This time last year I was a completely different person. I think it was a case of just not knowing myself very well, not having the confidence to be myself or a combination of the 2. This outfit is something I would have worn last year when I was at college.
It’s funny how an outfit can just take you back. The jacket is very old and when I was at college I wore it all the time and now that that period of time is over I don’t really want the jacket any more.
Also apologies for the faces I’m pulling especially in the second photo, ha ha!
The past week has been filled with ups, downs. From post-work margaritas with a colleague to bursting into tears over excessive stress, anxiety and lack of sleep to a 1st birthday and making plans with a friend I haven’t seen for way too long.
Anyway, I thought I’d share a photo, that represents me excellently because yesterday at work I was reminded of this habit I have of sometimes not looking people in the eye. I feel uncomfortable making eye-contact because I feel like my eyes give away how I’m feeling and sometimes I don’t want people to know. Also my eyes are the window to my soul and not every Tom, Dick and Harry is getting that privilege!
Lately I haven’t been very inspired when it comes to putting outfits together. I have put on a little weight recently and I guess I’d say I kinda feel chubbier (even the word sounds gross) and a whole lot more self-conscious.
I was thinking the other day how my outfits are becoming less fun which I’d put down to a combination of winter, laziness and conformity. However the weather is getting warmer which means I can start taking out all my bright spring/summer clothes and I for one cannot wait.
Anyway I actually quite like how this photo turned out although perhaps this jumper and dress combo accentuates my broad shoulders ‘pah-ha-ha’.
Lately I haven’t been able to make time to do longer written posts that I have planned but I’m working on my time management so they should be up soon. I currently don’t have any particular posting schedule. I did make one but I ended up not really sticking to it. Once I sort myself out I’m going to post 5 times a week or daily if I want a bigger challenge.
Today’s outfit is just a simple one for a lazy day, blue jeans and a green cable knit sweater. My little red bag is a nice contrast with the jumper and fits all my essentials.
On chilly winter mornings, when I don’t want to leave my bed but have to, I dress for comfort, warmth and nothing more.
Lately I’ve ditched the black jeans in favour these blue ones which I have been wearing pretty much all the time. Under my blue coat- which if your a regular reader of my blog have probably seem many times before- I wore my grey sweater, I don’t particularly like it much but it keeps me warm. Lastly my scarf which I’d like to think ‘ties the whole look together’ but I guess that’s debatable.
Over the past few days I have been sorting through my wardrobe, putting away the summer pieces and putting in the pieces for the colder weather. Whilst doing that I found this waistcoat (along with a bunch of other items) that I had totally forgotten about. I’m not really sure why the waistcoat wasn’t in the main section of my wardrobe as it’s something you can wear all year round.
I wore the waistcoat with black jeans and a polo/turtle/roll neck top. I haven’t worn a formal waistcoat for a really long time but I like being able to take a formal piece and style it in a casual everyday outfit.
Last night I went out with some of my oldest friends and I had a great time. I always used to think that night life meant I had to dress up in a tight mini dress and ridiculous heels which is just not for me. I dressed pretty casual because I wanted to ensure that by the end of the night I was comfortable, not tugging at the hemline of my mini-skirt.
The only downside to my night would be the intoxicated males that wander the streets saying things that allow me to deem them grotty creeps, honestly. As a wise man of funk once wrote “Beware of freaks bearing gifts”.
Even though I’m 18, I still feel like a child and sometimes it feels weird being out at night in places where you have to be of age. I’ve only been out a hand full of times as my birthday was less than 2 months ago and so far there has been a lot for me to write about. Or maybe I just find significance in the insignificant.
p.s. I was going to call this post ‘Lady of the night’ until I realised what it meant!