Wednesday, July 18, 2012

262. (Two outfits + Sharing)





Top Torrid | Skirt and Belt ASOS (get it here) | Shoes Thrifted (similar)

Howdy, everyone!
I wore this outfit to do some errands. This ASOS Skater Skirt with a Belt is the SKIRT OF MY DREAMS. Yes, that's quite a title to live up to but I swear, it's an amazing skirt! I've been looking for a simple high-waisted structured black skater skirt for months and when I first saw it for sale online I snatched it up as fast as I could before it might sell out! This skirt is amazing because it's very well-made, the fabric feels amazing, and the quality is great overall. Besides, you can dress it up or down - and perfect for work, too.



Top Thrifted (similar) | Jacket ASOS (similar) | Skirt Forever 21(similar) | Shoes Sears (similar) | Bag Vintage, Dooney and Bourke | Necklace Dorothy Perkins (get it here)

I also wore this outfit the other day and didn't post it on the blog because I forgot to upload it... it was forever lost in the depths of my hard drive. Until now -  so here it is.


Yes I have many split ends. Gonna fix that sometime...

Anyways, I was thinking lately - the thing with blogging is that even though we can type all we want about our lives, our true selves are never really accurately portrayed through words. Part of that is, as bloggers, we control what part of ourselves we show on the internet and the rest is hidden. I never intended this blog to be a getting-to-know-you penpal kind of schtick, but plans change I suppose.

The truth is, I'm not as confident as I seem on the camera - at least with my body. Sometimes I do struggle with my body image. I'm not proud of myself, but I'm not ashamed either. It's this limbo where sometimes I feel insecure, but sometimes I am happy and content. Sometimes, I tumble back into disordered eating habits too. It is what it is. It's something I still struggle with, but something I am working on.

However, I am very confident about myself to the point of arrogance when it comes to my beliefs, morals, and academic knowledge. As such, when someone challenges my beliefs or otherwise 'moral' beliefs - such as, for instance, cowardice - it really grinds my gears to the point it pisses me off, especially when someone is trying to insult you.
I admit it - I'm what many (excuse my political incorrectness) a bitch because I'm not a pushover and I know what I want in life. When I see people insulting me or bossing me around I put my foot down and defend myself. In fact, I'm apparently so shy and demure in real life that when I did some activism on campus they couldn't believe that this shy girl was someone who was as frightening as a tiger! (A nickname my mom gives me because I'm really aggressive, LOL!)

Anyways, that's enough about me. How about you guys, do you portray yourself differently online than when you do in your offline life? Like what? As I said - online, I'm pretty shy and 'nice' ... at times (though I do blow my lid on Twitter, haha) but I'm quite aggressive offline to the point it intimidates some people, especially when they don't get to know me at first.

Until next time, stay tuned for a review on fashionable 3D glasses and the winner of my circle lens giveaway in the upcoming week. If you haven't entered yet, here's your chance here!

Gazel

16 comments:

  1. La premiere tenue te va tres bien, c'est vraiment le style et les coupes qui te mettent le mieux en valeur.

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  2. I love these outfits, especially the top in the second one. I definitely think you're right about portraying ourselves differently online. For instance, I don't feel like I should blog about it if I happen to be having a down day. Generally I'm the same person on and offline, but online is just as carefully edited as the writing on my blog, I suppose. Maybe I can be a bit shouty offline, but then I don't know if that translates to the online world anyway. I think that's enough 'onlines' and 'offlines' for one paragraph. x

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  3. Love both these looks on you, adore the shoes in the first outfit especially! You look gorgeous!
    Really lovely post about portraying yourself differently online but I think its a bit inevitable cos you can edit things online!
    http://www.astylishdistraction.com/

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  4. That skirt IS pretty amazing, I can see why you love it. It falls just perfectly on you!

    I think online me is pretty close to the real me. Maybe a teensy bit more confident. I am about the same amount snarky and goofy irl, though.

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  5. I love that skater skirt from ASOS!! I have my eye on one from there in the faux leather material. I've been wanting one since winter. :) I would say for the most part my online self is like the real self. Except I cuss a lot more off screen. Although I need to curb that with my toddler running around! And I know it takes courage to admit the way you feel about your body. I think as you get older though, you realize that unless something drastic happens, it's the body you have and the only thing to do is accept it and rock the shit out of it through clothing. I was fat and then did a drastic diet and lost 40 pounds. I kept it off for about 7 years and then I got married, had a baby, and I'm about 6-8 sizes bigger than I used to be. I'm not jumping for joy, but I don't hate it either. One, because I'm almost 30 and it's much harder to hardcore diet and exercise when you're older, and two, my body has completely changed after having a baby. And I can't compare myself to the other bloggers out there because most of them are 10 years younger than me! But enough of my rambling. I think you look amazing and dress to accentuate what you have. You're gorgeous!! <3


    toni

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  6. I really love the top in the first outfit, and the necklace in the second.

    The online version of me is not a fake version of me, but it is definitely polished. I only post when I'm feeling positive.

    Wardrobe Quarry

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  7. Hahaha. I swear so much too in real life, I often forget there's children around.
    Thanks for the comment Toni. :D And omg, faux leather material.

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  8. It's not to say I'm fake, but I do restrain myself from being... well, too intimidating or aggressive online. LOL. I was told I have a permanent bitchface offline. :(

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  9. Aww, I'm sure that's not true. I imagine you're probably a lot like my bff's (which is to say awesome)

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  10. I love both outfits! especially the first, the skirt is sooo cute :D I love skater skirts (even though I don't have one yet) Hmmm I think I portray myself pretty much the same as I am offline. Basically i'm a shy person online and offline as well.


    http://joyfuloutfits.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks so much :) I live in t-cona area. which is pretty much the edge of the city

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  12. hmmm. I don't think I portray myself differently, but I may come across differently especially because I don't tend to talk about my personal life that often.

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  13. Love that first outfit, very cute!
    Be confident girl, you are gorgeous!

    xo Jennifer
    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  14. That thrifted top is fantastic! So jealous!

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  15. OMG that second outfit is to die! SO love it. I really need to try the closed collar with bib necklace.
    Xo
    Jessica

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