3 February 2016

Another Topshop Skirt.


 

Top Primark
Skirt Topshop
Necklace Vintage
Boots Topshop 

I feel like I'm going through this thing were I want to look like Cher Horowitz in Clueless. I'm binge wearing tartan and all my accessories are fluffy ... can't overdo it though, no one wants to be Amber. Ew.

This skirt had been worn so much, as much as I don't really rate Topshop, any skirt I get from there I wear 1000s of times. Now that I think about it the majority of my skirts are from Topshop, so I know where to go for the next time I need a skirt.

Maybe thats the perfect way to shop, narrow items down to one place, Skirts at Topshop, Dresses at Zara, Jeans at Urban Outfitters, etc etc ...

Sweet Dreams 

Paula x

1 February 2016

Berets are Back.

 


Top Miss Guided
Skirt Forever21
Hat Primark
Rings Primark
Necklace Vintage

I think I'm going to adopt this homage to Cher Horowitz in Clueless as my new winter theme. 

I think anything is timeless if your brave enough to go for it. 
Fuck what the basic "fashionistas" might say. 

Also - Fuck trends, following trends are for basic bitches, don't let anyone ever tell you what you should wear!

Sweet Dreams

Paula x

26 January 2016

Painful Primark Boots.




Jumper Zara
Jeans Topshop
Necklace Primark
Stole Select
Boots Primark 

These boots were down to £10 in the Primark sale ... You never get any size 3s left this late into sale so obviously I bought them in both colours. Lesson learned, if something seems too good to be true, it is. These boots are agony and the other pair are going back to Primark immediately. I hate when that happens.

Sweet Dreams 

Paula x

25 January 2016

Topshop Taffeta Skirt.




Top Topshop 
Skirt Topshop
Stole Vintage (Faux)
Earrings Topshop
Necklace Primark 
Shoes Topshop

I got this taffeta skirt in the Topshop sale for £5, original price was £45. I hate paying full price for anything - especially Topshop - so I'm always one of those nutters in the 7am sale launch! I wore this to work, hence the flat shoes, if I wants working this sort would look better with boots. Although next time I wear it I think I'll go for a band tee, lamest her jacket and my converse for more casual outings. It's a good skirt!

Last time I was blogging I talked about how I would get a full day of outfit deciding and photographing done. I did. But I don't like the outcome. The photos all looked so unnatural and weren't as good as I wanted them to look so we are back to the mirror selfie OOTD. Which I don't mind. I don't have anyone to take my photos so this is just going to have to be the way that is done. It might not look super professional, but I don't want to be a profess blogger, so who am I tryna impress?

Sweet Dreams

Paula x

22 January 2016

H&M Pineapple Skirt.




Top Topshop
Skirt H&M 
(For Sale on Depop @Brantastic_x)
Shoes Barratts

This is what I wore for a night out in Stirling for my friends birthday. Since I haven't been shopping since I left Topshop I am trying to make the most of what is in my wardrobe. This skirt for instance, I am selling it on Depop but since I couldn't find ANYTHING else I wanted to wear I decided to pull it out for one last time. It's fun, young (exactly what I needed going out to a student night in a student town with students who were very keen to know what I was studying... Very sweet but I'm 105 years old and that ship has saileddddd...) and keeps my legs covered since it was snowing outside.

It shouldn't be hard to make the most of my wardrobe since I have tons of clothes, but I'm struggling for inspiration at the moment, in everything! 

Blogging wise I have set up a plan that in my days off I will chose my outfits for the following week and photograph them in one day. I really don't like doing this because it feels unnatural to me, as if I'm cheating but I'm thinking it's the only way I'm going to get photos and outfits most days. I'm also thinking it will entertain me on my days off since I have no money spare to do anything fun, but more on that later...

Sweet Dreams

Paula x

12 January 2016

I Blame Instagram.

If you follow my Instagram (Which you should cause I post there a lot more often!) last night you might have seen my latest selfie ... I feel really embarrassed about it. I'm not one for deleting Tweets/Grams so I just wanted to explain myself and why I posted it, and why I'm embarrassed about it!

 Here is the gram in Question:

 

 

The main reason I posted this is because its been on my mind for a while, and I just got a bit fed up with myself and needed a rant! I did question putting it up for a second because I didn't want to seem like I wanted the attention. I thought I'd get a couple comments from my friends because I know what we are like and we are all total cheerleaders for each other and we comment a thousand emojis to each other, snap each other like "BITCH HOT SELFIE" and show it to all our male friends like "Look how hot so and so is" ... its just what we do and I wouldn't have it any other way.

However ... I got a couple more comments than I anticipated (Shit people actually read my captions) and that is why I felt stupid.

But then I thought ... no one is agreeing with what I'm saying, surely I'm not the only one who feels this way about Instagram? Surely I'm not the only person who sees an account and thinks; Why don't I look like that? Why is my life not that easy? WHY DO I NOT HAVE A PET PIG?

The key word here is filters, Instagram allows us to filter our images from what they are to what we want them to be and therefore we project an image of our lives that aren't real. Then when we can't replicate that in our lives we feel bad about ourselves.

I am not usually an insecure person about the way i look. 
When I was growing up I was constantly told I was ugly, from girls from boys even from people who were my "friends" so when I was a kid I hated myself and the way I looked. I think the fact that I was tiny and therefore already made to feel different from everyone else only made it seem like a bigger problem in my head. Skip forward to when I was about 15 ... I started wearing make up, fake tan and hair extensions and it made me feel better about myself. (I am so Anna Farris in House Bunny right now!) I stopped feeling ugly. Don't get me wrong I didn't think I was pretty either but I wasn't as ugly as I was before  ... I could deal with that. Anyway I hid behind that mask of fake eyelashes/hair/nails/everything until I was probably about 20 and then I just stopped caring. I realised that my looks were never going to change and that I should be grateful that I wasn't born with any real problems and I just accepted myself. I felt very free.

In recent months I have found myself getting more and more negative towards myself. I feel like the more and more I sit scrolling through beautiful photos of beautiful girls the worse I feel about myself. Its the the new wave of "Models cause low self esteem" but the models never affected me because they were models, they aren't real. Instagram feels more real because its real girls ... but here is the thing ... ITS NOT REAL!!

We have to remember that we only see what we are supposed to see. That amazing body on the hot blonde with 15k followers, we don't see that she works out 5 days a week 5 hours a day and DOESN'T EAT CARBS. The new Louis Vuitton bag "Just Because", we don't see the hours of "work" that her boyfriend put in to buy it for her by selling Ket to 17 year olds. That amazing selfie with fleeking eyebrows and perfect Kylie lips ... we don't see the 3 apps and filters used to make her look that good, then when you see her in Topshop you don't recognise her because guess what, she doesn't look like that in real life.

If there is anyone else out there who feels like this, please, be stronger than me and remember that it is all fake, its not important and there is no point in feeling bad because at least if you go missing everyone will recognise your selfie and you will be saved, not being filtered could save your life!

Sweet Dreams

Paula x


5 January 2016

Vero Moda Split Top.






Top Vero Moda
Skirt Topshop
Necklace Vintage
Hat H&M



Sweet Dreams

Paula x