Not Saving the Best for Later

I used to be the kind of person who would buy some really great wardrobe pieces but never “had the occasion” to wear them. From clothes to shoes and jewellery, I just kept telling myself I would wear them later when the time presented itself… but those times hardly ever came.

I mean, it could also be because I went to a school that required us to wear a uniform so I never had the daily opportunity to let my sartorial wings fly. Then college happened and those pieces came out of the closet – so to say.

The grey short coat with slightly puffed sleeves that made me feel like I was Maria from ‘The Sound of Music’? Wore it. Funky ankle socks with heeled brogues? Wore them. A grunge tee with my black and white vertical striped jeans? Check!

I was experimenting almost daily, trying to get the use out of all my stuff. I still remember a friend of mine saying to me once, “I look forward to seeing what you come dressed as everyday.” Noice.

My experimentation with different styles does get a reaction from people. I’ve been told I looked like I was dressed like a nun to another time being called a goth (it was the theme of my sister’s birthday and I had to go straight to dinner from classes so I dressed theme and went to class that way).

No matter what people say (especially if it’s something negative) and no matter how many stares I get, I don’t give a tiny rat’s ass. If what I’m wearing makes me feel good and I’m not spilling out (ya know what I mean), I’m going to keep wearing it. Most people react positively though, so that’s fant-ass-tic.

So, what’re you saving your best pieces for? There’s no greater occasion for them than the occasion of actual life, my people. No regrets.

Hat – H&M
Sweater – Honey by Pantaloons
Longline Cardigan – Forever 21
Jeans – Ether by Myntra
Belt – H&M
Boots – H&M

Crayon Legs for Valentine’s

If you don’t know what the ‘Crayon Legs’ trend is all about, basically, it’s wearing colourful tights that make your legs look like they could have come straight out of a crayon pack.

It’s kind of a tricky one but I think I got it looking more than alright with this out – ahem, if I do say so myself.

I didn’t even buy these tights, my momma did. They were just sitting there for literally years until I mustered up the courage to fling them on me. Maybe it was because the red is such an ode to Valentine’s Day; but more likely, it’s all because of Blaire Edie – the queen of colour in my books.

If you’re looking for inspiration, Blair certainly offers a lot of it. Check out her interpretation of the trend out here:

Coat – oner
Sweater – Honey by Pantaloons
Skirt – Forever 21
Tights – Old
Shoes – Truffle Collection

If you’re into Valentine’s Day – single or not – I hope you have a great one. And if you couldn’t care less, that’s cool, too. Any day is a celebration when I get to have some good take-out, so there’s that. Treat yo’self.

Mavis always wanting to make a cameo these days.