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Style – 90’s and personal style revival

January 11, 2019
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I haven’t been blogging for a while as you might have noticed. I rarely post things on my blog these days but one of the things that I used to blog about and you may remember was personal style late.

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In the last couple of years ago, my personal style has changed a lot, for a variety of reasons. One of them was that I became ill- I had cancer and that changed my ability to sometimes have the energy to spend on figuring out what to wear, so clothes became an afterthought a lot more than they used to be.

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Also because of my illness, I stopped being employed full-time so I stopped having enough money to spend on updating my wardrobe as I used to. On top of this, there’s the fact that in the last year or so I have put on a lot of weight due to you now getting old, the medication that I’m on etc… That meant that a lot of my clothes stopped fitting and it took me a little while to get used to my new size and shape. What was something that used to be easy (shopping for clothes online or even in the shops) became a harder task. I didn’t need to try more sizes on and figure out what was now fitting for my shape and size and it took a while to get there.

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I have recently discovered that I am now able to pick clothes that are fun and fit me and don’t make me look like I’m trying to break out of them like the Hulk. Liking wearing clothes was something that I missed.. one of the turning points that made me realise that I needed to find joy in the way I get dressed again was after visiting the exhibition about Frida Kahlo’s clothes and style. This has been on for a few months and it’s been very successful at the V&A and Museum.

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One of the things that I remember it from the exhibition was a quote on how important it was for her to have a mirror and for her to see herself. That made me realise that not having a mirror currently because my current room due to lack of space is also hindering me from expressing myself with the way I dress. At this point, I still don’t have a mirror but I’ve decided that I needed to get colourful again have fun with my clothes.

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There aren’t that many reasons to be happy these days, with my health and constant tiredness always getting in the way of things… But I decided that I did not want to be boring or feel boring and that I would like to carry on feeling like myself when I get dressed rather than just having whatever is easy.

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I’ve always liked a style challenge and to pick up and mix some unlikely pieces and somehow make them fit together. I picked this dress from a selection of evening dresses from ever-pretty.com as I thought it would be something that could be worn also to events such as weddings but it can also be dressed down. I liked the colour, which I knew would go well with my hair colour and for a bit of fun and seeing that it’s a strappy velvet dress, it would fit a 90’s theme. Should be noted that I didn’t have a full-length mirror so it was a bit of a surprise to see the photos haha. I think it worked out OK. I might have to restyle it again at some point but I liked what I did for now. I also thought it was a fun opportunity to style one of my t-shirts into a look here on the blog! The reason was that although they had evening dresses with sleeves and it’s a bit too cold to go out in straps, this was definitely the dress that best suited my style and that I see myself wearing again.

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I also looked at 90’s makeup – which I really dislike, let’s be honest – but I made something I do like inspired by it – the dark chocolate lip being the main reference. I also checked out hairstyles and decided to try this one – I’ve never been big on spending too much time on my hair – but I really liked it and I’ve worn it again since!

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So without further ado, here are the outfit details: Earrings – Ali Express / Dress – Ever Pretty / Knitted jacket – Vintage, bought from a shop in Hamburg 3 years ago / T-shirt – Hello the Mushroom (my own design) / Boots – Dr Martens.

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did putting it together. Thanks to Zabou for nipping out with me in the cold to take these photos!

How has your style evolved in the last few years?

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Style – I got my hair did at Luke Jacob

September 28, 2016
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A few weeks back I met Luke at a friend’s birthday party, who upon finding out that I’m such a great blogger (I’m joking!) invited me over to try his salon, Luke Jacob. I’m not one to say no to these things and after hearing good recommendations from my friend who usually goes there, I arranged a day and time to get my hair a much needed fix.

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Top Five Fashion Buys For Summer 16

July 29, 2016
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Here comes the sun…hopefully! Summer should be well and truly with us by now, so it’s time to get that wardrobe sunshine ready. Take your pick of the hottest new trends to see you through the sunny season in style:

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Style – Summer dress style tips

July 26, 2016
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Spending the Summer in a city like London can sometimes pose its challenge: one day it’s sweltering hot, the next day is cool and rainy. I have been thinking about what would my style tips be for having a stylish and comfortable Summer in London and this is what I came up with:

Wear a versatile length – Regardless of what the weather is, Summer maxi dresses are here to save the day! They’re versatile and can be worn whether the days are on the hot or the cool side, all you need to do is layer up or down or wear a pair of comfortable sneakers or let your toes get some sun with a pair of sandals.

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Comfort and style – One of the things I have come to appreciate ever since I moved to London, is the importance of comfortable shoes, as one ends up walking so much. Whether a pair of flat shoes, sandals or sneakers (my current favourites), I can’t live without flats anymore. It’s not a problem, as they can be just as stylish as heels.

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Wellbeing starts from the inside –  When it’s hot and especially if you have to go underground (Central Line, eurgh), make sure to stay well hydrated and carry a bottle of water with you at all times. Do like me and get a cute bottle with binchotan charcoal in it to filter out impurities – it’s great!

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There’s always the sun – Well, we’re talking about London so using the word ‘always’ might be a bit of an overstatement. However, when it comes out, it can be quite strong. As such, don’t forget to wear a hat (animal ears optional, haha) and the good old sunscreen.

Outfit details: Maxi Dress – c/o JD Williams; Flectarn Shirt – German army, purchased at the Mauerpark flea market last year; Brooch Selection – cat from Les Nereides, rhinestones was my nan’s and the bow was a gift; Animal Ears Cap – Ebay; Sneakers – New Balance, via TK Maxx; Tote Canvas Bag – Uniqlo x Kaws collaboration; Tassely Socks – H&M (have had them for years).

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What are your style tips for the Summer?

 

PS: Dress courtesy of JD Williams, words and opinions are my own.

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Style – Mom Jeans

April 17, 2016
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These pics were taken a while ago (yeah, I was still wearing gloves then) but I cannot not use them because:

a) It’s Spring but it’s still kinda cold so I can still get away with showing so many layers
b) I like them and I was happy on that day
c) Mom jeans

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