Sunday, 19 October 2014

NINETY-THREE/ sunday funday

Sunday is by far my favourite day of the week. As someone who works Monday to Friday, I take my weekends rather seriously. Fridays and Saturdays are typically reserved for shenanigans with friends and Sundays are when I can relax and prepare for the week ahead. I spent today running errands, painting my nails, drinking coffee and catching up on some reading (aka fashion magazines #sorrynotsorry). All of that was so necessary and pretty basic but so amazing and well deserved. I feel as though Sundays are the best days to rest and clear your head before starting a fresh week.

For running errands I just threw on my favourite giant plaid scarf from Forever 21, ripped skinny jeans, my go-to 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag and my crested Ralph Lauren blazer - aka my favourite piece in my entire wardrobe. This look is super simple and preppy but I make it my own by throwing a bit of an edgy twist with the raw hem jeans and slip on shoes. 

BLAZER/ Ralph Lauren TOP/ Thrifted SCARF&JEANS/ Forever 21
SHOES/ via Winners BAG/ 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli (medium size)
WATCH/ Michael Kors BELT/ New Look
Photos by Suzanne Waugh

Thursday, 16 October 2014

NINETY-TWO/ atomic cat eye

I did something stupid the other day. Online window shopping is something of a hobby for me and sometimes it can lead down a dangerous path. I've been pretty good lately and haven't succumb to temptation but I couldn't pass up these sunglasses. They're just unlike anything I've ever seen before!

This is not a sponsored post by any means, I really just wanted to show them off. Although I'm totally in love with them, I'm not sold on the way they look on me. Prepare to see them in a future outfit post and I'll let you all be the judge. I've been talking about them to anyone who will listen and I whip them out to show people every chance I get. I have really mixed feelings about them (I'm afraid they might be a tad small for my giant head) but their beauty and originality keep pulling me back in. I'm dedicated to making them work for me and I will totally rock them even if they don't necessarily look at home on my head.

Karen Walker 'Atomic Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses'
Currently $94 (originally $235) via theoutnet.com

Saturday, 4 October 2014

NINETY-ONE/ a fever you can't sweat out

Truth be told, the pictures below were taken in July. I almost wore this outfit out to a friend's birthday (at a disco themed night called 'fever' at a local bar) but I frantically changed right after these photos were taken. Why? Because I hated how I looked. When I looked at these pictures on Laura's camera, I felt sick. I hated how I looked in the top and I didn't feel like my usual confident self. It was definitely a moment of weakness but that's something we all fall victim to sometimes.

Looking back, changing my outfit wasn't the best option. I truly loved this look, I just didn't like how it looked on me at the time. Instead I went with a basic dress and I felt boring the entire night. I should have let my personality shine through, I should have remained strong... but I let my insecurities win.

In general, I'm not typically the person who worries if something is flattering or not but it does happen from time to time. I used to beat myself up over it when it would happen, but I've come that those moments of doubt are okay and that they're human.

When I look back on these pictures, I don't see what I saw that day. I see someone who is confident, strong and fierce. I'll have to make it a point to wear this outfit out on a different day and I will rock it with every ounce of strength that I know I have.

TOP/ Brand Unknown (thrifted) LEGGINGS/ American Apparel 
BAG/ H&M SHOES/ New Look
Photos by Laura Kidd