Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Do it for you...

"no one else is going to do it for you, if you want it bad enough then go out and do it yourself"
- Ed Sheeran

For a long time I've been in love with patterned leggings, probably a residual love from the many I had in the 90s. 
Even back then I loved the many busy patterns, so when I saw comic inspired patterns around I really wanted to 
get some. But for a long time I had been holding onto the idea that "only skinny people can wear things like that". 
Even the concept of flattering clothing projects the idea that there is one ideal shape and size that everyone should
 either achieve or trick the eye into thinking we achieve. However, people aren't built in a one-size-fits all mould, 
and when I think about these notions perpetuated by media/society it kind of frustrates me. I saw these leggings 
on sale and decided to buy them not only because I like them, but also as symbol as redefining fashion for 
myself. Making it less about fitting into the "ideal" I'd constructed by listening to others opinions over the years,
 and instead choosing to dress based on what I like, what inspires/excites me, and accentuating the parts of
 my body I like. 

I've been wearing variations of this outfit a lot since my break started. For lounging on the couch it has ugg boots 
and a baggy jumper, and when I need to leave the house adding a tidier jumper and some stylier shoes, then I'm 
ready to go.

fox necklace - Eclectic Eccentricity
hunger games necklace - Amazon
lipstick - Rimmel Kate Moss 107
jumper - Atrium on Elliot
leggings - boohoo
boots - garage
clutch - Asos

I really do love these leggings so I am glad I stopped listening to the little voice in my head and just went for it. 
This was just a snippet of my thoughts on the mental side of my fashion journey, so hopefully it makes some sense. 

P.S the quote came from this video with Ed Sheeran I watched yesterday. Worth a watch if you've got a few minutes.



  1. I so love those print leggings! Great cut outs in the sweater too - I love those kind of details :)

    Trendy Teal

  2. I loooove the leggins, are so fun!!

  3. i love the leggings! but I don't really know if I could dare to wear it here in my place.

  4. Love the bright printed leggings with the grey knit tunic dress, such a nice pairing :)

    Away From The Blue

  5. Those leggings are super fun! I love the print!

  6. I love so much the sweater!!!! It's really cool!!!

  7. Really cute look!!! I've never been a fan of patterned leggings but I like how you wear them here!

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    Coffee Kisses, xoxo
    Lattes & Lacee

  8. I loe these sunglasses!!!

    AND btw you look amazing in those leggings!

  9. Absolutely adore the leggings! Te look so amazing on you. I also had that same mindset and I am glad you decided to go for it. I think now I will too! Thanks for the inspiration

  10. Awesome outfit Love that Ed quote too :)

    Erin ☂

  11. omg your leggings are soooo awesome!! amazing look :D

  12. In love with those leggings, love them!!
    xo Annie

  13. Good for you, doll! I think you look too cute- great print, and I love that sweater. :)


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  15. Those leggings are such a unique print and I love how colorful they are; it's true what Ed Sheeran says!

  16. Your leggings are so gorgeous – I absolutely love them! This outfit is stunning.

    xo, Meera |
    twitter + instagram: @meeranavlakha

  17. Tara you look fantastic in those leggings!! I don't know if it's because you are tall/skinny/perfectly proportionate, but it's perfect. Love!

  18. thanks for the sweet comment on my blog =)I recently bought a printed leggings too and i really love it

  19. Wow you look fabulous! :) Love the printed leggings with your simple sweater and high-ponytail.
    p.s. the grass and fields behind you is such a healthy green.. reminds me of the beautiful scenery I saw on my NZ holiday. The background works well with your outfit too XD


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