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Thursday, 24 August 2017

I'll miss you when you're just like them..

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Dress: Fever London* // Bag: Yoshi* 
The other day, we were having a conversation about Star Wars at work. I have never seen the movies and I told them this, which was met with some serious disbelief as well as comments like "you have no idea what you're missing!". Hmm. I've seen the Family Guy parody versions, which I'm told are pretty close to the mark, so I do feel as though I've got a fairly good idea of what I'm (not) missing. 

Nonetheless, I did say that I was only interested in seeing the one with the bears (Ewoks?) in it, as they seem to share my aesthetic: look cute, but also be badass

I've been struggling with my aesthetic lately, I think. Although other people can point it out (we were in a restaurant recently and my OH pointed to a little girl in a fairy dress and a pair of silver patent leather knee boots and told me she was very much rocking a "Char aesthetic"), I don't know if I know quite where I fit, of late. 


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Bunny Hop shoes: Irregular Choice // Tights: Gipsy*
I'm not sure if this is a common feeling, or something which is here as a result of some fairly rubbish side-effect of my body image issues, but there we are. 

So, the other day I just let myself be guided by the things I wanted to wear, not being too bothered with how well society would tell me they went together, or not. 

New shoes, new bag, and new tights. Along with a not-so-new dress which I like because of the bow on the front. 

What's your aesthetic? Any tips for me on how to find mine?

8 comments:

  1. I think your aesthetic is just fine, Char: unique but pretty, quirky but stylish - nothing wrong with that. Also, I haven't seen any of the Star wars films either and nor do I wish to - not my bag at all.

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    1. Haha, I think my OH kinda thinks I should see the original three. We shall see. But thank you for your comment. I try to go with the things (prints, dresses, styles) I like and work from there.

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  2. I don't think I have commented on your blog before but I read it regularly and now I feel inspired to say something! Even though we are totally different - interests, ages, home decor, you blog very openly while I am completely anonymous, and you read much faster than me! - I read your blog because I really like and admire your aesthetic. You take two items of clothing that are also important to me, nice dresses and a big tights collection, and you wear them in a totally distinctive way. I confess (slightly guiltily) that I am never such a fan of your shoes, I am way too conservative in footwear for that, and I love some of your bags and am not so keen on others, but for me what I like about your blog and your style screams out that it's your own aesthetic. I could never (would never, should never...) put items together in the way that you do, but the way you do makes me smile, without fail, and I admire it. Digging deeper, it always says to me that, whatever your confidence issues, you are going to wear and do what you want and not conform to everyone else's norms. Cute/badass may well sum that up perfectly. I know what I am saying is just about outfits but I think it stands for more too. I couldn't possibly offer any tips, except to say that I think your aesthetic comes through loud and clear on your blog and I don't think you need to search for more. Kx

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment. I really appreciate this, and I think you've hit the nail on the head about wearing whatever takes my fancy regardless of the confidence thing. I think that's something I'll always struggle with, but will eventually try to quieten the thoughts down.. Thank you so much for reading. And don't be guilty about the shoes comment, I'm well aware that my ICs in particular can be a bit of a Marmite brand..! <3

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  3. I love your aesthetic Char. I think the main thing is just to do exactly what you've done - just pick out what you want to wear and not really worry too much about how it all fits together. Mixing prints and colours is sort of your 'thing', or how I've always seen it. Plus I'd totally take it as a compliment that a faerie dress and patent silver boots is a fitting way of describing your style.

    If it's any consolation, I'm not too sure on my aesthetic either. I always gravitate towards boho in summer and grunge in winter but I spent last AW in skinnies and my boyfriend's jumpers, despondent with my entire wardrobe. Currently all I seem to wear is pinafores and Converse, so I'd love to hear more tips on how to find mine too.

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    1. Thank you. I think I just feel as though I'm a little directionless at the moment. I'm sure that I'll find my place, though.

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  4. I adore this dress. You always look so put together and the prints you pick out are so cheerful.

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    1. Thank you!! I never feel as though I'm that put together..!

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