6 September 2013

A summery OOTD on a perfect Autumn day


There's no denying it - Outfit of the day posts terrify me. I'm not exactly what I would call fashionable, in fact if anything, I despise trends and the ever changing popularity of clothes. London Fashion Week irritates me, and magazines dictating outfit disasters on 'celebrities' rile me up something rotten. If I see something I like, I buy it. If I am comfortable wearing something, I will wear it. Oh, that top I like isn't 'in' anymore? It's OK, I'll carry on wearing it for years and years. If I'm honest, I don't even understand fashion trends. What happened to wearing clothes because they felt comfortable, made you feel good or (and we're really going back to bare necessities here) because we don't live in a naturist World? I like clothes. They keep me warm. I definitely missed the memo of wearing something to please others. Regardless of what I should wear, what people tell me will suit me because I'm fat, I still wear what the hell I want to wear. And that includes stripes! 


Yesterday my lovely best friend Hayley who runs Wife Life xo came over and helped me (well, did all the hard work!) take some photos for a few different OOTD posts. I'm completely incapable of taking photos of me myself and I don't have any fancy set up in my house where I can take stunning outfit posts which will make you go 'ohhhh' and 'ahhhh'. All I have is me, a camera, a fab friend and a few mismatched outfit ideas. This is the first of a few OOTD posts you can expect over the coming months - because despite how awkward they make me feel, I do enjoy changing things up every now and then and sharing a cheeky outfit or two! I don't really have the whole 'posing' thing down to a T yet, I felt pretty silly. "Hayley, what should I do with my arms?", "Should I smile with teeth or smile normally?" "Hayley, I look like an idiot". 


It's typical of good old Great Britain that on the day I chose to share what is one of my more summery outfits, the sun has packed it's bags and gone on a six month vacation. Today is grey, dull and drab. It's raining and all I can think about is how happy I am that today I can whip my Winter coat out of my wardrobe to save me from the cold and rain later today when I pop into town. I'm already excited for the darker lipsticks, the warmer blushes and the more sultry eyes. I like summer, but Autumn excites me. Ask Hayley, yesterday I got far too excited about the fact there were leaves on the ground. Autumn is officially here and I'm welcoming it with open arms.... and a summery OOTD.


There's a few reasons I like this particular outfit. For starters, the fact that none of it matches. Stripes with funky colour splattered wedges? 'Fashion' shouldn't be about what other people say. Fashion should be about making you feel comfortable and content in your body and happy to face the day without a care in the World, so I'm pretty much always mismatching. I'm not one for expensive taste where clothes is concerned, either. In these particular photos I am sporting some fab black leggings from New Look; they actually really are fab, super thick, warm, cheap as chips but not so thin in material you can see every one of my tattoos (I'm looking at you, Primark leggings!) The dress is a firm favourite of mine. I always avoided stripes when I was younger because I could never remember which type of stripes us fatties were supposed to wear and which we were meant to avoid. But after finding this bargain buy in Primark for just £5 at the beginning of Summer, I fell in love with it for how humongous it makes my boobs look (That's OK to say in an OOTD, right?!) My wedges are just utterly perfect and even just looking at them brightens my day - although I'll tell you something for nothing, boy are they hard to walk in on uneven ground, I was wobbling everywhere in between these photos! Especially when a dog came to investigate what an earth we were doing - seriously, picture it! But back to the shoes, my gorgeous Babycham wedges are enough to brighten anyone's day! 

I think I've done enough awkward rambling and explaining away of my own ideas of fashion for now. But I hope you've enjoyed my ramble and awkward poses, and can imagine that dog coming up to me on wobbly ground making me wobble backwards and almost fall down.... 


P.s. It might not mean much to some, but these photos and the way this outfit now fits looser on me, makes me realise my hard work is paying off. I've lost a stone so far, can you imagine how tight this dress was before?! This makes me a happy Tealady.

Dress - Primark, £5 (no longer available)
Babycham Alana wedges - Usually £54.99, in the New Look sale for £27


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36 comments

  1. I love your outfit and the shoes are amazing! I've been lusting after Babycham heel for forever now!

    xo

    The Shelley Diaries

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    1. Thank you so much! Babycham do such lovely shoes :) xo

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  2. You look like you've lost SO much weight, you look fantastic! X

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    1. Thank you beaut, I've definitely slimmed down since I last saw you! A lot more to come off yet though :) xo

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  3. Your makeup looks awesome in these pics :)

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  4. You are rocking the stripes so I'd definitely ignore anyone who tells you otherwise! I'm very much like this with clothes, the majority of my clothes are at least two years old, and I've had my favourite dress for at least five years that I'll wear when just nothing else will do!

    xx

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    1. Thank you Chelsea! I have some clothes like that - Unless they're falling apart, what's the problem, right? Haha xo

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  5. Brilliant post!! I couldn't actually agree more with your thoughts on fashion!! Outfit looks great!!

    Katrina X

    http://history-neverrepeats.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Katrina, I'm thrilled you enjoyed my post and little rant on fashion :) xo

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  6. You look lovely! Can I ask what colour lipstick you're wearing in the photos?! It's amazing.

    xxx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Erin! It's Ablaze by MAC. Unfortunately it was a limited edition shade from the Fashion Sets collection! xo

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  7. You look lovely chick! & well done on the weight loss, you look seriously fab in these photos :)

    Kerys | littleboblab.blogspot.com

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  8. Stripes are my absolute favourite and they suit you so well!!!!

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    1. Thank you Vicki :) I love a good stripe! xo

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  9. I love this outfit! I like you am a firm believer of wearing pretty things that I like rather than it being "on trend". Bravo!

    I wasn't going to do an OOTD on my blog because I was feeling a bit paranoid next to some of the diddier, on trend bloggers you see out there but you've inspired me now to follow suit :)

    Fluffy Candy UK

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    1. Oh I am so glad this post has made you feel inspired to do your own OOTD posts :) Thank you! xo

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  10. You look stunning my love - can't wait to see more OOTD's from you!
    Katie xx

    curledfantasies.wordpress.com

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  11. The pictures came out great you look beautiful as always :) xo

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  12. Oh Sophia you look stunning! Those wedges are soooo nice, they look awesome with the black and white outfit!
    Congratulations on the stone, very well done! Keep going giiiirl (even though i think you are absolutely beautiful regardless of numbers on scales)!

    -Jade xx
    Gracious Silhouettes

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    1. Thank you so much Jade! What a lovely comment to receive :) xo

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  13. love your outfit and your tats! Always love a stripe!xx

    sophiespaldin.blogspot.com

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  14. You look good!! I love it when you smile x

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    1. Thank you beautiful - I try and smile more lately, even if for no reason at all! :) xo

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  15. I absolutely LOVE this post. Your attitude to fashion is exactly the same as mine. I wear what I want, when I want and don't let anyone tell me what I 'should' be wearing. You look beautiful in these pics. Can't wait to see the rest of your OOTD's

    xx Lauren xx

    www.laurensinwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Lauren :) I'm really glad you enjoyed my post! That's how it should be - You should wear what makes YOU happy and comfortable, not others. Thank you so much xo

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  16. Wow! You can definitely see your hard work paying off! You look amazing! x

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