Thursday, 26 February 2015

Gold digger

Hello there wonderful people and welcome to another outfit post. I know, another week passed without me posting. I really try to be consistent, but between UroŇ° being busy with his competitions and both of us doing other stuff it's hard to make it work sometimes. Especially last week, because we had holidays (yes, it was great to get a bit of a break from school and go skiing for the first time in about two years). 
 To be honest, I haven't been the most confident lately and adding to that, I also gained a few pounds. And I know that shouldn't have any effect on my confidence, but with everything that's pushed upon us every day, it's not really that strange. Every day we see tons of pictures of girls (and guys of course, there's just as much pressure on them to look good) with body types that are seen as desirable, the media always talks about new diets, every day there are articles on celebrities that have gained/lost weight like it's the most important thing in the world. We, as a society, probably pay more attention to that, than to any real issues out there. Every day we are told that we are not good enough and that because of that, we will have trouble finding a partner. That on it's own is complete bogus, but I can't really get into that today. Magazines giving advice on how to do this and that to be the most attractive version of yourself, but not so you would feel good about yourself. It's basically a way for companies to sell millions of weight loss products and different creams and lotions and pills and foods that are suppose to make you look your best. With crushing your confidence, they convince you that you need those products and consequently they get your money. Feeling confident in your body should have nothing to do with that, but of course they never tell you that. Before you change your body, you should change the way you perceive yourself. Because if you don't like yourself at this weight, chances are you won't like yourself after losing a few pounds either. Accepting yourself the way you are now is important, because if not now, when? Your value has nothing to do with the number on the scale or the number of guys (or girls) chasing after you. That's really easy to say, but in practice it takes years to be at peace with yourself and still there come times when you just don't feel the best. But everything in life is a journey and if you can't do it right off the bat, don't beat yourself up. But every step forward is a step in the right direction. And even though people think I'm super confident (don't get me wrong, I do have confidence in myself), I too have battles with myself every day. But that's perfectly okay. You just have to look at yourself in the mirror and say: "You are okay. You are good enough. You are beautiful." Because we are and we deserve to feel that way too.  
Well back to my outfit. I got this skirt on sale in Topshop along with a few other things and oh my, it may be one of my favourites. What's better than a faux leather gold skirt? I also went for a bit of a different hairdo today, clashing young and girly with edgy materials and black lipstick. 
Okay, here are the photos, I hope you enjoy!

I'm wearing: 

crop top - Asos
skirt - Topshop
coat - H&M 
platforms - Buffalo

Someone made a suggestion that I should also mention my nail polish and lipstick, so from now on that will also be mentioned. 

Lipstick: Kiko, shade 523
Nail polish: Catrice, shade 42 Nickel Minaj

Thank you for reading!
Love you guys XX

Thursday, 12 February 2015

If I were a boy pt. 3

Hello lovely people! Last week the weather conditions made it impossible to have a photo shoot, so I had no choice but to miss a post. But I'm back with part 3 of my If I were a boy series. 
I honestly love this whole series and dressing in a more masculine manner. Especially because my facial features can be quite masculine without make up and glasses. And also because I like being a different persona every day, it makes life more interesting. However, I want to address the issue I have with the title of this post. Yes, I know it's the title I wrote and I'm not going to change it. The title is: IF I were a boy, insinuating that you can only wear certain clothes if you're a man and others if you're a woman. We're thought to distinguish how a male and a female should look from a very young age, when we're not even aware of it, how blue is a colour for boys and pink is for girls. From the day we are born we are treated differently according to our sex, we're dressed differently, we play with different toys (usually babies and cooking for girls and cars, all sorts of stuff you can build, etc. for boys). We're taught what our role in society is, what we should like and how we should dress. Dressing up, make up and painting nails is a things girls do. But is it really? What exactly is wrong with guys wearing make up and painting their nails if they please? If you ask someone that question, he's probably going to answer that that's weird and you're not a "real" man if you wear make up and paint your nails (whatever "real" man means). But they have no real argument. It's the way our minds are programmed after years of society trying to tell us what we should or shouldn't do. But there is no real reason for guys not to wear skirts and make up, just as much as there's no reason for girls not to wear clothes viewed as masculine. And one other misconception is, that just because I feel like dressing "like a guy" one day, I want to be a guy. No, I'm quite happy with being a woman. The same goes for guys that are called gay for practically anything. And even how it's used as an insult on a daily basis is beyond fucked up, but more on that some other day. Clothes do not effect your sexuality, sex or your gender. No matter if you're male or female, if you don't identify with either, if you're born in the wrong body, if you're gay, lesbian, bisexual... You are born the way you are and clothes don't change that. 
Okay I'll end my rant here and just let you enjoy the photos. 

I'm wearing: 

shirt - my brother's 
blazer - H&M
pants - H&M 
belt - my mum's
shoes - Zara
coat - H&M

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely week! XX

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