Please step away from the jeans!

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I’ve been a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl for as long as I remember. I own too many basics for my own good. Why? They’re safe. You can never go wrong with jeans and I’m sure all curvy girls will understand the problem I face here – once we find something we’re comfortable we tend to latch on to it for security’s sake.

Don’t get me wrong – basics are important; everybody should have tees and v-neck sweaters, and a good pair of jeans is an essential item in any woman’s wardrobe. Still, when all you have is several cotton v-necks in dark, solid colours, it’s hard to feel ‘special’ in your clothes.

I got to thinking: how can I preach self-love if I’m too scared to make mistakes with my clothes; so scared, that I don’t take risks? That’s why I’ve resolved to change my ways. For the past few months, whenever I go shopping I make the conscious decision to steer away from the rack of black turtleneck sweaters I am almost magnetically drawn to. I head instead to the exotic territory of capes, dresses and (OMG) shorts!



I know, right? I’d never thought I’d wear shorts (usually don’t wear anything that falls anywhere above the knee) but would you believe it…

Photographic evidence! And they look pretty damn good too, even if I do say so myself.

So yes. From now on, I am going to be an adventurous dresser. Expect more photos. Andrew can also expect to be my designated fashion photographer from now on (sorry, love!). You can see his shadow in this photo!

Oh, and for the record, here are the details of this outfit:

Blue v-neck sweater: Dorothy Perkins
Shorts: Dorothy Perkins
Tights: Peacocks
Boots: Penney’s
Scarf: Penney’s
Jacket: Dunne’s
Bag: H&M
Sunglasses: Gucci

And how about you? How adventurous are your clothing choices?

  • Colette
    January 13, 2011

    That’s a nice outfit. I tend to be more adventurous when the weather is a bit milder. In winter I wear a lot of layer but in the end it has to keep me warm and dry!

    • admin
      January 13, 2011

      That’s true – when it’s very cold I end up covering up in a great big coat too. But it doesn’t get all that cold here so I guess it’s easier to be adventurous. I hate summer though. You can’t really wear anything but t-shirts and sundresses.

  • accidentally, kle
    January 13, 2011

    More shorts, I say! You look great :)

    • admin
      January 13, 2011

      Thanks Kle :)
      Will definitely be on the lookout for more shorts on future shopping trips! But I dread summer as I’m not too confident about the shorts/no tights combination.

  • Diane
    January 13, 2011

    How’d you get inside my head?

    • admin
      January 13, 2011

      Haha! I’ll never tell :)

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