to try something new with my personal style.

So glad to be out of the style rut

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I’ve been in the most terrible style rut for the past few months but I’ve finally gotten to a point where I’m getting excited about fashion again. I’m not sure if I’ll be sharing outfits here but I will for sure on Instagram so be sure to check that out. Today I’m sharing a few trends to give you an insight into where my personal style is headed.

Chunky Heels are back in stock http://www.thewhitepepper.com/collections/new-in/products/chunky-heel-brogues:

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Chunky lace-up shoes

My choice of footwear is pretty much always trainers or boots but I’ve decided that I want to change that. I’m on the lookout for some black chunky shoes like the ones above. They’ll look perfect with rolled up jeans and a bright coloured sweater or oversized shirt which is the kind of thing I wear on a daily basis.