Friday, October 26, 2012

It's hard to ignore the style dictated by the masses...


"I'm really interested in fashion but at the same time I find it quite competitive. 
Second-hand stuff leaves you more open to whatever your own personal style is rather than feeling dictated to by shops."

-Sophie Ellis Bextor 



Sometimes I feel like what to wear to Uni/College is one big unspoken competition of whats in fashion in the
stores and who can afford to wear it from head to toe.
Though I tend to feel a bit self conscious if I'm out in something that doesn't 
necessarily fit into the mainstream idea of current fashion, the part of my brain that chooses clothes
 in the morning never tends to take that into consideration and goes with whatever takes its fancy.

But this outfit came about as a smushing of random items in my wardrobe I love.
I was sucked in initially by the bright colours of my thrifted Kate Sylvester dress (from Tatty's in Ponsonby),
something I normally save for something special, but it can be nice to wear something special on a normal boring day! 
A soft jacket with that amazing leather smell, and finally my favourite accessories at the moment; 
some on trend spikes, antique family heirlooms, new ring with a star (which my name means in various languages)

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necklace, watch - antique
spike bracelet - asos
star ring - Karen Walker
jacket - Just Jeans
dress - Kate Sylvester

I'm in the middle of exams at the moment, so I'm pretty busy, but generally I also have a lot of
intrusive thoughts about blog posts and projects to work on, so I'll share as much as I can :)



P.S. We have a giveaway on yay! So remember to enter that if you haven't already :) 

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45 comments:

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  2. I understand you so well about the scores and univ!

    love your dress and it's pattern esp.!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  3. Love,love,loooove everything honey!Great post;)
    xx
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  4. What a great dress! Me likey :)

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    Karina Dinda R. ♥
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  5. i love your jacket!! i didn't like it when i saw it at the store but it looks great on you =D now i want it. hehe, great outfit too :)

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  6. Great post, I love your leather jacket!

    xoDale
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  7. Love that unique geometric print dress! :)

    Trendy Teal

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  8. I am soooo in love with your leather jacket! You looks so fab!
    Xx
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  9. Ciao cara!
    grazie per il tuo commneto!
    ti seguo anch'io ;)
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    Anthea

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  10. Beautiful, love your jacket!!
    thanks for your comment, would you like to follow each other on facebook and bloglovin? Let me know!!!

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  11. Such an amazing photos.
    I'm so into it.

    Would u like to follow each other ?

    xoxo

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  12. Lovely outfit!

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  13. Thank you so much for your comment about my dress, Ellen! :) ...and remember there's much more and better to come at my blog so if you want to stay tunned to my new updates, just follow me! ;)

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  14. That's such a great dress, it's so pretty on you! There's a new post up on my blog and I'd love to hear what you think of it, so feel free to stop by!

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  15. The print of your dress is so beautiful ;) Nice combo!!

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  16. well dont you just look adorable! love this look my dear :) Hugs from California! xx,
    The Golden Girls

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  17. Love that stud braclet. Asos huh I am going to have to head over there right now! Nice contrast with the frilliness of the dress.

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  18. Your dress is so cute!
    And look perfect with leather jacket! :D
    xxx

    S

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  19. I know it's easy to say but you really shouldn't care about trend and competition. Fashion is competition for some people, but let them be together, it's not worth it and most of the time they have notheing interesting to bring to the world!
    You look very cute in this!

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  20. Love the dress with this jacket! Such a great way to toughen it up.

    Alison
    Www.stylingmylife.com

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  21. Love your outfit! :)

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  22. thanks for your comment! love your outfit so much! <3 x

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  23. Love it ♥ You look gorgeous!

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  24. i don't think your outfit is very mainstream stylish! you look great! thanks for the giveaway this sweater is pretty sweet: http://www.chicnova.com/oversized-beige-batwing-sleeves-knitwear-in-skull-print.html

    Jessica
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  25. Absolutely gorgeous! I love your blog!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  27. Good luck with your exams. You can't help but have a great day wearing all stuff that you love :-) Great dress!

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