Friday, 10 January 2014

Winter Pastels & Brag Vintage

It's good to step out of your comfort zone and do things that absolutely terrify you, right?! 'Cause posting this outfit makes me more than a little scared but I wanted to show you guys my vintage skirt and make a point about stuff. Yeah, I'm being super eloquent today! Before we scroll, can we just appreciate that I absolutely froze my tits off trying to get these photographs?! Thanks!

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Please ignore the crinkles in my skirt. It turns out it's not too easy to transport clothing to the village! I probably should have ironed it. Amateur hour. I would usually pair this outfit with a beanie, a big cosy knit and a long dangly necklace but I managed to forget them when packing my weekend bag (probably should've consulted my packing checklist - whoops!). I would also wear the grey top with the neckline a little higher. 




Whilst I've completely failed when it comes to this outfit, I really really love this skirt. You know when you put on a piece of clothing and it just feels right?! It's a perfect fit and I've got a feeling it'll be part of my go-to outfit for S/S. Looking back on these photographs, I now realise that the skirt actually makes me look a lot shorter, which is quite endearing, really. I thought this outfit was a bit of a femme overload so I paired it with my beloved black chucks which are a little bit of a staple for me. I'll more than likely bring this outfit back come summer so I'll make sure I get it right for then. For now, you'll just have to deal with it ;) 

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lippy, m & s | grey slouchy top, new look | floral cami, h & M (years ago)

peach pencil skirt, brag vintage* | glasses, london retro* | converse, jd sports*| terrible posing, the models own

The thing that scares me the most about sharing these photographs is my hair loss. Before my bowel conveniently burst, I was on a drug treatment that completely messed up my skin. After a few drip infusions, I ended up with open sores on my scalp that basically took my hair with them. At the time, I was pretty cut up about it but then I thought, 'Who gives a shit?!'. Lots of people lose their hair due to much worse circumstances, and, at the end of the day, I'm not my hair. I am a person. Just because I don't fit the bullshit magazine aesthetic doesn't mean I shouldn't post these photographs. Here I am in my beaten up unfinished outfit glory! I survived major surgery last year, and I overcame a bit of a weight battle, and I now stand here wearing pink finally at a healthy weight. That's something to celebrate! Who knows, maybe come summer I'll be in a crop top with my scar on show....but probably not! As you can see, my hair is growing at the back now so I'm currently sporting little baby ringlets that my Mum thinks are cute but I find a bit of a nuisance! The overgrown toddler look is totally in, right?! 

What's your favourite vintage piece? 

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28 comments

  1. Love this outfit, love your words and love your outlook. Got it spot on lady!! xxx

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  2. Love it Bee it looks amazing :) Glad you like it!
    Becky x
    Vintage Clothing UK

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  3. Looking beautiful Bee, seriously in love with that skirt! So pleased and glad that you're back at a healthy weight again now - you're moving mountains with how far you've come. Congrats on ze outfit post ;) my books just arrived in the post and the delivery guy looked murderous - one hefty package! xx

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  4. I love the colour of the skirt! ♥ It looks beautiful and really suits you and it goes perfectly with that cami. It's great to hear your recovering from your surgery and you're right, you look great and you don't need to worry what others may think. :)

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  5. You look so cute! This is just the outfit to kind of start transitioning to spring (even if it is still a few months away)! And don't be nervous about outfit posts, this one is great :)
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  6. You're gorgeous! I have severe m.e and wouldn't have the confidence to do an outfit post so well done :D

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  7. I love that outfit! It makes me ache for spring and warmer weather. That skirt/top combination is fantastic. You look gorgeous, and your attitude is incredible. I'm so glad that you are healing well and feeling better.

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  8. Oooh such a gorgeous outfit Miss! I think you look wonderful x

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  9. You are absolutely beautiful, both inside and out! You should be so so SO proud of how far you've come and I'm constantly in awe of how strong and brave you are. A real inspiration, don't ever forget that! <3

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  10. You look stunning, truly! I'm so glad to hear you're doing great now and well done you for braving the icy temperatures in bare skin! xxx

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  11. You look absolutely gorgeous. This skirt suits you pretty well and I love it with the grey top. I would kill to have legs like yours. If you hadn't told us you had "hair issues", I wouldn't have guessed.
    Concerning your scar, I know that it's not always easy to show it to other people. When I was younger, I had an operation as well that left me with one very visible scar on each tigh. Now they're not that noticeable, but you always have one that's redder than the other (grrrr). And I think I like them. They're part of me and I'm quite proud. It wasn't a huge or dangerous operation at all, but it lefts its mark so I have to live with it. Maybe you won't manage to wear that crop top this year... And it's okay. One day, you'll wake up thinking that it doesn't matter anymore: you'll take that top, rock it and go out in the street feeling amazing ;).

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  12. You look Bee-autiful (seriously, that face!!!). The skirt looks fabberoonie on you (making up words just for you!) and you are very much making me wish for Summer thanks to pairing it with that super-sweet top. And chucks. Because skirts and chucks go together like me and cheese (which is pretty darn well, even if I do say so myself). The ultimate pairing.

    I am so pleased you published this post, despite your worries about it. And what did I say about positive responses? You never fail to completely amaze me with your, well, amazing-ness. Your honesty. Your fantastically positive attitude that is so bloody infectious (everyone needs you around, all the time. Come live with me?!) And you are exactly right - what is important, above all, is that you are here, that you survived surgery, and that, let's be honest, that you are totally rocking a pink skirt in Winter ;)

    Also, as if I don't say weird things to you often enough, I love your profile. As in, your face from the side. Random, but true.

    Tori
    xxx

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  13. You look good, Bee!
    love the skirt :)

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  14. You're beautiful, Bee. I love this outfit and your blog and you. Try and avoid the anxiousness (not completely sure that's a word but will hope it is!) if you can, which believe me I know is much more easily said then done, but honestly you have absolutely no reason to be here. You're an inspiration to me xx

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  15. Well I think you look beautiful so don't feel anxious! That skirt suits you loads!

    Lauren| Bits and Bobs xx

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  16. I think you look absolutely amazing - if I wasn't a reader of your blog then I'd have no idea what you've been through! You're such a strong and inspirational person! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Bee!

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  17. you look fantastic, and if you hadn't mentioned hair issues I would of never known! Keep up the good work :-)

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  18. Oh Bee that skirt! You look utterly perfect, and I am amazed at your dedication to get these shots. I do not doubt that you probably froze a nipple off! I haven't shown bare skin in about 3 months!
    As for the hair and illness- don't dismiss feeling angry/upset/anxious or feel you need to apologise for anything.. Having shit happen to your body that is beyond your control has way more mental impact than we ever imagine. If it is any kind of consolation though, I think you are one of the few who would still be an utter babe even if you were bald as a coot. <3
    xxx

    Chambray & Curls

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  19. I absolutely love your outfit! I'm glad I'm not the only one trying to wear summery outfits in winter (plus the added thermals and woolly jumper!) I really love your positive attitude! I have a scar on my face that I always hide behind makeup but your confidence has made me realise it's ok to have my imperfections. You are a true inspiration! x

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  20. You're such a fittie- whatever is happening thanks to shitty illness or irritations like surgery. Love love love the skirt and you're super amazing for the attitude you take. Seriously Bee, you're just the business.

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  21. Your outfit is gorgeous and you look absolutely beautiful. I admire your attitude to life so much. Your blog is awesome- it's provided me with some much inspiration. Thank you! xx

    www.crownofflowers.co.uk

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  22. You are so beautiful Bea - inside and out!

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  23. Bee you radiate beauty, on the inside and outside! I've always admired you and following you through your health battles this year I have only admired you more. Those bullshit magazines you mention are seriously missing a trick because you would make the perfect role model for young women everywhere! xx

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  24. you are such a beautiful lady and this is such a beautiful outfit!! xo

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  25. You look ridiculously gorgeous and I love the outfits! :) Props for standing outside in the cold! xx

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