Friday, 7 November 2014

the parka

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After much deliberation and online orders, I finally found myself a coat. Originally I wanted a boxy boyfriend style coat or a nice on trend long pastel coat but every one I tried on didn't suit me. In fact, they all looked dreadful. Some were too big on my shoulders, some too small on my chest and the rest were just underwhelming. On the models they look so stylish but on me they just looked baggy and meh. Eventually I decided that I would have to go into actual physical shops and try on real life coats in the flesh which is what I did when I tried on the parka above. I'm pretty sure I said to my mum, as I tried it on, this is gonna look crap on me. Well the end of my fascinating story is that I bought this parka (see here) and am actually surprisingly happy with it! I'm even more happy with the fact that my student discount and the offer New Look were running, brought the price of the coat down from £55 to £36!

 It's funny though, cause I always have such grand ideas of mixing up my style and being a little more sophisticated and put together.  You know when you see those girls, the ones who's hair stays in place, their make up lasts all day, their clothes sit perfectly and they just look so effortless sophisticated? Well I'm not that girl. I'm the scruffy type with messy hair, chipped nails and simple make up. It doesn't matter what I do I can never seem to look just right, but maybe those girls feel the same. Who knows! Anyway, I think at the end of the day, you can't change what comes naturally to you. I'd certainly rather have my own style and be myself than just another carbon copy, so I've given up trying to do the whole 'perfect' thing and I'm just embracing being a mess.

Parka & leggings & boots New Look
Dress Dorothy Perkins
Necklace Accessorize

Happy Autumn!


**Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Ditsy Sprinkles Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ** said...

You most certainly are not a mess! You look lovely and that coat really suits you :)

daisychain said...

You look 100% awesome in this coat! x

Maiken said...

I'm pretty sure noone's actually perfect :) there's no such thing. it's just that via Internet people can choose what sides of themselves they're sharing. some share only the good, some share both, the good and the bad. I myself prefer the real picture, not some 100% perfect and beautiful illusion. but anyway, long time no see! haven't heard from you for a while already. I love the cosy parka and the floral dress. and your hair looks lovely too!

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