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These photos were intended to showcase one of my favourite outfits, but they became a project of narcissism. Essentially self-absorbed documentations of my face. Oh well.





I've been feeling in a bit a funk regarding body image recently; its hard to describe exactly what it is but looking in the mirror isn't a fun exercise. I've never really struggled with how I look before so its a new challenge. My mind really does like a challenge.
The two areas I have an interminably toxic relationship with are my stomach and chest. So naturally, this outfit flaunts both those areas.The top and jeans combo, however, did actually make me feel fancy and (temporarily) remedied some of the quells.

I adore this top. The flared sleeves add movement and flow, it ties in the perfect place to make bra-wearing possible (or not!), it covers the back and arms enough to stay warm and, against all odds, I actually like having some boob on show. I wore it out last weekend and am already searching for the next semi-fancy occasion to parade in its elegancy.

I'm really into this tie-front-top-trend, they look really fancy and feminine and add a kinda sexy twist whilst also feeling covered up. I've already decided I'm going to try and use it as a pattern and make an orange floral version (a dream for summer nights out).
I paired it with loads of dainty gold jewellery, black jeans, this belt and (trashed) Nike trainers (because boots felt like a bit too much). I also threw on a black puffa jacket because this is Newcastle and it was snowing.
Makeup wise, I went for warm, matte shades with black eyeliner (surprise!) and actually pulled out a clear lipgloss which, despite giving me serious primary school vibes, I kind of loved.
I urge you all to invest in a tie top, next time I shall be maxing out on the necklaces because I think this could look the dream with some long gold jewels. Maybe some gold glitter on the eyes too, to go all out.

In other repetitive news, this is my final weekend before I am away for 5. I have been spending my days planning my Barcelona adventure, watching films (Kings Speech, Darkest Hour, Ladybird – would recommend them all) reading (finished Cat on the Hot Tin Roof; it reinforced my belief that Williams is a (depressing) genius, broke my heart and made me want to read Streetcar again), working, refraining (unsuccessfully) from spending money, drinking gin, writing existentialist poetry and just generally feeling like I have too many things to do in too little time.
They're all good things, though.
Its a sunny Friday, I have my flute lesson and then a free evening, before work and the usual saturday antics (which generally involve too many trebles and a dance floor).
Ah. Life.

20 comments

  1. Love these pictures! YES tie tops are the one. I invested in my first black tie top last year and it has been a monumental addition to my wardrobe. I don't have many going out tops (i kid you not there was a time i partied in turtlenecks) so when you have a timeless piece like this, it kinda transforms your party looks by a lot. I feel like I can't make it look that elegant and cute bc i have quite a big bust, so i always feel kinda over-exposed in it sometimes lol, but it's still such a nice n sexy look! And yasss, best wishes for all your future endeavours - i cant wait to hear about them all!! x x x x

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    1. nooo i swear i've partied in turtlenecks, hoodies, the same outfit i wore to work, you name an unglamorous outfit and i've worn it out. NO i feel like this top does justice to literally any boob size, that's the beauty of it! hahah i'll be sure to update x

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  2. You look so GOOD in these photos. I've been looking for those American Apparel wrap tops on depop for the longest time (seriously regretting not buying them when they were actually open) because they look so nice and as you said, really feminine- perfect jeans and a nice top piece ha.

    Dalal // monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. exactly what I though – this is the solution to my "nice top and jeans" issues haha. Thank yaa and you so need to get your hands on one–they're magic!x

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  3. Love the top and necklaces.
    Look good on you x




    www.arindapuspitasari.com

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  4. The tie is such a nice detail, isn't it? I love the black and white photos as well, so soft and serene.

    Lilly xoxo

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    1. yass, kind of effortless but also suave??!! Thank you, I thought I'd try something a lil different x

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  5. I love this outfit! I want an orange floral shirt too pls make me one. Actually don't- I want to begin sewing (maybe a task for my unemployed days which I think is actually going to last forever). Love this outfit, also it's not narcissi really- your face isn't shown enough on your blog! Excited for your weekends away to begin x
    constantlylibby.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hahaha we'll have a race, who can actually get on and be productive first? Bless ya, thanks Libby and woo me too x

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  6. This top looks perfect on you!! It's such a flattering cut and paired with the dainty jewels I love it! To say I've done textiles GCSE and A level I really don't spend any time practicing, you've inspired me to pick up my sewing machine and get making. I can't wait to hear about your weekend adventures, I'm sure you're going to have THE most amazing experiences!

    Lucy Jane | Infinity of Fashion

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    1. ahh thank you Lucy! I'm the same but I made a makeup bag a few weeks ago and honestly it was so rewarding (I then made another and a pencil case haha). Thank ya my love i do hope so x

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  7. You look super gorgeous & the top looks so good on you x
    http://sputniksweetheartn.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. That top is everything.

    lahondureina.blogspot.com

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  9. you are so CUTE!!! and this top is Amazing. i have a short sleeved tie front top, but have dreaming of one with longer sleeves like yours. they're so elegant, but can still be casual like you described. i have also been having body image issues lately, which is strange because i HAVE never. it feels weird even saying it out loud, but i guess its just became that time for us to suffer. but it also helps to remember its mainly in our heads, good luck n have a fun trip <3

    a fucking look

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    1. they're the best!!! I want another so bad. YES same isn't it so weird? I don't really know why its come around now but I suppose like you say, its our time. Thank you ma love x

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  10. You look amazing dear!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: STREET STYLE PARIS FASHION WEEK (I)

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