Wednesday, July 18, 2012
262. (Two outfits + Sharing)
Top Torrid | Skirt and Belt ASOS (get it here) | Shoes Thrifted (similar)
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!
Posted by Gazel M. at 12:06 AM